|The Putnam Business Association is an organization consisting of local business owners who meet on the second Wednesday of every month (subject to change) above Victoria Station Cafe at 8:30 a.m. (in downtown Putnam) with the unified goal of promoting local businesses by making the most of local events, generating “buzz” with group marketing / PR and providing an environment in which local businesses can communicate and flourish.
The 2012 PBA Executive Committee
President, Jeffrey A. Rawson:
Jeffrey A. Rawson began his full-time employment with Rawson Materials in June of 2001 after graduating from Assumption College in Worcester, MA with a Bachelor of Arts where he double majored in Sociology and Political Science and double minored in Philosophy and Anthropology. As a student of the human relations disciplines and a firm believer that it is his civic responsibility and the responsibility of Rawson Materials to give back to the communities that have provided personal and business opportunities, Mr. Rawson is a member of the Putnam Rotary Club, the Northeast Connecticut Human Resources Association, the Society for Human Resource Management, is a Director of the Northeast Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, the Quinebaug Valley Community College Foundation, and serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors for The Arc of Quinebaug Valley. Recently, Mr. Rawson was honored as a finalist for the Hartford Business Journal’s Nonprofit Heroes Volunteer of the Year Award.
Vice President, Sean Condon:
Sean is a vegetarian biker and jack of all trades. When he is not working with his wife Stephanie at Glimpse of Gaia, their floral and art boutique on Main Street, much of his time is spent tinkering in the basement, reading and hanging out with his rescued African Grey parrot, Baby. He enjoys taking things apart, building fantastic bonfire art and writing childrens’ stories. Whenever insomnia strikes, you can find Sean watching silent videos of math, origami and calligraphy tutorials.
Treasurer, Brandy Hapgood:
Secretary, Romeo Blackmar:
Past President, Karen Osbrey:
Resident of Putnam for 25 years
Owner of WINY Radio with husband Gary Osbrey
Part of the WINY family since 1980
WINY has been on the air since 1953.
WINY is a full service radio station producing live, local content
Director, Danny Goyette:
“I’m Danny Goyette a lifelong resident of Putnam and a graduate of Putnam High. I also attended QVCC. I am currently the General Manager at Putnam Ford for the past 26 years. I am a past exalted of the Putnam lodge 0f Elks. I have a wonderful son Cody. I enjoy working out running and playing golf. Putnam Ford has been in business for the past 27 years and is involved in many local charities. We joined the PBA because we strongly believe we need to support our local merchants and Putnam, as well.”
Director, Ronald P. Coderre: