Here’s a video Junda Video Enterprises produced for the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce, which premiered at the chamber’s annual dinner event at The Sagamore. Its focus is on the recent winner of the prestigious J Walter Juckett Community Service Award, Paul Dowen, and shows the positive impact Paul has had on the community. It features testimonials from a couple executives of boards that Paul serves on as well as three of Paul’s colleagues at the firm, Whittemore, Dowen & Ricciardelli, LLP, where Paul is a CPA and partner at.
Paul’s been an active Rotary member since 1982, is an active board member of his church (Christ Church United Methodist), volunteers his accounting expertise for the Crandall Park Beautification Committee, is an active board member of the SUNY Adirondack Foundation, is an active board member of the Adirondack Hockey Coalition, and also participates in an assortment of volunteer activities at his workplace.
From being around Paul for the filming and hearing the testimonials about him, it was apparent that he’s a low-key and behind the scenes type of person (something I can certainly relate to!), though he was super easy to work with and pleasant throughout the entire process of being filmed, interviewed, and supplying still photos for the project. It was also pretty evident how well-regarded and respected Paul is amongst his peers.
It’s certainly inspiring to see all of the good that one man has provided to the community and that he has done so in a quiet and humble manner.
In addition to working with Paul and the rest of the participants featured in the video, it was also great to work with the staff at the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce (ARCC), especially the marketing and communications manager, Amanda, who was very active in scheduling the shoots, conducting the interviews, and getting the still photographs of Paul from the various organizations.
Echoing the sentiments of the testimonials, thank you Paul for all that you’ve done for the community!
Interviewees featured in this video:
Paul Dowen, CPA and Partner, Whittemore, Dowen & Ricciardelli, LLP
Phillip K. Whittemore, CPA and Partner, Whittemore, Dowen & Ricciardelli, LLP
Laura D. Ladu, CPA, Whittemore, Dowen & Ricciardelli, LLP
Karen A. Carpenter, CPA, Whittemore, Dowen & Ricciardelli, LLP
Jeff Mead, President, Adirondack Hockey Coalition
Marcell Mallette, Executive Director, SUNY Adirondack Foundation