Dear Syosset/Woodbury Chamber of Commerce members:
Happy New Year 2021. My name is Russell Green, President of RPG Wealth Management, Inc. I am honored to have been elected President of the Syosset/Woodbury Chamber of Commerce for the upcoming year. The past nine months have been challenging times for all of our local businesses in ways that were completely unexpected when 2020 started. First, I want to thank Maureen Nickel on her leadership during what quickly became a very difficult environment to guide the Chamber. Maureen initially had an aggressive plan to build on the Chamber’s successful 2019. She was then able to rapidly transition her strategy to assisting our local establishments who were being hurt by the restrictions and other hurdles that have occurred during the pandemic.
My family have been proud residents of Syosset for the past 22 years. Crystal, my oldest daughter, graduated with her MBA with honors from SUNY New Paltz, and is currently advising local businesses on their social media marketing presence. Kacey is a senior at Syosset High School and is eagerly waiting to find out where she will be attending college in the fall. Lori, my beautiful wife of 26 years, has always been incredibly supportive of the family’s efforts, and also manages LMG Calligraphy for your personalized event planning needs. RPG Wealth Management, Inc. is my independent financial consulting firm that assists individuals, small businesses, retirement accounts, 401k plans, trustees and guardians with their investment portfolios.
My vision for the Chamber in 2021 is to continue with Maureen’s excellent work in keeping local businesses informed about the avenues available to them to survive and thrive during these difficult times. I am anticipating a robust schedule of speakers to assist in that effort, starting with Laura Curran, Nassau County Executive, on January 21. In addition, my goal is to expand the Chamber’s social media presence to increase exposure for all of our members online. While Chamber gatherings will continue to be on Zoom for the near future, I am aiming to have in-person activities when the weather warms up if health and safety protocols allow for them. I am sure many of you look forward to attending grand openings, networking events and other Chamber-sponsored activities and interacting with your fellow business leaders face to face. I promise that will happen as soon as it is safely feasible. In the meantime, please take advantage of the Zoom meetings, member offers that are available on syossetchamber.com, and do everything possible to support local Chamber businesses during these challenging times.
I welcome any and all input from you, the members of the Syosset/Woodbury Chamber of Commerce, on ideas to make 2021 special for all the businesses in our local community. Feel free to call me at 516-393-5935 or email me at Russell.email@example.com. Happy New Year. Let’s work together to make 2021 successful.
Russell P. Green
Syosset Woodbury Chamber of Commerce President