If you haven’t been to Polpettina’s in Larchmont, then you must! Fresh, delicious, unique, pizzas, salads, and entrees galore. Polpettina’s also has a heart, and kindly allowed the Larchmont Chamber of Commerce to host its’ March meeting at the restaurant from 8-9 am this morning. While I had only recently joined the Larchmont Chamber of Commerce (January 2015), I realized immediately that this was an energetic, enthusiastic and inspiring group of professionals (store owners, Realtors, local Businesses) headed by Carolyn Fugere, the President, who meet each month and strive to make Larchmont even better.
Each member and guests introduced him (her) self, and the Board reported on the various projects. Sanjiv Jaswal, the Membership Chair commented on how there were only 30 members last year, and he was anticipating by years end for around 100 members. There has been an upward trend and he attributed it to Carolyn Fugere and the hard work of the Board. Sanjiv mentioned that “Growth is key”.
The Board Members touched upon upcoming events (Lynda LaMonte is speaking this evening at Anna Maria’s from 6-7:30 p.m. about her book “Does Main Street Have a Future in the Digital Age?”, the upcoming event at Foley’s Hardware, and the Green Steps Expo on Sunday March 22nd from 2-5 p.m. at the Larchmont Temple.
Topics this morning included local high rents, the article in “Larchmont Living ” (Jane Murray wrote a great piece on “A Perfect Weekend in Larchmont”, “A Taste of Larchmont” which will be in May, recruiting new businesses, beautification efforts, and Carolyn mentioned being at the grand opening of the new Bridal Shop, “Svetlana Bridal Couture”, this past Saturday. Carolyn was also interviewed last Friday (7 am!) with the local Radio Station, WVOX. The Larchmont Founders Club is also seeking 125 Sponsors for the 125th Anniversary! (125 for 125)…Dee Van Eyck was mentioned as working hard on the 125th Anniversary, and it was also noted that the contest for the 125th Anniversary logo is 12 Midnight tonight! If anyone has an idea, draw a sketch, submit it, and complete a little later.. So many ideas were brought forth…. you should have been there! (but hopefully we will see you next time!).
Larchmont is GREAT!