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March 18th Social Media 102 Meeting

On Thursday, March 18th we held our monthly general meeting.  We took real advantage of being on ZOOM, to learn the ins and outs of that social media format. We all agreed that we learned a lot, as board member Frank Miranda did a great job as our instructor for the evening.

Thank you to all that attended.

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February 18, 2021
Virtual Member Meeting
Social Media 101

On February 18th, the Chamber held its monthly general meeting on ZOOM. This month’s theme was Social Media 101. Chamber President Cheryl Fajardo moderated our guest speakers, Brendan Montenegro and Andrea Longobardi, who shared insights and the how-to’s for both Facebook and Instagram.

Their presentation was followed up with aQ & A session that helped many in attendance.  If you have any further questions, you reach either of them at
Andrea:  516.424.0644
Brendan:  917.574.9184

Stay tuned for our March 18th meeting, Social Media 102.

January 21, 2021

On Thursday, January 21, 2021, the Greater New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce overcame the challenges of social distancing by holding its Annual Presidential Gala via ZOOM, emanating from the back room at Gino's Restaurant.
 
Cheryl Fajardo was sworn in as President, and received the gavel from Past President Jeanette Frisina.  Other officers being sworn in were Donna Pagano, 1st. VP; Saveeta Barnes, 2nd VP & Secretary; Larry Armstrong, 3rd VP: and Richard Guilfoyle, Treasurer.
 
Newly elected and returning Board Members were also sworn in.  Administering the various oaths of office and attending via ZOOM were Nassau County's Executive Laura Curran, Presiding Officer of the Legislature Rich Nicolello, and Legislator Ellen Birnbaum.
From New York State:  Assemblyman Ed Ra, and Senator Anna Kaplan; From the Town of North Hempstead:  Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Town Clerk Wayne Wink, and Councilman Angelo Ferrara.   From The Village of New Hyde Park: Mayor Larry Montreuil,
Deputy Mayor Donna Squicciarino, as well as Trustees Rich Pallisco and Rainer Burger.
 
The Chamber wishes to thank the following member businesses as well: Sponsors: Flushing Bank, People's United Bank, and Prepaid Ventures.
Raffle Donors: Iavarone Brothers, Five Corners Car Wash, Lake Success Wine & Spirits, Prepaid Ventures, and the Sansone Market.
 
Photographs courtesy of Ed Stone Photography, and Dana DeSimpliciis, Chamber Administrator | Write up submitted by Mark Laytin

December 22, 2020

On Tuesday, December 22nd, The Greater New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce concluded it's First Annual Community Food Drive with it's second drop off at the Trinity Lutheran Church on New Hyde Park Road.
Dropping off the collected food from the Chamber were Benevolence Committee members Cheryl Fajardo, Donna Pagano, Rich DeMartino, Saveeta Barnes and son Jackson, Mark Laytin, Board member Smitha, Lukose-Khan, Ed Stone, Past President Jeanette Frisina, and Administrator Dana DeSimpliciis.
Pastor Jimmy Lalljie (wearing sunglasses) welcomed the Chamber and several members of the church, and then offered a prayer of gratitude for our donation. All food donations will be distributed within the New Hyde Park and Queens.
Photos courtesy of Ed Stone Photography
Write up courtesy of Mark Laytin

December 22, 2020

On Tuesday, December 22nd, The Greater New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce concluded it's First Annual Community Food Drive with it's second drop off at the Trinity Lutheran Church on New Hyde Park Road.
Dropping off the collected food from the Chamber were Benevolence Committee members Cheryl Fajardo, Donna Pagano, Rich DeMartino, Saveeta Barnes and son Jackson, Mark Laytin, Board member Smitha, Lukose-Khan, Ed Stone, Past President Jeanette Frisina, and Administrator Dana DeSimpliciis.
Pastor Jimmy Lalljie (wearing sunglasses) welcomed the Chamber and several members of the church, and then offered a prayer of gratitude for our donation. All food donations will be distributed within the New Hyde Park and Queens.
Photos courtesy of Ed Stone Photography
Write up courtesy of Mark Laytin

November 24, 2020

The Greater New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce, through its Benevolence Committee, is conducting its first annual Holiday Food Drive.

In a year like no other in memory, the Chamber sought to help those experiencing unemployment, under-employment, or business closings. No one should have to choose between the necessities of life and not having enough to eat.

The Chamber made its first donation on Tuesday, November 24 to the food pantry at Notre Dame RC Church.
A second donation will be made on December 20 to the Trinity Lutheran Church.

November 11, 2020
Supporting Our Veterans
On Wednesday, November 11th, a ceremony was held at Village Hall in New Hyde Park. Veterans Day is a day when we give thanks to those who bravely served in the military forces of the United States, sacrificing time,
and in some cases, their very lives.
On hand were local politicians, members of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Boy Scouts of America, and officers and directors of
the Greater New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce.
Attached photos courtesy of Ed Stone Photography

October 15, 2020

Members Woke Up
and
Smelled the Virtual Coffee at Today's Breakfast

Chamber members enjoyed a lively virtual breakfast and networking session this morning. Our October meeting traditionally kicks off our fall membership drive, and this year is no different. There are new benefits for those who join or renew their membership between now and the end of the year:

  • New members who join now receive the remainder of 2020 for free. Memberships expire at the end of December, 2021.
  • BONUS: Join or renew your membership before the end of the year, and be entered into a raffle to win one of FOUR $100 gift certificates redeemable at any Chamber Member Business!
octzoommeeting

September 15, 2020

Thanks to All Who Attended
Our First In-Person
Event of the Season

KPacho did a wonderful job of providing us with a safe, socially distanced venue for our first in-person networking event since the Covid-19 pandemic began.

All who attended appreciated the opportunity to see friends and colleagues in person again!

July 21, 2020

Town Hall
with
Town of North Hempstead
Supervisor Judi Bosworth

Watch Zoom Meeting Here

On Tuesday, July 21st Supervisor Judi Bosworth joined us in our first combined meeting with the Mineola Chamber of Commerce, to discuss and update the Chambers and their members as to the current developments in the Town of North Hempstead, including application for street closures, the successful opening of the Clinton G. Martin pool and the current status of programs for our seniors.

July 9, 2020

Town Hall
with
Nassau County Legislature
Rich Nicolello

Watch Zoom Meeting Here

On Thursday, July 9th, the Presiding Officer of Nassau County, Rich Nicolello participated in our Chamber Zoom meeting, giving us information on current happenings in Nassau county legislature, addressing the needs of our Members and answering their questions. In our pursuit to get different elected community leaders to speak to our chamber during these trying times, Rich shared with us helpful ideas in dealing with this crises.

June 24, 2020

Town Hall
with
Nassau County Executive
Laura Curran

Watch Zoom Meeting Here

On Wednesday, June 24th, NHP Chamber President, Reena Gulati, hosted a Town Hall ZOOM meeting with Nassau County Executive, Laura Curran.  The meeting opened with Evelyn Etsimis, Assistant Nassau County Executive for Economic Development followed by the County Executive, Laura Curran. Most of the attendees were business owners, as well as chamber members and local politicians, who had questions and/or issues with the reopening of the economy, as we are moving through the various phases.  The meeting was informative and the local business owner’s especially those with new restrictions on re-opening were glad to have the opportunity to be heard!

June 18, 2020

June Zoom Meeting
Take Main Stream Online:
Add E-Commerce to your Business

Watch Zoom Meeting Here

Did you catch our special presentation by Tyler Jorgensen on creating a digital presence for your business? Tyler provided actionable tips for ensuring that our businesses are found among the busy online environment.

Email us for a copy of his presentation. info@nhpchamber.org.

May 21, 2020

May Zoom Meeting
A Virtual Round Table Discussion
Maintaining Social Distancing In Business

Our Zoom Virtual Roundtable Meeting! We, like all businesses, are adjusting to the new reality. It was good to get the pulse of our business community.

A big thank you to the Mayor of the Village of NHP for joining in as well! The mood seemed cautiously optimistic. Those businesses currently servicing their clients are adopting social distancing measures while using personal protective gear to inspire confidence from their customers as they try to grow their business.

As you open up, please follow the guidelines in https://forward.ny.gov/industries-reopening-phase

As always - Stay Safe, Stay Positive!