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Prescription Discount Card.......................... 2 Think Local First Consumer Expo .................. 3 Message From The Chamber President ............4 Upcoming Events......................................4 SBA Days ...............................................6 New Members ...................................... 8-9 Member News ...................................10-11 Ribbon Cuttings ..................................... 12 Chamber Foundation............................... 14 Foundation’s Twisted Gala......................... 15

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or nearly two decades, the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the best restaurants, cafes, bakeries, farms and food providers for the culinary extravaganza known as Breakfast of Champions. This annual festival of the gastronomic arts returns on Wednesday, June 20 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the MidHudson Civic Center. As always, admission is free and the event is open to the public. Breakfast of Champions does not feature merely breakfast foods, but rather everything under the culinary sun from cupcakes to the duck confit. And in a region that has recently been called the Napa Valley of food, Breakfast of Champions is your best and only chance to get to sample so many wonderful local products at one time for no cost. Vendors continue to sign up every day, and the complete list of exhibitors can be found at dcrcoc.org.

While booths are going fast, there’s still space for more at the Breakfast of Champions. If you think your business could benefit from exposure to thousands of potential customers in a two-hour span, visit dcrcoc. org and download a registration form. There is no cost to be an exhibitor; the only expense is time and talent. And exhibitors aren’t feeding full meals to the public, but rather just providing a sample-sized tasting of their best work. Any potential vendor with questions is urged to call the Chamber and speak with Carmela at 845-4541700 ext. 1006. Complete information about the Breakfast of Champions, including frequently asked questions and all of the wonderful sponsors that make this event possible can be found at dcrcoc.org.

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addle up and ride to get your boarding passes for the annual Floating Business Break, coming Wednesday, June 27 from 6-9 p.m. aboard the Spirit of Hudson. The vessel departs from the Shadows Marina. Tickets cost $40 per person and are available by visiting dcrcoc. org or calling 845-454-1700 ext. 1000. Space aboard the Spirit is limited, so RSVP today. This year’s Floating Business Break is a country western bar-

becue, with delicious southernstyle catering provided by Billy Bob’s BBQ and a cash bar available on board. Throughout the evening, DJ Mad Mike will spin all the classic and current country tunes while cruisers network and chat, making valuable busi-

ness contacts in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Spirit of Hudson, a river ferry reminiscent of a New Orleansstyle paddle wheeler, is owned and operated by Hudson Cruises. Visit www.hudsoncruises.com for more information. The Floating

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a challenge: think local at all times

H Officers Frank Castella, Jr., Chair ........................ Harmon & Castella Printing, Inc. Jill Sammon, 1st Vice Chair .............Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. Joseph Bonura, Jr., 2nd Vice Chair...................................... The Grandview John Davies, Treasurer ......................................................... Riverside Bank Vincent Ricotta, Secretary ....................Mercedes-Benz of Wappingers Falls Gaye Mallet, Past Chair .............................................Adams Fairacre Farms Stephen E. Diamond, Of Counsel ....................... Vergilis, Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond LLP Directors Renee Bulla ........................................................... Momentum Advertising Salvatore Calta, Jr. ................................................................................ IBM Dr. Christine Huebner Caridi................................................Marist College Ori Brachfeld .......................................................Dash Lock & Key Service Jan Dewey .................................................................. Poughkeepsie Journal Jennifer Dunn ............... State Farm Insurance - The Jen Dunn Agency, Inc. Carol Gordon .................................................................... Rhinebeck Bank Kimberly Hunt Lee ..................................................McCabe & Mack LLP Alexandra Laubacker ......................................................................IES, Inc. Joseph Lepore ............................................................... LCS Facility Group William Lessner .........................................................Adams Fairacre Farms James Letterio, Jr. ............................................Sedore Hudson Valley CPAs Theodore Luty, Jr. ........................................................... Dorsey Metrology Paul S. Mancarella ..................................................................De’S Jewelers Doug McHoul ................................................McHoul Funeral Home, Inc. Rita McPeck ................................................................................. KeyBank David Ping .............................................................................Health Quest Robert Ranieri ........................................................... Rose & Kiernan, Inc. Pierrette Ruhland ............................................................Red Cap Cleaners Mary Schoonmaker ......................................................................TD Bank Jeffrey Senft ............................................ S & O Construction Services, Inc. Nicholas Shannon .........................Saint Francis Hospital & Health Centers Quinn Shaw .............................................................................M&T Bank Jennifer Van Tuyl.........................................................Cuddy & Feder, LLP Tom Weddell.............Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell LLP 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 Geoff Brault ......................................................Director of Media Content Christine “Desi” Desmoni ......................................Director of Membership Whitney Haddard ......................................Community Relations Specialist Rich Kleban ..............................Director of Communications & Marketing 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 Karolyn Osborne.................................. Director, The Chamber Foundation 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 ............................ Youth Employment Services Mentor

ow often do you “Think Local First?” The Chamber has certainly made a concerted effort to promote local products and services and have found great success, but now it’s time to kick it up a notch. All of us at the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce and in the Hudson Valley community need your help to make the impact even greater. I regularly receive comments from naysayers saying, “It is impossible to always Think Local First.” While this may be true to some extent, I would be willing to bet your business and family can do more to have a larger influence on our local economy by simply trying a little harder to “TLF.” I know at the onset it may take a little more effort to break old habits, but you will be pleasantly surprised to find a local provider for cardboard box packing tape and a vendor for personalized business checks. If we all focus a little more on supporting neighboring businesses, even for small things, we can make a

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n an effort to assist area residents who are either uninsured or underinsured, the Chamber is offering a prescription drug discount program free of charge to its members and their employees. The Prescription Discount Program aims to do its part in helping to reduce those affected by escalating medical costs. Savings through the network can range up to 75% on generic drugs and up to 20% on brand names. Other features of the program include: • Access to over 54,000 pharmacies

The Bottom Line is a monthly publication of : The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce One Civic Center Plaza • Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 www.dcrcoc.org (845) 454-1700 • Fax: (845) 454-1702 The Bottom Line • Volume 29 • Number 6 Annual Chamber membership includes a 1-year subscription to The Bottom Line POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, One Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Web site, www.dutchesscountyregionalchamber.org, is developed and hosted by Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc. (IES).

Message froM the Chair:

Frank Castella, Jr. bigger difference then you realize – especially if we do it together. It isn’t a secret that the internet has hurt many industries and caused a great deal of small businesses to rethink strategies or even close their doors for good. As a printer, I can personally relate to the effects of the internet on my industry. The changes we have seen in the last several years, where technology is headed and the cost associated with competing on a global scale, is seemingly unsustainable. As a business person, we now have to think smarter, streamline, be more efficient than we thought we could ever be and lower our prices be-

yond points we thought we would ever see. Yes, in some industries the internet has helped boost business, and in others it has destroyed sales and margins, but I do know - you can almost always find someone to give you a higher level of service, at a competitive price, right here in the Hudson Valley. Do you want your blinds to come from another country with confusing do-it-yourself instructions when you can have then installed by a local professional for the same price? So next time you consider a purchase --a new laptop computer, office supplies, car part, or a tool -- I urge you to reconsider some of your habit purchases from out-of-the-area vendors, even if it is for something as simple as printer ink, and place your order locally. You will find someone to do it for the same or less cost, give you better service and you will feel great for doing so! Don’t do this for yourself, do it for those relying on you to stay in business.

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• Always get the lowest price • All prescription drugs are included • Customized web tools andsearching through our site • No drug exclusions or waiting periods • No deductibles and no maximum limit • Card is valid for all family members Chamber members and their employees will soon be receiving these complimentary cards as a benefit of their membership. Members of other chambers and local busi-

ness alliances can call the Chamber at (845) 454-1700 ext. 1000 to inquire about their eligibility. Information about the program, as well as the participating pharmacies, are available by going to the Chamber’s website at dcrcoc.org and following the link to “Smart Rx Card” under the Members tab.


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he Chamber is going the extra mile to help the Hudson Valley community Think Local First this summer by presenting the best local products and services to the public during the one-day-only Think Local First Consumer Expo on Saturday, July 7 from noon until 5 p.m. at the Poughkeepsie Galleria. Spread throughout the Galleria’s lower level, vendors who exemplify the values of Think Local First, meaning those that commit to using local vendors, hiring local people, and giving back to the local community, will display their top consumer offerings and speak face-to-face with shoppers. Plenty of one-of-a-kind items will be presented. There is no admission fee or cost of any kind to browse the ta-

bles at the Think Local First Consumer Expo. Businesses wishing to exhibit at the Consumer Expo can reserve their space by visiting dcrcoc.org or calling Carmela at 845-4541700 ext. 1006. Eight-foot tables are available for $175, while a

four-foot space costs $100. Vendors wishing to be seen at both the Think Local First Consumer Expo and the upcoming Think Local First Business-to-Business Expo in the fall will receive a discount. The best booth space is going fast, so get in touch today.

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Electronic Recycling Days - Businesses Only

June 1, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

by Charles S. North I know people who have lived in New York their entire lives and never visited the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building – historical treasures just a quick drive away. Here in the beautiful Hudson River Valley region, we are so fortunate to have our own worldrenowned landmarks such as the Franklin D. Roosevelt Historic Home and Museum, the Walkway Over the Hudson, the Rhinebeck Aerodrome, DIA:Beacon, the Culinary Institute of America, fine wineries, stately mansions, and so much more. How many of you have taken advantage of what our region has to offer? Why not make plans now for a summer stay-cation? Let the Chamber be your tour guide. Visit these great sites during the day and dine at our incredible restaurants at night. You can sample some of their

fine food at our upcoming Breakfast of Champions, June 20 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center. There are also plenty of great things to do with the family, like frolicking at Splashdown Beach Water Park, taking in a Hudson Valley Renegades game at Dutchess Stadium, or watching some hot-air balloons launch at our July 6-8 Balloon Festival. Summer is a great time to enjoy the bounty of the Hudson Valley, and our members are here to serve you and provide plenty of enjoyment. There’s no need to go anywhere else. As always, Think Local First, and enjoy your staycation! Sincerely,

Dutchess Mall, 450 RT 9, Fishkill Recycle unwanted electronics. Donations are appreciated to benefit The Chamber Foundation, Inc. Suggested donation $20 for businesses. Sponsored by: Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation Hosted by: The Dagar Group

Electronic Recycling Days - Households Only

June 2, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Dutchess Mall, 450 RT 9, Fishkill Recycle unwanted electronics. Donations are appreciated to benefit The Chamber Foundation, Inc. Suggested donation of $5.00 per carload for the public. Sponsored by: Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation Hosted by: The Dagar Group

Leadership Dutchess Graduation June 7, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Villa Borghese, 70 Widmer Road, Wappingers Falls Class participants are graduating, after a 9 month course of development, training, self inspection and networking. Leadership Dutchess will also present the 2012 Distinguished

HVYP Social Networking Event June 14, 5 – 7 p.m.

Roundhouse at Beacon Falls, 2 East Main Street, Beacon

Breakfast of Champions June 20, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Mid-Hudson Civic Center Networking and food demonstrations. Open to the public. Sponsored by: Arlington Dental Associates, CDPHP, City of Poughkeepsie, Coffee System of the Hudson Valley, Complete Benefit Solutions, Inc., DRA Imaging, Foam & Wash Car Wash, Dutchess ProPrint, Hudson Valley Marketplace, JTR Transportation Corp, Lutheran Care Center Poughkeepsie, Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Stormville Oil, Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home Media Sponsors: 92.1 Lite FM, Hudson Valley Magazine, Hudson Valley Business Journal, Poughkeepsie Journal

SBA Days

June 21, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Chamber Office One Civic Center Plaza, Suite 400, Poughkeepsie Sponsored by: KeyBank

Chamber Foundation Annual Day of Golf

June 22, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Links at Union Vale Benefits go to the Norman and Rita Nussbickel Memorial Scholarship Fund

Eagle Sponsor: M&T Bank Hole In One Sponsor: MercedesBenz of Wappingers Falls Dinner Sponsor: COBESO Inc. Complete Benefit Solutions Par Sponsors: N&S Supply, Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell, Rose & Kiernan, McCabe & Mack LLP, QuES&T Gift sponsor: EmbroidMe Beverage sponsor: Hickey-Finn & Co. Prize sponsor: Dash Lock & Key

Floating Business Break June 27, 6 – 9 p.m.

Spirit on Hudson departing from Shadows Marina, Poughkeepsie Country Western BBQ with hors d’ouevres and cash bar. Sponsored by: TD Bank, Marshall & Sterling, QuES&T Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies, EmbroidMe, and Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc.

Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Balloon Festival July 6 – July 8

Various locations throughout Hudson Valley Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Health Quest, TEG Federal Credit Union, HV Marketplace, Quality Environmental Solutions &Technology, Inc., Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center, All Sport Health and Fitness, Quattro’s Farm Market, AT&T, Migliorelli Farms

Think Local First Consumer Expo July 7, 12 – 5 p.m.

Poughkeepsie Galleria, First Floor, 2001 South Road, Poughkeepsie

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id-Hudson Subaru has been named the first and only Eco-Friendly Subaru dealer in the nation. Subaru of America partnered with an outside company, Green Dealer Support, to evaluate dealerships on over 40 different categories to determine each dealership’s Eco-Friendly status. Being an Eco-Friendly Subaru Dealer calls for environmental stewardship that decreases their

carbon footprint, lowers energy costs, and focuses on environmental participation in the local community. The five key components to being an Eco-Friendly Dealership are: • Energy Efficiency • Community Involvement • Recycling • Water Efficiency • Waste Management “Most people are already taking steps to improve energy effi-

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ciency at home but they may not realize all the opportunities for environmental conservation at work,” said Peter Maher, owner of Mid-Hudson Subaru. “By making energy-efficient choices, we can reduce our energy use and save money while protecting the environment. “I believe that being certified Durability and low impact on ‘Eco-Friendly’ should be the cul- the environment are the backbone ture of the dealership and not just of every Subaru vehicle. Mida one-time event.” Hudson Subaru believes that this

principle should extend through every aspect of their business, from the correct disposal of waste to the biodegradable chemicals and soaps they use in prepping their vehicles. “Reducing our carbon footprint, having a low impact on the environment, and selling lowemission vehicles are our focus as we move forward in working to protect the earth.” said Rob Bosch, Team Green member. information more For about Mid-Hudson Subaru visit MidHudsonSubaru.com.

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he next SBA Days event is scheduled for Thursday, June 21. Any local businesses who are interested in doing business with the government, as well as those companies that want to become women or minority certified should make plans to attend. SBA Days is presented by KeyBank in association with the Small

Business Administration. The event is held in the Chamber’s offices in Poughkeepsie, and lunch is

provided to attendees. Presenting this month is Vanessa Primus, a business advisor at the Mid-Hudson Small Business Development Center. Vanessa has nearly 25 years of experience related to procurement and helping small businesses. The Small Business Development Center offers no-cost, one-

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f you have asked yourself How is my business doing? what would your answer be? It’s important to celebrate your successes and actively address your challenges. Too often business owners are consumed with working in the business instead of on the business. To help strike the right balance, the Chamber’s Business Education Committee presents its monthly workshop on Thursday, June 28 titled, “Energizing Your Business.” The featured speaker is Al Hechler from S.C.O.R.E., Counselors to America’s Small Business. The workshop will explore some

techniques, and resources you can use to analyze where your business is now and to plan for where you want it to be in the future. In his 38 years at IBM, Hechler held several management positions focused on product development, planning and marketing. He is a Project Manager certified by the Project Mananagement Institute. Hechler has been mentoring small business owners and entrepreneurs and developing small business seminars as a SCORE volunteer since 2005. This seminar is one in a series of informative and content-rich forums led by industry professionals

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dedicated to the needs of the business owner. They are held the 4th Thursday of each month at 7:30 a.m. with the exception of July, August, November and December. The seminars are videotaped

on-one business counseling to new and existing businesses. For more information, call 845-339-0025, email sbdc@sunyulster.edu or go to mid-hudson.nyssbdc.org SBA Days is a complimentary monthly event, thanks to the generous sponsorship of KeyBank. KeyBank provides deposit, lending, cash management and investment services to individuals and small businesses. For more information, visit key.com. and archived on the committee page of the Chamber’s website at dcrcoc. org. Previous seminars have featured topics such as communications and leadership tips, marketing 101, and creating marketing plans. The June 28 event is complimentary and open to both members and non-members. Light breakfast fare will be served. Reservations may be made online, by calling the Chamber office at 845454-1700 ext. 1000 or e-mailing whitney@dcrcoc.org. The Business Education Seminars are generously sponsored by McCabe & Mack LLP, a leading law firm in the Hudson Valley offering a comprehensive range of legal services.

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136 Lily Lake Road Highland, NY 12528 845-691-5548 Email: sharon@heartofselfcare.com Web: www.heartofselfcare.com Contact: Sharon Rosen, Owner Est. 1987; Teaching busy professionals through group classes and coaching or individual sessions. Wellness coaching, meditation instruction, and Reiki for stress relief and healing.

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MEMBER newsline News... Arnoff Moving and Storage, one of the Northeast’s largest and most successful moving & storage businesses, recently celebrated its company’s biggest initiative to “go green” by creating one of the largest solar farms in the Hudson Valley at its Millerton warehouse. Joined by U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson, Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro and elected officials and business representatives from around the region, Arnoff Moving & Storage President, Michael Arnoff “flipped the switch” on their new 96 kw solar farm. “We’re very excited to have worked locally with Hudson Solar to make our Millerton building more energy efficient,” said Arnoff. “It’s been a goal of ours for many years to change Arnoff ’s carbon footprint and to take our business green. Arnoff is a forward-thinking, environmentally-aware business that takes going solar seriously, and so we plan to lead by example!” The company employs 250 plus staff, has six U.S. locations for shipping throughout the U.S., Canada and internationally, and is dedicated to “green” initiatives. The Arnoff solar project is the largest of its kind in the region. Marshall & Sterling Insurance announced the acquisition of Malleolo Associates, Inc., a Group Benefits and Administration firm located in Salt Point. The acquisition will create a new business division to be known as “Marshall & Sterling Administrative Services,” and will compliment Marshall & Sterling’s existing group benefits offerings throughout the metro New York, upstate and western New York regions. “The inclusion of Malleolo’s industry-leading group benefits administration services represents

a perfect fit for our company,” said Tim Dean, President of Marshall & Sterling Insurance. “We are pleased to welcome the experienced benefits professionals from Malleolo to our Marshall & Sterling team, and we are excited to now offer these expanded benefits and human resources administrative services to our many group benefits clients and prospects.” John Rath, TD Bank senior vice president and veteran community leader, has been named chair of United Way of the DutchessOrange Region’s 2012 Workplace Campaign. The annual Workplace Campaign will run from September through December 2012. To date, more than $2.2 million was raised in the 2011 campaign. The funds raised during the Workplace Campaign enable United Way to bring the community together in collaboration to solve major quality of life issues that provide opportunities for all to live successfully. Rath will lead a core group of volunteers on his Leadership Team, in coordination with Loaned Executives from companies and nonprofits who promote the campaign, and 300 employee campaign managers in workplaces throughout Dutchess and Orange Counties who encourage pledges and donations. Mid-Hudson Love INC named Frances Thompson-Gee to serve as full-time Executive Director for the organization as of January 2012. Thompson-Gee has been instrumental in helping the fledgling organization get established in the community over the past three years on a part-time basis. Under her leadership, the phone center that coordinates services opened in 2009 and has since helped over 400 Hudson Valley families. Additionally, she secured funding for Love INC, recruited volunteers, and developed operating systems for the organization. She brings over 15 years of experience in management and ministry to the position. For more information see www.midhudsonloveinc.org

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ANCOR, an association of over 800 organizations serving people with disabilities, selected New Horizons’ Lynda DiPressi, DSP-C, of Pleasant Valley as their 2012 National DSP of the Year. Having earned a DSP credential through a two-year training program offered by the National Alliance of Direct Support Professionals (NADSP), DiPressi works at New Horizons Resources, Inc.’s Gerry Road Group Home in the Town of Poughkeepsie. A DSP-C is a direct support professional that has undergone a rigorous program and demonstrated skills and knowledge that enable him or her to practice high quality direct support and is credentialed. Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union (HVFCU), announced today that Chris Cantele and Matt Giorgi have been promoted to Producing Sales Managers at HVFCU Financial Services, its investment division. In their new positions, Chris and Matt are responsible for providing training and sales support to HVFCU Financial Services Financial Consultants at their 21 branch locations throughout Dutchess, Orange, Ulster and Putnam Counties. Chris Cantele works with members as a Senior Financial Consultant at the credit union’s Wappingers Falls, Brewster, and Carmel branches. Matt Giorgi works as a Senior Financial Consultant in their Poughkeepsie branch. Both have been with HVFCU Financial Services since 2006. During that time, they have been instrumental in helping members plan for a more secure financial future. They are experienced in Portfolio Review, Retirement Planning, Estate Planning, Asset and Income Protection, and Wealth Accumulation for individuals and businesses. Stacey Langenthal has joined Provident Bank as Senior Managing Director, Business Banking. She leads the Business Banking team, which includes seasoned bankers William Vacca and Steve Drobysh, both Managing Directors, Business Banking. “I am delighted to now be part of such a strong and vibrant Business Banking team dedicated to the unique needs of clients in our

Northern Market,” said Langenthal. Prior to joining Provident Bank, she served as Senior Vice President, Commercial Team Leader for Rhineback Savings Bank. Prior to her role with Rhineback Savings Bank, she spent 10 years at Key Bank in various roles with successively increasing responsibility, most recently Senior Vice President, District Retail Leader. Langenthal is very involved the community and currently serves as Board President of New Horizons Resources. She also serves leadership roles on the boards of The Chamber Foundation, Inc. and Tabernacle Christian Academy.

Headquartered in Montebello, N.Y., Provident Bank, with $3.1 billion in assets, specializes in the delivery of service and solutions to business owners, their families, and consumers in communities within the greater New York City marketplace through teams of dedicated and experienced relationship managers. The franchise includes 36 Financial Centers. Provident Bank offers a complete line of commercial, business, and consumer banking products and services. For more information, visit the Provident Bank Web site at www.providentbanking.com.

Pencil it in… The Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District’s Giant Sale of Books and Media kicks off on Friday, June 15. The sale runs through Tuesday, June 19. It’s a great opportunity to buy gently used books and media from over 150,000 donated items, all at affordable prices as low as 50 cents up to $2.00. For the second year in a row, the sale will be held at Poughkeepsie Business Park, 900 Dutchess Turnpike (a/k/a Route 44) approximately 0.9 miles East of Adams Fairacre Farms. Free Admission at all times except for our Early Bird Sale from 8-10 a.m. on Friday, June 15, which costs $10 per person, but is Free to Friends’ members with a valid 2012 membership card. Regular sale hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Monday, June 15, 16 and 18; from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, June

17; and from 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, June 19. Items are halfprice on Sunday, $5.00 for a grocery bag full on Monday and free on Tuesday during the stated sale hours. TheBaptistHomeinRhinebeck is having their Annual Tag Sale. It’s historically held on the Saturday before Father’s Day and this year the date will be June 16 starting at 9 a.m. Items will include most anything for the home from dishes to furniture to clothes to surprises. This year’s proceeds will benefit the MasonMacDonald Courtyard. The development of the Mason-MacDonald Courtyard at the Baptist Home will provide an interactive outdoor environment for our residents, their family members and our staff. We welcome our community support of this special event. The Green Brain Initiative of PRiyaCOMM has partnered with religious and non-profit organizations of the Hudson Valley to create an eco-spiritual experience for our communities at the 2012 Sacred Earth Festival. The Festival will be held on Sunday, July 1 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the covered pavilion at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum in Poughkeepsie. Through ancient religious wisdom and practices, thematic exhibits, songs, dances, storytelling, videos, photography, art and crafts, the Festival will honor the essential life element, “Water,” and help local communities to grasp a stronger ethical and religious appreciation for the many complex water-related problems facing us today. Special creative and fun activities for the children will take place throughout the day. The public is invited to attend this eco-friendly, alcohol-free, family-oriented event free of cost. The Poughkeepsie City School District will be opening two athletic facilities for community use. A ribbon cutting will be held at 3:30 p.m. on May 30 at the newly renovated track at Poughkeepsie High School, 70 Forbus Street. The track will be open for community use from 3:30 p.m. to dusk on


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school days and from dawn to dusk on weekends. Beginning June 18, the school’s tennis courts will also be available for public use. The tennis courts are located directly across the street from the High School and will be open for community use from 4 p.m. to dusk on school days and from dawn to dusk on weekends. For more information, call 451-4900. The public is invited to Ulster Savings Bank’s 7296 South Broadway, Red Hook savings branch on Friday, June 15th from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. to enjoy a “Community Appreciation Day” celebration. A free lunch, including hot dogs, soda, chips and ice cream will be served during the branch’s “Community Appreciation Day” festivities. Raffles for $50 gift certificates from local merchants will be held during the celebration event. For more information, please contact Patricia Pennisi, Red Hook Branch Manager, at 758-4020, ext. 6506. The Sports Museum of Dutchess County is hosting an auto racing program on June 10 at the Sports Museum on Wheeler Hill Road, Wappingers Falls. The activities will start at 10 a.m., with a display of local stock cars, dragsters and go carts along with their own-

ers and drivers. There will be racing displays in the lecture hall. At 11 a.m., Roger Liller will speak about the stock car tracks in the 1920s and ‘30s that existed at Stormville, Amenia, Millerton, Pine Plains and Washington Hollow. At 1 p.m., Brian Marasco will give the history on the Dover Drag Strip and at 2:30 p.m., Liller will speak about the tracks at Arlington and Rhinebeck. Each presentation will last about a hour and have a question and answer session at the end. For more information contact Bill Emslie at freewilly5@optonline.net or (845) 297-9308.

Kudos… The Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation recently awarded a $2,500 grant to Girl Scouts – Heart of the Hudson, Inc. to help fund their In School and After School/ Summer sessions offering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls in underserved communities. The Leadership Experience program provides an opportunity for girls to continue participating in Girl Scout programming either during the 2012 school year and/or the summer of 2012. According to Girl Scouts – Heart of the Hudson, the experience allows girls to learn about the history of Girl Scouting

and its traditions, embrace ethical values, become environmentally aware and develop attitudes and self-understanding that promote healthy living.

made creative and effective use of both traditional and new marketing approaches in highlighting the county’s benefits to a multitude of different visitors.

On Saturday, April 28, representatives of Arlington Dental Associates & Ira Stier, DDS sponsored Kaitlin M. Stier, RDH,BS, participating in the Smile For Life Foundation. This event was for children without dental insurance who have fallen between the economic cracks. Their parents are America’s working class, often without dental benefits for even basic care. On this day over fifty children received free exams, x-rays, cleaning and fluoride treatment, and more. Each child left with a new toothbrush, toothpaste and a gift.

The U.S. Small Business Administration has named KeyBank the top SBA Large 7(a) Lender of the Year. SBA Secretary Karen Mills presented the award – the SBA’s highest recognition – to small businesses, lenders and investment banks that have demonstrated continuing commitment to the growth and expansion of small business. “This honor reflects our strong partnership with the SBA, our relationship approach to our business and our ongoing commitment to small businesses,” said Michael J.

For a creative and effective campaign to boost tourism in Dutchess County, the New York State Travel and Vacation Association (NYSTVA) have awarded the 2012 Excellence in Marketing Award to BBG&G Advertising and Public Relations (with offices in Middletown and Poughkeepsie). In selecting BBG&G for the award, competition judges noted that the Dutchess County campaign – titled “Simple and Sophisticated, You Deserve Dutchess” –

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New Yorkers. Gaye has been active in the Dutchess County business community for many years, including her current position as the Human Resources Director for Adams Fairacre Farms, Inc. In 2002, she was elected to the then-Poughkeepsie Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors, and she served as the Chair of the Board of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce from 2010-2011. She is currently on the Board as the past chair. Gaye currently serves on several committees and boards including the Mid-Hudson Civic Center & McCann Ice Arena executive committee, the Vassar War-

Toth, senior vice president and Business Banking head. “Key’s experience with SBA programs has helped us support our clients through a volatile economy.” KeyBank sponsors a monthly SBA Days event at the Chamber, bringing information and resources to Hudson Valley small businesses and financial experts.

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A special thank you to all those who helped make the Green Symposium: Smart Water Management successful, especially Comptroller Tom DiNapoli for providing the keynote. The event was sponsored by Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies, Inc., Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp., and Covanta Hudson Valley Renewable Energy, LLC.

Congratulations to Vassar College on the official opening of their on-campus sculpture garden.

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Congratulations to Joseph’s Steakhouse (728 Violet Ave., Hyde Park) on the opening of their beautiful new tea room!

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Pictured are: Charles North and New York State Comptroller tom DiNapoli; Judith Papo, HV Shred; Robert “Skip” Backus, Omega Institute;Virginia Stoeffel, Dutchess Community College and Pete Muroski, Native landscapes.

Congratulations to The UPS Store, now open as part of A Space To Place Storage (4 Marshall Rd., Wappingers Falls)!


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Be part of the study, help save future lives What if you could personally participate in research that could help determine factors that cause or prevent cancer? What if your involvement, and that research, ultimately leads to eliminate cancer as a major health problem for this and future generations? What if you could make it so just one family never had to hear the words “you have cancer?”

Department of Social Services Commissioner Robert Allers stands with Step-Up program participants Nandi Spearman and Myanh Riddick and Step-Up program Director Mercy Turugh following the Dutchess County Employer Resources breakfast on May 11.

The third Cancer Prevention Study of the American Cancer Society will be enrolling participants at Vassar Brothers Medical Center on June 22 and 23. As part of enrollment, individuals who choose to participate will simply fill out a comprehensive survey packet about health history, provide a small blood sample (to be collected by trained phlebotomists) and provide a waist measure. Enrollment will take approximately 20-30 minutes. From that point forward, study participants will be

followed over time to update information via periodic, mailed surveys. Your involvement in CPS-3 will help American Cancer Society researchers understand the causes of, and ultimately determine ways to prevent cancer. If you are willing to make a long-term commitment to the study (which involves completing follow-up surveys periodically over the next 20-30 years), are between the ages of 30 and 65 years old and have never been diagnosed with cancer, then you will want to participate in this study. Visit cps3hudsonvalley.org, call 1-888-604-5888 or e-mail cps3@ cancer.org to learn more about the difference you can personally make in the fight against cancer.

Nonprofit organizations discuss community issues The Chamber’s Women’s Leadership Alliance Committee presented the Wares and Wisdom Tabletop Expo, which included a panel discussion as business leaders describe the ongoing challenges of starting and running a business, and how today’s economic climate challenges them to be creative in order to grow.

The Chamber was proud to help welcome adventurers Richard Harpham and Glenn Charles to Poughkeepsie, along with Mary Kay Vrba, Dutchess County Tourism; Marcus Molinaro, Dutchess County Executive; Catherine Maloney, Dutchess County Economic Development; and Chamber members Tarryl Gabel and Joseph Bertolozzi.

More than 30 Mid-Hudson nonprofit representatives had the opportunity on April 24 to take part in a community forum on the impact of the 2012 New York State Budget on nonprofit organizations led by United Way of New York State President & Chief Professional Officer Susan Hager. The forum, held at Mount Saint Mary College, was hosted by United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region in partnership with the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, Community Foundations of Orange & Sullivan, Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Orange County Chamber of Commerce and the New York Council of

Nonprofits (NYCON). Attendees included nonprofit leaders from Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, Putnam and Ulster counties. Hager addressed topical issues related to the 2012 Budget identified through a recent survey conducted by United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region. Topics included: the state’s executive budget and legislative processes, local nonprofits’ basic needs and their prompt contracting concerns as well as questions from nonprofit representatives in the audience. This community forum was one of an ongoing series of periodic conversations related to key community issues. Working with partner organizations, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region brings together nonprofits and community leaders that share the task of building a stronger, healthier place to live.


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“Bon Voyage” Come Fly With Us Cocktail Party

Athena Nominations Due JUNe 30

Dutchess Manor, Beacon Main Event Sponsors: Health Quest and Pines at Poughkeepsie

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Leadership Dutchess Graduation

Over 200 people attended to see 103 students from the Beacon and Spackenkill school districts “Move Up” for the Youth leadership Program from which 24 seniors have graduated. Special thanks to the sponsors, Health Quest Medical Practice, Hudson Valley Renegades,the Gap, Inc. and Hudson Valley Marketplace.

Congratulations to our 2012 scholarship recipients

Distinguished Alumni Recipient: Tom Eastwood, Class 1989 Villa Borghese, Wappingers Falls 5:30 p.m. Cocktails 6:30 p.m. Presentations & Awards

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Annual Day of Golf Benefits the Norman and Rita Nussbickel Memorial Scholarship Fund Links at Unionvale 1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start Scramble Format Eagle Sponsor: M&T Bank

A reverse drawing for a chance to win a Harley Davidson Motorcycle Tent at The Grandview, Poughkeepsie 5:30 pm Main Event Sponsor: Waste Management

For more information about The Chamber Foundation’s upcoming events visit www.chamberfdn.org

Board of direCTorS Officers

Nevill smythe, chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .community foundations of the Hudson Valley Trista Parker, 1st Vice chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Health Quest Bill francis, Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .fortress financial Advisory LLc Lisa Morris, secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hudson Valley federal credit Union

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stephen e . Diamond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vergilis, stenger, roberts, Davis & Diamond, LLP stacey Langenthal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Provident Bank Tina Ludwig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Valley Group, inc . rita McPeck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KeyBank Anna Marie Paolercio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dutchess BOces charles “chip” simon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taconic Advisors, inc . Tina Walz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manufactures and Traders Trust company Thomas Weddell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell

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twisted Gala’s reverse drawing features a Harley Get your motor runnin’ Head out on the highway Lookin’ for adventure And whatever comes our way BORN TO BE WILD!

Part of this summer’s excitement will take place on Wednesday, July 25 under the tent at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie. Over 200 will attend, 99 individuals will win a great prize but only one person will be deemed winner of a 2012 Harley Davidson 1200 Custom Motorcycle, from Woodstock-Harley Davidson. The 2012, Harley Davidson 1200 Custom motorcycle is the ultimate wide-shouldered cruiser, and a perfect starting point for customizing a fabulous new motorcycle. The 1200 Custom motorcycle features brilliant chrome 5-spoke wheels that cast striking reflections wherever you go and custom quality paint comes standard on all Harley-Davidson® mo-

torcycles. This is authentic Harley-Davidson style through and through! This bike will be ordered and customized to whomever wins the Reverse Drawing! Only 100 raffle tickets are available, selling at $175 per ticket. The cost includes admission for the Twisted Gala featuring plenty of food, open bar and entertainment

as well as a few “twists” along the way. Event-only tickets are $100 each. Tickets can be purchased by calling Karolyn at 845.454.1700 ext. 1026 or email karolyn@ chamberfdn.org. Proceeds from this event will benefit The Chamber Foundation, Inc. Twisted Gala is sponsored by

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ed at these locations. Residential customers are furnished with easy-to-maneuver trash and recycle containers. Royal Carting can supply large capacity roll-off containers which are ideal for house clean out, construction and demolition sites, municipal cleanups, recycling drives, and large scale special events. Compactors are also available and can be cus-

tomized to meet every need. Royal Carting is proud to have been a pioneer in realizing the importance of recycling in protecting our environment and has been designing recycling programs since 1977. For more on Royal Carting, the services it provides and locations and contact information, please see royalcarting.com or call (845) 896-6000.

Reception Sponsor: Waste Management; Bike Sponsors: Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell, N&S Supply, COBESO, Inc., Adams Fairacre Farms, Vergilis, Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, Meyer Contracting, Harmon & Castella Printing, Covanta Energy, Shero Designs, D’Arcangelo & Co, LLP, Rose & Kiernan Insurance, Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home, Cosimo’s Trattoria & Bar and S&O Construction.

“The Chamber has been and continues to be a huge asset to our business. The various opportunities to provide education and make contacts is invaluable, especially since many are free. our Chamber truly has their finger on the pulse of what small business owners need and want. The staff is knowledgeable and compassionate which makes us feel as if they have a stake in our success.”

Lining up for a Hokey Pokey

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he Chamber is proud to help sponsor the Walkway Over the Hudson’s attempt to break a Guinness World Record. On Saturday, June 9, the entire Hudson Valley community is invited to do the Hokey Pokey on the Walkway. Register now for this oncein-a-lifetime opportunity, as there are only 3,000 spots available. Upon receipt of your $15 per person registration fee, you will be sent an email confirmation notice that will serve as your ticket to the event, and confirm your place on the Walkway and in history. Participants can choose to come to either the East or West entrance of the Walkway (you must check-in on event day at the side you check when you register!). Check-in is from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 9. All participants are encouraged to wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and footwear. Please do not bring pets to this event.

Once you’ve entered the Park, Walkway’s Volunteer Ambassadors will direct you to your place in line. It is important that everyone stay in line until they receive the signal to start dancing. (It is strongly suggested that you eat and using the restroom prior to venturing on the bridge.) Guinness World Records will send a judge to the event to confirm that there are enough people doing the Hokey Pokey for five full minutes to set a new world record. For more information, and to register, go to www.walkway.org or call 845-454-9649.


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Strength for Life Personal Training & Massage Therapy Being a member of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce comes with many benefits, and one of them is discounts on other members’ products and services. Simply carry your SmartCard, 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!’ Don’t have your SmartCard or need a new one? Call 845-4541700 ext. 1009 and let us know.

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For a complete listing of SmartCard members and their discounts, visit: www.dcrcoc.org, click on the Members tab and then Member Discounts.

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