Small Business Matching Grant Program – Phase 1 Open to HVG Chamber Members

Members of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce (HVGC) are eligible to apply for a River Towns Media Matching Grant of $500-$10,000. Grant funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis... Read more »

Peekskill Mayor Rainey Announces He Will Not Seek Re-election

Peekskill Mayor Andre Rainey announced today that he would not seek re-election at the end of 2021, having served six years in elected office. Over the last four years, Rainey helped the... Read more »

Jack and Jill of America Holds Food Drive for Fred’s Pantry and CHHOP to Honor MLK Day of Service

The Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. (JJOA), held a “Feed the Need Food Drive” to support Fred’s Pantry and CHHOP in honor of Martin Luther King Day... Read more »

Peekskill Teen Bravely Fights His Way Back from a Deadly Encounter

It is one thing for a worried parent to imagine their child being harmed, and be grateful for their safety, but should that nightmare come to pass, it is horrifyingly real.  That is how Peekskill resident Franquin (“Franki”) Leon felt when he found out that his son Alexis (“Alex”) Leon had been the victim of an assault last Nov. 28. Alex, 18, was stabbed... Read more »

Nationally Touring Harriet Tubman Statue Scheduled to Arrive in Peekskill

Business Community Sponsors Iconic Statue’s Visit to Celebrate Black History Month The nationally touring statue of noted abolitionist Harriet Tubman will be arriving in Peekskill next week and will be on display... Read more »

Manzer & Friends Raising Funds to Feed Peekskill & Cortlandt Essential Workers

DONATE HERE Chapman “Chappy” Manzer of Manzer’s Landscape Design & Development, Inc., Luis Segarra and Rohan Defreitas of The Crescent Companies, and Jason Chiaramonte of  Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home are coming... Read more »

Local Makers: Second in a Series

Continuing our foodie journey through the River Towns that began in our November 2020 issue, here are three more passionate local suppliers, offering deliciousness for the holidays.  There’s Something Deliciously Fishy About this... Read more »

A Specialty Shop with a Flair for Flavor

If you are looking for unique olive oils and vinegars, Phat Olive in Katonah is the place to go.   Owned by Peekskill residents and millennials Matt DiCairano, 30, and his fiancé, Jill Krumholtz, 29, they say the store is the only one of its kind in northern... Read more »

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospitals Team Up with Feeding Westchester to Launch Collaborative Nutritional Food Insecurity Program

Food Farmacy Program Kicks Off This Month in Peekskill and Mt. Vernon    NewYork-Presbyterian is working with Feeding Westchester to provide at-risk families in Peekskill and Mt. Vernon with healthy food. The... Read more »

Say Hello to the Agents of Change: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion 

If you are a minority-owned business, CLICK HERE to respond to the survey by the Equity and Diversity Committee of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce Renewed demands for racial equity... Read more »