Feb. 14, 2007 -- Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), the chairwoman of the House Small Business Committee, will be this year's keynote speaker at the upcoming Queens Economic and Business Forecast in New York, organizers said Wednesday.

The fourth annual conference, which will be held Feb. 22 at Shea Stadium's Diamond Club Restaurant, will focus on the future of small businesses in Queens. The event is free to Queens-area business owners and entrepreneurs.

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