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Monthly Chamber Meeting – Tuesday, October 16th

This month’s Guest Speaker is Christina Rosa-Ragona, a fundraising professional with 13 + years of experience began her career at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital in January of 2012 as a Development Coordinator responsible for working with community groups and small businesses to help generate funds in support of the new Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.  After a year, she was promoted to Development Officer where she began focusing on working with individuals, foundations and corporations to solicit major gift support for Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. Christina was promoted to Director of Development in October of 2016 and continues to work on soliciting major gift support for capital needs, programs and services for Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.

 

ShopRite of Ronkonkoma Grand Opening – Friday, August 3rd

Congratulations to Charles Gallagher, Greater Middle Country Chamber Board Member, on the opening of his 2nd ShopRite Supermarket on Portion Road. Please join us at the Ribbon Cutting on Friday, August 3rd at 8:30 am at 601 Portion Road.

 

Great News! Desiree’s Bagel Co. is now open!

And it will be the site of our August Networking Breakfast on Tuesday, August 21st at 8am.

Desiree’s Bagel Co.

1311 Middle Country Road Centereach, NY 11720

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Re-Energizing Main Street by PSE&G – Did you know????

Vacant Space Revival Program

This program helps breathe new life into local economies. Receive a discount on your electric bills for a full year when you take over a commercial space that’s been vacant for more than a year.

Most small to medium business customers can qualify, but you must apply before committing to a property lease or purchase. Landlords can apply on behalf of future tenants.

Incentives:

  • Incentives offered as bill credits for the first year. Starts at 100% of energy delivery charges and then adjusted each quarter over one year to standard rates as of year two.

(Net discount on total bill of approximately 40%/30%120%/10% by quarter; will vary by usage.)

  • Maximum incentive:

 

o Rate 280, 288:

o Rate 281,282,283,291:

$ 1,500

$10,000

 

 

Main Street  Revitalization Program

We’re working with developers and community leaders to implement projects that improve local business communities. Business projects that invest capital and create jobs in underutilized business districts can receive reimbursement of up to $100,000 from PSEG Long Island.

Development corporations, property owners, developers and non-profit organizations can qualify.

Incentives:

  • Funding consideration will be based on documented financial need, economic impact to the community, projected project investment and benefits including, but not limited to:

o    Total project costs for new occupant

o    Jobs retained or created

o    Type of business and economic impact on community

o    Optimization of existing electric infrastructure

  • PSEG Long Island may consider in-kind incentives
  • Maximum of 50% of total project funding up to $100,000 per approved project

For full requirements and additional information on these programs:

  • Call our Business Solutions Center at 1-866-966-4818 to arrange a conversation with one of our Economic Development Specialists.
  • Review our Economic Development web page at www.psegliny.com/business

 

 

‘These programs are offered on pilot basis and may be suspended at the discretion of PSEG Long Island.

 

 

 

Multi Chamber Coop Meeting A Great Success

Monday, April 30, 2018

Cooperative Networking Meeting Hosted by the Greater Middle Country Chamber

Thank you to all that joined us on Monday night at Ragazzi Italian Kitchen & Bar in Nesconset. It was a wonderful evening of networking coupled with great food! If you have never been to Ragazzi, please give it a try. You will be glad you did!