BEST OF ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
BEST OF HEALTH & WELLNESS
1. Optic Masters
8025 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury. 516-364-7474. www.opticmasters.com
Owner and licensed optician Arthur Singer and Dr. Deborah Rose provide comprehensive eye care and specialize in the latest lens technology and custom-designed eyewear, so no one will ever try to call you “four eyes” again. They also get bonus points for convenient evening, weekend and walk-in hours.
Chambers of Commerce
1. Huntington Chamber of Commerce
164 Main St., first floor, Huntington. 631-423-6100. www.huntingtonchamber.com
The Huntington Chamber of Commerce is surely deserving of a blue ribbon here. The exceptional Huntington downtown is a direct result of the chamber’s outstanding devotion to its residents and proof that Long Island can keep up with the Joneses (and by Joneses, we mean Manhattan).
2. Massapequa Chamber of Commerce
674 Broadway, Massapequa. 516-541-1443. www.massapequachamber.com
3. Bellmore Chamber of Commerce
406 Bedford Ave., Bellmore. 516-679-1875. www.bellmorechamber.com
1. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island
70 Acorn Ave., Levittown. 516-731-7880. www.bbbsli.org
The work being done at Big Brothers Big Sisters of LI is some of the most profound and life-changing stuff there is. For more than 30 years, their various programs have been pairing up kids and adults, and delivering new and memorable experiences for both parties. BBBSLI’s website proudly displays statistics that show children who regularly spend time with their “big” are far less likely to veer off the path with things like drugs and alcohol. As for the “bigs” themselves, they get the satisfaction that of knowing that few things can really compare to helping a child go on to do great things. Also a Best Of LI winner in 2006 and 2007, the organization’s volunteer mentors claim to get back much more than they give.
2. LI Cares/The Harry Chapin Foodbank
10 Davids Dr., Hauppauge. 631-582-3663. www.licares.org
3. Island Harvest
199 Second St., Mineola. 516-294-8528. www.islandharvest.org
It was a very long list and I went through all the categories… if you were a winner and I missed your name and you are a member of the Long Island Entrepreneurs Meetup… please let me know (I apologize in advance 😉