BY THOMAS GRECH, CHAMBER CEO & PRESIDENT
Over the years, the Queens Chamber has been forward thinking in our approach to forging new paths as it relates to doing business in Queens. We are well- positioned to implement exciting new innovations designed to improve marketing, operations, and overall engagement within our membership and community we serve.
In collaboration with a number of partners, we’re rolling out several initiatives and opportunities which will stimulate innovative ways to promote business growth here in Queens County. Our geofencing program is starting its’ second year of our Neighborhood Data Initiative, which brings spatial data analytics to Queens neighborhoods and Business Improvement Districts (BIDs).
The goal with this project is to help neighborhood stakeholders and businesses improve their marketing and operations. We’re proud to bring this technology to Astoria, the Rockaways, and the area surrounding the USTA Tennis Center in 2020.
Relocate Queens our unique, data powered business attraction website is designed to bring new businesses to the borough. It will also enable our real estate partners an opportunity to showcase their commercial properties. The site combines map-based property search and robust demographic, economic data for our real estate stakeholders.
We added the full list of 63 EOZ’s as well for even more advanced overlay. We are also embracing WeChat, a first for any Chamber we know of in the US. WeChat is a Chinese multi-purpose messaging, social media and mobile payment app used by over a billion users around the world.
This tech will allow us to better connect with Chinese speaking Queens and NYC residents as well as their friends and relatives in mainland China. Be on the lookout for the launch of our WeChat account in the coming months. As Queens Chamber forges into the future with these innovative offering, it is my desire as business leaders that you take full advantage of these and all the benefits, we offer designed to grow your business.
The future is bright and thank you for supporting the Chamber as we continue to work diligently on your behalf.