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The Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

Spring 2018 Newsletter 
In This Issue
PHOTOS
CHAMBER CHATTER
EASTER PARADE & HUNT
9th ANNUAL HEALTH & WELLNESS FEST
WEBSITE & NEWSLETTER ADVERTISING
NEW BUSINESS MEMBERS
UPCOMING EVENTS
BUSINESS CARDS
COUPONS/MEMBER DISCOUNTS
Quick Links
Join Our List
PHOTOS  


Easter Bunny close-up with little girl
Photo Credit
Andrew Theodorakis of Yellow House Images

Easter Parade
Kalman Family
Natalie, Taylor & Mom Volunteer Banner Holders

Ribbon Cutting
H&W Fest

Mather Tables
H&W Fest

St. Charles Tables
H&W Fest

E. Main Street
Sidewalk Sale Days

Candi-Amazing Olive Sidewalk Sales

Steam Room
Breakfast Crawl

Saranto Calamas Presenting
January GMM

Lorraine Kutzing, Marge Tumilowiz, Jim Karras, Pam McQuire, Theresa Aloisio, From Welcome Friends - Breakfast Crawl Donation $500
April GMM

Welcoming New Partner
N. Shore Chiropractic
April GMM

Kierra, Joy, Jim & Barb
2018 Awards Night

Barb, Joy & Jim
2018 Member of the Year
Joy Pipe 




Photos Courtesy of the Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT


 

 
 
Our Chamber's activities this spring have been a huge success. Our first ever  "Breakfast Crawl" done in conjunction with the Pro-Port Restaurant Association  attracted over 300. We have groups of people "crawling" to our village  restaurants for a taste of their breakfast offerings. Look for more activities  from the Chamber and the Pro Port Group in the future.

The annual Easter Parade which was covered on News 12 attracted hundreds  of children and parents racing after the eggs. A good time was had by all.

Our 9th Annual Health and Wellness Fest held at Port Jeff High School was also the  best attended of all the Fests to date with over 500 people. Many new sponsors  have joined us in taking part in this  important community event.

Being the Chambers president I am very gratified by the results that we have  all worked so hard for. New members flock to us every month, we have good  attendance and enthusiasm at our monthly meetings. Well run and dynamic  events! With our members support we will keep it going!

Jim Karras
President

CHAMBER CHATTER
News To Share? Submit to info@portjeffchamber.com 
 
Things happening in our Business Community! 
 
Graceful Rose will have new tenants, a high end Italian Restaurant, privately owned named 'Due Baci' or in English, 'Two Kisses', they plan on opening in July.

Toast has reopened with their brand new renovations!  Congratulations, looks great! 

New bread bakery plans are STILL moving forward for E. Main Street. 

Welcome new retailer 'Birch and Main' 230 E. Main Street. A lifestyle boutique that has offers collections of handcrafted soy candles and body products. Also includes home d├ęcor, kitchenware, barware and food provisions.  Stop in and welcome Michael to our community!  
 
Chamber is preparing to renovate and redesign their back stairs with the help of PJ Village, thankyou!
 
Change is parking fees.  Starting Memorial Day and running through Labor Day metered parking fees in PJ municipal parking lots, ONLY on the weekends will be increased by .50 to help discourage employees taking 'premium' parking spots. These changes were recommended and supported by the PJ Parking Committee.  
 
Fire at Starbucks, minor damage reopened the same day!
 
Summer hours: Open M-F 10-5 and on the weekend 10-4pm.     

EASTER PARADE & HUNT

So this year we had a very cool day on Easter Sunday, but this did not seem to disrupt the crowds who attended this very popular event. The sun was out and they came! A huge participation of multi-cultural families attending, crowd estimate is 500.  EB and helpers gave out chocolate to over 250 children and did not leave until every child was received and welcomed.
 
Children and parents cued up to have photo opps with EB as the line stretch from the front doors of the PJ Village Center down to the children's playground park! 
 
Chamber volunteers included member partners from HSBC-Claudia and Sophia, Joy Pipe of East End Shirt Co. and her family, Kathy O'Sullivan and PJ Chamber President Jim Karras.  All did a great job with crowd control and assisting EB. A special thanks to junior volunteers, Natalie & Taylor Kalman who helped carry the Easter banner in the parade.


9TH ANNUAL HEALTH & WELLNESS FEST
 
Huge crowds and busier than ever with 85 tables that included 17 NEW vendors.  This year brought new sponsors which increased sponsorship revenue by 67%!!  Every year the Chamber brings in new elements to keep this event fresh. Attendees participated in Tai Chi, Pilates, and art therapy. The St. Charles Hospital food court again was very popular featuring free healthy meals to all the attendees. 
 
The Royal Education Foundation had runners/walkers who joined in with their 2k fun run and thisyear Christian Neubert a Port Jefferson Schools music teacher, volunteer fireman and Port Jefferson Library Trustee was honored with the Power of One Award for his significant positive impact on the village and school community.     
 
Special thanks to our 3 major hospitals for their steadfast commitment and sponsorship, St. Charles, Mather, and Stony Brook Medicine. We also welcomed our new platinum sponsor NY Cancer & Blood Specialists whose sponsorship money added to the success of the H&W. Port Jefferson School District custodial help could not have been more cooperative. Our committee was also assisted by our Chamber partner Servpro and their staff with the setting up and breaking down of the event, their help was very much appreciated. 

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
 
Anastasi Hackeh
Proios Insurance Agency
18 Roosevelt Ave.
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Phone: (631) 473-9200
 
Jennifer Travios
South Beach Tanning Company
1090 Rte. 112
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Phone: 631-828-6640
 
Gianine DeSimone
Long Island Neurosurgical & Pain Specialists
1175 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY 11795
Phone: 631-422-5371
Fax: 631-893-8012
Website:  www.linps.com
 
Michael Kinney
Heartland Payment Systems
Phone: 631-921-6665
Fax: 631-803-4432
Website:  www.heartland.us

Linda McLoone
Thomas Kinkade Gallery
128 Main Street
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Phone: 631-642-0607
Fax: 631-642-0628
E-Mail:  TKGlinda@aol.com
 
Maria Cordaro
Surge Rehabilitation
49 Oakcrest Ave.
Middle Island, NY 11953
Phone: 631-995-2900
Fax: 631-995-2702
 
Shannon Poblete
Nassau Educators Federal Credit Union
100 Corporate Drive
Westbury, NY 11590
Phone: 516-714-2936
Fax: 516-387-4769
Website:  www.mynefcu.org
 
Michael Odusami
Fernchurch Consulting, LLC
18 Bloomington
Medford, NY 11763
Phone: 631-880-3750
Fax: 631-880-3750
Website:  www.fernchurch.com
 
Chris Sandstrom
Dan's Hamptons Media
158 Country Rd. 39
Southampton, NY 11968
Phone: 631-537-0500
E-mail:  chris@hamptons.com
 
Terry Scarlatos
Toast Coffee House
242 E. Main Street
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Phone: 631-331-6860
 
Dawn Stephens
Rite Way Water Solutions
156B East Main Street
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Phone: 631-230-4764
Fax: 877-889-6967
E-mail:  egLgroup@aol.com
 
Richard Rosenka
Classic Medicare Solutions
900 Hallock Ave
Port Jefferson Sta., NY 11776
Phone: 631-474-1000
Fax: 631-474-1515

Vivian Piccone Jung
Port Jefferson Pilates
14 E. Broadway
Suite 1
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Phone: 917-841-4401
 
Cheryl Montaigne
Sight MD
1000 Rte 112, Bldg E
Port Jefferson Sta., NY 11776
Phone: 631-331-1414
Fax: 631-331-1497
 
Zackary Kollmer
North Shore Family Chiropractic
298 Canal Rd
Port Jefferson Sta., NY 11776
Phone: 631-928-0192
 
Patty Herbstman
State Farm Agency
1672 Route 112 
Coram, NY 11727
Phone: 631-509-6890
Fax: 631-509-6894

Brianca Mazo
Bango Bowls
199 E. Main Street
East Setauket, NY 11733
Phone: 631-364-9338
 
Martin G. Callahan
National Computerized Agencies
2201 Route 112
Coram, NY 11727
Phone: 631-737-0700

UPCOMING EVENTS
SAVE THE DATES:

2018 CHAMBER EVENT CALENDAR  

Month of May 
'Spring Raffle Thing' sponsored by the Port Jefferson Retailers Association  

May
Outdoors Farmer's Market is OPEN Sunday's from 8-1pm located at the PJ Village Center on the harbor.

May 19th
Great American Clean-up
9:30-noon meet at the PJ Chamber's Office-118 W. Broadway to volunteer for service hours.
Sponsored by the Chamber, BID, Pro-Port, PJ Retailers, PJ Village, & Suwassett Garden Club. Trees being donated by Bartlett Tree Experts 

May 20th
3rd Annual 15K Run to the PJ Brewing Co. 8:30 am

June 9th
Eastern LI Mini-Maker Faire 10-5pm Harbor Front Park

June 16th
Chamber's Green Fest & Community Shredding event PJ Village Center 1-5pm

July
Movies on the Harbor; Picnic Supper Concerts; Children's shows; Harborside Concert Series visit-  www.portjeff.com

July 4th
PJFD Annual 4th of July Parade 10am


GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS
are held the 4th Tuesday of the month,  meetings alternate 
between am and pm

MAY 29th
Willow Creek Golf Club, Mt. Sinai 
8am 
Speaker Michael Kinney of Heartland 
 
JUNE 26th
PJ Village Center
6-9 
Chris Royan PJ Historian-Program-Pictorial Historical Introspective of PJ's Businesses & Networking
 
JULY 18th
3-Chamber Joint Networking Event,  Port Jefferson,
3-Village & Smithtown at Old Field Club-FREE to ALL Chamber members.
                                                
AUGUST 15th
Patchogue-Port Jefferson Chambers Networking Event
Location in Patchogue TBA

BUSINESS CARDS

 

 


COUPONS
MEMBER DISCOUNTS
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10%
ARAME SALON & SPA
7 Trader's Cove
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
(631) 331-6633
www.aramesalonandspa.com
Arame offers 10% off haircuts to all Chamber Members 
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10%
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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