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.
No other chamber offers its members as many benefits as the Port Jefferson Station/Terryville Chamber of Commerce
School of Rock
Beethoven said, ‘Music can change the world’. At the Port Jefferson Station/Terryville Chamber of Commerce, we say, ‘School of Rock’ has changed our community.’
Fortunately, for the past eight years, Port Jefferson Station has been the home of The School of Rock, one of the chamber’s most supportive and entertaining members. Tracie and Jaime Smith are co-owners of this performance-focused music instruction school. Theirs is one of the 250 world wide franchises that inspired the Jack Black movie and later, the Broadway show of the same name.
Tracie and Jaime were inspired to start the school in Port Jefferson Station after experiencing the professionals and School of Rock programs and system of teaching music their children enjoyed in western Suffolk County. About opening here, Tracie says, “We have found an artist and music friendly town. We have great kids from Comsewogue and neighboring communities.” She added, “The School of Rock method is like joining a musical community of like minded individuals rather than taking a private lesson at home. Our goal is to get them on stage.”
We can attest to that! The School of Rock graciously performs annually at our free Summer Concerts, Family Fun Day and Tree Lighting each December. They always draw huge crowds. They are phenomenal singers and musicians. Many thanks go out to all of them.
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
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!
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
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.