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Saturday, August 17 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Poughkeepsie Galleria See PAGe 11

At Breakfast, Gipson to discuss first six months

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hough he’s been on the job for less than a year, New York State Senator Terry Gipson has already made his mark on Albany by sponsoring or cosponsoring several pieces of key legislation and showing a comContact Breakfast Sponsored by:

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mitment to breaking down ideological divides and reaching across the aisle. With the legislature out of session, hear about what’s next on Gipson’s docket at the August Contact Breakfast on Wednesday, August 21 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and Conference Center. Gipson represents New York’s 41st Senate District encompassing Dutchess and Putnam Counties. Prior to his election to the Senate, Gipson served as a village trustee in Rhinebeck where he also owned his own small business after spending

20 years as a designer for MTV Networks and Rockwell Architecture. On his website, Gipson lists reducing taxes and creating Hudson Valley jobs as his top legislative priorities as well as a commitgipson ment to improving the education system. TD Bank proudly sponsors the August Contact Breakfast. One of the 10 largest banks in the U.S.,

TD Bank strives to stand out from the crowd. They’re open early, late and even on weekend while striving to create the best possible experience for their customers. Learn more at tdbank.com. Notfor-profit members from Rebuilding Together Dutchess County and Youth Mission Outreach will also be in attendance. To reserve your place, call 845454-1700 ext. 1000 or visit dcrcoc. org. Tickets cost $20 for Chamber members with advance purchase or are $25 at the door. Non-members can attend for $30.

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Millbrook Winery to host Business After Hours networking LCS Companies, a complete facility maintenance, landscaping and winter services firm located in Poughkeepsie, stands out from the competition because of their customer-first focus and an intrinsic desire to be the best. In business for over 10 years, LCS is commitment to exceptional quality and service as giving back to the community. Learn more at lcsfacilitygroup.com. Hudson Valley SharePoint is a Dutchess County information management and cloud-computing services business with an international focus. As Microsoft

Partners, they specialize in using Microsoft’s SharePoint and Office 365 platforms to deliver solutions “that just work” for their clients. They also have deep experience in content management and web project management. Visit hudsonvalleysharepoint.com for more. Hudson Cadillac-Buick-GMC,

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the number one volume GM certified dealer in the Hudson Valley offers not only a full range of new and pre-owned vehicles, but also complete auto service options and expert know-how. Stop in their showroom on Route 9 or check out hudsoncadillacbuickgmc.com for more. Meyer Contracting has been

serving businesses and families in the Hudson Valley for over 20 years. Meyer is an open shop general contractor that performs both prevailing wage and private work. The company employs over 40 people, including a highly-skilled field crew of dedicated craftsmen. For more, visit meyercontracting.com

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artake in what has become an August tradition – networking and wine tasting at the Millbrook Vineyards and Winery (26 Wing Rd., Millbrook) during Business After Hours on Wednesday, August 28 from 5-7 p.m. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be available along with, of course, Millbrook wine. This event is complimentary to attend and open to both members and guests thanks to sponsors LCS Companies, Hudson Valley Sharepoint LLC and Hudson CadillacBuick-GMC. To RSVP, visit dcrcoc. org or call 845-454-1700 ext. 1000.


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Chamber reacts to fluid job market

Officers Jill Sammon, Chair ...........................Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. Ori Brachfeld, 1st Vice Chair ...............................Dash Lock & Key Service Joseph Bonura, Jr., 2nd Vice Chair...................................... The Grandview John Davies, Treasurer ......................................................... Riverside Bank Vincent Ricotta, Secretary ....................Mercedes-Benz of Wappingers Falls Frank Castella, Jr., Past Chair ................. Harmon & Castella Printing, Inc. Stephen E. Diamond, Of Counsel .................................... Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond LLP Directors Salvatore Calta, Jr. ................................................................................ IBM Jennifer Dunn ............... State Farm Insurance - The Jen Dunn Agency, Inc. Ron Flaherty ..................................................... TEG Federal Credit Union Carol Gordon .................................................................... Rhinebeck Bank Dr. Christine Huebner Caridi................................................Marist College Kimberly Hunt Lee ..................................................McCabe & Mack LLP Gail Jones ................................... Saint Francis Hospital and Health Centers Vincent R. Lander ...Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies, Inc. Joseph Lepore ............................................................... LCS Facility Group William Lessner .........................................................Adams Fairacre Farms James Letterio, Jr. .............................................. Sedore & Company, CPAs Danielle Marxer...................................................... The Chazen Companies Rita McPeck ................................................................................. KeyBank Scott Pawenski ..........................................................................EmbroidMe David Ping .............................................................................Health Quest Alexandra Putman ..........................................................................IES, Inc. Barry Rothfeld ........................................................... Poughkeepsie Journal Pierrette Ruhland ............................................................Red Cap Cleaners Mary Schoonmaker ......................................................................TD Bank Jeffrey Senft ............................................ S & O Construction Services, Inc. Quinn Shaw .............................................................................M&T Bank Jennifer Van Tuyl.........................................................Cuddy & Feder, LLP Tom Weddell.............Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell LLP Eben Yager............................................................Hudson Valley Renegades Associate Board Member Wayne Quint.............................................. Quint Investments & Insurance Chamber Staff Charles S. North ..............................................................President & CEO Audra B. Gerty ........................................ Executive Vice President & CFO Gloria Cukar ............................................... Senior Vice President & COO Nancy Amy ..................................................... Director of Member Services Myriah Anderson........................................Community Relations Specialist Geoff Brault ......................................................Director of Media Content Rich Kleban ..............................Director of Communications & Marketing Dee Richter ............................................................Director of Membership Stephanie Seymour .................................................. Director of Operations Angela Signor .......................................................Director of Media Design Carmela Spreer ............................................................... Director of Events Howard Lynne..............................................Volunteer Government Liaison The Chamber Foundation Staff Nicholas Shannon ...........................................................Executive Director Workforce Development Center Staff Louise McLoughlin .................... Vice President of Workforce Development Mercy Turugh ...........................................Director of the Step Up Program Cecilia Cook ......................................................... Director of Employment Susan Grecke .................................................... Director of Youth One Stop Maryann McKenzie ............................................ Director of Youth Services

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ith all the recent news impacting the regional job market, it’s nice to see the Chamber being proactive about the employment situation in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Through the Chamber’s website, which was redesigned earlier this year, members now have the ability to submit their available job opportunities. Simply go to the “Employment” tab on dcrcoc.org, login with your member ID and password, and fill out the template with open positions, a job description, salary and any other information. These listings are visible to anyone searching the website. Also on tap in September is the Chamber’s annual Job Fair, which this year promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Message froM the Chair:

Jill Sammon

Set for Wednesday, September 18 at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and Conference Center, the Job Fair will feature close to 100 local employers. As a requirement for attending this Job Fair, these companies must have available job opportunities. There will be a full slate of complimentary seminars before and during the Job Fair, including a two-hour presentation designed to help professionals learn more about LinkedIn, the

popular networking website. This seminar is being sponsored by Ridley Lowell Business and Technical Institute. Another seminar that day will be titled, Managing Assets During A Career Transition, and is being sponsored by Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union. The Job Fair will last from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., and is complimentary thanks to our sponsors Health Quest and Poughkeepsie Journal. So make sure you check out the Employment page on the website and save the date for the Job Fair. And thanks to the Chamber for Thinking Local First when it comes to jobs! Jill Sammon is the DirectorSpecial Services for Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation.

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oes your business have tasks that you struggle to get done - or get done well - because you just can’t seem to find the right employee to do them? You can learn how to enhance the diversity of your workforce with the help of Abilities First Breakfast at Southern Style. This event will take place Tuesday, on August 6 from Dowse 7:30-9 a.m. at I-84 Diner, 853 Route 52 in Fishkill. The mission of Abilities First is to serve people with disabilities and their families by developing

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and providing innovative services, advocacy and support in a culture of dignity and respect. It has employment services programs that train and support new employees, creating a perfect job match for your company. The featured speaker at the event will be Patricia Dowse, Chief Operating Officer of NYS Rehabilitation Association, a trade organization assisting businesses that work to prepare and support

future employees who happen to have disabilities. Breakfast Southern Style is sponsored by M&T Bank, All Access Dental and Mount Saint Mary College. The cost for Chamber members is $20; non-members $30. Reserve your place by calling the Chamber at 845-454-1700 ext. 1000. Breakfast Southern Style Sponsored by:


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Attendees captured these Balloon Fest images The 2013 Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Balloon Festival was one the best in recent memory. People flocked to evening launch sites during the July 4th weekend, and to the banks of the Hudson River that Saturday and Sunday to witness the spectacle of hot-air balloons inflating and launching at dawn. Of the hundreds of images posted online, these are some of the favorites.

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ecause of the size of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce – over 2,000 members strong – we’re able to bend the ear of elected officials at all levels of government, from local legislatures to United States senators. One of our most important jobs here at the Chamber is making sure that that access and that voice is working for you. We accomplish this in two main ways. First, by bringing elected officials directly to you at one of our events. Take this month’s Contact Breakfast for example, featuring New York State Senator Terry Gipson. Or last month, when the Hudson Valley Young Professionals hosted a forum with Gipson and New York State Assemblyman Kieran Lalor. These opportunities exist so you can hear from the people that represent us and ask them the questions that are important to you, with no filter and no middleman. We also lean heavily on the Legislative Action Committee, co-chaired by Jeffrey Senft of S&O Construction and Paul Mancarella of De’S Jewelers, to help direct the policy initiatives the Chamber fights for. Recently, the committee has organized meetings for business owners to better understand the impacts of the soon to be implemented Affordable Care Act as well as petition our leaders in Albany to reform the

Scaffold Law. The Legislative Action Committee is also active in making sure Chamber members are informed by regularly posting relevant content from The Business Council and others on their website. You can read that, along with Chamber Volunteer Government Liaison Howard Lynne’s Legislative Corner column, by visiting the committee online at dcrcoc.org and looking under the ‘Committees’ tab. In addition, the Legislative Action Committee is currently seeking your feedback. There’s a short, anonymous survey available on their website where you can let us know about important economic issues facing the Hudson Valley from your perspective. Do please take a second and provide us this valuable insight. At the Chamber, there’s no responsibility greater than being your advocate. If at any time you have questions or ideas about how we may better represent you, do not hesitate to get in touch by calling 845454-1700 ext. 1000 and setting up an appointment to talk. Be informed and get involved – it’s the only way we can make any progress!

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Charles S. North President & CEO

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he ability to communicate effectively with your customers, employees and vendors is vital to any business, but if you’re focusing your decision on the right phone system for your business on some of these factors, it could be a BIG mistake. Here are 5 things you should avoid when evaluating a new phone system for your business: • Using your home provider: Often business owners are tempted to use the same company they use for their home phone service for their business. It’s hard not to do if you are happy with the service they provide and have had no issues with billing. Explore options with business-level providers and even investigate cloud phone options

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that give you many easy-to-use features without the huge start-up costs and hardware requirements. • Making the “call” based on price: With a traditional phone system, monthly fees could be low, but there is the initial investment of the hardware, the installation, ongoing maintenance, and additional costs that could be associated with expanding the system as your business grows. Whatever option you choose for your system, be sure to calculate the total cost of ownership and consider the ongoing costs that could be

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involved for changes/expansion. • Don’t forget the customer service: If you are expecting employees or an office manager to interact with the phone system provider, you’ll want to make sure there is a trained and professional team ready and waiting to help them with any issues that could arise and get them resolved quickly. You also want your customers to have a good experience when placed on hold, transferred to different extensions or even re-routed to different office locations. • Under-estimating growth potential or the lack of it: It is tricky to estimate how your business will expand, if at all. However, you need to make sure that the system you select is scalable and there aren’t any real long-term contracts that lock you into services you might not need if you don’t have the growth expected. • Biggest mistake, picking a system that doesn’t work the way you do: Are you or your staff on the road a lot? Are there times when you have to work from home? Choose a system that works in multiple locations, has a focus on innovation allows you the flexibility to be reached or reach your customers from anywhere. This article was provided by Jaime Butler, Business Development Specialist at Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc., the Chamber’s IT provider. For more information about IES, please visit them online at www. ies-ny.com or call 845-226-9983.

A Special Thank You To Our Corporate Sponsors LEADERS:

PARTNERS: All Access Dental • Bonura Hospitality Group • DCH Wappingers Falls Toyota Design Intervention Studio • Hudson Valley Audio Visual • Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc. M&T Bank • Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies, Inc. SUPPORTERS: Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. • EmbroidMe • Hudson Valley Renegades LCS Companies • Marshall & Sterling Insurance • Mid-Hudson Subaru • N&S Supply Orange County Trust Company • Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and Conference Center Poughkeepsie Journal • Rhinebeck Bank • Riverside Bank • Rose & Kiernan, Inc. 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: Clear Channel Media & Entertainment • Cumulus Broadcasting • Fox Radio • Radio Woodstock 100.1


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members of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Orange County Chamber of Commerce, Beacon Chamber of Commerce and Wappingers Falls and Fishkill Business Associations in

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advance of that evening’s Hudson Valley Renegades game against the Brooklyn Cyclones. Passed hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available, and all attendees receive complimentary admission to the game. Joint Business After Hours is complimentary to attend thanks to sponsors Quality Environmental Solutions and Technologies, Inc. and DCH Wappingers Falls Toyota. Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies, Inc.

(QuES&T) is a unique company providing a full range of consulttraining, ing, testing and laboratory services to the asbestos, lead, industrial hygiene and environmental remediation industry. Their professional staff possesses extensive experience in project design, risk assessment, project management, engineering controls, health physics, respira-

tory protection, environmental air sampling, and sampling laboratory services. For more information, visit qualityenv.com. At DCH Wappingers Falls Toyota, you’ll find a better way to buy a car. Whether it’s hassle-free pricing or expert service, DCH promises no games, no gimmicks and no second-guessing. Learn more at dchwappingerstoyota.com.

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teer organization and a resource partner with the Small Business Administration. The local Dutchess Chapter has over 20 experienced business experts to provide you with free, ongoing mentoring, sharing real-world advice and knowhow. Our mentors come from a wide array of business sectors and have substantial skills. Some are experienced small business owners

and others have management experience in larger companies. SCORE Dutchess is offering an initiative especially for existing businesses. Focusing on the goal of growing your business, SCORE mentors will meet with you at your business site to guide you through a current assessment of your business. They will assist you in setting goals, provide guidance in developing a plan to meet the goals and continue as your mentor through the implementation of your plan. Don’t wait! Do your business a favor and contact us now to meet with an experienced SCORE business mentor. Call us at the Chamber at 845-454-1700 x1021; send an email request to scoredutchess@gmail.com; find us on line at dutchess.score.org

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AUGUST 2013 Thursday, August 15 Joint Business After Hours

5 - 7 p.m. Dutchess Stadium, Fishkill The Chamber’s Joint Business After Hours with Beacon Chamber of Commerce, Orange County Chamber of Commerce, Wappingers Falls Tuesday, August 6 Business Assosciation and Breakfast Southern Fishkill Business Association. Style w/ Abilities First Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. 7:30 - 9 a.m. Sponsored by: Quality I-84 Diner Banquet Room Environmental Solutions & 853 Route 52, Fishkill Sponsored by: M & T Bank, All Technologies, Inc. and DCH Access Dental and Mount Saint Wappingers Falls Toyota Mary College

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Wednesday, July 31 Dutchess County Medical Examiner’s Office

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Wednesday, July 31 The Iron Furnace and Cheesecake Heaven

Saturday, August 17 Think Local First Consumer Expo

11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Poughkeepsie Galleria First Floor 2001 South Rd, Poughkeepsie The Expo will exhibit products from local business. Sponsored by: MVP Health Care, Poughkeepsie Galleria and Orange County Trust Company

Wednesday, August 21 Contact Breakfast

7:30 - 9 a.m. Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and Conference Center

40 Civic Center Plaza Poughkeepsie Monthly Contact Breakfast featuring guest speaker New York Sen. Terry Gipson Sponsored by: TD Bank

Wednesday, August 28 Business After Hours 5 - 7 p.m. Millbrook Vineyards & Winery 26 Wing Road Millbrook The Chamber’s monthly networking event. Sponsored by: LCS Companies, Inc., Hudson Valley Sharepoint, LLC, Meyer Contracting Corp. and Hudson Cadillac-Buick-GMC

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“Adding the Youth One Stop program is a great opportunity to expand the excellent work that is done by the staff of the Workforce Development Center,” said Susan Grecke, Director of Youth One Stop. “I am proud to be a part of this dedicated team and look forward to continuing to increase opportunities for the youth of Dutchess County.” “The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce provides great support for the Workforce Development Center, especially when it comes to finding employment for program participants,” said Louise McLoughlin, Vice President of Workforce Development for the Chamber. “ Everyone at the Chamber is excited by the prospect of being able to serve even more youth in Dutchess County.” “The Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board is pleased to be funding the Youth One Stop because it strives to be accessible to youth from around the entire county,” said Laraine Kautz, Executive Director of the Dutchess County WIB. “In addition to the mandated program components, Youth One Stop will offer unique hands-on experiences that will connect participants to the workforce and their community, creating tangible benefits not only for the participating youth, but also for employers seeking trained and dedicated workers

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and a community on the rise.” 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.

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he Workforce Development Center of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce it has been awarded a 23-month contract from the Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) to create and administer the Dutchess County Youth One Stop program. Youth One Stop is a comprehensive education and jobtraining program utilizing local resources to benefit at-risk youth in Dutchess County. The contract officially begins on August 1, 2013. “The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce is exceptionally pleased to be able to add the Youth One Stop to our Workforce Development Center,” said Charles S. North, President & CEO of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce. “We’d like to thank the Workforce Investment Board for their faith in our ability to handle this important initiative and we’re looking forward to serving the youth of our county by creating career and educational opportunities that would not have existed otherwise.” Youth One Stop is open to income-eligible Dutchess County youth and foster children ages 1421 who are facing obstacles inhibiting them from completing school, finishing their GED or gaining employment. Participants will explore career options in the community and gain practical experience through jobs and internships as well as have access to tutoring, mentorship and degree/certification programs. For complete information about the program, visit dcrcoc.org/ youthonestop or call Susan Grecke, Director of the Youth One Stop, at 845-454-1700 ext. 1013.

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September 22 at 5 p.m. at The Villa Borghese in Wappingers Falls. The Gala will include dinner, presentation of the Leave A Legacy Awards and a fabulous auction. The “Leave A Legacy” Award was created to honor people who have given of themselves and thereby changed the lives of others. The Award recipients are those who have humbly and tirelessly served their community. Their commitment to giving to others is evidenced through their consistent willingness to help and volunteer. The 2013 “Leave A Legacy” Award recipients are Mary Marshall of Catholic Charities and John Flowers of the John Flowers Family Partnership. Visit www. YouthMissionOutreach.org for more information. Price per ticket for the Gala is $100 per person in advance and $110 per person at the door. YMO is a non denominational, not for profit organization serving the needs of Poughkeepsie youth since 1992. To reserve tickets or for more information: call 845-473-5449. All are welcome.

Michelle Ledesma Baer joined Mid-Hudson Love INC in the position offull-timeExecutiveDirectoronJuly1. She brings to Love INC extensive experience in fundraising and international economic development projects. Mid-Hudson Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) is a local affiliate of the national Love INC Movement, an outreach model that brings Christian churches together to lovingly serve people in need in the local community. Mid-Hudson Love INC serves a large portion of the western half of Dutchess County, providing mentoring, personal care products, linens, household items, furniture, beds, and referrals to other resources.

BBG&G Advertising works hard to create effective advertisements for their clients. Recently, they were recognized with two prestigious awards. The Summit International Awards has awarded BBG&G with Bronze in the category of Travel/ Tourism/Nature website. In selecting BBG&G for the award, the international panel of judges of professionals was impressed by BBG&G’s creativity in developing the Dutchess County Tourism website. The Telly Awards has chosen the TV Commercial entitled “Girlfriends” as a Bronze winner in the 34th Annual Telly Awards. The :30 spot was created by BBG&G Advertising and produced by ND Pro Media for Orange County Trust Company. With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor. For more on BBG&G go to www. bbggadv.com.

Youth Mission Outreach, Inc. (“YMO”) is proud to announce that its 2013 Fundraiser Gala and Leave a Legacy Awards will be held on Sunday,

The public is invited to Ulster Savings Bank’s 226 Main Street, New Paltz savings branch on Friday, August 9 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. to en-

joy their 4th Annual “Community Appreciation Day” celebration. An exciting day is planned, including performances from the Percussion Orchestra of Kingston (POOK) and the Energy Dance Company of Kingston. Free Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) etching, document shredding, tie-dyeing (bring your own shirt), face painting and balloons will also be available during this special event! Local author McKenzie Willis will be reading during a story hour and sing-along from 2-3 p.m. and Radio Woodstock 100.1 WDST will be there from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. A free lunch, including hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones and beverages, will be served during the branch’s “Community Appreciation Day” festivities. For more information, please contact Rocco Pucino, III, New Paltz Senior Branch Manager, at 255-5470, ext. 4202. EmbroidMe of Poughkeepsie has added Tony D’Aquanni to its team in order to further expand its outside sales efforts in the Mid-Hudson Valley. D’Aquanni worked for 19 years as the Owner and Operator of Money Mailer of Dutchess County. “Tony has been doing business in this area for nearly twenty years,” says EmbroidMe owner Scott Pawenski. “With his well-established relationships and high standard of salesmanship, he is the perfect person to help us grow our business.” D’Aquanni began his new role with EmbroidMe on July 8. EmbroidMe of Poughkeepsie is located in The Poughkeepsie Plaza and is open Monday through Saturday. For more call 845-452-2400 or visit embroidme-poughkeepsie.com. Over 180 children and adults infused Adriance Memorial Library with excitement and cheers on Monday, June 24, at the library’s Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Party. In keeping with this summer’s theme ‘Dig Into Reading’ the Library District invited state and local ‘dig’nitaries to a ‘ground-breaking’ ceremony inside the library. County Executive Marc Molina-


...and submit your own! Join Dutchess Golf from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 18 on the upper porch and enjoy live music and a delicious brunch prepared by Executive Chef Colin Stredwick and his culinary team. For more information, visit dutchessgolf.com. The Math and Physics Exploration Center is offering its 3rd annual programming class entitled ‘Computer Programming and Problem Solving.’ The course is designed to introduce students to an approach to problem solving via computer programming. The computer programming will be interactive, developing both programming and problem solving skills The class is appropriate for both college students and Junior / Senior high school students. An eight-class session will be offered during the afternoons of Aug 5-8 and Aug 12-18. Appropriate for anyone at least 16 years old. For further information contact: Polivka@ APLclass.com or 845-462-2698. Sip and stock up for a cause September 29, from 1-6 pm, during a wine tasting with live music, fabulous food, and amazing auction items. Proceeds fund wheelchair yoga, zumba, piano/chorus lessons, and

arts & crafts for people with Autism and other developmental disabilities served in five counties by Poughkeepsie-based Greystone Programs. Event boasts 20+ wine/distillery repsindoorsandalfresco,atTheGrandview, 176 Rinaldi Boulevard, Poughkeepsie. Philip J. DeAngelo, of Focused Wealth Management, Highland, is the honoree.Tickets:$150;Groupdiscounts available. Info or reservations? Michelle Hathaway (845) 452-5772 ext. 119, www.GreystonePrograms.org. The Rhinecliff Hotel is celebrating its 5th anniversary since being renovated and re-opened in 2008. A 5th Anniversary Celebration Party/Reception will be held at the hotel on Thursday, September 12 beginning at 5:30. Refreshments will be served and gift certificates will be award for an overnight stay and dinner for 2 and 4 people. There will be guest speakers and special surprises. Throughout September and October there are special promotions being offered, including discounts on overnight stays and a promotional wedding being planned for October. The Rhinecliff is located at 4 Grinnell Street and is open Daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Visit www.therhinecliff.com for dining hours, menus and daily specials, special event schedules and room rates, or call 845 876-0590.

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real estate agencies & brokers Houlihan Lawrence (Freeman Team)

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Congratulations to the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park on the opening of the beautiful new East Side Pavilion. Thanks to all the local leaders that made the project possible.

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Congratulations to People’s United Bank, celebrating their new Wappingers Falls branch inside the Stop N Shop at 1357 Route 9.

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Congratulations to Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, now open at 1895 South Road, Poughkeepsie!

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Congratulations Raymour & Flanigan Furniture on 10 great years in business at 756 Vassar Road and an even longer history in Dutchess County.

Longobardi Restaurant is looking good with its expanded space and new renovations. Stop by today at 1574 Route 9 in Wappingers Falls for pizza and Italian specialties!

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Congratulations to NeighboRx Pharmacy in Pleasant Valley for its Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting! Visit them at 13 North Avenue, in the A&P Shopping Center.

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n July 24 at the Chamber’s monthly Business After Hours, The Chamber Foundation announced the kick off of The Chamber Foundation Campaign. Known for its signature leadership programs including Youth Leadership and Leadership Dutchess; unique development opportunities such as our Golf Mentoring Program and College Campus Tours; and charitable Scholarship Program which gave away over $53,000 in awards this year, The Chamber Foundation is proud to be a regional leader in shaping the workforce of tomorrow. Through The Chamber Foundation Campaign, The Chamber Foundation will continue to enhance its mission of providing educational opportunities for youth and the workforce, to build and strengthen personal and business capacity, develop leadership skills and foster a commitment to community service. Donations to The Chamber Foundation Campaign

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Go to chamberfdn.org/campaign to learn more and show your support. Donate today and double your contribution! Thanks to The Chamber Foundation Campaign Matching Supporters, the first $6,000 donated will be matched by: Complete Benefit Solutions, N & S Supply of Fishkill, Inc., Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home and Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell LLP.

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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 Mack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Health Quest Peter Maher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mid-Hudson Subaru carmen McGill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dutchess Community College Doug McHoul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McHoul Funeral Home rita McPeck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KeyBank Lisa Morris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union charles “chip” simon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taconic Advisors, Inc . Aleta symon, cPA . . . . . . Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell, LLP skip Weisman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Weisman Success Resources, Inc . fOunDATiOn sTAff charles s. north . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .President Audra Gerty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President nicholas shannon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Executive Director

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he Chamber will be on hand to cut a ribbon and help kickoff the 12th annual Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest taking place September 7-8 at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck. The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest, presented by WineRacks.com, is a celebration of the gourmet lifestyle in the Hudson Valley. The Fest features hundreds of wines from all over New York and the world, more than 100 gourmet specialty food, fine art, and lifestyle vendors, as well as food sampling from some of the region’s best restaurants and live entertainment. Visitors can learn about wine and food from the many cooking demonstrations and food and wine seminars throughout the weekend. They can also enjoy the rare opportunity to meet and speak to the wine makers from some of New York’s best wineries. Tickets are available now by visiting hudsonvalleywinefest.com. You can purchase admission for one day or the entire weekend, with or without wine tasting, as well as beer fest tickets. Children under 12 are

admitted free, and there are group discounts available before September 1. For more information, please call 845-658-7181 or visit the website.

new this year to the Hudson valley wine and food festival is a craft beer pavilion, only now possible due to recently passed legislation allowing craft brewers to participate and sell products. craft breweries, defined as those producing 60,000 or less barrels annually, have lobbied for some time, along with leadership of the Hudson valley wine and food festival, to have the same opportunities that local wineries do, and met with success when the legislation was announced. the new legislation encourages the use of locally-grown ingredients, awarding brewers by giving them license as a “farm brewery” if 20 percent or more of their ingredients come from new york state. “the food and wine industry have long been a tremendous engine for economic development in new york state,” said michael babcock, President of wineracks.com and producer of the Hudson valley wine and food fest. “we lobbied hard to pass this bill, and we are thrilled to welcome the craft breweries to this year’s festival, along with the countless tourists who will now come to the event because of this news.”

Poughkeepsie hosting annual Jazz in the Valley event August 18 fter a successful Dutchess County debut in 2012, the Jazz in the Valley festival returns to Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie on August 18. TRANSART and Cultural Services are celebrating the 13th annual festival, continuing the tradition of intergenerational programming. New this year, in addition to the Main Stage, is a free and open-to-the-public Pavilion Stage, which is sponsored by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce. “We are thrilled to return to

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