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NYACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LAUNCHES BEAUTIFY NYACK PROGRAM WITH THE NYACK POUR HOUSE

Late Night Business Association Formed under Nyack Chamber

NYACK, NY – March 13, 2014 – The Nyack Chamber of Commerce is launching a new program aimed at addressing issues within the Village of Nyack related to the busy late night businesses in downtown Nyack. The Beautify Nyack program will be sponsored and administered by The Nyack Pour House, a Chamber member, and will provide merchants in Nyack with a hotline number to call to report issues. In addition, the Nyack Chamber of Commerce has formed a business owner group called the Late Night Business Association to advocate for and address issues facing those businesses.

Nyack_Late_Night_Business_ZoneThe Beautify Nyack program will commence on Friday, March 14th. Businesses within the designated Late Night Business Zone will be able to call the hotline number (845) 727-POUR to report any issues to the LNBA. The Late Night Business Zone runs from Franklin to Broadway along Main Street. (See map for the exact area.) The hotline will accept calls between 11am- 7pm, 365 days per year except for Christmas and Easter morning. The Nyack Pour House will address issues on a first-come, first-served basis during that time.

“Nyack’s late night businesses are part of the economic backbone of the Village and help make Nyack the place to be, night or day,” said Scott Baird, president of the Nyack Chamber of Commerce. “We commend The Pour House for stepping up to help make Nyack better for its citizens, business owners and patrons.”

Late night businesses contribute hundreds of jobs and bring thousands of people to the Village each year. The Late Night Business Association (LNBA) consists of more than 30 businesses representing bars, clubs and restaurants, as well as  transportation services, marketing and printing services, convenience stores, filling stations and hotels. These businesses:

  • Provide jobs for more than 300 part-time and full-time workers, half of whom live in Nyack
  • Employ more than 200 contractors (DJs, bands, artists, karoke, etc.), more than half of whom live in Nyack and Rockland County
  • Support more than 300 charities each year and raised an estimated $150,000 for those charities in 2013
  • Donate more than 3,500 employee hours towards charitable causes each year
  • Attract more than 500,000 people to Nyack each year

“We are committed to helping Nyack, and want to see it succeed today and in the future,” said Sean Spicer, co-owner of The Pour House. “We are happy to reach out beyond our store front boundary to help keep the Village clean for our residents, customers, and fellow business owners.”

In addition to the Beautify Nyack program, The Nyack Pour House is sponsoring  seasonal community-wide clean up events in the Village in conjunction with Keep Rockland Beautiful. Citizens who would like to lend a hand in keeping Nyack beautiful, those in need of community service hours and others can volunteer for these events, which will be held in spring, summer, fall and winter.

The first event will take place on April 26th as part of the Nyack Community Clean Up which is part of the Keep America Beautiful Campaign. Volunteers will meet at the Nyack Center between 9am and 11am to be given their assigned area. The Pour House will be donating gloves to the volunteers and light refreshments. Anyone interested in volunteering please sign up at http://www.keeprocklandbeautiful.org/programs/great-american-cleanup/.

About the Nyack Chamber of Commerce:

The Nyack Chamber of Commerce has been serving the business community of Nyack for more than 55 years. Our mission is to foster trade and commerce in Nyack by promoting the interests of the business community and nurturing strong relationships with the government and residents of the Village.  The Nyack Chamber of Commerce runs many Village-wide activities that benefit both the business and residential communities including the SpringFest and SeptemberFest street fairs, the Halloween Parade, annual Holiday Lights tree lighting event and Classic Car Night. We also run the highly successful indoor and outdoor Farmers’ Markets throughout the year. For more information, please go to www.nyackchamber.org

Holiday Lights of Nyack December 7, 2013

Nyack Chamber Welcomes the Season with Holiday Lights Event  

Something Special for Everyone

Live Caroling, Musical Entertainment, Free Refreshments, Tree Lighting, Santa Visit, Holiday Story Reading

Local Businesses Open Late and Offer Special Deals

 

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The Nyack Chamber of Commerce will host its annual “Holiday Lights of Nyack” celebration on Saturday, December 7 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Veterans Park Gazebo on Main and Cedar Streets in the center of Nyack.  Mayor Jen Laird-White will serve as master of ceremonies.

Holiday tunes will set the mood for the festivities, which will feature a live performance of holiday carols by the Lower Hudson Valley Youth Chorus under the direction of Jared Rosenblum. Additional family entertainment will be offered by Jeffrey Friedberg and the Bossy Frog Band.

Free hot chocolate will be served by Nyack’s chocolate emporium Chocolaterie, along with free hot cider provided by Mostly Myrtle’s, a prominent vendor at the Nyack Farmers’ Market (a weekly Chamber event).

Adding to the fun and excitement, Nyack actor and JohnnyCakes host Dave Blau will perform a reading of the classic “The Night Before Christmas,” and Santa will make a special appearance aboard the Highland Hose Company’s antique fire truck.

“There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than with live caroling, hot chocolate and cider, holiday stories, Santa and holiday lights,” said Scott Baird, President of the Nyack Chamber of Commerce. “Our local businesses are spreading the good cheer by contributing resources and special offers to diners and shoppers for this year’s event.”

Nyack’s own Pour House donated the tree, and Walgreen’s supplied the tree lights and decorations. Many of Nyack’s merchants are also participating by offering special deals —including a special discount card good for 20% off purchases in Nyack’s shops, restaurants and bars.

Nyack’s late night establishments will host the village’s first ever “SantaCon” event. Whether shopping, dining or enjoying the nightlife, everyone who comes to Nyack this weekend is invited to dress up in their best Santa gear and join the fun. (For more information about SantaCon celebrations, go to http://santacon.info/About.html.)

“In keeping with Nyack’s vibrant — and eclectic —cultural life, Holiday Lights has something for everyone,” said Baird. “The First Friday and SantaCon events add more zest to the festive mix.”

Winter Market Opens INDOORS December 5, 2013

Nyack Opens Second Annual Winter Farmers’ Market  

Chamber of Commerce and Nyack Center Partner on Joint Venture

Market Opens Thursday, December 5 at 8:00 am

Entertainment from 11:30 to 1:30

 

Nyack Winter Farmers' Market indoors at Nyack Center

Devotees of fresh food and produce, baked delicacies, savory spreads and sweet “somethings” will not have to hibernate this winter. All are welcome to indulge their love of good things at Nyack’s second annual indoor Winter Farmers’ Market, set to open at 8:00 am on Thursday,
December 5, indoors at the Nyack Center.

Nyack Mayor Jen White, Chamber President Scott Baird, Market Co-Directors Carlo Pellegrini and David Collins, Kim Cross of Nyack Center and Market Manager Pam Moskowitz will be on hand for the 8:00 am ribbon-cutting. Live entertainment will be provided by jazz and blues legend Sam Waymon from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Nyack Center is located at 58 Depew Avenue (at South Broadway). Free parking will be available during Market hours in the Artopee Way lot.

The indoor market will pick up where the outdoor Farmers’ Market leaves off on the day before Thanksgiving, and will continue every Thursday (with the exception of December 26, the day after Christmas) from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm during the winter months through March 27, 2014. The outdoor market reopens on April 3, 2014.

Building on the more than 15 years of success enjoyed by the Nyack Farmers’ Market outdoors, the indoor market is a partnership between the Nyack Chamber of Commerce and the Nyack Center. Sponsorship is generously provided by Green Mountain Energy, Rivertown Magazine and Massage Therapeutics. The Market also acknowledges dedicated volunteers Julie Colt, Abbie Huff and Bonnie Timm.

“We’re excited to continue to offer this valuable resource to the Nyack community,” said Kim Cross, Executive Director, Nyack Center. “The Winter Market is a focal point for families who value healthy lifestyles, and a bright spot during the cold winter months.”

Items on sale will include fresh farm produce, baked goods, cheese, pasta, free-range eggs and chicken, pork and grass-fed beef, pickles, sauerkraut and olives, honey, syrups and jams, milk, yogurt, ice cream, herbs, tea and Middle Eastern specialties.

Outdoor Market regulars will recognize many of their favorite vendors at the indoor venue, including Central Bakery, DOC Pickles, Gajeski Produce, Hummingbird Ranch, Kiernan Farm, Meredith’s Bread/Horn of Plenty, Mostly Myrtle’s, Northern Farmhouse Pasta, Orchards of Concklin, Peg’s Eggs/Hillery Farm, Pie Lady & Son Ronneybrook Farm, Taiim Falafel Shack, Teagevity and X-calibur Knife and Scissors Sharpening. Vendors new to the Market include Pika’s Farm Table and Rockland Farm Alliance.

The Market’s artist-in-residence Bill Batson also will be coming indoors for the winter — showcasing his work as chronicler of Nyack people and places and author of Nyack Sketch Log, a column that presents a weekly sketch and short essay about Nyack on NyackNewsAndViews.com.

“We invited Bill to be our artist-in-residence because of his commitment to recording the history of Nyack. We think the Farmer’s Market has a story to tell about the vibrant and diverse commercial life of the village,” said Chamber of Commerce President Scott Baird.

New to the Winter Market this year will be a series of regular weekly classes, including early childhood music instruction with Jeffrey Friedberg (http://www.bossyfrog.com/pages/classes), art classes offered by the Nyack Art Collective, and cooking classes led by local restaurant chefs.

“We’re building a new tradition in Nyack with the Winter Market, and we expect it will enjoy a long and fruitful life in the heart of our special Village,” added Baird. “We also expect to see the same kind of crowd — lots of Nyack natives, but also friends and neighbors from far and wide who love good food, fresh local products and the special home-made delicacies you can’t find in any supermarket.”

Click here for a list of vendors.

View a slideshow from last year’s first season of the Nyack Winter Farmers’ Market:

NyackChamber's Winter Market Press Release 11-2013 album on Photobucket

Photo credit: Dr. Arnold Roufa

Press Release: Nyack Halloween Parade 2013

 Nyack Chamber Hosts Biggest Halloween Bash Outside New York City 

On Saturday, October 26

 

26th Annual Halloween Parade Promises Dancing Ghouls, Five Marching Bands
Roller Derby, Wild Costumes, Crazy Floats, Motorcycles and Classic Cars, Live Entertainment
Over $2,000 in Cash Prizes

 

Nyack, New York, October 10, 2013 — The Nyack Chamber of Commerce will host its 26th annual Halloween Parade on Saturday, October 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm (rain date Sunday,October 27) in the heart of Nyack. Festivities begin at 3:00 pm with live music in the municipal parking lot on Main Street.

The event, organized by the Chamber and sponsored by leading local merchants, is the largest parade of its kind outside New York City. Building on a history of record-breaking crowds, over 20,000 spectators are expected to line the streets of Main and Broadway in Nyack for this fun-filled, family-friendly event.

Parade-goers will experience a reprise of Therese Shorn’s “Festival of Ghouls” — 15-foot tall puppets worked by Nyack’s own Amazing Grace CIRCUS! performers — plus unicyclists, jugglers and other Circus! talent.

Five of Rockland County’s top marching bands will set the beat, including the Nyack High School marching band, Nanuet High School drum line, East Ramapo marching band, Clarkstown South High School marching band and the Clarkstown North High School marching band and dance team.

Additional parade highlights include the Suburban Roller Derby of Westchester, the Rockland Boulders, H.O.G.S., Shriners, Hudson Vagabond Puppets and local fire departments showing off their best equipment.

Live music returns this year to the municipal parking lot on Main Street and Artopee Way from 3:00 to 5:00pm provided by Anjel Blue Rehearsal Studios and Nyack Music School. Featured performers include Danielle Sheri and the Pipeliners. The evening continues post-parade with a gala awards ceremony and music with Frankie D and The Boys.

Oak Beverages and Guinness are giving generous support for the parade as lead sponsors. Nyack’s own Casa del Sol restaurant and Back to Earth are sponsoring the float and costume prizes. Casa del Sol also hosts a lively parade after-party later in the evening.

Marchers and floats will assemble at 4:00pm in Memorial Park at the corner of Depew and Piermont Streets in downtown Nyack. All are welcome to march and to register for prizes. Registration is required to be eligible for prizes.

The winner of this year’s Best Float competition will take home a $750 cash prize. Prizes for costumes will be awarded in seven categories with prizes ranging from $25 to $200.

Returning this year to lead the parade will be the Hon. Harriet Cornell as Parade Grand Marshall, along with Nyack’s Mayor Jen Laird-White, Village Trustees, and other local officials and celebrities. The Trustees, along with former County Legislator Connie Coker, will preside over the costume and float contests.

Nyack’s Main Street will be closed from 4:00 to 8:00pm for the parade activities. The much-anticipated prize awards ceremony will begin immediately after the parade. Live music and dancing will continue in the Main Street parking lot after the awards.

Also immediately following the parade, Halloween revelers can go to the Nyack Center’s seventh annual “Monster Mash” party featuring live music, dancing, dinner buffet – and lots of spooky family fun. The party goes from 6:30 – 9:00 pm. The Center is located at Depew and South Broadway in Nyack. More information is available at www.nyackcenter.org.

Details on participating in and viewing the parade are listed on the Chamber of Commerce’s website: www.nyackchamber.org. To register your float, join as a marcher, or to contribute as a sponsor, go to the website or call the Chamber office at 845-353-2221.

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Photos of the 2012 Halloween parade are courtesy of Deborah Grosmark, www.deborahgrosmark.com.

Downloadable photos available at http://nyackchamber.org/halloween2013press/

or email meg@nyackchamber.org.

View a slideshow of the 2012 Halloween Parade, (all photos (c) Deborah Grosmark)…

 

NyackChamber's Halloween Parade Press album on Photobucket

Press Release: SeptemberFest 2013

 

For information:

Chamber Board of Directors

Scott Baird, President

845-821-4850

scott.baird@randcommercial.com

Nancy Phillips, Marketing

845-405-3751

nancysailorphillips@yahoo.com 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

  

Nyack Chamber’s 2013 SeptemberFest Is Set for Sunday September 8th

The Fall Season Opens in Nyack as the Village Hosts 27th Annual SeptemberFest Street Fair

Over 250 Vendors Offering Fine Crafts, Jewelry, Art, Photography, Unique Gifts and More

Live Music and Street Performances, Kids’ Carnival, Great Food, Free Admission

 

Nyack, NY, August 28, 2013 — Outdoor fun doesn’t end on Labor Day in Nyack. The festivities continue into Fall as the Village hosts the Nyack Chamber’s 27th annual SeptemberFest street fair, set for Sunday, September 8th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm — rain or shine.

Families and fun-seekers shouldn’t miss this unique event, featuring over 250 vendors offering fine crafts, jewelry, art, photography, collectibles, clothing, antiques, quality handmade goods, unique gifts — and much more. Not to mention the great shops and restaurants in Nyack that will be joining in with special offers.

Lining both Main Street and Broadway in the heart of Nyack, the fair will also feature entertainment and live music courtesy of Nyack’s own Anjel Blue Rehearsal Studios and The Nyack Music School. This year’s line-up of great bands includes Nick Woolley (12:00pm), Regret the Hour (1:00pm), Upsidaisium (2:00pm), Curbside Hustle (3:00pm) and The Pipeliners (4:00pm) — all performing onstage in the Main Street parking lot in the heart of Nyack.

Adding to the festivities will be street performers from local high school groups and non-profits, a kids’ carnival with amusements and rides — plus great food and outdoor dining. To date, Chamber members set to offer booths at the fair include Saffron Trading, Dr. Pickle, Chocolaterie, King & I Restaurant, Maria Luisa Boutique, Pickwick Books, Maura’s Kitchen, Olive’s and Sour Kraut, Pour House, Saffron Trading, Turiello’s Pizza, and Lanti Yates Music Studio.

“SeptemberFest is a great tradition in Nyack,” says Scott Baird, President of the Nyack Chamber. “For 27 years, this fair has anchored the Fall season’s vibrant, outdoor cultural life in Nyack. It underscores our key message: Nyack is a great place to live, work, do business — and play.”

Business owners who want to rent a booth should go to www.woodwill.com, or call Woodwill Corporation at 631-234-4183. For information about Chamber activities and about joining The Chamber, go to www.nyackchamber.org or contact The Chamber at 845-353-2221.

 

NyackChamber's SeptemberFest Press Release album on Photobucket

Nyack’s 2nd Annual Classic Car Night

Classic Car Cruise Night, NyackChamber of Commerce Host Nyack’s Second Annual Classic Car Cruise on July 11, 2013

Vintage and Specialty Vehicles on Display in Nyack’s Main Street Parking Lot

The Nyack Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that classic cars will once again cruise into the center of Nyack and settle in the Main Street parking lot for the second annual Classic Car Cruise on Thursday, July 11 from 5:00 pm until dusk. A rain date is set for the following Thursday, July 18.

This year’s line-up of vehicular perfection will include a wide array of classics, antiques, specialty models and muscle cars. Admission is free — and registration for display cars is also free.

Sponsors include The Pour House, a Nyack Chamber member, as well as STS Tire, Palisades Auto Sales and Rockland Rodders Association. During the event, Rockland Rodders will conduct a 50/50 auction, with proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Promising a summer evening full of fun for automotive aficionados, families and friends alike, entertainment will include classic favorites spun by DJ Rockin Richie Lea, face painting by Jamie’s Faces and balloon art by Star Blossom Goddess.

Visitors coming to Nyack to show their cars and admire those on display can also take advantage of the wide variety of fine and casual dining choices and eclectic array of specialty shops available throughout the Village. Local merchants will be offering one-time-only special deals to add further temptations to the evening’s mix.

“This community-centered event promises to once again attract a strong showing of car enthusiasts — people who take pride in owning and maintaining special vehicles as well as people who appreciate them,” said Scott Baird, Chamber President.  “It’s also a great opportunity for residents and visitors to enjoy the Village’s unique restaurants, boutiques and service businesses.”

“Visitors can expect not only to see beautifully maintained vintage and specialty cars, but also to enjoy a fun night out with friends and family,” added Mark Mangan, event organizer.  “Our exhibitors, entertainers and sponsors are planning a great show, so everyone will have a memorable night in Nyack.”

“We’re also proud to support the Wounded Warriors Project, added Mangan. “It’s a great cause that gives back to our family members, friends and neighbors who have put themselves in harm’s way to protect us all.”

The Classic Car Cruise piggy-backs on another community initiative spearheaded by the Chamber — Nyack’s weekly Farmer’s Market — which will be held earlier in the day — from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm — at the same location. When all the fruits, vegetables and other delicacies have been sold, the cars will be rolling into the Main Street space to begin the evening’s festivities.

For additional information or to register a vehicle, contact Mark K. Mangan at NyackCarNight@gmail.com.

 

Nyack Hospital Shares Plans for New Emergency Department at Chamber Event

The Nyack Chamber of Commerce and Nyack Hospital will jointly host an “After Hours” networking event at the hospital on Tuesday, June 11. David Freed, DHA, President and CEO of Nyack Hospital, will discuss the organization’s plans for a new emergency department.

The event will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Krutz Auditorium at Nyack Hospital, located at 160 North Midland Avenue in Nyack. Guests should enter through the main entrance and check in at the front desk. Light fare and refreshments will be served.

“It is our pleasure to host the After Hours event for the Nyack Chamber of Commerce. We appreciate the opportunity to welcome our local business members into the Hospital and share our exciting future plans for Nyack Hospital’s Emergency Department,” said Freed.

“Nyack Hospital is an anchor in our community,” added Scott Baird, President of the Nyack Chamber. “We’re proud to have a health care facility of such high caliber for residents, for neighbors and for businesses interested in investing in Nyack. The new Emergency Department will be a valuable addition to this key resource.”

Serving Nyack businesses for more than 55 years, the Nyack Chamber is dedicated to the mission of bringing customers to local businesses, vitalizing the business district, and building a thriving community for work, play and quality of life. To learn more about Chamber activities and about joining the Chamber, go to www.nyackchamber.org/membership or contact the Chamber at 845-353-2221.

Nyack Farmers’ Market Opens Outdoors May 9, 2013

Fresh produce…breads, pies, cookies…cheese… grass-fed beef…flowers…ice cream…honey…eggs…olive oil… the list of delights goes on as foodies, friends and families welcome opening day at the Nyack Farmers’ Market.  Set for May 9 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, Market day will feature a copious early Spring harvest from the area’s farms and food producers, as well as specialty goods, entertainment for the kids, cooking demonstrations and a special touch of creativity from Bill Batson, the Market’s artist-in-residence.

The Market is run by the Nyack Chamber of Commerce, and will be open every Thursday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, rain or shine, through November 21 in the municipal parking lot on Main Street at the center of the Village. Free parking is available for Market patrons in the Artopee lot adjacent to the Market.

Nyack Mayor Jen White will preside over the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:00 am, and will be joined by Village Trustee Marie Lorenzini and Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart. State Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee will also be on hand to officiate and sample the Market’s offerings.

From 9:00am to 12:00pm, Chef George DeMarsico of Xaviar’s Piermont will be a featured guest, with cooking demonstrations and conversation about local foods. Kids’ entertainment will be provided by Jeffrey Friedberg and the Bossy Frog Band from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Adding to the fun, Silly Pencil will do caricatures from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

“Now in its 16th year, the Nyack Farmers’ Market is one of the oldest markets in the tri-state area — a good example of how forward-looking this community is,” said Scott Baird, President of the Nyack Chamber. “Today, we’re proud to support local, eco-friendly farmers, artisans and food producers.  It’s a great way to boost business and protect our environment.”

The Chamber’s first ever indoor Famers’ Market, run in collaboration with The Nyack Center, closed on May 2 at 2:00pm as the Market moves back outdoors for the warm season starting next week.

“As Chair of the Assembly Task Force on Food, Farm and Nutrition Policy, I’m determined to ensure that everyone, especially those who are underserved, has access to nutritious food grown on farms in New York State,” said State Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee.  “The Nyack Farmers Market is a vital partner in this mission. By promoting New York’s farmers and food producers, the Nyack Farmers Market increases access to fresh, local food, helps our seniors and families improve their health, boosts our economy, and brings our diverse community together. I look forward to another fruitful, fun-filled outdoor season.”

Attracting upwards of 1,000 shoppers every Thursday, the Market’s 21 vendors offer a broad array of local products — including cut flowers; farm fresh/organic fruits and vegetables; free-range eggs; fresh pickles, sauerkraut and olives; fresh baked goods; honey and maple syrup; coffee; gluten-free baked goods, pies and cookies; gourmet seafood, pasta and homemade sauces; hummus and Middle Eastern delicacies; handmade cheeses; fine local wines and cider — and more.

The Market also features weekly entertainment, including live music performed by local artists, as well as other activities such as face painting, caricatures and visits from local health and wellness providers.

The 2013 Nyack Farmers’ Market Advisory Board includes Rich Concklin from The Orchards of Concklin, Joy Macy of Bluefield Farm Flowers, Debra Sadowsky of Mostly Myrtle’s, Wil Tyler of Pie Lady & Son, and Pam Moskowitz of the Nyack Chamber (who is also Market Manager).

The 2013 Market is sponsored by Green Mountain Energy Company and Green Meadow Waldorf School. Green Mountain is the longest serving retailer of cleaner energy in the U.S. and was the first ESCO (Energy Services Company) in New York City fully dedicated to cleaner energy. One of its most famous customers is the Empire State Building.  Green Meadow Waldorf School, located in Chestnut Ridge, is part of a rapidly growing international movement of Waldorf schools dedicated to a curriculum of innovation and discovery. The school serves children from nursery through grade 12, with a birth to three program for infants and toddlers.

“We’re looking forward to another successful season at the Market,” said Baird. “It’s a great place to stroll, shop and enjoy the fruits of the hard work our local businesses put in every day.”

For information about Green Mountain Energy Company, go to www.greenmountain.com, or about Green Mountain Waldorf School, go to www.gmws.org. To learn more about Chamber activities and about joining The Chamber, go to www.nyackchamber.org/membership or contact the Chamber at 845-353-2221.

 

NyackChamber's Market Press Release 2013 album on Photobucket

Nyack Chamber of Commerce Logo Design Contest

Click here to download a pdf of the logo design brief and contest rules. 

Nyack Chamber Announces Logo Redesign Contest  

$300 Cash Prize To Be Awarded For the Chosen Design

Contestants Should Submit Designs to the Chamber by May 3, 2013

NYACK, NY, April 22, 2013 — The Nyack Chamber of Commerce is inviting artists from Nyack and the surrounding community to participate in a contest to design a new logo for the Chamber. A $300 cash prize will be awarded for the design that best represents the Chamber and its mission.  Contestants should submit their logo designs to the Chamber by 5:00pm EST, Friday, May 3 via email to info@nyackchamber.org. Design specifications and other contest details are posted on the Chamber’s website at http://nyackchamber.org/logo-contest/. The prize will be awarded on May 14 at the Chamber’s After Hours event.

The Chamber is looking for an emblem-type logo that will represent the Chamber’s “pro-business, pro-member, pro-Nyack” mission and create a strong, memorable impression with local businesses, visitors and the broader community. The new logo will be used in all of the Chamber’s communication and marketing programs ? including print media (letterhead, business cards, brochures), online media (web advertising, e-newsletters, the Chamber website), merchandise (mugs, t-shirts), signage (posters, banners) and television.

“The Chamber has been serving the Nyack Business Community for 55 years with the mission of bringing customers to local businesses, fostering a sense of community, vitalizing the business district, and advocating on behalf of Nyack businesses,” said Scott Baird, Chamber President. “Our vision for Nyack is a thriving business district centered around an eclectic mix of exciting, funky and creative services, retail stores, shops, performance venues, bars and restaurants. We want a logo that will capture and convey that positive energy.”

A subcommittee of the Chamber’s Board of Directors will judge submissions anonymously and select the top three designs. These designs will be voted on by the full Board and the top design chosen. If no design is selected from the submissions received, the Chamber Board reserves the right to open up the design contest to a broader audience via an alternative venue.  In this event, the Chamber will make an official announcement and will direct interested participants to the new venue to re-enter their designs.

The contest rules stipulate that each contestant will grant the Chamber the right to use and display submitted material without compensation during the course of the contest. The winning design and all related materials, texts, graphics and files will become the sole property of the Chamber immediately upon determination and announcement of the winner.

Interested designers should go to the contest page on the Chamber’s website at http://nyackchamber.org/logo-contest/.   For information about Chamber activities and about joining, go to www.nyackchamber.org or call 845-353-2221.

Click here to download a pdf of the logo design brief and contest rules.

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Nyack Chamber Board of Directors Contacts

Scott Baird, President
845-821-4850,  scott.baird@randcommercial.com

Nancy Phillips, Vice President, Marketing
845-727-7730, nancysailorphillips@yahoo.com

Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee Press Event at Nyack Farmers’ Market 2/7/13

***Media Advisory***

Thursday, February 7th, 11am

Nyack Winter Farmers’ Market

58 Depew Avenue, Nyack

 

 Jaffee to Chair Assembly Task Force on Food, Farm, Nutrition Policy

Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee

(Albany, NY )– A press conference to announce Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee’s (D-Rockland) appointment as Chair of the New York State Assembly Task Force on Food, Farm and Nutrition Policy will take place at The Nyack Winter Farmers’ Market, on Thursday, February 7th, at 11am.

Rockland food, farm, and nutrition advocates will be joining Assemblywoman Jaffee in support of her commitment to nourish children, families, and communities, especially those that are underserved, with healthy, safe, sustainable food grown on local farms in New York State.

 

WHAT: Press Conference to Announce Jaffee Appointment

WHEN: Thursday, February 7th, 11 am

WHERE: Nyack Center Winter Farmer’s Market, 58 Depew Avenue, Nyack

JOINING US:

  • Marion Oswald-Breland, Director, Haverstraw Center
  • Michelle Kleinman, Public Health Nutritionist, Rockland County Department of Health, Division of Health Promotion and Education
  • Jen Laird-White, Nyack Mayor
  • John McDowell, President, Rockland Farm Alliance,
  • Nathan Mungin, Executive Director, Martin Luther King, Multi-Purpose Center
  • Diane Rivera, Executive Director , West Street Childcare Learning Center
  • Ouida Toutebon, Executive Director, Headstart of Rockland
  • Paul Trader, Executive Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland
  • Jane Brown, Executive Director, Childcare Resources of Rockland
  • Julia Della Croce, Writer, Journalist, Cookbook Author, Culinary Educator
  • Joan Gussow, Professor, Author, Food Policy Expert