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William Powers

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Bill Powers has been an active civic member for all of his adult life. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the Peekskill St. Patrick's Parade Committee. Previously, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chairman of Peekskill Celebration, and Vice Chairman of the Peekskill St. Patrick's Parade Committee. He currently runs his own public relations and TV production company, Powers PR Video. He is an Emmy-nominated TV producer, Telly Award winner, and Beacon Award winner. He is also a published writer and photographer and was selected as the 2007 Grand Marshal for the Peekskill St. Patrick's Parade. Professionally, he has held positions at the City of New Rochelle, Cablevision and the Chamber of Commerce, generally with a focus on public relations.

William Powers's Contributions

  1. Preschoolers Rehearse For The Paramount Stage

    Preschoolers Rehearse For The Paramount Stage

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Members of the Tom Thumb Preschool Choir and rock violinist Daisy Jopling will perform their version of "The Twelve Days of Tom Thumb" at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater on Dec. 6. The song is a rewritten version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas," which includes activities the children do at the preschool. Other guests at Jopling's show ...

  2. Peekskill Rotary Club, Briarcliff's Gullotta House Give The Gift Of Music

    Peekskill Rotary Club, Briarcliff's Gullotta House Give The Gift Of Music

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Dozens of local children will get the chance to enjoy live music thanks to Peekskill’s Rotary Club and Briarcliff’s Gullotta House.The club donated $1,500 to the Daisy Jopling Foundation and Gullotta House gave $600 so 85 children can attend the classic/rock violinist’s holiday concert Sunday, Dec. 7, at Paramount Hudson Valley in Peekskill.Gullotta House is a ...

  3. Croton Community Coalition Holds Candlelight Vigil

    Croton Community Coalition Holds Candlelight Vigil

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Celebrating loved ones in recovery and supporting those struggling with drug or alcohol abuse is what the Croton Community Coalition Sixth annual Candlelight Vigil is all about.Organized by members of the Teen Leadership Council in cooperation with the Coalition, the event will take place at 6 p.m.Thursday, at Vassal Park, Old Post Road South, ...

  4. Cortlandt Reminds Residents To Safely Dispose Of Prescription Drugs

    Cortlandt Reminds Residents To Safely Dispose Of Prescription Drugs

    CORLANDT MANOR, N.Y. – The town of Cortlandt, the Cortlandt Community Coalition and Westchester County police are reminding town residents they can safely dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescription medications from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays in the lobby of the town's Purchasing Department, 1 Heady St.The drop-off box was created to keep discarded prescription drugs from ...

  5. Peekskill Business Improvement District Seeks Holiday Tree Donation

    Peekskill Business Improvement District Seeks Holiday Tree Donation

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- The Peekskill Business Improvement District and the City of Peekskill are seeking a donation of a living holiday tree. “We are searching for that perfect holiday tree that will be the centerpiece of downtown Peekskill’s holiday celebrations," said Bill Powers, Executive Director of the Peekskill Business Improvement District. "We are hoping that one of ...

  6. Peekskill Art Gallery Debuts Local Artist's Exhibit

    Peekskill Art Gallery Debuts Local Artist's Exhibit

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- H-Art Gallery's co-curators Wilfredo Morel and Nick Cannell have opened NOLD, a solo exhibit of local artist Jen DeMattio.The exhibit opened Oct 12, and continues through Oct 31. Art lovers can meet DeMattio at a reception from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24.Proceeds from this exhibit will benefit the Hudson River Healthcare organization.The H-Art Gallery is at 1 S. ...

  7. Cortlandt's Hudson Valley Chamber Receives High Honor

    Cortlandt's Hudson Valley Chamber Receives High Honor

    CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- The Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce was named New York State Chamber of the Year by the Business Council of New York at the council's annual meeting. On hand to accept the award was the chamber's Executive Director Deborah Milone. “I am delighted to accept this prestigious award on behalf of the board of directors and all of our members who give so ...

  8.  'The Facts Of Life' One Of Many TV Series Set In Westchester

    'The Facts Of Life' One Of Many TV Series Set In Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- From Rob Petrie to David Letterman to Don Draper, many fictional and real-life television stars have chosen to call Westchester home. Rob Petrie and Laurie Petrie (Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore) called New Rochelle home on "The Dick Van Dyke Show," living at 148 Bonnie Meadow Road. Creator Carl Reiner grew up on Bonnie Meadow Road. The show ...

  9. Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber Executive Director Gets Award

    Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber Executive Director Gets Award

    CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- Executive Director Deborah Milone of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber is this year’s winner of the Chamber of the Year Award given by the Business Council of New York State. The 2015 recipient represents an organization that is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Milone will be honored at the council's annual meeting Sept. 16-18 at The Sagamore Resort in ...

  10. Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber Has Hudson Valley Exposition

    Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber Has Hudson Valley Exposition

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- The Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce hosted the Hudson Valley Exposition in Peekskill on Aug. 1.  The event celebrated the region's role in the American Revolution and Civil War with Revolutionary encampments and a re-enactment of Abraham Lincoln's visit to Westchester on the way to his inauguration. The Hudson Valley Exposition also featured a children's ...

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