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Message From The Chair ........................... 2 Small Business Partner of the Month ............. 2 Joint Business After Hours............................ 3 Message From The Chamber President ........... 4 Balloon Festival Photos............................. 5 Upcoming Events .................................... 6 Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings ......................... 7 Member News........................................ 8 Member Spotlight - Smart Staffing Group .......... 9 New Members...................................10-11 Ribbon Cutting Photos .........................12-13 The Chamber Foundation .........................14

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he race between incumbent Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney and Republican challenger Nan Hayworth for New York’s 18th congressional district is one of the most heavily scrutinized and closely watched in the nation. Voters are encouraged to attend the August Contact Breakfast on Wednesday, August 20 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and Conference Center to hear from both candidates in a closed forum. Questions for the moderator may be submitted in advance by e-mailing Howard Lynne, the Chamber’s Volunteer Government Liaison, at howard@dcrcoc.org. Maloney is currently serving his first term in Congress following his election in November 2012. Prior to election, Maloney worked as an attorney and private equity executive as well as serving as White House Staff Secretary and a senior advisor to President Bill Clinton. Maloney is a graduate of the University of Virginia and cur-

rently resides in Cold Spring. Hayworth previously served the Hudson Valley as a member of the 112th Congress from 2011-13 where she sat on the House Financial Services Committee. An ophthalmologist by trade, Hayworth is a graduate of Princeton University and a 26-year resident of the Hudson Valley. TD Bank proudly sponsors the

July Contact Breakfast. Calling itself America’s Most Convenient Bank, TD Bank, one of the 10 largest banks in the nation, is open early, open late and even open on weekends to serve its customers. They offer a full suite of personal and commercial banking services to suit any need. To learn more, visit tdbank.com. The Chamber’s Ambassador

Committee is continuing to collect canned and dry goods at all Contact Breakfasts to benefit Dutchess Outreach. Please deposit all donations in the marked boxes as you approach the registration tables at the Poughkeepsie Grand. Not-for-profit members from the Premier Cares Foundation and Council on Addiction Prevention and Education will also be in attendance. Breakfast tickets cost $20 for Chamber members with advance purchase or are $25 at the door. Non-members can attend for $30. To reserve your place, call 845-454-1700 ext. 1000 or visit dcrcoc.org. Contact Breakfast Sponsored by:

Celebrate the bounty of the HudsonValley at Business After Hours outdoors before the crisp autumn air rolls in. As always, this event is complimentary to attend for both members and guests. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine will be available. To RSVP, visit dcrcoc.org.

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Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies, Inc. Meyer Contracting Corporation and Bank of Millbrook proudly sponsor this event. Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies, Inc. is a unique company providing a full range of consulting, training, testing and laboratory services to the asbestos, lead, industrial hygiene and environmental remediation industry. Learn more at qualityenv.com. Meyer Contracting has a long

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Future of Chamber is in good hands

Officers Ori Brachfeld, Chair ...............................................Dash Lock & Key Service Joseph Bonura, Jr., 1st Vice Chair ...........................................The Grandview John Davies, 2nd Vice Chair ....................................................Riverside Bank Rita McPeck, Treasurer .....................................................................KeyBank Pierrette Ruhland, Secretary ................................................ Red Cap Cleaners Jill Sammon, Past Chair ................... Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corp. 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 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 Scott Pawenski ............................................................................EmbroidMe David Ping ................................................................................Health Quest Alexandra Putman............................................................................. IES, Inc. Vincent Ricotta ........................................ Mercedes-Benz of Wappingers Falls Barry Rothfeld ...............................................................Poughkeepsie Journal Cathy Secor...................................................................................... TD Bank Jeffrey Senft................................................S & O Construction Services, Inc. Mike Spinelli..........................................................................The Brake Shop Denise Doring VanBuren .................. Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corp. Jennifer Van Tuyl............................................................ Cuddy & Feder, LLP 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 Charles S. North ................................................................ President & CEO Audra B. Gerty ............................................Executive Vice President & CFO Gloria Cukar .................................................. Senior Vice President & COO Myriah Anderson ............................................... Director of Member Services Geoff Brault .........................................................Director of Media Content Loren Hoffman ............................................. Community Relations Specialist Rich Kleban ..............................................Vice President of Communications Dee Richter............................................................... Director of Membership Stephanie Seymour ..................................................... Director of Operations Angela Signor ..........................................................Director of Media Design Carmela Spreer ......................................................... Vice President 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 Maryann McKenzie ............................................... Director of Youth Services Elizabeth Kwant .................................................Director of Step Up Program Jessica Vitolano ..................................................................RPI Case Manager Zoaya Fatima.....................................................................Work Now Mentor Karen Williams..................................................................Work Now Mentor Youth One Stop Staff Matt Bettina....................................................Youth One Stop Case Manager Jesse Crisalli ....................................................Youth One Stop Case Manager Katrina Gobins................................................Youth One Stop Case Manager Kadiyah Lodge ................................................Youth One Stop Case Manager Samantha Mitchell ..........................................Youth One Stop Case Manager Ashley Wright............................................ Youth One Stop Services Specialist

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t’s hard to believe I’m already more than halfway through my tenure as chairman of the Chamber. It seems like just yesterday that Jill Sammon passed me the gavel at the December breakfast, I made a joke about her shoes being prettier than mine, and off we went. In the months since, there have been a lot more laughs, some serious business and the announcement of Frank Castella, Jr. as the next President and CEO. Frankie will be the first new leader of the Chamber since 2000 and while he has big shoes to fill, myself, the rest of the board of directors and everyone on the selection committee wholeheart-

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edly believes he’s the man for the job. He’s a small business owner, creative, personable, forward thinking, congenial and has a deep love of the Hudson Valley. I can’t wait to see what he can do. As Frankie gets ready to serve as the first new Chamber leader in a long while, I can’t help but think of all that Charlie North has meant to our area. This is the man

responsible for spreading Think Local First so far and wide around the Hudson Valley. The man who has served as the emcee of more charity fundraisers and community events than I can count – and done it all on his own time. The man who brings together thousands of people each year at events like the Balloon Festival. Charlie’s impact has been immeasurable, and it has been a pleasure to work with him. It continues to be my honor to be the chairman of this dynamic organization. I hope you’ll join me in welcoming Frank Castella, Jr. to lead it, and thanking Charlie North for all he’s done during his tenure.

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Hudson Valley Skin Care produces quality skin and hair care products. As a community-minded business, their mission is to proudly incorporate fresh, local Hudson Valley made ingredients into their products as often as possible. 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.

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tal of Westchester Medical Center, MVP Health Care, Orange County Trust Company and the Poughkeepsie Galleria sponsor the Consumer Expo and the Poughkeepsie Journal is the media partner.

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ake part in a special event on August 7 at Dutchess Stadium as the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce presents a Joint Business After Hours networking mixer. This event is held in conjunction with the Beacon Chamber of Commerce, Orange County Chamber of Commerce,

Wappingers Falls AssoBusiness ciation and Fishkill Business Association. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow members of the Chamber and members of other organizations in the area.

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Networking will take place from 5-7 p.m., and complimentary tickets to the Hudson Valley game Renegades that night will be available. There will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar available. To RSVP, please call 845-4541700 ext. 1000. DCH Wappingers Falls Toyota, Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc. and Orange County Trust Company sponsor this Joint Business After Hours.

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he Women’s Leadership Alliance is hosting a networking event called Netgiving on Tuesday, August 5 at Union Square, 51 Market Street, Poughkeepsie. The primary focus is offering ideas, suggestions, resources and/or connections to

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fellow attendees. You come to this event to give. The event will be facilitated by author, entrepreneur and radio personality Keryl Pesce. The Hodgkins Agency proudly sponsors. After a brief general network-

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erhaps the question I get asked the most is “What does being a Chamber member do for me?” It’s easy to point to the benefits of membership that can be seen on our website – networking opportunities, the chance to learn from local and regional experts, access to new business contacts, directly targeted marketing opportunities, etc. – but there are other benefits that maybe you don’t know about. Take our Workforce Development Center. Did you know the Chamber has a professional staff dedicated to helping members of our community reach their educational and professional goals by providing them with soft skills training and mentorship as well as linking them up with those people who can offer hard skills improvement? Chamber membership helps make that possible. There’s also the constant advocacy work done alongside local, state and federal elected officials. Just in the past month, we’ve renewed our call to end the MTA Tax for all. The Chamber won’t let Albany rest on its laurels following last year’s partial repeal. It’s time the MTA Tax is abolished for businesses big and small. And perhaps the biggest issue we’ve been taking on re-

cently is eliminating the new Capacity Zone created by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that has added up to 10 percent to small business energy bills. The Chamber has been working alongside County Executive Molinaro, Representatives Gibson and Maloney, and other elected officials every step of the way. We’ve been on calls with the leaders of FERC, helping generate local awareness of the issue and offering input on behalf of the business community on legislation in the United States House of Representatives. And we’ll continue to fight until the Capacity Zone is abolished and our energy costs are lower. If you’re a member and want to be more involved in this political advocacy, send me a note and let me know. If you’re a non-member and want to help, a great place to start is by becoming part of the Chamber. We never stop working for the local business community.

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Charles S. North President & CEO

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ounces. This table has a 1080p HD Gorilla Glass 3 Display (1820x1200) – a nice resolution with a bright screen as well as a 2.3GHz quadcore Atom Z3580 processor. Again, you have the option of 16 or 32GB of storage with 2GB of RAM. It also is just under the $200 mark with 4G LTE connectivity. There is the HP ElitePad 1000 stocked with Windows 8.1. It has a 10.1-inch HD Gorilla Glass 3 display that can be viewed outdoors and from wide angles. This model has the option of 64 or 128GB of storage and supports microSD cards as well. It offers multi-touch capabilities as well as HP BIOS Protection, but it is a bit pricier than the others running about $740. Even though it is larger in size than the other tablets, it weighs just 1.4lbs and its 9.2mm thin. Other options available on the market are the Panasonic Toughpad, boasting a 20-inch size and 10-point multi-touch screen and

LED backlighting; Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3, which is thinner and lighter than the Surface Pro 2 predecessor; and also the unique Lenovo Yoga 10HD+, which offers a kickstand to prop up the device for watching videos and has an amazing 18 hours of battery life. Last but not least is the Samsung Galazy Tab S 10.5 that was rolled out in June and hopes to overtake Apple’s iPad market share. You’ll need to decide what operating system you like best and choose the other features you’d want access to in order to decide on the best product for you and your life/work style, but it’s clear that tablets aren’t going anywhere soon. They will continue to offer features you just won’t be able to get from your laptop as the technology advances. 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.

A Special Thank You To Our 2014 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. • Zott Construction SUPPORTERS: EmbroidMe • Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union • Hudson Valley Renegades • LCS Companies Marshall & Sterling Insurance • McQuade Development • Meyer Contracting • N&S Supply Orange County Trust Company • 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 and Entertainment • Fox Radio • Poughkeepsie Journal Radio Woodstock 100.1 • Townsquare Media


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EVENTS Tuesday, August 5 Early Bird Connections

7:30 - 9 a.m. Beekman Library 11 Towne Center Blvd Hopewell Junction

Early morning speed-networking 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. Sponsored by: Edward JonesCeleste Bevilacqua

5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Dutchess Stadium Fishkill

Monthly networking event. This event is held in conjunction with the Beacon Chamber of Commerce, Orange County Chamber of Commerce, Wappingers Falls Business Association and Fishkill Business Association. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Complimentary tickets to the Renegades game that evening as well. Sponsored by: DHC Wappingers Falls Toyota, Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc. and Orange County Trust Company

5:30 – 8:30 p.m. The Grandview 176 Rinaldi Boulevard Poughkeepsie

The Twisted Gala is the signature fundraiser of The Chamber Foundation. This three hour event includes generous hors d’oeurves, top shelf open bar and entertainment. For event info and sponsors see page 14.

Wednesday, August 20 Contact Breakfast

7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel 40 Civic Center Plaza Poughkeepsie

Monthly contact breakfast featuring Representative Sean Patrick Maloney and Nan Hayworth, candidates for the House of Representatives 18th District. Sponsored by: TD Bank

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11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Poughkeepsie Galleria First Floor 2001 South Road Poughkeepsie

The Think Local First Consumer Expo features products and services available from local business. The event is free to browse, meet face-to-face with vendors, and sample one-of-akind items. There will be raffles and giveaways throughout the afternoon. Sponsored by: MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center; MVP Healthcare; Orange County Trust Company and Poughkeepsie Galleria

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Wednesday, August 27 Business After Hours 5 – 7 p.m. Millbrook Vineyards & Winery 26 Wing Road Millbrook

The Chamber’s monthly networking event. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Sponsored by: Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies, Inc., Meyer Contracting Corporation and Bank of Millbrook

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Thursday, August 7 Rita’s Italian Ice of Poughkeepsie 4 p.m. 4-10 Taft Avenue Poughkeepsie

Join us to celebrate the Grand Opening! Tastings and activities will be offered.

Grand opening celebration, including tastings and Chambermembers-only specials from 4-7 p.m. and a grand opening celebration for the general public from 7-9 p.m.

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Queen City Bistro is now open at 206 Main Street in Poughkeepsie for elegant small plate dining at affordable prices. Join them for lunch, dinner and Saturday and Sunday brunch. Closed Mondays. Enjoy expertly crafted dishes prepared by a culinary chef in the dining area decorated with beautiful artwork from local artists. Relax in the lounge area with a specialty cocktail or a constantly changing variety of craft beers on tap. Or enjoy the weather on the outside patio! Digestive Disease Center of the Hudson Valley, the region’s leading Gastroenterology Group, has added a fourth female Gastroenterologist to its team of healthcare providers. Mojdeh Momeni, MD, FACG is a board-certified, fellowship-trained Gastroenterologist who specializes in the treatment and prevention of diseases and disorders of the digestive tract, including: • Gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD) • Colon Cancer • Irritable bowel syndrome • Diverticulosis • Food intolerance • Celiac disease • Peptic ulcer dis-

ease • Diarrhea • Constipation Dr. Momeni received her Medical Degree from Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran, Iran and completed her residency at New York Methodist Hospital. Weill Cornell Medical College. She completed her Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York. She previously worked as the Director of Ambulatory Care Services and Associate Program Director of the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York. She is also currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at Saint George’s Medical School in the Caribbean.

Sholes & Miller is pleased to announce that Nancy Brodey Koch has joined the firm as a Senior Associate. Ms. Koch is experienced in federal and state trial and appellate court litigation, including medical malpractice defense, general corporate and commercial matters, insurance, real estate, land use, municipal law, construction, antitrust, franchises, trademark infringement, unfair competition, class actions, trusts, contractual disputes, oppressed shareholder actions, fraud, foreclosure, collection, bankruptcy, and election law. Ms. Koch received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Dutchess County Bar Association.

Catherine A. Maloney, President and CEO of the Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC), has announced that Sarah Lee, of Poughkeepsie, has been promoted to Director of Business Development. In this position, Ms. Lee will lead the efforts to assist Dutchess County employers to retain jobs, to invest in and to create new jobs in Dutchess County. She will serve as a central point of contact for business assistance and develop resources where necessary to respond to business needs. “Sarah’s aptitude and contributions have been invaluable and she embodies so many of the wonderful traits of our organization. Her innovative thinking and vision will continue to enhance the strategic direction and promote the mission and vision of the organization,” said Ms. Maloney. “I continue to be inspired by the extraordinary commitment of the DCEDC’s leadership combined with their determination to improve the economic well-being and quality of life in Dutchess County. I look forward to working closely with our local businesses and regional organizations to advance the economic development of the region and to facilitate growth in the county,” said Ms. Lee. On September 27, Children’s Media Project will host the Second Annual Reel Expressions Youth

Film Festival at Poughkeepsie’s famed Bardavon Opera House! This event will feature a diverse selection of awesome films (documentary, narrative, animation and experimental) created by youth from both our local community and across the country. The top winner will receive a prize of $500. In addition, there will be an interactive media exhibit, a filmmaker Q&A, and a performance by local dance group M*Power! Community members with long and distinguished records of service will be honored this fall at the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley’s annual Garden Party. Victoria St. John Gilligan and Michael and Clare Graham will be recognized at the September 28th event, to be held at Lang Syne, a private home in Stone Ridge, Ulster County. This year’s Garden Party will be held at Lang Syne in Stone Ridge, NY, a location which celebrates the rich agricultural heritage of the Hudson River Valley. The historic location features sweeping, meadow views on Leggett Road in Ulster County. Sponsorship opportunities are still available by contacting the Community Foundations. Celebrating our 45th year, the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley has been a driving force of philanthropy in the region, distributing funds from thousands of donors and connecting people who care with causes

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Youth One Stop celebrates successes

From left, members of the Chamber’s Youth One Stop program rest during their recent visit to Val-Kill, the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site; Youth One Stop participants were involved in a team building exercise as part of the summer youth employment program; and Alyssa Hakim shows off her diploma from Beacon High School. The Youth One Stop is a comprehensive education and job-training program utilizing local resources to benefit at-risk youth in Dutchess County. For more information please call 845-454-1700 ext. 1024.

that matter. For more information or to obtain a copy of the annual report, call 845-452-3077 or visit the website at www.cfhvny.org. Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union has been re-accredited as a CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ employer for 2014 by the CEO Roundtable on Cancer. HVFCU has “continued to meet each requirement of this workplace wellness program,” said Dr. Martin J. Murphy Chief Executive Officer of the CEO Roundtable on Cancer. HVFCU first achieved the CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation in 2012. The program was recently enhanced to place more emphasis on prevention, recognizing that there are numerous things that an employer can do to lower the risk of a cancer diagnosis. HVFCU provides programs that enable employees to maintain a healthy lifestyle, to be screened appropriately for certain cancers, and to access state-of-the-science cancer treatment. “We believe a healthy workforce is a more productive workforce and better for our community overall,” said Diane Allenbaugh, HVFCU’s Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development. “From our wellness programs that encourage regular exercise and attention to diet, to our robust health insurance programs that include incentives for regular screenings, HVFCU takes an active role to help staff achieve their best physically.”


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Contact: Deb Davis Feed your competitive spirit. Fastrax Raceway’s eco-friendly electric race carts have more torque than traditional gasoline carts. Our high-performance racing carts give you a “real as life” racing experience. Combine that with our quartermile F-1 style racetrack, and you will get an adrenaline-filled experience that you will want to try again and again!

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3969 Albany Post Road Hyde Park, NY 12538 (845) 229-6662/ Fax: (845) 229-6522 Email: darbyogills@ymail.com Web: www.darbyogills.com Contact: Jamie Gervasi Irish bar and restaurant with a sports bar touch. Serving pub fare 11:30 p.m.-3 a.m. 7-days per week. Offers 24 HD-TVs with football and baseball packages.

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1639 Route 376 Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 (845) 204-9555 Email: fresco376@aol.com Web: www. frescochopandalehouse.com Contact: Tom Catalano Italian-American restaurant in business in Dutchess County since 1991. Family owned and operated.

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1004 Main Street Fishkill, NY 12524 (845) 765-2126/ Fax: (845) 765-2127 Email: hudsonsandwich company@gmail.com Web: www. hudsonsandwichcompany.com Contact: John Redahan Sandwich shop that makes everything from scratch.

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West Main Kitchen and Bar

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RiBBON CuTTiNGS The WellTree Grand Opening

Hilton Garden inn lobby Renovations

Congratulations to The Well Tree, now open at 5897 Route 9 in Rhinebeck! Check them out for massage therapy, reiki, beauty treatments and more!

Congratulations to the Hilton Garden Inn (25 Westage Drive, Fishkill) on the official unveiling of their new lobby renovations.

Hudson’s Ribs and Fish

Appolo Heating Grand Opening

Congratulations to Hudson’s Ribs & Fish, celebrating 25 years of great food, service and ambiance on Route 9 in Fishkill!

Congratulations to Appolo Heating, Inc., now open at 95 Airport Drive in Wappingers Falls.

Austin Ryan Optika

Gino’s Pizzeria

Congratulations to Austin Ryan Optika on opening its Pleasant Valley location at 1539 Main Street.

Congratulations to Gino’s Pizza and Restaurant, celebrating two years in their Red Oaks Mill location. Visit them at 40 Vassar Road or their Poughkeepsie restaurant at 706 Main Street.


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Miller Hardware

Congratulations to Northside Supplies, celebrating the Grand Opening of their new showroom at 42 McKinley Street in Poughkeepsie.

Congratulations to Miller Hardware Inc., now officially open at 1600 Main Street in Pleasant Valley. Check them out for “Hardware ... Like It Used To Be”!

RiverBend at Wappingers Falls Grand Opening

Saint John’s Evangelical lutheran Church

Congratulations to RiverBend at Wappingers Falls, now leasing brand new luxury apartments just off Route 9.

Congratulations to Saint John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, on Wilbur Avenue in Poughkeepsie, celebrating the newly renovated entrance to the educational wing of the church.

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Poughkidsie Grand Opening

The Chamber celebrated the grand opening of Party With Us, LLC, located at 2419 Route 82 in Lagrangeville.

Congratulations to Poughkidsie - a great place for kids to get creative and be kids now open at 25 Van Wagner Road in Poughkeepsie.


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into a series so the mentors and students could meet on subsequent days and continue to build a relationship. Many of the students returned multiple times during the month with their mentors, when only one meeting was required. As the program continued, we realized that the need for mentorship, especially with the inner-city population, is in high demand. We also started to look at the programming within The Chamber Foundation and we realized that our impact could be far greater with a group of students that meet on a monthly basis with a consistent mentor. As a result, starting in the fall, The Chamber Foundation

will proudly launch its first-ever Chamber Foundation Mentorship Program with the goal of working with 30 students and 10 mentors. The mentors and mentees will meet once a month over a ninemonth period and participate in a variety of activities incorporating our previous programming and adding many new activities and components to make the program well-rounded and beneficial for all participants. If you would like to become a mentor and would like further information, please reach out to me at 845-454-1700 ext. 1026, or by email at nick@chamberfdn.org

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Thank you to both Rhett Myers of Vassar golf Course (top photo) and Dan Pizzarelli of DC Indoor golf for opening their doors free of charge and allowing the students to utilize both facilities. Finally, thank you to our mentors for taking time out of their workdays to meet with and mentor each of the students. They say it takes a village – and all of these individuals are fine examples of shaping our future and building a better tomorrow.

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Annual event showcases wineries, demos and local vendors

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he Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce is a proud sponsor of the 13th annual Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest presented by WineRacks.com. Tickets are available now. Visit hudsonvalleywinefest.com for more information.

On September 6-7, people will gather at Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck to view over 75 wineries, five distilleries and breweries and over 100 specialty food, art, craft and home good vendors. Visitors will have the chance to learn more about the food and

wine that are available to sample. Cooking demonstrations and seminars on various topics will be held throughout the weekend. The complete list of vendors and more information on weekend activities can be found at hudsonvalleywinefest.com.

Special tasting event

wineracks.com is hosting a special friday evening grand reserve tasting event at the dutchess County fairgrounds, with special pricing for Chamber members and their guests. This event will feature exclusive first opportunities to sample wines and taste gourmet foods which will be on display during the weekend’s Wine and food festival. Proceeds from this event will go to the Chamber foundation’s Charles S. North Music Scholarship in recognition of his contribution to the community, according to Michael babcock of wineracks.com. advance tickets for the grand reserve tasting will be available starting august 15. Please visit hudsonvalleywinefest.com for complete information.

14th annual festival includes top talent, has cultural impact

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azz in the Valley returns to Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie on August 17 with music all day from 11 a.m. through 8 p.m. This is the third year the festival will take place in Dutchess County and the 14th year overall for this annual showcase presented by TRANSART and Cultural Services. The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce is a sponsor of the event. Jazz in the Valley is a full afternoon of music and art that has

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grown from a small event to an annual festival. World-class musicians have performed throughout the years and this intergenerational day is now known by many for its mix of well-known jazz professionals and new artists. New voices from outside the mainstream are able to share their music with a new audience throughout the day alongside popular performers. The festival’s focus is jazz music, however it often includes other mediums addressing the art, art-

ists and audience. There is also an educational component tied to the event entitled “Behind the Beat: Intro to Jazz,” a series of ongoing workshops in public schools around the area meant to teach young people about jazz music. TRANSART hopes to make a new generation of listeners by exposing young people to the music, its history and artists. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit jazzinthevalleyny.org.

Bob Cristadoro “The relationship between the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce and Bob’s Discount Furniture - Poughkeepsie has been extremely productive and pleasurable! Located in the Shoppes at South Hills in the shadow of the Poughkeepsie Galleria, Bob’s was seeking a way to attain more visibility. The Chamber has proven to be a great catalyst to get this done. By utilizing the Chamber’s Breakfast Meetings, the Business-to-Business gatherings and our recent 5th Anniversary To see how the Ribbon Cutting Event, we have gained much Chamber has helped of the visibility we sought. The Chamber others grow their staff has worked very hard to give us ideas business, please visit of how we can continue to improve the dcrcoc.org/testimonials traffic to our store. Several Chamber staff have even attended our Shoppes at South Hills “Town Meetings” and are actively involved in helping our shop owners to improve their businesses. Joining the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce is one of the best things we could have done to move our business forward.”

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AUGUST 2014

JOB FAIR

WEdnESdAy, SEPtEMBER 17

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. • Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center

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Have professionals review your resume on Tuesday, Sept. 16 from Noon – 2 p.m. at the Chamber’s offices in Beacon or Poughkeepsie. This event is sponsored by the Dutchess One Stop Career Center. Registration is strongly recommended but walk-ins are available on a limited basis. For more information go to www.dutchessonestop.org or call (845) 485-2660 x3002.

SeminarS • reSume critiquing • Job coaching • meet employerS • complimentary for exhibitorS and Job SeekerS Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce One Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie NY 12601

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