Calendar of Events

    Feb
    20
    Tue
    Multi-Chamber Networking @ Freeport Ninja Academy
    Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Feb
    21
    Wed
    Women’s Group Meeting @ To be determined
    Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

    Women’s Group Meeting 

    Wednesday, February 21st from 6:00pm to 7:30pm 

    POB Library, downstairs in Room B

    Tami Racaniello of Wellness Unicorn will navigate us through the deep link between self-care practices and brain health, offering valuable takeaways to supercharge memory and cultivate holistic well-being.

     

    FREE event!  Kindly RSVP to Barbara Mars barbmars@optonline.net 

    Feb
    28
    Wed
    Membership Meeting @ Mid-Island Y JCC
    Feb 28 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

    REGISTER HERE

    Important Date Change! 

    Due to Presidents’ week falling on the third week of the month,

    the membership meeting will be held the fourth week

    Wednesday, February 28th

    7:30am to 9:00am

    Mid-Island Y JCC

    Featured Speaker

    Loren Wildes, Bar Harbor Web Design

    Loren will show members how to maximize their usage of the recently updated chamber website,

     share some interesting stats about engagement and more!

    Spotlight Speakers

    Ted Kramer, Lawn Doctor LI and Tami Racaniello, Wellness Unicorn

    REGISTER HERE

     

    Mar
    6
    Wed
    Board Meeting @ Mid-Island Y JCC
    Mar 6 @ 7:45 am – 9:00 am

    Board Members Only

    Wednesday, March 6th 

    Monthly meeting at the Mid-Island Y JCC

    Promptly starting at 7:45am; ending by 9:00am

    Mar
    14
    Thu
    Member Event: Plainview Little League Fundraiser @ Governors Comedy Club
    Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    Mar
    18
    Mon
    Scholarship Essay Judging @ To be determined
    Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Help Choose Our 2024 Scholarship Recipients

    Join Us! The POB Chamber Scholarship Committee will be meeting on Monday, March 18th judge anonymous essays written by college bound POB JFK High School senior for its annual awards.

    Always a fun and rewarding experience, the committee (chamber members only please) will choose three essays with two themes: The $1,000 scholarship essays address “What Plainview Means to Me,” and the $500 scholarship (two given) essays explore innovative local business ideas. The latter two are given annually by the chamber in memory of  Marcia Finkelstein, a former beloved board member, who chaired the committee for many years.

    The judging will begin at 7:00pm and take place at one of the POB schools. (Pizza and salad provided!) It’s approximately a 2 hour time commitment. Please contact scholarship committee chair Cheryl Dender as soon as possible if you can commit to joining us. cheryl.dender@gmail.com.

    Important note: If you currently have a senior student at POB JFK High School, we kindly ask that you do not participate this year.

    Mar
    20
    Wed
    Membership Meeting @ Mid-Island Y JCC
    Mar 20 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

    Register Here

    Wednesday, March 20

    Mid-Island Y JCC

    7:30am to 9:00am

    Featured Speaker

    Town of Oyster Bay Joseph Saladino

    (Read his bio below)

    Spotlight Speakers for this meeting

    Allison Matos – Life Cycle Information Management 

    Zehava Friedman – Coldwell Banker American Homes 

    Register Here

    JOSEPH SALADINO

    Oyster Bay Town Supervisor

    On January 31, 2017, Joseph Saladino was sworn into office as the 70th Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor and immediately took action to increase governmental accountability, transparency and integrity.  Supervisor Saladino kept his pledge to residents by cutting property taxes in 2018 and freezing property taxes in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024. As a result, nearly $9.1 million is back into the pockets of homeowners rather than the coffers of government.

    To further protect the checkbooks of residents, Supervisor Saladino instilled fiscal discipline and landmark reforms that together have laid the groundwork for our future. Without raising property taxes, his administration turned a multi-million-dollar deficit into a $88 million surplus. A commitment to restricting long-term borrowing, along with fiscally sound policies and conservative budgeting principles, has helped decrease the Town’s debt by a historic $187 million – the largest reduction of debt in Town history.  The Town’s financial turnaround has been recognized with eight upgrades from two independent Wall Street credit rating firms. Additionally, the New York State Comptroller’s Office entirely removed the Town of Oyster Bay from its fiscal stress monitoring list. This financial turnaround was accomplished while also increasing services, upgrading parks, and repaving over 35% of town roadways.

    Supervisor Saladino has worked tirelessly to deliver critical services – especially during the COVID-19 public health pandemic. Services were never slowed nor stopped during the pandemic; instead, services were enhanced to collect food for individuals in need of assistance and blood donations for local hospitals. Career services were offered virtually to help people reenter the workforce, and red-tape was limited so restaurants could offer immediate outdoor dining. The Saladino administration’s anti-tax, pro-jobs policy positions have laid the foundation for the return of jobs. The 1-800-Flowers company moved its corporate headquarters to Jericho. Home Depot opened a new final destination facility in Hicksville. London Jewelers selected Glen Head for their new corporate headquarters. Dream Car Restorations has found a new home in Plainview, and their automotive skills will soon be featured on The Discovery Channel.  Business-friendly policies also helped attract a new Amazon distribution facility and hundreds of jobs to Syosset. This facility is significant for our economy as it generates millions in recurring economic activity while bringing new life to a brownfield property that has sat dormant for more than three decades.

    Supervisor Saladino delivered on his pledge to enhance ethics, transparency and accountability in government. From the creation of an independent Inspector General’s Office to the appointment of an independent Board of Ethics with real and meaningful oversight, the Town has safeguards in place and disclosure requirements for contractors, vendors and employees to prevent misdeeds and conflicts of interest. To enhance transparency, the administration enhanced live-streaming of town board meetings and improved the Town’s website. Reforms were long overdue and the good-government organizations, Reclaim New York and the Empire Center, recognized Supervisor Saladino and the Town Board for proactively improving transparency and provide residents unprecedented access to government.

     

    Member Event: CN Guidance Basket of Hope @ Mansion at Oyster Bay
    Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Mar
    21
    Thu
    Multi-Chamber Networking! @ The Bristal Assisted Living at Bethpage
    Mar 21 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

    Please join us for a special breakfast networking event with

    members of two other vibrant Chambers of Commerce: Bethpage and Farmingdale! 

    Thursday, March 21st @ 8:00am

    The Bristal Assisted Living in Bethpage 

    Registration is Required — and space is limited! 

    Register Here

    Mar
    27
    Wed
    Member Appreciation Lunch @ Main Event Plainview
    Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

    We want to buy you lunch! 

    Join us for a Member Appreciation lunch on Wednesday, March 27th

    at the Main Event in Plainview

    Noon to 1:30pm 

    There’s limited space so please reserve early! Members Only 

    Registration is Required – Click Here 

    We appreciate our loyal members who have recently renewed and are excited to welcome many new ones — it’s a great opportunity for all to mingle!