Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce, Inc.  


  Member Spotlight Program
 

The Member Spotlight helps continue our ongoing mission to promote local businesses and community in Farmingville.

 

Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce Member Spotlight Program

Dari Rudge - I am a Sales Director with Mary Kay Cosmetics. I am very proud to be part of Mary Kay's mission statement, enriching women's lives around the world. I have been with the company for 17 years. I do at home skin care and makeup consultations, personal and executive gift giving, makeovers, bridal, Sweet 16 and other special occasions.

Men, have no fear - we have a line especially for you! I can also help you with gifts for any occasion, wrapped and delivered! Try the "12 days of Christmas" idea! A basket full of 12 wrapped, small gifts! She'll love opening a gift every day for 12 days!

Helping women (and sometimes men) build their own business is one of my favorite parts of being a Sales Director. Something about being a mentor and NOT a boss is invigorating!

I live in Farmingville and am happy to be a member of The Chamber of Commerce.

 

Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce Member Spotlight Program

Harry Sander - My company Indoff is made up of over 400 Partners nationwide as well as in Mexico and Canada. My specialty is Office Furniture and Business Supplies. Whether you have a large office with many employees or an extra bedroom in your home where you pay bills and shop on line, we can help you plan your space for maximum efficiency and productivity.

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Representing 100's of manufacturers, we have products to fit every budget. We have the ability to be a "turn-key" operation. This means we handle the design, specification, delivery and installation as well as providing individual customer service.

When you order your business products by 4PM, they will be delivered by UPS the next business day. We specialize in toner cartridges both compatible and OEM, searching out the best possible pricing.

I originally joined the Farmingville Hills Chamber because I run my business out of Farmingville, however as a resident too, I have gotten so much more. There are so many wonderful plans for our town that many residents of Farmingville are not aware of. Our president Michael Wentz is a true friend to our town. He works extremely hard for the betterment of Farmingville.

I hope that other businesses and residents come to a meeting and join our chamber and take an active role in the future of Farmingville

 

Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce Member Spotlight Program

Julie Chan is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage living and working in the Farmingville/Sachem community. As a Realtor, her passion and experience have allowed her to not only understand the ins and outs of Real Estate, but also to provide service to hundreds of families with Real Estate needs.

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She is proud to work with a company that has been serving satisfied customers for over 100 years. Customers count on their outstanding service, knowledge and guidance when they are selling, purchasing or renting their home. Julie is committed to helping you make one of the most important financial decisions of your life and to help you achieve your financial goals.

 

Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce Member Spotlight Program

Ann-Marie Connor is the owner and operator of Angel Home Care, Inc.. Ann-Marie has been a resident of Farmingville for 22 years. She has sent two sons through Sachem Schools where they received a wonderful education and both went on to college.

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Her oldest son graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and her younger son will graduate(God Willing) this May with a Bachelors in Horticulture and Landscape Design. She was active in the community while her children were in school. She served on BLT, been a member of the PTA, been a classroom mom and a soccer mom.

In 1998, Ann-Marie started Angel Home Care, Inc. out of her home. She spent much of her time focused on her business and her family thus backing out of active participation in the community. While she may not have been as active in the community, she still paid attention to what is going on in her town.

She has found some "free" time and wanted to be part of and give back to her community. That is why she has joined the Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce. Her business is located in Selden, but her heart, her home, and her community is Farmingville.

 

Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce Member Spotlight Program

Kyoshi Gerard Senese is the owner of Ryu Shu Kan: Japanese Arts Center. Kyoshi Gerard Senese moved to Suffolk Co. in 1984 when he opened his first dojo in Ronkonkoma; and settled in Farmingville in 1989 where he has been teaching ever since.

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“In 1988 I was looking for a suitable location that was located in a 5 mile radius from my dojo in Ronkonkoma. I had done my research on the Sachem School district and found Farmingville to be a solid middle class neighborhood, perfect for my vocation of teaching martial arts to the local community.”

He has been the Director of the Town of Brookhaven Sachem Youth Services “Children’s Self-Protection” program since 1990, which has honored him with Volunteer awards for his 20 years of service to the youth of the Sachem community.

“Being a member of the Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce has given me a chance to let more people know about my dojo and in turn we hope more Farmingville residents will try our programs.”

 

Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce Member Spotlight Program

Rich and Donna Leudemann own and operate The Flaming Hearth which has been family owned for nearly 50 years. Bill Leudemann started here in 1962 and was always active in the community. He was involved with the fire department, as well as the old Farmingville Holtsville Chamber of Commerece.

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Following in his father's footsteps, Rich hopes to continue in serving the community by providing a place for residents to come and celebrate any occasion with all their family and friends.

Rich and Donna have been in the restaurant business all their lives and have been in many restaurants and catering houses abroad. They hoped and now have made a reality of coming back to this area to raise their family and do their best to give back so much this community gave to them throughout their childhood.

 

Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce Member Spotlight Program

Karen Hearty is the owner of Cupcake Girlz. After working in NYC in the Banking Industry for over 20 years, her dream and passion was to establish her own business. With support and encouragement from her family, Cupcake Girlz (named after her daughter Shannon and herself) came to life in January of 2012 with the help of her husband Patrick, who built the storefront from the ground up.

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They opened Cupcake Girlz in Farmingville because they are Farmingville residents and they hoped that a new business like this would help our community. It is a warm and inviting cafe for all ages that thry hope will bring many smiles to peoples face for years to come.

While growing up, she lived in a town you could visit with shops and special events that she has fond memories of. She joined the Farmingville Hills Chamber in the hopes of helping to make our "town" enjoyable and memorable for all residents as well.

 

Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce Member Spotlight Program

Charlie Trabold is the Commander of VFW Post 400. Charlie was born and raised in Ridgewood Queens on Nov. 3 1944. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1962 and spent some time state side, then was sent to Okinawa. He was sent for duty in Thailand maintaining the F-105 that were flying missions over Vietnam.

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Met his wife while working at Fairchild Camera and they have been married 45 yrs. and have two children and three grand kids. Retired from Unisys corp. after 40 yrs. as an IT installation Specialist.

Joined the VFW in 2008 and found a group of dedicated veterans wanting to help other veterans. Progressed to Commander in 2010 then to County inspector in 2011. He was just elected to Jr. Vice commander of Suffolk County this year.

The post delivers meals at Thanksgiving and Christmas. They also ship packages to the vets over in Afghanistan. The post sponsors Bingo at the vets home in Stony Brook, Visit the bed ridden at VA hospital in Northport. This is just a sampling of all the work they do to assist those who gave so much.

 

Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce Member Spotlight Program

Dawn Garrett is the owner of Kidtastic Developmental Center which opened its doors in September and has shown tremendous growth.Owned by Dawn Garrett who also acts as the center director, Kidtastic is a revolutionary preschool experience. Ms. Garrett is New York State certified in Special Education/Visual Arts & Elementary Education. These certifications make her an innovator in the field of teaching. The facility offers a unique variety of classes including Mozart’s Toddlers, Davinci’s Discoveries, and Picasso’s Prep.

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Additional programs such as private birthday parties, Parents Night Out, Mommy & Me, and monthly parent trainings are also available. Our “Simply Social” program combined with our “Social Saturday’s” is a progressive socialization program for all children. This May they started their new mommies group, “Mind.Mama.Soul”. “I know as a mother of two, when I dropped my daughter off it was horrible seeing her cry,” said Garrett. “I believe in transition and we will give every parent the opportunity to assist in their child’s transition process.”

The school’s layout is specifically designed in a way that allows parents to observe their child throughout their day. Children work collaboratively and individually depending on each child’s learning style.

When asked “Why are you different than other schools?” Garrett responded “I believe in an “Open Door policy for both the children and parents. I wanted to develop a program that would allow parents to feel comfortable with me as an educator and help them promote a positive learning environment for their children at home as well as in school.” Instituting this open door policy promotes positive communication with parents; Garrett is genuine in her love of helping children grow as individuals and in society. She also wants the same the parents.

This summer Kidtastic will be offering a wide variety of programs. Their new innovative summer camp with cater to children from ages 15 months to 5 years. Each child will have the ability to participate in many new activities such as “Fun Bus”, Art Therapy, Signing 4 Me, Music & Much more.

The philospshy of the school is that children learn through visual stimuli. The teachers at KDC are all certified in the field of education. The school motto is “Where imagination brings learning to life”. Visit www.kidtasticpreschool.com for more information.

 

Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce Member Spotlight Program

Peter DiGudia, is an account manager for Our Place Newspaper, which has been an active member since November 2011. The first edition was published December, 1989. After 19 years of publishing the Our Place Newspaper which now include Holbrook/Holtsville, Ronkonkoma/Lake Ronkonkoma/Bohemia and the most recent Our Place, Centereach/Selden/Farmingville, the publishers can say they still get excited when they see their most recent editions.

 

Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce Member Spotlight Program

AnnMarie Horn, Wellness Consultant and Independent Shaklee distributor, is the owner of Health Today Green Tomorrow. Her focus is on the importance of prevention by taking responsibility for our health through a natural approach and healthier life style including diet, exercise and proper supplementation. She offers wellness coaching, complimentary health assessments and works with clients on healthy approaches to reaching their personal wellness goals while addressing health challenges.

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AnnMarie is proud to have partnered with and represent Shaklee, America’s #1 natural nutrition company. As a mother of three and wellness business owner it is important for her to be able to use and recommend products that are safe, green, proven effective & work! She shares, “Shaklee is Peace of mind for me, everything safe that we put in, on & use around us”. This includes nutrition, weight loss, skin care, and green healthy home products. AnnMarie is also passionate about helping moms be able to stay home with their families, dads not have to work overtime and business owners to supplement their income with huge tax advantages. She is grateful to have found an opportunity where we do well by doing good for others. As a business leader in today’s top two growing industries, wellness and social marketing, she coaches and mentors others on how to build residual income from home.

In an effort to educate the community AnnMarie has partnered with RyuShuKan, together they offer free women’s seminars. She is an active blogger at http://www.heartbeetcafe.com where families learn the importance of being active and eating healthy. She enjoys volunteering at local elementary schools during health fairs and Earth Day events. Her family has participated in and organized local clean ups. They have donated and planted over 1,000 pine seedling trees in Suffolk county over the last 4yrs. Young students love when she visits their classrooms and shares ways they can help keep the Earth clean. She offers local wellness workshops and health seminars. Health Today offers nonprofit fundraising, does personal fundraisers for those in need and donates regularly to charity events.

By sharing her own family’s experiences, she teaches and inspires others to be proactive. As a result of her participation in local wellness events, community involvement, continued education and partnership with other wellness professionals she is able to offer knowledgeable information, testimonies, support and encouragement.

Visit her online store http://healthtoday.myshaklee.com
For office hours or to schedule an appointment call 631-698-2093
Like http://www.facebook.com/prohealthtoday

 

Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce Member Spotlight Program

Marc Morrell is the owner of Morrell Printing and Design and has been an active member since October 2011. Since its inception, Morrell Printing and Design has embodied quality craftsmanship and reliable service with a personal touch.

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Small but agile, Morrell Printing offers a product range contributing to every sector of the market. Our one-, two-, and full-color presses and our finishing and mailing departments capably handle large or small quantities of business forms, stationery, newsletters, and full color marketing pieces in a variety of standard shapes and sizes. We keep everything under one roof, going from consultation and design to printing and mailing in less than three days from proof approval.

MP&D is a leading provider of promotional products and advertising specialties, and in 2012 was awarded "Long Island's Best Promotional Product Company" by Long Island Press. Almost anything imaginable can be printed, manufactured or imported to your specifications.

This includes a wide range of pens, shirts, awards, plastic promos, calculators, clocks, USB drives, stress relievers and more.

Through our sister company, Long Island Reprographics, Morrell PDG also provides vast quantities of architectural printing to some of the largest engineering firms in New York.

At MP&D, working one-on-one with an experienced, knowledgeable printing professional, graphic designer or account manager is as easy as calling us at 631-320-9000.

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