Author Archives: Rick Ammirati

Chamber Presidents Discuss the Impact of COVID-19 on Local Business

The Middle Long Island Chamber presidents – Rick Ammirati, Holbrook Chamber; Lenore Paprocky, Greater Middle Country Chamber; Eileen Tyznar, Sayville Chamber; Kevin Hyms, Greater Ronkonkoma Chamber; Michael Wentz, Farmingville Hills Chamber – discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on local business.

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President’s Letter – March 2020

Greetings, Welcome to almost spring! March reminds us to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and start those spring cleanups. Put them both together and you get Irish Spring. Hey, the Our Place Newspaper is known for the best corny jokes you can find, sometimes it’s good to lighten up and laugh.

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President’s Letter – February 2020

Winter Greetings, Given how uneventful weather wise January was, many of us are hoping our old neighbor Holtsville Hal will wake to a cloudy day on February 2nd proclaiming spring is just around the corner.

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President’s Letter – January 2020

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2020 not only a new year…it is also a new decade. A time to reset and refocus on all that lies ahead both in life and in business.

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President’s Letter – December 2019

Season’s Greetings, Well here we’re once again, the most busiest time of the year! Just like that the holidays are upon us and most everyone is hustling and bustling with gift shopping, making plans with family and friends and at the same time trying to stop and smell the Hollie.

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President’s Letter – November 2019

Greetings of the Thankful Season, Once again it’s so hard to believe the holiday season is already upon us. It feels like we were just down at the Holbrook Fair a few weeks ago when in fact it was over two and a half months ago. As November ushers in all of the hustle and […]

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President’s Letter – October 2019

Greetings of the Fall Season, Fall is truly one of the absolute most beautiful times of year in the State of NY. As the warm days turn into cool nights and the leaves turn a brilliant hue of orange and yellow before cascading down from the trees, it is truly a sight to behold. October […]

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President’s Letter – September 2019

Greetings, As we wind down one of the nicest summer seasons we have seen on Long Island in years, it is now time to buckle down and get back to school for some and business for others. I was speaking with a good friend of mine the other day and we both could not believe […]

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President’s Letter – August 2019

Greetings of the summer season, Whew was last month a hot one or what? July saw some of the hottest temperatures in Long Island history. Hopefully this month will cool down to a little more reasonable daily temperature. With the Annual Chamber Carnival & Festival only a few weeks away, we’re hoping old Mother Nature […]

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President’s Letter – June 2019

Greetings Once Again, Well its almost summertime… aside from the taxes and traffic, it’s hard not to argue that Long Island is truly one of the best places on earth this time of year. Having been born on and a life-time resident of the Island, I feel blessed to have the opportunity every summer season […]

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