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June 06, 2024
QUEENS, NY (June 6, 2024) - The Queens Chamber of Commerce, the oldest and largest business association in the borough, is now accepting votes for its Queens’ Best Burger Competition. Members of the public are encouraged to vote for their favorite burger in the borough from among 12 nominated establishments at https://bit.ly/QueensBestBurgerVote through Friday, June 14.
May 24, 2024
QUEENS, NY (May 24, 2024) - The Queens Chamber of Commerce, the oldest and largest business association in Queens, will kick off summer with its inaugural Queens’ Best Burger Competition throughout May and June. Members of the public are encouraged to nominate and vote for their favorite burger restaurant over the course of several weeks.
May 14, 2024
QUEENS, NY (May 14, 2024)—On May 7, hundreds of business leaders from Queens visited Albany to meet with their legislators as the Queens Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Queens Day in Albany. The annual event gives local business leaders the opportunity to advocate for the interests of businesses in the state capitol. Chamber members met with dozens of members of the State Senate and Assembly, then enjoyed food from more than 40 restaurants from across the borough at the “A Taste of Queens” reception, where retiring Assembly Member Jeffrion Aubrey was honored by the Chamber for his more than three decades of public service.
May 06, 2024
QUEENS, NY (May 6, 2024) - It is settled. On Friday, May 3, the Queens Chamber of Commerce, the oldest and largest business association in the Queens, announced Nur Thai as the winner of its inaugural Queens’ Best Halal Restaurant Competition. The announcement was made at the eatery’s second location in Astoria. There is also a location in Rego Park. The contest was held over the past several weeks, and asked foodies to nominate and vote for their favorite halal establishments from across the borough, with the modern Thai fusion eatery emerging as the winner. Within the food and beverage industry, halal refers to anything permissible to consume according to Muslim tradition and rules.
May 01, 2024
(QUEENS, NY) May 1, 2024 — Today the Queens Chamber of Commerce, the oldest and largest
business association in Queens, announced the results of its Annual Meeting & Election of Officers
and Directors, including the addition of a new member to its Board of Directors. Joining the Board
is Hersh Parekh, Deputy Chief, Intergovernmental Affairs at The Port Authority of New York &
New Jersey.
April 22, 2024
(QUEENS, NY) April 22, 2024— Today, the Queens Chamber of Commerce, Queens’ oldest and largest business association, issued the following statement from President & CEO Tom Grech in response to the FY 2025 New York State budget, which includes a historic deal to create affordable housing and steps to combat retail theft.
April 22, 2024
QUEENS, NY (April 22, 2024) - The Queens Chamber of Commerce, the oldest and largest business association in the borough, is now accepting votes for its Queens’ Best Halal Restaurant Competition. Members of the public are encouraged to vote for their favorite eatery from among 16 nominated establishments to settle the debate over who in Queens serves up the best halal food in the borough. All restaurants, regardless of cuisine, were eligible for nomination as long as they are certified halal, and include everything from Bengali restaurants to Thai and Chinese eateries. Within the food and beverage industry, halal refers to anything permissible to consume according to Muslim tradition and rules.
April 15, 2024
(QUEENS, NY) April 15, 2024 - Today, The Queens Chamber of Commerce Foundation has announced its funding of all seven Queens county colleges for student scholarships. Each of the seven schools received funding from the Foundation to be used to benefit both part-time and full-time students who attend school while working. The Queens Chamber of Commerce Foundation is the 501(c)3 affiliate of the Queens Chamber of Commerce, with the mission of fostering and promoting institutions of higher learning in the borough.
April 12, 2024
The Queens Chamber of Commerce, the oldest and largest business association in Queens, will hold the inaugural Queens’ Best Halal Restaurant Competition throughout April and May. Members of the public are encouraged to nominate and vote for their favorite halal eatery over the course of several weeks. All restaurants, regardless of cuisine, are eligible for nomination as long as the restaurant is certified halal. Within the food and beverage industry, halal refers to anything permissible to consume according to Muslim tradition and rules.
April 08, 2024
The Queens Chamber of Commerce, the oldest and largest business association in Queens, congratulates 14 restaurants from across the borough included on the 2024 “100 Best Restaurants in New York City” list featured in The New York Times. Restaurant critic Pete Wells compiled the list and ranked the city’s top restaurants based on his dining adventures over the past 12 months.