March 19, 2019

Dear Friends,

     It seems as though we may finally be on our way into a beautiful Spring!  I hope that this message finds you well.

     Our last general membership meeting at Gusto Divino Trattoria was well attended, with over 40 of our members coming out to help us celebrate the outstanding volunteerism and bravery of our fire department! We do hope that you will be able to join us for our upcoming meeting on Thursday March 28th at 12:00 Noon at Sal's Place (1495 Hicksville Rd, Massapequa.)  Our Town Supervisor, Joseph Saladino, will be joining us to present his State of the Town address.

     As you know, we make considerable effort to schedule our meetings at those restaurants who are active members of our Chamber. I would encourage you all to take a look at our membership list and visit these amazing establishments. We all know how challenging it is to run a thriving business, especially when the competition is so fierce. But, that said, the Massapequas are home to some of the finest culinary treasures.  Next month, on Thursday April 25th, to accommodate changing schedules, we will have a breakfast meeting at Dave and Buster’s at 8:30AM.

     By now, you have all received your membership renewals.  We hope you will agree that our Chamber is one of the finest that there is. That is because of your involvement, and the strong belief that our business voices must be heard.  Our membership is over 290 and each month new businesses are joining the Chamber. Perhaps one of the best ways that we have been able to provide opportunities for our members, in addition to our networking and general meetings, is through our Chamber Street Fair that is scheduled for Sunday, June 2nd on South Broadway.  This year’s Grand Marshal will be Robert Zabbia, owner of The Zabbia Insurance Agency on Broadway, Massapequa. Each year, our fair brings thousands of community members to be a part a day that offers great food, great shopping, great entertainment, and great fun!  We hope you will consider joining us for the day. Our sponsors include our Main Event Sponsor Massapequa Center Rehabilitation and Nursing, as well as Plainview Hospital, Applebee’s, and Panera Bread. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please CLICK HERE.  For information as to how you can become a food or product vendor, please CLICK HERE. It’s really a wonderful day that you should be a part of to grow your business and meet your customers!!

     We know that April will be a busy month for many of you, celebrating Passover and Easter which are just around the corner.  Administrative Professionals Day falls on Wed, April 24th and is another opportunity to acknowledge those employees who work tirelessly to ensure that our businesses are strong and thriving. Hope you will take a minute or two to recognize those employees who truly are the backbone of many of our businesses!!

     I will look forward to seeing you all soon


Warm Regards,

Jamie E. Bogenshutz, LCSW
President, Massapequa Chamber of Commerce