Eclectic Energy at Feb Meeting

Maximizing your website’s SEOs, mentoring students and decoding dietary supplements were all topics explored at the chamber’s February 28th Membership Meeting. Chamber president David Weinstein began with an update on SpringFest, noting that this year’s event on May 5th — one of the largest in the POB community — will feature adventurous attractions and a “foodie” section, plus a variety of vendors.

Loren Wildes, owner of Bar Harbor Web Design (the chamber’s website designer and manager for the past ten years), was eager to review the chamber’s recently refreshed website elements. She encouraged members to update their individual business pages and take advantage of this “gift” that comes with membership. Citing optimization as the major goal, she suggested the use of key words throughout the page including the addition of tags. She also noted a new feature: members can now edit their business page and add links to websites or to their calendars for appointments. Another tip she shared was to use headings on the page; these indicate to Google that the page is of importance. She also announced that she and her accessible staff will soon be holding office hours so members can ask questions. The chamber thanks Loren for taking the time to share this valuable information with members!

Career Day Inc., Long Island’s leading career education and awareness program, is coming to Plainview on Wednesday, April 17th. Chamber board member Cheryl Dender spoke about this exciting new way to engage with high school students and showed a piece that aired about it on “Good Morning America.”  The program, an all day event at POBJFK HS, emphasizes the importance of setting goals and learning how to network and connect with adults in the professional world. Learn how to participate or sponsor here 

Tami Racaniello of Wellness Unicorn was in the “Spotlight” at this month’s meeting. With 20 certifications and a background in science and medicine, Tami shared the diverse array of services she offers, all of which can lead to improved quality of life with less stress and more productivity for individuals and businesses. Several members were eager to have their questions answered by Tami, obviously fluent in her knowledge about the food and vitamin industries.

Pictured: Chamber President David Weinstein with Bar Harbor Web Design’s Loren Wildes