Op-ed: Why a Business Improvement District will help our business


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As a small business owner on Roosevelt Avenue, I understand what it is to a run mom-and-pop shop in this neighborhood. My parents immigrated to Queens and set up the business I currently run. For over a decade, our business has served as our family pride and our lifeline, and we have called Roosevelt Avenue our home.

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12th Annual Top Women in Business Awards draws nearly 1,000


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Photo by Allen Ngai

This year The Queens Courier’s 12th Annual Top Women in Business Awards & Networking event at Terrace on the Park broke records as close to 1,000 people came out to celebrate the accomplishments of the leading women of the Queens business world.

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Top Women in Business 2014


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The 12th Annual Top Women in Business networking and awards event on Tuesday, May 20, will honor influential women in business in Queens. The event will celebrate women of Queens finance, healthcare, education and entrepreneurship whose major achievements and participation in community activities has helped the borough grow. Along with recognizing notable Queens’s figures, the “Women […]

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Small business advocates push for new Queens development center


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Queens needs another small business development center, but one with flexible hours staffed with “culturally competent” workers, advocates and lawmakers said Tuesday at a Congressional Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce hearing in Queens College.

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Industrial Business Zones in danger of losing funding


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Industrial Business Zones may not receive funding from the city unless the City Council restores it.

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Jackson Heights, Corona get ‘taste’ of better living thru business improvement district


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Councilmember Julissa Ferreras

Businesses, property owners and residents along Roosevelt Avenue and Junction Boulevard are getting a taste of how being a business improvement district (BID) can improve their quality of life. Councilmember Julissa Ferreras announced sanitation and graffiti removal services for the areas. They come as part of her New Deal for Roosevelt Avenue, which promised a […]

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11th Annual Top Women in Business Awards honor leaders and trailblazers


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The leading women of the Queens business world came out to celebrate their accomplishments at The Queens Courier’s 11th Annual Top Women in Business Awards & Networking event at Terrace on the Park. Many of the borough’s best and brightest businesswomen received recognition for their diverse achievements. The Thursday, May 9 celebration opened up with […]

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Sunnyside businesses offering exclusive deals every Thursday in May


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

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Get ready to start hoppin’. Area businesses are participating in Hoppin’ Thursdays in Sunnyside, a weekly promotion for the month of May. Thirty-three business are offering exclusive deals to customers. The promotion is co-sponsored by the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District (BID) and Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars. The deals include dining and drink specials, discounts on […]

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Meet the 2013 Women in Business Honorees


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The 11th Annual Top Women in Business Awards & Networking event will honor influential women in business whose major achievements and whose participation in many community activities throughout the years has helped the borough grow.  In years past, the event has boasted attendance of over 700 people. The evening will feature networking with Queens’ top […]

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82nd Street Partnership expands business improvement district


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Logo Courtesy of the 82nd Street Partnership

The 82nd Street Partnership will now extend all the way through 114th Street as part of the New Deal for Roosevelt Avenue announced by Councilmember Julissa Ferreras. “The 82nd Street Partnership is thrilled to announce this endeavor of expanding our business improvement district to include the major commercial corridors of Roosevelt Avenue, Junction Boulevard, 103rd […]

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Op-Ed: Helping businesses recover


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BY ASSEMBLYMEMBER WILLIAM SCARBOROUGH New York has experienced a number of severe storms in recent years, and the resulting damage has been devastating to residents and to businesses. Damage from the two storms is said to exceed $40 billion to New Yorkers, and it is evident that we can now expect more severe weather events […]

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New campaign helps small businesses impacted by Sandy


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In an effort to help small businesses that have been affected by Sandy, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn joined forces with the Department of Small Business Services to launch the “Support NYC Small Business” campaign. This new promotional campaign encourages locals and tourists to shop in New York City neighborhoods that were hit hardest by […]

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Businesses recovering after Sandy


| tcullen@queenscourier.com

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When Sandy’s wrath started to hit Howard Beach, the channel — one of the main links of the community — started to flood. Pockets of low-lying areas of Cross Bay Boulevard became pools of icy water. The result was catastrophic damage to area homes and to the string of small businesses that characterize the neighborhood. […]

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