BY THOMAS GRECH
Queens Chamber CEO & President
The past two months have been two of the most action packed the Queens Chamber has seen. We have produced or partnered in over 30 events specifically tailored to business development, and plan to continue this trend throughout the summer.
Some noteworthy events were: The Future of Retail, Chinese business-owners delegation, Queens Chamber Subway Series, Queens Manufacturing Consortium, social media seminars, OSHA trainings, and most-recently, the Queens Business Expo!
This year’s Expo, our largest annual event, was a great success. We had 135 exhibitor tables, a sold-out breakfast sponsored by the NY Daily News, five industry-specific panel discussions, and over 1,500 visitors. Further, we were so excited to have former Met Dwight “Doc” Gooden join us and greet exhibitors and guests.
The breakfast panel, “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: A Queens Perspective,” was a who’s-who of industry leaders: Andy Byford (President, MTA/NYCT), Seth Pinsky (President, RXR Realty), Mark Scheinberg (President, Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association), and Lysa Scully (General Manager, LGA). Their insight into upcoming projects and developments was extraordinary.
I want to sincerely thank all exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees for your participation and help!
• Wednesday, July 11 – “Queens Night” with New York City Futbol Club
• Wednesday, July 18 – Queens Chamber Annual Boat Trip
• Thursday, July 19 – New Member Orientation and Training
• Thursday, September 24 – Queens Chamber Annual Golf Outing For more events, please visit queenschamber.org.