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Plainview Old-Bethpage Chamber of Commerce
Encourages the growth and development of its members
Provides a forum for Members to meet, discuss business ideas and opportunities
Enhances the well being of commerce, industry, education, artistic, and civic interests in the area
Undertakes an active leadership role in the community
Promotes business activities in the Plainview-Old Bethpage community
Represents and speaks on behalf of the business community
Welcome New Members! April 2016Jeffrey Muchnick Financial Advisor -- Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Howard Rosenthal -- Favorite Gift Baskets
Steven Hong -- Imperial Taekwondo and Fitness
Kate Ryan -- Law Office of Katherine Ryan
Elegant Environs, Sushi and Sake Define AFA Networking EventAbout 40 members and guests were treated to happy hour sushi and sake at Attitude Financial Advisors's complimentary networking event. The company's relatively new Woodbury office space, beautifully decorated, provided a warm and welcoming venue for the Thursday, April 21st gathering.
Midway through the festivities, Chamber president Elan Wurtzel thanked everyone for coming to the pre-Passover evening event. Then the principles of AFA (pictured left to right: Bryan Trugman, Jeffrey Trugman and David Choit) briefly offered Read more ...
Crestwood Camp and School: Sixty Years StrongNestled on beautiful grounds on the outskirts of Plainview, Crestwood Day Camp and School has offered an outstanding day camp and nursery school experience since 1956. Current owner Mark Hemmerdinger (pictured left) along with co-owner and director Mark Transport (middle; Jeff Deustch, camp director, pictured right), purchased the business in 2011. Both are dedicated to preserving Crestwood's excellent reputation for quality programs led by exceptional staff.
According to Mark Hemmerdinger (a Crestwood alum), there are three elements that make Crestwood unique-- Read more ...
April Meeting Brings Showers of InformationOn Wednesday, April 20th Town of Oyster Bay (TOB) Councilwoman Rebecca Alesia addressed some of the community's most talked about topics as the POB Chamber's general meeting featured speaker. Assisting her with queries about the new Country Pointe Development was TOB environmental consultant John Ellsworth. Also taking the floor at the breakfast event were Spotlight Speaker Matthew Biblo of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management (pictured) and POB Schools Assistant Superintendent for Business, Richard Cunningham, who urged everyone to vote on May 17th when school budgets and propositions are decided upon.
Councilwoman Alesia successfully managed to Read more ...
Chamber Embraces The Morgan CenterContinuing its commitment to community causes, the Chamber Board has chosen
The Morgan Center as its "adopted" charitable organization through September 2016. Last Read more ...
May 18, 2016: General Membership Meeting--Your Presence is NeededPlease make every effort to join us for board elections--a quorum is needed--at our annual breakfast meeting hosted by Somerset Gardens Senior Living in Plainview. Michael Dubb, CEO and cofounder of Beechwood Organization, will also update members on all the planning for Plainview's new Country Pointe development, due to break ground later in 2016. After enjoying a delicious hot breakfast generously offered by our host, four new chamber officers will be voted into office by all members present. Please take some time to carefully review their applications linked at the end of this article. Read more ...
May 30, 2016: Memorial Day ParadePlainview-Old Bethpage pride will be on display at the Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 30th. As the Chamber grows, our presence at the parade is too. Meet us to march -- either with the Chamber or your business -- at 9:00am at 700 Old Country Road. Members will receive a free T-shirt! The festivities begin at 9:30am with a march on Old Country Road to the town park on Washington Avenue. Please join us as we greet the crowds lining our local streets in support of our country and our community. Funds are also needed: Your donation contributes to making this a great annual event. For more information please contact Andrew Lamkin: Andrew@lamkinelderlaw.com
View photos from last year's parade!
This month’s message is a “re-run” from last year about Quorums. We’re having elections for Chamber Board positions on May 18th and we need a Quorum!
In reverse alphabetical order, the following members are running for election: Tami Racaniello, Marianne Plummer, Andrew Lamkin, Alan Goldberg, Bob Cohen, Francesca Carlow, and Jim Baker. Click here to read more about them and why they’d like to be elected to the Board.
Quorums are critical to the orderly running of society. Baseball teams must field 9 players; football teams can’t have more than 11 on the field and basketball teams need 5 players on the court. Chaos would rule without quorums. And speaking of courts, you can’t have a jury trial on a civil case with less than 6 jurors. I am currently handling a lawsuit where an organization amended their constitution with only 40 members present—their quorum requirements required two thirds of their membership to be present, which would have been equivalent to over 100 members. They didn’t adhere to their quorum requirements……