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Lillian Vernon Award Ceremony + Networking Event

November 9, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

WEDC’s Lillian Vernon Award Ceremony + Networking Event is back! Join the WEDC community and local leaders to expand your business reach and build connections.

We are thrilled to announce the highlight of the evening – the award ceremony for the Lillian Vernon Award winners from Westchester County and the Mid-Hudson Valley.

It’s a night of networking and celebration you won’t want to miss. Register here.

Please bring an entrepreneur- or business- related book as a donation to WEDC’s Lillian Vernon Business Lending Library, where WEDC program participants can borrow materials.


Sponsorship Opportunities Available:

$500 Gold – Includes 2 tickets to event, a WEDC tote bag,  brand logo will be featured on print and digital marketing, social media, and included on signage.

$250 Silver – Includes 1 ticket, a WEDC tote bag, and your brand logo will be featured on print and digital marketing and social media.

$125 Bronze – Includes 1 ticket and social media mentions.


2023 Lillian Vernon Awardees


Filomena Fanelli, Impact PR & Communications, Ltd. in Poughkeepsie, NY

Impact PR & Communications, Ltd. is an award-winning, strategic public relations and marketing firm in Poughkeepsie, New York. Founded in 2014, the company offers media relations, content development and messaging, cause-related marketing, event management, social media support and speaker’s bureau services to a variety of clients in the Hudson Valley and the New York metropolitan area. Filomena’s holistic vision of success includes thought leadership, sharing counsel, mentoring young professionals, volunteering in the community, supporting her team, and working tirelessly toward her clients’ goals.



Amy Hall, Hudson Valley Books for Humanity in Ossining, NY

Hudson Valley Books for Humanity is a mission-driven business seeking to find new homes for old books and to make them accessible to customers at affordable prices. The business is guided by Amy’s philosophy of creating a “slow business”, sourcing locally, and working to balance people, planet, and prosperity. After almost two years in business, Hudson Valley Books for Humanity has become a vibrant, friendly, affordable, spot that creates a “second life” for books and a “second home” for the community.

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November 9, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Noel D’Allacco-Ammirati


The Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce
1 South Division Street
Peekskill, NY 10566 United States
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