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Assessing The Business Community’s Impact On Putnam’s Economics

Recently, after input from local businesses led by representatives of the Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce, The Carmel/Kent Chamber of Commerce and the Putnam County Chambers of Commerce, the Town of Carmel decided to reconsider a proposal that would have […]

Setting Legislative Priorities For Putnam’s Business Community

A Legislative Priority booklet is a useful tool that chambers of commerce and other community organizations use to clearly identify their board-approved positions on various issues of importance and provide a point of reference for elected officials and administrators during […]

Local Sign Ordinances Need To Be Developed In Concert With Business Needs

The Town of Carmel is looking to enact a new sign ordinance, which potentially threatens efforts to improve the local economy and may hamper the conducting of business in the area. While in theory a sign ordinance is a good […]

Former Chairman Zacotinsky Honored As Mahopac-Carmel Businessperson of the Year

Recently the Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce awarded their Businessperson of the Year to longtime local business owner and former Board Chairman Bill Zacotinsky of East Road Motors in Carmel. Zacotinsky received the award after more than 30 years running […]

Putnam Scores Big In Regional Economic Development Council Awards

The Mid-Hudson Region has come out on top in the 4th annual quest for state funding of initiatives, with $82.8 million going to 118 projects/initiatives which will preserve and develop the valley’s “green” infrastructure and foster the continued growth of […]

Shopping Local…. Via A Web-Based App

Finding the perfect gift in Putnam just got easier. Putnam County Tourism has teamed up with the Putnam Chambers of Commerce to launch an interactive map to promote ideal places to shop this holiday season and beyond. The mobile friendly […]

Small Business Saturday Brings Opportunity to Putnam Entrepreneurs

Each year, an event designed to support and promote the approximately 80 million independent businesses in this country has grown larger and stronger. Known as Small Business Saturday, the event takes place the Saturday after Thanksgiving (this year is Saturday […]

New Putnam County Budget Promises Fiscal Strength, Integrity

The latest county budget has been proposed to taxpayers, and it is now in our hands to review and comment on. At first glance, it appears that we have a useful plan to work with that will provide for strong […]

The Putnam County Business Community’s Legislative Agenda – Setting Priorities

Each year, many countywide chambers of Commerce and business councils develop a legislative priority booklet, with input from their business members, to help establish priorities for upcoming sessions in Albany and Washington as well as local governments. To be an […]

Candidates Meet and Greet An Important Exercise In Democracy

The Putnam County Chambers of Commerce recently presented the 3rd annual Candidates Meet & Greet at Villa Barone Hilltop Manor in Mahopac, with over 70 members of Putnam’s business and political communities at the September 30 event. They came to […]