• President's Message

    Beth Mignone

    On behalf of the Board of Directors and all of our members I would like to thank everyone who attended comedy night, especially our sponsors. Thanks to them we were able to raise thousands of dollars for our Farmingdale High School Scholarship program and community causes for 2021. This marks a change in how we handle the fundraising for this cause and will allow us to better plan and hopefully continue to increase our funding of high school scholarships and other support within the community. 

    I also congratulate Ken Marcus of the Marcus Family Agency Allstate for being chosen as Farmingdale’s Nassau County Council of Chambers Business Person of the Year. Ken Marcus is a fixture at our Chamber functions, Board of Director Meetings, and one of the main drivers of what has made our Chamber so strong. Ken, thank you for all the work you do, and thank you for your support of Farmingdale and Small Business. 

    I am very excited to let everyone know the Chamber is in the process of rebranding. This will mean a new logo, new domain name, website changes and more! The goal is to be more connected to Farmingdale, and be more consumer and resident facing to help drive more business and better connection from Farmingdale and your business. Be on the lookout for more as its available!

    Our elections are in November for Board of Directors. If you’re interested in serving on the board please let Ralph Ekstrand know as soon as possible. 

    Let’s not forget to have some fun! As part of your Chamber membership you’re invited to our Holiday Party and Installation Dinner every year. This year we will be back at Bethpage Black! Well, Lessing's Heritage Club located at the Bethpage State Golf Course at least! Please keep a look out for your invitation. 

    I hope you enjoyed the Columbus Day weekend fair and hope you spent  some time at the chamber’s tent meeting members and residents. I look forward to our last few months of 2021 coming to a close and look forward to Health and Wealth for all of us in 2022.

    Joseph Garcia

    516-449-2028 cell
    516-845-4700 office

  • Ken Marcus, Outstanding Businessperson of 2021

    The Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Ken Marcus was selected as our Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce 2021 Outstanding Businessperson of the Year.  

    Each year the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce encourages members to select an Honoree to receive this prestigious award.  The Honoree must meet the following criteria:

    • Active Member of the Chamber of Commerce
    • Owns or manages a business located in the community
    • Has made a significant contribution to the local economy, to the advancement of the Chamber and has made a meaningful and important contribution to the general welfare of the local community.

    The Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors unanimously agreed that Ken fully meets and exceeds these criteria and is proud to recognize him as our 2021 Honoree. 

    Kenneth Marcus is the owner of the Marcus Family Agency with Allstate... a full-service insurance agency that covers the entire state of New York, while specializing in addressing the individual needs of local residents.  He has a true passion for helping families in our Daler community better understand how to protect what's important to them.  

    Ken has been very active in the Farmingdale community since acquiring his office in 2013.  He is a dedicated member of the Farmingdale Breakfast Rotary Club and proudly serves on the Board of Directors of the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce. Ken strongly believes that it is important to give back.  That is why he is also involved with sponsorships to the Farmingdale Community Summit Council, the Farmingdale Annual Comedy Night, Island Harvest, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and Blessings in a Backpack.  "I love what I do and enjoy being a local business owner helping people in Farmingdale." 

    In response to his being recognized as Business Person of the Year, Ken said:  “I can’t express enough, how proud I am to serve alongside such an incredible group of people and for them to consider me as a contributing business owner in this awesome community.”

     
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  • Our Mission

    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.

    • To further the mutual interests of all organizations in their relationships with town, county, village and state governmental agencies.
    • To promote the passage of legislation serving the best interests of our businesses and community.
    • To promote inter and intra-area buying of products and services.
    • To promote beautification of the local industrial and commercial community.