FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Putnam EDC to Hold Gala River Cruise,


MaryEllen Odell
Putnam County Executive
(845) 808-1001

August 28, 2013

Putnam EDC to Hold Gala River Cruise
Odell: “Taylor is a Rock Star in EDC Circles”

Hudson Valley business leaders are cordially invited to clear their calendars and save Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. as the date when Putnam County Economic Development Corporation (PCEDC) President Meghan Taylor hosts an evening cruise along the Hudson River aboard the luxury yacht Atlantica. Participants who gather at Cold Spring’s Main Dock will have the unique opportunity to enjoy fall foliage, fine food and an evening of networking with business friends old and new as they cruise along the scenic Hudson River. 

A 2006 Binghamton University graduate, Taylor earned her master’s degree in Business Administration in 2010 at Mount St. Mary College in Newburgh. Taylor came to Putnam from her position as Director of Business Attraction for the Orange County Partnership. There she worked closely with key federal, state and local elected officials, corporate executives, real estate developers, site selectors, brokers and strategic partners to attract, retain and expand businesses in that county. In her three years as director, Taylor is credited with creating marketing programs that attracted or expanded 48 companies, creating more than 1,300 new jobs and bringing in over $500 million in new investment monies to Orange County. Taylor said she expects to do much the same in Putnam.

“I want a broader base of Hudson Valley business leaders to know the assets Putnam County has to offer,” said Taylor, a 2012 Orange County Rising Star Award recipient. “Putnam is moving in a very positive direction right now and the idea for gathering everyone together for an evening is to showcase the recent successes of the EDC and its partners and to highlight the many economic and employment opportunities there are in Putnam County right now.”

Odell welcomed Taylor to Putnam less than 100 days ago. She said the young EDC president had gained a reputation as a rock star in EDC circles.

“Meghan is a highly motivated and intelligent entrepreneur whose enthusiasm and energy has already attracted the attention of business leaders and representatives,” said Odell. “In the short time she has been with us, Meghan already has Putnam blinking on the map. We look forward to sharing some of her successes during the cruise and to give area business leaders the opportunity to meet her in person.”

The PCEDC is a non-profit organization incorporated in New York to act as an external marketing organization for the economic and employment development of Putnam County. The organization fosters an environment conducive to the creation and retention of businesses thereby delivering an enhanced quality of life for Putnam residents.

To register online for a seat on the Atlantica, visit: Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Meghan Taylor for more information by calling: (845) 808-1021.