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Leaders in Flushing Look to Make Local Businesses Better for Shoppers & Employees

A sector known for its distinct restaurants, bakeries and small businesses, the greater Flushing area continues to grow as one of the most dynamic and culturally diverse economic centers in the “World’s Borough.” Between 2000 and 2009, the number of businesses in Flushing grew by 37.6 percent, compared to 5.7 percent in the rest of the city. However, community leaders say there is room […]

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Flushing Hosts its First Pop-Up Amnesty Day for City Fines

In an effort to help Flushing business owners take advantage of “Forgiving Fines: The New York City Amnesty Program” before the Dec. 12 deadline, The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce hosted a “pop up” amnesty event on Tuesday night on 39-01 Main St. Staff was on hand to assist business owners reduce or eliminate fines from the city who spoke […]

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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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A Call to Action: Help Us Build A Better Tomorrow

Last Call: Join Our Celebration on Thur, Oct 6 You are invited to join the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce as we celebrate our second year of amazing community service this Thursday, October 6, 6-9pm, at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel.  This will be a great opportunity to network with hundreds of small business owners, entrepreneurs, and civic leaders in […]

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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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Flushing Chamber Helps Start First Greenmarket in Downtown Flushing

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce partnered with GrowNYC to establish the first  Greenmarket in Downtown Flushing, Queens. The new Greenmarket is located adjacent to Maple Playground on the south-west corner of Maple Avenue and Kissena Boulevard, just two blocks from the Flushing Branch of the Queens Library on Main Street.  The new Greenmarket will be open every Wednesdays from […]