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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 […]

Preparing For The Return Of The Trailblazers

Preparing For The Return Of The Trailblazers

The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce (PCCC), the county’s largest business organization and primary advocate, voice, and resource for the business community, is calling for nominations to be considered for the Chamber’s seventh annual “Best in Business” Trailblazer Award. Nominations […]

Preparing Workers For The Real World – The Time Is Now

There’s a new curriculum being adopted by the Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board – based on the READI concept.  The acronym stands for Respect, Enthusiasm, Articulate, Dependable, and Initiative, and is intended to help students understand the basic “soft skills” requirements […]

Barge Anchorages On The Hudson – An Evaluation

Concerns are being raised by environmental interests and some business groups over the US Coast Guard’s proposed 10 new anchorage grounds in the Hudson River, to improve navigational safety for large commercial vessels between Yonkers and Kingston. With the River […]

Annual Tour Of Putnam Small Business A Great Success

With the advent of Small Business Saturday, Putnam County Executive Maryellen Odell and I have made it a point to visit as many area small businesses as possible.  This year was no exception, as we stopped in on an extensive […]

Small Business Development Center returns to Putnam 

Small Business Development Center returns to Putnam 

After more than a decade’s absence, the New York State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has returned to Putnam County with a satellite office alongside the Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce in the Tompkins Community Center, 953 S. Lake Blvd., […]

The True Meaning of “Shop Local”

Whether you live, work and/or play in Putnam County, you are in one of the most beautiful and unique counties in New York State!   As all business owners know there are many facets to marketing and attracting customers.   As a […]

Trump as President – Good For Business?

Through this intense election season, there has been much discussion about how Donald Trump’s policies would affect the business community. In his victory speech he boasted, “We have a great economic plan – we will double our growth and have […]

Restaurant Week Highlights Importance Of Dining Establishments

With Hudson Valley Restaurant Week (November 1-13) once again upon us, we have an opportunity to see how blessed the Putnam County community is to have so many great places to dine. These predominantly family- and locally-owned establishments are some […]