BY REV. R. SIMONE LORD MARCELLE
The Southeast Queens Chamber of Commerce recognized some very Extraordinary Women of Southeast Queens on March 29 at the Harvest Room in Jamaica.
It was a royal African-themed event that was geared to financially empower the African American community. African drummers and dancers, alongside a young gifted steelpan artist, motivated the guests and honorees. The food was catered by Mother Earth Juice Bar & Health Foods.
The festive event was sponsored by New York Life Insurance’s William “Bill” Cleare; newly appointed CVP of Target Markets, Lamar Boyce; and Eugene Mitchell, of New York Life, who is the creator of the $5o billion empowerment plan for the African American community. Mitchell spoke about the need for African Americans to leave a legacy, instead of a debt.
“If you had a prize racehorse, you would definitely insure that horse,” Mitchell said. “But sadly, so many African Americans are walking around with their most prized asset, themselves, not insured.”
For years, Cleare has been financially empowering the community, asking the question, “Your cell phone is insured, your home is insured, your car is insured, why aren’t you insured?” Bill is currently looking to hire six ambitious entrepreneur-spirited individuals to join his team in Rego Park. If you are interested in learning more about the career opportunity available, email your resume to email@example.com.
African Americans have tremendous spending power, but are the least insured race. As a consequence, African Americans leave debt, instead of wealth, to pass on to future generations. Rev. R. Simone Lord, who is the president of the Southeast Queens Chamber of Commerce, said that the chamber is working hard towards creating a paradigm shift in the areas of health, wealth and lifestyle changes to uplift minority communities.
“It’s time for us as a people to make the decision to live healthier and wealthier lives,” said Rev. Lord, quoting 3
John: 1-2, “That above all things, God want us to prosper in both health, wealth and spirit.”
The Southeast Queens Chamber of Commerce has also announced the move to its new headquarters at INSPIRE NEW YORK, which is located at 115-42 Sutphin Blvd. in Jamaica. The site will offer a banquet hall for seminars, classes and special events. For more information, contact the chamber via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (631) 662-3177.
Rev. R. Simone Lord Marcelle is the president of the Southeast Queens Chamber of Commerce.