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February 09, 2024
NEW YORK, NY (February 9, 2024) – Today, the NYC Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) announced that Wells Fargo has provided funding that will help 500 small businesses across New York City get online and grow their business. The $500,000 grant will support the SBRN’s Open + Online initiative, a free resource to help business owners establish or improve their digital presence, with a focus on minority and women-owned enterprises (MWBE). Interested businesses can apply to participate at openandonline.smallbiz.nyc.
February 09, 2024
QUEENS, NY (February 9, 2024) - It is settled. Today, in honor of National Bagel and Lox Day, Middle Village Bagels was declared the winner of the inaugural Queens’ Best Bagel Competition, held by the Queens Chamber of Commerce, the oldest and largest business association in Queens. Over the past several weeks, foodies nominated and voted on their favorite bagel establishments from across the borough, with the Middle Village eatery emerging as the winner.
January 29, 2024
The Queens Chamber of Commerce, the oldest and largest business association in the borough, is now accepting votes for its Queens’ Best Bagel Competition. Members of the public are encouraged to vote for their favorite eatery from among 55 nominated establishments to settle the debate over who in Queens serves up the best bagel.
January 26, 2024
The Queens Chamber of Commerce, the oldest and largest business association in Queens, will hold the inaugural Queens’ Best Bagel Competition throughout January and February. Members of the public are encouraged to nominate and vote for their favorite eatery to settle the debate over who in Queens serves up the best bagels in the borough. Nominations can be made by visiting https://bit.ly/QueensBestBagel.
January 26, 2024
Today, two Queens small businesses were honored by the Five Chamber Alliance and TD Bank at a ceremony recognizing outstanding Minority and Women Owned-Business Leaders. Elena Barcenes, owner of Rincon Salvadoreno, and Sarah-Beth White, owner of The Broadway Silk Store, each received a Five Borough MWBE Award from the five boroughwide chambers of commerce for their contributions to New York City’s small business community.
January 26, 2024
Today, the Queens Chamber of Commerce, the oldest and largest business association in Queens, announced the launch of Restaurant311, a deep-dive accelerator program to provide specialized support to Queens restaurant and food business owners and operators. Under the program, small business owners will receive one-on-one business advising, coaching, and access to opportunities for business and tech support. Empire State Development will fund the program through a grant from the New York State Senate.
January 26, 2024
On the evening of Wednesday, December 6, hundreds of business, government and community leaders from throughout Queens gathered at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park for the Queens Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Persons of the Year Awards Dinner. The evening recognized Kevin O’Toole, Chairman of Board of Commissioners, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey; Jen Hensley, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Con Edison; Hon. Peter Vallone, Sr., Former Speaker and Democratic Majority Leader, New York City Council; Eden G. Egziabher, Founder and Owner, Makina Cafe; Jennifer Walden Weprin, Executive Director, Queens County Farm; and Jackie Donado, Vice President, Strategic Programs, Queens Chamber of Commerce.
January 26, 2024
The Queens Chamber of Commerce, the oldest and largest business association in Queens, is pleased to announce the release of its free 2024 Dining Guide: An Expertly Curated Guide to the Best Restaurants in Queens. The guide features 220 must-go eateries – from neighborhood mainstays beloved by locals to some of the top reviewed restaurants in the world – curated by Laura Licona, Executive Chef and head of Food and Culture at the Queens Chamber of Commerce. There are amazing dining experiences to be found in every neighborhood in the borough, with a diverse selection of cuisines representing countries from across the globe.
January 26, 2024
(QUEENS, NY) October 13, 2023 - Last night, the Queens Chamber of Commerce honored 12 outstanding construction projects at its 2023 Building Awards Gala at Terrace on the Park. The evening celebrated excellence in the construction and design of building projects in Queens. The evening featured a keynote speech by Suzette Noble, Chief Executive Officer of LaGuardia Gateway Partners, and the presentation of the Distinguished Service Award to Raymond Irrera for his 70 years of dedication and service to the Chamber.
January 26, 2024
The Queens Chamber of Commerce, the oldest and largest business association in Queens, will hold the inaugural Queens’ Best Taco Competition throughout October and November. Members of the public are encouraged to nominate and vote for their favorite eatery, to settle the debate over who in Queens serves up the best taco in the borough. Traditional tacos, fish tacos, veggie tacos, and all other types of tacos are eligible for nomination. Nominations can be made by visiting https://bit.ly/QueensBestTaco.