FLUSHING, NY, OCT.05, 2010 – Five rising stars in the New York business firmament will share their strategies for success in a tough economic climate -- and their visions for the future --at a free business forum breakfast on Fri., Oct. 15, beginning at 8:00 am in the fourth floor ballroom of Queens College’s Student Union.
The panelists will include:
· Steve Chen, Executive Vice President, Crystal Window & Door Systems, one of the top manufacturers of new and replacement vinyl and aluminum window and door products in North America
· Olga Jobe, Senior Project Manager, Common Ground, a pioneer in the development and management of affordable, supportive housing and employment programs for homeless, disabled, elderly and low-income people in N.Y.
· Benjamin J. Levine, Assistant Vice President, Douglaston Development, a full-service real estate development company specializing in residential and mixed-use projects throughout New York City
· Jerry Pi, Director, Pi Capital Partners LLC, a privately owned, principal investment firm focusing exclusively on early-stage technology companies
· Patricia Flores, President, Publimax Printing Corp., a full-service commercial printing company located in Ridgewood, Queens
The Business Forum is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To register, call 718-997-2920 (Yifat Anteri) or Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Complimentary parking is available. For directions, go to:
The Queens College Business Forum was launched in the fall of 2005. Sponsored by the Queens Borough President’s Office; Queens Chamber of Commerce; Queens Courier; Queens Economic Development Corp.,;Farrell Fritz P.C.; PricewaterhouseCoopers, and TD Bank, 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 series of breakfast lectures, touching on issues vital to the Queens business community. The forum’s theme this year, looking toward the future, 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.