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Support Our Future Stars! POB schools are fortunate to feature some impressive talent. Please support the various high quality student productions by placing an ad in the Playbills (the performances are attended by hundreds); donating goods or services for gift basket raffles; or by attending the shows. Please contact Chamber member Andrea Goldman, Drama Cadets liaison, at MGold61@aol.com.for more information.
POB Kindergarten Center Yearbook Sponsor: Tax deductible sponsorship donations from our local small business owners can help offset the costs for the district's class of 2016 yearbook, the final year for the K-Center. For more information on this opportunity to support the school and advertise within the community, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Plainview Old-Bethpage Chamber of Commerce
Encourages the growth and development of its members
Provides a forum for Members to meet, discuss business ideas and opportunities
Enhances the well being of commerce, industry, education, artistic, and civic interests in the area
Undertakes an active leadership role in the community
Promotes business activities in the Plainview-Old Bethpage community
Represents and speaks on behalf of the business community
Welcome New Members! January 2016The POB COC welcomed a dozen new members in January 2016:
It'Social Social Media Marketing LLC - Jane Gewant and Jennifer Gewant
Allstate Insurance - Edward H. Lehmann
Wise Mind Hypnosis - Donna Bloom
State Farm Insurance - Katherine Miraval
American Express - Cindy Seidman
Lenny Symons, ESQ
Frank Marcovitz Property Management
Stone Media Consulting - Matthew Schuller
Signarama - Brandon Steinberger
Crestwood Country Day Camp & School - Mark Hemmerdinger
Yiasou Yeeros Authentic Greek Eatery Stephanie Mantzoukas
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Maria Kafetzis
Helping Nationwide and at Home: Angel Cepeda of Blue Mountain ConsultingAdvocacy is a way of life for member Angel Cepeda. His consulting group, Blue Mountain, reaches out to the Native American community nationwide to offer economic development services and other types of support. Closer to his home here in Plainview, Angel's civic efforts include public service aiming to "improve the quality of life on Long Island."
Blue Mountain's goal, according to Angel, is to Read more ...
Multi-Chamber Networking Event at People's United Bank Was a Hit!It was standing room only, people wall-to-wall, great food, lots of energy and great networking opportunities. The mult-chamber networking event hosted by People's United Bank, brought together the Syosset-Woodbury, Hicksville and Plainview-Old Bethpage Chambers of Commerce. The event was a rock solid hit. Close to a hundred people attended, all of whom engaged in the time-honored practice of schmoozing and networking. Read more ...
Newest Members Celebrated at Special Breakfast"The vibrant, active membership drew me in," said Jeffrey Koch of Koch-Glacken Agency when asked why he chose to join the POB COC. President Elan Wurtzel posed the question to him, along with the Chamber's other newest members (Since Read more ...
Chamber Embraces The Morgan CenterContinuing its commitment to community causes, the Chamber Board has chosen
The Morgan Center as its "adopted" charitable organization through September 2016. Last Read more ...
February 17, 2016: General Membership Meeting 7:45amCLICK HERE TO JOIN OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP
Rich Isaac, president of Sandler Training in Hauppauge, will start your day with some "stand out" advice at the Chamber's February breakfast meeting at the Marriott Residence Inn Plainview. His engaging presentation will explore, "Differentiating Yourself in a Competitive Climate."
Also enlightening attendees will be two Spotlight Speakers for the morning: Matthew Matza of MM Security Solutions and Katrina Lindenfeld of Better Grades Connection.
Networking and a continental breakfast are Read more ...
February 2016: Infamous Day, Extraordinary OpportunitySeptember 11, 2001 is inarguably one of the darkest days in our nation's history. In 2016 we will mark the 15th anniversary of these senseless attacks. The Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce is planning to erect a memorial that will serve a dual purpose: to respect and honor the victims, and reaffirm our country's core values as a free and tolerant society.
The memorial will contain a precious piece of steel that was extricated from the World Trade Center site and donated to the Chamber. It will be located in one of the gardens at the POB Library on Old Country Road in Plainview.
The Board of Directors of the Chamber is calling upon its members and the Plainview-Old Bethpage community to have a special connection with the memorial right from the start: design proposals are being accepted now through February 1st. The memorial must be Read more ...
Although we’re in the middle of winter (it doesn’t quite feel like it!) I look forward to when the weather warms up and we get more light. I enjoy seeing the crocuses burst from the frozen ground, bringing color to the wintry landscape.
Right now we’re in the Chamber Season of Renewal. The response by our members to renewing or joining for the first time has been fantastic—just like crocuses bursting on to the landscape! Compared to last year at this time, we have more members who have renewed and joined. It’s a testament to the vitality of the Chamber and the value we perceive in our membership.