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The Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

Spring 2019 Newsletter 
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Easter Sunday
Easter Bunny
Joy, Karen, Easter Bunny, Sara & Ed 
Easter Parade Down Main St
Goat Yoga
Health & Wellness Festival
Health & Wellness Festival Super Heros and Visitors  

Owners Debbie & Jerry  
Pasta Pasta
Breakfast Crawl

East Main and Main
Breakfast Crawl
Dirt Studio  2,000 lb. Bear Creation
Makers Faire
Heather Kaplan
Ribbon Cutting
Health & Wellness
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Walking Tour
International Journalists
Pory Jeff Chamber
Small Business Award
Toni & Barry Anderson

Knitting Cove
Port Jeff Chamber
NEW 2019 Board 
Pro-Port Donation Photo
Hope House
Dedication of
Rip Van Winkle Bell 
Group Shot  

Chandler Square Band
Port Jeff Happy Hour
C'est Cheese
Port Jeff Happy Hour
Barito's Crowd
Port Jeff Happy Hour
Reception Night
Photos Courtesy of the Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce


April Showers bring May flowers, well we should then have BOUQUETS at this point with ALL this rain, but everything is so nicely colored green!  The Chamber moves forward preparing for the 'high' season of tourists and visitors coming to our Village.  Spring was the jumping off point for the Chamber's 10th annual Health & Wellness Fest, a successful collaboration with the Royal Educational Foundation and their fun run.  In May we teamed up with our restaurant community to produce the first 'Port Jefferson Happy Hour'.  Sixteen different venues participated in providing live music with food and beverage specials.  So well attended, the event has been expanded as a series: one Thursday a month from now until October.

The Chamber continues to play a strong role within our community and sponsored Meet the Candidate Night for the PJ Village elections.  An important task that had over 200 concerned residents and participants that attended to hear from the mayoral and trustee candidates and their responses to issues within the Village.   

We look forward to the summer, warm weather and 2 major networking events the Chamber is involved with. Both in cooperation with three other chambers: 3-Village, Smithtown, and Patchogue, see listings under upcoming chamber meetings for details.  Great opportunities for networking and socializing with our chamber business colleagues. Please join us all and bring your business cards.
Enjoy the sunny season and take some time for yourself with family and friends!

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

News To Share? Submit to info@portjeffchamber.com 
Kilwins in Port Jefferson had a fantastic Valentine's day business wise, selling over 75 pounds of chocolate covered strawberries. They are a proud member of the Port Jefferson Chamber of commerce and look forward to serving all residents and visitors. Listen to their interview at:   https://youtu.be/Z6Rux1W6OjM
Congratulations to Joey Zangrillo owner of Z-Pita for receiving 'Tikkun Olam' award given out by Temple Isaiah in Stony Brook. Awards presentation was done May 18th at the Temple.  Tikkun olam is a Hebrew phrase that means "repairing the world" which suggests humanity's shared responsibility to heal, repair and transform the world.  Joey 'Z' has been a generous supporter to Temple Isaiah and service to the community. 
Ribbon Cuttings welcoming the Law Office of Heather N. Kaplan, PC in PJ Station.  Chamber reps, staff and family joined in for the cutting May 23rd. 
New Businesses in the Village!! Welcome  Village Boutique -women's clothing store, 116 Main Street, Artist,  Jennifer Hannaford - studio & retailer shop, Simple Good, new retailer in Chandley Square, recycled eco-friendly gift items opening in June. The old Brewology has closed and the new business is going to be the Port Bistro Pub, Chamber Partners (owners of Yogo Delish too) Bob & Christine Nyholn will be the new operators, they look to open before July 4th!
The Pro Port Restaurant Group donated a check for $500 to the Hope House Ministries at their general meeting April 22nd at the Fifth Season Restaurant.  Money was from their proceeds from their successful crawls. Look for a new music program sponsored by this group, a continuation of the successful Port Jefferson Happy Hour. Scheduled dates are: Starting with June 13th and continuing for these dates: July 25th, Aug 8th, Sept 12th, & Oct. 10th.
The Chamber was asked by the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies to provide a walking tour of the Village, especially the showing historic homes.  Barbara Ransome Director of Operation shared the Village with about 15 journalists from all parts of the world-France, Brazil, Australia, Vienna, Mexico, Poland, and Austria on a very windy day.  The walk included E. Broadway, E. Main Street, Thompson Street, High Street and then back to E. Main Street.  Tour took about one hour and the Chamber receives a very nice thank you letter. 
Congratulations to our Chamber Partner the LI Explorium in have such a great Makers Faire!  Weather was perfect and the displays and exhibits were so engaging and fun!!
Don't forget if you want to walk in the 4thof July parade with the Chamber you are ALL welcome, family, friends and members.  Wear your red, white and blue and join in with the festivities!  Once again the 'Wholly Brass Band' will be joining us to help celebrate our independence.  So join in solidarity and commemorating of country's birthday!!!  Call the chamber to lets us know! 

A lot!! The end of winter and now spring the Chamber has been busy!  

To recap:  
  • February 26th we welcomed our new BOD at Chamber Partner-at the LI Explorium Children's Museum. 
  • April 21st Easter Parade and Easter Egg Hunt- 4,000 eggs, 350 pieces of chocolate give out!  
  • April 30th we honored Tess Son as PJ Chamber member of the year. Reception sponsored by the Brookhaven chambers of Commerce Coalition, held at Chamber Partner- Willow Creek Golf & Country Club. Over 200 attendees representing 16 chambers!   
  • March 23rd was the second breakfast crawl sponsored by the Pro-Port Restaurant Group and the Chamber. Another huge success with a total of 348 tickets purchased! 
  • May 18th was our 10th Health and Wellness Fest. Over 55 vendors, Super Heroes, face painting, goat yoga, line dancing, Zumba, Lot s of fun, partnered with the Royal Education 2K Fun Run! Side-walk sale days sponsored by our umbrella group the PJ Retailers!
  • May 16th First time event sponsored by the Pro-Port Restaurant Group. 16 venues all contributing live music and food & drink specials. Very successful and well attended!
  • May 25th The dedication of the 1845 bell of the steamship the Rip van Winkle. Donated by Chamber Partner George Wallis owner of the Steamroom and the Roger's Frigate.      

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George Hyams
Port Jeff Car Care Center, Inc.
203 Route 112
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Phone: 631-828-5111
E-mail:  GFM53@aol.com
Kiley Holmes
PhysioRoam-Mobile Physical Therapy
129B South Street
Port Jefferson, NY  11777
Phone: 631-403-8208
Website:  www.physioRoam.com
Jude Treder-Wolff
Nicholas Wolff
Lifestages Inc.
496 Smithtown By-Pass
Suite 202
Smithtown, NY 11787
Website:  www.lifestage.org
Christine Chase
Port Jefferson Kadampa Meditation Center
301D East Main Street
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Phone: 516-994-0870
E-Mail:  pj@kmcli.org

Heather N. Kaplan
Law Office of Heather N. Kaplan, PC
84 Nesconset Hwy
Suite 2
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Phone: 631-574-2624
Mike Napoli
Gourmet Burger Bistro
5 Miller Creek Rd.
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Phone: 631-403-4033
Larry Ryan
Port Jeff Bowl
31 Chereb Lane
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Phone: 631-473-3300
Larry Ryan
Central Staff Service Inc.
620A Route 25A
Mount Sinai, NY 11766
Phone: 631-981-5551

Chrissy Beatty (Head Start)
Liz Fiordalisi (Day Haven)
The Community Programs Center of Long Island
400 Sheep Pasture Rd.
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Phone: 631-476-9698
Alexandra Giuffre
North Shore Natural Health
*Mobile Client-Home Visits
Phone: 631-403-0844
Emma Lglesias
Katerin Gomez
Vita Whole Body Care & Cryotherapy
750 North Country Rd.
East Setauket, NY 11733
Phone: 201-696-2122
Numa Hernandez
Sobol Acai
1035 Route 112 
Port Jefferson Sta., NY 11776
Phone: 516-288-2221
Website:  www.mysobol.com

Gigliola Manrique
Blue Cross Blue Shield
91 N Franklin Street
Hempstead, NY 11550
Phone: 917-548-9278

Jim Tsunis
Overbay LLC
1 Rabro Drive 
Suite 100
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Phone: 631-582-8300
Jake Atchoo
141 Centereach Mall
Centereach, NY 11720
Phone: 631-239-7946
Jennifer Hannaford
Hannaford Studios
25 Chandler Square
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Phone: 631-509-5958

Matthew Amari
Staples Inc.
5145 Nesconset Hwy 
Unit 12 City
Port Jefferson Sta., NY 11776
Phone: 631-476-9860
Website:  www.staples.com
Melanie Gonzalez
Simple Good
35 Chandler Square
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Phone: 631-680-4998
Maria S. Palmar
Maria Palmar Properties
202 E. Main Street
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Phone: 631-828-2414



are held the 4th Tuesday of the month,  meetings alternate 
between am and pm
June 25th
Danford's top deck 25 East Broadway, PJ 6-8pm Networking Event-Cash Bar and snacks-FREE to attend, guest welcomed!
July 11th
3 Chamber Networking Event-
PJ, Three Village & Smithtown.
Waterview at Port Jefferson Country Club
44 Fairway Drive
Chamber Members $10 pre-purchase, $15 at the door.
Non-Chamber Members $25
Pasta Stations & Cash bar  
Please come and network with your Chamber Neighbor Colleagues!  Guests are welcomed! Enjoy the view of Long Island Sound as we mingle on the outdoor decks!
Cash Bar Please RSVP by: 7/1/19- 631-473-1414 info@portjeffchamber.com
August 14th
Lets play ball!
Patchogue and PJ Chambers join in going to a Ducks Game. Fun night of networking and baseball!
$30 includes your ticket to the game, lite refreshments and our own 
'party deck'.  Limited amount of tickets so RSVP soon. P arking is free and takes place in the  courthouse across the street from the ballpark.  The game starts at 6:35 so the ballpark gates open at 5:35 and the matchup is Long Island Ducks vs. York Revolution.  The party deck is located down the 3rd base line in left field and our group has exclusive use of the area!!  
August 21st
Summer Wine & Cheese 
New Membership Partner Meet & Greet at the Chamber Office 5:30-7:30 
All new members please join us for some conversation and getting to know one another better!





640 Belle Terre Rd., Bldg. 14
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
(631) 928-4599


Offering Chamber Members 10% off the purchase of 2 digital

hearing aids from our practice.
(Not to be combined with other offers)

Accounting & Consultants
Joseph O'Hara
812 Hallock Avenue
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
(631) 403-4283

Offering Chamber Members $50 off all tax services during tax season


Marites Son - Digital & Social Media Marketing Consultant
248 Route 25A, Suite 80
E. Setauket, NY 11733
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Chamber members receive a FREE 7-Day Trial for Facebook Advertising. Visit my website to schedule a consultation or contact me at tess@maritesson.com

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