The Queens Tribune and Press of Southeast Queens have announced the inaugural Small Business Achievement Awards, honoring the contributions of small businesses throughout the Borough.
The awards will be given out to winners during a ceremony at Queens College at 8:30 a.m. on April 19. The event will feature a keynote address from U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) and will include a panel of experts discussing the state of small businesses throughout Queens.
“Small business is the backbone of the economy,” Tribune Editor-In- Chief Steven J. Ferrari said. “It is an honor to be able to recognize the small businesses of Queens with this awards ceremony.”
Businesses will be honored in six categories: Green/Sustainable Business, Tech Sector Business, Community Involvement, Minority-Owned Business, Women-Owned Business and General Innovation. Nominations have been opened to the readers of the Tribune and Press. A nomination form for the awards can be found on page 39 of this issue.
Each award winner will be featured in a special “Salute to Small Business” issue of the Queens Tribune, scheduled for April 25.
In addition to the Tribune and the Press, sponsors of the Achievement Awards ceremony include Queens College, Queens Chamber of Commerce, Queens County Savings Bank, Crystal Window & Door Systems and Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation.
For information on the event, visit www.queenstribune.com/small-business-awards/index.html or call the Tribune at (718) 357-7400.