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Flushing Chamber's John Choe Selected for 2019 Queens Power 100

Taehoon Kim, president of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce stated the following in response to City & State’s selection of executive director John Choe on the “2019 Queens Power 100,” a list of the most influential people in New York City’s biggest borough. The list is available online at City & State.

“We congratulate our executive director John Choe for his dedication and commitment to improving our community … We welcome this recognition because it reflects all the hard work and impact made by our staff, led by John Choe, and our members and board in supporting and promoting the most diverse and dynamic community in America.”

To read more, visit Patch.

존 최 사무총장·샤론 이 부보로장 ‘2019 퀸즈서 가장 영향력 있는 인물 100인’에

존 최 플러싱상공회의소 사무총장과 샤론 이 퀸즈보로 부보로장이 뉴욕의 정치전문매체 시티앤스테이트(City&State)가 선정한 ‘2019년 퀸즈에서 가장 영향력 있는 인물 100인’에 선정됐다.

시티앤스테이트는 4일 퀸즈 정치인과 사회운동가 가운데 최 사무총장이 59번째, 이 부보로장이 89번째로 영향력 있는 인물이라고 소개했다.

시티앤스테이트는 “최 사무총장은 뉴욕시의 대표적인 차이나타운으로 급성장하고 있는 플러싱 지역 주민들을 위해 활발한 활동을 이어오고 있다”며 “특히 이민자들이 운영하는 스몰비즈니스를 대상으로 교육과 네트웍 기회를 제공하고 있다”고 말했다.

To read more, visit the Korea Times.

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IQ vs Emotional Intelligence

There was a time when intelligence quotient (IQ) ruled all. From educational placements to job interviews, IQ was deemed to be the No. 1 predictor of future successes. However, psychologist Daniel Goleman (featured on Schooley Mitchell) has spent over two decades bringing the concept – and importance – of emotional intelligence to the masses, and for good reason. Research shows nearly two-thirds of careers go off the rails because of issues related to emotional intelligence, including inability to build trust or resolve interpersonal issues, or demonstrating poor leadership during times of conflict.
In one of Goleman’s studies, he took a look at software engineers, asking their peers to undertake a full 360-degree evaluation of their success. When the results were analyzed, Goleman discovered the peers had zero correlation between IQ and success: it was all about emotional intelligence. To learn more, watch Goleman’s Big Think video, Emotional Intelligence at Work: Why IQ Isn’t Everything.
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About the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce

 The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is a multicultural membership association of entrepreneurs and civic leaders representing the most diverse community in New York.  The Chamber fosters the economic growth, inclusive diversity, and shared prosperity of greater Flushing through advocacy, networking, and education. More information is available at

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Explore Korean Beauty in Flushing!

Welcome to the Korean Beauty World! If you are new to this kind of beauty, this is the perfect introduction for you and if you already understand the process of Korean Beauty then we have selected the top beauty products in each step. Korean Beauty is known for exceptional product innovation and maintaining healthy skin for compelling results using various steps. Check out our latest YouTube video, as we explore the K-Beauty World and discover the top skincare products in the 6-Step System.

Korean Beauty Shops Featured: The Yeon Cosmetic, Club Clio Professional, The Saem, Morning Glory, Besfren Beauty, The Face Shop.

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GALA 2017: Flushing Fantastic!

Join the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce in Celebrating a FANTASTIC FUTURE for our Community

Help celebrate our third anniversary as a multicultural membership association of entrepreneurs, business owners, and civic leaders in the most diverse community in New York!

Our Chamber represents the fastest growing and most dynamic business community in the United States. Attracting firms from around the world – two dozen languages are spoken here – we are already an international trade hub and the fourth largest commercial district in New York. As the center of small business activity in the metropolitan region – 90% of our 6,000 firms have less than 10 workers – we are also the new face of American entrepreneurship.

With your support, we have accomplished much this year – launching Flushing’s first district marketing campaign, expanding our community night market at Flushing Meetinghouse and the Greenmarket at Maple Playground, advocating for better transit and infrastructure investment, providing free marketing workshops to help local entrepreneurs. Join us as we celebrate these accomplishments and more!

RSVP @ Eventbrite

Honorary Host Committee:

Borough President Melinda Katz, Congresswoman Grace Meng, Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Assemblyman Ron Kim, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, Councilman Peter Koo, Liu Tee Shu, Peter Tu, Paul Yoo, Alfonso Quiroz, Richard McEachern, Chris Kui, Al Harris, Taehoon Kim, Evan Jerome, Michael Hing Lam, Alfred Rankins, Leo Zhang, Don Capalbi, Mike Cheng, James Chen, Alice Lee, Maureen Regan, Michael Wang, and John Choe

Cordially Invites You to Our
Third Anniversary Celebration


Friday, October 13, 6-9pm

Daedong Manor Ballroom

150-24 Northern Blvd
Flushing, NY 11354

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Keynote Speaker:

The Honorable John C. Liu

Honoring Our Neighborhood Heroes:

Gary Hu of Flushing Chinese Business Association

Jerry and David Antonacci of Crown Container

Rev. Wilfredo Benitez of St. George’s Church

Danny Lye of Danny’s Steakhouse & Oyster Bar

John Hong of Hanmi Realty

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The Sport of Kings in Queens Exhibition

The Sport of Kings in Queens
Exhibition Presented by the Queens Historical Society
Queens has been a major center of thoroughbred horse racing since 1667 when King Charles II of England established the first race course in his North American Possessions.

This exhibition details the history of this amazing sport in Queens from those early days, 350 years ago to the present, and its concomitant cultural, social and economic dimensions and impact. It relates stories of the sport’s legends-horses, jockeys, trainers, and iconic races.

The Sport of Kings in Queens: Celebrating 350 Years of Thoroughbred Horse Racing
Sunday, October 8, 2017
2:30 – 4:30 pm
$5 General Admission
$3 Senior & Student Admission
Free Members
Sunday, October 8, 2017
LOCATION: Queens Historical Society & Flushing Town Hall

The Sport of Kings in Queens Ticket 

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Flushing Transportation: Past, Present & Future August 15

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce (GFCC) and the Institute for Rational Urban Mobility (IRUM) invite you to a walking tour of the past, present and future of Flushing’s transportation:

Central Flushing Transportation

Past, Present and Future

Tour and discussion Tuesday, August 15, 2017

6-7:30 PM: Walk in downtown Flushing meets at the NW corner of Main St./39 Avenue (one block north of Main St. Flushing #7 terminus at St. George’s church) led by Dr. Jack Eichenbaum, Flushing native and Queens Borough Historian

7:30 onward: Discussion and refreshments at the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce

Cost: $5 fee (for expenses and refreshments)

Maximum 30 participants

Transportation in Central Flushing

Main St/Roosevelt Ave is the third busiest pedestrian intersection in NYC

Public Transportation (MTA):

  • LIRR Port Washington line to Main St.
  • Number 7 Subway to Main St.
  • More than 20 MTA buses including Q44 and Q50 from the Bronx and N20 and N21 from Nassau County.

Public Transportation (Privately owned and operated)

  • Chinatown Shuttles to Manhattan and Brooklyn
  • Korean van services to Fort Lee and Palisades Park, NJ
  • Van services to shopping malls
  • Frequent Casino bus schedules
  • Driving on congested arteries with complex one-way patterns, restricted turns and parking difficulties

Historical Transportation Options in Flushing

  • Former railroads (see on walk)
  • Former trolley
  • Former ferry services
  • Former Bus terminal and unfilled promises for a new one(see on walk)
  • Commuter parking at Shea Stadium
The walking tour will highlight current projects: 

ADA accessibiity for the LIRR Main St. station, Widening of Main St. sidewalks, Conversion of a municipal parking lot into affordable housing, Two megamalls under construction

Current traffic problems:

Interrupted street grid, Bus turn-around routes, SBS priority route compromised, Illegal motorist turns, Motorists impeding bus mobility.

Parking: Disappearance of municipal lots, Police appropriation of parking, Illegal parking

Obstacles to safe pedestrian experiences: Pedestrian crossing maintenance, Autos parked in crosswalks and on sidewalks, construction, City agencies and elected officials unresponsive to citizen complaints

Ideas for Improvements in Central Flushing:

About the Institute for Rational Urban Mobility, Inc.

The Institute for Rational Urban Mobility, Inc (IRUM) is a nonprofit organization that studies and promotes the enhanced livability and increased economic competitiveness of New York City through a program of innovative transport reforms. IRUM’s goals are articulated in its Livable City Transport Plan, which contains 15 interrelated strategies for improving public transport, reducing car use, and enhancing the walking environment. Upon its formation, IRUM assumed responsibility for Auto-Free New York (AFNY), a committee formed by Transportation Alternatives in 1989. IRUM also hosts the Regional Rail Working Group (RRWG) of transit experts from the tri-state metropolitan area. Since July 1999, IRUM has hosted Vision42, a citizen initiative for an auto-free light rail boulevard on 42nd Street. For more information, visit


The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit membership association that fosters the economic growth, inclusive diversity, and shared prosperity of our community through advocacy, networking, and education. The Chamber is promoting the Tour de Flushing as part of the new “FlushingFantastic” district marketing campaign, which is designed to boost the local economy by supporting small business owners and attracting more visitors. For more information, go to






For more info: Flushing Transportation: Past, Present & Future

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