Our Mission

The Hempstead Chamber of Commerce is organized for the purpose of advancing the commercial, industrial, educational, civic, and general interests of Hempstead Village and its environs.  We connect and conduct business with our fellow members.

Any business (personal, corporation, partnership, or association), professional, or individual located or doing a substantial part of its business in Hempstead Village, or any resident of Hempstead Village is invited to become a member of our Chamber.

 

A Message from Your President 

“I’m humbled and excited to step in as your next Hempstead Chamber of 
Commerce President! This isn’t just my journey; it’s a collective effort with our Executive Board, Directors, and all members. Together, we’ll deliver on our promise: to empower 
your businesses with educational workshops, development services, and invaluable networking opportunities.

Beyond support, we’ll be your voice. We’ll advocate for the resources our business community needs to thrive, ensuring Hempstead flourishes as a whole.
 
I bring decades of entrepreneurial experience to the table, having built myself as a 
“business maven” with a track record of success. As Co-founder and Executive
Director of Cultivating Lives Inc., I’ve spearheaded programs empowering 
underserved communities and businesses. At Labranded Services Inc.I guide brands, celebrities, and businesses toward peak performance. 

 

Now, my focus is cultivating a stronger, more vibrant Hempstead
The Chamber’s objective is clear: to champion the commercial, financial, and industrial
needs of our Village. Joining us is an investment in your own success and 
in the future of Hempstead.

 

We invite businesses, residents, and our vibrant youth to join forces. Together,
let’s build a community where everyone thrives.
And remember, supporting local businesses strengthens us all. 

 Let’s keep Hempstead dollars circulating within our own community!
 
   Thank you, 
          
       LaShawn Lukes    
                                  
                President, Hempstead Chamber Of Commerce 

 
 

EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Lashawn Lukes

PRESIDENT

Donna Raphael

VICE PRESIDENT

Petal Scantlebury

SECRETARY

Coreen Wright

TREASURER

Regina Perry

ASSISTANT TREASURER

BOARD MEMBERS

Racuquel
Pierre

Lashawn
Lukes

Donna
Douglas

Clariona
Griffith

Pamela
Coleman

Jean
Dupoux

Claronia
Griffith

Elder Rev. Reginald Benjamin

llayne
Longjohn

Shamel
Harris

Joylette Williams