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Congresswoman Grace Meng

Representing the 6th District of New York

Meng to hold Queens small business summit

Jul 12, 2013
Press Release

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens), a member of the House Small Business Committee, announced today that she will hold a summit for small business owners in Queens. The event is scheduled to take place on Monday, July 15th from 2-4 p.m. on the lower level of the Flushing Library at 41-17 Main Street in Flushing.  

The summit is intended to assist entrepreneurs and small business owners in the borough by providing them with tips and resources to grow their businesses including information on financing, marketing, loans/grants, business plan development, tax exemptions, doing business with the federal and New York City governments and complying with regulatory matters.
 
The event will also include a panel discussion with representatives from key federal and city agencies including:
 
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
  • New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • New York City Sanitation Department 
Other organizations participating in the event with informational tables include:
 
  • Queens Chamber of Commerce
  • New York City Small Business Development Center
  • New York City Minority Business Development Agency Center
  • Renaissance Economic Development Corporation 
Small business owners will also be afforded the opportunity to ask any questions they may have.
 
The event will be moderated by Joyce Moy, Executive of the Asian American/Asian Research Institute.
 
“Small businesses are the economic engine of the Queens economy,” said Meng. “As a member of the Small Business Committee, I am happy to arrange this important summit. I urge all small business owners in Queens to attend, particularly those impacted by Hurricane Sandy, so they can learn valuable information to help their businesses, and become familiar with the critical resources available to them.”
 
Admission to the event is free but those seeking to attend should RSVP to mengRSVP@mail.house.gov or 718-445-7860.
 
 
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