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.
As you know the Chamber has continued to operate through the pandemic as normally as possible. We are excited that now due to the lifting of all pandemic rules and regulations by the State, we are completely back to normal! We're proud we continued to holding meetings, networking events, ribbon-cuttings, and other events so we encourage you to come to our next lunch meeting or after hours networking events, or maybe one of the multi-chamber networking events we will be a part of this summer. Our events are a great place for you to promote your business to both the chamber and the community at large.
Events that will be happening during the last half of 2021 include Music on Main. The Village has announced the dates will be August 5th and 19th. The chamber’s tent will be set up there so you can drop off your marketing materials and take some time at the table/tent to connect to more of our community and market your business.
I am excited to announce that we will be holding Comedy Night which is scheduled for October 14, 2021. We are looking for sponsorships to Comedy Night which will be held at 317 Main and includes dinner cooked by CIA trained Chopped Champion Eric LeVine and his staff. Sponsors will get included in our marketing and 2 tickets to the event! All profits from the comedy night are used for scholarships to graduating Farmingdale students and other community purposes. This past year-and-a-half the Chamber had to increase our support of Farmingdale schools and its students in the form of additional scholarships, school supplies for children whose parents couldn't afford them, buying meals for medical professionals from member restaurants, and support to graduating seniors. Many local organizations and businesses who had been supporters of these efforts in the past were not able to do charitable giving due to issues related to the pandemic and the Chamber board felt we needed to help as much as we could. We are hoping for record-setting profits this comedy night!
We also will be holding elections for the chamber’s board of directors and appointing committee members in November. If you are considering running please
reach out to Ralph Ekstrand for more information and to get your name on the ballot.
During the pandemic we also realized the chamber was in rebranding. We have entered a contract with a member and local marketing company KGI Design Group owned by Kim Poulos Lieberz to rebrand our logo, our website, social media, and our print media. The end goal is to make our marketing more consumer-focused giving our members a better opportunity to connect with the community and promote their business to Farmingdale at large. We want to give our members better opportunities to promote through social media and our website and continue to find ways to create these opportunities in person here in Farmingdale.
Over the next several weeks we will be sending out surveys asking you, our members, how the chamber did during the pandemic in staying connected and what we could be doing better as a chamber going forward.
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.