Calendar of Events

    Sep
    21
    Wed
    Membership Meeting @ Old Bethpage Village Restoration
    Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

    September Kick-Off Membership Meeting

    Wednesday, September 21st from Noon to 1:30pm 

    Indoors at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Main Entrance Building (not the barn),

    1303 Round Swamp Road in Old Bethpage.

    $10 for members; $20 for non-members

    Register and Pre-Pay Here!

    Bring a non-perishable food item or toiletry item to the meeting for donation to the Rudman Family Food Pantry

    (our former charity partner located at the Mid-Island Y JCC)

    Suggested donations: Toilet Paper, honey, low sugar/no sugar canned fruits, instant coffee and juice

    Featured Speaker

    Matt Cohen, President and CEO of the Long Island Association 

    Read his bio below

    Spotlight Speakers

    JoAnn Cave, Chocolate Works Plainview 

    NEW!

    Bring a non-perishable food item or toiletry item to the meeting for donation to the Rudman Family Food Pantry

    (our former charity partner located at the Mid-Island Y JCC)

    Suggested donations: Toilet Paper, honey, low sugar/no sugar canned fruits, instant coffee and juice

     

    Matt Cohen BIO:

    Matt Cohen became the President & CEO of the Long Island Association (LIA), the region’s leading business organization, in May 2021. Matt is working with the 80-member Board and the LIA members to implement his vision for Long Island’s future, including making Long Island an attractive place for young professionals, supporting small businesses, and expanding child care options.

    Matt previously served as the Vice President of Government Affairs & Communications at the LIA for 10 years. In that role, he was the chief lobbyist for the LIA’s legislative agenda, which included the enactment of a permanent state property tax cap and the receipt of more than $7.5 billion in economic development investments on Long Island for transportation, infrastructure, housing, and downtown development. Additionally, Matt has helped to coordinate the LIA’s response to COVID-19 and its economic impacts, providing critical assistance and real-time information to local businesses and advocating for federal and state resources for Long Island.

    Prior to joining the LIA in 2011, Matt was Executive Director of Government Relations for the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), where he oversaw government and community affairs for the second largest public electric utility in the country at the time with 1.1 million customers in Nassau and Suffolk Counties and portions of Queens. Before LIPA, Matt served as Long Island Director for United States Senator Charles Schumer where he was the primary political and policy advisor to the Senator for all Long Island-related issues. Matt has also worked as an aide in the Suffolk County Executive’s office.

    Matt is a member of the Board of Directors for several Long Island organizations, including the Child Care Council of Suffolk Inc., where he serves as Chair, the Long Island Housing Partnership, Discover Long Island (including on its Executive Committee), the Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center at Stony Brook University and the New York League of Conservation Voters – Long Island chapter. He is also a graduate of The Energeia Partnership at Molloy College.

    Matt earned a Bachelor of Arts in History (with a concentration in American History) from the University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctor from Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law. He was admitted to the bar in New York State in July 2012.

    Matt lives in Commack with his wife Tracie and son Jack.

     

    Sep
    29
    Thu
    Multi-Chamber Golf Outing & Networking @ Cold Spring Country Club
    Sep 29 @ 10:30 am – 8:00 pm

    Registration closes on September 26th (or at 60 golfers)

    Dinner only registration closes on September 28th

    On September 29th, join members of the Plainview-Old Bethpage, Westbury-Carle Place and Syosset-Woodbury Chambers of Commerce for another great day of Golf, Networking and Dining at the luxurious Cold Spring Country Club. Includes golf, lunch, cocktail hour and dinner. New sponsorship opportunities are available! (See below)

    Register Here 

    10:30am Registration and lunch (You must be prepaid to register.) 12:30 Shotgun start; Dinner Only option starts @ 5:30pm.

    Cold Spring Country Club 
    East Gate Drive
    Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

    Please note: Caddies are required and the $25 cash only payment (with discretionary tipping) is due the day of the event and registration is limited to 60 golfers. 

    NEW! More Sponsorship Opportunities (Available until Sept 19th) 

    Driving range $350 – company signage at event (and facebook posts)

    Lunch $500 – company signage at event (and facebook posts)

    Dinner $500 – company signage at event (and facebook posts)

    Event $2,500 – includes a foursome and company signage at event (and facebook posts)

    Locker room – $350 company signage at event (and facebook posts)

    Email andrew@lamkinelderlaw.com for more information.

    Oct
    6
    Thu
    New Members Breakfast @ Coliseum Kitchen
    Oct 6 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

    Welcome New Members!

    October 6th from 8:00am to 9:30am

    Coliseum Kitchen & Caterers, 1660 Old Country Road, Plainview 

    All active chamber members who have joined since April 1st 2022 are invited to this complimentary event.

    Not yet a member? Consider joining today! Click Here  

    Member Event: Encore Luxury Living @ Encore Luxury Living
    Oct 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Oct
    10
    Mon
    Ribbon Cutting at Madison’s Niche! @ Madison's Niche
    Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    Join us to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Madison’s Niche at Country Pointe Plainview!

    Monday, October 10th at Noon

    1491 Old Country Road, Plainview

    We hope to see you there!

    Oct
    12
    Wed
    Evening Networking @ TD Bank
    Oct 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

    Join us for evening networking on

    Wednesday, October 12th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm

    at TD Bank in Bethpage (145 Stewart Avenue)

    No RSVP is necessary – We hope to see you there!

    Oct
    13
    Thu
    Multi-Chamber Event: Social Media Focus @ Sanctuary Home & Patio
    Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    Oct
    15
    Sat
    Member Event: Good Shepherd Fall Festival @ Good Shepherd Church & School
    Oct 15 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
    Oct
    16
    Sun
    Member Event: Plainview Fire Dept Open House @ Department Headquarters
    Oct 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Oct
    19
    Wed
    Membership Meeting & Candidates Forum @ Mid-Island Y JCC
    Oct 19 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

    Pre-Pay Here 

    Wednesday, October 19th

    Membership Meeting and Candidates Forum

    7:30am to 9:00am

    Mid-Island Y JCC

    Breakfast is only $10 for members; $20 for non-members

    (Please pay using the link above)

    Be sure to join us for this annual event when members have the opportunity

    to interact with local politicians vying for our votes.

    List of Candidates

    Congress
    Robert Zimmerman: Confirmed
    George Santos: Invited, awaiting reply

    State Senate District 5
    John Brooks: Confirmed
    Steven Rhoads: Declined

    State Senate District 7
    Anna Kaplan: Confirmed

    Jack Martins: Confirmed

    State Assembly D 15
    Amanda Field: Confirmed
    Jake Blumencranz: Confirmed

    State Assembly D 13

    Chuck Lavine: Confirmed
    Ruka Anzai: Confirmed

    Bring a non-perishable food item or toiletry item to the meeting for donation to the Rudman Family Food Pantry

    Suggested donations: Laundry detergent, deodorant, napkins, jelly ( no glass jars), cooking oil, low sugar canned fruit