The Staten Island Small Business Development Center has signed Relevant PR to promote its mentoring services and technical guidance to entrepreneurs and owners of small enterprises.

Veteran financial/business journalist Bart Horowitz heads RPR. He’s a former reporter and columnist for the Advance, the flagship newspaper of the New York City borough.

Since its 1993 launch, SISBDC has worked with more than 6,500 businesses that have invested nearly $150M in the community and either hired or saved about 5K jobs.

The State University of New York administers SISBC, which is based at the College of Staten Island with satellite offices at the Empire State Bank Office Building on SI and across the Verrazano Narrows Bridge in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

Horowitz said he’s privileged to represent the Center, which touches the “the lives of countless individuals in such a positive way.”