The Syosset Woodbury Chamber of Commerce was first founded in 1998 as a way of promoting local businesses within the community it served. In 2013, it incorporated its neighboring Woodbury into the equation. Currently boasting a membership of approximately 80 local merchants and entrepreneurs, the chamber seeks to promote its membership and entice residents to shop locally and support their local economy.
One such way the chamber promotes businesses is by holding ceremonial ribbon-cutting events whenever a new member opens their doors in the neighborhood. Budget Blinds is one such business, and new Chamber President Charo Ezdrin recently rolled out the red carpet—well, ribbon, actually—to make them at home in Syosset. It’s part of a long tradition that Ezdrin said she was only too happy to take part of.
Ezdrin, senior partner at Syosset-based Ezdrin and Woods, P.C. and an East Setauket resident, assumed the chamber president mantle three months ago, succeeding previous President Chanbir Kaur. Ezdrin, an energetic go-getter and experienced law professional, said that upon moving her practice from Mineola to Syosset last year, she became so enamored with the area that she felt compelled to get more involved with the community by helping the Chamber of Commerce become all it could be.
“When I first moved here from Mineola, I just fell in love with the area…it was just love at first sight when it came to Syosset,” she said. “I just love the stores, I love the restaurants and I love the community. And after being here for six or seven months, I just felt it deserved a proper chamber. For the businesses to be able to come together, network amongst each other, help one another and build our business and civic community into what it should be.”