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 great way to highlight and showcase Putnam County’s businesses and not-for-profit organizations. The Trailblazer event has been a major event over the years, and participants throughout the county have been recognized for their hard work in helping grow our economy or making life better for local residents.
There are many benefits to a business participating in an awards event, most prominently a lot of free marketing. The positive PR from an award alone can give a company validity and name recognition. Also, the application process for entering a business award can often force entrepreneurs and business owners to look at their business from a different perspective and assess how it stacks up against the competition. Company morale is usually up as well when a business or employee is being recognized for everyone’s hard work. Such notoriety can be helpful for attracting talent. A business award win, or even nomination can act as a 3rd party endorsement for your business. It’s a great way of differentiating a company from competitors, will send out good vibes to potential clients and customers, and the bragging rights last forever!
Being that County Executive Maryellen Odell has named 2018 “Year of the Volunteer”, I am sure we will see some amazing women from the non-business sectors as well. So get your nominations in! Also check out the sponsor opportunities and information on purchasing tickets. The event is June 12th, from 11:30 to 2 P.M. at Villa Barone Hilltop Manor, 466 Route 6, Mahopac. Please visit http://pcctrailblazers.com/ and submit your nominations today!
-Jennifer Maher, Chairwoman, the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, “A business advocacy group”