YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Shrub Oak's Stacey Tompkins recently received the 2013 Trailblazer Award from the Putnam County Chambers of Commerce.
The fourth annual award ceremony honored 35 Putnam County business professionals "who have been effective and inventive in business and the community," representatives said. Tompkins, who accepted the Mature Trailblazer Success Award, has held her position as President of Tompkins Landscaping since 2013.
"It's a great honor to be recognized by your peers as a business innovator," said Tompkins in a release.
"Apart from her professional accomplishments, Tompkins has spent much of her time immersed in the community and partaking in philanthropic efforts," Putnam County Chambers of Commerce representatives said. "She is a member of the Business Council of Westchester, Rising Tides Alliance, Woman's Small Business Advisory Board, and the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber's Board of Directors. She is a PTA Executive Board Member in Putnam Valley, as well as a member of the Citizen Advisory Board for the Putnam Valley Central School District and a Parent Representative for the Putnam Valley HS Building Steering Committee."
The organization also noted Tompkins' support to charities including Caring for the Homeless of Peekskill Inc., Habitat for Humanity Putnam County, Antonia Arts Studio, Jan Peek House Shelter for the Homeless and Support Connection.
"It's important that we continue to give back to the community," Tompkins said. "I want to make a positive difference in people's lives. Supporting these groups and causes is my way of saying thank you."