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April 16th Chamber Luncheon

Join us on Tuesday, April 16th at the Middle Country Library, Centereach for a discussion on our Water Supply.

Guest speakers Seth Wallach, Tim Motz and Ty Fuller, Suffolk County Water Authority, will lead the discussion.

Lunch will be catered by Desiree’s Bagel Co.

 

March Networking Evening @ Raymour & Flanigan

Please join us for this FREE Networking Evening @ Raymour & Flanigan Furniture & Mattress Store, Lake Grove. Anyone attending and mentioning our Chamber will receive a special discount to be used that night or at a later date. Light Refreshments will be served. Raffle, 50/50 too!
All proceeds will fund our Career Exploration Challenge Program benefitting our Middle Country School District High School students.

 

 

Badolato’s Market – Middle Country Business of Distinction for 2018

While we are excited to welcome new businesses, it is also important to recognize those businesses that have established themselves over time in the community. Recently, that honor went to Badolato’s Market as a ‘Middle Country Business of Distinction’ for exceptional customer service and commitment to the community. Located at 1315 Middle Country Road in Centereach, Badolato’s is a family owned Italian specialty store and deli managed by Chris Badolato with recipes prepared by his father, Joe. Please be sure to visit this location for a great panini, to purchase an Italian delicacy, or to order catering for your next party. You will not be disappointed.

 

Chamber Awards Presented

Congratulations to our Greater Middle Country Chamber Member of the Year, Rick Ammirati of Our Place Magazine and to the Middle Country Volunteer of the Year, Linda Mayce. And thank you to the Hilton Garden Inn, Stony Brook for hosting our Annual Awards Dinner.
 

Save the Date – February 12th, Multi-Chamber Networking

Hosted by the Ronkonkoma Chamber of Commerce @ Windows on the Lake, Ronkonkoma

 

Save the Date – February 19th

Chamber Networking Breakfast @ Holiday Inn Express, Stony Brook

 

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.