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The Chamberâ€™s Nonprofit Committee, in partnership with the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, Governance Mattersâ€”an affiliate of the New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON), and the Dyson Foundation will present Bridges to Board Service: Making our community stronger through exceptional nonprofit board service. Sessions will provide board members with a critical orientation on the responsibilities, knowledge, and skills needed to be an effective board member. If you have questions on this course, the Bridges to Board Service program and/or the BoardnetUSA matching service please email bridgestoboardservice@ gmail.com. Chamber Member - $20; Non-Member - $30
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E.J. McMahon, president of the Empire Center for Public Policy, will discuss issues related to the business community including minimum wage and the economic climate throughout New York State. As you all know, there are many people in need of our assistance. The Chamberâ€™s Ambassador committee has partnered with our Workforce Development Center to collect canned and dry goods at our Contact Breakfast. Sponsored by: M & T Bank, Hudson Valley Division
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