SpringFest Success! Sun and Fun Ruled the Day

How do you create a pop up palooza that brings a community together? First you ask Rick Lewis CEO of the Mid-Island Y JCC, one of the busiest places on earth, if you can take over the grounds for the day. And then you gratefully support the generous event sponsors who eagerly signed up over many months. Without them there would be no SpringFest. Factor in our towns’ kind business owners and individuals who donated raffle prizes and gift cards so that the chamber could raise almost $1,200 for its current charity partner, The Sophia Valsamos Foundation. Behind the scenes, a small village of volunteers dotted all the I’s and crossed all the T’s to bring the pop up plans to fruition. Please be sure to note all the sponsors names which remain on our website and all the names below — kindly support their businesses whenever possible!

For the second year in a row (and with perfect weather!) SpringFest offered strolling attendees various vendors for shopping, eating and more; plenty of kids’ activities including a GaGa pit and pony rides. This year the addition of a dunk tank activity brought out more supporters and had people lining up to take their best shots at some of the community’s noted celebs. Among those who got wet for a cause included chamber members Rick Lewis, Shihan John Busto, Steve Cohen, Brian Lew, former Trio Hardware owner Bruce Carlow, and last but certainly not least, chamber president David Weinstein and SpringFest chair Eric Molbegat. Good sports for sure!

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Thank you to all the volunteers

The 2023 SpringFest Committee

Chairman Eric Molbegat, CarJoy USA and Co-Chair Nicole Palermo, The Palermo Firm

Barbara Mars, POB Chamber Administrator

Michael Antongiovanni,  Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein PC

Myron Edelman, CLU, CLTC

Shoshana Ellihou Cellers, Sassy Gal Media

Cheryl Dender, Interview Source Consulting

Gary Epstein CPA, Zapken & Loeb

Lori Frucht, PEO Spectrum

Sherri Gillespie, MRG Marketing

Alan Goldberg, CWA Merchant Services

Andrea Goldman, Family College Experience

Andrew Lamkin, Law Office of Andrew Lamkin PC

Rick Lewis, Mid-Island Y JCC

Ned Marzigliano, State Farm Insurance

David Weinstein, Straight Forward Media

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

Nicole Palermo, The Palermo Firm

Sam Negraval, Trellus Same Day Delivery

Dr. Ben Carlow, Chiropractor

Myron Edelman, CLU, CLTC

Lori Frucht, PEO Spectrum

Sam Borod, Prince Carpet & Flooring

Rosanne Hoffmann, ServPro Hicksville/Plainview

Raffle Prize Donors