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Queens Taste 2020 canceled amid COVID-19 pandemic

It was to be the party of the year with several dozen restaurants and beverage purveyors providing samples of their products to hundreds of revelers in a great venue. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Queens Taste will not take place this year. The organizers, the Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) and the Queens Tourism […]

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Queens Chamber of Commerce launches WeChat account to support Chinese-language businesses

The Queens Chamber of Commerce launched its WeChat initiative to provide Chinese-language businesses with resources in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic on April 22.  With over 1 billion monthly active users across the globe, WeChat is known as the most popular app for Chinese people, businesses and e-commerce. It allows users to text, call, […]

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Twelve local entrepreneurs selected as finalists in Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition

The Queens Economic Development Corporation last week announced the 12 finalists in the 14th annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition, a five-month challenge-and-instruction course sponsored by Resorts World Casino New York City. After attending the workshops and a financial bootcamp at Queens Public Library branches, the contestants submitted anonymous business plans to a panel of judges […]

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Queens Councilman Barry Grodenchik tests positive for COVID-19

Councilman Barry Grodenchik is the latest Queens politician who has tested positive for COVID-19. The elected official took to Twitter on April 2 to share the news of his diagnosis. “Today I received confirmation that I tested positive for coronavirus. I’ve been home with my family since March 14 and have had no physical contact […]

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‘Fuel the Frontlines’ initiative will support Queens hospital workers

BY BENJAMIN MANDILE “Fuel the Frontlines,” a Queens-based initiative to feed hospital workers in Queens, will bring pre-cooked meals to those working to fight the coronavirus.  The joint-initiative organized by the Queens borough president’s office, Entrepreneur Space and Queens Night Market will deliver thousands of meals over the course of a week starting Sunday, March […]

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