With the holiday season here, the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce celebrated their annual holiday party along with several other business and community groups during the Crescent Beach Club’s sixth annual Little Big Party in Bayville.
The holiday party invites local businesses and other organizations to share a large room in order to ring in the holidays together while also allowing for important networking opportunities. Linda Paul, the sales manager for the Crescent Beach Club, said the planning for the event usually starts in November. Paul and her team usually contact old and new customers to see if they want to take part in the Little Big Party.
“Business’s jump at the opportunity since it allows us to handle their holiday party for them, so they can relax and even network with one another,” Paul said.
“This is a great party,” John Moller, of Bayville, said while dawning a festive Christmas-lights necklace at the event. “Everyone has fun. It’s great to have this in Bayville.”
The event also served as a nostalgia trip for Matilde Tysz, co-owner of Glen Cove’s The Max Challenge. Tysz celebrated her wedding at the Crescent Beach Club 11 years ago, so to enjoy the occasion, she invited her gym members to the party. While this was the second holiday party Tysz, a member of the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees, spent with the chamber, it was Matt Nartowicz first. Nartowicz, the regional branch manger for American Community Bank, said he was excited to join the chamber this year and celebrate the holidays with them. Nartowicz explained that as the bank’s other branches found success with local Chamber of Commerce, it was time for the Glen Cove branch to join the chamber.
“It’s not only helpful for our business, but it lets us give back to the community.”
Nartowicz is one of the new members to the chamber who are currently nominated to join the board. The elections for the positions will be held in the coming weeks.
Along with the Little Big Party, the Crescent Beach Club hosts an additional Christmas Party and a New Year’s Party that will be themed around the Roaring 20s to close out the decade in Bayville.