President’s Message – March 2024 Edition

Spring is here, and The Massapequa Chamber has been very busy getting ready for some
major events. We are constantly looking for ways to help our local businesses and community
out, and we have some new programs we wanted to share with everyone.

April 18th will be our first Taste of Massapequa event. Massapequa Restaurants and members
will be at Wren Kitchens in Massapequa for a fun night for our community to come out and
sample food from these great establishments. We have a variety of restaurants signed up
and will have great raffle baskets for people to have a chance at winning, while supporting our
scholarship and community support programs.

June will bring our annual Street Fair, and this year we are bringing back rides for the kids in
addition to the petting zoo and pony rides. The community asked for more activities for the
little ones, so we will have a company providing slides and bounce houses, which are always
a hit.

We have had an active winter, adding more members who we want to recognize here. We
had 11 new members join the chamber in January and February including a few out of
Massapequa businesses and several home-based businesses:

  • Kool Kat Soft Ice Cream – Ashley runs a home-based business and they have 5 ice cream
    trucks. They have a route in Massapequa. Referred by Isabelle Rapacciuolo.
  • Long Island Breakfast Club Show – Valentina has a radio and internet-based show, with
    a recording studio located at 20 Broadway, Massapequa, NY, 11758. They do Facebook
    live videos to market businesses. They do professional business coaching as well. They
    looked online to join.
  • ISMASH – Melissa owns an ISMASH franchise located in Farmingdale, and serves many
    people from Massapequa. It is an entertainment concept to “blow off steam” You pick your
    tool of choice and do some smashing. They are located at 334 Main Street, Farmingdale,
    NY 11735.
  • NSE Windows – located in Massapequa for many years, and they found out about the
    chamber online. They are very interested in being part of the community. They are located
    at 5340 Merrick Road, Massapequa, NY 11758
  • Stitch This Print That – contact person is Roberta. She was referred to chamber from Robin
    Hepworth. They have customers from Massapequa. They have a full-service screen-printing
    store. You can go in person to view products. Printing is done onsite. They are located at
    1921 Bellmore Avenue, North Bellmore, 11710.
  • Coco Bongo LI – This is a latin food restaurant and entertainment venue. They found out
    about the chamber through others and are joining as Platinum Members. They are interested
    in hosting events for the Chamber, so look at our calendar, it is going to be great. They are
    located at 432 N Wantagh Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714
  • Up in Lights Entertainment. Owner is Chantel Rapacciulo. Her business is a red carpet/
    glam photo booth experience. She also has a selfie photo booth. She rents out backdrops
    and flower walls as well. Referred by Isabelle Rapacciuolo. She is a home-based business
    in Massapequa.
  • PURE Mammography – Contact person is Felicia Kasow. They provide a spa like
    mammogram experience ages 35 and up. You can walk in- no prescription needed. They
    take insurance. They are located in the Roosevelt Field Mall. She found out about chamber
    through the website.
  • BHHS Laffey International Realty – Thomas Antonetti is a local realtor and found out about
    the chamber through Facebook. They are located at 191 Hillside Avenue, Williston Park.
  • BOOM Zeal – William Cann does construction management. They are located at 74 Bridge
    Road, Islandia, NY. They found out about the chamber through another Massapequa chamber
    member and had attended the recent networking event at Freepoint Ninja Aceademy. They
    have clients in Massapequa.
  • Imperity Advisors – Michael Tanner offers financial services including investments,
    insurance etc. He has been a Massapequa resident for 47 years. They found out about the
    chamber online. They are located at 445 Broadhollow Road, Suite 203, Melville

We continue to add home-based businesses and businesses located outside of Massapequa.
We encourage you to join if you have a home-based business or are located outside of
Massapequa as well. Our goal as a chamber is to help our members promote themselves
through networking, social media and helping them get a online presence as well as providing
community events like our Street Fair 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.

We look forward to seeing you this Spring and enjoying the warmer weather!

Robert Zabbia, President
Massapequa Chamber of Commerce