Save the Dates
Summer kick-off Business Mixer
Back Stage Studio of Dance 200 Wilson Street
Chamber and business community events
- June 17th, 8am to 2pm – International Day of Yoga @The Meadow Club
- June 25th, 1pm to 3pm – Women’s Self Defense @Margaritas Cafe
Photo by J Nickeson
Summer kick-off Business Mixer
June 12th at Backstage Studio of Dance.
Please sign up – Free business to community events
Summer Concert Wednesdays
2023 Brookhaven Incentive Grant
The Brookhaven Chambers of Commerce Coalition recognize that our small business communities are always challenged. With this in mind the BCCC is offering 2 enticement grants for this year to help offset operational expenditures. This criteria differs from our small business improvement grant and allows the money awarded to be used for FUNCTIONAL COSTS. Guidelines and contact info are below. Your letter of request is your ‘formal application’, and must be submitted as a .pdf or Word document. Applications will be judged independently and ONLY one per business. Reflecting the needs of the business will determine the amount of the grant. Brookhaven Enticement Grants-$1,000 & 500
- Business may not be larger than 50 employeesv
- 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.
- Requests for the award can be used for ANY operational cost for the business, to include, but not limited to utilities, rent and payroll.
- The business must have been operating for a minimum of one year.
- The business must be considered viable in the time period after the grant application is received and awarded.
*Non-profits are ineligible, ONLY SMALL BUSINESSES
Letters of request must be emailed to email@example.com Brookhaven Recovery Grant’ in the subject area. ALL requests MUST BE EMAILED BY March 28, 2023 DEADLINE. The award will be given out at April 20th at the BCCC’s annual awards reception.
All questions can be directed to Barbara Ransome c 631-889-1190 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. REQUESTS MUST BE IN AN ATTACHED WORD DOCUMENT OR .PDF, WITH COMPLETE CONTACT INFORMAITON INCLUDED, OR IT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
The Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce meet with Councilman Kornreich at the Train Car Park fence, newly installed by Town of Brookhaven.
The PJS/T Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors review the plans for paving inside the Train Car Park. Parking spaces will be enhanced.
It is hoped the Town Parks Dept. will complete the stage and other improvements by July for this season’s ‘Summer Concert Wednesdays’, which will include a BMX show, and on August 3rd, Shakespeare in the park. We are always working with our local electeds for our members. The Train Car Park provides ample networking and free table opportunities for members. Stay tuned.
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.
Roll with it
When life gets too much, ‘roll with it, baby’. That’s what Steve Winwood told us in 1988. In ’75 we took direction from Grateful Dead’s, ‘roll away the dew’. In the 70’s and 80’s there were a couple fun places to see cover bands in Port Jefferson Station and uptown Port. The good news is there’s a new music venue at Port Jeff Bowl in the Lucky Strike Bar & Lounge.
For months now the cozy watering hole, Lucky Strike Bar & Lounge, has been serving up hot bands on Friday nights. Holly Zink, Social Media guru for Port Jeff Bowl, and the Youth Bowling Program Coordinator explained, “The new owner took over in April 2022 with the intention of providing the best of bowling combined with the best local music venue.” The place has been hopping. To improve the musical performance space, owner Charlie Lefkowitz has plans of renovating the lounge in the coming year. Stay tuned for the future line up and a cool reveal.
Speaking of cool, Port Jeff Bowl is a refuge in summer. Now is a great time to sign up the kids in a league. There are opportunities for children 6-12, and a teen league with a more competitive edge. Sundays, Port Jeff Bowl offers a Family Fun League. Teams for this league consist of four bowlers -that’s two adults and two kids. New this summer to Port Jeff Bowl is Teen Night, every Saturday 6PM to midnight from June 17th through August.
Holly explained, “Exciting things are happening at Port Jeff Bowl. I’m happy to share all our news and network with the Port Jefferson Station/Terryville Chamber of Commerce.” Let’s roll!
Look for Port Jeff Bowl specials, leagues, and music updates on TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. Call 631.473.3300, email email@example.com or stop in 31 Chereb Lane, Port Jefferson Station.
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!
Daffodil Dash Fundraiser Gallery – April 2022
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.