President’s Letter – January 2015
Happy New Year!
Welcome to 2015. I am sure most if not all of you cannot believe another year has just passed us by. I guess it’s the old saying “time flies” and indeed it does. I am also sure that most of us who are reading this have already seen those New Year’s resolutions or disillusions already fly out the window. For those of you who are still sticking to those diets, ceasing on a bad habit or turning over a new leaf, continued success and keep at it.
A very special thank you to everyone who shopped and dined within town this past holiday season. It was encouraging to witness a very busy Holbrook Business community. Even with on-lines sales cannibalizing our brick and mortar shops there was plenty of traffic buzzing throughout town.
Although we had some technical issues with the holiday lights especially along the Union Avenue corridor, the Chamber would like to thank our dear friends over at the Holbrook Fire Department for all of their help with the installation once again this year.
Unfortunately, our Holiday Tree Lighting was cancelled due to heavy rain. Fortunately, we were successful with our Menorah Lighting as we got that in just before more rain arrived. A special thank you to our dear friend and Holbrook neighbor Rabbi Steven Moss for leading the ceremony. It is truly another reason that Holbrook is such a blessed community given Rabbi Moss calls our town home. He is truly a Mensch as they say in Yiddish and has been a great inspiration to both our chamber and myself.
This year the Chamber is hopeful that with our members’ continued support we will have the resources to continue with our mission of improving the business community through our beautification & maintenance program. We look forward to another successful fair later this year as many of you know this is our only fundraiser and it’s also a huge fun-raiser for our community. Truly an annual Holbrook highlight for sure.
It is the wish of our chamber that all of our residents continue to keep as much of your business as local as possible. Perhaps a good resolution for the New Year should be to reconsider every time you feel the need to leave Holbrook whether it’s for a meal; service or product that you should drive through town and see if what you’re looking for is available right here in YOUR hometown.
In closing and on behalf of the Holbrook Chamber, it is with the most sincere and heartfelt wishes for everyone to have a very healthy and most prosperous of a New Year of which will surely fly once again.
All the Best Always,
Rick Ammirati, President
Holbrook Chamber of Commerce