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The Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
Late Summer 2020 Newsletter 
Hello Partners,
WELL we made it to phase 4 and then some! Your Chamber has been busy.  Helping to implement new programs and staying on top of incentives for our Chamber Partners.

Currently working on organizing a “Autumn Celebration’ activity to be scheduled for 3 Saturdays in October.  Having the costs unwritten and sponsored by the PJ BID and the Chamber hosting these single activities.   The objective of these efforts is to promote business for our partners, allow for a small fund raising capacity for the Chamber and to create a level of normalcy for our local community! 

Good news, the Chamber is supporting PJ Village and the Port Jefferson Arts Council in a modified Dickens Festival.  As this year is the 25th Silver Anniversary the Village did not want to lose and cancel this traditional and long standing festival.  The scale down event will be spread out for 3 Saturdays in December, the 5th, 12th, & 19th. Stay tune for more details!  Unfortunately, our Santa Parade is canceled, but not to fear we WILL have an outdoor Santa for photo op.  Presented in a beautiful sled, socially distance queuing and no direct physical contact with Santa.  Children will be able to stand in front of the sled and have their photo taken with Santa in sled as a back drop!  Look for more details to come about the Chamber’s ‘cookieland’ during those 3 Saturdays as well!

We look forward to hosting our first physical outdoor general membership meeting under the tent of the Oldfield’s Restaurant for September 22nd at 8am. Masks required. Our Chamber has not met together since February!  The program is upbeat and we will be honoring 2 important supporters of the Chamber!

Be well and safe,

Thank you, 

Mary Joy Pipe 
President – Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
Owner of The East End Shirt Company * Proud Member of our Chamber since 1979

Welcome Grayson Michael Morello to the world-born July 8th to our Chamber Partner Lauren Morello and her husband Michael. 9lbs and 14 oz. 21 inches in length, congratulations to the proud parents!

Even with the new normal the Chamber has 5 BRAND NEW Members and we will welcome then all at our September general membership meeting. We will also ‘catch-up’ with those members that fell in between general meetings and the pandemic and welcome them. Three new stores are also ready to open-‘Treasures American Artisans Gallery or TAAG’ located in the Lighthouse Building on E. Broadway and ‘Wild Port Jeff’ and Healing Nature BOTH located on E. Main Street.  

Potential new restaurant opening in Port, stay tune for more info!!  

Chamber was able to give away free masks and thermometers to any chamber member who requested them.  Thanks to the Town of Brookhaven-Supervisor Ed Romaine and the TOB’s Covid-19 Task Force, Suffolk County Alliance of Chambers and Congressman Lee Zeldin. There are still masks available! 

Congratulations to our local artist and Chamber Partner, Jennifer Hannaford for getting one of here wonderful paintings on the front page of Dan’s August 21st Paper! How appropriate of a dog swimming! 

Our successful raffle ended up bringing in $2,300 to help support the Chamber’s operational budget! There were GREAT prizes and we THANK ALL who purchased tickets! 

Thank you to Rohan Singh who donated 30 3-D face masks and also cloth masks to the Chamber.  He started his own company March of 2020 ‘Good Karma Engineering Org’ has printed 3D masks, prosthetic hands and face shields.  Up & coming entrepreneur!  Graduating from PJ HS 2021 to continue his studies in engineering, sounds like a future Chamber Partner and entrepreneur! 
Ok, so now that we are in this new culture-Pandemic Covid 19, you would think the Chamber would NOT be busy…au contraire!  

We suspended the food delivery service at the end of July, leaving some monies available this fall incase other non-profits are in need and not sure where all things are going, but let’s hope we don’t need to help out again!  The Chamber helped out throughout this pandemic the following organizations: Infant Jesus Food Pantry, Pax, Christi, St. Charles & Mather Hospital, Maryhaven Center of Hope and Welcome Friends Soup Kitchen. 

Through the supportive efforts of PSEG and the Chamber coordinating their grant program we had 4 Chamber partners who received ‘durable goods’ that helped to foster outdoor economic stimulus.   Those Chamber members are: Kilwins, Pasta Pasta, Arame Salon and Locals.  Purchases needed to go through the Chamber for then a complete reimbursement.  Chambers of Commerce and BIDS could have each received a total of $5,000 with this program.  Items that were purchase and approved were plantings, outdoor furniture, umbrellas and umbrella bases.   

Back in February the Chamber presented to the BID a new mural program and got approval for funding and then covid-19 and everything stopped.  This pass July the program got reinstated and 2 projects were completed.  The objectives were to help graffiti hit areas, beautify our business districts and foster our artistic community.  Both projects used electrical utility boxes as the canvas and turned one into a salt water fish tank and the other is a ‘shark attack’.  One located behind Chase Bank and the other on E. Broadway between Ecolin Jewelry and the Steamroom.

In another initiative, Discover LI (our regional tourism organization) reached out to the Chamber as the only chosen Village in Suffolk County for their ‘Mural Tourism’ program.  In September look for a new mural being created in the alleyway right along the south wall of Salsa Salsa.  This ‘interactive’ mural will be of angle wings with interior components that represent iconic tourist destinations in Suffolk County and the Village of Port Jefferson.  We hope this program will help with an economic recovery to our Village, which is an essential downtown. Helping to drive resident foot traffic to visit our Village and engage with this new interactive mural.   

Great 2 minute segment about PJ Village on News 12 played in a continuous loop at the top of the hour September 3rd.  Promoting ‘stay-vacations’ and day trips, narrated by their news reporter Elis DiStefano.  The Chamber helped to organize the interviews with Roger’s Frigate, Captain Fish, Celtic Quest.  Other businesses that were highlighted were Danfords, Toast and The Soap Box.         
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are held the 4th Tuesday of the month, meetings alternate between am and pm

Farmer's Market
Every Sunday from 9-2pm Harbor Front Park


We look forward in September to restart our normal meeting schedule.

September 22nd 
Outdoor Venue-Old Field’s
8am Meeting-Sponsored by East End Shirt Co. Coffee donated by Starbucks 
Program: You say recession, I say remodel! ‘Lifting UP Downtowns and Small Businesses’ There are Silver Linings to the Pandemic.  Presenter-Jim Tullo Deputy Director of Economic Development/IDA-Town of Brookhaven

October 27th 
Night meeting Networking-
SaGhar-Roof Deck-top
6-8 pm Cash bar snacks provided by restaurant  
December 15th 
Holiday Party-Meadow Club
7-9pm Lite refreshments & entertainment $30 

October 1st   
November 5th


Dianne Mutell
Slate Floral & Event Studio
158 East Main Street 
Suite 2
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Phone: 631-278-9068
Website: www.slateli.com

Linda Pirraglia
Colatosti Family, LP
407 E. Main Street
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Phone: 631-484-9536

Nathalie Berlinghof
Urban Village Contracting, Inc.
407 E. Main Street
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Phone: 631-484-8161

Brian Murhy
Ginny Marie Schooner, LLC
111 Cedar Rd
East Northport, NY 11731
Phone: 631-223-9180
Kristine Murillo
Fedora Lounge Boutique Hair Salon
404 Main Street
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Phone: 631-374-9583
Electrical Box Before Mural
Finished Mural-Fish Tank
Jennifer Hannaford’s Painting on the front page of Dan’s Paper-August
Joy & Restaurant Gift Card Winner Holly Zink
PJ Resident
Kathleen & Denis Brennan Retail Gift Card Winners with
PJCC President Joy Pipe
Locals Railing Planters PSEG Grant Recipient
New Outdoor Furniture Arame
PSEG Grant Recipient
Pasta Pasta's New Umbrellas and Bases
Finished Shark Mural
‘Shark Attack’
New Chamber Partner- Slate Floral Event Studio
Ribbon Cutting
Pasta Pasta
Winner of PJCC's Raffle Prize of New Planters
Rohan Singh
Donation 30
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640 Belle Terre Rd., Bldg. 14
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
(631) 928-4599
Offering Chamber Members 10% off the purchase of 2 digital 
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(Not to be combined with other offers)
Accounting & Consultants
Joseph O'Hara
812 Hallock Avenue
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
(631) 403-4283
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248 Route 25A, Suite 80
E. Setauket, NY 11733
(631) 397-1288
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Port Jefferson Village
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Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
118 W Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 
 (631) 473-1414