The Flushing Chinese Business Association, Inc. (FCBA), founded in 1982, is a twenty-nine year old nonprofit business membership organization focusing on the North Central Queens neighborhood of Flushing. FCBA’s goals have not only been to foster the commercial and economic development of the area and its members, but to facilitate a profitable business environment that promotes cultural and artistic activities that bring ethnic groups together in harmony and celebration. One of the outstanding examples of this is the promotion of their Chinese Lunar New Year Parade in Queens that attracts thousands of visitors, business supporters and media to the Flushing community. In response to the needs of its membership, FCBA has also become a bridge between the local community and government agencies to enhance the significance of political awareness among small business leaders. They are currently key participants along with Queensborough Community College in the workforce development effort of the Flushing Business Council to identify business skill training requirements that will benefit their Queens community.
These formidable business goals are supported at FCBA by its current President, Liu Tee Shu and its Executive Director, Peter Tu.
Liu Tee Shu is the owner and Chairperson of Shu Enterprise Group, a privately held New York based real estate property and economic development corporation with extensive holdings throughout New York City. Coming from Taiwan with her husband and children in 1975, Liu Tee Shu relates well with her members’ immigrant experiences. She had been a seamstress in Chinatown and in 1980 ventured into the restaurant business. At one point she was running eight restaurants in New York City! After twenty-eight years in the restaurant business, she divested Shu Enterprise of her restaurants and is concentrating on her real estate properties. She founded the Chinese American Women’s Commerce Association in 2006, received the 2010 Asian Women in Business Entrepreneurial Leadership Award, received the Minority Retailer of the Year Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce and was named the Outstanding Business Woman of Overseas Chinese Award from the Department of Overseas Affairs of the Republic of China. Mrs. Shu is a resident of Forest Hills and the mother of four sons and four grandchildren.
Peter Tu has been a highly respected leader of the Asian community in New York for over two decades. In 1996, he was Secretary General of the American Acupuncture Association and organized its 4th Annual Conference in Manhattan bringing over 1200 specialists from seventy countries to participate in promoting acupuncture around the world. He has twice served as the chairperson for the Chinese Lunar New Year Parade in Queens and has also served as acting President of the FCBA. Presently Mr. Tu is a member of the Community Board 7, the Flushing Business Improvement District, the Community Advisory Board of Elmhurst Hospital and the Community Advisory Council of New York Hospital Queens. He has been honored by both Mayor Giuliani and Mayor Bloomberg for his contributions to Asian-American relations.
With this leadership, the FCBA is an organization positioned for success and a proud partner of Queensborough Community College for workforce development in the Flushing community.