BY THOMAS GRECH
As you read this message, we’re ushering in 2022 with so many wonderful opportunities on the horizon. A new year always gives me a feeling of anticipation and hope for so many different things.
New York City’s 110th Mayor Eric Adams was sworn in with much expectation for all his administration will do to help transform our city, especially Queens. I considered it an honor to serve on his transition team in dual capacities as part of the Economic & Workforce Development and Public Safety & Justice teams.
It speaks to the inclusiveness of this administration and its impact on this diverse community we call home.
The Queens Chamber in 2021 was once again able to provide a significant amount of support to our small business community, thanks in part to strategic programs outreach led by Jacqueline Donado and Small Business Resource Network headed up by Neil Wagner.
His team is staffed by six amazing individuals known as Business Recovery Specialists. Combined, these two dynamic groups are making a real difference in the small business community here in Queens.
Funding for SBRN was provided by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, whose CEO we featured last month on our cover. This outstanding program will continue impacting small businesses well into the new year.
We’re looking forward to programming scheduled for this month, such as the Student Series brought to you by Queens Chamber Internship Connection. Whether you’re in college or know a student interested in exploring career opportunities, this month’s program with Wendt Partners, a B2B business growth consulting firm, is designed with you in mind.
I’m excited about all the Chamber has to offer as we launch into a new year. There’s something for everyone. It continues to be my honor and pleasure to serve this diverse community we call home.
Happy New Year to you and yours. Thank you for your support and I look forward to seeing you in person at one of our upcoming events.