Welcome to the Melville Chamber of Commerce 
- "Vision & Voice"
Monthly Edition
February, 2018
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 our President  
David Gustin


Well, the year is off to a great start. On January 25th
the Melville Chamber of Commerce held its annual "Welcome to the New Year Celebration" featuring our businesses of the year awards, at Heritage Club at Bethpage
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 Valerie Boris, Steve Kirschbaum and the entire staff, who graciously offered the guests hors d'oeuvres and a sumptuous buffet prior to the awards presentation. Also, Bob Seidman,  of Par-T-Shots, Inc. Photography, who took a generous number of photographs, in Mike Azzato's absence can be seen on our official website: www.melvillechamber.org or see link below.

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Our guest speaker for the evening was The Honorable Steve Stern, Suffolk County Legislator, who represents the 16th 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 - Suffolk County Legislator Steve Stern
  2. Non-Profit of the Year - Dawn Neilson - The American Red Cross
  3. Business of the Year-Media - L.J.Rainey of Cox Media Group
  4. Business of the Year - Community -  Merrill Zorn of Zorn's of Bethpage
  5. Young Professional of the Year - Phillip Scott - Small Business Solutions
  6. Women Of Melville Empowerment Network - Danielle Cullen - People's United Bank
  7. Michael Weisbrod Memorial Award - Alan J. Schwartz Esq. - The Law Offices of Alan J. Schwartz P.C.
  8. Volunteer of the Year Award - Michael Azzato - Selective Eye Photography
  9. Ambassador of the Year - Tyler Sloves - Prudential Insurance Company of America
  10. Business of the Year - Transportation - Rosemary Mascali - Transit Solutions

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 2018, both breakfast and after-hours, and I look forward to seeing you there!

Warm regards, your President, David M. Gustin

News and Programs

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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.

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All Are Welcome  
"The Rhythm of Long Island: Health, Wealth & Prosperity Series"  
Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018   
Time: 6:00PM-8:00PM 
Place: Catapano Assembly Hall/Chamber Headquarters
"Open Committee Meeting" 
Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Time: 8:30AM-10:00AM
Place: Panera Bread - Farmingdale  

"Business Resource Roundtable"
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Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time: 8:30AM-10:00AM
Place: TBD

  Details coming soon

"Networking Event"

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time: 5:30PM-7:30PM
Place: The Main Event 
"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
Trade and Tariff Protection

Employment Law
Employment Law
Column is sponsored by Jackson Lewis
New York Governor Takes Aim at Sexual
Harassment in the Workplace
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.  
Just in time for all of our professional and work related resolutions, CNBC recently posted a list of their top business related books for 2017. 

Financial Planning
Financial Planning

Column sponsored by:
Wells Fargo Advisors
Debt Management Solutions

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, 2018

Brian M. Gill
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New Members

Please Welcome Our New Members

Windsor Commercial Real Estate
A Home Care Agency
Tech 2020 Solutions
All Star Reporters
Realty Warehouse
Healthy Connections At Home
Laurel Environmental Associates, Ltd.
Mill Brook Travel
VoIPX International

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Melville Chamber of Commerce
585 Broadhollow Road

Melville, NY 11747

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