The Rivertowns Chamber of Commerce encompasses businesses in Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, and Ardsley. We promote business, marketing and networking opportunities to benefit both the villages and chamber members, professionally and economically. The Chamber of Commerce is committed to encouraging local business, employment, shopping and services to make the Rivertowns a better place.

What We Do


The Chamber hosts events and produces resources to help member businesses connect with one another, their potential customers, and other Westchester businesses.


The way we conduct business keeps changing—and the Chamber aims to help its members keep up. We host educational sessions on topics such as local internships, social media tips, and advertising in the digital age. With village-specific committees within the larger Rivertowns Chamber, we also work to inform members about village news that effects their business.


There’s no doubt that the Rivertowns are truly special. We have amazing restaurants, fun shops, and the best at nearly every service you might need. The Chamber aims to celebrate and spread the word about our villages to entice visitors from Westchester and New York City to our establishments.


Young Professional (under 40)
Sasha Marie Badillo • Sasha Marie Interiors
Chris Gomez • Climbing Wolf

Laura Plunkett • Mercy College
Jennifer Holiday • 744 Creative & RivertownsGuide.com

Women in Business
Elissa D. Hecker • Law Office of Elissa D. Hecker

Minority Owned Businesses
Ramona Cedeno • FiBrick
Tony Kim • GoSu

Fabienne Beard Wright • Lift Off Special Programming

Who We Are

Executive Director

Elizabeth Knell
Founder, Go From There and Go Love NY

Board of Directors 2021

Michelle Adams


St. George Bistro and Harper’s

Nicholas P. Campbell

Immediate Past President

Insurance-on-Hudson Agency

Vice President

Dina Fleischman

Kate Sonders Solomon
Kate Sonders Solomon, Cooking Instructor

Heather Rhyu
Ardsley Village Rep 1, Gov’t Affairs/Econ Dev
Club Pilates

Connie Gallo
Ardsley Village Rep 2, Community
Howard Hanna Rand Realty

Kristin James
Dobbs Ferry Village Rep 1, Gov’t Affairs/Econ Dev
Then Leap Creative Strategies

Padriac Steinschneider 
Dobbs Ferry Village Rep 2, Community
Gotham Design and Community Development Ltd.

Joanna Prisco
Hastings Village Rep 1, Gov’t Affairs/Econ Dev
Good Witch Coffee Bar

Ellen Sledge
Hastings Village Rep 2, Community
Penny Lick Ice Cream

Stacy Ciaravella
Irvington Village Rep 1, Gov’t Affairs/Econ Dev
Conscious Living Media, Inc.

Janet Kovacs
Irvington Village Rep 2, Community
Houlihan Lawrence

Jennifer Holiday
Webmaster • Contact
744 Creative & RivertownsGuide.com

Shari Rosen Asher
Westchester County Representative