On Tuesday, March 27 at 8:30 AM the Queens Women’s Business Center will be having a networking breakfast at the Harvest Room, 90-04 160th Street
The topic for discussion at the meeting will be, “Growing your Business with Technology and Accounting Softwares”.
This workshop will focus on how to scale up businesses using technology and accounting software. The QWBC will provide attendees with recommendations on cost-effective software for their current business operations. Additionally, there will be opportunities to learn about how to integrate new technology, how to engage customers, and enhance employee productivity.
Aron Kurlander, Director of Business Services for GJDC, will review financing assistance options for small businesses.
As always, there will be opportunities to network and plenty of free food!
In honor of Women’s History Month, more than 175 people across southeast Queens attended the 2nd annual Women’s Health Empowerment Symposium in Jamaica.
Through presentations, workshops and health screenings, the event sought to provide health and wellness education for the community.
Healthfirst, the Healthcare Education Project and York College were among the organizations and schools in attendance. Participants discussed women’s health issues, including mental health, cervical cancer, endometriosis and obesity.
“Women play such a pivotal role in our society, but we never pause to take care of our health,” said Marcelle Dinnall, healthcare advocate with HEP. “I strongly believe that preventive health extends our life expectancy.”
Attendees were screened for hypertension and were taught how to perform self-breast exams from York College nursing students. They concluded the event with a Shape Up NYC exercise.
Southeast Queens’s elected officials want the MTA to revise its Freedom Ticket proposal to allow for better commutes for transit-starved residents.
Under the MTA’s new Freedom Ticket proposal, riders from six stations (Rosedale, Laurelton, Locust Manor, St. Albans, Hollis and Queens Village) would be able to get to Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn on the LIRR using a $6.50 ticket. They would then be able to transfer to any subway or bus without paying again.
The current one-way peak weekday cost for that ride on the LIRR is $10.25.
But local elected officials say the MTA’s plan is not enough. Their original proposal called for the Freedom Ticket to drop off riders at Penn Station in Manhattan, where so many residents work. They say by taking riders into Brooklyn, the MTA would essentially be adding another half-hour of subway rides to their commutes.
The letter was signed by Borough President Melinda Katz, Congressman Gregory Meeks, State Senator Leroy Comrie, Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman, Councilwoman Adrienne Adams, Assemblyman Clyde Vanel, Assemblyman I. Daneek Miller and State Senator James Sanders.
The next MTA board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21.
On Saturday, March 3, The Central Library Branch will have a Diversity through Literacy event from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM!
In celebration of the National Education Association’s “Read Across America Day,” South Jamaica Reads will be hosting “Diversity Through Literacy,” at the Queens Central Library branch. At this free event, children and families are invited to celebrate diversity as they participate in Read-Alouds and fun arts & crafts activities. This event will highlight diverse authors from different backgrounds and teach children about self-love, respect, and friendship.
Note: Free books and resources will be given to the first 150 families who register and complete all activities. Register here!
On the first month of every month, Innovations Creative Arts presents “The Artist Market on Linden”. Join them as over 15 vendors present original items from baked goods to handbags to paintings. For additional information, call (917) 387-8311 or e-mail TheArtistMarketOnLinden@gmail.com.