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The Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

Summer 2019 Newsletter 
In This Issue
PHOTOS
CHAMBER CHATTER
WHAT HAS BEEN GOING ON
WEBSITE & NEWSLETTER ADVERTISING
NEW BUSINESS MEMBERS
UPCOMING EVENTS
BUSINESS CARDS
COUPONS/MEMBER DISCOUNTS
Quick Links
Join Our List
PHOTOS  


Wholly Brass Band
4th of July
Batmobile
John Marchese 1966 Version

Mitch, Lucy, Suzanne, Veronique, & Joy
 
3 Chamber Networking Event July11th

Diane Diot, Dan Kerr, Suzanne Velazquez
 
PJ Village Trustee
Bruce D'Abramo, Fredrica Claiborne-Sunation, Jasmine Wolber-O'Keefe & Guest Support the Kids
 
Danfords Deck View
June GMM
 
Employees & Hospitality Tent for Melissa & Doug

Melissa & Doug
Owners
 
Barb, Quaker & David
August 14th Ducks Game
 
Steve, Suzanne, Steve, Joy and Mitch
Ducks Game

President
Mary Joy Pipe
US Navy Commander Reightler
 
US Navy-Squadon Commander-Kenneth S. Reightler, Mayor Garant, TOB Supervisor-Ed Romaine, & NYS Assemblyman Steve Englebright

Ribbon Cutting
Maria Palmar Properties

Ribbon CuttingProhibition Kitchen 
 
Ribbon Cutting Hook  Ladder Party Co.
 
Ribbon Cutting
East End 

East End's
Theme Cake

Volkswagon Club
East End Block Party
 
New Member
Port Jefferson Bistro
 
New Little Library- installed
PJ Rotary
PJ Library
 
Chamber Meet & Greet
Caren Carafis-PJ Village Gardener,
Tracy Kosciuk & Husband, 
Joy Pipe-Chamber President

Chamber Meet & Greet
Vanessa Quitoni, Patty Herbsman, Jarod McGovern, & Renee Goldfarb

Chamber Hospitality Table


Photos Courtesy of the Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce





LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT


 
 
Summer is still with us and we will enjoy it until the sunniest of ends!  As always the season has been busy. The Chamber in cooperation with the Pro Restaurant group introduced the new initiative, 'Port Jefferson Happy Hour Series'. 17 participating restaurants/eateries opened their doors to provide live music and special food and drink offers! Well received and there are still 2 dates left, September 12thand October 10th! 
 
We had special visitors this summer:
  • Melissa & Doug Toy Co. from Connecticut hosted their employee outing here in the Village. Over 400 guests arrived as walk-ons on the ferry, who shopped and ate for 5 hours!. Our retailers and restaurateurs were generous with offers and M&D visitors were very pleased and said they will come BACK!! This type of economic stimulus is what the Chamber needs. We assisted them with hospitality and helped arranged their day.
  • US Navy Academy had 50 midshipmen enjoying our Village and the Village sponsored a BQQ with music. The Chamber gave their Commanding Officer a special gift of a PJ Tee Shirt and Baseball Cap!    
  • The Amistad arrives from August 25th - September 2nd.  Historic slave ship and will offer public viewings.   
Along with our own fun events, our Ducks game and our new member wine & cheese meet & greet, the Chamber continues to be connected to all of their partners. We also attended the opening of the NEW performance stage down at Harbor Front Park in honor and memory of Jill Nees-Russell, a beloved community member whose life was cut much too short!   

The Chamber is collaborating with other groups to create a Fall Art Walk, scheduled from October 7th - 21st and is working with our Chamber artists in a mural 'anti-graffiti' program to be launch in spring of 2020. Not to forget there are plans in the works to develop a relationship with the other side of the 'pond'-Bridgeport! To create a 'passport' ticket inviting visitors to enjoy our community and then Bridgeport, as they are going through a true Renaissance era! 
Please support our 6th Annual Dragon Boat Race Festival September 14th and mark your calendars for our 12th Annual 'Taste @ Port Jefferson' eating and drinking event October 17th! 

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
 

 

CHAMBER CHATTER
News To Share? Submit to info@portjeffchamber.com 
 

Welcome the NEW restaurant Due Baci, the old Graceful Rose at 154 W. Broadway! Owners Maria & Patrick Aubry are local residents with restaurant experience! It is with great anticipation to embrace this Italian restaurant/bar to our community!
 
In addition the old Brewology restaurant has a new owner and name: Port Jeff Bistro & Pub, owners Christine & Bob Nyholm, who also own Yogo Delish.  We welcome them and wish then much luck and success!  
 
Speaking of restaurants Newsday's 'Explore LI' section dated July 11th highlighted and mentioned 20 eateries and restaurants in a full cover 5 page spread named, 'Sound Bites'. Great plug to our restaurant community and the Village!   
 
CONGRATULATIONS to our President Mary Joy Pipe on 40 years of being in business- East End Shirt Company! Her block party celebration was on August 17th featuring games, face painting, music and the LI Volkswagon Club Car Show.  A special ribbon cutting was on August 16.
 
Thank you to Stephanie Treverton of HSBC for her service as a Director on the Chamber Board. She has had to step down due to additional work responsibilities, but will remain a supporter and friend to the Chamber. 
 
Thank you, Maria Palmar for helping to beautify your new location on E. Main Street. The exceptional window planter boxes that were installed are stunning with their cascading vine and colorful annuals. 
 
Port Jefferson Library in partnership with the PJ Rotary installed a 'Little Library' in front of  the Chamber Office.  Premise: you take a book and then leave a book!  So far 3 cases of books have been gone through. Great job!!

WHAT HAS BEEN GOING ON!!!
 
Lots of Ribbon Cuttings!  Welcoming new partners include:
  • Hook & Ladder Party Company June 27th
  • Prohibition Kitchen July 3rd
  • Maria Palmar Properties July 11th  
  • Port Jeff Bistro Pub August 27th
 
Congratulations to Mayor Margot Garant and Stan Loucks for winning their re-elections and welcome new Trusteed Kathianne Snaden!
 
June 11th
Was the annual 3-chamber networking event.  A collaboration with Port Jefferson, 3-Village and Smithtown. With 126 attendees the venue was the beautiful Waterview Restaurant overlooking the LI Sound at the Port Jefferson Country Club at Harbor Hills. Thank you People's United bank for being our sponsors and contributing to a great evening.
 
July 4th Parade
The Chamber's entourage consisted of the hired Wholly Brass Band leading the way with marching units and vehicles! Once again the 1966 version 'Batmobile' joined our ranks with specialty cars including a,  1951 Studebaker and a lavender 1965 Chevy Super Sport Convertible!  Thank you to Chamber Partners, Slurp Ramen, Jolie Powell, Countryside Animal Hospital, All Souls Church, PJ Rotary, Karen Sullivan, Suzanne Velazquez, and Mitch Angelino who all joined in with the festivities!
 
July 25th
Thursday July 25th the Chamber helped to host a large annual employee outing sponsored by the visiting company from Connecticut, Melissa & Doug! Over 300 employees walked around our Village and were given many offers from our Chamber members from lunch specials to generous percentages off products and services. We welcomed their business and were pleased then chose our walking Village for their special day!
 
August 14th
Our Patchogue-PJ Ducks Game networking event was attended by 40 combined Chamber members. Snacks were provided and to our surprise the night featured a double header! Thank you for all that attended.
 
August 21st
There were 15 new members and guests that attended our new member meet & greet at the Chamber office. Lite snacks were served with a selection of beverages! This is the Chamber's way of saying WELCOME to our new members and let them meet our officers and to network with our members!


 


 

WEBSITE & NEWSLETTER ADVERTISING SCHEDULE:
Port Jefferson Chamber

1st Tier
Banner Ad (top of home page)
Static
Annually $300
Non-Chamber: $450
 
2nd Tier
Side-Rail
Promotion for sales, retail, promo
Static
Annually $250
Non-Chamber: $400
*Room for 2 ads
 
3rd Tier
Bottom of Homepage
Static
Constant Exposure for your Business
Annual fee $150
Non-Chamber:$300
 
Newsletter
Top Banner Ad- Annual Fee-$250 *Only one Ad allowed   Non Chamber-$400
Side Vertical Ad-Annual Fee-$200 *Room for 2 ads  Non-Chamber-$350
Bottom of Newsletter Business Card Ad-Annual 


WELCOME NEW PARTNERS
 
Lisa Harris
Prohibition Kitchen
15 Main Street
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Phone: 631-473-0613
 
Sheila Skolnick
Sheila Skolnick Worldwide
45 Bell Circle
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Phone: 631-875-1555
 
Joseph Collins
Port Jeff Signs and Graphics
743 Pinetree Ct.
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
917-474-9425
 
Michael DeGutis
Michaelhasmanyvoices.com
45 Bell Circle
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
631-764-5963

Anthony Freda
Star Gallery
206-208 E. Main Street
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
631-828-4497
 
Melisa Gentile
Douglas & Elliman Reality
2410 North Ocean Ave
Farmingville, NY 11738
 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS
SAVE THE DATES:

2019 CHAMBER EVENT CALENDAR  
 

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS
are held the 4th Tuesday of the month,  meetings alternate 
between am and pm
                                            
September 24th
Due Baci
154 West Broadway, Port Jefferson
8 AM
Program: 'Cultural Competency' in cooperation with SBU.      

October 22nd
6-8 PM
Location TBA
 
November 19th
8 AM
Location TBA


BUSINESS CARDS

 

 

 

COUPONS
MEMBER DISCOUNTS
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EARWORKS AUDIOLOGY, P.C.
640 Belle Terre Rd., Bldg. 14
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
(631) 928-4599

www.earworksaudiology.com

Offering Chamber Members 10% off the purchase of 2 digital

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

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$50
O'HARA & COMPANY
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

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Marites Son - Digital & Social Media Marketing Consultant
248 Route 25A, Suite 80
E. Setauket, NY 11733
Free 7-Day Trial: Facebook Advertising
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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