The Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce is about business and community, here to serve by bringing people, businesses and nonprofits together. When Living Water for Women, a transitional home for women, was still under major renovations, its founder, Lisa Cohn, met a new Glen Cove Chamber member at a monthly meeting, Schoolhouse Remodeling, and introduced him around. Matthew Fleece was very generous and then donated a pedestal sink to replace an old dilapidated one in one of Living Water’s bathrooms. When their main contractor volunteer couldn’t make it fit, they called Fleece and asked if he could install it.
When Cohn needed some major renovations on her personal house three years later, she called Fleece. His estimate was close to others she received but she wanted to pay it back so Fleece got the job and did an excellent job, down to choosing the molding for the existing windows, which brought back the colonial look to a new room on an old house. This is just one example of a story with a happy ending.
(Submitted by Alan Goldberg, member of the Board of Directors of the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce)