In our second meeting of 2020, we met at Oasis Rehabilitation and Nursing. We had two guests, and went over a variety of topics, including the presentation of this year’s budget.
30 Years of Service
Our first guest is Rodney Dickson, who received a 30-year anniversary plaque for his work in accounting in Center Moriches. Over his 30 years, he has done a lot of service for our community. As an East Moriches local, he understands that his service in the area helps everyone grow and be successful. Thank you, Rodney!
Congratulations on Excellence
Our second guest of the night was Ethan Colwell, a senior at Center Moriches High School who is being recognized for his Student of the Month award in business. Business has always been an interest for Ethan and learning about the stock market and the economy is one of his favorite parts of high school. When he is older, he is looking to be in the FDNY because he wants to help the community of New York.
Bloom Learning Center
Tara Kochanskyj of Bloom Learning Center told us about her education business, which offers pre-school and care for children as young as 6 weeks old, up to 5 years old. She has 107 students currently enrolled in her learning center.
1 Month Out to St. Patrick’s Day
The St. Patrick’s Day dinner will be $65 per ticket. There will be an open bar all night and live music and entertainment from the band, Chain Reaction. We will recognize local elected officials and this year’s Irish Princess, Cassandra Cosma! She will be receiving a $750 scholarship for winning the contest. Congratulations Cassandra!
This year’s journal is being created by the Tide newspaper. Buy your ad in the journal before it’s too late!
This year’s Parade theme is “The Irish in the American Revolution.” Register now!
Annual Brookhaven Dinner
The Brookhaven Coalition of Chambers is holding their annual dinner on April 21 and they are holding a contest to win $1,000. To be entered to win, write a statement on how you would use that money to help your business improve. More information is coming soon.
There will be a meeting for the Downtown Beautification committee on February 24th in the Center Moriches library at 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend (even residents/non-members)!
Upcoming Spring Fair
This year’s Spring Fair is on June 13th, 2020. Prices for vendors are $85 for chamber members and $45 for not-for-profit organizations. The parade is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Main Street will close at 9:15 a.m. Applications are going out soon, we encourage everyone to attend and be involved, because our scholarships are funded by the fairs.
Fun in the Summer
This summer, we will be holding four summer concerts and movies. The dates are as follows:
- July 11th – Movie
- July 25th – Concert (Just 60’s)
- August 8th – Movie
- August 22nd – Concert
This year’s Fall Fair will be held on October 10th, the second Saturday in October.