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he Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Balloon Festival, an annual summer tradition in the Hudson Valley, will take place from July 4-6 at various sites around the area. In total, over 75 balloon take-offs are scheduled during the weekend. All launches are open to the public and complimentary to attend, and many feature community gatherings, food and drink and much more. The Festival begins with evening launches scattered throughout Dutchess County at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 4. At 6 a.m. on Saturday, July 5, all balloons in town will dot the sky over the Hudson

River, taking off from the docks of the Hudson River Rowing Association. This event provides tremendous photographic opportunities and the Walkway Over the Hudson will be open early for

guests seeking a unique, elevated vantage point.

After the morning launches Saturday, stick around for the firstever Dragon Boat Race and Festival on the Hudson River. The event offers a fun day of recreational racing, food and music. All proceeds after expenses benefit two local non-profits: Arts Mid-Hudson and Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. For complete information, including how to register and FAQs, please visit dutchessdragonboat.org Another round of 6 p.m. departures will take place Saturday evening at various sites before a second 6 a.m. mass launch at the Hudson River Row-

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ing Association Boathouse on Sunday, July 6.. All scheduled events are weather permitting with both forecast rain and wind liable to alter launch schedules. Upto-the-minute information about the status of all launches will be available on the Chamber’s Facebook page at facebook.com/ DutchessChamber. A special Moon Glow launch is scheduled for Saturday, July 5 at the Vassar Alumnae House. For a fee, attendees can take their festival experience to new

heights by actually riding alongside a trained and certified professional pilot in one of the hot air balloons. Anyone wishing to make arrangements for this ride should contact Bill Hughes of Blue Sky Balloons at 888-999-2461. All information about the Balloon Festival, including sponsors, balloonist bios, launch sites and more can be found by visiting the special festival section of the Chamber’s website at dcrcoc.org/ balloonfestival. Anyone with questions is asked to contact the Chamber at 845-454-1700 ext. 1000.

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to run and maintain them, can be a boost to the local economy at the July Contact Breakfast on Wednesday, July 16 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and Conference Center. Joe Ruggiero, Executive Director of the New York State Bridge Authority, will deliver the keynote address. Ruggiero was appointed by the Board of Commissioners of the New York State Bridge Authority to the position of Executive Director in 2010. He serves as the Chief Operating and Executive Officer of the Hudson Valley based public benefit

transportation authority. He’ll discuss how the Bridge Authority is willing and able to work directly with you and your business. more Learn at nysba.state. ny.us. Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union RuggieRo proudly sponsors the July Contact Breakfast. Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union offers a full suite of banking services,

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from checking/savings accounts to mortgages, loans, insurance, financial planning and much more. See how they can help you at hvfcu.org. The Chamber’s Ambassador Committee is collecting canned and dry goods to benefit Dutchess not-for-profit and Outreach, members from the Vassar-Warner Home and St. Peter’s School will also be in attendance. Tickets cost $20 for Chamber members with advance purchase or are $25 at the door. Non-members can attend for $30. To register, call 845-454-1700 ext. 1000 or visit dcrcoc.org.

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Chamber is fighting on your behalf

Officers Ori Brachfeld, Chair ............................................Dash Lock & Key Service Joseph Bonura, Jr., 1st Vice Chair........................................ The Grandview John Davies, 2nd Vice Chair ................................................ Riverside Bank Rita McPeck, Treasurer ................................................................. KeyBank Pierrette Ruhland, Secretary .............................................Red Cap Cleaners Jill Sammon, Past Chair ................. Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corp. Stephen E. Diamond, Of Counsel .................................... Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond LLP Directors Salvatore Calta, Jr. ................................................................................ IBM Jennifer Dunn ............... State Farm Insurance - The Jen Dunn Agency, Inc. Ron Flaherty ..................................................... TEG Federal Credit Union Dr. Christine Huebner Caridi................................................Marist College Kimberly Hunt Lee ..................................................McCabe & Mack LLP Vincent R. Lander ...Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies, Inc. William Lessner .........................................................Adams Fairacre Farms James Letterio, Jr. .............................................. Sedore & Company, CPAs Danielle Marxer............................................................. Chazen Companies Patrick Moore................................................... Antalek & Moore Insurance Scott Pawenski ..........................................................................EmbroidMe David Ping .............................................................................Health Quest Alexandra Putman ..........................................................................IES, Inc. Vincent Ricotta .....................................Mercedes-Benz of Wappingers Falls Barry Rothfeld ........................................................... Poughkeepsie Journal Cathy Secor...................................................................................TD Bank Jeffrey Senft ............................................ S & O Construction Services, Inc. Mike Spinelli ...................................................................... The Brake Shop Denise Doring VanBuren ............... Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corp. Jennifer Van Tuyl.........................................................Cuddy & Feder, LLP Tom Weddell.............Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell LLP Eben Yager............................................................Hudson Valley Renegades Associate Board Members James Lentz ....................................................... TEG Federal Credit Union Daniel Lepore..................................................................... LCS Companies Chamber Staff Charles S. North ..............................................................President & CEO Audra B. Gerty ........................................ Executive Vice President & CFO Gloria Cukar ............................................... Senior Vice President & COO Myriah Anderson............................................. Director of Member Services Geoff Brault ......................................................Director of Media Content Loren Hoffman ..........................................Community Relations Specialist Rich Kleban .......................................... Vice President of Communications Dee Richter ............................................................Director of Membership Stephanie Seymour .................................................. Director of Operations Angela Signor .......................................................Director of Media Design Carmela Spreer ...................................................... Vice President of Events Howard Lynne..............................................Volunteer Government Liaison The Chamber Foundation Staff Nicholas Shannon ...........................................................Executive Director Workforce Development Center Staff Louise McLoughlin .................... Vice President of Workforce Development Elizabeth Kwant ............................................................. RPI Case Manager Maryann McKenzie ............................................ Director of Youth Services Youth One Stop Staff Matt Bettina................................................ Youth One Stop Case Manager Zoaya Fatima.......................................... Youth One Stop Services Specialist Katrina Gobins............................................ Youth One Stop Case Manager Jesse M. Kimmerle ...................................... Youth One Stop Case Manager Kadiyah Lodge ............................................ Youth One Stop Case Manager Samantha Mitchell ...................................... Youth One Stop Case Manager

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ecently, the Chamber has joined Marc Molinaro, Central Hudson and many other local elected officials in opposition to the new Capacity Zone proposal. We have been lobbying the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to stop this plan – one which will increase energy costs in the Hudson Valley by over $200 million dollars and increase the average home’s bill by perhaps as much as 10 percent. While FERC has so far refused to budge, we’re continuing to fight to have this poorly thought out plan that can kill commerce and make it harder to heat and light

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our homes rethought. For more information about the Capacity Zone proposal, and to add your name in support of our efforts to have this plan eliminated, please visit dcrcoc.org/ferc. Or, you can of course call your local elected officials and let them know you can’t afford a rate hike!

Acting as an advocate for businesses in the Hudson Valley is a primary function of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce. However, our voice is only as strong as our membership. The more members the Chamber represents, the more clout it has when negotiating. So if issues like the cost of energy and business taxes and easing restrictions on licensing and permitting are important to you, consider joining the Chamber or getting more involved with our legislative action efforts. Remember, those who show up and speak up are the ones who get things done.

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At Daley’s Lawn & Landscape, they can provide you with a variety of services to help your lawn look great throughout the year! With 12 years of experience, their residential services include a wide variety of areas of lawn care, landscaping, and outdoor work. The Chamber’s Small Business Partner of the Month offers small businesses (12 employees or less) direct advertising to members and the community through print, electronic and radio media. if you are interested in this program, please contact Myriah Anderson at (845) 454-1700 ext. 1004.

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place from 5-7 p.m., and complimentary tickets to the Hudson Valley Renegades game that night will be available. While there is no charge to attend this event, advance registration is required. There will also be complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Please call the Chamber at 845-454-1700 ext. 1000 to RSVP. This Joint Business After Hours in proudly sponsored by DCH Wappingers Falls Toyota and Orange County Trust Company.

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Message from the

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’m sad to say that with my coming retirement at the end of the year, the 2014 Balloon Festival will be my last as President and CEO of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce. Out of all the events that we host at the Chamber, none have been closer to my heart or perhaps had as profound an impact on the community as the Balloon Festival, and I will sincerely miss organizing it each July. When the Chamber took over running the Balloon Festival so many years ago, people thought I was crazy. They asked me “Why would a business organization want to run a hot air balloon festival?” The answer is simple – when people come to the area, they shop in our local shops, eat in our local restaurants and use our local services. Each weekend during the Balloon Festival, over 25,000 people are out and about in the Hudson Valley, and that leads to a lot of commerce! We’ve also been able to use the festival to drive people to specific busi-

nesses in the area. For the longest time, all the balloons took off en masse at some large open site. Now, while we still have a mass launch on the banks of the Hudson River on Saturday and Sunday mornings, balloons also take off from area businesses all around Dutchess County. This gets people out to meet owners and allows them to in turn directly generate good will. It’s a win-win for everyone and a large part of why the Balloon Festival has been so successful. Whether you circle your calendar every year or this will be your first time experiencing the Balloon Festival, I hope you’re able to make it out and enjoy one of the best events of the year. It has been my pleasure to help keep this event going strong, and I can’t wait to see what it becomes in the future.

Sincerely,

Charles S. North President & CEO

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A Special Thank You To Our 2014 Corporate Sponsors LEADERS:

PARTNERS: Bonura Hospitality Group • COBESO, Inc. • DCH Wappingers Falls Toyota Hudson Valley Audio Visual • Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc. • M&T Bank Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies, Inc. • Zott Construction SUPPORTERS: EmbroidMe • Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union • Hudson Valley Renegades • LCS Companies Marshall & Sterling Insurance • McQuade Development • Meyer Contracting • N&S Supply Orange County Trust Company • Rhinebeck Bank • Riverside Bank • Rose & Kiernan, Inc. Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, LLP • TD Bank • TEG Federal Credit Union Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home • Ulster Savings Bank Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni& Weddell LLP, CPAs MEDIA PARTNERS: Clear Channel Media and Entertainment • Fox Radio • Poughkeepsie Journal Radio Woodstock 100.1 • Townsquare Media

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tivism to the cause of teen safe driving – the number one killer of teens in the U.S. In 2011, DCH formed The DCH Teen Safe Driving Foundation, dedicated to reducing the number of deaths and injuries resulting from teen related auto crashes. The Foundation works to promote safe driving through greater awareness, education and advocacy directed to teens and their parents. By empowering teens to become part of the solution, The DCH Teen Safe Driving Foundation takes a positive approach, making smart driving socially acceptable among teens themselves. Their goal is to affect

behavior change that will create a social norm. DCH has also partnered with the Roy C. Ketcham High School and the Wappingers Falls Junior High School SADD Chapters, and is a sponsor of the Kiwanis Club of Poughkeepsie “Catching Kid Caring” program. Catching Kids Caring recognizes students who have performed good deeds, helped others, or mediated between stu-

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Fri., July 4 - Sun., July 6 Balloon Festival

See pages 8 & 9 and go to dcrcoc.org/balloonfestival for updates on launch locations, sponsors and more.

Wednesday, July 9 New Member Luncheon

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Chamber Conference Room 1 Civic Center Plaza, 4th Floor Poughkeepsie

Meet the Chamber staff along with other new members while enjoying lunch. Sponsored by: Orange County Trust

7:30 - 9 a.m. Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and Conference Center 40 Civic Center Plaza Poughkeepsie

Featuring Joe Ruggiero, Executive Director of the NYS Bridge Authority. Sponsored by: Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union

Wednesday, July 23 Business After Hours

5 p.m.- 7 p.m. Aroma Osteria 114 Old Post Road Wappingers Falls

Monthly networking event. Sponsored by: N & S Supply of Fishkill, Inc.

kayaking or paddle boarding on the Hudson at The River Connection’s private harbor. Strict limit of eight participants. Safety, basic skills, and time on the Hudson River included. Equipment provided. Cost $45. Register at dcrcoc.org

Tuesday, August 5 Early Bird Connections

7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Locartion to be announced Early morning speed-networking event that allows Chamber members to deliver a strategic two-minute promotional pitch to all participants. It’s fast, it’s fun and, most importantly, it produces results. Sponsored by: Edward Jones Celeste Bevilacqua

Wednesday, July 30 Kayaking & Paddle Board Experience

6 p.m. - 8 p.m. The River Connection, Inc. 9 West Market Street Hyde Park

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12 p.m. 1895 South Road Shoppes at South Hills Poughkeepsie

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241 North Rd., Poughkeepsie

Sponsored by: Health Quest

Sponsored by: MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center

Migliorelli Farm 245 Guski Rd., Red Hook (TWO BALLOONS)

Sponsored by: Migliorelli Farm and Zott Construction Featuring a food truck and live music.

SATURDAY MORNING 6 a.m. LAUNCH Hudson River Rowing Assoc. Boathouse 270-272 North Water Street, Poughkeepsie

223 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook (TWO BALLOONS)

Schlathaus Park

The Walkway Over the Hudson will be open early (by 5:30 a.m.) to accommodate spectators. The Marist College waterfront and Waryas Park also provide great views, and this is the perfect time to take your private watercraft out on the river.

126 All Angels Hill Rd., Wappingers Falls (TWO BALLOONS) Sponsored by: M&T Bank and DCH Wappingers Falls Toyota

Sponsored by: KeyBank

Sprout Creek Farm 34 Lauer Rd., Poughkeepsie

Sponsored by: Daily Planet Diner

Shadows On The Hudson 176 Rinaldi Blvd., Poughkeepsie

Sponsored by: Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel

1351 Route 55, LaGrange

Lakeside Park 2 Lakeside Dr., Pawling

Sponsored by: M&T Bank

TEG Federal Credit Union 1 Commerce St., Poughkeepsie

Sponsored by: TEG Federal Credit Union

Poughkeepsie Galleria 2001 South Rd., Poughkeepsie (TWO BALLOONS) Sponsored by: Poughkeepsie Galleria and Quality Environmental Solutions and Technologies, Inc.

Cloud 9 Motel 2349 South Rd., Poughkeepsie

Sponsored by: Best Western Plus The Inn and Suites at the Falls

Schlathaus Park 126 All Angels Hill Rd., Wappingers Falls

Sponsored by: DCH Wappingers Falls Toyota

Greenvale Park 2260 New Hackensack Rd., Poughkeepsie Sponsored by: KeyBank

Sprout Creek Farm

Abilities First 70 Overocker Rd., Poughkeepsie

*All launch sites have one balloon unless otherwise noted

MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center

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

Sponsored by: Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival presented by WineRacks.com and Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies

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Hudson River Rowing Assoc. Boathouse 270-272 North Water Street, Poughkeepsie More info at www.dutchessdragonboat.org

Balloon Rides $225 per person Call Blue Sky Balloons: (888) 999-2461

MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center 241 North Rd., Poughkeepsie

Sponsored by: MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center

Fishkill Farms 9 Fishkill Farm Rd., Hopewell Junction (TWO BALLOONS)

Sponsored by: Zott Construction and The Goddard School

Migliorelli Farm 245 Guski Rd., Red Hook

Sponsored by: Migliorelli Farm

MOON GLOW (8 P.M.) Vassar Alumnae House Lawn 161 College Avenue, Poughkeepsie (TWO BALLOONS) Sponsored by: Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home and Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center

SUNDAY MORNING 6 a.m. LAUNCH Hudson River Rowing Assoc. Boathouse 270-272 North Water Street, Poughkeepsie See all the balloons in town inflate and take off from the banks of the Hudson River.

Sponsored by: Daily Planet Diner and Hudson Valley Wine and Food Fest presented by WineRacks.com

The Walkway Over the Hudson will be open early (by 5:30 a.m.) to accommodate spectators. The Marist College waterfront and Waryas Park also provide great views, and this is the perfect time to take your private watercraft out on the river.

Waryas Park

Questions? call the Central Hudson

34 Lauer Rd., Poughkeepsie (TWO BALLOONS)

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Sponsored by: ReMax and Stewart International Airport

Gas & Electric Corp. balloon Hotline, Provided by at&t at (845) 505-HOTT (4688)

up-to-the-minute launch updates... follow us on Special thanks to Hudson River Rowing Association Boathouse and everyone who helps to make this event a success.

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advertising/ ProMotional iteMs & serviCes Sweet Marketing, Inc.

PO Box 491 Fishkill, NY 12524 (845) 797-4418/ Fax: (845) 809-5903 E-mail: jenn.sweetdealsny@ gmail.com Website: www.nyautoguide.com Contact: Jennifer Sweet Full-service advertising and marketing company.

arChiteCts Kaeyer, Garment & Davidson Architects, PC

285 Main Street Mount Kisco, NY 12564 (914) 666-5900/ Fax: (914) 666-0051 E-mail: whauser@kgdarchitects.com Website: www.kgdarchitects.com Contact: William Hauser A full-service architectural firm with an award winning regional portfolio of projects.

autoMobile dealers Eyez Auto, Inc.

850 Route 9, Suite B Fishkill, NY 12524 (845) 905-2721 Email: eyezauto@gmail.com Website: www.eyezauto.com Contact: Ed Yeznaian Quality used car sales in Fishkill with 30 years of auto-industry experience.

autoMobile serviCes, rePair & MaintenanCe Valvoline Instant Oil Change

1788 Route 9 Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 (845) 297-8787 Email: ae6406@synpower.net Website: www.vioc.com Contact: John Dobbins We’re the quick, easy and trusted source for all of your car’s maintenance needs!

beauty salons, serviCes & suPPlies Salon Doriano

1131 Main Street Fishkill, NY 12524 (845) 897-2300/ Fax: (845) 897-2301 E-mail: dorma64@aol.com Website: https://www.facebook. com/#!/pages/Salon Doria Contact: Doriano Magliano Full-service Beauty Salon in the Hudson Valley for over 20 years.

Your Presence Salon

see CoMPlete MeMbershiP direCtory online! (646) 679-4585 E-mail: wfriedman@newyork. healthrepublic.us Website: www.newyork.healthrepublic.us Contact: William Friedman Non-profit provider of health insurance to individuals and groups.

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2 Church Street, Suite 110 Ossining, NY 10562 (914) 488-6406/ Fax: (914) 33- 0892 E-mail: lcassarino@hitch.org Website: www.hitch.org Contact: Lea Cassarino Hudson Information Technology for Community Health implements programs that enhance access to, and quality of, health care for the medically under served.

1820 New Hackensack Road Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 (845) 214-0222 Email: YourPresenceSalon@ yahoo.com Website: www. yourpresencesalongdp.com Contact: Danielle Pitts Full-service salon offering make- New York Blood Center up, hair and nails services. 525 Executive Blvd. Elsmford, NY 10523 bed & breakfasts (914) 784-4608/ Fax: (914) 784-4638 E-mail: mlariviere@ Journey Inn Bed & nybloodcenter.org Breakfast Website: www.nybloodcenter.org 1 Sherwood Place Contact: Michele Lariviere Hyde Park, NY 12538 (845) 229-8972 dentists - general Email: stay@journeyinn.com Website: www.journeyinn.com Contact: Valerie Valente Hudson Valley Family A bed and breakfast in the heart Dentistry of the Hudson Valley. 1631 Route 82 Lagrangeville, NY 12540 beverage Markets (845) 226-7643 Email: hudsonvalleysmiles@ gmail.com Route 9 Discount Website: www. Beverages hudsonvalleyfamilydentistry.com 1890 South Road Contact: Stephanie Phoenix Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 family dental practice. General (845) 297-1183 E-mail: eric@castaldodev.com engineering and/or Website: www. route9discountbeverages.com surveying serviCes Contact: Eric Castaldo Wholesale and retail distributor Silkworth Engineering of beverages. 6 Maple Road

CoMMunity based serviCe organizations Health Republic Insurance of New York

30 Broad Street, 34th Floor New York, NY 10004

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 (845) 489-3329/ Fax: (845) 704-2804 Email: silkworthengineering@ gmail.com Website: www. silkworthengineering.com Contact: Wade Silkworth

A full-service civil engineering firm providing professional engineering services to developers, homeowners, commercial enterprises and government agencies.

food industry Brittany Natural Foods Company

55 Chestnut Street #3 Cold Spring, NY 10516 (845) 798-7908 E-mail: rcatacalos@gmail.com Website: www. brittanynaturalfoods.com Contact: Rebecca Catacalos Creating convenience foods in a natural and organic way.

Kona Ice Southern Dutchess

54 Mina Drive Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 (845) 298-0270 E-mail: mahoney@kona ice.com Website: www.kona ice.com Contact: Mike Mahoney Mobile shaved ice truck providing a unique experience with a tropical theme.

finanCial serviCes Northwestern Mutual (Small)

2649 South Road, Suite 104 Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 (845) 224-0025/ Fax: (845) 224-0003 E-mail: ryan.y.reeves@nm.com Website: www.nmfn.com Contact: Ryan Reeves We’ll help you achieve a lifetime of financial security and we’ll do it unlike anyone else.

fitness Clubs and serviCes Higher Choices Personal Fitness

2859 Route 55 Poughquag, NY 12569 (845) 724-3830 E-mail: higherchoicespersonal fitness@gmail.com Website: www. higherchoicespersonal fitness.com Contact: Donna Iannacchino

Higher Choices Personal Fitness

1520 Route 55 Lagrangeville, NY 12540 (845) 447-1911 We customize programs with science based systems to keep our members motivated and achieving results while creating a place where they want to be.

health & Wellness Wellness Connection Millbrook

3302 Franklin Avenue Millbrook, NY 12545 (845) 605-1288/ Fax: (845) 605-1288 E-mail: wellnessconnection millbrook@gmail.com Website: www.wellness connectionmillbrook ny.com Contact: Susan Tirante A wellness center focused on nutrition, massage,aesthetics, and Strategic Intervention Coaching.

hotels & Motels Cloud 9 Hotel

2439 South Road Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 (845) 462-7800/ Fax: (845) 462-7870 E-mail: gm.cloud9ny@yahoo.com Website: www.cloud9ny.com Contact: Carol Rozell

iCe CreaM Parlor Rita’s Italian Ice – Hyde Park

486 Violet Avenue Hyde Park, NY 12538 (845) 223-5371 Email: juliepizz@aol.com Contact: Julie Pizzarelli Homemade, made fresh daily, Italian ices and old fashioned frozen custard.

Rita’s Italian Ice – Poughkeepsie

8 Taft Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 (914) 204-2469 E-mail: j.deangelis@msn.com Website: www. ritasofpoughkeepsie.com


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864 Route 376 Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 (845) 849-3737 Email: juliepizz@aol.com Contact: Julie Pizzarelli Homemade, made fresh daily, Italian ices and old fashioned frozen custard.

insuranCeagenCies&brokers First Insurance Agency

1732 Main Street Pleasant Valley, NY 12569 (845) 231-3479/ Fax: (845) 231-2123 Email: firstinsurance@gmail.com Website: www. myfirstinsuranceagency.com Contact: Lisa Milicaj We are licensed in three states to sell life and health insurance, environmental policies, and commercial insurance.

MAC Creative Plan Solutions

PO Box 201 Mahopac Falls, NY 10542 (845) 621-4500/ Fax: (845) 621-0100 E-mail: lisa@maccps.com Website: www.maccreative plansolutions.com Contact: Lisa Sedlor Insurance and business benefits.

Miscedra & Associates

84 Patrick Lane, Suite 107 Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 (845) 214-0977/ Fax: (845) 214-0978 E-mail: jsmiscedra@msn.com Website: www. insurancedutchesscounty.com Contact: James Miscedra Independent insurance agency.

Rexall Consultants

PO Box 156 Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 (347) 462-7259/ Fax: (845) 440-3601 E-mail: vpregnon@verizon.net Contact: Verna Pregnon Insurance coding, coding

1065 Main Street, Suite E Fishkill, NY 12524 (845) 202-7477 E-mail: invisiblefencemid hudsonvalley@gmail.com Contact: Jane Nisbet, Owner (845) 202 7477 Electronic pet containment and dog obedience training.

restaurants Dutch’s Spirits

98 Ryan Road Pine Plains, NY 12567 (518) 398-1022/ Fax: (646) 217-3686 Email: sherri@dutchsspirits.com Website: www.DutchsSpirits.com Contact:Sherri Darocha Farm and distillery hosting guided tours and tastings, offers hearty food and drink at the Bunkhouse Cafe and Bar, distillery gift shop, and hosts special events in its loft.

Isaburger LLC

6 Broad Street Pawling, NY 12564 (845) 855-3855 E-mail: isaburgerllc@gmail.com Website: www.isaburger.com Contact: Arim Isabel

Queen City Bistro

retail Miller Hardware

1600 Main Street Pleasant Valley, NY 12569 (845) 635-8100/ Fax: (845) 635-9725 E-mail: bobmiller hardware@gmail.com Contact: Marty Miller Full-service hardware store.

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182 Old Route 9, Suite 3 Fishkill, NY 12524 (845) 896-3340/ Fax: (845) 896-3342 E-mail: lugo306@gmail.com Website: www.extrainnings wappinger.com Contact: Angel Lugo Baseball/softball training center and pro shop for equipment.

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4957 Route 22/44 Amenia, NY 12501 (845) 373-8178 E-mail: apostoli.stefas@gmail.com Website: www.ameniadrivein.com Contact: Paul Stefanopoulos A full-service drive-in featuring first run films on a massive, 50foot screen.

206 Main Street Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 (845) 337-4684 Work loCal first Email: boatdrinks2@verizon.net Wesite: www.queencitybistro.com Mary Ellen Wright Contact: Kevin Royster 8 Oak Street American-style small plate Fishkill, NY 12524 dining. (845) 235-4078/ Fax: (845) 440-6029 West Main Kitchen & Bar E-mail: 2710 West Main Street mewright10@verizon.net Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 Project Management & (845) 297-0510 Administration; coordination Email: westmain of trades, communication, kitchenbar@gmail.com customer relations, project Website: www.westmain documentation flow & control, kitchenandbar.com working with municipalities Contact: Anthony Michelin, navigating projects & Executive Chef/Owner paperwork. New American-style restaurant

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RIBBON CuTTINGS Royal Pools and Spas Poughkeepsie Grand Opening

NAMI Mid-Hudson

Congratulations to Royal Pools & Spas on the opening of their newest location on Route 9 in Poughkeepsie!

The Chamber was proud to cut a ribbon at NAMI Mid-Hudson to officially open their new location as well as generate awareness that May was Mental Health Month.

Katy Dwyer Design

Cardinal Spine and Pain Medicine Grand Opening

Congratulations to Katy Dwyer Design, celebrating five years in business!

Congratulations to Dr. Niraj Sharma and Cardinal Spine & Pain Medicine, P.C, now open on Route 9 in Wappingers Falls!

Eastern View Nursery Grand Opening

Rural and Migrant Ministry Camp 25th Anniversary

Congratulations to Eastern View Farm & Nursery, the home of Dutchess Hops, on their official grand opening!

Congratulations to Rural & Migrant Ministry, Inc. on the 25th anniversary of their camp for local youth!


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MeMber neWs – Powered by integrated enterprise solutions, inc. Elant at Wappingers Falls, a non-profit healthcare provider for the frail and elderly and home to 62 residents, plans to renovate and reconfigure their four-person rooms (quads) to maximize these spaces and promote a greater sense of privacy and independence for each resident. For more information about the Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation, please call MaryRose WarPremier Cares Foundation is cholak at (845) 338-6322, ext. 3626. proud to announce its 5th Annual Prostate Cancer Walk on Saturday, Sept. 27, over the beautiful Walkway The Chazen Companies, a Over the Hudson. leading provider of engineering, Premier Medical Group found- land surveying, planning, envied Premier Cares Foundation to ronmental and safety services and help provide support, awareness, landscape architecture, is pleased to education, and treatment to those welcome Lanson Cosh as Structural individuals in the community with Project Engineer and Chris Marini urologic and digestive diseases. as Assistant Project Engineer. Money raised by the Walk supports Prior to joining Chazen, Mr. local charities and prostate pro- Cosh worked with architects and grams to offer free screenings and property managers in several other supportive services. market sectors for Seveurd AsRegistration Fee: $20 per per- sociates in New York City. Mr. son. Pre-register by September 1, Marini worked as a Geotechnical 2014 to receive a free t-shirt and Engineer at McPhail Associates in “Care” bag at the Walk. More at Cambridge, Massachusetts. www.premiermedicalhv.com/preMore information at www. mier-cares-foundation. chazencompanies.com

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Hudson Valley Magazine is hosting the second Burger and Beer Bash at the Shadows Marina in Poughkeepsie, July 31, 6-10 p.m. Come and taste the region’s best burger creations; enjoy live music, beer, desserts and side dishes, on the beautiful Hudson River. Promotion of the event will benefit The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. A raffle will be conducted at the event with 100% of proceeds going to The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. Tickets are $40 and on sale now at hvmag.com/BurgerBash. Visit the website for a full list of vendors and sponsors.

APJ Amateur Boxing Tournament, Saturday, July 19 at Stitzel Field in Poughkeepsie. The purpose of this event is to rejuvenate Amateur Boxing back into the Hudson Valley by supporting the city of Poughkeepsie’s only boxing program, APJ Boxing Club, which is located at 2 Catharine Street, Poughkeepsie. All proceeds, as well as any donations, will help the youth boxing program. Doors Open at 5 p.m. with the first bout at 6 p.m. Ringside - $25; General Admission - $15; Kids 6-14 - $5; Children 0-5 - free. More information at 845-452-6260.

Scott and Diane Pawenski of EmbroidMe recently received an award from the President of the United Franchise Group, recognizing their store for exemplary performance. This is an award given annually to top performing franchise owners, ranking them among the top EmbroidMe stores in the world. EmbroidMe, located in the Poughkeepsie Plaza, has over 800,000 promotional products that are perfect for helping you make a lasting impression. From pens, to coffee mugs, to mouse pads, your only limitation is your imagination. It’s never been more convenient or cost-effective to get your company’s name out there. For more information please visit www.embroidmepoughkeepsie.com.

Dutchess County Tourism is excited to announce the release of five new professionally made promotional videos. These videos can be viewed on Dutchess Tourism’s YouTube channel. Links to all of the videos are posted on the video page of Dutchess County Tourism’s website http://dutchesstourism.com/ spotlight-videos/ Dutchess Tourism invites and encourages area businesses and individuals to use these videos for their own websites and social media sites. Ellenbogen Media worked with the Tourism office to film the videos from scripts under creative The Towne Crier Café, the direction by BBG&G Advertising. iconic music venue and restaurant, which relocated to Beacon in 2013, has announced it is now available to businesses and groups for meetings and events. The venue can seat up to 250 (plus another 50 at the bar). Concert-caliber sound and lighting on the stage add impact to any presentation. All shifts Available Dutchess & Ulster Counties Executive Chef James Kane Certified, own car/phone. ∙ Competitive wages ∙ Weekly pay. works with clients to create a menu that satisfies both appetites To join our team call Krystal and budgets. For more on holding Mon.- Fri. from 9am – 3pm (845)331-1966 a meeting or event at the Towne Home Health Care & Companion Agency, Inc. Crier, contact phil@townecrier. EOE Poughkeepsie based digi- com or 845-855-1300. tal design agency Mark & Phil named Content Strategist Melissa Esposito. Among other responsibilities, Melissa will be providing unique, blog content at MarkAndPhil.com, engaging the community through social media and assisting with press outreach to spread the word about the company’s latest news. In addition to being a former editor at Hudson Valley Magazine and marketing assistant at Walk- There is no one way to reach local consumers today. And no other resource can provide more means of getting way Over the Hudson, Melissa has in front of local consumers than the Poughkeepsie Journal Media Group. Our marketing services include: helped various local businesses and nonprofits as a digital marketing/ 7 +(32-$ 7 '!/493# 3*,(2.!/!6& social media consultant, and has 7 "183!9 7 %(0/!.( *(,(9548(6. written for several area publica7 +5-!39 8(*!3 7 )2(3.!,( 36* *(/!&6 tions as a freelance journalist.

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he Chamber Foundation is excited about its upcoming Twisted Gala on August 13 at The Grandview from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. This reverse drawing is your chance to win a 2014 HarleyDavidson motorcycle. With only 100 chances sold, all tickets are drawn in reverse order, with the last ticket remaining winning the bike! It is an exciting evening with some “twists” thrown in along the way to keep you on the edge of your seat. Plus, every ticket drawn wins a prize! The evening also features a high-end cocktail event with top-shelf open bar. Interactive food stations, retro style delectables and gourmet desserts will fill the evening along with great music, lighting and entertainment.

Nicholas Shannon executive director

This is an evening not to miss. Tickets are $200 for enterance into the gala and one reverse drawing chance. If you just want to attend, that is fine too … gala tickets are $100. All proceeds benefit The Chamber Foundation, the non-

profit arm of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, whose mission is to provide educational opportunities for youth and the workforce, to build and strengthen personal and business capacity, develop leadership skills and foster a commitment to community service. This past year, The Chamber Foundation awarded over $65,000 in scholarships to local students. Events like the Twisted Gala ensure that we are able to continue this generosity for future years. For more information about the Twisted Gala, or to purchase your tickets today, please visit chamberfdn. org call Loren at 845-454-1700 ext 1000. This is not your typical Chamber event so don’t miss out … plus you might even see Charlie in chaps!

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Day Of Golf helps raise money

Thanks to all the sponsors and golfers that supported The Chamber Foundation’s 2014 Norman and Rita Nussbickel Day of golf at Dutchess golf Club. Thanks for helping local students achieve their dream of going to college.

The best shot of the day was from Larry Johnson of William A. Smith & Son, Inc. who knocked it to within five inches on the par 3, 136 yard 8th hole.

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 e. Mack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Quest Peter Maher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mid-Hudson Subaru carmen McGill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dutchess Community College Lisa Morris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hudson Valley Federal Credit union Greer rychcik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hyde Park Central School District 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

Leadership programs hold graduations

Congratulations to the Youth Leadership Class of 2014. A special thanks to the program and dinner sponsors gap, inc., DCH Wappingers Falls Toyota and Health Quest, as well as our volunteers, the Youth Development Committee, and especially all the parents! For more information on Youth Leadership, please visit www.chamberfdn.org/programs/youth-leadership

Congratulations to the 25th anniversary Leadership Dutchess Class of 2014; its honorary graduate, Tom Weddell; and the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, Patrick Moore. Special thank you to the Leadership Dutchess program sponsors: Health Quest, KeyBank, Vanacore, DeBenedictus, Digovanni, & Weddell, LLP and Central Hudson gas & electric Corporation.


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Being healthy starts at the top

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he remarkable three-pound universe known as the human brain requires continuous care in order to function properly. We can regard the brain in three ways: The structures, such as the right and left hemispheres; the neurochemicals, such as serotonin and dopamine; and the electrical energy generated by the firing of the cells of the brain, the neurons. Each aspect needs our attention. So, wear a helmet when skiing, riding a bike or motorcycle; avoid head injuries as damage to the brain structures can result in permanent damage. Our neurochemistry thrives on a healthy diet, sufficient rest, and regular

exercise. The patterns of electrical energy, detected by the electroencephalograph, can be modified through activities like mediation or yoga or deep breathing. At the Hudson Valley Center for Neurofeedback we assess the electrical activity of the brain and, when necessary, help the individual to regulate that electrical activity toward the norm. This procedure enables the inattentive person to become focused, the anxious person to be calm, and the depressed person to become more positive in his/her outlook. Treatment is non-

invasive and free of side effects. Neurofeedback is recognized as a Level 1 intervention for the treatment of ADHD by the American Academy of Pediatrics. It is a wonderful alternative to medication. Look us up at www. hvcnf.com. The Romans used to say: Mens sana in corpore sano; that is, a healthy mind in a healthy body. Good advice 2,000 years ago, good advice today. This article supplied by Dan Meyer, PhD, BCB-N, of the Hudson Valley Center for Neurofeedback, and a member of the Health and Wellness Club’s Steering Committee.

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Youth One Stop trips provide summer fun by louise Mcloughlin vice President, Workforce development Center

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ummer is a busy time in the Workforce Development Center. The trips that we spent all year planning are upon us. Some are just plain fun like our daycations to Bowdoin Park and Lake Compounce! Others are educational jaunts disguised as recreation like our Sloop Clearwater adventure coming up in August. You may wonder what a trip to a fun park or an adventure on the Hudson River has to do with mentoring and case management. I did at first. Let’s flashback to last August when we started the Dutchess County Youth One Stop (and to 2005 when we started our Youth Employment Services program). Take a moment to experience our program through the eyes of a young person who was referred to the Chamber by the Department of and Community Family Services or perhaps their guidance counselor at school. The program are requirements explained by a case manager and sound something like this: “Our mission is to work with you to achieve your high school diploma or equivalency,

discover a career and find employment.” Sounds boring to me, and if you were a young person between the ages of 14-21 I am sure that you would agree! So how do we achieve our program goals? You have probably figured it out by now… incentives! And while it is nice to receive a gift card for reaching a personal milestone, we have discovered that our youth excel when we spend quality time with them doing something fun, and having an educational element makes the grownups feel good! youth Our have enjoyed a trip to the movies; have learned how to bowl or ice skate, and how to properly maintain a car. We saw a baseball game at Dutchess Stadium. We hopped around at Bounce! and took a stroll across the Walkway Over the Hudson. We went for a hike at Val-Kill and learned about Eleanor Roosevelt.

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We usually end our mini-adventures with a snack and conversation. In these moments our most important work is done. We learn about the youth’s life, the struggles and the triumphs, and we are able to stop and take the time to really listen. We celebrate when it is time to celebrate and we commiserate when times are tough always keeping in mind that we have an opportunity to make a difference. This is the time when real change occurs. These simple experiences offer our young people not only a chance to explore Dutchess County but the opportunity to reach their full potential. For more information on the Workforce Development Center and Dutchess County Youth One Stop, please visit www.dcrcoc.org/ workforce-development.

Franchise loans can be a more attractive start-up loan request to a lender due to the fact that the franchisee / borrower has, in many cases, training and management support from the franchise itself. Of course, the SBA has to review the franchise’s most recent Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) or Uniform Franchise Offering Circular (UFOC) in order to determine whether or not the franchise is eligible to be financed with an SBA loan. Any borrower who is interested in finding out more is welcome to contact KeyBank and they can investigate the franchise’s SBA eligibility on behalf of any borrowing prospect. Call Fred Swint, VP/SBA Specialist at 845-483-3031. For more from The Entrepreneur’s Source, contact Tom McQuade at 845-227-6069.


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