Cantafio’s role is to have a front line presence for the chamber, something that gives it a face and voice. In addition to being the front line person for the chamber, Cantafio is also responsible for keeping the website and newsletter up to date, and taking minutes at the chamber’s meetings.
Now that the New Year is here, she’s also going to be increasing her presence with the businesses. She plans on going around and introducing herself to the businesses in South Queens.
“Letting people know what we do, why we are in the community and what we hope to help businesses with,” she says.
Cantafio is relatively new to Queens County, though has lived on the South Shore for a couple of years now. For most of her career she worked in the banking industry, and she says she’s used to working with the public one on one.
She has been with the chamber for about six months now, and what peaked her interest in the position was it seemed a good way to get out into the community. So far that goal seems to have been realized. Cantafio says Queens is a very friendly and open community, but also very close knit as well.
“We lived in Bridgewater for two years, and I didn’t meet nearly as many people as I did in the little bit of time we’ve been here”
Information on the Chamber of Commerce can be found on their website at www.southqueenschamber.com, or on their Facebook page by searching for “South Queens Chamber of Commerce.”