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West Hempstead Chamber of Commerce News June 2013 New Website: P.O. Box 174 516-619-2045 Facebook


June General Meeting st

Our 1 HANC Student Award


Some Chamber Members Chamber Happenings


Board Officers / Directors 100 Years of Chestnut Street School


Logos / Photos 2013 WHCoC AwardsWHUFSD

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June General Meeting… Our latest Chamber meeting was held on June 11th at the Center for Science Teaching and Learning (aka CSTL) at Tanglewood Preserve in Rockville Centre. (Their website is If you could not attend, you missed out on a unique venue, good networking, and great food from Avenue Delicatessen located at 290 Hempstead Avenue. Rayanne Havasy of CSTL gave an informative tour and spoke about the wonderful animals, exhibits and educational teaching possibilities. Our meetings are usually held every 2nd Tuesday of the month. No meetings are currently scheduled for July and August. Please remember to check our website for updates or to join the Chamber. When searching for a local service or vendor, please make the new website your first search stop and consider adding the website link to your “Favorites” tabs. Much thanks to all of you that support our members and small businesses!

Our 1st HANC Student Award… Venus Restaurant

On May 21st, the West Hempstead Chamber of Commerce presented a check and certificate to HANC student, Joey Haar. Joey was chosen by the HANC staff for his wonderful essay and thoughts about starting his own business. We are especially happy because this is the Chamber’s very first student award with HANC and we look forward to many more in the future. Congratulations Joey Haar and much thanks to the entire HANC staff for participating in this program with us!

2012 WH Shines Day at WHHS

Page 2 Some 2013 members are: Magnum Physicians, North Shore LIJ Franklin Hosp., Ready to Pass, Valley National Bank, DNA Art & Design, Misty Irrigation, West Hempstead Education Association, Astoria Federal Savings, Giordanos Garden Services, Macaroni Kid Hempstead, Avenue Delicatessen, 508 Subway, I&D Glatt, Digifix, Fel's Hair Creations, New York Equestrian Center, AAA-1 Transmissions, Lakeview Physical Therapy, Alcamo Realty, Capital One, Bageltown, Fischetti Garden Center, Boutique Cigar Shop, Pat Swift Energy Girl, Faye Healthy, Sentinel Printing, West Hempstead Herald, Introspect Investigations USA, Lani’s Catering, West 130 Apartments, Martin H. Cohen –CPA, Dr. Ronald Rooney, Dr. Viscella-DDS, West Hempstead Animal Hospital, Figaro Wines & Liquors, Handcrafted Imports. Thank you!

Chamber Happenings… China Connection always has such beautiful gifts. Please visit their location or website at I&D Glatt is a kosher butcher, grocery and fish market located at 179 Hempstead Avenue. Please stop in today. Figaros Wine & Liquor celebrated their 3rd year in business with wonderful wine tastings and food. They are located at 400 Hempstead Ave. Mutual Engraving can assist you with your printing and engraving needs. Visit their website at Liberty Travel West Hempstead held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on May 17th. Please stop in at 621A Hempstead Turnpike today! Dr. Ronald Rooney-DC practices at 303 Coolidge St.. As a chiropractor, he can diagnose and treat common spinal conditions. Stop in today. Dr. Harry Penson can help your pets stay healthy. Please visit his website at Please visit Rocco Fischetti Landscaping and Garden Center’s website at Martin H. Cohen-CPA can assist you with accounting and other tax advice year round. His website is at The West 130 Apartments is doing very well. Visit their lovely apartments today for a showing and see what you are missing! Astoria Federal Savings can help your cash flow and business grow. Please stop in at 490 Hempstead Turnpike today!

Misty Irrigation can make your lawn and landscape look great! Visit their website at Sentinel Printing donated a print job to the Chamber of Commerce. Thank you Glen Boehmer! Please visit their website for your printing needs at

Page 3 Very FIRST HANC Student Award Winner – Joey Haar

Board Officers Robert Manuella - President Finest Security (516) 486-1318 Vita Zorbo - Vice President Lady of America (516) 565-5239 Hilda Manuella - Treasurer Finest Security (516) 486-1318 Zehava Schechter Recording Secretary Attorney at Law (516) 292-1550

Board of Directors Please feel free to share this newsletter with any interested resident or business. Thank you for supporting small business in and around West Hempstead!

100 Years of Chestnut Street School… The West Hempstead Chestnut Street School celebrated 100 years with a fun community gathering. The day included historical facts, a model of the bell tower for kids to ring, old time games and music and a beautiful cake by Riesterer’s Bakery. (Photo by the WH Historical Society)

Patricia Locurcio – Historian / Ribbon Cutting Avon Consultant (516) 315-2762 Marie Taylor - Membership Edward Jones Investments (516) 538-4338 Christa Mally – Street Fair Hot Stop Cruises (516) 280-8528 Rosalie Norton - Beautification WH Community Support Assoc. (516) 485-5132 Karl Riesterer Sr.- Past President Riesterer’s Bakery (516) 481-7636 James Witter – Ribbon Cutting Gateway Investments (516) 240-1741 Fred Sorrentino – Programs Barnes-Sorrentino Funeral Home (516) 481-8870 William P. Zacharias - Programs Business Health Benefits Plus (516) 414-1927 ------------------------------------------------Joe McDonald – Website Damocles Designs (516) 522-0731 Manny Martinez – Soc. Media / Publicity Consultant (516) 565-0065

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2013 West Hempstead Chamber Awards – WHUFSD Chamber President, Bob Manuella, presenting Jenna Garlasco with the 2013 West Hempstead Chamber Award at the High School on June 3rd, 2013. Saige Amoruso was also a winner, but could not attend the evening award ceremony. Congratulations to them both!

Photo by Steve Orlando - WH Memorial Day Parade. Thank you Steve!

June 2013 WHCOC Newsletter  
June 2013 WHCOC Newsletter