DUTCHESS COUNTY REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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Beacon Mayor speaks at breakfast of the Beacon community. His aspirations to work for the City and serve its diverse constituency were instrumental in him choosing the pathway to becoming Mayor. After graduating from Beacon High School, he attended Marist College. He began working for the City of Beacon Highway Department in 1970. After 10 years, he became the Highway Superintendent, a position he held until his retirement in 2002. For nearly 20 years, Mayor Casale was the Junior Varsity Basketball Coach for Beacon High School and led the team to many victories. He also served his community as a
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member of the City Council for the Third Ward from 2008 to 2011. This month’s Contact Breakfast is sponsored by M&T Bank, Hudson Valley Division. M&T Bank is one of the country’s most highly regarded regional banks and has been helping customers reach their financial goals for more than 160 years. Understanding what’s important—to their customers, employees, and the communities they serve has helped M&T become one of the nation’s most stable and successful financial companies. M&T ranks among the top commercial bank holding companies in the United States, and one of the nation’s most experienced small business lenders, with more than $123 billion in assets, 17,000 employees, and approximately 750 branches, 1,600 ATMs from Upstate New York to Virginia, and a variety of online
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and mobile services. The company believes strongly in taking an active role in the communities it serves. Through its philanthropic arm, The M&T Charitable Foundation, and powered by the volunteerism of its employees, M&T supports a diverse range of cultural, civic, education, health care, human service and youth organizations that add value to the communities in which the company does business. Please bring a non-perishable
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oin us at The Beekman Arms located at 6387 Mill St. in Rhinebeck for this month’s networking event on Wednesday, May 23 from 5-7 p.m. There is no charge to attend
Business After Hours, however preregistration is requested. To RSVP, visit dcrcoc.org or call (845) 4541700 ext. 1000. RBT CPAs, LLP 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. RBT CPAs, LLP enjoys over a 45Business After Hours sponsored by
Firmbach & Firmbach Certified Public Accountants
year history of providing audit, tax, accounting, and business development consulting services to business owners in the Hudson Valley and New York Metropolitan area. They are one of the largest public accounting firms in the Valley with offices in Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, and Wurtsboro. They currently are ranked #2 for Best Companies to Work For in New York State and #43 for Top 100 Accounting Firms in the US. Their highly qualified team of 113 including 49 CPAs, 4 enrolled agents and 11 partners, serves a variety of clients and its size, strength, and resources allow them to provide you with the personal attention you deserve.
food item to donate to the Workforce Development Center. Breakfast tickets are $25 for Chamber members with advance purchase or $30 at the door. Non-members can attend for $35. To register, call (845) 454-1700, ext. 1000 or visit dcrcoc.org.
Message from the Chair ............................. 2 Veteran-Owned Business of the Month............ 3 Message from the Chamber President............. 4 Upcoming Events..................................... 4 Member News......................................... 8 New Members ........................................ 9 Chamber Foundation...............................10 Member Anniversaries..............................11 Workforce Development Center ...................14
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he Chamber’s next Contact Breakfast will feature Mayor Randy Casale as he discusses the economic state in the City of Beacon, how it relates to the rest of the Hudson Valley, and any planned initiatives that are relevant to the business community. The breakfast, sponsored by M&T Bank, Hudson Valley Division will be held 7:30-9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16 at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center. In January 2012, Randy Casale took office for his first term as Mayor of the City of Beacon. Mayor Casale is a lifelong resident of the City of Beacon and is proud to be a part
Future leaders worthy of recognition
Officers Jeffrey B. Senft, Chair....................................S&O Construction Services, Inc. Jennifer Dunn, 1st Vice Chair....State Farm Insurance - The Jen Dunn Agency, Inc.. William Francis, 2nd Vice Chair.............................Fortress Financial Advisory, LLC Lauren Gillett, Secretary............................................. The Chazen Companies Scott Pawenski, Treasurer.............................................Sciane Enterprises, Inc. Rita McPeck, Past Chair ....................................................................KeyBank Stephen E. Diamond, Of Counsel.......Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, LLP Directors David Bova.....................................................Millbrook Vineyards & Winery Evelyn Constantino........................................Royal Carting Service Company Ron Flaherty .........................................................TEG Federal Credit Union Freddimir Garcia....................................................................... Marist College Paul Hochenberg............................................... MidHudson Regional Hospital Lawrence Holzapfel.............. Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies Susan L. Howell CPA.............................................................. 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 Tim Scannell....................................................... Mobile Life Support 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 Gregory White...............................................................Adams Fairacre Farms Eben Yager...............................................................Hudson Valley Renegades Associate Board Members Philip Bronzi.......................................................................... Rhinebeck Bank Julia Pagones.................................................................... CareMount Medical Chamber Staff Frank Castella, Jr.................................................................. President & CEO Audra B. Gerty..............................................Executive Vice President & CFO Rich Kleban..................................................... Senior Vice President & COO Nicole Christenson......................................... Community Relations Specialist Nancy DeWitt......................................................Director of Business Services Joshua Galow..................................Membership Development Representative Jean Harris ..........................................................................Director of Events Susan Newhouse .................................................................. Finance Manager Lauren Schultz............................ Marketing & Communications Coordinator. Chelsea Schwarze.................................................. Member Relations Director Angela Signor-Brown...............................................Director of Media Design The Chamber Foundation Nicholas Shannon............................................................... Executive Director Brianne Kelly......................................................... Programming Coordinator Workforce Development Center Anne De Muro....................................................Workforce Program Manager Workforce Connections Program Elizabeth Kwant........................................Director of Workforce Connections Meredith Madden..................................................Program Data Coordinator Karen Williams....................................Workforce Connections Case Manager Youth One Stop Jessica Vitolano.................................................. Youth One Stop Coordinator Rosemary Grabowska...........................Youth One Stop Assistant Coordinator 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.
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s Chair of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, I was proud to personally participate in last month’s Forty Under 40 Awards ceremony. What a great night, as young professionals from across the region were recognized for their accomplishments. The Chamber believes in cultivating future leaders of our community, regardless of the business or organization that they represent. Individuals are
Message from the Chair:
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encouraged to get involved early in their careers with the Chamber. Volunteering for events and joining a committee are just a couple of ways to do that.
The Hudson Valley Young Professionals had several members that were part of the Forty Under 40 Class of 2018, and this is a testament to the fine work they are doing personally and professionally. Find out more about the HVYPs at www.hvyp.org. In addition to the Young Professionals, the Chamber has many other committees, including the very engaged Women’s Leadership Alliance; the Health and Wellness and Non-Profit committees; Legislative Action; and more. Committees meet on a regular basis, discuss events and resources that can benefit our membership, and help the Chamber staff know what’s happening in the community. You too can get involved by checking out the Chamber’s website for a list of committees and their missions. Enjoy the spring … I look forward to seeing you soon! Jeffrey B. Senft is the President, CEO & Founder of S & O Construction Services, Inc. Reach him at (845) 635-2916 or jsenft@ soconserv.com
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trauma and post-surgical recovery. MOST’s physical therapists also have experience treating MS, ALS, strokes and other neurological conditions as well as headaches, vertigo and chronic pain management. The clinicians at MOST have
recently begun to strive to enhance the health and wellness of the communities they serve through a physician supervised weight loss program and doctor designed personal fitness programs and health coaching. For more information call (845) 677-5021, or visit www. mostpt.com. The Chamber is proud to join County Executive Marcus Molinaro and the Dutchess County Historical Society in supporting 2018 as the Year of the Veteran in Dutchess County by offering special promotional opportunities for our veteranowned member businesses. If you are, or know of a veteranowned business, visit dcrcoc.org/ veterans to enroll.
Auto saved or auto nightmare? By Jaime M. Butler
e’ve all been using Microsoft Office programs to create documents since…well, what must seem like forever. However for those who have made the switch to using Microsoft Office 365 and the available apps, there is an update that has been made recently that seems to have a lovehate relationship with users. Most users are used to being able to open a document in programs like Word, Excel or PowerPoint and making some change to it and then saving it as a different file name so you have your original and then your modified copy. Recently Microsoft pushed out a change to Office 365 that means you can no longer work this way
without any notice to users. Any changes you make to a document are automatically saved so your original document is overwritten whether you wanted it that way or not. Another important thing to note is that not only has the document you are working been saved already; you won’t see a “Save As” option any longer. You can turn off the new AutoSave feature by clicking the toggle in the upper left corner of the screen you are on, but that only turns off this feature for the current document. There is no way to globally disable the feature. You have the option to turn off the AutoRecover feature; this is the feature that automatically creates a backup at regular intervals. This will disable AutoSave, but also leaves you without any sort of backup.
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spent 15 years as a reserve officer assigned to the admissions office at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY where he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. The Physical Therapists at MOST help patients recovering from sports injuries, orthopedic
OST Physical Therapy was started in 1990 by Bill BreMiller MPT, DPT in Millbrook. The practice grew from a single 900 square foot location to four locations over the last 28 years serving Millbrook, Hopewell Junction, Rhinebeck and The Fountains at Millbrook. Bill BreMiller earned a BS from Tennessee Tech University before being commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the US Army. After completing a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in the US Army/Baylor University PT program, Bill served 5 years of active duty as an Army Physical Therapist stationed at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX and Ft. Dix, NJ. He then
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Print Business Directory a valuable tool for members
hamber members should have received our Spring/Summer Business Directory in the mail. This is a multi-faceted tool, which I encourage all members to use and keep close for handy reference. As a member of the Chamber, your business’ name, address, phone number, and website are all included in an easy-reference format that will allow potential customers and clients to find you based on your industry. This extremely accessible and searchable directory is also available on the Chamber’s website at www.dcrcoc.org. Spring is here, so someone looking for a lawn maintenance company can easily choose from member businesses in the Landscaping Services section. Stay ahead of the game and make a Mother’s Day reservation early by choosing one of the establishments under the Restaurants category. Or, find something to do locally in the Tourist Attractions category. There is a category in the directory about anything you’re looking for. ess for just BusCinTO The Chamber encourages everyone Y R DIRE to Think Local First. If you share the directory with your customers and refer them to a fellow member business, you are Thinking Local First. If you use it yourself to find a business to suit your needs, you are Thinking Local First. In short, using this tool to help promote your business also helps promote the great region in which we live. The Chamber has distributed the directory to Dutchess Tourism, Inc. as well as other tourist attraction sites, where they can be picked up for free. The Chamber staff also directs referrals to the print and online directory in an effort to promote member businesses. For our non-member readers, consider joining to be included in the next edition! UMM SPRING/S
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EVENTS Tuesday, May 1
Learn To Run Program 6 - 7 p.m. Arthur S. May School 601 Dutchess Turnpike Poughkeepsie
A beginner’s running program starting May 1 and takes place weekly, every Tuesday, through June 19. Limited to 60 participants, must register. Participants will progress from non-runners to being able to run for 20 minutes without stopping. Runners will be coached by Lori Cassia-Decker. Fees: Chamber Member Participant $35; Chamber Member Team of 6 Runners $180; Non-Member Participant $50. All participants must sign a waiver of liability form. Sponsored by: Moriarty Physical Therapy, Fleet Feet of Poughkeepsie, Fortress Financial Advisory, LLC, Gorman’s Garage and Health Quest
Thursday, May 3
5 - 7 p.m. Oak Vino Wine Bar 389 Main Street, Beacon Join the Hudson Valley Young Professionals for an Unwind networking event. Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will be available. For more information on the Hudson Valley Young Professionals go to hvyp.org Sponsored by: Hudson Valley Renegades
Saturday, May 5
Cirque 29 Masquerade 6 - 9 p.m. Madava Farms, The Home of Crown Maple 47 McCourt Road, Dover Plains
Join the 29th Leadership Dutchess Class for an evening of live performances, intrigue, mystery and suspense. Cirque 29 Masquerade is a
fundraising event that will invoke the imagination and provoke the senses. Come enjoy a mystical evening celebrating the character and unity of our community, and allow the experience to transport you to an enigmatic place. Formal cocktail attire is requested. Admission is $65 per person. The Leadership Dutchess Cirque 29 Masquerade fundraiser is a celebration of the Hudson Valley’s leadership past and present. All proceeds will benefit The Chamber Foundation. Visit Cirque29.com for complete event information and tickets.
Wednesday, May 9
Health & Wellness:
Self Defense Program
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Traditional Okinawan Karate of Pleasant Valley 17 North Avenue, Pleasant Valley Introduction to Self Defense: Program will include a brief warmup, basic strikes, kicks and escapes from common attacks. We will also touch on situational awareness and verbal de-escalation. Sponsored by: Health Quest
Friday, May 11 Health & Wellness Seminar:
Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace
8 - 9 a.m. Chamber Conference Room One Civic Center Plaza, Suite 400 Poughkeepsie Featuring Andrew O’Grady, LCSW-R, the CEO of Mental Health America of Dutchess County and the CEO of Mid Hudson Alcohol Recovery Centers. Sponsored by: Health Quest
Wednesday, May 16
Contact Breakfast 7:30 - 9 a.m. Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel 40 Civic Center Plaza Poughkeepsie
Featuring Beacon Mayor Randy Casale. The Mayor will discuss what’s happening economically in the City of Beacon, how it relates to the rest of the Hudson Valley, and any planned initiatives that are relevant to the business community. Sponsored by: M&T Bank
Wednesday, May 16
Tax Reform Implications for Nonprofits and Supporters
9 - 11 a.m. Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel 40 Civic Center Plaza Poughkeepsie Davide DiGenova of RBT CPAs, LLP and Jacqueline Lieske of Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley share insights on what recent changes to tax law mean for non-profit organizations and their supporters. Attendees will gain an understanding of both implications and strategies for making better informed decisions in the year and years ahead. Sponsored by: The Arc of Dutchess and Ulster Savings Bank
Thursday, May 17
WLA: Business Case Diversity 5 - 7 p.m. Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Educational Center 4079 Albany Post Road Hyde Park
Join the Women’s Leadership Alliance to hear a keynote address from the Senior Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement/Chief Diversity Officer of WMCHealth, Mecca Santana. There will be two breakout sessions with different discussion topics: How Can I Make Diversity Pay Off? The Importance of Diversity on Boards; Navigating the workplace for women of color; Creating diversity and inclusion for your organization. Sponsored By: Association of Fundraising Professionals, Omega Women’s Leadership Center, and Rondout Savings Bank
Wednesday, May 23
Business After Hours 5 - 7 p.m. The Beekman Arms 6387 Mill St., Rhinebeck
Monthly networking event. * There will be a press conference for the 27th Annual Hudson Valley HotAir Balloon Festival prior to this event from 4 - 5 p.m. Sponsored by: RBT CPAs, LLP
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Paula’s Public House 4 p.m. 2186 New Hackensack Rd. Poughkeepsie Join us to celebrate the grand opening and fundraiser.
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Hudson Valley Advocate Healing Center - Salt Homecare Noon Cave + Yoga Join us to celebrate the grand opening.
Tuesday, May 15
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Headliner Awards presented at Breakfast
The Chamber’s ninth annual Headliner Awards were presented at the April Contact Breakfast. The 2018 Headliner Award winners: Best Place to Work (Large Company) – The Chazen Companies; Best Place to Work (Small Company) – The Center for Physical Therapy; Leadership in Business and Community – Karen Zobel, with The Community at Brookmeade; Customer Service – Tails & Trails, LLC; and Outside-the-Box Innovator – Mike Mullaney, with Hudson Cadillac Buick GMC
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Congratulations to Artistic Hair Lounge, Inc. on their grand opening. Visit them at 3999 Albany Post Road, Suite 4 in Hyde Park.
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Congratulations to Dunkin’ Donuts on the grand opening of their new location. Visit them at 2036 Route 9D, in Wappingers Falls.
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Congratulations to Haven Boutique on their grand opening. Stop in at 43 Vassar Road in Poughkeepsie.
Member event targets referrals, connections
he Chamber’s Network, Present & Refer, a targeted networking event offering a
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unique opportunity for members to share information with other, non-competing professionals and business owners, returns at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5 at Warlock Athletics home of Warlock CrossFit in Poughkeepsie. 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
HVYPs head to Beacon for networking
he Hudson Valley Young Professionals will host an Unwind social networking event on Thursday, May 3 from 5-7 p.m. at Oak Vino Wine Bar in Beacon. The Hudson Valley Renegades sponsor this complimentary event, which will feature appetizers and a cash bar as well as an evening
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.
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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Celebrating Wednesday, May 30, 2018 7 p.m. on the Rondout
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Join us as we celebrate 150 years Rondout Savings Bank officially opened its doors in May of 1868 marking this year its 150th anniversary. This significant milestone is worthy of a special event in recognition of the Bank’s part in helping families and businesses save, borrow, and manage their finances. On May 30, 2018, 7 p.m. at 20 Broadway in the Rondout district, a community-wide event will take place celebrating Rondout Savings Bank’s contribution to the strength and health of our communities. PK-0100004431
The event will include speakers and end with the unveiling of a special monument gifted by Rondout Savings Bank to the community. Please join us.
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MEMBER NEWSLINE Astor Services advocates for New York’s most vulnerable families
Astor Services for Children & Families provides behavioral and educational services for children and their families in the Hudson Valley and Bronx was among the dozens of providers that shared concerns related to New York’s vulnerable children and families, social service providers, and program funding needs during recent Lobby Day events in Albany. Throughout January’s Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies’ Advocacy Day, government officials met with various agencies, including a Bronx Delegation consisting of nine government representatives that convened with agency representatives. “The focus of our meetings was to bring to light the need of not only supports for the children and families we serve, but also the for supports for our various social service staffs that often go without adequate pay and supports all the while providing crucial and life changing services to the city and state’s most vulnerable populations dealing with a plethora of traumas,” said participant Jeannine Mendez of Director: Development, Public and Government Relations for The Children’s Foundation of Astor. A second Lobby Day in February concentrated on the need for immediate action from the legislature to bypass a proposed two-year waiting period to fund currently needed mental health and other Medicaid-mandated services. “We focused on bringing to light how vital continuous care is in the treatment of trauma and behavioral and mental health deficiencies,” Mendez said. For additional information please visit astorservices.org or call (845) 871-1117.
Feldman Physical Therapy and Performance, a total body treatment, injury prevention and functional movement practice in LaGrange and Fishkill, announces the launch of Hudson Valley’s first Elite Running Team. This initiative is in collaboration with Fleet Feet Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County’s locally-owned and operated running specialty store. Elite Running Team members will be selected through an application process. The team will consist of 10 athletes, ideally five men and five women, all of whom will exemplify the core values set for the Elite Running Team. “We are excited to showcase the athletic talent of runners in the Hudson Valley and facilitate their advancement,” said Justin Feldman, Doctor of Physical Therapy and owner of Feldman Physical Therapy and Performance. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Feldman Physical Therapy and Performance on this exciting initiative,” said Kim Caruso, owner of Fleet Feet Sports Poughkeepsie. Please visit www.fleetfeetpoughkeepsie.com/hudson-valley-elite-running-team for more information.
Three letters that can help your small business grow
Time to expand your business? There’s one acronym you should consider – SBA. Most people think of the Small Business Administration (SBA) for start-ups, but in fact SBA loans are designed to infuse working capital into any business – new, existing, or expanding. An SBA 504, for example, allows you to purchase, improve or renovate a business—even refinance debt—with up to 90% financing and long term fixed interest rate. Plus the savings that results can improve your cash flow. A client we worked with used SBA 504 funds to purchase and modernize a new hotel.
To start growing your business with affordably priced capital, be sure to ask your lender how quickly they can close on the SBA loan that might fit your needs perfectly. David Brand, Assistant Vice President of Loan Origination with Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, has been helping small businesses borrow wisely for more than 15 years. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sacred Amazonian medicine meets Rubystar Healing Arts
Rubystar Healing Arts happily announces their new partnership with Kambo practitioner, wildlife expert, author, television producer, and Amazon guide Rusty Johnson. Rusty is bringing this ancient medicine direct from the Amazon to their hidden gem in the heart of Rhinebeck. Founder of Rubystar, Melissa Allen, is committed to this modern spiritual center bringing the Hudson Valley the most cutting edge healing practices available around the globe. The Hudson Valley now has a human bridge allowing access to this phenomenal healing tool to support physical health and healing, overall emotional and mental well-being, advance spiritual growth and development, and free you from many diseases, chronic pain and much more. Kambo is the protective resin collected off the skin of the Giant Monkey frog (Phyllomedusa Bicolor). When introduced into the human body via the skin it immediately scans the body and starts to work exactly where it is needed. Kambo is one of the strongest natural antibiotics and anesthetics found in the world. Join Rusty at Rubystar Healing Arts on Saturday, April 28, from 2 - 4 p.m. for Rubystar’s first informational Kambo gathering. Included in the event will be a lesson on Kambo, a short film, time for questions, and fresh, nutritious refreshments. To reserve your spot or book a private or group ceremony, contact us at (845) 8765683 or info@rubystarhealingarts. com. Visit www.rubystarhealingarts.com for more information.
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Hellenic Center to host seminar on gang awareness and drug abuse
The Hellenic Center/Kimisis Greek Orthodox Church, located at 54 Park Ave. in Poughkeepsie is hosting a free seminar on May 20 at noon on gang awareness and drug abuse in the community. The event is open to anyone in the community who has concerns or is interested in learning more about their safety in Dutchess County. The presenters are renowned in their fields and experts on gang violence and the misuse of drugs in today’s society. For more information, please contact, Nick Kalogris at, nkalogris@ hotmail.com or 845-797-3680.
BodyAttack 100 at Gold’s Gym LaGrange to benefit Angels of Light
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As part of its impactful work in the community and to further its fundraising efforts, The Arc of Dutchess, one of the county’s largest providers of support services for those with developmental and intellectual disabilities, announced the addition of Sarah Weikel, director of donor relations, to the executive administrative team. Weikel brings several years of fundraising and donor management experience to her position. Previously, Weikel served as the community relations manager for The Art Effect in Poughkeepsie. For more information about The Arc of Dutchess, visit arcdutchess.org
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he Chamber Foundation held the 13th Annual Cosimo DiBrizzi Celebrity Servers Dinner on April 12, at Cosimo’s Brick Oven in Poughkeepsie. The dinner benefited the Cosimo DiBrizzi Culinary Arts Scholarship as well as the general Chamber Foundation Scholarship Program. Fourteen individuals traded in their business attire for an apron and served their guests while competing to raise the most in tips. Guests enjoyed a three course, wine-paired dinner and by the end of the evening, the event raised significant funds for our local students. The top three tip-earners were: 1st Place – Antonio Vinciguerra, TD Bank 2nd Place – Al Torreggiani – Key Construction Services, LLC 3rd Place – Barbara Ostrand-
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er, RBT CPAs, LLP This year our servers competed in a mini “celebrity showdown” in the following categories: server preparation, wine bottle opening, and trivia. The winner of the “celebrity showdown” was Maureen Kangas of the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and Conference Center! The Cosimo DiBrizzi Memorial Scholarship was established by the family of Cosimo DiBrizzi and the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce to honor
OFFICERS Amy Dittmar, Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. Maureen Kangas, Vice Chair . . . . . . . . Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center Peter Maher, Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mid-Hudson Subaru Barbara E. Ostrander, Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RBT CPAs, LLP Stephen E. Diamond, Of Counsel . . . . . . . . . . . Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, LLP DIRECTORS José L. Carrión . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wappingers Central School District Staci Cussick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liberty Mutual Insurance Tina Hawkinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Red Cap Cleaners Anthony Morando . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cuddy & Feder LLP Matthew Mullaney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hudson Cadillac-Buick-GMC Jennifer Pawenski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Chazen Companies Al Torreggiani . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Key Construction Services, LLC 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 Anne De Muro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Workforce Development Center Program Manager Brianne Kelly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Programming Coordinator YOUTH ONE STOP STAFF Jessica Vitolano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Youth One Stop Coordinator Rosemary Grabowska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Youth One Stop Assistant Coordinator Danica Pierre-Louis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Youth One Stop Case Manager John Pierre-Louis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Youth One Stop Case Manager
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2018 CELEBRITY SERVERS Tony D’Aquanni, Branding Pros William Francis, Fortress Financial Advisory, LLC John Genn, Tompkins Mahopac Bank Kaitlin Gisolfi, D’Arcangelo & Co., LLP Kevin Hayes, Mobile Life Support Services, Inc. Maureen Kangas, Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center Vicki Mastronardi, Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union Barbara E. Ostrander, RBT CPAs, LLP Susan Pagones, Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency, LLC Kate Rabe, Kate Rabe Consulting Michelle Rider, Esq, Catania, Mahon, Milligram & Rider, PLLC Alfred Torreggiani, Key Construction Services, LLC Antonio Vinciguerra, TD Bank Tina Walz, M & T Bank Senator Sue Serino, Celebrity Cocktail Waitress
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MAY 2018WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CENTER 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.
Student: Safety at schools is a priority By Anjelina Negron Sophomore, Poughkeepsie High School
un violence is often a touchy subject to speak about, especially after all the recent tragedies happening throughout our country. Fear is a constant factor in the daily lives of American students who have to attend their classes with a sense of uneasiness for their future and for their own safety. As a 16 year old student at the Poughkeepsie High School, I feel like gun violence is more than just a political debate about whether or not the government needs to be stricter on gun laws. People often forget to consider what the actual affected group feels like on the
matter, and why is that? It’s scary to be unsure of your own future, to be unsure if whether or not this lockdown is a drill or something serious. It’s downright nerve wracking and absolutely terrifying to even think about. Dire changes need to be made sooner than later; the safety of America’s youth is depending on it. I think a major change that needs to be considered is the meth-
od of kids getting into the school. At Poughkeepsie High, there’s only one main entrance that students are allowed to get in through. Two metal detectors are also put in place, which every student must enter though in order to get into the building, as well as security guards that go through book bags. It’s a slow and sometimes annoying process, but it helps to ensure our safety despite that.
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Youth One Stop 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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The Workforce Connections Program comprises both education/ training services and staffing resources. These organizations are often multi-faceted 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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of the Workforce Connection Program work diligently to help determine and conquer all obstacles. The Workforce Connections Program assists income-eligible individuals who have at least one minor child, in securing and retaining employment through one-on-one case management. This program offers a wide range of soft-skills training workshops and family-oriented activities to assist and empower individuals to reach their full potential. It is through these workshops, called “Talk Time” that we talk about the im-
portance of self-care, as well as how to recognize and deal with stress and other important employment-related capabilities. All of the individuals in the Workforce Connections Program work incredibly hard and for that reason, it is important to have some fun! Our “Thursday Evening Activities” or “TEA” focuses on family activities. Every Thursday evening, we offer our participants and their children arts and crafts, potluck dinners, or invite community speakers to share information and provide them with additional resources. This is a time to share ideas, learn from each other, and just gain or give support. In these ways, we attempt to inspire some sense of a work-life balance.
By Rosemary Grabowska Youth One Stop Assistant Coordinator
he Youth One Stop program year spans July 1 to June 30, with the close of Program Year 2017 (PY17) quickly approaching. Youth One Stop staff and participants have much to be proud of: • 50 out of school youth were enrolled as active participants. These are individuals who may have dropped out of high school and need to complete their education, or high school graduates who face a myriad of barriers before putting their hard-earned diploma to work for them. • 10 in school youth were enrolled as active participants. Ranging from college students in need of support to continue their college career, or high school students searching for guidance in crafting a plan for when they graduate. These students must also be low income and facing an additional barrier to their success. • 11 youth have completed, or are currently participating in a Work Experience Opportunity. These opportunities include Job Shadow Days, 75 hour internships, or 300 hour Transitional Jobs at various local businesses generously providing a real world encounter with the work place. Each youth is paid by Youth One Stop and meets face to face at
least one a week with their case manager to discuss professional skills they’d like to master. • 12 youth participants in need of a high school equivalency diploma enrolled in Dutchess County Community College’s Class offered on-site Monday thru Thursday. • 20 youth enrolled in an occupational skills training program. Youth One Stop is able to contribute a maximum of $5,000 towards a technical class via the Individual Training Account (ITA). Classes eligible for this grant must prepare students for an industry recognized and portable occupational skills certificate or license. Youth enrolled in a variety of courses including Certified Nursing Assistant training, Pharmacy Technician training, Emergency Medical Technician training, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Installation training, and Dental Assistant training. Besides these accomplishments Youth One Stop also had two potluck events, inviting participants to prepare and share a favorite dish; made apple pies and decorated Easter cookies with the Maple Ridge Burderhoff Community in the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory Open Kitchen, and met with City of Poughkeepsie’s Mayor Rob Rollison. What a year it’s been!
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he Health & Wellness Committee will host an introductory class on self-defense on May 9th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Traditional Okinawan Karate of Pleasant Valley . This program will include a brief warm-up, basic strikes, kicks, and escapes from common attacks. The session will also touch on situational aware-
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CEO of Mental Health America of Dutchess County and the CEO of Mid Hudson Alcohol Recovery Centers, discuss creating an inclusive, healthy, and supportive work environment. Health Quest proudly
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May is Women’s Health Month May is not only Women’s Health Month, but we also celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 13. This is a great time of year for women to review their well being by scheduling important medical tests and annual check-ups, and increasing activity levels. The Health & Wellness Committee members have contributed their thoughts about Women’s Health Month below. “A counterintuitive idea is that women do not need to treat the gym differently than men. There are many proven benefits to lifting heavy weights to strengthen the musculoskeletal system. My best advice to women: find a comfortable groove in the gym or at home and don’t be afraid to push yourself!”
~ John Nunez, PT, DPT, CSCS, from Feldman Physical Therapy
“Stress can be a silent killer. When stress becomes the norm rather than the exception, a red flag should appear. By adopting some stress-busting techniques you can trade negative mindset for positive, productive, and potentially lifechanging habits. Remember to add more laughter, exercise, and deep breathing to improve your circulation, boost immunity, release endorphins and calm your mood!” ~ Alyson L. Chugerman, CHHC, AADP from Attain True Health
“May is National Fibromyalgia month; nearly four million Americans are affected by fibromyalgia, and 90% of those diagnosed with the condition are women. Symptoms include chronic widespread pain in muscles, ligaments, and tendons; numbness and tingling; multiple tender points and fatigue; migraine headaches; and problems sleeping. Treatments are available, and you can visit www.TopicalBioMedics.com for more information and resources.” ~ Aurora Paradise from Topical BioMedics, Inc.
“Health is the greatest wealth. Both fitness and food choices are vital for long-term health and weight control. The National Weight Control Registry is following more than 10,000 Americans who have lost weight and kept it off for years. According to the Registry, just 1% kept the pounds off with exercise alone, 10% did it with diet alone, and 89% used both. Being mindful of what you do and what you eat will pay off in the long term.”
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Poughkeepsie FEES: Chamber Member Team of Six Runners: $180 $ $ Chamber Member Participant: 35 FEES: Non-Member Participant: 50 $ 35 of Six Runners: $180 Chamber Member Participant: Chamber Member Team $ Chamber Member Team of Six Runners: 180 $ Non-Member Participant: 50 Non-Member Participant: Register at$50dcrcoc.org
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of running to learn safe and effective Over the course of 8 weeks,sport participants will encourage individuals interest habits with the goal of gradually progress from non-runners running to being able sport of running to learn safe a to run for 20 minutes without stopping. distance and pace. Runners improving with the goal o This program is designed to assist andrunning to will be coached byhabits Lori Cassia-Decker, encourage individuals interested in the improving distance and pace. who sport of running to learn safe andbrings effectiveover 35 years of experience in will be coached by Lori Cassia running habits with the goalthe of gradually fitness industry. She is also a triathlete, improving distance and pace. Runnerswho brings over 35 years of ex marathon runner and cyclist. will be coached by Lori Cassia-Decker, the who brings over 35 years of experience in fitness industry. She is also Gather your co-workers, friends andcyclist. family the fitness industry. She is also a triathlete, marathon runner and marathon runner and cyclist. and register as a group for extra motivation!
Gather your co-workers, friends andNOTE: family Gather your co-workers, friends PLEASE The program is limited to 60 participants; only thosemotivation! who have registered can take part – no exceptions! All and register as a group for extra
and register as a group for extra
participants must sign a waiver of liability form. The program
PLEASE NOTE: The program is limited to 60 participants; only welcomes persons of all ages. Parent or Guardian must sign waive those who have registered can take part – no exceptions! All on behalf of minor child. PLEASE NOTE: The program is limited to 60 p participants must sign a waiver of liability form. The program welcomes persons of all ages. Parent or Guardian must sign waiver who have registered can take part – no e those on behalf of minor child.
participants must sign a waiver of liability form welcomes persons of all ages. Parent or Guard on behalf of minor child.
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