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Scholarships to be awarded at Contact Breakfast
he Chamber’s June Contact Breakfast will feature special programming and scholarships presented by The Chamber Foundation. Join us Wednesday,
June 19 at 7:30 am, in the Conference Center of the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. This event is sponsored by Rhinebeck Bank. Chamber mem-
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bers and guests will need to preregister for the June Contact Breakfast by visiting dcrcoc.org or calling (845) 454-1700 ext. 1000. Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Rhinebeck Bank is one of the oldest state chartered mutual savings banks in New York State. This Contact Breakfast sponsored by
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Message from the Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Message from the Chamber President . . . . . . . . . 4 Nonprofit of the Month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings & Events . . . . . . . . 4-5 Chamber Foundation Newsletter . . . . . . . . . . 7-10 Member News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 New Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Workforce Development Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
charter provides the opportunity to focus on what is important, their customers, rather than the next quarterly earnings report. This focus allows Rhinebeck Bank to offer many types of products and services for both personal and business banking. From checking and savings accounts to commercial loans and mortgages, all of their products and services are competitively priced for today’s marketplace. Their commitment to community extends beyond the business of banking as they actively participate in many local community efforts. For more information, visit rhinebeckbank.com.
Networking after hours to be held at CJ’s Pizza
he next Business After Hours will take place June 26 from 5 - 7 PM at CJ’s Pizza & Pasta Italian Ristorante, 353 Old Post Road, Rhinebeck. This monthly networking event is complimentary to attend, thanks to our generous sponsor, RBT CPAs, LLP. Register by visiting dcrcoc. org/events, or by calling (845) 454-
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1700 ext. 1000. RBT CPAs, LLP enjoys over a 45-year history of providing audit, tax, accounting, and business development consulting services to business owners in the Hudson Valley and New York Metropolitan area. They are one of the largest public accounting firms in the valley, with offices in Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, and Wurtsboro. They currently are ranked #2 for Best Companies to Work For in New York State and #43 for Top 100 Accounting Firms in the US. RBT CPAs, LLP understands businesses from the ground up, gaining insight into their changing needs and forges long-term relationships built on integrity, quality, and teamwork.
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For more info visit rbtcpas.com CJ’s Pizza & Pasta Italian Ristorante is dedicated to the community and are grateful to all their loyal customers and vendors. For well over 30 years, this family-owned and operated establishment has
provided a fun, relaxed, and welcoming environment to all. They look forward to seeing you back, and invite new friends to come dine and enjoy a tasty Italian/American meal. See you at CJ's! For more information, visit cjsrhinebeck.com.
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Join us for a Hudson Valley tradition Officers Jennifer Dunn, Chair ......State Farm, Dunn Insurance and Financial Services, Inc. . William Francis, 1st Vice Chair..............................Fortress Financial Advisory, LLC Scott Pawenski, 2nd Vice Chair...................................................Branding Pros Lauren Gillett, Treasurer ............................................ The Chazen Companies David Bova, Secretary.....................................Millbrook Vineyards & Winery Jeffrey B. Senft, Past Chair ...........................S&O Construction Services, Inc. Stephen E. Diamond, Of Counsel .....Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond LLP/SRDD Law Directors Valerie Belton ...................................................................UIster Savings Bank Philip Bronzi ......................................................................... Rhinebeck Bank Filomena Fanelli .................................... Impact PR & Communications, Ltd. Joline Frey .......................................................MidHudson Regional Hospital Lawrence Holzapfel ............. Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies Susan L. Howell ..................................................................... RBT CPAs, LLP Maureen Kangas...................Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center Vincent Lemma............................... Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency, LLC Michael Mullaney............................................. Hudson Cadillac Buick GMC Evelyn Panichi ...............................................Royal Carting Service Company Stewart Petrovits .................................................Blacktop Maintenance Corp. Michael Samuelson.....................................................................Health Quest Frank Smith ..................................................... Marshall & Sterling Insurance Mike Spinelli ................................................................................... TaxBrakes Denise Doring VanBuren .................. Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corp. Mary Kay Vrba ............................................................Dutchess Tourism, Inc. Tina Walz ................................................................................... M & T Bank Stephen A. Whalen .........................................................Whalen Architecture Gregory White ..............................................................Adams Fairacre Farms Associate Board Members Geoff Brault ..........................................................Walkway Over the Hudson Julia Kammerer ............................................................... CareMount Medical Chamber Staff Frank Castella, Jr. ................................................................ President & CEO Audra B. Gerty .............................................Executive Vice President & CFO Rich Kleban .................................................... Senior Vice President & COO Steve Bleier .....................................Membership Development Representative Nancy DeWitt.....................................................Director of Business Services Joshua Galow .................................Membership Development Representative Alexandra Goebelbecker ............................... Community Relations Specialist Cynthia Hacker .....................................................Communications Associate Jean Harris .........................................................................Director of Events Ayla Rector................................... Director of Marketing & Communications Chelsea Schwarze ................................................. Member Relations Director Angela Signor-Brown ..............................................Director of Media Design The Chamber Foundation Nicholas Shannon .............................................................. Executive Director Lisa Niosi ............................................................................ Business Manager Hannah Early ........................................................ Programming Coordinator Workforce Development Center Anne De Muro ...................................................Workforce Program Manager Workforce Connections Program Everett Johnson ...................................Workforce Connections Case Manager Meredith Madden .................................................Program Data Coordinator Youth One Stop Jessica Vitolano.................................................. Youth One Stop Coordinator Ashley Adorno ................................. Youth One Stop Assistant Case Manager Antonella Cutello ............................................Youth One Stop Case Manager Danica Pierre-Louis .........................................Youth One Stop Case Manager John Pierre-Louis ............................................Youth One Stop Case Manager Career Action Center Katrina Gobins .............................................Director of Career Action Center Nancy Herrera...................................................Career Action Center Mentor
The Bottom Line is a monthly publication of : The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce One Civic Center Plaza • Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 845.454.1700 • Fax: 845.454.1702 The Bottom Line • Volume 36 • 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 Online at dcrcoc.org
he 28th Annual Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival will return to the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck on July 12-14, once again bringing vibrancy and excitement to our region. This year we will have even more of the unique shape balloons that previewed last year, plus many other attractions. There is really something for everyone! Returning balloon meisters, Michele and Roger Hooper, have signed on balloonists from all over the country. Over 100 balloons are set to launch throughout the weekend. Balloon flights are weather and wind dependent of course, but if the balloons aren’t able to fly, there are still so many activities to keep all ages entertained.
Message from the Chair:
Jennifer Dunn In addition to hot-air balloon rides and helicopter rides, we have added numerous activities, such as a 22-foot high “firetruck slide” and an adult obstacle course. We are fortunate to have favorites like the Majestic Hot-Air Balloon Glows and Rhinebeck Aerodrome Antique Airplane Fly-overs returning.
There will be tons of live music, a Craft Beverage Tasting Tent, Morning Yoga, and much, much more! Each year this event grows exponentially and this year I cannot wait to welcome visitors from all over the country to our beloved Dutchess County. Visit our Balloon Festival website at balloonfesthv.com for tickets, schedule of events, sponsors, FAQs, and more. I sincerely hope to see you in July! Jen Dunn, ChFC, CPCU – Dunn Insurance and Financial Services, Inc. , State Farm, is the Chamber’s Board of Directors' Chair for 2019. Reach her at 845.471.3531 or email@example.com.
Collaboration within our community By Jen Dunn
t has been my experience that there is no greater joy of community than where collaboration exists. As I reflect back on the places I have served, collaboration was the common thread in the communities which thrived the most. It is in these communities where I witnessed a shared sense of passion, presence, and perseverance, where members served with a common interest to improve for the benefit of every member, not just one. Collaboration is not always easy; it is giving way to the ideas of others, letting go of control and allowing others to take the reins. It means taking time to listen and evaluate, and having the courage to have honest communication. It is a responsibility to understand there is a greater force when all members are engaged, active, and being heard. For each of us, the inspirations behind our need to serve may be slightly different, but collectively, we gather in desire to add to the spirit of the community. The proverb “it takes a village” does not only apply to raising children; it is true in any business group, community project, or business I have been involved with
along the way. As a mother, I have experienced this firsthand. My family was blessed with wonderful caregivers, educators, coaches, friends, and family who each provided guidance, understanding, and most of all, love. As a business owner, it has been through the help of business professionals, organizations, customers, and experts who provided that same guidance, understanding, and encouragement that I gained support and witnessed true collaboration. Interestingly enough, these groups overlapped on many occasions as we are all woven into the fabric of each other’s lives. As part of the WLA, Women’s Leadership Alliance, our mission is to empower women through advocacy, collaboration, and leadership. And while each of these are important, without collaboration, we cannot exist effectively. We have the most enthusiastic and caring individuals helping to provide true learning opportunities and support for our community. In the Hudson Valley, we are fortunate to have a thriving
business community, where we are able to leverage the collective expertise and energy of our members. Through Athena Leadership, we recognize one of the eight tenets of leadership is to foster collaboration. As Athena International defines, collaboration is “valuing the gifts each individual brings, with a perspective that is global and a spirit that is inclusive.” It means “deepening understanding, awareness, and knowledge through diversity, encouraging participation from those who are often overlooked.” I encourage each of you to continue to look for ways to get involved and give our community the opportunity to learn from you. We look forward to seeing you throughout the year and invite you to experience the passion, presence, and perseverance of our WLA. Visit becomingathena.org for more. Jen Dunn, ChFC, CPCU – Dunn Insurance and Financial Services, Inc. , State Farm, is the Chamber’s Board of Directors' Chair for 2019. Reach her at 845.471.3531 or jen.dunn.pwl3@ statefarm.com.
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Chamber 102 seminar to be held
he next Business Education Seminar will be held on Wednesday, June 19 at The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, from 9-11 AM. This event is sponsored by Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, LLP/SRDD Law and Rondout Savings Bank. This complimentary seminar, aptly named “Chamber 102: From a Member’s Perspective,” will be held in a roundtable setting, allowing for both Chamber staff and members to explain their positive experiences utilizing Chamber benefits and opportunities. This is a great opportunity to build and develop your membership and involvement with the Chamber. Res-
ervations are required. To RSVP, visit dcrcoc.org, or call (845) 4541700, ext. 1000. SRDD Law is one of the largest and most experienced law firms in the Hudson Valley. With exceptional attorneys, who are active members of our community, they represent a wide array
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of individuals, businesses, municipalities and institutional clients throughout the area. Their knowledgeable and experienced team of attorneys, along with their dedicated support staff, draws its strength from working together to support each individual case. For more information, please visit srddlaw.com or call (866) 290-2000. Established in 1868, Rondout Savings Bank is a state-chartered, mutual banking and financial services provider, headquartered in Kingston, New York. Rondout Savings Bank helps families, neighbors, and businesses prosper. The bank has a long history of serving our local communities, and maintaining a strong tradition of customer service excellence while providing each customer with the personal attention they deserve. Give them a call at (845) 331-0073.
Kimisis Greek Orthodox Church presents the annual Poughkeepsie Greek Festival. For 4 days, [OL V\[ZPKL VM [OL /LSSLUPJ *LU[LY PZ ÄSSLK ^P[O the exciting sights, smells, tastes, and sounds of the Poughkeepsie Greek Festival. Come enjoy traditional Greek delicacies and our famous pastries. Sit and enjoy the Greek music and dancing under the tent. And don't forget to pick up some souvenirs at the church bookstore, and take a tour of our beautiful church. Flavor of the Month features the best of the Hudson Valley. If you would like your favorite place to be featured, call 845.454.1700, x 1029.
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Message from the
Chamber President Frank Castella, Jr.
The Foundation shows commitment to community
s you know, The Chamber is dedicated to not only improving our local economy and business climate, but also the community as a whole. It accomplishes this largely through the programming and events put on by its nonprofit fundraising arm, The Chamber Foundation, Inc. In the last weekend of April, The Chamber Foundation presented the third annual Hudson Valley KidVenture. Thousands joined us at our new venue at Dutchess County Community College for a weekend of discovery, adventure, and learning. I think it’s safe to say, the event was a huge success! Other notable May events included local high school students completing the Youth Leadership Program, and the completion of the Foundation’s Executive Leadership Program, which recognized individuals in senior level roles for their completion of this five-part, high-level, educational series. I hope you’ll join me at the June Contact Breakfast, where we will again give thousands of dollars to local students to further their education goals. See Page 1 for complete event information. Also this month, 28 adult
professionals will graduate from Leadership Dutchess, joining the ranks of more than 700 individuals who have benefitted from this signature leadership program since its inception 30 years ago in 1989. This year’s class put on a hugely successful Rewind 80s Party, and the final fundraising total at this event will be revealed at their graduation this month. In short, The Chamber Foundation is deeply rooted in its mission to further enhance the future of our community through training, education, mentorship, and its commitment to community service. I hope you’ll join me in acknowledging the hard work and dedication of The Chamber Foundation’s staff, but also in supporting these invaluable community resources—together we can make a difference in our community. For more information on The Chamber Foundation’s programming and to donate, visit chamberfdn.org.
HVYPs present CEO Chat
udson Valley Young Professionals will get the opportunity to chat with a CEO on June 12, at The Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill, from 5:30-7 PM. Kimberly Kochem, from the Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, will lead an informal and Kimberly Kochem conversational “give-and-take” for participants with ample time for Q&A. She will share her thoughts on leadership, management, and much more, including her own personal stories, during this complimentary event sponsored by M&T Bank. Registration is required in advance. Cancellations less than 24-hours from the event and noshows will be charged a catering fee if food is served. To register, visit dcrcoc.org events or call 845.454.1700 x 1000.
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Tuesday, June 4
Jancare Private Health Services, Inc. 4 PM 1534 Route 52 Suite F/H Fishkill
Innate Chiropractic Noon 1574 US 9, Suite 13 Wappingers Falls Join us for the grand opening.
Join as we celebrate their five year anniversary.
Friday, June 14
Wednesday, June 5
4 PM 1097 Route 55, Lagrangeville
Daffodils Gift Shoppe 4 PM 1600 Main Street Pleasant Valley
Join us for the grand opening.
Friday, June 7
Tiki Temple 4 PM 206 Main Street Poughkeepsie Join us for the grand opening.
Tuesday, June 11 CEO Chat sponsored by
Friday, June 14
Emergency One Noon 4274 Albany Post Road Hyde Park Join us as we open their new location.
ZoMo Yoga Join us for the grand opening.
Tuesday, June 18
Friendly Place 4 PM 1097 Route 55 Lagrangeville Join us for the grand opening.
Friday, June 21
All In One Realty 4 PM 1097 State Route 55 Lagrangeville Join us for the grand opening.
Tuesday, June 25
Noon 1004 Main Street, Suite 13 Fishkill Join us for the grand opening.
Thursday, June 27
4 PM 164 Old Route 9, Fishkill Frank M. Castella, Jr., President & CEO
Stay up-to-date with local young professionals!
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The Chamber’s Nonprofit of the Month offers nonprofits, direct advertising to members and the community through print, electronic, and radio media. If you are interested in this program, contact Josh at 845.454.1700, x 1029.
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914.493.6455 rmh-ghv.org Ronald McDonald House of the Greater /\KZVU =HSSL` RLLWZ MHTPSPLZ ^P[O JYP[PJHSS` ill or injured children together and close to the care and resources they need.
Join us as we celebrate their 25-year anniversary along with the Orange County Chamber of Commerce.
Friday, June 28
The O'Neill GroupDutton, LLC 4 PM 1 Dutchess Avenue Poughkeepsie Join us for the grand opening.
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HVYP: New Member Meet and Greet 5:30 - 6:30 PM Chamber Conference Room One Civic Center Plaza, 4th Floor Poughkeepsie An informal meeting and discussion with the Advisory Council to learn about the mission and strategy of the Hudson Valley Young Professionals.
Tuesday, June 4
Chamber Network, Present & Refer 7:30 - 9 AM Chamber Conference Room One Civic Center Plaza, 4th Floor Poughkeepsie A targeted networking event, limited to 25 Chamber members, one person per industry. Attendees will exchange information on their
5 - 7 PM The Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill 106 Val-Kill Park Road Hyde Park Featuring Kimberly Kochem of the Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Hear thoughts on leadership, management, and much more, including inspiring personal stories. Sponsored by: M & T Bank
Monday, June 17
Nussbickel Golf Tournament 8:30 AM - 5 PM Trump National Golf Club Hudson Valley 178 Stormville Road Hopewell Junction The Foundation's annual golf tournament in support of the Norman & Rita Nussbickel Memorial Scholarship. Complete event info at ChamberFDN.org
July 12 - July 14
7:30 - 9 AM Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel 40 Civic Center Plaza Poughkeepsie
353 Old Post Road Rhinebeck
Dutchess County Fairgrounds 6636 Route 9, Rhinebeck
Monthly networking event. Sponsored by: RBT CPAs, LLP
Complete event info at balloonfesthv.com
The Chamber’s June Contact Breakfast will feature a special program from The Chamber Foundation. Sponsored by: Rhinebeck Bank
ook around any office or home office these days and I’m sure you’ll see some older electronics that everyone thought they would use again, or thought they might be able to share with staff or even family members at some point. Eventually though, you feel the need to get rid of the clutter and everyone is probably aware of the need to recycle these items, but do you know how to do it properly? Here are some tips to make sure you can clean up and still keep the environment healthy. Smartphones and their batteries are the easiest to recycle. A company called Call2Recycle
advises that after you wipe all of the personal/business data and photos, remember to also remove the SIM card if it still has one. Call2Recycle accepts any make, model, and size and will refurbish, resell, or recycle them to make new devices. Best Buy, Staples, Lowes and Home Depot also have collection sites for phones to be recycled. If you have a laptop you are no longer in love with, check the age, but if it’s less than 5 years old, chances are that someone else can get use out of it. Newer laptops can be donated to local nonprofits or libraries after some refurbishing. If the device is too old to be useful or could be a potential security risk to your environment and it is time to recycle,
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Wednesday, June 19
Business Education Seminar:
9 - 11 AM Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel 40 Civic Center Plaza Poughkeepsie Chamber 102: From a Member’s Perspective will be a roundtable of Chamber staff and members. They will give an overview of the Chamber, The Foundation, and The Workforce Development Center. They will discuss the advocacy of the Chamber, what SCORE/SBDC is, volunteering and being a part of committees, Ribbon Cuttings for new businesses, Member News, and Radio and Marketing opportunities. This is a great opportunity to build and develop your membership. Sponsored by: Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, LLP/SRDD Law and Rondout Savings Bank
How to properly recycle your electronics By Jaime M. Butler
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you can check the EPA’s list of certified electronic recyclers to make sure you’re dealing with a reputable company before handing over your device. Donating devices can actually earn you a tax break as well, so keep track of what you have set aside for donations. Don’t forget that chargers and other cables can be recycled, too. If you have stored chargers and a variety of cables from when you changed over equipment, with the thought that you might need it just in case, it could be time to let go. Cables can be dropped off at places like Best Buy and Staples. Jaime Butler, business development specialist at Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc., contributed this article. For more information about IES, visit ies-ny. com or call (845) 226-9983.
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Hot-Air Balloon Festival returns A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR
2019 Corporate Sponsors CORPORATE LEADERS:
Bonura Hospitality Group | DCH Wappingers Falls Toyota Hudson Valley Audio Visual | iHeartMedia Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc. M & T Bank | Poughkeepsie Galleria Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and Conference Center Poughkeepsie Journal Media | RBT CPAs, LLP Rose & Kiernan, Inc. | Royal Carting Service Company
his year’s Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival is back and promises more of everything—more eye-catching “shape balloons,” more vendors, and more attendees. The festival is in its 28th year of hosting balloonists from all over the country and will once again be at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, on July 12, 13, and 14. This year’s event sponsors are Q92.1 and Bottini Fuel. There will be new attractions, including a 22-foot high “firetruck slide,” and antique airplane displays and weather-permitting flyovers, courtesy of Old Rhinebeck Aerodome. Festival favorite, the majestic Moon Glow, where balloons light up the night sky from the ground, will return for Friday and Saturday night, accompanied by Aerophone, a live 50-piece band.
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Call for Volunteers The Balloon Festival is calling for volunteers! Anyone interested in volunteering at the festival can do so by visiting our volunteer portal on balloonfesthv.com. All volunteers who work at least one shift will be given a HV Balloon Fest t-shirt and two tickets for the weekends events to the festival.
MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS Organization Name
IBM Corporation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Poughkeepsie Journal Media . . . . . . . 69 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
S & O Construction Services, Inc. ServiceMaster Restore by Nest Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond LLP/SRDD Law Talex Media LLC | TEG Federal Credit Union Tompkins Mahopac Bank
Interfaith Towers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
DSL Financial Services . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
CareMount Medical, P.C. | Fortress Financial Advisory LLC Greystone Programs, Inc. | Hudson Cadillac-Buick-GMC JGS, CPA | Mackey Butts & Wise, LLP Meyer Contracting Corporation MidHudson Regional Hospital Mobile Life Support Services, Inc. | Rondout Savings Bank The Arc of Dutchess | Ulster Savings Bank
McHoul Funeral Home, Inc. . . . . . . . 24
American Heart Association - Dutchess/Ulster Division. . . . . . . . . 29 Ostertag O'Leary Barrett & Faulkner. . 28 Camp Hillcroft. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Mary Rita Sheehy, OD . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 St. Martin de Porres Church . . . . . . . 24
Camo Pollution Control, Inc. . . . . . . 24 MPI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Fred W. Schaeffer, Esq. . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Royal Carting Service Company . . . . 21 Asset Property Services . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Black Electric, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Eagle Riverview Group, Inc. . . . . . . . 20
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courses, and more. Advance discounted tickets are now available. Tickets are $10 in advance, $14 at the gate. A $25 weekend pass is available. Updates, including weather information, will be posted on the website at balloonfesthv.com, as well as on The 28th Annual Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival Facebook and Instagram pages. Please share your photos using #hvballoonfest. Visit balloonfesthv. com for complete event information, tickets, FAQs, directions, sponsors, vendors, and more.
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There will be several other live bands throughout the weekend, including the Ronald Reagans Big 80s Show on Sunday from 4-8 pm. We are planning over 100 balloon launches during the event, with mass launches scheduled for 6 pm in the evenings Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and the popular sunrise launches at 6 am, which are free and open to the public, on Saturday and Sunday. In addition, there will be tethered balloon rides (on-site, $20 per person, in person cash only), fullflight balloon rides, and helicopter rides available throughout the festival. Advanced online registration is recommended. All rides are weather and wind-permitting, but activities will be available at all times. These include a craft beverage tap tent, live bands, vendors, food trucks, hayrides, adult and toddler obstacle
Weisman Success Resources, Inc. . . . 17 Consigli Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Rhinebeck Architecture & Planning, PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fortress Financial Advisory LLC. . . . 14 Institute for Music and Health. . . . . . 14
Home Mason Stone & Supply . . . . . . . 3 William A. Smith & Son, Inc. . . . . . . . 2 Northside Auto Body, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 2
Prudential Lyle C. Roberts, CLTC, Lutcf . . . . . . . 13
Dutchess Optometry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
A & R Security, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Fox Air Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck. . . . . . . 2
Leo's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria . . 10
Granite Inspection Group . . . . . . . . . . 2
Key Construction Services, LLC . . . . 10
Fleet Feet Poughkeepsie . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Dutchess Tekcon Industries, Inc. . . . . 9
Feldman, Kleidman, Coffey & Sappe LLP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue, Inc.. . . 8
Winnakee Land Trust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Drop N Lock Storage Co. . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Billy Joe's Ribworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Straub, Catalano & Halvey Funeral Home. . . . . . . . . . . . 7
SendOutCards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 J. Dominicks Trattoria . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Drake Creative Collaborative . . . . . . . 1
Arlington Dental Associates . . . . . . . . 7
Connor & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Albrecht's Auto Repair, Inc. . . . . . . . . . 6
Herzog's Paint Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Meade Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Snook-9 Realty, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Chelsea Cafe Group dba Dunkin Donuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Companion Pet Hospital of Fishkill . . 4
Cantele Tent Rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Special Olympics NY Hudson Valley Region . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Renaissance Rehabilitation & Nursing Care Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Hudson Valley Startup Fund . . . . . . . . 3
United Rentals (Reliable Onsite Services). . . . . . . . . . . 1 iPark 84 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Genova & Malin LLP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
2019 N EW S L E T T E R
Leadership Dutchess celebrates 30 years
By Erin Cafarelli Leadership Dutchess Class of 2010
n March 14, over 150 Leadership Dutchess graduates, session speakers, and program sponsors gathered to celebrate the 30th reunion
of the program’s inception at Mill Creek Caterers. Alumni from 1989-2019 enjoyed networking, appetizers, games, and a photo booth. Guests shared stories about their own experiences, including inaugural class members Patrick Moore and
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Robert Doyle, who both spoke highly of the program’s growth over the last 30 years. “As a graduate from the inaugural class of Leadership Dutchess, I am fortunate to have benefited from the education and training,” said Doyle. “Over the past thirty years of my volunteer leadership in local, regional, and national organizations, these communities have benefited from the teaching I received at Leadership Dutchess.” “This fantastic leadership program has not only survived the test of time, it has blossomed into a program that teaches enthusiastic future leaders how to extend their time, talent and treasure to the
benefit of us all,” he added. The evening’s program culminated with a keynote speech from Robert R. Dyson, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, The DysonKissner-Moran Corporation and Chairman of the Board for The Dyson Foundation. Dyson spoke about the importance of leadership and philanthropy in one’s life, and shared anecdotes from his personal journey. The event was sponsored by the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie, Fortress Financial, and Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union-Insurance Services. Event co-chairs were Erin Cafarelli (class of 2010) and Terry Williams (class of 2015).
kangaroo, “a baby T-rex,” and even a Madagascar “kissing cockroach.” Our fabulous KidCrew eagerly shared every moment with fellow KidVentureers and really helped to spread the buzz on social. The new venue at the college allowed for all areas to be
stroller and wheelchair accessible with plenty of room for restroom facilities and large crowds. A shuttle for people with disabilities was available for transport from the parking lot to the events.
Growing KidVenture a venture for success
he 3rd Annual KidVenture was bigger and better than ever before! Hosted for the first time at Dutchess County Community College (DCC), more than 80 exhibitors and business sponsors had a blast while offering hands-on activities for kids of all abilities ages 3-12. Performances in the Dutchess Theater delighted kids Presenting Sponsor
with magic, music, clowning, and reptile visitors. Local teen talents “Spackapella” a capella group from Spackenkill High School and “Hello Dolly Highlights” from students from Arlington High School dazzled with their performances. The entire campus of DCC was full of glowing faces meeting their favorite princesses, super heroes, and taking turns to ride the Lucky Orphan Horse Rescue pony! Touch-ATruck fulfilled the dreams of each KidVentureers, allowing them to climb, experience, and learn about working vehicles. Kids met exotic animals, including an alligator, a
A signature program of The Chamber Foundation, Leadership Dutchess is dedicated to educating and motivating citizens to serve in leadership roles within our community. This program is designed to foster the development of a group of professionals who learn and grow together over a nine-month period. Visit ChamberFDN.org for all the details and how to apply.
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Moving executive careers ahead
xecutive Leadership returned for a second year in January 2019, welcoming a class of 21 professionals. Taking place over five months, with two morning sessions per month, this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Executive Leadership Program maintained a cohort of participants, giving consistency and a valuable learning experience for all involved. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Year two of our Executive Leadership program has proven to be very rewarding so far,â&#x20AC;? said Sal Calta, retired IBM executive and chair of the Executive Leadership Program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have fine-tuned
the class material to make it even more interesting and engaging for the students. The participants are networking, learning from each other, and are even more engaged in class discussion. This enhanced level of comfort and engagement has also led to an increase in the level of 1:1 coaching requests that
the students are now taking advantage of!â&#x20AC;? Topics covered in Executive Leadership include: Managing Yourself, Strategic Planning and Execution, Executive Communication, Managing for Success, and Human Resources in Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Environment. The Executive Leadership
Program is designed for mid to senior-level managers, nonprofit administrators, and entrepreneurs seeking advanced leadership and communications skills to move their careers and organizations forward. Executive directors, sole proprietors, and high-potential career managers who are being developed for senior roles will also find value in this program. Chris Quinby, vice president and chief financial officer of Warlock Athletics Home of Warlock CrossFit, and participant in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Executive Leadership class,
had this to say about the program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sal and Steve provide an excellent framework for all business executives to improve their personal and professional goals, strategies, and tactics. I personally have a renewed appreciation for the process of building and improving existing ideas, as well as more efficient ways to incubate new ideas. Many of my everyday struggles as a business owner and operator were addressed, and I now have more tools to tackle them more efficiently.â&#x20AC;? To find out more about this program, visit ChamberFDN.org.
Creating roadmaps to achieve big goals
lexis enrolled in Youth One Stop at the end of March 2018 with a clear road map for her future: attend High School Equivalency classes provided by Dutchess Community College, attain her diploma, move on to a technical class, and obtain full-time employment that would begin a career pathway in the medical field. She was working part-time at Stop and Shop,
and was also five months pregnant. Her road map for the future included a very tight timeline. Alexis enrolled in the HSE class as an engaged and attentive student. In April, she took the TASC exam, and learned she had passed all sections. She now had her diploma! Her next goal was to enroll in the Certified Nursing Assistant Class provided by the BOCES Adult Learning Institute.
But there were a few obstacles: BOCES wasn't offering a summer class at the time, and more importantly, her baby seemed undecided as to when sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be born. Alexis was put on bedrest by her doctor and then hospitalized, but was determined to stay on track. BOCES scheduled a C.N.A. class in July of 2018, which, assuming she had her baby by then, would be perfect for Alexis.
In June 2018, Alexis became the mother of a beautiful baby girl. She proudly attended Dutchess Community Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s HSE graduation ceremony, and then promptly began attending C.N.A. class. In August, she attained her certificate on the first try. In October, Alexis was hired by the Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital and is working full-time as a Patient Care Tech!
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Career exploration through The Youth Leadership Program By Rebecca Oberle
n my sophomore year of high school, my mother encouraged me to enroll in The Youth Leadership Program. I decided to join in hopes that I’d gain some leadership skills that I’d need to use in my future. I was excited for Track Two because I’d be learning about things that would help me in a career later in life, and it would also give me important information about applying to colleges. When I learned that we would be required to complete an internship, I knew that I wanted to take
full advantage of that great opportunity, so I began researching careers and looking for one that I might pursue in my future. I have always been intrigued by the science classes that I’ve taken throughout my studies. However, I also knew that I desperately wanted to help people in whatever career I pursued. So, I decided that I’d be interested in doing my internship at MidHudson Regional Hospital. I remember the moment that I read the message that officially matched me with an internship there; I was in the hallway of my school, talking to my friend and checking my
email. When I saw the message, I was ecstatic and texted my mom about it immediately! I was so excited about this opportunity because, although I knew I wanted to pursue something involving health sciences, I had no idea what specifically I’d like to do in a hospital setting. During the internship, I learned about opportunities through interactive rotations between different departments, which included robotics/makoplasty, imaging/radiology, pharmacy, and laboratory. All of these rotations were very interesting, but what really caught my eye was the laboratory. With this, I decided that I might be interested in studying clinical laboratory sciences in college. Although this may change when I begin my studies, I know for sure that I still want to do something involving health sciences. I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity that I’ve been given, and I’m very glad I participated in the Youth Leadership Program. Through this, I learned important skills that I will apply during my college and adult life. Program Sponsors
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rganization, communication, and leadership skills are essential for professional success, but teenagers do not always have the opportunity to develop these areas at an early age. To address this growing need, The Chamber Foundation has created The Youth Leadership Program, which gives teenagers the space to grow and discover their abilities as young leaders. As a two-year program, Youth Leadership is divided into two separate tracks, each with their own area of focus. While Track One asks students to build and flex their entrepreneurial skills, Track Two focuses on helping students identify their educational and career goals. This year we participated in Track One, where students create a classroom-based company, with the goal of creating a product and selling it for profit. Our company
consisted of five student-run departments: Business Development, Marketing, Finance, Production, and Human Resources. As part of this process, we sold stock in our company to raise capital, designed a branded product, selected a manufacturer, with the goal of selling our product, earning enough profit to repay our shareholders, and even make them more money. This year, our company decided to manufacture and sell “Card Caddies,” a new and useful phone accessory. This product sticks to the back of any phone and can act as both a pocket for money and as a phone stand. Within each department of our company, students had the ability to put forth ideas, make decisions, and develop skills that can be utilized for a lifetime. Participating in this program provides such a wonderful space for young leaders to step up, learn the value of their voice, and cultivate valuable skills.
Visit ChamberFDN.org to learn more about all of our leadership, mentorship programming, and scholarship opportunities.
College campus tours engage and inspire
ouring college campuses can make the abstract idea of college a more tangible goal and can help students determine what type of school best meets their needs. This is exactly what happened for our Leadership Connections students from Poughkeepsie High School as they toured the campuses of Dutchess Community College and Vassar College. Students started the
day listening to a presentation on DCC’s offerings, flexibility, and opportunities from the Associate Dean of Enrollment Management, Michael Roe. They went on to tour the campus and experienced a day in the life of a DCC student. Taznir Smalling, a junior, liked what she saw. “I was really impressed by DCC, especially the small class sizes, because it’s important to have close ac-
cess to professors in case you need help or attention,” she commented. Later in the day, students explored Vassar College and marveled at the architecture and diverse art and science offerings on campus. “The campus at Vassar was really nice, and the library was huge. It’s nice to know the library is open late so that students can get their work done when it works best for them,” said Abdul Azim, a senior.
Aside from the “campus-feel,” financial aid is another major factor when it comes to choosing the right school, and mentors worked hard throughout the day to uncover ways to make the process more affordable. “DCC and Vassar both offer solid financial options. DCC offers very affordable tuition that can be fully covered by financial aid for eligible students, and Vassar offers a program where they will meet 100% of the full demonstrated financial need for accepted students. These are huge, as students can obtain a quality and affordable education right in their hometown,” said Paul Bowen, mentor. By the end of the day, students were glad to demystify the college process and were feeling inspired to pursue the next step in their educational journeys.
Leadership Connections is The Chamber Foundation’s student mentorship program, partnering exclusively with Poughkeepsie High School. This program gives an opportunity for Poughkeepsie High School juniors and seniors to build connections with business professional mentors in the local community. Leadership Connections is free and funded in part by the New York State OCFS and Dutchess County Division of Youth Services. Additional support provided by: Royal Carting Service Company & The Dyson Foundation.
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THE CHAMBER FOUNDATION OFFICERS Amy Dittmar, Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. Maureen Kangas, Vice Chair . . . . . . Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center Barbara E. Ostrander, Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .RBT CPAs, LLP David Wise, Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mackey Butts & Wise, LLP Stephen E. Diamond, Of Counsel Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, LLP/SRDD Law DIRECTORS José L. Carrión . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wappingers Central School District Staci Cussick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liberty Mutual Insurance Tina Hawkinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Red Cap Cleaners Kim Kenyon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gold's Gym Matthew Mullaney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hudson Cadillac-Buick-GMC Jennifer Pawenski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Chazen Companies Jessica Pecchia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Poughkeepsie Galleria Michael Roe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dutchess Community College Al Torreggiani . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Key Construction Services, LLC Robyn Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union FOUNDATION STAFF Frank Castella, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President Audra Gerty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President Nicholas Shannon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Executive Director Anne De Muro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Workforce Development Center Program Manager Lisa Niosi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Business Manager Hannah Early . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Programming Coordinator YOUTH ONE STOP STAFF Jessica Vitolano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Youth One Stop Coordinator Ashley Adorno . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Youth One Stop Assistant Case Manager Antonella Cutello. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Youth One Stop Case Manager Danica Pierre-Louis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Youth One Stop Case Manager John Pierre-Louis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Youth One Stop Case Manager
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MEMBER NEWSLINE Taste of Arlington returns June 6
The Arlington Business Improvement District (ABID) will host the 3rd annual Taste of Arlington on June 6, from 5 - 8:30 p.m. The Taste of Arlington brings together food and music to create a festival that showcases the best the Arlington area has to offer. Attendees will enjoy a walkable culinary trail throughout the ABID and sample over 30 culinary dishes from participating restaurants. Proceeds from this year’s festival will benefit the Poughkeepsie Farm Project. Visit arlingtonhasit.org to learn more.
CPCA proud of program
The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse (CPCA) is proud to announce their completion of the Parenting Inside Out Program training, a program for parents involved in criminal justice cases. The CPCA would like to thank and congratulate John and Gwen of the Parent Empowerment Program for their commitment and achievement of Parenting Inside Out Program training. This achievement will play a great role in helping the community’s families facing various challenges with criminal justice. For more info, visit thecpca. org.
Dutchess Tourism publishes new guide
Dutchess Tourism, Inc. (DTI) announced the publication of its 2019 Destination Guide. The guide features a new style, presenting compelling editorial in a
magazine-like layout. Appealing to potential visitors and residents alike, this 68-page guide presents information alongside vibrant photography organized by geographic region and by interest. Double-page spreads on each section of the county highlight what makes each region unique, showcasing dining and shopping favorites and “don’t miss” attractions and events. Articles packed with activities to experience, places to go and things to see give the reader a full picture of what the county has to offer. View the digital version of the guide online at dutchesstourism. com/brochures-guides-newsletters or access a downloadable pdf.
JGS announce rebranding
Judelson, Giordano & Siegel, CPA, P.C. recently announced its official name change to JGS, CPA, P.C. “The subtle change will help to differentiate our accounting firm from other professional services, such as law firms, insurance agencies and financial advisers,” Brian Powers, vice president of marketing and business development, said. The name change coincided with JGS’s recent membership in the BDO Alliance, which allowed the firm to retain its autonomy but have new access to technical knowledge, foreign tax expertise, and other accounting resources. JGS has relocated its Poughkeepsie office from 3 Neptune Road to 2645 South Road. For more information, visit jgspc.com or call (845) 692-9500.
Paz vice president to be honored at celebration
Highlighting his commitment to community and future generations, Jacob Reckess, vice president of operations and development at PAZ Management, will be honored as a “Next Generation Leader” at the 2nd Annual Federation Celebration on Thursday, June 6. The event will be from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the Grandview and will be hosted by the Jewish Federation
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Ethan Allen Workforce supports HR needs
Ethan Allen Workforce Solutions has rebranded their professional employment orga-
nization business, Staff-Line, to Ethan Allen HR Services. Ethan Allen HR Services is equipped to support businesses across the full spectrum of human resource needs. The new software, the Ethan Allen HR Cloud, aims to make managing employees effortless and is available on multiple devices, with employee data in one location. In addition, an
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Student ambassadors pave the way Career Action Center mentors are stationed in Poughkeepsie High School to provide students with the necessary skills to identify and pursue their career interests and/or obtain employment. Mentors also facilitate an intensive job and career readiness mentoring program to 50 juniors and seniors at Poughkeepsie High School. The Career Action Center is made possible thanks to a partnership with the Poughkeepsie City School District and the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce.
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was filled with pride when one of the exhibitors pulled me aside and said, “those kids are heads and shoulders above others. They are going to go far,” stated Meredith Madden, Program Data Coordinator for Workforce Connections and the organizer of the 6th annual Poughkeepsie High School Career and Job Fair held on April 25. Meredith was describing the nine student ambassadors at the Career Fair that helped bring it all together. The students are part of the Career Action Center Program housed at Poughkeepsie High School. With over 55 vendors, it is tradition to integrate our youth into events
like these because it teaches them about the grit it takes to plan and execute an event of this size, but also helps build their self-confidence and skills to compete in a tough job market. Ambassadors and students of the Career Exploration Class prepared weeks in advance to attend the career fair. They created resumes, cover letters and also prepared on how to introduce themselves to potential employers, even if they were nervous. About 40 students were provided with brand new interview clothing to help them look the part as well. They received everything from shirts, ties, to shoes. Student Ambassador 11th grader, Nykia Reed, shared her thoughts, “My experience at the job fair was exciting. I enjoyed helping set up and getting everything together
for my fellow classmates. It was interesting to get to know the employers and to get inside information about each job.” Ambassadors participated from start to finish. They set up the layout of the event, assisted vendors at the entrance, ensured the vendors were okay during the event, and helped load and clean at the end. “I left this event with a job. It definitely helped me a lot.” To learn more about the Career Action Center, please reach out to Nancy Herrera at nherrera@ dcrcoc.org.
Go, Slow, Whoa - a game of health
hat a delicious evening! Participants from the Workforce Connections Program enjoyed an education on nutrition, which ended with a tasty sampling. Megan Murray, M.P.S., of Cornell Cooperative Extension, is an Eat Smart New York Nutrition Educator. She started with a les-
son on “MyPlate,” the new USDA food guide tool to help individuals make educated choices when filling their plate with proper portions of fruits, vegetables, grains, protein, and dairy. Participants learned about the nutritional value of various foods before playing a game of “Go, Slow, Whoa” where they determined
which foods were better for a body (Go) and which were not so healthy (Whoa). Participants were engaged and asked great questions. All were then put to work! Each person had a job, such as opening cans, rinsing beans, mixing the salsa with the cheese, steaming the broccoli, and grilling. Each enjoyed a broccoli and bean whole grain quesadilla. YUM!
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Keeping your health and wellness a priority
oday’s men have a lot of responsibility surrounding their jobs, families, and communities. As a result, they may push aside their own health needs. It is vitally important for men to take care of their health to prevent complications from u n c ont rol l e d chronic illnesses. The first step Dr. Hang Park is to establish a relationship with a primary care doctor and visit them regularly. A primary care doctor helps patients better manage their health, provides education on ageappropriate preventative care, and offers medical advice based on the latest evidence-based guidelines. The leading cause of death in men is heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Uncontrolled hypertension cholesterol levels diabe-
development. Managing this and to eight hours a night, other chronic illnesses is a lifeand refraining from long process, so smoking and drinking it is important excessive alcohol. Steps that men partlike this can help keep ner with their the heart healthy and primary care reduce stress. doctor to monitor their health. Please do not ignore an unWhen I meet with patients, I pleasant symptom or pain that discuss their lifestyle before creat- does not go away. Check with ing a care plan and recommending medications. I recently saw a male patient to review his blood work, which showed high cholesterol levels. He enjoys eating out and mentioned he does not monitor sodium levels in his diet. He is overweight, has high blood pressure, and was diagnosed with prediabetes, which means he has an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. He was also overdue for his annual colon cancer screening. This patient’s greatest concern was his inability to exercise regularly, as he complained of fatigue and tiredness after a busy day at work. I encounter similar stories each day, but I stress that it is still of the utmost importance for men to maintain healthy lifestyles by staying active, walking at least 30
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