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Supporting Local Charities Through A New Initiative

The Putnam County business community is very generous when it comes to charity. We have the highest amount of fundraisers, walks and relays per capita than any other County. For example, the Mahopac Relay for life is coming up June […]

Superstars of the Putnam County Workforce

With the untimely passing of Jason “Jay” Shenkman who had built a following as a bartender at the Chophouse Grille in Mahopac, I got to thinking about some of the amazing people who work for our Putnam County businesses. Customers […]

Advocating For Business Friendly Legislation

Economic success requires an environment with comparatively little regulation, lower operating costs and reasonable taxes. Here in New York, it seems that we continue to face a regulatory climate that hampers business development, especially in Putnam which relies heavily on […]

Consolidated Funding Applications, 2017 Edition

“CFA” has been a buzz word in politics for awhile, yet few seem to understand it.  With the process now in its 7th year, the NYS website says, “The CFA process marks a fundamental shift in the way state resources […]

Carmel “Reval”: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance claims that municipal-wide reassessments are the best way to ensure that assessments are fair and accurate, and that such assessments are designed to ensure you pay only your fair share of […]

CALLING ALL BUSINESS LEADERS!!

The inspiration for this week’s column came as I reflected on the brunch supporting our County Executive’s campaign. Maryellen Odell is someone that I respect, and I truly feel she cares about the business community and is passionate about the […]

The Year of the Millennial

County Executive MaryEllen Odell’s 2017 “State of the County” address, which will celebrate the “Year of the Millennial.” The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce has been saying for years now that to attract and engage the millennial generation and anyone […]

Who Was The Best President?

With all the talk of the pros and cons of the current Administration taking place throughout the country, I asked friends who our best President was, especially from a business perspective. In a lively Facebook discussion last week, some of […]

The State Of Our State

Our Governor has chosen an unusual delivery for his 2017 “State of the State” message, visiting multiple sites as opposed to the customary presentation in front of a joint session of the Legislature and invited guests. Some of his proposals […]

Indian Point’s Premature Closing To Hamper Regional Economy

The announcement by Governor Cuomo of the planned closure of the Indian Point nuclear power plants is a severe blow to the economic future of the Hudson Valley and indeed the state, say many business experts including Business Council of […]