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Message From The Chair ........................... 2 International Women’s Day ........................ 3 Message From The Chamber President ........... 4 Member Spotlight - Sedore & Company, CPAs..... 5 Small Business Partner of the Month ............. 5 New Members......................................8-9

Member News...................................10-11 Chamber Member Anniversaries .................11 Ribbon Cutting Photos .............................12 The Chamber Foundation .........................14 Upcoming Events ....................................15

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utchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro will deliver an abridged version of his 2015 State of the County address at the March Contact Breakfast on Wednesday, March 18 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. Molinaro was elected to be Dutchess County’s 7th County Executive in November 2011 with 62% of the vote. At the age of 36, he took office as the youngest County Executive in Dutchess County history. He has previously served in the New York State Assembly and Dutchess County Legislature after beginning his political career as Mayor of Tivoli at the age of 18, making him the youngest mayor in the nation at the time. Marshall & Sterling proudly sponsors the March Contact Breakfast. Marshall & Sterling is a fullservice insurance and risk management agency headquartered in the City of Poughkeepsie with a total

Not-for-profit members from the Premier Cares Foundation, Stringendo Orchestra School of the Hudson Valley and Dutchess County Community Action Partnership will also be in attendance. Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Workforce Development Center. Breakfast tickets cost $25 for Chamber members with advance purchase or are $30 at the door. Non-members can attend for $35. To reserve your place, call 845-454-1700 ext. 1000 or visit dcrcoc.org. Contact Breakfast Sponsored by:

of 22 branch offices throughout New York State, Michigan, Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. Founded in 1864, Marshall & Sterling Insurance is currently ranked the 21st largest

independent insurance agency in the United States. They are proud to be one of the founding members of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce. Learn more at marshallsterling.com.

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Business After Hours, however pre-registration is requested. To RSVP, visit dcrcoc.org or call 845454-1700 ext. 1000. TEG Federal Credit Union proudly sponsors this event. TEG Federal Credit Union is a full-service community financial institution open to all those who live, work, worship, or attend school in Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster County. For 45 years, TEG has been a steady source of financial services for over 24,000 members including a wide range of consumer and business loans, as

well as free checking, mortgages, and many other consumer and business deposit account options. Learn more at tegfcu.com.

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ill yourself with a feeling of the French countryside while you network at Le Express Bistro and Bar (1820 New Hackensack Rd., Poughkeepsie) for Business After Hours on Wednesday, March 25 from 5-7 p.m. There is no charge to attend


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Directory in print, online & on-the-go

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 Dr. Christine Huebner Caridi .................................................. Marist College Kimberly Hunt Lee ..................................................... McCabe & Mack LLP Vincent R. Lander...... Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies, Inc. William Lessner ............................................................Adams Fairacre Farms James Letterio, Jr. ..................................................Sedore & Company, CPAs Danielle Marxer ................................................................Chazen Companies Patrick Moore...................................................... Antalek & Moore Insurance Michael Mullaney............................................. Hudson Cadillac Buick GMC Scott Pawenski .............................................................................EmbroidMe Stuart 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 Myriah Anderson ............................................... Director of Member Services Pamela J. Balga..................................................................Director of Finance Geoff Brault .......................................................Director of Communications Ashley Harvey ............................................... Community Relations Specialist 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 Margaret S. Inge..................................................Workforce Training Director Tim Meyer ........................................................................Work Now Mentor 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 Diane DeDominicis .................................................. Youth One Stop Mentor 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 Services Specialist

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eep watching your mailbox - Chamber members should soon be receiving their first Business Directory of the year. This is the third installment of the now bi-annual Directory, and I hope you’re finding this convenient listing of great local businesses, all of which believe in and support Think Local First, helpful to you when deciding where to shop and dine. If you know of a great Hudson Valley business that is for some reason not included in our directory, make sure to let Dee Richter, our Director of Membership, know about them. She’ll quickly reach out and tell them all about

Message froM the Chair:

Joseph Bonura, Jr.

the benefits of Chamber membership. The easiest way to make contact is to visit dcrcoc.org/referrals and fill out the simple form there. I also want to make sure that you’re aware our Business Directory is available online under the ‘Membership’ tab and also via your smartphone through our

Chamber’s app. To download the directory to your phone’s home screen, point your mobile browser to web.dcrcoc.org and follow the on-screen instructions. The app allows you to see the Chamber’s event calendar and register for events as well as get some great member-to-member discounts. It’s a really valuable tool, and now you can Think Local First wherever you are! It’s a core function of the Chamber to promote its membership. The Business Directory (both in print and online) plus mobile app are just a few of the ways we accomplish that goal, and I hope you enjoy using them.

PCI Compliance and your business

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usinesses that use credit cards to process payments may already be familiar with the term PCI Compliance, but for those who may not be familiar this refers to the data security standards businesses who accept credit cards as payment must have in place to keep customer’s payment card data secure. The size of the business is one of the determining factors in the specific compliance requirements, but how do you go about making sure you have the proper measures in place? First, assess – identify cardholder data, take an inventory of your IT assets and business processes for payment card processing, and analyze them for vulnerabilities that could expose cardholder data. Second, remediate – fix any vulnerability and do not store card-

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holder data unless you need it. Third, report – compile and submit required remediation records (if applicable), and submit compliance reports to the acquiring bank and card brands you do business with. The above three items may seem pretty common sense, but if you want more specifics, you’ll need to find out what your card brand may require as there are differences in standards among American Express, Discover, Visa, MasterCard, etc. In addition to

handling concerns about storing data, you must also research the requirements for the disposal of data. Once you have all the proper network security pieces in place, as well as the processes of storing or deleting any customer data, you must continue to be vigilant against threats. This means you should be evaluating your systems regularly and testing your access control measures. You’ll also need to ensure you maintain your security policies and keep them up to date as the standards change. This article was provided by Jaime Butler, Business Development Specialist at Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc. For more information about IES, please visit them online at www.ies-ny.com or call 845-226-9983.


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arking the occasion for the fifth consecutive year, the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Leadership Alliance (WLA) is proud to celebrate International Women’s Day on Saturday, March 7 at 9 a.m. on the Poughkeepsie side of the Walkway Over the Hudson. The WLA invites everyone to honor the achievements of women while remaining vigilant and tenacious for further sustainable change. For complete information about the event and to register, visit wlahv. org. Men and women and those both young and old are encouraged to attend, as are stuand dents groups from throughout the region. Prior to the annual walk of solidarity across the Walkway, attendees will browse tables staffed by local not-for-profits that serve

women and be inspired by keynote speaker Catharine Bond Hill, President of Vassar ColHill Midlege. Hudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center presents the keynote. Minister Luader Smith will also speak. While supplies last, the first guests to attend will receive a special handcrafted gift from Woman for Woman, a group of Cambodian women challenged with physical disabilities. In a country without social services, the purchase of these gifts by the WLA will support Woman for Woman for a full year. Health Quest, KeyBank, MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Cen-

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he Business Education Obermaier, with Community Committee will present Capital NY, will be presenting on “The ABC’s of Borrowing what a financial institution looks For Your Business” on Thursday, for when they get a request for March 26 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the funding. Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union’s Domenic Baiocco Chamber’s Poughkeepsie Office. Seminar attendees will learn will be presenting about what is available to busifrom a diverse ness borrowers. panel of experts. Business Education Seminar Stenger RobBrian DiFillipo, Sponsored by: ers Davis and of D’Arcangelo Diamond, LLP & Co, LLP, will this sponsors present on how event. There is to look at your no cost to attend business to determine the need as well as how and breakfast will be served. To to present to the current finan- RSVP, visit dcrcoc.org or call 845cial status to the funder. Simone 454-1700 ext. 1000.


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Message from the

Chamber President Frank Castella, Jr.

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here are a lot of ways to Think Local First. Certainly, when you shop and when you dine (and even when you shop online), I hope you’ll Think Local First, but for those of us in the business community, there are other things to keep in mind. First, when you purchase supplies or services for your business, are you using local vendors? Just recently, the Chamber sent a note to all of our members in the food industry about Taste NY, Governor Cuomo’s program asking Empire State restaurants to commit to using locally sourced products. We’re so fortunate to have the quality of food that we have here in the Hudson Valley, and the Chamber is happy to encourage all of our member restaurants, bars, farms and producers to support each other and the local community. If there’s a similar cause in your industry, let us know about it, and we’ll make sure others do as well. I also hope you’re Thinking Local First when you

give back. There are so many worthy causes here in our local community that are deserving of support. When it comes time for your business to support one that’s near and dear to you, I hope you take that chance. The Chamber is happy to highlight some of these causes each month via our Nonprofit Awareness Program. February was all about Heart Month in partnership with DCH Wappingers Falls Toyota, EmbroidMe and TEG Federal Credit. And as you can see in March, we’re talking about colon cancer awareness thanks to our friends at the Premier Medical Group. Hopefully now you’re thinking about the next level of Think Local First. By keeping our dollars local – all in our personal, profession and charitable spending – we can keep more money locally to build the local community!

Sincerely,

Frank Castella, Jr. President & CEO

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Complimentary community concert

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he United States Air Force Heritage Brass of the USAF Heritage of America Band will deliver a complimentary community concert at the Beacon High School Theatre on Thursday, March 19 at 7 p.m. While there is no cost to attend, tickets must be picked up in advance. Reserve yours by calling 845-454-1700 ext. 1000. Access: Supports For Living and Associa New York proudly sponsor this event. Heritage Brass features the diverse talents of professional Airman-musicians whose commitment to excellence has earned worldwide acclaim and military distinction. From W. A. Mozart to Glenn Miller and patriotic favorites to pop music, Heritage Brass

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formed large ensemble exploits the richness, depth and thrill of sound available only from a choir of brass and percussion players. For additional information about this free concert, please visit dcrcoc.org or the band’s website, www.heritageofamericaband.af.mil.

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 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 • 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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clients to do their taxes online. The firm counts among its many clients local hospitals, small businesses, individuals, non-profit firms, and municipalities. With its main office centrally located in Poughkeepsie near the Samuel Morse Historic Site and two additional offices in Fishkill and Port Jervis, the firm is able to meet the changing needs of a wide geographic and financial span. Sedore’s commitment and service to our region is well-known. Numerous organizations throughout the Hudson Valley have benefitted from the firm’s longstanding tradition to “give back” to their community, not only with their financial support but also with their personal dedication and involvement. Learn more at sedoreco.com.

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an you recall someone in your personal or professional life that changed everything for you? Someone who took you under their wing and offered moral support, shared expertise and offered advice—all so you could flourish? There is, perhaps, nothing more rewarding than making that kind of difference in someone’s life or learning valuable skills from a seasoned professional to help you create your destiny— not to mention building lifelong friendships. The Women’s Leadership Alliance Mentor Program began in February 2009 with a pilot group of 11. This first six-month program

was such a success, the program was extended to a year and we are about to wrap up and celebrate our sixth group of Mentors and Mentees. With spring around the corner, it is time for new beginnings and we are ready and anxious to receive a new set of candidates. We have quite a few experienced Mentors that will be available, but we are always looking for new volunteers. Though this initiative is spearheaded by the WLA, we welcome men as well. If you are a DCRCOC member, please consider joining this dynamic program. Mentor applications can be filed online at wlahv.org/WOMEN/ become-a-mentor.

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Of course, there would be no program without our Mentees, women and men alike. Anyone over the age of 18 in the community is eligible. Consider applying—you’ll gain incredible insight, set and achieve career or business goals, build your networking confidence—and have fun in the process! Pass the word to anyone you think might benefit. Mentee applications can be filed online at wlahv.org/WOMEN/become-amentee. See you at our kickoff party in the spring!

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Hosting an intern benefits business. Interns provide short term support, bring an enhanced perspective and energy and enthusiasm to the workplace and are an avenue to “giving back” to the c om mu n it y. While working with a young person requires a certain amount of effort, it is a rewarding experience. “It’s always encouraging to see young people take an interest in government and engage in our civic processes. I am proud to support a program that empowers them to do so,” said Senator Serino. “Esmeralda displayed incredible drive and determination throughout her time with me and I am confident that she is one of tomorrow’s leaders. I can’t wait to see where her future takes her.” If you are interested in hosting an intern call Diane DeDominicis at the Chamber (845) 454-1700 x 1004.

Nonprofits: Leverage your Chamber

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mmediately following the Contact Breakfast on Wednesday, March 18, the Nonprofit Committee will present a workshop for community service organizations on board engagement. This event is complimentary to both Chamber members and nonmembers. This working session will allow attendees to review the opportunities and benefits of Chamber membership as well as brainstorm new ways to get involved.

In particular, this session will explore is how the Chamber might be helpful in identifying and creating opportunities for connecting potential volunteers (board, com-

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mittee and others) with your organizations. The Chamber, through its membership, has relationships with businesses throughout the county and beyond. Volunteering is a great way for individuals to make a positive impact on our community, and our nonprofit members need those volunteers to support all of the valuable things they do. D&D Mailing Services/Concept Promotions proudly sponsors this event. To RSVP, visit dcrcoc.org.

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This is your chance to meet 19 other Chamber members from different business categories and

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Workforce provides internships hat is it like to work in a law firm? What do auto mechanics do all day? What it is like to ride along with a law enforcement officer? These questions and more are being answered every day for youth throughout Dutchess County. Youth are participating in internship opportunities through the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Workforce Development Programs (Youth One Stop, Youth Employ-

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CR Meyer Group, Inc. DBA Dutchess Dental Care Curvy Consignments Plus 2859 Route 55, Suite 7A 1177 Route 9, Suite 1 Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 (845) 218-9300 Email: cathy@curvyconplus.com Contact: Cathy Meyer We were born out of a dream . . . a place where curvy, plus size women can join together, consign their items, shop for new clothing, accessories, jewelry, and bags, and have fun while doing it! Please like and follow us on Facebook!

Consultants Chez Technologies Inc.

12 Exeter Circle Beacon, NY 12590 (914) 469-2612 Email: info@cheztechnologies.com Web: www.cheztechnologies.com Contact: Mcchesney Emanuel Business consulting firm.

Poughquag, NY 12570 (845) 459-8400 Fax: (845) 501-1158 Email: team@ dutchessdentalcare.com Web:www.dutchessdentalcare.com Contact: Jeffrey Ferrer, DMD

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Beltone Hearing

389 Hooker Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 (845) 454-2650 Fax: (845) 454-2659 Email: brobertson@ beltonenewyork.com Web: www.beltonenewyork.com Contact: Byron Robertson Test hearing, sell and service hearing aids.

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Hoopla! Events

86 Channingville Road Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 (845) 706-3064 Email: adina@hoopla-evnts.com Web: www.hoopla-events.com Contact: Adina Franconi A full-service event planning company for proud individualists who like to dance on tables and live outside the status quo.We provide coordination, full and partial-event planning, event styling & design, and everything in between.

Seeds Design, LLC

12 Woodlea Road Salt Point, NY 12578 (914) 456-4287 Email: seedsdesign@gmail.com Web: www.seedsdesignllc.com Contact: Denise VandenShay Landscaping and fine gardening installation and maintenance.

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Workforce Development Center adds five to staff

An SBA preferred lender, KeyBank provides investment management, retail and commercial banking, consumer finance, and investment products and services to individuals and companies throughout the Hudson Valley. For more information visit www.key.com or call Fred Swint, Vice President/SBA Specialist at 845-483-3031.

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ylan Miyoshi joined the staff of the Career Action Center at Poughkeepsie High School. He mentors students, provides assistance with career exploration, job search techniques and interview practice. Dylan is responsible for pairing students with an internship in their career interest area. Diane DeDominicis is new to the Youth One Stop staff. She

works with local business owners and managers to identify employment and internship needs. Diane matches the appropriate youth and follows up with the employer to ensure there is a good fit. Rosemary Grabowska assists with office operations and provides support to the staff of the Youth One Stop. Rosie maintains

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our database, provides the case managers with data on the latest employment trends, and is the first face our youth and visitors encounter when visiting the Youth One Stop Center. Serge Howell joined the Workforce Development team as a Youth Employment Services Mentor. He works to keep program participants in school and to

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graduate high school. Serge mentors young people and places them in internships and takes them on educational trips. Margaret Inge is the new Director of Training for Workforce Development Programs. Maggie develops and implements job readiness and soft skills with youth and adults in Work Now, RPI, iTrain, YES, Youth One Stop and the Career Action Center at Poughkeepsie H i g h School.

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Marketing serviCes Web Marketing Star LLC

66 Cottam Hill Road Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 (641) 209-9599 Email: lee@webmarketingstar.com Web: www.webmarketingstar.com Contact: Lee Starshine We solve your internet marketing problems by offering you: Constant Contact toolkit email marketing, Surveys, Event promotion, Blogs & Blog content, Websites, Social Media such as Facebook, Twitter and more, and Custom smart phone apps.

physiCians - general praCtiCe The Children’s Medical Group

4252 Albany Post Road Hyde Park, NY 12538 (845) 452-1700 Fax: (845) 452-1752 Email: jgardiner@cmgkids.org Web: www.childrens medgroup.com Contact: Jennifer Gardiner Pediatric doctor’s office.

187 Route 308 Rhinebeck, NY 12572 (845) 452-1700 Fax: (845) 452-1752 Email: jgardiner@cmgkids.org Web: www.childrens medgroup.com Contact: Jennifer Gardiner Pediatric doctor’s office.

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63 Hurley Avenue Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 452-1700/ Fax: (845) 4521752 Email: jgardiner@cmgkids.org Web: www.childrens medgroup.com Contact: Jennifer Gardiner Pediatric doctor’s office.

The Children’s Medical Group

1918 Route 44-55 Modena, NY 12548 (845) 452-1700 Fax: (845) 452-1752 Email: jgardiner@cmgkids.org Web: www.childrens medgroup.com Contact: Jennifer Gardiner Pediatric doctor’s office.

The Children’s Medical Group

29 Elm Street Fishkill, NY 12524 (845) 452-1700 Fax: (845) 452-1752 Email: jgardiner@cmgkids.org Web: www.childrens medgroup.com Contact: Jennifer Gardiner Pediatric doctor’s office.

450 Gidney Avenue Newburgh, NY 12550 (845) 452-1752 Fax: (845) 452-1752 Email: jgardiner@cmgkids.org Web: www.childrens medgroup.com Contact: Jennifer Gardiner Pediatric doctor’s office.

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5 Ryan Drive Hopewell Junction, NY 12533 (845) 425-1700 Fax: (845) 452-1752 Email: jgardiner@cmgkids.org Web: www.childrens medgroup.com Contact: Jennifer Gardiner Pediatric doctor’s office.

551 Route 22 Pawling, NY 12564 (845) 452-1700 Fax: (845) 452-1752 Email: jgardiner@cmgkids.org Web: www.childrens medgroup.com Contact: Jennifer Gardiner Pediatric doctor’s office.

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1988 South Road Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 (845) 297-0540 Email: oshojay4@yahoo.com Web: www.oshorestaurant.com Contact: Jay Chung

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276 Spillway Drive West Hurley, NY 12491 (845) 943-0290 Email: dennis@media276.com Web: www.media276.com Contact: Dennis O’Clair An award-winning, full-service, corporate video production company. We help companies grow with creative video production and comprehensive video marketing strategies. Contact us for a free, no obligation consultation.

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MEMBER NeWSLINe Legendary comic artist Ramon Fradon, comic book writer and editor Louise Simonson and New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly will discuss the changing role of women as creators of and characters in comics from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 28 at Arts-Mid Hudson, 696 Dutchess Turnpike (Rte. 44), Poughkeepsie. Panelists will discuss the changing roles of women as comic creators – writers, artists, cartoonists – and characters in comic books, movies, television shows, etc. Are there major changes taking place? Have changes happened gradually or suddenly? What is driving those changes? For more information and tickets, log on to www.artsmidhudson.org, or call 845-454-3222.

Sunrise Broadcasting of NY, Inc., FOX Radio announces the addition of three new staff members and the promotion of one to management. Demian Zadorin a 25 year veteran of sales and marketing and a long time Senior Account Manager with Fox Radio has been named Local Sales Manager. John Page a Hudson Valley Radio veteran with over 30 years of Radio and Television experience joins the FOX as Senior Account Manager. Tina Settembrino – former Marketing Director of Hudson Heritage Federal Credit Union and with over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and event planning has begun as Account Manager. Laci Johnson most recently Social Media Manager for a local social media company joins the firm as their Sales and Marketing Assistant.

Bank of Millbrook, New York is proud to announce it has earned BAUERFINANCIAL’s 5- Star Superior rating for strength and security, proof positive that you don’t have to be the biggest to be the best. INC., BAUERFINANCIAL Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s bank rating firm, has been evaluating and rating banks since 1983. A 5-Star Superior rating indicates that Bank of Millbrook is one of the strongest in the nation, excelling in areas of capital, loan quality, profitability and more. In fact, Bank of Millbrook has earned this highest rating for the most recent 100 consecutive quarters which secures it an even more elite status as a “Best of Bauer Bank”. This highest honor is reserved for those banks that have maintained the 5-Star rating for 25 years or longer. “Local decisions, responsive service and a dedication to making the community a better place to live. These are the hallmarks of community banks and they are alive and thriving at Bank of Millbrook”, champions Karen L. Dorway, president of BauerFinancial. “Community banks have an understanding of what the community needs and provide the financial support tailored to those needs. The money deposited into a community bank is loaned back out to the community. It all stays local”, she continued. Filomena Fanelli, CEO and founder of Impact PR & Communications, Ltd. (www.prwithimpact.com), and Katy Dwyer, president of Katy Dwyer Design (www.katydwyerdesign.com), will team up as guest presenters at the first session of Dutchess Tourism’s 2015 “Lunch & Learn Series.” Interested parties are invited to bring their own lunch to this information-packed seminar, which is free to all and geared toward tourism-related businesses. The event

will be held on Wednesday, March 18th from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. at the Hyatt House, 100 Westage Business Center Drive, in Fishkill, NY. Advance registration is required; please email lydia@dutchesstourism.com or call 845.463.5447 to reserve a spot. Gold’s Gym Dutchess County (GGDC), owner of two premier fitness facilities serving more than 11,000 members in LaGrange and Fishkill, NY, has announced that, in celebration of Gold’s Gym’s 50th anniversary, the company has launched a first-of-its-kind initiative: free customized 12-week workout and nutrition plans. Available to absolutely everyone -- completely free of charge -- the plans will provide people of all fitness levels with a roadmap to success. To get a customized plan, consumers can visit http://www. goldsgym.com/12-week-transformation/ and answer a short questionnaire about their fitness experience and goals. After receiving confirmation, a subscriber will receive the first week of their transformation plan in their inbox within 24 hours, with new tips and workouts coming once a week for 12 weeks. Gold’s Gym is also offering subscribers a complimentary seven-day VIP pass and exclusive discounts to try out their local Gold’s Gym. To learn more about how Gold’s Gym is celebrating its 50th Anniversary, visit goldsgym. com/50th-anniversary/. MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center has been honored with an “A” grade in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections. MidHudson Regional Hospital also received the “A” grade for Spring 2014. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of

the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group, an independent monitoring agency. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the Safety Score is designed to provide consumers with the information they need to protect themselves and their families when determining the best hospital for their needs. “We take great pride in earning another “A” grade for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group. This recognition is evidence of the ongoing commitment of our physicians, nurses, techs and support staff to provide the highest quality care to our patients, which always includes proactive identification and mitigation of potential safety risks,” said Paul Hochenberg, Executive Director, MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center. Safeguard of the Hudson Valley, a Poughkeepsie, New Yorkbased firm specializing in offering one source solutions to support companies’ business objectives, today announced that Caitlin Martin has joined as vice president, sales and marketing. In this role, she will procure and fulfill orders for Safeguard customers, assisting them with checks forms and filing systems, full-color printing, promotional products and business apparel. Caitlin will also develop and implement marketing plans to enhance the Safeguard brand. “It is a pleasure to welcome Caitlin to the Safeguard team,” says Jerry Martin, president of Safeguard of the Hudson Valley. “Our company is rapidly evolving to meet the needs of today’s businesses and having her energy, enthusiasm and fresh ideas in-house will undoubtedly assist us in reaching an even wider customer base and in making them aware of the myriad offerings we can help them with under the Safeguard umbrella.”

Sedore & Company CPA’s, has invited a new accountant to join its firm. Glenn A. Noakes, CPA, CR.FA, of Hyde Park, has been hired as a Tax Supervisor. Noakes comes to Sedore with over 31 years of public accounting experience and most recently worked at Kirshon & Company PC, as a manager of small business services.. Noakes specializes in tax planning, mitigation strategies, and tax law analysis. In addition, he has extensive experience in providing accounting services, tax compliance and consulting for partnerships, corporations and individuals. Noakes is a licensed NY Certified Public Accountant and Forensic Accountant as well as a member of AICPA and NYSSCPA. Additional memberships include the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute and National Eagle Scout Association. Blake Michaud, Associate Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties, has achieved top real estate salesperson in all of Dutchess County for 2014. According to the MidHudson Multiple Listing Service, Blake led the county in both “number of homes sold” and “total dollar volume”. Blake Michaud has been recognized as a top Realtor in Dutchess County for the past 32 years, providing the highest level of service and integrity to buyers and sellers in nearly 1,900 home sale transactions. Blake has consistently achieved the top agent title for the largest real estate agency in Dutchess County for the past 17 years. Blake and his team have extensive experience in all areas of residential real estate including first time buyers, move up buyers, relocations, short sales, new construction and land sales.

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Fisch Solutions and River Architects are two local Hudson Valley businesses out of 10,000 businesses worldwide selected for the Goldman Sachs 10K Small Businesses program. The program is one of the biggest initiatives by Goldman Sachs, a $500 million dollar investment in small businesses to grow their revenue and allow them to hire more personnel. The two Hudson Valley firms are one of 30 businesses selected locally in the tri-state region for their cohort. The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses involves a sixmonth education and mentoring program that is as close as you can get to a MBA within six months. The program was created and is chaired by such business heavyweights as Warren Buffet, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, Harvard Business School President Dr. Michael Porter, and the Former US Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings. The goals of the program are to create jobs and economic opportunity to small businesses by providing them education, mentoring, and access to financial capital. Peace of Mind Assistants, a virtual assistant company headquartered in the Mid-Hudson Valley, announced that it has re-branded and will begin operating under the new name Impact Solutions effective immediately. With the adoption of its new name and logo, Impact Solutions has simultaneously launched their redesigned website at impactsolutionsnow.com. “Peace of Mind Assistants’ rebranding represents our evolution and new direction,” said President, Susan Shier. “This change is a logical step in our growth and gives us an umbrella under which we can continue to grow and evolve. We are not a virtual assistant company anymore and this represents an important step to better communicate to our current and potential clients

our value proposition as a premier provider of lead development, customer retention and system implementation services.” Forte Capital LLC is pleased to welcome back Maria L. Sciuto, CFP®. Mrs. Sciuto’s current role with the company is to provide clients with financial planning advice and technical client service in the Hudson Valley region. Her expertise includea general financial planning, investment management and portfolio design, college planning, risk management analysis, and client relationship management. Maria earned a Masters in Finance from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business Executive Program. Her undergraduate degree is a BA in Economics from Hunter College, City University of New York where she graduated cum laude. Maria has held the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation since 1997. Maria resides with her husband and two children in the Mid-Hudson Valley and is dedicated to helping clients plan and manage financial portfolios. Omega is proud to welcome back Claude AnShin Thomas to its Rhinebeck campus for a special five-day retreat, The Costs of War, Violence and Denial. In this veterans retreat, open to people of all religious and spiritual traditions, we practice many different forms of meditation as a path to healing. The cost of this retreat is substantially funded covering most of the cost of tuition, meals, and accommodations with the participant responsible for only $100. The participant co-pay can be waived under extenuating circumstances. Scholarships are available for veterans, their families, and friends. Please apply by March 27, 2015 deadline. For more information, call 845.266.4444, ext.180.

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one year

Plumbing Equipment & Supplies

Community Based Service Organizations

Access: Supports for Living Engineering and/or Surveying Services

Meade Engineering Retail

N & S Supply of Fishkill, Inc. Real Estate Agencies & Brokers

Hudson Commercial Real Estate Corp.

20 years

Once Upon A Child

Entertainment and/or Amusement

Five years

Legion Fireworks Co., Inc.

Golf & Country Clubs

The Powelton Club

Schools - Public

Printing Services

Arlington Central School District

Radio Stations

25 years

Central Press Fox Oldies 98.9 FM (WGNY-FM) | Fox 103.1 FM | DriveFx

10 years Organizations - Misc.

Hudson River Housing, Inc.

Construction Management

Arris Contracting Co., Inc.

30 years

35 years Entertainment and/or Amusement

Off Track Betting Corporation Jewelers/Jewelry Stores

De’S Jewelers

40 years Telephone Answering Service

Byrnes Message Bureau, Inc.

50 years Employment Agencies & Services

Manpower, Inc.

65 years Hospitals

MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center

Insurance Agencies & Brokers

Hickey-Finn & Co.

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RIBBON CuTTINGS Paul effman Music

Beekman Library

Congratulations to Paul Effman Music on opening its second location in the Town of Poughkeepsie. Check them out at 696 Dutchess Turnpike, in LaGrangeville at 1131 Route 55.

Congratulations to the Beekman Public Library on a wonderful 50th birthday celebration, featuring the Evergreen Chorus. Stop by 11 Town Center Blvd., Hopewell Junction.

Spark Media Project

Hudson River Housing - Charlie’s eATS

Congratulations to Spark Media Project who officially unveiled their new brand to the community with a ribbon cutting!

Congratulations to Hudson River Housing, Inc. on the opening of their new Employment Assistance and Training Station named for former Chamber President and CEO Charlie North!

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tuesday, march 10

Friday, march 13

4:30 p.m. 668 Dutchess Turnpike, Suite 201 Poughkeepsie

12 pm. 1609 Route 9 Wappingers Falls

Integrated Enterprise Solutions

Full Circle Veterinary Hospital

Join us to celebrate the grand opening of the new location! Refreshments will be served.

Join us to celebrate the Grand Opening! Stay and meet the staff and take a tour.

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Friday, march 20

monday, April 6

3:30 p.m. 2001 South Road #A101 Poughkeepsie

4 p.m. 488 Freedom Plains Road, Suite 101 Poughkeepsie

12 p.m. 1491 Route 9 Wappingers Falls

4 p.m. 1458 Route 9D Wappingers Falls

K1 Speed

Curtis L. Hoskins Agency

Join us to celebrate the Grand Opening! Stay for races and refreshments.

Celebrate the Grand Opening! Refreshments will be served, catered by Le Express Bistro.

Dunkin Donuts

Red Pepper Diner

Join us to celebrate the Grand Opening! Refreshments will be served.

Join us to celebrate the Grand Opening! Refreshments will be served.


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2015 GALA Scenes from the 2015 Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala. Honorees include former President and CEO Charles S. North, Community Spirit Award winner Hudson Valley Renegades, and Next Generation Award winners Sean and Ryan Doyle from Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home and Stephanie Cunningham from N&S Supply. Photos by Allan E. Levine Photography.


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am excited to announce that The Chamber Foundation will be bringing back the Leadership Dutchess Class of 2014’s fundraising event – the Home Run Helicopter Drop - on August 5 at Dutchess Stadium! Each year, the current Leadership Dutchess class’ assignment is to plan a fundraiser using the leadership tools that they develop to

Nicholas Shannon executive Director

benefit both Leadership Dutchess and The Chamber Foundation.

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

While all the events have been successful, some develop into annual Foundation activities – such as our wing madness event, now known as Pigskins and Pints. With last year’s class “hitting it out of the park” by raising over $25,000 and creating unique partnerships along the way, this is the perfect opportunity to build upon their success and have some more fun along the way! Please consider joining the planning committee for our 2015 Home Run Helicopter Drop. The committee will be responsible for selling baseballs, promoting the event and be involved in the overall planning. The concept of the event is simple: after the Renegades game on August 5, a helicopter will fly over Dutchess Stadium and drop nearly 2,000 baseballs onto the field. The ball that falls into the targeted area will win $2,000! Plus there will be other prize opportunities throughout the event as well. Baseballs will be sold for $10. A special game-day package will be available that will include a ticket to the game and baseball for the drop. As the saying goes, many hands make light work! If you would like to join the planning committee, or would like more information, please contact me at 845-454-1700 ext 1026 or email me at nick@ chamberfdn.org.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Celebrity Servers

Dinner

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Cosimo DiBrizzi Celebrity Servers Dinner

Cosimo’s brick oven 120 delafield Street poughkeepsie Support the Cosimo dibrizzi memorial Scholarship and enjoy an exceptional dinner paired with wine. local business leaders and notable personalities will be waiting tables and working for tips all evening long.

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Day of Golf

the powelton Club 29 old balmville road newburgh regiStrAtion: 10:30 a.m. Shotgun StArt: 12 noon hit the links in support of the norman and rita nussbickel memorial Scholarship. prizes will be awarded to the low team as well as in specialty categories like longest drive and closest to the pin.

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Storage War

presented by leadership dutchess Class of 2015 doors open at 5:30 p.m. live Auction starts at 7:30 p.m. Arnoff moving & Storage enjoy food & drink from local vendors and win prizes hidden in storage vaults!

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Home Run Helicopter Drop dutchess Stadium 1500 ny-9d Wappingers falls

Leadership Dutchess learns about boards

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n January 8, Leadership Dutchess held a session on Board Roles and Responsibilities at Anderson Center for Autism. Presenters included Andrea Reynolds and Jennifer Killian of Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley and Maureen Crush of de Ramon Crush, PC. In the afternoon, the class met with a panel of distinguished board members who brought a wealth of knowledge to share about becoming a board member. The board panel included: Christina Bark – Christina M. Bark & Associates,

Lara Litchfield-Kimber – Mid Hudson Children’s Museum, Wayne Nussbickel – N&S Supply and Neil Pollack – Anderson Center for Au-

tism. The panel moderator was Bill Francis – Fortress Financial Advisory and day of session moderator was Tina Walz – M&T Bank.


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Contact Breakfast

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7:30 - 9 a.m. The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel 40 Civic Center Plaza Poughkeepsie Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro. Sponsored by: Marshall & Sterling

wednesday, march 18

Pleasant Valley

9 - 11 a.m. The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel Palm Court 40 Civic Center Plaza Poughkeepsie

Chamber Connections Nonprofit 4 - 6 p.m. Seminar: Board Madison’s Pizza Engagement Forum 17 North Avenue PO Box 1167

Saturday, march 7

WLA: International Women’s Day

9 - 11:30 a.m. Walkway Over the Hudson Poughkeepsie Entrance

“Salute to International Women’s Day”. Featuring a keynote presentation by Vassar College President Catharine Bond Hill. Minister Luader Smith, founder of House of Hope, will also speak. Sponsored by: HealthQuest, KeyBank, Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center, Vassar College and Omega Institute for Holistic Studies

tuesday, march 10

HVYP: OverTime Networking

5- 7 p.m. Oak Vino Wine Bar 389 Main Street, Beacon

Join the Hudson Valley Young Professionals for an evening of networking and camaraderie at the Oak Vino Wine Bar (389 Main Street, Beacon). Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be provided and a cash bar available. There is no cost to attend this event. It is open to HVYP members, their guests and prospective non-members. If you’re interested in getting more involved with the group, this is a great event to attend. Sponsored by: Hudson Valley Renegades

monday, march 23

The Nonprofit Committee presents a workshop for community service organizations. Complimentary to Chamber members and nonmembers. This working session will allow attendees to review the opportunities and benefits of Chamber membership as well as brainstorm new ways to get involved. It will explore how the Chamber might be helpful in identifying and creating opportunities for connecting potential volunteers (Board, Committee and others) with your organizations. Audrey Grifel, Capacity Building Advisor at New York Council of Nonprofits will be participating in the forum. Sponsored by: D & D Mailing Services/Concept Promotions

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tuesday, April 7

WLA Netgiving Reception

Business Education Seminar

Early Bird Connections

The Women’s Leadership Alliance Netgiving Reception focuses on offering ideas, suggestions, resources and/or connections to fellow attendees. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar available. No charge to attend. Sponsored by: The Hodgkins Agency

The Business Education Committee presents “The ABC’s of Borrowing for your Business” featuring a diverse panel of experts. Brian DiFillipo, of D’Arcangelo & Co, LLP, Simone Obermaier, of Community Capital NY, and Domenic Baiocco, of HVFCU, will be presenting. Sponsored by: Stenger Roberts Davis and Diamond, LLP

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.

5 - 7 p.m. Coppola’s Bistro 4167 Albany Post Road Monthly contact breakfast featuring Hyde Park

tuesday, march 3

Speed networking event. Complimentary hors d’ouevers will be served and there will be a cash bar. Sponsored by: M&T Bank

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wednesday, march 25

Business After Hours

7:30 - 9 a.m. Chamber Conference Room One Civic Center Plaza, Suite 400 Poughkeepsie

7:30 - 9 a.m. The Crooked Rooster 399 Manchester Road Poughkeepsie

the Chamber is your advocate

5 - 7 p.m. Le Express Bistro & Bar 1820 New Hackensack Road (Route 376) Poughkeepsie The Chamber’s monthly networking event. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Sponsored by: TEG Federal Credit Union

Chamber President and CEo, Frank Castella Jr. and members of the legislative Action Committee recently traveled to Albany for Scaffold Reform Day. learn more about the committee at dcrcoc.org

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thursday, march 19

Air Force Heritage Brass Band Concert

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7 - 9 p.m. Beacon High School 10 Matteawan Road Beacon

A complimentary concert provided to the community featuring the United States Air Force Heritage Brass Band. To reserve your complimentary tickets, call 845-4541700 ext. 1000 Sponsored by: Access: Supports For Living and Associa New York

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