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Thank you to all the nominees!

Now onto the main event on June 12th. This will be the LARGEST BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT in Putnam County!!

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Thank you again and see you on June 12th to honor our Trailblazers, Women In Leadership.

And The Winners Are..

The recipients of the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce 2018 Trailblazers - Women in Leadership awards are in!!! We are still fact checking and verifying names, place of business etc., but wanted to get the list to you hot off the presses! This year, we strongly felt every single nominee was worthy of recognition, so if you nominated someone and their name does NOT appear, please reach out as soon as possible! Complete bios and information will be up on our website by June 1, so please join us in celebrating and recognizing these amazing women!

The “Women in Leadership” of 2018 to be recognized are: Nohemi Bao, Marykate Acquisto, Tara Caroll, Carol Schmitz, Stacey Tompkins, Tallie Carter, Patty Turco, Megan Castellano, Josephine Carmody, Claire Tsakanikas, Candice Sciarrillo, Rita O'Brien, Terry Raskyn, Elizabeth Hudak, Beth Ann Lewis, Roberta Velichko, Irene Rohde, Jessica Vanacoro, Eileen Reilly, Ellen Hayes, Andrea Rudkowski, Katherine Doherty, Amy Sayegh, MaryEllen Odell, Barbara Reitz, Nicole Barile- Stern, Tracey Walsh, Brittany Alvarez, Patty Rathschmidt, Sabine Cknazik, Jen Zwarich, Rose Aglieco, Christi Acker, Hailey Knox, Kate Liberman, Jill Varricchio.

The sole purpose of the Trailblazer awards is to highlight, showcase and celebrate Putnam County businesses, not for profits, and those who support the business community. Women in leadership is an extra special award to recognize women who blaze the trail and go above and beyond in their work, volunteerism and community while balancing life and family. Please Join us on June 12, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Villa Barone to recognize these women at the county’s largest networking event! Sponsorship and journal ads available We will have one hour of networking, lunch and a keynote speaker, Jennifer Ostrega. Ms. Ostrega is a spokesperson, writer, and teacher based in the New York City area. Formally a comedic improvisational actor who gained national recognition for her one-woman show about corporate America.


What Are The Trailblazer Awards?

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. On March 23rd, 2017 we will host the 7th annual event to honor those chosen by their peers during the selection process, known as the “Best in Business” Trailblazer Awards.

There are many awards recognizing a wide swath of companies/organizations and a vast array of talent. Putnam County is only as good as its business community and community organizations, and the dedicated people who make things happen every day. This is our chance to recognize them.