This is such a great time of year with the holidays coming up, followed by the end of the year and the idea of a fresh start with a new year ahead. We have so many things happening here in Massapequa that are bringing the community together. This weekend, we have our Holiday Fair on Saturday, which will highlight our businesses, while the kids can meet Santa, get face painting, and have a great time. It is a brand-new program that our Board came together last year to create, with the aim to help bring the community together after Covid. We also have our Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting coming up, which is such a great night as well.

The Chamber also has put in place some other programs to help highlight our local businesses. We are upgrading our systems to be able to better share our members’ events, bringing in guest speakers at our Lunch & Learns, and creating Business After Hours events to help bring our businesses together.

The most exciting thing that we are working on is the online promotion of our local businesses. We are working with a company to create video content so we can all get online. This aligns with our Shop Local program, which is a big part of the local Chamber of Commerce marketing going on in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. People like to shop local, but many do their research online. Video is the number one preferred source for shoppers to get information, so by providing this program, our local businesses can compete online to keep that money right here in our community.

The other highlight I want to bring up is our Veterans Breakfast. This month, we recognize local Veterans who help the community. This group is sometimes forgotten in the current environment, and it is important to make sure that we remember the Veterans who go above and beyond. Please come down to the breakfast at Dave and Busters this Thursday to help us recognize these deserving people.

Robert Zabbia, President
Massapequa Chamber of Commerce