Tag: queens-chamber-of-commerce

Op-ed: Small business owners require support to navigate the post-pandemic economy


Apr. 4, 2024 By Karen Calle In June 2022, my husband and I opened our restaurant, Bella Lulu’s, amidst the aftermath of the pandemic. With my husband leading in the kitchen, I tackled the challenges of running the business. The hurdles were daunting: COVID still loomed, prices soared and the market remained unforgiving. Yet, driven by…
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Middle Village Bagels claims the throne as best bagel spot in Queens

Middle Village Bagels

Feb. 13, 2024 By Anthony Medina Looking for the best bagel spot in Queens? Look no further. Middle Village Bagels, located at 79-16 Eliot Ave., has been crowned the best bagel spot in Queens. The Queens Chamber of Commerce named Middle Village Bagels the best spot for bagels in the borough on Feb. 9, after reviewing 55 nominations and tallying over 3,000 votes over several weeks. Middle Village Bagels is a neighborhood gem for many Queens natives, serving not just bagels but also an assortment of breakfast and lunch items. Those driving on Eliot Avenue may have spotted their signature…
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Two women-owned businesses recognized by borough-wide award


Jan. 12, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Two Queens small business owners were recognized as outstanding leaders at the Five Borough Minority and Women-Owned Business Leaders Award ceremony on Thursday. The MWBE Award is organized by TD Bank and the five chambers of commerce in each borough. To be considered for the award, businesses must have proven that they increased sales, profits or employees over the past three years and have demonstrated efforts to advance the minority business community, among other qualifications. The ten awardees from across the city run a range of businesses from restaurants to consulting firms. Some entered…
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Op-ed: Expanding opportunities for Queens restaurants


Dec. 13, 2023 By Thomas Grech As one of the most diverse places in the world, it’s no secret that Queens has some of the best restaurants and most delicious cuisines in the city. From Astoria to Jackson Heights to the Rockaways, there is not a single dish that you cannot find. The Queens Chamber…
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Queens Chamber of Commerce honors construction firm for work done on Flushing temple


Oct. 20, 2023 By Rachel Butler BR Construction Group is among the Queens Chamber of Commerce’s 2023 Building Award Winners for its work in renovating and expanding the Nichiren Shoshu Temple in Flushing. The temple serves as a place of worship for the Nichiren Shoshu Buddhist community on the east coast and the expansion was…
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Voting underway for Queens Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural best barbecue competition

Aug. 29, 2023 By Bill Parry After Rocco’s of Roc Beach was declared the winner of the inaugural Queens’ Best Pizza Competition organized by the Queens Chamber of Commerce in February and Empanadas Café in Corona was declared the winner of the Queens’ Best Empanada Competition in May, voting has begun to determine who has the best barbecue restaurant in the borough. Members of the public are encouraged to vote for their favorite eatery from among 19 nominated establishments to settle the debate over who in Queens serves up the best barbecue. The nominated restaurants include traditional barbecue joints, as…
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