Welcome to the Melville Chamber of Commerce 
- "Vision & Voice"
Monthly Edition
September, 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 Vice President 
Craig Levy  
Labor Day is almost here! First off, I would like to wish everyone and their families a very happy holiday. I hope you will enjoy the remaining few hot days before the temperature gets cooler.
The Melville Chamber remains hot for your business. This Chamber provides outstanding after hour networking opportunities, breakfast meetings, Young Professional Group, The Women's Empowerment Network , Podcasts, and Business Resource Roundtable meetings. On top of all of those amazing attributes, this Chamber is filled with extraordinary people in various industries that will be able to provide quality goods and services. Please reach out to your fellow chamber members and stay local! They're many Chambers on Long Island but I consider the Melville Chamber of Commerce. one of the best . They care about not only about its members, the community, and its potential for exceedingly achieving greatness. I receive regularly business referrals and I am always looking to refer business to our members. I enjoy meeting and get to know many of the members. A lot of the members are very good friends with me.
We will be having our Business Expo on October 25, 2016 at the Huntington Hilton Hotel in Melville from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We are delighted that the keynote speaker of the Expo will be Stew Leonard, Jr. President and CEO of Stew Leonard's. A few months ago, Stew hosted a Melville Chamber breakfast event at his store in Farmingdale. It was very well received and interesting. Our Expo is an affordable way to market your company. We will have what is called restaurant row. The local restaurants will be showcasing their great cuisine. The feedback on last year's expo was fantastic, and it will be even better this year.
I am sure you noticed the construction on the Long Island Expressway. They are building the first Welcome Center near exit 52. This will be a 15,000 square foot facility. At this Welcome Center there will be 30 bathrooms, 135 parking spots, electric car charging, 24 security cameras, and a Taste NY Kiosk with local products. This center will be promoting tourism throughout Long Island.
It is an honor and privilege for me to be serving on your Board of Directors. If you ever have any questions or comments please reach out to any of our Board Members.

Best regards,

Craig Levy
Vice President
Melville Chamber of Commerce
News and Programs

Register Today!

October 25, 2016
Hilton Long Island/Huntington

Register for your exhibitor space and sponsorship today.

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for pricing information.


We are excited to announce that we are currently in the process of launching a new website.

Coming Very Soon! 

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

Click here for all upcoming events 


"Open Committee Meeting"

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

More info


"Business Resource Roundtable"

Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 
Time: 8:30AM-10:00AM 
Place: Wild Rose Bar & Grill
Hosted by: C2G Environmental

"President's Lunch & Roundtable"

Special Guest:

Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci 

Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016
Time: 11:00AM-1:00PM
Place: The Nutty Irishman 

"Member Orientation"

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 
Time: 8:00AM-10:00AM 
Place: Catapano Engineering Assembly Hall
Chamber Headquarters  



"Networking Event"

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time: 5:30PM-7:30PM
Place: Mac's Steakhouse       



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.

"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
Costs and Benefits, Short-run and Long-run

Employment Law
Employment Law
Column is sponsored by Jackson Lewis
Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Not Protected by TitleVII, Federal Court Rules

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.  

Book Choice

In Good Leaders Ask Great Questions: Your Foundation for Successful Leadership, John Maxwell, an internationally acclaimed author on leadership, investigates the process of becoming a successful leader by examining how questions can be used advantageously in any organization. 

Financial Planning
Financial Planning

Column sponsored by:
Wells Fargo Advisors
How to Be Generous to Family and Yourself

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
September, 2016

Krysti O'Rourke 
Director of Career Services
Five Towns College 
(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

Flushing Bank
Johnson Kass & Greenberg CPAs
TD Bank
me3creative Inc
Del Frisco's Grille
The Knox School
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.
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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. 

Nonprofit Organizations


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




 Click here to view and learn more about our member organizations.



Shop Local Campaign

Contact Info

Melville Chamber of Commerce
585 Broadhollow Road

Melville, NY 11747

      631-777-6261 fax