Our executive director, John Choe, was named to the list of “Top 15 Movers & Shakers in Queens” — one of the well-connected go-getters who make headlines and keep projects and ideas moving forward in our community — by the editorial board of “It’s In Queens Magazine,” which is organizing a reception to celebrate on Thursday, November 17, 6:30pm to 8:30pm, at Il Bacco Restaurant located at 253-24 Northern Boulevard in Little Neck, New York. To RSVP, go to their Eventbrite event page. Here’s their write-up on John Choe:
It’s not the easiest task to bring together Flushing’s burgeoning and diverse business community. With so many different characters, cultures and languages, even communication can be a difficult thing to navigate.
For the last two years, that unenviable role has belonged to John Choe, executive director of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce, which launched in 2014. Whether it’s informing business owners about city rules and regulations, organizing night markets, or figuring out how to clean up the neighborhood’s ongoing trash problems, Choe has played an outsized role in the community’s happenings.
He took an active part in the now-abandoned Flushing West redevelopment, created a lending circle program to help local entrepreneurs, and started seminars and workshops for small business owners.
With Flushing rapidly developing and changing, Choe has been a leader in advocating for the business community. Working with local elected officials and organizations, the chamber is paving a new path forward for Flushing’s growing population of new immigrants and longtime residents, with Choe leading the way.
To read more, go to It’s In Queens: The Magazine!