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Small Business Saturday!

GIVEAWAY SPECIAL FOR TODAY ONLY. Small Business Saturday takes place tomorrow and we love our small shops in Flushing! Stop by Greater Chamber of Commerce office today anytime before 6pm (Chamber of Commerce building, 39-01 Main Street Suite 511) to pick up a free #ShopSmall tote bag, complete with pens, buttons, pet bandanas, stickers and balloons. A full-sized welcome mat […]

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Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party

Join the Flushing Chamber as we celebrate the holidays and end an amazing year of community service with great food and friends. If you haven’t made it to any of our events yet, this one is sure to be the most fun one yet! Come and hang out with our community and kick back for the holidays! All are welcome! […]

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Downtown Flushing Eligible for Up to $500K in Grants for Surging Business Growth

A bustling area of Flushing qualified for city funding used toward future area business improvement projects. Downtown Flushing was one of six neighborhoods chosen to receive up to $500,000 in grants to conduct local neighborhood revitalization initiatives. Part of the city’s Department of Small Business Services’ (SBS) Neighborhood 360° program — a new initiative that strengthens and revitalizes commercial corridors that anchor the […]

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Flushing Chamber Celebrates Two Years

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce celebrated its two-year anniversary at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel last Thursday. The event, which was called “A Better Tomorrow,” also honored four guests who were given “Neighborhood Hero” awards for their service to the community of Flushing. The four honorees were Senior Pastor of Macedonia AME Church Rev. Dr. Richard O. McEachern, former […]

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大法拉盛西商會慶成立兩週年.徐朱留弟等4傑出人士獲表彰

(紐約.羊展恬7日報導)大法拉盛西商會6日晚間在法拉盛喜來登大飯店舉辦成立兩週年慶典暨籌款晚宴,吸引超過300位政商僑界人士與會支持,當晚主辦方也頒獎表揚包括華裔僑領徐朱留弟在內的4位對社區有貢獻人士。 大法拉盛西商會昨晚在法拉盛喜來登大飯店舉行兩周年慶暨籌款晚宴,州參議員史塔文斯基(左三)與市議員顧雅明(左一)聯手頒發社區服務獎給4位對社區有貢獻人士,徐朱留弟(左二)、皇后區韓裔協會理事長柳濟奉、門羅大學資深副校長Evan Jerome和馬其頓教堂牧師Richard McEachern(右三、二、一)。 (圖:羊展恬攝) 這是大法拉盛西商會(Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce)成立以來第二次舉辦的年度籌款晚會,會長葛森Simon Gerson感謝社區各行各業的支持與鼓勵。他表示,法拉盛是紐約市最多元族裔文化的社區,成立大法拉盛西商會,就是要幫助法拉盛社區各個族裔小商家解決困難,並建立一個可以向政府單位溝通對話的橋樑管道,為小商家發聲,爭取商家的權益。 葛森說明,前法拉盛華商會理事長徐朱留弟過去十年為法拉盛社區作出很貢獻,商會藉此代表社區向徐女士的服務表示感謝。 徐朱留弟受訪時表示,大法拉盛西商會過去兩年發展很好也為法拉盛社區作出很多努力,包括清潔社區、協助小商家發展商業及教育方面的努力等,尤其在今年將綠色農夫市場引進法拉盛社區,推動社區民眾注重健康飲食及生活的做法表示肯定。徐朱留弟認為,商會未來可為社區做的事情還很多,也能團結社區各個族裔,她也願意參與及支持該商會,希望商會更加努力發展給予法拉盛社區更大的幫助。 頒獎典禮由州參議員史塔文斯基與市議員顧雅明聯手頒發,獲得表揚者除了徐朱留弟之外、還有門羅大學資深副校長Evan Jerome、皇后區韓裔協會理事長柳濟奉(Paul Yoo)和馬其頓教堂牧師Richard McEachern等人都獲得頒贈社區服務獎。   Link to original article here.

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大法拉盛西商會再辦愛心湯籌款會

(紐約.羊展恬3日報導)為協助紐約社團籌措經費,幫助法拉盛社區,大法拉盛西商會(The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce)將在10月16日舉辦一場名為「SOUP」的籌款餐會,民眾只需花5元錢就能幫助社團服務法拉盛社區。同時,該會也歡迎各社團提出良方來協助法拉盛發展。 大法拉盛西商會執行主任崔容準表示,這項籌款的概念來自於底特律,在2013年這個城市因經濟破產而衰敗不堪,當地居民為求生存發展而想出由社區草根性社團支持籌募經費下繼續推動地方建設,這次的「SOUP」活動,將是也是該會在紐約地區舉辦的第二年草根性籌款餐會,去年這項活動籌募了800多元經費,由Earth Citizens Organization(ECO)的社團以「認養法拉盛清潔街道計劃」(圖)奪標,並使用籌募的經費,自去年5月31日開始進行一週清潔街道計劃,將法拉盛市中心的羅斯福大道自緬街到友聯街兩旁的人行道及地鐵車站一帶,清掃的煥然一新。 該會表示,「愛心湯」籌款會當晚,將邀請4個社團代表出席,向支持餐會的人士說明社團將在社區推動的計劃,並由出席代表投票表決出最高票的社團,可獲得此次籌款的所有經費。凡針對法拉盛東北地區提出改進法拉盛地區方案的社團可在9月25日之前向大法拉盛西商會提出申請。 活動時間:10月16日下午4點,地點:法拉盛北方大道137之16號的貴格會所(Flushing Quaker Meeting House)。更多詳情可上網www.flushingchamber.nyc查詢。   Link to original article here.

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Local Organization Aims to Improve Neighborhoods in Queens

A local organization is looking for projects to improve neighborhoods in Queens. The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce announced their second crowdfunding campaign Thursday. The SOUP microfunding program encourages people to take action for the changes they want to see in their neighborhoods. The winners from last spring promoted cleanliness on a block in downtown Flushing. Funding for the project […]

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Community Leaders Urge Governor to Sign Bill Supporting Small Businesses

Elected officials joined local business leaders in Flushing Wednesday to call on Governor Cuomo to pass a bill that would give mom-and-pop shops across the City more access to micro-loans. NY1’s Tanya Klich filed the following report. Sang Yeo An opened her beauty parlor on Union Street in Flushing five years ago. Now, the Korean immigrant says she could use […]

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法拉盛 夜市雨中登場 30義工獲表揚

「法拉盛夜市」昨晚進行第三次系列活動,市議員顧雅明頒發感謝狀給協助舉辦活動的義工代表。(羊展恬攝) (紐約·羊展恬報導)由大法拉盛西商會主辦的第二屆「法拉盛夜市」活動,昨日​傍晚在法拉盛高中舉行第三次系列活動,雖然在傍晚時分受到陣雨影響,民眾紛紛前往各處躲雨,中斷了節目,但仍有不少民眾攜家帶眷在夜市走走看看。為感謝義工的熱心參與,市議員顧雅明昨晚也頒發感謝狀給30位協助舉辦活動的義工們。   顧雅明對大法拉盛西商會舉辦夜市活動給予大力的支持與鼓勵,他希望透過夜市活動能更引起外地遊客或其他地區民眾到法拉盛來消費及購物,藉此機會連繫到法拉盛各族裔民眾聚在一起。顧雅明說,因為夜市是許多亞洲地區國家的文化特色,也是紐約市其他地方少見的。商會理事李芳也特別感謝義工及商家對活動的支持與協助,希望活動愈辦愈好。 大法拉盛西商會執行主任崔容準則表示,「法拉盛夜市」不但為了向居民推介當地餐館及小商家,也是各族裔社區展現文化特色的平台,促進不同族裔間的和諧相處。他感謝來自各地的30位青年義工們,協助進行各項準備工作。8月26日將是今年「法拉盛夜市」的最後一場,屆時將邀請多位亞裔青年流行樂手在現場演出,並以”718 Love”為主題,要展現出大家喜愛法拉盛,及喜愛法拉盛地區的飲食與文化. Link to original article here .  

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Family-Friendly Events Bring Communities Together

This weekend, two family-friendly community events will engage Jackson Heights and Flushing with food, culture and crafts. Hosted by the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce, “Flushing Night Out: Unwind” this Friday on the grounds of Flushing High School invites guests to unwind with live music and a “DIY” Village for arts and crafts. The event, which lasts from 6 p.m. […]