Eastchester Tuckahoe Chamber of Commerce

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Upcoming Events

Health Fair (Event 2) Adult Pilates Class will be held on Tuesday May 30th from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Tuckahoe Community Center (main gym - 71 Columbus Avenue in Tuckahoe). Pilates class will be taught by an instructor from Pilates Unleashed in Eastchester. Class is $20 per person. Please pre-register here. You can pay at the door but we would appreciate if you pre-register so that we know how many people will be taking the class. Caregiver from Koala Park Daycare will be available if you need someone to baby sit your child while you take the class. Please encourage your spouse, friends and neighbors to attend the class. It will be fun and good for your health. Please wear something suitable for exercise activity and bring your own mat.  All proceeds go directly to 1 Eastchester and 1 Tuckahoe High School Senior attending college in the Fall. Direct all questions to Amanda Saraceno 914-720-1625 or [email protected]

Chamber Board Meeting
will be held on June 7th at
 Tuckahoe Community Center

71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe at 8 am

Health Fair (Event 3) Adult Zumba Class on Tuesday June 6 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Tuckahoe Community Center (main gym at 71 Columbus Avenue in Tuckahoe). Zumba class will be taught by an instructor from I Train with Juan in Tuckahoe. Class is $20 per person. Please pre-register here. You can pay at the door but we would appreciate if you could pre-register so that we know how many people will be taking the class. Caregiver from Koala Pak Daycare will be available if you need someone to babysit your child while you are taking the class. Please encourage your spouse, friends and neighbors to take the class with you. It will be fun and good for your health. And please make sure to wear something suitable for exercise activity.  All proceeds go directly to 1 Eastchester and 1 Tuckahoe High School Senior attending college in the Fall. Direct all questions to Amanda Saraceno 914-720-1625 or [email protected]


Chamber Scholarship Dinner

Date: June 12, 2017
Venue: Mickey Spillane's
Address: 431 White Plains Road
Eastchester

6:30 pm Cash Bar
7:00 pm Dinner Meeting
Cost of dinner: $30
Please call Mariam Janusz, Executive Director of our Chamber at 914-779-7344 with your reservation, not later than June 9th. Please send your check to the Chamber office at 65 Main Street, Suite 202 Tuckahoe, NY 10707 Or pay $33 by Paypal
June Scholarship Award Event
Eastchester Tuckahoe Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring FREE Summer Concert for everyone on July 26th (rain date is July 27th) at Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester. The event starts at 8 pm featuring every one's favorite band, FDR Drive. You can bring portable chairs or a mats to make yourself comfortable. Bring your entire family and friends for a night of great music and dancing.
Newest edition of Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory is now availabl
e at the Chamber of Commerce office. Please contact Mariam Janusz
914-779-7344 at Eastchester Tuckahoe Chamber
65 Main Street, Suite 202 Tuckahoe, NY 10707
We now have Young Professional Committee chaired by Marie O'Connor of Nordic Cryotherapy. This new committee is for young business owners in Eastchester & Tuckahoe for networking and to grow their business. Please contact Marie at 914-771-9000 if you are interested in joining the
Young Professional Committee.

We now have Chamber logo T-Shirts for people who volunteer at our Chamber sponsored events. We have sizes in small, medium, large and X-Large while supplies last. So come and volunteer to help at our Chamber of Commerce sponsored events.
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Eastchester or Tuckahoe?
Join Eastchester Tuckahoe Chamber of Commerce and we will help you with your
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In the News

1st Annual Health Fair to benefit our Scholarship Fund which consists of 3 evenings of Yoga/Pilates/Zumba classes started with a kick off event on May 23rd.  Thanks to the wonderful Yoga instructor and to the vendors who took part in the kick off event.
 And special thanks to Koala Park Daycare which provided caretakers to babysit.

Person/Organization of the Year Award

was held on April 6, 2017
at Mulino's at Lake Isle
This year, we honored Judy FIx of Cornell's Hardware Store who is our past President of the Chamber of Commerce. And we also honored Eastchester Italian-American Citizens Club. Over 180 people attended the fun filled event.

General Chamber Meeting

was held on February 27
at American Bistro
 Nick Zanzano showed photographs from Turn of the century Tuckahoe

Please welcome our new chamber member, Papas'  Gold City Jeweler which is located at 2217 Central Avenue in Yonkers. They are a full-service jewelry store. In addition to selling beautiful jewelry, they also provide their customers a variety of services from repair, to sizing. Whether you are looking for an engagement ring, loose diamond, wedding band, diamond jewelry, colored gemstone jewelry, watches, and more, their staff will go out of the distance to fulfill your needs.

Our newest Chamber member, The Chocolate Box Cafe held their Ribbon Cutting party on January 27th.

Chocolate Box Cafe is located at 300-A Columbus Avenue just in front of the Crestwood Railway Station.

Chamber Networking Event was held at the new Barnes & Noble Concept Store at 680 White Plains Road, Eastchester. More than 40 business owners from Eastchester Tuckahoe Chamber of Commerce and from BNI Genesis Chapter in Scarsdale enjoyed great wines, beers, specialty coffee and delicious appetizers. It was great opportunity for the local business owners in Scarsdale, Eastchester and Tuckahoe to get connected. We also had a group tour of the new book store which is great destination spot for the entire family.

Senior Holiday Party was held on December 20, 2016 at Father Fata Hall at the Church of the Assumption in Tuckahoe
Seniors were presented with a variety of gift certificates and discount coupons to local restaurants as well as other holiday gifts. The event was sponsored by our Chamber of Commerce and conducted in collaboration with the
 Tuckahoe Senior Citizens.
Nordic Cryotheraphy Holiday party was held on December 17th 
Thank you to everyone who came despite the snow storm to participate. The money raised from the event will be used towards the Eastchester/Tuckahoe Chamber of Commerce college scholarship program which is awarded to
Eastchester High School Senior
and Tuckahoe High School Senior 
Chamber Holiday Party was held on December 13th at
Old Stone Mill

Tuckahoe Framing Gallery is now open at 114 Main Street, Tuckahoe.  To celebrate its grand opening, Tuckahoe Framing Gallery is offering all customers 10% off all custom framing orders for the ENTIRE month of December.  Just mention email from Chamber of Commerce to receive 10% discount in December. Tuckahoe Framing Gallery  specialize in conservation and museum-grade framing. With over 5,000 frame samples and over 2,000 mat colors to choose from, they will find a design that matches your vision and style.

Annual Santa Stop in Eastchester was held on December 4th at the Gazebo  in Eastchester. Families who visited Santa Stop enjoyed delicious hot chocolate donated from Odyssey Diner and cookies from Martine's and Teresa's BakeryValue Drugs donated the candy canes and Nicole Interior Designs donated the garland for the gazebo. Many thanks to the volunteers from Koala Park Day Care, Nordic Cryotherapy, iTrain with Juan, Aflac, Cornell's True Value, Nicole Interior Designs, Muscat Innovations Custom Engraving, CMIT Solutions and Margaret Colavita.

Please welcome our Chamber of Commerce new Board Members: Elizabeth DeJesus, AVP & Managing Director of Sterling National Bank, Amanda Sareceno, Associate Broker at  Keller Williams and Marie O'Connor, Owner of Nordic Cryotherapy. We are very excited to have these talented and energetic Chamber members on our Board to expand our Chamber's value to our members.

Barnes & Noble officially opened its first new concept store in Westchester. The Barnes & Noble concept store is located at 680 White Plains Road inside the Vernon Hills Shopping Center in Eastchester.  The 22,000-square-foot space features a full service restaurant, outdoor seating with a stone fire pit and even a bocce court. Another great destination for the entire family.

Keller Williams which is our Chamber of Commerce member firm presented a check of $10,000 to Tuckahoe Senior Citizens as a result of the Masquerade Fundraiser held at Keller Williams office in October. As to date they have donated $25,000 over the last 3 years to Tuckahoe Seniors. We would like to recognize the entire team at Keller Williams for their tremendous work and also thanks to all the local firms and individuals who donated money to this worthy cause. 

Congratulations to our Chamber member, Broken Bow Brewery from Tuckahoe who is one of four in New York state to win top honors at a national beer competition. Broken Bow Brewery which is a family owned business won a gold medal in the Belgian-style strong Specialty Ale category for its Old Split-foot. The competition was the 35th Great American Beer Festival which took place in Colorado in October. The festival featured almost 1,800 breweries from every state and the District of Columbia. The brewery is conveniently located near Crestwood Station and it is a great place to enjoy truly tasty beer. If you have never tried their delicious beer, they are also available at local supermarkets such as Beverage Mart and Country Markets on White Plains Road in Eastchester.

We had Police Chief John Costanzo from Tuckahoe Police Dept. as our guest speaker at our Chamber General Meeting which was held on November 14th at Tuck'd Away Bar & Grill. Chief Costanzo updated us about some of the telephone scams which we should be aware of and asked that we stay vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the local police immediately.  

Please welcome our newest Chamber of Commerce member, Barnes & Noble Concept Store which will be opening up in Vernon Hills Shopping  Center in Eastchester. Customers will be able to enjoy wine or beer while browsing the books. Along with a broad assortment of books, expanded seating and large open spaces for in-store event and it is expected to have full-service restaurant. 
This year's Rag-A-Muffin Parade which was held on October 30th had huge number of children and parents who walked from the Eastchester Middle School to Town Hall where participants received goodie bags from Eastchester Tuckahoe Chamber of Commerce and other sponsors. Special thanks to  Koala Park Daycare and their employees who helped hand out the giveaways to children. Also many thanks to Kathy Muscat, Mariam Janusz, Sandy Albanese from AFLAC, Marie O'Connor from Nordic Cryotherapy and other Board members who volunteered to help make the event successful.
On October 17th, our Chamber held a fun Painting event at Pinot's Palette in Tuckahoe. Close to 30 people attended the event and we were able to raise money for our Chamber from the event. Special thanks to Pinot's Palette for making their venue available for this fun event.
Our new Chamber member Heidy Tejeda from Pilates Unleahed opened her studio on October 13th with its ribbon cutting ceremony.  She is the host of the four-part DVD series "The Unleashed Body" which was entirely filmed in Westchester. The new studio offers classes in Pilates and Yoga.
Our new Chamber member, Express Train Studio had its ribbon cutting ceremony on September 30th. It is 3,000 square foot studio with a full array of equipment, certified trainers and the tools needed to maximize a workout. 

Buzz Potential is a new Chamber member. The company provides marketing and communication services for small and medium-sized businesses. Marketing/communication strategic development and implementation, social media engagement, website consultation, media training, sales process review, public relations/social media video and photography services, public relations training/consultation, media/advertising planning and strategy.

Please welcome our new Chamber member, Sarah DeRise, owner of The Village You Need. As a Postpartum Doula, she assists new moms and their families by providing support, care and evidence based information to help you feel confident as a parent. As a Lactation Counselor, she provide the support needed in the crucial first few weeks of breastfeeding to get you off on the right foot and set you up for success. This support can come in person, by phone, or by email. She can help you troubleshoot any issues you are having and provide tips and tricks to help you feel confident and comfortable.
3rd Annual Eastchester 5K was held on September 25th. More than 700 runners participated from all ages. Kudos to Judy Fix from Cornell's Hardware for fantastic work with preparation for the race. Water bottles were donated by CMIT Solutions from the Chamber booth which was manned by I Train with Juan and CMIT Solutions
40th Annual Tuckahoe 5K & 1 Mile Run took place on September 18th. Bottle water were donated by Kristin Krauskopf CPA & CMIT Solutions. The water bottles were handed out to the runners by volunteers from I Train with Juan, Kristin Krauskopf CPA, Ameriprise and CMIT Solutions.

Chamber General Meeting took place on September 13 at
 Yefsi Restaurant 219 Main Street, Eastchester. Eastchester Public Library presented a very informative presentation on various programs they have to benefit business owners.

Several Chamber member firms were selected as 2016 Best of Westchester in their respective categories by Westchester Magazine. Congratulations to local Chamber members on the list! 

Reader's Picks 2016: Best fitness class in Westchester
Ki-Martial Arts - Westchester Krav Maga
125a Marbledale Road, 2nd floor, Tuckahoe 914-961-1111

Editor's Picks 2016: The best food and drink & Reader's Picks 2016: The best neighborhood restaurant.
Popettina
102 FIsher Avenue, Eastchester 914-961-0061

Reader's Picks 2016: Best Optical store in Westchester.
Optical Visit

375 White Plains Road Eastchester 914-633-3075

Reader's Picks 2016: Best burger in Westchester
Piper's Kilt Restaurant
433 White Plains Road Eastchester 914-779-5772
Reader's Picks 2016: Best golf professional in Westchester Kevin Chin Golf 133 Bella Vista Street, Tuckahoe 914-260-0959
Our chamber took part in a Multi-Chamber Networking Night at Dave & Buster's in Pelham Manor on August 24th. The event room was packed with members from Chamber of Commerce of Greater New York City, Mt. Vernon, Tarrytown - Sleepy Hallow, New Rochelle, Latin American Chamber and Eastchester Tuckahoe Chamber of Commerce. It was great opportunity to exchange business cards and to form strategic business alliance. Presidents of various Chambers were all in agreement to do additional multi-Chamber networking events in the future.

The Eastchester Tuckahoe Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for NY Sports and Spinal Physical Therapy on July 10th at 125 Columbus Avenue in Tuckahoe.  NY Sports and Spinal Physical Therapy offers a variety of physical treatment services such as sports, orthopedic to pre/post-operative physical therapy care.

There were a number of Chamber members who helped at the Summer Concert on July 6th by handing out items donated by Chamber members such as pens, mats, bottled water, key lights, etc.  Volunteers from Keller Williams Realty handed out mats to the audience. Other volunteers were Nordic Cryotherapy, Kristen Krauskopf, CPA, Aflac, Ameriprise and CMIT Solutions. Thank you to all the volunteers!

Eastchester Tuckahoe Chamber of Commerce sponsored
2016 Concert at Lake Isle on July 6 which featured the band, "Tangled Vine". Over 100 audience came to enjoy great music under beautiful sunset.
Nordic Cryotherapy at 31 Mill Road, Eastchester had a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 17th to celebrate its grand opening. cryotherapy treatments will be given by Marie.
A joint dedication ceremony of the outdoor additional library reading pavilion & the important remembrance of Fred & Selma Moses, Jack & Catherina Polak, Stephan & Anna Weinberg honoring the lives, deeds and service to the community were held on June 16th at the Eastchester Library.
On June 13th, Scholarship Dinner was held at
Ciao's Restaurant in Eastchester

Dr. Joseph Manzi, Scholarship Committee Chairman presented the scholarships to Jennifer Gjidoda from Eastchester High School and to Daniel O'Mahony from Tuckahoe High School.

Mayor Steve Ecklond, Councilwoman Theresa Nicholson, Paul Okura, President & Mariam Janusz, Executive Director of the Chamber congratulated both students.

On May 9th we held our first  Lobster & Clambake event  at
Broken Bow Brewery

173 Marbledale Road, Tuckahoe

Thank you to all the people who came to this fun event. Food was delicious and a variety of locally brewed beer went well with the dinner. Special tour of the brewery was conducted which was really interesting.
Person/Business of the year award
was held at Mulinos at Lake Isle Country Club on April 7.
Honored were County Legislate Sheila Marcotte & Mickey Spillane's Restaurant. Beautiful pictures by professional photographer are now available for view at click here under Eastchester Tuckahoe COC. You can order your prints online directly from the website.

Yefsi Estiatorio's Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting was held on March 8, 2016 at 219 Main Street in Eastchester. Now the town can boast for having the best Greek Restaurant in Westchester. The food was excellent but so was their Greek wine and the service was excellent. The restaurant is very spacious and yet cozy. 

February General Meeting was held on 

February 29, 2016

at Toscana Ristorante

Guest Speakers were

Carl Albano, Assistant Superintendent and

Dr. Julio Urbina, Board of Ed. President

They briefed us o the school district's strategic plan and board goals & vision for the future

We also had representatives from Tuckahoe Public Library briefing the Chamber members about the resources available at Tuckahoe Public Library

On January 11, 2016
Phyllis Rothschild, Wise Program Coordinator at Eastchester High School spoke about internship program to the Chamber members
The Chamber of Commerce is currently working with Eastchester High School to launch our first internship program which is tied to WISE program.
Companies who are willing to be the host for the interns must submit an application by March 2016. The internship program will run from around 5/17 to 6/17 for about a month.

Please follow below instruction to host an intern.

  1. Fill out the WISE student sponsor agreement
  2. A copy of your business card (or include actual business card if you are sending hard-copy mail by US Postal Service)
  3. A brief description of what the intern will be doing for your organization & indicate on the note that you are Chamber member.

You can email the above to Phyllis Rothschild, Wise Program Coordinator at Eastchester High School at [email protected] 

Or mail the above to the following address.

Eastchester High School

Attn.: Phyllis Rothschild

2 Stewart Place

Eastchester, New York 10709

Please submit the Sponsor Agreement as soon as possible since there are over 200 senior high school students waiting to find a suitable host organization.

Your support of this internship program is highly appreciated.
The Feast of the Seven Fishes, at Growlers Beer Bistro in Tuckahoe on December 17th. It was the fourth annual Feast of the Seven Dogfishes - an event that celebrates the holidays, craft beer and this Italian custom.

Senior Holiday Party was held on December 17, 2015 at Father Fata Hall at the Church of the Assumption in Tuckahoe. Over 80 senior citizen guests came to the holiday party. Chamber of Commerce presented gift bags with gifts donated by the Chamber of Commerce members.

Eastchester Tuckahoe Chamber of Commerce held its HOLIDAY PARTY to celebrate the 2015 holiday season at the Olde Stone Mill Restaurant on December 15th.

The Eastchester Historical Society celebrated Victorian Christmas Party at the Marble School House on December 12th.
Santa Stop in Eastchester was held on December 6 at the Park Across from Town Hall in Eastchester. Over 200 people dropped by to enjoy delicious hot chocolate and cookies which were served by volunteers from the Chamber of Commerce. Special thanks to Odyssey Diner, Value Drugs, Koala Day Care Center, Ameriprise Financial, Cornell's and other local businesses for donating things for the event. Kids were treated to crafts activities and took picture with Santa (Brian O'Connor).

The Village of Tuckahoe held its Winterfest in Depot Square on December 5 and 6, 2015. Tree Lighting ceremony was held with an appearance by Santa Claus.  Caroling was performed by Asbury Summer Theatre.

Pinot's Palette Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held on December 4, 2015 at 16 Columbus Avenue in Tuckahoe. Everyone had so much fun painting masterpiece while drinking wine and beer. Purely delightful entertainment venue for everyone.


The Eastchester Environmental Committee held environmental achievement awards pto recognize individuals, businesses, community groups, students, government entities or other organizations that conduct or participate in activities that benefit the community’s environment. The event was held at Broken Bow Brewery on December 3, 2015.


This year's Rag-A-Muffin Parade had huge number of children and parents who walked from the Eastchester Middle School to Town Hall where participants enjoyed DJ Dance Party and received goodie bags from Eastchester Tuckahoe Chamber of Commerce and other sponsors.

Special thanks to our new Chamber member, Koala Park Daycare for providing goodie bags and their employees to help hand out the giveaways to children. Also many thanks to Kathy Muscat and other Board members who volunteered on Sunday to help at the Chamber table.

3rd Annual Chili Cook-off was held at Broken Bow Brewery
on October 17, 2015 which was well attended. Delicious chili were prepared by members of Tuckahoe and Eastchester Police, Fire Department and
EVAC. For just $12, we were able to try four 12 oz of bows of chili.  It was hard to determine which was the best as they were all delicious!

Award Winning Beer Tasting Event was held on October 15, 2015 at Growlers Beer Bistro. Westchester residents had an opportunity to sample some of “world class beers” - during Gold Medal Night, a unique tasting event at Growlers Beer Bistro in Tuckahoe.

Masquerade Ball at Keller Williams was a great success with huge turnout of people who came to support the event. The money raised will be donated to Tuckahoe Senior Citizens House.

Grand opening event for PWR + BARRE was held on Sunday, Sept. 20th. at the studio which is located at 80 Maple Street, Scarsdale, around the corner from Trader's Joe.


There were many people at the grand opening event. Sonia Kozak who is the owner of PWR + BARRE gave demonstrations and people who came to the grand opening took the opportunity to experience various exercise routines taught by Sonia.


Classes are now available so contact Sonia. Click here for information.

We had a great dinner event at Stephen's Green Bar & Restaurant where several new Chamber members introduced about their business.


  • Andrew White - Ameriprise Financial
  • Adam Kozak - KPL Financial Group
  • Kevin Chin - Kevin Chin Golf

 

Village of Tuckahoe 1 mile and 5 mile road races were conducted in beautiful weather. Many volunteers from the chamber of commerce handed out beverages and energy bars to the runners. Thank you to the Chamber members for coming to support the event and also for donating the beverages and energy bars.
Eastchester Tuckahoe Chamber of Commerce sponsored Tangled Vine concert at Lake Isle Country Club on August 11, 2015. Attendees were presented with giveaway from local businesses and were treated with great night of music.
The Eastchester/Tuckahoe Chamber of Commerce was pleased to honor Linda Laird and Robert Riggs as the Persons of the Year for 2015 and The Odyssey Restaurant as Business of the Year.

The event was held on April 30, 2015 at Leewood Country Club.
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2013 Santa Stop
2013 Santa Stop

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