Carmel - Kent

Chamber of Commerce

Welcome to the Carmel-Kent Chamber of Commerce

The Carmel-Kent Chamber of Commerce is the voice of Business for this area. We are excited about what the Chamber has accomplished in the past and will continue to grow and serve the community in the future. We continue to seize opportunities for the area and stay ahead of the curve in promoting economic vitality and quality of life through business and community development. An organization that focuses primarily on the needs of the local business community, we strive to provide unique opportunities to promote and develop business.

News/Events

Jul
27
Tue
Kent Climate Smart Communities Task Force
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Currently check the Town website for the zoom link.

Jul
28
Wed
Carmel Planning Board Meeting @ Carmel Town Hall
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm

Carmel Planning Board Meeting at 7 pm at Carmel Town Hall

Jul
30
Fri
Vaneese Thomas @ Arts on the Lake
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Vaneese is the daughter of Rufus Thomas, whose legendary career as a musician and entertainer began in Vaudeville and spanned more than half a century in rhythm-and-blues recording and radio. Her older siblings are the hit recording artist “Memphis Queen” Carla Thomas and the highly respected keyboardist Marvell Thomas.

Embracing this remarkable musical legacy, Vaneese carries forward the rich heritage of Memphis soul and R&B, a music that has touched several generations and crossed many divides. At the same time she has combined all the influences of her background and experience; R & B, gospel, blues and jazz; to cultivate a soul-stirring style that’s all her own.

Highly regarded within the music industry, Vaneese’s talents as a singer, songwriter, producer and actor have made her a sought-after solo performer as well as a first call vocalist for projects by other top name artists. She has worked with the renowned recording producer Phil Ramone and has sung with an astonishing array of internationally known performers including Luciano Pavarotti, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Eric Clapton and numerous others.

The Annual Summer Concert Series held in July is made possible, in part, because of our sponsors in the local business community.  Held on the Concert Lawn, it is a pay-as-you-wish basis but we ask that you contribute generously so that we can continue these wonderful concerts.

This project is made possible, in part, through the Putnam Arts Council’s Arts Link Grant Program with public funds provided through the NY State Council on the Arts with support from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the NY State Legislature and with public funds from Putnam County.

Concerts start at 7 PM. You are welcome to bring your own chairs, food and drink to the concerts. Parking is limited so we suggest arriving at least 20 minutes before the concert.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Carmel-Kent Chamber of Commerce is to enhance the economic growth of our area by focusing on educational and networking opportunities, promotion and development of the business community, working to develop community leaders, and serving as a catalyst for improving the overall quality of life in our community.

Reasons to join….

Being a chamber member gives a small business the opportunity to connect with other businesses in the community. A chamber also adds a layer of credibility and trust in the community for a business.