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‘This is Queens’ app launches
‘This is Queens’ app launches
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 6/27/2013 at 4:33PM

All of Queens is now available right in your pocket. The Queens Chamber of Commerce announced the launch of the “This is Queens” app for Android and iPhone mobile devices on June 27, in time for tons of tourists at upcoming major events in the borough. The app, which can be downloaded at ThisisQueens.com, is [...]

Call for full gaming at Resorts World Casino
Call for full gaming at Resorts World Casino
Business Terence M. Cullen 5/29/2013 at 11:46AM

Politicians and leaders in the Queens business community are calling for the state to ante up on full gaming in Queens. State legislators and the Queens Chamber of Commerce called for a better plan to give Queens a casino if voters approve table gaming this November. They said Resorts World Casino New York City could [...]

Rising Stars of Queens honored
Rising Stars of Queens honored
News Queens Courier Staff 2/08/2013 at 11:18AM

The stars aligned last week when The Queens Courier honored 40 of the borough’s budding young professionals. “It’s awesome to be honored, and it’s humbling to be among these people,” said Eric Abrams, 26, digital media and membership associate for the Queens Chamber of Commerce. “I feel like I’m on my way up.” Abrams — [...]

New law to help customers contesting costly water bills
New law to help customers contesting costly water bills
Business Cristabelle Tumola 10/24/2012 at 1:34PM

Following a record number of disputed water bills, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio introduced legislation today that prevents late fees, liens and foreclosure on home and business owners fighting the charges. He made the announcement at a Queens Chamber of Commerce small business forum that was held this morning at the Queens Library Flushing branch. [...]

Celebrity meets and greets Queens biz owners
Celebrity meets and greets Queens biz owners
Business Queens Courier Staff 10/21/2012 at 12:34AM

Celebrity Bill Rancic attended AT&T’s business roundtable in Queens last week. Rancic, who is also an entrepreneur and bestselling author, appeared with AT&T experts to meet with about 30 Queens small business owners, hailing from across the borough, to offer tips and discuss challenges and rewards of powering your own small business effort. Jack Friedman, [...]

Courier hosts Power Breakfast on future of LIC’s tech boom
Courier hosts Power Breakfast on future of LIC’s tech boom
Networking Events Terence M. Cullen 10/12/2012 at 10:16AM

Seth Pinsky, president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), made clear that as business sectors based in the city move forward, technology will become more crucial. “As we like to say at EDC: whereas in the past the technology industry was a sector; increasingly, today, the economy itself is the tech sector.” [...]

Affordable Care Act’s impact on small biz
Health Liam La Guerre 7/25/2012 at 10:06AM

At a recent business workshop local small business owners and employees learned that although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will give them necessary health coverage, it may come at a high price. Sher Sparano, president of the Benefits Advisory Service, broke down the law’s effects on small businesses to nearly a dozen uncertain and bewildered [...]

Mayor Bloomberg: Willets Point facelift to bring thousands of jobs
Mayor Bloomberg: Willets Point facelift to bring thousands of jobs
News Timothy Petropoulos 6/14/2012 at 12:24PM

More than 12,000 construction jobs and 7,000 permanent jobs will come from the proposed Willets Point renovation, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, which includes retail space, a hotel and quicker access to the Van Wyck Expressway. The reconstruction — to be funded by $3 billion in private investment, as well as $100 million in city capital [...]

Parking just got more pleasant
News Michael Pantelidis 4/13/2012 at 4:59PM

Newly approved legislation is providing drivers with peace of mind by curbing unfair parking fines. Councilmember James Gennaro joined community leaders and residents to celebrate the passage of a law requiring any parking ticket to be cancelled upon the presentation of a valid muni-meter receipt no later than five minutes after the violation is issued. [...]