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Two Chambers, One Congressman: Outstanding Meeting
On a special day, Monday, a special guest, Congressman Tom Suozzi, carved time from his busy schedule to engage with an eager gathering of two chambers of commerce: Plainview-Old Bethpage and Syosset-Woodbury. POB Chamber president Elan Wurtzel thanked Charo Ezdrin, the Syosset-Woodbury Chamber president, for arranging Representative Suozzi’s appearance. An energized crowd of nearly 100 membersRead more ...
Chamber Helps SNAP Raise Awareness and Funds
For the fourth consecutive year, the POB Chamber has carefully selected a local charity to “adopt” for one year. Chamber first vice president Andrew Lamkin announced that it will be SNAP, which stands for The Special Needs Autism Program. This charity was founded by two passionate parents of children with special needs, Paige Bravin and Barbi Schwartzberg. SNAP’s missionRead more ...
Welcome New Members!
The POB Chamber welcomed the following members in August 2017:
Joel Floss -- Merrick Printing (Veterans Press)
Ian Epstein -- Thriftway Card and Gift
Randi Lieberman -- Hearing Center of Plainiview
October 1, 2017: Chamber Festival Approaching!
Donate a Prize -- Volunteer at Our Booth (Read More for Details)
It's almost here! The Chamber's largest event of the year: Sunday, October 1st, Fall Festival: Arts, Crafts & More (10:00am to 5:00pm). A new look and a new promoter (Preferred Promotions) are providing more upscale merchandise, fabulous food, fun inflatable rides, impressive local performances and more. "There's something for every member of the family," promises festival chairman, board member Fred Morante.
Thank you to our loyal sponsors (Look left to see them all), especially Rich Leshaw and TD Bank for supporting the Chamber as a Gold Sponsor for two years running! Be sure to visit the sponsors' booths and connect with members. We look forward to seeing you there!Read more ...
What a Summer!
Labor Day has come and the summer is almost unofficially over. What a summer it was! The news never stopped startling—international, national and local happenings. While we catch our breath, we can see a vista in front of us—what it will bring, how it will affect us or how we’ll react, we can’t quite make it out. But, ready we’ll be.
Amongst the many startling events of the summer were the despicable acts of hate in Charlottesville and the reactions (or non-reactions) by some. When it comes to bias, prejudice or hatred there can be no moral equivalency or equivocation. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
In August, the Mid-Island Y-JCC hosted a Break the Hate rally to demonstrate against hatred and to promote tolerance and respect among all people, of all faiths, colors and backgrounds. The auditorium was standing room only.