THE ORANGE COUNTY CHAMBER
FEB/M AR 2016
A COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE
PREPARING ORANGE WORKERS
Buy Orange. Build Orange. Give Orange. Hire Orange.
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Job Readiness Workshop Helps County Youths Say ‘Hello’ To First Jobs
By ETHAN WEBER
Baggy jeans and sweatshirts. Kristina Bonita was tired of seeing them at job interviews. So, a year and a half ago, she and the Orange County Chamber Young Professionals developed Hello To Hired, a workshop program that prepares Orange County young people to ace interviews and join the workforce. Since then, numerous county youth programs have utilized this resource.
The Orange Chamber Young Professionals Hello to Hired program has helped scores of students.
Bonita, a fulltime employee of Liberty Environmental Management, describes the “interactive interview workshop” as “one of the tools and resources” youth groups can utilize to train job seekers. Such groups include Orange-Ulster BOCES’ Youth Force Program, the Orange County Youth Bureau, OC Employment and Training, and the SUNY Orange Youth Empowerment Program. Such support from the county is well placed, as the goal of Hello To Hired is to keep a new generation of workers within Orange County. Continued on page 4
NETWORK IT Learning, networking, socializing and more are all on the calendar during February and March. Check it all out on page 23 and join us for some great events.
MAKING IT IN O.C. Great food, fabulous service and Chamber member discounts await you at O Sake Asian Restaurant and Sake Bar in Middletown. Read all about this and a host of other great local businesses on pages 14 and 15.
Is Your House Talking To You?
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BUSINESS INSIDER Is Your House Talking to You? CHAMBER STAFF
With spring almost in sight, it’s time to start thinking about home and building maintenance and repair. You know that old saying, if walls could talk…?
Roof Damage. Much like a gutter system is your home’s first line of defense against water, your roof is your home’s first line of defense against outside elements.
Of course, this statement is generally used in a different context, but what if your walls were actually trying to tell you something. Are you listening?
If your roof is missing shingles or has soft/rotting spots, there is potential for water damage to occur within your home, as well as for other outside debris and particles to enter your home, or collapse your roof, especially during storms.
H ere are some signs to be aware of :
Water puddles near the foundation. Your gutter system is designed specifically to direct water away from your home, and more specifically away from your foundation. If puddles are forming around the foundation of your home consistently when it rains, this may be a sign that your gutters were not installed properly, the wrong system was installed, or your gutters are clogged. Depending on the amount of rainfall and the pitch of your roof, 6” oversized gutters may be necessary for you, as they hold more water. If your gutters are leaking from the seams, endcaps, fascia or other areas they shouldn’t be, chances are the install was done improperly. Water build-up near your foundation can mean bigger problems in the future like water in your basement, cracked foundation, rotted wood, mold and warping.
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If you suspect there may be an issue with your walls and the paint continues to peel, you may want to think about having a professional come in to inspect the area and see if this is, in fact, a sign of a bigger issue.
switches warm, buzzing or charred outlets, and burning smells could be a sign of faulty or old wires in need of replacement. These wires can potentially cause electrical-related house fires.
Damp smells. A musty, damp smell could mean potential for mold. The removal of mold can be a long, pricey process and ingesting mold from the air can be damaging to your health. Having an area looked at right away when this smell is detected can help stop the dampness and growth of mold before it begins.
Sometimes, what may seem minor could be a foreshadowing of bigger issues. Make sure to pay attention to the warning signs and when in doubt have a professional inspect these areas to be certain they are, in fact, minor problems.
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Orange Chamber Young Professionals Kristina Bonita (right) and Kristin MacCarthy-Tamburo talk with students during a recent Hello To Hired workshop hosted by the Orange County Youth Bureau at SUNY Orange.
Job Readiness Workshop Helps County Youths Say ‘Hello’ To First Jobs
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“The only way you’re going to retain a student or youth is to get them involved,” Bonita said. The youths and students she refers to range from 8th graders to high school equivalency students in their twenties, and Hello To Hired takes an
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One Hello To Hired student recently began working at Highland Rehabilitation and Nursing Center after completing the workshop. Another used the interview skills learned to find a government internship in Newburgh and get accepted to a college.
Johnson, who is Marketing and HR Manager for ServPro, has in-depth knowledge of the interview process, being responsible for hiring at her company. She brings that experience to students who would, otherwise, learn to conduct themselves on interviews through trial and error. The training is not generic but rather targeted to industries of interest to the participants. For instance, while attendees are reminded to avoid the aforementioned baggy jeans, they are also taught that not all interviews call for a suit and tie.
“If I had [access to] this program when I was younger, I would have been more knowledgeable and confident about interviews,” said Bonita. Last year, Hello To Hired’s success led the Young Professionals to receive the Asset Builder – Outstanding Business/ Community Partner Award from the Orange County Youth Bureau. The award included certificates of merit from Senator John J. Bonacic, Assemblyman Karl A. Brabenec, Assemblywoman Aileen M. Gunther, Senator William J. Larkin, Jr., Assemblyman Frank K. Skartados and Assemblyman James Skoufis.
Proof that Hello To Hired works can be seen in its success stories and in praise from the organizations with which it partners. “My students were engaged the entire time,” said Krista Haley, who works for the SUNY Orange Youth Empowerment Program. “They got a lot out of it.”
Hello To Hired fits the Young Professionals’ mission to provide younger workers with resources to learn about business from older workers. Through these workshops, those looking to begin a career learn from those who recently searched for, and found, just that.
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Thanks to 2016 Corporate Partners
Orange P ul s e New Abilities First School Opens Its Doors
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Founded in 1962, Abilities First is a not-for-profit organization serving the needs of the community, as well as those with developmental disabilities, from preschool through adulthood. The new Abilities First School opened its doors in December at 24 Firemens Way in Poughkeepsie. The school has 83 students and nine classrooms equipped with instructional technology, adaptive physical education space, a fully outfitted sensory gym and clinical space for therapies. Abilities First’s mission is to provide people with disabilities and their families support to attain independence, self-determination, integration and acceptance by others through education, exploration and experience. The organization provides services to over 1,200 developmentally disabled individuals including students from 22 school districts throughout in Dutchess, Orange, Green, Putnam and Ulster counties. Total Abilities First School enrollment is 102, including students at Red Hook Elementary, Middle, and High School.
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Through generous contributions from the community, the Abilities First Future Steps Education Campaign raised over $225,000 to support the supplies and equipment needed for the new school. These supporters were recognized on a donor wall as follows: Sensory Gym - M&T Bank Community Room & Gym – Rose & Kiernan, Inc. Café & Training Kitchen – Kearney Realty & Development Group Nurse’s Office – 2015 – 2016 Abilities First Board of Directors Lobby – The Students and Staff of the Abilities First School Classroom #1 – David & Lynn Melby Classroom #4 – Monticello Motor Club The new Abilities First School features a Sensory Motor Gym allowing improved therapeutic interventions for students, classrooms with SMART boards for teachers to provide interactive lessons and access to internet resources, and a daily living skills training area complete with a full kitchen, washer-dryer and other resources for functional living skills training. “I am proud and honored to be the Principal in this newly-designed building, offering a state of the art education for our students,” said Libby Faison, Abilities First School Principal. “I am extremely grateful to our team who has created this environment so our students can reach their greatest potential.” Abilities First will continue its fundraising efforts in order to install a fully accessible and adaptive playground on school grounds where kids of all abilities can play together. Contributions or the purchase of playground equipment are welcome from the community through its Abilities First Playground Campaign at www.AbilitiesFirstNY.org. For further information on how you can support the campaign, please contact Melissa McCoy at 845.485.9803, ext. 223. Abilities First Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Jeffery Fox, said, “From our Preschool in Wappingers Falls, to our Universal Prekindergarten program that launched in 2014, which enabled children of all abilities to learn together, and now a cutting edge school for students age 5 through 21, Abilities First continues to strive to create equal educational opportunities for children with developmental and intellectual disabilities that they deserve.”
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Help Kids Find Careers The 18th annual Y2Kids Careers from A to Z program will be held on Wednesday, April 20 at the U.S. Army 2nd Aviation Detachment hangar at Stewart International Airport from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. This is a day of hands-on, interactive career exploration activities for middle school kids, their parents and teachers. Over the years, the program’s career specialists have reached more than 30,000 children. If you are interested in participating in Y2Kids, contact Trish Huggins or Ellen Vanderbeck at firstname.lastname@example.org, 845-291-0300, ext. 10318, ellen. email@example.com or 845-291-0300, ext. 10102. The Orange-Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Education Division coordinates the Y2Kids program on behalf of all the schools and students in the area.
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Consultants Share The Wealth Education is the name of the game for Orange Chamber Consultants. This committee meets the first Friday of each month and every meeting includes an informational/educational presentation from a member consultant. On February 4, the group will learn “How to Identify Your Most Profitable Target Market – Creating A Client Avatar” from Edison Guzman, President of A & E Advertising and Web Design. Meetings are held from 8:00-9:00 a.m. at the Chamber building in Montgomery. All consultants are invited to attend at no cost.
Simon Chophouse Grand Opening New restaurant owners Michele and Ted Szymanski celebrate the grand opening of Simon Chophouse at 3316 Route 207 in Goshen. They are joined by Chamber President Lynn Allen Cione, Assemblyman James Skoufis, Chamber Board, Ambassadors, restaurant staff and friends. Make a reservation at 845-615-9141.
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First Command Financial Planning Grand Opening District Advisor Patrick McGorman cuts the ribbon for the grand opening of First Command Financial Planning’s newly expanded office at 55 Quaker Avenue in Cornwall. First Command EVP and National Director of Advisor Operations Mark Steffe (center) was in town for the festivities. John Mott (center left) joined First Command as a Financial Advisor in 2003 and the business became a Chamber member 10 years ago. He is joined by fellow Chamber Ambassadors, Chamber staff, First Command advisors and staff, and local dignitaries. More info is available at 845-534-9568 and www.firstcommand.com.
Kenneth J. Pokalsky, Vice President of Government Affairs for The Business Council of New York State, will be the guest speaker for the Thursday, February 11 Membership Breakfast, and Col. Timothy LaBarge, Commander of the 105th Airlift Wing of the New York Air National Guard, will be speaking at the breakfast on Thursday, March 10.
Both breakfasts Col. timothy will begin at 7:30 labarge a.m. at West Hills Country Club in Middletown. The February breakfast is sponsored by Orange ARC and the March breakfast co-sponsors are Walden Savings Bank and Frontier Communications. Pokalsky is responsible for management of The Business Council’s government affairs staff and the council’s overall legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts. He has been with The Business Council since 1982. Col. LaBarge has been Commander of the 105th since April of 2012. He received his Air Force commission in 1983 and joined the NY Air National Guard in 1992. His topic for the March 10 breakfast will be “In Extremis Leadership.” Reservations for the breakfasts can be made at www.orangeny.com or by calling 845457-9700. Admission is $25 in advance for Chamber members and $35 for non-members.
Full House For NYS Legislative Breakfast A full house was on hand at West Hills Country Club for the Chamber’s annual NYS Legislative Briefing breakfast. Topics discussed included the tax cap, minimum wage, ethics reform and accountability in Albany. From left are: Assemblyman James Skoufis, Assemblyman Karl Brabanec, Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, Senator John Bonacic and Senator Bill Larkin. The breakfast was sponsored by The Promenade at Middletown.
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K E N N E DY & C H A R LT O N , L L C , War wick Established, full-service property management firm serving the tri-state area. Brings three generations of real estate heritage and established expertise in commercial property management for shopping centers, pad sites and professional buildings. Leverages the latest software to deliver a high level of service and confidence. 845-986-4111 firstname.lastname@example.org www.kennedyandcharlton.com SAFE HARBORS OF THE HUDSON, Newburgh Safe Harbors Lobby at the Ritz has announced the lineup for its 2016 music series, starting with Nat Adderley, Jr. on Saturday, March 5. See info below for details. 845-784-1199 email@example.com www.safe-harbors.org
WOMENâ€™S ENTERPRISE DEVE LOPME NT CE NTE R , Poughkeepsie Since 1997, WEDC has been empowering women entrepreneurs to build successful small businesses in Westchester County and the Hudson Valley by providing comprehensive, high quality business training programs, one-on-one business and loan counseling, networking opportunities, assistance with loan applications for microloans and crowd funding through Kiva Zip, and M/WBE certification assistance in English and Spanish. 845-363-6433 firstname.lastname@example.org www.wedcbiz.org
Ribbon Cutting Philippe Pierre, owner of Palate Wine and Spirits and Ms. Fairfax, hosted a ribbon cutting for both businesses located on Liberty Street in Newburgh. Find out more at http://palatewines.com and http://facebook.com/msfairfax.
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NOTABLE PEOPLE Angela Jo Henze & Sean Gerow 845-342-4000 www.mhaorangeny.com The Frank W. Masterson Distinguished Service Award was recently presented to Angela Jo Henze, Division Director and Privacy Officer at Mental Health Association in Orange County, and Sean Gerow, Director of Access: Supports for Living. The awards event was hosted by Mental Health Association in Orange County, Orange County Department of Mental Health and Orange Regional Medical Center. Elaine Torda, Brian McDonald & Eric Hardwick 845-341-4728 www.sunyorange.edu SUNY Orange Professor of English Elaine Torda recently received the National Collegiate Honors Council’s Ron Brandolini Award for Excellence at a Two-Year Institution. Brian McDonald has been named the college’s new Chief Information Officer. Eric Hardwick is the Director SUNY Orange’s new TRIO Student Support Services program. Nancy Famby, Maureen Donnelly & Alexandra Curiale 845-333-2363 / www.ormc.org Nancy Famby has been promoted to Administrator of Behavioral Health Services at Orange Regional Medical Center. Maureen Donnelly has joined ORMC as Director of Nursing Informatics and Decision Support. Alexandra Curiale is new Outpatient Physician Liaison. Nancy Morgan & Christine Clemens 800-529-2676 www.lawampm.com Nancy Morgan and Christine Clemens, attorneys at Finkelstein & Partners, one of New York State’s largest personal injury law firms, were invited to present at the 2015 Military Law Symposium hosted by the New Jersey State Bar Association. Rocco Pucino, III & Jeff Burns 845-338-6322 www.ulstersavings.com Ulster Savings Bank recently announced that Rocco Pucino, III has been named Multi-Site Manager for their
Awards recognition Orange Regional Medical Center has achieved 5-Star ratings in bariatric surgery and natural childbirth from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. The Orange Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recently donated $25,000 to “The Future is Orange Capital Campaign.” The ORMC Foundation launched the $3.3 million campaign to support expansion, equipment, academic and research needs. ORMC’s Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center received a $500 donation from Studio Ayo Fitness, which raised funds for breast cancer awareness. Safe Homes of Orange County was awarded a $12,000 one-year grant from the Avon Foundation for Women for direct services to domestic violence victims. It is the eighth year that Safe Homes has received Avon Foundation support. BBG&G Advertising, based in Campbell Hall and Poughkeepsie, received the 2015 “Excellence in Marketing” award from the New York State Tourism Industry Association, recognizing the agency’s work with Dutchess Tourism, Inc. SUNY Orange’s successful partnership with Precision Pipeline Solutions and the Northeast Gas Association to train prospective employees for the natural gas workforce has earned the James C. Hall Exemplary Program: Outstanding Business/Organization Collaboration Award from the Continuing Education Association of New York. SUNY Orange’s Rowley Center for Science and Engineering, which opened in August 2014, has received LEED® Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Local design and public relations firm, The Niki Jones Agency, Inc. has received the Davey Award from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. The agency received the 2015 Silver Award in the category of website design for outstanding design of the website for The Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw. Ulster Savings Bank’s Charitable Foundation recently awarded the Resource Center For Accessible Living a $5,000 grant in support of their capital improvement efforts. The foundation also made a $10,000 grant to the Jewish Federation of Ulster County. The Make a Difference Fund of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan provided 2015 grants to: Boys & Girls Club of Newburgh; Safe Homes of Orange County; Nana’s House Child Care Center; and Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson. Visit www.cfosny.org to make donations to the fund or for information. The Pets Alive facility at 363 Derby Road in Middletown received nearly $68,000 from Pets Alive Westchester as a result of a fundraiser which included $17,000 from individual donors and a $51,000 donation from Sidewalk Angels Foundation, a not-for-profit founded by Grammy Award winning artist Rob Thomas and his wife Marisol Thomas. The Goshen Holiday House Tour raised more than $16,000 for Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange County. Nearly 300 guests toured nine Goshen-area homes.
Abilities First, a not-for-profit organization serving those with developmental disabilities from pre-school through adulthood, was awarded $2,021 from the Cardiovascular Fund of Dutchess County of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, to provide an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for the Abilities First Seniors’ Neighborhood Center in Poughkeepsie. Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell, LLP has been named one of the “Best Companies to Work for in New York State” for 2016. Created in 2007, these annual awards evaluate and rank the best places of employment based on employee satisfaction and engagement, as well as workplace practices and policies. Employees of Walden Savings Bank delivered nearly 795 pounds of non-perishable food items to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley as part of the bank’s annual “Stuff the Van” event. Employees and customers also collected more than $1,800 in cash donations throughout the month of December, and Walden Savings Bank contributed an additional $500 for the cause. The Brothers That Just Do Gutters received the 2015 SmartCEO Corporate Culture Award, which honors companies that foster a creative and collaborative workplace culture that has helped enhance performance while sustaining and driving growth. They were featured in a recent issue of SmartCEO Magazine. Local design and public relations firm, The Niki Jones Agency has been awarded a Summit International Award in recognition of outstanding creative work. Their design for the Helen Hayes Hospital received a 2015 SIA “Leader Award” in the Summit Emerging Media Award competition. This is the latest in a series of awards the agency has won since opening in 1999.
NOTABLE PEOPLE two Kingston branch locations. Jeff Burns is Ulster Savings’ new Retail Business Development Officer at the bank’s 180 Schwenk Drive, Kingston headquarters. Keller Williams Realty Hudson Valley United 845-610-6080 / www.kw.com Twelve new agents joined Keller Williams Realty Hudson Valley United during the third quarter of 2015. Ed Diana 845-562-4280 / www.ccahv.com Former Orange County Executive Ed Diana has joined the Construction Contractors Association (CCA) in Newburgh as its new Director of Membership. Diana held three terms as Orange County Executive. George Cooke 845-294-5124 www.catholicchaitiesoc.org
George Cooke, a long-time public official in Sullivan County, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange County. Cooke is currently Sullivan County Commissioner of Jurors. Ron & Jill Barton 845-561-5362 www.hospiceoforange.com Long-time Hospice supporters Ron and Jill Barton and Barton Chevrolet Cadillac will be honored at “Showers to Flowers,” Hospice of Orange and Sullivan’s annual spring gala, to be held on Saturday, April 2 at Anthony’s Pier 9, New Windsor. Elinor Hart 845-469-0951 / www.OCLT.org Elinor Hart of Campbell Hall has been appointed to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Land Trust. Dr. John McLaughlin 845-784-3850 www stlukescornwallhospital.org
Dr. John McLaughlin, a member of the medical staff at Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County, has been appointed Medical Director of the St. Luke’s Cornwall Center for Joint Replacement.
Chamber Members Luncheon It was another full house at a Chamber Members on Monday luncheon. The topic under discussion at this particular MOM was non-profit organizations and the issues facing them. It was sponsored by Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union and catered by RECAP’s Fresh Start Café.
Dr. Sherin Philip & Dr. Alan Plumer 845-496-2400 & 845-355-4611 www.horizonfamilymedical.com
Board-certified Family Practice physician Dr. Sherin Philips has joined the Horizon Family Medical Group at the Washingtonville and
NOTABLE PEOPLE Slate Hill offices. Dr. Alan Plumer, a gastroenterologist with Horizon Family Medical Group, recently received the Triple Crown Quality Team Award from the Greater Hudson Valley Health System Jason Fisch 845-590-1630 www.fischsolutions.com Jason Fisch, founder and owner of Fisch Solutions, recently received an inaugural Milli Award for his excellence in entrepreneurship, technology and innovation. The Milli Awards were created by WestFair Communications to recognize exceptional millennials. Denise Doring Van Buren & Anthony Costa 845-569-3222 / www.msmc.edu Mount Saint Mary College honored Denise Doring VanBuren, Vice President of Public Relations at Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp., and Anthony P. Costa, Chairman and Co-CEO of Empire State Bank, at the college’s Sixth Annual Gala reception in December. Both received the Joseph A. Bonura Award for Leadership Excellence. George W. Kinne, Jr. 845-482-4000 www.jeffbank.com George W. Kinne, Jr., former Executive Vice President of Jeff Bank, became President and Chief Executive Officer of Jeffersonville Bancorp and Jeff Bank on January 1. He succeeded Wayne V. Zanetti. Leadership Orange 845-397-1947 www.leadershiporange.org 2016 Hall of Fame inductees for Leadership Orange are Maureen Halahan (OC Partnership), Kristin E. Jensen (Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange County), Frank P. Kimler (Hudson Valley Honor Flight), Karen C. Miller (Frontier Communications), Ellen L. Quimby (William A. Smith & Son Insurance) and Jill Varricchio (Putnam County Economic Development Corp.). Lis Goris 845-564-1855 www.thearcoforange.org Lis Goris, Chief Financial Officer for The Arc of Orange County, received the “40 Under 40 award from New York Non-Profit Media, an industry news source for New York’s nonprofits.
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P restige C leaning of O range C ounty, I nc . (845) 741-1061 Newburgh, NY www.prestigecleaningofoc.com S imon C hophouse (845) 615-9141 Goshen, NY www.simonchophouse.com S ocial P refect, L . L . C . (646) 494-2125 Chester, NY www.socialprefect.com S weet O nion B rewhouse (914) 443-8190 - Florida, NY www.sweetonionbrewhouse.com
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Austin F. DuBois 845-291-0011 www.mid-hudsonlaw.com Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone Attorney Austin F. DuBois was recommended by President and CEO of Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress Jonathan Drapkin to serve as the Fellows appointee on Pattern’s Board of Directors.
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Lin Semeti, a Procurement Counselor for the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) of the Rockland Economic Development Corp., was one of the great guest speakers at a “MWBE Utilization and Compliance” workshop held recently at the Chamber office. Businesses and organizations from throughout the Hudson Valley participated in the workshop which provided a wealth of information and resources on how minority and women-owned businesses can become certified, secure contracts and better promote themselves. In addition to PTAC, also hosting the workshop were the Chamber’s Minority and Women Business Committee and the NYS Small Business Development Center. Cosponsors were Capacity Business Consulting and SCORE.
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Wendy Santiago 845-567-9000 www.vddw.com Wendy Santiago has joined Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell as an Accounts Payable and Payroll Specialist, working in the Accounting Services Department in the Wappingers Falls office. Tina Mesiti-Ceas 845-561-3179 www.csarchpc.com CSArch, a leading architecture, engineering and construction management firm in New York State, announces the promotion of Tina Mesiti-Ceas to Managing Principal of the firm. Dr. Shuangping Wang & Jessica Cohn 845-986-7885 www.horizonfamilymedical.com
Horizon Family Medical Group welcomes Dr. Shuangping Wang, a Board-certified internist, and Physician Assistant Jessica Cohn to its Warwick office. Dr. Douglas Winslow Cooper 845-778-4204 www.writeyourbookwithme.com
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Protect Your Business Simple Steps To Cyber Security Many small businesses run a large part of their business over the Internet without any security features. Being online opens the door to potential risks and rewards. This document provides an overview on how to protect your organization’s information and networks in event of a cyber-attack. Simple safe steps are provided to educate your staff about information security practices. Security must become a part of the organization’s culture Cyber security and profitability goals need to be closely aligned and clearly communicated by elevating the conversation and educating staff about risks affecting the business. Evaluate and manage cyber security threats. Identify critical assets and the financial, competitive, reputational and/or regulatory impact and exposure to the organization. Identify and develop policies and strategies to manage cyber risks to an acceptable level.
Implement a risk-based approach; compliance alone isn’t enough. A risk-based approach will produce a comprehensive and costeffective management of cyber risks than compliance activities alone. Compliance requirements help to establish a good cybersecurity baseline to address known vulnerabilities. Cybersecurity is NOT implementing a checklist of requirements – it’s dayto-day policies and procedures that are the strategic framework of the organization. Managing these threats is constant and ever changing. R esponse P lans and P rocedures
Incident response plans must be tested regularly to enable timely response and minimize potential damage. Identify strategic threats by analyzing, aggregating and integrating risk data from various sources and sharing insights with partners in order to improve the security framework.
Cyber threats constantly evolve with increasing intensity and complexity, potentially causing costly downtime to on-going business operations and supply chain. Compromised intellectual property and customer data may result in reputational damage to the organization’s credibility and trust. B asic S teps to C reating a S ecure N etwork
Antivirus software is a MUST. Antivirus software detects and removes malware, including adware and spyware, and filters out potentially dangerous downloads and emails. Firewall Administrative Settings Protect your network by restricting access to select websites. Configure settings to block staff from sending proprietary data and specific types of emails outside of your network. Administrative access should be limited to key personnel and IT staff. Create a Cyber Security Framework. Develop a clear security policy plan that designates which individuals have access to which types of sensitive information. Provide clear direction as to how staff and vendors must process critical proprietary and client data. Back up Essential Data Every Day. Back up your organization’s data automatically, using a combination of cloud and off-site backup. Encrypt all data. Encryption is essential to protecting personal identifiable information (PII). Data is
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rendered useless without authorized access codes. Update Wi-Fi Network. Wi-Fi Protected Access version 2 (WPA2) is widely recognized as the most current and secure encryption available. Mandate Security Polices for Mobile Devices. Remotely track devices SIM card, back up data and remotely lock devices that are lost or stolen. Mandate employees create passwords for their devices and report security breaches. SOURCE The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for safeguarding our nation’s critical infrastructure from physical and cyber threats that can affect our national security, public safety, and economic prosperity. For more information, visit: www.dhs.gov/cyber. To report a cyber incident: https://forms. us-cert.gov/report/or 888-282-0870.
IN ORANGE U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds to Headline 2016 Air Show The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, one of the nation’s top military jet teams, will headline the New York Air Show at Stewart International Airport over Labor Day weekend on September 3-4, 2016. The show was originally scheduled for the third weekend in August, but moved to Labor Day Weekend to accommodate the Thunderbirds’ schedule. “The Orange Chamber was honored to be part of the inaugural New York Air Show,” said Chamber President Lynn Allen Cione. “We’re really looking forward to the show returning this year and bringing even more dollars to Orange County businesses.” Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus added, “The New York Air Show
generated millions of dollars for local businesses and will attract even larger crowds over Labor Day weekend with the Thunderbirds coming to Stewart Airport.” “In just our second year we are honored to have the Thunderbirds select the New York Air Show as one of only 13 civilian air shows they will fly in 2016,” said Bryan Lilley, NYAS Director. “This is a testament to the incredible support of the Port Authority of NY/NJ, Orange County and the entire community that made the New York Air Show an overnight success.” Sponsorships and volunteer opportunities are available. For more information and to purchase
advance discounted tickets, visit www. airshowny.com or call 877-766-8158. VIP tickets in the Flight Line Club
were sold out for 2015’s show, so attendees are encouraged to purchase early.
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Orange County Score Launches Workshop Series For Starting A Small Business SCORE (www.ScoreBusinessAdvice. com), mentors to America’s small businesses, in partnership with the Orange County Chamber and Canon, is hosting a new, business planning workshop series to aid start-up entrepreneurs. The workshops will be held every Monday at 6:00 p.m. starting February 22 at the Chamber
Business Center in Montgomery. For more information or to register, visit www.ScoreBusinessAdvice.com. Committed to creating one million small businesses by 2017, the SCORE/ Canon Simple Steps for Starting Your Business Workshop Series helps entrepreneurs test a small business
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idea and begin to plan a start-up. The program includes one, free “Start-up Basics” workshop and four business planning sessions at a modest fee. These workshops focus on the “Business Concept,” “Marketing Plan,” “Financial Projections” and “Funding Sources.” Each session includes exercises to help the entrepreneur plan for success. SCORE also includes three free and confidential mentoring sessions as part of the workshop series. “This series will help entrepreneurs understand the crucial components of starting a business,” says SCORE Chapter Chair, Edison Guzman. “Our goal is to help our community grow. Helping small business owners test their ideas and complete some initial planning for their start-up is essential to achieving success,” adds Guzman. Sponsored locally by Orange County SCORE and the Orange County Chamber, the SCORE/ Canon
workshop series helps entrepreneurs make a smart start. “At the end of the five workshops, attendees will have a solid understanding of start-up basics, marketing strategy and financials,” says SCORE CEO Ken Yancey. Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than nine million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through mentoring and business workshops. More than 12,400 volunteer business counselors in 300 chapters serve their communities through entrepreneurial education dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses. SCORE provides free business counseling through the Chamber on Tuesdays in Goshen, Wednesdays in Montgomery and Thursdays in Monroe. To make an appointment with a counselor or for more information about starting or operating a small business, visit www.SCOREbusinessadvice.com.
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UPCOMING EVENTS & MEETINGS FEBRUARY EVENTS
P resentation : “ F inding Your M ost P rofitable Target M arket ” 8:00-9:00 a.m., Chamber Business Center, Montgomery
N ational W ear R ed D ay www.goredforwomen.org
M ardi G ras M i x er 5:30-7:30 p.m., Location: Sweet Onion Brewhouse, Florida
M embership B reakfast 7:30-9:00 a.m., West Hills Country Club, Middletown Speaker: Ken Pokalsky, Vice President, Government Affairs, Business Council of NYS Sponsors: ARC of Orange
N etworking 10 1: “ I s Your N et W orking ? ” 5:30-6:30 p.m., Chamber Business Center, Montgomery Presenter: Regina Clark, certified speaking professional Co-sponsor: Capacity Bookkeeping DAVID COCKS MEMORIAL BLOOD DRIVE 1:00-7:00 p.m., Chamber Business Center, Montgomery www.RedCrossBlood.org 800-RED-CROSS
M embers on M onday L uncheon 12:00-1:30 p.m., Chamber Business Center Topic: “Hospitality”
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M embership B reakfast 7:30-9:00 a.m., West Hills Country Club, Middletown Speaker: Col. Tim LaBarge, Commander, 105th ANG Sponsor: Walden Savings Bank and Frontier Communications L eadership O range 4 th A nnual H all of Fame Awards E vent & A fterparty Anthony’s Pier 9, New Windsor 845-397-1947 Young P rofessionals S t. Patrick ’ s D ay M i x er 5:30-7:30 p.m., Location: Simon Chophouse, Goshen M embers on M onday L uncheo N 12:00-1:30 p.m., Chamber Business Center, Montgomery Topic: “Technology”
FEBRUARY COMMITTEE MEETINGS
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 (Homewood Suites, New Windsor)
MARCH COMMITTEE MEETINGS
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)
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Young P rofessionals 8:00 am (Liberty Environmental Management, Middletown) A mbassadors 7:45 am (Raymour & Flanigan, Middletown) P R / M arketing C ommittee 8:00 am (Montgomery Room)
Happy Anniversary! Congratulations and thank you to the following Chamber members who celebrated major anniversaries in January: 7 5 Y ears as a M ember • Abbott & Mills Energy 7 0 Y ears • William A. Smith & Son, Inc. 2 5 Y ears • Independent Telecommunications Corporation • Orange County Citizens Foundation • Pages Printing & Graphics 2 0 Y ears • Coppola Associates 15 Y ears • Army Community Service, Employment Readiness Program 10 Y ears • Affinity Advantage Financial • Davandjer Farms, Inc. • First Command Financial Planning • SoulSystem Orchestra • The Promenade at Middletown 5 Y ears • Hudson West Realty • Junior League of Orange County, Inc. • L.C.S. Facility Group, Inc. • Orange County Rural Development Advisory Corp.
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Hudson Valley Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram value community involvement and teamwork. Located in the town of Newburgh, it is nestled between Albany and New York City. “I have learned that contributing back to the community, being visible and available to my community, and working alongside my team inspires growth and success,” says Bill, a GM/Partner, with 30 years of experience. “Every customer receives a ‘Thank You’ letter with my direct number. 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.”
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