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Annual Elected Officials Forum Shows Effectiveness Of Business Advocacy

Elected officials and business leaders have once again met in a non-partisan atmosphere of communication and collaboration to help shape the future of Putnam County’s business community and enhance the quality of life for all of us who make our […]

Annual Trailblazer Awards Bring Out The Business Crowd

The Putnam County business community once again celebrated its growing stature in style at Villa Barone this past February 26, honoring 39 nominees and giving local business men and women a chance to shine in front of their peers. Nearly […]

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 […]