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Fueling LGBTQ+ business growth: 2023 Queens LGBTQ+ Business Convening coming to La Guardia Community College May 31
Fueling LGBTQ+ business growth: 2023 Queens LGBTQ+ Business Convening coming to La Guardia Community College May 31

May 25, 2023 By Czarinna Andres

The 2023 Queens LGBTQ+ Business Convening is set to bring together over 600 business professionals and entrepreneurs from across New York City at LaGuardia Community College on Wednesday, May 31. 

The highly anticipated event, now in its third year, aims to provide diverse workforce development opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs. With insightful contributions from business owners, leaders of borough-based Chambers of Commerce and esteemed city officials — including three borough presidents and NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection Commissioner Vilda Vera Mayuga — the conference promises to be a catalyst for success. 

The annual Queens LGBTQ+ Business Convening will feature six expert panels, covering a wide range of essential topics. These engaging discussions will focus on areas such as strategic marketing, capital funding, navigating legal complexities and more. Participants will benefit from the expertise and experiences shared by industry leaders, allowing them to gain valuable insights and best practices for overcoming challenges.

New York Hall of Science awarded federal funding for project on artificial intelligence

New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) will play a key role in the future of artificial and natural intelligence after U.S. Rep. Grace Meng announced that the institution in Flushing Meadows Corona Park has been awarded nearly a half-million dollars in federal funding from the National Science Foundation over the next five years.

NYSCI will be part of a $20 million initiative led by Columbia University to establish an AI Institute for Artificial and Natural Intelligence (ARNI), an interdisciplinary center that will bring together several top research institutions to focus on a national priority: connecting the major progress made in AI systems to the revolution in understanding the brain.

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Op-Ed: Why I’m voting for Melinda Katz

May. 13, 2023 By Councilman Shekar Krishnan

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Steve Cohen’s team releases community-based report regarding development of 50 acres of asphalt around Citi Field

May. 12, 2023 By Ethan Marshall

New York Mets owner Steve Cohen and his team at North Shore Strategies have released a report of what the public would like to see done with the 50 acres of asphalt around Citi Field. The report is based off door-to-door conversations with nearby residents, which was based off community feedback from 200 meetings with community leaders and 15 community workshops.