The executive director of the Flushing Chinese Business Association, Peter Tu, signs an affiliation agreement with the Queens Chamber of Commerce. (Courtesy of QCC)
Flushing’s business community has been among the hardest hit in the borough during the COVID-19 pandemic and is now positioning itself for an economic recovery as the city slowly reopens.
The Flushing Chinese Business Association and the Queens Chamber of Commerce have signed a formal affiliation agreement, which will allow the two organizations to share resources and information to support their member businesses.
âThis agreement between two of our borough’s leading business organizations will allow them to work together in new and innovative ways that will drive economic growth and create jobs right here in Queens. COVID-19 has created not only a public health crisis but also an economic crisis, so we must work together as one borough to do all we can to stimulate economic recovery and get people back to work, âthe president said. from the Borough of Queens, Donovan Richards. . âThis affiliation agreement between the Queens Chamber of Commerce and the Flushing Chinese Business Association is a big step in this direction,â and my sincere thanks to all who have helped bring this groundbreaking agreement to fruition.
The affiliation agreement will support economic development and promote harmony among the ethnic groups in Flushing.
âThe Queens Chamber of Commerce has always been a strong ally for Chinese-American businesses in Flushing, but especially over the past year when so many businesses have struggled with the pandemic,â said Peter Tu, Executive Director of the Flushing Chinese Business Association. “We are thrilled to be entering into this partnership with the chamber to bring more resources to businesses in our community, which will help our small businesses and neighborhoods thrive.”
The Queens Chamber of Commerce is the oldest and largest trade association in Queens, representing more than 1,100 businesses and over 100,000 employees in the borough.
âQueens County is the most diverse place in the world, and immigrant-owned businesses are creating jobs and opportunities in every neighborhood in our borough,â said Tom Grech, Chamber President and CEO of Queens Trade. âWe are grateful for this opportunity to partner with the Flushing Chinese Business Association to support Chinese and American businesses and give a fair actress the wealth of resources that the House has to offer. Peter Tu has long been a strong advocate for small business owners, and we look forward to continuing to work with him and his organization to ensure Flushing’s businesses can grow and prosper.
The mission of the chamber is to foster connections, educate for success, develop and implement programs, and advocate on behalf of members.
âThe Queens Chamber of Commerce and the Flushing Chinese Business Association are two of the greatest business advocates in our community,â said Councilor Peter Koo. “Joining forces as affiliates will allow for a wider range of resources and services for each organization, and I look forward to working more with them in the future.”