‘Star Networking Group’ meeting in Bayside

What could be better than networking and making business connections, all while benefiting a good cause?
The next “Star Networking Group,” an ongoing gathering that brings together established leading men and women of business, will be held on Thursday, April 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Plum Restaurant in Bayside.
“Anytime you can help someone less fortunate, it’s good,” said Kostas (Gus) Kantlis, owner of Plum.
Kantlis said that this event really hits home for him.
The father of three young children, he recently learned that the child of a very close friend was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes.
“It strikes a chord – anything I can do to help the community,” Kantlis said.
With the sponsorship of The Queens Courier and TD Bank, the “Star Networking Group” benefits charity – this time, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
“These networking events serve the primary purpose of The Queens Courier family of newspapers, as a vehicle to better the community and bring together businesses to foster commerce,” said Joshua Schneps, Co-Publisher. “The Star Networking Group also supports the community by acting as a fundraiser,” he added, noting that the previous event, held on the rooftop garden “Penthouse808” of the Ravel Hotel in Long Island City, raised $2,197 for Partners in Health for Haiti.
The April 22 “Star Networking Group” gathering features an open bar and hors d’oeuvres. A $25 per person donation to enter is required.
Plum (www.plumbaysideny.com) is located at 47-39 Bell Boulevard in Bayside. To learn more, or to R.S.V.P., contact Maria Romero at 718-224-5863, Ext 226.

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