Pawling Public Radio hosted the Pawling Chamber of Commerce meeting on Tuesday night, January 20, where business was highlighted and a bit of fun was thrown in for good measure. With a tasty dinner of hearty beef stew from Black Bear Restaurant and Tavern in Wingdale, close to thirty chamber members attended at the PPR newly re-configured studio.
Pawling Board members Celeste Bevilacqua and Bill Bonecutter made presentations to the group, outlining the many PPR accomplishments over the last few years, and touched on many milestones that will be met in 2015. A brief discussion about upcoming events included The 4th Annual Voices of Pawling Awards scheduled for March 1 at the Pawing Fire House, where eight community members will be honored for their outstanding service to Pawling.
Amy Emke, chair of the very active PPR Education Committee updated all in attendance on several ongoing Education Committee projects such as the annual writing contest, Summer Internship Program, now sponsored by Pawling’s Rotary Club, and the newly created high school internship opportunity mentored by Mr. Bonecutter.
Susan Stone assisted the Chamber guests in recording promos that, in part, encouraged the community to support our local businesses. These can now be heard on WPWL’s web streaming station, available on this website.
Additional PPR board members in attendance were Ann Godesky, Carol-Lee Kantor, and Mike Shustak, PPR Board Chair. PPR Volunteers Stephanie Rogers, Michael Bergquist, Janet Bergquist from Brewster High School, and their friend Isaiah from Ketcham High School were on hand, as well as PPR Engineer Jovan Bradley.