Aug 20, 2019

Back to Work Week: Career Meetup Groups in Astoria

This is part of our “Back to Work” Series on WHA, where we’ll be sharing the best neighborhood tips, tricks and resources to take your career to the next level (…)

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This is part of our “Back to Work” Series on WHA, where we’ll be sharing the best neighborhood tips, tricks and resources to take your career to the next level this fall. Whether you’re a local business owner, a budding entrepreneur, or a corporate office worker, we hope this week helps you get back on track and has you feeling inspired to take those next professional steps, whatever they may be.

For Day 2 of “Back to Work” Week, we’re rounding up the best career meetup groups in Astoria. Cultivating community can inspire new ideas, help you feel less alone in striving for goals, and . Oh and it helps to have people that actually understand about chasing down invoices! Here are some great spaces to connect and network:

Astoria Creatives

About: Astoria Creatives is for those in the realm of all things creative, including designers, writers, artists, videographers, photographers, musicians, and marketing folks. We welcome all freelancers, 9-5 hustlers, and small biz owners.

We’ll get together in the heart of Astoria every so often to hang out, swap stories and tricks of the trade, enjoy great local food, and gush over our favorite things about living in Astoria.

Next Event: Wednesday, September 4, 6:40 p.m. at Q.E.D.

Ladies First Astoria

About: A community network of women supporting women, building personal and professional relationships to help Inspire and lift each other up.

Next Event: TBA on Instagram

Queens Inventor and Entrepreneur Club 

About: Anyone who has an idea for a product, or anyone already working on a product and needs help with prototyping, intellectual property protection, manufacturing, licensing, marketing, getting into retail, helping you take it to the next level and more.

This Club is sponsored by the Small Business Development Center at LaGardia Community College in Long Island City, Queens. We are also an affiliate club of the United Inventors Association.

Next Event: Tuesday, September 10, 6:30 p.m., LaGuardia Community College. E Building (31-10 Thomson Avenue, Suite E111, Long Island City)

Astoria Tech Meetup

About: Astoria Tech Meetup is a group looking for all passionate technologists in Astoria. Whether you currently work in tech or are aspiring to join tech, all are welcome. We are launching this Meetup because we know there are many talented people in Astoria and believe it would be great to build an amazing tech community in our own backyard. We’ll be hosting tech presentations, bar networking sessions and anything else our members want.

Next Event: TBD

QEDC (Queens Economic Development Corporation)

About:  QEDC’s mission is to create and retain jobs through programming that grows our neighborhoods, assists small businesses and promotes tourism and business development. Since 1977, QEDC has worked with scores of neighborhoods to revitalize their commercial districts by creating business organizations and establishing  business improvement districts. Entrepreneurs are assisted in the preparation of business plans through individual counseling, classes and workshops. The Queens Tourism Council promotes the many cultural, recreational and retail opportunities within the borough.

Next Event: Thursday, August 29 at 6 p.m. “Summer Networking Mixer” [Women’s Business Center]; Z Hotel, 11-01 43rd Ave, Long Island City


Queens Chamber of Commerce

About: Whether business or culture, not for profit or industry; the Queens Chamber of Commerce has re-embraced our 106 year legacy of being the oldest and largest business association in Queens.

Our mission and vision rings as loud, proud and true now as it did in 1911: “With over a century of leadership, the Queens Chamber of Commerce fosters economic growth and prosperity in the most diverse community in the United States by promoting the interests of business through advocacy, networking and education”

Today, the Chamber has grown to levels not seen in many years. We have achieved a membership level of 1,125 organizations; representing over 90,000 Queens-based employees.

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