Less than two weeks until the Queens Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s annual Golf Outing and Dinner!


Annual Golf Outing FlyerOn Monday September 24th, the Queens Chamber Foundation will be holding its annual Golf Outing and Dinner.  It will be hosted at the Garden City Country Club. This daylong opportunity to connect with Queens Business people is definitely something you don’t want to miss. This year, the Queens Chamber will be honoring the Honorable US Congressional Representative Joe Crowley.

The event will be filled with fun, food, and professional networking. The breakfast commences at 9am-10:30am. Registration for golf lasts until 12:30 followed by the shotgun start/golf outing until 5 pm. After golf is the cocktail hour, dinner, awards, raffles and silent auction, concluding at 8 pm. If you are unable to golf, you can attend the dinner portion of the evening.
Attendees can also sponsor the event through various streams of advertisement. For sponsorship opportunities, please see the attached flyer and contact Joanne Persad at 718.898.8500×123.

To register, please go to

https://queenschamber.eventbank.com/event/9321/?pk_campaign=widget-event- list.

The Queens Chamber of Commerce thanks you for your continued support and they hope to see you there!


The Queens Chamber of Commerce announces the 2018 Business Person of the Year Awards


Honorees_Flier_2018_8x5The Queens Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce the 2018 Business Person of the Year Awards. They will be held on October 10th from 6-9 pm at Terrace on the Park. The Queens Chamber of Commerce will honor four exemplary people in the business world. These honorees display strong business skills, street smarts and book smarts. They thrive through hard work, bringing them success and status to their professional position.
The first businessperson will be hall of fame honoree, John Catsimatidis. John is the Owner, President, Chairman and CEO of Red Apple Group. Additionally, the Queens Chamber also will be honoring Christopher Horch, an Associate Partner at JB&B, Sister Tesa Fitzgerald; Founder & Executive Director at Hour Children, and Nick Tziazas, President at Lyons Mortgage Services, Inc.

Please visit https://queenschamber.eventbank.com/event/9487/ to get your tickets and register for this wonderful extravaganza. Table and sponsorship opportunities are available for attendees also. For more information on that, please visit the advertising tab in the above link.

This will be a night of wonderful networking where you can make meaningful connections to Queens business people.

The Queens Chamber of Commerce are very excited for this, and they hope to see you there!

Fall classes are open for registration at the Fitzpatrick Academy of Irish Dance!


Sign up for classes before October 17th and receive 10% off!

Fitzpatrick Academy of Irish Dance

Make Lifelong Friends! Learn Valuable Skills! Create Lasting Memories! Registration for fall classes is now open for the Fitzpatrick Academy of Irish Dance.

The Fitzpatrick Academy of Irish Dance ensures that all students receive the best possible Irish dance education. Classes are forming at all four locations: Whitestone, Middle Village, Woodside, and Astoria. They range from Beginner level to Champion level. All classes are tiered and differentiated to best fit the needs of each, individual child. Their class structure affords dancers more one-on-one attention with their teacher and all classes are held in a professional studio setting. Although the school has a strict focus on competition, they also cater to non-competitive dancers who enjoy learning the basics and traditions of Irish dance.


The Fitzpatrick Academy of Irish Dancing is a premier Irish dance academy in Queens, NY. It was founded by champion dancer Kelly Fitzpatrick, TCRG (a certified teacher under the esteemed Irish Dancing governing body, An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha, in Dublin, Ireland), in the Spring of 2010. As they enter their eighth year, the Fitzpatrick Academy has produced incredibly dedicated and talented dancers who are not only eligible to compete at a National and International basis, but have already ranked highly at these levels.


The Fitzpatrick Academy is the recipient of the 2018 Irish Echo Community Champion Award. Additionally, dancers have had the wonderful opportunity of participating in a variety of parades and performances; some prestigious highlights include the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade Installation Dinner, the Queen’s Chamber of Commerce St. Patrick’s Luncheon, several TV appearances and Irish Heritage Night at Citi Field.

To find out more information about registration for Fall Classes, please visit www.fitzpatrickacademy.com, or call (516) 404-6946. Additionally, please email fitzpatrickacademy@gmail.com.

VISIONS announces ticket prices for their Annual Dinner, “Party with a Purpose.”


On Tuesday, September 25th, 2018, VISIONS will host their annual dinner for the Queens Advisory Board, called, “Party with a Purpose.” This dinner, held at Douglaston Manor from 7-10 pm, will feature a variety of different activities filled with loads of fun, laughs, and lasting memories!

Ticket prices for the event are 100 dollars for an individual ticket. If you are under 30 years of age, ticket prices are 65 dollars. If you are visually impaired, ticket prices are 65 dollars..

In addition to the ticket prices, VISIONS would also like to announce the opportunity for attendees to purchase tables at the event. Attendees could buy anywhere from a Friend Table all the up to a Benefactor Table. Also, attendees can print journal ads to advertise goods and services for many attendees to see. Lastly, attendees could also be sponsored, or even sponsor something else, from Journal sponsors to Presenting sponsors. There are many opportunities for attendees get involved with this great event!

VISIONS mission is to help the blind and visually impaired lead thriving lives, while educating the public to understand the needs of those people.

For more information, go to visionsvcb.org.

Congratulations to the Fitzpatrick Academy of Irish Dance on their Performance at a New York Mets Game


Fitzpatrick Academy GirlsCongratulations to the Fitzpatrick Academy of Dance. On Friday, August 3rd, the young Irish-Step dancers performed their hearts out at Irish Heritage Night, hosted at Citifield. Citifield, the home baseball stadium of the New York Mets, hosts an annual Irish Night every year to honor traditional Irish Heritage.They have consistently been invited to perform for the past five years. The performance keeps the audience mesmerized with the true talent of each dancer shining through. This year was no different as each dancer possesses an immense passion for Irish step dance. The performance was the starting event of the night, ultimately followed by a Mets Baseball Game. The Fitzpatrick Academy of Irish Dance have also performed at a wide variety of other prestigious engagements, including the Manhattan St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Queen’s Chamber of Commerce Luncheon.

The Fitzpatrick Academy of Irish Dancing was founded by Kelly Fitzpatrick, TCRG (certified teacher under Irish Dancing governing body, An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha, in Dublin, Ireland), in the Spring of 2010.  After coming from a long line of Irish dancing relatives (including 1994 World Champion, Kerry Hutchinson), Kelly began dancing at the age of 3 and has trained under some of the best Irish Dancing teachers in the United States. As a two-time regional champion, she was not only fortunate enough to travel around the world to compete, but has maintained high rankings on a national and international level throughout her dancing career. She went on to win medals in both solo and ceili dancing at the highest level of competition, the All Ireland and World Championships.

Registration is open for the fall! To register, call 516-404-6946 or email fitzpatrickacademy@gmail.com to reserve your spot.


Can’t make the first class?  Dancers are welcome to enroll anytime!

Antun’s of Queens Village is Now Hiring All Levels of Experience


Since January of 1945, Antun’s has assembled great teams of employees, who are like family. Now, Antun’s continues that legacy by looking for people to join!

Antun’s welcomes anyone with the will to learn and passion for the hospitality industry. Hiring all levels of experience, they take the time and care to efficiently train new staff in order to provide the very best service. From waiters and waitresses to managers and maître d’hôtels, every aspect of the Antun’s team is crucial to its success. Antun’s is also in search of experienced individuals with a management background.

Antun’s legacy revolves around providing guests with the utmost of respect and hospitality, while maintaining an atmosphere of enjoyment and pleasure. On a day- to-day basis, Antun’s employees obtain valuable knowledge of the hospitality industry, while experiencing a plethora of lifelong memories.

From the moment guests arrive through the pillars at the front entrance, to the moment they enter their car to go home after a memorable celebration, Antun’s assures the best possible service that aims to exceed expectations. Through the intricate planning stages of every event, Antun’s employees use their passion, creativity, and professional dedication to achieve their vision. They keep the guests needs and wants their top priority, and in turn, they ultimately create an extremely memorable experience.

Ask any employee what they like best about working at Antun’s and they will all tell you the same thing: their coworkers. Their love for Antun’s is proven through the establishments’ impressive retention rate, with some employees having been working there for decades. Richard Bowlin, otherwise known as Mr. Antun’s, started working at Antun’s in September of 1985 as a waiter. Now, as the senior manager, he comes to work every day with a smile on his face, and a love for his job.

“I truly love working here. I love to make people happy, and with my coworkers by my side, I know I can do that every day. Good work, great money, and lifelong friends.” – Richard Bowlin, 32 years of service at Antun’s.

As a successful catering and event venue for over 65 years, Antun’s has touched the lives of many different guests, reaching unique milestones only few can achieve. Antun’s is one of the few places that are able to say they hosted a couples wedding reception, and 60th wedding anniversary! So, come and apply to be a part of the Antun’s family! It truly is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

If you are interested in becoming part of a team that helps make lasting life memories for their guests, all while having a wonderful time please call Antun’s at 718-468-6400.

Tomorrow, the Queens Chamber of Commerce sets sail with their 2018 Annual Boat Cruise!


Tomorrow, on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018, the Queens Chamber of Commerce will host their annual 2018 Boat Cruise. While the event starts at 5 pm, the boat sets sail from Flushing, New York at 6 pm, lasting until 8 pm. This extravagant excursion includes a wide variety of engagements, surely leaving a lasting memory for attendees!

Commencing at 5 pm, the celebrations festivities take off! This includes a grand open bar (open for all three hours of the event), a DJ, multiple full-carving stations for your enjoyment, many passed appetizers, a vast range of huge giveaways, and many other prizes, raffles, and more! The boat is fully weather proofed and air-conditioned; setting sail under rain or shine. This is most definitely an event you will regret missing!

Complimentary parking for attendees is adjacent to the Marina. For more information, please call 718.898.8500 or email info@queenschamber.org

For Ticket Inquiries, please go to the website listed below and sign up!

The Queens Chamber of Commerce hopes you see you tomorrow!