Hundreds of Queens business leaders will gather at Terrace on the Park on Wednesday, December 1, as the Queens Chamber of Commerce Hosts their annual Business Heroes of the Year Awards Dinner.

This year, the event will honor 11 New Yorkers who went above and beyond to support small businesses and the Queens community during the pandemic, including Melva Miller of ABNY, Michael Peterson of the Peterson Foundation, Frank Russo of Russo's on the Bay, Charles Boyce of Boyce Technologies, Rachel Keller of Aigner Chocolates, Mark Boccia of Bourbon Street, NYC Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Jonel Doris, Nupur Arora of Queens Curry Kitchen, Declan Morrison of Austin Public & Stacked Sandwich Shop, Larry Zogby of RDS Same Day Delivery, and Patrick Oropeza of Bolivian Llama Party.

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"The past two years have been incredibly challenging for our borough, and throughout this unprecedented time, so many men and women have gone above and beyond to support their neighborhoods and our small business community. It is our pleasure to thank them and recognize them for their hard work and selflessness at this year's Business Heroes of the Year Awards Dinner. They may come from different industries and different walks of life, but they all represent the very best of Queens," said Thomas J. Grech, President and CEO of the Queens Chamber of Commerce.

Tickets are available on the Queens Chamber's website by clicking the link here


Thomas J. Grech, President & CEO, Queens Chamber of Commerce

Melva Miller, ABNY

Michael Peterson, Peterson Foundation

Frank Russo, Russo's on the Bay

Charles Boyce, Boyce Technologies 

Rachel Keller, Aigner Chocolates 

Mark Boccia, Bourbon Street

NYC Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Jonel Doris 

Nupur Arora, Queens Curry Kitchen

Declan Morrison, Austin Public & Stacked Sandwich Shop

Larry Zogby, RDS Same Day Delivery

Patrick Oropeza, Bolivian Llama Party


Queens Chamber of Commerce's annual Business Heroes of the Year Awards Dinner


Wednesday, December 1, 2021

6 p.m. Cocktails;


Terrace on the Park

52-11 111th Street

Flushing, NY

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