New leadership makes productive changes as new term begins
Scarsdale, N.Y. – February 27, 2014 – Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty announced today that Jason Wilson, manager of the firm’s Scarsdale brokerage, has been named the Scarsdale Chamber of Commerce’s new president. Wilson, who was treasurer for the organization in 2014, took over as president on January 1, 2015.
Among the numerous changes that Wilson set into motion immediately upon his appointment is a complete redesign of the Scarsdale Chamber of Commerce’s website, which launched at the beginning of February. Wilson stated that the objective of the new website is to make it a better local resource for individuals both inside and outside the area, with new features including a directory of local businesses and information on community outreach. Wilson was integral in the creation of the layout and look and feel of the site as well, and in developing a new mobile-friendly version.
In addition, the organization will implement new opportunities for raising money for charities during regular chamber events, and the list of charities supported will expand. Raffles held at these gatherings will raise funds to be split between selected charities and raffle winners, who may choose to donate their winnings to the charities if desired. In prior years, funds raised through raffle drawings went to the chamber instead of to charities.
The events will be geared more toward networking than they were previously, and businesses who volunteer their spaces for these functions will have the chance to introduce their services to attendees and to receive advertising on the chamber’s website.
Members will also benefit from a more streamlined system for keeping up with membership dues, with payments now accepted through a fast and convenient online portal rather than through traditional snail mail.
Wilson will also oversee the continuation of Scarsdale’s successful campaign to encourage shopping and dining at local businesses and restaurants. Known as Shop/Dine the ‘Dale, the campaign was conducted in collaboration with The Acceleration Project (TAP), a non-profit that aims to help economic development in local communities by assisting small businesses in realizing their full potential. Further information on the project can be viewed on the chamber’s website here.
“I am greatly honored to have been appointed the new president of the Scarsdale Chamber of Commerce,” said Wilson. “It is exciting to see all that we have already been able to accomplish this year, and I look forward to continuing to help make a positive impact in the local business community throughout 2015.”
For more information on the Scarsdale Chamber of Commerce, visit the organization’s website here.
About William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty
Founded in 1949, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty manages a $3.3-billion-plus portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in 26 brokerages spanning Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Westchester County, New York. William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, combined with partner firm Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty, is the largest Sotheby’s International Realty(R) affiliate globally and the 28th-largest real estate company by sales volume in the United States. A full-service real estate firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty provides ancillary services including commercial services through its affiliation with Building and Land Technology, a second-generation development company based in Stamford, Connecticut; William Pitt Insurance Services; and an award-winning global relocation division. For more information, visit the website at williampitt.com.
Sotheby’s International Realty’s worldwide network includes more than 16,000 sales associates located in 730 offices throughout 56 countries and territories.
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