Sachem Business Beat

A look at some highlights of what's going on in the Sachem business community.

Welcome to Sachem Patch's new feature "Sachem Business Beat," an overview of news, updates, reports and observations of what's happening in the business community in our area. Got any tips? Heard about a great deal going on somewhere in Sachem? Email us at matthew.mcgevna@patch.com and we'll look into it for this notebook.

Holbrook Vitamin Business Launches Holiday Campaign

Holbrook-based nutritional supplement company Vitamin World has launched its "Be an Angel. Make a Difference" campaign to help make vitamins (vitamin A in particular) more accessible and affordable in underdeveloped countries.

The company has set a 3-month goal of $500,000 in donations, which will run the campaign deep into the holiday season. Donations can be made online at www.vitaminangels.org.

According to a release from the company, roughly 190 million children under five are vitamin A deficient, which is a major cause of child mortality and blindness. Statistics bear out that one dose of vitamin A every six months can reduce those conditions by 24% among at-risk populations. 

TFCU Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Last week fireworks at the Pennysaver Amphitheatre in Farmingville marked the 60th anniversary celebration of Teachers Federal Credit Union.

Captain Don and The Toucan Band performed classic rock and pop songs, and on-air talent from WALK FM emceed the affair. The celebration was held for the benefit of both customers and employees at TFCU.

The bank started small back in 1952, but has since grown to a large credit union with more than 227,000 members and 600 employees, all based on Long Island. The company also recently opened a brand new headquarters in Hauppauge this year.

Area Toyota Dealership Draws Ronkonkoma Base With Funny YouTube Clip

Competition Toyota, technically based in Middle Island, but touted as a premeire supplier of Toyotas to Ronkonkoma customers, is tapping into comedic social platforms to spread the word about its business.

In this witty YouTube clip, the dealership plays on the word "reliable" by whispering unreliable information that a golfer at a recent area golf tournament had a swing like Tiger Woods. Using a hand-held camera, the commercial spokesperson videotapes this reputed Tiger-like golfer, only to see him completely whiff on his drive.

Competition Toyota launched its YouTube channel last month and has since uploaded 22 videos to the site.



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