Business Calendar

Feb. 26- Small Business Procurement Day, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. LaGuardia Community College, 29-10 Thomson Ave., C Building, 2nd Floor Lobby, Long Island City. Continental breakfast. RSVP to 718-482-5303. Cosponsored by LaGuardia’s Small Business Developm

Feb. 27- Queens 2004 Economic and Industry Forecast Breakfast, 9 – 11 a.m., Citibank at Court Square, Long Island City. Panelists include Jonathan Bowles, Research Director, Center for an Urban Future; Jason Bram, Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of NY; Adam Friedman, ED, NYIRN; GiffordMiller, NYC Council Speaker Speaker; Gail Roseman, EVP, Sholom & Zuckerbrot Realty LLC; Marilyn Marks Rubin, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, John Jay College. Buy tickets in advance at 718.786.5300 x 21. rate of $40 per person. Non-members are $45 in advance and $55 at the door. Cosponsored by Queens Economic Development Corp. and Long Island City Business Developmeny Corporation.

March 4- Business Card Exchange – LaGuardia Community College. LaGuardia Community College Library, 31-10 Thomson Avenue Long Island City. 718-482-5000.

March 4- Growth Network is now seeking members for a new networking group forming in LIC for area business owners. The first Thurs. of each month, from 8 – 10 a.m. For both events, contact Jeremy Rawitz at 347-385-8500.

March 15- US Senator Hillary Clinton To Attend St. Patrick's Day Luncheon –- Terrace On The Park US Senator Hillary Clinton has accepted the Queens Chamber of Commerce's invitation to be guest speaker. Ceremonial Unit of the NYC Police Department, the NYC Police Department Emerald Society Pipes & Drums, Irish Tenor – Jimmy Walsh, the Hirten Family Irish Dancers and the Noel McAtasney Band. The luncheon is sponsored by Citibank, County Clare Consultants, Inc., Flushing Savings Bank, New York Hospital Queens and Queens County Savings Bank, A Division of New York Community Bank.

March 23- Jackson Lewis Law Breakfast Series – Queens Chamber Board Room – When the Whistle Blows: Minimizing the Risk of Retaliation and Whistleblowing Claims. Queens Chamber of Commerce, 75-20 Astoria Boulevard, Suite 140 Jackson Heights. 718-898-8500.

March 25- JFK Air Cargo Expo- Keep an eye on www.jfkaircargo.org.

April 15- NYC Parks & Recreation Celebration of the Anniversary of the 2nd World’s Fair.

April 28-Ronald McDonald House of Long Island Annual Networking Event, 267-07 76th Ave., New Hyde Park. Cocktails, food, coffee, deserts at no charge Bring plenty of business cards and door prizes will be awarded. Please call Rita Faber at Ext. 32 at 718-343-5683 or e-mail Rita at mail@rmhlongisland.org

May 3- Queens Theatre in the Park 10th Annual Gala.

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