Is the Government Shutdown Shutting Down Small Business?

We are in the midst of the longest so-called “Government Shutdown” in history, the lack of appropriations affecting a sizeable portion of Federal workers and offices.  The Small Business Administration stopped processing new loans on Dec. 22.  President Trump has […]

The “Logistics” Of Prosperity For Putnam County

On Monday July 9th at 7PM, there will be a Town Board Work Session and presentation on a large project proposed for Southeast, held at the Town of Southeast Courthouse, 1360 Route 22, Brewster, NY. The proposal by Northeast Logistics, […]

Economic Development from Ground Up

Putnam County Economic Development ( PCEDC) President Jill Varricchio has been talking up a “Business accelerator” program for Putnam County. She says “as a catalyst for thoughtful economic development and being familiar with the evolution of the Orange County Accelerator, I […]

Stages of Networking

Networking…it can either be the most powerful part of building your business or it can be your biggest time waster! Becoming more purposeful in one’s networking efforts is crucial. Here is a useful system to try. Prior to even stepping […]

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 […]