volume 8 ••• Summer 2011
Amalgamated Bank Celebrates the Opening of its Fifth Branch in Queens
Amalgamated Bank recently held an evening reception to mark the grand opening of its Jackson Heights branch. Shown in the photo from the left are Principal Martha Vazquez of P.S.69Q, Community Board #3 Chair Grace V. Lawrence, Branch Manager Ismail Ahmed, Associate Executive Director Mary Abbate of Queens Community House, and Stefan Hench of The Financial Clinic.
Amalgamated Bank recently opened its newest branch, which is located at 78-01 37th Avenue in the heart of the vibrant and diverse Jackson Heights community. To celebrate the opening, over 100 guests attended the ribbon cutting and reception, which included a performance by the students from P.S. 69Q. Small business owners, civic leaders, elected officials, people from local organizations, and many residents attended as well as students and teachers from the neighborhood school.
We thank you for reaching out to the community and recognizing the leaders, schools, and organizations that serve our families, friends, and neighbors in many important ways.”
—Daniel Dromm, New York City Council Member
The ribbon cutting marked the opening of Amalgamated’s fifth branch in Queens. Jackson Heights Branch Manager Ismail Ahmed and his staff hosted the evening event and paid tribute to individuals and groups that always contribute to the community. Honored guests included New York State Senator José R. Peralta and New York City Council Member Daniel Dromm, who represent the neighborhood and nearby areas.
Council Member Dromm, who taught in New York City public schools for 25 years and served as a union leader, said, “Amalgamated has always been the bank for hardworking men and women. We thank you for reaching out to the community and recognizing the leaders, schools, and organizations that serve our families, friends, and neighbors in many important ways.”
During the reception, the Bank honored Queens Community Board # 3’s Chair Grace V. Lawrence, New York City’s Public School 69Q, and Queens Community House. All were recognized for their ongoing efforts to improve the lives of people who live and work in the Jackson Heights.