Chambers advocate for small businesses


Nov. 26 marked Small Business Saturday on Long Island and the Franklin Square Chamber showed its support for the neighborhood’s brick-and-mortars.

Lisa DelliPizzi, president of the Franklin Square Chamber of Commerce, joined Eric Alexander president Vision Long Island and founder of the Long Island Main Street Alliance, Frank Camarano, president of the Nassau Council of Chambers, Luis Vazquez, president of the Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Lisa Unmansky, president of the Rockville Centre Chamber of Commerce, Giovana Bracci, executive director of La Fuerza CDC, and Misolino Silva, president of the Peruvian American Chamber of Commerce outside of the Polka Dot Pound Cake Bakery & Cafe in Rockville Centre to speak on the importance of shopping local, especially during the holiday season.

DelliPizzi said she encourages the public to take the time to browse their community’s chamber website, whether it be when looking for dining options or stores to shop at, the Franklin Square Chamber of Commerce provides a catalog of the town’s establishments.

She added that those who choose to shop locally will be “glad that they did.”

“Small businesses are the heartbeat of our neighborhood, the spine of the local economy and the spirit of your town,” DelliPizzi said. “It really matters to shop local.”

For more information about small businesses in Franklin Square and upcoming chamber-organized events, visit