Huntington Chamber Hosts State of the Chamber Annual Networking Meeting

The Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce will host its "State of the Chamber" Annual Networking Meeting which includes a presentation titled "Building Your Business: Effective Tools and Resources for Successful Business Networking & Relationships" on ...

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The Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce will host a lively presentation during their "State of the Chamber" Annual Networking Meeting. The presentation titled "Building Your Business: Effective Tools and Resources for Successful Business Networking & Relationships" will take place on Thursday, May 12 from 7:30 - 10 a.m. at Coindre Hall, located at 101 Browns Road in Huntington. Highlights of the event will include a recap of the "State of the Chamber" by Chamber Chairman Robert Bontempi as well as a presentation by keynote speaker Rob Basso, a Long Island business owner and serial entrepreneur who is also the founder of, the premier organization in the region focused on helping small- and medium-sized businesses.

The "State of the Chamber" will focus on those issues of critical importance to Long Island's business community and will review recent initiatives the Chamber has implemented. The Chamber's vision is to maintain economic strength, expand opportunities and continue to grow local business and industry to meet the demands and needs of the diverse communities throughout Long Island. The Chamber offers a wide range of innovative initiatives designed to directly benefit members. From promotional and networking opportunities to economic development incentives and targeted events, the organization seeks ways to enhance business performance. With the active participation of its member organizations, the Chamber has evolved into the region's leading business organization, reaching new levels of activism and influence.

"This meeting is all about opportunities, successes and providing the appropriate tools and resources to our members so they can facilitate effective business connections with one another," said Robert Bontempi, Chairman of the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce. "Attendees will receive valuable tips, tools and information which will help them build stronger connections to grow their businesses," he explained.

During the keynote presentation, Rob Basso, an entrepreneur with an eye for opportunities, will facilitate an informative program which will offer information on building a personal brand and making the right connections in the marketplace. His presentation will cover how building trust boosts market share, how consistent interaction with connections will help grow a personal brand, and will offer tips on how to attract the right people to a company. As part of his program, Basso will also facilitate an effective networking event for those in attendance. Basso has distinguished himself as a dynamic and innovative business professional as the co-owner of Advantage Payroll Services, the New York region's largest independent payroll processing firm.

The event will also include a raffle, where each table will submit business cards to be entered into a drawing. For information or to register, call (631) 423-6100 or log onto the Chamber's website at

About the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce: Incorporated in 1925 as a Chamber of Commerce in the Village of Huntington, the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of business, industry, financial service, not-for-profit and other professionals within the greater Huntington area. Its mission is the promotion of business, economic development and job creation through the coordinated effort of its membership.