About The 2016 Trailblazer Awards

The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce has been recognizing business excellence and non-profit achievement since 2011. Honoring professional achievement and civic contributions in the Putnam County community, the Trailblazer Awards represent the highest acknowledgment from professional peer judges across the county.

Over the years, the Trailblazer Awards has drawn more than 1,000 attendees to network and celebrate the best and brightest in Putnam. The annual gala has celebrated special categories, including “Entrepreneurial Spirit“, “The 40 Under 40” and “Trailblazer Alumni”.

Hosted at Villa Barone in Mahopac, NY, this year’s Trailblazer Awards event will honor several professionals and businesses across 18 categories of achievement on March 23rd, 2017.

This year there are 18 categories to choose from:

  • Company of the Year
  • Best “New” Company of the Year (must have been started in 2016)
  • Most Innovative Company
  • Best Company Comeback
  • Most “Socially Responsible or Environmentally Friendly” Company
  • Most “Customer Friendly” Company
  • Best Company to Work For
  • Best Law Firm
  • Best Advertising/Marketing Company
  • Best Not-For- or Nonprofit Company
  • Best CEO/Executive
  • Best Sales Executive
  • Best Entrepreneur/Founder
  • Best Innovator
  • Best Marketing Campaign of the Year
  • Best Business Web Site
  • Best Social Media Campaign of the Year
  • Best Restauranteur