June 2021 President’s Message
Summer is just around the corner and we welcome the upcoming Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer. Please take a few moments of your time to remember and honor the men and women of our armed forces who bravely sacrificed their lives in protecting our nation. Ceremonies to honor our heroes will be conducted at our local Veteran’s organizations on May 31 at 11:00 A.M.
It is great to see our community moving past the Pandemic crisis with more businesses reopening and moving into Ronkonkoma. We have gone back to holding regular, in-person, monthly meetings and you are invited to attend our next General Chamber Meeting on Tuesday, June 1st at Mangiamo Restaurant on Portion Road. Our guest speaker is Brookhaven Councilman Kevin LaValle who will be doing a presentation on the Business Plans Along the Portion Road Corridor. He will be discussing all of the existing and new businesses from Farmingville down to the Lake. To register for the June 1st meeting, please check out the Ronkonkoma Chamber Website or Facebook page. Due to limited capacity, an RSVP is required.
We are excited about bringing back the Labor Day Weekend Ronkonkoma Chamber of Commerce Street Fair this year on Sunday, September 5! We hope to see you there! For more details and an application for a spot please visit the link here: https://ronkonkomachamber.com/events/community-street-festival/. The Street Fair is also listed in the 2021 Newsday Fun Book.
I would like to thank all of the following new Chamber members who have recently joined: Crime Victims Center (Parents for Megan’s Law), Flanagan’s Pub, Prince P.R. & Productions, Redefine Market, SMILE, Tri-Link, Inc., JVC Broadcasting, Signature Premier Properties, Pure Mammography and Make-A-Wish Suffolk. We wish all of our new Chamber members great success.
As a new benefit for our chamber members, we are introducing the MyChamber App. This App has been introduced to many of our local Chambers and has become widely utilized. It is a mobile directory built exclusively for the Chamber of Commerce Community. Chamber members can find and promote their Chamber businesses, events and network within the community. It is also equipped with location-based mobile technology
Please remember to “SHOP LOCAL” and support our small businesses. Wishing everyone a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend and Father’s Day, good health and success!
Kevin L. Hyms, President