Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 08 October 2010 00:00
The Roslyn Chamber of Commerce held their most recent meeting on Sept. 13 at Village Hall. Members discussed a variety of items, including The Taste of Roslyn event, upcoming officer elections, and the Gold Coast International Film Festival, an event that will take place next summer.
According to Lou Federico, the Taste of Roslyn event will be held Monday, Oct. 25 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Roslyn Claremont. The event will include many local restaurants. Cost is $25 per person/$40 couple in advance and $35 per person at the door.
Chamber president Lonnie Goldman released an updated list of confirmed restaurants for the event. They include: Banfi Wineries, Jolly Fisherman, Landmark Diner, Bistro Citron, Poco Loco, Besito Mexican, Harbor Mist, Christina’s (Roslyn Claremont Hotel Restaurant), Pirandello, Hunan Taste, La Bottega, Hummus World, Thyme, Mim’s, Yuzu Asian Fusion, Delicacies, George Washington Manor, and Il Mulino.
Goldman said that there are still over a half dozen restaurants that haven’t confirmed yet, and that the Chamber is anticipating announcing more restaurants to the confirmed list shortly.
The Taste of Roslyn will feature door prizes, and some incredible raffle items, as well as music. Dining establishments that hope to participate should mail their checks, payable to the Roslyn Chamber of Commerce to: Roslyn Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 35, Roslyn, NY 11576.
Scheduled early in 2011 will be a meeting, one that might be included in regular Chamber meeting or a special event, on the ABC’s of Networking, namely how businesses can get the most out of being an active member of a Chamber of Commerce. Along those same lines, the January meeting will feature a business speaker to discuss marketing, networking, loan accrual, and other topics. Chamber officials also report that there was a positive response to having future meetings at local restaurants with a cash bar.
Chamber president Lonnie Goldman said that a Nomination Meeting will be in November. The following positions will be available: President, Vice President/ Membership, Vice President/Events, Secretary, Treasurer, plus five Board Positions.
A sixth officer position, Vice-President of Public Relations, Marketing, and Advertising has been created and will also be open to nominations at the November meeting
Membership dues of $95 must be renewed by Jan. 1, 2011. A “Passport to Roslyn” will list every member and is planned for the first quarter of 2011. Dues must be paid in full to be included on website. Banners ads are $50 for the year/$30 for 6 months.
On Thursday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 a.m., a breakfast meeting will be held at the Landmark Diner. Cost is $15 to attend.
In other news, the chamber announced that Membership Window Decals are available for whoever needs them. According to Lillian Litvack, the chamber’s secretary, the chamber now has 112 members.
Another newsworthy event is the upcoming Gold Coast International Film Festival. Ian Siegel from North Hempstead Tourism and Business Development said that the Film Festival is scheduled for June 2011. The ambitious event will include theatres in Roslyn, Manhasset, Port Washington and Great Neck and will be marketed to a 200-mile radius including New York City.
In fact, Clearview Cinemas of Roslyn will be the main sponsor of the event, Siegel said. A shuttle bus, Siegel said, will take patrons to the villages from train stations. For more information, Siegel listed the website as Goldcoastfestival.org. A Community Guide will be distributed to all patrons.
Finally, a Networking/Charity Event will benefit The Children’s Project. Suggestions for the site of the event were Nassau County Museum of Art, the George Washington Manor, and Pierce or Buckley Day Camps.