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Bottom Line DUTCHESS COUNTY REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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Congressman Faso to speak at August breakfast

U.S. CONGRESSMAN

JOHN J. FASO

He has championed his ideas to combat the heroin epidemic, treat Lyme disease and increase healthinsurance coverage options for patients and small businesses. As a first-term member of congress, Faso has been appointed to the House Budget, Transportation, Infrastructure, and Agriculture committees. Faso is a former Republican leader of the New York State Assembly where he developed and pushed proposals that lead to real balanced budgets, including the first reduction in state spending in over five decades while closing a $5 billion dollar deficit. He and his wife reside in Kinderhook,

New York. TD Bank proudly sponsors this breakfast. Priding themselves on “Banking Human” TD Bank has offered award-winning customer service and unmatchable convenience for over 150 years. Originally opened in Portland, Maine, TD Bank has expanded to 1,300 Contact Breakfast sponsored by

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ooking for a peaceful and inspiring environment to relax and network with other professionals? Join us for this month’s Business After Hours, which will be held from 5 -7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30 at the scenic Millbrook Vineyards and Winery, located at 26 Wing Road in Millbrook. This event offers an opportunity to forge business connections while sampling locally produced wine and enjoying the view of the rolling countryside. The event also features complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tastings.

Chamber members and nonmembers are welcome to attend. To register, call (845) 454-1700, ext. 1000 or visit dcrcoc.org. The Bank of Millbrook, DCH Wappingers Falls Toyota, Mackey Butts & Wise LLP, and Meyer Contracting Corporation proudly sponsor this popular networking event. Operating since 1891, the Bank of Millbrook is committed to providing customers with the best banking service possible. This includes modern technologies, convenience and accessibility, as well as exceptional customer service.

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Stop in and let the bank learn how it can help you or visit bankofmillbrook.com DCH Wappingers Falls Toyota is part of the DCH Auto Group, which has a stellar reputation for selling top-quality new and preowned cars and providing topnotch customer service. It is deeply invested in the success of its employees and committed to giving back to the communities where its dealerships operate and employees and customers live. Stop by 1349 Route 9 Wappingers Falls or visit dchwappingerstoyota.com Mackey Butts & Wise is a law firm dedicated to taking a proactive approach to the needs of, and issues confronting clients. They find each client the most efficient, productive, and economical result, regardless of the type of case or mat-

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locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. With over 26,000 employees and a reputation of community involvement, TD Bank offers commercial banking services, retail, and more to their 8.5 million customers. For more information call (888) 751-9000 or visit www.tdbank.com Admission to the breakfast is $25 for members in advance or $30 at the door. Nonmembers are welcome to attend for $35. Call (845) 454-1700 ext. 1000 to RSVP or visit dcrcoc.org.

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ter. Their attorneys are committed to ensuring your understanding of the legal process and ultimate satisfaction with their service. Meyer Contracting Corporation has served businesses and families in the Mid-Hudson Valley for more than 20 years. Founded in 1986, the company quickly gained a reputation for reliability and quality work as well as its dedication to service. Visit meyercontracting.com to learn more.

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.S. Congressman John Faso will give the keynote address at the Chamber’s August Contact Breakfast on Wednesday, August 16 from 7:309 a.m. at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. In November 2016, Faso was elected to represent the 19th district of New York, which includes all or part of eleven counties in the Capital Region, Catskills, Central New York regions and the Hudson Valley. In congress, he is committed to the community in advocating policies to increase opportunities for families and support reforms to boost the economy to help improve the quality of life.


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Chamber bridges policy, economics Officers Rita McPeck, Chair ...........................................................................KeyBank Jeffrey B. Senft, 1st Vice Chair .....................S&O Construction Services, Inc. Jennifer Dunn, 2nd Vice Chair ...State Farm Insurance - The Jen Dunn Agency, Inc. Scott Pawenski, Secretary..............................................................EmbroidMe William Francis, Treasurer ..................................... Fortress Financial Advisory John Davies, Past Chair ... Riverside Bank - A division of Salisbury Bank & Trust Company Stephen E. Diamond, Of Counsel ...................................................SRDD Law Directors David Bova.....................................................Millbrook Vineyards & Winery Evelyn Constantino ...................................................... Royal Carting Services Jan Dewey ..........................................................Poughkeepsie Journal Media Ron Flaherty ........................................................TEG Federal Credit Union Freddimir Garcia ...................................................................... Marist College Lauren Gillett ............................................................ The Chazen Companies Paul Hochenberg .............................................. MidHudson Regional Hospital Lawrence Holzapfel ............. Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies Maureen Kangas...................Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center James Letterio Jr. .................................................................. RBT CPAs, LLP Patrick Moore ..................................................... Antalek & Moore Insurance Michael Mullaney............................................. Hudson Cadillac Buick GMC Stewart Petrovits .................................................Blacktop Maintenance Corp. Michael Samuelson.....................................................................Health Quest Frank Smith ..................................................... Marshall & Sterling Insurance Catherine Secor ................................................................................ TD Bank Mike Spinelli .......................................................Michael Spinelli Accounting Denise Doring VanBuren .................. Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corp. Jennifer Van Tuyl ............................................................ Cuddy & Feder, LLP Mary Kay Vrba ....................................................................Dutchess Tourism Tina Walz ................................................................................... M & T Bank Gregory White ..............................................................Adams Fairacre Farms Eben Yager ..............................................................Hudson Valley Renegades Associate Board Members Philip Bronzi ...........................................................Tompkins Mahopac Bank Jennifer Pawenski ...................................................... The Chazen Companies Chamber Staff Frank Castella, Jr. ................................................................ President & CEO Audra B. Gerty .............................................Executive Vice President & CFO Rich Kleban .................................................... Senior Vice President & COO Nancy DeWitt.....................................................Director of Business Services Jean Harris .........................................................................Director of Events Loren Hoffman .......................... Communications & Marketing Coordinator Elena McPhee ........................................................... Director of Membership Susan Newhouse .................................................................. Finance Manager Lauren Schultz .............................................. Community Relations Specialist Chelsea Schwarze ................................................. Member Relations Director Angela Signor ..........................................................Director of Media Design Workforce Development Center Staff Anne De Muro ...................................................Workforce Program Manager Elizabeth Kwant .......................................Director of Workforce Connections Meredith Madden .................................................Program Data Coordinator Karen Williams..................................................................Work Now Mentor Career Action Center Staff Katrina Gobins .............................................Director of Career Action Center The Chamber Foundation Staff Nicholas Shannon .............................................................. Executive Director Brianne Kelly......................................................... Programming Coordinator Youth One Stop Staff Jessica Vitolano.................................................. Youth One Stop Coordinator Diane DeDominicis .................................... Director of Employment Services Rosemary Grabowska ..........................Youth One Stop Assistant Coordinator Ashley Wright..................................................Youth One Stop Case Manager Danica Pierre-Louis .........................................Youth One Stop Case Manager

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he Chamber and its Legislative Action Committee are devoted to advocating for local business with and providing access to our elected officials. Upcoming Contact Breakfast events will provide an opportunity to hear from our federal reps. Congressman John Faso, representing the 19th District, will be the keynote speaker in August and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, representing the 18th District, is scheduled in September. We also work hard to help acquaint the community with candidates for election so our members can make informed choices at the polls. The Legislative Action Committee frequently holds intimate gatherings with local officials as well as larger candidate forums, including a forum being planned for the October Contact Breakfast. These discussions encourage a comfortable and productive dialogue with our representatives in order to focus on prominent concerns and opportunities directly facing our region. The mission of the committee is to work with elected officials to promote effective and efficient gov-

Message from the Chair:

Rita McPeck

ernment. To join together as a collective - giving a larger voice to the business community, by which their efforts positively affect legislation – ultimately improving the business and economic environment. For members of the Chamber, local elected officials are at least as important as national ones, if not more so. It’s an important facet of Thinking Local First.

Local municipal governments and regional district leaders are at the forefront when determining the path of our Hudson Valley economy and the ultimate health of our business community moving forward. That’s too important to ignore and deserves our full attention. We’ll do our part by providing the forums and access, and when Election Day rolls around, it will be your turn to do yours. Be informed and educated. Our local business community’s economic future depends on it. Rita McPeck is the SBA Business Sales Officer for KeyBank. Reach her at (845) 483-3031 or rita_mcpeck@keybank.com

Legislative Action Breakfast held June 15, 2017.

Small Business Partner of the Month

State Farm Insurance Diane DiSomma Agency 3 SPACKENKILL ROAD • POUGHKEEPSIE • (845) 462-4500 Diane DiSomma State Farm Agency makes you a part of their family. They want to ensure you and your family are protected from the expected and the unexpected. The Chamber’s Small Business Partner of the Month offers small businesses with 12 employees or fewer direct advertising to members and the community through print, electronic, and radio media. If you are interested in this program, contact Elena at (845) 454-1700, ext. 1009.


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Advocacy efforts in action: Item Pricing Law repealed By Ashton Bottini Communications Intern

Many local retail stores believed the fines were cheaper than the subsequent hike in operating costs to cover the labor needed to individu individually price thousands of items within th their store. Owners a argued the unit price was already displayed on the sh shelf in front of each item, and ‘doubling up’ only caused confusion. The Chamber fought for the abolishment of this law that only made it harder to do business in New York State, specifically Dutchess County. “The Item Pricing Law helped … shoppers to see the price of an item and scan it for cost if de-

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vital role the Chamber plays is to act as an advocatee and voice in the face of regulations or legislation that is detrimental to locall businesses’ success. One such h piece of legislation was the Dutchess tchess County Item Pricing Law, which required grocery and retail stores to place price stickers on individual items, or pay a fine to the County for non-compliance. The law was enacted in 1991 and from 2013-2015, fines paid to the county totaled $360,500, according to county records.

sired. The grocery stores [being required] to mark each item was an unfair burden that attributed to the rising costs of doing business in Dutchess County,” explained Jeffrey Senft, co-chair of the Legislative Action Committee of the Chamber and president of S&O Construction Services. In 2017, the Dutchess Coun-

ty Legislature repealed the law, bringing about necessary change to help keep local businesses thriving. The change allowed business owners the option to continue to affix price stickers on their inventory if they chose, but is no longer required by law. According to the repeal, the Legislature found “there are some retailers which will not operate in counties that mandate manual pricing, thus having the effect of limiting competition and economic expansion in Dutchess County” and therefore determined “other pricing systems should be permitted as an alternative to price marking.” In other words, local businesses can choose a system that both serves their customers and suits

their business’ needs. “We have always included pricing information on all of our merchandise and always will,” said Adams Fairacre Farms Marketing Director William Lessner. “We feel that anything less would be poor customer service.” “I want to commend County Executive, Marcus Molinaro and members of the County Legislature for continuing to move this agenda forward and thank those who supported the repeal of this outdated legislation,” said Chamber President & CEO Frank Castella, Jr. “We will continue to be a loud voice against illogical legislation and, as always, a proponent for improving the business environment in New York.”

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events are free-flowing and allow for ample question and answers. Wayne Nussbickel of N&S Supply of Fishkill de his will provide n leaderthoughts on agement, ship, management, and much more including his inspiring personal story during his chat. M&T Bank proudly sponsors nt. Don’t this complimentary event. miss out on a night of making oung connections with fellow Young Professionals, guests, and ile potential customers while ce gaining inspiring advice from a local businessman. Questions? E-mail

hvyp@dcrcoc.org. To RSVP, call (845) 454-1700 ext. 1000.

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ugust means the start of the Chamber’s Expo season is almost here. Between the Work Local First Job Fair in September and the Business Expo coming up in October, Chamber staff will be hard at work on behalf of our members. The Expos are key in helping promote members’ products and services. By providing venues where potential customers and business contacts can learn what you have to offer, we offer a strong foundation of support for regional businesses. This year, we have plans to improve the Think Local First Expo to offer even more opportunities for our members to get in front of their desired audiences. I encourage each member business to register soon to participate in this fantastic opportunity. The Business Expo is perfect for organizations looking for meaningful business contacts as we strive to bring quality attendees to our member vendors. This event is designed to not only showcase your products, business, or services, but also help you build referrals and your network! So, Are You In? Whether you’ve got a

position to fill at your company or organization, or you offer services to those seeking employment, the Work Local First Job Fair is an opportunity for workforce development and making connections, too. These events aren’t all business, either. Vendors are welcome to bring interactive activities, creative booth displays, and even offer fun giveaways to draw people to your exhibit! Don’t forget to invite your customers and also potential customers to come visit you, especially since they are complimentary to attend. The Chamber is a union for the business community. We work hard to help promote organizations of all sizes and the products and services they offer. Stay tuned for more information on these upcoming events and I hope you will visit us at the Expos this season to support your fellow members!

Sincerely,

Frank M. Castella, Jr. President & CEO

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Friday, August 4

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Wednesday, August 16

EVENTS Thursday, August 10

Monthly Contact Breakfast featuring U.S. Congressman John Faso, representing District 19. Sponsored by TD Bank

Wednesday, August 30

HVYP: CEO Chat with Business After Hours Wayne Nussbickel 5 - 7 p.m. 5 - 7 p.m. Marist College - Cornell Boathouse 3399 North Road Poughkeepsie

Presented by the Hudson Valley Young Professionals, hear Wayne Nussbickel of N&S Supply of Fishkill, provide his thoughts on leadership, management and much more including his inspiring personal story during this CEO Chat. Sponsored by: M&T Bank

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Millbrook Vineyards & Winery 26 Wing Road, Millbrook Monthly networking event featuring wine tastings and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Sponsored by: Bank of Millbrook, DCH Wappingers Falls Toyota, Mackey Butts & Wise LLP, and Meyer Contracting

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CareMount unt Medical | D’Arcangelo & Co., LL LLP EmbroidMe | Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union Hudson Valley Renegades Marshall & Sterling Insurance Mehl & Associates, CPA’s | Mid-Hudson Civic Center N&S Supply | Orange Bank & Trust Company Poughkeepsie Galleria Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies, Inc. Rhinebeck Bank Riverside Bank – A Division of Salisbury Bank and Trust Company S&O Construction Services – Celebrating 30 Years Service Master by Nest | SRDD Law TEG Federal Credit Union | The Arc of Dutchess Tompkins Mahopac Bank

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estchester Medical Center Health Network’s Advanced Physician Services celebrated the opening of a new medical practice in Lake Katrine on Thursday, June 15. This new facility will make comprehensive surgical services easily accessible to patients in the mid-Hudson Valley. More than three dozen medical and business leaders attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the practice, WMCHealth Physicians, which specializes in surgical services including general, vascular, thoracic, neurological and breast surgery, as well as abdominal surgical oncology.

Staffed by physicians from MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie and HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley in Kingston, all members of WMCHealth, the newly opened practice fulfills the health net-

work’s commitment to providing advanced care services in all areas of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth Physicians is located at 1561 Ulster Ave., 2nd Floor, in Lake Katrine. For appointments or more information, call (845) 383-1759, or visit wmchealth.org/lakekatrine.

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petition is the ability to control the temperature during fermentation with machine presets to choose between brewing ale or lager. It is reported BreerDroid brews 50 liters at the push of a button and the system is WiFi enabled with an iOS and Android app, so each stage can be tracked remotely. The machine also features a clear window to watch the process and an LCD screen (and the app) allows for final adjustments to the temperature. This product also promises

to automatically detect when the beer is done fermenting and send an alert through the app. The system will enter ‘storage mode’ until the user attaches the 5-liter BrewArt keg that snaps into the BrewFlo. The BrewFlo then carbonates the beer while cooling it to a desired temperature. The BrewFlow will also post updates on the keg’s level and, when empty, the keg’s liner can be easily disposed of for a quick clean. Jaime Butler, business development specialist at Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc., contributed this article. For more information about IES, visit ies-ny. com or call (845) 226-9983.

 

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MEMBER NEWS – POWERED BY INTEGRATED ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS, INC. For more information about Rocky Strong or to purchase tickets to the event, please visit their website at www.rockystrong.org

MEMBER NEWSLINE Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue to host annual event Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue will host their 4th annual Music and Mustangs concert on Saturday, August 5th at their Dover Plains facility located at 2699 Route 22, Dover Plains. This family friendly event is open to the public with gates opening at 4 p.m. rain or shine. This year’s event will feature musical performers, vendors, and a horse meet and greet. Tickets for this event are $35 per person and can be purchased online at www.luckyorphans. brownpapertickets.com. All proceeds benefit Lucky Orphans Rescue, home to 52 rescue horses.

Annual Fundraising Picnic, Clam Bake The Rocky Strong’s Annual Fundraising Picnic will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Fran Mark Park in the town of Clinton. Come spend the day with family and friends while enjoying raffles, a silent auction, music, games and much more. CIA graduate Ian Smith will be preparing a menu that cannot be missed including steamed clams, BBQ chicken, hamburgers, homemade sausage, salads, sides and desserts. Beverages and beer on tap will also be available at the event. All proceeds from the event will go families in the Dutchess County who unexpectedly become caregivers when a loved one is diagnosed with a serious illness. Ticket prices are $30 for adults (16 and older,) $15 for children (6-15 years of age,) and free for 5 and younger. Please note that only a limited amount of tickets are available at the door.

Warlock Athletics moves location Warlock Athletics, home of Warlock CrossFit, has moved to a new location just 3 miles from its older location, providing even more access to athletes all over the county. Their new 8600 foot facility features a 300 square foot lifting / WOF area plus an additional 3000 square foot indoor turf area for a variety of workouts. In addition, the new location features a spacious 550 square foot classroom for yoga / mobility training as well as private sessions. The address for their new location is: 60 Firemens Way, Poughkeepsie. For more information visit their website at www.warlockathletics.com or call them at (845) 406-4350.

Children’s books available in six Dutchess locations Crates of brightly colored books for children and young adults were recently placed in six locations in the Dutchess County through a joint project for the Poughkeepsie Branch AAUW and Friends of the Public Library District. The project dovetails with AAUW’s mission to promote equality for women and families by breaking through educational and economic barriers and its community initiative to focus on early literacy. It also enhances the Friends’ mission to increase awareness of the library and promote literacy in the community. The books were delivered to the Dutchess County Family Court, Poughkeepsie; Sue’s Wash and Fold, 6565 Spring Brooke Ave, Rhinebeck; Hyde Park Food Pantry, 28 Harvey St., Hyde Park; Dutchess Park Laundry Mat, 1545 Route 52, Fishkill; Laundry World, 262 Hooker Ave; and The Laundromat, 347 Violet Ave., both in Poughkeepsie. The books, which

were supplied by the Friends’ Used Book Store, are available for the children to read while they’re waiting for these locations and to take home. The crates also include a few books for adult readers. For further information on the project contact Elizabeth Harrel at bharrel28@gmail.com or (845) 462-2141.

Chazen acquires engineering firm The Chazen Companies, an employee owned, multi-disciplinary consulting firm, announced it has acquired the assets of Adler Consulting, Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering, PLLC. Based out of White Planes, Adler Consulting serves a broad range of clients in the lower Hudson Valley. Adler Consulting will continue to provide the highest level of quality work to its clients, but now with greater resources of Chazen. They will also retain their name, Adler Consulting, with the addition of being “a Chazen Company.” For more information or to learn more visit www.chazencompanies.com

$15K in grants given to Dutchess nonprofits The Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation recently awarded $15,000 in grants to four Dutchess County based non-profit organizations. Mill Street Loft was awarded $3,000 to support their Habilidad Program, which offers life skill training and career exploration opportunities to low income Latino and Hispanic youth in the city of Poughkeepsie. Dutchess outreach was granted $3,000 to assists efforts in providing necessary food and emergency relief services to in need Dutchess county residents. The Charitable Foundation granted $4,000 to the Meditation Center of Dutchess County to help fund their Anti-Bullying Initiative and Rebuilding Together Dutchess County was awarded $5,000 in support of their “Rebuilding Day

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Best of Ulster Park Award given

The Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Dutchess announced its inaugural Ballroom Dance Gala and Showcase was held at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center to benefit the Chamber Foundation, Inc. The theme was “Broadway Spectacular!” Dancers performed to songs that have graced the timehonored stages of Broadway. The event began with a cocktail hour including beer and wine, followed by the Broadway Dance Showcase, dinner and dancing to live music by Crazy Feet. A portion of the proceeds were donated to the Chamber Foundation, Inc., which was established in 2002 to promote education and training programs for local youth and professionals with the goal of enhancing the Hudson Valley region’s future of economic growth.

Arrow Promotions has been selected for the 2017 Best of Ulster Park Award in the Marketing Agency category by the Ulster Park Award Program. Each year, the Ulster Park Award program identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Ulster Park area a great place to live, work and play.

Bob Kallman of Marshall & Sterling honored Robert A. “Bob” Kallman of Marshall & Sterling Insurance was recently recognized for professional leadership in advanced knowledge by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC), a leading national insurance professional organization. Mr. Kallman was awarded a certificate marking more than twenty-five years participation as designated CIC, which requires annual completion of advanced education and training. As additional recognition for this service and achievement, he has been granted the status of “Tenured CIC” by the society. The CIC Program is nationally recognized as the premier continuing education program for insurance professionals, with programs offered in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the Society of the CIC is a

Tourism CEO wins award Dutchess Tourism, Inc. announced that it’s President and CEO Mary Kay Vrba was been awarded one of inaugural Women in Travel and Tourism International Awards. She was awarded the Outstanding Women in Destination Management / Marketing Award. The Women in Travel and Tourism International Awards are conducted as a part of showing its commitment to supporting, educating and advocating for women who work in the travel industry. Over eighty nominations for the awards were received and the winners were chosen by a panel of their peers.

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Employment Spotlight By Elizabeth Kwant Director of Workforce Connections

S Student artists design career coloring book

upporting local business is the main focus at the Chamber. Our local economy is powered by strong relationships between small businesses and the workforce. By teaming up with

the Workforce Connections Program, a local business has been able to hire not only one, but two strong and qualified employees. Tick Ranger, division of NaturaLawn of America, has worked closely with the Case Managers of the Workforce Development Center to hire, train, and promote

By Katrina Gobins Director of Career Action Center

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he Career Action Center at Poughkeepsie High School will stay busy this summer as it rolls out an exciting new project. Through collaboration with the Hudson Valley Workforce Development Institute, the Center recently received a grant to design, produce, and distribute “Color My Future,” a student-run coloring book project that will engage and expose audience to a diverse set of career pathways. Career Action Center students, with the help of staff, will plan, illustrate, and edit the coloring book, which will focus on careers in the trade industries. Each student can choose to participate as an artist or a writer and either interview professionals or research careers online. Student artists then illustrate the information utilizing tablets. The goal of the project is to create a coloring book to educate, inspire, and engage elementary school children and their parents or guardians about the in-demand occupations within the Hudson Valley to build a stronger connection and understanding of opportunities and careers available locally. Angelina Nigron, a sophomore at Poughkeepsie High School, is currently the Project Coordinator. “Working for the coloring book is a very inspirational experience. I get to meet up with friends

program participants in need of employment. Employees Rasheta S. and Jessica R. have found not only a job, but a career path. “Workforce Connections has been a great program because my case manager assisted me in overcoming my weaknesses in order to succeed at my job,” Rasheta said. Jessica agreed, adding, “The support I received from my case manager was great.” Through the support of NaturaLawn, program participants have been able to successfully reenter the workforce and become financially self-sufficient. Tick Ranger owner, Shantell Blash, said “It’s been a rewarding experience, because I have been given the opportunity to work with individuals who are the right fit. I like the fact that the employees are prequalified. You guys are a strong asset to me.” The Summer Youth Employment Program is made possible thanks to a partnership with the Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board and the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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Youth Spotlight By Rosie Grabowska Youth One Stop Assistant Coordinator

over the summer regularly, learned firsthand what it’s like to work under a due date, and, most importantly, I got to stretch my artistic hand,” Nigron said. “It was great to see how the other artists’ styles differentiate from each other, and it gave me hope that I’d be able to develop my own finalized style.” Stay tuned for the launch of the “Color My Future” coloring book coming this fall with an anticipated distribution of 10,000 coloring books to local community agencies and chamber members. Career Action Center is made possible thanks to a partnership with the Poughkeepsie City School District and the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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azyah Oliverro enrolled with Youth One Stop in the beginning of June last year. She had 3 achievements in mind: finish up her secondary education, then go on for her Nursing Assistant Certification (CNA), and get a job. The High School Equivalency diploma came easily enough. Two months after she enrolled, Nazyah proudly posed for a photo with her diploma. The CNA was a little more complicated. After completing an Individual Training Application and being accepted into the BOCES ALI class, Nazyah needed to withdraw for personal reasons.

But, she told her case manager it was not a permanent situation. In January, she joined the nursing assistant class. Nazyah succeeded in each section and the YOS staff was certain she’d pass her exam on the first attempt. Unfortunately, come exam time, her nerves got the better of her; she stumbled on the clinical section and didn’t pass. Nazyah’s case manager reminded her this was not a permanent situation. Together, they crafted a tutoring schedule for preparing Nazyah to pass the exam and she did, with flying colors! She stood holding her certificate with a broad smile for the picture. That same day, she told the staff she had an interview with a local

residence and rehab center. With hard work Nazyah achieved both her secondary education completion and an occupational certificate. “We are so proud of her for staying focused, even when life tried to knock her off her game!” her case manager said. Youth One Stop is made possible thanks to a partnership with the Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board and the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce.


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Congratulations to Curvy Consignments Plus on their second anniversary. Visit them at 1177 US Route 9 South in Wappingers Falls.

Congratulations to Fleet Feet Sports on their grand opening. Visit them at The Shoppes at South Hills at 1895 South Road in Poughkeepsie.

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Congratulations to Eighteen by Coppola’s on their grand opening. Visit them at James Baird State Park, 280 Clubhouse Road in Pleasant Valley.

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Fundraising events coming this September Attention: There are a few spots

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ith summer in full swing, we cannot forget fall will soon follow. Though this might bring a sense of sadness, do not fear – The Chamber Foundation has two great tournaments in store to make the seasonal transition an easy one! On Monday, September 18, The Hudson Valley Young Professionals will host the second Kicks for College Kickball Tournament at Memorial Park in Beacon. Sponsored by Tompkins Mahopac Bank, the tournament will feature a first place trophy ceremony, Best Team Spirit awards, a 50/50 raffle, and more. This event sold out last year, so register your team of ten, soon. Games will be played for five innings or 30 minutes, whichever comes first. Complete rules will be distributed to team

Nicholas Shannon Executive Director

captains upon registration. All teams are guaranteed at least two games. A minimum of three females is required per team and

on the field at all times. Spectators are free and encouraged to attend – food truck fare will be available for all to enjoy. Proceeds will benefit The Chamber Foundation’s Richard

W. Mitchell Memorial Workforce Development Scholarship, which is supported by the Hudson Valley Young Professionals. Sign-up your team today by calling Chelsea at (845) 454-1700, ext. 1050. Once your team is done dominating the kickball field – join us for The Chamber Foundation’s Day of Golf the following week on Monday, September 25 at Trump National Golf Club in Hopewell Junction. Another sell out event each year, don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of one of the premier tournaments in the Hudson Valley. Shotgun start is at 10 a.m. with registration at 8:30 a.m. The Foundation Day of Golf tournament will include continental breakfast paired with mimosas and Bloody Marys, lunch around the turn, and a cocktail reception with a top-shelf open bar. With prizes, silent auction, contests, on-

open in The Chamber Foundation’s Youth Leadership Program for high school students who will be sophomores this September.

course food and beverage samplings, and much more – this is one not to miss. Proceeds will benefit the The Chamber Foundation’s scholarship program, including the Norman and Rita Nussbickel Memorial Scholarship. Can’t come to the event, but want to support the cause? Purchase a tee sign or donate a raffle item by calling Bri at (845) 454-1700, ext. 1025 for all details. Visit ChamberFDN.org to sign up your foursome today. Please enjoy a safe and happy summer – and we can’t wait to see you this September!

Contact Bri at 845-454-1700 ext 1025 to sign up your student TODAY!

Monday, Sept. 18 All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Chamber Foundation’s Richard W. Mitchell Memorial Workforce Development Scholarship

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OFFICERS Amy Dittmar, Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. Maureen Kangas, Vice Chair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center Peter Maher, Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mid-Hudson Subaru Barbara E. Ostrander, Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RBT CPAs, LLP Stephen E. Diamond, Of Counsel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SRDD Law DIRECTORS Tina Hawkinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Red Cap Cleaners Anthony Morando . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cuddy & Feder LLP Matthew Mullaney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hudson Cadillac-Buick-GMC Jennifer Pawenski. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Chazen Companies Christopher Short. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DragonSearch Robyn Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union David Wise. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mackey Butts & Wise LLP FOUNDATION STAFF Frank Castella, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President Audra Gerty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President Nicholas Shannon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Executive Director Brianne Kelly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Programming Coordinator YOUTH ONE STOP STAFF Jessica Vitolano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Youth One Stop Coordinator Rosemary Grabowska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Youth One Stop Assistant Coordinator Ashley Wright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Youth One Stop Case Manager Danica Pierre-Louis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Youth One Stop Case Manager


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Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival a great success!

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ocal bands, family friendly activities, vendors, helicopter rides, and hot-air balloons took over Barton Orchards in Poughquag on July 7, 8, and 9 for an exhilarating weekend at the annual Hudson Valley HotAir Balloon Festival. The crowds came from all over to enjoy the festival atmo-

sphere and family fun, which included a petting zoo, hayrides, food trucks, fire pits, ball toss, live music and entertainment, farmer’s market, and many other activities. On Friday and Saturday nights, the popular Moon Glow was followed by spectacular fireworks displays.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors: Barton Orchards, Bottini Fuel, and Q92 for their generous support in making this year’s Festival an absolute success. Thank you, too, to everyone who

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