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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 may be submitted online at The nomination deadline is February 7, 2017. Winners will be announced at the Awards dinner at Villa Barone on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 6-9PM.

Each year we nominate the best and brightest in the Putnam County business and nonprofit community for a series of awards to recognize their dedication and achievements. Now in our seventh year, the “Best in Business” Trailblazer Award ceremony serves to bring the business community together to celebrate and honor the talent and success of those nominated by their peers.

This year there are 18 new achievement categories, including: Company of the Year, Best “New” Company of the Year (must have been started in 2016), Most Innovative Company, Best Company Comeback, Most “Socially Responsible or Environmentally Friendly” Company, Most “Customer Friendly” Company, Best Company to Work For, Best Law Firm, Best Advertising/Marketing Company, Best Not-For- or Nonprofit Company, Best CEO/Executive, Best Sales Executive, Best Entrepreneur/Founder, Best Innovator, Best Marketing Campaign of the Year, Best Business Web Site, Best Social Media Campaign of the Year, and Best Restauranteur.

So save the date! The Best in Business Trailblazer Awards will be given at Villa Barone on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 6-9PM. Sponsorships are available ranging from $500 to $5000, so please consider getting in early and maximizing your exposure and recognition through this marquee, countywide event. There will also be a printed program for the evening, with various sized ads available. For more information on sponsorships, program advertising, or nomination of award candidates, please call me at (914) 330-7222 or for info on chamber membership call President/CEO Bill Nulk at (845) 225-8595, or email

– Jennifer Maher, Chairwoman, the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, “A business advocacy group”

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