Flushing, New York to Launch New Chamber of Commerce

Upcoming Launch Party for Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce will Promote Nation's Most Diverse & Dynamic Business Community; Highest Concentration of Small Business; Fourth Largest Business District in New York; International Trade Hub for Queens
FLUSHING, N.Y. - Nov. 19, 2014 - PRLog -- Contact: John Choe, 646-783-8985

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Community Announces Upcoming Launch of Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce

FLUSHING, NY – Community leaders today announced the upcoming launch of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce, which will take place on Thursday, December 11, from 6AM to 8PM, at historic Flushing Town Hall, located at 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354.

"I am so proud to be able to be a part of the launch of the new Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce,” stated Assemblyman Ron Kim. “I look forward to working with the leadership of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce to help our business owners and entrepreneurs and build a stronger economy for our community."

Assemblywoman Nily Rozic said, "The establishment of a Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce will help continue the economic boom in Queens. I look forward to working with the Chamber to provide resources and services and help grow small businesses in our community.”

“I support the creation of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce because it will help small business owners with the resources they need to expand and grow. We are still living in a climate of overregulation that remains challenging for many small business owners, so the Flushing Chamber will be a welcomed addition to our diverse business community,” said Councilman Peter Koo.

This launch event will officially kick off the Chamber’s membership drive for the coming year.  Membership is open to any business or entrepreneur located in the Flushing area.

“We are extremely excited to be a part of launching the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce,” stated Simon Gerson, Managing Principal of Gerson Properties LLC and Co-Chair of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce. “There is no other neighborhood in the world as dynamic, diverse, enterprising, or captivating as Flushing. The business community here will benefit from the networking, education and advocacy that the Chamber will offer.”

Peter Tu, Executive Director of the Flushing Chinese Business Association (FCBA) and a senior advisor to the Flushing Chamber, stated: “Flushing has prospered over the years, but we have not done enough to ensure a more inclusive and diverse economy.  Our new Chamber will help non-Asian entrepreneurs better connect and integrate into our business community.”

Chris Kui, Executive Director of Asian Americans for Equality and Co-Chair of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce, stated: “The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce seeks to foster the economic growth, inclusive diversity, and shared prosperity of greater Flushing through advocacy, networking, and education.”

Sponsorship opportunities also exist for those interested in supporting the services and programs of the new Chamber.   Community partners will not only help existing merchants and new entrepreneurs, but will also be able to connect to the most diverse business community in New York.  The sponsorship deadline for the Launch event is December 1, 2014.  For more information, contact john@flushingchamber.nyc or 646-783-8985.

“The Queens Chamber is thrilled to see a revitalization of the Flushing Chamber of Commerce. We work closely with many neighborhood chambers, but the Flushing community is so vital to the economic vitality of the entire borough and City, that a Flushing Chamber becomes even more important. We look forward to supporting their efforts in any way they choose to call on us,” stated Jack Friedman, Executive Director of the Queens Chamber of Commerce.

“Flushing Town Hall is proud to support, and be a member of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce.  This new organization, under the leadership of John Choe, will work diligently to enhance services and increase knowledge for the vibrant and diverse business community of Greater Flushing,” stated Ellen Kodadek, Artistic and Executive Director of Flushing Town Hall.

“The launching of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is vital for the representation of small and medium size businesses in the Flushing district. These businesses provide the economic foundation for the community and contribute to the rich cultural tapestry of the neighborhood,” stated Evan Jerome, Senior Vice President of Monroe College.

"FlushingFood.com proudly supports the effort of the new Chamber of Commerce and looks forward to working with business leaders from different ethnic groups," stated James Chen, founder of the FlushingFood.com based food-delivery website.

Other supporters of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce include: Congresswoman Grace Meng, Ikwhan Rim, President of the Union Street Small Business Association; Richard Siu, Chief Investment Officer, F&T Group; Taehoon Kim, Owner of Regen Acupuncture; Alice Lee, Director of Business Development at Amerigroup; David Steinberg, Founder of Summit Funding; Perka Chan, Site Developer for HealthFirst; Regina Im, Owner of Korea TaeKwonDo; Edna Rutledge, Property Manager with Gerson Properties LLC; and, Mabel Law, Founding Director of the Flushing Business Improvement District (BID).

"We congratulate and offer best wishes to the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce and encourage all our members and business owners to participate in the official launch on December 11, 2014,” stated Dr. Uma Mysorekar, President of the Hindu Temple Society of North America.

“We support the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce because Flushing is a complex community that will improve by expanding the diversity of our business community,”stated Jack Eichenbaum, Queens Borough Historian.

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is an independent membership association registered as a nonprofit corporation in the State of New York.  For more information, go to www.flushingchamber.nyc.

John Choe
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