Chamber Leadership

Barbara Berntsen

President Barbara A. Berntsen is owner and CEO of Sloatsburg-based interior construction firm ADW, Inc., she brings over 25 years of contracting and construction experience to the Sloatsburg Chamber. Guided by her love of historic preservation and revitalization, Barbara has been involved in Village life both as a Trustee and as past President of the Board of The Friends of Harmony Hall in Sloatsburg, NY. She worked with village planners while a member of its Board of Trustee to develop the master plan that supports improvement and expansion of the downtown center, and to help to preserve the historic character of the Sloatsburg as a whole.

She is excited to work with community members to help galvanize business in the Village.

Susie McEnery McDonagh

Susie McEnery McDonagh has been a resident and business owner in the Village of Sloatsburg for nearly 30 years. As the founder and owner of Rococo’s Salon since 1989, McDonagh has not only seen but participated in changes to the Village. Rococo’s, located in the Village center along Route 17, was an important leader in investing in Sloatsburg’s business corridor and was an early participant in the Village’s revitalization effort. As a leader of the Sloatsburg Chamber of Commerce, Susie has helped rally many other Village center business owners to the cause of community service.

McDonagh’s talent for stage setting and event management has helped the Chamber develop signature events such as its annual Block Party and partnership with Keep Rockland Beautiful’s Sloatsburg Cleanup.


The Sloatsburg Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit community organization dedicated to promoting economic opportunity and improving local quality of life through advocacy, leadership, events, and education, all to benefit members and the wider corridor community in which they live.

Our members come from all walks of life, and include local businesses, professionals (engineers, doctors, lawyers), residents, first responders (police, fire, ambulance), and the many other groups and organizations (seniors, scouts, historical societies, American Legion) that make up our vibrant, semi-rustic community.

Our mission is to improve communication between the Sloatsburg Chamber, its members, the Village, and wider community, as well as encourage cultural and civic events, activities, and provide programs and services that lead to improvements in the vitality and prosperity of Sloatsburg and the surrounding community.

We believe that together we’re better, and that by working closely together, side by side, where all are welcome, we can build a more dynamic, inclusive and prosperous Sloatsburg.

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