In times like these, where small businesses must overcome the biggest challenge in our lifetime; where their only source of income has been shut off; where the future is filled with questions of not only when the country will reopen, but how quickly we can return to normalcy, they flock together as they have when times were good, connecting and networking with each other, learning from each other, exchanging information, and together, continuing to support their local business community. Many do this through their local Chamber of Commerce.
The Encyclopedia Britannica defines a Chamber of Commerce as:
“any of various voluntary organizations of business firms, public officials, professional people, and public-spirited citizens. They are primarily interested in publicizing, promoting, and developing commercial and industrial opportunities in their areas; they also seek to improve community schools, streets, housing, public works, fire and police protection, parks, playgrounds, and recreational and tourist facilities.”
One thing that pops out from that definition is "public-spirited citizens."
Here on central long island where the miller business center is based, we are fortunate to have a number of local business owners who match that description. And one of them who truly represents this, in not only spirit, but drive and commitment to making the community better, supporting local business owners, and facilitating business networking to bring small businesses success, is the newly elected president of the Greater Middle Country Chamber of Commerce, Lenore Paprocky…and she has plans.
Join us for a discussion on the concerns of small business owners in the time of coronavirus, the importance of networking, and the future of the Middle Country Chamber of Commerce.
Lenore Paprocky is the president of the Greater Middle Country Chamber of Commerce and the Director of Business Development for Synergy Wealth Strategies in Smithtown, NY.
To find out the benefits of being a member of the chamber of commerce, see a member directory and learn of upcoming events, visit their website at http://middlecountrychamber.com
Centered on Business is a production of the Miller Business Center at Middle Country Public Library, an initiative of the Middle Country Library Foundation. For more information, visit our website at http://millerbusinesscenter.org