Chamber of Commerce has eyes on the future

November 17, 2012 by  

As the tunnels reopen and the region’s gasoline restrictions come to an end, projects already building for the future meet efforts to rebuild in the present. A crowd of 60 attended the Nanuet Chamber of Commerce’s kick-off meeting on the evening of November 13. The meeting represented the culmination of months of organization work, and provided an opportunity to collect donations for those dislocated by the hurricane.

An initial public meeting was held in early April to consider options for businesses and other members of the community to work together to bring improvements to Nanuet. The Chamber fills a vacuum left when a previous incarnation was disbanded more than 10 years ago. The business climate has evolved in the interim, including the burgeoning of the small businesses population and the Nanuet Mall renovation.

The Chamber’s committees address the areas of outreach, business empowerment and programming, beautification, government affairs, restaurant and retail, and long-range planning, all dedicated, as per the mission statement:

“…to promoting and supporting the business, civic, and cultural vitality of Nanuet through advocacy, leadership and networking to create a vibrant, prosperous, environmentally sound, and strong community.”

Both businesses and individuals are welcomed as members, with an annual dues structure appropriate to each category. There is still time, through the end of the year, to be included under the Founding Members banner, alongside names like AllState, GMG Public Relations, Old World Carpentry, The Shops at Nanuet, and other businesses. With print companies likely to highlight these businesses through future brochure and flyer printing, more information, including a downloadable membership form, is available at the Chamber website.