First and foremost, thank you to the POB Chamber board and the membership at large for entrusting me with the great honor of serving as your president. To say that I have big shoes to fill is an understatement. I am privileged to follow three great presidents; Francesca Carlow, Gary Epstein and Elan Wurtzel. In their own ways, each has made our Chamber one of the best on Long Island.
I am further privileged to have worked closely with each of them over the course of the last eight years. When I joined the Chamber there were 80 members. As of this writing, there are 201. Our efforts over the last eight years have produced the following: the Fall Festival, Annual Golf Event, Paid-Up Membership Dinners, charitable initiative, increased scholarship awards, a schedule of successful networking events, enhanced digital communications and an increase not only in our membership, but also in the board itself.