BY THOMAS GRECH
CHAMBER PRESIDENT & CEO
Summer has finally arrived, and the Queens Chamber is in full bloom! We have a myriad of events to pack your calendar and grow your business, so be sure to engage with us all summer long.
First, I want to wish a very heartfelt “thank your” to our outgoing chairperson, Mayra DiRico. Not only do I want to make note of Mayra being the first female, foreign-born (Cuba) chairperson of the Queens Chamber, but I want to congratulate her on her passion and energy. Thank you for everything, Mayra!
From outgoing to incoming, it is my pleasure to introduce Thomas J. Santucci as the new chairperson of the Chamber. Tom has been a fixture here in Queens and beyond, and we look forward to your leadership and continued hard work with the chamber.
Mark Your Calendars
June 6 – “The Future of Retail” at Queens Center Mall
Retail is undergoing an enormous transformation, leaving many asking, “What’s the future of retail?” This conference, hosted by the Queens Chamber of Commerce Real Estate Committee, is designed to address that exact question.
June 10 – Queens Chamber Day: Mets vs. Yankees Subway Series
Join the Queens Chamber of Commerce as we have our first Queens Chamber/NY Mets Day at Citi Field. This game is against cross-town rival NY Yankees, and will be televised on ESPN at 8:05 p.m. Great seats, great time, great team. Let’s Go Mets!
June 12 – Queens Manufacturing Consortium
If you are a manufacturer, be sure to join us. This manufacturers-only event is intended to bring together our Queens-based manufacturers in the hopes of creating new business connections and resources. We will use this as a “matchmaking” event where local manufacturers will be able to connect on the spot.
June 21 – Queens Business Expo
This is our largest and most high profile event of the year. Don’t miss out on this business opportunity to meet over 130 exhibitors, multiple educational seminars, and a wide range of speakers regarded as experts in their respective field. Last year, thousands of people attended the expo.
July 18 – Queens Chamber Summer Cruise
Come sail with us as we cruise from the Marina by Citi Field, past LaGuardia Airport to the United Nations and back. Three-hour, rain or shine event with food, drink, DJ and more.
These are just some of the events the Chamber is planning, for a full listing visit queenschamber.org.
Whether it be business assistance, education, or connections, please reach out to the Queens Chamber of Commerce at (718) 898.8500. Our staff is here to guide you and build your business.