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Small Turnout for Woodside Group’s Business Conference

May 6, 2013 By Bill Parry

Woodside on the Move, a grass roots community organization, held its 1st Annual Queens Business Conference last Wednesday and while it failed to draw much of a crowd, the 20 people that did attend gained a great deal of knowledge.

The event, which was held at the Anoroc Democratic Club (45-23 47th St.), featured an array of business leaders–and representatives from city agencies–from all over the borough.

“It was a really good networking opportunity,” said Woodside on the Move’s executive director Adrian Bordoni, who is hopeful that the word will get out and there will be a larger turnout next year.

The conference was split into morning and afternoon sessions where panels of business people shared their experiences and offered advice for those hoping to start or improve a small business.

The US Small Business Administration, The Queens Development Corporation, Astoria Federal, NYC Business Solutions, Sunnyside Shines and business enterprise instructors from PS 152 took part in the panels. “They all asked to be invited back next year,” Bordoni said, adding, that “they offered to have on-going workshops as well.”

“It may have been a small turnout but it was a successful day,” Bordoni said, who added, “We’ll get there.”

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Casey

Maybe they would have a better turnout if they didn’t hold it in such a partisan venue.

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Anonymous

Where was this advertised?1st I heard of it.would hav liked to hav attended it.

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