NYBiz.com is a service of Encinal Associates, LLC, a public interest communications firm that for decades has created and managed public affairs and consumer education efforts in topics including urban sustainability, family caregiving and public health.

Our team includes highly experienced journalists, publishing entrepreneurs and attorneys.

James R. Hood, CEO

A former Associated Press executive and founder of ConsumerAffairs.com, Jim Hood has been starting and managing media enterprises for most of his life.

Joan E. Lisante, J.D., COO

A former New York City assistant district attorney, Joan has written about entrepreneurship in publications including Entrepreneur, the American Bar Association Journal, The Washington Post and Better Homes & Gardens