With hopes of reinvigorating business in Farmingville, business leaders in the city have developed the Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce.
The organization will hold its first meeting Wednesday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m. in in Farmingville.
“Within the last couple of years, many community members have organized events brining new life to Farmingville,” said Michael Wentz, the president of the Chamber. “This is going to bring awareness back and forth for residents and businesses. We hope to increase the flow from the residents for the local businesses.”
Wentz, a market research analyst for Teacher’s Federal Credit Union, has lived in Farmingville for five years, and wants Farmingville to prosper from all angles.
“This is going to take some time and a lot of networking and relationship building,” he said.
From March to June, Wentz said no fees are due prior to attending the first couple of meetings, however to create incentive for people to join from March to June, they have lowered the annual dues to a reduced rate.
“Hopefully they will be willing and wanted to get involved,” he said.
The nearby Holbrook Chamber of Commerce and Ronkonkoma Chamber of Commerce have existed for a number of years and reflect the growth of business in their communities.
"With the formation of the Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce, we can now help support, develop and drive business, continue to help bring together our community, and foster community morale, camaraderie, and fun," said Jennifer Ross, vice president of the chamber.
To learn more, check out the Farmingville Hills Chamber Website.