Articles by Moriches Chamber

Important Links for Business Owners During the COVID-19 Crisis

To assist our membership and any other small business owners and residents looking for information about assistance during the COVID-19 crisis we have compiled the following list of links. Some point to sites with other helpful links. Please note that much of this information is changing on a daily basis so links may change or disappear altogether. We will try to send updates as information changes or becomes available.

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SBA Loan Information in Response to the Coronavirus

Below is important information for all small business owners from the SBA regarding Coronavirus disaster loan terms and eligibility.

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Moriches Community Center Seeks Donations

As you are aware, we’re currently experiencing an international pandemic, COVID-19. To keep everyone safe, all Moriches Community Center programs and on-site fundraisers have been suspended for now. But the Knapp-Swezey Foundation is still honoring their 20th birthday with a generous dollar for dollar matching gift challenge up to $25,000!

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Important State & County COVID-19 Announcements

To all residents and business owners – in a recent teleconference with government officials, the Chamber of Commerce was issues several statements on the state and local government response to the pandemic, resources available to residents and business owners, and other useful information. Please take a moment to review this PDF.

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Saint Patrick’s Parade – POSTPONED!

The health and safety of the residents of our communities is, as always, the primary concern for the Chamber of Commerce of the Moriches. The Chamber wishes to assist in the prevention of the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and therefore both the St. Patrick’s Dinner Party, Friday March 13th, and the St. Patrick’s Parade, Sunday March 15th, are being POSTPONED. The new date is still undetermined. We will send communications once these events have been re-scheduled.

Please keep yourselves and loved ones safe in this time of uncertainty.

– Julie Pratt, President.

Any questions call our number 631-874-3849 or email us at .

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Advertise in the Only OFFICIAL St. Patrick’s Day Guide for 2020

As the official organizers of the 2020 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Center Moriches, the Chamber of Commerce of the Moriches is now accepting ads for the ONLY OFFICIAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY GUIDE. This year’s OFFICIAL St. Patrick’s Day Guide is being printed by The Tide of the Moriches & Manorville. If you’re unsure about where you are advertising please call Gerry at 631-878-0003. Don’t be fooled by imitations! There is only one OFFICIAL guide!

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Register for the Storefront Holiday Decorating Contest

To all business owners in the Moriches Bay area:

Many businesses in the Moriches, Center Moriches, and East Moriches communities decorate their building fronts for the holiday season. The Chamber wishes to recognize their efforts and to encourage others to display the spirit of the holidays. The decorations in our business districts bring attention to array of our shops and businesses, and provides enjoyment to the community during the holiday season. The Chamber will recognize with a certificate those businesses that extend the extra effort decorating. Further, during the second week of December, a panel of judges will review the decorated building fronts and select a business that is “The Most Holiday Decorated Business of the Year“.

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Tree Planting in Remembrance of Maj. Andreas (Andy) O’Keeffe

On Saturday, May 18th the Chamber of Commerce of the Moriches planted a tree at Kaler’s Pond Park in East Moriches in remembrance of Maj. Andreas (Andy) O’Keeffe (aged 35) of the Jolly 51 Air Rescue Wing based out of Westhampton Beach. Family, friends, and community members came to celebrate the life and accomplishments of Andy, who died in a helicopter crash in Iraq in March 2018. There were encouraging words from many community members who remember Andy in a special way. Many veteran clubs came to honor Major O’Keeffe, including the Patriotic Guard, VFW, and Knights of Columbus.

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Crusaders Soccer Game to Benefit Heroes of the 106th Rescue Wing

The Suffolk County Crusaders Benevolent Fund hosted a benefit soccer game on Saturday, June 22. All proceeds earned at this event went to the Heroes of the 106th Rescue Wing. The weather was stupendous and both onlookers and players had a fun-filled afternoon celebrating community and helping those who serve us best.

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Congratulations to the State Champions of Center Moriches!

The Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a huge CONGRATS to all of the state champs at Center Moriches High School! We are very proud of you!

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