Welcome to the Melville Chamber of Commerce 
- "Vision & Voice"
Monthly Edition
August, 2016
In This Issue
Message from our Board
News and Programs
Upcoming Events
Employment Law
Your "Business Link"
Financial Planning
Member Spotlight of the Month
Message from our Board 
Message from the Vice President 
Dawn Grzan 
Did you know?

As a Board Member, I regularly visit the Melville Chamber website to find out if there are resources or particular businesses that are members during my business day. I am often asked by colleagues if I know of a Limo company for weddings or proms or for help finding a marketing company or other kind of company. I try to quickly look up on the Chamber website to give them some names and numbers of our members. I may not use the services directly of our members but I will refer all of my friends and colleagues to businesses that I know through the Chamber. So the next time you are looking for a business go to the Melville Chamber website if you don't have anyone in your contacts that can provide you the services I am sure there is a member who can!

When the Chamber Board was looking to redesign our website we went to our membership to find a company and used the resources we had in our membership. Be on the lookout for a new website coming soon for the Chamber and special thanks to Brainstorm Studio at http://brainstormstudio.com/ designing the website which will be launched very soon.

There are many ways that you can use the Chamber to find resources for your business. If you scroll through our membership there are members that can help you with loans, personal coaching, staffing, and other aspects of your business. Did you know that Farmingdale State College has a Small Business Development Center right on the Campus? You can visit their website at http://www.farmingdale.edu/academics/centers-institutes/small-business-development-center/index.shtml

The Farmingdale Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides free, one-on-one business advising. This free technical assistance is available to anyone who wants to start a business or who already owns a business. Services range from answering startup and business structure questions to assisting with business plans, cash flow projections, marketing plans, and loan information.

Their mission is to provide professional business advisement, education, network resources and to advocate for small business and entrepreneurs. The SBDC at Farmingdale State College plays a key role in economic development by providing free, high-quality, technical and management assistance to start-up and existing small businesses. Talented, certified SBDC business advisors are ready to counsel and train you to make your business succeed. So come and use the services of the Small Business Development Center today!

Administered by the State University of New York and funded in part by the U. S. Small Business Administration and the State of New York, the SBDC combines the resources of the University, the private sector, and government to benefit Long Island businesses.

So remember if you need a business resource to take a look at the Melville Chamber website at www.melvillechamber.org or call Ted Macaluso our Executive Director (631) 777-6260 or email him at Ted@melvillechamber.org. Ted can meet with you to provide feedback and advice so that you can advance in your business. You can even talk to one of the Board Members because we want to see you succeed and stay on Long Island.

Best regards,

Dawn Grzan
Vice President
Melville Chamber of Commerce
News and Programs

Registration Open!

October 25, 2016
Hilton Long Island/Huntington

Register for your exhibitor space and sponsorship today. 


To participate in this event, all you have to do is pledge to be car free or car-lite on Thursday, September 22, 2016 by filling out the pledge form ( www.carfreedayli.com/pledge/ ) on the Car Free Day LI website. It's that simple! Once you pledge, you'll automatically be entered for a chance to win great prizes! Already car free? That's great! And since you're doing the right thing, you will also have the chance to win prizes when you fill out the pledge form.

Help us make the Long Island's 4th Annual Car Free Day a great success!
Upcoming Events
Membership with the Melville Chamber of Commerce provides ample opportunities for networking with other business professionals through a broad range of programs and events.

Save The Dates And Mark Your Calendars

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"Open Committee Meeting"

Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Time: 8:00AM-10:00AM
Place: Panera Bread - Farmingdale 

More info



"YPG Summer Potluck Picnic at the Beach"

Date: Sunday, August 14, 2016 
Time: 3:00PM-5:00PM 
Place: Captree State Park Picnic Area


"Business Resource Roundtable"

Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Time: 8:30AM-10:00AM
Place: Driven Local  



"Networking Event"

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Time: 5:30PM-8:00PM
Place: Bowlmor Lanes    


The Advisory group for W.O.M.E.N. is currently meeting to explore how we can better meet the needs of our members . The committee has decided that there will be no events scheduled until  September. Please be on the lookout for and  participate in a survey  to help us with future planning.

Have a a terrific summer and we will see you in the fall.

Employment Law
Employment Law
Column is sponsored by Jackson Lewis
EEOC: Title VII Prohibits Employment Discrimination Based On Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation

Your "Business Link"

The Half Hollow Hills Community Library  and member of the Melville Chamber of Commerce helps small businesses to grow our community. You can find up-to-date business resources in print and online to help you achieve your business goals @ www.hhhlibrary.org
Let the library serve as a resource and "Business Link" for your growth and economic success.  

Focus On



Financial Planning
Financial Planning

Column sponsored by:
Wells Fargo Advisors
Women and Investing

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.

Remember our motto, building relationships is the key to building business!!

Melville Chamber Management 
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Member Spotlight
August, 2016

Michael Azzato
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We will be selecting our next "Member Spotlight of the Month" at one of our upcoming events .
New Members

Please Welcome Our New Members

Suffolk County Community College
Gateway Investment LLC.
National Energy Connection
Zorn's of Bethpage
International Metals Trading
The Franchise Academy
powered by FranChoice

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our Chamber Programs   


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Employment Opportunities

C hamber members may submit job openings by email to info@melvillechamber.org  or by fax @ 631-777-6261, and the Chamber will post them on the Chamber website.

Real Estate

Real Estate Sales, Rentals 
and Virtual Offices

The Chamber works actively with the Real Estate community to make sure that you get in touch with the appropriate people and find a space that matches your needs. 

Nonprofit Organizations


The Melville Chamber of Commerce fully supports the many 501c(3) charitable organizations within the region.   




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Contact Info

Melville Chamber of Commerce
585 Broadhollow Road

Melville, NY 11747

      631-777-6261 fax