Calendar of Events

    May
    2
    Tue
    Multi-Chamber Networking @ TD Bank
    May 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

    Over a Dozen Chambers Invited!

    The Massapequa Chamber of Commerce is inviting POB Chamber members for an exciting complimentary Multi-Chamber After-Hours Networking & Small Business Appreciation Learning Event, sponsored by TD Bank. Mix and mingle with members from various local Chambers, including a special guest speaker presenting information specifically relevant to small business owners.

     Tuesday, May 2nd at 5:30 PM

    TD Bank (1354 Hicksville Rd, Massapequa) 

     CLICK HERE to Register (You can see who else is going!)

    Refreshments will be provided. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards and handouts. Space is limited, so please register as soon as possible to reserve your spot. Special Thanks to TD Bank for sponsoring this great networking event. We hope to see you there!

    May
    7
    Sun
    SpringFest 2023! @ Mid-Island Y JCC
    May 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    SpringFest 2023 is Sunday, May 7th

    Sponsorship opportunities are only available until April 7  All metal level sponsorships include FREE 2023 membership

    Click Here to sponsor

    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. mrgsherri@yahoo.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 andrew@lamkinelderlaw.com.

    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!”

     

     

     

    May
    10
    Wed
    More Multi-Chamber Networking! @ The High Horse
    May 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    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.TODO

    May
    17
    Wed
    Membership Meeting and Elections @ Mid-Island Y JCC
    May 17 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

    May Membership Meeting and Board of Directors Elections 

    Wednesday, May 17th from 7:30am to 9:00am

    Mid-Island Y JCC

    Pre-Register Here 

    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

     Zehava Friedman

    Ted Kramer

    David Weinstein

    Larry Weiss

     

    Dated: ___________________

      

                                 Signature:___________________________________

     

                                 Print:        ____________________________________

     

    Email to Elections Chair Andrea Goldman info@familycollegeexperience.com 

    May
    24
    Wed
    Evening Networking at Jovia @ Jovia Financial Credit Union
    May 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    Evening Networking at Jovia @ Jovia Financial Credit Union

    Jovia Financial Credit Union, one of our SpringFest sponsors,

    has invited chamber members for an evening of complimentary networking

    on Wednesday, May 24th. Mix and mingle starting at 5:30pm (until 7:00pm)

    Jovia is located at 525 Old Country Road in Plainview

    A light dinner will be served

    Register Here! 

    May
    29
    Mon
    Memorial Day Parade
    May 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      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 andrew@lamkinelderlaw.com

    We hope to see you there! 

    Memorial Day Parade kickoff 2022

    Memorial Day Parade Committee 2023

    May
    30
    Tue
    Multi-Chamber Networking Hosted by Seaford @ Memorare Club
    May 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    RSVP by May 20th via email: Seafordchamberny@gmail

    Jun
    3
    Sat
    Community Event: Relay for Life @ POB Middle School
    Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    Plainview-Old Bethpage Relay for LIfe 

    Saturday, June 3rd from 2:00pm to 10:00pm

    Outdoors at Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School

    121 Central Park Road, Plainview

    Click here to donate to one of Long Island’s largest Relay events! 

    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!

    Jun
    5
    Mon
    Women’s Group Meeting @ Main Event Plainview
    Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Join us on Monday, June 5th at The Main Event in Plainview

    for a final gathering as the Women’s Group pauses for the summer months.  

    Please RSVP to Barbara Mars barbmars@optonline.net

    Hope to see you there! 

    Jun
    14
    Wed
    Ribbon Cutting! At Mad For Chicken @ Mad For Chicken
    Jun 14 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

    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.