Friday, 14 August 2009 00:00
Farmingdale The Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce was incorporated on May 29, 1953 by a small group of far-sighted individuals who cared about our community. According to the original incorporation papers, the Chamber was created to foster trade and commerce, promote and encourage industry, trade, business, financial and professional interests of Farmingdale; and to promote the civic, commercial, industrial, and organizations having an interest in Farmingdale.
Fifty-six years later, the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce is still working toward these goals. The Chamber is dedicated to the cooperative efforts of the business and residential community toward the preservation of quality, character and vitality of all of Farmingdale and its environs.
The Chamber is a nonprofit organization administered by volunteers from our local business community. The majority of their members are small business owners who call Farmingdale their home. You can find them at the local ball fields coaching teams, or at a PTA meeting, or volunteering along with you at some local Farmingdale event.
Besides promoting business in the community, the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce hosts the Easter Bunny on Main Street, the Holiday Parade and arrival of Santa (who is also a Chamber member). They participate with the Village of Farmingdale in the holiday decorations and lighting and we also award a scholarship to a Farmingdale High School senior each year.
The Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce welcomes all Farmingdale businesses, members of the professions, residents, community organizations and institutions to join in the support of its efforts through membership and active participation. For more information, visit www.farmingdalenychamber.org or call Debbie Podolski, Chamber president and director of the Farmingdale Library at 249-9090.