President’s Message – September 2021

September 9, 2021

Dear Merchants, Business Owners, and Fellow Members:

It has been a very busy time for the Chamber, as we wrapped up the summer and now look forward to fall foliage and the cool weather. At this time, I must praise our own Tony Ventiera, Past President, for doing a fabulous job with our Annual Massapequa Community Street Festival on August 15th on lower Broadway. The weather was great, and we all had a great time with the people and vendors that participated. Our Grand Marshal, Town Supervisor Joe Saladino, was very gracious, and we were proud to honor him. Thanks also to Past President Patty Orzano for all of her diligence as she worked with the sponsors that donated to make our Festival a financial success this year. The entire Chamber Board deserves credit for a job well done. We look forward to the Festival again next year!

We then had our Summer Dinner Meeting at the end of August at Umberto’s in Massapequa Park. They did a great job with the meal and the attendees enjoyed it very much.

The next luncheon is September 23, 2021 at 12:00 Noon at Gusto Divino in Seaford, and we will be honoring the Nassau County Police Department officers from the Seventh Precinct. We will also have a special guest speaker – Ray Moore, the father of Detective Brian Moore, will give a very inspirational talk about police work and the dangers of it. Please join us for what promises to be a great day to honor very deserving Police Officers.

We just held the Grand Opening of Spanky’s Food Factory on Merrick Road in Massapequa Park. This food establishment will be a great addition to Massapequa. We wish the owner Chris well, and look forward to his enhancing the community.

The Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce Businessperson of the Year Committee for our Chamber has met, and they have chosen Howard Ritzer and Massapequa Center Rehabilitation & Nursing for our honorees for the 2020 and 2021 awards. The ceremony will be held at the Crest Hollow Country Club with an awards breakfast at 8:00 AM. Congratulations to both winners.

My thanks to all who have gone above and beyond to keep this Chamber at the forefront of our Massapequa Community. We are proud to assist you – our Members and Merchants – and we look forward to continuing with our programs and services. The Chamber Office is now back on regular schedule, and Shelley can assist you as needed with any inquiries. Call (516) 541-1443 and speak to her on any matters that you feel we need to be aware of.

My thanks to all for the valuable support of this fine Chamber.

Keith Wilson, President
Massapequa Chamber of Commerce