• Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce’s Longest-Tenured Members

    Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce’s Longest-Tenured Members

    May is Small Business Month, and the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce is celebrating by recognizing its longest-tenured members. Some of the chamber’s oldest, most loyal partners date back to the 1980s! Many of them strive to support the community around them and have a rich history of contributions. Here are some of Farmingdale’s longest established, veteran small businesses.
     

    • Arthur F. White Funeral Home (315 Conklin Street, Farmingdale)
      • Arthur F. White Funeral Home has been a chamber member since 1986. Wake and funeral services, while a celebration of one’s life, can be a very difficult time for those mourning a loved one. The funeral home has helped people say goodbye in a peaceful, comforting setting for over 100 years. Nancy White, the current owner, aims to help families focus on grieving by making funeral arrangements as simple as possible. The home also helps people plan their own funerals so their grieving loved ones have something less on their minds. The business also offers grief support.
    • Daleview Care Center (574 Fulton Street, Farmingdale)
      • Daleview Care Center was founded in 1967 and has been a chamber member since 1987. The 142-bed facility is close in proximity to local hospitals. It offers a full continuum of care, from temporary respite stays or short-term rehabilitation to long-term skilled nursing care. The center also features specialty programs and services. The center is dedicated to creating a sensitive, nurturing and comfortable home environment where each patient and resident receives personalized care and attention.
    • McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home (385 Main Street, Farmingdale)
      • Hugh Trudden founded McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home in 1927 in Richmond Hill, Queens. The family-owned business moved to Farmingdale in 1959 after purchasing Talmadge Funeral Home. It has been a chamber member since 1986. The funeral home strives to offer funeral and memorial services ranging from traditional to uniquely innovative and personal. It offers burial or cremation options, as well as celebrant services. The home promises fitting services that pay honor to the deceased’s life achievements and experiences, a fitting obituary, products that fit one’s budget and desires, a lasting Book of Memories, floral tributes, paperwork preparation, and more.
    • McDonald’s (655 Fulton St., Farmingdale)
      • McDonald’s has been a staple across the world for decades, serving the iconic Big Mac burger. The local store has also been a staple of the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce since 1994. The chain offers plenty of burgers, chicken and fish sandwiches, nuggets, meals, and more. If you’re in a morning rush, try the McDonald’s breakfast lineup, featuring hotcakes, biscuit or muffin sandwiches, sausage burritos, combos and more. The eatery also serves coffee and dessert. For those really crunched on time, the Farmingdale McDonald’s offers two drive-thru lanes.
    • Merritt Bakery (315 Northwest Drive, Farmingdale)
      • Merritt Bakery has been serving Farmingdale for decades. It has been a chamber member since 1993. The old school, traditional bakery makes its products from scratch, free of preservatives. It serves breads, rolls, danishes, doughnuts, pastries, turnovers, cookies, cannolis, St. Joseph pastries, pies, cheesecakes, muffins, crumb buns, coffee rings and more. People can also purchase layer cakes or cakes for weddings and birthdays. Merritt also has sweets for the vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free crowds.
    • Moby Drugs (226 Main Street, Farmingdale)
      • Moby Drugs is Farmingdale’s longtime drug store. It has been a chamber member since 1986. If you or a loved one is sick, stop by Moby Drugs to fill a prescription or stock up on medicines that can help you feel right as rain in no time. Moby Drugs also offers delivery services for when you’re feeling too ill to make the trip to Main Street. The pharmacy is committed to offering the best available products and world class service to its customers, and it has made this commitment for decades now.
    • New York Window Film Co. (87 Gazza Boulevard, Farmingdale)
      • New York Window Film’s mission is to turn windows from one’s enemy into one’s friend. The business has been a Farmingdale chamber member since 1994. The business strives to solve window-related challenges for New York residents and business owners by making quality installations. Some windows come with drawbacks: UV rays, heat and glare are permitted, causing furniture and decor deterioration. They can cause glare, uncomfortable temperatures and provide privacy and security challenges, as well; untreated glass is clear and fragile, providing outsiders with a view into one’s home or commercial space, and gives potential intruders an easy entry point. New York Window Film Co. aims to solve these issues with corresponding window films. Sun control window films can reflect a large portion of the sun’s infrared rays. Safety and security window films bolster windows with an additional layer of protection against would-be intruders or natural disasters. Some varieties of window films combine both sun control and security. Frosted and textured films can be applied to glass to enhance privacy and boost aesthetics.
    • Paramount Tool & Equipment (765 Fulton Street, Farmingdale)
      • Paramount Tool & Equipment Corp. has been in business for more than 60 years, family-owned and operated for 40, and with the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce since 1986. The full-service tool warehouse provides sales, service, repairs and problem-solving. The Farmingdale store is stocked with many product lines and emphasizes customer satisfaction through a knowledgeable, friendly and supportive staff. Check out the many brands that Paramount Tool & Equipment offers on its website.
    • Priestley Chiropractic (81 Conklin Street, Farmingdale)
      • Priestley Chiropractic has been a member of the local chamber since 1988. Dr. Walter Priestley heads an award-winning office (voted best chiropractic office in the Bethpage Best Awards and Long Island Press numerous times). The office offers plans for back and neck pain, scoliosis, intervertebral disc conditions, chronic headaches, subluxations, motor vehicle crash aftercare, maintenance care, and work-related accidents. The office also sees children facing spinal conditions. If you’re in pain, check out Priestley Chiropractic and decide what treatment is right for you.
    • Farmingdale CARE Inc. (101 Albany Avenue, North Massapequa)
      • Farmingdale CARE Inc. is a non-profit child care organization in Albany Avenue Elementary School. It has been a chamber member since 1993. Its mission is to provide a full-day, full-year child care and education program for working families in Farmingdale. The educational program is staffed by early childhood professionals.
    • Farmingdale Federation of Teachers (100 Broadhollow Road, Suite 104, Farmingdale)
      • The Farmingdale Federation of Teachers has been a chamber member since 1986. The federation aims to carry out a progressive program, help solve the problems concerning its members in their school relationships, encourage each teacher to perform his or her task effectively, discuss the educational and professional organization problems of the state and nation, maintain high qualifications for entrance into the teaching profession, aid in securing adequate salaries and sound retirement systems, and help the community through service.
    • Farmingdale Public Library (116 Merritts Road, Farmingdale)
      • The Farmingdale Library has a rich history dating back to 1923 - over 100 years! The library has been a member of the local chamber since 1986. The library offers children and adults alike the opportunity to enrich their knowledge through the availability of thousands of books of all kinds of categories. The library also offers databases, lawn games for rent, and more. The library has embraced Farmingdale history with an in-library gallery of old photos and descriptions of each business address on Main Street and how storefronts have changed over the years. The library also put together a COVID-19 time capsule of how the coronavirus affected our community, schools and small businesses.
    • Farmingdale Public Schools (50 Van Cott Avenue, Farmingdale)
      • The Farmingdale School District is where our community’s children go to learn. With four elementary schools, a renovated middle school and high school, students have access to teachers, extra curricular activities, organized sports and more. The community also has access to an aquatic pool center at Howitt Middle School, as well as beautiful athletic fields. The district has been a chamber member since 1986.

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