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Announcing the 2018 Trailblazer Awards

The recipients of the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce 2018 Trailblazers – Women in Leadership awards are in!!!  We are still fact checking and verifying names, place of business etc., but wanted to get the list to you hot off […]

Elected Officials Forum Brings Smart Dialog To The Table

This past April 15th was the annual Putnam County Chamber of Commerce Elected Officials Forum.  Each year town/village, county, state and federal level officials are invited to discuss the overall business climate, economic development, and our legislative priorities for the […]

“Women In Leadership” Nominations Being Sought For Annual Trailblazer Awards

The nominations are open and pouring in! We are looking for “Women in Leadership” to be honored and recognized at our annual Trailblazer awards. Seven-plus years ago The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce decided that the Trailblazer awards was a […]

Economic Development Impact of New York’s 2018 Budget

The new state budget has been approved, and with it a host of economic development features that may be of interest to the local business and legislative community. Here are some highlights: Middle class taxes will continue to go down, […]

Ensuring Reliable Power Delivery For Putnam County

On Thursday, March 15 County Executive Maryellen Odell presented a State of the County Address with a loud and clear message that our county is fiscally strong and responsible. It was a lengthy event which included an update on the […]

Diligence in Planning About to Pay Off

The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce board members have been bringing to the forefront key issues for nearly 10 years. We recently put together a County Planning task force to drill down and implement. Here are some highlights of our […]

Lessons From 2017 – Twists and Turns of Political Fortunes

At a time when Hubris seems to be the guiding force in the political world at all levels (local, county, state, country), people are tired of the status quo, and fighting for change and new ideas.  Donald Trump, a man […]

Is Putnam Business Ready for 2018?

The Small Business Administration continues to report that most net new jobs created in our economy come from the independent entrepreneurs that comprise the backbone of counties such as Putnam. Area small businesses need to adapt to the rapidly progressing […]

To Survive, Local Retailers Must Make The Shift To Online Sales

On Small Business Saturday, the county executive and I conducted our 5th annual tour of Putnam County small businesses. Stores were filled with great selections, beaming with community pride and the kind of service only small town retail can provide. […]

Stick To Solutions – Not Bickering!

Recently I came across a Facebook post by one of our county legislators, entitled “RTE. 6 – MAHOPAC SEWER PROJECT OVER BEFORE IT BEGINS”.  The post was expressing delight over how a County-led attempt to build a sewer line which […]