FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 20th, 2014
The Professional Women of Putnam
Putnam County Women’s Leadership Alliance To Hold Inaugural Mixer March 21st at Putnam County Golf Course
Historic partnership between the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce and Professional Women of Putnam to support leadership, professional and economic growth for women throughout Putnam County
Attendees to receive complimentary copy of “The Traitor’s Wife”
PUTNAM COUNTY, NY (February 20, 2014) – The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce (PCCC), the county’s largest business organization and primary advocate, voice, and resource for the business community, has partnered with the Professional Women of Putnam, an influential regional advocate on behalf of women in business, to form a new Alliance. The official kickoff for this partnership will be on Friday, March 21, 2014 from 6 to 8PM, at the Putnam County Golf Course, 187 Hill Street, Mahopac NY 10541. Admission is free. There will be resources and entertainment, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Guest speaker for the evening will be Putnam County Executive Maryellen Odell, and each guest will receive a complimentary signed copy of author Allison Pataki’s historical novel, “The Traitor’s Wife.”
Jennifer Maher, local Real Estate Broker and Chairwoman of the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, is ecstatic about the new partnership. “Times have changed,” says Maher. “The leadership skills that come naturally to women are now absolutely necessary for businesses to be successful. We are looking forward to creating an atmosphere that not only empowers women to be in leadership roles but allows them to celebrate who they are.” Jamie Imperati, President of the Professional Women of Putnam and Chairwoman of the new Alliance, agrees. “I am honored to be partnering with the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce and am excited to lead as the Chairwoman of the WLA, together we will do great things and provide opportunities for new business development and personal growth for the members in the Women's Leadership Alliance.”
County Executive Maryellen Odell says, “Women are in leadership positions because they are not afraid to use their intellectual talents and their business savvy to compete with their male counterparts. That is what the Women’s Leadership Alliance is all about - reaching out to women for the purpose of supporting their leadership, professional and economic growth by providing networking possibilities, seminars and mentors. We are all doers, doing everything we can to balance our private, work and social lives. But we can’t do it alone. Most of us haven’t. We’ve had the support of our peers as we moved onward and upward. That is what the Women’s Leadership Alliance is all about” says Odell.
For more details or to register for the event, visit www.pcwomensleadershipalliance.com.
About the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce
Since 2010, the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce (PCCC) has been dedicated to serving as the primary advocate, voice, and resource for our business community. The PCCC’s utmost priority is to promote its members, provide educational opportunities and to enhance individually viable commerce districts throughout Putnam County and beyond. The PCCC is comprised of six participating organizations, the Brewster Chamber of Commerce, the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce, the Patterson Chamber of Commerce, and the Putnam Valley Area Chamber of Commerce, totaling over 900 business and nonprofit members.
About the Professional Women of Putnam
The Professional Women of Putnam (PWP) is a local networking organization for enterprising women and encourages women from a variety of trades, even the same trades, to connect and network with each other in a non-competitive environment for continued growth opportunities. Monthly networking meetings are held where guest speakers share their expertise on a variety of topics that will help them grow their business and enjoy the opportunity to meet and talk with other business women. For a schedule of upcoming events visit www.professionalwomenofputnam.com. Founded in 2010, the PWP will be celebrating its 4th Anniversary in March. PWP gives back to the community wherever possible. Several times a year, the networking meetings are designated to benefit a local charity. This will tie into the WLA program which will choose a not for profit each year as a beneficiary.