Welcome to the Melville Chamber of Commerce 
- "Vision & Voice"
Monthly Edition
December, 2016

On Behalf Of The Melville Chamber Board Of Directors And Staff
We Wish You All A Very Happy And Healthy Holiday Season!
In This Issue
Message from our Board
News and Programs
Upcoming Events
Insights on the State of the Economy - Column by Melville Chamber Chief Economist
Employment Law
Your "Business Link"
Financial Planning
Member Spotlight of the Month
Message from our Board 
Message from Board Member  
Krysti O'Rourke

Crisp air, fallen leaves, festive lights, and the swirling scent of chocolate and peppermint - we are on the cusp of the "Holiday Bustle". How fortunate are we to live on Long Island? We have the best restaurants, shopping and activities to share with friends and loved ones.
Although "Cyber Shopping" certainly has its advantages, there is nothing more festive than perusing through decorated stores with soothing holiday tunes to swipe a credit card and exit with a pretty shopping bag full of goodies. We should be thinking of our beautiful stores and eateries in MELVILLE to do this! Please support our "localness" for your shopping. We certainly have an amazing selection up and down 110.
The Melville Chamber is also celebrating the launch of its new website with plans to bring you a new and refreshed look at all of the events that are hosted and the news that is posted, ( I did not even mean for that to rhyme). We are having a Roundtable on December 13th.   Also, a Holiday Gathering is planned for December 13th that is sure to sparkle with our members commencing the year and planning for 2017.
The re-launch of the W.O.M.E.N. group has been a success with plans to continue our Thursday evening events for 2017. We have some interesting meetings scheduled. We welcome more of you wonderful women! In addition, please do not forget to check out the activities for our YPG.
The Melville Chamber wishes you a Blessed Holiday Season, and a Happy and Productive 2017!
"It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.  It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace."      - Agnes M. Pharo

Best regards,

Krysti O'Rourke
Board Member
Melville Chamber of Commerce
News and Programs


Caring For Children Holiday Drive

Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci's district office will be collecting items for children to be distributed to local homeless and domestic violence shelters, church organizations and local families in need.
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

Click here for all upcoming events 


"Open Committee Meeting" 

Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 
Time: 8:00AM-10:00AM 
Place: Panera Bread - Farmingdale    
   More info

"Business Resource Roundtable"

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 
Time: 8:30AM-10:00AM 
Place: Four Points by Sheraton   
  More info 

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 
Time: 5:30PM-8:00PM 
Place: Woodbury Country Club    


Save the Date


Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017  
Time: 6:00PM-8:00PM 
Place: The Nutty Irishman   
Details to follow

"Insights on the State of the Economy"
This is the latest installment in the  "Insights on the State of the Economy"  Series by Richard Vogel, Chief Economist of the Melville Chamber of Commerce and Dean, School of Business at Farmingdale State College.

Richard Vogel
Chief Economist, Melville Chamber of Commerce
Dean, School of Business, Farmingdale State College
The rift between experts and the public

Employment Law
Employment Law
Column is sponsored by Jackson Lewis
Freelancers in New York City Get Wage Protections

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.  
Your Holiday Wishlist

Financial Planning
Financial Planning

Column sponsored by:
Wells Fargo Advisors
The Power of Tax-deferred 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
December, 2016

Vicki Colacicco
Director of Marketing at Scotto Brothers

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New Members

Please Welcome Our New Members

Mass Mutual Financial Group
Emigrant Mortgage Company
Health & Welfare Council of Long Island
AgeWell New York
Johnson Controls International
EPSG Connect
Shore Office Systems
A-1 Cleaning
The Rochlin Organization

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Chamber Programs

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our Chamber Programs   


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Listen to the podcasts below to tune into "110 and Rising", spotlighting business along and beyond the Route 110 Corridor ... Long Island's economic heart beat.

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. 

Shop Local Campaign

Contact Info

Melville Chamber of Commerce
585 Broadhollow Road

Melville, NY 11747

      631-777-6261 fax