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Healthy environment can aid entire economy

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Member Spotlight.....................................3 SBA Days ...............................................3 Message From The Chamber President ............4 Early Bird Connections ...............................4 Health and Wellness..................................4 Small Business Partner of the Month...............5 Upcoming Events......................................6 ATHENA Award® Honorees ................... 7-10 Member News ....................................... 11 New Members ...................................12-13 The Chamber Foundation.......................... 14

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Business After Hours early this month

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o allow everyone a late-month break to give thanks, Business After Hours is scheduled early this month, with the networking session taking place Wednesday, November 13 from 5-7 p.m. at Le Express Bistro and Bar in Wappingers Falls. The French-inspired eatery will be serving complimentary hors d’oeuvres and guests are welcome to partake in a cash bar. There is no charge for members, guests and interested parties to attend Business After Hours, however reservations are requested. RSVP by visiting dcrcoc.org or

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at leexpressrestaurant.com. TD Bank and Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc. proudly sponsor the November Business After Hours. TD Bank works hard to create the best experience for their customers. That’s what they believe it means to bank human. That’s what it means to be Americas Most Convenient Bank, online at tdbank.com. Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc. (IES) is a full-service computer consulting company that uses its global experience to provide cutting-edge business technology solutions, made personal. Visit them online at ies-ny.com.

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mbracing environmentally friendly building and business practices doesn’t have to increase costs – in fact it can even help save money. Hear Ned Sullivan, President of Scenic Hudson, discuss how investing in green infrastructure can drive the Hudson Valley economy at the November Contact Breakfast on Wednesday, November 20 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and Conference Center. Sullivan has served as President of Scenic Hudson since 1999. He has led the organization through its 50th anniversary and its emergence as a positive force in preserving the quality of life of the Hudson Valley as the foundation of a strong economy through collaboration with other non-profits, businesses, government leaders and citizens. He is a member of Governor Cuomo’s Mid-Hudson Regional Economic

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Development Council and was a founding board member of the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation. Sedore and Company, CPAs, PC proudly sponsors the November Contact Breakfast Not-forprofit members from Camerata Chorale and Dutchess County SPCA will also be in attendance. To RSVP, call 845-454-1700 ext. 1000 or visit dcrcoc.org. Tickets cost $20 for Chamber members with advance purchase or $25 at the door. Non-members are welcome to attend for $30.

Business Expo 2013 a huge success!

The 2013 Think Local First Business Expo was held at All Sport Fishkill with 80 exhibitors, free seminars and a Franchise Expo. Thanks to all attendees.

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We can all volunteer, get involved

Officers Jill Sammon, Chair ...........................Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. Ori Brachfeld, 1st Vice Chair ...............................Dash Lock & Key Service Joseph Bonura, Jr., 2nd Vice Chair...................................... The Grandview John Davies, Treasurer ......................................................... Riverside Bank Vincent Ricotta, Secretary ....................Mercedes-Benz of Wappingers Falls Frank Castella, Jr., Past Chair ................. Harmon & Castella Printing, Inc. Stephen E. Diamond, Of Counsel .................................... Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond LLP Directors Salvatore Calta, Jr. ................................................................................ IBM Jennifer Dunn ............... State Farm Insurance - The Jen Dunn Agency, Inc. Ron Flaherty ..................................................... TEG Federal Credit Union Carol Gordon .................................................................... Rhinebeck Bank Dr. Christine Huebner Caridi................................................Marist College Kimberly Hunt Lee ..................................................McCabe & Mack LLP Gail Jones ................................... Saint Francis Hospital and Health Centers Vincent R. Lander ...Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies, Inc. Joseph Lepore ............................................................... LCS Facility Group William Lessner .........................................................Adams Fairacre Farms James Letterio, Jr. .............................................. Sedore & Company, CPAs Danielle Marxer...................................................... The Chazen Companies Rita McPeck ................................................................................. KeyBank Scott Pawenski ..........................................................................EmbroidMe David Ping .............................................................................Health Quest Alexandra Putman ..........................................................................IES, Inc. Barry Rothfeld ........................................................... Poughkeepsie Journal Pierrette Ruhland ............................................................Red Cap Cleaners Mary Schoonmaker ......................................................................TD Bank Jeffrey Senft ............................................ S & O Construction Services, Inc. Quinn Shaw .............................................................................M&T Bank Jennifer Van Tuyl.........................................................Cuddy & Feder, LLP Tom Weddell.............Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell LLP Eben Yager............................................................Hudson Valley Renegades Associate Board Member Wayne Quint.............................................. Quint Investments & Insurance Chamber Staff Charles S. North ..............................................................President & CEO Audra B. Gerty ........................................ Executive Vice President & CFO Gloria Cukar ............................................... Senior Vice President & COO Myriah Anderson............................................. Director of Member Services Geoff Brault ......................................................Director of Media Content Loren Hoffman ..........................................Community Relations Specialist Rich Kleban .......................................... Vice President of Communications Dee Richter ............................................................Director of Membership Stephanie Seymour .................................................. Director of Operations Angela Signor .......................................................Director of Media Design Carmela Spreer ............................................................... Director of Events Howard Lynne..............................................Volunteer Government Liaison The Chamber Foundation Staff Nicholas Shannon ...........................................................Executive Director Workforce Development Center Staff Louise McLoughlin .................... Vice President of Workforce Development Cecilia Cook ......................................................... Director of Employment Maryann McKenzie ............................................ Director of Youth Services Simone Stewart............................................................... RPI Case Manager Mercy Turugh ...........................................Director of the Step Up Program Youth One Stop Staff Susan Grecke .................................................... Director of Youth One Stop Matt Bettina................................................ Youth One Stop Case Manager Zoaya Fatima.......................................... Youth One Stop Services Specialist Jesse M. Kimmerle ...................................... Youth One Stop Case Manager Kadiyah Lodge ............................................ Youth One Stop Case Manager

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s we enter into the season of giving, what better time to pay homage to National Philanthropy Month, a time to celebrate the commitment of individuals, companies and foundations who reflect the spirit of philanthropic generosity, dedication and leadership in our communities. Philanthropy is so inspiring to me, as no one is required to give of themselves. There are no requirements that we must volunteer or get involved. People are driven by various reasons to volunteer, but whatever the reason, it is the greater community that benefits as a whole. We are fortunate that our Chamber is able to provide numerous benefits to its members. The benefits are not only due to the hard work and dedication of Charlie North and his dynamic

Message froM the Chair:

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staff, but by the philanthropic spirit of all of the members that provide support. Many members show their support by volunteering on Chamber committees, of which the Chamber currently has over 20. These dedicated groups of volunteers provide a multitude of benefits to all of our members. The Chamber alone cannot serve all the needs of a varied business community like the one here in the Hudson Valley - they need you to assist, so please consider taking on a leadership

role or becoming a more active volunteer. And when you do take on that role, know that the Chamber, our members and our community are depending on you to dedicate yourself and use your leadership abilities to fulfill the expectations of that role. Yes, it is a commitment, but one that I know so many within our talented community are up for, and one that will produce great results. As we gather with our family and friends to give thanks over the Thanksgiving holiday, we should also be giving thanks to those members and leaders of our community that so freely give their time and talents. It is because of the dedication of so many volunteers that our area an exquisite place to work and live. Jill Sammon is the DirectorSpecial Services for Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation.

Not-for-profit motivation is topic of seminar

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he Chamber’s Community Service Organization (CSO) Committee presents another in a series of seminars designed to help organizations better run and manage their operations. The topic of this seminar will be motivating staff and getting excited for fundraising and awareness opportunities in the new year. Skip Weisman, workplace communications expert, will present. The event will take place on Wednesday, November 20 from

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9-11 a.m. at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and Conference Center immediately following the November Contact Breakfast. The Chamber’s CSO committee is dedicated to providing resources and opportunities for

individuals involved in not-forprofit and community service organizations to increase their benefit of Chamber membership and improve their effectiveness. This event is open to members as well as non-members, and you do not need to be part of a nonprofit organization to attend. It is complimentary thanks to our sponsor, Thrivent Financial. To register, please visit dcrcoc. org or call Loren at 845-454-1700 ext. 1000.

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Remote access is topic of IT webinar

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SBA Days to help businesses with end-of-year tax planning

Year-end tax planning will be other forms of assistance to small the topic of the SBA Days presen- businesses. tation on Thursday, November 21. SBA Days is a complimentary The event will be from 11:30 a.m.- monthly event for members and 1 p.m. at KeyBank’s Oakwood non-members thanks to the genCommons offices, erous sponsorship 2515 South Road SBA Days Sponsored by: of KeyBank. For Poughkeepsie. in more information, Lunch will be provisit www.key.com. vided. A Certified PubSBA Days is lic Account from held each month in Sedore & Company with conjunction will be presenting the U.S. Small Business Admin- this tax planning information speistration. The U.S. Small Business cifically for small businesses. RegisAdministration has delivered mil- tration is required for this event. To lions of loans, loan guarantees, RSVP, please visit www.dcrcoc.org contracts, counseling sessions and or call (845) 454-1700 ext.1000.

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Message from the

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student has a great message for us all

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ecently I was struck by a piece of artwork in our community. No, I wasn’t touring the galleries at Vassar College; rather I was presented with a high school project created by Marlasia Ashley, a student in the City of Poughkeepsie and a participant in the Youth Employment Services (YES) program run through the Chamber’s Workforce Development Center. This picture found its way to me because Marlasia painted a bowl of fruit with a simple phrase – Eat Local – across the top. Not only was the artwork beautiful, but also with a message that fits perfectly into what we as a Chamber represent, and I knew we had to share Marlasia’s work with the community. The artist was joined by her sister and art teacher, as well as Dr. Nicole Williams, the Superintendent of the City of Poughkeepsie School District at our October Contact Breakfast, where she was introduced to the crowd and presented with

a framed copy of her artwork. In the coming weeks, as you venture out to restaurants across the Hudson Valley, look for her message in the window of our great local restaurants. And remember to Think Local First when dining out this autumn. YES was started in 2006 to assist older youth with academic and employment support opportunities and other supportive services. The goal of the YES Program is to provide eligible youth with the tools, skills, and confidence necessary to succeed personally and professionally in the community. If you know someone who might benefit by participation in the YES Program, call us at 845-454-1700 ext. 1000 and ask for the Workforce Development Center.

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arly Bird Connections is a great opportunity to start the day meeting fellow members of the business community and building professional relationships. The next such event will be Tuesday, November 5 from 7:30-9 a.m. It will be held at Sugar & Spice Café in the Poughkeepsie Plaza, 2600 South Road in Poughkeepsie. Breakfast will be served. Holiday Inn Express proudly sponsors this event.

By frank VanZanten

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have been a member of the Chamber’s Health and Wellness Club Steering Committee since its inception in December 2012. It has been a richly rewarding experience. Steering Committee members were selected to represent various organizations and businesses that have more than an average interest in supporting and maintaining physical, emotional and mental well-being. I came on board due to my long-term involvement with the Hudson Valley Ski Club, which is celebratingits75thanniversarythisyear! The purposes of the Health &

of July weekend 5K race and took to the water to provide an introduction to kayaking. All these events were well attended by enthusiastic individuals and families. Similar plans are in the works for 2014! Chamber members are invited to suggest their ideas for future club activities and adventures. Please contact Audra Gerty (audra@ dcrcoc.org) or Susan Grecke (susang@dcrcoc.org) at the Chamber for more information or to make suggestions. For more information on the Hudson Valley Ski club, please visit hudsonvalleyskiclub.org.

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increase of 39% overall interaction on your page, a 104% increase in comments on photos and a healthy 84% increase in click-throughs for links that are posted over simple text posts. 2. End of the week rush. By a Thursday or Friday, engagement rates on pages average 18% higher. Lucky for all of us, the closer it is to the weekend, the more people go on Facebook (we won’t tell your boss if you won’t!).

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EVENTs Fri. & Sat. November 1 & 2 Electronic Recycling Days 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Recycle Depot 230 Van Wagner Road Poughkeepsie

Business drop-off Friday, household drop-off Saturday. Recycle your unwanted electronics. Suggested donation of $5 per carload for public and $20 for businesses, to benefit The Chamber Foundation, Inc.

Tuesday, November 5 Early Bird Connections

A speed networking event 7:30 - 9 a.m. Sugar & Spice Cafe and Gourmet Catering Poughkeepsie Plaza, 2600 South Road, Poughkeepsie

Chamber members to deliver a twominute pitch to all participants. Sponsored by: Holiday Inn Express

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5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Thayer Hotel Zulu Time Rooftop Lounge 674 Thayer Road, West Point

Join the HVYPs, Orange County YPs and HVYPs of the Gateway Chamber of Commerce for an evening of relaxing networking at the heated ZuluTime rooftop lounge at the Thayer Hotel.

Wednesday, November 13 Business After Hours

5 - 7 p.m. Le Express Bistro & Bar 1820 New Hackensack Road (Route 376), Wappingers Falls

The monthly networking event. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Sponsored by: TD Bank and Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc.

Thursday, November 14 Chamber Talks Technology - Remote Access Webinar 10 - 11 a.m. Instructions on joining the

webinar will be deistributed to those who register. Demonstrating the benefits and uses of remote access. Presented by Michael Gertz of D’Arcangelo & Co., LLP and Scott Quimby of Computer Systems Integrators, Inc. Sponsored by: follr

Wednesday, November 20 Contact Breakfast

7:30 - 9 a.m. Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel 40 Civic Center Plaza

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Community Service Organization Committee presents a workshop for NonProfit Organizations featuring Skip Weisman, Workplace Communications Expert. Sponsored by: Thrivent Financial

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Ellen L. Baker graduated magna cum laude from Union College in 1979 and cum laude from Albany Law School of Union University in 1982. Following graduation from law school, she began work at McCabe & Mack. She became the first female partner of the firm in 1988, blazing a trail for two other women who have BAkEr followed in her footsteps. Today, Ellen is the senior attorney in the firm’s estates and trusts department. Ellen is a member and a former president of the Mid-Hudson Women’s Bar Association, as well as a past delegate to the Women’s Bar Association of the State of the New York. In 2002, Ellen received a Salute to Women award from the Dutchess County YMCA. The Anderson Center for Autism and Anderson Center Services awarded her a lifetime honorary membership in 2009. Ellen and Jim consider their three children to be their greatest achievement. Laura is an elementary school librarian in the White Plains City School District. Rachel, a recent college graduate, spent the last year studying Chinese in Beijing. Adam is a chemical engineering student at Northwestern University.

NatalieBorquist Family Services

Natalie Borquist serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Family Services and their affiliate agency, Hudson Valley Mental Health. Having spent more than a decade in the private sector, Natalie found her true calling BoRquiSt

by bringing her leadership skills and dynamic energy to the notfor-profit sector. Since 1999, Natalie has been shaping an organizational culture that truly reflects a sense that “we are all in this together.” As CFO, Natalie consistently seeks out opportunities to talk to the women who are working in the fields of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, mental health and other fields of human service and develops strategies and fiscal plans to support their difficult work. Natalie is a summa cum laude graduate of SUNY Albany with a degree in Business Administration. Natalie has been a leader and critical voice on many committees and boards, including Family Services, Family Partnership Center, Families First NY, Hudson Valley Mental Health, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ulster County and others. Natalie credits her mom, Janet Simonson, for inspiring her to be the woman she is today. And she says that her greatest accomplishment is raising her daughter Danielle to be a strong, independent and caring young woman.

LindaG.Campbell Dutchess ARC

Linda Campbell has worked for Dutchess ARC since 1978, currently serving as they Director of Marketing and Employment. As a leader, Linda has truly inspired staff and the individuals they serve findby campBell ing people’s strength and mentoring them to reach their full potential. There have been countless examples where Linda has assisted other women (and men) with regards to their personal and professional development and many of these individuals are now key members of Dutchess ARC’s Marketing and Development Team. In 2004, Linda was the recipient of Dutchess ARC’s Mimi Stambrook Award that recognized

that her work in the field goes far beyond the scope of her position. Linda has also been active with Camphill Village, a community of people, some with special needs, who live and work together caring for both each other and the earth. Over the years, Linda has also volunteered her time to the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure, AIDS Walk and Planned Parenthood’s Peer Education Program. She is an active member of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Women’s Leadership Alliance.

LisaM.Cathie Ulster Savings Bank

Lisa Marie Cathie is President, CEO and Trustee of Ulster Savings Bank. Prior to joining USB, Lisa was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Orange County Trust Company. She directed the overall operations of the organicathie zation and helped the bank achieve substantial growth by nearly doubling its assets. Lisa currently serves on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC), The New York League of Independent Bankers, The Bardavon / Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) board of directors, the executive committee and board of directors for Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress. Lisa is chair of Marist College’s Global and Professional Programs Advisory Board, served on Marist College’s Strategic Planning and Steering Committee, and is involved with numerous organizations throughout the region. She was recently awarded the 2013 Distinguished Alumna Medal of Honor from Marist College, presented to individuals who exemplify the college’s ideals: excellence in education, a sense

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of community, and a commitment to service. She is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania and completed the Strategic IQ Program at Harvard Business School.

StevenJ.Chickery

Hudson Valley Office Furniture

Steven Chickery is the President of the family-owned Hudson Valley Office Furniture, Inc. with showrooms in both Poughkeepsie and Newburgh. He is particularly committed to downtown Poughkeepsie, an area that has undergone economic hardships throughout the years. chicKeRY He has been a loud voice in attracting individuals and businesses to the area in an effort to revive Main Street, and he has a unique and critical understanding of the intersection between economic development and quality of life. Being in the office furniture industry has afforded Steven many opportunities to network with business, political and community leaders over the years and these relationships have helped build a strong desire to support the non-profit groups that serve the less fortunate in our area. Steven co-chaired the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Golf Tournament for many years, helping it become a very prestigious event and the single largest fundraiser for the organization. Currently, Steven is the vice president of the Bardavon 1869 Opera House board of directors. Six years ago, Steven started to partner with the Grace Smith House, a Poughkeepsie based domestic violence shelter, and his desire to help victims and their families has driven him to become the current board chair.


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PeterMaher

Mid-Hudson Subaru Peter Maher was born and raised in the Hudson Valley where his father instilled in him a strong belief in community, hard work famand ily. Those beliefs have shaped Pelife ter’s and career, maheR as well as formed the foundation of Mid-Hudson Subaru, the car dealership he owns. Peter is a strong advocate for women in an industry that is typically largely male. Peter allows for flex-hours and job sharing, granting moms the freedom to work and still be home for their children. Peter fully supports his staff in giving back to the community, giving them time off to participate with such organizations as Abilities First, International Women’s Day and Dining Out For Life. Peter also hosts numerous events at the dealership including Drive Out Breast Cancer and the Annual Coat/Food Drive. Peter is a big advocate of giving all employees the ability to reach their potential. He has supported and financially backed female employees attending training classes, workshops and business programs, including supporting his Director of Media and Public Relations with her participation in Leadership Dutchess. The community has in turn shown its appreciation in the numerous awards and recognition Peter has received, among them the Chamber’s Headliner Award, Stellar Care Award, and Juvenile Diabetes Research for a Cure Award.

MichelleMartin

RiverStone Wealth Management As Managing Principal and Wealth Advisor of RiverStone Wealth Management, Inc., Michelle Martin provides individuals with specialized, comprehensive financial guidance for retirement and estate planning, as well as

other wealth management needs. Since becoming an investment professional in 1997, Michelle has seen firsthand the importance of prudent financial decisions. After joining Morgan Stanley Wealth Management (formerly Smith Barney) in 2000, Michelle continued to focus her practice on customizing investment strategies with a perspective in wealth management. In 2012, with a compelling belief that trust had taken a terrible beating on Wall Street and that there was a tremendous need for transparency and unbiased investor guidance, Michelle resigned from Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and launched the independent firm RiverStone Wealth Management, Inc. As the president and founder of an allfemale financial firm, Michelle maRtin continues to support her staff to reach their full potential by encouraging them to pursue advanced designations and by providing a flexible work environment and a healthy workfamily lifestyle balance. Michelle is a founding member of HOPE’s Fund, a non-profit mentoring organization created by women for the women of Ulster County. Through this organization, over 100 women have found support in reaching their life goals.

GertrudeO’Sullivan

Foundation for Community Health Gertrude O’Sullivan has worked in the fields of public relations, publicity, general business administration and film and video production for all of her professional life. After moving to Connecticut in 1979, she decided to bring this experience to the non-profit world. As a video producer, Gertrude is a Northeast Regional Emmy nominee and a recipient of a Telly and an Aurora Award for the film “Exposed: The Continuing Story of AIDS.” She also takes pride in the fact that three of her needs assessment projects focusing on seniors

resulted in the establishment of a senior center in one community and a community center o’SulliVan in another. Since joining the Foundation for Community Health as the Director of Communications and Special Programming, Gertrude has focused much of her time and energy on rural eastern Dutchess. One of her signature accomplishments was to initiate and lead an Eastern Dutchess Transportation Task Force which has resulted in a regional Dial-A-Ride program shared by six towns and that now offers transportation to Sharon Hospital and other healthcare services. An active member of the Eastern Dutchess Rural Health Network, Gertrude has identified and taken action on a number of issues. She promoted the program and assisted Webutuck School District in applying for the Summer Food Program that provides free meals to children in the greater Millerton/Amenia area.

KellyOutwater Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union

Kelly Outwater is the Product Marketing Manager at Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union. She has worked at HVFCU since 1999, giving her over 18 years of financial services experience. Kelly was instrumental in helping the credit union launch its commercial and insurance divisions. A lifelong resident of the Hudson Valley, Kelly is deeply vested in the community. Family Services is particularly close to her heart, and she has served in numerous leadership roles there. She is a member of their Development and Family of the Year Committees, and previously chaired their Marketing and Public Relations Committee. She also helped lead the organization’s successful rebranding to outWateR

better convey the depth of their services to the community. Kelly has been a fierce advocate for her son, Dylan, who was born with some complex neurological issues. Kelly and her husband Scott were proactive and relentless in ensuring that Dylan received an accurate diagnosis and access to all services necessary for him to continue on his own path to excellence. Dylan is thriving in his mainstream classroom, and was recently selected as a scholarship recipient for a science, technology, engineering and math summer camp. Kelly is a previous recipient of the ATHENA Adult Scholarship.

AngellineSmalls An’tyrice Salon & Spa

Angelline Smalls is a wife, mother, model, producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and a force to be reckoned with. She has been a social entrepreneur and an expert in cosmetology, innovative hair design, beauty and fashion for the past 14 years. In 2009, Angelline opened An’Tyrice Salon and Spa, which became the first full service salon and spa owned and operated by an African American woman in the City of Poughkeepsie. With her second location open in Wappingers Falls, she now manages two high-end salons. In 2013, Angelline launched an online boutique availing women around the world the opportunity purchase high quality, custom-made hairpieces, wigs and hair extensions. Angelline used this venture to develop local and national partnerships with organizations including the American Cancer Society, Specialty Fittings, and Grace Smith House to offer customized services SmallS and products that help promote female empowerment and encourage women to overcome life’s circumstances by loving themselves first and eliminating all negative aspects of their lives, starting over, and realizing their own strength and beauty.

Angelline believes in paying it forward. She established an apprenticeship program that offers hairdressers practical tools to help them achieve their goals by supporting and mentoring them for success in the world of cosmetology and hair.

SueSywetzSullivan St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital

Since 2001, Sue Sywetz Sullivan has served as Vice President, Advancement and Government Affairs, bringing more than 20 years of leadership experience to St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital (SLCH). Sue leads four key areas in the hospital: government affairs, marketing and communications, philanthropy and community engagement. Under her direction, the St. Luke’s Cornwall Health System Foundation has raised more than $85 million in support of the capital and programmatic needs of the hospital and SLCH has undergone a complete rebranding and estabSulliVan lished itself as a community leader. Sue also serves as the hospital’s principal spokesperson both locally and nationally. Sue also serves as the Executive Director of The Greater Newburgh Partnership (GNP), a newly formed 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to renewing the city of Newburgh. Under her leadership, significant milestones have been accomplished including seven cleaning and greening efforts, the development and successful submission of the Land Bank application (Newburgh is the only city in New York to receive this designation) and cooperative agreements with the city of Newburgh. Tom Wade mentored Sue in her fundraising career, working with key local non-profit organizations including Newburgh YMCA, Grace Smith House, Tuxedo Park Library and the Kingston Hospital Foundation.


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ATHENA Adult Scholarship

All proceeds from the 2013 ATHENA programs benefit The Chamber Foundation’s ATHENA Adult Scholarship. Established by The Chamber Foundation to encourage increased leadership roles for women in our community, this scholarship is available to any female who lives, works or volunteers in Dutchess County, has been out of high school for at least five years, and is pursuing education at an accredited Mid-Hudson Valley college, university

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or trade school or through an accredited online educational program while maintaining residency in Dutchess County. (Mid-Hudson is defined as Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange and Ulster counties.) The minimum scholarship award is $1,000. The scholarship is a one-time award, and is not renewable. The 2013 ATHENA Adult Scholarship will be awarded on Sunday, December 8 at the ATHENA Awards Brunch.

ATHENA Award® Program

The ATHENA Award® Program celebrated nationally and internationally recognizes individuals for professional excellence, for providing valuable service to their community and for assisting women in their attainment of professional goals and leadership skills. By honoring exceptional leaders, the ATHENA Award® Program fulfills the ATHENA mission of supporting, developing and honoring women leaders, inspiring women to achieve their full potential—creating balance in leadership worldwide. Established in 1982 in Lansing, Michigan, the program is now administered from its Chicago, Illinois headquarters and boasts over 300 active communities in the United States, Canada, China, Russia and the United Kingdom. More than 5000 individuals representing a wide variety of professions and businesses have received the ATHENA Award. Presented by local host organizations in partnership with ATHENA’s national underwriters, local businesses and individual sponsors the award practically demonstrates the quote from Plato, “What is honored in a country will be cultivated there.”

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Honoree Reception Sponsors DCH Wappingers Falls Toyota Orange County Trust Company

Gold Sponsor Dutchess ARC KeyBank

Profile Sponsors Cobeso, Inc. • DRA Imaging, PC Ulster Savings

Silver Sponsors Hudson Valley Office Furniture McCabe & Mack LLP Mid-Hudson Subaru RiverStone Wealth Management

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International ATHENA Award®

In 1994, the ATHENA Foundation Board of Directors established the International ATHENA Award. Presented to an individual each year at the International ATHENA Leadership Conference, this award honors individuals based on the following criteria.

International ATHENA Award® Criteria 1. The individual has achieved the highest degree of professional excellence. 2. The individual has assisted women in reaching their potential. 3. The individual’s body of work has had a national or international impact.

International Recipients are not chosen from the pool of ATHENA Award Recipients recognized by local communities during a particular year, but rather are selected based on their level of national or international influence and prominence.

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CDPHP is being recognized with the Advancement of Women in the WERCplace Award, honored for its longstanding commitment to helping women achieve financial independence and success. The award was presented to CDPHP at the Capital District Women’s Employment and Resource Center’s (WERC) 25th Anniversary Awards Luncheon. More than 70 percent of employees at CDPHP are female (57% of leadership team are women), and represent diverse cultural, educational and professional backgrounds. In addition to giving women the opportunity to grow professionally, CDPHP also encourages women to take care of their personal health and well being, offering flexible work schedules, an onsite fitness center, as well as a variety of work-site wellness programs and health screenings. Lear more at cdphp.com. The Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam, Inc. is proud to announce that it has achieved Child Care Aware of America Quality Assurance which identifies the agency as meeting the highest national standards for Child Care Resource and Referral quality. The rigorous and comprehensive validation 2 1/2 year process enabled the Child Care Council to meet Best Practices Criteria for delivering outstanding services to parents, childcare providers, businesses and communities. Since 1970 the Child Care Council has been helping families recognize, find and pay for quality childcare, and has been working with the community to identify child care needs and create solutions. Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam, Inc. is succeeding and is one of the leading Child Care Resource and Referral agencies in the country. Online at childcaredutchess.org.

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Blake Michaud, Associate Broker with Prudential Serls Prime Properties, has been recognized with a 2013 2nd quarter Sales Professional Award from Prudential Real Estate for being the top real estate salesperson in New York. In addition to achieving 1st place for “number of homes sold” in New York state for 2Q 2013, Blake also achieved 3rd place in “total dollar volume”. Blake Michaud has been recognized as a top Realtor in Dutchess County for the past 30 years, providing the highest level of service and integrity to buyers and sellers in over 1750 real estate transactions. Blake has extensive experience in all areas of residential real estate including first time buyers, move up buyers, relocations, short sales, new construction and land sales. Contact Blake at 845-797-3627 or at www.blakemichaudhomes.com.

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activities to understand more about careers at your business. • Establishes a rapport and maintain regular contact. • Help student set goals and expectations, monitor growth and provide guidance and feedback • Encourage and motivate the student If you are interested in being a part of this great experience and being a mentor for the future leaders of the Hudson Valley, please reach out to me at 845-454-1700 ext. 1026. With over 50 students to place, we need your help in making our program a success. Thank you in advance for your consideration and support.

THe CHAMBeR FOUNDATiON BOARD OF DiReCTORs Officers Bill francis, chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fortress Financial Advisory LLC Tina Walz, Vice-chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .M & T Bank stacey Langenthal, Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bank of Millbrook Anthony Morando, secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cuddy & Feder LLP stephen e. Diamond, Of counsel . . . . Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, LLP DirecTOrs Amy Dittmar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp . Maureen Kangas . . . . . . . . . . Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center John Mack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Health Quest Peter Maher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mid-Hudson Subaru carmen McGill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dutchess Community College Doug McHoul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McHoul Funeral Home rita McPeck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KeyBank Lisa Morris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union charles “chip” simon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taconic Advisors, Inc . Aleta symon, cPA . . . . . . Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell, LLP skip Weisman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Weisman Success Resources, Inc . fOunDATiOn sTAff charles s. north . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .President Audra Gerty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President nicholas shannon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Executive Director

Students from Beacon and John Jay High Schools toured the Culinary Institute of America and Dutchess Community College during the recent College Campus Tours. The Chamber Foundation hosts this unique opportunity twice a year.

Leadership participants learn, play Members of The Chamber Foundation’s Leadership Dutchess and Youth Leadership programs have been busy learning this fall … and having a little fun. Both groups recently spent a day at Sharpe Reservation in Fishkill where they participated in workshops, interactive group sessions and worked together on the ropes courses. Teamwork is important for these groups, and a day of bonding at Sharpe goes a long way toward their overall success.


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hamber members as well as the general community are invited to help honor President and CEO Charles S. North at the Mount Saint Mary College 4th Annual Gala Reception on Friday, December 6. Charlie and Terry R. Saturno, President and CEO of Orange County Trust Company, will be receiving the Joseph A. Bonura Award for Leadership Excellence. The gala helps Mount Saint Mary provide an affordable quality educa-

tion to students, many of whom are among the first in their family to attend college. The event begins at 6 p.m., and will be held in the Kaplan Family Mathematics Science & Technology Center at the College, located at 330 Powell Avenue in Newburgh. Tickets, sponsorships, journal ads and congratulatory messages are available by going online to msmc.edu/ gala or contacting Lynn Frank at lynn. frank@msmc.edu or at 845-569-3215.

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