Page 1



APR/M AY 2016


Buy Orange. Build Orange. Give Orange. Promote Orange.

Made in Orange = Pride of Place “Pride of Place.” A new Orange Chamber initiative called Made in Orange will celebrate this idea, promoting locally created goods, providing industry-specific promotion of the businesses that make these products and supporting widespread identification of Orange County as its own community, rather than a town-centric entity.

BUSINESS INSIDER New Business Seminar Series Launched


Health Transformed in Orange County


How Companies Should Approach Re-Branding


SUNY Business Students Plan for Their Futures



The Chamber Board of Directors has unanimously endorsed this concept and the ball is rolling. A huge part of the Made in Orange initiative will be creation of target membership Photo courtesy of Christopher Jacobs Winery at Pennings hubs. These will include: agriculture; wineries, breweries, Vineyards, Pine Bush. distilleries; traditional manufacturing; artisan manufacturing; art; historical; building; and “as many more as we can think of,” said Chamber President Lynn Allen Cione. Cione continued, “Made in Orange spotlights businesses which create or produce locally, and whose products are sold locally, regionally, nationally and globally.” One great recent example of a product putting our Orange County on the map – and an example of Pride of Place -- was Pollich Tallix’s production of the Oscar statuette for this year’s Academy Award winners. Continued on page 9

Advocacy Update

GROW /EXPAND Making it in OC Awards & Recognition Notable People New Chamber Members

It’s a busy spring for the Chamber and our members. Check it all out on page 23 and register for some great events.

ORANGE PULSE HV Nonprofit Honors Veterans, Preserves Legacies Page 5

MAKING IT IN O.C. A new major at Mount Saint Mary College…new technology at Orange Regional Medical Center. Read all about these members and a host of other great local businesses on pages 12 and 13.

12 14 14 16

TREND/ INNOVATE 2016 Security Threats




INORANGE 2016 Snow Ball Happy Anniversary Events Calendar Committee Meetings

19 21 23 23

Business Watch is now on

Facebook & Twitter


Newburgh, NY 12550


PRSRT STD U.S. Postage


Chief Advancement Officer, Abilities First, Inc.

New Business Seminar Series Launched

Joann Menendez

Vice President of Marketing Walden Savings Bank

Charlie MIlich

OFF ICE RS Ralph Martucci, Chairman of the Board

President, The RAL Supply Group

Charles Mitchell

Director of Business Development, M&R Energy Resources Corp.

Mike Turturro, Chair-Elect

Partner, Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell, LLP, CPAs

Josh Sommers, First Vice Chairman

President, Focus Media, Inc.

Linda Muller, Second Vice Chairman

President & CEO, Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center

Sharon B. Warantz, Secretary President, Jellybean Promotions

Frank Giordano, III, Treasurer

Partner, Judelson, Giordano & Siegel, CPA, PC

Tom Sullivan, Immediate Past Chairman

Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc., Funeral Homes

Eric Maldonado, At Large

Partner,Verizon Wireless Zone

Orange County Commissioner of Consumer Affairs

Deborah Patterson

Economic Development Director, Orange & Rockland Utilities

Chris Pennings

Vice President, Knapp Consultants

Vanessa Primus

Certified Advisor, NYS Small Business Development Corp.

Antonio Vinciguerra Vice President, TD Bank

Dr. Kristine Young

President, SUNY Orange

CHAMBER COUNSEL Glen L. Heller, Drake, Loeb, PLLC, Attorneys at Law EMERITUS BOARD MEMBERS

Jean Sexton, At Large

Branch Manager, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union

John J. McDermott, III, To Rest Is To Rust Representative

President, 17K Property Group

Lynn Allen Cione, President

Orange County Chamber of Commerce


CEO, The Ruby Group

Dr. Arthur C. Anthonisen Thomas C. DeBenedictus F. Edward Devitt Katharine Fitzgerald Thomas F. Gibney Patricia Gilchrest Stewart P. Glenn Robert Heiferman Louis Heimbach Donna Johnson-Klonsky

Bob Brisman

Owner, West Point Tours

Renee Bulla

Sandeep Shashikant, Senior Manager of Product Development and Marketing at Frontier Secure, a division of Frontier Communications, will talk about internet threats to businesses and why companies of all sizes should be concerned. Saying that “Small things matter big,” Shashikant will share information on what businesses can do to stay protected. A telecom professional with more than 15 years of global experience, Shashikant has worked with companies in the US, Canada, Europe and the Middle East launching cutting-edge, next-gen services. With a wealth of experience in quad-play operator ecosystems, he is recognized as an expert in the internet security domain and is a regular speaker on forums dealing with evolving security threats and customer-operator partnership models. The April 26 seminar is free to Chamber members, but reservations should be made at or by calling 845-457-9700. Since the last Tuesday of May is the day after Memorial Day, this seminar will be held on Tuesday, May 24. It will be presented by long-time business banking professionals from Walden Savings Bank: Brian Ratynski, Senior Vice President and Senior Loan Officer; Greg Roe, Vice President; and William Vacca, Vice President.

Ralph L. Mills

Marsh H. Merrill Dr. Kunwar Nagpal

Retired, Empire State Bank

Peter Polhamus

Bob DeFelice

Dreena Pross

General Manager, Fox Radio

Milton Ritter

Gianna Franco

Robert W. Scherreik A. Alan Seidman

Lisa Gubernick

James P. Smith, Jr.

Business Banking Team Leader, M&T Bank

William F. Vacca

Edison Guzman

Jill M. Varricchio

President, A&E Advertising and Web Design

Ed Harrison

General Manager, Stewart International Airport

Johann Huleatt

Outreach Director, Community Products, LLC

Dr. Michelle Koury

Chief Operating Officer, Crystal Run Healthcare

Marcel Martino

President, Inspire


Sandeep Shashikant

Anthony Martine

Paul Campanella

Regional Account Executive, Time Warner Cable

The digital world can be a scary place for business, so the Chamber and Frontier Communications are hosting a seminar on “Keeping Your Business Safe in the New Digital World” on Tuesday, April 26 from 8:00-10:00 a.m. in the Larkin Room at the Chamber Business Center in Montgomery.

‘ H ow to S ecure F inancing for M y B usiness ’

Carole S. McDermott

Tony Costa

‘ K eeping Your B usiness S afe in the N ew D igital W orld ’

Woody Levitan

Vice President, Client Services Momentum Advertising and Design President, Action Plus Project Management

We surveyed our members about what kinds of business issues concerned them and as a result, a series of monthly seminars has been developed to address these issues. In most cases, each seminar will be held on the last Tuesday of the month at the Chamber.

T H E O R A N G E C O U N T Y C H A M B E R B U S I N E S S W AT C H | A P R I L / M AY 2 0 16

Health Transformed in Orange County – Introducing Crystal Run Health From the very first day that Crystal Run Healthcare opened its doors to the community in 1996, we aspired to improve the quality and availability of healthcare services, as well as to greatly improve patient satisfaction with those services. More than 20 years later, those intentions remain along with the additional focus of improving health outcomes in our community. On January 1, 2016, we celebrated our 20th anniversary. With that also came the debut of our new brand – Crystal Run Health. Crystal Run Health is best understood as the embodiment of a philosophy that health and medicine should be delivering an undeniably superior quality of life for our patients and our community by means other than performing more procedures, more tests, ordering more treatment, or more complex and costly services. Like other local business owners, my fellow physician partners and

CHAMBER STAFF Lynn Allen Cione, President

I at Crystal Run are personally and professionally invested in the communities we serve. We have the same concerns about the economy and believe strongly that successful local businesses are vital to the betterment of our local community. For over 20 years, our physicianowners, through investments in innovation, cutting edge technology, world-class practice management, and premier quality health services have reinvested in our business to transform healthcare. With a better way of providing health services – from evidence-based healthcare approaches to more efficient processes, to state-of-the-art payment models for healthcare and health plans we have aligned and built our success, and continue to do so, on the best outcomes – for our patients, our employees, and our community. Crystal Run Health’s coordinated approach to care ensures an integrated view of the whole patient, no matter what component of Crystal Run they may touch. Our business lines – Crystal Run Healthcare (the medical practice), Crystal Run Health Plans (our recently formed insurance company and HMO), Crystal Run Ambulatory Surgery Center, and Crystal Run Health Transformation (our newly launched healthcare transformation services organization) – will be utilized to strategically support and bolster the overarching message of Crystal Run Health. If Crystal Run Health is the embodiment of a philosophy, Crystal Run Healthcare is the means to achieve it; and while Crystal Run Health represents an ethos, Crystal Run Healthcare and all of our business lines exemplify this philosophy in action. As an established, lasting, and rapidly growing health leader, we have engaged over 2,100 highly-skilled staff and demonstrated, since 1996, that quality healthcare can be found close to home. A pioneer in both

Adrianna Andrade, Director of Finance Cheryl Cohen Director of Membership Investment Ellen Daley, Vice President, Communications Wendy Melick Director of Information Technology Erin Pasquale, Director of Events

By Michelle A. Koury, MD

Dr. Michelle A. Koury is Chief Operating Officer for Crystal Run Healthcare. healthcare and philanthropy, we are not only dedicated to transforming the health of the Hudson Valley, but we are also committed to improving the greater community good through consistent and generous charitable contributions. Through continued support of a vital and sustainable community, we have been a pillar within the Hudson Valley, keeping our patients, our employees, and our community healthy – a pledge that will be kept for the next 20 years and beyond. For more information about Crystal Run Health, please visit:

Will Peirce Membership Services Coordinator Scott Wohl Director of Membership Arlean Veve Executive Administrative Assistant

Publication of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce © Copyright 2016

The Orange County Chamber Business Watch is not responsible for typographical errors, mistakes or misprints. All advertising, including photographs are the property of Niki Jones Agency, Inc and not that of the advertiser. The advertiser has purchased rights of reproduction in the Orange County Chamber Business Watch and does not have the right to reproduce ads in any other place or publication without written permission from the publisher. The Orange County Chamber Business Watch reserves the rights to exercise its discretion in the selection of advertisement.

Publisher Niki Jones Agency, Inc. 845.856.1266 • 39 Front Street • Port Jervis, New York 12771 Editor Ellen Daley 845.457.9700 • 30 Scott’s Corners Drive Montgomery, NY 12549 Advertising Sales 845.754.2356 39 Front Street Port Jervis, New York 12771 OCCC Logo Design AJ Ross Creative Media

T H E O R A N G E C O U N T Y C H A M B E R B U S I N E S S W AT C H | A P R I L / M AY 2 0 16


BUSINESS INSIDER How Companies Should Approach the Re-brand Process Re-branding a company involves many nuanced decisions, and it isn’t always clear when a re-brand is necessary. A marketer may wonder if his or her company should commit to a re-brand or if there’s a simpler fix available. Pacing is also an issue, and there’s always the risk of alienating your current customers. There are many reasons to consider a re-brand - mergers and acquisitions, leadership changes, an evolving customer base. But it’s not always clear when a re-brand is absolutely necessary. Resisting the temptation to re-brand is often the best way forward. When two strong organizations are merged, combining their name and logos is a good idea. Sometimes only the stronger organization’s brand survives, thus maintaining one brand identity and losing the other over time. It may be best to retain each brand and form a larger parent company, such as Google did when forming Alphabet. All said, when a brand or organization


is no longer relevant, then yes, rebranding can breathe new life and in fact save a failing brand. A true re-brand throws out all the old letterhead, changes all the signage out front, and re-opens the doors with the new brand identity and a public relations campaign that educates and generates high levels of awareness with key stakeholders. Definitely the best way to rebrand. M ergers & A c q uisitions

A re-brand after a merger should be balanced and phased in over years if critical benchmarks must be met before elements of the new brand can be changed. For a totally new brand identity, every detail must be developed and created before launching the re-brand. Then during

the re-brand, everything needs to happen overnight. Literally all the signs, the stationery, the website everything needs to change with a publicity campaign that is integrated across all channels, especially digital. When it’s done right, it’s great. If it’s not perfect, your stakeholders will let you know in about 24 hours, believe me. G etting it right

The collaborative work of great people creates great new brands. There will never be a consensus

T H E O R A N G E C O U N T Y C H A M B E R B U S I N E S S W AT C H | A P R I L / M AY 2 0 16

By Andrew Ciccone

Andrew Ciccone is President of Hudson Valley Public Relations, an agency that optimizes connections, builds relationships and targets the right audience with the right message every time. Andrew can be reached at 845-702-6226 or Andrew.ciccone@ Visit for more information.

throughout this creative process - this is not a democracy. Committees kill time and most good ideas. Working with a great strategic firm who understand branding will create a great new brand.

Orange Pulse

Thanks to 2016 Corporate Partners

Hudson Valley Nonprofit Honors Veterans, Preserves Legacies Flight Officer Harvey Horn felt the plane bounce as it touched down. As navigator on a B-17G crew, he had flown bombing missions in the European Theater of WWII, even been shot down and survived 36 days as a POW of the Nazis in 1945. Now, however, Horn, a Monroe resident, was on a passenger jet that had just landed in Washington, D.C. after flying out of Stewart International Airport. His “mission,” as Hudson Valley Honor Flight calls its trips, was to honor the sacrifices of all WWII servicemen and servicewomen by visiting the National WWII Memorial. Hudson Valley Honor Flight (HVHF) is the Hudson Valley “hub” of a national nonprofit network collectively known as Honor Flight. The organization’s purpose is to fly U.S. WWII veterans and terminally ill veterans of other wars to their memorials for free. The Hudson Valley hub gives preference to WWII and Korean War veterans, regardless of health, on a first-come-first-served basis. One Korean War veteran, a last minute addition to a past flight, was able to meet his seven-day-old granddaughter in D.C.

D iamond Partner Crystal Run Healthcare

By Ethan Weber

Ethan Weber is a graduate of SUNY Orange and Bucknell University, with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing. He is currently a free-lance writer.

G old Partners Access: Supports for Living Community Products, LLC DocuWare Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union M&T Bank

Unlike other regional hubs, HVHF charters planes for its missions, which are flown out of Stewart International Airport and Westchester County Airport. Depending on the airport and the size of the plane, anywhere from 65-90 veterans and caretakers embark on each one-day mission. Horn flew on Mission #5 on September 27, 2014. Missions #11 and 12 will takeoff April 2 and May 14 of this year. Since its first flight in 2012, the largely volunteer-run HVHF has honored over 800 veterans. This year, it will fly its one thousandth veteran, and the organization hopes to begin serving veterans of other wars in the future. C losure

“Closure” is a word Honor Flight Executive Director Beth Vought uses often in her storefront office in Walden. Prints and postcards of vintage recruitment posters adorn the walls and filing cabinets. A shelf in the back holds veterans’ caps emblazoned with the branches of the Armed Forces.

P latinum Partners Drake, Loeb, PLLC, Attorneys at Law Frontier Communications Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell, LLP, CPAs Walden Savings Bank

Orange County Trust Company Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc. Orange Regional Medical Center Stewart Airport/The PANYNJ

Copyright Chet Gordon

“A big piece of this is to give these veterans an opportunity to talk,” she said, explaining that when men and women returned home from WWII and Korea, there were few opportunities for them to speak about what they had experienced. “My father left things at the memorial today that he’s been carrying for years,” the son of one WWII veteran told her. L egacy

“The opportunity to talk” is important for more than closure, however. It ensures that future generations remember the sacrifices that were made decades ago. Each mission’s pre-flight ceremony draws crowds including current servicemen and servicewomen, HVHF volunteers, local residents, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, and others. There, attendees might meet someone like Dabney Montgomery of the original Tuskegee Airmen’s 96th Air Service Group. As a quartermaster stationed in Southern Italy from 1943-45, he and other ground crewmen kept the 332nd Air Fighter Group flying missions against a regime built on bigotry. After the war, Montgomery continued his fight against oppression as a civil rights activist and a bodyguard to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the march from Selma to Montgomery, AL. Montgomery flew on Mission #8 on May 9, 2015. Montgomery is not the only pioneer of diversity in the Armed Forces to have flown with HVHF. Two other original Tuskegee Airmen have flown, and Vought says current servicewomen make a point of meeting and thanking veteran Army nurses and Navy Women Accepted for Volunteer and Emergency Services (WAVES) at the ceremonies.

PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE Media Vision Advertising Niki Jones Agency, Inc. Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center M edia Partners Fox Radio Group Hudson Valley Weather MidHudsonNews.Com ND Pro Media Thunder 102 Town Square Media WDLC/WYNY/Wall Radio WSUL/WVOS FM WTBQ Radio


“People are there solely for the purpose of showing the vets they haven’t been forgotten,” said Vought, adding that the presence of young people gives veterans “hope for the future” and reminds them that the next generation will know their stories. That is a monument as great as any in Washington. To learn more about Hudson Valley Honor Flight, its missions, and its other events – such as its annual Lunch of Honor – visit or HVHF’s Facebook page at

T H E O R A N G E C O U N T Y C H A M B E R B U S I N E S S W AT C H | A P R I L / M AY 2 0 16


BUSINESS INSIDER SUNY Business Students Plan for Their Futures B y A i n s l e y B o mb a r d

The Newburgh Business Club is a student organization at SUNY Orange that started in 2012 to bring together those students studying in the business programs at the Newburgh campus. The club is advised by professors Terree Angerame and Josephina Vondras. Members meet weekly to discuss business-related topics such as finance, marketing and management. Meetings also allow students to enhance their professional skills and build upon the material presented in classes. Students organize events, workshops, meetings and business trips each semester, all with the underlying themes of broadening the members’ understanding of the business world and helping to develop their professionalism. The skills and experiences derived from being a member of the Newburgh Business Club will help set these students on their paths to success. A significant advantage club members have over other students is they are able to develop fundamental skills




before venturing into the professional world. They also prepare for their future by experiencing different business-related scenarios and that they are likely to encounter during their careers. Members of the club learn to strengthen ideas as a team and execute plans efficiently, similar to the business environments they will enter upon graduation. They build their leadership skills, learn to communicate with confidence and clarity, and develop versatility by adapting to unforeseen circumstances. Classes can teach a student all aspects of the business culture, but Business Club members acquire additional skills that cannot be learned from a textbook, lecture or Power Point presentation. Students coordinate events each semester in order to become proficient in business routines and cultivate an air of professionalism. This April, the club is organizing a resume workshop available to all students who would like to improve their resumes. Staff members from SUNY Orange’s Career and Internship Services Office have agreed to participate in this event by showing students unique layouts for their resumes, what to include or omit, and language that will impress an interviewer.

Members will also be orchestrating a business etiquette dinner to learn all elements of comporting oneself at networking events. The dinner host will cover every detail from cocktail hour to dessert, teaching everything from what to order to how to butter a dinner roll. In the past, the club organized speed-interview events in which local professionals analyzed students based on five-minute mock-interviews. These events show students how they portray themselves from the interviewer’s perspective. Knowledge gained from these events benefits all students, regardless of their major, because professional conduct is a requirement in any career. Business Club members also enjoy membership in the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, which allows them to network with business leaders from throughout the county. These interactions are invaluable to members as they build relationships that could pay dividends in the future. Membership in The Business Club looks great on a resume, but that is

T H E O R A N G E C O U N T Y C H A M B E R B U S I N E S S W AT C H | A P R I L / M AY 2 0 16

not the only reason students want to be a part of this organization. Some want to get more involved in the college community by organizing events. Some want to practice their communication skills in a peer setting. They may not all join for the same reasons, but they all share one common trait: they want to be successful. These students are committed to taking advantage of everything they can to reach their goals, including the knowledge and experience gained from the Newburgh Business Club. Each student will go in a different direction after graduation, but as members of the Newburgh Business Club at SUNY Orange, they have elected to prepare for their futures together.

faces of


Bill Camastro and his team at

Hudson Valley Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram value community involvement and teamwork. Located in the town of Newburgh, is nestled between Albany and THEitNew FACE OF York City.

HUDSON VALLEY “I have learned that contributing AUTOMOTIVE back to the community, being visible andCHRYSLER available to my HUDSON VALLEY community, DODGE JEEP RAM and working

alongside my team inspires growth and success,” says Bill, a GM/Partner, with 30 years of Hudson Valley Chrysler Dodge Jeep experience. “Every customer Ram is about teamwork and the culture receives a ‘Thank You’ letter with it is building. Located in the town of my direct number. I believe Newburgh, it is nestled between Albanyin being out30front which and New Yorkupfront City, andand within minutes feedback from of mostallows Hudsonvaluable Valley locations. “I have learnedour thatcustomers. contributing back to the N HELP YO William Camastro, GM/Partner




! E being visible community, and available to Come see progress of the my community, andthe working alongside my team inspires growth and success,” construction of our new facility says William Camastro, GM/Partner, and check out aour new inventory! with 30We years of experience. believe we can “Every help the customer receives a ‘Thank You’ letter Hudson Valley grow.” with my direct number. I encourage my employees to do the same. I believe in being upfront and out front which allows valuable feedback from our customers. Our new facility symbolizes our belief in the Renaissance of the area. We believe we can help the Hudson Valley grow.”

200 Auto Park Place Newburgh, NY 12550

(845) 562-4100 200 AUTO PARK PLACE • NEWBURGH 845.562.4100 WWW.HUDSONVALLEYCDJR.COM NYS DMV#7117976

T H E O R A N G E C O U N T Y C H A M B E R B U S I N E S S W AT C H | A P R I L / M AY 2 0 16



A Member for 95 Years! When it comes to longevity with the Chamber, Central Hudson Gas & Electric is in a class by themselves. The utility’s 95 years of membership in the Chamber was recently recognized at a Membership Breakfast. Pictured are (from left) Chairman of the Board Ralph Martucci, President Lynn Allen Cione and Denise Van Buren, Vice President of Public Relations for Central Hudson.

As a Chamber member, you are entitled to discounts of up to 28% on shipping with UPS. Through this partnership, you have exclusive access to the UPS Savings Program which provides great discounts on UPS domestic air and international services. Just visit www. for all the details. For all UPS related issues, call 1-800-PICK-UPS. This is just one of dozens of special deals for Chamber members. Visit or call 845-457-9700 for a complete list.

Share the Chamber Wealth You can help the Chamber …and yourself…by bringing in new members. If your referral results in a business joining the Chamber, you will earn a commission. The commission will be 10% of the new member’s dues or 10% of yours, whichever is less. So remember: when you’re doing business with someone who isn’t a Chamber member, share with them how you’ve benefited from your membership and encourage them to join as well. You have nothing to lose and a lot to gain.

Orange County Chamber of Commerce

A Sicilian Adventure November 10 – 18, 2016

Join Orange County Chamber of Commerce on a fascinating exploration of Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean

$2,739.00 * Per person prices include all government taxes and fees. Based on two people sharing a room. Single Supplement $336.00.

Package Includes: Air • Round-trip air from New York on Alitalia Accommodations • Palermo – 2 nights, 4-Star Hotel Mercure Palermo Centro • Agrigento – 1 night, 4-Star Hotel Colleverde Park • Siracusa – 1 night, 4-Star Una Hotel One • Acireale – 3 nights, 4-Star Ibis Catania Acireale Other Inclusions • Professional Tour Director throughout • Breakfast each morning, except day of arrival • Welcome dinner in Palermo • Farewell dinner in Acireale • Local English speaking guides in Palermo, Agrigento, Piazza Armerina, Siracusa, Taormina

• Visit the Cathedrals in Palermo, Monreale and Siracusa • Visit the Doric Temple in Segesta • Visit the Archaeological park of Selinunte • Visit Valley of the Temples • Villa Romana del Casale • Visit Noto • Excursion to Mount Etna • Visit Catania • Visit Etnea with its Baroque palaces • Portfolio of documents

For more information contact:

CDT Travel (845) 562-3160

Terms and Conditions: This is a Private Group Journey based on a minimum of 25 participants to operate. Rates are per person based on double occupancy. Departure taxes and fuel surcharges are included. Single supplement is additional $336. Air inclusive rates are subject to availability and are based on departure from New York on Alitalia. Not eligible for accrual of frequent flyer points/mileage. Child/infant discounts not available. Above mentioned hotels are subject to change. Cancellations /Changes: Fares are non-refundable.


T H E O R A N G E C O U N T Y C H A M B E R B U S I N E S S W AT C H | A P R I L / M AY 2 0 16

Made in Orange = Pride of Place CONTINUED F RO M PAGE 1

The Made in Orange initiative will not exist in a vacuum. It will support the efforts of many departments of the County of Orange including the County Executive, Orange County Tourism, Foreign Trade Zone, Department of Planning, Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board and more. “The work of organizations devoted to economic development will be supported as well,” Cione added. “The Orange County Partnership, Industrial Development Agency, Council of Industry and numerous trade associations stand to benefit from Made in Orange.” Because the Chamber is a membership organization, Made in Orange must, of course, enhance services for members. “It is our hope that membership will grow through targeted campaigns,” said Cione, “and that the needs of members will be addressed more effectively with services specifically geared toward their unique needs.” Made in Orange will allow the Chamber to provide industry-specific promotion, assistance and programming that will significantly increase the value of membership. “A strong membership, of course, creates a more dynamic organization that in turn will be able

to advocate more effectively on behalf of the entire business community,” Cione explained. The effects of a successful Made in Orange initiative are substantial. In addition to spotlighting businesses that are creating products that are sold across the street as well as around the globe, Made in Orange promotes businesses that play a key role in regional economic development, but are often overlooked. Made in Orange will encourage local entrepreneurship and create awareness of our manufacturing capabilities for further growth and attract consumers to those businesses.

Ribbon Cutting A large, enthusiastic crowd turned out for the grand opening celebration of Ulster Savings Bank’s new branch at 1208 Route 300 in Newburgh. Among those helping with the ribbon cutting – in the center of the photo – are Glenn Sutherland (holding scissors), President and CEO of Ulster Savings; Town of Newburgh Supervisor Gil Piaquadio (to Sutherland’s right); Ulster Savings Board Chair Ann Marrott (to Sutherland’s left); and Branch Manager Jose Lemus (to Marrott’s left).

In order to qualify for Made in Orange, a business must be located in Orange County. It must grow, make, assemble and sell a tangible consumer product. The product must be available as a standalone product and, last but not least, the business must be a member of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce. A Made in Orange certificate will be issued to all participants, as will a trademarked logo decal. Made in Orange businesses will be spotlighted on the Chamber website, social media platforms, media outlets and public outreach. A special section will be created in this publication to highlight these businesses. All will be encouraged to use the #MadeinOrange hashtag. It is our hope that Made in Orange will lead to that great feeling of “Pride of Place” that Orange County so richly deserves.




Advocacy Update As the voice of business in Orange County, the Chamber takes seriously its role in advocating on behalf of business-friendly legislation and against mandates that are detrimental to the business community. We make every effort to solicit our members’ opinions on proposed legislation that will impact their businesses so that we can bring these positions to our elected officials on local, state and federal levels.

The proposal is not tied to the cost of living index as has historically been the case.

The wage increase also requires increases in Workers’ Comp, FICA, Social Security and other costs to business owners.

The increase will require increases for other staff in order to equalize pay rates.

Each issue of BusinessWatch will feature an update on our legislative advocacy, as well as an analysis of how it affects our members and the business community in general.

Higher employment costs will create yet another obstacle for attracting business to New York State and keeping them here.

Following Governor Cuomo’s proposal to increase the minimum wage from $9 to $15 over a period of six years, the Chamber surveyed members asking their opinion. The results were almost two to one opposed (12% wanted more information and 7% were unsure). The issue went to our Government Affairs Committee where the discussion was both lively and thorough. Committee members were in full agreement that everyone deserves a living wage, but a number of serious concerns were expressed:

attend meetings of the Government Affairs Committee, which are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 8:00 the Chamber.

Any member with questions or comments on this or any other legislative issue is encouraged to

When was the last time you got a card with money in it?

The Chamber Board of Directors discussed the Government Affairs Committee’s findings and said President Lynn Allen Cione, “concluded that, as an organization that advocates on behalf of the business community, we cannot support the Governor’s proposal.” The Board overwhelmingly passed a resolution to that effect. “While supporting reasonable wage boosts,” the resolution said, “the Orange County Chamber of Commerce strongly opposes the Governor’s proposal.” It was noted that “The proposal … will have an adverse impact on Orange County businesses, and will likely result in many businesses being forced to close or leave the state.” It’s estimated that 18,000 jobs would be lost in the Hudson Valley alone if the resolution were approved, and at least 200,000 across the state. As part of its opposition to the minimum wage increase as proposed by the Governor, the Chamber has joined www., a coalition of 46 business organizations founded by the Business Council of


New York State, Unshackle Upstate, the Rockland Business Association, among others.


viso s Ad






9-5 0-83



s an


oun Acc

nes Busi



p .GLC w w w

The one card your business needs to save money, earn money and accrue expert accounting, tax and business advice. Give us a call or visit our website.

Certified Public Accountants and Business Advisors

800-839-5767 •

T H E O R A N G E C O U N T Y C H A M B E R B U S I N E S S W AT C H | A P R I L / M AY 2 0 16

Active Shooter Response Training

Creative Ideas

“Active Shooter Response Training for Businesses: How to Respond” attracted a large number of people to the county’s Emergency Services Center to learn how to prepare for such an emergency. Capt. Anthony Weed and Lt. Duane Lopez from the Special Operations Group of the Sheriff’s Office made the presentation. The Chamber and the county co-hosted the program and Atlas Security Services was the sponsor. Pictured are (from left) Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus, District Attorney David Hoovler and Sheriff Carl DuBois.

A delegation of Chinese folk artists, led by Deputy Secretary General of Chinese Folk Literature and Art Association Lv Jun, recently met with the Orange County Arts Council for an exchange of creative ideas at Storm King Art Center in Mountainville. Pictured at Storm King are (from left): Zhang Baolin, Cody Rounds (Orange County Arts Council), Tong Xiufen, Wang Dongping, Anthony Davidowitz (Storm King Art Center), Lv Jun, Dawn Ansbro (Orange County Arts Council), Yang Zhigang, Peter Shi and Liu Bin.

Stop by our new location at 1208 Route 300 in Newburgh! Talk to our team of experts about our full line of business services:

☑ ☑ ☑ ☑ ☑ ☑ ☑ ☑

Business Banking Business Loans Tax Services Bank at Work Merchant Services Remote Deposit Payroll Services Insurance Services

Visit our new branch in Newburgh between now and May 11th for a chance to

WIN a *

Membership with the Orange County Chamber of Commerce

Jose Lemus

Branch Manager (845) 567-3171

Maria Arellano

Insurance (845) 255-4262 Ext. 4405

Lori Coombs

Financial Services (845) 440-0391 Ext. 6810

Lisa Echevarria

Commercial Lending (845) 332-5101

Kelly Maroney

Payroll W: (845) 338-6322 Ext. 3232 C: (845) 417- 1843

DID YOU KNOW? We have the ONLY Certified^ Workers’ Comp Advisor Agency in the Hudson Valley.

Winner will be announced at the end of the Orange County Chamber Breakfast on May 12, 2016 (West Hills Country Club, 121 Golf Links Road, Middletown) Already a member? Use it towards your renewal. Value up to $500. * Entries must be made in person at the 1208 Route 300, Newburgh branch of Ulster Savings Bank ONLY through May 11, 2016. No account opening is required and will not increase

(845) 567-3171 • ^Certified by the Institute of WorkComp Professionals


Investment, Tax, Payroll and Insurance products and services available through Ulster Insurance Services, Inc. and Ulster Financial Group, Inc., subsidiaries of Ulster Savings Bank, are NOT FDIC INSURED.

your chances of winning. Employees and immediate family members of Ulster Savings Bank and its subsidiaries are not eligible to win. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older. One entry per person. Winner will be announced on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the end of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce breakfast at West Hills Country Club, 121 Golf Links Road, Middletwon, NY.

T H E O R A N G E C O U N T Y C H A M B E R B U S I N E S S W AT C H | A P R I L / M AY 2 0 16




(formerly New Beginnings Montessori School),


Private school, individualized attention. Focus on children’s individualized needs. Children learn through many different mediums. State-of-the-art security system – safety comes first. Price matching. Flexible schedules (before and after school care). Pre-K /Kindergarten students read and write at an advanced level by the end of the school year. 845-342-0051

A M P R E N TA L S , I N C . , Middletown

Residential and commercial properties in the Middletown area. Apartments and multi- and single-family homes. Family-run organization. 845-341-1922


Now offering a criminology major. Formulated by Mount Associate Criminology Professor Jenifer Lee-Gonyea. 888-YES-MSMC


ORMC’s Ray W. Moody, M.D., Breast Center recently unveiled its new 3D mammography and is the first hospital to offer this technology to Orange and Sullivan counties. ORMC also recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate its enhanced Diagnostic Imaging Rooms. 845-695-5900

U L S T E R S AV I N G S B A N K , Newburgh

Just opened two new locations: 1208 Route 300 in Newburgh and 1387 Route 9 in Wappingers Falls USB’s 300 staff members support 14 full-

service locations in Ulster, Orange and Dutchess counties. 866-440-0391

Y W C A O R A N G E C O U N T Y, Newburgh

YWCA, along with YWCA USA and more than 220 other YWCAs nationwide, launched a brand awareness campaign meant to reintroduce YWCA, share its life-changing work and invite people to join its mission to empower women and eliminate racism. 845-561-8050

A G E R A E N E R GY, B r i a r c l i f f Manor

New York-based energy supplier providing electricity and natural gas energy solutions. Provides affordable, reliable energy products, along with utility cost recovery audits throughout New York State. Contact them for a free, no-obligation custom price quote. 212-245-7282

T H E O R A N G E C O U N T Y C H A M B E R B U S I N E S S W AT C H | A P R I L / M AY 2 0 16

ARNOFF MOVING & S TOR AG E , Poughkeepsie

Arnoff Moving & Storage is partnering with Move For Hunger, a national hunger relief organization, in an effort to deliver more than six million pounds of food to local food banks throughout the US. 800-633-MOVE / INBOOKS, Bloomingburg

Bookkeeping service providing a tax season cleanup for the business owner who realizes it’s tax season and they haven’t touched their books since last tax season. They’ll get your books up to date and reconciled for the year end. 845-250-2550

C O R N E L L C O O P E R AT I V E EXTENSION ORANGE C O U N T Y, M i d d l e t o w n WA L D E N S AV I N G S B A N K , Walden

A new partnership between Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County and Walden Savings Bank has made it possible to expand the reach of CCE’s Financial Literacy for Youth program. The bank has sponsored an educational workshop on “Budgeting Basics and Creating SMART Savings Goals” for youth at the Town of Wallkill Boys & Girl Club for the past 20 years. 845-344-11234 / 845-457-7700

H O R I Z O N FA M I LY M E D I C A L , Goshen

Horizon Family Medical Group recently sponsored a number of luncheon/wellness talks with senior citizens in New Windsor, Newburgh, Chester and Cornwall. The seniors were treated to lunch and received information on the importance of flu and pneumonia shots. 845-294-1454

JEFF BANK , Jef fersonville

Jeffersonville Bancorp recently announced fourth quarter earnings of $1,171,000 and full year earnings of $4,708,000 and declared a quarterly dividend. Jeffersonville Bancorp owns

Jeff Bank, which maintains 12 fullservice branches in Sullivan County. 845-482-4000 /

L A N A S S O C I AT E S , E ngineering , P lanning A rchitecture , L L P, Goshen

Now featuring Land Use Regulations as a new area of business development. This includes wetlands, stream encroachment, flood hazard areas, coastal permitting and similar types of services. 845-615-0350 /

PA R F O R E T H E C O U R S E R E S TA U R A N T & B A R , Port Jervis

Banquet facility and off-site catering. Best view in town. Open to the public. 845-856-2542


Full-service Commercial General Contractor and Construction Manager. Specializing in interior renovations, as well as ground up construction. They serve clients best when they enter the construction process early. Partners with all stakeholders including owner, architect, engineer, subcontractors. “Open book” policy from bidding to construction. 845-346-0010

F I N K E L S T E I N & PA R T N E R S , Newburgh

F&P has formed the Elder Law Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Attorney practice group. Led by attorney Mary Ellen Wright, a Partner in the firm who is also a registered nurse, and former Orange County Coroner Michael S. Feldman. The group consists of nine attorneys. 800-529-2676 MY JUNK MAN, War wick

Easy, fast, affordable junk removal services. From single items to the entire contents of a home or business. Green company. They recycle everything they can from the items they remove. 845-544-4622 /



Orange Regional Medical Center has pledged to help increase colorectal cancer screening rates in Orange County by supporting the 80% initiative led by the American Cancer Society and other organizations. 845-333-2363 /


Private, not-for-profit community organization that, along with the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie and Ice Time Sports Complex in Newburgh, provides cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. Presents the finest local, national and international artistic performances, as well as education and community programs that enhance appreciation for the arts. 845-610-5900

T H E O R A N G E C O U N T Y C H A M B E R B U S I N E S S W AT C H | A P R I L / M AY 2 0 16




NOTABLE PEOPLE Arthur D. Glass, Brenda Krulik, Natalie McKinstrie & Kathy Barton 845-561-0800 Arthur D. Glass has been named new Vice President for Finance and Administration at Mount Saint Mary College. Brenda Krulik is the college’s new Director of Public Relations and Communications. Natalie McKinstrie is the new Director of Annual Giving, taking over for Kathy Barton, who is now serving as Director of Advancement Events.

Awards recognition Ulster Savings Bank’s Charitable Foundation recently made several awards: $10,000 to the Benedictine Health Foundation; $10,000 to the HealthAlliance Foundation; $10,000 to The Baptist Home in Rhinebeck; $5,000 to the Hudson River Maritime Museum; and $2,000 to the Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County. Orange Regional Medical Center’s Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Cancer Center received a donation of $2,800 from the Port Jervis Police Department for cancer awareness and education at the Breast Center. The Middletown Kiwanis Club has established a program to benefit ORMC’s Pediatric Department. Mount Saint Mary College recently launched its Lighting the Way Scholarship Program to benefit the graduates of Nora Cronin Presentation Academy and San Miguel Academy, two middle schools in Newburgh. The

Adria Gross & Dr. Douglas W. Cooper 845-238-2532 “Solved! Curing Your Medical Insurance Problems” explains how to effectively handle problems with medical bills and inappropriate denials of insurance claims. Written by Adria Gross of MedWise Insurance Advocacy and Dr. Douglas Cooper, the book was praised by consumer protection advocate Ralph Nader who says the book will help readers “learn what to watch out for…” Dawn Wilkin 845-294-5124 Dawn Wilkin, Assistant Director of Prevention Services for Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange County, has been appointed to the Department of Mental Health’s Community Services Board by Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus Christopher Seger, Davide DiGenova, John Moulton & Nicole Aruilio 845-567-9000 Christopher Seger has joined the CPA firm of Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell as an Associate Accountant working in the Client

program has already received more than $300,000 in pledges. John S. Burke High School recently honored nine students for regularly demonstrating various “Random Acts of Kindness” throughout the year. Burke Catholic also recently sponsored a “Swab Party” to recruit bone marrow donors for the National Bone Marrow Registry. Burke’s Technology Club recently competed for a state title in the National CyberPatriot Competition. Accreditation for SUNY Orange’s seven academic degree programs in its business curriculum has been reaffirmed for the next 10 years by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. Also, the college will receive $114,750 from the State University of New York’s Investment and Performance Fund to create an Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) that will provide access, academic support and financial aid counseling to low-income and academically underprepared students. The Bhag Mall & Leela Wanti Kumar Foundation, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, was established by Dr. Inder Kumar, who recently made a grant of $5,000 to the Hudson Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Broker/owner Daniel Clarino led the recent celebration of RE/MAX Benchmark Realty Group’s 25th year in business at the firm’s annual Founder’s Day. The event raised money for the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. RE/MAX Benchmark, with locations in New Windsor, Middletown and Central Valley, has helped more than 36,000 families with their real estate needs through 25 years of transactions totaling more than $3.5 billion. RECAP recently received a $500 donation on behalf of the Classic 10K Road Race Weekend. The check was presented at the race’s recognition reception held at the Olde Erie Brewpub & Grille in Middletown. Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell, LLP, CPAs has been named one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York State for 2016. The firm will be honored at a public awards dinner on May 3 at the Albany Marriott.



T H E O R A N G E C O U N T Y C H A M B E R B U S I N E S S W AT C H | A P R I L / M AY 2 0 16

The SUNY Orange Foundation was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Warwick Savings Foundation to initiate an innovative peer mentoring program that will assist students seeking to return to SUNY Orange after having been separated from the college due to academic reasons. The grant will support the college’s “Students Helping Students Succeed” program. The Thayer Hotel at West Point received the 2015 Travelers’ Choice Award from Trip Advisor. Visit www. for details on packages and more. Ferry Godmother Productions has been designated a Minority (MBE) Business Enterprise by New York State. Ferry Godmother is owned by Aquanetta Wright. Financial services firm Edward Jones ranked number 10 on Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work for 2016,” its 17th appearance on this list. The Key Bank Foundation recently awarded a $120,000 grant to the new Abilities First School in LaGrange to establish The Abilities First & KeyBank Foundation – Workforce Readiness Program. The recent 2016 David T. Cocks Memorial Blood Drive, co-hosted by Walden Savings Bank and the Orange Chamber, surpassed its goal, collecting 41 units of blood, which can save up to 123 lives. Former Walden Savings Bank President Dave Cocks passed away in 2011.

NOTABLE PEOPLE Services Department of the Newburgh office. Davide DiGenova has become a Partner, currently working in the Tax Department in the Newburgh office. John Moulton has joined the firm as an Associate Accountant in the Wappingers Falls office. Nicole Aruilio has joined VDDW as an Associate Accountant in the Audit Department of the Newburgh office Orange Regional Medical Group 845-333-2361 www.orangeregional Hannah L. Brooks, MD, has joined the medical staff of Orange Regional Medical Group as Director of Breast Surgery, specializing in the management of breast disease and cancer. Rona Heublum-Colton, MD, has joined the ORMG Primary Care office in Monroe. Four new physicians have joined ORMG’s Hospitalist Program. They are: Dr. Annie Lee, Dr. Mayur Paralkar, Dr. Rita Sharma and Dr. Amrita Sachdeva. Orange Regional Medical Center 845-333-2391 Kimberly Jablonski has been promoted to Nursing Director for 4 North, Margaret Laggner to Nursing Director for same day surgery; and Christine Mackay to Nursing Director for the Rowley Family Birthing Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Andrew G. Finkelstein 800-529-2676 Andrew G. Finkelstein, Managing Partner of the law firm Finkelstein & Partners, LLP, one of New York State’s largest personal injury law firms, has been named to “The Trial Lawyer” magazine’s RoundTable of the 100 Most Influential Trial Lawyers in America. As a member of The RoundTable, Finkelstein is recognized as one of the top 100 civil plaintiff and criminal defense attorneys in the United States.


T H E O R A N G E C O U N T Y C H A M B E R B U S I N E S S W AT C H | A P R I L / M AY 2 0 16


NOTABLE PEOPLE Stephanie Baran & Michael Evans 845-463-3011 Stephanie Baran is Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union’s new Poughkeepsie Branch Manager and Michael Evans has been promoted to Fishkill Branch Manager. Access: Supports for Living 845-692-4454 Following the retirement of James B. DeStefano as President and CEO of Access Supports for Living, Amy Anderson-Winchell is President and CEO; Ron Colavito is Chief Operating Officer; and Elizabeth Peterson-Vita is Chief Clinical and Advancement Officer. Austin F. DuBois 845-291-0011 Orange County attorney Austin F. DuBois has been named Partner at Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP. DuBois has been with BSRB since 2011. Marcy L. Pectle & Jose Lemus 845-505-2332 Marcy Pectle has joined the Dutchess County team of Ulster Savings Bank as a Mortgage Specialist. She has nearly 30 years of mortgage lending experience. Jose Lemus has been promoted to Branch Manager at Ulster Savings’ expanded branch at 1208 Route 300 in Newburgh. Edie Haughney 845-533-0300 Financial Advisor/Franchise Owner Edie Haughney will receive the Five Star Professional Award for 2016 from Ameriprise Financial Services. Haughney was previously honored in 2012 and 2013



WELCOME NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS A erotek (845) 533-5210 Montebello, NY

F C C G allery & Awards (845) 567-6995 New Windsor, NY

L iteracy O range (845) 341-5460 Middletown, NY

A gera E nergy (212) 245-7282 Briarcliff Manor, NY

G ary G reenwald & Partners , P. C . (845) 469-4900 - Chester, NY

M eadowbrook , I nc . (845) 562-5918 - New Windsor, NY

A M P R entals , I nc . (845) 341-1922 Middletown, NY

H udson Valley P ress (845) 562-1313 - Newburgh, NY

C hristopher J acobs W inery at P ennings V ineyards , L . L . C . (845) 728-8066 Pine Bush, NY

in B ooks (845) 250-2550 Bloomingburg, NY

C ornerstone T heatre A rts , I nc . (845) 294-4188 Goshen, NY Cornerstonetheatrearts/?fref=ts C ottage C are ( D B A ) T P S E nterprises (845) 245-4587 Overland Park, KS D ependable B usiness L ending (845) 343-LEND Middletown, NY E mpire I nspections and A ppraisals , L L C (845) 774-8207 Harriman, NY

T H E O R A N G E C O U N T Y C H A M B E R B U S I N E S S W AT C H | A P R I L / M AY 2 0 16

M id - H udson S mall B usiness D evelopment C enter (845) 339-0025 - Kingston, NY MY JUNK MAN (845) 544-4622 - Warwick, NY

N ew B eginnings LE AR N I N G ACAD E MY (845) 342-0051 Middletown, NY N ew H ope C ommunity, I nc . (845) 434-8300 Loch Sheldrake, NY O range R egional M edical C enter F oundation (845) 333-2386 Middletown, NY Partytime R entals , I nc . (845) 226-2447 Poughquag, NY P eak C onstruction (845) 896-5496 Hopewell Junction, NY

S tudio S ix A gency (914) 788-6471 Peekskill, NY

V 8 C omputing , I nc . (914) 443-6149 Cornwall, NY

T he H eart C enter (845) 473-1998 Poughkeepsie, NY

W oodbury C hamber of C ommerce (845) 699-2416 - Central Valley, NY


for life’s little moments ... since 1967

Avi Silber, MD, FAAP Chief Medical Ofcer

The Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center has a new name;


Same great service. Same great care. Same friendly faces. Although our name has changed our mission remains the same. We are the same community health center that believes heatlhcare is a right and not a privilege.

You know us, we are the same …

■ Trusted Medical Home providing quality, comprehensive primary care services with caring, respect and dignity, regardless of your ability to pay ■ Panel of board certied physicians and practitioners specializing in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Gynecology and an array of subspecialties ■ Patient Centered Medical Home Level 3, delivering patient care of the highest standards*

NOTABLE PEOPLE Dana T. Sperry, Danielle Hostetter & Jessica McMahon 845-485-5510 Dana Sperry is the newest Partner at Sedore & Company, CPAs, PC. She has been with the firm since 2006. Sedore accountants Danielle Hostetter and Jessica McMahon have received their Certified Public Accounting licenses. Dr. Agathe C. Pierre-Louis, Peter Heymann & Judith Johnson 845-562-5365 www.safehomesorange Safe Homes of Orange County has elected three new Board members: Dr. Agathe Pierre-Louis, a licensed clinical psychologist; Peter Heymann, youth counselor; and Judith Johnson, a registered nurse. SUNY Orange Foundation 845-341-4728 The SUNY Orange Foundation has installed its 2016 officers: Chair: Terry Saturno; Chair-Elect: Derrik Wynkoop; Secretary/Treasurer: Frank Peverly; and Vice Chair: John Rath. Nick Illobre was appointed to the Executive Committee. Raymond Concepcion 845-615-0350 Raymond Concepcion, who has 11 years of architecture experience, has joined LAN Associates, Engineering, Planning, Architecture as a Job Captain.

*Based on 2014 measures- The only one in Newburgh

■ Joint Commission Accredited practice; focused on patient safety, quality and performance


Newburgh • New Windsor • Highland Falls • Goshen • Binghamton

T H E O R A N G E C O U N T Y C H A M B E R B U S I N E S S W AT C H | A P R I L / M AY 2 0 16



2016 Security Threats Is Your Business Prepared For The Security Threats of 2016? Every year, security analysts put on their thinking caps, study trends and predict what the big security threats for the coming year will be. Understanding these threats and how to mitigate the risks is key to your business’ success. With that in mind, here are the top predictions from Intel with our suggestions for what you can do to prepare: Hardware. Attacks on all types of hardware and firmware will continue, and the market for tools that make them possible will

expand and grow. Virtual machines will be targeted with system firmware rootkits.

talent, tools and infrastructure will enable more criminals to launch more attacks.

Protection: 1. Keep your security software updated. 2. Install any patches/updates for your devices and operating systems.

Protection: 1. Don’t run or download files you can’t guarantee are legitimate. 2. Keep your software up-to-date with the latest patches and remove software that is insecure. 3. Backup. Backup. Backup. If all else fails, you need to have the ability to delete, clean and restore your data. Store a copy of your data on a hard drive that is not connected to your devices or the internet.

Ransomware. The true accelerator of ransomware growth will be the availability of ransomware-as-aservice offerings on the dark Web. By lowering barriers to entry into cybercrime, this ecosystem of

Attacks through employee systems. Organizations will continue to improve their security postures, implement the latest security technologies, work to hire talented and experienced people, create effective policies, and remain vigilant. Thus, attackers are likely to shift their focus to increasingly attack enterprises through their employees by targeting, among other things, employees’ relatively insecure home systems to gain access to business networks. Protection: 1. Education is key to developing secure employee habits, it needs to be ongoing and cover specific topics like accessing business networks from personal devices. 2. Policies need to be in place that specifically outline required security behavior – including password policies, access policies and so on. Integrity attacks. One of the most significant new attack vectors 18

T H E O R A N G E C O U N T Y C H A M B E R B U S I N E S S W AT C H | A P R I L / M AY 2 0 16

By Debbie Bogdanski Debbie Bogdanski is the General Manager of Frontier Communications’ Hudson Valley area. Frontier offers broadband, voice, video, and wireless Internet data access for residential and business customers. Through its Frontier Secure portfolio of digital products – Computer Security, Content Anywhere, Identity Protection, Equipment Protection and Premium Technical Support – the company can help keep all the technology in your digital world supported, connected and protected. For more information, visit or contact Debbie at or 845-344-9801.

will be stealthy, selective compromises to the integrity of systems and data. These attacks involve seizing and modifying transactions or data in favor of the perpetrators such as a malicious party changing the direct deposit settings for a victim’s paychecks and having money deposited into a different account. In 2016, we could witness an integrity attack in the financial sector in which millions of dollars could be stolen by cyber thieves. Protection: For small and medium businesses, this comes back to how securely you store your data, and the data of your employees. Any personal information, financial or banking information must be stored with strong encryption and tight security measures.

IN ORANGE 2016 Snow Ball Well over 400 people enjoyed the 2016 Snow Ball at Anthony’s Pier 9, the biggest attendance at a Chamber Snow Ball in recent memory. Guests included (top right) Melissa McCoy (Abilities First) and Janice Valentino (Hospice of Orange and Sullivan); (top left) Scott Perry (Atlas Security Systems) and Allison and Peter Berman (Ruby Group); and a large contingent from Walden Savings Bank. Special guest Caitlin Caporale, finalist on NBC-TV’s “The Voice,” thrilled the crowd with fabulous renditions of “Hello” and “Happy.”

FROM HEALTHCARE TO HEALTH A transformation is underway in our community. From yesterday’s healthcare to a new way of staying healthy. More effective. More patient-focused. More affordable. And the physicians at Crystal Run are leading the way.

CR HEALTH_HT_OCBusinessWatch_April2016.indd 1

T H E O R A N G E C O U N T Y C H A M B E R B U S I N E S S W AT C H | A P R I L / M AY 2 0 16

3/4/16 1:26 PM



All-Access Business Banking gives your business the red carpet treatment.

Walden Savings Branch Relocating Renovations have begun on the future Village of Montgomery Branch of Walden Savings Bank. Pictured (from left) are: Sam Panaro, Village of Montgomery Branch Manager; John Carola, Vice President of Retail and Marketing; Catherine Terwilliger, Executive Vice President and COO; and Derrik Wynkoop, President and CEO. The branch is relocating from 99 Clinton Street in Montgomery to 21 Union Street and will allow the bank to expand its services to include a drive-up teller window and better parking for customers.

Small business, Big savings. Call today to find out what All-Access Business Banking means to your business! Brian Ratynski Senior Vice President & Senior Lending Officer 845.457.7700 x360 Cell: 845.527.4014 • • • • •

William F. Vacca Vice President 845.457.7700 x367 Cell: 845.661.2524

Local and Fast Decisions Commercial Loan Closings Commercial Line of Credit Closings Access to the Senior Leadership Team Business Checking Account Setup

Greg L. Roe Vice President 845.457.7700 x362 Cell: 845.522.0561

• • • • •

Discounts up to 40%.* Cut costs while still getting the coverage you need. From Business Insurance to Employee Retirement plans, I make it my business to protect yours. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.® CALL ME TODAY.

Remote Deposit Capture Setup Business Savings Account Setup ACH Transactions Setup Merchant Services Setup A Dedicated Account Transition Team

845.457.7700 |


Michael J. Weimer Commercial Lender 845.457.7700 x364 Cell: 845.220.8387

Mike Cordero, Agent 11 West Avenue, Suite 2 Chester, NY 10918 Bus: 845-469-MIKE


*Discounts vary by state State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, State Farm General Insurance Company, Bloomington, IL

T H E O R A N G E C O U N T Y C H A M B E R B U S I N E S S W AT C H | A P R I L / M AY 2 0 16

Happy Anniversary!

Congratulations and thank you to the following Chamber members who celebrated major anniversaries in March: 4 5 Y ears as a M ember • Newburgh Free Library 3 0 Y ears • Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP 2 0 Y ears • Adams Family Floors

HVFCU Moves Fishkill Branch Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union recently moved its Fishkill branch to 6 Schuyler Boulevard. Pictured at the grand opening for the branch are (from left): Frank Castella Jr., President & CEO of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce; HVFCU Executive VP and Chief Operations Officer Tony Rohrmeier; HVFCU Board Assistant Treasurer David Bagley; HVFCU Fishkill Branch Manager Mike Evans; HVFCU Board Chairman Noreen Hennessy (with scissors); HVFCU President & CEO Mary Madden; and HVFCU Board Secretary Bill Spearman.

15 Y ears • Adco Electric • Catskill Hudson Bank • Craig’s Auto & Truck Services, Inc. • Dolson Avenue Medical • Ketcham Fencing, Inc. • McNeilly Wood Products, Inc. • Napp Electric Contractor Co., Inc. • Precision Roofing, Inc. • Riverside Bank • Westchester Putnam Freight Services 10 Y ears • Center for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation • Cornerstone Environmental Group, LLC • Crist Bros. Orchards • Drake Loeb, PLLC, Attorneys at Law

• Hutchings Agency, Inc. • Northstar Energy Systems • O’Connor & O’Connor, LLP, CPAs • Parse3 • Sabo Industrial Corp. • Top Coat Sealcoating and Striping • WK Mechanical, Inc. DBA Whiteford Keagy, Certified Air Duct Cleaning 5 Y ears • Affordable Granite & Cabinetry, Inc. • Bonacic, Krahulik, Cuddeback, McMahon & Brady, LLP • Chester Printing • Ecological Analysis, LLC • Firthcliffe Technologies, Inc. • Frank’s Custom Shoe Fitting, Inc. • Hudson Valley Planning & Preservation • Independent Helicopters, LLC • The Lynx at Riverbend Golf Club, Inc. • Mercedes-Benz of Wappingers Falls • Caron Hadge – New York Life Insurance • Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, PC • S.E.M. Security Systems, Inc. • Sonoda Silver and Style • Unicorr Packaging Group

There’s a Reason Business Borrows Here.

Business Loans & Lines of Credit


Commercial Mortgages


SBA Loans

25768_HVFCU223_ChamberNews_Business_10.34x5.5_4C_BusinessWatch.indd 1


Credit Cards

9/15/15 10:14 AM

T H E O R A N G E C O U N T Y C H A M B E R B U S I N E S S W AT C H | A P R I L / M AY 2 0 16


Have Questions About Growing Your Business? Get Free,Valuable Business Advice  from SCORE.


d e z i l a n perso




FULL elopes env


rp. E Ceeot tr ACEM S t 01 as 124

ce Doe re Pla John mewhe 401 o 2 S 1 123 ton, NY s King

321 , NY ston King


Mi on’t

,D John

r s Ou


orp. ACMEStrC eet 321 East NY 12401 Kingston,

     

   

      

’t Miss Our

Sally, Don

Sally Smith re Place he 123 Somew NY 12401 Kingston,

71 Ten Broeck Avenue Kingston, NY 12401 845-331-7581

Taking Care of your BUSINESS $ EMV Ready Merchant Services

FREE Business Checking




24 Hour Express Loan Approval* *Restrictions apply. See branch for details. Federally Insured by NCUA.

CU @ Work

... with the right accounts, loans and services for your financial success. Ask us today! 22

T H E O R A N G E C O U N T Y C H A M B E R B U S I N E S S W AT C H | A P R I L / M AY 2 0 16

Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit union • 845.336.4444



M ember O rientation 8:00-9:00 a.m., Chamber Business Center, Montgomery


F erry G odmother S ponsor M ixer & S eason K ickoff 5:30 p.m., Desmond Campus, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh


16 19 21

25 26

M embership B reakfast 7:30-9:00 a.m., West Hills Country Club, Middletown Speaker: Jonathan Drapkin, President, Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress Sponsors: Chazen Companies and Jacobowitz & Gubits L eadership O range C lass of 2 0 16 S lam D unk – Pay I t F orward S howcase 10:15 a.m., Kaplan Recreation Center, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh http://leadershiporange. T R I V I A M ixer 5:30-7:30 p.m., Soho Bar & Grill, Middltown “ E mpowered by the P urse ” for L ove H olds L ife C hildren ’ s C ancer F oundation 5:00-9:00 p.m., Harness Racing Museum, Goshen. Presented by Keller Williams Realty or 914-755-0600 M embers on M onday L uncheon 12:00-1:30 p.m., Chamber Business Center, Montgomery Topic: “Young Professionals” Sponsor: Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union SEMINAR: “KEEPING YO U R B U S I N E S S S A F E I N T H E N E W D I G I TA L W O R L D ” 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Chamber Business Center, Montgomery



“A P urple H eart E vening , ” with G en . D avid H . P etraeus Hosted by Purple Heart Hall of Honor and Construction Contractors of the Hudson Valley 5:00 p.m., Anthony’s Pier 9, New Windsor; 845-562-4280 6 th A nnual N ewburgh Volunteer Fair or 845-784-1110


1 4 5 9 11

P ets A live F irst A nnual 5 K R un / Walk F undraiser 9:00 a.m., Fancher Davidge Park, Middletown or 845386-9738 O range C ounty C itizens F oundation 2 2 nd A nnual O ttaway D inner 5:30 p.m., Anthony’s Pier 9, New Windsor or 845-469-9459


M embership B reakfast 7:30-9:00 a.m., West Hills Country Club, Middletown Speaker: Howard Zemsky, President, Empire State Development Sponsor: Ulster Savings Bank


H udson Valley H onor F light M ission # 12 Stewart International Airport


A nnual H uman R esources S eminar : “ C oping with A n E ver - changing W orkplace ” 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., The Fountains at Wallkill Golf Club, Middletown Presenters: Attorneys from Jackson Lewis, PC


H udson Valley Walk to C ure A rthritis 10:00 a.m., Thomas Bull Memorial Park, Montgomery hudsonvalley


M embers on M onday L uncheon 12:00-1:30 p.m., Chamber Business Center, Montgomery Topic: Human Resources” Sponsor: YWCA Orange County

C inco de M ayo M ixer 5:30-7:30 p.m., Hurricane, Newburgh Sponsor: Cablevision Media Sales


G reater H udson Valley Family H ealth C enter G olf O uting 845-563-8000 or

SEMINAR: “HOW TO SECURE FINANCING FOR MY BUSINESS” 8:00-10:00 a.m. Chamber Business Center, Montgomery


O range O pen G olf T ournament 8:00 a.m., The Country Club at Otterkill & Stony Ford Golf Course Co-hosts: OCChamber and Leadership Orange

2 4 th A nnual T ribute to W omen of A chievement of O range C ounty awards din N er West Hills Country Club, Middletown Co-hosts: Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson and YWCA Orange County 845-561-8050, ext. 11


M emorial D ay H oliday Office closed



S mall B usiness R esource C ommittee 8:00 am (Montgomery Room)


G overnment A ffairs C ommittee 8:00 am (Larkin Room)


Young P rofessionals 8:00 am (Larkin Room)

12 22 28

M inority and W omen B usiness C ommittee 8:30 am (Montgomery Room) A mbassadors 7:45 am (Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh) P R / M arketing C ommittee 8:00 am (Montgomery Room)



S mall B usiness R esource C ommittee 8:00 am (Montgomery Room)


G overnment A ffairs C ommittee 8:00 am (Larkin Room)


C onsultants C ommittee 7:45 am (Larkin Room)


M inority and W omen B usiness C ommittee 8:30 am (Montgomery Room)


Young P rofessionals 8:00 am (Larkin Room)


P R / M arketing C ommittee 8:00 am (Montgomery Room)


A mbassadors 7:45 am

T H E O R A N G E C O U N T Y C H A M B E R B U S I N E S S W AT C H | A P R I L / M AY 2 0 16




The Ultimate Driving Machine®

Together we are offering you an


Orange County BMW offers you the following

New Car Benefits:

• Program is equivalent to BMW employee pricing • Free Maintenance • Up to $3,500 in incentives on select models and reduced interest rates • Unbelievable lease & finance payments • Have your BMW delivered directly to your home or office • Complimentary loaner car during scheduled service and maintenance • Complimentary car wash with every service

Contact BMW Corporate Fleet Department at 845.751.9340 101 Maher Lane Harriman, NY 10926 845.751.9340


OC Business Watch  

April/May 2016

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you