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Putnam Women’s Networking Group to Celebrate Five-Year Anniversary

5 Years Celebration - Professional Woman of Putnam

5 Years Celebration – Professional Woman of Putnam

Connecting local businesswomen with other local businesswomen has been a passion for Jamie Imperati since she started Professional Women of Putnam (PWP) five years ago. As that fifth anniversary is going to be marked this March, Imperati, a Mahopac resident, has never been more excited about the direction her organization is going in.

“It’s a pretty diverse mix of women and women like to network with like-minded women,” Imperati said. “So people have made very good connections through the organization.”

With the delicate balance of professional commitments and personal pleasures harder to achieve for women in the 21st century, PWP looks to bring working women from a variety of career fields together to speak with each other about their business and family life and the challenges they face when both aspects interlock.

At the PWP’s first event in March 2010, Imperati was hopeful to at least attract 20 women who live in the county. But, in fact, more than 80 residents crowded the former Route 6 Bistrant, a clear indication there was a need for a group like PWP in the area.

Imperati moved up to Mahopac with her husband in 2003 after living in the Bronx and working in Southern Westchester, where she would regularly go to networking events in New York City. Bringing that networking up north has been rewarding for Imperati, who notes that many women have become good friends and in some cases even, have been able to professionally collaborate.

She still recalls three members — a mortgage broker, a realtor, and a real estate attorney — all meeting at the very first event and forming a trio that even to this day does business together.

“I’ve gotten to see it evolve and grow and the nice thing is people will let me know ‘Oh I met with so and so, we’re doing business together,’” Imperati, who also has three chilcren, said. “They keep me in the loop, which s great.”

Others working women in Putnam have lauded PWP as an integral role in the county…. [read more … ]

 

 

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PWP Collects School Supplies for Putnam CAP

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Photo Caption: PWP President Jamie Imperati and Judy Callaghan of Putnam CAP

Professional Women of Putnam (PWP) hosted Cocktails & Connections on July 29th at The Chophouse Grille in Mahopac and collected donations of school supplies to benefit Putnam CAP.  Over 40 enterprising women mixed and mingled for business and to benefit the Putnam Community Action Program (CAP) an anti-poverty program dedicated to serving the residents of Putnam County who are struggling to support themselves/and or their families. PWP will host their next event on 9/23 at Arturo’s with guest speaker Lisa Kaslyn of Prosper Communications, the topic will be “How Content Marketing Can Boost Your Authority & Visibility”. To learn more visit: www.professionalwomenofputnam.com

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Jamie Imperati Chairwoman of the Putnam County Women's Leadership Alliance, NY Times Best Selling Author Allison Pataki, Jennifer Maher Chairwoman of the Putnam County Chambers of Commerce, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell and former Congresswoman Nan Hayworth

Jamie Imperati Chairwoman of the Putnam County Women’s Leadership Alliance, NY Times Best Selling Author Allison Pataki, Jennifer Maher Chairwoman of the Putnam County Chambers of Commerce, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell and former Congresswoman Nan Hayworth

100 Putnam County Women Celebrate Kickoff of Putnam County Women’s Leadership Alliance

Event, led by Jamie Imperati, PCWLA Chair and Jennifer Maher, PCCC Chair, Supported Putnam & N. Westchester Women’s Resource Center with Proceeds from 50/50 Raffle

NY Times Best-Selling Author and Putnam Resident, Allison Pataki, Gives Compelling Talk about History’s Unsung Heroines and Gives Away Signed Copies of her book, “The Traitor’s Wife”

PUTNAM COUNTY, NY (March 25, 2014) The Putnam County Women’s Leadership Alliance (PCWLA), a network of professional women, forged through the Putnam County Chambers of Commerce (PCCC) and the Professional Women of Putnam (PWP), officially hosted the group’s debut on Friday, March 21st with a coalition of 100 enterprising women at the Putnam County Golf Course. Adding to the evening’s excitement, Allison Pataki, author of New York Times bestseller, “The Traitor’s Wife,” was on hand to talk about unsung historical heroines.  Attendees were also given a signed copy of Ms. Pataki’s book, and participated in a 50/50 raffle, which benefitted the Putnam & N. Westchester Women’s Resource Center.

“I couldn’t be more pleased with the large and enthusiastic turnout of women at the launch of the new Putnam County Women’s Leadership Alliance,” said Jamie Imperati, chairwoman, PCWLA and president of Professional Women of Putnam. “Jennifer Maher and I look forward to expanding education and mentoring, as well as fulfilling on our mission to support leadership, professional and economic growth for women throughout Putnam County.”

“This powerful alliance makes the PCCC and PWP a stronger and united force for the betterment of women in business,” said Jennifer Maher, chairwoman, Putnam County Chambers of Commerce. “Small local businesses are still the biggest economic engine in our county and women-owned businesses need our support.  An American Express OPEN study of the State of Women in Business, 2013, showed that job creation from small, privately held companies over the past six years came from women-owned businesses – 175,000 of them – compared to net declines in job creation among men-owned and equally owned firms,” adds Maher. “A women’s leadership organization has been a long time coming to our county,” said MaryEllen Odell, Putnam County Executive. The Putnam County Chambers of Commerce and the Professional Women of Putnam, with their respective leaders, Jennifer Maher and Jamie Imperati, are the perfect team to set the course for the Putnam County Women’s Leadership Alliance. I look forward to seeing the results of this blossoming Putnam County resource for women seeking business and leadership growth.”

For more information about the Putnam County Women’s Leadership Alliance please visit the website and share your email to receive regular updates on events and other information: http://pcwomensleadershipalliance.com/.

Jamie Imperati Chairwoman of the Putnam County Women's Leadership Alliance, NY Times Best Selling Author Allison Pataki and Libby Pataki Director of Tourism for Putnam County

Jamie Imperati Chairwoman of the Putnam County Women’s Leadership Alliance, NY Times Best Selling Author Allison Pataki and Libby Pataki Director of Tourism for Putnam County

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Professional Women of Putnam (PWP), a local networking group for enterprising women, celebrated it’s 4 Year Anniversary on March 18th at the Terrace Club in Mahopac. PWP is the leading organization supporting the success of businesswomen in Putnam County.

The Professional Women of Putnam 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 members listen to guest speakers on a variety of topics that will help them grow their business and enjoy the opportunity to meet and talk with other business women.

PWP will host a Networking Roundtable event on April 16th at Char Steakhouse.

To register for this event and to learn more about The Professional Women of Putnam visit www.professionalwomenofputnam.com

 

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Building synergies among business people..

Jamie Imperati

Jamie Imperati

The 175 members of the Professional Women of Putnam and the 250 members of Professional Women of Westchester feel they owe a debt of gratitude to their founder, Jamie Imperati of Mahopac.

She, in turn, feels the gratitude belongs to a fivesome that has made it possible for this mother of three tiny children to build what started out merely as a simple networking operation into a full-time career endeavor – in fact, “two full-time jobs,” as she terms it.

While Imperati, whose pre-motherhood career was in sales and marketing, sets up websites, works with social media to promote organizational events and the businesses of members, engages speakers for monthly meetings, and arranges events to tie in with local charities, she has her own personal network supporting her endeavors.

Child sitters include her husband, Anthony; her parents, George and Jolaine Lauridsen of Mahopac, and her parents-in-law, Silvio and Maria Imperati, who are Carmel residents. … [READ MORE]

 

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4yearlockupProfessional Women of Putnam Celebrates 4 Year Anniversary during Women’s History Month

Professional Women of Putnam (PWP), a local networking group for enterprising women, will celebrate it’s 4 Year Anniversary on March 18th at the Terrace Club in Mahopac. PWP is the leading organization supporting the success of businesswomen in Putnam County.

“Our membership continues to flourish as the economy bounces back, and opportunities blossom, the needs of our women are changing, but the one constant is the unique relationships that continue to build within our group” says Jamie Imperati PWP President.

Imperati says her high energy focused leadership and dedication to her goal of uniting women in the business community is integral to the success of PWP. “I love people and I’m passionate about helping women in business. I have an unstoppable dedication for what I do,” says Jamie Imperati.

The Professional Women of Putnam 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 members listen to guest speakers on a variety of topics that will help them grow their business and enjoy the opportunity to meet and talk with other business women.

In addition, the organization does what it can to give back to the community. Several times a year, the networking meetings are designated to benefit a local charity.

The guest speaker for the March 18th Anniversary event will be Meghan Taylor, President of the Putnam Economic Development Corporation, the presentation will include a brief overview of the Putnam County EDC and will have a focus on women-owned businesses. She will also include an overview of the recent developments  taking place within the county.

To register for this event and to learn more about The Professional Women of Putnam visit www.professionalwomenofputnam.com

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Putnam County Women’s Leadership Alliance To Hold Inaugural Mixer March 21st at Putnam County Golf Course

Historic partnership between the Putnam County Chambers of Commerce and Professional Women of Putnam to support leadership, professional and economic growth for women throughout Putnam County

PUTNAM COUNTY, NY (February 20, 2014) The Putnam County Chambers 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 Chambers 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 Chambers 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 Chambers of Commerce

Since 2010, the Putnam County Chambers 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.

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Jamie Imperati, PWP President presents the Women's Resource Center Board with the gift card donations that were collected.

Jamie Imperati, PWP President presents the Women’s Resource Center Board with the gift card donations that were collected.

Professional Women of Putnam (PWP) kicked off the holidays last Tuesday November 19th with their “Give Thanks” Networking party and fundraiser at Ramiro’s 954 in Mahopac.  Over 40 enterprising women mixed and mingled for business and to benefit the Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center. It is the mission of the Women’s Resource Center to provide advocacy, education and services to the community in order to create a safe, supportive environment that eliminates violence against women and children and promotes gender equality.

“The holiday spirit was alive and well Wednesday night,” said Jamie Imperati, president, Professional Women of Putnam. ” We are committed to giving back to our community by helping women and their families who are in crisis, get the assistance they need to get their lives back on track and the Women’s Resource Center is a powerful resource to do just that.”

PWP collected gift cards donations and Ann Ellsworth Executive Director of the Women’s Resource Center, accepted the donations on behalf of the organization. To learn more about Professional Women of Putnam visit www.professionalwomenofputnam.com

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PWP President Jamie Imperati and Katherine Quinn, Executive Director of Support Connection

Pretty in Pink Another Success

On Wednesday October 16th the Professional Women of Putnam and Professional Women of Westchester hosted a special benefit event with proceeds going to Support Connection, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that provides free, confidential support services to people with breast and ovarian cancer. The event which was called “Pretty in Pink” took place at Augie’s Prime Cut and raised over $1,300 in raffles, pink hair extensions and henna to benefit Support Connection.

The Professional Women of Putnam and Westchester 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 members listen to guest speakers on a variety of topics that will help them grow their business and enjoy the opportunity to meet and talk with other business women.

In addition, the organization does what it can to give back to the community. Several times a year, the networking meetings are designated to benefit a local charity. The next event in Westchester will be November 5th at the Holiday Inn Mt. Kisco and will benefit the Westchester Coalition for the Hungry and the Homeless, and the Putnam chapter will be November 19th at Ramiro’s 954 and will benefit the Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center.

To learn more about The Professional Women of Putnam and Professional Women of Westchester visit www.professionalwomenofputnam.com or www.professionalwomenofwestchester.com

Support Connection, Inc. is a 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit organization that provides free, confidential support services and programs to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Founded in 1996, Support Connection is based in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., but through our toll-free hotline and website we serve people throughout the country. Services include: One-on-one peer counseling and support groups, offering women the opportunity to connect with other cancer survivors; Ongoing wellness classes; Holistic health workshops; Public educational programs; Information and referral services; A toll-free cancer information and support hotline (1-800-532-4290.) To learn more, visit www.supportconnection.org or call (914) 962-6402. Support Connection Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support: We’ve been there. We care.

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Professional Women of Putnam shows their support for Putnam CAP

 

Photo Caption: PWP President Jamie Imperati, Putnam CAP Director Judy Callahan and Jan Jimenez of Ramiro’s 954

Professional Women of Putnam (PWP) hosted a Summer Soiree on July 30th at Ramiro’s 954 in Mahopac and collected donations of school supplies to benefit Putnam CAP.  Over 30 enterprising women mixed and mingled for business and to benefit the Putnam Community Action Program (CAP) an anti-poverty program dedicated to serving the residents of Putnam County who are struggling to support themselves/and or their families.

Professional Women of Putnam Celebrates Third Anniversary

Group’s President, Jamie Imperati, says Organization’s Mission Remains Consistent –And Members Value Relationships Built in Leaner Times

Professional Women of Putnam, a networking group for enterprising women, celebrated its third year as the leading organization supporting the success of businesswomen of Putnam County on March 12th at the Terrace Club in Mahopac.

“Three years have flown by,” says Jamie Imperati, president of Professional Women of Putnam. “Our group continues to flourish and as the economy bounces back, and opportunities blossom, the needs of our women are changing, but the one constant is the unique relationships that continue to build within our group.  Our members keep coming back for that,” adds Imperati.

 

Jamie Imperati Honored as “Forty Under Forty” Trailblazer by
Putnam County Chamber of Commerce


Honoree & President of Professional Women of Putnam says Chief Contributor to her Success is a High Energy Focus on Uniting Women in the Business Community

 Jamie Imperati, president of the Professional Women of Putnam was part of the inaugural class of “Trailblazers” at the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce “Forty Under Forty” event hosted at Villa Barone Hilltop Manor in Mahopac on Friday January 25th.

Imperati says her high energy focused leadership and dedication to her goal of uniting women in the business community is integral to her success. “I love people and I’m passionate about helping women in business. I have a knack for marketing and an unstoppable dedication for what I do,” says, Jamie Imperati.

“Ten years from now, I want to be remembered as a driving force that helped pave the way for women to grow their businesses.  It is my goal to help small business owners build their network and increase revenue,” adds Imperati.

 

PWP Collects Donations for the Women’s Resource Center

PWP Board Member Faith Ann Butcher and Ann Ellsworth Executive Director of the Women’s Resource Center

Professional Women of Putnam (PWP) kicked off the holidays last Wednesday, November 28th with their “Give Thanks” party and fundraiser at The Chophouse Grille in Mahopac.  Over 40 enterprising women mixed and mingled for business and to benefit the Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center. It is the mission of the Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center to provide advocacy, education and services to the community in order to create a safe, supportive environment that eliminates violence against women and children and promotes gender equality.

“The holiday spirit was alive and well Wednesday night,” said Jamie Imperati, president, Professional Women of Putnam. ” As with our other chapters in Westchester and Connecticut, we are committed to giving back to our community by helping women and their families who are in crisis, get the assistance they need to get their lives back on track and the Women’s Resource Center is a powerful resource to do just that.”

PWP collected gift cards, clothing and personal hygiene items and Ann Ellsworth Executive Director of the Women’s Resource Center, accepted the donations on behalf of the organization.

The PWP will host their next event at Sea Chic in Mahopac on January 15th.  The topic will be “Networking in the New Year: A New Approach” visit the website at professionalwomenofputnam.com for details and to RSVP.

 

 

Pretty in Pink a Huge Success

PWP/PWW President Jamie Imperati and Support Connection Executive Director Katherine Quinn

On Tuesday October 23, 2012, The Professional Women of Putnam and Westchester hosted a special benefit event with proceeds going to Support Connection, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that provides free, confidential support services to people with breast and ovarian cancer. The event which was called “Pretty in Pink” took place at Augie’s Prime Cut and raised over $1,000 in raffles and pink hair extensions to benefit Support Connection.

The Professional Women of Putnam and Westchester 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 members listen to speakers on a variety of topics and enjoy the opportunity to meet and talk with other business women.

In addition, the organization does what it can to give back to the community. Several times a year, the networking meetings are designated to benefit a local charity.

To learn more about The Professional Women of Putnam and Westchester visit www.professionalwomenofputnam.com or www.professionalwomenofwestchester.com

Support Connection, Inc. is a 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit organization that provides free, confidential support services and programs to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Founded in 1996, Support Connection is based in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., but through our toll-free hotline and website we serve people throughout the country. Services include: One-on-one peer counseling and support groups, offering women the opportunity to connect with other cancer survivors; Ongoing wellness classes; Holistic health workshops; Public educational programs; Information and referral services; A toll-free cancer information and support hotline (1-800-532-4290.) To learn more, visit www.supportconnection.org or call (914) 962-6402. Support Connection Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support: We’ve been there. We care.

 

“Westchester’s Greatest Leaders and Bosses….”
Published July 26, 2012

“Unlike members of other business groups in Westchester, the 400 women who make up Professional Women of Westchester, Putnam, and Connecticut, res-   pectively, are not out lobbying government or looking to solve Westchester’s convoluted tax structure.

The group instead comes together to learn from one another and to network. It’s the brainchild of 35-year-old founder Jamie Imperati, a former marketing professional and current owner of whatandwhen4kids.com, an online event calendar that caters to local moms ” …… [read more ]

PWP Celebrates 2 Years

 

 

 

 

 

The Professional Women of Putnam recently celebrated a two-year milestone as its membership came together to commemorate two years of building professional relationships through specialized networking.  Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell joined over 50 women to celebrate the rapid rise of this local organization on March 7th at the Terrace Club in Mahopac. Odell touched on the profound impact the PWP has had and pronounced its success both ongoing and far reaching. The PWP gathers each month for an educational assembly that takes place at a chosen location where women across Putnam County gather for a night of networking, education and the exchange of ideology.  These businesswomen have this standing monthly meeting to learn about businesses and services in the area, educate themselves about topics such as tax prep and marketing or learn the arts of social media in a relaxed, no-pressure group of its female peers.

Jamie Imperati, Professional Women of Putnam’s Founder and President, has taken the need for “Women Only” networking within the community and run with it, developing an extensive array of trades and vocations, who mutually network and connect. Hosting meetings in Putnam, Westchester and Connecticut, all chapters combined have a membership of nearly 400 professional women. The next PWP meeting will be on April 17th at 151 Bar & Grill in Brewster, the guest speaker is Lisa Kaslyn of Prosper Communications and the topic is SEO Trends & Tactics for 2012.

PWP Celebrates Second Year

By Kerry Barger
Each and every month, dozens of businesswomen across Putnam County gather for a night of networking and exchanging ideas, a stage set for hardworking members to celebrate their craft with others. These businesswomen have sustained their monthly ritual for the past two years thanks to the help of Jamie Imperati, Professional Women of Putnam’s founder and president.

“The PWP allows local business owners and professional women to network in a social setting and exposes them to information and resources that will help them grow opportunities, clientele and profits,” Imperati said.
Prior to establishing the organization, Imperati worked in sales and marketing before moving north to Mahopac in 2003. Having attended various networking events throughout her time in Westchester, she wanted to create a group where like-minded women could get together to share tips and ideas. … [ Read more about Jamie Imperati and her professional group]


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Caption): Katarina Weigel, PWP President Jamie Imperati, Jennifer Gelick of the AHA and Dr. Patrick Thomas of Hudson Valley Cardiology Group

PWP Helps to Raise Funds and Awareness for the American Heart Association

On February 15th the Professional Women of Putnam hosted its second annual “Celebrate Your Heart” event to benefit the American Heart Association. The event consisted of networking and a special presentation about being heart healthy at any age by Dr. Patrick Thomas of Hudson Valley Cardiology Group, and a touching story by Passion Speaker Katarina Weigel.
The event raised $580 for the AHA through raffles and red hair extensions that were provided by Blue Remedy Salon.

 Four local women are winners of the Putnam County Women of Excellence Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Second Annual Putnam County Women of Excellence Awards Banquet, sponsored by Professional Women of Putnam and Mahopac News, was held Feb. 3 at the Putnam National Golf Club.

Amy Pearce-Hayden, owner of Yogascape and Spa, won Putnam County Female Entrepreneur of the Year; Mary Courtney, owner of Pine Grove Country Day School, won Mahopac Female Entrepreneur of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Awards; Geri Munnick, a teaching assistant at Carmel High School, won the Women of Excellence in Community Service, and Amy Sayegh, founder and director of Community Cares, won the Women in Leadership Award for the not-for-profit sector.

Eighteen Putnam women were nominated by friends, family and coworkers for awards in four categories. The other nominees were Rita Covelli, librarian, Mahopac Public Library; Dr. Mary Rodda-Gaudino, owner, Chiropractic Works; Gwen Lawrence, owner, Power Yoga for Sports; Traci Medford-Rosow, CFO and general counsel of Ramiro’s 954 and founder and director of The College Education Milestone Foundation; Loretta Molinari, community liaison for the Visiting Nurse Services in Putnam; Ann Ellsworth, executive director of the Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center; Keiren Farquhar, Medical Reserve Corps coordinator of the Putnam County Department of Health and chairman of the board for Putnam Hospital Center; Dr. Kathi Heiber, owner, South Putnam Animal Hospital; Diane Russo, executive director of the Putnam Family and Community Services; Kathy Webster, vice president of patient services at Hudson Valley Hospital Center; Wendy Wulkan Jacopino, owner, Southside Grille; Susan Nunziata, vice chairwoman of the Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce and a senior customer service representative for Mahopac National Bank; Ruth Pardo-Ayala, owner of Carmel Taxi & Car Services; and Michelle Piazza, director of volunteer and pastoral care services for Putnam Hospital Center.

Last year’s winners, The Freight House Café owner Donna Massara, Eventful Magazine publisher Rebecca Bertoldi and Mahopac Falls Ex-fire Chief Annie Link, served as the judging committee. Other judges include Carmel Town Board Trustee Jonathan Schneider of Schneider Financial Group and Joseph J. Tock of the Law Offices of Joseph J. Tock.

Kacey Morabito Grean of 100.7 WHUD served as emcee of the event, which was co-chaired by Lauren Freeman of Mahopac News and Jamie Imperati of The Professional Women of Putnam.

Co-sponsors of the event included Xpress Printing, Jaymark Jewelers and The Flower Boutique. Media sponsors included The Putnam Examiner and Eventful Magazine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PWP President and Ann Ellsworth, Executive Director
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PWP Collects Donations for the Women’s Resource Center

Professional Women of Putnam (PWP) kicked off the holidays last Wednesday, Decembe

r 7th, with their holiday party and fundraiser at Southside Inn.  Over 30 enterprising women mixed and mingled for business and to benefit the Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center. It is the mission of the Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center to provide advocacy, education and services to the community in order to create a safe, supportive environment that eliminates violence against women and children and promotes gender equality.

“The holiday spirit was alive and well Wednesday night,” said Jamie Imperati, president, Professional Women of Putnam. ” As with our other chapters in Westchester and Connecticut, we are committed to giving back to our community by helping women and their families who are in crisis, get the assistance they need to get their lives back on track and the Women’s Resource Center is a powerful resource to do just that.”

PWP collected gift cards, clothing and personal hygiene items and Ann Ellsworth Executive Director of the Women’s Resource Center, accepted the donations on behalf of the organization.

The PWP will host their next event at Olives in Mahopac on January 17th.  The topic will be “Tax Talk Among Friends; The Inside Scoop on What’s New and What’s to Come” Visit the website at professionalwomenofputnam.com for details and to RSVP.

About Professional Women of …

The “Professional Women of…” brand represents an organization, which is comprised of three chapters: Professional Women of Putnam, Professional Women of Connecticut and Professional Women of Westchester.  Our programs and initiatives are led by our members’ needs – professional, emotional and educational.

 

PWP Wins Norman Vincent Peale Award at PCSN Breakfast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mahopac resident Jamie Imperati, President and Founder of Professional Women of Putnam was awarded the 2011 Norman Vincent Peale Outstanding Service Award from the Putnam Community Service Network (PCSN) on September 28, 2011.

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale and his wife Ruth Stafford Peale, founded Guideposts Magazine – an inspirational publication which was headquartered in Carmel for over 60 years. As a minister and writer, Dr. Peale inspired millions of people through his books and ministry. He wrote “To be successful is to be helpful, caring and constructive and to make everything you touch a little bit better. The best thing you have to give is yourself.”

The Professional Women of Putnam was nominated for creating a welcoming environment that inspires women to excel in their individual businesses. It has broadened networking opportunities for women business owners, helping them to do more business in Putnam County and encouraging them to become more involved in their communities. It also acknowledges the achievements of these women through its Putnam County Women of Excellence Awards. These awards highlight the accomplishments of business owners and those who provide stellar community service. To learn more about the PWP visit www.professionalwomenofputnam.com. Imperati also founded the Professional Women of Westchester and Professional Women of Connecticut.

 

 

(PWP President Jamie Imperati and Katherine Quinn, Executive Director of Support Connection)

PWP EVENT TO BENEFIT SUPPORT CONNECTION

On Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, The Professional Women of Putnam will hold a special benefit event with proceeds going to Support Connection, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that provides free, confidential support services to people with breast and ovarian cancer. The event will take place at Camp Kiwi in Mahopac at 6 pm. Admission is $35 which includes dinner and dessert. Cash bar will be available.

The Professional Women of Putnam is a networking group for the women of Putnam County that provides its members with a broad array of opportunities for networking, sharing information, and professional development. It was created by Jamie Imperati in January 2010 out of the need for local business women to have a place where they could focus on their business, networking, and challenges they face. Imperati’s goal was to form a business and personal networking opportunity for women to be able to come together and support each other.

The Professional Women of Putnam 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 members listen to speakers on a variety of topics and enjoy the opportunity to meet and talk with other business women.

In addition, the organization does what it can to give back to the community. Several times a year, the networking meetings are designated to benefit a local charity. This past July, members had a private tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright House on Petra Island in Mahopac, with proceeds to Putnam Community Cares and Hillside Food Outreach. Past events have benefited The American Heart Association and the Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center.

At the September 14th event that will benefit Support Connection, there will be an assortment of vendors on hand, including Tasteful Treats & Treasures Gift Baskets, Stella & Dot, and Mary Kay. There will also be a variety of raffles and prizes. Guest speaker will be Sara Oppenheim-Somerville, presenting “An Introduction to Hypnosis: What it is, what it isn’t, what it can be used for and how it can help us achieve health and balance in our lives.” Oppenheim-Somerville is a Consulting Hypnotist and a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, and the International Association of Counselors & Therapists. She came out of the corporate world and after successfully battling breast cancer, choosing to spend her time helping others. A frequent speaker and workshop leader, she has spoken at Support Connection events in the past. Staff from Support Connection will also be at the event to share information about their free programs and services.

To learn more about The Professional Women of Putnam, to attend the event, or to inquire about vendor or raffle prize opportunities, contact info@professionalwomenofputnam.com.

Support Connection, Inc. is a 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit organization that provides free, confidential support services and programs to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Founded in 1996, Support Connection is based in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., but through our toll-free hotline and website we serve people throughout the country. Services include: One-on-one peer counseling and support groups, offering women the opportunity to connect with other cancer survivors; Ongoing wellness classes; Holistic health workshops; Public educational programs; Information and referral services; A toll-free cancer information and support hotline (1-800-532-4290.) To learn more, visit www.supportconnection.org or call (914) 962-6402. Support Connection Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support: We’ve been there. We care.

PWP EVENT BENEFITS LOCAL CHARITIES

The Professional Women of Putnam recently hosted a networking/fundraising event at the private residence of Joseph and Barbara Massaro on Petra Island on Lake Mahopac and raised $1,500 for local charities Community Cares and the Hillside Food Outreach. The Massaros home is a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired house that sits on the island in the middle of Lake Mahopac. Over the past few years, they opened up their home on a few occasions to assist organizations with their fundraising efforts.

The Professional Women of Putnam is a networking group for the women of Putnam County and the surrounding communities and provides its membership with a broad array of opportunities for networking, information sharing, and professional development.

“We do this as a way to give back to the community,” said Massaro. “There are a few organizations that we really want to support.”  Nonprofit groups such as PARC and Putnam Art Council have used the house tours as a fundraising event.

“It was so kind of the Massaro family to open up their home to the PWP, they are extremely gracious people and truly love supporting their community,” said Jamie Imperati, PWP President.

The only way to get to the island is by boat. Charlie and Lillian Melchner, who own Mahopac Marina located at 897 South Lake Blvd. in Mahopac, provided the nautical transportation to the island for the PWP attendees. The Melchners also donate their time and their service for the other Massaro house tours.

“Charlie and Lillian Melchner of Mahopac Marina have always supported their community and I am so thankful that they provided the transportation for our event,” Imperati added.

The next monthly PWP meeting will be on Tuesday, August 16 at Arturo’s Tavern on Route 6 in Mahopac. For more information visit www.professionalwomenofputnam.com

Mahopac Resident is Putnam County’s Wonder Woman

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Congratulations to the Women of Excellence

Mahopac News congratulates all of the nominees and award winners at last Friday’s first-ever Putnam County Women of Excellence Awards banquet, which took place at the Putnam National Golf Club. Stay tuned next week for a special section highlighting the nominees and the winners…. [read more]

Putnam professional women get tax tips at networking event

The Professional Women of Putnam gathered last Thursday at Four Brothers in Mahopac and learned about “Tax Tips and Strategies for the Small Business Owner.” The evening’s guest speaker was Roseann Rustici of RRM Accounting, and she made taxes fun…. [read more]

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Professional Women of Putnam Providing Opportunities

Things have moved quickly since small business owner Jamie Imperati created “The Professional Women of Putnam” in 2010. The PWP is a networking group for professional women of Putnam County, providing its membership with a broad array of opportunities for networking, information sharing and professional development…. [read more]

How Moms Can Manage Work-From-Home Guilt

I am a “work-from-home” mom with two little boys, 3 and 2 years old. I realize I am very lucky to be able to stay home with my kids and run my business, but I can’t help but sometimes feel guilty. It is hard at times, I can be on the phone with a client, or working on my laptop and the boys want my attention .. [read more]

(PWP President Jamie Imperati and guest speaker Georgia Woodbine)

Professional Women of Putnam Get Riled Up at Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill
Guest Speaker and Motivational Coach, Georgia Woodbine, Raises the Roof — and some Spirits

PUTNAM COUNTY, NY (May 13, 2011) — Professional Women of Putnam, a networking group for enterprising women, hosted “Make it happen – Secrets to creating your success.”  About 30 women met at Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill on Main Street in Cold Spring to get a dose of high energy motivation and an infusion of “can-do” spirit from life coach, Georgia Woodbine.

“There was a lot of head shaking and smiles in the room,” says Lisa Kaslyn, event sponsor and president of Prosper Communications. “We wanted to sponsor this event because we see the positive affects that come from genuine entrepreneurial and career passion – tireless drive, motivation, enhanced productivity and, of course, success.  Georgia pumped us up!”

About the  “Professional Women of ” Brand
The “Professional Women of” brand represents an organization, which is comprised of three chapters: Professional Women of Putnam, Professional Women of Connecticut and Professional Women of Westchester.  Our programs and initiatives are led by our members needs – professional, emotional and educational.

About our Sponsor: Prosper Communications
Prosper Communications is led by president, Lisa Kaslyn.  The company specializes in Search Engine Optimized Communications.  For 20 years, Kaslyn has worked with or led communications strategy for Fortune 500 corporations, such as IBM, Canon, Kraft and others.  She also helps entrepreneurs and start-ups launch their businesses and maximize their visibility and findability via traditional media and interactive channels, including blogs, social media, online outlets and more.

As a certified Search Engine Optimization (SEO) specialist, Kaslyn is adept at developing compelling stories and content for web-based initiatives that keep readers and search engines top of mind.  Prosper helps businesses get the most from their primary marketing asset – their website. Visit ProsperComm.com or contact Lisa Kaslyn at 845-225-7571

Professional Women of Putnam: ‘Celebrate Your Heart’

Posted on January 22, 2011 by Examiner Media – Heart disease is the number one killer of women and the Professional Women of Putnam is planning an evening of education, networking and hands on demonstrations to help educate women and to fight the disease… read more .. [CLICK HERE]

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Women’s achievements honored

Mar. 13, 2011 – WHITE PLAINS — When Jamie Imperati first launched a website of things to do with children in Westchester and Putnam counties, she figured it would be wise to network… read more .. [CLICK HERE]

Making history

Kelly Liyakasa | Mar 11, 2011 – It’s been a year since Jamie Imperati launched the networking group Professional Women of Putnam.

Sister groups Professional Women of Connecticut and Professional Women of Westchester subsequently followed and Imperati’s three organizations now stand at 250 members.

“One of the greatest paybacks is seeing the members do business together,” she said. “I’m ecstatic when people tell me that they are now working with someone they met at one of my events. It is a great feeling … to know that members are spending their money with each other.”.. read more … [CLICK HERE]

Professional Women of Putnam networking group takes off

Posted December 28, 2010 – Founded only last March, the Professional Women of Putnam [PWP] is changing the way business is being done around town.

The organization already has 100 members and it only keeps growing. The PWP allows local business owners and professional women to network in a social setting and exposes them to information and resources that will help them grow opportunities, clientele and profits… read more ..[CLICK HERE]

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