Welcome to the Melville Chamber of Commerce 
- "Vision & Voice"
Monthly Edition
July, 2016
In This Issue
Message from our Board
News and Programs
Upcoming Events
"Insights on the State of the Economy"
Employment Law
Your "Business Link"
Financial Planning
Member Spotlight of the Month
Message from our Board    

Message from the Chairman of the Board
Mark Catapano 

As we move into the summer months, the Melville Chamber of Commerce is full steam ahead. In keeping the momentum of our great events, we have plenty of programs and events scheduled throughout the summer. Please check the website for our upcoming events and watch for our email notifications. 

The summer is a great time of the year for our region. Take advantage of all that Long Island has to offer. We have great beaches, restaurants, festivals, museums and so much more. As many of you have noticed, the NYS Department of Transportation has started construction of "Taste New York", a welcome center near exit 52 on the eastbound side of the Long Island Expressway. (Read more ). It is designed to promotes our area's activities and businesses. Promoting tourism is an essential element of our economic future for Long Island. The Chamber's economic and government relations committee is very active, we work with local and state government to facilitate collaboration and stimulate economic growth. It is important for the Chamber to assist local and state governments.  

The Melville Chamber of Commerce announced this week, that our annual "Business Expo 2016" will be held October 25, 2016 at the Hilton Long Island/Huntington. For those of you who attended our Expo last year, I'm sure you noticed how special it was and how it differs from most trade shows. We had local restaurants, live music, business showcases and Ambassadors assisting Attendees and Exhibitors in helping make connections. Please take advantage of opportunities in this year's Business Expo, click here for more information.
So kick your feet in the sand, as we celebrate America with the birthday of our country this 4th of July. Rember those who paved they way for our freedom in the land of opportunities. 

Thank you all for supporting the Melville Chamber of Commerce and also to our Board and Committee Members for their hard work and commitment. Feel free to reach out to any of us with any ideas, questions and/or comments. Have a safe and fun summer!!!

Best regards,

Mark Catapano
Chairman of the Board
Melville Chamber of Commerce
News and Programs

Registration Open!

October 25, 2016
New Location:
Hilton Long Island/Huntington


Stew Leonard's Breakfast Meeting

On Tuesday, June 21st the Melville Chamber held it's "Breakfast Series" event at Stew Leonard's in Farmingdale. President & CEO Stew Leonard Jr. presented "Creating Happy Customers".


Ribbon Cutting Event

On Saturday, June 11th the Melville  Chamber of Commerce joined Chamber members Russ & Catherine Imbesi of Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa for their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting. They are located at 
315 Walt Whitman Rd, Huntington Station.
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, July 6, 2016
Time: 8:00AM-10:00AM
Place: Panera Bread - Farmingdale 


"Business Resource Roundtable"

Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time: 8:30AM-10:00AM
Place: Forest Hills Financial Group 


"Networking Event"

Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time: 5:30PM-7:30PM
Place: The Refuge   


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.

"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
Long Island and the Future of Manufacturing

Employment Law
Employment Law
Column is sponsored by Jackson Lewis
Supreme Court Review Possible on
Class and Collective Action Waivers 
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.  

Reference USA

Identifying the Competition


Financial Planning
Financial Planning

Column sponsored by:
Wells Fargo Advisors
Tips for Creating - and Sticking to -- a Budget

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
July, 2016

Mark Hemmerdinger - Owner/Director 
Mark Transport - Owner/Director 
Jeff Deutsch - Director 
(Click on logo for more info)
  More info 
We will be selecting our next "Member Spotlight of the Month" at one of our upcoming events .
New Members

Please Welcome Our New Members

Brite Building Services
The Better Headshot
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Lime Energy
Merlin Printing Incorporated
Peoples United Bank
Independent Licensed Medicare Specialist
Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina
Prince Associates Inc.
The Flying Locksmiths Long Island

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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