A Tale of 3 Regions


Our first quarterly breakfast of 2019 is coming up, with substantive and relevant speakers.  We are thrilled to be hosting 3 ladies who really know how to get things done: Carolyn Grossman Meagher, the Director of Regional Planning, NYC Dept of City Planning, Meghan Taylor, VP, Regional Director, Mid Hudson, Empire State Development and Ariana Caplan, Office of the Mayor of New York City, NYC State Affairs Deputy Director.


What does Mid-Hudson and NYC have in common with Putnam County? The Hudson River for one.  We don’t take advantage of this amazing natural resource the way the other regions do with regard to tourism, industry and even transportation.


The regions also have some contrasts, which also is a positive for each.  NYC, Mid Hudson, and our home County compliment each other with different offerings for the people who reside within. The cross promotion alone would benefit Putnam County greatly. How many City dwellers pass right through Putnam to flock to Beacon or Saugerties every weekend? We also could be drawing more from the Mid-Hudson Region with our Shakespeare festival, Chuang Yen Monastery, Mahopac, Oscawana and Kirk lakes, Fahnestock, the great swamp and other attractions.


Forging these relationships can only benefit us. The proximity to NYC and the Hudson Valley region should be a strength not a weakness. Potentially we may partner on infrastructure or high speed internet. Working together will add more perspective to the process, more resources, and improve the ability to make smarter plans, in advance.  Collaborative marketing and mutual support will enhance the attractiveness of each region.


These are just some of the topics we will explore. For local businesses, there may be opportunities we can uncover by working together. Please get your tickets today! The event is April 25th 7:30-9:00 A.M.  Breakfast and networking is $25, and sponsorship opportunities are available.


Click HERE for complete information and to purchase your tickets TODAY!


-Jennifer Maher, Chairwoman, the Putnam County Business Council, “A business advocacy group”


- Business Leadership Breakfast Series -

Come and join us for our 1st event of 2019


“Take Your Seat at the Table”

Thursday, April 25, 7:30- 9 AM at


Tilly Foster


100 NY-312, Brewster, NY 10509


Our Guest Speakers will be;


Carolyn Grossman Meagher, Director of Regional Planning,

NYC Department of City Planning


Meghan A. Taylor, VP, Regional Director, Mid-Hudson,
Empire State Development


Ariana Caplan, Office of the Mayor of New York City, NYC State Affairs Deputy Director


Attendees will learn about what opportunities there are coming out of NYC and the Mid-Hudson area, how the business community can learn about opportunities and benefit from them. The Business Council is looking for sponsors for the breakfast, all of which will be invited to a private dinner the night before at a location yet to be determined.

Call Jenn Maher at 845-228-8595 for details.


Cost is $25.00 a seat.


Purchase your tickets below.


We will also be announcing our 2019 Legislative Agenda.




We will be updating our
member list shortly


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