BY TRONE DOWD
Southeast Queens elected officials are collaborating for their first forum on banking and economic empowerment tonight in Cambria Heights.
Organized by Councilman I. Daneek Miller (D-St. Albans), state Sen. Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) and Assemblyman Clyde Vanel (D-Queens Village), the trio is working alongside the city’s Department of Consumer Affairs and the Cambria Heights Civic Association. The forum will focus on the New York City ID card and the benefits that it reaps for small business owners, families and individuals on a budget. The forum will also give residents a chance to discuss the best way to seek certain banking services in the neighborhood as well as how one can avoid scams and fraudulent financial advice.
“I hope you are able to make it to this valuable informational forum so that you can learn how New York City is here to help you meet your financial goals,” Comrie said in a statement.
The two-hour event will be held at the Community Bridge Home, located at 120-50 Springfield Blvd., and will begin at 6:30 p.m. For non-native English speakers, translation services will be provided in Bengali and Haitian Creole. For more information, reach out to Comrie’s office by calling (718) 765-6359.