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.
It is my pleasure to be elected to be the next Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce President. I would like to thank Beth Mignone for her excellent vision and service in moving the Chamber forward. I look forward to building on the record she has established.
I am one of the owners of Weichert Realtors – Performance Homes; working alongside my brother and father. My wife, Stephanie, and I have 2 boys- Dominick and Anthony; we live in West Farmingdale, and enjoy our time down on Main St. as much as any family.
I have been in business here in Farmingdale since 2000; so, I have seen the great strides our town has made. I think the Chamber of Commerce is well positioned to enjoy the fruits of the revitalization efforts.
For 2018 I would like to continue the strong work we have been doing in 2017 and before. Since being added to the ballot, I have been thinking about what makes the chamber different and what are our strengths.
One obvious strength is our Ribbon Cuttings. This is great exposure for the new businesses as well as the Chamber of Commerce. Another, is our Networking Events and the Lunch Meetings. I think these are a real strength for the Chamber. I want to expand and leverage these events to further grow the Chamber and give us a stronger connection to the community. We can leverage our strengths to further achieve our goals.
In the past, a Chamber of Commerce was organized to have a voice in local government to promote business friendly environments. Although that is still a focus, I believe that the more immediate benefit for our members would be to find a way to connect to the community. What member wouldn’t like to do more business with people right here in Farmingdale?
By sponsoring and promoting more community events, such as our Holiday Parade, the Easter Egg Hunt, and maybe a safe Halloween Trick-Or-Treat event, it does 2 things; first, they provide community focused experiences for residents to enjoy, which makes the Chamber look good and secondly, it gives our members a chance to have essentially free marketing to the community. It’s a tangible benefit of Chamber membership (much like ribbon cuttings). I’m sure all members would love hundreds or thousands of impressions with local residents.
Next, I would like to further promote networking within the Chamber. This is already a great benefit we offer, but I believe this is a growth area for the Chamber. I would like to see our lunch meetings and evening networking events used to foster more outside networking between members and other Chambers. I don’t want us to become “just” a networking group, but I want members to cultivate a deeper professional connection with other professionals. I look forward to hearing from members on ways we can best accomplish this.
I look forward to continuing to work with our very dedicated Board, who are always working so hard for the Chamber, and for your ideas and thoughts in 2018.
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