The chamber of commerce honored local organizations that donate resources to help make Nyack a thriving community for residents and business.
NYACK, NY — In an era when “Main Street” has been replaced with big box stores and online shopping, Nyack is a model for the positive impact that closely knit, small communities can achieve.
The Nyack Chamber celebrated this “small town – big power” at an event in January honoring 40 local organizations that donate their resources to help make Nyack a destination for business, dining, shopping, art, music, theater, education and family life.
“Nyack proves that small towns can do big things,” said Chamber president Roger Cohen. “Nyack may look like a small dot on the map, but thanks to the commitment of our local businesses and institutions, our community enjoys a big presence and quality of life rivaling what’s offered in much larger cosmopolitan centers.”
The party at Joe and Joe on Main Street honored the chamber’s many sponsors.
Nyack Ridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Center was named Sponsor of the Year.
“Nyack Ridge is truly humbled to be selected for a Chamber award,” said owner Michael Braunstein. “As newcomers, we couldn’t be happier to have joined such a wonderful community. I’m reminded of Winston Churchill’s words: ‘We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.’ The year-round calendar of events organized by the Nyack
Chamber offers us so many opportunities to give back.”
Oak Beverages named Sponsor of the Decade
Through its unwavering vision and commitment, Oak Beverages has sustained Nyack’s Halloween parade for more than 10 years – putting the community on the map by Travel Channel.com as one of the top Halloween celebrations in America, chamber officials said. Jerry McKnight, Chain Manager, Oak Beverages, accepted the Chamber’s recognition as Sponsor of the Decade.
Montefiore Nyack Hospital was honored for its breast health awareness program. When thousands of visitors come to Nyack for the Chamber’s annual SeptemberFest Street fair, they find part of Main Street transformed into a fashion runway. Working with local salons and boutiques, Montefiore and the Chamber produce a breast health awareness fashion show where cancer survivors take the stage.
Dr. Mark Geller, MD, President and CEO of Montefiore Nyack, accepted the Chamber’s citation for public service at the event. “We’re proud to offer world-class programs for prevention, early detection, and cancer care – all located right here in our community,” said Geller. “The fashion show sums it up: Joy and triumph for our patients and their families.”