Perspectives

Business Viewpoint: Preparing for An Unprecedented Enrollment Period for Employee Benefits


Open enrollment for your employee benefit plans following the COVID-19 pandemic will be unlike any other in recent memory. Many organizations are still trying to recover from extended closures and maintain safe working environments — open enrollment … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     […]

Fighting for Putnam County Small Businesses


Putnam County’s small businesses drive our local economy and make our communities stronger. As the coronavirus pandemic hit in March, many small business owners had to quickly close their doors in order to keep folks safe and stop the spread of CO… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

A Pandemic Plan Checkup – How are you?


Let’s chat about the last six months. Yes, we’ve been in the pandemic for six months. It’s been a roller coaster of emotions and losses for most of us. It may look and feel different for each of us, but collectively we are all feeling intense emotion… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to […]

The Business Viewpoint: Putnam Restaurants Are Hungry for Business

Restaurants have lost more revenue and jobs than any other industry due to COVID-19. According to a recent survey by the New York State Restaurant Association (NYSRA), 90% of New York’s restaurant owners say that it will be very or somewhat unlikely … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

The MTA in 2020 = New York City in 1975


On Aug. 26, the MTA board chair, Pat Foye, convened an emergency board meeting. The purpose was to broadcast loudly and clearly that the MTA is nearly broke and that its lender of last resort is the U.S. Government. Mr. Foye stated unequivocally that… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

The Business Viewpoint: Women in Business: Voting for the Right to Lead

As we honor the Women’s Suffrage Movement and celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, I can’t help but be grateful that I am a professional female living in the 21st century. But even as I count my blessings, I still find myself que… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]

The Business Viewpoint: Is Your Welcome Mat Out?

Scenes like this give visitors the impression we are hostile not only to differing views, but to visitors in general. This photo was taken on Route 6 in Carmel. Photo provided. I came across an article recently that noted a concerning statistic. A… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

The Opportunities in Putnam County


I would like to thank Neal Zuckerman for his insightful “Perspective” article published in the Courier on June 30, 2020. The Age of COVID-19 has taken a devasting toll on our national and our local economy. In particular, small Main Street busines… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Reevaluating Honor: The Road to Retiring Race-Based Mascots

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Returning home from undergrad, I began to feel uncomfortable with having to pass my alma mater, Mahopac High School, donned with spears, feathers, and the faces of Native Americans with headdresses, worn by American Indians from the Plains region of the United States. Having to drive under the sign “Welcome to Indian County” to get to my house put a […]

Entering Phase 4 — What a Long, Strange Trip it’s Been

It’s only July, and our entire community has experienced more than a year’s worth of change, challenges, and crises. As a business advocacy organization, our mettle was tested on every front, but through adversity we found strength, clarity of missio… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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