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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 atmatthew.mcgevna@patch.com and we'll look into it for this notebook.

Rocco's Deli Holds Grand Opening in Ronkonkoma

Ronkonkoma residents have another fine place to grab a bite to eat this week as Rocco's Deli held its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony last week. The deli, owned and operated by Joseph Pellicane, had a soft launch back in January, but officially kicked off its business on September 27. Suffolk County Legislator Tom Muratore was on-site to help with the ribbon cutting.

Muratore presented a certificate to Pellicane who was joined by other lawmakers and members of the Ronkonkoma Chamber of Commerce.

“My compliments to the chef and congratulations to Mr. Pellicane,” Muratore stated in a release. “I wish the staff at Rocco’s Deli much success, and hope that community members continue to support our local business owners.”

Kidtastic in Farmingville Holds Grand Re-Opening

Last Saturday the Kidtastic Developmental Center on Portion Road held its grand re-opening. The center, operated by certified instructor Dawn Garret, initially opened its doors in September of 2011. The new facility offers a variety of classes, such as Mozart's Todders, DaVinci's Discoveries and Picasso's Prep.

The school is designed in a way that allows parents to observe their child throughout the day if they choose, and includes a mix of individual and cooperative learning environments. 

“I believe in an Open Door policy for both the children and parents," Garret stated in a release. "I wanted to develop a program that would allow parents to feel comfortable with me as an educator and help them promote a positive learning environment for their children at home as well as in school.” 

To learn more about the Kidtastic Development Center, visit www.kidtasticpreschool.com.

Holbrook Chamber of Commerce puts new spin on General Meeting

The Holbrook Chamber of Commerce is going to hold its monthly general meeting tonight, but this month they've turned it into a special networking event.

The meeting will be held at Long Island MacArthur Airport in the central hall between the ticket area and baggage claim. To increase business networking opportunities, the meeting has invited members of the Bayport-Bluepoint, Farmingville, Nesconset, Oakdale, Ronkonkoma and Saville Chambers, as well as local town and state leaders. Robert Schaefer, the newly minted airport commissioner will also be on hand.

The networking event starts at 6:30 p.m. tonight. Light food and beverages will be served, according to the Chamber's website. Attendees can park in any available lot, but will need to pay the normal parking fee. Parking is free in the Islip Town lot if you have an Islip Town parking permit.

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