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November 16, 2009

LICBDC Luncheon and Exhibit Wednesday 11/18


LICBDC Luncheon and Expo

Network with over 3,000 attendees and 150 exhibitors.

Businesspeople from all over the NYC metro area converge on Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows to meet new contacts. With over 130 exhibitors and 3,500 attendees expected, the Trade Show is one of Queens' best business networking events. There is no charge for admission. Terrace is close to highways and the 7 train, and has abundant free parking.

Get tickets for our Annual Luncheon. After the Trade Show, the borough's business leaders continue networking upstairs. This year's keynote speaker is NY State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. Honorees include MetLife, winner of the LICBDC Green Business Award, and Gary Kesner of Silvercup Studios, winner of the William D. Modell Community Service Award.

Purchase exhibit tables or lunch tickets online or contact Indra Smith at 718.786.5300 x 21 or ismith\@licbdc.org.


If you are already registered for the LICBDC Exhibition and Luncheon, or are an exhibitor, and you want to expand and extend your reach, OurLIC Business offers three programs.

  1. For EXHIBITORS, tell us your "tabletop offer" for business-to-business. We'll get you into our OurLIC Business MARKETPLACE where people are searching for companies with solutions to their business needs. Please let us know the details of the offer you are making at the LICBDC Trade Exhibition.
  2. For REGISTRANTS who want to professionally network for business opportunities, post your profile at OurLIC NETWORKING where we provide you with space and technology to share, communicate, and interact with other members of OurLIC NETWORKING.
  3. For BUYERS, just sign up for ASK THE AGENT to set up a specific request that remains alive. This is an AGENT that actually provides introductions; and, permits you to set up automatic, specific Requests for Proposals and Information that remain alive on the OurLIC Business and BizWiz services. It will contact companies, businesses, and professional people that can meet your needs. It will deliver your message. It will remain active for the period of time you specify; or, it can be terminated by you at any time. It is not a Search Engine. Use for it for Proposals, RFP's, Information, Employment, To be called, Expert advice, etc.

Testaccio Ristorante Opens



In one of the largest Grand Openings we have seen for a restaurant, Testaccio Restaurant officially opened on Vernon Blvd. We estimate that 500 people attended.

Testaccio is an Inspired Restaurant.

It's "A-number-one" for ambiance, food, and wine. With a spectacular menu, gracious service, and a warm and friendly atmosphere ~ Testaccio Ristorante welcomes you.

Being there is a pleasure to the senses. It is charming and sophisticated....romantic and trendy. That is hard to find.

Testaccio Restaurant

Get OurLIC Review of Testaccio

Go to OurLIC GUIDE Profile of Testaccio Ristorante

Grand Opening Photos

Menu Item Photos Gallery

The Breadbox Restaurant Prepares to Open on 11th Street



The Breadbox Restaurant is in the final stages of construction; and, will open soon on 11th Street at 47th Rd. in Long Island City.

The owners are secretive about the menu, but promise that the food will be more than bagels, and very unique. There are hints of a Mediterranean twist to the menu. The Executive Chef designing the menu operates an important, high volume restaurant in Manhattan.

The Breadbox has a unique location. 11th Street connects The Pulaski Bridge into Brooklyn with the 59th Street Bridge into Manhattan. In addition, with the new Queens West development, 47th Road and 47th Avenue have become well traveled streets in Hunters Point connecting Center Blvd with Jackson Avenue and 21st Street. The Breadbox Restaurant has parking for fourteen cars, and is sure to become a welcome spot for visitors and local residents.

Watch OurLIC.com for Exclusive Pre-Opening looks at this new restaurant as it emerges on 11th Street next to the Getty Station.

Go to The Breadbox Restaurant Profile

Go to The Breadbox Restaurant Pre-Opening Photo Gallery

PROTECT Your Investment: Small Business Preparedness Seminar

25% of small businesses never recover from a disaster. Here are five steps that you can take to protect your business.

Go to Video Seminar on OurLIC



Simple steps that any business owner can take to prepare. Assess the hazards likely to affect businesses in NYC, the basics of backing up important documents and storing them offsite, communicating emergency plans to employees, reviewing insurance coverage, and knowing how to respond when an emergency occurs.

Presentation made possible by The Long Island City Business Development Corporation [ LICBDC ]. Co-sponsored by LIC Business Improvement District, Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce, Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District.

Presentation by: Aaron Stanton, NYC Office of Emergency Management

  • Step 1: Assess the Hazards
  • Step 2: Plan to Stay in Business
  • Step 3: Talk to your People
  • Step 4: Protect Your Investment
  • Step 5: Know How to Respond
  • Go to Video Seminar on OurLIC

    Urban Explorations Landscapes Manhattan


    Pat Olmstead

    We recently spent the day with Pat Olmstead and her talented crew of Urban Explorations in Manhattan.

    Among other things, Pat Olmstead's company does wonderful street arrangements for residential and commercial buildings. They create natural and formal landscape designs. Urban Explorations is known for its versatility and recognized for its creativity in designs and arrangements for residence, public gardens, roof decks, apartment balconies, office buildings, lobby foyers, etc.

    Go to Urban Explorations OurLIC Business MARKETPLACE Profile

    View Urban Explorations Street, Lobby, and Office Arrangement in Manhattan

    Meet Stephen Spiller, Owner, Blue Streak Wines & Spirits


    Blue Streak Wine and Spirits Show

    Stephen Spiller is the owner of Blue Streak Wine & Spirits, on Center Blvd in Long Island City.

    We've come to know Stephen as both a good entrepreneur, in a hot area, as well as a "street photographer". Stop in for his Friday / Saturday Night Wine Tastings and enjoy his photography, modestly displayed in his store.

    Go to Blue Streak Wine & Spirits Profile

    Blue Streak's Wine Tastings

    Reserve Holiday Parties Now! Catering, Corporate Events, Venues, & Parties

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    Vernon Blvd Pharmacy Introduces Trusted Care Cards

    Trusted Care Card - Vernon Blvd Pharmacy

    Vernon Blvd Pharmacy has introduced a new customer appreciation card for its Trusted Care program. The card offers reward points for EVERY purchase in the store including pharmacy prescriptions.

    Special Trusted Care Cards can be ordered for your company's Employees through a Corporate Account Program offered by the Vernon Blvd Pharmacy. For details contact Joshua Schipper at VERNONPHA10\@aol.com or 718-361-7390. For details on special loyalty card programs contact Arthur Rosenfield, OurLIC.com, Arthur\@CityEntree.com or 646-920-4652.

    'OurLIC Business' to integrate with BizWiz Services for Business-to-business.


    OurLIC for Business will provide companies, business people, and professionals in Long Island City with a platform offering the newest tools, technology, and space to communicate, share, publish, distribute video, exchange ideas, collaborate, seek solutions, and to reach out to accelerate their success.

    BizWiz, The Internet's Largest Business Network and Resource Marketplace, has been providing business-to-business services to help companies get connected to their markets and customers since 1995. It is a self contained system of services that can help any size company improve its business.

    BizWiz is owned and operated by Rainbow Pages Inc., the owner of OurLIC.com. Join BizWiz

    Know Your Neighbor!

    OurLIC Networking

    An important part of the OurLIC platform, the OurLIC Networking service provides a way for residents, merchants, artists, business people and others to meet, social network, and get to know each other. It also provides a place to blog and publish for yourself and your organization. Please sign-up. It is a FREE service.

    Know Your Neighbors





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