The Queens Business Expo is Happening at Citi Field

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Join the Queens Chamber of Commerce as they hold their annual Business Expo. There will be over 150 exhibitors, multiple educational seminars, and keynote speakers. This year promises to be bigger and bolder with the expo taking place at Citi Field. The Chamber is also partnering with Queens Library to support the Tiebrary Program.

The Tiebrary program was launched in 2016 to aid customers who used the library’s job-seeking services. In many instances, customers taking part in job interviews either didn’t own a tie or didn’t realize they needed one until the day of their interview. The ties — which the library receives through donations — come in boxes complete with illustrated instructions on how to tie a standard half-Windsor knot, as well as a list of interview tips. They can be borrowed for 21 days or even worn inside the library for customers doing a Skype or video interview.

The Queens Chamber wants to support this effort and encourage every attendee to bring a tie to donate. Every person who donates a tie during the hours of the Expo will be entered for a chance to win two tickets to our Queens Chamber Summer Boat Cruise in July, valued at $100.

“I heard Dennis Walcott speak about this program and immediately thought of our Business Expo as a great opportunity for the Queens business community to get more involved,” said Thomas J. Grech, Executive Director of the Queens Chamber of Commerce. “It so important to support each other in an effort to help get people employed.”

Date: May 17, 2017

Location: Citi Field
123-01 Roosevelt Ave
Queens, NY 11368

Time: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

To register, go to queenschamber.org

Attend the Queens Chamber of Commerce 2017 Business Expo on May 17th at Citi Field, and Bring a Tie for a Good Cause!

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The Queens Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Queens Library to support a wonderful effort. The Tiebrary program was launched in 2016 to aid customers who used the library’s job-seeking services. In many instances, customers taking part in job interviews either didn’t own a tie or didn’t realize they needed one until the day of their interview. The ties — which the library receives through donations — come in boxes complete with illustrated instructions on how to tie a standard half-Windsor knot, as well as a list of interview tips. They can be borrowed for 21 days or even worn inside the library for customers doing a Skype or video interview.
The Queens Chamber wants to support this effort and encourage every attendee to bring a tie to donate. Every person who donates a tie during the hours of the Expo will be entered for a chance to win two tickets to our Queens Chamber Summer Boat Cruise in July, valued at $100.
“I heard Dennis Walcott speak about this program and immediately thought of our Business Expo as a great opportunity for the Queens business community to get more involved,” said Thomas J. Grech, Executive Director of the Queens Chamber of Commerce. “It so important to support each other in an effort to help get people employed.”
“We are grateful to the Chamber for partnering with us to expand one of our most important collections and help our customers succeed in their job searches,” said Queens Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott. “Our mission is to make it clear to people through programs like the Tiebrary that Queens Library is here for them, no matter their circumstances or background, as they try to improve their lives.”
Any individual or organization is welcome to donate ties. All donated ties must be clean and in very good condition, free of dirt or stains. Bowties and neckties will be accepted. If you’re unable to attend the Expo, ties can be mailed to:
Monique Hector, Manager, Job & Business Academy
89-11 Merrick Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 990-5135

Attendance to the Expo is complimentary and registration is easy – simply visit the Queens Chamber of Commerce website to sign up.

Inaugural Queens Day in Albany a Major Success

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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