Building Our Future Together Join us as we honor the Recipients of the Partnership in Progress Awards
The Nanuet Union Free School District & The Dawg House
January 27, 2020
What a wonderful celebration, and well attended turnout, at our Annual Post Holiday Joint Chamber and Networking Event that took place on Monday, January 27th held at Banchetto’s Feast in Nanuet. The Dawg House located in Nanuet and the Nanuet Union Free School District were the two recipients given the Partnership in Progress Awards which encourages and recognizes successful and exemplary partnerships within our community. James Barracato, Owner of the popular Dawg House Restaurant is an entrpreneur, humanitarian and active in the community donating his time with fundraiser’s, not only for the Nanuet Chamber and Nanuet and Beyond but for many charitable organizations in Rockland. Dr. Kevin McCahill, the new Superintendent of Schools (as of July, 2019) represented the Nanuet Union School District. For over two decades Dr, McCahill has been an intricate part of students, staff, and colleagues teaching commitment, compassion and encouraging success for students and all that cross his path. Dr. McCahill is tied to by two major beliefs. The first is to “Seek first to understand and then to be understood” (Covey) and the second is “Leadership occurs in the context of relationships” (Fullan). Both recipients received this award for their continued contributions to the community, and beyond.
Over 80 people attended and enjoyed delicious dishes prepared by Banchetto’s Feast at this magnificent event. The Nanuet Chamber, in association the Nanuet High School created a Junior Chamber of Commerce Club. Each club member student spoke about their excitement of being involved with the Nanuet Chamber and helping local businesses. Both will help support/promote businesses to energize, bring enthusiasm, prosperity and keeping a strong community.
Helping to keep communities strong is what our Joint Chamber Alliance is about. North Rockland Chamber of Commerce Tom Ossa and Pearl River Chamber of Commerce Brian Campbell members came to support the Nanuet Chamber of Commerce as well as Supervisor George Hoehmann and Councilman Ward 3 Donald Franchino representing the Town of Clarkstown and Xtreme4Low Jeep Club who honors American Veterans, Law Enforcement, senior citizens, Hi Tor Animal Shelter and more. All were present to cheer on the winners of this most prestigious award.
Who will be our Partnership in Progress recipients for next year? Will you be?
Submitted by Erica Sallahian, Nanuet Chamber Board Member