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Mark S Jaffe, Director, Greater New York Chamber Of Commerce, Http://www.Chamber.Com

  • Submitted: Mon, December 01, 2008
  • Updated: Thu, February 25, 2010

  • Reported By:New York City New York
Mark S Jaffe, Director, Greater New York Chamber Of Commerce, Http://www.Chamber.Com
20 West 44th Street, 4th Floor New York, New York U.S.A.

Mark S Jaffe, Director, Greater New York Chamber Of Commerce, Chamber.Com Manipulative, Unconscionable, Unethical Account Aquisition, Breach of Contract, Non-Payment for Services Rendered, New York New York

*Author of original report: Mark S Jaffe, Director, The Greater New York Chamber of Commerce: Unscrupulous, Greedy, Self-Serving, Egregious Cad with one goal: Self-Enrichment at the Expense of his Loyal Subjects: Unconscionable

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Upon information and belief, the Chamber is authorized to operate as a not-for-profit membership organization.


1. In or about April 2003, Della Rossa, after paying a fee of $1,000, became a member of the Chamber.

2. The Chamber, through its Executive Director Mark Jaffe ("Jaffe"), promised Della Rossa that the Chamber would provide Della Rossa with certain services that would assist Della Rossa in developing his business.

3. Jaffe was authorized by the Chamber to act on behalf of the Chamber and to bind it in the manner described below.

4. Jaffe promised Della Rossa that if he paid Jaffe $600 Jaffe would provide Della Rossa with two business plans suitable to the requirements of the National Grants Conferences.

5. Relying on Jaffe's promises, Della Rossa paid Jaffe the $600 fee but Jaffe, to this day has not completed the business plans.

6. Starting in or about April 2002, Jaffe sought Della Rossa's services in connection with the Chamber's staffing, sales and development of new facilities and membership programs.

7. Jaffe agreed to pay Della Rossa at the rate of $7.00 per hour in exchange for Della Rossa providing the aforesaid services.

8. From in or about April through November 2002, Della Rossa provided valuable services to Jaffe, the value of which is no less than $4,000.

9. Della Rossa, solely through his efforts, developed a program of sales staff incentives, set up the Chamber's Small Business Center, and installed and made operational an on-line credit card terminal.

10. In addition, Della Rossa advanced his own funds at a cost to him of no less than $1,400 for computer equipment, office supplies, appliances and meals, all for the benefit of the Chamber.

11. To date, although duly demanded, Jaffe has not paid Della Rossa for his aforesaid services or reimbursed him for his expenditures as described above.

12. Jaffe also promised to Della Rossa a commission of 30% for Chamber business generated by Della Rossa.

13. Reasonably relying on Jaffe's promises, Della Rossa obtained new accounts for the Chamber worth, upon information and belief, more
than $100,000.

14. Despite due demand, Jaffe has not paid Della Rossa any of the aforesaid commissions.


15. Plaintiff restates all of the foregoing allegations as if each is realleged herein at length.

16. Della Rossa and the Chamber entered into an agreement wherein Della Rossa, for specified fees and commissions, agreed to perform services for the Chamber's benefit.

17. Della Rossa fully performed all such services pursuant to his agreement with the Chamber.

18. The Chamber breached the aforesaid agreement by not paying Della Rossa for his services and by failing to reimburse him for the expenditures he incurred on behalf of the Chamber.

19. By reason of the foregoing, Della Rossa has been damaged in an amount to be determined at trial but believed to be no less than $.


20. Plaintiff restates all of the foregoing allegations as if each is realleged herein at length.

21. Jaffe, by his words and deeds, induced Della Rossa to perform the aforesaid services for the Chamber.

22. Della Rossa relied on Jaffe's representations and assurances that the Chamber was going to compensate Della Rossa in the manner set forth above.

23. Della Rossa reasonably relied on Jaffe's representations.

24. As a result of such reliance, Della Rossa provided time and materials in furtherance of the Chamber's goals and purposes.

25. By reason of the foregoing, the Chamber owes Della Rossa for the services he provided and the material he furnished in an amount to be determined at trial but believed to be no less than $.


26. Plaintiff restates all of the foregoing allegations as if each is realleged herein at length.

27. Jaffe, when he induced Della Rossa to perform services for, and provide materials to, the Chamber, actually had no intention to pay Della Rossa as Jaffe had promised.

28. By reason of the foregoing, the Chamber owes Della Rossa for the services he provided and the material he furnished in an amount to be determined at trial but believed to be no less than $.

29. In addition, Della Rossa is entitled to recover punitive damages as the result of Jaffe's wantonly deceptive and fraudulent conduct.


30. Plaintiff restates all of the foregoing allegations as if each is realleged herein at length.

31. The Chamber became unjustly enriched as a result of Della Rossa's services.

32. For the foregoing reasons, the Chamber owes Della Rossa for the reasonable value of the services and material he provided.

WHEREFORE, plaintiff Victor Della Rossa demands judgment against defendant The Greater New York Chamber of Commerce, Incorporated, in an amount to be determined at trial but no less than $1xxxxx, plus interest, costs, attorney fees and such other and further relief that
the court deems to be just and proper.

Dated: New York, New York

November 23, 2004

R D. B

Attorney for Plaintiff

Victor Della Rossa


New York, New York 100

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Mark S Jaffe, Director, The Greater New York Chamber of Commerce: Unscrupulous, Greedy, Self-Serving, Egregious Cad with one goal: Self-Enrichment at the Expense of his Loyal Subjects: Unconscionable

AUTHOR: Victor i - (U.S.A.)

Mark S Jaffe, Director, ( http://www.Chamber.Com ) The Greater New York Chamber of Commerce 20 West 44th Street, New York, New York (212) 686-7220

Proverbs, in the Holy Bible, has a verse that reads, It is not good to punish the just, nor to strike princes for equity. With that in mind, please, understand, this is neither a relentless pursuit, nor an attempt to slander, malign, or otherwise abuse the privilege of insider information for the purpose of self-advancement.

Rather, it is a statement of truth, in its entirety, that is, factual circumstances, as they occurred, in an attempt to enlighten the uninformed voting public, who may otherwise become unwitting servants to the disaster that will surely befall them in a vote to elect an unethical, immoral, unscrupulous, inequitable, corrupt, arrogant, insolent, rampaging, inconsiderate, insensitive, reckless, wasteful, wanton, egotistical and unreasonably greedy, self-serving character with only one goal: self-enrichment at the expense of his loyal subjects.  In one word, hands, down, the actions of Mark Jaffe are simply unconscionable.

Sounds a little like Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham, right? Mark S Jaffe is the epitome of the corrupt character running for public office. Please, review this report, and forward it to your constituents prior to casting any vote in favor of this egregious cad into public office, which, incidentally, you will subsequently regret.

You will notice, while reading this report, that, albeit my education does not include a Harvard MBA degree, there is a considerable extent of personal integrity, sophistication, intelligence, as well as experience at play, here, as well as an extensive family heritage in the United States ( dating to the 1600s ) that employs extensive business and working ethics and values and a collective morality in favor of improvement and innovative considerations that will benefit both personal and community goals.

Beginning in April 2002, Mark secured my membership in his Chamber, for which he was paid $1,600, that is, $1,000 Corporate Membership Fee, and two $300 payments to cover the cost of two business plans. Obtaining at least one business plan was my sole intention and purpose in joining the Chamber, to complete requirements of National Grants Conferences, of which my membership was also secure, having paid NGC $795. NGC had continuously reviewed and rejected my personal attempts to write the plan, myself. Since the NGC $795 membership, included assistance for myself and one family member in obtaining small business funding, my request to Mark was for two plans, one for my business, and another for my Moms apparel design/manufacturing business.

For the record, to date, not one single page of any business plan has been delivered to me from Mark or his Chamber.

After a months of wrangling with Mark, he began insisting upon my discontinuing my matriculated Computer Information studies in CUNY Baruch Zicklin School of Business, to work for him. During this time, Mark had been requesting me to help with computer-related projects, such as development of flyers, tickets for events, and postal mailings, or other errands. Since he claimed to be interested in helping me with my business, it seemed fair play for me to oblige simple requests. Furthermore, my Mom was footing the bill for my business development, and Mark was constantly contemplating aloud to me about filing bankruptcy, and numerous personal and family problems, etc.

My friendly, Christian, and charitable nature, as well as my upbringing, coerced me to pitch in, and help Mark, with the idea, that we were simultaneously in development of my business plans. Unfortunately, the development of my business plans, which took second stage, was ultimately shelved, and later, entirely discarded.

To make a long story short, Mark agreed to pay me a commission of 30% of all memberships secured for the Chamber in my auspices and direction. Since Mark didnt have the necessary equipment for me to accomplish his requests, he agreed to purchase a computer from Dell. Upon receipt of the computer, numerous additional office equipment and accessories were purchased by me, costing me upwards of $5,000, as well as numerous lunches, events and investor dinners and meetings, as well as, at least two or three cash gifts to Mark, personally, in amounts upwards of $500 per gift.

Upon my sole advice, and research, an online credit system was implemented, again, by myself, which in the first year of Chamber activity, secured more than $100,000. The fees for his auxiliary Research and Information Services were increased, from approximately $4 and $7 to $15, $25, and upwards of $100 for what can be largely considered meaningless and arbitrary internet based research. It is safe for me to say that no oversight was ever considered, in numerous personal inquiries into the overt fees that appeared negligent or without any services rendered.

Finally, a call came into the Chamber, which was answered and continued in negotiations by myself. Through my extensive negotiation and planning, a Chamber Private Label agreement was formed, wherein Mark would license to the Company the Chamber Logo, and receive a portion of the final sales in an act of goodwill to the City of New York ( a gesture in the rebuilding aftermath of 9/11 ). This agreement, which was instituted by myself, and considered to be my account, had the potential to turn into a $multimillion agreement, very quickly, since the company, wanted to import numerous mass-market and high-demand products ( clothing, wines, waters, wafers, etc. ) and distribute them in supermarkets, restaurants, bars, and grocery stores.

Furthermore, the Private Label Company had agreed that my participation in their project, as well as my personal business goals were imminent and secure, and an integral part of the planning and implementation of this agreement. Nonetheless, to date, no compensation for any of this activity has been delivered from Mark to myself, regardless of my numerous requests and reasoning. Additional consideration and negotiations with this Private Label Company, included my plan to institute a Chamber Business Development Center, complete with a catalog of prepaid business professional services.   Incidentally, this Center has since been instituted, again, without any compensation to me, whatsoever.

My plan for that center, written into a formal proposal and delivered to Mark, would incorporate numerous business and professional services for a greater membership price, to include small business consulting, business plan development, accounting and legal services, as well as funding or investor consideration, all under one roof, for a retainer type price. Mark wanted to rent an office, set up cubicles to rent business identity, and provide educational services. The Private Label Company agreed to our plans, and began negotiating with Mark to institute the necessary facility, again, of which my business plans and participation were an integral part.

For the record, membership fees at the Chamber, prior to my Business Development Center proposal, were $500 to $2,000, maximum. To this day, it is unclear what exactly those prices achieved, other than recognition that the fees were actually paid. All additional research, listings, promotions, events, and otherwise document preparation or advice from Mark or any affiliate of the Chamber were billed in separate and additional fees, above the cost of the membership enrollment. In my estimation, the membership enrollment is merely a tax-deductible charitable donation to Mark and his Chamber, simply for the acknowledgement of his identity, and nothing more.

My Business Development Center proposal considered value in raising the Chamber membership fees to upwards of $50,000 for all inclusive corporate and small business development, advertisement and advisement, to include the business and professional services as a prepaid type of service within the paid membership. During the negotiations with Private Label Company, including meetings and additional completion of contracts, etc., it was agreed with this company, that the business center could serve the dual purpose of achieving the goals of the Private Label Company, which would then serve to achieve my business goals of forming the business plans of my original membership agreement.

It was during this time, that Mark changed his attitude toward me, personally, and all of a sudden, regardless of This Private Label Company, as well as all my efforts in the Chamber and Marks behalf, including the my extensive financial contributions for services, gifts, and equipment, suddenly became of no consequence or effect to Mark, and he changed his perception of my value to himself and his Chamber. He began ranting and raving in the after hours, in a few cases, nearly physically assaulting me, albeit our negotiations avoided direct physical conflict. Nonetheless, his statements to me, personally, included such as, You dont have any right to be self-employed or run a business, which was, obviously disconcerting and disturbing.

Mark became increasingly aggravated with my computer skills, screaming at me that his requests were not fulfilled, etc. Finally, he claimed that he could destroy my business with one phone call, and refused to negotiate with me, or allow me to work with him in the Chamber offices. This, without any regard for the accounts that were created in my auspices and direction, and without any payment for more than 2 years of my assistance with computer services, business negotiations, or the major administrative developments.

In simultaneous circumstances during this time, my Mom and myself had been in negotiations with another set of investors, and Mark was introduced to them. Mom gave me nearly $100,000 toward fulfilling the diligence requirements of these investors, and in the end, Mark ruined my relationship with them, and they disbanded my contract. He insulted them, threatening them with the IRS, plagiarized my business documents, and, ultimately, undermined my relationship with these investors to his own benefit, i.e., most likely working with them himself to develop my business projects without my authorization or approval.

You will find a law suit, herein, complete with a docket number, ready to be filed, created by an attorney of my prior relationship, demonstrating the unscrupulous, self-enrichment of Mark at my expense. The reason this claim was not filed, was due my lack of funds to pay the retainer of the attorney, an amount beginning at $5,000 with the potential to recover possibly $100,000, if not more, in damages, from Mark and his Chamber.

There is one final conclusive cap to all of this circumstantial, rhetorical storytelling, and reason for this report, noting, that no statements of malicious or threatening or slander have been submitted to or about Mark. Regardless, Mark is now a $multimillionaire, living in a $multimillion mansion in Rochester, running for public office, most recently City Counsel, while serving as Democratic Chair in Kings County. To this day, that is, in nearly 10 years, Mark has not once called me and offered me any assistance with my fledgling business, irrespective of all the work, benefits, and extensive hours upon hours, into years of efforts of mine in his behalf, which, obviously, had extensive benefits to him, while the exact opposite remains true for me.

My business has become completely disparate and damaged, without any consideration or concern of Mark. That may not seem like so much of a transgression, and you may be inclined to think, Well, so what? Maybe the money and efforts were contributed in a charitable consideration to a non-profit? Maybe your business is not worth developing? How is that any transgression? So, heres the rub, again, the sole and fundamental reason for this report.

Since my National Grants Conferences payment in 1998, my business has included the prospect of extensive music industry business. To date, two United States Patents have been secured, and my business potential includes the auxiliary benefits of successful Congressional Resolutions, establishing both the extensive necessity in the nature of my business, as well as the magnitude of potential of community value in my business concept and subsequent plan(s) which have been developed by myself, personally.

There is no lack of productivity or profitable potential in my business considerations. In short, there is no viable or naturally obvious reason for Mark to have been so adamantly opposed to assisting me with my business, and for his forcing me to relinquish my responsibilities within his Chamber, except in the inclusion of unscrupulous and unethical character events, i.e., his attempt to steal my intelligence, just as he stole my accounts. In fact, it is exactly the opposite. The Private Label Company had agreed during that time, and in numerous subsequent communications, that my business was imminently valuable and considerable. However, Mark disbanded my participation entirely, and forced me to relinquish my communications with the Chamber and the Private Label Company.

Mark appears to believe that he is just a part of the Good Ole Boy Network of White Utah Jewish Rabbi descent, and that he is entirely above the law, not having to accept responsibility for his actions, or any consequence of those actions, and that possession is nine-tenths of the law. He abused and disregarded the charity and goodwill and of every final aspect of my friendship and business potential to him, and virtually raped my intelligence and plagiarized my documents to the fullest possible extent of his ability, while leaving me with completely damaged, incomplete and all but annihilated business consideration.

My credibility moving forward, since then, is almost completely irreparable in itself, as a sole entity. One final note about investors and financing, is that Mark was adamantly opposed to meeting with any banking representatives or community financial representatives of his Chamber in my behalf to secure or negotiate any financing. In one interaction, he barged into to a B of A managers office, and before any conversation had even started, he demanded, "You're not going to give this guy a loan. Tell him he doesn't qualify.", which was his attitude in every similar circumstance.

Mark could easily have assisted me to secure financing from one his nearly 10,000 membership based community representatives. For him to have destroyed the potential of my business is an egregious wrong of unconscionable concern, that is costing educational and industry communities worldwide millions upon millions in necessary resources.

Also, please, don't for a minute think that numerous attempts to speak with Mark about this have not been attempted. In fact, Mark finally after numerous and extensive personal meetings and arguments or negotiations, Mark finally agreed that he owed me at least $900, however, to this day, he will not so much as write me a check. In the two years working for Mark, he paid me less than $1,000 in cash, and that, in itself can be considered repayment for the cash gifts of more than $2,000 that were awarded to him from me personally, that is, cash, from my hand to his.

You see, of course, my ultimate question is this: If Mark would not help me, a business consultant with numerous productive experience and extensive profitable potential, then, who is he trying to help? What will be achieved in public office? It's unrealistic to think that Mark is going change his tactics, or that he will treat anyone any differently.

We need less unconscionable unscrupulous greedy self-serving politicians enriching themselves at the expense of their constituents. We do not need more of them, and Mark is one serious example of the pinnacle of public office degradation. 

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