JFKCoC Board of Directors Meeting

JFK Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
General Monthly Meeting
Held Second Wednesday of Every Month
@ Port Authority Building 14

If you’re not a member of JFK Chamber of Commerce and would like to attend one of our general meetings to see how we work and to meet with us, we’d be more than happy to welcome you.
Please fill out this online form.

NOTE: There will be no meeting in December due to the holidays.
Our meeting will resume in January.

Happy Thanksgiving

We at JFK Chamber of Commerce would like to wish you a
Happy Thanksgiving!

We thank you very much for your support; it is always deeply appreciated.Here is an inspiring Thanksgiving quote by John F. Kennedy:

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

Our office will be closed for the rest of the week until next Monday.

Have a great weekend.

JFKCoC Annual Coat Drive (November 15, 2017) [ENDED]

November 15, 2017
10:30 AM

We are asking the Community for

Please donate what you can – Your help is greatly appreciated!

We can pick up – Call Mercedes at 516-492-0513


You can drop off at:
Corporate Loss Prevention at Building 151 – JFKIA

Items will be donated to:

The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network)
Mary Brennan Soup Kitchen
100 Madison Ave
Hempstead, NY 11550

(516) 486-6243

Thank you – in advance – for your donations!!!

Cut-off day will be Monday, November 15, by 3:00 pm

For more information, call Mercedes at 516–492–0513

Flyer (pdf) to share with your family, friends, and colleagues!

Wanted: Bilingual Passenger Service Agents

A proud partner of the American Job Center Network

Leading Dubai based airline seeks
Bilingual Passenger Service Agents
$32k/year, plus flight benefits


  • Some experience in Customer Service, Hospitality, Accommodations, Retail or related field; Airline experience is a PLUS
  • Polished Customer Services Representatives with great oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours, full time
  • Written and oral bilingual fluency in English and Spanish
  • Must be 18 years of age or older, and be able to score proficiently on basic math and computer pre-employment testing
  • Must have basic math and computer skills


  • Annual salary is $32,000 per year, and Flight Benefits are offered
  • Extremely robust health insurance package, and 401K Retirement plan, as well as paid time off

If interested, contact Dionne Williams at DWilliams@grantassociatesinc.com with your resume.

Importing and Exporting Seminar (November 6, 2017) [ENDED]

Importing and Exporting Seminar

Starting a Business in New York State

Monday, November 6, 2017
7:00 pm


Port Washington Public Library
1 Library Drive
Port Washington, NY 11050

(Link to map)

 For more information and registration, contact:
Rosario@lafuerzacdc.org – 516-922-8100

-Basics of starting a business
-What is the best legal entity
-Growing your business by Importing/Exporting
-Is my product ready to Import/Export?
-How to conduct a market research
-Importing/Exporting marketing plan
-Free resources

Guest speaker: Mercedes C. Altman, Esq.

 (Information available in English and Spanish)

Hurricane Sandy 5th Anniversary Remembrance (October 30, 2017) [ENDED]

OCTOBER 30, 2017 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

At Bungalow Bar (377 Beach 92nd Street, Far Rockaway, NY)

Hosted by Queens Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Rockaway Business Alliance.

Come join us and the businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy. Let’s commemorate the 5th anniversary of this event.

There will be appetizers, beer, wine, and soda.

Free, but attendance is limited. RSVP is required.

More information & sign up


JFK Networking Mixer (October 24, 2017) [ENDED]


Trotters Bar and Grill 1050 Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin Square, NY

The Board of Directors of the JFK Air Cargo Association invites you to join us for an after work drink and a bite to eat. Come network with your fellow air cargo professionals.

Joe Badamo, Mike Bednarz, Jim Burnett, Laura Cascino, Dayna Harap, John Ryan, Phil Jensen, Pete DeBenigno and Mike Bacarella all invíte you to join us for our inaugural ACA Networking Mixer.

We know that not everybody can get away for a meeting at lunch because they’re busy or they feel the pressure to get back to their office. This event is after work, so you hopefully can leave without having to worry about returning to the office and sorting out that one last thing.

Come out and meet your ACA Board, our members and learn about the exciting things available to you as a member of the association. If you’re looking to meet other air cargo professionals, advance your career or are looking to volunteer on one of our many professional or social committees, we’d love to have you for the evening!


When: Tuesday, October 24th, 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Where: Trotter’s (formerly Shackleton’s)
How much: $20.00 which includes hors d’oerves and a complimentary cocktail.
Why: Because you need to know your industry peers, that’s why.

Due to limited space, we cannot accept any unregistered attendees. Please register by October 23rd to attend this function.

If you have any questions or need assistance with registering for this event, text Laura Cascino at (347) 226-0726 by October 23rd.

Act now! Availability is closing fast.

Make your reservations on our website

Wanted: Data Entry / Business Development

Our member, Aramax New York Ltd., is hiring!

Data Entry – Warehouse position checking and data entry for export shipments. Hourly position, flexible hours

Business development – Research, seek and secure global e-commerce and cargo customers to partner with Aramex. Position based in JFK. No experience necessary. Looking for smart, high energy people that can learn fast. Excellent benefits and commission structure.

If interested, call 718-553-8740

Aramex on YouTube