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THE ORANGE COUNTY CHAMBER

AUG./SEPT. 2 015

A COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE

HELPING ORANGE BUY & SELL

Buy Orange. Build Orange. Give Orange. Grow Orange.

ORANGE PULSE Musical NonProfit Strikes A Chord with Local, National Organizations

You Never Know What You’ll Find At Expo

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By Ellen Daley

BUSINESS INSIDER

While you might not find the next Statue of Liberty at the Chamber’s 24th Annual Exhibition (aka EXPO ’15), you will find the region’s most exciting new technology (think robots, 3D printing and more), the latest products and services from 150 of the area’s best businesses and organizations, free business advice from experts unsurpassed in their fields, fresh produce from local growers … maybe even a new job! For the 24th year in a row, the Orange County Chamber will present its annual business trade show on Thursday, September 17 at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor, and this year’s EXPO will be like none before. Sponsors, exhibitors and invited guests will be treated to a pre-show networking brunch at 11:00 a.m. and EXPO will open to the public at noon. The Tech Center will be back, but the wow factor will extend Continued on page 8 “Originally designed as a lighthouse that would have stood at the mouth of the Suez Canal in Egypt, the Statue of Liberty took a meandering path to its ultimate destination in New York Harbor. After the Egyptian project collapsed, sculptor Frederic Bartholdi … displayed the torch at Philadelphia’s Centennial Exhibition in 1876: for 50 cents, attendees ascended a ladder to the balcony encircling the copper torch. The money earned through that and souvenir sales allowed him to finish the 225-ton statue.” — From Exhibitor Media Group

NETWORK IT Air Show…EXPO…so much happening! See page 22 for info about all the great events coming up over the next few months.

NY AIR SHOW AUG. 29-30 Stewart International Airport Inside Page 9

MAKING IT IN O.C. You’ll get honest, fair and highquality repair at Johnny Rocco’s Auto Repair in Newburgh. See pages 14 and 15.

And The Winners Are...

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Mega-Mixer at The Waterfront

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Entergy’s Vice President To Discuss Indian Point

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Using Traditional Media to Grow Your Business

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Biggest Air Show in County History

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

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And The Winners Are…. Linda Muller

President & CEO, Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center

Deborah Patterson

Economic Development Director, Orange & Rockland Utilities

OFF ICE RS Tom Sullivan | Chairman of the Board

President/Owner, Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc., Funeral Homes

Ralph Martucci | Chair-Elect

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

Mike Turturro | First Vice Chairman

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

Josh Sommers | Second Vice Chairman

President, Focus Media, Inc.

Greg Schloemer

President, DocuWare (retired)

Jean Sexton

Branch Manager, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union

Antonio Vinciguerra Vice President, TD Bank

Scott Wohl

Executive Officer, Hudson Valley Builders & Remodelers Assoc.

Dr. Kristine M. Young President, SUNY Orange

Charlie Milich | Treasurer/Immediate Past Chairman

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

William Sivillo | At Large

EMERITUS BOARD MEMBERS

President, Captain’s Club Cruises & Tours

Dr. Arthur C. Anthonisen

Sharon B. Warantz | At Large

Thomas C. DeBenedictus

Maj. Kathleen Sileno | Secretary Chief of Staff, 105th Airlift Wing

President, The RAL Supply Group, Inc.

President, Jellybean Promotions

John J. McDermott, III, | To Rest Is To Rust Member

F. Edward Devitt Katharine Fitzgerald

President, 17K Property Group

Thomas F. Gibney

Lynn Allen Cione | President

Patricia Gilchrest

Orange County Chamber of Commerce

Stewart P. Glenn

BOAR D OF D IREC TORS Peter Berman

Robert Heiferman

CEO, The Ruby Group

Donna Johnson-Klonsky

Bob Brisman

Woody Levitan

Owner, West Point Tours

This just in! The recipients of the 2015 Chamber business awards have been announced. We’re delighted that the following individuals and businesses will be honored at the Annual Meeting and Awards Reception on Wednesday, October 21 at the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center: L A R G E B U S I N E S S - Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. M E D I U M B U S I N E S S - Brothers that Just Do Gutters S M A L L B U S I N E S S - Jellybean Promotions S TA R T- U P - Crystal Run Health Plans NOT FOR PROFIT Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange County M E M B E R VO L U N T E E R O F T H E Y E A R Gerson Levitas (Adzimple-Ad Navigator & Real Time Pain Relief) B O A R D VO L U N T E E R O F T H E Y E A R Eric Maldonado (Verizon Wireless Zone) C O M M I T M E N T T O C O M M U N I T Y - Kal Pac Corp. P R E S I D E N T ’ S AWA R D - Derrik Wynkoop (Walden Savings Bank)

A host of surprises is in store for the Awards Reception. Catering by Loughran’s... and that’s just the beginning! As always, a special commemorative journal will honor the award recipients. Contact Andrea at 845-457-9700 or andreab@orangeny.com to place your congratulatory ad and to make reservations for the October 21 event.

Louis Heimbach

Anthony Martine

Renee Bulla

Vice President, Client Services Momentum Advertising and Design

Carole S. McDermott Marsh H. Merrill

Tony Costa

Ralph L. Mills

Chairman, Empire State Bank

Dr. Kunwar Nagpal

Bob DeFelice

Peter Polhamus

General Manager, Fox Radio

Dreena Pross

Frank Giordano, III

Partner, Judelson, Giordano & Siegel, CPA, PC

Milton Ritter

Lisa Gubernick

Robert W. Scherreik

Business Banking Team Leader, M&T Bank

A. Alan Seidman

Edison Guzman

James P. Smith, Jr.

President, A&E Advertising and Web Design

Paul Halayko

President, Newburgh Brewing Company

William F. Vacca Jill M. Varricchio

Ed Harrison

General Manager, Stewart International Airport

Johann Huleatt

Outreach Director, Community Products, LLC

Dr. Michelle Koury

Chief Operating Officer, Crystal Run Healthcare

Eric Maldonado

Partner,Verizon Wireless Zone

Marcel Martino President, Inspire

Melissa McCoy

Chief Advancement Officer, Abilities First, Inc.

Joann Menendez

Vice President of Marketing Walden Savings Bank

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Mega-Mixer August 27 At The Waterfront Not only will the Orange County Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals be hosting their annual end-of-summer mixer on Thursday, August 27 at Billy Joe’s Ribworks on the Newburgh Waterfront, the pilots who will be performing in the New York Air Show the following weekend will be on hand to liven things up. Make a reservation as soon as possible for what promises to be one of the biggest events of the summer in Orange County. As is usually the YPs’ practice, admission is a donation – this time pet supplies for donation to a local pet shelter. Register at www.orangeny.com, call 845-457-9700 or email AndreaB@ OrangeNY.com. The festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m.

CHAMBER STAFF Lynn Allen Cione, President lynnc@orangeny.com Adrianna Andrade, Director of Finance adriannaa@orangeny.com Andrea Baer, Director of Events andreab@orangeny.com Cheryl Cohen Director of Membership Investment cherylc@orangeny.com

Doggie Park Grand Opening Dr. Richard Solomons, Owner of Middlehope Veterinary Hospital & The Pet ‘n Play Luxury Resort in the Town of Newburgh, is congratulated by Chamber Ambassador Nancy Wolff (Independent Legal Shield Associate) on the grand opening of New York State’s only Doggie Waterpark at the Pet Resort. More info is available at: www.middlehopevet.com or 845-562-7861.

Ellen Daley, Vice President, Communications ellend@orangeny.com Gail Edmonds, Membership Investment Representative gaile@orangeny.com Valerie Gross Membership Services Coordinator valerieg@orangeny.com Wendy Melick Director of Information Technology wendym@orangeny.com Arlean Veve Executive Administrative Assistant arleanv@orangeny.com Cullen Lyons Intern

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BUSINESS INSIDER

Seminar to Focus on IT Infrastructure

Entergy’s Vice President To Discuss Indian Point

Crystal Run Healthcare will host another in its series of businessbuilding seminars at the Orange County Chamber of Commerce in Montgomery on Wednesday, September 9 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. A light lunch will be included.

It will be a very interesting Membership Breakfast on Thursday, September 10, when Larry Coyle, Site Vice President at the Indian Point Energy Center, is guest speaker at the Chamber’s monthly meeting. The breakfast, to be sponsored by Crystal Run Health Plans, will begin at 7:30 a.m. at West Hills Country Club, Middletown.

Presenting “IT Infrastructure” will be Miguel Hernandez, Director of IT for Crystal Run Healthcare. He has been directing information technology at Crystal Run Healthcare since 2004.

be made at www.orangeny.com, or by contacting Andrea Baer at 845457-9700 or andreab@orangeny.com. Admission is $25 for Chamber members in advance and $35 for non-members. Payment is required in advance.

Entergy Nuclear appointed Coyle to this position last November. As the top official at the plant, he is responsible for its overall safety, security and reliability. Indian Point, located in Buchanan in Westchester County, is home to two operating nuclear power plants, units 2 and 3, which generate approximately 2,000 megawatts of electricity for homes, businesses and public facilities in New York City and Westchester. Reservations for the breakfast can

Admission to the seminar is free, but reservations should be made by calling the Chamber at 845457-9700 or registering online at www.orangeny.com.

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Musical Non-Profit Strikes A Chord With Local, National Organizations B y E t h a n W ebe r When Debbie Major was booked to play a graduation ceremony with a band she was then performing with, she couldn’t have known it would lead to her being recognized for work in music therapy. The ceremony was for Inspire, the Orange County-based organization that provides early-childhood education among other services, to the special needs community. Major’s own sons, Gage and Jacob, were students at Inspire Kids, and the graduation ceremony became an annual gig, eventually leading to a job offer.

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.

Major had been implementing music therapy in her children’s development, and, at Inspire’s request, began studying it further with the organization’s music instructor. After taking a job there, she began developing her own style of music therapy based on the Kindermusik system of childhood music and movement education. However, as her children grew, Major became aware of a lack of local music, dance and theater opportunities in the special needs community. Both Jacob and Gage had shown musical inclinations while in school, but, after high school, found few ways to pursue their passion. It was out of her children’s need and her own support for their talents that Zylofone was born. Founded in November 2011, Zylofone provides the local special needs community with instruction in music, dance, theater and even yoga. While a great deal of those who attend Zylofone classes are children, the organization offers programs for adults and seniors, as well. Workshops are conducted at Ms. Claire’s Music Cupboard in Montgomery and in a new location at the Town of Monroe Arts and Civic Center. While Zylofone has been operating for a few years, it has recently begun garnering both local and national attention, being featured in articles by the Huffington Post, Happy Hudson Valley and Greystone Programs, Inc. It has also been the subject of two short documentaries, one by SUNY New Paltz film students and another by Vistaprint, a company that produces promotional and marketing materials and has become a sponsor of the nonprofit. Both documentaries came about in unexpected ways. Several SUNY New Paltz students were in need of a documentary topic, and, since one of them had volunteered with the organization on its production of a play called ARF, they decided that Zylofone was a story that should be told. Pierce Davis, Kevin Fagan, Anthony Lorino and Maya Anais Bolden filmed unobtrusively, and, by the time they were done, Major knew what to do when she received a surprise email from Vistaprint. Maureen Major (left) is Chief Operating Officer for Zylophone. She is pictured with her sister, Debbie Major.

Major is a customer of Vistaprint and had been asked to provide the company with information on Zylofone as part of a survey. Shortly after, she received an email saying Zylofone was one of two microbusinesses selected out of 1,000 to be featured in videos by Vistaprint. Like the SUNY New Paltz students, the company inconspicuously gathered footage of classes. In addition to this short documentary released in May, Vistaprint had more surprises for Major: they donated 20 music kits comprised of drums, shakers, tambourines, etc., and contributed t-shirts, mugs, bags and pens all bearing Zylofone’s logo. Not only that, they will cover one year of rent at Ms. Claire’s Music Cupboard. “It’s going to help us out tremendously,” said Major, noting that having a year’s rent covered at the one location will help Zylofone move into its new second location in Monroe. Some benefits of the recent attention paid to Zylofone have been indirect. Major reported an increase in Facebook “likes” over the past months, as well as a greater number of inquiry emails and an overall increase in business. As for the distinction of being one of two microbusinesses nationwide to be selected by Vistaprint, Major said, “We’re so happy to have the notoriety because I want to make people aware of the community that we’re serving.” Zylofone is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. For information on how to donate or get involved, visit www.zylofone.org/Donation.aspx.

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Thanks to 2015 Corporate Partners D iamond Partner Crystal Run Healthcare P latinum Partners Drake, Loeb, PLLC, Attorneys at Law Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center M&T Bank SB Merchant Services Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell, LLP, CPAs Walden Savings Bank G old Partners Access: Supports for Living Advance Testing Company, Inc. Community Products, LLC DocuWare Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union Judelson, Giordano & Siegel, CPA, PC Orange County Trust Company Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc. Orange Regional Medical Center Stewart Airport/The PANYNJ PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE AJ Ross Creative Media Bonura Hospitality Group Hudson Valley Sales Training, LLC Niki Jones Agency, Inc. M edia Partners Fox Radio Group MidHudsonNews.Com Neversink Media Group Radio Woodstock Thunder 102 Town Square Media Watermark Communications WTBQ Radio

Ribbon Cutting Bonnie McDermott (center, with small scissors), owner of The Secret Garden Florist, cuts the ribbon to celebrate the opening of her new location at 2294 State Route 208, Montgomery. Bonnie was joined for the happy occasion by family, friends, customers, local elected officials, Chamber Ambassadors and staff. Contact Bonnie at 845-778-1799 or visit www.waldenflorist.com.

‘Using Traditional Media to Grow Your Business’ Hear from three of the region’s premier marketers on Tuesday, August 18 when the Chamber hosts a luncheon workshop on “Using Traditional Media to Grow Your Business.” The free event will be held at the Chamber Business Center in Montgomery from noon until 1:30 p.m. Presenters will include: Kelley Briggs, Founder, Principal and Executive Creative Director of DesignWorksNY, LLC; Renee Bulla, Vice President of Client Services for Momentum Advertising and Design; and Niki Jones, President of the Niki Jones Agency. Attendees will learn about: types of traditional media and what demographics they are best for; how to select the appropriate traditional media for your marketing mix; how traditional media works in conjunction with digital media; and examples of tracking media to measure ROI and assess results.

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Although the seminar is free, space is limited and reservations should be made at www.orangeny.com, or

by calling 845-457-9700 or emailing AndreaB@OrangeNY.com.

Community Service Award Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange County was recently presented with an Outstanding Community Service Award by Rehabilitation Support Services at the 28th annual RSS Speakers’ Recognition Dinner. Pictured at the award presentation are (from left): RSS Managing Director Susan Miller, Catholic Charities’ Board Chair Susan Murray Tetz, Catholic Charities’ Executive Director Dr. Dean Scher, and Nolly Climes, RSS Program Director.

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You Never Know What You’ll Find At Expo C ONT I NU E D F RO M P AG E 1

beyond the walls of the Center to the entire venue. Job hunters can stop by the Career Center, and classified ad and business card displays will be available for all. One of the most exciting additions to this year’s EXPO will be a Farmers’ Market that all can visit as they leave Pier 9. To liven things up this year, the stage at Pier 9 will be used for brief demonstrations, short performances and who knows what else? The fencers from the Orange County Sports Club are just one of the attractions that are on tap. Look for dancing demos and other presentations from our talented Chamber members. At press time, three major EXPO sponsors were already on board: Mount Saint Mary

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College and DocuWare as Platinum Sponsors, and SCORE as a Gold Sponsor. Sponsorships of all levels are still available. Contact Andrea at the Chamber (845-457-9700) for details on how to sponsor, as well as to reserve a booth. Or visit www.orangeny.com. Booth location is on a first come, first served basis. If you’re not an exhibitor, why attend EXPO? The U.S. Small Business Administration, which administers SCORE, says, “It is possible during the course of one trade show to personally meet most of your important clients and suppliers, making shows a good way to establish and reinforce relationships.” Be sure to bring plenty of business cards.

As always, you can grab a bite in the Food Court, enjoy a drink and networking with friends and colleagues during the After-hours Mixer, which will begin when the EXPO closes at 6:00 p.m. We encourage attendees to pre-register

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for EXPO, and those who do will be eligible for prizes. There’s no admission charge, but visit www. orangeny.com to let us know you’ll be with us on September 17. And plan to stay a while.


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The 2015 New York Air Show is coming to Stewart International Airport and your Chamber has been on the ground floor with Orange County and B. Lilley Productions to bring in the biggest air show ever held at Stewart Airport. Scheduled for August 29 and 30, the Air Show will be headlined by the US Air Force Raptor Demo Team in one of only 20 performances this year. All three branches of the U.S. military will be represented including the Navy’s F-18 Super Hornet and the Navy Seals Leap Frogs, as well as the Marines’ AV-8B Harrier. The Air Show site will also feature more than 50 acres of military and commercial static aircraft displays, interactive simulators, exhibits, a kids’ zone and more. Gates open at 9:00 a.m. Chamber members were first up for referrals when the Air Show released its vendor needs list, and all members have been contacted regarding whatever the Air Show promoters need in terms of hotels, catering, fencing, communications, sanitation and a host of other products and services. Tens of thousands of people are expected to come for the Air Show and that means millions of dollars for the local economy. “This is a major win for Orange County tourism and businesses,” said County Executive Steve Neuhaus. “It also highlights the benefits of Stewart International Airport.” Because the Port Authority of NY and NJ operates the airport, the Air Show is being promoted heavily in the metropolitan NYC area, carrying Orange County’s name – and the Chamber’s – to places it’s never been before. “We are so pleased to be able to bring to Stewart International Airport the kind of air show that showcases the best military aircraft in the world today,” said Bryan Lilley, Air Show Director, at the press conference announcing the Air Show. “The cooperation and partnerships we’ve forged with the forward thinking officials in New York such as County Executive Neuhaus have been outstanding.” In addition to needing local suppliers, the Air Show offers dozens of opportunities for sponsors, spectators and more. Visit the Chamber website (www.OrangeNY.com) and click on the Air Show icon for all the details.

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Grand Opening An exciting new dining venue just opened at 88-15 Dunning Road in Middletown and the Chamber was there to help celebrate the grand opening of Bullchicks “family friendly dining.� Joining owners Rakesh Patel and Reeta Upadhyay for the ribbon cutting were Town of Wallkill Supervisor Dan DePew (center), Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus and Chamber President Lynn Cione.

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What is a Surprise Bill? The following is excerpted from an article by Adria Gross in the April 28, 2015 edition of Westfair Online: A new consumer protection law went into effect April 1 in New York, the Emergency Medical Services and Surprise Bills law, which protects patients from unexpected expenses related to out-of-network and emergency medical services. The legislation creates more transparency by requiring more disclosure of how much patients can expect to pay for medical care and about providers’ and facilities’ health plan participation. According to the state Department of Financial Services, surprise bills occur when services are performed by a nonparticipating (out-of-network) doctor at a participating hospital or ambulatory surgical center in the patient’s HMO or insurer’s network, or when a participating doctor refers an insured to a nonparticipating provider. The new law also protects all consumers from bills for emergency services. Full details about surprise bills, how to avoid them and how to dispute them are available at www.dfs.ny.gov. Adria Gross is CEO of MedWise Billing, Inc., a medical-billing advocacy company based in Monroe that assists health insurance customers in disputes with their insurers. Info: www.MedWiseBilling.com.

Unemployment Figures Promising In June 2015, New York State’s unemployment rate reached its lowest level since July 2008. According to figures released by the NYS Department of Labor, the state’s number of private sector jobs was at an all-time high of 7,804,200, reflecting a decrease from 5.7% in May to 5.5% in June. According to James Brown, DOL Labor Market Analyst, the June 2015 unemployment rate for the Hudson Valley Region was 4.7%. That was unchanged from May 2015, but down from 5.2 percent in June 2014. In June 2015, there were 53,100 unemployed in the region, up from 52,000 in May 2015, but down from 58,800 in June 2014. Revised estimates for prior months are available at: http://labor.ny.gov/ stats/LSLAUS.shtm. 12

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J O H N J . L E A S E R E A LT O R S , Newburgh John J. Lease Realtors, Commercial Division, has leased a 29-door trucking terminal in the Town of Newburgh. The new operation will create 24 driver jobs and 10-15 site jobs. 845-565-2800 / www.johnjleaserealtors.com JOH N NY ROCCO’S AUTO R E PA I R , N e w b u r g h Serving auto repair, new tire and new wheel needs of customers in Newburgh, Marlboro, Beacon and surrounding areas. Specializing in Hondas and Acuras. Family-owned and operated. Honest and fair. 845-561-0260 / johnnyroccos845@gmail.com www.johnnyroccosautorepair.com ORANGE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, Middletown ORMC has begun construction on a new 153,000 square foot, five-story medical office building and a 26,000 square foot, single-story cancer center at the hospital’s main campus. Completion of the $99 million project is expected in the fall of 2016. 845-333-1000 / sbatulis@ormc.org www.ormc.org

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Grand Opening Pictured at the recent grand opening of Independent Living’s Middletown location at 441 East Main Street, are from left: Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus; Independent Living’s Director of Development Anne Miller; IL Executive Director Doug Hovey; Orange County District Attorney Dave Hoovler; and Ryan Zygmunt, Director of Community Relations for Assemblyman Karl Brabanec. Hovey will be the guest speaker at the Chamber’s August 13 Membership Breakfast, starting at 7:30 a.m. at West Hills Country Club in Middletown. The breakfast will be co-sponsored by West Point Tours and St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE Teisha Salinovich 844-583-3053 www.pelmovineyard.com Teisha Salinovich has been namedVenue Manager of PelmoVineyards. She has years of experience in event production, planning and the rental business. The Chazen Companies 845-454-3980 www.chazencompanies.com The Chazen Companies, a leading provider of civil engineering, land surveying, planning, environmental and safety consulting, and landscape architecture services, has added five new Principals and Associates. The new Principal is Stuart Mesinger, AICP. The new Associates are Barbara Beall, PWS, Edward Larkin, P.E., Arlette St. Romain, and Bruce Wells, L.S. Thomas Strahle & Martin Colavito 845-294-5124 www.catholiccharitiesoc.org. The Catholic Charities Federation will present Catholic Charities’ board member Thomas Strahle with the John J. Phelan Jr. Meritorious Trustee Award and employee Martin Colavito with the Meritorious Service Award in recognition of their commitment to Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange County. Dr. Stephen Brune 845-342-0000 www.painreliefteam.com Dolson Avenue Medical Chiropractor Dr. Stephen Brune was in Haiti recently to provide chiropractic services for people in the region. He was joined by fellow Hand of Hope volunteers with various medical, dental and nursing skills. Dr. Brune treated 159 people. It was his eighth trip in the last seven years. Dr. John R. Peralo 845-692-3111 www.horizonfamilymedical.com Horizon Family Medical Group’s Dr. John R. Peralo has been elevated to Fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has been with Horizon for the past nine years. Mark Kalish 845-291-7000 www.ameripriseadvisors.com Mark Kalish, a Private Wealth Advisor with Ameriprise Financial, has qualified for the company’s 2014 Circle of Success annual recognition program and will be honored for this achievement in 2015. John Reilly 845-569-3222 | www.msmc.edu John T. Reilly, longtime professor of history at Mount Saint Mary College, was recently presented with the college’s 2015 Faculty Award. He has been a Mount faculty member since 1975.

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Awards recognition Orange Regional Medical Center has been recognized for its dedication to patient safety by the Leapfrog Group and was awarded an ‘A’ grade in the spring 2015 Hospital Safety Scores. Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score (www. hospitalsafetyscore.org). Orange Regional joins the top 31% of the 2,500 hospitals in the US that received an ‘A’ grade. ORMC’s Emergency Department was recently honored by the Goshen Volunteer Ambulance Corps for the hospital’s continuous support. ORMC employees raised more than $14,000 for the recent Tri-County American Heart Association Heart Walk. An anonymous donor has given $1 million to two member hospitals of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, including $500,000 to Orange Regional Medical Center for an expansion project which includes building a new Medical Office Building and a Cancer Center. Orange County Trust Company has pledged $50,000 toward the building of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County’s new Education Center and 4-H Park, to be located on Finchville Turnpike in the Town of Mount Hope. The Make a Difference Fund was established by the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan to provide grants to local organizations that provide services and programs to children of low-income, disadvantaged or distressed families. The 2015 Make a Difference Fund grant applications are now available at www.cfosny.org. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Walden Savings Bank’s service to the Montgomery community, the bank awarded $500 contributions to five non-profit organizations in the Montgomery area. In honor of the 25th anniversary of the bank’s Walden branch, donations were made to several organizations in the Walden area. Middletown Medical, a Hudson Valley premier provider of healthcare services, has earned prestigious certification for its Diabetes program, known as the Middletown Medical Diabetes Treatment and Education Center, from the American Association of Diabetes Educators, a National Accredited Organization (NAO), certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). RE/MAX Benchmark Realty Group agents in Orange County raised more than $3,200 in 2014 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®, earning multiple agents the Miracle Agent recognition and Miracle Office for 2014. Most of the funds were raised by agents making donations after each property sale through the RE/MAX Miracle Home and Miracle Property programs. Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange County has been awarded a five-year grant totaling $627,297 as part of the New York State Strategic Prevention Framework Partnership for Success Grant program. The funding will be used to help prevent heroin use, prescription drug abuse, and opioid overdose among adolescents and young adults, while also increasing awareness about the dangers of these drugs. Also, Rehabilitation Support Services, Inc. - Orange/Sullivan Division recently presented Catholic Charities with their 2015 award for outstanding community service. For the sixth consecutive year, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union has been named one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York for 2015. The designation was awarded to HVFCU by the New York State Society for Human Resource Management and the Best Companies Group. Horizon Family Medical Group recently donated $2,500 plus medical supplies to Medical Brigades at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Middletown. The Medical Brigades chapter at Touro includes a group of first-year medical students who, upon completion of their inaugural year of studies, will travel to Honduras on a medical mission. BBG&G Advertising recently won two prestigious awards recognizing advertising excellence for the campaign they developed for The Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center: Silver Award: 32nd Annual Healthcare Advertising Award, and Bronze Award: 2015 Aster Awards, recognizing the most talented healthcare marketing professionals for excellence in advertising.

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The St. Luke’s Cornwall Health System Foundation recently accepted a donation of $15,000 from KeyBank to help support SLCH’s Workforce Development Program, an effort that will provide enhanced educational offerings and programs to the hospital’s medical staff and leadership teams. The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area and the Hudson River Valley Greenway recently awarded a grant to the Orange County Land Trust to help develop a web-based conservation and educational mapping platform. The Land Trust also received a grant from the Nature Conservancy to evaluate floodplains around the Neversink River and Basher Kill and determine possible opportunities for conservation and restoration. Edward Jones has moved up on the FORTUNE 500 list of financial services firm, making this the third consecutive year that the firm has been on the prestigious list. Edward Jones has also been recognized as one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in the country by Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine. Mount Saint Mary College’s recent 37th Annual Invitational Golf and 4th Annual Invitational Tennis Tournament raised more than $125,000 for the college. The Heritage Edition, a two volume fine art reproduction of the original Saint John’s Bible, will remain at Mount Saint Mary College throughout the 2015-16 academic year. The loan is sponsored by the Mount’s Catholic and Dominican Institute, Kaplan Family Library and Learning Center, and the college’s Division of Arts and Letters. Ulster Savings Bank’s Charitable Foundation recently gave a $5,980 grant to the People’s Place in support of their website re-design initiative. The Foundation also gave $5,000 to Rebuilding Together Dutchess County in support of a new home repair project in Dutchess County. In order to support and enhance SUNY Orange’s academic curriculum, the SUNY Orange Foundation has provided three medium format three-dimensional (3D) printers for the Middletown campus for use by students and faculty in such STEM-related programs as architecture, engineering and biology. Also, the SUNY Orange Foundation’s annual golf outing raised $36,705 for the college’s scholarship fund.

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Dr. William Richards, Meg Atwood & Christine Work 845-341-4700 www.sunyorange.edu Dr. William Richards, President of SUNY Orange for 12 years, has been named President Emeritus. Dr. Richards retired in early June and was succeeded by Dr. KristineYoung. SUNY Orange faculty

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NOTABLE PEOPLE member Meg Atwood has received the 2015 State University of NewYork’s Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence while Christine Work, Director of Institutional Planning, Assessment and Research at the college, has been presented with the Chancellor’s Award for Professional Service. Herb White 845-463-3011 | www.hvfcu.org Herb White has joined Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union as Vice President of Lending. He has more than 18 years of experience in professional lending, more than 10 as a Vice President. Dr. Vijay Shanker Pampana & Dr. John Carey 845-342-4774 www.MiddletownMedical.com Middletown Medical, one of the Hudson Valley’s premier providers of healthcare services, announces the addition of Dr.Vijay Shanker Pampana as Adult & Pediatric Neurologist and Dr. John Carey, who has been an Orange County healthcare provider for more than 30 years. Nick Illobre & Eric Maldonado 845-294-7300 | www.inspirecp.org Nicholas Illobre has been appointed to Inspire’s Board of Directors. Eric Maldonado has been named to Inspire’s Foundation Board. Illobre is a former member of the Chamber Board and Maldonado is a current Board member. Regina McGrade 845-220-3152 | www.ghvfhc.org Regina McGrade has been promoted to Vice President of Marketing and Development for the Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center. McGrade has been with GHVFHC since 2006. Diane Elias 845-452-7323 | www.tegfcu.coM TEG Federal Credit Union has hired Diane M. Elias as Relationship Manager and Commercial Lender for the Credit Union’s commercial lending department. She is based at 1 Commerce Street, Poughkeepsie. Steve Gross 845-291-3255 www.orangecountygov.com Orange County Commissioner of Human Resources Steven M. Gross has been elected 2nd Vice President of the New York State Association of Personnel and Civil Service Officers. Linda Lewis-Burger 845-563-3490 http://mealsonwheelsonline. vpweb.com Linda Lewis-Burger, the great-niece of Meals on Wheels founder and Executive Director Emeritus Frederica Warner, has been elected to the Meals on Wheels Board of Directors. Meals on Wheels is a registered 501(c)(3) charity and delivers

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NOTABLE PEOPLE freshly-prepared meals on weekdays to residents of Newburgh and New Windsor who are unable to cook for themselves. Dr. Kenneth Steir www.tour.edu/med Dr. Kenneth J Steier, Dean of the Touro College of Osteopathic MedicineMiddletown Campus, has joined the Board of Directors of the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation.

Plan Now For Upcoming Chamber Breakfasts Because it’s generally SRO at the Chamber’s monthly breakfast meetings, advance reservations are very important. Plan now for upcoming breakfasts, held at West Hills Country Club in Middletown: August 13 (speaker: Doug Hovey, Executive Director of Independent Living; co-sponsors: West Point Tours and St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital); September 10 (speaker: Larry Coyle, Site Vice President, Indian Point Energy Center; sponsor: Crystal Run Health Plans; October 8: Lucy Joyce, Executive Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County; sponsor: Walden Savings Bank). Register at www.orangeny.com, call 845-457-9700 or email AndreaB@OrangeNY.com.

Nancy Morgan 800-Lawampm (1-800-529-2676) www.lawampm.com Nancy Y. Morgan,Veterans Services Group Director at Finkelstein & Partners LLP, one of New York State’s largest personal injury law firms, was recently invited by Orange County Judge Robert Onofry to facilitate a discussion forum between the Judge and the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps, the legal department at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Elisha Brestovansky & Donna Crowley 845-567-9000 | www.vddw.com Elisha Brestovansky has been promoted to In-Charge Accountant for Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell, working in the Tax Department in VDDW’s Newburgh office. Donna Crowley has been promoted to Audit Manager in the Audit Department at VDDW’s Newburgh office. Jonathan Hunziker 845-469-1200 | www.accessptw.com Jonathan Hunziker, a doctor of physical therapy with Access Physical Therapy & Wellness in Chester, has been certified as a practitioner of the Mulligan Concept of physical therapy. More information at www.bmulligan.com. Jim Weddle 845-566-7379 | www.edwardjones.com Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddle has been awarded Glassdoor’s Highest Rated CEO recognition for 2015. Glassdoor, a careers website, released its annual report highlighting the highestrated CEOs throughout North America and parts of Europe, according to Joseph E. Profaci, Sr. in Newburgh.

Rowley Cup The championship trophy for the 17th annual Orange Open Golf Tournament was renamed the Rowley Cup this year to recognize Rich Rowley, the founder of the Orange Open and well-known local businessman and philanthropist. In an amazing twist of fate, Rich Rowley and the other three members of his Libertyville Capital Group foursome won first place and took home the Rowley Cup at the Orange Open golf outing held at the Powelton Club in Newburgh. Rich Rowley, center, Lauren Rowley-Bonitz and Jason Pucci celebrate their win. The Orange Open was co-hosted by the Orange County Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region. Fourth Libertyville teammate Tom McGimpsey is not pictured.

William Frank 845-291-0011 | www.mid-hudsonlaw.com Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP attorney William A. Frank was recently named partner at the Goshen-based law firm. He joined the firm a year and a half ago and was responsible for significant growth in the Municipal Law Department. Ian J. Green 845-778-2171 www.hometownbankhv.com Hometown Bank of the Hudson Valley recently added Ian J. Green to its Board of Directors. Green has more than 25 years of investment and business experience. Austin DuBois 845-291-0011 www.mid-hudsonlaw.com Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP attorney Austin DuBois hosts a weekly radio show on WTBQ (93.5 FM/1110 AM).The 30-minute broadcast, entitled“It’s The Law,”airs at 10 a.m.

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UPCOMING EVENTS & MEETINGS 10

AUGUST EVENTS

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C rystal R un H ealthcare G rand O pening / R ibbon C utting

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B on S ecours C ommunity H ospital annual G olf C lassic

J oint M i x er & B aseball G ame

5:30-7:30 p.m. Renegades Stadium, Fishkill Co-host: Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce

L atino M i x er

5:30-7:30 p.m. Location: Safe Harbors of the Hudson Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh Caterer: Baja 328 Sponsor: M&T Bank

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West Hills Country Club, Middletown 845-561-5362, ext. 366

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 1200 Route 300, Newburgh www.crystalrunhealthcare.com

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H ospice of O range & S ullivan 9 th A nnual G olf C lassic

11:00 a.m., High Point Golf Club, Montague, NJ 914-850-0625

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Speaker: Miguel Hernandez, Director of IT, Crystal Run Healthcare 12:00-1:30 p.m., Larkin Room, Chamber Business Center, Montgomery; light lunch

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Lake Joseph, Forestburgh 845-561-6111

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G eneral M embership B reakfast

Speaker: Doug Hovey, Exec. Dir., Independent Living 7:30-9:00 a.m., West Hills Country Club, Middletown Co-Sponsors: West Point Tours and St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital

9 th A nnual F orestburgh 5 K R un / Walk to benefit H ospice of O range & S ullivan

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W orkshop : “ U S I N G TRADITIONAL MEDIA T O G R O W YO U R BUSINESS” 12:00-1:30 p.m., Chamber Business Center, Montgomery

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O C Young P rofessionals and N Y A ir S how M i x er

5:30-7:30 p.m., Billy Joe’s Ribworks, Newburgh Sponsors: Cablevision Media Sales, Jacobowitz & Gubits and ServPro Admission: Pet supplies for donation to animal shelter

O range C ounty L and T rust S ummer R eception

6:30-9:30 p.m., Warwick Valley Winery 845-469-0951

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N ew York A ir S how

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M embers on M onday L uncheon

Stewart International Airport, New Windsor www.AirShowNY.com

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G en . M ontgomery D ay

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A ccess : S upports for L iving Pancake B reakfast

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12:00-1:00 p.m. www.orangeny.com

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12:00-6:00 p.m., Anthony’s Pier 9, New Windsor Invitation-only brunch: 11:00 a.m.; member mixer: 6:00 p.m.

S i x th A nnual D ispute R esolution C enter D erby 6:30 p.m., Goshen 845-294-8082, ext. 34

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R adio W oodstock hosts 3 5 th annual S peed of S ound F estival Dutchess County Airport, Wappingers Falls www.speedofsoundfest.com/

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Topic: Small Business 12:00-1:30 p.m., Chamber Business Center, Montgomery Sponsors: Mid-Hudson SBDC

W ebinar W ednesday; “ H ow to D eal with C ommon E mployee C hallenges ”

Montgomery, NY www.villageofmontgomery.org

7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Middletown Elks Lodge 845-692-4454, ext. 7086

C onstruction C ontractors A ssociation A nnual G olf O uting

11:00 a.m., Trump National Golf Club, Hopewell Junction 845-562-4280

M embers on M onday L uncheon

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

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M embership B reakfast; S peaker : L arry C oyle , V P, I ndian P oint E nergy C enter

7:30-9:00 a.m., West Hills Country Club, Middletown Sponsor: Crystal Run Health Plans

B agel F estival

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monticello www.thebagelfestival.org

C rystal R un H ealthcare S mall B usiness S eminar S eries : “ I T I nfrastructure ”

Topic: Manufacturing 12:00-1:30 p.m., Chamber Business Center, Montgomery Sponsor: Community Products

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5:00-6:30 p.m., Chamber Business Center, Montgomery


AUGUST COMMITTEE MEETINGS

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

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

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C onsultants 7:45 am (Larkin Room)

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M inority/ W omen in 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 (Larkin Room)

Pelmo Vineyard Event Chamber Ambassadors Krissy Many (left) and Cindi Vasta (right) joined Craig and Kathleen McCoy to celebrate their fabulous new Pelmo Vineyard event venue in Wallkill recently. Chamber members, staff and many of the McCoy’s customers, relatives and friends joined in a wonderful wine tasting at the vineyard. Contact Craig at 844-583-3053 or info@pelmovineyard. com for more information or to schedule your event.

SEPT. COMMITTEE MEETINGS

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

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

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C onsultants 7:45 am (Larkin Room) M inority/ W omen in B usiness C ommittee 8:30 am (Montgomery Room)

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Young P rofessionals 8:00 am (Larkin Room)

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P R / M arketing 8:00 am (Montgomery Room) A mbassadors 7:45 am (Microtel Inn, Middletown)

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AUG./SEPT. 2015

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