Mark Your Calendar!
- June 1, 2015: 2nd Health Care Focus Group
- June 4, 2015: Networking At Atria Senior Living, 4:00-6:00pm
- June 17, 2015 General Meeting--BBQ! 12 Noon Haypath Park
- July 1, 2015: LI Ducks Baseball and Picnic!
- July 16, 2015: Plainview's Serenity Garden Party
- September 16, 2015: Kick-Off General Membership Meeting, 7:45am
- October 4, 2015: Sponsors, Vendors, Volunteers! Fair Planning Kicks Off
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
Memorial Day Parade! Celebration of Our CountryUnder sunny skies, our Chamber marched along Old Country Road, celebrating our country, veterans and members of the armed forces, and the liberties and freedom cherished by all. Read more...
Chamber Elects Bader and Morante To New Board Spots at May Meeting"We're growing by leaps and bounds," POB Chamber President Elan Wurtzel declared as two new members were elected, expanding the board from 11 to 13. Andrew Bader, Mercury Tax Service, Inc. and Treasurer of the Plainview Water District; and Fred Morante of Minuteman Press of Bellerose received a congratulatory round of applause at Somerset Gardens Senior Living, the generous host of the May 20 general membership meeting and elections. The official voting Read more...
Ralph Galdorisi of Coliseum Kitchen and Caterers: Serving Up GenerosityThe dictionary defines "coliseum" as a large gathering place; add "kitchen" and well, you get the idea. Newcomers to Coliseum Kitchen in Plainview marvel at the abundance of choices (and aromas), the artful presentation and the quality of the casual cuisine. It's a "wow" reaction that co-owner and Chamber member Ralph Galdorisi aims for. Inspired by Manhattan-style eateries, Rich Comito and Ralph Read more...
Premier Brain Trust Group Is Intimate, Productive"I think all businesses can benefit from a group like this," states Chamber member Scott Limmer whose law office bears his name. He spearheaded the Chamber's first Brain Trust focus group, providing constructive criticism, intelligent advice and tools for best practices. Held on May 11th at Somerset Gardens Assisted Living in Plainview, those attending the intimate, productive Read more...
Welcome to Our Newest Members: April 2015At the beginning of each month we will post a list of New Members who have joined the Chamber during the previous month. In April, the Chamber warmly welcomed:
June 4, 2015: Networking At Atria Senior Living, 4:00-6:00pmEase into the evening with wine and cheese as you network with other Chamber members and guests. This complimentary event will take place at Plainview's Atria Senior Living from 4:00 to 6:00pm. To register Click Here
July 1, 2015: LI Ducks Baseball and Picnic!Making summer plans? Be sure to include the Chamber's fun outing to see the Long Island Ducks baseball team on Wednesday, July 1st.
Ducks vs. Lancaster Barnstormers. Picnic starts at 5:00, Game time is 6:35pm.Cost is $35 per person.Includes ticket to the game, parking and a plentiful buffet dinner at Hebrew National Picnic area (along 3rd baseline). Package includes all you can eat burgers, hot dogs, ribs, chicken, salads, cookies and more! To register Cick here
October 4, 2015: Sponsors, Vendors, Volunteers! Fair Planning Kicks OffRecord attendance and rave reviews defined the Chamber's 2014 Craft and Gift Fair in October. Aiming to top last year's success, planning is already underway for this year's big event. The first meeting of the Chamber Fair Committee was Friday, May 15th, 8:00am, at Coliseum Kitchen. Many of last year's committee members are stepping up again this year to help. And new member, Ben Pearlman of Positive Pest Managment joined the group. If you'd like be among our dedicated Read more...
Robert's Rules of Order, the parliamentary bible, provides that a “quorum is the minimum number of voting members who must be present” so that business may be conducted. It also states that “In all ordinary societies the by-laws should provide for a quorum as large as can be depended upon for being present at all meetings when the weather is not exceptionally bad.” (Don't hold a meeting in February!)
According to my favorite research resource, Wikipedia, in Ancient Greece a quorum of 6,000 was required for ostracism and for grants of citizenship. Under Jewish tradition, a quorum of 10 men is necessary for prayer services to be conducted. The United States Constitution provides that a quorum for the House of Representatives and the Senate is a majority. Sound complicated?
What does our Chamber require for a quorum? Good weather and 6,000 people; a majority; or just 10 people? Our by-laws state that 25% of members in good standing constitute a quorum. Big deal, who cares? Well, it’s important because on May 20th