BY THOMAS GRECH, CHAMBER CEO & PRESIDENT
It seems like only yesterday we were flipping the calendar to mark the beginning of a new year and it’s March already. This time of year brings about a number of things: change of season, the days are longer and everything spring has to offer.
Here at the Queens Chamber we’re excited about a several exciting things happening as we move towards the end of the first quarter of 2020. One of our signature events, our St. Patrick’s Day Annual Luncheon where we gather with new and old friends in celebration of the holiday which embraces the Irish culture with food and entertainment.
Taking place Wednesday, March 11th we’re honored to be joined by NYPD’s 44th Police Commissioner Dermot F. Shea. He began his law-enforcement career in 1991 and has continued to serve the citizens of our fine city in various capacities, all of which he’ll share as our special Keynote Speaker and Public Servant Award Recipient.
Dan Tubridy better known as “Dee”, Proprietor of Bungalow Bar & Good Company is our St. Patrick’s Business Person of the Year recipient. The afternoon promises to be a wonderful time spent with some of the best in Queens County.
Did somebody mention the Mets? Just in time for opening day of their 2020 regular season on Thursday, March 26th, the Queens Chamber will roll out our latest edition of Best of Queens Hospitality & Dining. This periodical will highlight the best Queens County has to offer as it relates to restaurants and hotels. Our community is the most diverse in the world and every aspect of that diversity is reflected by the cuisine available here within our wonderful borough.
Throughout this month as usual we’re offering a cross-section of events and opportunities designed to educate you in ways that will help grow your business. Not to mention networking which expands your professional networks and becomes a pipeline for new business transactions.
Since 1911 Queens Chamber vowed by our by-laws continues to focus on three distinct things: advocacy, education, and make available means for you as a member to network.
All with one goal in mind…promotion of business here in Queens County. If you’re already a member, my heartfelt thanks for your continued support. Perhaps you’re a business owner seeking to leverage opportunities for business growth and hasn’t connected with us. We call you “future” members and we look forward to you engaging with us to explore all Queens Chamber offers.
Contact us at queenschamber.org more details about benefits and all of the exciting events I’ve shared with you. Queens is open for business.