Founded in 1946, the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Bay Shore is a community organization endeavoring to undertake programs and projects designed to improve and preserve the best interest and welfare of the total community. Its primary function and overriding concern, however is the betterment of the business community, serving the industrial, commercial and professional interests which strengthen its economic base.
Membership in the Chamber is open to all businesses, professionals and residents of Bay Shore and Brightwaters. Some of the many services performed are: providing information for all new businesses and residents; handling inquiries on potential relocations; conducting special community-wide events and promotional efforts; serving as liaison among the various segments of the business community; reviewing legislation affecting businesses' and residents' best interest at all levels of government; continuing efforts to maintain and beautify the town's business and residential areas; developing and maintaining a profile of Bay Shore's businesses.
The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Bay Shore invites all businesses and residents to become members and participate in committees and programs. Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of every other month at 7 pm at Bay Shore-Brightwaters Library, 1 South Country Road, Brightwaters, NY 11718
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For relocation dreams of all sizes ..Think Bay Shore.
Numerous success stories have been written in Bay Shore, one of which has become a household name. German immigrant William Entenmann came to the "land of opportunity" to fulfill his dreams. In the early 1900's, when William Jr. contracted rheumatic fever, the family was forced to move to the healthful countryside of Bay Shore. There they opened a little bake shop on Main Street, and William Jr. flourished in his new environment. Grown, he married Martha Schneider who worked in the bakery, and they had three sons, Robert, Charles and William, who joined the family business. Theirs is a remarkable story of a family that stayed by each other in the changing years ahead and made Entenmann's one of the largest bakers in the world.
Today, their famous bakery complex on Fifth Ave., now owned by George Weston Bakeries, Inc., serves as the company's national headquarters. With more than 2,300 on payroll, Entenmann's is the area's largest employer. Many Entenmann family members still reside in the community they have always graciously supported...the town they love...Bay Shore...where an American dream began nearly 100 years ago.
Bay Shore has always attracted a comprehensive cross section of businesses savvy enough to recognize its central location, government incentives and accessibility to key resources. Here are two of the many success stories.
Founder Vince Trapani, and a handful of dedicated individuals worked to take U.S.A. Industries from a little automotive parts remanufacturer to a major player. Within a three year period, they purchased over 100,000 sq. ft. in Bay Shore and currently employ over 160 people. Thanks to incentives and grants from the Town of Islip and New York State Department of Economic Development, U.S.A. Industries came to Bay Shore. Their most recent acquisition, a General Motors production line purchased from Albany, Georgia, and relocated to Bay Shore, will create another 40-50 jobs at U.S.A. Industries.
Operated by its current owner, John Corrado, since 1970, Suffolk Transportation Service presently operates over 500 school transportation vehicles. They provide quality service to over 30,000 students, to and from school districts and educational facilities in Suffolk County. Recognizing a need to provide more than exemplary school bus service, Suffolk Transportation Service along with its affiliate Suffolk Bus Corp., also operates public transit service to over 10,000 riders each day. Recipient of some of the industry's most coveted awards and honors, Bay Shore is proud to have Suffolk Transportation Service in its business community.
Greater Bay Shore is easily accessible to all of long Island's major roadways. The recently refurbished Long Island Railroad Station is within walking distance of downtown as are the Fire Island Ferries Terminals. The commute to Manhattan takes approximately one hour by car or by train. Bay Shore is also a short drive to Long Island's MacArthur Airport from which direct and connecting flights to worldwide destinations are conveniently made by more than 2 million business and pleasure travelers annually.
With two major hospitals, Southside Hospital to the east and Good Samaritan Hospital to the west, downtown Main Street acts as a "Medical Corridor" for hundreds of doctors who maintain their offices and staffs in Bay Shore. The high concentration of medical professionals, from general practitioners to specialists, has encouraged many other health care related businesses to spring up throughout the town.
Also heavily represented in the downtown is the legal profession, including the prestigious law firm of Siben & Siben, the third largest law firm on Long Island. With the impressive Suffolk County Court Complex and Touro Law School in a neighboring community, many lawyers have chosen to locate their practices here in town.
There is no better
Long Island location than Greater Bay Shore and no better time to capitalize
on its many opportunities.
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