President’s Letter – September 2016
As the wonderful summer season departs and fall is ushered in many are going back to school and work. With the commencement of fall just a few weeks away, it is now time for everyone to buckle down and get back to business.
Last month the chamber hosted their 22nd annual fair over at the Seneca Middle School. Thanks to the efforts of so many we had another very successful event despite the brutal heat and showers that we endured over the weekend. A special thank you to the Civil Air Patrol for their assistance with security, parking and cleanup. The Chamber would also like to thank our dear friends over at the Holbrook Fire Department for all of their efforts both leading up to and throughout the entire weekend.
A very grateful thank you to all of our chamber members who sponsored the fair this year. Suffolk County, thanks to the efforts of Legislator Bill Lindsay provided all of this year’s entertainment and staging. The chamber would also like to recognize longtime members and sponsors both Stop and Shop & the Lombardi Family for their generous fireworks sponsorships. Without our sponsors there is no way the chamber could host this wonderful event every year.
The chamber is now preparing for our fall cleanups within the business community and along Patchogue/Holbrook Rd. This year with the heat and lack of rain, the weeds were truly a battle. The Chamber is now in the process of removing weeds and debris along the railroad track that runs by Railroad Avenue and through Main St. Additionally, many of the medians are also being addressed with regard to weed removal.
The chamber received word from Brookhaven Town last month that the former appliance building on the SW corner of Main St. and Union Ave. will be removed within the next 2 months. This continues to be a blight within the community and thanks to the efforts of Councilman Neil Foley this should come to fruition shortly.
The chamber welcomes any and all businesses to come and join our organization. If you own a business and live within the community, all the better. The chamber is a great way to network, meet potential clients and most importantly help make a difference for Holbrook.
In closing, enjoy your Labor Day and good luck to all of our students as they return to school.
All the Best, Always
President, Holbrook Chamber of Commerce