NEW YORK (TIP): March 12 witnessed the fruition of a long time cherished desire of the business community of the Richmond Hill neighborhood to have an organization to promote their businesses and protect their interests. The neighborhood has a number of big and small business establishments, owned mostly by the Punjabi and Guyanese communities. With the coming in to being of this association, merchants hope to collectively work for a better business climate in the neighborhood.
The association has been named as “Punjabi Merchants’ Association Richmond Hill”. Pritam Singh Gilzian, a well known businessman and a former President of Gurdwara Baba Makhan Shah Lobana has been elected President while Jaswinder Singh Johl of Apna Bazar has been elected Chairman. Jarnail Singh of Atlantic Farm, Himat Singh Sarpanch, a prominent businessman and a former President of Gurdwara Baba Makhan Shah Lobana, and Amrik Singh Sachdeva, another prominent businessman have been elected Vice Presidents. A number of other offices were also filled Pritam Singh Gilzian announced that soon the association will be got registered and a constitution framed.