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Town, Chamber Of Commerce Launch Operation Safe Spot & Shop Local Campaign

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino, Receiver of Taxes Jeffrey Pravato and Assemblyman John Mikulin joined with the Massapequa Chamber of Commerce and local business owners to launch an Operation Safe Spot & Shop Local Campaign initiative. In advance of Small Business Saturday, officials announced a new initiative that further demonstrates the critical role local businesses play in our community – this time through public safety. The Chamber is piloting a new program to designate businesses as “Safe Spots” with training to aid people in emergency situations and connect them to lifesaving resources.

Supervisor Joseph Saladino stated, “The Massapequa Chamber of Commerce created Operation Safe Spot to ensure residents feel safe when out shopping, improve emergency response, and connect those in need with lifesaving resources. Through Operation Safe Spot, local business owners are background-checked and trained to aid people in emergency situations. They’re connected to local resources like our amazing Nassau County Police Department, and they’re available as a safe spot if residents are feeling unsafe or unwell. Look for the sign on local windows.”

Receiver of Taxes Pravato added, “Small businesses are the heartbeat of our local economy and shopping locally not only makes our downtowns stronger, but also keeps your money local and supports local jobs. With the holiday shopping season upon us, we remind residents that local merchants often in turn reinvest in our communities by supporting local charities and youth athletic teams. Shop Local and Dine Local today!”

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