Fifteen local businesses were highlighted at a business expo held by the Franklin Square Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 18 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2718.
“We wanted to do another event besides the fall fair to promote our members’ businesses,” said Franklin Square Chamber of Commerce President Lisa DelliPizzi said. “This is just another creative way to promote our businesses.” She added that the pandemic prevented the chamber from holding many events last year.
The event was held at the VFW hall rather than the larger venue of Plattduetsche Park, DelliPizzi said, because the goal was to give it a more tight-knit feel for residents and local businesses alike. The expo, which was free, also featured a live DJ and food provided by five local eateries.
Owners and representatives of local businesses were eager to get to know members of the community. “I just like to be with the community and see people,” said Sasan Shavanson of One In A Million Inc, a screen-printing and embroidery company off Franklin Avenue in Valley Stream. “Obviously we haven’t been out because of the pandemic, and I’m looking forward to hanging out with the community and seeing people.”
“I’m looking forward to meeting people and trying to see if I can help anyone or any of the companies here,” said Bill Sonner of the Sonner Agency, a Franklin Square-based insurance company he has managed since 2016.
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