Chamber president profile: Melville's Michael DeLuise

Michael DeLuise is the president of the Melville Michael DeLuise is the president of the Melville Chamber of Commerce. Check out his profile here. Photo Credit: Handout

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Michael DeLuise, management consultant

Previous community involvement:

President of the Long Island Advertising Club, vice president of Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, Chairman of the Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau

How many members are in your chamber?

More than 300 companies.

When was your chamber founded?

2002

How would you describe the business community?

The Route 110 Corridor is made of hundreds of energized business that serve as the heartbeat of Long Island business, filling our communities with life, productivity and direction.

Briefly, what are the main issues for the chamber?

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We are here to help local businesses succeed by working diligently to eliminate any roadblocks standing in the way of their success.

How has being involved in the chamber helped your business?

Every day we connect with business leaders, elected officials, educators and neighbors who join us to reinforce a strong future for our community.

Ten years from now, how will things have changed?

As we nurture and support our young professionals who will build the future of Long Island, business will see substantial improvements through their skills and leadership in areas including transportation, quality of life, education and ease of doing business.

Tell us something no one knows about your community.

Few people have discovered the beauty and depth of Melville, where along with national and corporate business we boast horse farms, sports fields, world-class restaurants and hotels, great schools and colleges, along with many other hidden treasures.

Tell us something no one knows about yourself.

In my past life, my business partner and I created and developed the computerized ticketing system for Broadway.

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