FARMINGVILLE, NY — Nicolas Gesuele is an 18-year-old senior at Sachem High School East in Farmingville. He gives back enthusiastically—and tirelessly—to his community. This week, his outstanding dedication to community service earned him the first-of-its-kind honor.
The Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce named Gesuele its Honorary Member—the first-time the chamber has ever given the distinction since its founding in 2011.
Chamber Vice President Ann-Marie Connor of Angel Home Care, Inc. presented the honor to Gesuele during the chamber’s Oct. 2 evening meeting at Hampton Inn at the intersection of North Ocean Avenue and the Long Island Expressway in Farmingville.
Connor passionately described how Gesuele volunteered extensively at the chamber’s annual summer street fair during the past several years.
She talked about how fortunate the chamber is to have Gesuele, who came to the chamber through the teen volunteer program at Sachem Public Library.
Gesuele lives in Farmingville and also volunteers in the office at Sachem High School East.
About the Chamber
The Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce was incorporated in January of 2011. It is a 501(c)(6) volunteer organization. The Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce, Inc. was formed to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the Farmingville area so that its citizens and its business community shall prosper. The Chamber is focused on bolstering business by increasing sales, creating brand awareness, and creating loyal customers, and will instill pride within its members and local citizens.
The Chamber held its inaugural meeting in March 2011 at The Flaming Hearth. Business leaders, non-profit organizations, and residents gathered around the hearth to discuss their commitment to making a difference and putting the “unity” back into “community”. Therefore, this chamber meeting served as an outlet for networking opportunities and a forum for communication. The success of this first gathering proved that businesses and residents want to keep moving forward.
More information about the chamber is available on its website.