President’s Message – December 2023 Edition

The Massapequa Chamber of Commerce has been very busy these past few months, with our successful and well-attended Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Fair this month, along with the success of our annual Food and Toys for Tots collection drives, and the proud re-launch of Operation Safe Spot this past November.

Safe Spot is a way for our local businesses to let the community know that we are here to help when they are in need. The Massapequa Chamber of Commerce, with support from the Town of Oyster Bay and the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce, is proud to re-launch the Safe Spot Campaign. With the help of Drug Free Long Island, we will provide training to businesses to aid residents in emergency situations and also connect them to lifesaving resources.

All businesses will receive a Safe Spot sign indicating that they are go-to spots for residents seeking assistance in emergency situations. Each sign also displays a QR code linked to contact information for the Nassau County Police Department 7th Precinct and the Nassau County Crime Stoppers anonymous text line. The participating businesses will also receive a First Aid and Narcan kit with complimentary Narcan training courtesy of Drug Free Long Island.

For November and December, we had 12 new members join the Chamber: 

  • Long Island Igloos joined as a Platinum Member. Neil and Siobhan provide igloo enclosures for outdoor events and restaurants. They were in business pre-COVID,and are based in Massapequa.
  • Vincent’s Pizzeria joined as a Platinum Member. Dana Durso is the owner. They are a very active member of the Massapequa community, and are located at the border of Massapequa at 47-8 Boundary Ave., Farmingdale
  • Nature Calls Portable Restrooms joined as a Platinum Member. Juliann is our contact there, and they are based in Massapequa.
  • TD Bank (Massapequa) joined as a Platinum Member. Rebecca is the branch manager at 4126 Merrick Rd, Massapequa.
  • EMH Web Solutions joined as a Gold Member. Edward lives and does business here in Massapequa.
  • Bob Goess Contractor joined as a Gold Member. Robert does business here in Massapequa. They are located at 152 W Hoffman Ave, Suite 1B, Lindenhurst.
  • The Patterson Allstate Agency joined as a Silver member. They have been serving Massapequa and Seaford for several years.  
  • Weichert Realtors Performance Homes joined as a Silver member. They are located at 281 Main St, Farmingdale. Lorraine is the agent who works with home buyers and sellers in Massapequa.
  • Premier Builders and Construction joined as a Silver member.  Andrew lives here in Massapequa and runs his business from his home.
  • Betsy Lynn Interior Design joined as a Silver member.  Betsy is an interior designer who does business here in Massapequa and runs her business from home.
  • Curcio Law Firm joined as a Silver member.  Anthony specializes in Real Estate Law and does business here in Massapequa. He is located at 200 Broadhollow Road, Suite 207, Melville.
  • Creation Art Center joined as a Silver member.  Patty teaches both child and adult art classes, and they have been here in Massapequa for over 20 years. They are located at 944 North Broadway, N Massapequa.

We continue to add members who are home-based businesses and businesses located outside of Massapequa. If you have a home-based business or are located outside of Massapequa, we encourage you to join as well.

Our goal as a Chamber is to help our members promote themselves through networking and social media, especially by helping members establish an online presence, and providing them with vendor opportunities at community events like our Street Festival in June and the Holiday Fair in December.  We are also looking for people who want to get on our committees to help us achieve our mission.

Please enjoy the Holidays with your friends and family, and we look forward to seeing you in 2024!

Robert Zabbia, President
Massapequa Chamber of Commerce