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PPP and EIDL: Next Steps
What to do now that you have your loans?
Jun 9, 2020
(2 PM – 3 PM)
Online Webinar
Jackson Heights, New York
Local Business Video Call
Queens Chamber on the Go 2020 – NYC Business Resources

Chamber On-the-Go is a mobile business support program that helps New York City small business owners like you access free services. This program aims to connect you with free resources to help your business thrive from the NYC Department of Small Business Services and the Queens Chamber of Commerce. We also seek to answer questions and collect feedback on the challenges and opportunities facing your specific business community.

Webinars from SBS

NYC Department of Small Business Services

The NYC Department of Small Business Services helps unlock economic potential and create economic security for all New Yorkers by connecting New Yorkers to good jobs, creating stronger businesses, and building thriving neighborhoods across the five boroughs.
For more information on all of our services, call 311 or visit nyc.gov/sbs.
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Changing our Viewpoint: Business Planning During Covid-19 – Use this time before you reopen to plan ahead. In this course we will take a legal perspective on employment needs, contracts, labor laws and record keeping that the small business owner needs re-considered in the new post-COVID reality. As the business owners you will need review company’s policies, evaluate relationships with vendors, and consult OSHA and CDC guidelines for re-opening. Being prepared and knowing the facts will help in making informed decisions going forward. – June 3rd – Register here
Creating a Business Idea – Many entrepreneurs have a business idea and passion for it. But not nearly as many understand or have the research to prove the idea will work. The goal of this course is to provide you with the tools to analyze your customers, industry, and competitors. – June 3rd – Register here

 If you have any questions

please contact

Quadri Olanlege


When Will NYC Businesses

be Allowed to Open?

Once NYC meets all 7 metrics, non-essential businesses will reopen in phases with two weeks in between each phase. Re-opening dates for each phase will be set once the City meets the 7 Metrics.

  • Phase 1 nyc JUNE 8: non-essential retail shops can reopen but only with curbside or in-store pickup service (customers cannot shop around the store). This includes clothing stores, gift shops, and florists. *NOTE: Currently, only single-employee non-essential retail shops have been able to operate with the curbside or at-door service. This can continue until the “re-opening” date in NYC happens and then at that point you can begin to have more staff in the store.

What Can I Do to

Prepare My Business

For Reopening?

All Businesses are required to have a Re-Opening Safety Plan. NY State has provided a template to help you meet this requirement. Once you fill it out, print and share it with your staff. It does not need to be submitted to the State or the City.
Visit our special section – Queens Chamber Members Event

Our community is confronted by unprecedented challenges caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Queens Economic Development Corporation has asked expert speakers in the areas of Finance, Operations and Marketing to provide guidance as small businesses plan their reopening. Each webinar is designed to provide practical information you need, along with a Q&A session and follow-up materials.

Use this time to plan and prepare.

Please take advantage of the expertise our instructors can offer.



providing security

WATCH GUARD 24/7 is a long standing Queens Chamber of Commerce member that specializes in providing security, concierge, and fire safety director services to hundreds of locations throughout NY & NJ. WATCH GUARD 24/7 services residential and commercial industries and continues to be fully operational during the COVID-19 outbreak and ready to assist new and existing clients with their security needs.

For more information, please visit our website: www.WATCHGUARD247.com or call our office at 718-366-7018.

Lyons Mortgage –  As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we at Lyons Mortgage Services have taken important measures to ensure the safety of our clients and our staff.

We wish all of you well throughout this difficult period and want to assure you that we are working to serve your needs. Our office is currently open. Our employees have the ability to work remotely and are continuing to work on your loans.

Call us directly at 877-239-9572 or click here for more information

You can contact one of our loan officers for questions regarding a mortgage:


Alexis Astrinidis –



Visit our website: elyons.com, to apply online to refinance your mortgage or open a new purchase loan.
The U.S Census Bureau has launched a first-of-its-kind Video Prize Challenge for content creators to help get the word out about the 2020 Census for a chance to win up to $30,000. The goal of the competition is to reach hard-to-count communities, which depend on complete and accurate census data, with engaging and informative short-form videos. Click here to learn more.

Census 2020 is ongoing, and your response is more important that ever before because federal funding is almost always dependent on Census data. New York is underrepresented, which means we lose out on necessary funding for healthcare, schools, and assistance programs.

If you have not already done so, complete the Census online now by clicking here. It takes about 10 minutes.
Safety Facility Services is a Queens Chamber of Commerce Member facility services organization providing janitorial cleaning, security and concierge services, lighting, window cleaning, pest control and other services to thousands of clients nationally. With the Coronoravirus outbreak, they have been partnering with clients in a few ways – one of which is providing support staff as temporary coverage. They have the ability to supply additional staffing to your facility within a few hours’ notice. They provide top of the line disinfecting technology utilizing positive ions and a disinfecting mist spray to ensure all areas area properly disinfected as well as safety personnel disinfecting all high touch points including elevators, doorknobs, handrails, electronics and other areas. For more information click here.

ApostilleInt / Mundos Multiservice: We are licensed Notary Publics in NYS and we are still working during limited business hours Mon-Fri by appointment to provide the following services: Income Taxes, Translations, Apostille, Authentication, Embassy Legalizations and Notary (In-person, Mobil or Virtual options available for Notary).

We are located in Queens-NY, one block away from Junction Blvd and Roosevelt Ave. We are seeing clients by appointment only.

Address: 4008 Warren St 2FL, Elmhurst, NY 11373


During the COIVID state of emergency, TSINY continues to operate all our programs to meet the high demand for mental health care. Many of our services have moved to telehealth where you can use your telephone, smart phone, tablet, or any other video enabled device, we are still here to support you. Our treatment, crisis, housing, case management and peer support programs continue to accept new referrals and provide continuing support.

Our Counseling & Crisis Center and Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS) programs continue to provide ongoing treatment including individual and group support, psychiatry and medication management including provision of long acting injectable medications. If you need care, please call (718) 526-8400 and we will provide you with a telehealth intake appointment.

Our LEAD team and Miele’s Crisis Respite continue to offer telephonic crisis support for individuals experiencing an emotional event that requires more support than what you have at home. They can be reached at (718) 464-0375 24-hours a day

Our Health Home Care Management program and Mobile Outreach program are available to help you Home and Community Based Services and food resources. They can be reached at (718) 526-8400.

If you have any questions about our services, please contact a member of our Centralized Intake Department at (718) 526-8400 and they will assist you in finding the services that best meet your needs right now.



Commonpoint is also offering free full day childcare to families working as essential workers. Inquire here
RDS Same Day Delivery Services – for more information visit our website.
We are reaching out to share the ways we can help and encourage you to contact us at 212.260.5800 to discuss your unique needs.
America Works of NYC Inc. – America Works provides free staffing services. If any Queens Chamber businesses needs employees because they are ramping up hiring during this crisis we can help! Contact Matthew Silverstein |[email protected].

The Law Offices of Joseph H. Nivin, P.C. I own a family and matrimonial law practice in Forest Hills. While I cannot make promises that we will be able to get before a court with the speed that most people would like to see, given the staff reduction in the courthouses due to the coronavirus outbreak, I am available for consultations via Zoom and via telephone.

JC Elite Construction is now offering cleaning and sanitizing services. They can assist in the building and set up of temporary tents, trailers or decontamination chambers (temporary or mobile) as well as any other emergency services pertaining to the COVID-19 Corona Virus. They can be reached at 855-452-3548 for all your inquires and concerns. For more information click here.

Operation Main Street™ was born in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our mission is to help small businesses all over the US sell more gift cards, providing additional cash flow to get them through the crisis. Our hope is that this will save many small businesses and the jobs they create.

The project is made possible by gift card technology and services provided by eGifter of New York. The eGifter Platform™ has historically served large national and regional retailers, however we leveraged our technology to support small businesses in this unprecedented time.

We have already found and listed thousands of small businesses across the country. There is no cost for a business to participate in the Operation Main Street™ directory. If a company sells their gift cards online and wants to list their website in the directory they simply need to fill out the form on the site. Please click here for more information.
Cisco Webex Meetings with AT&T

To help businesses stay connected as they plan for an increase in remote working, for a limited time, AT&T is offering a Free 90-day offer of Webex Meetings with AT&T for new Webex customers. * LMTD Time Offer; new Webex Cust only; offer agmt req’d; 1 URL site per 100 Host accts; VoC and Toll dial-In Audio Conf. only; Service discon. 30 days after offer exp. w/o 12-mo agmt. See full details below.

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Facebook Small Business Grants Program

We know that your business may be experiencing disruptions resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19. We’ve heard that a little financial support can go a long way, so we are offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time.

Facebook will begin taking applications in the coming weeks. In the meantime, you can sign up to receive more information when it becomes available.

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Queens Chamber Business Coronavirus Updates
If you would like to share a business update, a change in business hours, event cancellations or postponement, or any update on your business, please email us details to [email protected]
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AIGNER CHOCOLATES –  In light of current events surrounding COVID 19, we’ve taken preventative measures and have shut down all chocolate production as of Friday March 13th. Fortunately, we are well stocked with Easter and everyday products. Our showroom is currently open during normal business hours and will be until further notice. We will adhere at all city, state, and federal mandates and directives. In order to serve our customers better we are offering the following services:

1.     All customers will receive 10% off all online orders

2.     Free, drop off delivery to the following neighborhoods: Forest Hills, Kew Gardens & Middle Village ($25 min order)

3.     Curbside pickup

 We can be reached by phone at 718-544-1850 or email at [email protected]. We will continue to closely follow the news and recommendations from the CDC and all pertinent authorities. We will update you with any changes.

APPLEBEE’S –  The  following restaurants in the Borough are OPEN for ToGo and Delivery Orders;

  • Applebee’s Grill+Bar Fresh Meadows – 61-48 188th St.
  • Applebee’s Grill+Bar Astoria – 38-01 35th Avenue
Guests can order by calling the restaurant or placing orders on the Applebee’s Mobile App as well as Applebees.com

The Bay Terrace / Bayside, Queens Center / Elmhurst locations are, for the near-term, closed.

We are working to expand delivery radii so that the two open locations can accommodate orders from as much of our neighborhood as we can.


RUSSOS ON THE BAY – No need to cook. No need to stress. Enjoy a stress-free lunch and dinner! Click here to see menu.
SACS PLACE – Introducing Family Specials. Let Sacs take care of family dinner while you take care of your family. Please visit our website.

VETRO RESTAURANT & LOUNGE – Out of an abundance of caution and in light of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement, Vetro Restaurant & Lounge will temporarily be closed as of today, Tuesday, March 17, 2020 until further notice. The safety of our customers and staff are top priority. We will continue to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and update everyone with a rescheduled date for when we are to reopen.