• President's Message

    Beth Mignone

    Hello Farmingdale!

    I want to extend a big thank you to all of you from our over 200 members for your support over the first months of 2022.

    We know so many of our members are fighting inflation which means so are our clients and customers. Everything costs more, especially gas. We need your support more than ever. We know our small business members are doing their best to hold prices as much as possible. Let's continue to support the Businesses that Support Farmingdale. 

    Despite the hardships caused by inflation, and through the generosity of our members and supporters, the chamber was able to increase the number of scholarships we award to graduating Farmingdale High School seniors. Congratulations to our scholarship recipients, Vanessa Espinosa, Tania Gomez, Allison Rosinger, and Marcin Wasiuta, and all 2022 Graduates. 

    Congrats to all of our new Businesses for choosing Farmingdale, and we look forward to so many great Summer events. 

    For a list of Members, or our events please visit our directory.

    Joseph Garcia

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

  • Joel Blitzer, Outstanding Businessperson of 2022

    For Immediate Release
     
    The Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Joel Blitzer was selected as our Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce 2022 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 Joel fully meets and exceeds these criteria and is proud to recognize him as our 2022 Honoree. 
     
    Joel has been working in the Insurance industry since 1989. He holds a B.S. degree in business from the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University. Upon graduating, he held the positions of underwriter for Aetna Life and Casualty, Senior Multi-National Underwriter for A.I.G. and later became an Independent Insurance Agent. Joel joined Brooks-Waterburn in 2001 as Commercial Lines Manager and became Vice President / principal in 2004. Joel is co-creator of the “Laundromat Success Program”, Brooks-Waterburn’s premier industry program for Laundromat owners nationwide. He is also the current VP and founder of a local BNI chapter. Joel is a strong believer in continuing education programs and has mastered agency management systems of which he teaches and mentors his employees to enhance the customer service experience at Brooks-Waterburn.
     
    After moving Brooks Waterburn to Farmingdale, Joel became involved with the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce. Joel currently serves a member of the board of directors. He is an active member of the membership committee and chairperson of the annual comedy night, under Joel’s leadership the 2021 comedy night was a smashing success allowing the chamber to expand its high school scholarship program.
     
    In his free time, he enjoys traveling, cooking, dining out and entertaining with his wife, two children and friends. He is a former VP of the King Park Soccer Club; as a member of his community’s chamber of commerce he attends many local civic meetings to address topics within the 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.