The Chamber of Commerce of the Willistons was started by a small group of business owners who had the foresight to provide commitment and leadership to make our community a better place for all of us. They incorporated in 1949 to provide opportunities specifically to encourage the economic development of the Willistons.
The purpose of the Chamber of Commerce is to foster business interest and promote the success of its members. The Chamber is dedicated to serving the needs of the business community through networking, community involvement and education. Its members realize the importance of having a strong business advocacy group and to maintain a tradition of business excellence in our community.
There is a wealth of opportunities offered by the Chamber. Members benefit from the Chamber’s website, which is a ready reference for various goods and services available in the community. It provides valuable information to prospective businesses and homeowners alike. Our Annual Williston Day Street Fair stimulates awareness and unifies us as a community to insure a quality lifestyle. The event attracts thousands of people from all over and gives members the opportunity to showcase their business. This event has become one of the premier fairs in Nassau County. A time for neighbors to stroll along Hillside Avenue, visit local shop and vendors, enjoy some entertainment and give us a chance to reminisce. It is truly an Old Fashioned Country Fair.
You will find a listing of local businesses on our website. We urge you to patronize them. They form a group of individuals who are dedicated to keeping the Willistons a great place to live, work and raise a family. Our members contribute to the community by hiring local people, donating to our Little League and Youth Groups, paying real estate and sales tax, and supporting civic organizations. In addition the Chamber is responsible for the new holiday decorations on both Willis and Hillside Avenues. We sponsor Operation Santa, donate to our Libraries, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and strive to give back to the community. We are your friends and neighbors.
The Chamber of the Willistons will continue to provide leadership and commitment. The future of our business community depends on us. Remember to support your local merchants, professionals and the Chamber of Commerce.