Centrally located in "The Heart of Long Island", the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce uniquely encompasses both Nassau and Suffolk Counties, the Towns of Babylon and Oyster Bay and the Incorporated Village of Farmingdale. The Chamber is dedicated to building a better business community together while striving to preserve the quality, character and vitality of Farmingdale, New York 11735.
Here we are, another summer. Summers all go too fast, so make sure you schedule some time to get out and enjoy what Long Island has to offer. Beaches, Boating, Wine Trail, Biking, Hiking, Fishing, Golf, Etc. Sometimes just sitting by the water can feel like a vacation. Also this summer make sure you’re scheduling time for all the local events. Right here in Farmingdale, the Merchants Association has scheduled four fun nights of Music on Main! The two block area of Main Street in Downtown Farmingdale Village will be closed to vehicle traffic from approximately 4 - 9:45pm (S. Front Street - Prospect Street). There is live music and dining al fresco starting at 5pm. Admission is free so bring the family and stroll down Main Street to see what’s new, enjoy the music, dine, and dance on July 11, 25, August 8 and 22.
One past event I want to take a moment to write about is our Chamber table and tent set up at the Spring Fair. Many members dropped promotional and marketing materials for us to distribute. Thank you to the many members who took a shift at the table to hand the materials out and also explain what the Chamber is and does. We’ll be setting up again at the Columbus Day Fair so be sure to have your promotional materials ready for October!
Our membership is continuing their excellent work engaging with potential members and helping bring those companies aboard. Thank you to all our new members. I am always amazed at the ways businesses can identify a need in the market place and build a business. Often the need isn’t very obvious. Our new members are great examples of that.
Many of our members took place in the Memorial Day Parade and ceremony. Veterans and those who sacrificed their lives to ensure our freedoms and way of life should be honored everyday. There is no group that is more deserving of any recognition they receive. It struck me after the parade how important business was in the WW2 war effort, and surely all other wars. After all, it could be said that the history of Farmingdale’s industrial and commercial efforts in the modern world started the day Pearl Harbor was bombed. The US Military didn’t build one plane, truck, or weapon. They didn’t grow one vegetable, or can any meat (do any members eat spam?). It was the business person who supplied the effort. They bought the raw materials, hired the employees, built the factory to satisfy that need. Let’s not forget the world needs the business person too.
There are several events coming up this summer so be sure to check the Chamber’s calendar on our webpage, or our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for details, but remember we don’t hold the luncheon meetings during July or August (though we still host After Hours Networking during the summer). The next Lunch meeting will be September 5, 12 Noon at Absolutely Mario’s.
Also, thanks to everyone’s support and hard work, the Chamber was able to donate scholarships to four Farmingdale High School graduates this year! Congratulations to Brian Benivides, Jake Dominicci, Jack Macaluso and Avery Stevensdon. We wish you a bright future!
MARKETING MASTERS NY, a Marketing and Market Research company, was founded by Dave Saul and designed to grow revenue for more local small and midsized clients. Business has grown steadily; virtually doubled during 2012 and doubled again in 2013 and ever since; and we are about to celebrate 10 successful years! One of the strengths is the ability to LISTEN! By understanding what each clients’ needs are and where their industry currently resides; MMNY is able to produce accurate and actionable marketing designs and results both cost effectively and quickly. We have established relationships EVERYWHERE! Some of the things we thrive at are Digital Marketing, Social Media, Public Relations, Press Releases, Email Marketing, Cultivating Reviews, SEO, Events and tons more!
An additional strength is our ability to be agile, flexible, harness opportunities on the Internet and be responsive to both client input and changes in the industry & marketplace. In 2013 Farmingdale Village contracted Marketing Masters NY to handle Public Relations and assist with marketing the Village. In 2015 Dave was voted Farmingdale Business Person of the Year! We are here and ready to help grow your business ~ Just Ask Your fellow Chamber Members!
For more information visit our website or call Dave (516) 987-5001.
The Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is dedicated to "Building a Better Business Community Together" and to serve the heart of the greater Long Island business area. The Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce, Inc. pledges itself to the following goals.