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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Councilman Anthony Manetta Launches Chamber of Commerce Collaborative

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New Group to Facilitate Small Business Growth Throughout the Town

BABYLON, NEW YORK (NOVEMBER 2022) — The Town of Babylon initiated its Chamber of Commerce Collaborative with a meeting on Thursday, November 10 between the executive board members of various chambers of commerce located throughout the Town. This new initiative aims to bring together the common interest of the Town’s chambers to launch joint events and programming, including events with the SBA, throughout the year with the ultimate goal of enhancing small business growth and generating more networking opportunities.

“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and as revitalization continues to be a priority within the Town, it is imperative that we collaborate with one another to maximize benefits for local businesses,” said Town of Babylon Councilman and Small Business Committee Chairman Anthony Manetta. “The Chamber Collaborative effort will bring together new ideas, help to solve common problems and serve as a thinktank to bolster the growth of small businesses in the Town of Babylon.”

The Town of Babylon Chamber Collaborative also serves to produce a dialogue of shared ideas and improvement between the chambers. Part of these discussions includes how to increase membership and small business participation and drive new revenue growth for members. 

Those in attendance at the meeting included Deer Park Chamber President Danny Pooran, Lindenhurst Chamber President JoAnn Boettcher, Amityville Chamber President Richard Zimmer, North Babylon Chamber President Garrett Simulcik, Farmingdale Chamber President Joe Garcia, Copiague Chamber First Vice President Pete Buccino and Babylon Village Chamber Vice President of Events Ben Stein.

“This effort led by Councilman Manetta is much needed throughout the Town of Babylon,” said Lindenhurst Chamber of Commerce President JoAnn Boettcher. “It will not only help our small businesses with new opportunities but allows the chambers to work together more closely to build more robust organizations.”

Farmingdale Chamber President Joe Garcia applauded the new initiative, “This is one of the only Towns I know of who in a coordinated effort brought all their chambers to work together. This can make a big impact on growing our small businesses and foster true collaboration.”

The Town of Babylon looks forward to the Chamber Collaborative and the cooperation enabled by it producing bountiful opportunities for growth and success for the Town’s residents and small businesses.

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