According to board member Sanjiv Jaswal, recent Chamber leadership and membership expansion has resulted in increased energy, enthusiasm and positive change
Larchmont, N.Y. – January 13, 2014 – The Larchmont Chamber of Commerce announced today that Carolyn Fugere has been named its new president. The local organization now has a total of 51 members and three new names on the Board of Directors, and has recently been increasing its overall community efforts.
The Larchmont Chamber of Commerce has been working to support the local economy through Shop Larchmont, New York Business and other community events since 1946. Chamber membership is open to all merchants, restaurants, professionals, non-profits and anyone doing business in the Larchmont area. Together, members of the organization and the board including Drew Geroge, Sanjiv Jaswal, Dan Walden, Nancy White and brand-new directors Theresa Finck, Megan McCarthy, Diana Schwatka and Carolyn Fugere, continually work to find growth strategies aiming to sustain small businesses and opportunities in Larchmont.
“The diversity on the board has expanded greatly over the last year,” said Sanjiv Jaswal, a board member on his second year as Membership Chair and a financial planner with the Prudential Insurance Company of America. “And now with Carolyn from the real estate industry as president, combined with a recent increase in the membership of other professional and many service-driven businesses, the Chamber’s expanding base is even more diverse in its structure. As a result, the group currently has such great energy and enthusiasm of which I am proud to be a part.”
The organization’s most recent efforts took place right in time for the holidays with the local shopping campaign, “Show Your ‘Shop Local’ Spirit.” Participants were encouraged to shop or dine in the area for the holidays and snap a “selfie” for the chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree to use at any Larchmont Chamber Member’s establishment. All 150 entries were shared on the Larchmont Chamber of Commerce website and Facebook page, and a drawing was later held. The winner of the campaign, Simon Sikorski, accepted his prize on December 29th at Mancino Custom Tailors and Clothiers, where he snapped his “selfie” to enter.
“It was a great promotion and a wonderful idea,” said Mary Ann Mancino, owner of Mancino Custom Tailors and Clothiers. “I look forward to more fun events sponsored by the new, energetic Chamber.”
“I’m truly thrilled to be a part of the Larchmont Chamber of Commerce, and am thankful for all the recent support and interest in our local efforts,” said Fugere, who works in the real estate industry as the manager of Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty’s Larchmont brokerage. “Not only has our membership skyrocketed, but everyone seems to be talking about this little organization that does so much.”
For more information on the Larchmont Chamber of Commerce, visit the organization’s website here.
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