The first charter meeting of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce convened this afternoon, at which the chamber’s first Board of Directors were sworn in. The chamber is an off-shoot of the One Flushing community organizing project, launched in 2011 as a resource for local businesses.
Flushing has been without a chamber since the previous one closed in 2012.
Council Member Peter Koo, a small business owner himself, said on Wednesday he was excited that local industry would now have a dedicated voice.
“The business community is made up of mom-and-pop’s that don’t often have time to advocate for their own interests,” he said. “It’s important they have a voice. This chamber will become the voice of our community.”