"Newsletter Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce"
Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce February 2012 Volume 59, No. 2 Newsletter FARMINGDALE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Multi – Chamber Event PRESIDENT: Debbie Podolski A Huge Success! Farmingdale Public Library (516) 249-9010 ♦ firstname.lastname@example.org EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT: The Farmingdale Chamber Dr. Chris Wider of Commerce was invited to Priestley Chiropractic (516) 752-1007 ♦ email@example.com participate in a multi- VICE PRESIDENT: chamber event along with Victor Lambert, III Plainview, Syosset, and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney/The Lambert Group (631) 425-5650 ♦ firstname.lastname@example.org Hicksville. A total of 80 SECRETARY: members from these four Beth Mignone chambers attended the Mignone & Son Construction Corp. (631) 270-4265 ♦ email@example.com event at Carlyle on the TREASURER: Green on January 26. The Margaret Bertolotti delicious buffet dinner was Farmingdale Federation of Teachers (631) 249-0773 ♦ firstname.lastname@example.org followed by a presentation BOARD OF DIRECTORS: about social networking by John Court Larry Schweitzer of CMIT The Nutty Irishman Solutions. Attendees then (516)293-9700 ♦ email@example.com participated in structured Angela Cowan, CPA (516) 756-2632 ♦ firstname.lastname@example.org networking – timed chats with each table – which was new for most Ralph Ekstrand attendees and fun to participate in. There was a 50/50 drawing with Moby Drugs (516) 249-0268 ♦ email@example.com proceeds going to Island Harvest on behalf of all four chambers. Busi- ness cards were drawn to win one of the many gift baskets donated Dan Kornfeld Farmingdale Baseball League, Inc. by each chamber. Special thanks to Angela Cowan, In Full Bloom, Mi- (516) 293-1990 ♦ firstname.lastname@example.org gnone & Son, CMIT Solutions and The New York Islanders for donat- Joseph Minieri ing gift baskets. The next multi-chamber extravaganza is scheduled MetLife (631) 851-5787 ♦ email@example.com for Wednesday, April 25 and the location will be announced in the Robert Saginario next newsletter. St. Charles Cemetery (631) 752-5218 ♦ firstname.lastname@example.org January’s Chamber meeting was a delicious luncheon buffet held at Harmonie Saltzman Farmingdale Knights of Columbus, 1 Morton Street, Farmingdale. Marketing Masters NY (516) 610-4269 ♦ Bonjovi030262@aol.com Everyone had the opportunity to speak about their business before Joseph P. Tafuro, CPA Vic Lambert advised the members about current financial trends. Car- (516) 574-3140 ♦ email@example.com men Taylor, New York Life, won the “Spotlight” in our newsletter and William Trudden / Rosemary Trudden Ellie Gomez, Bethpage Federal Credit Union won the “Featured Busi- McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home (516) 249-1303 ♦ firstname.lastname@example.org ness of the Month” on our website in the door prize raffle. Mark Wenzel Please join us at our next meeting on February 2, 2012. The meeting YES Community Counseling Center (516) 799-3203 ♦ email@example.com will be held at noon at Bella Napoli Restaurant, 968 Fulton Street, Member of the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce Farmingdale. Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce February, 2012 Volume 59, Issue 2 Page 2 A Word from the President Debbie Podolski Congratulations to all the Farmingdale businesses that were vote Best of Long Island 2012! As you know, your Chamber was voted Best of LI for the second year in a row. Thank you to all our members for voting for us. We will be participating at the Long Island Press Best of event on Monday, February 6. Your Chamber has been very active in planning special events to promote your business. The board of directors are dedicated, hard working, and a pleasure to work with. In the spirit of full disclosure, I am reporting to the membership that this past year, the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce was met with an unfor- tunate incident in that a trusted officer, a person active in the community, failed to perform the duties as assigned including making deposits. I am happy to report that action was taken immediately to remedy the situation. The funds have been re- stored and the person is no longer associated or involved with the Farmingdale Chamber. In no way did this situation prevent the Farmingdale Chamber from fulfilling its obligation to its members or prevent it from achieving the goals for the year. In addition, the board of directors reviewed the by-laws and made modification to procedures to prevent this from happen- ing in the future. Special thanks to Mike Ingham (Carman, Calla- han & Ingham) for his expertise and advice. Announcements Renew your membership by March 1 and be part of our Support Local Business campaign to be printed in the South Bay Neighbor Newspaper. This is our annual campaign to encourage readers to support businesses in the community. We print a list of all our members in a full page ad that is delivered to every household in the community. Be part of it – renew your membership. Get better exposure by placing your business ad on our back cover. At $100 per issue, a back page ad will get you noticed. Our calendar of events will now be printed on page 11 instead of on the back page. We are giving up that space for your ad! Mark Snider from MapToons will be calling on you to get you on the map of Farmingdale. The map will be distributed throughout Farmingdale. March 29, the Chamber will have an evening business card swap night at Farmingdale High School. It is also the same date as the tenth annual Farmingdale Community Summit Council Expo and Health Fair also held at Farmingdale High School. See page 6 for more details. March 31 is the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Special thanks to Dr. Chris Wider (Priestley Chiropractic) for being the Easter Bunny and Dr. Russell Lamboy (Braincore) for donating the candy-filled eggs and assisting with crowd control. See page 3 to find out how to advertise your business during this event. continued next page Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce February, 2012 Volume 59, Issue 2 Page 3 continued from page 2 TIP - Many of you are responding to our email blasts and taking advantage of opportunities that come up between newsletter printing such as the Multi-Chamber event. We are able to get a message to you in a fast and timely manner by using Constant Contact. This is an easy and inexpensive way to communicate with members or customers. I would encourage every business to take a look at what Constant Contact can do for you. Go to www.constantcontact.com for more information. Annual Easter Celebration Saturday, March 31, 2012 The Easter Egg Hunt will take place on the Village Green at NOON Come see the Easter Bunny! Bring your camera to take a photo with your fuzzy friend. (Thank you to Chris Wider for acting as our Bunny.) LAWN SIGN ADVERTISING AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT! Your business or organization can be promoted on lawn signs posted prominently on the Village Green during the event. Cost $50. Contact Jo Wider (516-286-7800) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you! Dr. Russell Lamboy, Braincore of Farmingdale, 245 Conklin Street, Farmingdale, generously sponsored the candy- filled eggs and volunteered to organize the egg hunt. His contact information will be included in all promotional flyers for the event. Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce February, 2012 Volume 59, Issue 2 Page 4 Welcome New Members Dominick Sutera, Academy Mortgage Corp. Rory Burken, B & B’s Lock Technicians, Inc. Glenn Messina, Computer Service Center Juan Carrasquillo, Davidson Plumbing Supply Belinda Rios, El Paso Authentic Taco Grill Joanne Eisenberg, Farmingdale Auto Collision Nancy Bacon, Farmingdale Auto Parts Joyce Pannone, Galleria Invitations, Favors & Tuxedos Gary Greenberg, Garmer Industries Anthony Addeo, Law Offices of Anthony Addeo Joyce Makin, Living Faith Christian Church Michelle Molnar, Peter R. Scelfo, DDS Russ Giannotti, S.A.V. Truck Center, Inc. Mark A. Smith, State Farm - Mark A. Smith Agency James Schledorn, Willie’s Service Les Levy, Window World And Returning Members Mario Garcia, Absolutely Mario, Inc. Thomas Taylor, American Legion Post 449 Hugh C. Newman III Angela J. Cowan, CPA Kevin Hopkins, Aquarius Glass & Mirror Ltd. Nancy White, Arthur F. White Funeral Home Mary & Frank Genovas, Bella Napoli Heather Anderson, Bethpage Federal Credit Union Harry Cohen, Chocolate Duck Allison Mitchell, Courtyard/Towne Place Suites by Marriott Ivan Homola, E & J Jewelry Robert Diaz, Edward Jones Investments Jeannine Corsini, Fancy Free Dan Kornfeld, Farmingdale Baseball League, Inc. Kent Seelig & Lee Seelig, Farmingdale Meat Market Maria Manaseri, Farmingdale Patch Debbie Podolski, Farmingdale Public Library John Lorentz, Farmingdale Public Schools Marie Rafter, In Full Bloom Florist Brian Harty, Inc. Village of Farmingdale Laurence Rubin, Mid Island Eye Physicians & Surgeons Jeffrey Miller, Minuteman Press of Farmingdale Louis Pizzichillo, Nationwide Insurance/Pizzichillo Agency Inc. Michael & Rosemary, Paramount Tool & Equipment Michael Pollack, Pennysaver/Town Crier Joseph Diurno, Power Resources International Richard T. Seeger, R. Seeger Wealth Management Wael Rabie, Sakki Computers Inc. Leonel Rivera, Sheltair Aviation Services Kenneth Smitelli, Smitelli Family Chiropractic Bill McLear, State Farm Insurance Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce February, 2012 Volume 59, Issue 2 Page 5 Don’t Delay - RENEW today! In an effort to promote your business, the Chamber will be pub- lishing a full page advertisement in South Bay's Neighbor News- paper listing all members. Your membership must be renewed by March 1, 2012 to be included in this ad. Renewal forms were mailed to all members in December. If you have not received yours, please call 516-286-7800 or email Inbox@farmingdalenychamber.org today. Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce February, 2012 Volume 59, Issue 2 Page 6 NEW! The Farmingdale Community Summit will be hosting a business Networking Event during the Summit Expo Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 6 PM to 7:30 PM Teachers’ Cafeteria, Farmingdale High School 10th Annual Community Summit Expo & Health Fair March 29, 2012 6:00-8:30pm Farmingdale High School The Farmingdale Community Summit Expo and Health Fair is Farming- dale’s premier event for bringing business and community together. But the Summit needs your help to make the event a success. Put your business or organization in front of the residents of the communities that make up the Farmingdale School District by supporting their ef- forts. Many Ways To Participate: Choose all that fit you! Exhibit: Tables are available at reasonable prices. Promote your business in person directly to the community. Tables: Regular Price: $65.00 Chamber of Commerce Members $55.00 Not For Profit Groups $35.00 Advertise: Space is available in our Summit Journal which will be giv- en out to all in attendance. Attach camera ready art to application or contact Ken Ulric at 516-454-6813 for art ready specifications. Outside Book Cover $400.00 Inside Back Cover $275.00 Inside Front Cover $275.00 Full Page $135.00 Half Page $90.00 Quarter Page $60.00 Business Card $30.00 Donate: Give a gift for their auction or raffle. Donations may include products, memorabilia, event tickets, gift certificates, weekend geta- ways, jewelry or a service for a home. Your donation is tax deductible. The Farmingdale Community Summit fully appreciates your support. Written acknowledgements of thanks will be sent to the donor. Contact Ken Ulric at 516-454-6813 for questions or drop off a donation. Applications are available on the Chamber’s website www.farmingdalenychamber.org click on the NEWS tab or call 516-454-6813. Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce February, 2012 Volume 59, Issue 2 Page 7 Any suggestions? Contact a Board member to share your ideas! Or email email@example.com Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce February, 2012 Volume 59, Issue 2 Page 8 Member to Member Discount Program New Discounts Added! The following members will extend a courtesy discount to fellow Farmingdale Chamber members: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Debbie Podolski 516-249-9090 if you would like to participate in the program. 3 J's Limousine Inc. | 516-932-1357 | 10% off base fares - excludes proms, weddings, specialty vehicles AMAP Collision | 631-752-0016 | 10% total repair Angela J. Cowan CPA | 516-756-2632 | 10% BBA Photography Corp | 516-967-8367 | see website for monthly specials Bellagio Pizza Restaurant | 631-777-8282 | 10% Bi-County Mailing | 631-694-1500 | 10% off Mailing Work or $25 off Printing orders over $100 Braincore of Farmingdale | 516-249-4488 | free EEG 1st & 2nd office visit 20% off fees CaraCara Mexican Grill | 516-777-2272 | 10% off food & beverage Central Sight and Sound | 631-414-7043 | 20% off any product sold w/installation Century 21 Dallow Realty | 516-293-2323 | Free home value appraisal Century 21 Prevete Bastone | 516-978-0959 | Free Market Evaluation - Residence or Business / Free Notary Public Service to Members CMIT Solutions of East Nassau | 516-986-1884 | Free assessment for business network plus 10% discount on labor Croxley Ales | 516-293-7700 | 10% lunchtime only - Mon thru Fri Dolan Associates - Allstate Insurance Co. | 516-753-2600 | NYS Accident Prevention Course (online) 25% off/ Free Notary Public Service Esposito Plumbing, Heating & A/C | 631-293-2600 | 5% Fancy Free | 516-293-2050 | 20% Farmingdale Knights of Columbus #2204 | 631-755-2204 | 10% to Members Frankie's East Side Gourmet Pizza | 516-756-2753 | 20% off excluding specials Haynes Security Corp | 631-420-9454 | 20% Heads-Up Irrigation | 516-293-9152 | 15% Homespector Inc. | 516-851-5833 | $100 off full GHI/free termite inspection Knights of Columbus | 516-391-5983 | 10% KZAM | 631-393-0801 | $25 off any party package Long Island Checker Cab | 516-777-1111 | 10% Marketing Masters NY | 516-987-5001 | 15% on any marketing service McDonald's/Kaufman Enterprises | 516-752-8070 | 10% will provide card Mid Island Eye Physicians & Surgeons | 516-796-4030x1 | 20% off full pair of eyeglasses for members Mignone & Son Construction Corp | 631-270-4265 | 10% Minuteman Press of Farmingdale | 516-293-6110 | 10% Munchkinland Child Care | 516-293-3838 | 5% off weekly tuition Nationwide Insurance/Pizzichillo Agency Inc. | 516-752-1730 | 20% preferred Chamber member discount on our online defensive driving course. Paramount Tool & Equipment | 516-249-3013 | yes - discount varies Priestley Chiropractic | 516-752-1007 | Free reusable cold pack R.E.C. Tax Services, LTD | 516-586-6771 | varies Retro Fitness | 631-270-4007 | 1/2 off all processing and enrollment fees and 1 free month Runner's Edge | 516-420-7963 | 15% off all shoes, apparel & accessories over $10 Sakki Computers Inc. | 516-293-1609 | 10% off any service excl parts School of Rock | 631-425-5191 | 20% discount first month Sheltair Aviation Services | 631-843-9488 | FRG Tenant rate on fuel and services @ Republic Airport Smitelli Family Chiropractic | 516-755-2225 | Free initial chiropractic exam & 15 minute massage Stuart Thomas Manor | 516-845-1151 | $100 off your next event Stuff-A-Bagel | 516-420-4287 | 10% with ID The New Protocol, Inc. | 516-777-2601x1002 | 10% off for 3 months Tri-Lift Inc. | 516-249-4100 | 10% off any service Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce February, 2012 Volume 59, Issue 2 Page 9 Member Spotlight Carmen Taylor - New York Life ORGANIZING YOUR FINANCIAL LIFE Do you know where all your critical documents are located? If a death in the family were to occur, would you know where to locate the will, bank documents, insurance policies and investment documents? Would you even know whom to contact to get the documents you need? Are You in Document Disarray? Whether you are changing jobs, buying a home, caring for an aging loved one, experiencing a death in the family, or planning your retirement, major life events can send you into a document search tailspin. Just think about how many documents the bank requests when you apply for a home mortgage or the litany of current and historical documents that are needed to settle an estate. Because we don’t always tend to keep track of everything we have or might need to prepare for such events, unexpected circumstances send most of us scurrying to collect what is required. Get Help to Get Organized… If the idea of getting your financial life in order sounds completely over- whelming, don’t worry. You are not alone. There are organizing systems that can help you, such as New York Life’s LifeFolio System, which you can get for free from any New York Life agent. It comes with an easy-to- complete checklist that can help you and your family organize all your critical financial documents and share that information with those close to you, as well as your investment professional, attorney, accountant, and your executor/executrix. …And Feel Better Getting organized not only helps you identify what you have — it will help your financial professional to identify what you need and help you bridge any gaps in your financial strategy. As such, organizing your fi- nancial life may be one of the easiest, but most important gifts you can give yourself and your family. So, contact a New York Life Agent today and get on the road to financial organization. This educational third-party article is being provided as a courtesy by Carmen Taylor New York Life Insurance Company. To obtain a free copy of New York Life’s Lifefolio kit please contact Carmen at (770)329-8691 or email email@example.com Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce February, 2012 Volume 59, Issue 2 Page 10 February, 2012 Volume 59, Issue 2 Page 11 Member Referral Program The Member Referral Program is a great opportunity to help the Farmingdale Chamber and Your Business grow! A growing membership strengthens the Chamber’s impact as it advocates on issues of importance to our members. Here’s how it works: Identify businesses who you feel would benefit from Chamber membership. Think of those you do business with on a regular basis. Find out if they belong to the Chamber. (A complete listing of Chamber mem- bers is available at www.farmingdalenychamber.org.) Fill out a referral form (available on the Chamber website www.farmingdalenychamber.org/local/news/MemberReferralProgram.pdf or call 516-286-7800 for a form. We will contact the referred business and mention your name & company as the referring business. Upon receipt of payment, you will receive a voucher entitling you to a free breakfast or lunch at one of our Chamber meetings. Terms and Conditions: Current Chamber members can participate in this program. A referral form must be submitted to the Chamber indicating you as the person referring the new business. A referral for this program is a business or repeat member (who hasn't been a member for more than a year) that joins the Chamber as a direct result of a current member's efforts. Should a referral form be submitted more than once, the Chamber will honor the first referring party only. One full year of membership dues must be paid by the New Member. Returned completed referral form to the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 1166, Farmingdale, NY 11735 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org UPCOMING EVENTS 2012 Calendar of Events Thursday, February 2, 2012 Bella Napoli Luncheon February 2 Noon 968 Fulton Street, Farmingdale Time: 12 Noon Palmer’s American Grille March 1 Noon 123 Fulton Street, Farmingdale Bella Napoli 968 Fulton Street April 5 TBA General Meeting - Breakfast Farmingdale May 3 TBA General Meeting Members: $20 Non- Members $25 June 7 TBA General Meeting ~~~~~ Complimentary Valentine September 6 TBA General Meeting Corporate Networking Cocktail Reception General Meeting October 4 6:30 - 9 PM Businessperson of the Year Celebration Thursday, February 16, 2012 6 - 8 PM November 1 TBA General Meeting Stuart Thomas Manor 2143 Boundary Ave Installation of Officers & December 6 5:30 PM 516-845-1151 Annual Holiday Party RSVP by February 14 BOARD MEETING: email@example.com February 16, 2012 (FFT 8:30 AM) PRSRT STD FARMINGDALE U.S. POSTAGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PAID P.O. Box 1166 Farmingdale, NY 11735 PERMIT #250 FARMINGDALE, NY Phone: 516-249-9090 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 11735 Visit us on the web www.farmingdalenychamber.org Scan the QR Code with your Smartphone to visit our website Place your advertisement below - $100 per issue. Email email@example.com or call 516-286-7800 475 Main Street, Suite 2B Farmingdale, NY 11735 (516) 756-2632 Hours: By Appointment Free Consultation 10% Discount Review - 2010 Return For New Tax Client SEE PAGE 11 FOR THE 2012 CALENDAR OF EVENTS .