Ung announces partnership with Queens Chamber of Commerce to assist small businesses thrive – QNS.com

Ung announces partnership with Queens Chamber of Commerce to assist small businesses thrive – QNS.com

Councilwoman Sandra Ung and Queens Chamber of Commerce (QCC) President and CEO Tom Grech on Thursday, Sept. 22, introduced a partnership to supply free of charge steering to little organization entrepreneurs via the Compact Small business Source Community (SBRN). 

On the to start with and third Thursday of every single thirty day period Suzan King, the chamber’s tiny enterprise restoration expert, will be at Ung’s district office environment, situated at 135-27 38th Ave., Suite 388 in Flushing, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to supply a wide variety of services and support to regional modest companies. Support will be made available in equally English and Mandarin.

King will supply guidance and assistance in the regions of funding, grants, tech assist, legal counseling, and company coaching. 

“I am delighted to be joining Council member Ung at her office environment to give steerage and support to little company proprietors in both English and Mandarin,” King reported. “I am ready to get started and aid these tiny company entrepreneurs get obtain to means integral to their advancement and achievements.” 

Ung thanked QCC and Grech for bringing these important products and services to the neighborhood right after the pandemic devastated organizations in Flushing, as it did citywide. 

“I encourage neighborhood smaller organization owners to take gain of this possibility to speak straight with an skilled and understand about the quite a few resources readily available to not just assist you recover, but prosper,” Ung claimed. 

In accordance to Grech, modest firms are the coronary heart of Queens, and QCC desires to be certain all modest business enterprise homeowners have the means and data they need to have to develop and triumph. 

“This partnership with Council Member Ung will enable to give very important data and guidance to these small businesses and support them to carry on to lead to Queens economic advancement nicely into the future,” Grech explained. 

The Tiny Business enterprise Resource Community is a community-non-public partnership involving the New York Metropolis Economic Advancement Company, Partnership for New York Town, Peter G. Peterson Foundation, and the Chambers of Commerce in every single of the five boroughs. Mayor Eric Adams lately declared a $1.5 million investment in the initiative, which extends its programming through 2023.

Considering that its inception in 2020, the SBRN has assisted above 10,000 tiny companies citywide, with 76 p.c of people being minority or girls-owned. In the meantime, the Chamber’s Open + Online workforce has finished above 750 jobs that have improved the digital presence of regional firms, together with planning web sites and logos and Search engine optimization consultations. 

With the assistance of King, Anna Lo not long ago secured a $10,000 grant for her business, DMA Consulting. She utilized the cash to shell out back hire and address other miscellaneous expenditures.

“I inspire other community enterprise proprietors to get advantage of this chance to communicate with an pro and check out the lots of distinct ways to enable your business enterprise develop and thrive,” Lo mentioned. 

Organization entrepreneurs interested in a no cost 30-minute session can program an appointment by way of Ung’s place of work by emailing district20@council.nyc.gov, or by calling  (718) 888-8747. 

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