On April 16th, the Chamber of Commerce of the Mastics & Shirley had 50 American flags installed along Montauk Highway through Mastic and Shirley. By now you have probably seen how wonderful and patriotic these flags make this busy corridor through our towns look. This was phase 1 of the project. Phase 2 will begin soon and will continue west of the Kohl’s shopping center and east of Herkimer Street.
For everyone who lives and works in the Mastic-Shirley area, please keep an eye out for a big change coming to our towns. The Chamber has been working hard for almost a year on a project that will finally be coming to fruition. We’re extremely excited and can’t wait for everyone to see what’s coming!
Here’s a hint – it has to do with stars & stripes. Lots of them!
First, we’ like to thank Jim Tullo, Deputy Director of the Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency
, for speaking at this month’s meeting. It was very informative, especially considering the huge economic impact the new sewer district in our area will have.
We’d also like to thank Chamber member Zackary Will of Paychex for giving us a great presentation on his company’s services. We encourage all members to give a 10 minute presentation of their business so we can all learn more about you. If you’re interested in being a speaker just let us know.
No May or June Meetings
Please be advised that there will be no general meetings in May or June because we have other events in both of those months.
As we prepare for the 49th Annual Christmas Parade
, to be held this Sunday, December 9th, we’d like to take a moment to that one of our “Shining Star” sponsors – Heidenberg Properties. You probably know them better as the South Port Shopping Center. In addition to being a major financial sponsor of our parade, they also generously allow us to use their parking lot the day of the parade to stage all of the marchers and floats. Having this support makes organizing this complex event much easier and for that we are very grateful!
The Chamber of Commerce of the Mastics & Shirley is happy to announce that we have just installed a new 9-foot menorah and a 14-foot Christmas tree (actually 17 feet with the star on top!) on the south-east corner of William Floyd Parkway and Montauk Highway by the statue of William Floyd. These decorations will be set up every year to help spread cheer to all during the holiday season.
Last month’s meeting was held on September 10th at the Mastic Fire Department and was attended by our chamber members as well as other members of the community.
Dealing with The Issues In Front of Us
Suffolk County Legislator Rudy Sunderman first installed new officers Lisa Hogan of LMH Certified Public Accountant, PC and Dexter Arthur of Shirley Veterinary Hospital. Then Legislator Sunderman discussed the issue of community beautification. He made it clear that they are taking a hard line and going to businesses and addressing that they keep their buildings looking good.
Members of the community are invited to attend a public information session on the Forge River Watershed Sewer Project. These September 20 events will be held at the Mastic Fire Department and be hosted by Suffolk County Legislator Rudy Sunderman and the Suffolk County Department of Public Works. There will be two identical “open houses”. We have scheduled one in the morning/afternoon
and one in the evening
so everyone can attend. This will be an excellent opportunity for residents, businesses and others to learn about the latest developments and ask all their questions directly to project team members.
This month’s general meeting
was held on Monday, June 11th at the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
, located at 40 Smith Road in Shirley, NY. It was a real pleasure to have a meeting at such a beautiful venue and many members were in attendance. The Chamber provided a free lunch to all who came.
We had a great meeting May 14th at the Moriches Bay Diner. Kevin O’Brien & Glenn Graham presented their plans for 3 Mobil stations that they have in the planning stages. Two are existing and one will be newly constructed. They are all planned to have a mini-mart and will be newly refurbished.
Our March 12th general meeting was held at Moriches Bay Diner where members enjoyed a delicious dinner from a prix fixe menu. Turnout was a bit lighter than normal but still good considering the impending snow storm. It was another great opportunity for local business people to get together and do a little networking.