“Autumn is the season to find contentment at home by paying attention to what we already have.“ – unknown
Dear Chamber Members:
As the days grow shorter and the crisp fall air engulfs our surroundings, we enter this new season with a cautionary eye as well as a renewed sense of optimism. As I write this letter, I hear school buses in the distance. And although that sound stirs some feelings of anxiety, the daydream of normalcy delights the soul! We pray that the fall harvest bursts forth with an abundance of health for your families and prosperity for your businesses!
In spite of life’s current uncertainties, the Officers and Board members of the Syosset Woodbury Chamber of Commerce stay true to our mission; to promote your business! As you are aware, the Chamber has not increased its revenues this year due to the cancellation of our annual Street Fair. However, this does not change our mission. We are currently exploring Chamber funded opportunities for print media campaigns that will promote your businesses. More information on this advertising endeavor will be announced in the coming weeks.
In addition, we encourage all our members to email us your business ads so we can continue promoting “you” through weekly eblasts and social media posts. Rest assured, your business is our priority!
As we continue our virtual meetings through the remainder of the year, we invite you to join us for three remaining September events:
Thursday, September 17th at 5:30 PM join us for an informative discussion presented by Michael Fener, Executive Director of Syosset and Plainview Hospitals. Michael will address many of our health related concerns including the measures that both hospitals are taking in the event of a second COVID wave, updated hospital visitation policies and new safety measures now in place for patients and employees. Check your email for the Zoom link and be sure to join us.
Wednesday, September 23rd, at 5:30 PM, join us once again for our very popular “virtual networking event”. No specific agenda, just an opportunity to introduce yourself, your business and tell us how we can be of help to you. Zoom link to follow.
As our Chamber begins its 23rd year, we continue to grow, prosper and embark on new endeavors. We are very excited to introduce our first ever Women in Business Group. The mission is to build relationships and improve business goals through the sharing of ideas. The first meeting will take place in a socially distanced outdoor setting at Syosset Woodbury Community Park on Tuesday, September 29th at 5:30 PM (rain date October 6). We hope you can join us.
Over the next few months, we will continue to focus our General Meetings on topics relevant to our current times. Expert advice from an industrial psychologist on increasing your productivity while working from home, a presentation on money management and seeking financial independence, and more. I strongly welcome your suggestions for topics and speakers to be considered for upcoming General Meetings – just send me an email.
And finally, I thank you for your continued generous support of our local food pantries. Currently, food insecurity on Long Island has increased by 72% compared to last year at this time! Syosset is proud to be on the forefront of food distribution with the partnership of Island Harvest and St. Edward the Confessor Church here in Syosset. The pantry continues to serve home bound seniors and low income families. However, the pantry is now serving our neighbors who never thought they would need our help! Donations can be dropped off to the pantry at any time, so please continue to support our neighbors in need.
Look forward to seeing you at our virtual General Meeting on Thursday, September 17th.
Be well and stay safe,
President, Syosset Woodbury Chamber Of Commerce