Inaugural Queens Day in Albany a Major Success

Queens Day 2017

Queens Day 2017

The Queens Chamber of Commerce, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Queens businesses along with the Queens Delegations of the New York State Senate and Assembly joined together on Monday for a special showcase in Albany of the culture, tourism and economic development of our great borough.

Throughout the day, there were legislative meetings between groups of Queens-based businesses and Queens Legislators. The day concluded that evening, where there was a reception at the Hart Lounge in the Egg. The reception featured food and beverage businesses from all over Queens, including a display of favorite Queens dining establishments, among them…list from the attached, It was a multicultural celebration that highlighted the diverse cultures and cuisines of Queens. It was a full day of seeing sights of the Capitol as well as hearing the voices of the people of Queens. Steinway and Sons of Queens provided a Spirio high resolution player piano for the entertainment for the event.

All State-wide elected officials were invited and there was a large turnout from Queens as well as from our electeds in Albany. It was a full court press with the support and involvement of the Long Island City Partnership, Greater Jamaica Development Corp and the Queens Economic Development Corp; among others. This event highlighted the culture, tourism, and economic development of our great borough

“It truly was an honor to organize and run the first Queens Day in Albany. The outpouring of support from the Queens delegation in the Assembly and Senate of the Queens Chamber was incredible along with a full contingent from Queens Borough President Melinda Katz’s office,” said Thomas J. Grech, Executive Director of the Queens Chamber of Commerce.

After a long day, everyone gathered for a reception at The Egg – The Hart Lounge to celebrate Queens in its culture and diversity. Having Lieutenant Gov. Kathy Hochul, Senate President John Flanagan, Speaker Carl Heastie join us at the evening reception made it the perfect conclusion to the day,” said Grech.

Sponsors included:

10 Below Ice Cream

Zum Stammtisch Pork Store

T-Swirl Crepe

Cascon

Joes Sicilian

Madelaine Chocolates

Lady M Confections

Dumpling Galaxy

Queens Incubator

Resorts World

Pesso Italian Ices

Paleo Factory

Wonton Foods

Murray’s Cheese

Bagel Club

Doughnut Plant

Cabana

Mirch

Bocaito

Mediterranean Grill

Smokehouse (the Door)

SingleCut

Finback

Big Alice

Wine Room of Forest Hills

Utopia Bagels

Tortilleria Nixtamal

The First-Ever Queens Day in the New York State Capitol is this Monday

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Join Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, the Queens Chamber of Commerce, Queens businesses along with the Queens Delegations of the New York State Senate and Assembly on Monday, May 8, 2017 for a special showcase in Albany of the culture, tourism and economic development of our great borough.

“The response and excitement for the inaugural Queens Day in our State Capitol have been simply overwhelming,” says Borough President Katz. “This will be a unique opportunity for all Queens stakeholders to bring the best of the Borough of Growth to a statewide stage. Collaborating participants of the very first Queens Day in Albany will be able to long remember it with pride.”

Throughout the day, there will be legislative meetings between groups of Queens-based businesses and Queens Legislators. Later in the evening, there will be a reception at the Hart Lounge in the Egg. The reception will feature food and beverage businesses from all over Queens, including a display of our favorite Queens dining establishments. It will be a full day of seeing sights as well as hearing the voices of the people of Queens. Don’t miss this opportunity to represent Queens and let your voice be heard.

“All State-wide elected officials have been invited and we expect a large turnout from Queens as well as from our electeds in Albany,” said Thomas J. Grech, Executive Director of the Queens Chamber. “This is a full court press with the support and involvement of the Long Island City Partnership, Greater Jamaica Development Corp and the Queens Economic Development Corp; among others. This event will highlight the culture, tourism, and economic development of our great borough.”

Date: Monday, May 8, 2017

Pick-up and Drop-off: Bulova Corporate Center

75-20 Astoria Boulevard

Jackson Heights, NY 11370

Time: 7:30 AM – Registration and check-in

8:00 AM – Board buses with continental breakfast served

Buses return and drop-off after the event

Introducing the First-Ever Queens Day in the New York State Capitol

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Join Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, the Queens Chamber of Commerce, Queens businesses along with the Queens Delegations of the New York State Senate and Assembly on Monday, May 8, 2017 for a special showcase in Albany of the culture, tourism and economic development of our great borough.
“The response and excitement for the inaugural Queens Day in our State Capitol have been simply overwhelming,” says Borough President Katz. “This will be a unique opportunity for all Queens stakeholders to bring the best of the Borough of Growth to a statewide stage. Collaborating participants of the very first Queens Day in Albany will be able to long remember it with pride.”

Throughout the day, there will be legislative meetings between groups of Queens-based businesses and Queens Legislators. Later in the evening, there will be a reception at the Hart Lounge in the Egg. The reception will feature food and beverage businesses from all over Queens, including a display of our favorite Queens dining establishments. It will be a full day of seeing sights as well as hearing the voices of the people of Queens. Don’t miss this opportunity to represent Queens and let your voice be heard.

“All State-wide elected officials have been invited and we expect a large turnout from Queens as well as from our electeds in Albany,” said Thomas J. Grech, Executive Director of the Queens Chamber. “This is a full court press with the support and involvement of the Long Island City Partnership, Greater Jamaica Development Corp and the Queens Economic Development Corp; among others. This event will highlight the culture, tourism, and economic development of our great borough.”

The event and transportation are complimentary, but RSVP is required for there are limited seats. Please RSVP to Sophia at sganosis@queenschamber.org.

Date: Monday, May 8, 2017

Pick-up and Drop-off: Bulova Corporate Center
75-20 Astoria Boulevard
Jackson Heights, NY 11370

Time: 7:30 AM – Registration and check-in
8:00 AM – Board buses with continental breakfast served
Buses return and drop-off after event

Have Breakfast with Queens Borough President Melinda Katz

Melinda Katz

Melinda Katz

Take the opportunity to personally meet Queens Borough President Melina Katz, key administrators and members of her team. This is a wonderful opportunities for Queens business owners and resident.

Hear about economic initiatives and plans for a better Queens future. Melinda Katz was elected on November 5, 2013 to serve as the 19th Queens Borough President. She has been a dedicated public servant for nearly twenty years, serving in key governmental positions on both city and state level.

During Katz’s tenure in the New York City Council (2002 to 2009), she represented the 29th Council District, which includes Forest Hills, Rego Park, Kew Gardens, parts of Maspeth, South Elmhurst and Richmond Hill. She served as Chair of the Standing Committee on Land Use, which was responsible for approving rezoning measures that paved the way for redevelopmental projects in all five boroughs, while safeguarding communities from overdevelopment. Prior to being elected to the New York City Council, Katz was Director of Community Boards for the Office of the Queens Borough President (1999–2002), and served as a Member of the New York State Assembly representing Queens’ 28th District (1994–1999), which included Forest Hills, Rego Park, and parts of Middle Village and Glendale.

During her tenure as an Assembly Member, Katz authored sixteen bills that became laws, including some crucial health care initiatives. She wrote the law requiring to provide women direct access to gynecological care without forcing them to first see a primary care physician. Additionally, she has carried several bills to increase penalties for various forms of assault, and has been a long-time supporter of working men and women. In June 2009, she was the only woman running in the Democratic Primary for New York City Comptroller.

Date: February 7, 2017

Location:
LaGuardia Plaza Hotel
104-04 Ditmars Blvd
East Elmhurst, NY 11369

Time: 8:30-9:00 AM Registration and Networking
9:00 AM Program and Breakfast

Registration and Sponsorship 718-898-8500 ext 123
sganosis@queenschamber.org
www.queenschamber.org