Business

Awards, networking at LIC Partnership breakfast
Awards, networking at LIC Partnership breakfast
Business Samuel Lieberman 6/27/2012 at 12:36PM

The Long Island City Partnership hosted its annual Business Improvement District (BID) meeting last week, and over breakfast, attendees networked and discussed the betterment of the flourishing neighborhood. Keynote speaker George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Company Inc., stated the importance of New York’s hospitality industry, calling New York the nation’s premier port of entry. [...]

All-Star Game may be boom for Queens business
All-Star Game may be boom for Queens business
Business Liam La Guerre 5/24/2012 at 4:09PM

Businesses owners are hoping that the 2013 MLB All-Star Game will hit one over the fence. As baseball fans everywhere flock to the 84th All-Star Game next year at Citi Field, Queens businesses are prepping for the influx of customers. “It gives Queens a huge national event. We’re planning to promote ‘the All-Star Game comes [...]

LIC to get BID
LIC to get BID
Business Michael Pantelidis 5/04/2012 at 12:30PM

Industrial business in LIC may soon be “improving.” The city is progressing with its plan to launch Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), which are formal organizations made up of property owners who are dedicated to promoting business development and improving the quality of life in their area, in four industrial neighborhoods across the five boroughs – [...]

LIC Partnership Night Out
LIC Partnership Night Out
Business Michael Pantelidis 5/04/2012 at 11:55AM

LIC Partnership hosted its Neighborhood Night Out event on April 17 at Alewife, located at 5-14 51st Avenue. The annual affair provided LIC businesses with an opportunity to network and mingle – as well as share a beer and a laugh, as attendees followed up cocktails at the local watering hole with a show at [...]

No More Rotten ‘Apple’
No More Rotten ‘Apple’
Business Michael Pantelidis 5/03/2012 at 12:09PM

Long Island City’s “Apple Building” – currently eaten to its core – will soon be ripe again. The edifice, located at 30-30 Northern Boulevard and known for the large sign on its roof – left behind by the Apple Red Tag & Label company when it ceased operations in the 1970s – has been mostly [...]

Food Fight: Bayside biz say food carts hurt
Food Fight: Bayside biz say food carts hurt
Business Melissa Chan 5/03/2012 at 11:02AM

Bayside business owners say mobile food vendors that are popping up in the area and setting up shop near established eateries may be carting revenue away from them. According to Sammy An, owner of Cue Bar on Bell Boulevard, a piggybacking Halal food cart vendor’s 24-hour service has robbed him of income. “I keep seeing [...]

Bayside Bid Battle Brewing
Bayside Bid Battle Brewing
News Michael Pantelidis 4/27/2012 at 11:06AM

A business battle is brewing in Bayside. Store owners on Bell Boulevard attended a meeting on April 18 organized by Gregg Sullivan – the former director of the Bayside Village Business Improvement District (BID) – to address concerns about the current state of the organization. During the meeting, the BID members in attendance voted to [...]

Best of the Boro Voting is Live: Don’t delay, vote today!
Best of the Boro Voting is Live: Don’t delay, vote today!
News Billy Rennison 4/24/2012 at 11:33AM

Cast your vote for the best in Queens’ Family, Education & Recreation. Hundreds of nominations have poured in to the Best of the Boro’s fourth and final round and now residents can select who stands out above the competition. With seemingly endless entertainment options, this category allows residents to choose the borough’s best places to [...]

Bank helps customers  prepare for retirement
Bank helps customers prepare for retirement
Business Timothy Petropoulos 4/23/2012 at 10:45AM

The road to retirement is often a tricky one, with many obstacles along the way. On April 18, Dime Savings Bank tried to make that road a little smoother by hosting a dinner to discuss options for retirement with select customers at Luigi’s Italian Restaurant in Glen Oaks. This is the third event of its [...]

Are you a true believer or just a salesperson?
Blogs / Columnists / Voices Queens Courier Staff 3/01/2012 at 5:33PM

What do you believe in? What are your real beliefs? I’m asking you these questions so you can have a clearer picture as to why sales are made or lost. “Jeffrey, you don’t understand,” you whine. “Our customers are price buyers!” No Jackson, YOU don’t understand. You BELIEVE they’re price buyers, and until you change [...]