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March Chamber News

Greetings.

Spring arrives on March 20th this year and many of us are looking forward to warmer weather and getting outdoors again.

Congratulations to Neely McCahey, Director and staff at Sachem Library for being selected Best Library on Long Island for the 5th straight year!

Our president asked me to write this month’s column covering the Holbrook 2020 Project and the detailed visioning study recently undertaken by Regional Planning Associates (RPA).

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Why Your Business Should Join the Holbrook Chamber of Commerce

Businesses on Long Island, especially small and medium-sized, often face difficulties in managing time and resources and the thought of joining another activity, which apparently is non-value-adding as well, might seem a bizarre idea. In reality, however, joining a local Chamber of Commerce can be beneficial in various ways, both for business owners and the business. Some of these business benefits are briefly discussed below.

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Join Us for a Cooperative Chamber Networking Event

Attention all Holbrook Chamber Members: Join us at our next Cooperative Chamber Networking Event! Hosted by the Greater Middle Country Chamber, on April 30, 2018.

Included Chambers: Holbrook, Ronkonkoma, Greater Middle Country, & Farmingville Hills.

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Chamber Joins in Main Street Demolition

Today Holbrook Chamber of Commerce Members joined with New York State Assemblyman Al Graf, New York State Senator Tom Croci, and Brookhaven Councilman Neil Foley for the demolition of the dilapidated old appliance store on the corner of Main Street and Union Avenue in Holbrook.

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Islip Supervisor Swears in Executive Board

At our March general member meeting we swore in several board members for a new term. Officiating over the induction was Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter. Taking the oath were Kevin Guilfoyle; Vice President, Marilyn Wenz; board member, Lillian Jones; board member, and Rick Ammirati; President.

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Holbrook St. Patrick’s Day 5k Run!

A new tradition is coming to Holbrook! This St. Patrick’s Day there will be a 5K run in our town. Runners will start off at the Irish Times Pub on Main Street and race towards some tasty refreshments at the end. There will be numerous awards for the top finishers in each category, and there will be a Little Leprechauns Fun Run for kids 12 and under.

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Holiday Celebrations 2015

The chamber was busy recently kicking off the start of the holiday season here in town. Once again we’re thankful to the Holbrook Fire Department for putting up all of our decorations. We started the festivities on December 5, with the annual lighting of the town Christmas tree. We had a great turn out and of course the weather was unseasonably warm. But that didn’t prevent our visitor from the north pole from stopping by. Watch a short video recap of the event. Then on December 6, we were right back out celebrating the start of Chanukah with the lighting of the first ‘candle’ on the town Menorah. Thanks to Rabbi Steven Moss of B’nai Isreal Reform Temple for leading the festivities. We have a few pictures for those that were unable to attend.

Christmas Tree Lighting 2015:

Menorah Lighting 2015 Photos:

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