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DUTCHESS COUNTY REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

2019

MARCH 2019 FEBRUARY 2018

Bottom Line The

RETURNING APRIL 27 & 28! SEE PAGE 4

Hear economic update at Contact Breakfast

Contact Breakfast sponsored by

Dutchess County Executive

Marcus Molinaro

org or calling 845.454.1700 x 1000. Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Marcus J. Molinaro was elected as Dutchess County’s 7th County Executive in November 2011. Upon taking office, he sought to create a comprehensive economic development strategy, one that more aggressively attracts and retains private sector companies and jobs. Since 2012, Marc and his administration have transformed the way County Government does business – making it smaller, smarter, and more effective. Marc has been leader on Open Space Protection and Farmland Preservation, an advocate to preserve the Hudson River Valley Greenway and a supporter of the Greenway Compact. In 2015, Marc launched “Think Differently,” an initiative to ensure equal access

and service, along with greater outreach, to those living with special needs and developmental disabilities. Now, nearly 100 communities across New York are implementing the “Think Differently” principles. Marshall & Sterling Insurance is proud to sponsor the March Contact Breakfast. Celebrating 155 years in business, Marshall & Sterling is a full-service insurance, benefits and risk management agency headquartered in the City of Poughkeepsie. With over 25 branch offices and over 450 employees throughout New York, Michigan, Virginia, Florida, California, and the US Virgin Islands, Marshall & Sterling Insurance is currently ranked the 32nd largest independent insurance agency among more than 40,000 privately held insurance agencies

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njoy gourmet hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar all while networking at the Culinary Institute of America in the Marriott Pavilion for the next Business After Hours on Wednesday, March 27 from 5-7 PM. This complimentary event is sponsored by TEG Federal Credit Union and the New York State Bridge Authority. Pre-registration is requested. To RSVP, visit dcrcoc. org or call 845.454.1700, x 1000. The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is widely recognized as the world’s premier culinary college. Their industry-wide reputation for excellence is evidenced by their outstanding faculty, passion-

ate students, and more than 50,000 accomplished alumni across more than seven decades. TEG Federal Credit traces its origin to 1969, when teachers from the Wappingers Central school district decided to create an alternative to the banks they had been using. Desiring a financial institution that would provide fair and equitable treatment, they successfully chartered the Wappingers Central Federal Credit Union. Over the years, membership expanded; first offering the benefits of credit union membership to the government workers of Dutchess County and then, in 2002, offering service all who live, work, worship or attend school in New York’s Dutchess, Or-

ange and Ulster counties. With their expansion, the credit union’s name changed to Taconic Educational and Governmental Federal Credit Union, or TEG Federal Credit Union as they are known by today. The New York State Bridge Authority was born out of the necessity for a bridge over the Hudson River which would link the city of Hudson and the village of Catskill. On March 31, 1932, Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law a bill

sponsored by Greene County Assemblyman Ellis Bentley that created the Bridge Authority as an entity that would issue toll revenue bonds to pay for what would become the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. The New York State Bridge Authority has been selfsufficient throughout its more than seventy-five year history, operating without Federal or State tax monies and reinvesting toll revenues to continue to maintain and improve these vital Hudson River Crossings.

nationwide. Founded in 1864, they are proud to be one of the charter members of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce. Marshall & Sterling provides a full range of commercial property & casualty insurance, personal home, auto, life and umbrella coverage, group health benefits, wealth management, financial planning, risk management and loss control services. Marshall & Sterling has direct and preferred relationships with the leading insurance carriers and financial service firms throughout the world, including Lloyds of London, providing their clients with a broad array of competitive choices.

Message from the Chair ............................ 2 Flavor of the Month ................................. 2 Message from the Chamber President ............ 4 Upcoming Events .................................... 5 Chamber Foundation ............................... 8 Forty Under 40....................................... 9 New Members ..................................12-13 Workforce Development Center ..................14 Member News .......................................15

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he Chamber’s March Contact Breakfast will feature an economic development project update from County Executive Marcus Molinaro. Join us Wednesday, March 20 at 7:30 am, in the Conference Center of the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. This event is sponsored by Marshall & Sterling Insurance. Chamber members and guests will need to pre-register for the March Contact Breakfast by visiting dcrcoc.


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MARCH 2019 DUTCHESS COUNTY Regional CHAMBER of COMMERCE Officers Jennifer Dunn, Chair........Sate Farm Insurance, Dunn Insurance and Financial Services 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........................................................................... Ulster Savings Bank Philip Bronzi...................................................................................Rhinebeck Bank Evelyn Constantino..............................................Royal Carting Service Company Filomena Fanelli......................................... Impact PR & Communications, Ltd. Joline Frey.............................................................. MidHudson Regional Hospital Freddimir Garcia................................................................................Marist College 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 Stewart Petrovits....................................................... Blacktop Maintenance Corp. Michael Samuelson............................. Health Quest Heart and Vascular Services Catherine Secor...........................................................................................TD Bank 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 Jean Harris ................................................................................... Director of Events Ayla Rector........................................................... 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 Joe Flores.................................................. Workforce Connections Case Manager Dee Watkins............................................. 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 3 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 www.dcrcoc.org, developed by Design Intervention Studio

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Honoring outstanding individuals he Chamber recently announced the Hudson Valley’s top Forty Under 40 honorees, and the list is full of future leaders from our com­ munity. The Forty Under 40, Mover & Shaker Awards are presented annually to 40 top young profes­ sionals who have shown a strong commitment to the Hudson Valley. The selected honorees are indi­ viduals who go be­ yond their careers, working to enhance their local com­ munity and beyond. More than 100 nominations were submitted this year, and the list of talent ranges across a wide variety of industries. I am very impressed with the forte and dedication that these young

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Jennifer Dunn professionals have. What is equally impressive is the work of the selection committee, comprised of former honorees, tasked with judging all the nominations based on professional and .___ community achievef V ments. These individu­ als volunteer a consider­ able amount of time to score each nomination, and the awards are based solely on their consideration—not sponsorship, nor Chamber membership.

The awards ceremony is on April 4. It’s a great night full of celebration for these honorees and their accomplishments. I encourage you to attend, join­ ing the Chamber Board and fel­ low members in a salute to the future leaders of our business community. For more info and tickets, visit dcrcoc.org/40under40. I know the Chamber is working continuously to grow the value of membership, which benefits the community as a whole, and I look forward to see­ ing you soon at an event or even a ribbon cutting. Jen Dunn, ChFC, CPCU Dunn Insurance and Financial Services, Inc., State Farms, is the Chamber’s Board of Direc­ tors Chair for 2019. Reach her at 845.471.3531 or jen.dunn.pwl3@ statefarm.com.

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ooking for a way to expand your business network and don’t want to worry about your competitors crowding the spotlight? Chamber Network, Present & Refer returns to offer Chamber members a unique opportunity to share information with other, non-competing professionals and business owners. The next event is scheduled for 7:30 AM on Tuesday, March 5th at Durants Party Rentals in Wappingers Falls. This event is sponsored by Residential Home Funding Corp. Attendees will exchange information on their organization or company—such as a brief business description, promoting upcoming Chamber Network, Present & Refer sponsored by

UPCOMING

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Simplicity Outlet events, and sharing brochures and/or business cards— in a roundtable setting. Bring plenty of business cards and be ready to introduce your company to the local business community. This event is an opportunity to make meaningful connections, including a special invitation for one randomly selected attendee to present to the group for 10 minutes. The group will also hear from the representa-

tive of the event sponsor. Guest presenters will be chosen at random from attendees registered at least one week in advance. In order to diversify these events, members are limited to presenting once and attending twice annually. Thanks to our generous sponsor, this event is complimentary to attend. Register by calling 845.454.1700, x 1000.

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A rain or shine inclusive children's event for all abilities!

Message from the

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Frank Castella, Jr.

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pring is just around the corner. Celebrate with us at two of our premier events, sure to get you out of the house and break the cabin fever. Experience an evening of the Hudson Valley’s finest young professionals at the annual Forty Under 40 Mover & Shaker Awards on April 4. Then, April 27-28 treat the entire family to Hudson Valley KidVenture, a fun, educational and inclusive event hosted by The Chamber Foundation, Inc. These two events truly illustrate the spectrum of enterprise that this Chamber offers. As an advocate for business as well as the authoritative informational source on matters affecting business, and the unwavering champion for the region’s economic health, these signature events help us achieve our mission and are beneficial to our membership. The Hudson Valley’s top Forty Under 40 Mover & Shaker Awards bestow recognition to individuals who go above and beyond; showing a strong commitment to the Hudson Valley. These young professionals are identified based on their professional and community achievements. This year’s honorees range in diversity and industry. Join us in in a salute to the future leaders of our business community. KidVenture is an expo-style event, highlighting businesses and nonprofits while offering children of all ages and all abilities interactive and educational activities. Hudson Valley KidVenture will feature dozens of family friendly, all-inclusive exhibitors and performers from the local business community hosted throughout the campus of Dutchess Community College. This is a fantastic opportunity for local businesses and organizations to connect with a large, regional family audience. Exhibitor space is still available, so don’t miss out on this weekend of adventure, discovery, and learning. For complete event details visit our website, dcrcoc.org/ events. We thank you for your support, and we hope to see you in attendance.

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Wednesday, March 20

7:30 - 9 AM Durants Party Rentals 1155 Route 9 Wappingers Falls

7:30 - 9 AM Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center 40 Civic Center Plaza Poughkeepsie

St. Patrick's Parade Fun Run 12:45 - 1:15 PM Village of Wappingers Falls

The run will be held in cooperation with the Dutchess County St. Patrick's Day Parade and the Village of Wappingers Falls. Runners will follow the full parade route and cover a short, but hilly 1.4 mile route through the streets of the Village. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee Scholarship Fund and The Chamber Foundation, Inc. This event is organized by the Health & Wellness Committee of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Fleet Feet of Poughkeepsie and Dutchess Tourism. Sponsored by: Health Quest

Monday, March 4

HVYP: New Member Meet and Greet 5:30 - 6:30 PM Chamber Conference Room 1 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 400 Poughkeepsie

An informal meeting and discussion with the HVYP Advisory Council to learn about the mission and strategy of the Hudson Valley Young Professionals. New and prospective members will learn about our committees, events and how to get involved to make the Hudson Valley a great place to live, give, work, play and stay.

Thursday, March 14

Leadership Dutchess 30th Anniversary Celebration 5 - 8 PM Mill Creek Caterers 17 Route 376 Hopewell Junction

Welcoming all Leadership Dutchess graduates to reconnect and reenergize your commitment to leadership and community as we celebrate this milestone anniversary. Keynote speaker: Robert R. Dyson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Dyson-Kissner-Moran Corporation and Chairman of the Board for The Dyson Foundation. Tickets: $60, includes cocktail style cuisine, wine and beer, and seated dessert. Sponsored by: Children's Home of Poughkeepsie, Fortress Financial Advisory LLC, and Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union

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Monthly Contact Breakfast featuring Dutchess County Executive, Marcus Molinaro who will provide a keynote on the economic development program upadate. Sponsored by: Marshall & Sterling

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Forty Under 40 Mover & Shaker Awards

5 - 8:30 PM Cocktail Reception: Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center Award Ceremony: Changepoint Theater The Chamber recognizes a talented and diverse group of young professionals as the top Forty Under 40. Bestowed annually to 40 people under the age of 40 who have shown a strong commitment to the Hudson Valley.. EVENT SPONSORS: Rhinebeck Bank and N & S Suppl MOVER AND SHAKER SPONSORS: Marshall & Sterling Insurance; CareMount Medical; Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp.; Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union; Judelson, Giordano, & Siegel, CPA, P.C.; M & T Bank; Mackey Butts & Wise LLP; RBT CPAs, LLP; Rose & Kiernan, Inc.; ServiceMaster Restore by Nest; and Tompkins Mahopac Bank PROFILE SPONSOR: Hudson Cadillac-Buick-GMC VIP RECEPTION SPONSORS: PVE, LLC and Talex Media PHOTOGRAPHY: Chosen Moments

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A targeted networking event, limited to 25 Chamber members, one person per industry. Attendees will exchange information on their organization or company such as a brief business description, promoting upcoming events, and sharing brochures and/or business cards in a roundtable setting. One randomly selected attendee and a representative from the event sponsor will each have 10 minutes to present an overview of his or her organization. Sponsored by: Residential Home Funding Corp.

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2019 Corporate Sponsors CORPORATE LEADERS:

CORPORATE PARTNERS:

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 CORPORATE SUPPORTERS

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extension when trying to connect to a website, but unable to connect to the site, you can further config-

ure your Chromebook settings. In the same configurations you have the option to block all unencrypted sites, so you never have the temptation to visit a site that is not secure. Guest mode: If you find yourself in a situation with a client who needs to borrow your Chromebook, you may want to set your device to guest mode. This feature allows guests to have all the features of the Chromebook that they may need, without the administrative settings required to change your settings. Not only that, any information your guest user may generate from browsing history, cookies, bookmarks, or downloads will all be deleted when they exit guest mode. Your Chromebook will be secure, and you won’t be tripping over data you don’t want on your system the next time you log in. 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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he Chamber Foundation is accepting mentee applications for its Career Achievement Mentorship Program. This unique mentorship program pairs mentees and mentors for a yearlong mentorship relationship. Together mentees and mentors build a relationship, set goals and plan for the future. Ask yourself: Are you a potential MENTEE? • Exploring career growth opportunities? • Dealing with career challenges?

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• Want to develop untapped potential? • Are you a veteran seeking professional growth? • Looking to attain professional or communication skills? • Need focus to achieve your goals?

Mentors and mentees meet at least once a month and must dedicate time throughout the month to focus on achieving the mentee’s goal. The program is open to anyone at any stage in their career. Deadline for application is April 1, 2019. Applications can be found online at chamberfdn. org. A programming fee of $150

will be collected upon acceptance into the program. Programming fee assistance is available upon request. Special thanks to our programming sponsors, Residential Life Home Funding and The Pines at Poughkeepsie Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. Please contact Hannah with any questions: 845-454-1700 ext. 1025.

Interested in being a mentor? Please contact Hannah and information will be provided. Career Achievement Program sponsored by

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eservations are now available for the Hudson Valley’s top Forty Under 40 Mover & Shaker Awards, April 4th from 5 – 8:30 PM, at Changepoint Theater. Who are these forty young professionals selected from over 100 nominations throughout the Hudson Valley? Come learn about the selected winners, why they are consid-

ered the top 40, and join us in a salute to these future leaders of our business community. This is an evening event unlike any. Bestowed annually to 40 people under the age of 40 who have shown a strong commitment to the Hudson Valley, the Mover & Shaker Awards honor their professional and community accomplishments. The evening ceremony is a

high-profile community event sure to be remembered throughout the region. A cocktail reception will be held prior to the awards ceremony at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and Conference Center. To purchase tickets please visit dcrcoc.org/40under40. Advance payment is required in order to expedite the check-in process.

2019 FORTY UNDER 40 HONOREES CARLOS ALICEA, JR.

PHILLIP LEKANIDES

CARLEY ANDREWS

JENNA LIGUORI

M&T Bank

Rhinebeck Bank

Mid-Hudson Love INC & Astor Services for Children and Families

Family Services, Inc.

CHRISTOPHER MANSFIELD

BRIAN APFEL

Tinkelman Architecture

Marist College

TANYA MARSHALL

KRISTEN AVIGNONE

TEG Federal Credit Union

Hannaford Supermarket/Actor

JAMES MCKENNA

ANIL BEEPHAN

Tompkins Mahopac Bank

Town of East Fishkill

EVAN MENIST

DAN BENGYAK

Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress

St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital

EDDIE MONROY

SHEILA BOGAN

Strategy Leaders

American Cancer Society

KURTIS NORDAHL

MICHELLE BRIER

RBT CPAs LLP

Blue Path Service Dogs

MELISSA CLARK

BRIAN PECCHIA DPT, OCS, ATC

ANDY CRANE

ALLISON RIGHTER

United Way of Dutchess-Orange Region West Point Golf Course

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Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp.

NATHAN SHOOK

Giannasca & Shook, PLLC

Ashworth Creative

DAVID STEWART

GARRETT DYAL

DS Electric

Adams Fairacre Farms

Moriarty Physical Therapy

Mount Saint Mary College

TIM TARPEY

JEAN HINKLEY

Marshall & Sterling Insurance

Marist College The Art Effect

DWAYNE JORDAN Ethan Allen Workforce Solutions

DR. VARUN KUMAR

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KATIE LANE

Greystone Programs

Central Hudson COMPANY

American Cancer Society

KRYSTA WEISS

JENNIE WILKLOW-RILEY

JENNA KELLY

CareMount Medical

ANNA TROCINO

Arlington Central School District

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he Sky’s the Limit Gala was a galactic success! Thank you to everyone in attendance, your participation and support is integral to the success of these events. We saw so many familiar faces dancing among the stars. Our host, the Grandview, served a divine assortment of hors d’oeuvres, entrees, beverages, and desserts. Our generous sponsors made every small detail possible and the result was something out of this universe. Each award recipient delivered heart-felt thanks to the community during our program. As always, the room was alive with support. We are proud to honor such community minded professionals and look forward to hearing about their future accomplishments. For a full list of honorees, sponsors, and photos from the event, please visit dcrcoc.org/gala.

From left, the 2019 Chamber Sky’s the Limit Gala honorees: Next Generation Award honorees Daniel, Joseph Jr., and Domenico Lepore of LCS Facility Group; Visionary Award honorees Jim and Gina Sullivan of 40 Cannon Street; Community Spirit Award honoree Linda G. Campbell of The Arc of Dutchess; Community Service Award honoree Tom Weddell, formerly of RBT CPAs, LLP; Next Generation Award honorees Britney NeJame-O’Brien and Steven O’Brien of NeJame Pool Specialists, Inc.


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International Women's Day 2019 "Better the balance, better the world"

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hank you to the Women’s Leadership Alliance for asking me to share a little bit about myself in advance of International Women’s Day. This year's theme is "Better the balance, better the world." This is such an unusual statement but I find it to be so true regarding my own life and experiences. I, Ruth Faircloth, was raised in the Hudson Valley by my migrant family. I became a farm Ruthfen Faircloth worker and a wife to Bishop Max Faircloth and a mother to five children. I'm also a proud grandmother of 13, a great grandma to two, as well as being a professional! When I look and wonder sometimes how my life touches other people, I think of my mother. I had a mother who was just a migrant woman but she had a big love for helping people. When I think of leaves falling from the tree, I think of myself and my mom. I have a love for children and I have a love for our community of women. I think that by growing up on the farm and in the rural area, I became connected with a organizational call that I had to answer. Through rural and migrant

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among my children. Through this, I helped "Better the balance, better the world" so that now they can pass it on and do the same for others. In one generation, we’ve gone from farm workers to professional workers! Thank you for letting me share a little bit of my story. Ruthfen Faircloth of Daughters of Sarah is a former ATHENA Awards recipient.

My own strong parents taught dren worked in the fields, but I ministry I was able to look beyond my circumstances, and a dream me to show love and kindness always knew I wanted to break to everyone no mat- the generational cycle of farm began to be built ter what their back- work. I taught myself how to do within myself. One ground. One of the financial aid forms so that I could of my dreams was to things that I am so glad get my kids into and through colteach other women to about is that I brought lege. I'm proud to say that I have use their voices and to learn how to speak for the children balance to my children. My chil- entrepreneurs and administrators who were on farms in rural areas. I would watch some of the pain that they went through on a daily basis because I was one of them. I was able to rise from that and have my voice heard. I started a camp for migrant farm children and ruPLLC ral migrants, and this year marks 30 years of changing many lives with this program. "Better the balance, better the world." I have encouraged and Levine & Levine, PLLC, is pleased to announce that John T. Shaban empowered many a young womhas joined the firm and will head its new Connecticut office. an from the farm throughout the Hudson Valley area, from older John’s practice focuses on commercial and business Assembly District (2011-2017: Easton, Redding, women to teens to women in their litigation with an emphasis on construction Weston) where he served on the Judiciary 90s. My own life has been changed law, intellectual property protection, corporate Committee, the Environment Committee (Ranking through this community. Who governance disputes, securities litigation, Member) and the Finance Revenue and Bonding would think that I would be writemployment issues and environmental/energy law. Committee. He was also the Republican Party ing this article or have received an and Independent Party candidate for US Congress ATHENA Award in 2017! I was given the excellent op- John’s career started with Kelly Drye & Warren, (CT4) in 2016, and a candidate for Connecticut portunity for a farm girl to be and he has been a partner at Whitman Breed Attorney General in 2018. standing at the United Nations as Abbott & Morgan for the last fifteen years. John part of a panel of women, sharing is admitted in New York and Connecticut, all of The law firm of Levine & Levine, PLLC is a and speaking on the empower- our region’s federal courts, and the United States community oriented law firm serving the greater ment of women. Other women Supreme Court. He has anAV rating, is a member of Hudson Valley since 1932 in areas of corporate encouraged me to continue, to ABA and Connecticut Bar Association, served as a and business law; commercial & residential dream, to know that "better the Fact Finder Arbitrator for the Connecticut Judicial transactions; land use; estate planning, wills and balance, better the world" was Branch, and is currently a FINRA Arbitrator. John trusts; personal injury; landlord/tenant matters and something we could do individuserved three terms in the Connecticut General collection matters. ally and collectively. I continue to fight for the opportunity for more Assembly as a State Representative for the 135th PK-0100006697 women to see that love and peace.

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GroomKing Barbershop 1004 Main Street, Suite 13 Fishkill, Ny 12524 (845) 214-3890 Email: kristendegelormo@ yahoo.com Contact: Kristen Hernandez Gentlemen's Barbershop

BEER MANUFACTURING Cousins Ale Works 1582 Route 9 Unit R-2 Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 (845) 293-2739 Email: cousinsaleworks@gmail.com Web: cousinsaleworks.com Contact: Chris Dorn Locally rooted small batch NYS farm brewery. We brew all of our beers utilizing 100% New York State Farm ingredients.

CONSIGNMENT SHOPS Simplicity Outlet

Wappingers Falls Hydroelectric, LLC 16 Orbit Lane Hopewell Junction, NY 12533 (845) 897-4194 Email: sarah@wappingersfalls hydroelectric.com Web: WappingersFallsHydro electric.com Contact: Sarah Bower-Terbush Producing electricity with water, renewable, green, local

ENGINEERING AND/OR SURVEYING SERVICES C.T. Male Associates 12 Raymond Street Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 (845) 454-4400 Email: s.carrington@ctmale.com Web: ctmale.com Contact: Jim McIver Multi disciplined engineering firm.

FINANCIAL SERVICES Flourish Wealth Advisors LLC Heritage Square 2531 Route 52, Suite 207 Hopewell Junction, NY 12533 (845) 253-5250 Fax: (845) 795-3004 Email: bdwyer@ flourishwealthadvisors.com Web: flourishwealthadvisors.com Contact: Michael Bakker To help our clients achieve their overall financial goals and to help guide through the complexities of life and planning for retirement.

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The Ivy Dean

Pleasant Valley, NY (845) 826-5310 Email: theivydean@gmail.com Web: theivydean.com Contact: Drusilla Blackman Assist High School Students get admitted to college.

RiverStone Private Wealth Advisors

Contact: Michelle Martin An independent, womanowned financial firm providing investment consulting and comprehensive, insightful financial planning services to individuals and their families.

FITNESS CLUBS AND SERVICES Access Physical Therapy & Wellness (Pleasant Valley) 18 West Road, Unit 9 Pleasant Valley, NY 12569 (845) 228-8885 Web: accessptw.com Contact: Joesph Rifino

FLOORING

Email: michellearnoldbourque@ gmail.com Web: mindfulweighs.com Contact: Michelle Bourque Life coach working with people over the phone and/or online to help them take their life to the next level.

Purvida IV LLC 51 Springside Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 (845) 264-4444 Email: contact@purvidaiv.com Web: purvidaiv.com Contact: Elisa Gwilliam Vitamin IV and Injections

Mazzola Oil Service Inc

1191 Route 9W, Suite 14 Marlboro, New York 12542 1545 Route 52 #5 (845) 236-3906 Fishkill, NY 12524 Email: office@mazzolaoil.com (845) 897-2100 Web: mazzolaoil.com Fax: 8-458-997-2700 Contact: Steffen Mazzola Email: vsarubbi48@gmail.com Home heating oil, diesel, and Web: flooringcompanyfishkillny.com kerosene delivery. Contact: Vincent Sarubbi Sell & install all types of flooring.

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EmblemHealth 246 Main Street Poughkeepsie, New York 12603 (646) 859-9287 Email: smasten@emblemhealth.com Web: emblemhealth.com Contact: Sibyl Masten Nonprofit insurance company, providing affordable coverage for over 80 years.

Legacy Landscaping & Tree Service, LLC 133 North Road Milton, NY 12547 (845) 857-5175 Email: info@legacylandscape design.com Web: legacylandscapedesign.com Contact: Christopher Kellermueller

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Hopewell Junction, NY 12533 (914) 263-4158 Email: meredith.schneeloch@ dexyp.com Web: emp.thryv.com/site/ schneeloch Contact: Meredith Schneeloch Business Advisor focused on helping local business owners maintain and grow their businesses through our personalized approach and cutting edge technology.

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Dutchess County SPCA, Inc. Merone Plumbing 636 Violet Avenue & Heating Hyde Park, New York 12538 (845) 452-7722 Email: noel.crotone@dcspca.org Web: dcspca.org Contact: Noel Crotone A nonprofit animal welfare organization that provides temporary shelter for stray and homeless companion animals.

Dutchess County St. Patrick's Parade Committee Inc. PO Box 1352 Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 (845) 297-0800 Web: dcsppc.org Contact: Gene Noone Organizing and hosting the annual St. Patrick's Parade. Providing two scholarships to college bound high schoolers.

Friends of Seniors 9 Vassar St., #24 Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-3022 (845) 485-1277 Fax: (845) 471-1740 Email: friendsofseniors@hotmail.com Web: friendsofseniors.biz Contact: Susan Davidson Nonprofit - provides basic support services to the Dutchess County older adult community.

Unshattered Inc. 1064 Route 82 Hopewell Junction, NY 12533 (845) 867-6999 Email: info@unshattered.org Web: unshattered.org Contact: Kelly Lyndgaard A nonprofit social enterprise employing women who are winning their fight against addiction. The women make handbags out of repurposed items.

PHOTOGRAPHERS & PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS Lee Burns Photography

REAL ESTATE AGENCIES & BROKERS Houlihan Lawrence 2453 Route 6 Brewster, NY 10509 (845) 279-6800 Email: avelez@ houlihanlawrence.com Web: AaronVelez. HoulihanLawrence.com Contact: Aaron Velez The local market leader in Real Estate services for over 130 years.

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Nexamp, Inc. 101 Summer Street Boston, MA 2110 (617) 431-1440 ext. 121 Email: kawasumi@nexamp.com Web: nexamp.com Contact: Yushi Kawasumi As a veteran-founded company, Nexamp has developed and installed over 100 MW of solar.

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4 Crotty Lane, Suite 200 New Windsor, NY 12553 (845) 563-9045 x 218 Email: samina.sabir@docuware.com Web: start.docuware.com Contact: Samina Sabir Our office automation solutions deliver digital workflows and document management tools.

40 Cannon Street, Suite 4 Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Email: thecellar@1915.wine Web: 1915.wine Contact: Elke Beck High end wine bar with a great selection of wine by the glass and/or bottles accompanies by small plates of food!

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RESTAURANTS Curry Estate/Le Chambord 2737 Route 52 Hopewell Junction, NY 12533 (845) 221-1941 Fax: (845) 221-1941 Email: currygirls@gmail.com Web: lechambord.com Contact: Cathleen Andreucci Four star restaurant and inn with conference center and catering facility.

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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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ince 2014, the mission of the Career Action Center has always focused on providing youth with opportunities to explore various institutions of higher education. This year, in unison of the center’s mission, students participated in the 2019 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Historically Black College Experience Showcase held on Staten Island. Since their inception, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) have promoted access to higher education for African-American students. Today, there are an estimated 101 HBCUs throughout the country

and 22 of them participated in this year’s showcase; notably Kentucky State University and Howard University. Ajunae Boston, a junior at Poughkeepsie High School, said, “I think it is really important to learn about HBCUs because it is part of

our history. We had the chance to talk to recruiters from all around the county.” Upon arrival, students received bags filled with information about the various schools in attendance. They were greeted by Staten Island NAACP members who were proud to share their 9th showcase. It was a day filled with knowledge and empowerment geared towards providing more opportunities for students. If interested, students were provided with interview attire including suits and ties. There were practice rooms in which organizers would conduct mock interviews with the students before they met with recruiters. Two workshops were held throughout the day: one helped students and parents navi-

Youth One Stop (YOS) is a comprehensive education and job-training program utilizing local resources to benefit at-risk youth in Dutchess County. The program is open to income-eligible youth, ages 14-24 who are facing obstacles inhibiting them from completing school, finishing their HSE or gaining employment. Youth One Stop is made possible thanks to a partnership with the Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board and The Chamber Foundation, Inc.

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gate the complicated process of financial aid; the second addressed the benefits of joining a HBCU. Speakers highlighted the importance of feeling accepted and cared for at college. They explained the unique position of a HBCU’s ability to relate to their students, and in turn how students relate to their peers and professors. When exploring college options, the Career Action Center emphasizes to students the importance of finding a college that feels supportive. Experiences like the showcase help students at the Career Action Center discover the answers to important questions in a supportive environment. The HBCU trip was just one component of the center’s celebration of Black History Month. An-

The Workforce Connections Program comprises both education/training services and staffing resources. These organizations are often multifaceted and offer several programs that help with both existing and future employees. The Workforce Connections Program is made possible thanks to a partnership with the Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services and the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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By John Pierre-Louis Case Manager

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haytem Canada is a participant with the Youth One Stop. She is a single mother working towards a nursing assistant certification, so she be a role model and provide for her son. This young lady continues to take advantage of the workshops and activities we provide. As part of her initiative, she completed a transitional job with the Pines of Poughkeepsie to gain experience and pursue her goal. She successfully completed her classes at BOCES and earned her nursing assistant certificate. Through her work as an activity aid for the Pines of Poughkeepsie, she now holds a part-time nursing assistant position! Her ambition doesn’t stop there; she is now

attending Dutchess Community College for her nursing major. As a young mother, Jhaytem’s maturity and passion is quite apparent. She is a positive presence in our program and is always sharing that energy with the other participants. Jhaytem is committed to furthering her career. She

promises not to stop until she reaches her ultimate dream. As she works towards making her dream a reality, Jhaytem is appreciative of the Youth One Stop program. Youth One Stop is proud to say that this powerful woman is a success story for our program.

other component of the month’s classroom activities is a black history film directed by Career Action Center students in coordination with The Art Effect. The video presentation was presented by students at the Chamber’s February Contact Breakfast, and can be seen on the Chamber’s Facebook page. The initiative helped to empower the community, especially the youth, and served as a reminder to honor past and present leaders who have fought for the rights of many. To learn more about the Career Action Center, please reach out to Nancy Herrera at nherrera@ dcrcoc.org.

s a Case Manager for the Workforce Connections program of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, my position requires a fair amount of community outreach. Typically I focus my outreach efforts on two specific groups: community agencies and members of the community. The goal is to connect with community agencies, becoming aware of their services and how we can support each other. Areas of support that we solicit for include, but are not limited to, housing, food, clothing, childcare, and driving lessons. This outreach is a two-way street. I educate our community partners on the mission of the Work-

force Connections Program. In turn, our partners make connections, supporting members of the community in a real way. Through this outreach, we create relationships and offer case management to income-eligible individuals who are responsible for at least one minor. Part of our initiative is the empowerment of our community; we teach soft skills, assist with resume writing, and conduct mock interviews with the intention of our participants gaining, and retaining employment. Workforce Connections participants come to us from the community. Every case we work with informs our outreach program. As much as we support each individual, each individual also supports our programming by spreading the word. Connecting people with the services they need is extremely rewarding for all involved.


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Chazen wins award for engineering excellence The Chazen Companies has been selected by The American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC) for a 2019 Silver Award in Engineering Excellence. ACEC is a group of consulting engineering firms from across New York State with a mission to promote the business interests of member firms through networking, advocacy, education and business services. Chazen’s Alternatives Analysis for the Kaal Rock Park Connector won the Silver Award in the category of Studies, Research and Consulting Engineering Services. Chazen coordinated with Scenic Hudson and the Poughkeepsie Alliance to develop a design for the proposed suspended walkway and associated park improvements in the City of Poughkeepsie just north of the Mid-Hudson Bridge. Two years ago, Chazen won a Diamond award, the highest level

Music festival coming to Airport in June What is certain to be one of the top rock performances of the summer has been announced, with the 2019 edition of the Tail Winds Music Fest. The all-day performance will be held on Saturday, June 29 at The Hudson Valley Regional Airport, in Wappingers Falls (gates open at 11 AM). Headlining the show is Chris Robinson Brotherhood, with additional sets by the likes of Black Stone Cherry, Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime, King’s X, and Sass Jordan. Tickets are available for purchase via tailwindsmusicfest.com. In addition to a day’s worth of great music, concert goers will also get a chance to dine and drink via a variety of craft beer and food trunk vendors, a VIP experience second to none, while mobile lockers and helicopter rides will also be available.

Dutchess Tourism wins award for website Dutchess Tourism, Inc. and their agency BBG&G Advertising and Public Relations are proud to announce that dutchesstourism. com has been awarded Gold in the 16th Annual Service Industry Advertising Awards (SIAA). The SIAA specifically recognize advertising excellence in the service industry and are the only advertising awards to bring outstanding, creative communication accomplishments in services to the forefront. A gold winner in the website category, Dutchess Tourism’s web presence is among the best service industry sites in the country. The site saw over 1 million visits in 2018, with almost a third of visits originating outside the United States. Dutchesstourism.com features dynamic content and listings, seasonal and event-centered spotlights and

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An angelic donation received by organization Angels of Light, a Hudson Valley 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that provides holiday giving to children and families with life-threatening illnesses, is receiving a much needed digital facelift from local marketing agency Tipsy Social. Angels of Light has grown tremendously in the last four years, with the 2018 holiday season being the largest in its history. Their accomplishments have earned them national recognition, and most recently named them 2019 “Heroes of the Year” by Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley. Tipsy Social, a Hudson Valley agency offering comprehensive marketing and design solutions to small businesses, became involved with Angels of Light as a holiday Giving Tree sponsor. After seeing the impact of the organization, Founder & CEO Andrew MendezSpera knew that there was no better recipient for their 2019 website donation. Tipsy Social and Angels of Light will work together over the

coming weeks to transform their website. You can learn more about the Angels of Light organization by visiting their current website at angelsoflighthudsonvalley.org. To learn more about Tipsy Social, visit getwithtipsy.com

Community Spelling Bee is all the buzz Literacy Connections of the Hudson Valley is proud to present its 28th annual Community Spelling Bee on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Marist College Student Center, with a snow date scheduled for Wednesday, April 3. The Community Spelling Bee is a signature fundraiser supported by more than 75 businesses and organizations raising funds to support literacy programs for adults and children throughout the Hudson Valley. . Want to participate as a speller or volunteer? We’re seeking spellers in high school, college, and adults of all ages. There will also be a raffle to win a grand prize of a $500 Visa Gift Card or a First Prize of an Apple iPad Mini 6th Generation Wi-Fi. Literacy Connections of the Hudson Valley, is a private, not-forprofit, 501(c) (3), that for over 40 years has helped adults and fami-

lies in Dutchess, Columbia, Greene and Orange Counties become functionally literate. For more information about participating in the Community Spelling Bee, please contact Debra Paskowski (dpaskowski@literacyconnections. org) or Katherine Stikkers (kstikkers@literacyconnections.org). Advance registration is required.

Orthopedic Associates welcomes new specialist Michelle Moyer, MD has joined Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County as a hand, wrist and elbow specialist. She is now accepting new patients. Dr. Moyer is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and has a sub-specialty certification in surgery of the hand. She has authored and co-authored several abstract publications focusing on various aspects of orthopedic surgery. Dr. Moyer is the recipient of two Army Achievement Medals and two Army Commendation medals from her service as an orthopedic surgeon for the 47th Combat Support Hospital station in Al Asad, Iraq. To learn more about Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County, visit orthoadc.com.

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