Events for Thursday, February 12, 2009

8 a.m. The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce hosts a discussion about small business financing and access to credit and capital amid recession. At 3 West Club, 3 West 51st Street.

8:30 a.m. Wall Street analysts are briefed by a Washington-based Nuclear Energy Institute on nuclear power plant performance and other issues facing the nuclear energy industry. At The Pierre Hotel, Cotillion Room, 2 East 61 Street.

9:00 a.m. The American Red Cross and the Staten Island campus of St. John’s University will sign a memorandum of understanding for a plan to prevent, prepare and respond to disasters. At St. John’s University, the Staten Island campus, 300 Howard Avenue.

11:30 a.m. Activists supporting the “Think Outside the Bottle” campaign rally for David Paterson to cut bottled water spending as a gesture of confidence in public water systems. Union Square.

11:30 a.m. President of the Edison Electric Institute Tom Kuhn briefs the New York Society of Security Analysts on major challenges and opportunities facing U.S. electric power industry. At Westin New York, Times Square.

Noon. Public health, civil rights and community leaders distribute free condoms to “challenge the practice of locking up condom displays.” At C.V.S., 282 East 149th Street, the Bronx.

LONG ISLAND

8:30 a.m. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration sponsors “Getting It Right — Know Your Fiduciary Responsibilities,” a free “compliance assistance seminar” regarding private sector retirement plans. At Melville Marriott Long Island, 1350 Old Walt Whitman Road, Melville.

8:30 a.m. A workshop sponsored by the Fair Media Council focuses on “media relations and how companies can raise their profile and grow business.” At the Four Points Sheraton, in Plainview.

11:15 a.m. CNN political commentator Donna Brazile speaks on the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. At Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Avenue, Hofstra University, Hempstead.

NORTH

10 a.m. Assembly Republicans will host a forum to discuss industry issues with local businesses and manufacturers. At Columbia Green Community College, Professional and Academic Center room 611, 4400 Route 23, Hudson.

10:30 a.m. The Public Service Commission will hold its regular session. At P.S.C. offices, 19th Floor Board Room, Three Empire State Plaza, Albany.

11 a.m.  David Paterson holds a town hall meeting focusing on higher education and issues affecting students. At College theater, S.U.N.Y. Morrisville, 80 Eaton Street, in Morrisville.

Events for Thursday, February 12, 2009