President’s Letter – October 2018

Fall Season’s Greetings,

Here we’re once again with another change of season. Just like that summer is behind us and now we forage into the foliage of fall seeking all the goodness of the harvest season. Now is the time to head out east and pick those pumpkins and enjoy some roasted corn and delicious apples. Halloween is also a favorite time of year as the children enjoy dressing up in costume and trick or treating through the local neighborhoods. With mild days and cool nights it’s truly a great outdoor time of year on Long Island.

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President’s Letter – September 2018

Salutations of September,

After a relatively unstable weather month in August, it is now time to enjoy one of the most beautiful times of the year on Long Island.  As the days begin to shorten a bit, September gives you those warm beach/pool days that wind down with cool nights that make for great sleeping with the windows open. Sapphire skies perfectly mirror the birthstone of this ninth month of the calendar year.

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President’s Letter – August 2018

Greetings of the summer season,

The weather although a little warm and muggier than most would prefer at times, has for the most part been very nice thus far. Having just surpassed the midpoint of summer, the chamber is hopeful we will enjoy seasonably beautiful weather down at the fair from August 16th thru the 19th. Once again, we will be hosting our 24th Annual Fair on the grounds of the Holbrook Country Club. We do hope the community comes out to support this wonderful event where there is something for everyone. Please check the Holbrookchamber.com website for more details on the festivities and schedule.

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President’s Letter – July 2018

Greetings,

As the summer comes sizzling in, the chamber is in full preparation mode for one of Holbrook’s hottest events of the year. Once again the Holbrook Chamber Carnival will take place in August from the 16th through the 19th over on the grounds of the Holbrook Country Club. For the 24th year, this has truly developed into a Holbrook tradition of fun for the entire family. Highlighted by two nights of world class fireworks the event hosts over 25 rides, games, great food, vendors and live local entertainment throughout the entire weekend. Please mark your calendars as this year promises to be our best event yet.

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President’s Letter – June 2018

Greetings,

Welcome to our monthly chamber update. After a rather soggy spring, many of us are hopeful to see some sun and reap the benefits of showers making flowers. It used to be “April showers bring May flowers” however it appears that our seasonal transitions have been a bit delayed the past few years.

The Holbrook Chamber has been extremely busy the past few months meeting with our public officials in an effort to get some much needed infrastructure work done in town. In our meeting with Islip Town Highway Commissioner Tom Owens, our request to have the Islip portion of Main Street swept and restriped was granted immediately. Less than 2 weeks later the work was completed and the roadway is now much safer. We also met with Brookhaven Councilman Neil Foley who is working with their DPW to have the north section of Main St and Union Ave. both repaired and restriped. Additionally, he is seeking increased lighting and a guardrail near the chamber berm by 7/11 which is also a safety hazard.

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President Letter – May 2018

Greetings Once Again,

Welcome to spring…..finally….. As with 40 degree temperatures in mid to late April some of us were starting to wonder if it would ever arrive. It seems as though there has been a shift in the atmosphere with the change of seasons. The season seems to start later or end later depending on how you look at it. With this past winter, most would agree it definitely ended later.

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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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President’s Letter – April 2018

Greetings,

After one of the longest months in March I can recall, we now finally say hello to April and a fresh breath of spring. Whew, just when I thought we had an easy winter with the snow we got hit with an avalanche of a month. With the nicer weather just around the corner, the chamber is already busy planning our Free concert on June 9th featuring multiple acts over an 8 hour period and of course our annual fair in mid-August (16-19th). Both events will be held on the grounds of the Holbrook Country Club, thanks to the gracious hospitality of Supervisor Angie Carpenter and the Islip Town Board. Don’t forget to mark or load those dates into your calendars as these events you won’t want to miss.

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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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President’s Letter – March 2018

Hi Everyone

Spring is almost here and many of us are looking forward to warmer temperatures and getting outdoors again.

The Chamber met recently with both Suffolk County Economic Development and members of the Ronkonkoma Chamber and Civic Associations to discuss future development on the south side of the Ronkonkoma Hub. Several months back the county sent out a “Request for Qualifications” to the Island’s major developers to come up with their best concepts for utilizing the county owned land on the Islip side of the LIRR tracks. Four developers responded, each with their own unique ideas. The County will be working closely with the Town of Islip and community leaders to examine the best available options.

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