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The Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

Winter 2020 Newsletter 
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2020 Executive Board
Joy Pipe President,
Stu Vincent 1stVP,
Mayor Margot Garant Installing Officer,
Michael Sceiford 2nd VP, Tess Son 3rdVP,
Maryanne Douglas Treasury,
Carol Koutrakos Secretary

New Re- Elected Board Members

Swearing in of NEW BOD Members Doug Quattrock, Kathleen Taveira,  Saranto Calamas, missing Vinny Seiter 

Tess Son
Sitting on Ice Bench
The Cast of Frozen
Gourmet Burger Bistro Ice Craving

Hair, Lash & Brow Loft Ribbon Cutting

Knitting Cove & Yarn
Ribbon Cutting

Maria Palmer Ribbon Cutting

Joy Pipe PJCC President
Eric & Nanci Huners Small Business Award

Joy Pipe &
Amanda Eckert
Small Business Award

New Members
Orange Fitness Theory
New Member
Urban Air

New Member
Icon Properties 

Hot Toddy Hop
Honey Soy Latte w/Whip Cream

Curry Club Hot Toddy Kahlua

Curry Club Chai Latte w/Kahlua Hot Toddy

Curry Club Roaring 20's group

Barb & Kevin Roaring 20's Costumes 

Proposed NEW Ferry Office East Elevation

Small Business Saturday Proclamation 2019
for our Chamber

New Ice-Skating
Dasher Board

Photos Courtesy of the Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce


Preparing for Spring!

But before we go let's recap on what a GREAT winter we have had.  The Village in cooperation with the Business Improvement District sponsored their first 'Ice Festival'! What a successful event. The weather was sunny and the colder weather aided in keeping 30 ice sculptures alive for an entire weekend. The crowds were over the top who enjoyed live ice cravings, carriage rides and music.  

Our Chamber Partner the Port Jefferson Rotary Club with their Winter Golf Classic was huge! They invited people to walk the streets and play putt-putt golf. Our restaurant community generously opened their doors to help support this fun-filled event. Another huge success that raise money for Rotary's charitable causes! 

Moving along, our Chamber had their 'Hot Toddy Hop' partnering with our Pro-Port Restaurant Group, there were 13 venues that created their own signature toddy! Over 200 tickets were sold and the foot traffic added a sense of energy to our Village. This crawl sets the stage for the Chamber's and Port-Pro's 'Luck of the Irish' breakfast crawl March 14th. Tickets on sale now! GO to the Chamber's website to get tickets via Eventbrite   www.portjeffchamber.com

The winter season allows your Chamber to re-group and prepare for the high trafficked period coming up! We have some new programs to introduce to our members to include an outdoor mural program and a spring art walk. In addition we are working with the Bridgeport Regional Business Council and making a stronger connection across the pond in establishing a 'Passport' program. This encourages visitors from both areas to capitalize on special offers each can give to visitors. The Port Jefferson/Bridgeport Ferry is the transportation piece that will discount walk-on ridership and support such this new initiative. It is ALSO through their generous sponsorship that the Chamber will be hosting a NEW event June 20th on their P.T. Barnum-Sounds on the Sound ferry cruise featuring Billy Joel's-Moving Out band! Look for further details!!  

Let's not forget our 11th annual Health & Wellness Fest- 'See your way to better health' April 25th at the PJHS. The theme is 2020 vison and we have a lot of NEW surprises for the attenders! Our hospitals- St. Charles, Mather and Stony Brook Medicine are our constant supporters who help provide an important service in educating our community for healthier life styles! We THANK them so much.

Lastly, (for now :),  our annual Easter parade is on Easter Sunday, April 12th. Please come and walk with all the families and children and then join in a 4,000 egg Easter Hunt down at Harbor Park! 

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

News To Share? Submit to info@portjeffchamber.com 

Congratulations to our Chamber Partner Po'Boy Brewery for being voted by 'Bethpage of Best of Long Island' for the  Best Craft Beer Brewery! Located at 200 Wilson St., Unit E3, PJ Station stop in for the best h
and-crafted micro brews designed for taste, smoothness, and ARTISINAL quality. In addition congratulations AGAIN to Po'Boy with sponsoring their 'Blessing Bags' to Pax Christi consisting of personal essential items for their homeless members.  
We welcome Prohibition's owner, Lisa Harris, and general manager, Tom Fazio, with their new restaurant that has 'Southern-tastes with a New York flair' to the village in the form of a new venture   called Fork and Fiddle. Located at  138 Main St, Port Jefferson Village, owner Lisa Harris says "w e have a Southern-regional take, drawing inspirations from foods from the Carolinas, Tennessee, Texas - and putting our own New York-style on it".  The restaurant promotes live music and t here are three ways to dine: southern grand tasting, family-style southern dinner or the traditional one item off an a la carte menu. 
Prohibition Kitchen held a 'Roaring 20's' Party during the Hot Toddy Hop.  Participants came out dressed in costume and had a lot of fun drinking champagne and eating tasty hors d'oeuvres!

We started out this winter a little slow and because of bad weather the Chamber had to cancel our Santa Parade!  So mark your calendars for next year 2020 for Sunday November 29th at 2pm.
February 8th & 9th was the PJ's Villages First Ice Festival, sponsored by the BID-Business Improvement District. With over 20 ice-sculptures throughout the Village, live ice cravings, horse and carriage rides, music, ice characters and much more the event was extraordinarily well attended! Perfect cold sunny weather.
This pass February 21st the Chamber had a new crawl- 'Hot Toddy Hop' from 6-9pm. Sold out with over 200 participants. 13 restaurant venues showcased their own 'signature' hot toddy, from a 'Boozy' Spice Chai to an early gray tea with splashes of honey and bourbon.  The cost was $20 with the net proceeds going to the Pro-Port Restaurant Group. March 14th come on out for the 'Luck of the Irish' breakfast crawl.  All tasting will have an Irish theme and the cost is $30. Tickets may be acquired through Eventbrite and both are co-sponsored by the Pro-Port Restaurant Group!
The Chamber Holiday Party was a big success, 40 guests & members attended the PJ Village Center on December 17th. Thanks to our Chamber Partners; C'est Cheese, Port Jefferson Lobster House, Kilwins, and Torte Pie Company for supplying a savory and sweet fare! Special entertainment was provided by Magic Beyond Imagination, with master magician- Robert McEntee, who did sleight of  hand magic at all the tables!  'Find the bear among the reindeers' game was played and NEW Chamber member-Impact Auto Bodywon by finding the bearthe quickest and went home with a nice bottle of wine!
The Chamber is working on a new initiative with the support of the Bridgeport, CT. community and creating a 'passport' program to welcome walk-on visitors into our community.  The program will hopefully launch in early spring with special offers for tourist that come across on the ferry. If interested connect the Chamber asap. 
The Brookhaven Chambers of Commence Coalition is sponsoring their small business improvement award for $1,200 and their $1,000 scholarship award. Both criteria's are attached. Both deadlines are March 23rd. 
Congratulations to our Chamber member of the Year- Carol Koutrakos from The Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company. Carol has been associated with our Chamber for over 22 years and been the Chamber's Secretary for 10 terms.  She is dedicated and efficient and supports our Chamber's mission, we are lucky to have her and what she brings to our Chamber! 
The Chamber has also given out their Small Business Award to 2 Chamber partners this year, both needing new signs!  Amanda Eckert, Celebrate Your Home Group at Keller Williams Realty Homes & Estates and Huners Fitness Advantage were the recipients, congratulations to both.
We welcome our newly  Elected Executive Board : Mary Joy Pipe-President, Stuart Vincent- 1st VP, Michael Scieford- 2nd VP, Tess Son- 3rd VP, Maryanne Douglas-Treasurer, and Carol Koutrakos-Secretary.  Newly Re-Elected BOD Members  are Nancy Bradley, Risa Kluger, Michael Sceiford, Tess Son, Karen Sullivan AND NEW Board of Directors are: Saranto P. Calamas, Douglas Quattrock, Vinnie Seiter, and Kathleen Taveira. Congratulations to ALL and thank you for your service!


The Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce Coalition is once again offering their 2020 'Small Business Improvement Award Grant.  Chamber members are eligible to submit their letters of request.  Guidelines and contact info are below. Your letter of request is your 'formal application'.

Small Business Improvement Award-$1,200
  • Business may not be larger than 50 employees
  • Business must be a member of their local chamber or any chamber in the Town of Brookhaven.
  • That chamber must be a member of the BCCC in good standing.
  • Only Business owners or main principles of the business may submit an application for the award.
  • Proof of ownership or entitlement (manager, executive) must be presented with the application.
  • Must be in business for at least a year.
  • Requests for the award will be judged by how beneficial the money will be used to improve the business. i.e. updating and purchasing equipment, capital improvements, professional services; i.e. consulting evaluations, business plans, marketing strategies, promotional advertising, signs, energy efficient improvements-lighting, insulation etc.
*Non-profits are ineligible, ONLY SMALL BUSINESSES
*Money may not be used to supplement operating expenses of the business.
*Proof of expenditure must be presented 6 months after the award, unless other pre-approved arrangements have been made.
Letters of request must be emailed to bransome@optonline.net with BCCC 'Small Business Improvement Award' in the subject area. ALL requests MUST BE EMAILED BY March 23rd  DEADLINE.
The award will be given out at their Annual Member of the Year Reception 4/19  
All questions can be directed to Barbara Ransome c 631-889-1190 or email at  bransome@optonline.net


Value $1,000.00
  • Any Town of Brookhaven 2020 graduating High School Senior
  • Must be continuing their education in business-college, trade school, etc. are all acceptable.
  • Must submit a maximum 500 word essay or less answering, "Why I want to continue my education in business." 
Essays ONLY accepted via email.
Send essays to at bransome@optonline.net
Essay deadline is 3/23/20.
PLEASE send in complete contact information to include:
BEST contact phone number, full address and name. Current HS.
Judging for scholarships takes place April 8, 2020 
Awarded at our Member of the Year Reception end of April 2020  



Port Jefferson Chamber

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Constant Exposure for your Business
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Samantha Cicciaro
Amber Court of Smithtown
130 Lake Ave. South
Nesconset, NY 11767 
Phone: 631-768-1000
Raquel Fernandez
Icon Properties
326 Main Street
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Phone: 631-839-7511
Kate Humemny
Orange Theory Fitness Port Jefferson
5040 Nesconset Hwy. 
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Phone: 631-760-1975
Hak Bin Ahn
Moque Inc.
184 Miller Place Rd
Miller Place, NY 11764
Phone: 917-533-6710
Email:  hak@moque.us
Website:  www.moque.us
Anthony Amen
Redefine Fitness
5507 Nesconset Hwy
Ste 2
Mount Sinai, NY 11766
Phone: 631-743-9906
Judy Serino
Home Instead Senior Care
900 Wheeler Rd
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Phone: 631-724-2273
Website:  www.homeinstead.com


are held the 4th Tuesday of the month,  meetings alternate 
between am and pm
March 24th
Curry Club
111 W. Broadway
Program- LI 2020 Census-Health & Wealth of Long Island 
April 28th
Urban Air
Networking & Fun
3147 Middle Country Rd, Lake Grove, NY 11755
6-8 PM 
May 26th
Holiday Inn Express
NYS Worker's Compensation Board-Communication & Outreach 
3131 Nesconset Highway
Centereach, NY  11720





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
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


Skin Care By Christine
301 East Main Street
Port Jefferson Village
$10 OFF A 90 minute Facial for Chamber Members

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