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Message From The Chair.............................2 Early Bird Connections ...............................3 SBA Days ...............................................3 Message From The Chamber President ............4 Upcoming Events & Ribbon Cuttings ...............7 New Members ...................................... 8-9 Member News ...................................10-11 Ribbon Cutting Pictures ............................ 12 Community Spotlight .............................. 13 SmartCard............................................13

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he annual Breakfast of Champions is back, once again bringing together the best local restaurants, farms, bakeries, cafes and other food providers for a morning sampling of the best culinary creations the Hudson Valley has to offer. For over twenty years now, the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce has run this community event to showcase the talents of the top food and drink purveyors in the Hudson Valley. Over 1,500 people are expected to have a taste at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center on Wednesday, June 19 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. for this exciting

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event. It is open to the public and day where so many delicious foods complimentary to attend. Down- are offered for no cost! It’s the perload your ticket at fect time to sample, dcrcoc.org. savor, and network busiLocal with flavor. nesses staffing a For a full list booth at Breakfast of exhibitors, visit of Champions can dcrcoc.org. If you show off their best think your busidishes or new creness could benefit ations and offer from this event and various discounts exposure to thou7:30 - 9:30 A.M. and menus to atsands of potential MID-HuDSON tendees. This event local customers, CIVIC CENTER does not only offer there may still be a a chance to taste breakfast food, but chance to become a vendor, howa wide array of products from many ever booths are first-come, firstgreat companies. There is no other served and filling quickly. Call

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Carmela for vendor availability at 845-454-1700 ext. 1006. Breakfast of Champions is sponsored by All Access Dental, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp., CDPHP, COBESO, Inc., Coffee System of the Hudson Valley, Dutchess ProPrint, Foam & Wash Car Wash, JTR Transportation Corp., The Pines at Poughkeepsie, Poughkeepsie Journal, Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home, Inc., Topricin®, Vassar-Warner Home and WineRacks.com. Special thanks to the City of Poughkeepsie for providing free parking. For complete information about the event, visit dcrcoc.org.

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Floating Business Break returns to the Hudson Hours, as the Chamber’s monthly networking event takes to the water with music, dancing and panoramic views of the Hudson River Valley. Attendees can network as they enjoy delicious southernstyle food catered by Billy Bob’s BBQ and a cash bar will also be available. Entertainment will be provided by Mad Mike & Friends DJ Service. Hudson Cruises owns and operates the Spirit of Hudson. For more information, visit hudsoncruises.com. TD Bank, Quality

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he annual Floating Business Break, a networking cruise on the Hudson, pushes off the docks on Wednesday, June 26 from 6-9 p.m. with boarding beginning promptly at 5:30. Join us aboard the river ferry Spirit of Hudson, which will depart from Shadows Marina in Poughkeepsie. Tickets are $40 per person and space is strictly limited. RSVP by visiting dcrcoc.org or calling 845454-1700 ext. 1000. The cruise is an exciting twist on the typical Business After


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Registering for events is important

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

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e are fortunate that the Chamber has many events for members of the business community and the general public, ranging from the very large (Breakfast of Champions, Balloon Festival, An Evening with Barbara Corcoran) to small, more informative seminars like our monthly SBA Days and intimate networking events like Early Bird Connections. We also provide monthly Contact Breakfasts and Business After Hours networking events. Some of these events require tickets and

have a nominal charge to attend to cover expenses, food, the venue, etc. Others are complimentary, but we ask people to let us know they are attending. The reason we require registration information is to properly prepare for the event. This involves reserving the right amount of space, chairs, food and other things to make the event the best it can possibly be. We ask members to register in advance, we compile an event listing and send email confirmations before the

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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 30 • 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 website, www.dcrcoc.org, is developed by Design Intervention Studio. PK-0000168492

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event. We also ask people to let us know if their plans change and if they will be unable to attend. I know that all or our lives are very busy and full of commitments. With that being said, we recently have had a number of instances where people have registered for complimentary events and not shown up. Unfortunately, this causes difficulties for the Chamber staff. For one, they may turn away others interested in attending since there is a limited amount of space available. There may be extra food ordered, which is an expense to the Chamber and the event’s host. We also let our sponsors know how many people are attending so they may have promotional materials on-hand. While the Chamber staff will continue to email confirmation at least 24 hours in advance to everyone who registers for an event, we ask that you please do your part to preregister and treat that registration as a commitment to attending. Your Chamber is dedicated to providing these events, most free of charge to members, as a way of providing the resources and networking opportunities to help you and your establishment recognize its full potential. Jill Sammon is the DirectorSpecial Services for Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation.


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The Dutchess County Board of Health has immediate volunteer opportunities for people who want to learn more about health care in our county, make new professional acquaintances, add to their resume and enjoy challenging and valuable intellectual activities. These volunteer opportunities may include: • Health-related research • Well-water testing study • Assisting the Board working with interest groups on health related issues, e.g. childhood obesity • Participation in activities of the Medical Reserve Corps • Administrative support If you are interested in helping the Board of Health, please contact Monique Jones at (845) 486-3544.

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sive and complimentary. The Tuesday, June 6 event will be held at Red Devon Restaurant, 108 Hunn’s Lake Road in Bengall. It is sponsored by Primerica. There is also an Early Bird Connections scheduled for Tuesday, July 2 at McKinney & Doyle Corner Bakery & Fine Foods Café, 10 Charles Colman Boulevard in Pawling. It is sponsored by Zott Construction. Make sure to reserve your spot at one of these events by visiting dcrcoc.org or calling Myriah at 845-454-1700 ext. 1000.

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hen you start building your new website, remember that there are three main focus areas that should be addressed.

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ave you thought about planning your summer vacation yet? Well stop. Log off that search engine and just step right outside your front door, because the Hudson River Valley has everything you could possibly want. If you’re looking for magnificent vistas and a true five-star experience, we’ve got resorts and spas that range from the historic and long celebrated to the modern and cutting edge. Maybe you and the kids want to be active – well we’ve got dude ranches and walking trails, our very own baseball team and even a pedestrian bridge that spans over the river that you might have heard of. Or perhaps it’s a romantic getaway you desire, and for that the Hudson Valley supplies countless charming bed and breakfasts and locally owned hotels. Feel like you’re miles away without ever leaving home! For fun, the Valley is packed with adventure. Soar through the air on a zipline tour, take a dip at a local water park, see an air show featuring vintage planes from World War I, kayak on the Hudson, get some culture at one of the

tremendous art museums here in Dutchess County or reflect on the life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt at his Springwood Estate in Hyde Park. And don’t forget about Heritage Days the first weekend in July. Run in a 5K race, watch the transportation parade, and of course make sure you rise early for the Balloon Festival. And once you’ve worked up an appetite, the Hudson Valley has you covered. You don’t need to go into Manhattan or jet to Paris to be in a culinary capital…you already are! With so many great restaurants, you could eat at a different one every night and it would still be autumn before you ran out of choices. So avoid the long security lines at the airport, spare the kids (and yourself) from another 24-hour car ride and stop looking like a tourist – everything you need for summer fun is right here, you just have to Think Local First. Sincerely,

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Layout, color and font style define the look of your site. It should be beautiful, unique, and portray your business the way you want to be seen by the world. Are you colorful? Playful? Serious? Dark? Cutting edge? Conservative? Find several sites you like, even if they have nothing to do with your business, and use them as a starting point. This will help your designer know what your style is. Your designer can even embed custom fonts into your design, something that wasn’t possible until recently.

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Neil Eisenberg needs to support the user experience, and the content, and also needs to be easy to maintain and update. Make sure your web designer is skilled and isn’t using widgets and scripts that don’t work across modern browsers and won’t go out of date. Cutting edge these days means HTML5, Jquery, and CSS. A good web designer should be comfortable with these tools. Stay away from Flash and audio, but do integrate video and Google Maps.

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content. Everything else supports this and your web designer should be able to help you craft your content to best represent your business. Think about what you would search for if you were looking for you, and make sure to include these phrases in your site. If it’s not there, the search engines definitely won’t find it. The days of hidden key words are over. Content is king! When all these pieces work together, you will have a successful website - one that’s beautiful, functional, and informative. This article was provided by Neil Eisenberg, Owner, Design Intervention Studio. Design Intervention Studio is an Adobe Business Catalyst Partner, and builds online business solutions for companies of all sizes. Since 2002, they have consulted with hundreds of businesses to maximize their online presence. Please visit DesignInterventionStudio.com or call (845) 679-8052.

Make the Hudson Valley better with your ideas

Help make the Hudson Valley better by being a part of the solution and participating in an IDEA EXCHANGE. Chamber members and Hudson Valley residents are invited to offer solutions “from common sense to community sense.” A future meeting will be

planned at the Mid-Hudson Heritage Center in Poughkeepsie where you can share your ideas for improving the communities in which we work and live. Submissions may include: • An original idea – one or more than you have put to use; • An idea that will improve an existing program;

• How you would work on the project; • No complaints or personal problems There are no fees to participate, and you will be credited for your concept. Email IdeaExchange@dcrcoc. org and someone will be in touch regarding your idea.

A Special Thank You To Our Corporate Sponsors LeaDerS:

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


Virtual photo tours can highlight your space

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he Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to have entered into a marketing alliance with Google-certified photographers to bring the ubiquitous Google Maps “Street View” inside local businesses. This innovative 360-degree photographic tour of any establishment provides the public the opportunity to virtually experience local businesses directly from a Google search, helping potential customers to decide where to eat, play, shop and stay when in the

Hudson Valley. Businesses that engage this powerful marketing tool will benefit with a tremendous visual enhancement in their Google Search presence, Google Maps, and on their Google+ Local page. Viewers on any device - desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone -

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will easily find your business and be able to take a virtual walk inside to look around. They can see 360-degree panoramic images from multiple points; zoom in on products, displays and signage while getting a true feel for the decor and ambiance of your space. This “Google Virtual Tour” is also easily embedded onto your own website and Facebook page as well. For more information, to see completed tours and to schedule

a no-obligation discussion with a Google-certified program coordinator, visit seeinsidedutchesscounty.com. The Bocuse Restaurant on the campus of The Culinary Institute of America was the first location in Dutchess County to be seen from the inside on Google. Their 360-degree panoramic tour can be seen via a Google search or on dcrcoc.org.

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volution takes place in every industry, and unfortunately it even happens in the criminal world resulting in an increase in cyber attacks against legitimate businesses. Here are some of top security threats that are out there to keep on the watch for this year: Malware that is stronger, faster and smarter. Yes, that’s right, just when you thought you had put up all the security needed to ward off these kinds of attacks, there are more worries. The latest creators have made it even harder for them to be detected but even easier to deploy to unleash destruction, especially if they are linked with cross-platform technologies like Java or Flash Ransomware might be a new term that you’ve not seen or heard much about, but this is another serious threat that cybercriminals have developed for their own personal gain. Since users are


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UPCOMING

EVENTS Thursday, June 6

Early Bird Connections

A speed networking event 7:30 - 9 a.m. Red Devon Restaurant 108 Hunn’s Lake Road Bangall Sponsored by: Primerica

Monday, June 10

An Evening with Barbara Corcoran

4:30- 7:15 p.m. Mid-Hudson Civic Center 14 Civic Center Plaza Poughkeepsie Barbara Corcoran took a $1,000 loan and turned it into a a 500-billion dollar business! Hear her unique rags-to-riches story on Monday, June 10. Presented by KeyBank and the Women’s

Leadership Alliance. Sponsored by: Health Quest, LCS Facility Group, Inc., Digestive Disease Center of the Hudson Valley and Mid-Hudson Civic Center

Wednesday, June 19

Breakfast of Champions

7:30 - 9:30 a.m. Mid Hudson Civic Center Sponsors: All Access Dental, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp., CDPHP, COBESO, Inc., Coffee System of the Hudson Valley Dutchess ProPrint, Foam & Wash Car Wash, JTR Transportation Corp., The Pines at Poughkeepsie, Poughkeepsie Journal, Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home, Inc., Topricin®, Vassar-Warner Home and WineRacks.com

Thursday, June 20

SBA Days

Topic: Increasing Revenue & Profit Speaker: Andi Gray, Strategy Leaders 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. KeyBank Oakwood Commons at 2515 Route 9 Poughkeepsie Sponsored by: KeyBank

Wednesday, June 26

Floating Business Break

6 - 9 p.m. Spirit of Hudson departing from Shadows Marina in Poughkeepsie Boarding begins promptly at 5:30 p.m. Cruise from 6 - 9 PM. Sponsors: TD Bank, Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies, Inc., EmbroidMe, Design Intervention Studio, Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc. and COBESO, Inc.

Thursday, June 27

BE in the KNOW

Topic: HR Management Speakers: Tom Lemmy and Ed Kowalski, Ethan Allen Personnel Group 7:30 - 9 a.m. Chamber Conference Room One Civic Center Plaza, Suite 400 Poughkeepsie Sponsored by: Gellert & Klein, P.C.

Tuesday, July 2

Early Bird Connections

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

BE in the KNOW workshop to discuss best HR practices

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he Chamber’s Business Education Committee presents its monthly BE in the KNOW on June 27. Tom Lemmy, Director of Sales at Ethan Allen Personnel Group, and Ed Kowalski, HR Manager for Ethan Allen Personnel Group, will present “Everything HR You Need to Know as a Small Businessperson.” Business education Seminar Sponsored by:

Being an employer presents major obstacles and challenges that can keep you from focusing on business. Owners and key employees are distracted and overwhelmed by their need to manage human resource administration, attract and retain productive employees, offer competitive and affordable benefits, and ensure gov-

ernmental compliance. Tom and Ed between them have more than 40 years in the HR field. Their presentation will include: • Importance of HR in the company • Workforce planning and employment • HR Development • Employee and Labor Relations • Risk Management BE in the KNOW is presented each month by the Chamber’s Business Education Committee and is sponsored by Gellert & Klein P.C. This event will take place on Thursday, June 27 from 7:30-9 a.m. in the Chamber’s boardroom, 1 Civic Center Plaza in Poughkeepsie. A continental breakfast will be provided. It is complimentary for Chamber members; nonmembers may attend for $10. To register, please visit dcrcoc. org or call Myriah at 845-4541700 ext. 1000.

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RIBBON CUTTINGS Friday, June 14

12 p.m. 1103 Route 82 Hopewell Junction

4 p.m. 13 North Avenue, Suite 1 Plesant Valley

Wednesday, June 5

Hand & Stone Massage 12 p.m. 1895 South Road Poughkeepsie

Join us as we celebrate the grand opening of Hand & Stone Massage! Refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, June 11

Papa John’s Pizza

1 p.m. 187 Church Street Poughkeepsie

Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of Papa John’s Pizza! Refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, June 12

Raymour & Flanigan

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Saturday, June 15

Quality Dental Care

12 p.m. 260 Lake Walton Road, Suite A Hopewell Junction

Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of Quality Dental Care’s new office! Refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, June 18

Terri’s Wine & Spirits

4 p.m. 2510 Route 44, Salt Point

Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of Terri’s Wine & Spirits! Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Thursday, June 20

J.E. Heaton Jewelers

4 p.m. 3297 Franklin Avenue, Millbrook

Join us as we celebrate J.E. Heaton Jewelers’ first year in business! Refreshments will be provided.

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Thursday, June 27

New York State Senator Terry Gipson’s Office

4:30 p.m. 3 Neptune Road, Poughkeepsie Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of New York State Senator Terry Gipson’s new office! Refreshments will be provided.

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Friday, June 28

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12 p.m. 85 Civic Center Plaza Poughkeepsie

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30 Glenn Street, Suite 409 White Plains, NY 10603 845-297-8600/Fax: 845-297-7887 Email: hudsonvalley@jdrf.org Web: www.jdrf.org/hudsonvalley Contact: Kathy Fox The mission of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is to find a cure for Diabetes and its complications through the support of research.

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2593 Route 52, Suite 9 Hopewell Junction, NY 12533 (845) 226-3333 Fax: (845) 592-4126 www.restorationdutchesscounty.com Contact: Heather Girvalo, Office Manager Full construction services. Fire, water, smoke damage restoration, mold remediation, 24 hour emergency service, tarping, board up.

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129 Clove Branch Road Hopewell Junction, NY 12533 845-226-8577 Email: ashley@doctorbendds.com Web: www.valleypediatricdentistry.com Contact: Ashley Witkiewicz Est. 10/1/2001; Comprehensive dental care for infants, children, adolescents and those with special needs.

eVent/Wedding PlAnning/guide Artrider Productions, Inc.

PO Box 28 Woodstock, NY 12498 845-331-7900/Fax: 845-331-7484 Email: crafts@artrider.com Web: www.artrider.com Contact: Stacey Jariti, Director Est. 1982; Producers of the Hudson Valley Arts Festival at Rhinebeck, October 4-6, 2013. A celebration of artistic expression in its many forms highlighting the exciting arts scene of the Hudson Valley and beyond. Sponsor: Mary Kay Vrba, Dutchess County Tourism

FinAnCiAl SerViCeS Edward Jones

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food industry Black Forest Flammkuchen

PO Box 1463 Pleasant Valley, NY 12569 845-505-9005 Email:mail@ blackforestflammkuchen.com Web: www.blackforestflammkuchen.com Contact: Andrew Chase, Est. 2/2/2013; A mobile kitchen serving the Alpine pizza-like snack flammkuchen, using the best ingredients from the farms of Hudson Valley.

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13 Hook Road Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 914-489-2977/Fax: 914-368-9700 Email: drkochman@gmail.com Web: www.drkochman.tsfl.com Contact: Kenneth Kochman, Est. 10/1/2007; Offering complete optimal health programs.


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restaurants Cafe Maya, Inc.

2776 West Main Street Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 845-634-3244/Fax: 845-896-4039 Web: www.mayacafecantina.com Contact: Luis Pinto Est. 2008; Full service Mexican restaurant with cantina.

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488 Route 9 Fishkill, NY 12524 845-896-4042/Fax: 845-896-4039 Web: www.mayacafecantina.com Contact: Luis Pinto, Owner Est.2005; Full service Mexican Restaurant with Cantina.

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187 Church Street Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 845-235-7328 Email: bianca@pjhudsonvalley.com Web: www.papajohns.com Contact: Bianca Phillips, Owner Est. 4/1/2013; Restaurant offering eat in, take out, local delivery, catering, online ordering, rewards programs.

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9 Cannon Street Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 845-485-5188/Fax: 845-485-3206 Email: adriene@northriverabstract.com Web: www.northriverabstract.com Contact: Adriene M. Conrad, Pres. Est. 1989; Title insurance, foreclosure searches, home equity searches and abstracts. Sponsor: Stephen Diamond

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This year, the Giant Sale of Books and Media sponsored by the Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District will have even more to offer – with over 200,000 items, a 15 percent increase over the record-setting 2012 sale. The sale begins on Friday, June 14 and runs through Tuesday, June 18. It’s a great opportunity to buy gently used books and media -- over 200,000 items donated through the overwhelming generosity of the public -- at affordable prices as low as 50 cents up to $2. For the third year in a row, the sale will be held at Poughkeepsie Business Park, 900 Dutchess Turnpike (a/k/a Route 44) about a mile east of Adams Fairacre Farms. Many longtime residents of the

area will know this property as the former ALPHA Laval site. Admission is free at all times except for our Early Bird Sale from 8-10 a.m. on Friday, June 14, which costs $10 per person, but is Free to Friends’ members with a valid 2013 membership card. Sale hours are 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Monday, June 14, 15, 17; from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 16; and from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18. Items are half-price on Sunday; $5 for a grocery bag full on Monday; and free on Tuesday during the stated sale hours and while supplies last.

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New Day Repertory Company is celebrating its Golden Jubilee – that’s 50 years of theatre excellence. To commemorate this momentous occasion, a number of special events are being planned under the theme “New Day @ 50.” The celebrations begin June 21 at 6:30 p.m. with a reception at the Cunneen Hackett Arts Center. New York State Senator Terry Gipson and City of Poughkeepsie Mayor John Tkazyik will declare formal proclamations in acknowledgement of New Day’s influence and contribution to the socio-economic and cultural fabric of Poughkeepsie and the MidHudson Valley. This is a befitting occasion for the Mid-Hudson general public, corporations and their staff, board of directors and staff of associations and organizations, students, staff, alumnis, well-wishers and all different levels of governmental bodies to join in the celebration of this glorious journey. Call 845-485-7399 for more information and tickets. Justin Feldman is excited to announce the opening of Feldman Physical Therapy inside Gold’s Gym in Lagrange. Feldman Physical Therapy is the only physical therapy clinic in the Hudson Valley offering full one-hour one-onone appointments with your therapist at each visit. They are happy to put the focus of our treatment entirely on our patients’ best needs. For more information, visit www. feldmanphysicaltherapy.com.

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their family members in Poughkeepsie and surrounding communities. Jones was recognized by his peers from across the country at Thrivent Financial’s annual conference. Jones has been with Thrivent Financial for two-and-a-half years. He has been recognized for his performance three times.

The generosity of four retailers – Bed, Bath & Beyond of Newburgh and Woodbury Commons Outlet stores of Calvin Klein, Van Heusen, and Izod – provided 18 Dutchess and Orange County nonprofits with clothing and housewares for their clients distributed during United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region’s Two Days of Sharing. Fifty cartons containing 2,000 articles of clothing and accessories from the three retail outlets and housewares with a total value of $6,607 from Bed, Bath & Beyond made possible the two Days of Sharing in Dutchess County on March 22 and in Orange County on April 4 where the nonprofits representatives were able to select much needed goods for their clients. For more information about United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, call 845-471-1900, or log on to www.uwdor.org. Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union (HVFCU) is pleased to announce the promotion of Scott VanZandt to Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the $3.7 billion financial cooperative. VanZandt earned his Masters in Business Administration from Marist College and his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh. He is a graduate of the 2008 Leadership Dutchess Program and past recipient of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Forty Under 40 award. VanZandt began his career with HVFCU in May of 1997 as a mail teller in the CU’s Member Services Department. Over the next 10 years, he held a variety of positions in the Accounting Department with increasing responsibilities, including Accounting Assistant, Accounting Manager, and Controller. Since 2011, he has held the position of Vice President of Financial Planning, Analysis,

and Compliance. Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union is a full-service, not-forprofit financial cooperative for individuals and businesses, offering real estate and consumer loans, a wide variety of savings and transactional accounts, investment services, property and casualty insurance, estate planning, and trust services. With more than $3.7 billion in assets, HVFCU serves its 267,000+ members through multiple branches. For more information, visit hvfcu.org. More than 50 vehicles including cherry pickers, concrete mixers, fire trucks and emergency vehicles will be on hand for kids to climb on and enjoy at United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region’s annual Touch-A-Truck event Sun., June 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day of family fun will be held this year at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Montgomery. There will be a “horn free” hour from 10 to 11 a.m. for children with special needs and sensitive ears. Tickets are $5; kids 3 and under enter free. All proceeds stay local and are used by United Way to support programs that make a difference in people’s lives in the community. For more information, log on to touchatruck.org, or call Sarah Schick, 471-1900 x 3114. HQNet Affordable, flexible plans with defined network of top-notch providers in the MidHudson region. A Cost Savings Of 10% Discover a new way to control health care costs—without compromising on the great benefits, service and care your employees want and need. HQNet is a new defined network product from MVP, developed in partnership with Health Quest, that provides access to many of the area’s top doctors and hospitals, while offering valuable cost savings up to 10%. Great

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Exercise and win an iPad® Mini? Eat better and get a Vitamix® blender? Yes! These are just some of the great prizes that are up for grabs in the CDPHP® Get Healthy & Win sweepstakes. Complete details and contest rules, including how to enter, can be found at www.cdphp.com/win. The contest runs until July 4 and is open to CDPHP members AND non-members who are 18 and older and live in the 24-county CDPHP service area. Marshall Seddon, owner and lead instructor of The River Connection, raced in the 31st Running of the Charles Canoe and Kayak Race, in Needham, MA on April 28. On this 19-mile kayak race he placed first in the Masters/ Unlimited division with a time of 3:03:35 using a 21’ Fenn Surfski. Next up, July 20 - The Blackburn Challenge Open Ocean Race, Gloucester MA. Leadership Dutchess is gearing up for an exciting Vegas Night on Thursday, June 6 to benefit The Chamber Foundation, the notfor-profit education organization of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce. The

event is open to the public with advance tickets sales taking place now. Admission is $100 per person and includes: dinner, beer, wine, and casino-style gaming. Best of all, every ticket holder will be included in a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas for two at a select Vegas hotel! Leadership Dutchess is dedicated to educating and motivating citizens to serve in leadership roles within our community. Through your support of Vegas Night, proceeds will provide scholarships to future Leadership Dutchess participants, provide necessary funds for Leadership Dutchess Day of Service Project, and benefit the mission of The Chamber Foundation, Inc. For more information on sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets please contact Leadership Dutchess at LeadershipDutchess@gmail.com or call Erin Blabac at 845-567-9000 x269 Drive down 9D past the Beacon Train station where the road turns to Wolcott and you’ll see Beacon Dental’s familiar sign with the smiling tooth. Dr Hongli Wang first opened the doors

to Beacon Dental eight years ago. Hers has been a success story, highlighted this month when she saw her 5,000th new patient. Dr. Wang came to the United States in 1993 from Beijing, China. At the time she barely spoke English. Twenty years later, she has established herself and Beacon Dental as one of the leading dental offices in Southern Dutchess County. Her patients know her for her gentle, caring touch and attention to detail. Susan Lauer and Laurie Cohn, Principals at Aspire Consulting, Ltd., have completed the first phase of coaching verification through Resource Associates

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On May 5, Stanley Silverman of The Jewel Tree in the Poughkeepsie Galleria officiated the wedding of customers Christina Squadrito and John Morgan. One of the original tenants of the Galleria,The Jewel Tree truly provides everything for a wedding – engagement rings, wedding bands, and even the officiant! Visit jeweltreepoughkeepsie.com for more information.

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Congratulations to Dutchess ARC on the opening of their great new functional office space at 84 Patrick Lane in Poughkeepsie!

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In celebration of Earth Day 2013, Banner Lifestyle - Shaklee cut a ribbon and planted a tree!

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MaRC Ribbon Cutting

Congratulations to TEG Federal Credit Union on the opening of their Newburgh branch at 16 N. Plank Rd.

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a variety of needs. The first floor will include a shared use kitchen, cafe and open artisan space, providing opportunities for the production of local goods. This factory building can once again make a variety of products for the community. The second and third floors of the building will be

renovated into apartments for local residents. HRH is looking for people that share its community minded vision and hope to bring life back into the neighborhood. Elizabeth Celaya, Director of Organizational Development at HRH, says that this project is meant to be a community hub that will have a positive economic impact on the core of the city. People are encouraged to participant in the development of this project, as it is a blank slate and open to many ideas. HRH is also seeking local, creative entrepreneurs and businesses that may have an interest in being a first floor tenant. Anyone with a business idea in mind is encouraged to contact HRH at (854) 454-5176. For more information on HRH, visit hudsonriverhousing.org. To learn more about the Middle Main Initiative, go to middlemain.com.

current employment situation and who may be searching for a new challenge. CCP helps participants to identify transferable skills and teach people how to use modern tools, such as LinkedIn. It also helps to improve skills such as resume building, networking and computer usage, all of which are key to professional success. The low annual cost of membership is $100. This fee allows you to be a de facto Chamber member and gives you access to the many

opportunities that the Chamber has to offer. CCP members have a listing on the CCP web page, attend educational seminars, receive resume advice and much more! The committee also provides “virtual coaches” that help to support your career transitions and guide you down the right path. For more information on committee membership, please call the Chamber at 845-454-1700 ext. 1000 or visit the ‘Committee’ tab at dcrcoc.org to find the CCP membership application.

Small Business Partner of the Month

The River Connection

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Smart Card discounts on website

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

the river connection is the Hudson river valley Paddlers’ resource and Gear Shop, located right in Hyde Park.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 nancy amy at (845) 454-1700 ext. 1004.


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Leadership classes should be proud of their achievements

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ver the past nine months both The Chamber FounLeadership dation’s Dutchess and Youth Leadership students have challenged themselves and each other, stretching beyond their comfort zones, and making connections that will last for many years to come:

The Leadership Dutchess Class of 2013 achievements and accomplishments:

• Took on a unique community service project - Rainbow’s End Child Development Center

Nicholas Shannon executive director

inspiring change for the staff and students while brightening walls, painting murals, building a large garden for the children and giving the facility a much needed facelift. • Learned about the Hudson Valley through select opportunities

LEADERSHIP DUTCHESS including tours of Dutchess County places of business and tourism destinations and exclusive one on one discussions with prominent community leaders • Are in the process of raising $20,000 for future Leadership Dutchess classes by hosting their very own Vegas Night

The Youth Leadership Class

Leadership Dutchess – Tour Day on May 17, the Leadership dutchess class of 2013 learned about some of the Hudson valley’s most popular attractions and best kept secrets. Participants toured Sprout Creek, Madava Farms, Millbrook Winery and dyson racing. tastings and samplings took place throughout the day including lunch at Madava Farms. Special thank you to Mary kay vrba, executive director and Lydia Higginson, deputy director of dutchess county tourism for organizing the tours and for providing prizes and great information throughout the day.

Golf Mentoring Day

of 2013 achievements and accomplishments: • Took a venture in capitalism starting their own Junior Achievement Company, including selling stock, marketing and selling their product • Returned a 50% profit to their shareholders and donated part of their proceeds to a local non-profit • Completed over 300 community service hours • Worked over 200 internship hours

I, along with the rest of The Chamber Foundation and the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, commend both of these remarkable classes for their drive, energy, dedication and most of all – LEADERSHIP. Congratulations – we know that each of you have bright futures ahead and look forward to sharing in your future successes.

Youth Leadership Career Night

on May 1,the chamber Foundation hosted a career night for its youth Leadership Program. Students were able to meet and interact with a wide variety of industry professionals. thank you to our participants: Beacon High School, central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation, Cindy M. Smith CPA, PC, City Of Poughkeepsie Police department, corsino cakes, cuddy & Feder, LLP, dutchess one Stop,the enterpreneur’s Source, Gorman’s Garage, inc., Houlihan Lawrence, Hudson valley renegades, Manpower, inc., new york State national association of Social Workers - Hudson valley, orthopedic associates of dutchess county, Pri investigations & Process Service, Sears auto center, Shaping empowered teens,taconic advisors, inc.,teG Federal credit Union, United Health Group and U.S. army recruiters.

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on May 9,the chamber Foundation hosted its annual Golf Mentoring day. over 20 students from Poughkeepsie High School were paired with business professionals to learn about not only the game of golf – but also, the game of life. Mentors and students got to know each other while discussing life lessons at each hole along with future schooling and career paths. After, students and mentors were able to share what they learned during the day over lunch at Billy Bob’s BBQ in Poughkeepsie. Special thank you to our Golf Mentoring Event Sponsor: Adams Fairacre Farms; and to our Golf Cart Sponsors: Adelphi University and college Planning 101. Golf Mentors: Frank castella, Harmon and castella Printing robert Martagh, Poughkeepsie High School Stephanie Mauro, college Planning 101 nicole Peluse, Saint Francis Hospital and Health centers Michele Polhamus, Beacon High School rodney Santiago, Ulster BoceS chip Simon,taconic advisors, inc. Alison Tempstelli, Aldelphi University dora visbeck, Ulster Savings Bank

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


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