Sunday, October 29, 2017

Getting Your Business Ready For The Holidays


Help Holiday Shoppers Find Your Business Online

You're Invited
We are hosting a holiday livestream presented by Google in partnership with the U.S. Small Business  Administration (SBA)and its Small Business Tech Coalition*FacebookSquare, and Constant Contact.
Holiday Livestream Workshops Details: Agenda

Register


12:00 - 12:05 PM ETSBA Intro

12:05 - 12:30 PM Google
'Tis the Season for Site Optimization
Join us as we discuss best practices for search engine optimization (SEO). In this segment, you will learn tips for auditing your website, providing relevant content to attract shoppers and optimizing your website for a better mobile experience.


12:30 - 12:55 PM Facebook
Make the Most of Mobile with Shoppers This Holiday Season (and Beyond) Mobile is a growing opportunity that you want to be prepared for. Join Cara Lewin, from Facebook Blueprint, to learn how mobile can help your business increase sales this holiday season.


12:55 - 1:20 PM Constant Contact
Email all the way to your best holiday season ever
Find out how to create a quick and easy email marketing plan to drive sales and call to action during the biggest spending season of the year.


1:20 - 1:45 PM Square
Get Your Business Ready for the Holidays
The leaves are changing and the wool sweaters are coming out of their drawers, but there's more to fall than the warm and fuzzies: prepping your business for the holidays. We'll discuss top tips on accepting payments every way your customers want to pay, maximizing your analytics for holiday season planning, and using gift cards, so you can get one step ahead of your competitors and rake in those holiday sales.


1:45 - 2:00 PM Live Q&A
To ask a question live via Twitter, make sure to include the hashtag #MarketingWonderland so we can access your question. 


DATENovember 1st

TIME: 12:00-2:00PM EST
LOCATION: Hillside Public Library | New Hyde Park
Register Here: 
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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Free Networking Meeting | April 6th

3 Reasons To Join Us | Free Networking Meeting

It’s not enough to keep your head down and produce quality products. You need to connect with others and build relationships with people you might not otherwise meet.


That's where networking comes in.
 

If you follow some guidelines, you can make new connections and reconnect with others you might have lost touch with. This applies to your business and your community organizations. 

1. Set a goal for the event. You might want to increase your mailing list. Chat with people and ask if you can add them to your newsletter list. Or, meet one or two people to follow-up with a phone call.

2. Be prepared with what you want to highlight for the event. What is the main thing you would like to talk about? Are you speaking at an event coming up or is there an event you want people to come to?  

3. Follow up. Networking isn’t over when you walk out of the event! Call, email, add to your newsletter list or send a note. Whatever is best to not loose touch.

The Floral Park Chamber of Commerce is holding a free network meeting this Thursday, March 6th, at TD Bank 372 Jericho Tpke., Floral Park, NY 11001. 

Members Register Here: http://bit.ly/fpccapril  | Non Members Register Here: http://bit.ly/fpccaprilnonm

We look forward to meeting you and hearing how you are doing.

Friday, December 30, 2016

STAR Nassau Deadline To File Extended | To Jan 3rd


Mangano Extends Deadline To File For Exemptions 
To January 3, 2017

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano today announced that he will be extending the exemptions filing deadline to Tuesday, January 3, to accommodate homeowners affected by the suspension of mail delivery on January 2.
(Note: You Can Apply Online Here and Get Online Forms Here)


If you applied in the past, you don’t need to reapply unless you purchased a new home, changed your deed, or are 65 years or older and did not check the income verification box on your application for the Enhanced STAR program.

Department of Assessment | Open Monday, January 2rd


While the Department of Assessment will be open on January 2 to accept and help homeowners file their exemption applications, all post offices will be closed in observance of the New Year’s Day Federal holiday.

There is no filing fee to process any exemption application and Department of Assessment personnel will be available to answer any questions regarding the filing process and forms.

The Department of Assessment is located on the Fourth Floor at 240 Old Country Road in Mineola. The department’s normal operating hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Contact Department of Assessments


To learn more about Nassau County's property tax relief programs or to obtain an exemption application, homeowners should contact the Department of Assessment at (516) 571-1500 or download forms and information from its website at www.mynassauproperty.com.

What Is The School Tax Relief Program (STAR)?


The New York State School Tax Relief Program (STAR) provides New York homeowners with partial exemptions from school property taxes. If you earn less than $500,000 and own and live in your home, you are probably eligible for the STAR exemption. There are two types of STAR property tax exemptions:

You should register for STAR if you:
  • bought your home after the 2015 STAR application deadline;
  • never applied for the STAR benefit on your primary residence; or
  • received a letter advising you to register for Basic STAR.
Questions & Answers For Homeowners


Want to know more about the new STAR Credit Program? See the Questions and answers for homeowners to find answers to commonly asked questions.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

President's Message | December 2016

Dear Fellow Board Members & Chamber of Commerce Members:

What a significant year it has been for the Floral Park Chamber of Commerce. We have accomplished much – and we have much to look forward to.

During 2016, we took significant strides is continuing to build our relationship with the Village of Floral Park. I feel we are now truly partners with the Village and that the Chamber has a significant presence in village decisions related to the business community. Thank you Frank Carpaccio and your group for making this happen.
 


We again ran what I think is one of the best street fairs on LI. We continue to partner with NYRA in making this one of the highlights of the Summer in Floral Park. Steve Wickes and his team should be commended for their great effort.

Membership is the life blood of this organization. In the very capable hands of Joe Sciabica we have been diligent in getting out the message of why the business community and the chamber are a valuable team. I am sure that Joe. Marie Grant, Monica Altman and the rest of the team will continue to get us to our objective of 200 members during 2017.

Our financial picture remains positive. More importantly we have terrific reports and information for the board to use as a guide in helping us make decisions. Not bad having a CPA like Kim Crail to make sure we stay in good financial order.

We continue to add to the beautification of our Village – Banners, Plants and opportunities for more. Thanks to this committee for all they do.

Our communication is also improving. We now are on virtually every social media platform. Our email blasts through Chamber Master are going out regularly. We are blogging and updating our website. Thank you Mildred M. Tassone and Dana DeSimplicis for making our Web offerings get better and better.
 
Benevolence continues to make sure that our not for profit partners in Floral Park are remembered and cared for by the Chamber. Ron Keats and former board member Terry Whalen lead this on our behalf. Thank you.

I think the highlight of the year for me however was the culmination of years of thought to pull off a Christmas Festival in the Village. Over 1,000 people came to the festival and tree lighting. Another accomplishment for the Chamber partnering with local community groups to put together something special for the village of Floral Park. Thank you Donna Gammarato for this accomplishment.

Everything we do in some way improves the opportunities for business to succeed in Floral Park.
2017 promises to be another great year of opportunity and success.


I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a 
New Year of Joy, Good Health and Great Success!

Thank you, thank you for all you do! I am proud to be a part of this great organization because of each of you.

Friday, November 25, 2016

European Style Christmas Market And Tree Lighting - December 2nd


Join us December 2nd, for a European style Christmas Market and Tree Lighting. It is Co-sponsored with the Floral Park Jr. Women's Club and Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church. 


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We have eight vendors that will be selling food and merchandise in tents around the perimeter of Memorial Park. One of the tents will be a Floral Park Chamber of Commerce Tent, where we will be selling fleece blankets and golf umbrella’s imprinted with 
“Village of Floral Park – Established 1908”.

Festival Vendors:

Tulip Bakery – Cookies, Dutch Pretzels, Hot Apple Cider, Hot Cocoa
Pita Park – Hot soups, pita
Station Deli – Grilled Sausage, Wursts, etc.
Tulip Sweet Shop – candies, peanuts, etc.
Conkel Landscaping – fresh wreaths, garland, poinsettias
K. Hunter – Woman’s clothing & accessories
Linda Burns – Handcrafted Christmas ornaments, wreaths, etc.

The tree lighting ceremony will begin at 6:30 and will last for approximately a half hour. It will include an opening prayer by Fr. Tom, religious songs performed by Our Lady of Victory school children, group caroling, songs performed by the Floral Park Memorial High School Chorus and the arrival of Santa on a Fire Engine to hand out candy canes.

The FP Chamber has also arranged for the United Methodist Choral Group to be strolling carolers from 7pm-9pm



Thursday, November 24, 2016

Shop Small | Small Business Saturday & Beyond

Chamber Small Business Reference Section

As part of the Floral Park Chamber of Commerce mission to help small businesses and organizations expand their presence both online and "live", we have created two pages for helping small business.

And don't forget to share your favorite Small Business Saturday moments on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with #ShopSmall.
Shop Small Resources

Link to ways for using social media to connect with your customers at the beginning of this buying season. 



Google Resources


Check how you show up on Google Maps and how mobile-friendly your site is.





Tell Your Story

Your product or service may be terrific, but customers who shop at small businesses also enjoy having a story to share about the experience. Share video or photos so that people can see what you are doing in your business.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Tree Lighting & Christmas Festival | December 2nd

Join the Floral Park Chamber of Commerce for the First Annual Holiday Festival. This year there will be refreshments and savory treats. Vendors, carolers, food and more. Please join us as we celebrate the holidays and our Community.


You can get directions and more information here.