PRESIDENT & CEO’S MESSAGE: Eight Simple Words

BY THOMAS GRECH

There’s a phrase “to whom much is given, much is required.” These words are simple yet powerful. We’re all responsible to manage what we have, however, at the end of the day it’s what you do with those possessions that really matters.

As business owners of all sizes, especially the small ones, you bear the weight of all responsibilities associated with operating a revenue-generating entity. Being an entrepreneur means wearing many different hats.

All of your expertise and knowledge comes together to give you a unique opportunity to successfully navigate the business world. Much is given, much is required.

October offers numerous opportunities to network with the Queens Chamber. There is our fast-moving speed networking, an event guaranteed to move you out of your comfort zone by giving you just two minutes to make introductions with new contacts. You’ll easily increase your professional network.

One Station Plaza in Bayside will play host to our first mix-and-mingle networking event of the fall season. Unlike speed networking, you’ll have two hours to build a rapport with your fellow business owners. The wonderful open environment will be conducive to building new connections.

We wrap up the month by returning to the iconic TWA Hotel at JFK Airport as we recognize the best and brightest who have made their mark in the development of Queens. Carlo A. Scissura, Esq., President & CEO of New York Building Congress, will serve as the evening’s keynote speaker. This is one opportunity you don’t want to miss.

Queens Chamber continues to do what we do best: serve the business community through networking opportunities, educational programs to keep you on the cutting edge of business, and advocating on your behalf.

A gentleman who knows a great deal about “much being given, much being required” is Steve Cohen, owner of my favorite baseball team the New York Mets. As this month’s cover story, learn how selfless this amazing, kind-hearted individual really is and how he impacted the Queens small business community.

I’m grateful to you for your support of Queens Chamber and allowing me the opportunity to have the best job in the world.

We’re in this thing together. Queens STRONG!

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