Ed Mandrik, of the Have a Heart Foundation of Staten Island; Dean Balsamini, director of the Small Business Development Center on the grounds of the College of Staten Island; Linda Baran, president and CEO of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce; Jay Anderson, director of projects for the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC), and Catherine Paulo, president of Paulo Financial Advisors, informed attendees about the services each business provides. Meetings of the civic association are held the second Monday of each month at 8 p.m. in St. Mark's, which is at 6144 Amboy Rd.
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