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Small Business Resources - COVID-19

March 25, 2020

Dear West Islip Chamber Members:

This past week has been unparalleled; we understand you may be anxious about the recent events as a result of COVID-19. We are here to help and provide guidance wherever possible during this difficult and challenging time.

SUFFOLK COUNTY ALLIANCE OF CHAMBERS

Beginning next week, on Mondays at noon, weekly telephone webinars will be available, from health professionals and public officials, to provide up-to-date information and answers to your questions about the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Suffolk County officials recommend businesses register online at www.suffolkchambers.org

Use the websites provided at www.suffolkchambers.org

  • To access payroll questions, loan forgiveness
  • For unemployment guidance to assist with your business that relates to your employees

SUFFOLK COUNTY BUSINESS RECOVERY UNIT serves as a One-Stop-for-Business questions and resources related to the impact of COVID-19, as well as the data collection for economic and workforce impacts.

Access this information at

https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Economic-Development-and-Planning/Business-Recovery-Unit

Most Importantly, NYS has been approved for $2.2 billion to be allotted to small businesses. Please note, there is a glitch in the SBA Loan system when electronically signing the document. If you cannot sign the document, it is suggested you log out and then log back in to complete the electronic signature.

We were also informed that it will take at least 30-days for them to receive the paperwork portions via USPS. Any business with an existing SBA loan need not worry; the loan will automatically be rolled into a deferral program. The SBA also offers these loans to not-for-profits.

Furthermore, we were informed that businesses should also apply for loans via banks and credit unions.
Three opportunities for borrowing money:

  • There will be special arrangements from business lenders
  • Banks/credit loaners will have to be available for payroll needs, etc.
  • You can apply through SBA and through a lender, 1-year deferment on loans 

IMPORTANT NOTES TO BE AWARE 

  • National Guard should be on Long Island in the near future; at this time we do not have any specifics
  • File for National Disaster Insurance for your business, if you have it. Look for the Business Interim Clause 

SAFETY FOR DOWNTOWN BUSINESS DISTRICTS AND MAIN STREET

  • The County was asked to please consider an increase in police patrols during this time. Commander Silva of the 5th Prescient and the County is looking into this, as they believe it is an important issue while stores are closed

DISASTER LOAN ASSISTANCE

Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters

The SBA requested you have patience with them as they work through to circulate this huge amount of constantly changing information.

The West Islip Chamber of Commerce has been accumulating an ongoing list of what our businesses are implementing as precautions, as well as being in sync with regulations, while they remain open.

GOVERNOR CUOMO ISSUES GUIDANCE ON ESSENTIAL SERVICES UNDER THE 'NEW YORK STATE ON PAUSE' EXECUTIVE ORDER

Guidance on essential services under the executive order is available at:

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-issues-guidance-essential-services-under-new-york-state-pause-executive-order

Please continue to support our small businesses. Our restaurants need us now more than ever before to enable them to survive this unfortunate crisis. Please try to purchase any of your needs locally and visit these essential businesses as often as possible.

Do your part to slow the spread. Guidelines to help protect Americans during the global Coronavirus outbreak, see the guidelines below.

Most importantly, please stay healthy and safe,

West Islip Chamber of Commerce

Board of Directors

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2020 Installation Breakfast and Slate of 2020 Officers

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The West Islip Chamber of Commerce (WICC) hosted a lively Installation Breakfast on Wednesday, January 15th, in the cozy and spacious neighborhood restaurant, PRIMI Italian Steakhouse. Restaurateur, Frank Bono and Diane Fontana, VP of Membership, greeted many new members and familiar faces, as PRIMI's staff graciously guided guests into the dining room showing them to a hearty breakfast buffet. 

During breakfast, Rich Carpenter, President, recapped a successful 2019. He talked about programs WICC implemented to stimulate business around town, saying, “We had a good year, so much so, that this year, and for the first time, we were able to double the amount of scholarships we gave to students." Looking forward to 2020, Rich first thanked several outgoing board members for their commitment and service to the community these past few years and then he welcomed new incoming board members, introducing Diane Munno-Alonso, teacher at West Islip Public Schools, Laura Spencer Brennan, local Attorney at Law, Michael Mercurio, Commissioner, West Islip Fire Department, and John Raimondi, owner of Our Little Italy, a favorite establishment among pizza lovers in town. 

Continuing, Rich noted a couple of new things the Chamber has planned for 2020. It is going to self-produce a membership guide/directory (reaching over 8,800 homes in West Islip) by putting a different spin on it. The guide will be more of a magazine in format, giving merchants the opportunity to come in at a lesser expense rate than typical weeklies, but provide a vehicle that has a longer shelf life, with content focusing on our history and how West Islip came about, including merchant highlights, and a lot of tidbits that should be fun. In late spring, WICC plans to start a video series, basically, a hard core promotion on Facebook for merchants, with brief feature introductions, again, trying to connect with community and build up some web traffic. Additionally, the Chamber is going to do something new that's actually old style promotion. Rich said, "If you were around in the 70’s, you may remember the Welcome Wagon," to which the mere mention of the Welcome Kit program evoked reminiscent rejoices from the crowd. The plan is to give merchants an opportunity to provide WICC with flyers that will be slipped into a folder and as new people move into town one of the real estate agents or someone from the board will make a personal introduction and welcome newcomers to the community.

In closing, President Carpenter thanked everyone for attending and supporting the Chamber, he then called for “brief” self-introductions around the room, beginning with past president, Nancy Donohue. The attendees included, Charles and Adele Spencer, Lisa Guariglia, Carolyn James, Diane Fontana, Rich Carpenter, Belinda Rubino, Gregg Marano, Michael Mercurio, Brad Wilson, Supervisor Angie Carpenter, members from the West Islip School District, Sgt. Al Simeone, Robert Wasilko, Charles Gandolfo, Irene Munno, Agatha Sciara, Laura Brennan Spencer, Councilman John Cochrane, Patty Vorilas, Jim Stephensen and Glenn Luchenof West Islip Robotics, Meg Smith Real Estate, Kim Colonna, Regina Jacoby, Rocco Pepe of West Islip Beautification, Donna Marano, Mike Falk, Ann Kreisberg, Pastor Ford, John Raimondi, Kevin and Nora Crumlish, Justin Jaycon of Good Samaritan Hospital,Teresa Garzon, Friends of West Islip Library, Mary and Ted Gladowski, Carolyn Baez of Youth Enrichment Services, Roxanne and Lou of AFC Urgent Care, Peter McGann, Diane Munno- Alonso, Larry and Nancy Donohue, Angela of Southside Hospital, and Legislator Steve Flotteron.

The Installation of the West Islip Chamber of Commerce 2020 Executive and Board of Directors ensued, presided over by Town of Islip Supervisor, Angie Carpenter, accompanied by each member receiving Certificates of Recognition from the Town Islip, followed by Certificates of Dedication handed to the same by Suffolk County Legislator, Steve Flotteron.

Upcoming WICC Networking Events and Meeting Dates will be published on the website and Facebook, please come back often.

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 To view the entire album of the 2020 Installation Breakfast, please click the image or link.

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Below is the 2020 WICC Board of Directors

Executive Board

RICHARD CARPENTER
President
ACT Marketing
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BRAD WILSON
Executive Vice President
Jones Hollow Realty
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DIANE FONTANA
Vice President Membership
A Perfect View Window Fashions
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CHARLES H. SPENCER
Vice President Merchants
Claude R. Boyd-Spencer Funeral Homes
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BELINDA H. RUBINO
Vice President Marketing
SweetSpot Marketing
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GREGG MARANO
Vice President Public Relations
Merrill Lynch
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ANN L KREISBERG, CPA
Treasurer
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ADELE SPENCER
Secretary
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HON. ANGIE M. CARPENTER
Government/Community Liaison
Islip Town Supervisor
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WICC Board of Directors

DIANE MUNNO-ALONSO
West Islip Public Schools

LAURA SPENCER-BRENNAN
Attorney at Law
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ROBERT DISTEFANO

West Islip Wines & Liquors
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CHARLES GANDOLFO
Higbie Collision
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LISA GUARIGLIA
People's United Bank
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JUSTIN JAYCON
Good Samaritan Hospital
Medical Center
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MICHAEL MERCURIO
West Islip Fire Department

JOHN RAIMONDI
Our Little Italy
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ROBERT WASILKO
Atlantic Auto Group
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Taste of West Islip 2019

West Islip Chamber of Commerce presented its highly awaited 2nd Annual TASTE OF WEST ISLIP to the community on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at the West Islip Fire Department, 309 Union Blvd, West Islip, NY. Click on the image below to see photos from the evening.

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Doors swung open promptly at 5:30 p.m. to greet the "early birds" who were patiently waiting. As guests eagerly navigated the aisles in search of their favorite local restaurants, pizzerias, delis and wine merchants, the vendors stood at the ready and did not dissapoint with generous servings! The admission price of $10/adults and $5/children was considered a bargain to many who enjoyed an unlimited variety of food and beverage. 

The West Islip Chamber of Commerce expresses its gratitude and appreciation to the West Islip Fire Department for use of its venue, our major sponsors Atlantic Automall and Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center for their generosity and support, and to the many establisments who put their best "spoons" forward and plated offerings to over 600 people who attended the event. They are noted below with links to their online presence.

Thank you for making the Taste of West Islip a great success! The Chamber values your involvement within the community and we look forward to the 3rd Annual Taste of West Islip to be held on October 21st 2020.

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2019 Participating Establishments
Anthony’s Pizza & Pasta
Brownstones
Butera’s Chicken Meatballs
Café Europa
Carvel
Crispino’s Pizzeria
Farrell’s of Brooklyn
Francesco’s
Hershey’s Ice Cream
Higbie Bagel
Hometown Heroes
Lions Den
Long River
Mario’s Pasticceria
Mona Lisa
Oak Neck Deli
Oak Neck Pizzeria
Our Little Italy
Primi Italian Restaurant
Sea Levels
Secatogue Brewery
Stuff-a-Bagel
Summerwind Deli
West Islip Wines & Liquors

Major Sponsors
Atlantic Automall and Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center

 Participating Sponsors
ANGIE CARPENTER Islip Town Supervisor
ACT Marketing Group
AFC Urgent Care
Bright Bay Electric
Claude R. Boyd Spencer Funeral Homes
Dynasty Limousine
Higbie Collision
Jones Hollow Realty Group
SweetSpot Marketing
Village & Bridal Boutique
Village Salon & Spa

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