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The Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

Summer 2023 Newsletter 


Hello Partners,

It used to be the case that your Chamber took a breather during the summer, as we typically only plan our larger events during the 3 other seasons…this is true, but our Village is busy and your Chamber has been very active!

To start with since our spring newsletter we have participated in 7 ribbon cuttings from new businesses to special anniversaries and accepted 13 new members!  We honored our PJCC member of the year Doug Quattrock at the annual member of the year reception sponsored by the Brookhaven Chambers of Commerce, where there were 165 guests representing 15 Chambers! Our general membership meetings have been well attended. We hosted the tri-chamber networking event shared with the 3-Village and Smithtown Chambers that was held at the Meadow Club. With 90 attendees we met outside in the beautiful appointed patio areas with passed hors-d’oeuvres and a BBQ.  Coming up is our Bi-Chamber Networking Event with the Patchogue Chamber at Port Jeff Bowl.  A friendly fun wagered bowling competition will take place and with more networking, scheduled for August 22nd.   Let’s also not forget our new member wine & cheese soirée for August 9th at the Chamber office! 

We have just finished another round of PSEG grant monies.  Seven applicants responded with their requests and were found to be eligible for beautification and outdoor commerce projects!  From updated pockets parks, audio equipment and a portable ice-cream dipping cabinet. Money approved close to $10,000 and your chamber was able to make these purchases and then receive their reimbursement!      

The Chamber also hosted ‘Meet the Candidate’ night for the PJ Village elections.  We congratulate  new Mayor Lauren Sheprow and welcome new trustee Bob Juliano as well as welcoming back Trustee Stan Loucks!  There is shifting of sands currently in the Village with new leadership. We are all adjusting and look forward to fresh viewpoints and mutual cooperation!  


Happy summer!

Thank you, 

Stuart Vincent, President – Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce

Senior Community Relations Project Manager,-Mather Hospital 


New Chamber Partner-Harmony & Light Wellness is offering the below special!

  •  $50 off a regular price Harmonic Egg session for all Chamber members. The Harmonic Egg®, with its unique egg-shaped chamber, is designed to help you achieve deep relaxation. As the vibrational frequencies of light, color, and sound amplify within the chamber, your body will be brought back into perfect balance. 

Our New Chamber Partner ‘Hive Mind-Creative Studios’, is hosting a grand opening August 5th from 6-9 pm with a art show: ‘Synesthesia’ at 101 Main Street in Port Jefferson.   

On displayed is a community art exhibit, ‘a divine madness collection’ please stop by and welcome them!

Congratulation to St. Charles Hospital with their major Emergency Department expansion!  The department will feature increased space of 4,000 square feet, 10 additional treatment bays, fast track/urgent care designated area and most needed for those seeking medically supervised chemical dependency detoxification treatment, their own separate waiting room. This 10 million dollar expansion will start August and hopefully be open summer of 2024!                               


The old Village Way FINALLY has positive movement!  John Sarno of Silver Linings Restaurant Group, who has interests with the Drift 82, Chop Steakhouse and Village Idiot will be opening their 4th restaurant, Castaways Port Jeff Steak & Seafood. Plans are they hope to be open in November.  We wish them well and breathing new life into an iconic location that that our Village has missed for MANY years!

In June, The Town of Brookhaven proclaimed that June 29th will be known as “Long Island Explorium Day.” This day was proclaimed in honor of the Long Island Explorium in Port Jefferson, which has always strived to provide a unique and engaging space for children and adults to discover the wonders of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through interactive exhibits, workshops, and educational programs.

New construction on the re-build of the old deli on the corner of Beach St. and W. Broadway!  Moving along well with beautifully new installed windows it has the permitted use for a new deli/restaurant; the building will also have 3 apartments with a shared sundeck and outdoor dining. Diana Aronica is the point person and the hopeful date for completion is the end of October! The Chamber wishes them well!

The Chamber will be working with the Village on 2 new endeavors, an economic development committee and a community organizational quarterly meeting.  We will also now partner with the Village and PJ BID in revamping the Harvest Festival scheduled for October 21st and 22nd .

The Chamber honored Roger Rutherford as retiring PJ BID President at his last BID meeting July 2th at Tommy’s Place.   He received proclamations from the Town of Brookhaven Councilmember Jonathan Kornreich, PJ Mayor Lauren Sheprow and of course your PJ Chamber.  We thanked him for his 30 years of service to the PJ community as a friend and colleague, including 15 years on the PJ BID board and 5 of those as President.  He now owns and has opened in Patchogue ‘Roger’s Desserts’ located on Main Street. Our chamber wishes him much success!  

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are held the 4th Tuesday of the month, meetings alternate between am and pm.

August 19th

Sea Chanty Festival

Harborfront Park & Performance Stage 12-6pm 

August 19th & 20th

12th LISEC’s Sikaflex Boat Build

PJ Village Center

September 9th

Village Cup Regatta & Culper Spy Day

September 16th

9th Annual Dragon Boat Race Festival

September 17th

Mustang Show


September 23rd

Hill Climb

September 23rd

CommUniversity Day

12-4pm SBU  www.stonybrook.edu/communiversity

October 14th

PJ Historical Society Outdoor Country Auction

Mather Museum

October 16th - November 1st

Self-Guided Fall Artwalk

October 21st

Harvest Festival, Chowder Crawl



August 9th

New Member Wine & Cheese Soirée Chamber Office 


August 22nd

Bi-Chamber Networking Event

Port Jeff Bowl-PJS









Kiddsmiles Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Michele Alstodt

1174 Route 112 Ste. B

Port Jeff Sta., NY 11777

Phone Number: 631-254-5437

Email: drmichele@kiddsmiles.com

Website: https://kiddsmiles.com/

Briana Ray Agency 

1401 Brentwood Road

Bayshore, NY 11706

Phone Number: 631-928-8222

Email: bray@allstate.com

Website: www.allstate.com/bray

Law Office of Tara Scully

646 Main Street, Ste. 302

Port Jefferson, NY 11777

Phone Number: 631-509-4911

Email: tarascully@tarascully.com

Website: https://tarascully.com/

Light Years Acupuncture & Massage Therapy

Lucinda Lin-Degtyarev

318 Wynn Lane

Port Jefferson, NY 11777

Phone Number: 631-213-1710

Email: contact@lightyearstherapeutic.com

Website: https://www.lightyearstherapeutic.com/

Prohibition Port Jeff

Craig Comfort-Owner

115 Main Street

Port Jefferson, NY 11777

Phone Number: 631-473-0613

Email: ctcomfort@icloud.com

Website: https://prohibitionpj.com/

Apple Bank

Carlos Herrera, VP Branch Manager

10 Route 112 

East Setauket, NY 11733

Phone Number: 631-751-7000

Email: cherrera@applebank.com

Website: https://www.applebank.com/

Ivory & Main

Curinne Polizzi-Owner

98 Main Street

Port Jefferson, NY 11777

Phone Number: 631-760-7082

Email: info@ivorymain.com

Website: https://www.ivorymain.com/

Northwell Health – GoHealth Urgent Care

5145 Nesconset Hwy, Ste. 4

Port Jeff Station, NY 11776

Phone Number: 516-728-9336

Email: deana.sciarrotto@gohealthuc.com

Website: https://www.gohealthuc.com/northwell

The Hive Creative Studios

Ryan Broderick

101 Main Street

Port Jefferson, NY 11777

Phone: 631-891-7400

Email: thehivecreativestudios@gmail.com

Website: www.thehivecreativestudios.com

New York Life

Mary Kate Saladino

1660 Walt Whitman Rd

Melville, NY 11747

Phone: 631-834-3013

Email: mcsaladino@ft.newyorklife.com

Website: www.newyorklife.com

The Bjorndahl Foundation For Traumatic Brain Injury

Brad Bjorndahl-Owner

4 Martin Ct.

Coram, NY 11727


Email: thebjorndahlfoundationforbi@gmail.com

Website: www.thebjorndahlfoundationfortraumaticbraininjury.org

Eager Beaver Car Wash & Oil Lube

Greg Star-Owner

4925 Nesconset Hwy

Port Jeff Station, NY 11776


Email: info@ebcarwash.com

Website: https://ebcarwash.com

This Unique Boutique

Kirsten Hassell-Owner

20 Chandler Square

Port Jefferson, NY 11777


Email: thisuniqueboutique@gmail.com


Bar Method

Ribbon Cutting

Melinda Cantor Designs Ribbon Cutting

Paddle Pub Long Island Ribbon Cutting 

Brightview Senior Living-Inaugural Gala

Ribbon Cutting

Revival by Toast

Ribbon Cutting

Bounce The Salon by Bridal Rush

Ribbon Cutting

St. Charles New ED Ground Breaking Ceremony

St. Charles New ED Rendering

St. Charles New ED Interior  Rendering

BCCC Awards Night

PJCC Honoree

Doug Quattrock


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April GMM at Nantuckets

June GMM

Brad Bjorndahl

New Member

Traumatic Brain Injury & Stu

June GMM

Carlos, Brad & Mary Kate

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June GMM

New Member

Carlos-Apple Bank with Stu

July Tri-Chamber

Stu Vincent & Smithtown-Barbara Franco 

Tri-Chamber Group with Loretta, Brett & Company 

PSEG Grant Project

Pocket Park

Theatre Three

PSEG Grant Project

New Wall Planters

Amazing Olive

PSEG Grant Project

New Window Boxes

PJ Chamber

Retirement of Roger Rutherford

BID President

PJCC Proclamation  

Discovery LI Networking Event

Jones Beach-Wild Play

Heather & Barb Zip-lining  

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