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Human Resources expert to speak at Breakfast

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rank A. Cania, president and founder of driven HR, a Pittsford, NY-based human resources consulting firm, will discuss today’s most glaring compliance issues, and why they may threaten the continued success and prosperity of your business during the keynote address at the May Contact Breakfast on Wednesday, May 17 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and Conference Center. Frank is a frequent speaker and writer on HR-related topics, and his ongoing volunteer efforts include federal advocacy director for the NYS SHRM council, team captain for the SHRM National Legislative Advocacy Team; instructor for the Association of Workplace Investigators’ Annual Training Institute;

and member of the executive compensation, and HR committees for the YMCA of Greater Rochester. Frank also recently provided expert witness testimony to the House of Repr e s e nt at i v e s Small Business Committee, on the costs and burdens excessive paCANIA perwork and reporting requirements place on small businesses. As you all know, there are many people in need of our assistance. The Chamber’s Ambassador Committee has partnered with our Workforce Development Center to collect canned and dry goods at our

Contact Breakfast. Your donations are greatly appreciated. Members from Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Walkway Over the Hudson, and EverCare will also be in attendance. This month’s Contact Breakfast is sponsored by M&T Bank, Hudson Valley Division. Established in 1856 as Manufacturers and Traders Bank, today M&T Bank is one of the 20 largest U.S. headquartered commercial banks, with more than 650 branches, account access at over 1,500 ATMs and more than 15,000 employees throughout New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, Florida, Delaware and Toronto, Canada. They have long operated as a community bank and understand that the vitality of

the community is crucial to their continued success. M&T supplies millions of dollars in funding every year to a wide range of communitybased organizations and employees report spending thousands of hours per year in volunteer service. You’ll find M&T Bank to be a reliable bank that’s strong and stable, a local bank that’s committed to the communities we serve, an accessible bank that’s close and convenient, and a responsive bank that cares about what’s important to you, your family and your business.

Message From The Chair ........................... 2 Small Business Partner ............................. 2 Message From The Chamber President ........... 4 Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings & Events .......... 4 - 5 Hudson Valley KidVenture Guide .............7 - 10 Member News .......................................12 New Members ......................................13 The Chamber Foundation .........................14 Member Anniversaries .............................15

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Fishkill dinner theater to host Business After Hours

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There is no charge to attend Business After Hours, however pre-registration is requested. To RSVP, visit dcrcoc. org or call (845) 4541700 ext. 1000. Rondout Savings Bank is the proud sponsor of this event. Business After Hours gives members and nonmembers alike the opportunity to meet a

diverse range of business professionals in a comfortable, casual environment. Practice your networking skills and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, while learning more about your community members. Headquartered in Kingston, Rondout Savings Bank has provided finan-

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cial services to thousands of businesses and households throughout the Hudson Valley. Rondout’s primary focus is on serving its customers and community. The company gives a percentage of this total back into the community every year. Rondout acknowledges the importance of personal service and client satisfaction. Visit rondoutbank.com or call (845) 331-0073 to learn more about what Rondout Savings Bank can do for you.

April After Hours Thursday, April 27 at Mill Creek Caterers Sponsored by:

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n behalf of myself and the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors, congratulations to the 2017 Forty Under 40 honorees. These Mover & Shaker Awards recognize the top young professionals in our region. These individuals are leaders, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists and we are proud to present them with this honor and much deserved recognition. With such a diverse group of honorees – everyone from veterinarians and surgeons to teachers,

Message from the Chair:

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nonprofit leaders, and legislators – it is remarkable the selection committee was able to choose ONLY 40! These awards are a wonderful way to celebrate the talents of these individuals, and a great demonstration of what makes our region

so very special. The complete list of 40 laudable individuals who received Shaker Awards this year is online at dcrcoc.org/top40 and abundant photos are on the Chamber’s Facebook page. Congratulations again to all of the honorees. Keep up the good work – you are all helping to build a better future for our community! Rita McPeck is the SBA Business Sales Officer for KeyBank. Reach her at (845) 483-3031 or rita_mcpeck@keybank.com

HVYPS head to Fishkill to network

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he Hudson Valley Young Professionals will host an OverTime Networking event on Tuesday, May 2 from 5-7 p.m. at Whistling Willie’s American Grill in Fishkill. The Hudson Valley Renegades sponsor this complimentary event,

which will feature appetizers and a cash bar as well as an evening of making connections with fellow Young Professionals, guests, and potential members. Questions? E-mail hvyp@ dcrcoc.org. To RSVP, call (845) 454-1700, ext. 1000.

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Small Business Partner of the Month

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Northside Auto Body is a locally owned, family oriented auto body business that proudly serves the Poughkeepsie area. They are a fullservice auto body repair shop and collision repair center. The Chamber’s Small Business Partner of the Month offers small businesses with 12 employees or fewer direct advertising to members and the community through print, electronic, and radio media. If you are interested in this program, contact Elena at (845) 454-1700, ext. 1009.


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Take the next step with your business’ social media plan

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o your business has a social media presence... what’s next? The Business Educa-

tion Committee will present ‘Social Media: The Next Level,’ which will discuss how to be more effective and efficient on social media platforms, on T h u r s d a y, May 11 from 7:30-9 a.m. at Rose & Kiernan, Inc., 60 Merritt Boulevard, Suite 202 in Fishkill. Ed Weeks of Hudson Valley Social Media will present on how

to monetize social media on any budget through the use of Facebook Ads and Business Manager and will discuss the pros & cons of boosting posts vs. creating ad campaigns. Don Minichino of Think Dutchess Alliance for Business will share tips on how to work efficiently across platforms when maintaining your company’s presence across platforms on a budget including using management software. A basic knowledge of social media is suggested for this seminar. Stenger, Roberts, Davis and Diamond and Mehl & Associates, CPA’s sponsor this complimentary seminar. A light breakfast will be served.

Business Education Seminar sponsored by:

The law firm of Stenger, Roberts, Davis and Diamond, with offices in Poughkeepsie and Wappingers Falls, has a track record of success as both litigators and negotiators. They bring a wealth of experience in matters of personal injury, elder and estate law, family law, criminal defense, and more. Practicing in state and federal courts throughout New York, they are prepared to handle a wide range of legal practice areas. For more information, please visit srddlaw.com or call (866) 290-6929.

Mehl & Associates was founded in 2009 with the goal of providing proactive, strategic, and valueadded services that most business owners live without. Starting in 2009 with only 15 clients, they have grown to currently serve over 600 individual clients and nearly 100 businesses with offices in Wappingers Falls. For more information, visit hudsvonvalleycpas.com or call (845) 790-4443. Please visit dcrcoc.org or call (845) 454-1700, ext. 1000 to RSVP for the seminar.

Active children stay healthy, confident

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hildren and teens are leading more and more sedentary lives, spending an average of 6-8 hours a day watching TV, playing video games, and using computers or other devices. This trend has resulted in about one in five school aged children being obese, which is thought to be the main cause of Type-2 Diabetes in people between ages 10 and 18 according to the American Diabetes Association. The evidence is clear, physical activity for 60 minutes a day can help children not only improve physical health, but his or her emotional and social well being as well. Benefits of regular physical activity include improved strength and endurance; healthy bones and muscles; weight control; reduction of stress, anxiety and feelings of

depression; improved self-esteem and academic performance; and healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Organized sports are a great way to get kids active. From building friendships to learning the importance of teamwork, sports help boost self-esteem and can boost selfesteem. However, not all children are into sports, so it’s important to think outside the box. Here are 10 tips to increase activity levels (for kids AND adults!): t -JNJU UFMFWJTJPO HBNJOH BOE computer time. t 5SZ BDUJWF DIPSFT TVDI BT vacuuming or moping the floor t 1MBZ (P PVUTJEF BOE UISPX a frisbee or kick a ball around the yard or a park. t (P GPS B XBML BęFS EJOOFS

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Signature family event coming to Poughkeepsie

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he Chamber Foundation developed a committee eighteen months in preparation of what is shaping up to be a premier family event in Dutchess County. We are excited to bring Hudson Valley KidVenture to downtown Poughkeepsie on Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21. Designed for kids of all ages, this interactive and educational expo-style event will highlight our local businesses and nonprofits through hands-on activities, live performances, demonstrations, exhibits, hands-on technology, street performers, and a whole lot more. This event will be spread out through the central business district including parts of Market and Main streets, The ChangePoint Theatre, Dutchess County DMV’s parking lot, and the Mid-Hudson Civic Center. I invite you to visit our special pullout event guide

found on Page 7 of this edition of The Bottom Line for a comprehensive map and list of exciting attractions! We can’t offer this event to the community without the efforts of volunteers, so if you’re willing to lend a helping hand for part of the weekend, please signup to participate at hvKidVenture.org. We have a lot to accomplish and many partners and sponsors will help us make this weekend a huge success! All proceeds from this event will benefit The Chamber Foundation and its extensive leadership and scholarship programming right here in our community. I hope to see you there!

WLA to host follow-up to Concrete Ceiling discussion

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or decades, people have discussed the realities of the Glass Ceiling, the unseen yet unbreakable barrier that prevents women from moving up the corporate hierarchy. The Concrete Ceiling, is an even more formidable barrier that women of color face in the workplace. While there is ample data focusing on the challenges women face in the workforce, there is glaringly limited discussion as it relates to challenges women of color face. The Women’s Leadership Alliance will its second panel discussion on “The Concrete Ceiling: Challenges Women of Color Face in the Workplace� at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2 at the Poughkeepsie Public Library Boardman Road Branch. The seminar is complimentary to attend, but registration is required. Call (845) 454-1700, ext. 1000 to RSVP. While more women are rising to the top as compared to decades past, the reality is that women are not advancing as a whole, by virtue of being women. This is even

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more so the case for women of color as evidenced by racism, lack of mentorship and role models, exclusion from informal networks, and lack of opportunity to showcase their breadth of skills and experience. The WLA presentation will showcase several women of color in our community. As leaders in their industry, panelists will focus on specific strategies women of color and their allies can draw upon to deal with the Concrete Ceiling as employees. This will include strategies they can use personally to manage racism and micro-aggressions in the workplace, and ways to work with their employers to address the issue of the Concrete Ceiling within their organization. Panelists will include Lisa Ghartey, Assistant Commissioner for Child Welfare and Community Services at the New York State Office of Children and Family Services; Melinda Martinez from

UPCOMING

RIBBON CUTTINGS Fortunoff Backyard Store/Dakota Wines & Liquor 4 p.m. 1890 South Rd., Poughkeepsie Join us for the grand opening of Fortunoff Backyard Store & Dakota Wines and Liquor.

Tuesday, May 9

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Thursday, May 25

4 p.m. Chamber Conference Room One Civic Center Plaza, Suite 400 Poughkeepsie

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Thursday, May 11

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Friday, May 26

Curvy Consignments Plus 4 p.m. 1177 Route 9, Suite #1 Wappingers Falls

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Marist College; Pashmina Rashad, a private practice therapist; Mecca Santana, Vice President of Diversity & Community Relations for Westchester Medical Center; and Kavita Sehgal from IBM. Omega Women’s Leadership Center; Cindy M. Smith, CPA; and FortÊ Capital sponsor this event.

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Tuesday, May 2

HVYP OverTime Networking 5 - 7 p.m. Whistling Willies 738 US 9, Fishkill Sponsored by: Hudson Valley Renegades

Thursday, May 4

WLA: Concrete Ceiling Follow-Up 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Poughkeepsie Public Library 141 Boardman Road Poughkeepsie See Page 4 Sponsors: Omega Women’s Leadership Center, Cindy M Smith CPA, Forté Capital LLC

Saturday, May 6

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Thursday, May 11

Hudson Valley KidVenture 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mid-Hudson Civic Center, ChangePoint Theater and Market Street A weekend event for children of all ages to explore and discover the Hudson Valley, featuring kid-friendly hands-on activities, demonstrations, performances, and much more. See event guide on Pages 7-10. Visit HVKidVenture.org for complete information and tickets.

Business Education Seminar: Social Media - The Next Level Wednesday, May 24 7:30 - 9 a.m. Business After Hours Rose & Kiernan, Inc. 60 Merritt Boulevard, Suite 202 Fishkill See Page 3 Sponsored by: Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond and Mehl & Associates CPA’s

Wednesday, May 17

Contact Breakfast 7:30 - 9 a.m. Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel 40 Civic Center Plaza Poughkeepsie See Page 1. Sponsored by: M&T Bank

5 - 7 p.m. Clove Creek Dinner Theater 18 Westage Business Center Drive, Fishkill

See Page 1. Sponsored by: Rondout Savings Bank

Thursday, June 1

Chamber Network, Present & Refer 7:30 - 9 a.m. NY Workspaces 1131 Route 55, Lagrangeville See Page 6. Sponsored by: TEG Federal Credit Union

Cement company honors mother with new truck

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onded Concrete Inc. announced the addition of two brand new Oshkosh concrete mixers to its fleet of 11 trucks based in Pleasant Valley. The Clemente family incorporated Bonded Concrete in 1964 and continues to be family-owned and operated. This family atmosphere has led to one of the new vehicles being dedicated to and designed by owner, Nicholas Clemente’s mother, Nancy, in honor of the Nancy B. Clemente Cancer Fund. “My mother has battled and defeated cancer twice,” Nicholas Clemente said. “Once in 1998 and again in 2006.” The truck will stand out

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among the company’s bright orange and blue fleet with the mixer barrel sporting a large pink ribbon next to the fund’s logo and the tagline, “Together We Thrive.” Nancy Clemente describes herself as a cancer ‘thriver’ and, ten years ago started the fund to support the cancer community with a mission “to promote thrivership, educational initiatives related to cancer for both the community and healthcare providers, access to

lymphedema management, and to support fundraising efforts to sustain the viability of the fund.” Nicholas Clemente says he believes everyone has the courage to overcome obstacles, but sometimes may need a little added help, which is what the fund is designed to do. For more information on the Nancy B. Clemente Fund, visit clementefund.org. For more information on Bonded Concrete, visit bondedconcrete.com

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Workspaces, located at 1131 Route 55 in Lagrangeville. Attendees will exchange information on his or her organization or company—such as a brief business description, promoting upcoming events, and sharing brochures and/or business cards—in a roundtable setting. TEG Federal Credit Union proudly sponsors this event packed with opportunity to make meaningful connections. One randomly selected attendee will be invited to take 10 minutes to present an overview of

his or her organization. The representative from the event sponsor will likewise have the opportunity to present. 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 attending a maximum of two and presenting at one Network, Present, & Refer events per year. Thanks to our generous sponsor, this event is complimentary to attend, but registration is required. Call (845) 454-1700, ext. 1000 to RSVP.

It’s still your home, only smarter By: Jaime M. Butler

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hen Google launched its smart speaker, Home, last November it operated on only four platforms: Nest, Philips Hue, SmartThings and IFTTT. This made the product fall short compared to its major competitor, the Amazon Echo, when it came to integrating devices in the home. Now, with additional partnerships solidifying, the product is finally starting to gain ground in the market. Soon, homeowners will be able to use a voice command to Google

Assistant built into the Home smart speaker and control devices from manufacturers such as First Alert, Frigidaire, and Best Buy Insignia. Google has a long way to go to compete with Amazon Echo’s Alexa and its 10,000 skills, but it is a huge step towards controlling many popular smart home products. The announcement of these new partnerships means door locks, sprinkler systems, air conditioners and even smart home systems for lights, outlets, switches, thermostats, and robot vacuums can all be controlled just by calling

out to the device. Combined these new integration partnerships with the Google Assistant’s higher tolerance for flexible language and Google is closing the almost two year lead Amazon has. 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 Career Action Center, a collaborative initiative between the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce and Poughkeepsie City School District, offers both an intensive mentoring program for select juniors and seniors in- and outside of the classroom and acts as a hub for any high school student seeking help identifying his or her career interests and/or obtaining employment. Since its inception in 2014, the Center has served thousands of students. “There is no partnership like this in the U.S. – a Chamber of Commerce partnering with a school district – but our Chamber understands the importance of our local youth as the future leaders of our community,� said Frank Castella, Jr., President & CEO of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce. “We

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MEMBER NEWSLINE Finalists announced for Awards of Distinction Dutchess Tourism, Inc. announced the finalists for its 2017 Awards of Distinction. Award winners in seven categories will be announced at a special breakfast Tuesday, May 9 at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum in Hyde Park during the National Tourism Rally Day celebration. The finalists and tickets for the awards breakfast are available by calling (845) 463-5432 or online at DutchessTourism.com/awards.

People’s United Bank promotes Petrazzuoli People’s United Bank announced Anthony (Tony) Petrazzuoli has been promoted to manager of the Bank’s Metro New York

Division, which includes New York City and the surrounding Boroughs, Westchester County, and Hudson Valley Markets. Petrazzuoli joined the bank in 1997 as a Management Trainee and was promoted in 2002 to Market Manager. In February 2008, Petrazzuoli was promoted to First Vice President, Growth Manager for the Greater Fairfield County Growth Market in Connecticut before moving to the Boston area to serve as Senior Vice President, Senior Growth Manager for Eastern Massachusetts in 2011.

Annual sale begins May 6 Vinyl records, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks go on sale May 6 at the Poughkeepsie Public Library District’s Used Book Store at the Boardman Road Branch. The annual media sale runs through May 25. Vinyl records and CDs will be 50 cents per record and disc. DVDs and audiobooks will sell for $1 each. The Book Store is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The Book Store is located behind the Library on the south side at 141 Boardman Road in Poughkeepsie. Po For more

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FREE self-defense class for women offered In honor of Mother’s Day, Traditional Okinawan Karate of Pleasant Valley is hosting a free self-defense class for all women ages 16 and older. Participants will learn the fundamentals from Instructor Meghan Borland, a second-degree black belt who has taught seminars to women throughout Dutchess County. Child care will be provided. Space is limited! Call now to register for the class, (845) 635-1426.

Astor Services expands intake walk-in times To increase availability options and meet the high demand for services, Astor Services for Children & Families in Rhinebeck, with centers throughout the Hudson Valley, is expanding its intake hours at its area counseling centers. Across multiple locations, the organization’s hundreds of employees will now be available to accept walk-ins at its clinics in

Poughkeepsie, Hyde Park, Kingston, New Paltz, Ellenville, Beacon and Dover. More information is available at astorservices.org.

Think Dutchess announces Innovation Challenge Th!nk Dutchess Alliance for Business announced The Innovation Challenge is now accepting submissions. This entrepreneurial competition for new and fledgling businesses in Dutchess County supports the thought leadership and rapid economic development of the region. Rules, Applications and more are online at thinkdutchess.com. Applications must be submitted by July 7, 2017 at 5 p.m.

Archcare names new program coordinator ArchCare at Ferncliff Nursing Home in Rhinebeck announced Alicia O’Keefe has been appointed program coordinator for its soonto-be-dedicated Center for Neurodegenerative Care at Ferncliff. O’Keefe will oversee the 38bed residential care center, the only specialized care facility in

Hudson Valley dedicated to serving the complex medical, social and emotional needs of people with Huntington’s disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Visit ArchCare at archcare.org for more information.

Marketing plan consultations available JLK Creative has partnered with clients to ensure creative marketing plans and strategies are ongoing with constant support. Get your company and brand out there so people remember you. Call (845) 201-9353 for a consultation to shed light on a targeted marketing approach.

Founder given security industry’s highest honor John Lombardi, owner of Commercial Instruments and Alarm Systems of Fishkill, was inducted into the Alarm Industry Hall of Fame, the industry’s highest honor. This year, five inductees joined the 85 past honorees in the Hall.

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Congratulations to Residence Inn/SpringHill Suites By Marriott on their grand opening. Visit them at 500 Westage Business Center Drive in Fishkill.

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highest technical honor, Donofrio has been recognized nationally for his keen business savvy as well as his work in advancing education, employment and career opportunities for those underrepresented. This two-part session will be held on Monday, June 12 from 8-11:30 a.m. and Monday, June 19 from 8-1:30 p.m. Both sessions will be at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. The second session will include lunch and networking. To register to be a part of this exclusive program, or for more information, call (845) 454-1700, ext. 1026. Seats are limited, but prior enrollment is not necessary. Interested candidates will be vetted through the Executive Leadership Committee for enrollment.

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registration bags, setting up water stations, to cheering runners on and helping to breakdown the event, the students played a large role in making the day run smoothly and the event a success. Each year Track

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he 2016 ATHENA honorees continue to celebrate by sharing the ATHENA statue. Pictured are Loren Gillett from The Chazen Companies (top) who displayed the award through March and Krista Jones of Sparrow’s Nest who took a turn in April. The Chamber Foundation is currently seeking nominations for its 2017 ATHENA Awards Ceremony!

Bestowed annually, the ATHENA Award honors community members, male or female, who embody the ATHENA Leadership Model including professional excellence, community service, and actively assisting women in achieving their professional goals and developing leadership skills. Know someone who should be honored? Nominate them at chamberFDN. org or call Nicholas Shannon at (845) 431-8707, ext. 1026. AT H E NA nominations are due June 2, 2017.

OFFICERS Tina Walz, Chair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .M & T Bank Stacey Langenthal, Vice-Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bank of Millbrook Amy Dittmar, Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. Peter Maher, Secretary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mid-Hudson Subaru Stephen E. Diamond, Of Counsel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, LLP DIRECTORS Tina Hawkinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Red Cap Cleaners Maureen Kangas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center Anthony Morando . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cuddy & Feder LLP Matthew Mullaney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hudson Cadillac Buick GMC Barbara E. Ostrander. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RBT CPAs, LLP Jennifer Pawenski. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Chazen Companies Dr. Greer Rychcik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hyde Park Central School District Christopher Short. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DragonSearch Charles “Chip� Simon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taconic Advisors, Inc. Skip Weisman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Weisman Success Resources, Inc. Robyn Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union David Wise. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mackey Butts & Wise, LLP FOUNDATION STAFF Frank Castella, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President Audra Gerty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President Nicholas Shannon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Executive Director Brianne Kelly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Programming Coordinator YOUTH ONE STOP STAFF Jessica Vitolano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Youth One Stop Coordinator Diane DeDominicis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Employment Services Rosemary Grabowska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Youth One Stop Assistant Coordinator Ashley Wright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Youth One Stop Case Manager Danica Pierre-Louis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Youth One Stop Case Manager


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distress. Because of the hernia, her lower abdominal organs moved into her chest and doctors used minimally invasive techniques to correct the situation. Thanks to the advanced care she received, Mickler recovered quickly and is now healthy and in the first grade at J.V. Forrestal Elementary School in Beacon. She was officially named a Go The Distance Ambassador during a special ceremony at

her school on Friday, April 7. The Go The Distance Walk and Family Fun Day is Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital’s largest annual fundraiser and draws thousands of former patients, families, staff, and supportive community members from around the region. Following a casual one-mile walk around the hospital’s campus – the event’s signature processional led by the ambassadors – participants will enjoy a morning filled with fun activities for the whole family. To learn more, visit westchestermedicalcenter.com/mfch

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