On October 2nd Bruce Abbate, treasurer of the JFK Chamber of Commerce, met with the board of the International Facility Managers Association Airport Council at their annual meeting in Charlotte NC.
Mr. Abbate was an invited guest to present to airports from around the country and internationally how the JFK Chamber of Commerce operates and benefits all of the members of the airport community, including the relationships with the Port Authority, the airlines and vendors. Mr. Abbate discussed with the Airport Council members in attendance the esteemed JFK Chamber of Commerce founding and history.
The Airport Council was particularly interested in how the JFK Chamber members mentored newer members and about the resources the Chamber provides to the community. Bruce explained the charitable mission of the JFK Chamber and discussed the recent 9/11 commemoration ceremony. As a takeaway from the meeting Mr. Abbate will brief the JFK Chamber members on the benefits of an ongoing relationship with the IFMA Airport Council and hopes to get the Council Board to schedule a meeting at JFK in the future.
“It was interesting to me how fascinated the board members were about how the chamber interacts with JFK Airport and the value that it brings.”