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Local News October 27, 2011  RSS feed

QEDC Workers, Entrepreneurs Have A Big October



It was a busy month for the Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC). On Tuesday, Oct. 11, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney visited the Entrepreneur Space in Long Island City to discuss ways that the federal government can help small businesses with QEDC Executive Director Seth Bornstein and E-Space Founder Kathrine Gregory. Then she toured the facility, which rents a commercial kitchen, workstations and classrooms, while providing counseling in such areas as marketing, negotiating and pricing. Maloney (at left in right photo) sampled products made by Janine Frank (center), owner of the Shoebox Bakery, and Sara Thomas (right). On Thursday, Oct. 13, setting goals and deadlines were the hot topics at a Power Networking Breakfast held at Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens. Jackson Heights resident Sonia J.T. Saleh (back row, third from right in left photo), who runs the business-consulting firm Uplifting Nonprofits, offered techniques to help individuals develop a business plan to accomplish their financial goals. Then Frank Dito (back row, far right) from the Small Business Administration explained the ways that his federal agency can help budding entrepreneurs. The event was organized by Darinka Maldonado (front row, far right) from the Queens Women’s Business Center, a division of the QEDC. It was a busy month for the Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC). On Tuesday, Oct. 11, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney visited the Entrepreneur Space in Long Island City to discuss ways that the federal government can help small businesses with QEDC Executive Director Seth Bornstein and E-Space Founder Kathrine Gregory. Then she toured the facility, which rents a commercial kitchen, workstations and classrooms, while providing counseling in such areas as marketing, negotiating and pricing. Maloney (at left in right photo) sampled products made by Janine Frank (center), owner of the Shoebox Bakery, and Sara Thomas (right). On Thursday, Oct. 13, setting goals and deadlines were the hot topics at a Power Networking Breakfast held at Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens. Jackson Heights resident Sonia J.T. Saleh (back row, third from right in left photo), who runs the business-consulting firm Uplifting Nonprofits, offered techniques to help individuals develop a business plan to accomplish their financial goals. Then Frank Dito (back row, far right) from the Small Business Administration explained the ways that his federal agency can help budding entrepreneurs. The event was organized by Darinka Maldonado (front row, far right) from the Queens Women’s Business Center, a division of the QEDC.