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

Council Member Sandra Ung as well as President and CEO of the Queen’s Chamber of Commerce (QCC) Tom Grech Thursday, September 22, announced a partnership to provide free advice to small business owners through the Small Business Resource Network (SBRN).

First and third Thursday of every month Susan King, Small Business Recovery Chamber Specialist, will be located at the Ung District Office, located at 135-27 38th Ave., Suite 388 in Flushing, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm to provide a variety of services and assistance to local small businesses. Help will be offered in both English and Chinese.

King will offer assistance and guidance in the areas of funding, grants, technical support, legal advice and business coaching.

“I am delighted to join Council Member Ung in her office to provide guidance and support to small business owners in English and Chinese,” King said. “I’m ready to start and help these small business owners access resources an essential part of their growth and success.”

Ung thanked QCC and Grech for providing these vital services to the community after the pandemic devastated businesses in Flushing, as it did throughout the city.

“I encourage local small business owners to take this opportunity to speak directly with an expert and learn about the many resources available to help you not only recover, but thrive,” Ung said.

Small business is the heart of Queens, Grech says, and QCC wants all small business owners to have the resources and information they need to grow and succeed.

“This partnership with Council Member Ung will help provide important information and advice to these small businesses and help them continue to contribute to Queens’ economic growth going forward,” Grech said.

The Small Business Resource Network is a public-private partnership between the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the New York City Partnership, the Peter J. Peterson Foundation, and chambers of commerce in each of the five boroughs. Mayor Eric Adams recently announced a $1.5 million investment in an initiative that extends her program through 2023.

Since its inception in 2020, SBRN has assisted more than 10,000 small businesses across the city, 76 percent of which are owned by minorities or women. Meanwhile, the Open + Online Chamber team has completed over 750 projects that have improved the digital presence of local businesses, including website and logo development and SEO consulting.

With King’s help, Anna Lo recently received a $10,000 grant for her company, DMA Consulting. She used the money to pay rent and cover various other expenses.

“I encourage other local business owners to take this opportunity to speak with an expert and explore the many different ways to help your business grow and prosper,” Lo said.

Business owners interested in a free 30-minute consultation can make an appointment through Una’s office via email. [email protected], or call (718) 888-8747.

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