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Vicki Schneps-Yunis, Publisher of Queens Courier Newspaper Chain, Will Speak at Queens College Business Forum

    Queens College Business Forum

WHO:      Victoria (Vicki) Schneps-Yunis, founder and president of Schneps
and publisher of the Queens Courier chain of nine
              community newspapers. Schneps
Yunis will speak about her business
              experiences and the challenges she faced as an 
entrepreneur and
              mother balancing work and family, the changes in the news
brought about by the Internet, and the important role of
              local newspapers.

WHEN:    Informal breakfast begins at 8 am

              Formal program 8:30 – 10 am

    Seating is limited and registration required:  718-997-5210 or Email:

WHERE:  Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing

              Student Union, 4th floor

              For directions, go to 


A former grade-school reading teacher, Vicki Schneps-Yunis began Schneps Communications in 1985 with one newspaper, the Queens Courier.  Today she presides over a chain of nine community newspapers, as well as Queens Business Today, the borough’s premier business publication; El Correo de Queens, Queens’ first and only Spanish-language newspaper; HealthWise, a bi-monthly health and lifestyle magazine; and most recently, Aspire, a publication that focuses on the lifestyles and interests of college students throughout Queens and Long Island.

A parent activist, she also founded and is a member of the board of the Working Organization for Retarded Children and Adults (WORC), a multi-million-dollar, not-for-profit organization, which serves several hundred families in Queens and Long Island through group homes, in-home assistance and day programs. Schneps-Yunis has received numerous awards for her dedicated community service.


The power of the press to effect change in the treatment of the mentally challenged was what inspired Schneps-Yunis’ fervent desire to enter the news business.

The Queens College Business Forum was launched in the fall of 2005.  Sponsored by the Queens Borough President’s Office, the Queens Chamber of Commerce,  Farrell Fritz, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and The Queens Courier/Schneps Communications, the forum acts as a catalyst within the diverse areas of Queens, bringing together the business community, local government, academia, and students to provide an opportunity for “town and gown” to interact.  Influential leaders in a number of fields serve as keynote speakers at a series of breakfast lectures, touching on issues vital to the Queens business community.  The forum’s theme, “Queens: A Catalyst for Success,” is reflected in the subject matter of the seminars.  Each forum fosters discussions that provide insight on how local businesses are seizing opportunities and profitably adapting to changes in business and regulatory conditions. 


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Deputy Director of News Services
(Position vacant)

(718) 997- 5597

Maria Matteo
Assistant Director of News Services
Queens Hall, Room 270B
(718) 997-5593

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