Putnam County Chamber of Commerce

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 […]

Lessons From 2017 – Twists and Turns of Political Fortunes

At a time when Hubris seems to be the guiding force in the political world at all levels (local, county, state, country), people are tired of the status quo, and fighting for change and new ideas.  Donald Trump, a man […]

Is Putnam Business Ready for 2018?

The Small Business Administration continues to report that most net new jobs created in our economy come from the independent entrepreneurs that comprise the backbone of counties such as Putnam. Area small businesses need to adapt to the rapidly progressing […]

Stick To Solutions – Not Bickering!

Recently I came across a Facebook post by one of our county legislators, entitled “RTE. 6 – MAHOPAC SEWER PROJECT OVER BEFORE IT BEGINS”.  The post was expressing delight over how a County-led attempt to build a sewer line which […]

When Will People Realize The Golden Opportunity Right In Front Of Us?

Jobs.  Local jobs.  Local jobs with minimal college debt.  Some of us keep repeating the mantra over and over, but it often seems to fall on deaf ears.   With all the talk of burdensome student debt, free college, minimum wages […]

Supporting Local Charities Through A New Initiative

The Putnam County business community is very generous when it comes to charity. We have the highest amount of fundraisers, walks and relays per capita than any other County. For example, the Mahopac Relay for life is coming up June […]