New for 2023! Expanded space at the Mid-Island Y JCC will allow for more vendors and added attractions like a dunk tank, GaGa and other fun activities.
Donate a raffle prize! The SpringFest committee is now accepting gift items and gift cards to create valuable raffle baskets. All proceeds will go to the chamber’s current charity partner: The Sophia Valsamos Foundation. Gift cards in increments of $25.00 are preferred (Suggestion: you can purchase from your favorite chamber or local restaurant or business). Of course, sports tickets and other valuable prizes are welcome too! Please contact Sherri Gillespie with questions or for drop off instructions. email@example.com
Interested in volunteering for the chamber’s big event? It takes a village! We are in need of volutneers to staff the chamber booth on May 7th. Contact Andrew Lamkin to inquire or sign up firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eric Molbegat, SpringFest 2023 Chair envisions “having something for everyone of all ages. We want to draw people to this event that promises to be strewn with excitement!”
Only 20 Spots Left! Register Today
You are invited to join us for a multi-chamber networking event. Mix and mingle with business professionals from chambers across Long Island! It’s an opportunity to connect with a wider audience; share goals and ideas and have fun with your fellow business leaders and entrepreneurs.
Wednesday, May 10 5:30 – 8:30 pm
The High Horse
273 Main Street (upstairs from The Dark Horse)
Farmingdale, NY 11735
There is no charge to attend this event but reservations are required.
Complimentary Appetizers | Cash Bar
Limited to 100 guests.
RSVP today! Please note: Guests will need to scroll past the member login to look for the ”Not a member” link on the registration page.
The High Horse is the latest edition to the Dark Horse family. Its elevated cocktail & spirits program is one that rivals any in the area and has become a favorite gathering spot for locals on the weekends. It also boasts one of the largest private event spaces on Main Street that has hosted events of 100+ guests; from company parties to wedding rehearsal dinners, The High Horse is the ideal space for almost any occasion.
May Membership Meeting and Board of Directors Elections
Wednesday, May 17th from 7:30am to 9:00am
Mid-Island Y JCC
One of our most important meetings of the year, the chamber’s May membership meeting on Wednesday, May 17th at the Mid-Island Y JCC from 7:30am to 9:00am features board of director elections. A quorum is needed to assure a smooth election process so please make every effort to join us.
Important: If you are unable to attend in person, a proxy is now available (see below) and must be submitted before May 17th. You may also vote through our livestream option
As a chamber member you have the privilege of voting for candidates who will be making decisions on your behalf for the next year.
There are five open seats and these are the four candidates who are running: (Officers will be decided at the June board meeting.)
Zehava Friedman (Click here to see bio and reasons for running)
Ted Kramer (Click here to see bio and reasons for running)
Shoshana Ellihou Cellers (Click here to see bio and reasons for running)
David Weinstein (Incumbent)
Larry Weiss (incumbent)
POB Chamber Board Election Proxy Designation (Please send in an email)
I, ___________________________________, hereby designate
____________________________________________, as my proxy to submit a vote on my behalf, and in favor of the slate listed below, at the POB Chamber of Commerce Board Election to be held on May 17, 2023.
The Slate of Candidates at said meeting is:
Shoshana Ellihou Cellers
Email to Elections Chair Andrea Goldman email@example.com
We love our parade!
Join us to march with the chamber or with your business.
Or come as a spectator to cheer us on!
Monday, May 29th
We meet at 9:00am at 700 Old Country Road and march to the POB Community Park
on Washington Avenue for a ceremony honoring our veterans.
If you would like to donate to the parade committee,
please contact Andrew Lamkin, parade co-chair firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you there!
Memorial Day Parade kickoff 2022
Memorial Day Parade Committee 2023
RSVP by May 20th via email: Seafordchamberny@gmail
Saturday, June 3rd from 2:00pm to 10:00pm
Outdoors at Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School
121 Central Park Road, Plainview
The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is the world’s largest volunteer-based fundraising event and has been a part of the Plainview-Old Bethpage community for the past 18 years. We strive to make this event as safe as possible and will follow local COVID related guidelines.
At Relay For Life, we honor, remember and fight back. We honor our survivors as they take a celebratory first lap, followed by their caregivers who support them. Once the event is in full swing, teammates take turns walking the track to symbolize the ongoing fight against cancer. Between laps, you can check out the games and activities, watch performers from local dance/acting/martial arts schools, listen to live bands all while supporting the cause by purchasing raffle tickets and/or food. As darkness falls, we light Luminaria to remember those we’ve lost, celebrate cancer survivors, and show everyone affected by cancer that we are the light in the darkness. Relay ends with a closing ceremony to recognize the fact that our fight will keep going until the world is free from cancer.
Join us on June 3rd!
Ribbon cutting ceremony!
At POB’s new delicious destination Mad For Chicken
Wednesday, June 14th — 4:30pm to 5:30pm (with ribbon cutting at 5:00)
Join us to officially welcome owners Mike and Inna Choi to the community!
No RSVP is necessary
Mad For Chicken is a restaurant chain best known for its signature soy garlic chicken and unique Korean inspired dishes. Established in 2005, MFC has been flapping their wings ever since. With rustic designs and comfortable ambiance, the locations are known to be a “go to” place for groups of all sizes. In 2020, the company set forth to franchise and fulfill its worldwide mission of getting everyone to become “MAD” for their chicken.
Our Annual Barbecue Lunch and June Membership Meeting
Wednesday, June 21st
Noon to 2:00pm
Outdoors at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Park
175 Washington Avenue, Plainview (down the road from the Mid-Island Y JCC)
Delicious BBQ buffet prepared on site by Coliseum Kitchen and Caterers
$20 for members; $25 for non-members — Bring a guest/ prospective member and they can join for $75!
(Membership will be valid through December 31st 2023)
and business cards to participate in our raffle – generously donated by MRG Marketing Corp.
TO OUR PLATINUM, GOLD & SILVER SPONSORS,
One of the many benefits of your generous SpringFest sponsorship includes FREE admission to all Chamber membership meetings through December 2023, including the June BBQ.
When you check in, mention that you are a Platinum/Gold/Silver sponsor. One person from each sponsor business is entitled to this benefit. If you bring a guest/employee, etc., the 2nd person would need to pay the regular member admission fee.
Please contact Barbara Mars email@example.com with any questions. Looking forward to seeing you!
SpringFest 2023 Platinum Sponsors are also our official BBQ sponsors!