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SUNY New Paltz President to speak at Breakfast

Message From The Chair ........................... 2 Small Business Partner of the Month ............. 2 Member Spotlight - Hudson Valley Office Furniture .... 4 Message From The Chamber President ........... 4 Health and Wellness Fair ........................... 5 New Members........................................ 8 Member News.......................................10 Chamber Member Anniversaries .................11 Ribbon Cutting Photos/Upcoming Cuttings......12 The Chamber Foundation .........................14 Upcoming Events ....................................15

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r. Donald Christian, President of SUNY New Paltz, will share exciting news of interest to the Dutchess County business community when he keynotes the April Contact Breakfast on Wednesday, April 15 from 7:309 a.m. at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and Conference Center. As President of SUNY New Paltz, Christian provides overall leadership and guidance for the College, and is responsible for all aspects of campus academic and administrative operations. Previously, Christian was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; associate dean for the Biological Sciences at the University of Montana; and held many positions at the University of MinnesotaDuluth, including chair of Biology. KeyBank proudly sponsors the April Contact Breakfast. KeyBank offers a full suite of personal banking solutions that are right for you

Dr. Donald Christian President of SUNY New Paltz

recognizes some of the best in Dutchess County business. Hudson Valley Fresh sponsors this presentation. See page 9 for winners. Not-for-profit members from the American Cancer Society and March of Dimes will also be in attendance. Please bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the Workforce Development Center. Breakfast tickets cost $25 for Chamber members with advance purchase or are $30 at the door. Non-members can attend for $35. To reserve your place, call 845-4541700 ext. 1000 or visit dcrcoc.org. Contact Breakfast Sponsored by:

and your business including excellent banking rewards. Applying online is easy; so apply for the banking solution you are looking for – whether it’s a checking account, a credit card or a home eq-

uity line of credit – by visiting key. com. In addition to the typical breakfast festivities, the Chamber will present the 2015 Headliner Awards, an honor that annually

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oin members of the Red Hook and Rhinebeck chambers for a joint Business After Hours networking session on Wednesday, April 29 from 5-7 p.m. at the historic Beekman Arms and Delamater Inn (6387 Mill Street, Rhinebeck). The Beekman Arms is the oldest operating inn in America.

There is no charge to attend Business After Hours, however pre-registration is requested. To RSVP, visit dcrcoc.org or call 845454-1700 ext. 1000. LCS Companies and Rhinebeck Bank proudly sponsor this event. After establishing as a facility maintenance firm in 2001, LCS

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Refer a new member today! Call Dee at (845) 454-1700 ext. 1009 or email dee@dcrcoc.org

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Companies developed a strong reputation, deep customer base and fulfilling relationships with clients that allowed them to expand into landscaping and stewardA familying. owned operation, LCS is recognized as the company with innovative solutions and the highest standards of professionalism. Behind it all is gratitude to the many clients who continue to seek their expertise. Learn more at lcs-companies.com.

For over 154 years, Rhinebeck Bank has been an integral part of the economic growth along the Hudson River and the growth of personal wealth for their customers. Offering a full suite of personal and business banking services, they have the professional know-how and commitment to the community to help you achieve your financial goals. Visit them online at rhinebeckbank.com.

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Officers Joseph Bonura, Jr., Chair ........................................................The Grandview John Davies, 1st Vice Chair......................................................Riverside Bank Rita McPeck, 2nd Vice Chair ............................................................KeyBank Pierrette Ruhland, Treasurer ............................................... Red Cap Cleaners Jeffrey Senft, Secretary................................S & O Construction Services, Inc. Ori Brachfeld, Past Chair .......................................Dash Lock & Key Service Stephen E. Diamond, Of Counsel ...... Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond LLP Directors Jan Dewey .....................................................................Poughkeepsie Journal Jennifer Dunn ...................State Farm Insurance - The Jen Dunn Agency, Inc. Ron Flaherty ........................................................TEG Federal Credit Union Bill Francis ....................................................Fortress Financial Advisory LLC Paul Hochenberg ... MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center Dr. Christine Huebner Caridi .................................................. Marist College Kimberly Hunt Lee ..................................................... McCabe & Mack LLP Vincent R. Lander...... Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies, Inc. William Lessner ............................................................Adams Fairacre Farms James Letterio, Jr. ..................................................Sedore & Company, CPAs Danielle Marxer ................................................................Chazen Companies Patrick Moore...................................................... Antalek & Moore Insurance Michael Mullaney............................................. Hudson Cadillac Buick GMC Scott Pawenski .............................................................................EmbroidMe Stuart Petrovits ...................................................Blacktop Maintenance Corp. David Ping .................................................................................Health Quest Vincent Ricotta ........................................ Mercedes-Benz of Wappingers Falls Mary Schoonmaker .......................................................................... TD Bank Mike Spinelli..........................................................................The Brake Shop Denise Doring VanBuren .................. Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corp. Jennifer Van Tuyl............................................................ Cuddy & Feder, LLP Tina Walz................................................................................... M & T Bank Tom Weddell................ Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell LLP Eben Yager .............................................................. Hudson Valley Renegades Associate Board Members James Lentz ...........................................................TEG Federal Credit Union Daniel Lepore........................................................................ LCS Companies Chamber Staff Frank Castella, Jr. ................................................................ President & CEO Audra B. Gerty.............................................Executive Vice President & CFO Rich Kleban .................................................... Senior Vice President & COO Myriah Anderson ............................................... Director of Member Services Pamela J. Balga..................................................................Director of Finance Geoff Brault .......................................................Director of Communications Ashley Harvey ............................................... Community Relations Specialist Dee Richter............................................................... Director of Membership Angela Signor ..........................................................Director of Media Design Carmela Spreer ......................................................... Vice President of Events The Chamber Foundation Staff Nicholas Shannon .............................................................. Executive Director Nancy DeWitt...................................................................................Associate Workforce Development Center Staff Louise McLoughlin ....................... Vice President of Workforce Development Stephanie Seymour .................................... Director of Workforce Operations Maryann McKenzie ............................................... Director of Youth Services Elizabeth Kwant ................................................ Supervisor of Adult Programs Loren Hoffman ..................................................................RPI Case Manager Serge Howell, Jr........................................................................... YES Mentor Margaret S. Inge..................................................Workforce Training Director Tim Meyer ........................................................................Work Now Mentor Karen Williams..................................................................Work Now Mentor Career Action Center Staff Katrina Gobins.............................................Director of Career Action Center Dylan Miyoshi ..................................................Career Action Center Mentor Youth One Stop Staff Jesse Crisalli ....................................................Youth One Stop Case Manager Diane DeDominicis .................................................. Youth One Stop Mentor Rosemary Grabowska ................................ Youth One Stop Services Specialist Kadiyah Lodge ................................................Youth One Stop Case Manager Jessica Vitolano................................................Youth One Stop Case Manager Ashley Wright............................................ Youth One Stop Services Specialist

Congrats to the Forty Under 40!

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n behalf of myself and the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors, congratulations to the 2015 Forty Under 40 honorees. Since the award’s inception a decade ago, the Forty Under 40 has sought to recognize the top young movers and shakers in our region, both to encourage them to keep shaping the Hudson Valley and as a way to introduce them to a wide audience they may not have otherwise been exposed to. It’s gratifying to have such a diverse list of honorees as well – everyone from health care professionals and entrepreneurs to teachers

Message froM the Chair:

Joseph Bonura, Jr. and nonprofit leaders. It just goes to show that no matter what your individual talent or your chosen career path, you can make a positive difference in the community. I hope you’ll flip over to page 6 and check out the 40 laudable individuals that will be receiving Shaker Awards this year. And

then I hope you’ll commit to honor them in person by attending our standout awards presentation event on Tuesday, April 21. This year we’re holding the ceremony in the Changepoint Theatre inside the Changepoint Church on Mill Street in Poughkeepsie. This dynamic venue has all the lights, sounds and audio/ visual treats to create a dynamic, multi-sensory experience for honorees and attendees alike! For more information about purchasing tickets to the Forty Under 40 Awards, visit www. dcrcoc.org. And congratulations again to all the honorees.

Small Business Partner of the Month

Brandi Nichole’s Massage & Wellness 2064 New Hackensack Rd., Suite 2, Poughkeepsie (845) 224-3270 • brandinichole.massagetherapy.com

Brandi Nichole’s Massage & Wellness is a place where a massage is an experience from a genuine therapist, where services are accessible and affordable. Brandi Nichole’s is a place where you can unwind and relax with a practitioner that cares and has built a relationship with you. The Chamber’s Small Business Partner of the Month offers small businesses (12 employees or less) direct advertising to members and the community through print, electronic and radio media. If you are interested in this program, please contact Myriah Anderson at (845) 454-1700 ext. 1004.

The Bottom Line is a monthly publication of : The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce One Civic Center Plaza • Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 33 Henry Street • Beacon, NY 12508 (845) 454-1700 • Fax: (845) 454-1702 The Bottom Line • Volume 32 • Number 4 Annual Chamber membership includes a 1-year subscription to The Bottom Line POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, One Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Online at www.dcrcoc.org, developed by Design Intervention Studio PK-0000199712


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International Women’s Day 2015

On Saturday, March 7, we had a wonderful International Women’s Day celebration thanks to our sponsors Health Quest, KeyBank, MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies and Vassar College. If you are interested in other Women’s Leadership Alliance events please visit www.wlahv.org.

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few years back, the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce was glad to work in conjunction with the New York State Funeral Directors Association (NYSFDA) to bring their annual conference to the Hudson Valley. The group stayed locally at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, dined in our local restaurants, toured our local attractions and had a wonderful and productive time! They had such a great experience that they’re coming back! We’re happy to welcome NYSFDA again in their return to the Hudson Valley this summer, and hope their time with us exceeds even their own expectations. This got me thinking – Dutchess County and the surrounding area really is the perfect place for a business conference. We’ve got the facilities, the restaurants and entertainment options, the tourism attractions, and perhaps most importantly the willingness to go above and beyond for these groups to really

enjoy our area. In return, we see a significant spike in economic activity! With this in mind, I’m happy to commit to working even harder than before on packaging and promoting Dutchess County as a destination for these types of events. The Chamber is planning to work closely with all of our strategic partners in making sure that anyone who needs a first-class destination to hold their next conference, meeting or multi-day event has Dutchess County in the front of their mind. I’m excited about getting creative in how we expand Dutchess County’s reach, profile and economic success, and I hope you are too. If you have any ideas or know of any groups that would be a good fit for us, don’t hesitate to contact me by calling 845-454-1700 ext. 1000 as soon as possible! Sincerely,

Frank Castella, Jr. President & CEO

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udson Valley Office Furniture is a family-owned and operated, full-service office furniture store founded in 1986. With multiple area locations, Hudson Valley Office Furniture offers the best selection of new and pre-owned office furniture in the area. Their flagship location is a 65,000 square foot showroom and warehouse on Main Street in Poughkeepsie while their newest store is an 88,000 square foot space located just off Broadway on Wisner Avenue in Newburgh. The Hudson Valley Office Furniture philosophy has always been to provide their customers with the best quality product at a price point that is suitable to their budget. The experts on staff offer

years of experience in office space planning and design to provide every customer with a functional, efficient workplace that is designed with furnishings that can withstand the rigors of a busy office. Hudson Valley Office Furniture prides itself on the quality of their service and the efficiency of their design work. Hudson Valley Office Furniture is a one-stop-shop for any furniture needs, as they feature as deep and diverse a selection of products as anyone. With over 200 manufacturers represented, every customer always finds a wide range of product at any price neatly displayed at either of our showrooms. Stop by a Hudson Valley Office Furniture location today, or visit thewowguys. com for more information.

A Special Thank You To Our 2015 Corporate Sponsors LEADERS:

PARTNERS: Bonura Hospitality Group • COBESO, Inc. • DCH Wappingers Falls Toyota Hudson Valley Audio Visual • Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc. • M&T Bank Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies, Inc. • Rose & Kiernan, Inc. SUPPORTERS: EmbroidMe • Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union • Hudson Valley Renegades LCS Companies • Marshall & Sterling Insurance • Meyer Contracting • N&S Supply Orange County Trust Company • Rhinebeck Bank • Riverside Bank Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, LLP • TD Bank • TEG Federal Credit Union Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home • Ulster Savings Bank Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni& Weddell LLP, CPAs MEDIA PARTNERS: Fox Radio • HVNN.com • iHeartMedia • Media 276 • Poughkeepsie Journal Radio Woodstock 100.1 • Townsquare Media COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Associa New York • Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde, LLP

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he Chamber is proud to showcase the vast range of local products and services that support health and wellbeing in the community at the first Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, May 2 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Poughkeeepsie Galleria. Booths will line the mall’s lower level and all exhibitors can take advantage of robust weekend foot traffic. An eight-foot table costs just $175 for Chamber members and space is still available. To reserve your spot, call Carmela at 845-454-1700 ext. 1006. Health Quest and Fidelis Care proudly sponsor this event. The Poughkeepsie Jour-

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Dover Plains). This is your chance to meet 19 other Chamber members from

different business categories and deliver your best elevator pitch to each. Don’t forget to bring ideas for referrals for others as well. Early Bird Connections is fast, fun and produces results. This event is complimentary to attend. To RSVP, please call 845-454-1700 ext. 1000. Don’t delay, space is strictly limited.

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Tuesday, April 21 • 5 p.m. • Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel; Changepoint Theatre

Erin L. Beale, 32

Town of Poughkeepsie Police

Angela DePaolo, 33

Jean-Marie Gillette, 39

Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union

Hudson Valley Renegades

Kristen Huss, 30

Mike Salzillo, 28

Ryan M. Judge, 27

Jesse A. Saperstein, 33

Megan S. Lawrence, 26

Dr. Chris St. Germain, 32

Vassar College

Dutchess Community College

Marist College

Elizabeth Donohue, 39

Jessica Glass, Esq., 36

Nicole Benedetto, 36

Elizabeth Druback-Celaya, 34

Erik J. Haight, 38

Jordan E. Bell, 33

Arlington Central School District

Kristie Lynn Brand, 39

Fostertown ETC Magnet School

Russell Brigante, 28

Hudson River Housing

Timothy Heuer, 35

Scott Falabella, 36

Jill L. Brodsky, MD, 35

Filomena Fanelli, 37

Elisabeth Cort, 33

Procter & Gamble

Ryan Sand & Gravel, Inc. ABC Supply Company

Dutchess County Board of Elections

Jennifer Henion, 38

Kevin Durland, 36

R. Brigante Excavating, Inc. Mount Kisco Medical Group

McCabe & Mack LLP

Obercreek Farm

Impact PR & Communications

Leah Feldman, 28

Christopher R. Hewitt, 39

Hudson Valley Current/ Country Wisdom News

Austin T. Horan, 27

Fitness Fusion of the Hudson Valley, LLC

Family Services

Vassar Brothers Medical Center

Joseph T. Dallvechia, 32

Matthew Friedler, 35

David Hughes, 33

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation

Greenwood Lake Union Free School District

Marshall & Sterling Insurance

Millbrook Central School District/Seasoned Culinary Classes

Private Counseling Practice

Nixie Sparrow

Melissa Surprise, 37

Devon Luty-Swenson, 33 Dorsey Metrology International

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Shawn McPhillips, 39

David A. Tecchio, MPAS, RPA-C, 39 Health Quest

New York State Police

Justin W. Varuzzo, 34

Ryan J. Michael, 37

Paul Effman Music

American Heart Association

Karoline S. Nowillo, MD, 39 Mount Kisco Medical Group

Erin M. Prunty, DDS, 31

Marist College

Anderson Center for Autism/ Living Resources, Inc.

Christopher Wyble, 36

IBM/Mike Arteaga’s Health & Fitness Center

Eben Yager, 38

Taconic Dental

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New members: lunch and learn

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ew members are invited to enjoy lunch, meet the Chamber staff and learn all about what membership has to offer on Wednesday, April 8 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. This New Member Luncheon will be held in the boardroom of the Chamber’s Poughkeepsie office (1 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 400). After the official presentation, attendees will be able to ask

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questions of various staff members as well as network amongst themselves. To RSVP, please call Ashley at 845-454-1700 ext. 1000. While this event is complimentary, space is limited and we ask that only one representative per organization attend. Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union proudly sponsors this event.

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Solar will talk about the return on investment for a photovoltaic system. The Living Green Committee will provide a handout after the event that contains helpful links to sustainability. Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, LLP sponsors this complimentary event. To RSVP, visit dcrcoc.org.

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farMing & agriCulture Walbridge Farm LLC

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Bold Doula

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PayMent ProCessing Heartland Payment Systems

66B Janet Drive Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 (203) 460-0171: Email: leslie.tracey@e-hps.com www.heartlandpayment systems.com Contact: Leslie Tracey-Delauney Heartland payment systems, Inc. is a Fortune 1000 company that provides debit, prepaid & credit card processing, mobile comemrce, e-commerce, check processing, payroll services, billing services, marketing services and security technology.

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NeJame Pool Specialists, Inc.

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An SBA preferred lender, KeyBank provides investment management, retail and commercial banking, consumer finance, and investment products and services to individuals and companies throughout the Hudson Valley. For more information visit www.key. com or call Fred Swint, Vice President/SBA Specialist at 845-483-3031.

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restaurants

185 Fair Street Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 418-3577 Email: rhoy@lssasap.com Web: www. libertysecurityservices.com Contact: Jake Back Our company designs, installs, maintains, and monitors residential and commercial alarm, camera, and network systems in the Hudson Valley.

transPortation/Courier/ delivery serviCes 511NY Rideshare

10 New King Street, Suite 211 White Plains, NY 10604 914-437-8870 Email: hreiners@metropool.com Web: www.511nyrideshare.org Contact: Heather Reiners 511NY Rideshare is New York State’s home for ridematching and commuter services.

Wholesalers ABC Supply Company

900 Dutchess Turnpike Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 (845) 206-6946/ Fax: Email: scott.falabella@ abcsupply.com Web: www.abcsupply.com Contact: Scott Falabella Nationwide wholesale distributor of exterior building products.

finanCial serviCes Edward Jones

695 Dutchess Turnpike Suite 101 130 Route 22 Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 Pawling, NY 12564 (845) 454-6056 (845) 289-0185 Email: sandy@darylshouseclub.com Fax: (888) 558-6734 Web: www.darylshouseclub.com Email: maximus.disesa@ edwardjones.com Contact: Sandy Lundy Live music, great food, fabulous Web: www.edwardjones.com Contact: Maximus DiSesa venue for special events. We work with the serious long-term investors to plan for retirement, save for college, and/ or leave a legacy.

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MEMBER NeWSLINe The Board of Directors of the United Way of the DutchessOrange Region announced today the appointment of Jeannie Montano as its next President and Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Montano will be introduced to the community at United Way’s Celebration of Service Awards dinner at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor on Thursday, March 12, 2015. She will officially assume her duties on March 18. Ms. Montano has had a long history of successful leadership with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, where she served as Executive Director of the Connecticut Chapter, as Northeast Division Director and as Executive Director of the Westchester/ Hudson Valley Chapter. In those roles, she was responsible for overall leadership, management and fundraising, including budgets as large as $35 million and staffs as large as 150 employees. Steven Howell, United Way

Chairman and a partner at Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni and Weddell said, “We are extremely pleased to have attracted someone of Jeannie’s caliber to lead our United Way. We conducted an extensive search, and we’ve found someone with the professional experience and personal qualities we need in our next President.”

Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District will hold another Giant Book Sale of gently used books and media at the former Hyde Park Stop & Shop, 5 St. Andrews Road at Route 9, in Hyde Park. Sale dates and hours are: Friday, June 24, 2015 from 12 Noon until 8:00 P.M. Saturday & Monday, June 25 and 27, 10:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M. Sunday, June 26, 10:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 28, 8:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. Prices: 50 cents up to $2.00 on Friday and Saturday; half-price on Sunday; $5.00 for a grocery bag full on Monday and FREE on Tuesday. FREE Admission, except for Early Bird Sale from 10:00 A.M. to 12 Noon on April 24, which costs $10 per person, but is Free to Friends’ members with a 2015 membership card.

Leadership Dutchess and Youth Leadership applications are now being accepted for the Classes of 2016 Due: June 5, 2015

Go to ChamberFDN.org to find out more. Don’t miss out on these exceptional leadership programs!

Dutchess Gym Gold’s County (GGDC) owner of two premier fitness facilities serving more than 11,000 members in LaGrange and Fishkill, NY, announced that its CEO, Bill Austin, his wife, Jane Austin, and their family will receive a Family Services “Quality of Life” award in honor of their service to the local community. The Austins have been named 2015’s “Family of the Year,” along with Harold and Elayne Seaman, and will be recognized at a ceremony on Thursday, April 23rd at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie. “It is an honor to be acknowledged for our family’s passion for giving back and by Family Services, an organization that has made such tremendous contributions to improving people’s lives for more than 130 years right here in the Hudson Valley,” said Kim Austin Kenyon, managing partner at GCDC. “It’s a legacy we are pleased to hand down from generation to generation and an integral part of how we operate our business.” GGDC has received several awards recently, including being named “Franchisee of the Year” by Gold’s Gym International in 2014 and receiving an “Outstanding Community Service Award” from the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) for its exemplary work in making a positive difference in the local community. Among the many charitable initiatives and nonprofit organizations GGDC supports are: the American Heart Association and its Go Red “Better U” program; the American

Diabetes Association; Miles of Hope; The Renegades’ Pitch for Kids foundation; and several local youth soccer teams.

Natural Awakenings kicks off its first-ever Book Publishing Party April 9 from 7-10 p.m. at Recologie in New Rochelle, NY. All are invited for a night of meeting and mingling with interesting people. Light refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available. The event, which celebrates local authors Dr. Michael Finkelstein, Cathleen O’Connor and Elizabeth Harper, will include short talks, opportunities to speak with the authors, book sales and soft music. For more information, visit WakeUpNaturally.com or call 914.617.8750. Space is limited $20 entrance fee. Recologie is located at 49 Lawton St., New Rochelle, NY. For directions, visit Recologie.com.

While in the home stretch of finishing a Habitat home that was started in Fall 2014, Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County recently announced plans for a busy and ambitious 2015! Along with as many as three different “builds,” Habitat Dutchess will host its firstever Benefit Golf Tournament on April 27th at McCann Memorial Golf Course in Poughkeepsie. To get involved at Habitat, either as a volunteer or with sponsorship, please visit their website at habitatdutchess.org.

Safeguard of the Hudson Valley, a Poughkeepsie, New York-based firm that special-

izes in single-source solutions to support companies’ business marketing and branding objectives, today announced that it has received two prestigious designations from its parent company: the Masters Club and the Presidents Club awards. The honors will be presented to Jerry Martin, president of Safeguard of the Hudson Valley, on March 3rd, during Safeguard’s regional meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Masters Club membership is awarded to Safeguard locations producing at least $1,000,000 in sales annually, a distinction that Safeguard of the Hudson Valley -- part of a 58-year-old family owned and operated business -- has earned consecutively for more than 20 years now. In fact, the Poughkeepsie location posted in excess of $1,400,000 million in sales over the past 12 months alone. Safeguard offices that rank in the top 10 percent of the company’s national sales effort also merit membership in the company’s Presidents Club. This is the third year Safeguard of the Hudson Valley has secured a place in the esteemed club.

Sedore & Company CPA’s has invited a new accountant to join its firm. Sean M. Fay, of Hyde Park, joined Sedore in August 2014 as a full time staff accountant. He comes to Sedore with over seven years of accounting experience. His areas of practice include auditing and consulting for corporations, municipalities and nonprofits as well as tax preparation. Fay earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the NY State University of Plattsburgh.

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Anniversaries

* Membership renewals received February 19 - March 18, 2015

One Year Community Based Service Organizations

Contractors - HVAC

Dutchess Tekcon Industries, Inc.

Twenty Years Water Treatment & Services

Hudson Valley Mental Health Services

Health Care Services

Camo Pollution Control, Inc.

Nurseries

Accountants & Bookkeeping Services

Twenty Years

Eastern View Nursery - A Division of Eastern View Coaching & Professional Development

Kathy Citera Coaching

Five Years Churches & Synagogues

First Congregational United Church of Christ Education

Math & Physics Exploration Center Retail

Women’s Work

Excel Urgent Care of Fishkill Freedom Financial Solutions, LLC

Funeral Homes

McHoul Funeral Home, Inc. Churches & Synagogues

10 Years

St. Martin de Porres Church

Financial Services

Financial Services

Northwestern Mutual (Don Badgley) Music Stores & Services

Institute for Music and Health

DSL Financial Services Employment Agencies & Services

Ethan Allen Personnel Group

Using Proactive Customer Communications

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ou may be thinking, “Of course I communicate with my customers…”, but Proactive Customer Communications (PCC) refers to any outbound communications solution that delivers proactive notifications, alerts or other messages. The messages could be sent via telephone, email, SMS, chat or even social media. Now you may be thinking “oh yeah, telemarketbut ing…”, actually these are important informational alters or message updates that you may need to deliver to customers or partners. Believe it or not, proactive communications actually decreases the volume of inbound calls to your office, which can reduce overall costs and at the same time, leads to higher customer satisfaction. If your business is providing valuable reminders or notifications for customers, those customers tend to respond, provided the information is useful and relevant to their needs; we all know it costs more to acquire a new customer than to retain a current customer. You can also leverage PCC to deliver high-value automated up-sell interactions designed to drive incremental growth in profit for your business.

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If you’re interested in starting your own PCC plan, keep in mind that customers prefer to select the type, time and channel for all communications they receive. You want to avoid being intrusive and instead enable good customer service. Having a capability to manage preferences allows you to tailor informational interactions and other valuable messages to the channels that best suit each c u s t o m e r ’s individual preferences. It’s best to gather these preferences during direct interactions, but when that may not be possible, having a historic activity log can be extremely helpful so you can track your customer’s preferences and be prepared for future communications. You also want to make sure you respect a customer’s preferences and not overload them because you don’t want them to opt out and keep doing so until they officially end their relationship with your company. This article was provided by Jaime Butler, Business Development Specialist at Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc. For more information about IES, please visit them online at www.ies-ny.com or call 845-226-9983.

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Traditional Celebration of the Arrival of Spring!

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Congratulations to K1 Speed on their grand opening. Race over to the Poughkeepsie Galleria, located at 2001 South Road in Poughkeepsie for some high speed fun!

Congratulations to our friends at Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc. on the opening of their new office at 668 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie!

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CUTTINGS Monday, April 6

red Pepper Diner

4 p.m. 1458 Route 9D Wappingers Falls

Join us to celebrate the Grand Opening! Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, April 7

renaissance Kids, Inc. Noon 1821 Route 376 Poughkeepsie

Wednesday, April 15

Kona Ice

4 p.m. 733 Freedom Plain Rd Ste 3 Poughkeepsie

Join us to celebrate the one year anniversary on “Chill out Day”! Refreshments will be provided.

Join us to celebrate the Six Month Anniversary. Refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, April 16

european Wax Center 4 p.m. 1895 South Road Poughkeepsie

Join us for the grand opening! Refreshments will be served.

Friday, April 17

riverside auto Park, Inc.

4 p.m. 3665 Albany Post Road Poughkeepsie

Join us to celebrate the Grand Opening! Stay for hotdogs and hamburgers and giveaways from tire vendors.

Thursday, April 9

Wednesday, April 22

Noon 1061 Route 82 Hopewell Junction

Join us to celebrate the 30th Anniversary! Refreshments will be served.

Penny’s Party Place

9 a.m. Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel 40 Civic Center Plaza

Join us to celebrate the 10 year anniversary. Refreshments will be provided.

american Wellness Care

Thursday, April 23

Golden Buddha Thai Noon 985 Main Street, Fishkill

Join us to celebrate the Grand Opening! Refreshments and tastings will be provided. Parking is available across the street in the CVS parking lot.

Saturday, April 25

Kwon’s martial arts

1 p.m. 766 Vassar Road Poughkeepsie

Join us to celebrate the grand opening! Refreshments will be served. Also, stay for demonstrations and a free Tae Kwon Do lesson.

Tuesday, April 28

Luxe Salon & Spa

4 p.m. 30 LaGrange Avenue Poughkeepsie

Join us to celebrate the first Anniversary. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, April 30

Castaldo’s route 9 Deli

Noon 1839 South Road Wappingers Falls

Join us to celebrate the Grand Opening! Refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, April 30

hudson Valley help Wanted

4 p.m. 11 Abrams Road, Central Valley

Join us to celebrate the one year anniversary of being in our new office in the Hudson Valley. Refreshments will be provided.

Friday, May 1

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3:30 p.m. Chamber Conference Room 1 Civic Center Plaza, 4th Floor Poughkeepsie Join us to celebrate the Fourth Anniversary! Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, May 5

The Cakery at on-a-Stick Bakery Noon 1004 Main Street, Fishkill

Join us to celebrate the Grand Opening at the new location. Refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, May 6

Poughkeepsie Galleria

4 p.m. 2001 South Road Poughkeepsie

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KeyBank donates $3,500 to Foundation, Workforce mentoring

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eyBank has donated $3,500 to The Chamber Foundation, the nonprofit educational organization of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, to support the Chamber’s Workforce Development Center’s iTrain Employment Mentoring Program. The iTrain Employment Mentoring program was created in 2012 to address increasing economic challenges in Dutchess County. With competition for entry-level jobs high and employers reporting frustration at not being able to find skilled workers, development of the iTrain Emloyment Mentoring Program became a priority. The iTrain Employment Mentoring Program provides a platform for personal and professional advancement. The mentee devel-

ops necessary hard skills while learning how to manage interpersonal relationships in the workplace. This is done using partners both inside and outside of the Dutchess

County Regional Chamber of Commerce and through internal workshops, trainings and one-to-one sessions. In addition, a wage subsidy is offered to employers.

“The mentoring work done by both The Chamber Foundation and the Workforce Development Center is an important component of the Dutchess County Re-

gional Chamber of Commerce’s economic development strategy,” said Frank Castella Jr., President and CEO of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce. “We’re doing everything we can to make sure Dutchess County has the deepest and most skilled workforce possible to support the businesses in our region.” For more than 27 years, the Workforce Development Center has successfully linked businesses to the public workforce system. The center’s staff members strive to increase business access to qualified workers and ensure that income eligible residents are prepared for the workplace environment, its responsibilities and job retention. Their programs are run in cooperation with the Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services.

Students learn about construction by louise Mcloughlin vice President of Workforce development Center

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he construction industry needs people! I heard this over and over when I took a group of Poughkeepsie High School juniors and seniors to Hudson Valley Construction Career Day at SUNY Rockland Community College on March 12. Twenty-five students along with 14 mentors and Chamber staff members had a “hands on” experience as we navigated dozens of booths focused on various construction trades. “I operated a crane!” “I built a brick wall!” “I learned how to

Career Night

weld!” Were some of the comments that I heard from the youth at this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Students met with representatives from construction firms, local trade unions and colleges that offer career opportunities in construction. This event was not only for those interested in learning a trade but was open to all youth exploring their career options. Students who excel in math, science and English are also needed in this demanding, fast-paced, safety driven field. We met Charlie Cooper, a bricklayer for Local 5 Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, as he directed the youth in the finer techniques of constructing a brick wall. I asked

Charlie why he took a morning off to work with the kids. He told me that bricklaying is becoming a forgotten trade. “It’s a hard trade and demanding work,” he said. “Certain people are made for a trade. If you’re willing to learn and put in effort, you can make a comfortable living.” Lucy Redzeposki, the Career Day Coordinator, headed the day’s events. She said, “The construction industry is a hidden treasure of employment opportunities. It is an opportunity to own your own business and take care of yourself. You can learn while you earn with on the job training opportunities and even earn college credits while you are doing it.” As we drove back to Poughkeepsie, hard hats in hand, we were all tired but pleased as it was time well spent. Students were able to

Charlie Cooper (left), a bricklayer for Local 5 Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, and Celine Dion Smith. participate in this program due to a partnership between the Poughkeepsie City School District, TD

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Bank, the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce and The Chamber Foundation.

Hosted by:

5:30 Complimentary Dinner • 6 - 8 p.m. Poughkeepsie high School

Inspire students. Take this opportunity to share your career. Students will have the chance to visit your table and learn about your industry and business. Interactive displays, information, and verbal interaction is highly encouraged.

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he Leadership Dutchess Class of 2015 announces Storage War – the class’s 2015 fundraising challenge project! This unique event will take place on Thursday, May 14 at Arnoff Moving & Storage (1282 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The night will feature storage vaults containing prizes to be raffled and auctioned off. In addition to prizes, guests will also be able to sample some of Hudson Valley’s finest in food and drink. The Class of 2015 is currently seeking area businesses to sponsor or contribute prizes to make Storage War a huge success. Proceeds will benefit The Chamber Foundation including its general scholarship fund,

UPCOMING EVENTS

Call (845) 454-1700 ext. 1000 for all reservations or visit Chamberfdn.org

Nicholas Shannon executive director

scholarships to next year’s Leadership Dutchess Class and funding for the next class’s community service project. Leadership Dutchess is a signature leadership program of The Chamber Foundation, Inc. and has been dedicated to educating and motivating citizens to serve in leadership roles within our community. This program was designed to foster the development of professionals, who grow and learn together as

THursDAy, MAy 14 a group over a nine-month period. Along with a full-day session in each of the nine months, the class is assigned to complete a fundraising challenge and a community service project. Completion of these projects will put into practice the leadership skills presented at each month’s class. Past Leadership Dutchess events have included a Casino Night and the Home Run Helicopter Drop (which we are bringing back this year!). If you would like more in-

formation about Storage War, or to lend your support including sponsorship and prize donation, please visit ChamberFDN.org/ StorageWar or contact project leads Jennifer Becker (Jennifer. Becker@marist.edu) or CJ Tomaskovic (CJMT76@gmail.com). We look forward to seeing you on May 14th! To apply to next year’s Leadership Dutchess Class, visit www.chamberfdn.org/programs/ leadership-dutchess.

ATHENA NomiNATioNs Now bEiNg AccEpTEd!

Officers Bill francis, chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fortress Financial Advisory LLC Tina Walz, Vice-chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M & T Bank stacey Langenthal, Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bank of Millbrook Anthony Morando, secretary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cuddy & Feder LLP stephen e. Diamond, Of counsel . . . . . . . . . . . . Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, LLP DirecTOrs Amy Dittmar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. Maureen Kangas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center John e. Mack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Quest Peter Maher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mid-Hudson Subaru carmen McGill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dutchess Community College Lisa Morris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union Barbara e. Ostrander. . . . . . . . . . Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell LLP Dr. Greer rychcik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hyde Park Central School District charles “chip” simon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taconic Advisors, Inc. skip Weisman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Weisman Success Resources, Inc. AssOciATe BOArD MeMBers Duval Hanchard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dutchess Community College Student Kristen Huss. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hudson Valley Renegades fOunDATiOn sTAff frank castella, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President Audra Gerty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President nicholas shannon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Executive Director nancy DeWitt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate

Presented by Leadership Dutchess Class of 2015 Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Live Auction starts at 7:30 p.m. Arnoff Moving & Storage

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Day of Golf

The Powelton Club 29 Old Balmville Road Newburgh REGISTRATION: 10:30 a.m. SHOTGUN START: 12 Noon

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Submit a nomination at ChamberFDN.org

Due May 10, 2015

The Chamber Foundation, Inc. is seeking nominations for the 2015 ATHENA Award®. The ATHENA Award® is presented to a woman—or man—for demonstrating professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in achieving their goals and developing leadership skills. By honoring exceptional leaders, the ATHENA Award® fulfills the ATHENA mission of supporting, developing and honoring women leaders and inspiring women to achieve their full potential.

Nomination forms available at ChamberFDN.org Presenting Sponsor:

Benefiting:

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Home Run Helicopter Drop Dutchess Stadium 1500 NY-9D Wappingers Falls

Join us as we drop 2,000 baseballs on Dutchess Stadium. The winning ball that lands in the select targeted area will receive $2,000! Prize opportunities throughout the evening. Purchase your ball today at chamberfdn.org.


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Forty Under 40 Shaker awards

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Tuesday, April 7

early Bird Connections

7:30 - 9 a.m. The Crooked Rooster 399 Manchester Road Poughkeepsie This is an early morning speednetworking event that allows Chamber members to deliver a strategic two-minute promotional pitch to all participants. It’s fast, it’s fun and, most importantly, it produces results. Attendance is industry-exclusive so sign up early! Sponsored by: Thrivent Financial

Wednesday, April 8

New member Luncheon

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Chamber Conference Room 1 Civic Center Plaza, 4th Floor Poughkeepsie Meet the Chamber staff along with other new members while enjoying lunch. Sponsored by: Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union

Wednesday, April 15

Contact Breakfast

7:30 - 9 a.m. The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel 40 Civic Center Plaza Poughkeepsie Monthly contact breakfast featuring Donald Christian, President of SUNY New Paltz. The 2015 Headliner Awards will be presented, sponsored by Hudson Valley Fresh. Breakfast sponsored by: KeyBank

5 - 8:30 p.m. Changepoint Auditorium 260 Mill Street, Poughkeepsie The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce recognizes a talented and diverse group of young professionals in the Hudson Valley as the top Forty Under 40. Bestowed annually to 40 people under the age of 40 who have shown a strong commitment to the Hudson Valley, the Shaker Awards honor the next generation of leaders in our region. Main Event Sponsors: Health Quest, N & S Supply of Fishkill, Isman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde, LLP, MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center and Rhinebeck Bank Mover & Shaker Sponsors: Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp., Rose & Kiernan, Inc., Hudson Valley Renegades, Marshall & Sterling Insurance, McCabe & Mack LLP, Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGiovanni & Weddell, LLP, Orange County Trust Company and Marist College Dessert Sponsor: Anderson Center for Autism Honoree Reception Sponsors: PVE Sheffler, LLC and EmbroidMe

Thursday, April 23

Business education Seminar

d’oeuvres and cash bar. More information to follow. Sponsored by: LCS Companies and Rhinebeck Bank

Saturday, May 2

health and Wellness Fair

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Poughkeepsie Galleria 2001 South Road, Poughkeepsie Businesses specializing in the health and wellness of the Hudson Valley community will exhibit their latest and greatest products and services throughout the first floor of the Poughkeepsie Galleria. Sponsored by: Fidelis Care and Health Quest

Tuesday, May 5

early Bird Connections

7:30 - 9 a.m. Madava Farms, The Home of Crown Maple 47 McCourt Road, Dover Plains This is an early morning speednetworking event that allows Chamber members to deliver a strategic two-minute promotional pitch to all participants. It’s fast, it’s fun and, most importantly, it produces results. Attendance is industry-exclusive so sign up early! Call 845-454-1700 ext. 1000 to RSVP.

7:30 - 9 a.m. Chamber Conference Room 1 Civic Center Plaza Suite 400 Poughkeepsie

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oin in the area’s largest celebration of animal shelters and rescue groups on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. at the 9th annual Beacon Barks on Main St. in Beacon. All donations will go towards the advancement of animal shelters and rescue organizations in the Hudson Valley to support them in all that they do for homeless and abused animals. This event is fun for the entire family and continues to bring the community together in harmony for the love animals. Dutchess County SPCA and Beacon Barkery joined forces to plan and execute Beacon Barks back in 2007 and have been going strong ever

since. Past attractions included an agility demo, dog wash, pet lookalike content and an afternoon concert. Several stores along Main St. will host dog themed special events and offers throughout the day, and vendors will contribute to the fun-filled afternoon with animal-friendly products and services. Adoptable dogs will be there for everyone to meet and potentially take home at the Dutchess Country SPCA booth in front of the Beacon Barkery. For more information, please visit beaconbarks.org. The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce is a proud media partner of Beacon Barks.

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