ABOUT THE MEDFORD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Things We Offer:
Monthly Business Meetings: Bring chamber members together to meet and share ideas with other business leaders in the community.
Networking: Promoting member businesses.
Seminars: Informing members of the latest information to help with their business plan.
Government Contacts: Working with officials to gain important information and grants that will help and aid the Medford Business community.
Grand Openings: Welcoming new businesses to Medford.
Email Updates: The Medford Chamber of Commerce online newsletter apprises members of issues, events and new businesses that may be of interest to them.
ABOUT MEDFORD, NY 11763
Our community is rich in history dating back to 1844. Medford gained recognition when the Long Island Rail Road was seeking a quick route to Massachusetts by use of the ferry off Orient Point. The Long Island Rail Road laid tracks that stretched from the NY City line, across Long Island, East to Greenport, and through the town of Medford. The corner of Stage Road (Route 112) was the new home of a station house and later became Railroad Ave. Mr. Jerome Beck became the first station master and lived behind the station house.
Many residents still living in Medford recall the stories their parents and grandparents told them about growing up here in the early years. These residents recall memories of children sitting around the old potbelly stove in the waiting room of the train station listening for the whistle. The whistle indicated the steam engine locomotive would soon be approaching with the mail and goods for local merchants. Neighboring towns such as Patchogue, Bellport, and Yaphank and as far away as Center Moriches had to come to Medford to pick up their merchandise. Medford at that time was called “The Hub of Long Island."
During those early years things developed rapidly, and by the mid-1900’s Medford was still the town where people desired to live. City dwellers purchased farmland acres for future homes and families from other suburbs flocked to the Medford area. As the popularity of Medford grew so did the prospects of new schools for the children. Our town had entered the twenty-first century with two elementary facilities, and a middle school that provided quality education for the children of the community.
There are many denominational churches in our area including Assembly of God, Baptist, Catholic, Episcopal, Jehovah’s Witness Halls, Jewish Synagogues, Lutheran and Seventh Day Adventists. The number of worship centers means residents and visitors won’t have a problem finding a place that fits their religious needs. Medford's friendly residents will make new residents and visitors feel welcome and comfortable.
Medford has many small shops that still give personalized attention every shopper wants and needs. Medford's Retailers are proud of their quality products and services; Shop owners value their customers and do their best to ensure everyone is happy and satisfied with each purchase.
Medford has a modern golf course, a fantastic amusement park and a mini-golf course, including batting cages and go-carts the whole family can enjoy.
The Medford Chamber of Commerce hopes you soon visit their beautiful town and see for yourself how beautiful Medford, New York can be for you, your businesses, and your families! =
OUR VISION/OUR MISSION
To grow as a business and residential community by working together to improve the environmental and economic quality of life. With people working together we can make Medford a great community.
The Medford Chamber of Commerce is to link all of the businesses in Medford and the surrounding areas into one unified organization, working together to promote local shopping, and bringing our community back to the small, quaint downtown shops that were once the backbone of America.