Chamber Mixer Draws Town and Villages
By Eugenia Moskowitz
The monthly Blooming Grove/Washingtonville Chamber of Commerce mixer drew an extremely large crowd at the recently opened Sleep Inn hotel complex in South Blooming Grove on Feb. 22. A tour of the new facility was also given. Present were Blooming Grove town supervisor Rob Jeroloman, Washingtonville mayor Joe Bucco, and South Blooming Grove mayor James LoFranco. Many of the town and villages’ board members were also in attendance, as well as the local business owners who make up the chamber, those interested in strengthening the local business community, and those interested in smart, sustainable growth and development in the area. Long time chamber members mingled with newer members who have more recently opened businesses. While some new businesses open and close by the one-year mark, many who attended have reached their two-year milestones and are thriving.
CAPTION 1: Local business owners and interested residents listen to speakers at the monthly Blooming Grove/Washingtonville Chamber of Commerce mixer held Feb. 22 at the new Sleep Inn in South Blooming Grove. (Photo provided)
CAPTION 2: Many members of both town and village governments were present, including (from l. to r.) Washingtonville Trustees Val Laudato and Paul Lang, Washingtonville Mayor Joe Bucco, Blooming Grove Supervisor Rob Jeroloman, Highway Superintendent Wayne Kirkpatrick, and South Blooming Grove Mayor James LoFranco. (Photo provided)