Late Night Business Association Formed under Nyack Chamber
NYACK, NY – March 13, 2014 – The Nyack Chamber of Commerce is launching a new program aimed at addressing issues within the Village of Nyack related to the busy late night businesses in downtown Nyack. The Beautify Nyack program will be sponsored and administered by The Nyack Pour House, a Chamber member, and will provide merchants in Nyack with a hotline number to call to report issues. In addition, the Nyack Chamber of Commerce has formed a business owner group called the Late Night Business Association to advocate for and address issues facing those businesses.
The Beautify Nyack program will commence on Friday, March 14th. Businesses within the designated Late Night Business Zone will be able to call the hotline number (845) 727-POUR to report any issues to the LNBA. The Late Night Business Zone runs from Franklin to Broadway along Main Street. (See map for the exact area.) The hotline will accept calls between 11am- 7pm, 365 days per year except for Christmas and Easter morning. The Nyack Pour House will address issues on a first-come, first-served basis during that time.
“Nyack’s late night businesses are part of the economic backbone of the Village and help make Nyack the place to be, night or day,” said Scott Baird, president of the Nyack Chamber of Commerce. “We commend The Pour House for stepping up to help make Nyack better for its citizens, business owners and patrons.”
Late night businesses contribute hundreds of jobs and bring thousands of people to the Village each year. The Late Night Business Association (LNBA) consists of more than 30 businesses representing bars, clubs and restaurants, as well as transportation services, marketing and printing services, convenience stores, filling stations and hotels. These businesses:
- Provide jobs for more than 300 part-time and full-time workers, half of whom live in Nyack
- Employ more than 200 contractors (DJs, bands, artists, karoke, etc.), more than half of whom live in Nyack and Rockland County
- Support more than 300 charities each year and raised an estimated $150,000 for those charities in 2013
- Donate more than 3,500 employee hours towards charitable causes each year
- Attract more than 500,000 people to Nyack each year
“We are committed to helping Nyack, and want to see it succeed today and in the future,” said Sean Spicer, co-owner of The Pour House. “We are happy to reach out beyond our store front boundary to help keep the Village clean for our residents, customers, and fellow business owners.”
In addition to the Beautify Nyack program, The Nyack Pour House is sponsoring seasonal community-wide clean up events in the Village in conjunction with Keep Rockland Beautiful. Citizens who would like to lend a hand in keeping Nyack beautiful, those in need of community service hours and others can volunteer for these events, which will be held in spring, summer, fall and winter.
The first event will take place on April 26th as part of the Nyack Community Clean Up which is part of the Keep America Beautiful Campaign. Volunteers will meet at the Nyack Center between 9am and 11am to be given their assigned area. The Pour House will be donating gloves to the volunteers and light refreshments. Anyone interested in volunteering please sign up at http://www.keeprocklandbeautiful.org/programs/great-american-cleanup/.
About the Nyack Chamber of Commerce:
The Nyack Chamber of Commerce has been serving the business community of Nyack for more than 55 years. Our mission is to foster trade and commerce in Nyack by promoting the interests of the business community and nurturing strong relationships with the government and residents of the Village. The Nyack Chamber of Commerce runs many Village-wide activities that benefit both the business and residential communities including the SpringFest and SeptemberFest street fairs, the Halloween Parade, annual Holiday Lights tree lighting event and Classic Car Night. We also run the highly successful indoor and outdoor Farmers’ Markets throughout the year. For more information, please go to www.nyackchamber.org