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Member Events and More
Notice Re POB Herald Subscriptions: If you have received a bill and are a paid-up member for 2016, please disregard. The issue is being remedied. Thanks for your patience!
Stroke Awareness Event at Plainview Hospital: May 26th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Educational program will emphasize symptoms and prevention. Event details
Smart 911 Program: Sign up for Nassau County's new emergency service and alert program Click here.
Art afficianados: The Independent Art Society, founded in 1951, seeks the support of local businesses. Part of this non-profit's mission is to encourage artistic endeavors in Plainview-Old Bethpage, including opportunites to exhibit art work. If you are interested in learning more about how you can support this cultural cause, please contact the society's president, Ruth Siegel, at email@example.com or call 516-938-9856.
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
Board Members Reinstated at Busy May MeetingThe Chamber's May meeting was a productive one: official elections took place for board members (read more for complete info); Michael Dubb of Beechwood Organization detailed progress on Plainview's new Country Pointe development and Mark Snider of MapToons described POB's upcoming business map opportunity.
The 60 plus members in attendance were treated to a full buffet breakfast, courtesy of host Somerset Gardens Senior Living. They listened to the seven board member Read more ...
Matt Schuller and Stone Media: Social Media SavvyAs social media becomes more of a must-have than an option in the business world, companies are tapping outside sources to help them be savvy. Stone Media Consulting is a full-service online and social media marketing agency that provides Keyword-rich social media posts, email blasts and online sweepstakes. They also create, track and manage online advertising such as Facebook Ads and Google Adwords. To give all platforms a consistent look and feel, Stone Media can create and set up all appropriate accounts and pages. As chief operating officer Matt Schuller explains: "Our whole company is about online marketing and advertising." Read more ...
Put Your Business on the Map – Literally!Long Island’s leading cartoon map company, MapToons, is offering an exciting opportunity to Chamber members. In September 2016, 16,000 full color Plainview-Old Bethpage business maps will be distributed throughout the community via direct mail, area hotels, participating businesses and the Chamber. To view a sample, visit www.MapToons.li An added value, Read more ...
Beautiful Smiles at Comprehensive Dental ServicesRainy Day, but Beautiful Smiles with Dr. Lewis O'Shea and Dr. H-Chang Lee of Comprehensive Dental Services! Congratulations on your Grand Opening and beautiful new offices! CLICK HERE for photos of the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
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
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 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!
TUESDAY June 14, 2016--Annual BBQ Lunch Meeting at Noon
Meeting 12:00 Noon to 2:00pm
at Haypath Park off of Old Bethpage Road in Old Bethpage. Finger lickin' buffet provided by Coliseum Caterers
Please note the day change to TUESDAY
(instead of Wednesday)
for this once-a-year LUNCH meeting.
Spotlight Speakers for this meeting:
Jeffrey Koch of The Koch-Glacken Agency
Jane Gewant of It'Social Social Media Marketing
Michael Natter of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Bring Your Appetite!
Only $5.00 for members/$10.00 for non-members
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……