Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Request For Proposals

A Notice for Request for Proposals for Real Estate Marketing and Brokerage Services relating to Centennial Hall.  

If interested, please pick up the Proposal Package at Village Hall, One Floral Boulevard.
If you have any questions, please contact Gerry Bambrick at 516-326-6300.


The Village of Floral Park invites proposals from qualified real estate brokerage firms to assist and represent the Village in marketing and seeking development options that may include the sale and/or long term lease of certain Village property known as Centennial Hall, located at the intersection of Tulip and Carnation Avenues in the Village of Floral Park. 

The selected real estate firm will be paid strictly on a commission basis. The term of any agreement will be one year, which may be extended at the Village’s sole option, and will commence immediately upon selection and execution of a written agreement by the Village.  

Proposals, in the form and manner specified in the Request for Proposal Documents, 
must be received no later than December 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the following address: 

Village of Floral Park | Gerard M. Bambrick 
Village Administrator/Treasurer 
One Floral Boulevard, Floral Park, NY 11001 

Copies of the Village of Floral Park Request for Proposals for Real Estate Marketing and 
Brokerage Service relating to:  Centennial Hall, may be obtained from Floral Park Village Hall, One Floral Boulevard, Floral Park, NY  11001. Click to view files

Any inquiries regarding this Request for Proposal should be directed to Gerard Bambrick, Village Administrator at 516-326-6300.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Please donate to the benefit for Ty Patrick Flood

Ty Patrick Flood is a local 10-year-old suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. As this fatal genetic disorder has progressed, the Flood family has been faced with financial and physical burdens at home. 

As active members of the community always helping families in need, Timothy and Beth Flood now need our support. 

Their home requires substantial modifications to make it wheelchair accessible and Ty is in need of a suitable vehicle that can safely transport a motorized wheelchair. 

After leaving her employment to attend to Ty's needs, as well as to care for his younger sisters, Beth and her family need the assistance of the community they love.

Help us support Ty and his family by bringing your change to our 110 Hillside Avenue Store on Friday, July 10th. We will match a portion of the coins counted at our Penny Arcade to help the Flood family out in their time of need.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Flowers for Jericho Turnpike

 Flower Baskets for Jericho Turnpike 

Michael Jakob and Ron Keats, visited with the Superintendent of Buildings Steve Siwinski and Village Trustee Jim Rhatigan at the building department just after the shipment of flower baskets were delivered.

The baskets are now lining Jericho Turnpike and Tulip Ave and are sponsored by the Floral Park Chamber of Commerce. 

The flowers, along with our banners, will make the main thoroughfare through Floral Park much more inviting than it has been in the past. 

We are thrilled to be making a difference in the beautification of our village.

Centennial Gardens Fundraiser | June 5th

Centennial Gardens Fundraiser Party in the Park

The Floral Park Conservation Society is hosting its annual Garden Party Fundraiser on Friday, June 5th, at Centennial Gardens Park to help start off the Belmont Triple Crown weekend. There will be live music with local favorite "The Simple Truth" which features Floral Park's own Chris Vesiglia and songs by Drew Yowell.  

The FPCS volunteers will conduct guided garden tours, where guests can view the variety of beds and gardens in now in bloom. The offerings will include wine, beer and light hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are limited and available for $30 in advance and $35  [over 21 only] on the day of the event at the main gate beginning at 5PM until sunset on Floral Parkway
at Raff Avenue. Proceeds going towards the care and maintenance of Centennial Gardens Park. 

For tickets mail your  check made payable to the "Floral Park Conservation Society"  144 Ash Street Floral Park NY 11001 or contact FPCS Treasurer Joe Serra at or Eileen Barry at  

Help the FPCS keep the "Floral" in Floral Park!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Floral Park Chamber of Commerce - Scholarship 2015

Floral Park Chamber of Commerce - Scholarship 2015 

The Floral Park Chamber of Commerce will again award a $500 scholarship to a deserving graduating senior from Floral Park Memorial High School and private schools for students who are residents of the Incorporated Village of Floral Park. The chamber Scholarship Committee will choose the winning entry based upon creativity, ingenuity, content and presentation. FPM students may obtain their applications from the guidance department.

The applications can also be obtained on the Floral Park Chamber of Commerce website

 Your topic for 2015 is the following: 
How would you use social media to create and promote a marketing campaign for local Floral Park businesses? 
The deadline for completing the applications is Friday, May 8, 2015. The completed essays are to be returned to the guidance department. For additional information call Terry Whalen at 516-286-8000 or

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Floral Park Comes In 50th In Safest Cities

50. Floral Park Village, New York

100 Safest Cities in America

Floral Park is 50th in the Top 100 cities in the US. 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Presidents Message | April 2015

Happy Spring to All  

We are all getting ready to head back outside, start planting and enjoying the sunshine. The winter was nasty but your chamber of commerce folks never rested. We are in the middle of multiple projects for our members and village.

Mildred Tassone of The Island's Home Team has been working with our webmaster, Stephanie Larkin of Red Penguin Solutions to prepare our new administrative/finance/membership and web back end system for full functionality. This is a huge undertaking and a very important one for our members. It will allow for more effective communications, better invoicing, streamlined membership administration and so much more. We are extremely grateful for their work and especially Mildred's tireless and daily efforts to get this done.

Currently, it is now connected to our website and needs additional modification for a complete data transfer from the old system. Our intern from Floral Park Memorial, Jenny Seuling is helping us amend that data and the web will be up to date shortly.

Chamber Scholarships

Each year our chamber sponsors a High School Scholarship program and Elementary School Essay contest. This year we will be awarding two $500 scholarships to Student residents of the Village of Floral Park. We will also be awarding one student from each of our elementary schools for the top essay in that school. Terry Whalen of The Sterling Sign Company chairs this program and has sent out the applications to our schools.  The applications are also available on our website at

2015 Belmont Stakes

We are all looking forward to our 2015 Belmont Stakes Festival and Street Fair.  Stephen Wickes of One Sound Label is organizing the event with the support of our friends at NYRA and the Village of Floral Park. Please note that this year's event will take place on Sunday June 7 from 2 PM to 7 PM on Tulip Ave. 

Consider being a VENDOR at the Fair and get your business exposed to our neighbors. Contact Stephen at 516.351.2350 today as space is limited.

Surely, it will once again be a feast and fun fest for all ages with plenty of food, music, entertainment, vendors and rides. Join us as we celebrate our village and the fabulous Belmont Stakes.

It is membership time.  If you haven't yet sent in your membership renewal, please do.  If you are not yet a member, contact me and we can talk about why you may want to be.  We do appreciate your support.

Have a wonderful Spring.

Ron Keats, President, Floral Park Chamber of Commerce
(516) 641-1200

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Updating membership on New Membership Program

We are moving from the old membership program to the new membership program. To do this we must update the information for memberships paid into the new program.
  • the link for you to login to the new program
  • user name an pw for login : 

  • attached is the membership paid list
  • the instructions on who to go in and update each one for creating an invoice and also creating a paid update.

  • ​Go to members
  • select a member from top menu
  • go to transaction history to create a new invoice and payment
  • ​create a new invoice for either a business (150) or community (50) from dropdown menu when you get into new invoice

  • ​And new payment amount and 
  • update spreadsheet. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

TNH-BTDC FREE March 20, 2015 Breakfast Seminar - Affordable Care Act - Part II: One Year Later

TNH-BTDC FREE March 20, 2015 Breakfast Seminar - Affordable Care Act - Part II: One Year Later
Dear Past BTDC Seminar Attendee:
On Friday, March 20th, from 8:00am to 10:00am, the Town of North Hempstead Business & Tourism Development Corp. is hosting a free two hour presentation on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at the Harbor Links Club House, One Fairway Drive, Port Washington.
In March 2010, President Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act which was ratified by the Supreme Court in 2012.
In September 2013, the BTDC held its 1st breakfast business seminar on the tax implications and benefits of the Affordable Care Act (for power point presentations and links visit   A lot has transpired since…
Compliance criteria and penalties have been delayed, grace periods have been extended and the administration of the Health Care Act continues to evolve.  We strongly believe the North Hempstead business community needs to be pro-actively updated on the law's continuing nuances and changes.
If you own a business with 25 employees or less, your business may be eligible for a Small Business Health Care Tax Credit.
Our returning panel of experts will detail the expanded coverage of benefits, the New York Health Benefits Exchange, options for employers with 50 or less employees and the costs and tax implications for all.
Learn what you can do to reduce your health insurance costs.  As an added bonus, we will be offering one-on-one follow-up sessions to assist you in evaluating your own business's needs.
Please find attached the Seminar's Brochure in a PDF file with the necessary registration form.  Please complete and fax to 516-869-2468 or phone 516-869-7614.
You may also register online at  (if the link doesn't work, please copy and paste into you internet browser).
We look forward to seeing you there.  And, remember, it is Free!
Sincerely yours,
Roy J. Smitheimer
Deputy Director
Town of North Hempstead
Business & Tourism Development Corp.
220 Plandome Road
Manhasset, New York 11030
mobile: 516.286.6177

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Floral Park Chamber of Commerce | President's Message February 2015

Upcoming Events| Committee Notes & More

Presidents Message|February 2015
Hello Fellow Members:

February Meeting At Swing the Teapot
The Floral Park Chamber of Commerce had another informative general membership meeting last Thursday at Swing the Teapot. Our host Shane and his staff served up a delicious breakfast while we sat back and enjoyed a presentation by Steven Meyers. Steven is the CEO of Trans West Media and an award winning ad executive who offered up the importance  of video in marketing and social media. Our mayor Tom Tweedy inducted one of our two newest board members, Stephen Wickes of One Sound Label and we reviewed the activities of our many committees. (You can see all the photos on our blog.)

New Board Members Needed
We are seeking out two additional board members. If you have interest or would like to nominate someone, please reach out to us at

Receiving An Honor
I have heard about some of you who are being honored for one reason or another. If that's you, please do send us a short piece on what you have accomplished and are being honored for along with a photo and let us promote your success.

March General Meeting 
The next general member meeting will be on March 5th at 6 PM at PIta Park. (You can register here). Please plan to join us. Once again we will have a speaker who will offer some value to you in the way of business wisdom. The speaker will be announced shortly. Watch for the information on Facebook and be sure to Like us if you haven't already.

Our 2015 membership drive is now underway. Expect an email or snail mail any day now.  Please apply online and apply now. You don't need the notice to renew your membership. Just follow this link and register". You can pay with PayPal online or mail in your check. Join here:

Stay warm and stay safe and remember to Shop Local.
Ron Keats
| President
Membership for 2015
Join online for your 2015 membership. Fill in your information online and pay with PayPal or mail your check.
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