They are James Chen, founder of FlushingFood.com, and Alexandra Ruiz, founder of Immigrant Advancement Matters.
They join current board members Michael Cheng of Epos Development, Taehoon Kim of Regen Acupuncture, Ellen Kodadek of Flushing Town Hall, and Michael Lam of Century Homes.
Thomas Grech, executive director of the Queens Chamber of Commerce, swore-in the newly elected Board of Directors.
“We know well the importance of the diverse community that lives and works in Flushing and we embrace all those in Flushing as our partners in the community and in business,” he said.
Chamber members previewed upcoming events and activities, including Flushing’s first district marketing campaign.
The campaign grew out of research conducted by the chamber as part of the Flushing Commercial District Needs Assessment initiated by the Department of Small Business Services.
The campaign aims to bring new visitors to the local business community by leveraging Flushing’s unique history and diverse culture to promote the stories behind local businesses.
“There is no other neighborhood in the world as dynamic, diverse, enterprising, or captivating as Flushing,” said chamber president Simon Gerson. “In these times of uncertainty, our united voice will ensure that we continue to build on the progress we have worked so hard to achieve. ”
Chamber members had the opportunity to preview the first in a series of short documentary videos by filmmakers Helena Kincaid and Daniel Nalladurai of Sixty First Productions, a member of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce.