BY THOMAS GRECH
QCC PRESIDENT & CEO
To put it mildly, March was an exciting month for the Queens Chamber of Commerce. From our Annual St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon to Google seminars to Queens Day in Albany, we have made a concerted effort to make connections for our members and engage them with the community, our civic leaders and our elected officials.
Over 325 people attend our Annual St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon on March 15 at Terrace on the Park. The afternoon event was filled with dancing, food, and networking. The keynote speaker was New York City Police Department Commissioner James O’Neill.
Neighborhood policing is the cornerstone of O’Neill’s administration, and it involves having the police connect with their community in a way never done before in the city. In sum, his policies have led to a drastic reduction in crime and homicide. Thanks to all who attended and made the event so memorable!
The Queens Chamber, along with over 200 of our members, ventured to Albany for our second-annual “Queens Day in Albany.” This event is incredibly important, not only to introduce our members to the state legislative process, but also an opportunity to discuss key issues with our elected officials from the State Senate and Assembly.
Following afternoon meetings with Queens legislators, our evening reception highlighted many Queens-based food and drink vendors. The event was an amazing success with nearly 450 in attendance, and we look forward to next year!
In the next few months, the Queens Chamber intends to increase our member engagement by bringing opportunities directly to you. This will include bolstered committee work, seminars, writing opportunities, and more.
As I always encourage, if you ever want to become more engaged with the Queens Chamber, reach out to us. We are here to work for you and tailor strategies to your specific company.
Thank you for your commitment, we look forward to things to come.