• President's Message

    Beth Mignone

    I want to thank all of our members for your membership in the Chamber. I hope you have found it to be an asset to your business, and our work behind the scenes to make our area a better environment for Small Business worthwhile. 

    The past year had been busy. We rebranded the Chamber. We ran dozens of events, worked on grants for the Chamber and individual businesses.  We lobbied with local Elected Officials, and we promoted Small Business Season. 

    This year I want to remind you that our lunch time General Meetings are the number one way to network in the Chamber. The more you attend, the better networking opportunities and results you will have. The best way to make sure you make the meetings is to mark them on your calendar for the first Thursday of every month with the exception of December. 

    Also, a great time can be had while "working" at our evening networking events. Typically, they are held at a local bar or restaurant. The more people you talk to about your business the more often you will find both customers and vendors. You can attend all the Ribbon cuttings which is also a great way to network with members and new businesses. 

    This year we will continue to promote our members through paid articles highlighting members in lists of 10. For example, 10 places to do your holiday shopping, 10 ways to spend a rainy day, etc. They are posted on the website and on our social media accounts, and promoted.  If you have any additional content we can feature please let me know.

    Our annual Holiday party was great and we thank both our new Board member Joanne Benincasa and our outgoing Board Member Suzanne D'Amico. I got some great feedback on how we can make this event more fun and exciting.

    Let’s make 2023 the best year for the chamber AND your business!

    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.
  • 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.