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Chamber Fair Sponsors!
Bethpage Federal Credit Union
Big Bounce Theory
Right At Home
Optix Family Eyecare
Attitude Financial Advisors
North Shore LIJ-GoHealth Urgent Care
Law Office of Laurel Scarr-Konel
Marcia Finkelstein-Lynda Baker Realty
Cruise Planners/American Express Travel
Dr. Steven M. Riess, Chiropractor
Marriott Residence Inn Plainview
Dona Malter Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Positive Pest Management
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
DEADLINES Approaching: Seize These Great Opportunities Soon!Sponsor Now! Advertise in Program Now!
To ensure your company's inclusion on the POB COC Fair T-shirt, in our program and on signs throughout the fair, don't delay -- sign up today! With the POB Chamber's biggest event of the year only six weeks away, we are picking up the preparation pace. You should too! The deadlines for 2015 Craft and Gift Fair sponsorships and printing are fast approaching. We hope you will take the time to consider all the benefits of supporting this wonderful community event. See the full article under Upcoming Events for all the details.
Bob Cohen: Spearheading The Surge at AtlanticBorn as a tiny company in 1982, Atlantic, Tomorrows Office has become the largest independent dealer for document imagery (copiers) on the East Coast, claims Senior Account Manager Bob Cohen, relative newcomer to the POB Chamber. The focus of Atlantic's five offices is recording, retrieving and archiving information; managing print services; and managing IT services. Their "stand out" results, according to Bob who's been with them since 1986, is accomplished via some well-established vendors: Toshiba, Ricoh, Kyocera and Konica/Minolta. Read more...
Astoria Bank Collecting School SuppliesDuring August, Astoria Bank's Plainview branch on Manetto Hill Road is accepting new school supplies or cash donations as part of its "Kids Tools for School" campaign. This is the bank's 16th annual drive matching up to $10,000 in donations. For more information, visit www.astoriabank.com
Chamber Year in Review: Adding Significant Value Attracts Record New MembersHistoric growth, upgraded technology, added programs and dedicated leadership: Elements that small business people recognize as critical for success. This formula has also proven essential for the POB Chamber, resulting in an unprecedented growth year (June 2014-June 2015).
"It's been a domino effect," explains Chamber Executive Vice President Ilene Sommer, "Due to the significant increase in sponsor dollars from the 2014 Craft and Gift fair, we were able to add considerable value to the membership in just one year," she notes. And with 2015 sponsorships already lining up, the year ahead holds great promise too. Read more...
September 16, 2015: Kick Off General Membership Meeting 7:45 am--MarriottNassau County....
On the Edge of Disaster
or Miracle in the Making?
Chris Wright, one of the seven directors of NIFA (Nassau County Interim Finance Authority) will be the Chamber's featured speaker at the annual kick-off breakfast meeting on September 16th at 7:45am. According to Chris (Newsday, 8/26/15): "The county is in horrible shape and its plans to achieve balance seem to revolve around hoping for a miracle transaction, when they should be focused on either raising revenues or substantially cutting programs and costs." Read more...
October 4, 2015: Craft and Gift Fair at POB LibraryAs summer winds down, a new wave of fair sponsors have arrived! Many thanks to the Mid-Island Y JCC, Cruise Planners/American Express Travel and Manetto Hill Animal Hospital/The Paw Seasons Hotel for becoming Bronze sponsors. Other recent sponsors include Dona Malter Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Positive Pest Management and Somerset Gardens Senior Living.
North Shore LIJ-CareConnect is our latest Silver Sponsor -- thank you for your generosity! With TD Bank's recent sponsorship, this brings our Silver Sponsors to eight, surpassing last year's at that level. Many thanks to Rich Leshaw and TD Bank for their generous support. Also contributing to the August sponsorship surge at the Bronze level are The Law Office of Laurel Scarr-Konel and Marcia Finkelstein-Lynda Baker Realty.
Other August sign ups include North Shore LIJ-Go Health Urgent Care and Beechwood Organization, which joined the ranks as Bronze sponsors. More than twenty five sponsors have already taken advantage of the opportunity to sign up early for the 2015 Craft and Gift Fair in October.
In July Minute Man Press of Bellerose offered their generous support as a Silver sponsor. Three other members took sponsorships at the Bronze level, earning them the best value: it includes 2015-2016 membership dues (increasing to $150 next year) and a fair booth. The Chamber thanks Right at Home, Optix Family Eyecare and Attitude Financial Advisors for their support of the fair.
All sponsors are enjoying months of continuous promotion on our website and in all Constant Contact emails -- even before the fair happens in October!
Record attendance and rave reviews defined the Chamber's 2014 Craft and Gift Fair. Aiming to top last year's success, planning has been underway for months with several meetings of the Chamber Fair Committee already taking place. Many of last year's committee members are stepping up again this year to help. And new members Laura Avital of Mill Brook Travel, Ben Pearlman of Positive Pest Management and Tammy Racaniello of It's Time to Get Fit have joined the group. If you'd like be among our dedicated volunteers, please contact Bryan Trugman, COC Treasurer and Fair Chair at Btrugman@gmail.com. Sponsor participation tripled last year and was integral to the Fair's success and the Chamber's banner year. To become a SPONSOR for this year's event CLICK HERE. Read more...