Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Councilwoman Angie Cullin and Councilman Gary Hudes joined the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the organization’s new office on Pettit Avenue.
“This is a great day for one of the most active organizations in the Bellmore community,” said Supervisor Murray. “The Chamber of Commerce not only promotes business in the area, it also sponsors family and community-centered events throughout the year.”
The new office, which is adjacent to the Bellmore Train Station is a result of the expansion of the Nassau County Police booth, which is located on Town property. Hempstead Town enthusiastically provided the additional land for the building’s expansion. The structure will house both the Chamber and the auxiliary police, providing two important services for the neighborhood.
“I am so happy that we were able to assist the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores,” said Councilwoman Angie Cullin.
Councilman Gary Hudes added, “As past-president, I know how long having a permanent home has been a dream for the Chamber. I could not be happier that Hempstead Town had a role in helping that dream become a reality.”
The purpose of the Chamber is to promote the education, success and prosperity of its members, to address the problems and concerns with running a business, to create a voice loud enough to be heard in the world of government decision-making, to foster business interests and community responsibility and to support each other. In the new office, the Chamber plans to have wall racks to display flyers, menus and business cards for its members. The organization also envisions new residents utilizing the office as a place where they can stop by and learn about what the community has to offer.
“The Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores is happy to be moving into its new, permanent home and we thank Kate Murray and the Town of Hempstead for all its cooperation,” said Chamber President Debby Izzo.
“This office will not only be a benefit to the Chamber and its members, it will be a great resource for the entire community,” concluded Murray.