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The Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

Fall 2019 Newsletter 
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Due Baci Ribbon Cutting Action Shot
22 PTSD Group
Veteran Kayakers

Parade of Boats
PJ Regatta

New Members
Wine & Cheese Soirée

Hospitality Table New Member Wine & Cheese
New Dragon Mascot
PJ Dragon Boat Race Festival
Dragons by the Air
PJ Pulse Photo Credit
New Lions' & Rotary Sign

New Sensory
Garden Explorium

Port Jeff Chamber
Flamingo Family

New Vendor
Taste-Bourbon & Cigar Mobile Trailer

Slurp Table at Taste@PortJeff
Denice Given Band
Denice Singing

SBU Group Photo with
New Interim President
Michael Alan Bernstein

Photos Courtesy of the Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce


Photo credit by Tom Capodanno
Fall brings a change for many of us...kids back to school; gearing up for the holiday season and the weather has a brisk refreshing feel to it. At the Chamber it is our busiest quarter of the year with 2 of our major fundraising events-The PJ Dragon Boat Race and the Taste@PortJefferson.  Both went very well, with large participation and good results for the Chamber. A new undertaking was also achieved, the partnering with the Greater Port Jefferson Northern Brookhaven Arts Council in a Fall Artwork.  30 artists and 20 businesses contributed in creating a self-guided walking art tour throughout the Village for 2 weeks in October. 
Getting ready for the holiday season the Chamber for the first time will be sponsoring a 'Cookieland' hosted by Chamber Partner- People's United Bank in Port Jefferson during the 24th Annual Charles Dickens Festival. Children and adults can buy a cookie kit which contains 3 large sugar cookies, frosting and decorations.
Our Holiday Party this year will be at the PJ Village Center in their Harbor Cove Room on the third floor, 7-9pm, December 17th. Assisting with our 'sweet & savory' tastings are our Chamber members: C'est Cheese, PJ Lobster House, Kilwins, and Torte Jeff Pie Co.!  There will be special entertainment and also the viewing enjoyment of the Festival of Trees. This is a time where we can relax and enjoy each other's comradery and give thanks for our good prosperity.
Consider helping others who may be less fortunate than we are and be generous in spirit.  On behalf of the Chamber I am wishing you all the gifts of love, friendship and good health during this  holiday season.
Happy Holiday Season and the Best of New Years, 

Mary Joy Pipe
PJ CC President 

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Joy and Barbara were invited to meet the new Interim President of SBU-Michael Alan Bernstein along with other community leaders. The informal event provided an opportunity for him to chat with each guest and learn more about the relationship between the campus and the community. In attendance at the breakfast, held on August 19, 2019 at the Charles B. Wang Center, were representatives from the area's civic associations, chambers of commerce, public libraries, fire departments, education and historical organizations. The breakfast was hosted by Judy Greiman, Chief Deputy to the President and Senior Vice President for Government and Community Relations. A similar event for elected officials was planned for September.
Through the encouragement of the Chamber, the Port Jefferson Rotary and Lions Clubs collaborated together to consolidate their individual signage to one. The single post with an attractive finial on top, now hosts both civic groups emblem logos!  Thank you to both groups in working together in creating this new sign that is mindful of the limited ground space by the Chamber and considerate of having too much signage in the Village.
In the beginning of September a group of veteran kayakers crossed the LI Sound. Their group is 22PTSD, had 9 double kayaks. According to a Department of Veterans Affairs study, each day over 20 veterans take their own lives. It takes a community to heal a warrior™. Their MISSION OBJECTIVE IS to eliminate the symptoms of trauma by addressing the underlying physiological and psychological imbalances that war can create. By the end of this twelve month program veterans feel calmer in their body and mind.
Chamber Partner the Explorium, with the assistance of PJ Village and Decision for Women & Commerce built a 'sensory garden' in front of their museum.  Many thanks for the support and help from the PJ Village's Gardener Caren Markson-Carafis! Indigenous perennial plants were used with a combination of sedums and some annuals.   In addition the Explorium through a NYS grant has built 2 rain gardens in the Village. One in front of the PJ Village Center and the other in front of Village Hall. Thank you for helping to protect the quality of our ground water! 
The Chamber supported Mather Hospital's 'Paint Port Pink' with their new pink flamingo family  living in the entrance planter to the Chamber office, happy flamingos! 
Celebrating  The Village Cup's 10thAnnual Regatta Saturday, Sept. 7th with their parade of decorated boats with 'dress flags'! A gorgeous day for a great cause, supporting the  Lustgarten Foundation and research on pancreatic cancer.   

We formally welcomed the new restaurant- Due Baci, the old Graceful Rose with a ribbon cutting. Present was the entire Aubrey family, VIPS, Chamber Partners and friends!  Opened July 31st Due Baci is a family run Southern Italian Restaurant which offers a fine dining experience, serving only the  freshest of ingredients. O verlooking Port Jefferson Harbor,  Due Baci is open for lunch and dinner and closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Full bar, gracious dining room and handicapped accessible.       
In August the Chamber played host to our annual summer wine and cheese new member soirée at the Chamber's office.  Well attended with social networking and new members getting to know the Chamber better. 
September brought back our 6th Annual Dragon Boat Race Festival!  With 28 teams this year the day of racing was fast and furious.  Food trucks helped us out this year in providing a variety of ethnic food. Pan-Asian entertainment and the weather held for the entire day!  
We rolled into October with our 12th Annual Taste@Port Jefferson event.  Over 33 purveyors participated this year. Highlights were our very own local favorite band- Denice Given and a mobile Cuban cigar and bourbon trailer!
NEW this October the Chamber in partnership with the Greater Port Jefferson Northern Brookhaven Arts Council sponsored a 'Fall Art Walk'. With 30 pieces of art, placed in 20 Chamber Partner businesses, 'sightseers' were able to walk and visit all the art. The show was up for 2 weeks and created new foot-traffic throughout the Village.  Thank you Amy Tuttle from the GPJAC for all her help and assistance and additional thanks to our 2 new artist members, Jennifer Hannaford and Anthony Freda! 
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Liping Jin
Sup.Acupuncture PLLC
1075 Rte 112
Suite 102
Port Jefferson Sta., NY 11776
Phone: 516-500-7228
First Presbyterian Church of Port Jefferson
Rev. Dr. Richard Graugh
107 South/Main Street
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Phone: 631-473-0147
Website:  www.pjpres.org
Janine Jaycox Wagner
Long Island Divorce Mediation Center Inc.
125 West Broadway
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Phone: 631-288-8887
Marisa Raptis
Parish Council President
Greek Orthodox Church of Assumption
430 Sheep Pasture Rd
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Phone: 631-473-0894
Website:  www.kimisis.org
Joseph Byrne
The Inspection Boys
383 Main Street
East Setauket, NY 11733
Phone: 631-371-7840
Josh Parekh
Nirav Shah
The Goddard School
211 Hallock Rd
Stony Brook, NY 11790
Phone: 631-675-9600
Jim Harnett
Protection Home Inspection
28 Pine Hill Rd
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Phone: 631-786-6651
Email:  JTGH57@gmail.com
Daria Carioscia
Staller Center for the Arts
Stony Brook University
2032 Staller Center
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Phone: 631-632-7232
Tom Hanophy
Port Jefferson EMS
25 Crystal Brook Hollow Rd.
Mt. Sinai, NY 11766
Phone: 631-473-2519
Website:  www.pjems.org
Indu Kaur
The Meadow Club
1147 Rte 112
Port Jefferson Sta., NY 11776
Phone: 631-751-4845
Nancy Piazza
Hair, Lash and Brow Loft
138 East Main Street
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Phone: 631-509-5944
Email:  np516@aol.com



are held the 4th Tuesday of the month,  meetings alternate 
between am and pm
November 19th
8 AM
Goldfish Swim Centereach
Program Nano A. Bustamante-US Department of Labor-Community Outreach & Resource Planning Specialists

December 17th
Holiday Party
PJ Village Center; Harbor Cove Room
Sweet & Savory Holiday Season!
Entertainment, Small Plates and Festival of Trees 





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