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Business Beat: Helping Fight Breast Cancer, Restaurant Closes

Check out local business news from Patch communities across the region.

• Babylon Village

Just like other like stores in Babylon Village, Plesser's Appliances is raising money for the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition and raising Breast Cancer Awareness with a raffle. Read the story on Babylon Village Patch.

• Deer Park-North Babylon

One year after its birth, Some Guy's Car Wash isn't just walking, it's doing it on stilts. A towering stilt walker, games, balloon animals and food set the tone of the carnival-themed anniversary event Friday at the car wash, located at 1287 Deer Park Avenue in North Babylon. Read the story on Deer Park-North Babylon Patch.

• Lindenhurst Patch

Zumba. Vinnie from the organic gardening classes. Martial arts enthusiasts. Football tosses and a concert band with big brass instruments playing. They were all part of the 2012 Health and Wellness Fair put on by Zwanger-Pesiri at its headquarters building in North Lindenhurst. Read the story on Lindenhurst Patch.

• Patchogue Patch

Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center President and CEO Thomas Ockers has announced that he will be stepping down from the position, effective March 31, 2013. Read the story on Patchogue Patch.

• Sachem Patch

The Lakeland Fire Department in Ronkonkoma was recently the recipient of two vehicles from Medford-based Gershow Recycling in order for the volunteers to run extrication exercises. Read the story on Sachem Patch.

• Sayville-Bayport

Big box stores mean big competition for many small business owners, including Dave Patel, who owns Cards n' Such in Sayville and a similar venture in East Setauket. Read the story on Sayville-Bayport Patch.

• West Islip

As the owners of Cafe Mojo prepare to close their doors, they're thanking the West Islip community for embracing the business for almost a decade. Read the story on West Islip Patch.

• Deer Park-North Babylon

One year after its birth,  Read the story on Deer Park-North Babylo Patch.

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