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Get Pizza Delivered Right to the Parking Lot on Show Nights

The Moriches Chamber has teamed up with Brothers Four Pizza in Center Moriches to provide FREE pizza delivery right to the parking lot at St. John’s RC Church on movie and music nights this summer! Place your order before 5 pm on the day of the show and it’ll be delivered to the north entrance of the parking lot by 7:45 pm. Order must be paid for in advance. Enjoy a fresh, hot and delicious pizza while your relax in your car and watch a great family movie or concert under the stars. Please call (631) 878-1770 before 5 pm on […]

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Information on the New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF)

New York State is working to support small businesses throughout the COVID-19 crisis, by providing up-to-date resources and information about economic recovery and COVID-19-related loans, funding and business counseling. The New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF) is a new economic recovery loan program aimed at supporting New York State small businesses, nonprofits and small landlords as they reopen after the COVID-19 outbreak and NYS on PAUSE.

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Volunteers Needed – We Need Your Help

The Chamber of Commerce of the Moriches and the Downtown Beautification Organization are looking for volunteers with a green thumb. We have recently hung up our Summertime flower baskets along Main Street and we need help keeping them watered this season. Anyone interested in helping out should contact Gerry Sapanaro of Moriches Bay Realty at (631) 878-0003 to find out more. We also are looking for folks to help out with a small planting project at the welcome sign on Montauk Highway leading into Center Moriches. We will be planting some ornamental grasses and flowers this Saturday, May 30th. Again, […]

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2020 Spring Fair Cancelled

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be able to have our annual Spring Fair this year, and at this time we are not yet sure about the Fall Fair. If you have sent in an application with money please let us know if you want us to return it or hold it for the possibility of a Fall Fair.

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Free Ads in The Tide for All Chamber Member Businesses

The Chamber of Commerce of the Moriches is sponsoring a full-color centerfold ad in the June issue of The Tide of Moriches & Manorville where all member businesses can advertise their current status. Again, there is NO COST TO MEMBERS! Get your info to us by May 22nd and let your customers know how they can do business with you.

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Reopening New York & Additional PPP Funding

The “New York Forward” Plan Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office has published a PDF entitled “A Guide to Reopening New York & Building Back Better“. This is an important read for any small business owner as it help us to understand the state’s plans as we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and how it will affect our families and businesses. New York State has also put up a Regional Monitoring Dashboard that shows what areas are ready to reopen and what benchmarks need to be met by others.

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Town of Brookhaven Creates Emergency Micro-Enterprise Business Relief Grant Program

The Town of Brookhaven has received a Special Allocation of funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and has created an Emergency Microenterprise Business Relief Grant Program to help mitigate the economic hardships experienced by small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on to learn more about this program and to download an application.

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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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