Mark Your Calendar!
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
Mid-Island Y JCC
Sunrise Senior Living Plainview
People's United Bank
Dr. Steven M. Riess, Chiropractor
Marriott Residence Inn Plainview
Dona Malter Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Positive Pest Management
Rechler Equity Partners
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
Sun Shines on Chamber's 2015 Craft and Gift Fair!Determined participants were quickly rewarded with sunshine and throngs of people this past Sunday at the Chamber's biggest event of the year: our 4th annual Craft and Gift Fair. According to fair organizers, 80 booths as well as inflatable rides and impressive entertainment beckoned thousands of visitors to the POB Library parking lot. Purchasing reports were positive! Vendors were pleased as shoppers spent liberally on handcrafted jewelry, clothing, soaps and other items for sale. Some fairgoers considered vacation destinations, urgent care offerings, senior living options, and banking choices from a wide variety of local service vendors as the threat of Hurricane Joaquin quickly faded.
This wonderful community event comes together after months of preparation and generous member support. The Chamber board sincerely thanks Gretchen Browne and the POB Library staff as well as all the generous sponsors and volunteers Read more...
Welcome September Members!The Chamber's membership increased by seven in September to bring the total number of members to 181!
M2 Technology Wiring Contractor, Matthew Matza
Computer Surgeon, Inc., Ed Dicken
Pampered Chef, David Rokofsky
NS-LIJ CareConnect Health Insurance, Rachelle Neuwirth
B2B CFO, LLC, Kevin Seltzer
Erika Cole Salon and Spa, Christine Carlton
Plainview Basketball Club, Sonny Faro
Heidi Felix and NEFCU Bank on Similar ValuesEver since she began selling Girl Scout Cookies at age nine, Heidi Felix knew she would make her mark in sales. Throughout her 26-year career she has been honored repeatedly for her sales accomplishments, but it was her approach to selling that led her to her current position of business development officer at the Westbury-based credit union, NEFCU.
Since joining NEFCU in March 2015, Heidi has been a tireless advocate for the local credit union, meeting with fellow Long Islanders and local businesses 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 year the Chamber showcased the excellent work of The Compass Project, creating awareness and generating support for the organization at various events. While many worthwhile candidates were considered, The Morgan Center's unique mission resonated among board members.
Like many groundbreaking ideas, The Morgan Center was fueled by need and compassion. In 2000 Rod and Nancy Zuch's 2-year-old daughter, Morgan, (now 17) was diagnosed with leukemia. Like other children battling the disease Read more...
October 21, 2015: General Membership Meeting, Candidates Breakfast at 7:45 amIt's a POB Chamber tradition! Please join us for the annual "Meet the Candidates" general membership meeting at the Marriott Residence Inn Plainview at 7:45am. Several candidates for various local political offices will engage in a panel discussion and interact with members. Also on the agenda are two member Spotlight Speakers: Matt Silver of Ultimate Class Limousine Worldwide and Rita Acuna of Paintings To Go.
The candidates expected to attend are from various branches of local government: District Attorney, Legislator, Country Supervisor and Town Council. Hear what the candidates have to say about today's important issues and how they may affect your business.
Confirmed to attend so far are Legislator candidates Judy Jacobs and Angel Cepeda.
Marriott Residence Inn Plainview
9 Gerhard Road
7:45am to 9:15am
Breakfast: Only $5.00 for members,
$10.00 for non-members
FYI: Upcoming EventsTD Bank is hosting a first-time homebuyers seminar on Tuesday, October 13 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Plainview location: 500 Old Country Road. RSVP Rich Leshaw: 516-931-2027
Plesae see the attached video from the Fall Workshop:http://www.optimumcommunity.net/community-coverage/long-island/2014/career-day-howard-mattlin-ms
Coat Drive: NS-LIJ GoHealth Urgent Care Please donate clean, gently used coats, hats, gloves and scarves to various locations through October 31st, including Plainview Centre: 377 S. Oyster Bay Road.
But all good things do come to an end, including this glorious summer. With that thought, my writer's block has been busted and I can write a new message.
So what's happening with the Chamber? This past year we've grown by leaps and bounds--we're over 170 members. We've had exciting events and new programs. Our new website is great, chock full of information and it works to enhance our Chamber and our businesses with our own customized pages. The website has over 1000 hits per month so there's good activity highlighting our talents, services and products. Click Here to read a great review of last year's highlights.
Where are we going this coming year? Forward is the answer!