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Allied Personnel Services, Inc.
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Place Temp, Temp-to Hire, Direct Hire (Perm) Office Admin, Clerical & Managerial personnel. Specialize in RE Industry & Bilingual staff.
Certified both as a Minority and a Woman owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) by NYC-SBS, and NY State. Ideally best intros are HR & Office Managers who value a strategic staffing resource. Also seek alliances for teaming and subcontracting Staffing, Personnel Placement opportunities (City, State, & Federal).
118-21 Queens Blvd. Ste. 610
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Place Office, Admin, Managerial personnel, in NYC & the boroughs. 31 years "Bridging Staffing Relationships with Unsurpassed Quality & Service". I'm a People Person & Talent Connector. I focus on personal attention & detail, leading a team that respects judgment & integrity. We refer only if candidates’ needs match clients' culture. By listening and being future focused, searching for the right combination of personality, experience and potential innovation we make lasting quality matches. Many clients are major RE Developers, RE owners and Government Agencies. As a strategic partner, we become indispensable by identifying and placing talent. Certified since 2007 by NY City & State as an M/WBE . I'm looking for Strategic Partners for Sub- contracting on Government or Large Corp. Prime bids.

Born in Colombia I’m passionate of my Latin roots, anything Disney, my HS The Mary Louis Academy, the Mets, tea & dark chocolate!
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  Amparo_Connors wrote 743 Days Ago  
Hello Gotham members: As some of you know, I’m an alum of Strategic Steps for Growth, an executive business education program designed specifically for Minority- and Woman-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs); the program is part of NY City’s Dept. of Small Business Services. It is conducted at NYU’s Stern School of Business, taught by an NYU Business professor, and features access to varied business leaders. I participated in this program in 2010 and it’s had a transformative impact on my business ever since. What I learned in this program I credit directly with helping my staffing business to survive, and bounce back from “the great recession”. The 13-session program covers a broad range of topics, including leadership and goal-setting, financial analysis, sales, human resources, and more. Throughout the course, you’ll also create a Strategic Growth Action Plan, which is a detailed three-year roadmap for growing your business. The program also introduced me to a wide array of business experts, who have helped me to implement my Growth Plan and grow my business. The other business owners I met in the class have also become an important part of my professional network, and some I even consider trusted business advisors. The recruitment for the next Strategic Steps for Growth cohort is in full swing. I’m reaching out to you as the recruitment point person for my cohort, the very first; you’ll hear from me a couple of times this summer to remind you to send in referrals for the next SS4G M/WBE cohort. To submit a referral, please send me an email with the candidate and CC: Morriah Kaplan, the SS4G program manager ( My cohort will be competing with all the other cohorts for bragging rights to see who can submit the most referrals. There’s no financial gain for me; I look forward to helping other Minority and Woman owned businesses to thrive and leverage their identity by making this connection. I also wanted to let you know about the upcoming Strategic Steps for Growth Open House, taking place next Wednesday July 13th at NYU from 5-7pm. This is an exciting free event to bring prospective SS4G applicants together with the course instructor and program manager. I urge all Minority and Woman owned businesses to attend the Open House event. It will be an opportunity to learn more about the program, network, and speak with alumni. You can register here. Applications for the next cohort are also open at this link. The deadline to apply is August 26th. If you have any questions about the program or the application process, reach out to Morriah Kaplan, the program manager (CC’d). I know she’ll be happy to help. You can also shoot me an email; I certainly hope several of you take advantage of this terrific opportunity. All my best, Amparo
      Amparo_Connors added photo 820 Days Ago  
    Fred opens the Battle of the Bands
        Amparo_Connors wrote 820 Days Ago  
      Fred asked that I write an article, from my perspective as the parent of a band competitor, about Sunday’s Battle of the Bands ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Gratitude; this was the theme for this Tuesday’s Gotham Towers meeting (one of our unique qualities is a theme for each meeting). I had no prior knowledge what the theme would be; when I heard it I thought “how perfect”! Tremendous gratitude for Gotham’s Battle of the Bands is what I shared with the Towers attendees, and would like to share with all Gotham members. One of the key differentiators of Gotham Networking is the emphasis we place on each other’s talents; we help by connecting the right expert to satisfy a need. Through special Gotham events we also discover the talents of members, their families and friends. Collectively we share countless moments where gratitude reinforces why we are Gotham members. Sunday at Café Wha? in the Village, I was the proud parent of one of the musicians competing in the Gotham Battle of the Bands. The opportunity to see my son Jeff Connors, and his bandmates, participating in a showcase of musical talent at a storied venue was a very gratifying experience. Now in its fourth year the Gotham Battle of the Bands began at a Queens High School. Thanks to Gotham member William Skody, we rocked Café Wha? Six bands were anonymously selected as finalists by a dedicated event committee chaired by Norman Spizz. A variety of musical styles and diversity in performers added to the enjoyment of a terrific afternoon. I was very impressed by the impeccable format and seamless flow of the six sets of performances. Fred Klein welcomed everyone, and Norm acted as our emcee. Jeff’s band was the first to perform. An Indie Rock band often compared to The Cranberries, It was Romance chose to do four original pieces. Lane Moore was the impassioned vocalist for each piece. As an appreciative Mom I focused on my son. Jeff was in his element throughout; very relaxed and skilled playing the bass and rocking his long blond mane (yes, he IS half Colombian). I’ve enjoyed Jeff’s performances since at a young age he was the understudy for Oliver in a Community Theatre production. When he majored in music at Fordham U., I loved Jeff singing with the school’s chorus particularly at Carnegie Hall. At Café Wha? I could feel Jeff’s passion as he played; knowing how excited he was to share his music with a new crowd I was very grateful for this moment in time. For one of the pieces Lane incorporated a synthesizer and on another an electric ukulele. Their lead guitarist and the drummer also exuded energy and confidence. The closing song was vibrant, very unique, delivering a strong finish and cohesive vive. Being first to perform the crowd was lighter than in the later sets. The audience appeared to enjoy this set even though it was likely their first time hearing this band. In my biased view, because of their originality I would have awarded them third place. As I immersed myself in each following segment I decided to write down personal observations of the performances, and try to guess how the five judges would rule. I also noted comments from varied attendees. The second band to perform, Quantum Split, quickly revved up the crowd. Billing themselves as a Rock N Roll band, their heavy metal guitar stylings appealed to a group of zealous followers. As an opener for an outdoor metal festival they would likely get the hype and energy going with their showmanship. The lead singer Soleil Laurent has a melodic voice, but some of her stage mannerisms, and those of her bandmates, bordered on the extreme for my taste. Like Jeff’s band, they were not one of the three winners. I found it interesting that the band several of us chose as the likely winner came in second place. The third to perform, Upstate Rubdown was our absolute favorite. Adjectives I heard and wrote were “unique, amazing, and terrific”. My daughter Kelly, a singer herself, wrote “harmonies were spot on. The lead soloist sang effortlessly as if the notes just flowed out.” Their use of various instruments made the set interesting to watch, and they were great at getting the audience involved. Cohesive in mood and style, the group of three women vocalists and four men instrumentalists incorporated an upright bass, alto and tenor sax, flute, and mandolin, along with traditional guitar and drums. Their memorable pieces blended jazz, blues/folk, and country/rock pop. Upstate Rubdown left the audience cheering this talented group and with a desire to hear more. A Rock/Metal band, Shadow Blister Effect, performed fourth. The four young men seemed a cross between a Boy and 80’s Rock Band. Lead vocalist Anthony Zucchero unveiled an excellent voice, but his diction could have been better. My companions felt this band’s performance appeared to be a rehearsal, and not a full presentation. Too loud guitars drowned out the vocals and their attire seemed thrown together. Shut out as a winner, I see this band as having great commercial potential because of their appearance an ease on stage. The first place winner was the band that played fifth, Quickdraw. Very skilled musically this Country/Southern Rock quartet had a large group rooting for them yet felt disengaged from some at Café Wha? They reminded me of a beach cover band; energetic but not as creative as Upstate Rubdown. Lead singer, Steve Ronsen, looks like an 80’s throwback singer with a touch of Johnny Depp. Glenn Sherman, the lead guitarist excelled with a slide guitar solo. Although Quickdraw lacked cohesion in appearance, I would have placed them second because of their excellent harmonies and guitar prowess. Curiously the other five bands performed a solid twenty minutes, the max allowed, yet they were three minutes short. The group that came in third place, Off The Record, performed last. Although accomplished musically, in my book they are as their name describes; a band that plays songs from records we’ve heard. A Classic Rock Band they’re the musicians you hire to play at a high end party. Since I approached the day from the perspective of discovering up and coming talent, I found them a bit dull and lacking in uniqueness. Comprised of four seasoned gentlemen, including drummer Curt Arnell a Gotham member, “a band for an older crowd” is how I and those around me described them. The audience connected to the familiar songs, which may be what appealed to the judges. So they ‘had a good beat and you can dance to them’, but they did not feel like an innovative ‘I must listen to them again and again band’. Throughout the afternoon Norm thanked the varied sponsors and committee members. Prior to announcing the winners, while the highly qualified judges reviewed their notes, Fred thanked many key people that put together a fun and memorable Battle of the Bands. He also announced that all participants, regardless of how they placed, could have an opportunity to perform a thirty minute set at Café Wha? This brings me back to the gratitude from my son Jeff Connors, for the opportunity to further share talents and grow a following. I’m grateful too for having enjoyed a few hours of music and friends because of Gotham. What a gift; thank you!
        Amparo_Connors added photo 820 Days Ago  
      With my son Jeff after Battle of Bands
          Amparo_Connors added photo 995 Days Ago  
        Dad, Hernando Diaz, & Mr Met Celebrating Dad's 80th B'day. Dad most always sports a knit Mets hat. Mr Met loved it and put it on his nose :)
            Amparo_Connors wrote 1079 Days Ago  
          Belated Congratulations Fred, on your "Friar of the Year" Honors! Looking forward to the upcoming Gotham events, should be fun, and will congratulate you then in person!
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