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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President’s Letter – February 2018

Greetings Once Again,

Well we are almost through winter and in just a few weeks the birds will be singing and spring will be signing back in. Although it has been a particularly cold if not freezing season the snow hasn’t been all that bad as of late January. Hopefully I didn’t speak to soon…if we had a few ski resorts in the chamber, I would have to change my winter wishes but for now most of our members need snowless days to keep their commerce flowing.

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President’s Letter – December 2017

Greetings of the Season,

Well folks just like that here we are once again welcoming in “the most wonderful time of the year.” As we close out another year with the hustle and bustle of holiday planning, shopping, cooking and hosting please remember to utilize all of our chamber member services wherever possible.  You can find a complete listing of our members in the centerfold of the Our Place Newspaper and for a more detailed description checkout our website www.holbrookchamber.com.

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President’s Letter – November 2017

Greetings of the Season,

Well its Harvest time in Holbrook once again as every leaf is indeed turning. The clocks have now been set-back and the days are shorter and nights are most certainly longer. Just around the corner is truly one of the best holidays if not the best of all…Thanksgiving! Every proud American celebrates this holiday in one fashion or another. Time well spent with family and friends, great food and most importantly time to give thanks!

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President’s Letter – October 2017

Fall has finally arrived with shorter days and cooler temperatures. The children are back at school and we urge drivers to be extra cautious for the sake of our children.

The Chamber wishes to thank Nick Ammirati (our professional landscaper) for his many years of dedicated service to our community. He was often seen tending the Welcome to Holbrook wall, the CR19 median as well as the 7/11 circle in all sorts of weather. His energy and work ethic were inspiring to anyone who knew him. No one has ever had more passion and commitment to Holbrook. We sincerely wish him a long, healthy and well-deserved retirement.

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President’s Letter – September 2017

Greetings,

As another beautiful summer on Long Island winds down it is now time for many to head back to school, back to work fulltime and back to business. Ah yes good old September, bittersweet of a month as she is with kissing those long warm days down by the shore goodbye and trading them for those regimented schedules and buckling down to the reality that is life and all its responsibilities.

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President’s Letter – August 2017

Greetings,

Welcome to August which is truly one of Holbrook’s finer months of the year as its Carnival/Fair Time. Now in its 23rd year, the fair has grown from a small shopping center street event back in 1995 to a major Carnival with over 20 rides, entertainment, delicious food, over 50 gift, clothing, home improvement and the like vendors all highlighted by 2 nights of world class fireworks. This annual event draws in thousands of visitors over the four days. This year the event commences on Thursday August 17th at 6 PM and closes at 9 PM on Sunday August 20th.

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