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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

     2021

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Fishkill Business Association is run by a small group of dedicated Board of Directors who volunteer their time and who also own a business and/or live in Fishkill, NY. Each member attends monthly meetings, events, provides meaningful insight, feedback, and strongly supports the continued efforts of the Fishkill Business Association in their efforts and goals to improve small business and the community.

Michele Mercado-Chimkin 

President

Michele serves as President and Event Coordinator for the Annual Fishkill Fine Arts & Crafts Fair. She co-owns www.MerchelesGiftShop.com

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Austin Schweitzer

Vice President

Austin serves as Vice President. He is a Financial Advisor for Edward Jones, where he gladly helps local businesses achieve their financial goals.

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Sarah Ruvo 

Secretary

Sarah serves as Secretary. She owns Marketing Inbound, which focuses on your marketing needs.

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Anthony Lepkowski

New Member Facilitator

Anthony serves as New Member Facilitator. He is the Assistant Vice President & Branch Manager at Rhinebeck Bank in Fishkill. 

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Jessica Forlano

Website Manager

Jessica serves as Website Manager and maintains the FBA website. She owns The Dutchess Biercafe, a Belgian inspired restaurant on Main Street in the Village of Fishkill.  

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Owais Khan

Events Coordinator

Owais serves as Events Coordinator. He is a Real Estate Broker and Owner of OXM Realty Group, LLC which strives to be the most successful and personable real estate company in the Hudson Valley.

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Jeanne Cotroneo Darrow

Membership Manager

Jeanne serves as Membership Manager. She is the owner of Working With Words LLC and the publisher of East Fishkill Living - Best Version Media Magazine.

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Michael Maegerle

Social Media Specialist

Michael serves as Social Media Specialist. He is the AFLAC District Manager in the Hudson Valley Region, with an active office and associate agents in his Fishkill office.

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Mike Hayden

 Vice President Emeritus

Mike serves as Vice President Emeritus with 33 years on

the Board. He is also the Event Coordinator for the Bill Sohan Rock Around the Clock. Mike is the owner of The White House. Plus he owns several other properties in Fishkill, as well as some in the surrounding areas.

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Peg Canniff

Secretary Emeritus

Peg served on the FBA Board as Secretary for 25 years. She earned the title of Secretary Emeritus for her 25 years of dedicated and excellent service to the Fishkill Business Association