Mark Your Calendar!
- May 12th: Exciting New Focus Group Launches
- May 20, 2015 Election Day at the Chamber! 7:45 @ Somerset Gardens
- May 25, 2015 Memorial Day Parade--Come on Down and March!
- June 17, 2015 General Meeting--BBQ! 12 Noon Haypath Park
- July 1st, 2015: LI Ducks Baseball Game and Picnic
- July 16, 2015: Plainview's Serenity Garden Party
- October 4, 2015: Chamber Fair!
April 28th: EconoLodge Brings Yoga To YouOn Tuesday, April 28th yoga instructor and health coach Soul Fire will show you how yoga can enhance your life. Call Marlo at EconoLodge of Hicksville to reserve your place by April 24th: 516-433-3900, ext 141.
Manetto Hill Animal Hospital Hosts Adoption EventSunday, May 3rd at Manetto Hill Animal Hospital. The Paws 2 Love event is also sponsored by the Town of Oyster Bay. For more details CLICK HERE! Read more...
LI B2B Networking Event on May 5thBusiness owners and sales leaders from across Long Island will gather at Jewel Restaurant. For details Click Here
Hauppauge Industrial Association Trade Show: May 2015This annual event boasts thousands of attendees and more than 300 exhibitors. For more information on this year's show: "The Right Connection for Real Business" Click Here
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
Earth Day at Serenity GardenWith the sun shining and a soft breeze blowing, Plainview Hospital in partnership with the Chamber, turned out in force on Earth Day (April 22nd) to clean up and beautify Serenity Garden.
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Scholarships Decided At Annual Essay NightOn Monday April 20th, 12 POB Chamber members gathered at the POB Library to read and judge essays submitted by high school seniors, qualifying them for college scholarships. The evening was organized by Recording Secretary Marcia Finkelstein who observed: "It was exciting for us to carefully consider all the wonderful ideas Read more...
Keeping It Real: Phyllis Beitler of Douglas EllimanPhyllis Beitler, licensed real estate broker, may be new to the POB Chamber, but she has been a seasoned agent for over 30 years. She has enjoyed an association with Douglas Elliman Real Estate for much of that time. If you add the tenure of her business partner, Claire Sidi, their experience totals sixty prosperous years Read more...
Variety of Speakers Draw Crowd to April MeetingOn April 15th almost 60 members and guests gathered at Baldino's Restaurant at the Marriott Residence Inn Plainview for the Chamber's monthly general membership meeting. Featured speaker, author Bill Bleyer, spoke about and signed copies of his new book, "Long Island and the Civil War." Tami Racaniello of It's Time to Get Fit got everyone up off their chairs during her Spotlight speech Read more...
April 28, 2015, Free Networking Event Hosted by TD Bank--6 pmGreat night to meet new colleagues and learn about each other and how we can do business together! CLICK HERE TO RSVP! Read more...
April 28, 2015: Next Focus Group Featuring FinanceNew for 2015! The Chamber is organizing focus groups targeting specific industries or professions. Chamber members will have the opportunity to express related concerns, discuss timely issues Read more...
May 12th: Exciting New Focus Group LaunchesDo you want the opportunity to hear advice from other business leaders in your community? Interested in some input from a fresh set of eyes and ears? Up for the challenge of setting these ideas in motion? On Tuesday, May 12th at 8:00am a new COC focus group, the Chamber Braintrust, aims Read more...
May 20, 2015 Election Day at the Chamber! 7:45 @ Somerset GardensThe POB Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations to fill six Board positions this year. Two of the positions are totally brand new seats. Click Here to Submit Your Application to the Nominations Committee. This is a great opportunity to become more involved with the Chamber. Read more...
Isn’t it a stroke of irony and whimsy that we have to file and pay our taxes on April 15th each year! April Fools! No, it’s not a joke. We really do have to pay our taxes. Our long-suffering, but valiant accountants and tax preparers can attest to that.
While taxes have been around since time immemorial, the income tax in the United States is a relatively new invention. In 1862 the first income tax was adopted to finance the Civil War. The tax return was only 4 pages long, which included one page of instructions! The highest tax rate, for income over $10,000 maxed out at 5%; the lowest tax rate was just 1%! Just 10 years later Congress actually repealed the income tax—how nice! But in April Fool’s style, the tax was restored with a flat