The Putnam County Chambers of Commerce (PCCC), the county’s largest business organization and primary advocate, voice, and resource for the business community, announced today the names of the 38 business professionals who will be recognized for their outstanding successes at the 5th annual Trailblazer Awards at Mahopac’s Villa Barone Hilltop Manor to be held on February 26.  Tickets may be purchased online for $75 each at Additionally, there will be silent auction at the event to raise funds to support cross-county Community Development Projects throughout 2015 and 2016.

“Each year the Trailblazer Awards gets better and better, with more participation from across Putnam County and featuring the innovations of local business owners and organization leaders,” said Jennifer Maher, Chairwoman, Putnam County Chambers of Commerce.  “The PCCC strives hard to make a difference in every commerce district in Putnam County, and we believe strongly that working together we can and will make our county a better place to live, play and work thanks to the efforts of these professionals.”

“This year’s Trailblazer honorees showcase the amazing things that are going on in Putnam County,” said County Executive MaryEllen Odell. “The business community is the backbone of the county. Our small businesses and nonprofits provide our jobs, services and quality of life. With the help of the Putnam County Chambers of Commerce my administration has worked on key issues affecting our business community. For instance, Putnam County Moves, the county transit system, is increasing traffic flow to businesses and attractions in the county by making it easier for our residents to get there.”

The Trailblazer Awards program honors Putnam County business owners and business employees who have gone above and beyond in one of the following categories: Emerging Trailblazer, Established Trailblazer, MWBE Trailblazer, and Pillar of the Community Trailblazer.

“The nominees put a lot of time and effort into the application process,” said Nat Prentice, Putnam County Chambers Board Member who coordinated the judging process. “On behalf of the judges, I’d like to thank all the individuals who submitted what turned out to be record number of excellent applications.”

List of 2014 “Success” Trailblazer Award Winners – Cold Spring & Mahopac Hold Bragging Rights for Greatest Number of Winners

Name Company Town Category
Dr. Anne Brandon Advanced Chiropractic Wellness Care Brewster Emerging
Katherine Fairfield Freston HG Fairfield Arts Center for the Environment Inc. Brewster Emerging
Carla Churyk Markets Beyond, LLC Brewster MWBE
Carlo Marano Millennium Printing Brewster Pillars
Joe Bulzacchelli Advance Automotive of Carmel Inc. Carmel Established
Jonathan W. Garcia Balsamo-Cordovano Funeral Home Carmel Established
William Sampson Carmel Advertising Specialties Co Carmel Pillars
Gary Brunner Carmel Taxi and Car Service Inc. Carmel Established
Charles P. Stein CPA Charles P. Stein CPA PC Carmel Pillars
Daniel C. Doyle DMD Daniel C Doyle DMD, PC Carmel Pillars
Dorothy Visconti Dot & Joe’s Deli Carmel MWBE
William Zacotinsky East Road Motors Ltd. Carmel Pillars
Kathy Hartshorn George Hartshorn Paving Carmel Pillars
Amit Patel Gino’s Deli & Pizza Carmel Established
Ryan Healy Healy’s Corner Carmel Emerging
Douglas Holly Holly Real Estate Carmel Pillars
Fausto Quezada Mahopac Taxi Corp Carmel Established
Margherita Morrocho Margherita’s Lake View Carmel Established
Dorothy Olson Olson’s Trophies & Awards Carmel MWBE
Lisa Kaslyn Prosper Communications, Inc. Carmel MWBE
Timothy Plummer Quality Rent All, Inc. Carmel Pillars
Anthony Porto, Sr. Smalley’s Inn Carmel Pillars
Abigail Adams Hudson Valley Shakespeare Theater Cold Spring Pillars
Jillian Bono-Kelly Powers and Haar Cold Spring Pillars
David Lilburne Antipodean Books, Maps and Prints Garrison Pillars
Stephen Ives Phillipstown Depot Theatre Garrison Pillars
Glenn Palmieri Bentwood Studio Kent Emerging
Dan Iarussi BTS Custom Cart Mahopac Emerging
Anthony Campanella Campanella Fence Center Mahopac Pillars
Timothy O’Keefe Iron Horse Sports & Fitness Complex Inc. Mahopac Emerging
Therese Fokine Mahopac Carmel Chamber of Commerce Mahopac Pillars
Grace Pietrosanti Sacred Heart Gifts and Apparel Mahopac MWBE
Stephanie Tomlinson Salon Uccelli Mahopac MWBE
Dr. Linda Silbert Strong Learning Mahopac Pillars
Thomas O’Leary The UPS Store Mahopac Established
Alana Sweeny United Way of Westchester & Putnam Mahopac Pillars
Glenn R. Niese Niese’s Maple Farm Putnam Valley Established
Lisa Montalto Rodrigues Once Upon A Time Preschool/Daycare Putnam Valley MWBE