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Message From The Chair ........................... 2 Small Business Partner of the Month ............. 3 Message From The Chamber President ........... 4 Upcoming Events .................................... 5 NetGiving session planned ......................... 6 New members........................................ 8 Chamber Member Anniversaries .................. 9 Member News.......................................10 Workforce Development Center.....................11

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harles A. Degliomini of Empire Resorts, Inc., will be the keynote speaker at the Chamber’s June Contact Breakfast from 7:30-9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 17, at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and Conference Center. Degliomini is executive vice president governof ment affairs Degliomini and corporate communications for Empire Resorts, Inc., a NASDAQ-traded gaming and entertainment company that owns and operates the Monticello Ca-

sino and Raceway, which features more than 1,000 slot machines and electronic gaming tables, live and simulcast horse racing as well as live entertainment and dining. The talk will include a project overview and look at the local and regional economic impact of Montreign Operating Company LLC, a subsidiary of Empire Resorts selected in December by the New York State Gaming Facility Location Board to be the only applicant the Catskill/Hudson Valley Region One eligible to apply to the New York State Gaming Commission for a gaming facility license. The Chamber’s Ambassador Committee continues to collect canned and dry goods at all Con-

Contact Breakfast Sponsored by:

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tact Breakfasts to benefit Dutchess Outreach. Attendees should deposit their donations in the marked boxes near the registration tables at the Poughkeepsie Grand. M&T Bank is the proud sponsor of the June Contact Breakfast. For more than 150 years, M&T Bank has helped people reach their financial goals with bank accounts and lending solutions including savings accounts, checking accounts, auto and home loans and more.

To learn more about how M&T’s banking products might meet your needs, or to open an account, visit your local M&T branch, call 800-724-2440 to speak to a customer service representative, or visit www.mtb.com Breakfast tickets are $25 in advance for Chamber members or $30 at the door; nonmembers can attend for $35. To reserve a place, call 845-454-1700, Ext. 1000, or visit dcrcoc.org

Connect, relax on Hudson River cruise during Floating Business Break sharp. The cruise, which will feature food by Smoky Rock BBQ, will sail along the Hudson from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $45 and can be picked up at the Chamber’s Poughkeepsie or Beacon office or at various Chamber events. Call Ashley at 845-454-1700, ext. 1000, with any questions.

Event sponsors include EmbroidMe; Integrated Enterprise Solutions; Meyer Contracting; Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies, Inc.; Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, LLP. About the sponsors: • EmbroidMe is a premier provider of decorated apparel and promotional products, including

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screen printing, laser engraving sign and banner printing as well as consultations with a local promotional marketing expert who helps clients fulfill their marketing goals. • Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc. (IES), is a full-service computer consulting company that provides cutting-edge business technology solutions. • Meyer Contracting Corporation performs both new construction and renovation. A full-service general contractor, it can execute projects from planning to carpentry, landscaping and everything in

between. • Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies, Inc., provides consulting, training, testing and laboratory services to the asbestos, lead, industrial hygiene and environmental remediation industry. • One of Dutchess County’s largest law firms, Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond features attorneys with significant trial experience and a track record of success in matters of personal injury, elder and estate law, family law, criminal defense and more.

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ooking for a way to unwind while networking in a picturesque setting? Consider the Floating Business Break, the Chamber’s monthly networking event aboard The Marika by Hudson Cruises this month. Boarding will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. June 24 at Shadows Marina with departure at 6 p.m.


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Officers Joseph Bonura, Jr., Chair ........................................................The Grandview John Davies, 1st Vice Chair......................................................Riverside Bank Rita McPeck, 2nd Vice Chair ............................................................KeyBank Pierrette Ruhland, Treasurer ............................................... Red Cap Cleaners Jeffrey Senft, Secretary................................S & O Construction Services, Inc. Ori Brachfeld, Past Chair .......................................Dash Lock & Key Service Stephen E. Diamond, Of Counsel ...... Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond LLP Directors Jan Dewey .....................................................................Poughkeepsie Journal Jennifer Dunn ...................State Farm Insurance - The Jen Dunn Agency, Inc. Ron Flaherty ........................................................TEG Federal Credit Union Bill Francis ....................................................Fortress Financial Advisory LLC Lauren Gillett....................................................................Chazen Companies Paul Hochenberg ... MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center Dr. Christine Huebner Caridi .................................................. Marist College Kimberly Hunt Lee ..................................................... McCabe & Mack LLP Vincent R. Lander...... Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies, Inc. William Lessner ............................................................Adams Fairacre Farms James Letterio, Jr. ..................................................Sedore & Company, CPAs Patrick Moore...................................................... Antalek & Moore Insurance Michael Mullaney............................................. Hudson Cadillac Buick GMC Scott Pawenski .............................................................................EmbroidMe Stewart Petrovits.................................................Blacktop Maintenance Corp. David Ping .................................................................................Health Quest Vincent Ricotta ........................................ Mercedes-Benz of Wappingers Falls Mary Schoonmaker .......................................................................... TD Bank Mike Spinelli..........................................................................The Brake Shop Denise Doring VanBuren .................. Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corp. Jennifer Van Tuyl............................................................ Cuddy & Feder, LLP Tina Walz................................................................................... M & T Bank Tom Weddell................ Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell LLP Eben Yager .............................................................. Hudson Valley Renegades Associate Board Members James Lentz ...........................................................TEG Federal Credit Union Daniel Lepore........................................................................ LCS Companies Chamber Staff Frank Castella, Jr. ................................................................ President & CEO Audra B. Gerty.............................................Executive Vice President & CFO Rich Kleban .................................................... Senior Vice President & COO Pamela J. Balga..................................................................Director of Finance Ashley Harvey ............................................... Community Relations Specialist Carrie Nealy ....................................................... Director of Member Services Dugan Radwin ......................................................Director of Media Content Dee Richter............................................................... Director of Membership Angela Signor ..........................................................Director of Media Design Carmela Spreer ......................................................... Vice President of Events The Chamber Foundation Staff Nicholas Shannon .............................................................. Executive Director Nancy DeWitt...................................................................................Associate Workforce Development Center Staff Louise McLoughlin ....................... Vice President of Workforce Development Stephanie Seymour .................................... Director of Workforce Operations Maryann McKenzie ............................................... Director of Youth Services Elizabeth Kwant ................................................ Supervisor of Adult Programs Loren Hoffman ..................................................................RPI Case Manager Serge Howell, Jr........................................................................... YES Mentor Diane DeDominicis .................................... Director of Employment Services Margaret S. Inge..................................................Workforce Training Director Karen Williams..................................................................Work Now Mentor Career Action Center Staff Katrina Gobins.............................................Director of Career Action Center Dylan Miyoshi ..................................................Career Action Center Mentor Youth One Stop Staff Jesse Crisalli ....................................................Youth One Stop Case Manager Rosemary Grabowska ................................ Youth One Stop Services Specialist Kadiyah Lodge ................................................Youth One Stop Case Manager Jessica Vitolano................................................Youth One Stop Case Manager Ashley Wright..................................................Youth One Stop Case Manager

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hamber membership certainly comes with its benefits, and one of them is the opportunity to attend a variety of special events during the course of the year. Summer is a particularly exciting season for Chamber events, and there are a few specific ones that can get you out of the office and around the great Hudson Valley to meet fellow members and enjoy some great times. If you’re looking for a relaxing way to network with other professionals, this month’s Business After Hours on June 24 will be a Floating Business Break held aboard the Marika cruise ship. You can enjoy dinner and drinks on the Hudson, with some great music, too. In July, mark your calendar

Message froM the Chair:

Joseph Bonura, Jr.

for the Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. At 6 p.m. July 10-11, balloons will be launched near Shadows on the Hudson and at Migliorelli Farms in Tivoli. At 6 a.m. July 11-12, there will be launches at the Dutchess Airport. “Balloon Tycoon” Joe Daily of Q92.1 will be on-site offering regular updates about weather conditions and

launch times throughout the festival. And in August, during the world-famous Dutchess County Fair, the Chamber will hold its Business Expo presented by MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center, in which members can purchase booths on a daily basis. This opportunity makes it possible for small businesses that otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford a presence at the fair to promote their services at less expense. As always, you can reserve your spot at these and other events by visiting the Chamber’s website at dcrcoc.org. I look forward to seeing you out and about this summer!

Special olympics coming to Dutchess in 2016-17

The Chamber is proud to partner with Dutchess County government and Dutchess Tourism to bring the new York Special olympics Winter games to the Hudson Valley in 2016 and 2017.

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Connections hamber is a speed-networking event that brings together 40 businesspeople from diverse fields to become acquainted and cultivate professional relationships. The next Chamber Connections networking event is set for 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, at Gold’s Gym, 258 Titusville Road, Poughkeepsie. There is no cost to attend.

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cash bar. TEG Federal Credit Union is proud to sponsor this event. Chamber Connections allows members to deliver a strategic two-minute promotional pitches to all participants. It’s fast, it’s fun and, most importantly, it produces results. Make sure to bring plenty of business cards and your best elevator pitch. Call 845-454-1700 ext. 1000 today to reserve a spot.

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wo new staff members joined the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce in May. Carrie Nealy is the C h a m b e r ’s direcnew tor of member services, who educates members on the resources nealY and benefits of their memberships and develops strategic marketing plans utilizing the Chamber’s advertis-

ing options. Prior to her hire at the Chamber, Nealy worked in multimedia advertising sales for the Poughkeepsie Journal and in admissions at the Culinary Institute of America. Dugan Radwin is the C h a m b e r ’s new direcRaDWin tor of media content, who oversees communications and marketing for the Chamber, including maintaining its web-

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sites, social media posts, monthly newsletters and other publications. Also a former Poughkeepsie Journal employee, Radwin most recently worked as editor of various Sunday and special sections, including the award-winning Living & Being magazine and the My Valley environment section. “We’re thrilled to welcome these two talented additions to our team, and we’re confident they’ll play an important role in our ongoing efforts to serve our local business community,” said the Chamber’s President and CEO Frank Castella Jr.

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ou may have heard that the Special Olympics will be coming to Dutchess County in February 2016. This joint venture with Dutchess County Government and Dutchess Tourism is exciting news for a variety of reasons. Not only is the county thrilled to host such an important event, but the Special Olympics are expected to draw around 2,500 people to our community at a time of year when the cold, snowy weather often brings activity grinding to a halt for our local restaurants, hotels and other businesses. It’s a crucial injection of vitality into our local economy at a time when many businesses often struggle. This highlights a key element of the Chamber’s mission – forming partnerships not only with local firms, but also with nonprofits and other organizations – that aim to bolster the local economy by encouraging more people to utilize our local venues. Visit the Walkway Over the Hudson, and you’ll see another example of the Chamber’s partnerships in the new signage, kiosks and other improvements. These are part of The Greater Walkway Experience Initiative, a joint effort on behalf of the Walkway Over the Hudson, Scenic Hudson and the Cham-

ber that aims to leverage the Walkway’s economic potential by enhancing the Walkway experience and encouraging visitors to explore nearby attractions and businesses. And if you see groups of unfamiliar people around Poughkeepsie wearing nametags or lanyards in midAugust, be sure to thank them for coming! The New York State Funeral Directors Association Inc. has selected the Mid-Hudson Civic Center and The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel for its annual convention from Aug. 16-19 this year. The event will feature a variety of local activities, including a fireworks show on the Hudson River. Participants will be dining in local restaurants, visiting local tourist spots and becoming better acquainted with everything our fantastic region has to offer. Every day, in so many ways, the Chamber is working to help local businesses thrive. Partnerships that get more visitors to experience our area are an important part of this strategy and a key part of Thinking Local First.

Sincerely,

Frank Castella, Jr. President & CEO

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s more people use of portable devices such as laptops, iPads and smartphones, the chances of heat destroying these devices increases in the summer. Here are a few easy tips to protect your devices during your summer adventures: It should be a no-brainer, 1. but don’t leave your electronics in your car to weather the summer heat. If you must bring your devices along, put them in the trunk or under your seat where they won’t be in direct sunlight and will stay cooler. If you’re not using your 2. devices, make sure it’s in a shady spot until you need it again. If you are planning to 3. use your device for a long time while outdoors in the sun, think about getting a cooling pad. Try us4. ing a foamed, neo-

prene cover. This material conducts heat less efficiently than cotton or other fibers. Certain kinds of plastic can also help, but make sure you read reviews carefully before making your selection. Devices like Kindles are 5. glare-free a n d can be

used in the sun, but when they are not in use, try to put them in a shaded area. Too much time in direct sunlight can actually bleach your screen. When you are away from 6. home, don’t forget about the devices stored there as well. If you turn off your air-conditioning while you’re on vacation, be sure to set your thermostat to at least 80 to make sure your devices don’t overheat. If you want a single, quick rule of thumb – treat your devices like you treat yourself. If you are too hot in your car or outdoors, chances are pretty good your devices are, too. This article was provided by Jaime Butler, Business Development Specialist at Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc. For more information about IES, visit www.ies-ny.com or call 845-226-9983.

A Special Thank You To Our 2015 Corporate Sponsors LEADERS:

PARTNERS: Bonura Hospitality Group • COBESO, Inc. • DCH Wappingers Falls Toyota Hudson Valley Audio Visual • Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc. • M&T Bank Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies, Inc. • Rose & Kiernan, Inc. SUPPORTERS: EmbroidMe • Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union • Hudson Valley Renegades LCS Companies • Marshall & Sterling Insurance • Meyer Contracting • N&S Supply Orange County Trust Company • Rhinebeck Bank • Riverside Bank – A Division of Salisbury Bank 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: Fox Radio • HVNN.com • iHeartMedia • Media 276 • Poughkeepsie Journal Radio Woodstock 100.1 • Townsquare Media COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Associa New York • Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde, LLP


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chamber connections

4 - 6 p.m. Gold’s Gym 258 Titusville Road Poughkeepsie

A speed networking event where 40 business representatives from noncompeting categories will network at tables of four. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served, and there will be a cash bar. Sponsored by TEG Federal Credit Union

Wednesday, June 10

hudson valley young Professionals owners game

5 - 7 p.m. Daddy O’s Restaurant Bar & Grill 3 Turner St., Hopewell Junction

Presented by Strategy Leaders, The Owner’s Game is an interactive simulation where teams of young professionals group up with an established professional mentor to start a fictional business with the goal of selling it at a profit in five years. Throughout the evening, teams will encounter challenges that might derail their best-laid plans and will have to work as a team to agree on the best course of action. By the end of the game, some teams might make money, and others might lose money, but everyone will have a richer understanding of the real-life trials and tribulations of managing a business, working as a team, accepting outside advice and more. The Owner’s Game is not only for aspiring business owners, but anyone who wants to better grasp the mindset of a decision-maker. There will be plenty of networking time before and after the game.

7:30 - 9 a.m. The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel 40 Civic Center Plaza Poughkeepsie Monthly contact breakfast featuring Charles A. Degliomini of Empire Resorts, Inc., who will speak about the local economic impact of a casino in Greene County. Sponsored by M&T Bank

monday, June 22

wla netgiving reception

5 - 7 p.m. Enso Japanese Fusion & Sushi 1659 Route 9 Wappingers Falls The Women’s Leadership Alliance’s NetGiving Reception focuses on offering ideas, suggestions, resources and/or connections to fellow attendees. After a brief general networking session, attendees will gather into small groups and take turns sharing challenges they face or goals they would like to achieve and receiving advice and suggestions from the group. This event offers participants the satisfaction of helping their colleagues in addition to being helped by them. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar available. There is no charge to attend. Sponsored by The Hodgkins Agency

Wednesday, June 24

floating business break

5:30 - 9 p.m. Boarding begins promptly at 5:30 p.m. Cruise from 6-9 p.m. The Chamber’s monthly networking event hits the Hudson. Network, relax, dine and unwind aboard a river cruise ship. Boarding begins promptly at 5:30 p.m. with departure at 6 p.m. sharp. Tickets purchased must be picked up at the Chamber’s Poughkeepsie or Beacon office or at various events. Call Ashley at 845-454-1700 ext. 1000

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ambassador?

Chamber ambassadors help guide new members as they become active in the Chamber and help promote the Chamber to prospective members.They are also sometimes asked to help assist with Chamber events when needed.

Thursday, June 25

business education seminar

If you’re interested in becoming an ambassador, contact Director of Membership Dee Richter at 845-454-1700 ext. 1009 or dee@dcrcoc.org

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hudson valley young Professionals ceo chat 5 - 7 p.m. Marist Boathouse Poughkeepsie. Featuring Former Central Hudson Gas and Electric CEO Steve Lant.

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Tuesday, July 7

early bird connections 7:30 - 9 a.m. To be announced.

This is an early morning speednetworking event that allows Chamber members to deliver a strategic two-minute promotional pitch to all participants. It’s fast, it’s fun and, most importantly, it produces results. Attendance is industry-exclusive ,so sign up early! Call 845-454-1700 ext. 1000 to RSVP.

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mill street loft/sPca

4 p.m. Dutchess County SPCA 636 Violet Ave. Hyde Park

Ribbon cutting for the installation of the 3D “It’s All About Love” mural, created by Mill Street Loft’s National Art Honor Society students and presented to the DCSPCA in early April. Refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, June 4

state farm - diane disomma agency 4 p.m. 3 Spackenkill Road, Suite 1 Poughkeepsie

Wednesday, June 24

Noon 1061 Route 82 Hopewell Junction

4:30 p.m. 241 North Road Poughkeepsie

Join us to celebrate the 30th anniversary. Refreshments will be provided.

Please join us as we unveil our new Emergency Room Lenich Garden, made possible through the generosity of the late Eleanor Lenich. Refreshments will be provided in the garden.

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Friday, June 12

walkway marathon health and wellness expo 2 p.m. Mid-Hudson Civic Center 14 Civic Center Plaza Poughkeepsie

Join us to celebrate the Walkway Marathon Health and Wellness Expo kick-off.

Thursday, June 18

curvy consignments 4 p.m. 1177 Route 9 Wappingers Falls

Join us to celebrate the grand opening. Refreshments will be provided.

Join us to celebrate the grand opening. Refreshments will be provided.

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Friday, June 19

tourism info center Kimisis greek orthodox church greek fest

11 a.m. Dutchess County Airport 263 New Hackensack Road Wappingers Falls

Join us to celebrate the new Tourism Information Center. Refreshments will be provided.

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Join us to celebrate the start of Greek Fest. Refreshments will be provided.

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Thursday, June 25

hudson valley medical bill advocates

Noon Chamber Conference Room 1 Civic Center Plaza, 4th Floor Poughkeepsie Join us to celebrate the Fifth Anniversary. Bring your medical bills for a free review. Refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, June 25

dutchess county tourism

4 p.m. Dutchess County Tourism 3 Neptune Road, Suite Q17 Poughkeepsie Join us to celebrate the new Dutchess County Tourism offices. Refreshments will be provided.

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Coffee shops Brew Sky Coffee House

1141 Route 55 LaGrangeville, NY 12540 Phone: 845-471-4118 Email: sferramark@gmail.com Web: www.brewskycoffee.com Contact: Mark Sferra Coffee shop, baked goods, sandwiches and salads.

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32 Main St., Suite 324 Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Phone: 845-345-9193 Email: stellayoco324@gmail.com Contact: Stella Jiang Yogurt, coffee, breakfast and drinks.

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39 Robin Road Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Phone: 845-416-2222 Email: michaelpolito43@gmail. com Contact: Michael Polito Personal fitness trainer specializing in bodyweight calistheinics without the use of equipment. Helps people gain strength, weight loss/gain, increased muscle mass, getting fit and healthy. Nutritional coaching also available.

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1100 Route 55, Suite 201 LaGrange, NY 12540 Phone: 845-454-6088 Fax: 845-468-7120 Email: dhill@rhfunding.com Web: www.gorhf.com Contact: Doug Hill Residential Home Funding Corp. is a full-service mortgage banker.

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MEMBER NewsliNe Autism information sessions offered June 3, 10

The Anderson Center for Autism will offer two free sessions on how business owners and staff can promote a more autism-supportive environment from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, and from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at the center’s main campus at 4885 Route 9, Staatsburg. Participating businesses will receive an Autism Supportive Environment Certification of Completion, an Autism Supportive Environment decal for display in the business window, and listings on the Anderson Center’s website, its marketing materials and its resource directory. To learn more, call 845-8899616, or pre-register for a free session at www.andersoncenter forautism.org/ase.

Law Enforcement Day set; farmers market to reopen The Arlington Business Improvement District recently announced the Arlington Farmers’ Market will reopen for the season on Thursday, June 4, and will be held Thursdays from 3-7 p.m., weather permitting, through October 29 on the Vassar Alumni Flats Lawn on Raymond Avenue. The market features more than 20 vendors selling local vegetables, fruits, honey, meat, wool products, baked goods, homemade soap and jewelry. It participates in the Farmers’ Market Nutrition program. The market welcomes entertainers for donations or tips. Contact Bob Legacy at legacyrpb@aol. com for more information. • The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Benevolent Association, in cooperation with the Arlington

Business Improvement District, will host “Law Enforcement Day” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 6, on the Vassar Alumni Lawn on Raymond Avenue in Poughkeepsie. The event will be held in conjunction with a Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation walk and fundraiser. Rain date for both activities is Sunday, June 7. Police equipment will be on display. Families with children are encouraged to visit the Child Identification Station. There will also be a K9 demonstration, snacks, bounce houses, face painting and a DJ, as well as raffles. For more about the Arlington Business District, visit www. arlingtonhasit.org.

Ramapo for Children to host camp celebration Ramapo for Children’s Fifth Annual Eat, Play, Give summer camp celebration will be held June 6-7 at Camp Ramapo on Route 52/Salisbury Turnpike in Rhinebeck. All ages are welcome. The event includes two meals of locally grown foods (overnight price includes three meals). There will be a zip line, climbing wall and rope course, paddling and fishing in the freshwater lake, and swimming in the pool. Eat and play for the day (Saturday only): $60 per person; eat, play and camp for $80 per person; or eat, play and bunk for $100 per person. Children under 3 are free. Dutchess County residents who enter HV50 at checkout can get a 50 percent discount. Call 845-876-8409 or visit www. EPG2015.eventbrite.com

Wellness Center to mark 30th anniversary A ribbon cutting and harvest raffle will be held to celebrate the 30th anniversary of American Wellness Care from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 11, at 1061 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. Light refreshments will be served. The Poughkeepsie Farm Project will raffle off four bounty pick-

ups to two lucky winners during the ribbon cutting event. Besides chiropractic care, integrative clinical nutrition and antiaging expertise, American Wellness Care offers lifestyle coaching, laser therapy for rapid healing, medical massage and spinal and postural screenings. Biofeedback assessments are also provided. For more information, call 845-221-1201, visit http://americanwellnesscare.com or find them on Facebook.

Mobile farmers market to begin in Poughkeepsie Dutchess Outreach and its partners will launch a new mobile Poughkeepsie Plenty Fresh Market at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 11, with a celebration at the Family Partnership Center. Chamber members are invited to attend. The market’s schedule will begin the following week: • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at the Poughkeepsie Housing Authority at New Hope Community Center on Smith Street • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays at Interfaith Towers on Washington Street • Noon to 4 p.m. Fridays at the Family Partnership Center on North Hamilton Street • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at Hudson River Housing at the Underwear Factory/Middle Main. Learn more at www.dutchessoutreach.org/ppm via social media at #PokPlentyMarket.

Greek food, music, more set at Church’s June festival Kimisis tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church will host its Greek Festival June 18-21 rain or shine under the big tent at the Helenic Center Grounds, 140 S. Grand Ave., Poughkeepsie. The event will feature Greek food and pastries, live music, dancing, vendors, church tours and more. Parking and admission are free. Delivery is available at wanderingwaiter.com. For more information, call 845-452-5990.

The Hudson Valley Community Center at 110 S. Grand Ave., Poughkeepsie, announced its Effron Auditorium will serve as the venue for Jazz @ The Center from 7:30-10 p.m. every third Wednesday of the month starting May 20. For a $7 cover charge, the public can enjoy live jazz from local musicians with light refreshments. A portion of all proceeds will benefit Hudson Valley Public Radio. No reservations are required. For more on the Hudson Valley Community Center, call 845471-0430 or visit www.hvcommunitycenter.com

development with more than 25 years of experience. Associate Barbara Beall started with Chazen in 2000 and is director of natural resource services. She has more than 27 years of experience in environmental analysis. Associate Edward Larkin, joined the firm in 2005 and is manager of code compliance and inspection. He oversees construction projects and manages construction inspection personnel. Associate Arlette St. Romain has been with Chazen since 2007 and is director of environmental services with more than 19 years as an environmental scientist. Associate Bruce Wells joined the company in 2011 and is director of land surveying with more than 42 years of experience.

2 child care center staffers honored

Regional credit union launches new logo

Community center offers city jazz series

Two Sol Silver Early Childhood Center staff members were honored at the Annual Champions of Childcare Celebration May 7 at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie. The center’s director, Lucia Swartz, received the “Dutchess County Rookie of the Year” award, and eacher Rochelle White was nominated as “Staff Member of the Year.” The celebration was hosted by the Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam, Inc. The Sol Silver Early Childhood Center is at the Hudson Valley Community Center, 110 South Grand Ave., Poughkeepsie. For more information, call 845-4710430 or visit www.hvcommunitycenter.com/#!preschool/con8

Chazen announces new principal and associates The Chazen Companies, a provider of civil engineering, land surveying, planning, environmental and safety consulting and landscape architecture services, recently announced the addition of a principal and four associates. The new principal is Stuart Mesinger, who joined Chazen in 1998 and is vice president of land

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Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union has launched a new brand to better reflect the $4.1 billion nonprofit financial institution’s growing relationship with Hudson Valley consumers and businesses. The new logo is a modernized version of its predecessor with a new color palette and font style. Developed in partnership with branding, marketing and advertising agency Austin & Williams, the new logo has been launched throughout the credit union’s membership area in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and Ulster counties.

Abilities First unveils new tagline Abilities First, Inc., recently revealed its new tagline, “Enriching the Lives of Children & Adults in Our Communities.” Abilities First has met the needs of people with developmental delays and disabilities since 1962. Its first universal pre-kindergarten was launched in 2014, allowing children of all abilities to learn together. It also offers integrated housing and employment options for adults. Visit www. AbilitiesFirstNY.org


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workforce center helps youth, adults reach their dreams By Louise McLoughlin Vice President of Workforce Development

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pportunity. We all have our own definitions of it. Adults and youth in our Workforce Development Center Programs are able to dream big and work with their mentors to achieve goals they often felt were unreachable. One goal is achieving a high school diploma or equivalency. Our programs offer professional tutors to help our in-school youth advance a grade level and ultimately earn a high school diploma. We work with Dutchess Community College (on-site) and BOCES (one floor down) to host daily High School Equivalency (HSE) classes for both older youth and adults. Some of our participants will be the first person in their family to achieve a high school diploma. Having a high school diploma or equivalency creates opportunities. Another big goal is finding

stable full-time employment. The road to a full-time job ideally starts early. Our high school students are placed in meaningful internships that help them explore career fields of interest. Internships help some solidify a chosen career path and send others “back to the drawing board,” which can be just as valuable. Part-time employment for a youth can be extremely gratifying and establishes the positive mental connection between earning money and being able to afford immediate needs as well as some “wants”! Most of the adults coming to our program want to work. They want to find a job where they feel connected to their co-workers and are successful members of a team. The Chamber mentors work hard to match their mentees’ skills with an employer’s needs. The relationship doesn’t end when someone starts work. Actually, it has just begun. Helping new workers retain their jobs is just as impor-

A teacher works with a student during a Dutchess Community College High School Equivalency class.

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tant as helping them find the jobs. Finding and keeping jobs creates opportunities. Food, shelter and clothing are pretty basic needs. We often work with people whose immediate needs must be solved before they can even begin to dream. Establishing stable housing that is not a homeless shelter or borrowing

someone’s couch is a priority. Until that problem is solved, instability in the family makes it hard for the mom or dad to look at the big picture. When a mentor helps a family achieve its basic needs, opportunity knocks. Opportunity is different for everyone, but opportunity elicits hope – and with hope, you can

Each month Flavor of the Month features a great Hudson Valley restaurant. If you would like your restaurant featured call Carrie at 845- 454-1700 ext. 1012.

dream big. The Chamber mentors are always looking for internship and employment opportunities for the youth and adults they work with. If you are able to host a youth in an internship or are looking for a worker, call Louise McLoughlin at 845-454-1700 ext. 1024 for more information.

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Castaldo’s Route 9 Deli

Congratulations to Luxe Salon & Spa., which celebrated the grand opening of its new location at 35 Main St., Dooley Square, Suite 501, Poughkeepsie.

Congratulations to Castaldo’s Route 9 Deli, 1839 South Road, on its official grand opening ribbon cutting.

Poughkeepsie school District Career Fair

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A Career Fair was presented by Dutchess Youth One Stop at Poughkeepsie High School for students and families. Thanks to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nicole Williams and the City of Poughkeepsie District as well as the local businesses and organizations who participated.

We had a great celebration, along with the Orange County Chamber of Commerce to mark Hudson Valley Help Wanted’s one-year anniversary of its corporate headquarters located in the Hudson Valley.

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Congratulations to The Cakery at Cake-On-A-Stick Bakery, 1004 Main St., Unit 11 in Fishkill on its ribbon-cutting on May 5.

Congratulation to the Poughkeepsie Galleria, which celebrated new enhancements to the mall on May 6.


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Congratulations to Frosty Noggin at 20 Charles Coleman Boulevard in Pawling on its great grand opening ribbon cutting.

Congratulations and happy one-year anniversary to Smoky Rock BBQ 6367 Mill St., Rhinebeck.

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Congratulations to Beacon Dental, located at 1020 Wolcott Avenue in Beacon, on a fantastic 10th anniversary ribbon cutting.

Congratulations to Nuspecies1000 at 427 Main St., Beacon, on its grand opening ribbon cutting.

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Congratulations to Hudson River Sloop Clearwater on its 46th year of sailiing the Hudson River.

Congratulations to Paridise Fitness on Titusville Road in Poughkeepsie on its grand opening ribbon cutting.

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pring is a busy time for the leadership programming of The Chamber Foundation, especially Leadership Dutchess. As part of the curriculum, the class is responsible for coordinating and executing both a Day of Service Project and a Fundraising Challenge Project. On April 25, the Leadership Dutchess Class of 2015 partnered with Rebuilding Together and to help fix a house on the south side of Poughkeepsie. With around 30 people on hand, the class completed all of the projects assigned by Rebuilding Together and also took on other tasks. Participants painted rooms, sealed windows, repaired and repainted the garage, took up carpeting, landscaped and much, much more. The owner was overwhelmed by the good work the class did and thanked them for all that they accomplished. The purpose of the Leadership Dutchess Day of Service is to give the class an opportunity to pay it forward and learn how beneficial and rewarding volunteering can be. Over the summer months, The Chamber Foundation seeks nonprofits to submit projects they would like Leadership Dutchess to coordinate. If you are, or know of, a nonprofit that has a project for the Leadership Dutchess Class of 2016, please check out chamberFDN.org to find out more information. Proposals are due August 14. On May 14, the class also successfully pulled off Hudson Valley’s first Storage War event. With more than 200 people in attendance, guests enjoyed drink samples from vendors from around the county and food provided by Chocolate Mousse catering. All storage bins were stuffed with raffle prizes – 15 bins were part of an open raffle, and five higher-level bins were part of a

live auction. Two of the five higher-level bins were locked closed – one contained $2,500 cash, the other more than $3,000 in prizes! The evening culminated with a live auction conducted by Rob Doyle, with the two bidders opening their respective storage bins to reveal their winnings. Be sure to read next month’s Bottom Line to find out how much the class raised. Final numbers will be unveiled at the graduation on June 11! Every year, the class is assigned the Fundraising Challenge Project

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as a way to tie in all the leadership skills learned throughout the year. Together, the students must form an entire event from concept to execution. All proceeds benefit future Leadership Dutchess classes as well as The Chamber Foundation. Congratulations to the Leadership Dutchess Class of 2015 – your hard work, perseverance and dedication should be commended. Your class met the challenge in making this a remarkable year.

Thank you to Rhett Myers of Vassar Golf Course for hosting our annual Golf Mentoring Day, which is now part of The Chamber Foundation’s Mentorship Program. Students enjoyed learning about golf and how it relates to the game of life. Special thank you to Billy Bob’s BBQ for lunch and to our program sponsor, TD Bank. The Chamber Foundation Mentorship Program pairs students from Poughkeepsie High School with business professionals. The program started in January and will finish in June. It will start back up in September. If you are interested in becoming a youth mentor, please contact Nick at The Chamber Foundation at 845-454-1700 ext .1026.

Join us as we drop over 2,000 baseballs onto Dutchess Stadium!

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boARD oF DiReCtoRs Officers Bill francis, chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fortress Financial Advisory LLC Tina Walz, Vice-chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M & T Bank stacey Langenthal, Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bank of Millbrook Anthony Morando, secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cuddy & Feder LLP stephen e. Diamond, Of counsel . . . . . . . . . . . . Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, LLP DirecTOrs Amy Dittmar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp . Maureen Kangas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center John e. Mack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Quest Peter Maher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mid-Hudson Subaru carmen McGill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dutchess Community College Lisa Morris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union Barbara e. Ostrander . . . . . . . . . . Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell LLP Dr. Greer rychcik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hyde Park Central School District charles “chip” simon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taconic Advisors, Inc . skip Weisman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Weisman Success Resources, Inc . AssOciATe BOArD MeMBers Duval Hanchard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dutchess Community College Student Kristen Huss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hudson Valley Renegades fOunDATiOn sTAff frank castella, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President Audra Gerty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President nicholas shannon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Executive Director nancy DeWitt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate

Hudson Valley Renegades vs. Tri-City ValleyCats 7:05 p.m. Dutchess Stadium

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embers of the Dutchess County Legislature spoke with our Board of Directors members and other Chamber representatives about issues affecting the business community. Thanks to Rose And Ki-

ernan Insurance for hosting and sponsoring the breakfast, along with sponsors N&S Supply and Riverside Bank. The mission of the Chamber’s Legislative Action Committee is to advocate for Chamber members at

all levels of government, economic development and job growth in addition to an efficient and effective government. If you are interested in being a part of the committee, please email richk@ dcrcoc.org.

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he Leadership Dutchess Class of 2015’s fundraiser, the Storage War was held May 14 at Arnoff Moving and Storage in Poughkeepsie. Guests had the opportunity to win a variety of prizes, culminating in a live, blind auction where bidders competed to

win one of five grand prize vaults, one of which contained $2,500. Proceeds will benefit The Chamber Foundation, Inc. A special thank you to the wonderful food and drink vendors and to all of the sponsors. Thank you for your support!

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