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.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Summer. As I’m sure is true in your business, Fall is “get back to work” season. I’m very excited for what is coming up on our Chamber Calendar over the next quarter. We have so many events coming up this Fall; such as our Trick or Treating event, Parades, Lunch Meetings starting again, and we have our Annual Outstanding Small Business Person of the Year award.
This year, I am very happy to announce that Joseph Minieri of Mass Mutual has been named Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce 2018 Outstanding Small Businessperson of the Year. Joe certainly meets the criteria of this award. Joe is a very active member of the Chamber of Commerce; he is on the board as a Vice President and heads the membership committee. He can be seen at most Chamber events and marching in all the Parades. More importantly he is a big help within the chamber, he makes my job much easier. I always know the Chamber and I can count on Joe.
This summer, Farmingdale gained plenty of attention with maybe the most successful Music On Main Series yet. Also, the Movie Nights on the Village Green were well attended (it’s always fun to see the Mayor working the popcorn machine). It was great to see such a large and lively crowd on Main Street and we can hopefully use that to further grow Farmingdale businesses throughout the town and future events. Farmingdale has been a destination for some time now, and it’s great that the secret is out. I’d like to thank the Village for doing what they can to increase traffic into the village, and to our other partners for doing the same in the rest of the Town.
At our November Lunch Meeting we will be holding Elections for the Board of Directors and Officers. If you would like to run for a position please email or call me and I will get that information to our Nominating Committee. We also need our members to attend this meeting in order to vote in the Chamber Election.
Also in November will be our Annual Holiday Parade. All members are invited to march in the Parade behind the Chamber of Commerce banner. Bring your family, and if you have one, bring your banner or Mascot. We LOVE to have them.
This December is our Annual Holiday Party and Installation of Officers at the Heritage Club at Bethpage State Park. This is always a fun time, and all members get a free ticket. We will also be acknowledging two members who have been members for 25 years. Thank you Merritt Bakery and Farmingdale Care! I’m also happy to announce Owner of Nutty Irishman Joe Fortuna, will be honored at our holiday party for all he does to support both the Chamber and Farmingdale Village Merchants with this year’s Presidents Club Award.
We also need to mention Angela Cowen is retiring from the Board of directors after many dedicated years of service. Angela, thank you for all of your hard work!
We are booking speakers for our 2019 lunch meetings. This year we are looking for speakers who can present for 15 minutes with information (not a direct sales pitch) that will be of use to the members. Any members interested in speaking should call or email me.
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