September Member Meeting
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Chamber Mission Statement
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.
Our Train Car Park Events Director is Craig den Hartog, Owner of Emerald Magic Lawn Care. Our board shines the spotlight on him, having recently discussed his leadership in the Port Jefferson Station/Terryville Chamber of Commerce Spring Loaded Daffodil Bulb Sale. The ‘Bloomin’ sale is a colorful way for members and chamber friends to plant and promote community beautification. Plant bulbs in the fall for colorful blooms in Spring.
Craig is a horticultural consultant and environmental enthusiast. His company’s specialty is plant and lawn health care. He regularly attends seminars and leads in green industry practices. Emerald Magic provides invasive and poison ivy control, flea and tick control and their Christmas Decor business is all about holiday lighting. They graciously light up our Port Jefferson Station/Terryville Chamber of Commerce Train Car.
Port Jefferson Station and Terryville has been improved thanks to Craig’s vision, energy and expertise. He has organized planting events over many years; with our Comsewogue students at the high school, with local boys and girls and scout troops he cleaned-up and beautified Steven Crowley Memorial Park on Old Town Road. With like minded neighbors in the early 2000’s he began ‘Old Town Blooms’, wherein he raked, cleaned up miles of roadway and planted over 25,000 bulbs along Old Town Road and around the community. He does it all out of pocket.
“With the support of the board, members, family and friends, we began implementing my vision for Port Jefferson Station/Terryville Chamber of Commerce Train Park. Currently, we have waves of 10,000 daffodil bulbs planted in the park along 25A/347. By getting the community involved and adding color and beauty to our shared spaces, I feel we can rejuvenate the sense of a community team. We are stronger and can accomplish so much more when we work together! ” says den Hartog.
We look up to Craig around here. He is our No. 1 bloomer, was highlighted in the newspapers, officially recognized by the Brookhaven Town Council and Suffolk County Legislator for his dedication to our area. We are lucky he planted himself in Port Jefferson Station back in 1992.
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.
The Port Times Record
Free Marketing Opportunities
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
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!
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
Miller Business Center
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.