Friday, 20 November 2009 00:00
After years of being dormant, the Roslyn Chamber of Commerce is back in business.
Recently, up to 30 people representing various Roslyn businesses, convened in Village Hall for the initial meeting of the new Roslyn Chamber of Commerce meeting.
Many of those in attendance expressed gratitude since Roslyn is one of the few towns on Long Island without a cohesive chamber.
The enthusiasm throughout the evening was palpable as Lonnie Goldman of Chase Bank ran the meeting. He stressed that the chamber’s goal is economic and civic vitality and collective bargaining power on behalf of Roslyn’s merchants.
He also stressed that the chamber is a voluntary and independent organization that will function best if members work together in, as he put it, “the spirit of cooperation.” Most attendees also commented on the unique beauty of the village, its historic past and future vitality.
The immediate business on hand is to nominate and elect a Board of Directors and to establish a mission statement.
The chamber’s next meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Village Hall Meeting Room on the Main Floor. The Village Hall is located at 1200 Old Northern Blvd.