IMMEDIATE RELEASE [“The FIRST 40 under 40 awards ceremony in Putnam County”]


Friday, January 25th

Villa Barone, Mahopac NY


Awards Ceremony Starts at 8:30


Putnam’s first ’40 Under 40 Trailblazer Awards’


The award was created to honor the young professionals in Putnam County who have demonstrated exemplary leadership throughout the year, and are paving the way for others in their field to follow.


A judging team, composed of a leader from each of the Chambers’ founding members will now have the difficult task of selecting 40 winners from the field

of highly qualified candidates. All candidates were nominated by others in the community.


Putnam County Chambers of Commerce first “40 Under 40 Trailblazer Award” celebration is scheduled for Friday the 25th at Villa Barone 7 p.m. -11 p.m. Tickets are available at $65 at Walk in’s will be charged $80. The agenda is networking, drinks and food for first 90 minutes, awards, then dessert and dancing!



The nominees are: (in alphabetical order)


Ruth Ayala-Quezada, Carmel Taxi;

Joe Bachmeier, New York State Senate;

Greg Ball, 40th State Senate District;

George Barbarossa, Rev Design, Inc.;

Julie Barr, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union;

Rebecca Bertoldi, Modern Media Publishing/Eventful Magazine;

Susan Boyd, Putnam Valley Elementary School;

Dan Branda, 40th State Senate District Office;

Mike and Tom Bucci, Bucci Brothers Deli;

Faith Ann Butcher, Examiner Media;

Matt, Camerino, The Chophouse Grill;

Alicia Canfield, Kidz Country;

Louis Cardillo, Keller Williams Realty;

Nicky and John Crecco, Villa Barone Hilltop Manor;

Nicholas D’Andrea, Park Ford;

Joe DeBellis, Wireless Zone;

Katie DeMarco, Putnam County Visitors Bureau;

Neil Denaut, All-Out Fitness;

Savanna DeStefano,Alesca Productions;


David Dretel, D & S Pump & Supply;

Brett Freeman, Halston Media;

Sidney Haitoff, Medical Management Corp of America;

Eytan Hammerman, Temple Beth Shalom;

Brittany Hyatt, Polhemus Construction Company;

Jamie Imperati, Professional Women of Putnam;

Michael Lee, Putnam Valley School District;

Joseph Lucia, Joseph Lucia& Associates;

Anthony Malvagno, Alesca Productions;

Luigi Manente, Cartwright & Daughters;

Michael McClay, Paychex, Inc.;

Erin Meagher, Brewster Shipping Center;

Paul Melella Jr, United Martial Arts Center;

Angelina Mendes, George Fischer Middle School;

Jessica Olson, Magic Mirror;

Jason Pabon, Putnam Valley Pharmacy;

James Pfeiffer, First Niagara Bank;

Lauren J. Pistone, L J Strategies;

Amber Polhemus, Meadowview Farm;

Mike Reyes, First Niagara Bank;

Katie Robertson, Putnam County Visitors Bureau;

Jonathan Schneider, Schneider Financial Group;

Tara Scozzafava- Baisley, Putnam Valley Florist;

Richard Seidel, Millennium Printing;

Bramdeo Singh, MD, Putnam Hospital Center;

Heather Soss, Health & Harmony Wellness Center;

Adrienne Spadaccini, Putnam County Law Department;

Kelly Torres, NY Face &Body Art;

Scott Van Niekerk, Wholistic Physical Therapy;

Lee and Christina Vataj, Countryside Kitchen;

Toni Vulaj, The Chophouse Grill;

Nagi Wissa, Lake Mahopac Pharmacy & Surgical Supply;

Andrew Zacotinsky, East Road Motors;

Carmelo Zagari,Arturo’s Tavern.


Congratulations to all the outstanding nominees for the Putnam County Chambers of

Commerce 40 Under 40 Trailblazer Awards.

For additional information regarding this press release, contact:

Jennifer Maher Chair Woman

Putnam County Chambers of Commerce

953 South Lake Blvd., Mahopac, NY 10541

845 228-8595






917-747-9820 CELL

914-500-8636 OFFICE

Bazzo ,01/22/13





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