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DECEMBER 2016

DUTCHESS COUNTY REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Holiday tradition returns at Breakfast

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oliday cheer and the sounds of the season will not be in short supply at the December Contact Breakfast on Wednesday, December 21 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. The annual tradition returns Contact Breakfast sponsored by

with performances by the Arlington High School Holiday Brass Choir, Franklin D. Roosevelt High School Chamber String Ensemble, Poughkeepsie High School Choir, and Roy C. Ketcham High School Choir. Come share in the joy of the season and toast to a safe and happy holiday with Hudson Valley Fresh chocolate milk. Poughkeepsie Journal Media proudly sponsors this breakfast. For more than 230 years, The Poughkeepsie Journal has been the pre-eminent source of local news and advertising information. Its

mission is to chronicle life in the region – and to help subscribers understand what news developments really mean. Visit PoughkeepsieJournal.com regularly for updates on news as it happens. The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel sponsors breakfast for the students. In addition to enjoying the festivities, the Ambassador Committee has partnered with our Workforce Development Center to collect canned and dry goods from breakfast attendees. Representatives from Evercare and the Mid-Hudson Association

for Persons with Disabilities will also be in attendance. Breakfast tickets cost $25 for Chamber members with advance

purchase or are $30 at the door. Non-members can attend for $35. To register, call (845) 454-1700, ext. 1000 or visit dcrcoc.org.

Networking with flavor at Hyde Park Brewery 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14. While networking, sample some of the brewery’s food offerings as well as their world-class beers or

ATHENA honorees celebrated

Eleven inspiring women were honored and celebrated for their achievements and excellence in leadership, service, and mentorship at the 2016 ATHENA Awards Reception. Congratulations to the honorees: (front row from right) Gloria Cukar, Dr. Pamela Edington, Renee Fillette, Lauren Gillett, Krista Jones, Cynthia Keller, (back row from right) Kelly Lyndgaard, Ruth Mahoney, Maj. Kathleen Sileno, Catherine Spratt, and Bettina “Poet Gold” Wilkerson. See page 9 for more.

signature cocktails at the cash bar. To register, visit dcrcoc.org or call (845) 454-1700, ext. 1000. EmbroidMe, Riverside Bank – A division of Salisbury Bank and Trust Company, and the law firm of Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond LLP sponsor this month’s event. When EmbroidMe opened its doors in 2005, local residents Diane and Scott Pawenski embroidered their first shirt and had no idea how successful their franchise would become. EmbroidMe has become the region’s premier provider of decorated apparel and high-quality promotional products. Riverside Bank – a Division of Salisbury Bank and Trust Company is pleased to offer the added convenience of an expanded branch network and additional online services. Count on them to help manage challenges and reach goals. Salisbury Bank is a full-service bank dedicated to meeting the

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financial needs of the people who live and work in the community. Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, LLP have two offices in the Hudson Valley region of New York and practice personal injury, elder and estate law, family law, litigation, real estate, business law, and criminal/DWI defense. The law firm has the resources and capabilities to handle any case. They believe in a team approach, which makes them accessible when you need them the most. Business After Hours sponsored by

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s we near the end of the year, I must think back on my tenure as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Chamber. I am proud to have had this opportunity to work closely with the members and staff of this great organization. This has been a year full of new connections, old friends, and attending many events. I am honored to have been a part of it all. This year also saw a lot of changes at the Chamber. It was a pleasure to work with President & CEO, Frank Castella, Jr. and seeing the dynamic changes

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR:

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to how the Chamber serves its members. Through the hard work and dedication of the membership team and with Frank’s exceptional leadership, we have seen member satisfaction increase, innovative ideas on how to promote the Chamber and its members, and a

newly designed (and improved) website, all while remaining true to the core mission—being an advocate for the business community and the region’s economic health. Thank you for the privilege of serving as your board chair this year. I’d like to wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season and would raise a toast to an excellent—and prosperous—New Year. John Davies is the Regional President and Chief Lending Officer at Riverside Bank - A division of Salisbury Bank and Trust Company.

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urrounded by the Stormville Mountains and the rolling hills of the Hudson Valley in Hopewell Junction, Trump National Golf Club delivers a golfer’s delight. This fully private, championship 18-hole course spans over 300 winding acres with a 150-seat panoramic pavilion. Established in 2001, the Donald J. Trump Signature Course is a competitive, yet breathtaking fairway offering much more than golf. The new pool complex includes a kid’s pool as well as a 25-meter heated recreation pool. Cabanas and walk-up services allow guests to completely relax and unwind. Trained lifeguards are available for swimming instruction as well as safety. The aquatic facility

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also includes a fitness center. Five-star service is priority at the golf club. Members are always met with smiling service and greeted by name.

Food is never far at the golf club. For fancier fare, the new Trump Grille Room can seat up to 66 guests and there is also the Member’s Dining room, which can accommodate up to 50 guests. For lighter dining, the Adirondack Clubhouse and covered Pavilion offer delicious choices with a stunning view of the Hudson Valley. Guests on the run for tee time can check out the Bistro and Halfway Café. Visit the website for a flyover of the course. Explore the challenge of each hole while watching a replicated video stream of each tee. Contact Trump National Golf Club Hudson Valley at (845) 223-1600 or visit trumpnationalhudsonvalley.com.

behalf of people, organizations, business, nonprofits, and/or government entities. The spirit of the award is to advance the cause of equality among people. Nominations should be no more than 500 words and can be accompanied by testimonials from those benefiting from the individual or organization. The winner will be selected by a panel of community members and the Poughkeepsie Journal staff. The recipient will be honored at the Catharine Street Community Center’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast in January 2017. Nominations must be sent by Dec. 31. Selfnominations are welcome. Nominations should be sent to pjevents@poughkeepsiejournal.com or by mail to John Penney, Poughkeepsie Journal, 85 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 12601

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Message from the

Chamber President Frank Castella, Jr.

GIVE Local First

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n November, we pushed the Small Business Saturday initiative as hard as ever, driving consumers to our small business Members open the Saturday after Thanksgiving and who accept American Express. However, Think Local First is not a once-a-year holiday, but a lifestyle we at the Chamber have embraced. Think Local First doesn’t just encompass our spending habits, but our giving habits, too. I encourage you to think local not only when shopping, but also when giving. Donate your time at a local food bank or soup kitchen. Donate your talent through volunteerism to a local nonprofit. Donate your treasure to a local organization serving this beautiful community in which we thrive. Our generosity will help local people in need to have a warmer, brighter, and better holiday season and New Year. When buying gifts for your family, consider purchasing one extra toy and donating it to the Hudson Valley Young Professionals’ Annual Toy Drive, which this year will benefit children and teens receiving services from the Community Action Partnership of Dutchess County. See the page 15 for more. Or consider participating in our Workforce Development Center’s Adopt-A-Family program, where you or a group can purchase gifts for a whole family in need. Read more on page 11. Let’s all work together to finish the year strong and make our community an even better place to live, work, and raise a family. Have a great holiday season, and remember to Think (and Give) Local First.

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Speed-networking races to connect

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ooking for a way to expand your business network and don’t want to worry about your competitors crowding the spotlight? Chamber Connections is a speed-networking event that allows business professionals, each from a different industry, to get acquainted and cultivate professional relationships. Attendees deliver strategic two-minute promotional pitches to all participants. It’s fast, fun and produces results. Make sure to bring plenty of business cards and be ready to talk about your business. This timed event begins at 4:30 p.m. and will be held at and is sponsored by K1 Speed, located in the Poughkeepsie Galleria. Doors open at 4 p.m. for extra networking. There is no cost to attend, but reservations are required. Call 845-454-1700 ext. 1000 to reserve

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EVENTS Thursday, December 1

HVYP - Business of Food Panel Discussion 5 - 7 p.m. Le Express Bistro 1820 New Hackensack Road (Route 376), Poughkeepsie The Hudson Valley Young Professionals host a panel discussion on the business of food. Sponsored by M&T Bank

Thursday, December 1

“Learn to Climb” with the Health & Wellness Committee

Tuesday, December 6

Chamber Connections

4 - 6 p.m. K1 Speed Poughkeepsie Galleria 2001 South Road, Poughkeepsie Speed networking event. The timed portion of this event begins

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RIBBON CUTTINGS Hudson Valley Dance Depot 4 p.m. 1151 Route 55, Suite 201 Lagrange

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For information contact Chelsea at (845) 454-1700 ext. 1000 or chelsea@dcrcoc.org

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5 - 7 p.m. Hyde Park Brewing Co. 4076 Albany Post Road Hyde Park Monthly networking event. Sponsored by: EmbroidMe, Riverside Bank a Division of Salisbury Bank and Trust Company and Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, LLP

40 Civic Center Plaza Poughkeepsie Monthly contact breakfast featuring holiday performances from Arlington Central School District, Hyde Park Central School District, Poughkeepsie City School District and Wappingers Central School District. As you all know, there are many people in need of our assistance. The Chamber’s Ambassador committee has partnered with our Workforce Development Center to collect canned and dry goods at our Contact Breakfast. Your donations are greatly appreciated. Sponsored by: Poughkeepsie Journal

Join the Hudson Valley Young Professionals for an OverTime networking event at Essie’s Restaurant. Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Sponsored by: Hudson Valley Renegades

Wednesday, December 21

Contact Breakfast 7:30 - 9 a.m. Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel

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Wednesday, December 14

5 - 7 p.m. Essie’s Restaurant 14 Mt Carmel Place Poughkeepsie

Thursday, December 8

6 - 8 p.m. Gravity Vault Indoor Rock Gym 6 Neptune Road

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Adults and children ages 5 and up are welcome to participate in this introduction to rock climbing class. Coaches will demonstrate basic climbing skills and the importance of being mindful. Tickets are $40 per person and include all equipment and shoes. Light refreshments will follow. Members and Non-members are welcome! Participants will be required to sign a waiver upon arrival. Individuals under 18 must have parental/guardian signature to participate. Activities of the Health & Wellness Committee are sponsored by: Health Quest

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Say no to holiday stress By Anne De Muro Health & Wellness Club

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he holidays are right around the corner. Some are excited for the challenge of finding that special gift, while others are dreading the hustle and bustle. Can you say stress? Many caregivers of family members or neighbors are already feeling overwhelmed with just daily responsibilities. For them, the holidays can seem like another impossible situation to navigate while trying to keep smiling.

Traditions The holidays are filled with traditions that offer a reassuring sense of nostalgia and wellbeing— just like when we were children. But, why not try to tweak them this year to reduce stress? Consider asking a family member to host the holiday dinner. Not an option? Try a potluck meal instead and let family and friends share in the fun (and work!) and don’t forget to have someone bring the fancy pa-

per goods and plastic utensils for easy cleanup!

So many invitations, so little time Every invitation doesn’t have to be answered with a yes. Friends often invite you, but will understand if you need to pass on the party this year, they don’t want to exclude you. Saying ‘no’ is an important option for setting healthy boundaries to simplify holiday activities. Enjoy the spirit of the season without falling prey to over-committing and the associated high levels of stress. Also consider putting events on your calendar tentatively. Waiting to see what the day is like allows for last-minute visits to share holiday cheer.

Gifts! It’s a good rule to accept all gifts offered. Gifts are fun for the giver and even more so for the receiver. Caregivers should be honest when thinking of things they need or want this year. This is the per-

fect opportunity to suggest something practical. Helpful items such as frozen meal, a night out for temporary relief of care-giving responsibilities, or even a rain check for help running an errand at a later date go a long way towards making a caregiver’s life a little easier. Maybe ask for a batch of your favorite cookies to share with a little company. Simplify giving with heartfelt notes or gift certificates. Family

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and friends will appreciate the effort and it won’t add to holiday stress. Holiday survival tips can help keep things merry and bright. Just remember to take care of yourself to be the best caregiver for others. Anne De Muro of Valley Vista Adult Home/Assisted Living/ Social Day Care is a member of the Chamber’s Health & Wellness Club. To contact her, email anned.nysc@gmail.com.

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INSURANCE AGENCIES & BROKERS 9ÛY[%Ea[`Y]dEY]_]jd] 60 Park Lane, Suite 2 Highland, NY 12528 (201) 481-0351 Fax: (845) 883-3033 Email: michael_maegerle@ us.aflac.com Web: aflac.com Contact: Michael Maegerle Provides an added level of financial protection for your employees and their families in the event of an accident or illness.

NONPROFITS 9f_]dkg^Da_`l PO Box 345 Millbrook, NY 12545 Email: info@angelsoflight.org Web: angelsoflight hudsonvalley.org Contact: Lori Cassia-Decker A volunteer driven organization focused on holiday giving for children and families with life threatening illnesses.

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522 Morris Park Avenue Bronx, NY 10460 (347) 750-1888 Email: csimmons@ corpussecurity.cm Web: corpussecurity.com Contact: Christopher Simmons Security guards, special events, CPR/First Aid, AED/I Drive Defensive Driver

SOLAR ENERGY F]pYeh$Af[& 4 Liberty Square, 3rd Floor Boston, MA 02109 (617) 431-1440, ext. 121 Email: kgifford@nexamp.com Web: nexamp.com Contact: Michael Cucchiara The largest developer, owner, and operator of commercial and community solar assets in the Northeast.

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT FmZaYf<aj][lagfkAA$Af[& 248 Main Street Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 (845) 452-8574 Email: rwright@ nubiandirections.org Web: nubiandirections.org Contact: Robert Wright Provides technology training, work-readiness and educational support services for youth and adults to enhance workforce skills.

WINTER WEATHER POLICY: In the event of inclement weather, visit the Chamber’s website and Facebook page by 6:30 a.m. for updates regarding events and committee meetings. The status of afternoon meetings, ribbon cuttings and events will be posted accordingly.

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ffective December 31, 2016, New York State’s minimum wage will increase to $9.70 per hour. The rates are scheduled to increase each year on December 31st until they reach $15 per

hour. Employers must post a Minimum Wage Information poster in their establishment.

GENERAL MINIMUM WAGE RATE SCHEDULE Location

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NYC - Big Employers (of 11 or more)

$11.00

$13.00

$15.00

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Long Island & Westchester

$10.00

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In the greater New York region, annual increases for the rest of the state will continue until the rate reaches the $15 minimum wage (and $10 tipped wage). Starting 2021, the annual increases will be published by the Commissioner of Labor on or before October 1st. They will be based on percentage increases determined by the Director of the Division of Budget and based on economic indices, including the Consumer Price Index.

Testimonial:

“I find this EXPO to be very valuable. Every year I come away with leads for strategic alliances, potential clients, and referral partners. My conversion rate after the show is positive as well. I really like the quality of the visitors and fellow vendors. We will continue to purchase a booth at the Think Local Business Expo well into the future.” - Cynthia Marsh-Croll, Women’s Enterprise Development Center, Project Director


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Scenes from the 2016 ATHENA Award Reception Thank you once again to our sponsors: Presenting Sponsor MidHudson Regional Hospital; Gold Sponsors IBM and KeyBank; Silver Sponsors Dutchess Community College, LCS Companies, M&T Bank, The Arc of Dutchess, and Tompkins Mahopac Bank; Bronze Sponsor The Chazen Companies;

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2016 Corporate Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors Adams Fairacre Farms, Inc., Fortress Financial Advisory, Hudson Valley Office Furniture, and Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum; and our Media Sponsor Daily Voice. Thank you, too, to DCH Wappingers Falls Toyota for being our VIP Reception sponsor.

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eontaik (John) Kwon, MD, RPVI, has joined the renowned vascular surgery team at MidH u d s o n Regional Hospital. As a vascular surgeon, Dr. Kwon specializes in utilizing minimally invasive enKWON dovascular technology to perform repairs and reconstructions on some of the

most delicate structures in the human body. Dr. Kwon joins the hospital following a two-year fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his internship and residency at Thomas Jefferson/ Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, PA where he was honored with both the patient safety award and chief resident award. Dr. Kwon is a member of the Society for Vascular

Surgery, Society of Clinical Vascular Surgery, Eastern Vascular Society, and Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society. Dr. Kwon earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in biomedical engineering from the Un i v e r s i t y of Pennsylvania. He received his MD from Albany Medical College in Albany. To learn more, visit MidHudsonRegional.org.

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Cunniingham, h Ri Hydde, LLP LL Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde, Judelson, Giordano & Siegel, CPA, PC | Meyer Contracting Mobile Life Support Services Inc. | Rhinebeck Bank The Arc of Dutchess | Wallkill Valley Federal Savings & Loan MEDIA PARTNERS:

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MEMBER NEWSLINE SCORE advisors available Dutchess SCORE has offered free and confidential mentoring and low- or no-cost workshops on business planning, start-ups, management, and growth since 1964. Volunteers are working and retired business owners and executives. SCORE services are free; regardless of how often consultations are held. A business is not built in a day. Meeting with a mentor regularly can maximize success. Long-term SCORE relationships effectively offer an unpaid “business advisory board.” To request a SCORE mentor and an appointment, visit Dutchess.SCORE.org and click on the “Request a Meeting” button. If interested volunteering, visit score.org/volunteer.

Team Fit healthy cookbook now available Has “healthy” come to mean boring? Does delicious food translate to hours in the kitchen? Say goodbye to both! New Normal Lifestyle’s newest cookbook “Team Fit In The Kitchen” will spice up your plate and help put exciting, delicious food on the table in 30 minutes or less! The cookbook includes 30 recipes, tips for success in meal planning and nutrition, The Team Fit philosophy on nutrition, how to create the perfect pantry, grocery shopping tools, and bonus meal planning and grocery shopping templates. For more information, call (914) 489-7664 or visit nnls4u.com.

Consignment store wins readers choice award Curvy Consignments Plus in Wappingers Falls recently won

readers’ choice for Best Consignment Shop in the Hudson Valley from Hudson Valley Magazine. Curvy Consignments Plus was born to create a local community of passionate, confident, beautiful women who both consign and are looking for brand new and/or pristine nearly new items at affordable prices. For more information, visit curvyconplus.com or call us at (845) 218-9300.

Vegan festival coming to Poughkeepsie in 2017 Hudson Valley Vegfest, LLC will present a festival devoted to vegan living at The Dome at Gold’s Gym in Poughkeepsie on September 23-24, 2017. Hudson Valley Vegfest will showcase all that comprises the vegan lifestyle–from mouth-watering food and food justice issues, to human health concerns, caring about animals, and protecting the environment. This inaugural event will highlight game-changing vegan businesses, organizations, worldrenowned speakers, filmmakers, vegan chefs, authors, musicians and innovators. Visit hvvegfest.org for more information.

Pet Hospital acquires hospitals in Kent, Beekman Fishkill-based Companion Pet Hospital has announced the acquisition of Animal Hospital of Kent and Beekman Animal Hospital, expanding the veterinary practice to three locations in the Hudson Valley. “This acquisition enables us to provide expert veterinary care with a compassionate touch to a greater number of pets in the Hudson Valley,” says Dr. Hope Jankunas, owner and medical director. The practice recently upgraded its digital radiography equipment to aid in the rapid diagnoses of sick or injured pets. The hospital holds American Animal Hospital Association accreditation and is a certified Cat Friendly Practice. For more information, visit companionpethospital.com.

Astor Assistant Executive Director receives award Dr. Rod DiMotta, assistant executive director of Bronx Community-Based Mental Health & Prevention Programs for Astor Services for Children & Families has been named a recipient of the 2016 New York Nonprofit Cause Awards in the mental/behavioral health category. These awards recognize individuals, agencies and philanthropists who have made a major impact on the most pressing human services issues of New York’s nonprofit sector. For more information, visit astorservices.org

Beltone Hearing employee completes certification The National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences announced Byron Robertson, an employee of Beltone Hearing Aid Centers, has successfully completed the National Competency Examination. Passing this exam grants Robertson, a hearing health professional, the designation Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences. This designation attests to Robertson’s experience, dedication, professionalism and commitment to quality care for the hearing impaired. For more information, call (845) 454-2650.

Local nonprofits receive grants The Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation recently awarded

grants to three nonprofit organizations in the Poughkeepsie area. United Way of the DutchessOrange Region received $5,000 to support its Early Education Coalition Program, which aims to fight the low levels of childhood literacy in Dutchess and Orange counties by collaborating with other nonprofits, businesses, public sector agencies and community members to share resources, develop best practices and find creative solutions to serve the greater community. Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum received $5,000 to support the implementation of “Museums for All,” an initiative designed to ensure that every child and family has access to high-quality children’s museum experiences. The Museum’s goal is to have 10 percent of annual visitation be families from Ulster, Dutchess and Orange counties utilizing the “Museums for All” program within three years. Hudson River Housing received $10,000 to supplement its outreach, materials, and personnel for its Financial Fitness program, which aims to improve the financial stability of participants through workshops. Topics include proper income calculation, tracking household spending, why credit is important, and how to improve a credit rating.

Broadcasting company receives service award The New York State Broadcasters Association recently honored Sunrise Broadcasting of NY (par-

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ent company of Fox Oldies) for its public service efforts in the Hudson Valley. The “Serving New York” Award is given to recognize the extraordinary efforts of New York State broadcasters in serving the public interest every day. Sunrise was recognized for its commitment to community through their nonprofit charity “FOX Outreach.” FOX Outreach conducts a series of fundraising events throughout the year including seven Hudson River Cruises.

Spins Bowl opens in Wappingers Spins Bowl, an entertainment division of Mount Kisco-based Diamond Properties, announced the Grand Opening of Spins Bowl Wappingers Falls, located at 1677 Route 9, the site of the former Hoebowl. Diamond Properties invested more than $3.5 million in the project to renovate the 30,000 squarefoot family center, which features 20 family bowling lanes, a VIP private events room with 7 lanes, a 3,500 square- foot redemption arcade with 45 plus games and old favorites like billiards, darts, and foosball. The Alley Kat restaurant will join Spins Bowl Wappinger’s offering craft beers on tap, a modernized menu and features live bands on the weekends. The VIP Grand Opening will be held on Wednesday, November 30 at 5:30 p.m. Spins Bowl Wappingers Falls is open seven days a week. For more information, visit SpinsBowl. com or call (845) 297-8110.


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any participants and Chamber members have asked me about our Workforce Development Center and what it’s all about, so here’s a brief overview. The Workforce Development Center comprises three programs: Workforce Connections, the Career Action Center at Poughkeepsie High School, and the Youth One Stop. Our staff works hard to offer opportunities to participants. Pri-

marily, we help them find and keep a job, but there are lots of other things we help with, as well. In the Career Action Center at Poughkeepsie High School, the staff strives to keep the youth engaged in school and working towards his or her High School

Diploma. They also assist with college applications and scholarships, gaining admission to trade school, and preparing for interviews. In the Youth One Stop, case managers assist youth with increasing literacy and numeracy (or reading, writing, and ‘rithmatic)

levels, attaining a degree or certificate, and placement in secondary education and/or employment. Lastly, the Workforce Connections program prepares adults receiving government assistance to become self-sufficient through gainful employment. These are our goals, but to achieve them, we must think and work outside the box. Participants have taken a yoga and meditation class to learn how

to manage stress and channel anger, have attended family nights to learn parenting skills, and work closely with the mentors to develop the proper social skills necessary for success in the workplace. The staff at the Workforce Development Center meets individuals “where they are,” assisting them through mentorship and case management to achieve his or her goals. It is always encouraging when we see how many succeed with our help.

What if Santa can’t afford Christmas? Workforce Development Center

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his fall the students of the Dutchess Community College High School Equivalency class hosted by Youth One Stop were asked to think of a product to sell as a fundraiser at the Business Expo in October. Students suggested cookies with the YOS logo, a keyboard duster with the YOS logo, and full size candy bars, but the winning idea was to make and sell Caramel Apple Kits. Inside a small mason jar, students placed individually wrapped caramel candy and tied an apple on top with string. Their teachers took full advantage of the potential math lesson and helped the students arrive at a minimum price after factoring in the cost of materials and “The Youth One Stop Candy Shop” was born. On the day of the Business Expo, two students were excused from class to assist with sales at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center and case managers were given strict instructions to not do it for them!

After a few panicked and pleading looks, they perfected their sales pitch. By describing the career advice and encouragement they received from case managers and mentors, the students successfully persuaded Expo attendees to purchase the kits. At the end of the day, all of the jars were sold and Youth One Stop had made over $100 to be used toward future programming. Thank you to everyone who purchased a Caramel Apple Kit! 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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he idea of not being able to afford presents for my children at Christmas was a foreign concept to me until I started working with our families at the Chamber’s Workforce Development Center. Sure, I took a star off the tree at church and bought the requested item, went to the toy store to buy a gift for Toys 4 Tots, and dropped my spare change in the Salvation Army kettle, but I never truly understood the despair a parent feels when they know Santa is not coming. In December 2008, I remember sitting in my office when a mom shows up, just days before Christmas, with tears in her eyes because she doesn’t have gifts for her children. My initial reaction was to think the situation was due to a lack of planning; mom should have done a better job! After speaking with her and doing some math with her budget, I realized with a sinking heart she had not misspent her money, she did not make enough for any nonessential purchases. Unfortunately, I have witnessed this many times in subsequent years. Recently, we had a movie night in the office. We had popcorn and watched a movie from a staff member’s Netflix account. As one of the parents was leaving, she thanked us. “This is the first time I have been able to take my children to the movies,” she said through tears. Situations like this, while

heartbreaking, cause me to stop and realize how extremely fortunate I am. Since 2008, I have worked with Chamber staff to arrange the pickup and delivery of gifts (as part of the Adopt-A-Family program) from many local families and busi-

nesses. Together, we have helped hundreds of families and thousands of children. If you are interested in participating in our Adopt-A-Family program this holiday season, please email louise@dcrcoc.org for more information or call (845) 454-1700, ext. 1024.

Start or Grow a Business 60+ Hour Entrepreneurial Training Program. Register by 1/31/17 and get the $250 2016 pricing. Starts February 9, 2017 Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 PM. Enroll Today at www.WEDCBiz.org Space is limited!! Many Thanks to Our Partners!


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RIBBON CUTTINGS MH Association for Persons with Disabilities

EMStar

Congratulations to Mid-Hudson Association for Persons with Disabilities, Inc. on their 25th Anniversary.

Congratulations to Emstar Poughkeepsie Station on their new location in Dutchess County.

Jancare Private Health Services Inc.

Complete Benefit Solutions

Congratulations to JanCare Private Health Services on their grand opening! Jancare is located at 1534 Route 52, Suite F/H in Fishkill. Contact them for your professional nursing needs.

Congratulations to COBESO, Inc. on their new location at 488 Freedom Plains Road, Suite 107 in Poughkeepsie.

Noshiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coney Island

Half Moon Theatre

Congratulations to the new enhanced Noshiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coney Island under new ownership! Stop in to their cozy cafe at 803 Main Street in Poughkeepsie for great food and friendly service.

Congratulations to Half Moon Theatre on their 10th Anniversary.


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RIBBON CUTTINGS Northern Medical Group

Literacy Connections

Congratulations to Northern Medical Group on the Grand Opening of their new location! Visit them at 159 Barnegat Road in Poughkeepsie.

Congratulations to Literacy Connections on the grand opening of their new location. Stop in at 504 Haight Avenue in Poughkeepsie.

Cindy M. Smith, CPA

Residential Home Funding Corp.

Congratulations to Cindy M. Smith CPA P.C. on their enlarged office space. Stop in at 2419 Route 82 in Billings.

Congratulations to Residential Home Funding Corp. on their 10th Anniversary. Visit them at 1110 Route 55, Suite 208 in LaGrangeville.

Advance Auto Parts

Moriarty Physical Therapy

Congratulations to Advance Auto Parts on their grand opening in Pawling! Stop in at 40 Route 22.

Congratulations to Moriarty Physical Therapy on the grand opening of their second location. Check them out at 1097 Route 55, Suite 6 in Lagrangeville.


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Mariapolis provides venue, kindness

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ach year, Mariapolis Luminosa has proven to be the perfect location and generous host of the ATHENA VIP Reception. The community welcomes us with open arms by preparing outstanding food and providing us with their beautiful facility. Mariapolis Luminosa, the Focolare little city for North America, is located in Hyde Park. The community hosts a great variety of gatherings for children and adults, families, entrepreneurs, and religious organizations including our annual reception. Chiara Lubich (1920-2008), a charismatic and significant woman of the 20th century, founded the international Focolare Movement in 1943 during World War II as a current of spiritual and social renewal. Community members strive to cooperatively build a more united world, respecting and valuing

Nicholas Shannon Executive Director

diversity. It focuses on dialogue as a method and is committed to building bridges and relationships among individuals and cultures. This perfectly fits with the ATHENA model, which focuses

on celebrating personal traits of strong, successful leaders. It captures the spirit and collaborative leadership style often exemplified in female leaders, while also recognizing the importance of traits such as courageous acts, and fierce advocacy in the pursuit of excellence. I’d like to personally thank Mariapolis Luminosa and all of the volunteers for accommodating us time and time again, and for their unrelenting kindness.

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OFFICERS Tina Walz, Chair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .M & T Bank Stacey Langenthal, Vice-Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bank of Millbrook Amy Dittmar, Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. Peter Maher, Secretary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mid-Hudson Subaru Stephen E. Diamond, Of Counsel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, LLP DIRECTORS Tina Hawkinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Red Cap Cleaners Maureen Kangas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center Anthony Morando . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cuddy & Feder LLP Barbara E. Ostrander. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RBT CPAs, LLP Dr. Greer Rychcik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hyde Park Central School District Christopher Short. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DragonSearch Charles “Chip” Simon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taconic Advisors, Inc. Skip Weisman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Weisman Success Resources, Inc. 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 Louise McLoughlin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President of Business Services 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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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s written in the cloud By Jaime Butler

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t is hard to remember a time before business email. Email is often sent through a variety of providers, but typically through the cloud. However, not every cloud provider is right for every businessâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; needs. Here are four questions to keep in mind before changing email providers: 1. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the experience level? Ensure the provider has the skills required to set up accounts, migrate customer data, provide support, maintain data centers and infrastructure, and enable mobile users. 2. What quality of customer support is available? A lot of providers offer 24/7 support services, but consider if the representatives are from an outsourced service or (preferably)

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