Katherine Dawtry-Monteleone of Goldens Bridge is the new president of the Lewisboro Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Dawtry-Monteleone, the owner and operator of While Away Dog Walking and Your House Check, replaces former president Dr. Leslie Simon, who remains on the organization’s board of directors.
“The board has been restructured over the past few months and is looking forward to a very active 2013,” Ms. Dawtry-Monteleone said. “We are planning to hold a sidewalk sale for each hamlet to help encourage local shopping with our own small businesses. Since we are a town without a central business district, we think doing this on a hamlet basis is the best approach. We also have other initiatives in the planning stages.”
Ms. Dawtry-Monteleone said she would like to see local businesses become more aware of the Chamber, become active and encourage other businesses to join. Interested individuals can learn about the Chamber by visiting lewisborochamber.com.
“You can download an application,” she said. “Dues are quite reasonable and networking benefits abound.”
With that in mind, the Lewisboro Chamber of Commerce is planning its next networking event at Treat Frozen Yogurt behind DeCicco’s on Tuesday, Dec. 11, beginning at 7 p.m. The event will provide plenty of opportunity to meet other local business owners in a warm and friendly setting.
“It’s good to organize and promote local business by these types of events, as well as local advertising,” said Chuck Tator, vice president and owner of Tator’s Garage of South Salem. “We are a town that is quite spread out, and we don’t even know about many of the businesses and services that are available right here in town, especially those not located on our major roads. We need to learn more.”
Ms. Dawtry-Monteleone said she was looking forward to an active 2013.
“The primary message the newly revitalized and reorganized Chamber wants to convey is that Lewisboro can be a vital business community that fosters an array of small, independent businesses and services,” she said. “The Chamber wants to work hard to create a platform for these businesses, help them work together, and keep residents of our area using businesses and services that are right here.”
Ms. Dawtry-Monteleone and the other chamber board members will hold their positions until the group’s next annual election in 2013.
The Chamber board also includes Mr. Tator, Peter Cirpriano of Copia Home and Garden, Richard Giaccio of Pure Payments, Wes Beal of Padgett Business Services, Sam Dodge of Dodge and Associates, and associate board member Ted Strauss of Ted Strauss Web Sites.