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"DAY AT THE RACES"
SEPTEMBER. 20th

day-at-the-racesMark your calendar! The Garden City Chamber charitable Foundation will once again hold its annual “Day at the Races” at Belmont Park on Sat., Sept. 20. At noon, guests will enjoy a fabulous buffet luncheon in the private Belmont Room plus a fabulous silent auction. Post time is 1 p.m. with races throughout the afternoon. Special recognition will be given to past Foundation presidents: Joanne Adams, Ross Mongiardo and Chris Murray.

Race sponsors will have their names on the program, televised trophy presentation, crystal NYRA frame plus commemorative photo and race name announced by the track announcer.

Advance reservations at $75 are required with tax deductible checks made payable to the Garden City Chamber Foundation. Please mail or drop checks at the Chamber Office at the Garden City Toll Lodge, 230 Seventh St. To sponsor or for more info, please call the Chamber at 746-7724.

The Chamber Foundation, Inc. is a 501(C)3 organization. Its mission is to provide funds for community members in need, and to provide annual scholarships for deserving Garden City High School seniors.

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The Garden City Chamber of Commerce season kick-off luncheon at the Garden City Hotel on September 24 will host the candidates to fill the 4th district congressional seat with election to take place on November 4. Invited are Bruce A. Blakeman (R) and Kathleen Rice (D).

Both the Republican and Democratic candidates have been invited speak, each expressing their respective views on the future of our district and the impact they may have upon the district’s business communities.

Early reservations at $65 per person are suggested and may be made by calling the Chamber at 516-746-7724. Checks made pay able to the Garden City Chamber of Commerce may be mailed to the Chamber at 230 Seventh St., Garden City, NY 11530. Credit cards will be accepted by telephone of fax at 516-746-7725.

Luncheon & Showcase Tabel Reservation
Please mail or fax
Garden City Chamber of Commerce
516-746-7725
By Friday, September 19, 2014

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  • Attention All Merchants and Businesses! Receive Major Refund from the Class Action Lawsuit Against Visa and MaterCard

  • October 2, 2014 - BAYADA Home Health Care Casino Night

  • Village Board of Trustees Reports on Levels of Crime in Garden City and Village Efforts to Keep Residents and Visitors Safe

  • PGA Tour Store Now Hiring!

  • Dear Chamber Members: We are pleased to announce that Metropolitan Physical Therapy has become a participating merchant on the Friends of the Chamber Merchant Card
 

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green line breakRALPH V. SOUZZI RECEPTION

The Ralph V. Souzzi Reception was held Tuesday, July 22 at REVEL Restaurant & Bar. The reception was hosted by the Garden City Chamber and the Albanese Organization.

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The 17th annual Belmont Festival in Garden City returned to Seventh Street on Friday, June 6 from 6-10 p.m. There was entertainment, live music, and plenty of activities for the youngsters including face painters, pony rides and games, and as always, great food for all! Back by popular demand was the young dancers from Garden City’s Broadway Bound Dance Center. The festival’s fiour great bands include the Fivestone Rock Band, Jerry & the Newcomers, the New Vintage Orchestra, Nor’easter (formerly Speak Easy).

Also returning was the poster contest for young students plus the ever popular Wing-Off Competition with local restaurants competing for the best wings. The Belmont Festival Committee thanks contributing sponsors – the New York Racing Association and Stifel Nicolous Investment Services.

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re-development of nassau coliseumratnerOn Wednesday, June 11, 11:30 a.m., at the Garden City Hotel, the Chamber held its 2013/14 season finale luncheon. The Chamber welcomed Bruce Ratner, Executive Chairman, Forest City Ratner Companies and developer of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, who will spoke on the much-looked-forward-to re-development of the Nassau County Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum.

With construction to begin in 2015, the building will open in 2016 with an expected schedule to exceed 300 events per year!

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KICKED-OFF JUNE 13

Starting another season of Friday Evening Promenades, when Seventh Street once again comes alive with music, great food and lots of hometown community spirit.
Returning on June 13 was the Fivestone contemporary rock band. Added this year is face painter and a balloon twister for the youngsters plus other surprises to be announced! Restaurants and eateries the provide their best for al fresco dining.

The Promenades will continue throughout the summer and early fall with the exception of the Fourth of July which falls on Friday. Come on down!

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A SELL-OUT!

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Nearly 400 guests packed the Grand Ballroom of the Garden City Hotel on Friday evening, May 9 to celebrate the 12th annual Pineapple Ball gala acknowledged as Garden City’s premier business and social event.

Celebrating the partnership of business and community, Chamber members and guests gathered to honor Ken Aneser, race director and the Garden City Turkey Trot Committee, “Citizens of the Year;” Anne Sullivan, Garden City High School’s boys and girls swimming and Diving Coach, recipient of the “Community Achievement Award;” Lisa Smith, proprietor of Coquette Boutique, “Business Person of the Year;” and Bob Schoelle, recipient of the coveted “President’s Award.”

Additionally, Garden City High School senior, John Cauchi was recognized as the winner of the “Althea Robinson Excellence in Business Education Scholarship” awarded by the Chamber of Commerce Foundation, philanthropic arm of the Chamber.

Following the presentation to these remarkable individuals, guests danced the night away to the music of the renowned Alex Donner Orchestra.

Joanne K. Adams and Jacqueline M. Goode were honored to co-chair the 12th Annual Pineapple Ball They wish to thank their sub-committee co-chairs and their respective committees for another fabulous event celebrating the partnership of business and community.

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VINTAGE CAR PARADE
THE BEST EVER!


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It was a grand and glorious Easter Sunday as Mother Nature once again smiled upon the Chamber’s 59th annual Vintage Car Parade and Show.  Hundreds of vintage and classic specimens rolled down Franklin Avenue and up Seventh Street in all their spectacular glory!  Acknowledged as “Long island’s king of car parades,” the event was opening day for car enthusiasts throughout Long Island, the metropolitan area and beyond.  Thanks to a legion of Chamber volunteers plus assistance from the Police, Special Police, Public Works, Parks Departments and our Village florists, sunshine and perfect temperatures, the day was labeled one of the best car parades ever!

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AT REVEL RESTAURANT AND BAR

On Tuesday evening, April 8, The Garden City Chamber of Commerce and the Albanese Organization, Inc., welcomed members of the business and residential community to the Revel Restaurant & Bar, 835 Franklin Avenue, to enjoy the Chamber’s Spring After Hours Networking Event from 6-8 p.m.

This special event also welcomed Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC to their new location at 1010 Franklin Ave. Guests welcomed spring, and were treated by Jim Doukas, owner, to an array of Revel’s globally-inspired hors d’oeuvres along with a selection of fine wines.

The local press has touted Revel as a “sophisticated suburban restaurant with a Manhattan beat.” This bright new restaurant adds new verve and vitality to the upper east side of Franklin Avenue’s established reputation as “restaurant row.”

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At the Garden City Chamber of Commerce luncheon program on March 26, Dan Eichhorn, PE, Vice President, Customer Service, PSEG Long Island presented an overview of PSEG Long Island with an in-depth update of PSEG’s goals and commitments to the residents of Long Island. PSEG’s focus is on creating a really great company which will operate in every aspect in the best interest of Long Island residents. Mr. Eichhorn noted that PSEG has a 5-year plan which places strong focus on reliability, excellence of performance, improvement in storm response and overall customer satisfaction. “We aim to be there in every aspect for the people of Long island.”

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SPEAKER AT JANUARY LUNCHEON

Ed ManganoChristopher P. Wright, member of the Nassau County Interim Finance Authority (NIFA) Board of Directors spoke on the History of NIFA: Initiation of the 2011 Contral Period Interaction with Nassau County and State of NY, at the Chamber's January 29, 2014 lucheon.

Mr. Wright has been a member of the NIFA Board since 2007, having been originally appointed by Governor Spitzer on Comptroller DiNapoli's recommendation. He is the Regional Managing Director for Protiviti's Eastern United States region. He has over 25 years experience as an external auditor including six years as a partner at tow global accounting firms - Arthur Anderson and KPMG. The Chamber's luncheon series is held at the Garden City Hotel.

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The Garden City Chamber of Commerce held its 59th annual Village Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, December 2 at the Village Gazebo. Sponsored for the 1th year by Astoria Federal Savings, the event featured the Fivestone Rock Band the Garden City High School Vocal Jazz Ensemble and the Garden City Recreation Department Dancers.  Santa arrived on the Fire Department’s “fire engine-turned-sleigh” followed by the lighting of the Village trees by Garden City Mayor John Watras assisted by Santa and a group of young “elves.”

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For the Garden City Chamber of Commerce
PINEAPPLE BALL PRE-PARTY

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The Garden City Hotel
Was held December 2nd, 2013

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"TASTE OF GARDEN CITY"
Doubleday-Court-Model"Taste of Garden City" organizers (L-R): John Appelt, Chamber 1st VP; Tom McCambridge, 2nd VP; Althea Robinson, executive director; Dana Amoroso, Lord
& Taylor personal shopper; Joseph Ricaurte, VP/general store manager; Colleen Harkins, Lord & Taylor regional manager; James Cooke, assistant store manager; Liz Denby Chamber assistant director; and Roger Eltringham,
immediate past president.


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James Cook, Assistant Manager (left) with Joseph Ricaurte, VP, General Store Manager, Lord & Taylor, Garden City

On Wednesday, November 20, for the 7th consecutive year, Lord & Taylor, Garden City, hosted the Garden City Chamber's annual "Taste of Garden City" After Hours Networking Event - an early kick-off to the 2013 Holiday Season. Showcased were a hoard of member restaurants and eateries graciously providing samplings of their finest culinary specialties. This event is traditionally held in the renowned Sarabeth Restaurant with ample time for holiday
shopping throughout the store, both during and following the event.

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