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Ribbon Cuttings

Greater New Hyde Park Chamber

World Class Ribbon Cutting

 World Class Ribbon Cutting
John Perrone State Farm Insurance Agency
On Friday, August 20th the Greater New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce
conducted a ribbon cutting for the State Farm Insurance Agency located at

1644 Hillside Avenue, in New Hyde Park.  The agency was actually opened by John Perrone and John Perrone, Sr. during the 2020 COVID restrictions, so the ribbon cutting was delayed until the time was right.  In addition to the Perrones and their staff, the iconic State Farm "Jake" was also present.

Local office holders present included Lee Seeman, Town of North Hempstead Councilwoman; Gina Sillitti, NY State Assembly member; and Maureen O'Connell, Nassau County Clerk.

Present from the Chamber were Cheryl Fajardo, President: and Board Members: Donna Pagano, Saveeta Barnes, Jeanette Frisina, Larry Armstrong, Stewart Small, Bianca O'Brien, Ed Stone, Mark Laytin, and Richard DeMartino.  Also present were Chamber member, John Giuffre, Dana DeSimpliciis, Executive Administrator and Board Members:  Ed Powers and Howard Schneiderman.
Photos supplied by Ed Stone Photography
Red Carpet donated by Halls Carpet Inc.
Submitted by Mark Laytin
 World Class Ribbon Cutting
Sweet Charlies

Friday, August 6th, The Greater New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce held a special ribbon-cutting ceremony for Sweet Charlie's Ice Cream Store at 3336 Hillside Avenue (Across from Iceland). Not only are their treats delicious, but each customer's order is made from scratch, right before your very eyes, utilizing a unique technology that freezes the ice cream base while mix-ins are added. It is worth the trip just to watch the helpful and enthusiastic staff create your very own order.

In addition to the Shah family and their staff, several local politicians were present as well.  They were President of the Nassau County Legislature Richard Nicolello; NYS Assemblywoman Gina Sillitti; Town of North Hempstead Clerk Wayne Wink; and Kay Farrell representing Councilman Angelo Ferrara.
Present from the Chamber were President Cheryl Fajardo, as well as Board Members: Larry Armstrong, Jeanette Frisina, Jose Jacob, Smitha Lukose-Khan, Mark Laytin, Bianca O'Brien, Howard Schneiderman, and Ed Stone.
Photos courtesy of Ed Stone Photography
Submitted by Mark Laytin / Marketing Co-Chair/Past President

Orange Theory Fitness Center

On Friday, July 23rd, The Greater New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for a new member of the business community. Baldur and Marian Dujmovits had the Grand Opening for their third  Orange Theory Fitness Center.  Their first is in Carle Place, the second is in the King Kullen shopping center in Garden City Park, and this brand new one is located at 1706 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park. Orange Theory is different than other places you could work out in that everything is done in classes, and by reservation.  Participants proceed based on age and level of fitness, but all do similar exercises at different levels of intensity, the goals being to raise your monitored heartrate, and increase the activity of your metabolism.  They have a dedicated staff that monitors each participant throughout the workouts.

In addition to owners Marian and Baldur and their staff, attendees included:
Cheryl Fajardo, Chamber President; Saveeta Barnes, Chamber 2nd VP; Past Presidents Mark Laytin and Ralph Ventura; and Ed Stone, Board Member.
Politicians in attendance were:  Ellen Birnbaum, Nassau Cty. Legislator; Wayne Wink, Clerk-Town of North Hempstead; and from the New York State Assembly: Ed Ra and Gina Sillitti.
Photographs courtesy of Ed Stone Photography
Submitted by Mark Laytin
Chamber Marketing Co-Chair


On June 18th, the Greater New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce hosted its world-class ribbon cutting for new business community member StretchLab located at 1618 Marcus Ave. across the street from Clinton Martin Park.  This location is the first of three that the owners will open in the county.  StretchLab uses proprietary diagnostics to analyze the posture,mobility, and flexibility of clients.  After diagnosis, an individual program is designed and implemented by the staff, to improve the client's performance in those areas.
In addition to owners Christopher Parra, Suzanne Kraemer-Parra, and Mark Maley as they cut the ribbon were, Nassau County Legislator Ellen Birnbaum, County Clerk Maureen O'Connell,North Hempstead Clerk Wayne Wink, State Assemblyman Ed Ra, Chamber President CherylFajardo, several Chamber Board members, and employees of StretchLab.

Photographs courtesy of Ed Stone PhotographySubmitted by Mark Laytin

Park Place Restaurant & Bar
On Friday, March 26, 2021, The Greater New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for one of the newest members in the New Hyde Park business community,  Park Place Restaurant & Bar, located at 1218 Jericho Turnpike in the Village of New Hyde Park.  Owners Matt Tesoriero, Patrick O'Halloran, and Sergio DeCiantis have turned this location, which has been various establishments over many decades, into a modern fine-dining establishment, with a totally renovated interior.  Park Place is set up for both indoor as well as outdoor dining on their spacious patio.
Chamber President Cheryl Fajardo was in attendance with Chamber Board members, Bianca O'Brien, Chris Vulpis, Donna Pagano, Ed Stone, Frank Miranda, Howard Schneiderman, Jeanette Frisina, Jose Jacob, Larry Armstrong, Mark Laytin, Peter Caputo, Ralph Ventura, Rich DeMartino.
Special attendees included County Executive Laura Curran, Legislature President Richard Nicolello, County Clerk Maureen O'Connell, North Hempstead Town Clerk Wayne Wink, Village Deputy Mayor Donna Squicciarino, and Village Trustee Rich Pallisco.
Photos courtesy of Nassau County, Town of North Hempstead, and Ed Stone Photography
Write by Mark Laytin

NHPCOC Traditional Ribbon Cutting For New Member All County Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

NHP Chamber held its traditional world class ribbon cutting for our newest member,
All County Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 3:00pm 414 Jericho Tpke.
New Hyde Park
South side of Jericho across from where Hillside Blvd. ends.

Stop in and welcome new Owner Dr. Ross Chavkin and staff.

On Friday, January 24th, the Greater New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce welcomed the Sansone Market to the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park business community with its world-class ribbon cutting ceremony.

A longtime presence in the area as a wholesale purveyor to restaurants and pizzerias, this family-operated business is now in the Italian specialty foods retail space.  One visit and you can cut out your trips to Arthur Avenue.