Huntington Residents Celebrate Civic Pride
Huntington Residents Celebrate Civic Pride
Oct. 2 Unity in the Community Day features parade, festival
Huntington Station, NY – Mark Oct. 2 on the calendar as a chance to show pride in your home town and have some fun, too, as the First Annual “Unity in the Community Day” gets underway with a parade starting at 10 a.m. along New York Avenue in Huntington Station.
Bands, floats, vintage cars, service groups and local merchants will join the march from West Hills Road to Church Street, ending at a festival in the municipal parking lot between Railroad Street and Lowndes Avenue.
“This will be truly a great day for Huntington Station and the entire Town, as we highlight all that is good in the community and celebrate what the community has to offer,” Huntington Supervisor Frank P. Petrone said. The Town is one of the sponsors of the event and the Supervisor is one of three co-chairs.
Unity in the Community Day is intended to instill pride in the community, said co-chair Dolores Thompson. “We are bringing the community together by having this parade and festival. Working together hand-in-hand with police, fire departments, emergency medical corps, elected officials, non-profits and religious organizations, we create awareness and fellowship.” The third co-chair is Alvin White.
Unity in the Community Day is aligned with recommendations by the Huntington Station Action Coalition’s Community Organization/Civic Group Development subcommittee. In the report it issued in March, the Action Coalition recommended development of a public awareness campaign to inform the public about community activities and to instill civic pride.
The parade will step off at 10 a.m. from West Hills Road. Grand Marshals Paul Johnson and Marta Smith will lead the march north on New York Avenue to the festival area at Railroad Avenue. The parade will feature groups marching to show unity and pride in the community, including Huntington High School’s Blue Devil Marching Band, Huntington Manor Fire Department and other emergency service providers, and numerous community-based organizations.
The parade route ends at the festival grounds where families will enjoy a fun-filled day with activities for all ages, including live musical performances, an international food court, children’s activities and -- making its local premiere -- a state-of-the-art Gamin Ride video game trailer that is sure to be a hit with youngsters. Local businesses and non-profits will have displays. There will also be a vintage and antique auto expo.
Unity in the Community Awareness Day is being coordinated by a volunteer committee and made possible with financial support from the Huntington Station Business Improvement District and other sponsors, including Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce, Town of Huntington Economic Development Corp., Capital One Bank, Chase Bank, TD Bank, Bank of Smithtown, J.V. Kelly Group, Kushnick & Associates, Pederson-Krag Center, Long Island Radio Group, St. Hugh’s of Lincoln R.C. Church, Huntington YMCA and Leadership Huntington.
Vote for Student Winner of Innovative Contest
Contact: Alyssa Nightingale
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Voting For Student Winner Of Innovative Contest For Garden City Jeep Chrysler Dodge Begins
Public Invited to Cast Vote For Winner
Three talented Long Island students from Briarcliff College are vying for a chance at a $5,000 prize for developing an exciting creative marketing campaign to promote the services of the “Can Do Crew” from Garden City Jeep Chrysler Dodge. The campaign and contest was designed by Walter F. Cameron Advertising of Hauppauge and facilitated by the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce. “We’re excited about the contest and the potential for each of the student finalists to benefit from the $5,000 prize in furthering their educational and career goals. I was personally impressed with each of the student submissions,” said Mike Villani of Garden City Jeep Chrysler Dodge. The public is invited to view the entries and vote for their favorite submission online at www.gardencityvote.com The contest ends on September 5, 2010.
The three student finalists include the team of John Lantz and Will Malloy who created a promo video; Kyle Matheson who created a 3-D animation and James Martin who developed an internet game. All three entries use live action or animation to portray an automobile in near disrepair and in need of a rescue from the Garden City Jeep Chrysler Dodge “Can Do Crew.”
Dennis Daniel, Senior Broadcast Director at Cameron Advertising explained, “The contest tapped into the creative video and marketing talents of students at Briarcliff College. These students were instructed to build a campaign to communicate a message and create imagery that focus on the exceptional sales and repair work available at Garden City Jeep Chrysler Dodge. We were impressed to see the level of professionalism that our three finalists displayed in developing their on-air spots.”
The students worked several weeks on their projects and utilized their talents and creativity in a way which will effectively convey core messages. “There is a great deal of imagination and freshness in each of the pieces presented to Garden City Jeep Chrysler Dodge. The students really became committed to the execution of the project and used all of the skills available to them ranging from live action, animation and even creating an exciting video game to get the message across,” said Michael Mastermaker, Design Instructor at Briarcliff College.
Pictured from left to right are Kyle Matheson (3-D animation); John Lantz (promo video); and James Martin (internet game).
“Hottest” Summer Networking Party “Luau at Sunset” A Success!
“Hottest” Summer Networking Party “Luau at Sunset” A Success!
The Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce hosted another great evening networking party as Chamber members had a chance to experience a night of tropical fun, festivities and great networking at the most anticipated business event of the summer. “Luau at Sunset” recently took place at Crab Meadow Beach in Northport with a record number of attendees. This unique event, whose premiere sponsors were Outback Steakhouse, Harbor Design & Build Group including their partners Precise Design Studio and Ambassador Home Improvement and Verizon Communications, featured live tropical music by the renowned Jayobe band, great food, exciting raffle prizes and an opportunity for Huntington’s business leaders, residents and community members to walk barefoot on our own tropical Huntington beach while networking and conducting business with colleagues and friends. Highlights of the evening program included the ability for attendees to take hula lessons from authentic Hawaiian dancers; tasting of North Fork’s premier wines from Raphael Winery; sampling of great brews from Long Island’s very own Blue Point Brewery and a chance to ride the mechanical surfboard from New York Party Works. For those who wanted to relax after a day of work, free massages were provided by Massage on the Run. Northport’s Caffé Portofino offered specialty coffees and Huntington Village Herrell’s Ice Cream provided a delightful free ice cream treat as an end to a fantastic evening. In addition to the premier sponsors, supporting sponsors who made this evening possible included Walsdorf Insurance, AXA Advisors, Blue Point Brewing Company, Raphael Vineyards, Newsday, JVKelly Group, VIP Basket Store, New York Party Works, Tailored Events, Senator Carl Marcellino, Kushnick & Associates, Herrell’s Ice Cream, Caffé Portofino and Massage on the Run.
The weather was wonderful, the event was spectacular and a great night was had by all. The evening provided a wonderful opportunity for our Chamber members, potential members, and the many invited guests to join together and get to know one another. Several new faces were at the event and the Chamber is fortunate to have new members including Harbor Design & Build Group, Precise Design Studio and Ambassador Home Improvement who, by utilizing their Chamber membership opportunities, have already contributed significantly to the local business community. Outback Steakhouse’s new Manager, Jamie Connolly, also jumped in and took the lead to ensure all our attendees were well fed.
“We are very thankful for the support and contributions of our Chamber sponsors and volunteers who enable us to coordinate such great programs for our members. This year, we were able to build upon the core foundation of our event through the help of our Premier Sponsors, Outback Steakhouse, Harbor Design & Build Group including their partners Precise Design Studio and Ambassador Home Improvement and Verizon Communications and the generous support of our valued supporting sponsors. The success of this event would not be possible without them,” explained David Walsdorf, Huntington Chamber Luau Event Chairperson.
Huntington Township Chamber Of Commerce Appoints Three Additional Directors
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Huntington Township Chamber Of Commerce
Appoints Three Additional Directors
Tom Kehoe, Mark Fogel and Genevieve Sloup Join the Chamber’s Board of Directors
The Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the appointment of three new directors to serve on the organization’s Board. Tom Kehoe, Mark Fogel and Genevieve Sloup have joined the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors to support and serve the local Huntington community.
The mission of the Board of Directors is for each member to use his/her dedication and passion for the Huntington community and his/her diverse strengths to create opportunities and promote growth and prosperity for business as well as the local community. The Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce serves as a business catalyst for making the Huntington community a natural choice in which to work, shop, play and live. Chamber board members are individuals who volunteer to offer their expertise, knowledge and time to fulfill this vision.
As the Senior Human Resource Officer of Leviton Manufacturing, Inc., Mark Fogel has global oversight of corporate and regional facilities, supporting a population of over 6,500 employees in North America, Central and South America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Additionally, he oversees Public Relations, Safety, and Facilities, and was the company’s internal project manager for its global corporate relocation to Melville in 2009. Among his many honors, Mark Fogel was named National Human Capital Business Leader of the Year (2007) by The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and received the SHRM’s economic stimulus prize in February 2009 for innovative “best practices” in retaining employees through training and development. He was most recently honored by Long Island Business News as one of Long Island’s 50 most influential business leaders (50 around 50).
Thomas J. Kehoe is President of Seaflight Logistics,Inc, a freight forwarder specializing in time-sensitive and perishable shipments, both domestically and nationally. He is also a partner in K & B Seafood, Inc., one of the East Coast’s largest importer, exporter, and distributor of oysters and shellfish. Kehoe is a 30+ year resident of Northport and Huntington and is serving his second four-year term as an elected Trustee in the Village of Northport where he also serves as Commissioner of Police, Sanitation and Commerce. Kehoe is a major force within the Huntington community and an integral creator for Long Island’s “Buy Local” campaign which garnered a Fair Media Council “Folio Award” and a Vision Long Island “Smart Growth Award.” In addition to Kehoe’s involvement in the Huntington community he also is on the Executive Committee of the Theodore Roosevelt Association; President of the East Coast Shellfish Growers Association (www.ecsga.org) and recently formed Huntington Harbor Water Quality Committee. He holds two third degree black belts in (San Dan Rank) Chowa Ryu an Okinawan Karate and in Aki Bokken Jutsu, a Japanese sword art.
Genevieve Sloup is Owner/Event Planner of RSVP Events which specializes in promotion and special event planning. Her background includes Project Manager for New Launches at Estee Lauder. She recently began her event planning business concentrating in the Huntington area. She is a member of the 2010 class of Leadership Huntington, Co-Chair of the Young Professionals Chamber of Commerce 21+ Group, Huntington Station Unity in the Community Committee and a recipient of the Celebrate Long Island’s Young Professionals Award honouring 30 young people under the age of 30 .
“We are excited and honored to add these prestigious individuals to our Board of
Directors,” explained Chamber Chairman Robert Bontempi. “Their diverse wealth of experience and enthusiasm for our community, the Chamber members and local businesses are sure to be great assets to our dynamic organization,” he continued.