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Economic Development is topic at Breakfast

Message From The Chamber President ............4 Upcoming Events & Ribbon Cuttings ...............6 Member News .........................................7 New Members ...................................10-11 Ribbon Cutting Pictures ............................ 12 Member Spotlight.................................. 13 The Chamber Foundation......................14-15

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aurence P. Gottlieb, President & CEO of the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC), will speak to members and guests of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce as the keynote speaker at the GOTTLIEB July Contact Breakfast on Wednesday, July 17 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. Tabbed to head the HVEDC in February 2013, Gottlieb previously served as the Director of Economic Development for Westchester County where he was

the co-founder of HVEDC’s NY BioHud Valley and Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance. Gottlieb has over 25 years of experience as a top management executive in several major corporations, public affairs agencies, a global non-profit organization and public office. He has served as a senior advisor to CEOs and government leaders on critical issues regarding public relations, marketing, social responsibility, government relations, crisis management and social media, among others. Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union proudly sponsors the July Contact Breakfast. By embracing the philosophy of “People Helping People,” Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union has grown from a private, employee-

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etwork with the Hudson Valley business community in the shadow of history at the Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home during Business After Hours on Wednesday, July 24 from 5-7 p.m. This event also provides a great opportunity to see the recently

completed major renovation to the FDR Library and Museum, the first such endeavor since it was first built in 1941. According to the FDR Presidential Library, the $35 million renovation has improved drainage, modernized the plumbing and electricity, replaced the sheet metal roof with a slate one, enhanced security and

fire protection, created an entirely new HVAC system, and made the library and museum completely accessible for those in wheelchairs. The archives housed on site are also now at National Archive standard. In addition, he Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute raised $6 million to build and maintain new exhibits in the museum. For complete informa-

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based credit union to the multi-billion dollar, community-based organization that exists today. Learn more at hvfcu.com. Not-for-profit members from the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, Mount St. Mary and Habitat For Humanity Dutchess County will also be in attendance. To reserve your place, call 845454-1700 ext. 1000 or visit dcrcoc. org. Tickets cost $20 for Chamber members with advance purchase or are $25 at the door. Non-members can attend for $30. Immediately following breakfast, the Hudson Valley Young Professionals are hosting New York State Senator Terry Gipson and Assemblyman Kieran Lalor for a forum-style discussion at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel from

9:15-10:30 a.m. Gipson and Lalor, though representing different parties and serving in different legislative chambers, recently came together to partner on a term limits proposal. The two newly elected officials have both shown a desire to shun ideology and work cooperatively in their short time in office. Hear them speak to the questions important to you. To RSVP for this complimentary event, visit hvyp.org.

tion, visit fdrlibrary.marist.edu. There is no charge to attend Business After Hours, however all attendees are asked to RSVP by visiting dcrcoc.org or calling 845454-1700 ext. 1000. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available courtesy of Coppola’s Bistro. S & O Construction Services, Inc. sponsors this event. Based in Pleasant Valley, S&O Construction is a mechanical con-

tractor performing public works projects for towns, municipalities, New York State and the federal government. For more information, call 845-635-2916.

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

had to take another glance when I looked at my calendar: how is it possible that we are halfway through 2013? This year has been moving at lightning speed, perhaps because the Chamber has kept me so busy this year with all of their events! I am still reveling in the Women’s Leadership Alliance’s (WLA) latest event, “An Evening with Barbara Corcoran.” I have to admit, I don’t often have the opportunity to watch television, so I wasn’t sure what this Shark Tank was that everyone was talking about. It wasn’t until I made the connection with The Corcoran Group that I appreciated how dynamic an individual Barbara Corcoran truly is. I found Barbara to be enlightening and empowering, and I was amazed at her ability to be engaging and

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Jill Sammon come across as genuine without taking herself too seriously. Barbara is an inspiring leader who has triumphed in the face of adversity. Her enthusiasm was infectious and I hope all who attended left feeling energized by her. I would like to applaud the WLA for bringing such a powerhouse to Poughkeepsie to share her wonderful wisdom. Congratulations to Chairperson Irene Andujar and the entire WLA for an amazing event. The WLA is a network of professional women who help sup-

port the leadership and professional and economic growth of their peers throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley, and with this successful event, they did just that. I have grown accustomed to seeing many familiar faces at Chamber events. While it’s always wonderful to see those friendly faces, it was very refreshing to see others in the community come out to hear from Barbara Corcoran and see the benefit from the hard work the Chamber does in the community. I commend the Chamber for not only providing valuable events for their members, but for providing these events to the entire Hudson Valley and beyond! I’m already looking forward to seeing you at the next big event. Jill Sammon is the Director-Real Property Services for Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation.

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hrough the Workforce Development program at the Chamber, we have a great working relationship with Dutchess County and the D.C. Department of Community and Family Services (DCFS). While we partner with them regularly to accomplish many things, I want to share one particular story of success with you. In previous years, DCFS worked with a California-based service to offer local TANF-eligible youth the opportunity to take part in a two-day computer camp over the summer. It was a fine and valuable program, but it didn’t sit right with Theresa Giovanniello, the Deputy Commissioner of DCFS, that the program wasn’t utilizing the local community, so she called the Chamber. To make a long story short, I’m exceptionally pleased that this year, through a partnership with the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce and Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc., our IT provider, the 2013 “Teen Computer Zone” program will be run entirely by local entities. In August, selected high school juniors and seniors will participate in a variety of

interactive computer classes, including maintenance and usage of a laptop computer, Intro to Word and Excel, and social media etiquette. Sessions will also include the development of a resume, a personal budget and preparing and submitting online employment applications. Upon successfully graduating from the two-day program, each student will be awarded their own laptop, complete with software, peripherals and a printer. They will have modern computer technology and better access to educational materials, employment opportunities and college courses. As a result of Theresa thinking that there could be a better way -- a local, way -- and the hard work of the Workforce Development staff to bring everything together, this year we’ll be able to welcome 15 students to the Teen Computer Zone program and make a greater impact on the local community. That my friends, is what Think Local First is all about!

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ny business or organization that has become a member of the Chamber within the past six months is invited to a complimentary New Member Lunch on Wednesday, July 10. This event allows members to learn more about the Chamber and the many opportunities now available to them since becoming members. Once your business has joined the Chamber, it is exposed to countless new opportunities within the community. After attending the New Member Lunch, you will be informed of all the services the Chamber has to offer, such as important and upcoming events, rib-

bon cuttings, ways to promote your company and much more. There are many chances each month to network with other businesses and learn ways to improve your own. This event will be held at the Chamber, located at One Civic Center Plaza, Suite 400 in Poughkeepsie, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Only one rep per company may attend the event; however there is a waiting list if space does become available. Although the event is complimentary, registration is required. To register, visit dcrcoc. org. For more information or to be added to the wait list, call Myriah at (845) 454-1700 ext. 1000 or e-mail myriah@dcrcoc.org.

The New Member Lunch is sponsored by Orange County Trust Company and sponsored and catered by Villa Borghese. New Member Lunch Sponsored by:

A note about parking when visiting Poughkeepsie Due to the construction of the Poughkeepsie Transit Hub, visitors to the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce office as well as the businesses of 1 Civic Center Plaza (including the Hud-

son Valley Federal Credit Union on Market Street) may have difficulty accessing parking. The Market St. entrance to the public garage will be closed through late July. The facility will

remain open and operational, however all traffic must enter via the Garden Street gate accessible from the westbound arterial. Vehicles will still be able to exit onto Market Street.

Smart Card discounts on website

DCRCOC.org has a new page where all Smart Card discounts can be seen. You can search for them by business name, category or even a keyword. Chamber members may also now submit their own Smart Card discount offer by filling out a simple template right on our website. Add your offer, a coupon, even an expiration date. Members and their employees just need to carry their Smart Card, show it at these businesses and receive the discount mentioned. That’s it! What a great way to save money, meet other Chamber businesses and “Think Local First!” Don’t have your Smart Card or need a new one? Call Nancy Amy at 845-454-1700 ext. 1004 and let us know.

A Special Thank You To Our Corporate Sponsors LEADERS:

PARTNERS: All Access Dental • Bonura Hospitality Group • DCH Wappingers Falls Toyota Design Intervention Studio • Hudson Valley Audio Visual • Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc. M&T Bank • Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies, Inc. SUPPORTERS: Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. • EmbroidMe • Hudson Valley Renegades LCS Facility Group, Inc. • Marshall & Sterling Insurance • Mid-Hudson Subaru • N&S Supply Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and Conference Center • Poughkeepsie Journal • Rhinebeck Bank Riverside Bank • Rose & Kiernan, Inc. • Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, LLP • TD Bank TEG Federal Credit Union • Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home • Ulster Savings Bank Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell LLP, CPAs MEDIA PARTNERS: Clear Channel Media & Entertainment • Cumulus Broadcasting • Fox Radio • Radio Woodstock 100.1


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Hear the issues that matter to you!

Join NYS Senator Terry Gipson and Assemblyman Kieran Lalor in a closed-door forum. Wed., July 17 at 9:15 a.m. Immediately following the July Contact Breakfast. Complimentary to attend. RSVP at hvyp.org

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mation about you on the web, in an email or on social media sites, the content should be professional, accurate and make people want to come back for more. • What’s in it for them? You could offer a special offer or maybe even a specific incentive if the readers sign up to continue to receive your newsletter. You should also select the incentives for signing up based on what type of people you are targeting and what information they might be looking for. • Security inspires confidence. With the threat of viruses and spam filling up people’s inboxes, they can be wary of signing up to

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EVENTS Tuesday, July 2 Early Bird Connections

A speed networking event 7:30 - 9 a.m. McKinney & Doyle Corner Bakery & Fine Foods Cafe 10 Charles Colman Boulevard Pawling Sponsored by: Zott Construction

Friday, July 5 Balloon Festival

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Chamber Conference Room 1 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 400 Poughkeepsie Sponsored by: Orange County Trust Company and Villa Borghese; Lunch catered by: Villa Borghese

Thursday, July 11 HVYP OverTime After Hours 5 - 7 p.m. Outback Steakhouse 1510 Route 9 Wappingers Falls Join members of the Hudson Valley Young Professionals at this complimentary networking event. Passed hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.

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Saturday, July 6 Freedom 5K Race See page 9 for info.

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Wednesday, July 24 Business After Hours 5 - 7 p.m. Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center 4079 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park Sponsored by: S&O Construction

Tuesday, August 6 Breakfast Southern Style w/ Abilities First 7:30 - 9 a.m. I-84 Diner Banquet Room 853 Route 52, Fishkill Sponsored by: M & T Bank and All Access Dental

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The Children’s Medical Group (CMG) is proud to announce that it has been recognized as “Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home” from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Level 3 designation is the highest achievable recognition for a medical group. As Joseph Heavey, CEO explains, “NCQA’s Patient Centered Medical Home program recognizes physician practices that prioritize the physician/patient relationship, coordinate care for patients across multiple settings, and engage in a team approach to improve patient care. NCQA’s Level 3 PCMH accreditation reflects our efforts to ensure The Children’s Medical Group’s patients receive exceptional, accessible treatment that is well coordinated among everyone involved in their care. This accreditation demonstrates that we are successfully making The Children’s Medical Group a true ‘medical home’ for our patients.”

Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, a subsidiary of Clarkson University, has appointed Michael C. Finnegan and William J. Florence, Jr., Esq. to its Board of Trustees. Finnegan is Chief Executive Officer of Continental Organics, LLC, a sustainable agriculture company located in New York’s Hudson Valley. Finnegan co-founded this service-disabled Veteran Owned Small Business in 2012, committed to setting new standards for the aquaponic industry. Florence, Jr. is a partner in the Florence & Smith law firm in Peekskill, NY. A long-time public servant, Florence served as Deputy Commissioner, Acting Executive Deputy and Counsel for the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, and in charge of the Traffic Violations Bureau for the City of New York and other metropolitan areas. He was formerly Corporation Counsel for the City of Peekskill, Counsel for the New York State Committee on Insurance Rates and Regulations, as well as Counsel, Senate Judiciary Committee.

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M&T Bank 1100 Route 55, LaGrange Sponsored by: M&T Bank Come join M&T at our Block Party Celebration with a great BBQ! Bring the children to enjoy the Balloon Launch and our Balloon Festivities! Time of BBQ: 4 - 6 p.m., launch at 6 p.m.

965 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie (* tethered for residents) Sponsored by: ReMax

Mercury Grand Hotel 2170 South Rd., Poughkeepsie Sponsored by: Mercury Grand Hotel

TEG Federal Credit Union 1 Commerce St., Poughkeepsie

Migliorelli Farm

Sponsored by: TEG Federal Credit Union Free ice cream!

245 Guski Rd., Red Hook

Poughkeepsie Galleria

SATURDAY MORNING 6 A.M. LAUNCH

Sponsored by: Migliorelli Farm

2001 South Rd., Poughkeepsie (TWO BALLOONS) Sponsored by: Poughkeepsie Galleria and Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center Music and giveaways! (while supplies last)

Poughkeepsie Plaza 2600 South Rd., Poughkeepsie Sponsored by: Poughkeepsie Plaza

Greig Farm

Hudson River Rowing Association Boathouse See all the balloons inflate and take off from the banks of the Hudson River.

Schlathaus Park 126 All Angels Hill Rd., Wappingers Falls Sponsored by: DCH Wappingers Falls Toyota

Fishkill Farms 9 Fishkill Farms Rd., Hopewell Junction Sponsored by: All Access Dental

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Sponsored by: Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center and ReMax

TEG Federal Credit Union 1 Commerce St., Poughkeepsie

SUNDAY MORNING 6 A.M. LAUNCH

Sponsored by: TEG Federal Credit Union Free ice cream!

Poughkeepsie Galleria 2001 South Rd., Poughkeepsie (TWO BALLOONS)

Hudson River Rowing Association Boathouse

Sponsored by: Poughkeepsie Galleria and Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies

See all the balloons inflate and take off from the banks of the Hudson River.

Poughkeepsie Plaza 2600 South Rd., Poughkeepsie (TWO BALLOONS) Sponsored by: Poughkeepsie Plaza and WineRacks.com

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Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie

Sponsored by: M&T Bank

LCS Companies

Sponsored by: Mercury Grand Hotel

Vassar Alumnae House Lawn

2 Lakeside Dr., Pawling

126 All Angels Hill Rd., Wappingers Falls (TWO BALLOONS)

2260 New Hackensack Rd., Poughkeepsie

MOON GLOW LAUNCH (8 - 9 P.M.)

Sponsored by: Health Quest

Schlathaus Park

Greenvale Park

Sponsored by: Migliorelli Farm

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The Walkway Over the Hudson will be open early to accommodate spectators. This is a great time to take your private watercraft out on the river.

223 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook (TWO BALLOONS) Sponsored by: WineRacks.com, Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies

SATURDAY EVENING SITES 6 P.M. LAUNCHES

The Walkway Over the Hudson will be open early to accommodate spectators. This is a great time to take your private watercraft out on the river.

Dutchess county Regional chambeR of commeRce’s health & Wellness club SPONSORED BY: PRESENTS THE 1ST ANNUAL

Sponsored by: All Access Dental and DCH Wappingers Falls Toyota

36 Cottage St., Poughkeepsie Sponsored by: LCS Companies Cupcakes and wine!

Sprout Creek Farm 34 Lauer Rd., Poughkeepsie Sponsored by: Daily Planet Diner

SATURDAY July 6 • 9 a.m. START/FINISH AT VASSAR COLLEGE

Register by July 1 at www.mhrrc.org Race day registration: 7 a.m. - 8 a.m.

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MAY NEW MEMBERS ADULT CARE, ASSISTED LIVING & NURSING HOME FACILITIES Mary’s Family Care Home 817 Stanford Road Clinton Corners, NY 12514 845-677-5793 Email: mrsp5793@yahoo.com Web: www.marysfamilycare.com Contact: MaryAnn Plumeri, Owner Est. 1990; 24-hour supervised care in a private home with a family atmosphere.

Contact: Susan Shier, Owner Est. 10/1/2012; Administrative support for small businesses and busy entrepreneurs. Calendar management, prospecting, customer service, social media updates and other administrative duties.

CONTRACTORS - HVAC Hudson Valley Mechanical Contractors Association, Inc.

358 Saw Mill River Road Millwood, NY 10546 914-762-1016/Fax: 914-762-1306 Email: pep@hudsonvalleymca.org COMMUNITY BASED Web: www.hudsonvalleymca.org SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS Contact: Patricia Ploeger, Executive Director Ma’s Funny Farm Est.1949; Association of at Stallion Park HVAC, plumbing and piping 25 Stallion Park Farm, Highway 44 installation and service ADVERTISING/PROMOTIONAL Millbrook, NY 12545 contractors specalizing in ITEMS & SERVICES 845-677-3319 commercial, institutional and Email:masfunnyfarmatstallionpa industrial work. Real Eye On Solutions rk@yahoo.com 14 Tina Drive Contact: Sandra Rappaport, Owner DENTISTS - SPECIALISTS Newburgh, NY 12550 Non-profit therapeutic farm 845-2069249 available for special needs Bonavoglia Orthodontics Email: mark@realeyeon.com children to interact with animals, 7 Moran Avenue Web: www.realeyeon.com nature and the environment. Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 Contact: Mark Copans 845-297-4075/Fax: 845-297-4076 Est. 2010; We are a full-service CONTRACTORS - GENERAL Email: wiresmile@yahoo.com promotional services provider. Web: www.drbsmiles.com We specialize in helping Excel Spray Foam Contact: Anthony Bonavoglia, businesses find solutions to their DDS MS, Orthodontist Insulation div. of MLB promotional problems. Our Est. 7/2007; Orthodontic focus is to help companies to Incorporated practice providing quality increase sales, reward customer PO Box 257 care in a warm and caring loyalty, motivate employees, LaGrangeville, NY 12540 and stimulate corporate 845-223-2768/Fax: 845-463-9679 environment. sponsorship. Email: mlbincorporated@ FINANCIAL SERVICES yahoo.com Web: www.excelsprayfoam.com AUTOMOBILE DEALERS Contact: Michael Bussa, Edward Jones (Bevilacqua) Est.1999; Remodeling, renovations 1133 Route 55, North Building, R & R Auto Sales and spray foam insulation. Suite B 797 Main Street LaGrangeville, NY 12540 Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 845-471-6346 Local Dad Repairs 845-485-8258/Fax: 845-485-1389 Email:celeste.bevilacqua@ 27 Old State Road Email: racingron@verizon.net Web: www.randrautosalesny.com Hopewell Junction, NY 12533 edwardjones.com Contact: Ronald Koretsky, Owner 845-227-3906/Fax: 845-226-3998 Web: www.edwardjones.com Contact: Celeste Bevilacqua, Email: miscenterprisesetc@ Est. 1998; Over 20 years in Owner gmail.com business selling cars from Web: www.localdadrepairs.com Edward Jones provides financial $5,000 to $30,000. services for individuals and Contact: Jeffrey Eckes, Owner businesses in the comunities repair and Est. 2002; Home BUSINESS SERVICES where you live and work. improvements. Renovations, remodeling, painting, airscape Peace of Mind house fans and products. FINANCIAL SERVICES Assistants, LLC Xspor mold elimination, light P.O. Box 416 plumbing and electrical. Northwestern LaGrangeville, NY 12540 Mutual- Marck Gravatt 845-240-4899 2649 South Road, Suite 104 Email: peaceofmindassistants@ Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 gmail.com 845-224-0100/Fax:845-224-0003 Web: www. Email: marc.gravatt@nm.com peaceofmindassistants.com

Web: www.marcgravatt.com Contact: Marc Gravatt, Wealth Management Advisor Est.1857; We specialize in financial security, including risk management, wealth accumulation and wealth preservation.

FITNESS CLUBS AND SERVICES Gold’s Gym (Poughkeepsie) 258 Titusville Road Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 845-463-4800/Fax:845-463-4809 Email: kkenyon@goldsgymhv.com Web: www.goldsgym.com/ hudsonvalley Contact: Lora Holland, Est. 6/2005

ICE CREAM PARLOR The Inside Scoop Cafe 815 Violet Avenue Hyde Park, NY 12538 845-229-9866 Email: insidescoopcafe@gmail.com Web: www.insidescoopcafe.com Contact: Leigh Clancy, Owner Est. 6/10/2013; Full service ice cream parlor and cafe serving homeade ice cream and fresh food all year round.

MAILING AND/OR SHIPPING SERVICES InXpress

16 Robin Lane Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 845-632-3007/Fax: 845-632-1695 Email: chris.phillips@inexpress.com FOOD SERVICE Web: www.InXpressusa.com Contact: Chris Phillips, Owner Fresh 2 Table Est. 2/1/2009; We offer 20533 Biscayne Boulevard 820 international and domestic Aventua, FL 33180 shipping services, geared to 305-300-9796/Fax:305-722-3666 small and mid-sized companies. Email: elisagwilliam@msn.com Web: www.fresh2table.com LANDSCAPING SERVICES Contact: Elisa Gwilliam, Owner Est. 3/18/2013; Meal planning Northside Supplies service offering local fresh dinner recipes and shopping list 42 McKinley Lane to families of the Hudson Valley. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 845-546-0212/Fax: 845-204-9497 Email: tony@thomasgleasoninc.com GAS STATIONS Web: www.northsidesupplies.net Contact: Tony Beaudoin, Gas Land Petroleum, Inc. Marketing Manager 785 Broadway Est. 2002; Landscaping and Kingston, NY 12401 construction: raw materials, 845-331-7545/Fax:845-339-3646 mulch, topsoil and stone. Email: gasland.zeidan@gmail.com Contact: Zeidan Nesheiwat, MARKETING RESEARCH & SERVICES General Manager Est.1990; Gasoline distribution; Daily News Digital Solutions Gas station owner. 4 New York Plaza Sponsor: Ranieri, Robert New York, NY 10004 212-210-2121 HEATING OIL & GAS COMPANIES 212-210-1888/Fax: Email: pwojcicki@ dailynewsdigital.com Depew Energy Web: www.dailynewsdigital.com 5182 Route 9W Contact: Peter Wojcicki, Sales Dir. Newburgh, NY 12550 Est. 1919; Daily News Digital 845-568-0072 Solutions offers comprehensive Email: depewoilman@aol.com internet and mobile marketing Web: www.depewoil.com solutions to businesses in the Contact: David Depew, Pres. Hudson Valley region. Est.1999; Fuel delivery.


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MAY NEW MEMBERS MARKETING RESEARCH & SERVICES

ORGANIZATIONS HEALTH RELATED

REAL ESTATE AGENCIES & BROKERS

Places.Mobile Street View Indoors

Donate Life of Dutchess County

Ginjules Realty, LLC

1 Civic Center Plaza Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 607-227-1367 Email: places.mobile@gmail.com Est. 2004; Google street view indoors.

49 Overloook Road Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 845-505-1302 Email: bcadams1@earthlink.net Web: www.dLodc.com Contact: Barbara Adams, Local chapter of the New York Organ Donor Network. Donate Life of Dutchess County works to increase community awareness of organ donation and transplant.

MEETING AND EVENT PRODUCTION H.L. Silver Productions, LLC 9 Reeder Road Rhinebeck, NY 12572 845-516-4096 Email: harvey@hlsilver.com Web: www.hlsilver.com Contact: Harvey L. Silver, Exec. Producer/Managing Member Est. 10/4/2006; Design, production and management of meetings, events and media for corporations and organizations.

MUSIC FOR BUSINESS Zack Hemsey 50 Ritter Road Stormville, NY 12582 845-592-4475 Email: zackhemsey@mac.com Web: www.zackhemsey.com Contact: Zack Hemsey, Owner Est.2010; Independent record label. Music sales via physical and digital platforms (e.g. iTunes). Music licensing for Film and TV.

OFFICE SUPPLIES/PRODUCTS INTONE Office Products Stormville Plaza, 198 Route 216 Stormville, NY 12582 845-878-5114/Fax:845-592-2667 Email: intone1@aol.com Web: www. intoneofficeproducts.com Contact: Maurice Coryea, Owner Est. 11/1994; Sales, leasing and rentals of office machines such as copiers, fax machines, printers, scanners, computers, and networking.

PET SUPPLIES & SERVICES Animal Rescue Foundation 60 Simmons Lane Beacon, NY 12508 845-831-5161 Email: user409441@aol.com Web: www.arfbeacon.org Contact: Sharon Weibman, Volunteer Marketing Est. 1986; ARF is a Federal 501 (c) (3) non profit, 100% volunteer, NO KILL animal shelter and organization founded in 1986.

PHARMACIES NeighboRx Pharmacy 13 North Avenue Pleasant Valley, NY 12569 845-635-2222/Fax:845-635-9222 Email: neighborxpv@gmail.com Contact: Surya Bapatla, Owner Est. 7/1/2012; Retail pharmacy. Sponsor: Jeffrey Senft

27 Kayla Lane Mahopac, NY 12510 845-208-3727/Fax:845-621-4362 Email: gjbarbaro@yahoo.com Web: www.ginobarbaro.com Contact: Gino Barbaro, Pres. Realty company marketing Billings Plaza. Sponsor: Cindy Smith, CPA

Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate (Debbie Allan) 1325 Route 55 LaGrangeville, NY 12590 845-473-9770 x206/Fax: 845-473-9774 Email: DAllan@ houlihanlawrence.com Web: www.DebbieAllan.com Contact: Debbie Allan, Associate Broker Est. 1995; Real estate agent specializing in residential resales, lots, rentals, short sales and foreclosures.

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPERS & INVESTORS Nesheiwat Builders 785 Broadway Kingston, NY 12401 845-331-7545/Fax:845-339-3646 Contact: Mousa Nesheiwat, Vice President Est.1990; Commercial developer and residential builder. Sponsor: Ranieri, Robert

RECRUITING GRN Hudson Valley 21 Old Main Street, Suite 201B Fishkill, NY 12524 845-765-1082 Email: sschulman@ grnhudsonvalley.com Web: www.grnhudsonvalley.com Contact: Stephen Schulman, Owner Est. 2010; Executive recruiter.

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RETREAT CENTERS Mount Alvernia Retreat Center 158 Delavergne Avenue Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 845-297-5706/Fax:845-298-6309 Email: mtalverniaretreat@ gmail.com Web: www.mtalvernia.org Contact: Roch, Retreat Director Est. 1/1/1946; Non profit retreat center. The Friars present and host spiritual, religious, non profit and business programs.

SPORTS & RECREATION Angie’s Gymastics Inc. 9 Ryan Drive Hopewell Junction, NY 12590 845-447-1400 Email: angiesgymnastics@aol.com Web: www.angiesgymnastics.com Contact: Angie Mezzone, Owner

Tony’s Gyro & Grill Dutchess Shopping Plaza, Rt 9 Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 845-296-0101/Fax:845-296-0110 Email: anestis@ tonysgryoandgrill.com Web: www.tonysgyroandgrill.com Contact: Anestis Karpalis, Partner Est. 1/9/2009; We are a local, family owned, Greek Restaurant.

TO ADVERTISE IN THE BOTTOM LINE, PLEASE CONTACT LESLIE COLBURN AT THE POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL 845-451-4566

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5 Ryan Road Pine Plains, NY 12567 518-398-7361/Fax:518-398-5819 Email: supersan@fairpoint.net Web: www.superiorsanitation.net Contact: Douglas Weaver, Pres. Est. 1975; Septic pumpings, installations and portable toilet rentals.

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RIBBON CUTTINGS RiverStone Wealth Management Ribbon Cutting

River Station Restaurant Ribbon Cutting

Congratulations to RiverStone Wealth Management in Rhinebeck, celebrating their Grand Opening with a wonderful ribbon cutting!

The River Station Restaurant patio is looking good with its new retractable awning! A fine place to spend a spring or summer evening...check them out at 1 North Water Street in Poughkeepsie.

de Ramon Crush Ribbon Cutting

Amore Pizzeria and Cafe Grand Opening

Congratulations to de Ramon Crush PC in Fishkill for celebrating one year in business with a terrific ribbon cutting.

Congratulations to Amore Pizzeria & Cafe (3 Maggiacomo Lane, Pleasant Valley) on the grand opening of their great new space!

McRitchie’s Deli & Pizzeria Ribbon Cutting

Hawk Meadow Montessori School Five-Year Anniversary

Congratulations to Mcritchie’s Deli And Pizzeria on their one-year anniversary! Stop in and see them at 1322 Route 44 in Pleasant Valley.

Congratulations to Hawk Meadow Montessori School on five terrific years of providing a great educational experience to local young people!


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services, as well as manual and automatic transmission work. They are also an Interstate Battery dealer and stock many common applications. Committed to their customers, Gorman’s Garage offers 24-hour towing and road service. Gorman’s Garage also keeps

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ost of us are not raw ‘foodists,’ meaning people that survive solely by eating raw food or food not cooked above 118 degrees. However we all eat some raw food, most commonly in salads, fresh fruits, cut-up vegetables with dip, etc. I would like to offer you a challenge this summer - try to incorporate more raw foods into your diet while we have the beautiful bounty of the summer fruits and vegetables at our disposal. Raw foods can supply us with more energy than cooked foods. A complete raw food meal leaves you feeling light and full of energy, and our bodies need energy to survive. There are so many of us that are always in need of a boost. Could it be from what we are eating? Cooked foods are often missing things like things like en-

zymes, oxygen, hormones, phytochemicals and life-force, elements needed by the body for its optimal functioning. When you eat cooked foods, you put a heavy burden on your body to produce the enzymes missing in the food, which is one of the reasons you often feel lethargic after a cooked meal. Raw foods however are full of oxygen, especially green leafy vegetables that contain an abundance of chlorophyll. The chemical structure of chlorophyll is almost identical to the hemoglobin in our red blood cells. When you eat raw green foods, you oxygenate the blood. Just think of all the spinach, kale, collard greens, broccoli, bok choy and other nutrient– dense greens waiting for us at the farmer’s market! Eating healthy means giving your body power foods it can easily assimilate and use for regeneration and rejuvenation. With the

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& Wellness summer season upon us, I hope that you think about cooking less during the warmer months and trying more foods in their natural raw form. The more foods you eat straight from nature’s raw garden, the better you’ll feel. Alyson Chugerman is a board certified holistic health coach and nutritionist who has a private practice in Beacon. You may reach her at (845) 765-0645 or Alyson@attaintruehealth.com or visit attaintruehealth.com. Members of the Chamber’s Health and Wellness Club will be providing this column every other month. For more on the Health and Wellness Club, go to dcrcoc.org and click the “committees” tab.

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Planning under way Foundation scholarships awarded for future events, classes

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ith both of our Leadership programs now complete, scholarships handed out, and our golf tournament over – one might think that things in the Chamber Foundation will slow down for a few This, months. however, is simply not true! Now is the time when the Foundation begins to lay the groundwork for our upcoming 2013/2014 program year. Here is what we are working on: Leadership Dutchess will be kicking off its 25th year in September. Current class selection is taking place and celebratory events are being planned for this silver anniversary year of educating and motivating leadership in the Hudson Valley. Youth Leadership applications continue to roll in and an informational session is set for July 31 for those who want more information on this signature leadership program geared toward high school sophomores and juniors. Please call today to reserve your spot for this free informational session –

845-454-1700 ext 1000. Application deadline has been extended until Friday, August 9. ATHENA nominations are currently being reviewed by the selection committee with Nicholas honorees being Shannon announced in September. The Executive committee has Director its work cut out for them with a spectacular group of nominees to choose from! The ATHENA Awards Brunch will be held on December 8 at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie. Plus, The Chamber Foundation will be making a special announcement as well as unveiling its newly redesigned website on July 24 at the Chamber’s Business After Hours event being held on the grounds of the FDR Home. Make your reservation today so you can be a part of this exciting evening! So while summer might be a time to kick back – we in The Chamber Foundation are keeping busy and are looking forward to all we have in store! Remember to like us on Facebook to keep up on all that is going on!

THE CHAMBER FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OFFICERS Bill Francis, Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fortress Financial Advisory LLC Tina Walz, Vice-Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .M & T Bank Stacey Langenthal, Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bank of Millbrook Anthony Morando, Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cuddy & Feder LLP Stephen E. Diamond, Of Counsel . . . . Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, LLP DIRECTORS Amy Dittmar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. Maureen Kangas. . . . . . . . . . Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center John Mack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Health Quest Peter Maher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mid-Hudson Subaru Carmen McGill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dutchess Community College Doug McHoul. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McHoul Funeral Home Rita McPeck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KeyBank Lisa Morris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union Charles “Chip” Simon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taconic Advisors, Inc. Aleta Symon, CPA . . . . . . Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell, LLP Skip Weisman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Weisman Success Resources, Inc. FOUNDATION STAFF Charles S. North . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .President Audra Gerty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President Nicholas Shannon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Executive Director

The Chamber Foundation was proud to award over $53,000 in scholarships to 31 students at the Chamber’s May Contact Breakfast at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and Conference Center.

Leadership Dutchess Class of 2013’s Vegas Night

The Leadership Dutchess Class of 2013 presented Vegas Night on June 6. Each year the Leadership Dutchess Class is tasked with a fundraising project to help challenge the leadership skills being learned throughout the course as well as raise funds for future Leadership Dutchess classes and The Chamber Foundation. This year’s class raised over $18,500! Way to go!

Youth Leadership Class of 2013 graduates

On June 5,The Chamber Foundation graduated nearly 60 students from its Youth Leadership Program. Meeting monthly since September, these high school students learned valuable leadership lessons, participated in Junior Achievement, gained real world experience in internships, community service projects, and much more. To apply for the 2013/2014 Youth Leadership Program, please visit ChamberFDN.org to download your application today.


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On June 12, 27 professionals graduated from Leadership Dutchess at Dutchess Manor in Beacon. Distinguished Alumni Award recipient was Mary Kay Vrba, Executive Director of Dutchess County Tourism and Leadership Dutchess Graduate of the Class of 2000. Other award recipients included: Leadership Dutchess Commitment Award: James Lentz and Brooke O’Connell; Community Advocate Award: Jennifer Pawenski; Most Developed Leader Award: Carolyn Beisiegel. Congratulations to the entire class of 2013!

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