Welcome to the Melville Chamber of Commerce 
- "Vision & Voice"
Monthly Edition
February, 2017
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 our President 
David Gustin    

Well, the year is off to a rousing start. On January 26th
the Melville Chamber of Commerce held its annual "Welcome to the New Year Celebration" featuring our businesses of the year awards, at Colonial Springs Golf Club.
Before mentioning the individual awards that were presented, I want to give special thanks to a few people who made the evening the success it was. First is Jackie Fox and the entire staff of Colonial Springs, who graciously offered the guests hors d'oeuvres and a sumptuous buffet prior to the awards presentation. Also, Mike Azzato from Selective Eye Photography, who as our official photographer took a generous number of photographs which can be seen on our official website: www.melvillechamber.org or see link below.

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The two sponsors for the evening's festivities were: Lorraine Gregory Communications, an outcome driven communications agency based in Farmingdale, and Care Connect Insurance Company, which is committed to making it easier for members to get and stay healthy.
Our guest speaker for the evening was The Honorable DuWayne Gregory, Suffolk County Legislator, who represents the 15th Legislative District . He discussed the challenges facing legislators as they try to make and enforce laws which will help improve people's lives while at the same time helping businesses generate commerce in the surrounding area.
The Melville Chamber of Commerce presented the following awards:
  1. Business Advocate of the Year-Representative DuWayne Gregory
  2. Non-Profit of the Year-Patrice Radowitz and Robert S. Budd- of Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc.
  3. Business of the Year-Media-John McHugh of Brainstorm Studio
  4. Business of the Year-Community-Rachelle Neuwirth of CareConnect Insurance Co.
  5. Young Professional of the Year-Tywana Williams - Small Business Solutions
  6. Women Of Melville Empowerment Network-Toni Siemann of Adecco Employment and Staffing
  7. Michael Weisbrod Memorial Award-Stew Leonard Jr. Accepting the award was Stew's daughter Blake Leonard and fellow team members Nat Zappia, Lizbeth Arbieto, Jessica Shinnick and Jeff Doyle
  8. Volunteer of the Year Award-Annette Krauss
  9. Ambassador of the Year-Jordan Kaplan from Forest Hills Financial Group
  10. Business of the Year-Transportation-Marty Rubin of Mark of Elegance limousine and transportation company

Each of the award recipients was presented with a Certificate of Merit by Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci and a Proclamation by Legislator DuWayne Gregory.

Of course, no Melville Chamber event comes to fruition without the tireless efforts of our Executive Director, Ted Macaluso. Thanks to the Chamber Board and Chairman Mark Catapano for their work at our monthly Board meetings and help setting the policies for our Chamber.

And finally, my special thanks to all the members who make the Melville Chamber what it is. Without you, there is no Chamber!

So, as we celebrate the first of many flagship events coming up this year, just a reminder for everyone that we have many events planned in 2017, both breakfast and after-hours, and I look forward to seeing you there!

Warm regards, your President, David M. Gustin

News and Programs

The Melville Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer a  Member To Member Discount Program, which was created to provide our members with another service to add value to their Chamber membership. This program offers a unique combination of promoting member to member buying, boosting sales for our members, and increasing member visibility. Chamber member businesses and their employees are encouraged to patronize fellow members.

It's quick - and easy!

Develop a pricing program for your fellow Chamber business members that's equal to or greater than a 10% discount off your standard customer prices or offer a free product or service.

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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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"Business Resource Roundtable"

Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2017  
Time: 8:30AM-10:00AM 
Place: Family Residences & Essential Enterprises, Inc.  
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"Work/Life Balance"

A Happy & Healthy You While Keeping Your Professional On!
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017  
Time: 6:00PM-8:00PM 
Place: The Nutty Irishman   



 Guest Speaker
Timothy D. Sini
Suffolk County Police Commissioner

Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time: 8:30AM-10:00AM
Place: Half Hollow Hills
Community Library

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"Networking Event"

Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017
Time: 6:00PM-10:00PM
Place: Hyatt Regency Long Island


"President's Lunch & Roundtable" 

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017  
Time: 11:30AM-1:30PM 
Place: The Refuge     
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Employment Law
Employment Law
Column is sponsored by Jackson Lewis
The New York State Department of Labor Has Adopted New Regulations

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.  

The Bill Gates Top 5!  

Financial Planning
Financial Planning

Column sponsored by:
Wells Fargo Advisors
Save or Spend?

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.

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

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Member Spotlight
February, 2017

Michael Feller  

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New Members

Please Welcome Our New Members

Emilia's Bakehouse Cafe
JP Language Institute
Bernstein & Punturo, LLP
Motiva Networks
Protegrity Advisor, LLC
New York Business Development Corporation
Laffie Financial Group

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Sponsoring and advertising provides a great means of broadening your competitive edge by improving your company's image, prestige and credibility. In recent years, corporate sponsorship has become the fastest growing type of marketing in the United States.

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Don't miss this great opportunity for your business to increase it's marketing visibility and exposure.

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Melville Chamber of Commerce
585 Broadhollow Road

Melville, NY 11747

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