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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. 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 ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4.  '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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber Teaches Businesses How To Get Online

    Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber Teaches Businesses How To Get Online

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce is holding an August Business Council breakfast for a "Get Your Business Online" workshop at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Mount Caramel banquet hall in Verplank.  The chamber has partnered with Google to help bring local businesses online, and the breakfast will be an opportunity to do exactly that. Laptops ...

  8. Hudson Valley Expo Returns To Peekskill For First Time In 70 Years

    Hudson Valley Expo Returns To Peekskill For First Time In 70 Years

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- The Hudson Valley Exposition -- a mini-world’s fair -- will return to New York State for the first time in 70 years. The historic reintroduction of the Hudson Valley Exposition, presented by the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce, will take place from noon to 9 p.m. on Aug. 1 at Riverfront Green Park, Peekskill. The event is being held in conjunction with ...

  9. Hudson Valley Exposition Lines Up Performers In Peekskill

    Hudson Valley Exposition Lines Up Performers In Peekskill

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Organizers of the Hudson Valley Exposition are lining up world class talent to perform on the main stage of the Aug. 1 event. The list of bands and artists include the headliner Daisy Jopling Band, Joni Blondell Band, Tony Leon, Mark McIntyre Band, Noodle Noodle, Ray Blue, and Vintage Vinyl. All of the artists have something in common: they are from the Hudson ...

  10. Croton Coalition Announces Ipad Winner For Marijuana Awareness Contest

    Croton Coalition Announces Ipad Winner For Marijuana Awareness Contest

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- The Croton Community Coalition announced the winner of its student bookmark awareness campaign about the impacts of teen marijuana use. The winner is Croton- Harmon High School Senior Vivian Vaisman, who was presented with an Ipad tablet at the Fifth Annual Vassallo Prevention Fair. The raffle was held and her name was selected from all the students who ...

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