Rain Date Proved Great!

SpringFest 2024 is in the books! After a two-week delay due to a soggy forecast, the sun shone brightly on the chamber’s largest annual event on May 19th. People of all ages, including many families with young children, streamed into the Mid-Island Y JCC parking lot starting at 10:00am, checking out rows of vendors and lining up for the exciting selection of rides and attractions. Appetites were satisfied at the Foodie Fest section with an array of trucks and there was plenty of seating under a big tent near the show mobile which featured a banner with all the generous sponsors.

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Sponsors are the backbone of SpringFest and we have many local businesses returning each year to support its success. Thank you to Jared Sarney of SRG Residential and TD Bank for returning at the Platinum level. We had several businesses eager to “own” one of the attractions at SpringFest: Jason Pick/ Compass Realtors sponsored the insanely popular pickleball tournament; PLI Builders paid for free face painting and one of our great raffle prizes – a big screen TV. The law firm of Edelman, Krasin & Jaye opted for the axe throwing and mechanical bull attractions while Driftwood Day Camp climbed to new heights this year with a rock wall. Our standout Gold Sponsor was The Law Office of Andrew Lamkin PC. A longtime chamber board member, Andrew also commands the busy chamber booth each year. Rounding out the higher level metal sponsors this year are the silvers: Straight Forward Media; State Farm/ Ned Marzigliano Agency; Family College Experience; Douglas Elliman/ Joe Toscano; Central Island Healthcare; Northwell Health/ Plainview Hospital; Lawn Doctor LI; The Residences at Plainview Senior Living; Lenox Hill Radiology and Men on the Move.

The final fundraising opportunity for our charity partner, over $800 was raised during SpringFest for Ariella’s NY Friendship Circle. Thank you to our generous raffle donors: PLI Builders for a big screen TV and face painting; Trio Hardware for a charcoal grill; and a basket with LI Ducks Tickets, a Mary Kay gift set and gift cards from Family Bagels, Camera Land and Mixology Boutique. 

 It certainly take a village to produce an event like SpringFest so the thank yous continue!

The 2024 SpringFest Committee

Chairman David Weinstein, Straight Forward Media

Shoshana Ellihou Cellers, Sassy Gal Media

Cheryl Dender, Interview Source Consulting

Zehava Friedman, Coldwell Banker American Homes

Sherri Gillespie, MRG Marketing

Andrea Goldman, Family College Experience

Andrew Lamkin, Law Office of Andrew Lamkin PC

Rick Lewis and Gary Cellers, Mid-Island Y JCC

Barbara Mars, POB Chamber Administrator

Larry Weiss, ACG Telecom


Chamber Booth (The heart of our presence there!)

Andrew Lamkin,  Law Office of Andrew Lamkin PC, chairperson

Sherri Gillespie, MRG Marketing, co-chair

Myron Edelman, CLU, CLTC

Nancy Waldman, The Residences at Plainview

Alan Goldberg, CWA Merchant Services

We can’t wait to see what next year brings!