Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce holds first meeting of 2019 with new Board of Directors


Photo by Roger Gavan On Jan. 4, the new Board of Directors of the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce assembled for its first meeting of the new term. Front from left, Anita Volpe, Christine Little, Susan Lynch, Ia Faraoni, Janine Dethmers, Christine Moley and Elizabeth Cassidy. Rear from left are: Christy Tuper, John Rader, Katie Jonkoski, Thomas Roberts, Eddie Cullari, Michael Johndrow, John Redman, Corrine Iurato, Natalia Fisher, AnnMarie Graziadio, Kimberly Starks, Michael Hodge and Jason Grizzanti. Not available for the photograph were Garrett Durland, Evan Kovach, David Leach, Ryan Hansen, Mary McClurg, James Mezzetti and Valerie Zammitti

WARWICK — New members of the Board of Directors of the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce assembled for their first meeting of the new term on Friday, Jan. 4.
The meeting was held in the Greenbrier room at Mount Alverno Center on the Warwick Campus of Bon Secours Charity Health System.
This was an important meeting to update the organization's vision, introduce new officers and new board members, propose events and identify central issues, according to Michael Johndrow, the chamber's executive director.
The members of the board agreed to continue sponsoring major annual celebrations such as the annual Community Showcase, along with Applefest, a Taste of Warwick and Home for the Holidays.
The chamber will also continue with its educational, networking and mixer events.
Johndrow took the opportunity to welcome the new members of the Board of Directors and the Executive Board.
The meeting was also an opportunity to review the Chamber's accomplishments during the previous year.
In 2018, for example, members of the chamber helped celebrate 56 new business openings and other changes at ribbon-cuttings throughout the Warwick Valley.
"I would also like to express our appreciation," said Johndrow, "to the administrators of the Warwick Campus of the Bon Secours Charity Health System for offering the Greenbrier Room at Mount Alverno Center for this meeting."
- Roger Gavan