Polar Express Experience comes to Town

w/ Port Jefferson Station/Terryville Chamber of Commerce Antique Traincar. Member- elves hard at work at the preparing for the movie ‘Polar Express’.

Pictured: Jennifer Dzvonar Owner -President of Bass Electric and Chamber President, Membership Director Kristin Winter V.P. Branch Manager of Flushing Bank Port Jefferson Station and Board members Dee Earle Owner of Your CBD Store Port Jefferson Station.
Lights and exterior decorations by board member Craig den Hartog of Christmas Decor by Emerald Magic.

The North Shore Jewish Center and PJS/T Chamber of Commerce Menorah Lighting

Sunday, November 28, 2021 from 4-5PM at the Train Car

The Train Car access is on Rose Avenue, from Canal Road, Port Jefferson Station.

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The Port Jefferson Station/Terryville Chamber’s mission is to be a catalyst for economic growth for our members and the community through advocacy, education and community enhancement.

No other chamber offers its members as many benefits as the Port Jefferson Station/Terryville Chamber of Commerce
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The First Sight of Home

The Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Steamboat Company


Photo by Lisa Sergio

It’s the first leg of vacation and consequently, the first sight of home. The Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Steamboat Company has transported passengers since 1883. Most of us refer to the entire operation in port as, simply, ‘the ferry’. It is a fixture in the lives of Long Islanders and travel across the sound is almost second nature. There’s history here. At a recent member meeting of the Port Jefferson Station/Terryville Chamber of Commerce, we learned a bit worth sharing from the company’s General Manager, Fred Hall.

The founder, first company president and shareholder of the Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Steamboat Company was P.T. Barnum. The year 1983, however, marked the modern era when the company built and put into service the first Grand Republic. What seemed megalithic proportions, the ‘new ferry’ ushered in year round ferry service.

The addition of the Park City in 1986 and the P.T. Barnum in 1999 rounded out a three boat system. In 2003 the second ferry named Grand Republic joined the fleet and its namesake was sold. Currently on weekends three ferries are usually in service for our convenience and enjoyment. Fred explains, “Our annual business generally transports 450 thousand vehicles, serving a million passengers.”

Destinations north include an exciting new amphitheater just two blocks from the Bridgeport ferry dock. The venue is within walking distance, Fred tells me. “We tweaked operations to stick around and slightly delay our departure from Bridgeport. We wanted Long Island passengers attending shows to get on and get home. Hopefully we will do so again next summer,” says Ken. “We look for ways to work with our communities. It’s one of the reasons we join the Port Jefferson Station/Terryville Chamber of Commerce and others. We appreciate the marketing efforts involved in connecting residents with commerce.” Thank you, Fred.

This winter the Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Steamboat Company expects to embark on construction of a new administration building. Stay up to date on tickets, tours, schedules and steamboat news, at www.88844ferry.com, tel:888-443-3779 or email info@88844ferry.com.

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Polar Express Success

What a huge success! Our Port Jefferson Station/Terryville Chamber of Commerce does it again! A series of four business to community events-  culminated on Sunday Dec 16, 2018 with the final viewing of ‘The Polar Express’ movie nights, inside our antique chamber train car at the corner of NYS RTE 112 and 347- offered with all the trimmings including ‘I Believe’ jingle bells tied in ribbon like those in the film, – gifted to all children, plus Polar Express Movie poster-backdrop Portraits, as well as those with Santa who surprised children at the close of the film –  photos which families access from our pjstchamber.com site. This and more all due to extraordinary organization skills of  our chamber Vice President, Larry Ryan, manager of Port Jeff Bowl and support of Chamber directors.

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April Member Meeting at Know Escape

Our chamber members are encouraged to host a member meeting at their place of business. Here’s what you receive for your efforts;

  • Opportunity to showcase your products/services to a captive audience
  • Mentioned in our weekly email blast with a link to your website
  • Event photos on our website Gallery page
  • Listed on our website Events Calendar

Contact Jennifer if interested

 

Jenn at the Keep Pride Rally
Welcome Community friends,

We are gathered here today to keep PRIDE in Port Jefferson Station.  We LOVE our Community!  Our community has so many wonderful things to offer and the best local businesses around.

We can not let bad publicity of our local area lower our expectations of where we live, work, shop, and play! We as a community are better than that.

The local business in this area and shopping center are hurting. They need the support of the community! Even though some of you choose to not shop here any longer, these wonderful local businesses still donate their time, money, and goods to our schools, churches and other organizations that we belong to. Think about that!

The small business is the back bone in every community and when an area within is threatening their livelihood, we the community need to say that we will not let that happen. Let our Voices be heard and our Presence be known that this community will be here to support our local businesses,  no matter what!

Jennifer Dzvonar

President, Port Jefferson Station/Terryville Chamber of Commerce

September Member Meeting with Ritu Wackett from the NYS SBDC

Daffodil Planting at the Train Car Park 11-2019 Gallery

Port Jefferson Station/Terryville Chamber Family Fun Day 2019

September 2019 Member Breakfast Meeting at the Train Car

Ribbon Cutting at Newest Chamber Member Margaritas Cafe

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Miller Business Center
The Miller Business Center serves as a regional resource for businesses, entrepreneurs, not-for-profit organizations, and individuals. It offers access to specialized business resources as well as personalized business reference assistance. The goal of the Miller Business Center is to support regional economic development through education, networking and research assistance. BIZLINK databases are available with your FREE Miller Center membership.
Small Business Development

Local institutional resources include graduate students and faculty, who provide valuable services to the Small Business Development Center. With this advantage, the Center in turn provides assistance in resolving organizational, financial, marketing and technical matters for small businesses as they encounter them. By assisting new and existing business firms, the Small Business Development Center at Stony Brook contributes to the stability and growth of the small business sector and the economy of Long Island.

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Eagle Scouts Beautification Project Photo Gallery

Port Jeff/Terryville Chamber Ribbon Cutting Presentation

June 18, 2018 Chamber of Commerce Keep Pride Rally the Jefferson Plaza

Photos from the four showings of the Polar Express Show