BY THOMAS GRECH
PRESIDENT AND CEO, QUEENS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
It’s been a very active summer at the Queens Chamber. Between Boat Cruises, Business Card Exchanges, New Member Orientations, and Seminars, we’ve really packed it in. And the trend will continue. From September through the new year, we have several signature events you will not want to miss out on:
September 24 – Queens Chamber Foundation Golf Outing and Dinner
October 10 – Business Person of the Year Awards Dinner
December 6 – Annual Building Awards
I would like to take this opportunity to thank my hardworking Queens Chamber staff for all they do. If it wasn’t for these talented individuals, the chamber would not have grown to such heights nor would we have the caliber of current events and members. As such, I would like to introduce the following team members:
Joanne Persad, Chief Operations Officer
Joanne serves as the all-seeing eye of the Chamber, and certainly has her work cut out for her. She is your go-to anything related to the daily operations of the organization.
Jacqueline Donado, Program Coordinator
Jacqui is responsible for our yearly calendar of programs and seminars. Many of these are used to secure city and state grants which are vital to the Queens Chamber. Jacqui is also in charge of running our Chamber-on-the-Go program, which brings our services directly to the doorstep of local business owners.
Alejandra Espejo, Financial Comptroller
Alejandra is the backbone of this organization, and without her, the Chamber could not function. She is the behind-the-scenes financial guru who makes sure the Chamber is running smoothly and economically.
Brett Swanson, Committees, Member Engagement, This is Queensborough Magazine
Brett serves as the “utility-man” of the Chamber. Whether it is scheduling Committee events, gathering content for our monthly magazine, acclimating New Members, or being the tech-guru, Brett’s energy and charisma make him an invaluable resource to this organization.
Brendan Leavy, Business Development Manager
In short, Brendan is responsible for keeping the lights on at the Queens Chamber. His natural charisma, drive, and passion for connecting members with opportunities is unmatched!
Vicky Ferreira, Community Outreach Liaison
Vicky is our boots-on-the ground running the Chamber-on-the-Go program. She and our team of interns hit the streets daily to bring our services to Queens small business. Thank goodness she is one of the most naturally-energetic and positive individuals you will ever meet!
Gloria Medina, Community Outreach Liaison
Gloria is instrumental in helping organize our seminars and coordinating our outreach efforts. Her connections and drive have helped the Chamber grow to new heights.
Timothy Rice, Financial Assistant
While a somewhat-recent addition to the Chamber staff, Tim has solidified himself an indelible resource to the financial team at the Chamber.