PJST Chamber Membership Meeting
Monday October 18th 6:30pm – 8pm
111W. Broadway Port Jefferson (Rooftop)
$10pp Appetizers served and Cash Bar available
We will be discussing the Train Car Property Area
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.
A Story Walk
A book walk, also known as a story walk is an innovative and delightful way for people to walk outdoors and enjoy a bit of reading. You’ll find a half dozen handcrafted wood podiums for a new book walk, installed in the park at the Port Jefferson Station/Terryville Chamber of Commerce Train Car. This is the eagle scout leadership project of Enrique Rivera of Boy Scout Troop 354, Port Jefferson Station. These substantial kiosks display information compiled by Jeff Kito, from his archives. He is a former president of the Port Jefferson Station/Terryville Chamber of Commerce and currently serves as Facilities Director of the Train Car. You can stroll the park book walk at the intersection of NYS Rte 347, Rte 112, Rose Avenue and Canal Road. The story of the Port Jefferson Station/Terryville Chamber of Commerce-early 1900’s Train Car, comes to life as you walk from page to page. It includes fascinating photos of when it was transported through our streets to its present location.
The current set of book stands will be supplemented by six more kiosks, to be built and installed by scout Jake Lopez for his future eagle scout project. At that time laminated pages from a children’s book, supplied by the Comsewogue Library, will be inserted on top of the train history pages. This is all protected by plexiglass topper.
“It is important to note that in light of the constraints due to the pandemic, the boys have had to shoulder the costs of their community projects.” Scoutmaster Bob Pearsall explained to me. “Mr. Kito made a substantial contribution to Enrique’s project,” he added. The Scoutmaster who has been with the troop for 20 years, did so as well. The individual financial support in addition to paint and supplies from Aboff’s, Lowes, and other Long Island businesses were critical to pulling this project together.
And what a treat for us. Anytime one can combine reading while walking under the trees of the park is time well spent. It benefits all residents of Brookhaven. Thanks to the many hands involved in this. For more information on the project contact Bob Pearsall at 631.821.1313 or Port Jefferson Station/Terryville Chamber of Commerce, 631.821.1313.
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.