Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, (NY-06) a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs, and Financial Service Committees, delivered the keynote at the unveiling of the new Western Union Clearing House kiosk at the Jamaica Business Resource Center (JBRC). Congressman Gregory W. Meeks was joined by Timothy Marshall, Executive Director of Jamaica Business Resource; Timothy Daly, Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy, Western Union; Mario Hernandez, Director of Public Affairs, Western Union; Fred Niehaus, Managing Partner, Interactive Global Solutions; New York State Senator Shirley Huntley, (10th Senatorial District); New York State Assembly Member's William Scarborough, (D-District 29) and David Weprin, (D-District 24) and a host of local business owners.
"A tremendous amount of resources on domestic and international business opportunities are readily available if you know where to look. But, often entrepreneurs aren't sure where to go to find the information they need," said U.S. Rep Meeks. "The new Western Union Clearing House kiosk," he continued, "will be an accessible location that provides the research tools to help local small and medium size businesses educate themselves about the unprecedented business opportunities in domestic and foreign markets."
A staunch supporter of United States exports, Congressman Meeks and the Jamaica Business Resource Center over the years have hosted foreign ambassadors, led trade delegations, and sponsored conferences here in the Sixth Congressional District to forge business relationships between potential exporters from Southeast Queens and American firms doing business in China, the Persian Gulf region, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
Congressman Meeks has also focused on helping minority and women owned businesses compete in these regions.
"The new kiosk is a great tool for business owners seeking to better understand the business climate in key regions abroad. It will also assist our businesses and entrepreneurs in learning how to successfully compete in a global economy," Rep Meeks stated.