Hello East End! We at the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce work hard to make the Town of East Hampton a better place to work, live, and own a business. We believe that a strong community is the foundation for creating a vibrant business district.
This year, the Chamber will be producing the East Hampton Spring Street Fair, the East Hampton Summer Fair, the Fall Festival in East Hampton Village, the East Hampton Santa Parade, the annual tour of Historic Inns and Interesting Places, and new events such job fairs, art and wine festivals, educational breakfast meetings, and more to come, from Montauk to Sag Harbor.
The Chamber of Commerce provides opportunities for businesses to promote themselves in unique places. Last month we had a booth at the New York Times Travel Show at the Javits Center — 20,000-plus potential customers from all over the world who want to come to the Hamptons. Last week, we were at the Newsday travel expo at the Nassau Coliseum — over 6000 local Long Islanders looking for places to go locally. We had fresh cookies from The Mill House Inn, The White Fences Inn, The Baker House 1650, 434 on Main, and more, attracting new customers. These events are a benefit of membership with the Chamber, and are free to members.
We have an extensive new website coming online later next month, with mixers and networking nights each month, and our business directory prominently displayed, which is used extensively by locals and visitors. We also run the official East Hampton Visitor Center in the heart of East Hampton Village, where members can promote their business.
We are proud partners with The Independent newspaper, our official media sponsor, and members are offered special advertising rates.
If you have a business in the Town of East Hampton or want to reach the Hamptons community to promote your business, please join us. Together we will grow and create even more great events and opportunities.
The East Hampton Town Chamber of Commerce is also your advocate in all matters dealing with local politics, whether it’s permits, zoning, or police matters. We are here to help you navigate the system.
We will back every week highlighting new businesses and talking about issues that affect the business community of our magical town of East Hampton.
Steve Ringel is the executive director of the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce. Visit the website or contact Ringel through www.easthamptonchamber.com.
By Steve Ringel