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Our mission is to improve communication between the Sloatsburg Chamber, its members, the Village, and wider community, as well as encourage cultural and civic events, activities, and provide programs and services that lead to improvements in the vitality and prosperity of Sloatsburg and the surrounding community.

Barbara Berntsen | President

Barbara Berntsen is owner & CEO of Sloatsburg-based interior construction firm ADW, Inc. She brings over 25 yrs. of contracting & construction experience to the Sloatsburg Chamber. Guided by her love of historic preservation and revitalization, Barbara has been involved in Village life both as a Trustee and as past President of the Board of The Friends of Harmony Hall in Sloatsburg, NY. She worked with village planners while a member of its Board of Trustees to develop the master plan that supports improvement and expansion of the downtown center, and to help to preserve the historic character of Sloatsburg.

Susie McEnery McDonagh | Vice President

Susie McEnery McDonagh is a resident of Sloatsburg & the founder of Rococo's Salon for nearly 30 yrs. As a business owner, McDonagh has participated in changes to the village and has been an important leader as well as  early participant in investing in the village's business corridor and revitalization effort. As a leader in the Sloatsburg Chamber, Susie has helped rally many Village Center business owners to the cause of community service. Her talent for stage setting & event management has helped the Chamber develop signature events.

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Simon Davis | Treasurer

Simon Davis is co-owner of Sloatsburg Nursery and Elemental Grounds in Sloatsburg. Simon is the newest member of our board and has been a member of the Sloatsburg Chamber of Commerce for several years. We are excited to have Simon join our team and look forward to the fresh ideas he is bringing to the table in our mission to further develop our village's economy which in turn contributes to the well being of our community. 

Alexandria Evans

Alexandria Evans is the owner of Kreative Juice House | Graphic + Web Design + Creative. Alexandria brings over thirty years of marketing expertise with Chambers of Commerce, for-profit businesses and non-profit businesses to our Chamber board. She is also the committee chair for Explore Harriman, which tracks visitors to Suffern, Sloatsburg, Stony Point, and Tuxedo, NY.

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Gillian Ballard | Director

Gillian Ballard is the Chief Executive Officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County & the 2020 recipient of the NYS Assembly, Women of Distinction Award. In addition to directing BBBS for 24 yrs, Gillian has also formed a new 501c, Rockland Youth Empowerment Center, which will operate the Court Ordered Visitation Program serving victims of domestic violence. Gillian’s wealth of experience & connections will assist our Chamber in  fostering more community networking events in the coming year.

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