March 25, 2017 -- The Glen Head Glenwood Business Association, representing more than 150 local businesses, presented $250 checks to both the Sea Cliff Beautification Committee and the Glen Garden Club of Glen Head at its monthly meeting this past Wednesday evening.
“We support them because they volunteer and work to make our towns of Glen Head and Sea Cliff Beautiful, and we hope our donation can help with supplies to keep up the good work ,” said GHGWBA President Deborah Orgel-Gordon to Northwordnews.
Sea Cliff Mayor Ed Lieberman, also a local businessman whose law office is based on Sea Cliff Avenue, was in attendance, and he spoke briefly about the importance of shopping local.
“It was Harding or Coolidge,” Mr. Lieberman explained, “who said the business of America is business.” (it was Coolidge)
“If you go up and down Glen Cove Avenue in Glen Head and Sea Cliff, you see many thriving businesses which means these towns and villages are doing well,” he continued. “We’re all in this together and more successful businesses are not only good for businesses themselves, but good for their patrons and the community as whole.”
With more than two dozen members of the Association being located in Sea Cliff, Ms. Gordon explained that the efforts of the Village and GHGWBA could complement each other for the good of all businesses in the area.
“The GHGWBA wants to forge a relationship with Sea Cliff so small businesses prosper in all our neighboring towns,” she said. “We look forward to working together with the new mayor to help our business communities thrive and to bring awareness to shop local.”
The Sea Cliff Beautification Committee provides a great many services to the community throughout the year. They include: maintaining parks; beautifying and maintaining small patches of greenery throughout the village; adorning the light poles along Sea Cliff Avenue with flower baskets during warm months and evergreen wreaths during the holiday season; upgrading and maintaining the Central Park playground; and sponsoring an annual spring plant sale. The group meets the third Thursday of each month at St. Lukes Church on Glen Avenue.
The Glen Garden Club, in addition to beautifying public spaces in the Glen Head Business district, offers demonstrations and programs at its meetings on planting, horticulture and landscape design. The group meets the second Wednesday in February, March, May, June, September, October and December, at 10 am at the Glen Head Community Center on Glen Head Road.
The Glen Head Glenwood Business Association is made up more than 150 local businesses and organizations. The group seeks to enhance the health and profitability of local business by helping to promote, develop, and protect the overall business interest of the area and its economic region. In addition, the group “strives to actively promote the civic interests, the general welfare and prosperity of the Greater Glen Head/Glenwood Area.” In the furtherance of these goals residents and local proprietors are encouraged to shop and eat local.
Through its monthy meetings the Association provides opportunities for local businessmen and women to network and attend educational workshops and presentations.