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Area Events Present Opportunity For Local Businesses

One of the best ways for local businesses (and business leaders!) to gain much needed exposure, plus make real, tangible connections with residents and business owners of a community who are potential customers and networking partners, is to participate in […]

What Elected Officials And Concerned Citizens Should Know About Economic Development

Is there a preferred skill set and knowledge base for elected officials, business leaders and even concerned citizens when it comes to economic development in a region or community? The National League of Cities’ Center for Research & Innovation thinks […]

Meet And Greet With The Candidates – Why Participation Matters

The Putnam County Chambers of Commerce is pleased to announce its latest opportunity to spend time with political candidates vying for local offices in November. The Meet & Greet will be Tuesday, August 25 from 5:30-9:00PM at the Putnam County […]

Putnam Moves – More Mass Transit Options, More Advertising Opportunities

Putnam County’s commuters and other travelers are getting more options than ever before for economical, hassle-free, environmentally friendly travel by taking the bus, and thanks to the “Putnam Moves” program, we now have an economically sustainable model for funding these […]

Ideological Battles In Washington Threaten New York Manufacturing

Some significant challenges are affecting New York manufacturing businesses arising from political debates in Washington, and Conservative versus Liberal ideology appears to be at the forefront of the clash. Here are two examples to consider: On June 30, the US […]

Kent Plans Business Investment Exemption To Enhance Commercial Opportunities

Economic challenges in the past decade have forced communities to adopt innovative measures to help businesses remain competitive or even survive. As we slowly recover from the fiscal doldrums, municipalities may wish to revisit these programs to ensure maximum cost-effectiveness, […]

Putnam’s Businesses, Nonprofits and Tourism Interests Rely On Each Other

Our County’s economy is essentially a symbiotic relationship between area businesses, nonprofits and the tourism industry, and business development strategies would do well to understand this interaction. Perhaps more than any other nearby county, Putnam relies on large nonprofit employers […]

Explore “Your” Putnam County This Summer

As Putnam residents and business owners, we love our county, and so it’s natural we want to share its considerable virtues with anyone who will listen. And at the Putnam County Chambers of Commerce, we strive to get the word […]

Putnam CFA Meeting Begins 2015 Funding Process

On Monday, June 8, over 30 people representing Putnam’s towns and villages along with county legislators and planners attended a discussion led by Professor John Nolon of Pace University’s Land Use Law Center to prepare Putnam for the next round […]

Businesses Help Fund Higher Education Through Voluntary Scholarships

High School graduation is upon us, and area chambers of commerce are presenting some valuable scholarships to distinguished local students. For example, the Brewster, Cold Spring and Patterson chambers have various scholarships, the Carmel-Kent Chamber is giving three $1000 awards, […]