Welcome to the Melville Chamber of Commerce 
- "Vision & Voice"
Monthly Edition
September, 2017
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 Chairman of the Board 
Mark Catapano

Hello Chamber Members and Colleagues,

As the summer comes to a close, it's back to school and work, however, the Melville Chamber of Commerce had never stopped or even slowed down. We had a full calendar of events and they were all well attended! That says a lot about our Chamber and the fantastic group of people involved, please refer to our  Event Gallery on the website to view photos of our latest Summer Networking Business After Hours Event "Nicky's on the Bay" and other past events from this summer.

We have great events and programs coming up in the next few months, starting off with our "Business Breakfast Series" on September 7th at the Hyatt Regency featuring a presentation from the American Red Cross. They will be speaking about the horrific flooding in Texas and tips for preparing your home and business. Information is power and the American Red Cross has done great work in times of need, please support the American Red Cross.

In addition to our popular Business Resource Roundtable and our Young Professions Group (YPG) events; the Women's Group in launching a series of events called "The Rhythm of Long Island Health, Wealth & Prosperity". The first event will be on September 27th with a presentation by the American Cancer Society here at the Melville Chamber Headquarters in the Catapano Assembly Hall. All are welcome both men and women to join us as we hear inspiring stories from an American Cancer Society Real Men Wear Pink Candidate, Health Care Professionals and Melville Chamber of Commerce Members.

Our next "Business After Hours Event" will be on September 28th at Simplay in Hauppauge. Simplay is short for Simulator Play and is Long Island's only multi-sport simulator facility. It is going to be a great opportunity to enjoy trying there 8 unit simulators while networking, a win win!

Our flagship annual "Business Expo" will be on October 25th at the Hilton Long Island/Huntington. Don't be left out, space is filling up quickly; we encourage everyone to register for your exhibitor space as soon as possible. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available, click here for more information. Please invite your friends & colleagues to attend as this year's "Business Expo" is going to have a diverse array of exhibitors, "Restaurant Row" featuring local eateries and plenty of special event extra's!

We look forward to another success year and I thank our Board of Directors Members, Executive Director, Ted Macaluso, Committees and volunteers for their hard work and dedication in making this organization an active relevant Chamber; and to all the quality people involved and attending our events!             

Please don't hesitate to reach out to us with any feedback and/or suggestions, we are here to serve you! 


Mark Catapano
Melville Chamber of Commerce
Chairman of the Board

News and Programs

To participate in this event, all you have to do is pledge to be car free or car-lite on Friday, September 22, 2017 by filling out the pledge form ( http://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 5th Annual Car Free Day a great success! 
Register Today To  
Reserve Your Exhibitor Space
Sponsorship Opportunities And Journal Ads Available 

October 25, 2017
Huntington Hilton


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 scheduled events 
"Preparedness For Fire And Natural Disasters" 
Presented by:
Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017
Time: 8:30AM-10:00AM
Place: Hyatt Regency Long Island
 More info 

"Business Resource Roundtable"
"Save The Date" 


Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time: 8:30AM-10:00AM
Place: TBD  

Details To Follow Shortly


"Open Committee Meeting"

Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time: 8:00AM-10:00AM
Place: Panera Bread  
  More info  
      All Are Welcome!!!!
(Both Men & Women)
 The Rhythm of Long Island: Health, Wealth & Prosperity Series Launch
Hosted by the Women of Melville Empowerment Network
 Presented by
Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time: 8:00AM-10:00AM
Place: Chamber Headquarters
Catapano Assembly Hall
  More info 


"Interactive Networking Event"

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time: 5:30PM-8:00PM
Place: Simplay   
  More info 
"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
Growth and Taxes

Employment Law
Employment Law
Column is sponsored by Jackson Lewis
The New York City Commission on Human
Rights, the agency responsible for enforcing
New York City's Fair Chance Act, has issued its "Interpretative Enforcement Guide."
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.  
Social Media and Your Small Business 

Financial Planning
Financial Planning

Column sponsored by:
Wells Fargo Advisors
Financial Strategies for Women Investors

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
September, 2017

Tywana Williams, PhD

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New Members

Please Welcome Our New Members

Shake Shack
HuntAR Corp.
United Mortgage Corp.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities

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.

Click the link below to view a list of marketing, advertising and sponsorship opportunities available within the Chamber. Advertising is open to members only. Not a member? Join Now!   
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Melville Chamber of Commerce
585 Broadhollow Road

Melville, NY 11747

      631-777-6261 fax