Matthew Donno & Antonietta Manzi welcome you to Manhasset!
President’s Letter 2023
The Manhasset Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all our Members, Businesses and Residents. With the wonderful support of donations, dues and sponsorships of our many new events we receive throughout the year, we are able to best help Businesses thrive while Creating Fun-Family shared events for our community and surrounding areas to join in. As a result, we can keep our business district thriving with the opening of new stores, which aim to make the Manhasset town the best it can be.
Co-President Antonietta Manzi and I are just part of a wonderful Board that makes everything happen. Since 2020 our goal has been to create fun filled events to better help the relationship of Businesses and Community. With things like the new annual events “Manhasset Al Fresco, Trick or Treating on Plandome Road and Merry Manhasset” we have created a fun social and rewarding experience for our community. This year we are planning to add to all that with some fresh new ideas we hope to unveil early this year. We are very grateful to the Town of North Hempstead and all of the Staff/Employees from Leadership to Highway and Parks Department for relentless support in the projects and events we have undertaken, as well as Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department and Nassau County Police.
If you somehow missed it last year Antonietta and I undertook a major task of rebuilding the Manhasset Chamber website, or as I like to call it a Digital Main Street. Come check out our Member Directory for all your needs, our Community Event Calendar which features not only all the Chamber Events for the year, but a long list of other events from Member Organizations in the Manhasset community as well. Read about the History of Manhasset and our Great Villages within the town. Most importantly if you love the Flowers in Spring and Summer and the Light Pole Decorations in Fall and Winter think about Donating to Beautification. Everything we do to make the town look great is paid for by our Businesses and Residents, we all live and work here so let’s make it look amazing!
On another note, we cant express how essential it is to promote your business to gain more exposure. Remember to use @ShopManhasset, our social media platform and sister-site created by Co-President Antonietta Manzi to continue to connect your businesses to locals.
Last but far from least… We are so excited that 2023 is the year Manhasset Business will finally be able to get off septic and hook into the New Sewer System coming this year on Plandome Rd. Thanks to Chamber Member Robbie Donno for Spearheading this effort, with the Help of a $5M Grant from Assemblywomen Gina Sillitti, and the amazing advice by the Great Neck Water Pollution Control District this project is in full swing. The ToNH has even offered to pitch in additional support to help see this Long Overdue Project be completed with the path of least resistance.
Our relationship with the Town of North Hempstead, Nassau County, the Manhasset Library, the Greater Council of Manhasset and The Nassau Chamber of Commerce is vital to our success. These relationships will impact the future of our community with the best foot forward.
Manhasset is a diverse Community with a highly educated population. Many of our Residents commute into New York City. Our High School is among the highest ranked academically in New York State, and has fantastic athletic achievement as well. The varied levels of success of our residents, both children and adults, inspires the Chamber to drive positive change. We strive to meet this challenge. Our goal in 2023 is to keep improving our Town and always connecting our Residents and Community together. Join us in supporting Manhasset.
Matthew Donno and Antonietta Manzi, Co-Presidents
Manhasset Chamber of Commerce