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.
We have had a busy end of the year, and it’s continuing! First, let me thank everyone who worked so hard in 2018 to make it a very successful year! In November we had a wonderful Holiday Parade. For the end of December, the Chamber sponsored the Farmingdale Village Merchant Associations’ “Winter Wonderland & Ice Skating Rink”. These events bring tons of foot traffic to Main St and it’s not only the Main St. businesses that benefit! Any time we can get people downtown to have an experience it raises the profile for all of Farmingdale. It means more future home buyers, shoppers, service calls, and consumers will look at our local business in a positive light. It gives us something in common with our clients and customers who immediately remark, “Oh, you’re in Farmingdale, we go to the parade/music/fair/restaurant all the time!”
January 1st also brings our new Board of Directors and Officer’s Term. We had a great turn out at the Holiday Party and Installation Dinner. I had the privilege of awarding the Victor Lambert Volunteer Award to our Treasurer, Margaret Bertolotti, of the Farmingdale Federation of Teachers and the President’s award to Joe Fortuna of the Nutty Irishman. Thank you to you both for all you do for the Chamber and Farmingdale! Also, it was my pleasure to welcome Joel Blitzer of Brooks Waterburn Insurance and Suzanne D’Amico of CJA photography to the Board!
On behalf of the board of directors and all of our members, I thank Angela Cowan for her decades of service to Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce. We wish you well in your retirement from the chamber board but also look forward to having you represent Farmingdale to the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce.
I’m very excited to continue our work from last year. This year we added a Legislative Committee to help support last year’s work with local and state legislators in making sure we have a seat at the table when legislation is being planned and debated affecting our members. We bolstered our Special Events, Networking, and Lunch Meetings Committees to continue the great work we did fostering networking and building more connections with the community.
Make sure to keep an eye out for the 1st Quarter of 2019 we have our Lunch Meetings, Networking Groups and our Annual Comedy Night Fundraiser on March 28th. I look forward to seeing you all, and as always, if I or the Chamber can help in anyway, just call! My cell phone is 516-449-2028.
People's United Bank, N.A., a subsidiary of People's United Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBCT), is a community-based, financial services company with approximately $48 billion in assets, offering commercial and retail banking, as well as wealth management services. We have a network of over 400 retail locations across the Northeast in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, including 69 on Long Island. 33 of our 69 Long Island branches are conveniently located in Stop and Shop Supermarkets. Peoples United Bank has had a relationship with Stop and Shop since 1995.
With roots dating back to 1842, we understand the importance of focusing on our clients and their unique needs, integrating technology to augment the experience and expertise of our bankers. We are committed to creating a high-quality, multi-dimensional service approach, both business and personal.
Community giving is central to our mission. The People’s United Community Foundation, the Bank and its employees, take pride in our collective legacy of supporting the needs of individuals, families, businesses and entire communities. In 2018, People’s United Bank and People’s United Community Foundation contributed nearly $570,000 to 37 local nonprofits on Long Island. In addition, 229 Financial Education presentations were conducted, helping to improve financial literacy and economic stability for more than 6,400 individuals in New York.
Please visit us in Farmingdale (inside Stop & Shop) at 55 Motor Avenue, Farmingdale, NY 11735, or call us at 631-425-9520.
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.