CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
P.O. BOX 1, OCEANSIDE, NY 11572
OCEANSIDE, LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK June/July 2011
Cino’s hot Bagels located
at 2941 Long Beach Road
in Oceanside (across from
Lincoln Shopping Center)
had a Grand Opening Ribbon
cutting celebration last month
with Councilman Anthony
Santino, Legistrator Denise Ford, Chamber Members
and the Cino family all were on hand to cut the ribbon
for success. Cino’s offers Breakfast Specials and
different specials during the week. So if there is a
birthday, get well, thank you, students away at school
or camp, business associate, sympathy, corporate bagel
boxes or just congratulations phone or fax them today at
442-5301 fax 442-5302 to place your order.
The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce chooses to recognize those business, or property owners who significantly
enhance, or improve the appearance of their store or property. Beautification Awards are The Chamber’s way of saying
“Thank you” to those business people for improving Oceanside’s business district.
This month, The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce presented a Beautification Award to James and Susan Conforti.
The Confortis are Oceanside business and property owners who constructed an attractive, new building on Long Beach
Rd. Their vision for this new building, beautifully
landscaped, has greatly enhanced Oceanside’s business
district, making it more aesthetically appealing to those
who enter our town.
New business in Oceanside, Max’s Kitchen
has presented a warm welcoming storefront with
cheerfully colored awnings, signs, and potted plants!
A fresh image, Max’s Kitchen is certainly deserving
of an Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Beautification
Pictured above are; Jay Slutsky (Chamber member),
Laura Brohman (Max’s Kitchen-mgr), Gary Schwartz
(Max’s Kitchen-owner), Gail Carlin (Chamber
President), Kathy Towers (Chamber Director), Susan
Conforti (property owner), James Conforti (business-
property owner), and Bob Towers (Chamber Director).
Beautification Committee Chairperson
Kathy Towers 536-6027
A Message from Our Incoming Chamber President…Gail Carlin
Dear Chamber members,
On Friday, May 13th we “kicked-off’ our annual Country Fair, with a “Kick-Off Social” at
J Paul’s Terrace Café where chamber members and their guests enjoyed some complimentary
hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. More than 25 chamber members and guests attended this event
and a very festive mood was set for the next day! Then on Saturday, May 14, we held our
annual Country Fair on the grounds of Schoolhouse Green and what a glorious day it was! The
weather was “picture perfect” and attendance was steady all day long!
Some 20 chamber members set up tables along “chamber row” and more than 50 vendors
participated this year. The Town of Hempstead mobile van was also at the Fair and the clerk’s
office supplied free passport photos and highlighted their child safety program.
Dr. Michael Orzano also had a special display of Indian artifacts and documents that highlighted the history of
Oceanside. It was a popular display and visitors learned much about the life of the Long Island Indians and their home
Many thanks to the following chamber members for their assistance at this annual event including Maria Helller, Bob
and Betsy Transom, Bob and Kathy Towers, Steve Kass, Jeff Eschwege, Bart Ward and Kim Keller. This Fair “happens”
due to the hard work, energy, and dedication of our members. We truly appreciate their efforts!
With the summer fast approaching, it is time to relax, rest, and enjoy some time with family and friends. Please
note: There is NO General Membership luncheon meeting in August. Plans are underway for a special “sunset” evening
meeting at the end of July or August. Details to follow.
Best wishes for a happy and healthy summer!
Gail S. Carlin
Meet our new Editor for the Chamber Newsletter
Our next newsletter will be going out for September
If any chamber Member wants to put information in
Please email him at email@example.com
or give in a call @ 516-312-5655
If you know of an Oceanside Business The Chamber of Commerce is pleased
who has significantly improved
to announce that we gave out two
the appearance of their business
scholarships to Oceanside High School
either decorative or architecturally
Seniors this year the winner of the
(of their own outlay) and deserves a
Vocational Awards was Ashley Baylis
Beautification Award Please contact
Business Award to Blanca Ozadovsky.
Kathy Towers at 536-6027. So she can
Congratulations to these two fine young
bring the information to the board and
we can vote on it. ladies wishing them continue success.
Left to right: Bart Ward; Gail Carlin; Irv Miljoner, District
Director, US Dept of Labor; Linda Petrizzi; Conrad Braun;
Krisitne Szvetics; Dr. Emil Tocci;
Mr. Miljoner spoke on the topic “ What Employers Need
to Know about the Federal Labor Law”. There was
May Luncheon meeting held at IHOP Restaurant some excellent information exchanged and numerous
all members are welcome. We have lunch meetings questions were asked. All of the chamber members
first Thursday of each month at 1 pm. in attendance thought that it was a very worthwhile
Our Chamber Fair would not be completed without our Fire Department
Left to right: Neil Kaplan, Linzi Kramer, Andrew Schuster, Beth Salzman all rescue and Edward Scharfberg
South Side Hose Co #2
news FrOm yOur Fire DepArtment
spring is here and a lot of people are starting to use their barbeques. if you are using a
charcoal grille be sure follow the following safety tips:
1) Store the charcoal and lighter fluid outside the house in dry place.
2) Never barbeque near the house.
3) Do not use too much lighter fluid.
4) Do not use gasoline or kerosene to light the fire.
5) After you are done do not take the hot coals and place them in a garbage can. Wait several hours and
rinse them with cool water.
6) If you place them in a garbage can the can should be metal with a tight cover.
7) Never place the can next to the house.
if you barbeque with a propane grille be sure to follow the following safety tips:
1) Follow the manufacturer’s instructions if you assemble the grille.
2) When transporting the propane cylinder always transport it in the passenger compartment in an upright
3) Never store the propane tank in your home. Always store it in a cool, shaded, and dry area away from
4) When installing the propane tank make sure that the connections are secure.
5) Test all connections for leaks with a soapy spray bottle.
6) When you finish using the grille shut the tank valve off first then shut the grille. This enables excessive
gas in the line to drain.
7) Wait until the grille is cool before putting the cover on.
8) Periodically clean the grease cup underneath the grille.
Follow the above safety tips and you will have many years of good use from your grille.
IF THERE IS A PROBLEM SUCH AS YOU CAN NOT SHUT THE VALVE, YOU SMELL GAS, OR THE
GRILLE CATCHES FIRE CALL THE LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT OR IF YOU LIVE IN OCEANSIDE
CALL THE OCEANSIDE FIRE DEPARTMENT AT 766-0245. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS CONCERNING
YOU GRILLE YOU CAN CALL THE OCEANSIDE FIRE DEPARTMENT AT 766-2717.
Another thing people like to do in the spring is cleaning out the garage, basement, or shed. Looking around
you notice quite a bit of flammable, combustible, and noxious materials such as gasoline, kerosene, propane, oil,
oily rags, paint, brush cleaner, chlorine, fertilizer, charcoal, lighter fluid, car care products, cleaning fluids, and the
list could go on.
These items are hazardous in that they not only could cause a fire but they are hazardous to you. When you
discard these items do it properly. Most of the above items and others can not be disposed of with your regular
garbage. So what should you do? Contact the Town of Hempstead to find out about their STOP PROGRAM. In
doing so we know we are safe as well as our environment.
None hazardous in our home are clothes piled high, boxes from last year’s holiday gifts, tools and general
items thrown about, old newspapers and magazines stacked up, shelves piled high, and the list goes on. These
items could become hazardous to you or the firefighters if there was ever a fire in your home.
So when you do a spring cleaning in your home do it thoroughly, thoughtfully and carefully.
Again if you have any questions or concerns call your local fire department and if you live in Oceanside
call us at 766-2717.
Chamber Craft Fair
Photos by Kathy Towers
The chamber would like to extend a special “thank you” to Dr. Michael Orzano for adding a historical
dimension about the American Indians to our country fair. His display on Indian artifacts and documents
highlighted the histrory of Oceanside dating fro 1676. For more information on his display, contact the
chamber at 763-9177
MeMorial Day in oceansiDe
To all businesses
that sponsored the
and cotton candy.
Children of all ages
were thrilled to get
a FREE ride and a