Byrne and Harckham Distribute Hand Sanitizer to Brewster Chamber of Commerce

June 26, 2020

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) was joined by Sen. Peter Harckham in collectively delivering 44 gallons of hand sanitizer to the Brewster Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, June 25. The Putnam County Business Council and the Brewster Chamber of Commerce will oversee the distribution of the sanitizer to organizations in need in the area. Rose Aglieco, executive director of the Brewster Chamber of Commerce, aided in the organization of the drop-off for both the Putnam County Business Council and Brewster Chamber.

“Like so many of us, our local businesses have faced difficult challenges throughout this pandemic,” said Byrne. “By partnering together with Sen. Harckham and working with local business advocates like the Putnam County Business Council and Brewster Chamber of Commerce, we can at least give some small level of relief to our local businesses by providing this additional sanitizer to help protect both their employees and customers. As we work to safely open back up many of our businesses, we must all remain mindful of the sacrifices it took to get us to where we are today. I thank our local leaders for continuing to take this public health threat seriously and for remaining vigilant in complying with the guidelines provided by our state and local governments.”

In attendance to receive the sanitizer were representatives from the Brewster Chamber of Commerce including Rose Aglieco, executive director; Candice Sciarrillo, president; Kate Corsitto, vice president; and Robert Cinque, board director. Representing the Putnam County Business Council was Bill Nulk, president, and Lisa Kaslyn, communications director. Michele Chiudina, Brewster village clerk, and Peter Carey, of the Hamlet Hub and Brewster Library, were also in attendance.

“I was pleased to join Assemblyman Kevin Byrne in delivering much-needed hand sanitizer to the Putnam County Business Council and the Brewster Chamber of Commerce this week,” said Harckham. “It has been a tough time for our local small businesses and manufacturers and, as New York re-opens from the Covid-19 pandemic, it is vitally important that there are plenty resources available to make the transition safer and easier for employees and customers alike.”

“We appreciate Assemblyman Byrne's support and commitment to our business community,” said Aglieco. “As businesses begin to open, the Chamber is glad we have your backing and partnership. We are all in this together.”

“We thank Assemblyman Byrne and Sen. Harckham for being able to put this together for our community,” said Nulk. “The Putnam County Business Council is happy to be able to get the sanitizer out to members of the business community as they prepare for reopening. Each business has its own issues that need to be carefully addressed, and by crossing the T's and dotting the I's in this fashion, those businesses can begin to rebuild customer confidence. We also want to thank Rose Algieco for helping the organizations get the resources they need.”