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William Powers

Community Advisor

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. Beahive, Flatz Properties Bring Coworking  To Peekskill

    Beahive, Flatz Properties Bring Coworking To Peekskill

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – Scott Tillitt, founder of Beahive, and Monica Flaherty, founder and president of The Flatz Properties, are partnering to bring coworking to Peekskill with Beahive Peekskill. A free orientation with light refreshments to introduce residents to the work model will be held Wednesday, June 24 from 5:30-7 p.m. at The Flatz, 1008 Main Street, Peekskill. Tillitt and ...

  2. Croton's Caroline Barnes Wins Chamber Scholarship

    Croton's Caroline Barnes Wins Chamber Scholarship

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. – Croton-Harmon High School senior Caroline Barnes was recently awarded a scholarship from the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce, according to a press release. Barnes received a $1,000 scholarship during an awards ceremony June 4 in Cortlandt Manor. “The business community recognizes that by supporting these scholarships for the students of today, we are ...

  3. Hudson Valley Chamber Awards Scholarship To Peekskill's Diana Barreto

    Hudson Valley Chamber Awards Scholarship To Peekskill's Diana Barreto

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – Peekskill High School senior Diana Barreto was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Hudson Valley Chamber of Commerce, according to a press release. Barreto, who plans to study health sciences and international relations at Harvard University, received the Chamber’s scholarship at an awards ceremony on June 4. “The business community recognizes that by ...

  4. Hudson Valley Chamber Awards Scholarships To Cortlandt-Area Students

    Hudson Valley Chamber Awards Scholarships To Cortlandt-Area Students

    CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. – The Hudson Valley Chamber of Commerce recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to three students graduating from Cortlandt-area high schools, according to a press release. Jazz Munitz from Hendrick Hudson High School, Akshay Ramaswamy from Lakeland High School, and Alexander May from Walter Panas High School each received their scholarships at a June 4 awards ...

  5. Historic Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse Gets New Light

    Historic Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse Gets New Light

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- The light is back on at the historic Sleepy Hollow lighthouse. On Wednesday, Edge-on-Hudson, along with County Executive Robert Astorino and Sleepy Hollow mayor Ken Wray dedicated the installation of an exacting replica of the original fourth-order Fresnel Lens and rotating light that once operated atop the lighthouse. The lighthouse was constructed in 1883 and ...

  6. Hudson Valley Chamber Awards Scholarship To Putnam Valley's Erin Mah

    Hudson Valley Chamber Awards Scholarship To Putnam Valley's Erin Mah

    PUTNAM VALLEY, N.Y. – Putnam Valley High School senior Erin Mah was recently awarded a scholarship from the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce, according to a press release. Mah received her $1,000 scholarship during the organization’s annual scholarship breakfast, held June 4, in Cortlandt Manor. “The business community recognizes that by supporting these scholarships for the ...

  7. Hudson Valley Exposition In Peekskill Seeks Volunteers

    Hudson Valley Exposition In Peekskill Seeks Volunteers

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – The Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce put out a call for volunteers to help with running the first Hudson Valley Exposition in 70 years. The event is set for Aug. 1 from 12 to 9 p.m., at Riverfront Green Park in Peekskill, billed as a 'mini world's fair' which will feature plenty of events including Civil War reenactments, a children's stage and activities, ...

  8. Peekskill Prepares For Another Farmers Market Season

    Peekskill Prepares For Another Farmers Market Season

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- The Peekskill Farmers Market returns to its outdoor location on Bank Street, between Main and Park streets, beginning Saturday. The market will continue weekly through Nov. 21. The market is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. It has more than 20 independent businesses and farm stands, and its offerings include farm fresh produce, including organic options, ...

  9. Richard A. Smeriglio, Former Peekskill Resident, Hardware Store Owner

    Richard A. Smeriglio, Former Peekskill Resident, Hardware Store Owner

    PUTNAM VALLEY, N.Y. – Richard A. Smeriglio, 86, a former Peekskill resident, died Monday, May 25, at Cortlandt Health Center. He was the former proprietor of the Oregon Hardware Store in Putnam Valley. Smeriglio was born in Beacon, N.Y., on April 25, 1929, to Ralph and Katherine Balser Smeriglio. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was predeceased by his first wife, ...

  10. Cortlandt Mom Appears In Substance Abuse PSA

    Cortlandt Mom Appears In Substance Abuse PSA

    CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. – A Cortlandt mother who lost her daughter to substance abuse is featured in a public service announcement produced by the Council on Addiction, Prevention, & Education of Dutchess County. Deborah Carlin Polhill of Cortlandt Manor, is one of the grieving relatives who appears in the PSA. Polhill’s 28-year-old daughter, Cait Chivonne Polhill, died of ...

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