Chamber Criticizes City’s Abandonment of Flushing West Redevelopment

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce criticized City Hall’s recent decision to abandon plans to rezone the Flushing West neighborhood of Queens. “We are disappointed that the plug was pulled from the ambitious Flushing West rezoning, particularly because of how engaged our community was with shaping our future. We held several community visioning exercises and town hall meetings where residents […]

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Chamber Wins Sanitation Victory for Business Community

FLUSHING, NY – The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce announced today an agreement with the NYC Department of Sanitation to replace trash bins donated by Crown Container Company with City trash receptacles under the “Adopt a Basket” program. Crown had previously installed the industrial-strength bins and agreed to empty them on a daily basis as a free community service to […]

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Flushing Chamber Launches SOUP

On April 15, the Greater Flushing Chamber launched its first micro-funding SOUP event. The purpose of the SOUP is to bring the community together and provide an opportunity to support local initiatives that serve our neighborhood. For a suggested $5 donation, guests received a potluck dinner and voted for a project that would potentially have the greatest impact in Flushing. […]

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Join Our Financial Empowerment Academy!

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce invites you to join our Financial Empowerment Academy, a series of workshops on financial management, long-term planning, investment and entrepreneurship. This program is part of a new initiative, the Flushing Lending Circle Program, which seeks to: o Build and improve your credit score o Manage your long-term financial health o Connect to lenders – […]

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Chamber Celebrates Earth Day with Green Job Fair

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce celebrated Earth Day by organizing the New York City Green Job Fair at historic St. George’s Church in downtown Flushing. Community members connected with careers that sustain our families, community, and the environment.  Recruiters came from solar energy companies, LED lighting installers, universities and government agencies. In addition to job recruitment, participants also accessed […]

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Flushing Chamber Launches Lending Circle Program

Are you seeking ways to: -Build and improve your credit score? -Manage your long-term financial health? -Obtain secure funding? -Start or grow your business?  The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is hoping that a small but innovative step can prove to be the key to unlock credit for individuals and business owners. The chamber is launching a Flushing Lending Circle, […]

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Flushing Chamber Protests Sale of RKO Keiths Theatre

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce publicly criticized the proposed sale (yet again) of the RKO Keith’s Theatre site, located at 135-35 Northern Boulevard in Flushing, NY 11354. Over the years, many neighborhood activists like Jerry Rotondi of the “Committee to Save the RKO Keith’s Theatre of Flushing” and Chris Kellberg of “Save the Flushing RKO Keith’s Theatre” have labored to restore the grandeur of […]

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Become a Neighborhood 360° Fellow

The NYC Department of Small Business Services recently launched the Neighborhood 360° Fellows program to pair community organizers and planners with New York City community-based development organizations to facilitate increased collaboration between local stakeholders around impactful economic development initiatives. Fellows will serve as on-the-ground resources connecting local businesses, jobseekers and CBDOs to NYC Department of Small Business Services’ programs. Additionally, […]

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Flushing 2050 initiative eyes vision for the future

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is part of the “Flushing 2050 Community Building Initiative,” a grassroots, community-led vision for the neighborhood’s future.  As part of this new initiative, the Chamber announced a number of new business assistance programs: John Choe, the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce’s executive director, said the initiative is about not only helping people feed their […]

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New assistance program aims to help Flushing businesses grow

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce has been selected by city agencies to offer several new business assistance programs as part of the launch and first phase of the “Flushing 2050 Community Building Initiative.” According to Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce Executive Director John Choe, Flushing 2050 is a long term visioning process to enable members of the community to voice […]