Welcome to the Melville Chamber of Commerce 
- "Vision & Voice"
Monthly Edition
January, 2016

On behalf Of The Board Of Directors And Staff At The Melville Chamber Of Commerce  
We Wish Everyone A Happy New Year And We Look Forward To A Prosperous And Exciting 2016.

In This Issue
Message from our Board
News and Programs
Upcoming Events
Employment Law
Your "Business Link"
Financial Planning
Member Spotlight of the Month
Message from our Board    

Message from the Treasurer, Jerome Hehir     

Welcome to the New Year. Hopefully, 2016 will see Long Island and the 110 Corridor build on its success of 2015. As with every year, the region has seen its share of success and failure as well as scandal. However, it appears we are finally On the Road Again to substantial growth here on Long Island in almost all business sectors. 2015 saw industrial real estate values move in a positive direction, large public works projects are progressing, banks are lending more money, mergers and acquisitions are hot and we all seem to be just that much busier these days. Not bad, considering the seven year slump we have been in. As a result, we have also seen steady growth within the Chamber.
 Within our own Chamber in 2015, we have seen significant change. Sadly, we said goodbye to Mike DeLuise, our long time president, who certainly had his finger on the pulse of the Long Island business community for many years. Now however, we have welcomed our new president, David Gustin. A terrific choice as leader for the Melville Chamber. I have been the treasurer of the chamber for seven years and have watched the board evolve into a very professional and interactive group. We now have several active groups and committees within the chamber that will likely appeal to most of our members. Please take some time and review them on our website.
The Young Professionals Group has had terrific success with its events throughout the year and will certainly continue into the new-year with two events in January alone! Also, the Business Resource Roundtable and the W.O.M.E.N Group of the Chamber have events planned in January. Please check the Chamber's calendar of events page for dates and times of these and future events.
Also, the Chamber will be continuing its' well attended member events throughout the year. We will kick off the new-year with the Member Orientation on January 19 at the Huntington Hilton. That will be followed up with our annual Welcome to the New Year Celebration on January 28. We truly enjoy putting on these events, knowing that all of our members benefit from the networking and social interaction provided by the Chamber.
So, as we begin the new-year, I wish you good health and prosperity. Please continue to support the Melville Chamber with your participation in our events, join one of our member groups and perhaps even bring along a colleague to our next event. We are always looking for new members for the Chamber to help us support the 110 corridor business community and do our part to help continue the growth in the Long Island economy.
Best regards,
Jerome Hehir, CPA
Melville Chamber of Commerce
News and Programs

Townwide Fund Gala Honoree 
Chamber President, David Gustin

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016
Time: 6:00PM
 Place: Oheka Castle
 Buy Your Tickets TODAY
For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, contact 
The Townwide Fund at 631-629-4950 or 


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Upcoming Events
Membership with the Melville Chamber of Commerce provides ample opportunities for networking with other business professionals through a broad range of programs and events.

Save The Dates And Mark Your Calendars 

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"Open Committee Meeting"

Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Time: 8:00AM-10:00AM
Place: Five Towns College


"Business Resource Roundtable"

Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Time: 8:30AM-10:00AM
Place: Coliseum Caterers      


"President's Lunch & Roundtable"

Date: Monday, January 14, 2016
Time: 12:00PM-2:30PM
Place: The Refuge   

More info


"Member Orientation"
Facilitated Networking Event

Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Time: 8:00AM-10:00AM
Place: Hilton Long Island / Huntington    

More info


"Business Retreat"

Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016 & 5:00PM - Friday, January 22, 2016 3:00PM
Place: Inn At East Wind     

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"Welcome to the New Year Celebration"


The Melville Chamber annually recognizes a group of businesses, organizations and affiliations for their achievements and Chamber involvement. Please come and celebrate as we honor this year's award winners for 2015.

Special Guest: Honorable Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016
Time: 5:30PM-8:00PM
Place: Colonial Springs Golf Club    

 More info
Employment Law
Employment Law
Column is sponsored by Jackson Lewis
NYC Amends Law to Protect 
Your "Business Link"

The Half Hollow Hills Community Library and member of the Melville Chamber of Commerce helps small businesses to grow our community. You can find up-to-date business resources in print and online to help you achieve your business goals @
Let the library serve as a resource and "Business Link" for your growth and economic success.  
Book Choice

The Wall Street Journal calls Gary Hamel one of the world's most influential business thinkers. Author of numerous management best
sellers and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Hamel wants to reinvent management. In What Matters Now: How to Win in a World of Relentless Change, Ferocious Competition,
and Unstoppable Innovation, Hamel wants us to rethink and challenge the fundamental assumptions we have about capitalism, organizational behavior, and the meaning of work.  
Financial Planning
Financial Planning

Column sponsored by:
Wells Fargo Advisors
Which Retirement Plan Is Right for Your Business?

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.

Remember our motto, building relationships is the key to building business!!

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Member Spotlight
January, 2016

David Goldberg
President, CVO

We will be selecting our next "Member Spotlight of the Month" at one of our upcoming events.
New Members

Please Welcome Our New Members

The Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh
Digital Waterworx
Didit Marketing Communications
Long Island Dietetic Association
Supporting Strategies Northshore LI
Juice Plus+
Evolve Bank & Trust
Sterling National Bank
Cresa Long Island
Capital One

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Employment Opportunities

Chamber members may submit job openings by email to  or by fax @ 631-777-6261, and the Chamber will post them on the Chamber website.

Real Estate

Real Estate Sales, Rentals 
and Virtual Offices

The Chamber works actively with the Real Estate community to make sure that you get in touch with the appropriate people and find a space that matches your needs. 

Nonprofit Organizations


The Melville Chamber of Commerce fully supports the many 501c(3) charitable organizations within the region.   





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Contact Info

Melville Chamber of Commerce
585 Broadhollow Road

Melville, NY 11747

      631-777-6261 fax