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Grow your business at the November Breakfast

The Chamber’s annual Think Local First Business Expo featured more than 85 exhibitors, a Chef Showcase, free seminars and a candidate forum, with hundreds of businessto-business contacts made throughout the day. Thank you to our sponsors, exhibitors, participating restaurants and everyone who spent time at the Expo. For more pictures, please visit the Chamber’s website and Facebook page.

Message From The Chair.............................2 Adopt a Family ....................................... 2 Non-profit Workshop .................................3 Message From The Chamber President ............4 Member Spotlight.....................................4 Upcoming Events......................................5 Member News .........................................6 2012 Athena Honorees.......................... 7-10 Ribbon Cuttings ..................................... 11 New Members ...................................12-13 Chamber Foundation............................... 14

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ust like in October, Business After Hours pops up early in the calendar this month to allow everyone ample time to recover from their tryptophan intake over Thanksgiving. The monthly networking event will take place as part of La Puerta Azul’s fifth anniversary celebration on Wednesday, November 14 from 5-7 p.m. The Chamber will cut a ribbon in commemoration at 4:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend Business After Hours, however pre-registration is requested. To RSVP, visit dcrcoc.org or call 845-454-1700 ext. 1000. M&T Bank and FOX Radio proudly sponsor the November Business After Hours. La Puerta Azul, the blue door, is a unique destination. Built in 2006, it is a vision realized. After travelling to Mexico to study with

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native chefs and to experience the environment, the owners went to great lengths to ensure that the foundation of the cuisine was authentic and refreshingly modern. The interior was inspired by an exposure to the rich Mexican culture and the design combines classic as well modern elements. They invite their guests to experience the welcoming and festive atmosphere again and again. For more information, visit lapuertaazul.com.

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he best place to see and be seen in the business community is at a Contact Breakfast. If you’ve never taken advantage of the opportunity to grow your business by sitting down for a morning meal with Charlie North and the Chamber family, make plans now to attend the November Contact Breakfast on Wednesday, November 21 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and Conference Center. The CSO Committee will be recognized for their contributions during National Philanthropy Month. All attendees at the November Contact Breakfast are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate to those in need. The Chamber’s Ambassador committee has partnered with our friends at Dutchess Outreach to collect canned and dry goods, and any donations are greatly appreciated. Sedore Hudson Valley CPAs sponsors the November Contact Breakfast. Not-for-profit members Hudson Valley Ski Club and the Math & Physics Exploration Center will also be in attendance. Tickets cost $20 for Chamber members with advance purchase or are $25

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Weather policy

During the winter season, tune in to your local radio stations to find out if your Chamber committee meeting or event has been cancelled. If there are cancellations or delays for Poughkeepsie, Arlington, Wappingers, Hyde Park or Spackenkill schools, all committee meetings are cancelled with the exception of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors meetings. at the door. Non-members can attend for $30. To reserve your place, call 845-454-1700 ext. 1000 or visit dcrcoc.org.

Coat the community The annual Mid-Hudson Subaru Coat Drive will kick-off Saturday, November 10 at noon at the dealership, 1715 Route 9 in Wappingers Falls. Chamber members are asked to bring new or gently used coats to the Contact Breakfast on November 21. For more information, visit midhudsonsubaru.com A Fa m i l y A c c o u n t i n g p r a c t i c e Our family has been serving the Hudson Valley’s Accounting needs for the last 50 years.

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A Officers Frank Castella, Jr., Chair ........................ Harmon & Castella Printing, Inc. Jill Sammon, 1st Vice Chair .............Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. Joseph Bonura, Jr., 2nd Vice Chair...................................... The Grandview John Davies, Treasurer ......................................................... Riverside Bank Vincent Ricotta, Secretary ....................Mercedes-Benz of Wappingers Falls Gaye Mallet, Past Chair .............................................Adams Fairacre Farms Stephen E. Diamond, Of Counsel ....................... Vergilis, Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond LLP Directors Renee Bulla ........................................................... Momentum Advertising Salvatore Calta, Jr. ................................................................................ IBM Dr. Christine Huebner Caridi................................................Marist College Ori Brachfeld .......................................................Dash Lock & Key Service Jennifer Dunn ............... State Farm Insurance - The Jen Dunn Agency, Inc. Carol Gordon .................................................................... Rhinebeck Bank Kimberly Hunt Lee ..................................................McCabe & Mack LLP Alexandra Laubacker ......................................................................IES, Inc. Joseph Lepore ............................................................... LCS Facility Group William Lessner .........................................................Adams Fairacre Farms James Letterio, Jr. ............................................Sedore Hudson Valley CPAs Theodore Luty, Jr. ........................................................... Dorsey Metrology Paul S. Mancarella ..................................................................De’S Jewelers Rita McPeck ................................................................................. KeyBank David Ping .............................................................................Health Quest Robert Ranieri ........................................................... Rose & Kiernan, Inc. 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 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 Nancy Amy ..................................................... Director of Member Services Geoff Brault ......................................................Director of Media Content Christine “Desi” Desmoni ......................................Director of Membership Whitney Bowers .........................................Community Relations Specialist Rich Kleban ..............................Director of Communications & Marketing 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 .......................................................................... Director Workforce Development Center Staff Louise McLoughlin .................... Vice President of Workforce Development Mercy Turugh ...........................................Director of the Step Up Program Cecilia Cook ......................................................... Director of Employment Susan Grecke .................................................................. RPI Case Manager Maryann McKenzie ............................ Youth Employment Services Mentor

mong many things, the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce acts as a tremendous resource for businesses, civic organizations and the community. Perhaps one of the most powerful tools we have at the Chamber is our website, and you can expect a great new look and many additional features for 2013. One such feature, already live now, is the community events calendar. Linking all facets of the Hudson Valley in one location and serving many purposes, the calendar is one of the largest listings of what’s happening in the Hudson River Valley.

It isn’t unusual to receive an invitation for an event – fundraiser, breakfast, luncheon, gala affair, festival, fashion show, ribboncutting – and then realize there are three organizations promoting their soiree on the same Saturday evening! It is a deciMESSAGE FROM difficult sion to choose THE CHAIR: between two or three great Frank organizations, so Castella, Jr. we hope to avoid this by asking event planners to visit our calendar prior to setting a date. If you’re involved with a notfor-profit organization or have a business within our community, we encourage you to take advantage

of this resource by posting your events on our community calendar. Not only will this help you with promotion of the function, but also it acts as a centerpiece for planning a new or annual event. If you check our calendar prior to settling on a date, even if it is a year out, this will ensure there isn’t overlap with other affairs on the same day or even weekend. We hope planning around one community calendar will boost your attendance and increase visibility for your organization. It is very simple to find our community calendar. Just visit dcrcoc.org, click on “Events,” then “Community Calendar,” and to add an event simply click on the link reading “Add New Event.” Also, keep an eye out for our new website launch in January of 2013.

Adopt a Family for holiday season Dear Santa, My teacher told us to write a letter to Santa. I never wrote a letter to Santa before so I am not sure what I should say, but I am going to give it a try. Thank you for the awesome Christmas last year! I wasn’t sure when I woke up on Christmas morning if you would come and leave presents while we were asleep. I think you missed us the year before because we moved into a different apartment and Mommy said that you probably couldn’t find us. But you found us last year and we had a great Christmas! We all got new warm pajamas, underwear and lots of socks! My

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brother got winter boots and my little sister got a new snowsuit. How did you know they needed them? Well anyway, thank you! Mom got some new perfume and it smelled nice. We also got new dishes and some big towels for the bathroom. The towels are very soft. It is nice to have my own towel to use when I get out of the tub. Dad was happy to get pants for his new job. Some nice lady at the Chamber of Commerce helped him find the job. They helped Mommy too so now they are both working! Things at home are getting better. We also got some new toys and I loved the new outfit that I got for school. I am still having fun playing

with the new games that I got too. It was a Christmas that I will never forget! The Workforce Development Program at the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce has an Adopt a Family Program. Area businesses, agencies, clubs, families or individuals can provide Christmas to a local family that would not be able to afford to do so on their own. Family’s that are selected are working with a mentor and are either newly employed, actively seeking employment or in a training program. Call Louise to see how you can help (845) 454-1700 ext. 1024.


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he Chamber’s Community Service Organization (CSO) committee will present a seminar for area not-for-profit groups to learn marketing basics, public and media relations, and about the growing importance of social media. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, November 21 from 9-11 a.m. at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel immediately fol-

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lowing the November Contact Breakfast. Come learn the basics of communicating your organization’s mission, getting the word out about fundraisers and taking advantage of technology to further your cause. This workshop will be the first in a series designed specifically for CSOs to learn better techniques for running their organization. It is complimentary for Chamber members and the community at-large courtesy of the Chamber and our sponsor, Cindy M. Smith, CPA. Please register for this event by going online to www.dcrcoc.org or calling the Chamber at 845-4541700 ext. 1000.

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ou know what I saw the other day? Christmas decorations. Like it does every year, the holiday season has snuck up on me – and I bet I’m not alone. As much as I can’t believe it’s not summer anymore, I’m excited to make new memories with my family and friends in the weeks ahead. However you’re planning to celebrate this holiday season, whatever your rituals and traditions may be, when you have the occasion to give a loved one a gift this year please Think Local First. No matter who’s on your list, I know you can find something unique and creative for them right here in the Hudson River Valley – even if you’re shopping online! To me, one of the best parts about living here is that we look out for each other. I hope you’ll keep that in mind when you’re out hunting for gifts or having a family night out, because buying local is the definition of camaraderie. You get a topquality product or service. You keep money earned by Dutchess County citizens here in Dutchess County. You help a fellow member of the community by frequenting their place of business. You help keep people employed. Thinking Local First is a

wonderful thing for everyone. I also know that a lot of people make charitable contributions at this time of the year. There’s no question that there are good causes throughout the country, but I hope you’ll consider supporting some of the great organizations doing important things right here in our community. Did you know that the Hudson Valley has local not-for-profits dedicated to everything from preventing breast cancer and child abuse to helping people find food and affordable housing? There are a lot of people out there doing wonderful things in our region, and I hope you’ll see fit to support them. I hope the holiday season finds you and your family happy and healthy. When you see me around town, make sure to tell me how you’ve been Thinking Local First this year! And as always, if you need help finding a great local business or not-forprofit to support, the member search at dcrcoc.org is a great place to start. Sincerely,

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CH Wappingers Falls Toyota is the top volume new car Toyota dealership in the Hudson Valley and is a multitime recipient of the Toyota President’s Award recognizing outstanding performance. They were recently honored as the New York Toyota Dealer of the Year in 2012 by DealerRater. The DCH Auto Group acquired the local Toyota dealership in Wappingers Falls in 1999 from the Greer family, creating what’s known today as DCH Wappingers Falls Toyota. The DCH Auto Group collectively owns 29 dealerships in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and also in southern California. Lee Burns has been a hands-

on General Manager since 2001, introducing a “hassle-free” pricing strategy to the Hudson Valley in 2009. With hassle-free pricing, every vehicle is clearly displayed with a highly competitive price. “Our team’s passion is to deliver the best customer service experience possible…with the expertise and reliability our customers have come to expect,” Burns says. The DCH Auto Group gives back to the community in many ways. One such commitment is to help teens drive safely with their Teen Safe Driving Program. In-

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cluded is a newly formed DCH Teen Safe Driving Foundation, which works to raise awareness of the danger of distracted driving and supports local schools to encourage teens to make smart decisions while behind the wheel. The dealership is also proud to sponsor the Roy C. Ketcham High School SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) chapter for the past four years. This year they are working with the Wappingers Junior High School to create a SADD chapter. For more information, visit dchwappingerstoyota.com or call (845) 298-8880. The dealership is located at 1349 Route 9 in Wappingers Falls and is open seven days a week.

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The Chamber’s Small Business Partner of the Month offers small businesses (12 employees or less) direct advertising to members and the community through print, electronic and radio media. If you are interested in this program, please contact Nancy Amy at 845-454-1700 ext. 1004.

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Early Bird Contact Breakfast Connections - A speed 7:30 - 9 a.m. Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and networking event Conference Center 7 - 8:30 a.m Parties by Tomas Summerlin Plaza, 946 Route 376 Wappingers Falls Sponsored by: AtlasStar

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HVYP Art of Pairing Wine & Food 5 - 7 p.m. Cosimo’s Trattoria and Bar 120 Delafield Street Poughkeepsie

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Tuesday, December 4

Early Bird Connections - A speed networking event 7 - 8:30 a.m. I-84 Diner, 853 Rt 52, Fishkill Sponsored by: Dash Lock and Key Service, Inc.

12 - 3 p.m. The Grandview 176 Rinaldi Boulevard Poughkeepsie Sponsored by: Health Quest, Inc., KeyBank, DCH Wappingers Falls Toyota, de Ramon Crush, PC, Ulster Savings Bank, DRA Imaging, COBESO, Inc, Saint Francis Hospital and Health Centers, Design Intervention Stuido, Beacon Dental, Hudson Valley Fresh, Women’s Work, MidHudson Subaru, Bonura Hospitality, Culinary Institute of America, and Clear Channel Communications, Inc.

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The Baptist Home at Community at Brookmeade 4 p.m. 46 Brookmeade Drive Rhinebeck

Friday, November 9

Call A Cab Enterprises 1 p.m. 506 Salt Point Turnpike, Poughkeepsie

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I-84 Diner 35th Anniversary Celebration 10 a.m. 853 Rt. 52 Fishkill

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MEMBER NEWSLINE News... Zack McKown, a founding partner in the New York City-based architectural firm Tsao & McKown, has joined Scenic Hudson’s Board of Directors. McKown is widely recognized for his innovations in the fields of urban design and architecture. Among his noteworthy projects is Suntec City, a mixed-use project in Singapore that created South East Asia’s first privately developed public space of major significance.

Family Services Inc. has announced the appointments of Erika Kastel and Samuel Laganaro to the Agency’s Board of Directors. Kastel began her career in Mexico as Pub-

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lic Relations Manager for Hotel Melia Azul Ixtapa. After holding numerous leadership positions with Universidad Anahuac del Sur, J & V Gastronomia, Grupo Ideas y Desarrollo, she relocated to New York in 2005. She began work with several nonprofits in the Hudson Valley region, such as The Center of the Square Community Center, Poughkeepsie Continuing Education, and PathStone Corporation. Laganaro has an extensive background in human resources, having worked with New Horizons Resources, Inc., Multitasking Systems of New York, Inc., and the NYC Commission on Human Rights.

Friendly Honda, a nationally recognized, four-time President’s Award-winning Honda dealership in Poughkeepsie, is undergoing a million-dollar-plus renovation effort to upgrade its facilities and technology. Some of the major renovations include expanding the service drive-thru from nine vehicle stations to 12 and replacing the current detailing building with a modern, 6,000 square-foot facility with added services. A new, more efficient automated car wash will

enable Friendly Honda to provide a complimentary wash with nearly every service appointment. Improved exterior lighting, landscaping and redesigned entrances and exits will improve traffic flow around the property.

FOX Radio and Frugaldoo, Inc. have announced a strategic alliance and mobile marketing partnership to roll out Frugaldoo’s Hometown Mobile Market Place service through the Fox group of radio stations. Branded – “Fox Frugaldoo” the service gives shoppers a quick and easy way to have nearby “Shopping Offers” (for products and services) delivered directly to their mobile phone. To use FOX FRUGALDOO, the shopper simply texts in the product or service description to FRUGAL (3-7-8-4-2-5) and the FOX FRUGALDOO system returns multiple matching Offers from nearby hometown merchants.

Pencil it in… Friends of the Poughkeepsie

Public Library are holding their annual Holiday Book Sale from November 16-18 at Locust Grove, 2683 South Road, Poughkeepsie. Hours are Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The books (all undamaged and unmarked) are sorted into categories including recent fiction, children’s books, cookbooks and mysteries. Prices are $4 for hardcover books, $2 for trade/oversize paperbacks, and $1 for mass market/regular size paperbacks.

Chamber members are invited to learn about a unique educational opportunity with Excelsior College. If you’ve thought about going back to school but are concerned about the costs and the time it will take, come speak with André Adams, a Partnership Development Specialist with Excelsior College, at the Chamber’s offices on January 11, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Excelsior College is a regionally accredited, nonprofit distance learning institution that focuses on removing obstacles to the educational goals of adult learners. As an employee of a Chamber member organization, both you and your spouse or domestic partner can benefit from

a reduced tuition rate. To find out more, visit www.dcrcc.excelsior.edu or contact André Adams by email at aadams@excelsior.edu or by phone at 518-464-8763.

Kudos…. In 2013 the Hudson Valley Ski Club will celebrate its 75th anniversary. The club arranges for discount lift tickets as well as some of the best ski trips to Western, Eastern and European destinations. The trips range from single day outings to full week excursions. The club also supports a full range of activities including hiking, biking, kayaking, tennis, golf, and social events. At the core of the Hudson Valley Ski Club are its members, a group of family and friends dedicated to carrying skiing into the next 75 years. Find detailed information at the club’s website, hudsonvalleyskiclub.org, or join them at a meeting…the first and third Wednesday of each month from September through April at 7:30 p.m. and the first Wednesday from May through August at 8 p.m. The meetings are held at Coppola’s on 9 Restaurant, 2373 South Road (Route 9) in Poughkeepsie.

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JoanCrawford, LCSW Deputy Executive Director, Family Services, Inc. Joan Crawford, LCSW, is a proactive, accomplished and results-oriented human services executive practitioner with a proven record of leadership, innovation and vision. She has served in a leadership capacity for 15 years, and she is highly respected by both her supervisees and colleagues who feel that she exemplifies personal and emotional strength, resiliency and integrity. Joan is currently Deputy Executive Director of Family Services where she oversees the Crime Victims Assistance Program, Forensic Services, Domestic Violence Services, Youth Programs, Substance Abuse Prevention Programs and Family Education services. Joan is passionate about her organization’s mission and equally zealous in her advocacy on behalf of the profession. Joan’s imprint is most deeply evident in her work to empower women in issues related to social and economic justice. She has worked as a social worker, counselor, coach, advocate, policy maker, professor, supervisor and mentor, and in all these roles she shares her vision and compassion in a way that inspires everyone she touches.

GeetaDesai Management Consultant, Global Business Advantage, Corp. Geeta Desai is an Organizational Development Consultant who works with private foundations in the United States to help nonprofits with program development, capacity building, management training and executive coaching. She has chaired several national conferences on the Management of Diversity in America, the most recent being “Diversity on NonProfit Boards.” Geeta has a passion for community work and has been volunteering in Dutchess County since 1986. In partnership with the Gannett Foundation, the NYS Department of Social Services and the Dutchess County AIDS Task Force she developed a residence for homeless AIDS patients. She was responsible for conducting the first county-wide Needs Assessment Study that described human care problems in Dutchess County and she was instrumental in developing a blueprint for dialogue on race relations in the areas of media, education, housing, employment and justice, still used by county governments throughout New York State.

CeciliaDinioDurkin JacquelineGoffeFounder/Owner/President, McNish Women’s Work

Professor, Dutchess Community College

After living in Botswana, Africa for three years, Cecilia Dinio Durkin and her family returned to the Hudson Valley to open Women’s Work, a fair trade store in the Poughkeepsie Plaza whose mission is to enable women to live their chosen, desired way of life. Cecilia’s store carries handmade items created by women around the world. She works directly with artisans and artisan groups in 12 countries, with the store affecting thousands of women and their communities. Her work developing products, empowering artisans, and helping small businesses enter the U.S. market, has earned her consultancies with USAID who sent her to Pakistan and with the Guatemalan and South African governments as a buyer and to help women business owners to enter our marketplace. Cecilia not only helps women outside of this country, her store benefits women and youth locally as well. In addition, she is involved with many community organizations such as serving on the Board of the American Association of University as International Chair, Chairperson for the Live Your Dream Girls’ Conference and Co-Chair of My Sister’s Keeper Initiative.

Jacqueline Goffe-McNish is a professor of English and Humanities at Dutchess Community College. She has been a teacher since 1980 and has worked in both private and public schools at the elementary, secondary, and tertiary level in Jamaica and United States. In her present job she is also the Chairperson of the Liberal Arts Humanities program and supervises the college’s concurrent education program in the area high schools. Jacqueline graduated from St John Fisher College in Rochester, SUNY Brockport, and is ABD from New York University. Recently she was awarded the SUNY Chancellor Award for Excellence in Teaching and the DCC Orrcut Endowed Chair for Humanities. She also served as the New York State representative on the National Education Association Women’s Issues Committee for two three-year terms and chaired the local branch of the American Association for Women in Community College. She serves on the Diversity Committee of the American Association of University Women and co-chairs the group for personal and professional development.


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MaureenKangas General Manager, Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center Maureen Kangas was born and raised in the Hudson Valley, graduating from Valhalla High School and then from Mandel Medical School in New York, NY. In 1988, Maureen moved to Fishkill where she worked as a manager at Galveston’s Restaurant. As her experience and skills developed, Maureen moved forward with her career – working as the Director of Catering at the Holiday Inn in Fishkill, and in August of 2003, accepting the position of Director of Sales and Marketing for the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel Banquet and Conference Center. In 2007, Maureen was promoted to General Manager, a position that she currently holds. Maureen has been a dedicated supporter of the local non-profit community, and she has participated on the Board of Directors of several local organizations. In 2011, Maureen became the first non-medical person to be honored at the Vassar Brothers Medical Center’s Diamond Gala along with the Vassar Brothers Medical Center Auxiliary. She is the current Chairperson of the ZBA of the Town of Fishkill.

Dr.Kathleen Mantaro Medical Director, Vassar Brothers Medical Center Kathleen Mantaro, MD, FACP is currently the Medical Director at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Her responsibilities include promoting clinical excellence, reducing unnecessary hospital days, improving the patients’ experience and fostering physician satisfaction. She works closely with the physicians and staff to build improved communication around patient care. In addition, she is involved with patient and family discussions on end of life issues. She has also presented at several national conferences on the role of the Physician Advisor to Case Management. Kathleen has also been actively involved in the community. She started her career as a Primary Care Internist in Poughkeepsie and then became the Director of Dutchess County Hospice before coming to Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Her interest in patient advocacy led her to become a member of the Guardianship Committee of Dutchess ARC and a Trustee of the Dutchess ARC Foundation. She is also actively involved in the Girl Scouts and she has been a member of the Board of the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum and as a member of the St. Martin de Porres PSA.

SharonMatyas Special Events & Community Relations Manager, Culinary Institute of America Sharon Matyas is the Special Events & Community Relations Manager at The Culinary Institute of America. In this role, she oversees the campus’ 19 graduations per year and hosts numerous speakers, chefs and dignitaries. Sharon supervises the college’s Hospitality Office, which welcomes thousands of visitors to the College annually and manages the student tour guides. She coordinates events with guest speakers and worldrenowned chefs as well as board meetings, building openings and campus reunions. Sharon is currently serving her ninth year on the Hyde Park Central School District Board of Education. In this role, she wholeheartedly supports the hiring and advancement of women at all levels from the current and past superintendent to the district clerk. She recognizes the importance of women in leadership roles and applauds their promotion when qualified. Sharon is a board member of the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce and looks forward to getting more involved with the town by supporting local business owners. Through these efforts, she hopes to make an impact on all residents of the town of Hyde Park and those who visit.

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Dr.Michele Winchester-Vega

Historian, Saint Francis Hospital & Health Centers

Owner, Dr. Michele Winchester-Vega and Associates

Sr. Rose Marie Mullen, osf, graduated from Mary Immaculate School of Nursing, a Barton Hepburn Hospital in Ogedensburg, NY. She received her RN in 1951. After a brief period of work at both Mt. Kisco and Saint Francis hospitals she entered the Novitiate of the Sisters of St. Francis. She received a B.S. in Nursing from Columbia University Teachers College and eventually went on to receive a MA/Nursing Executive degree. Between 1963 -1966 Sister Rose Marie was the Health Care Coordinator at Mt. Loretto Child Care Institution in Mt. Loretto, Staten Island. In 1966, Sister Rose Marie returned to Saint Francis Hospital as a staff nurse. She performed many duties including supervising the first Intensive Care Unit and the Operating Room, including its move to the Cooke Wing in 1982. In 1990, and until her retirement in 2006, Sister Rose Marie was the Hospital’s Director of Purchasing, Supply, Processing and Delivery, Printing Services and Linen and Laundry. Long active in her communities, she served for 14 years as a member of the Sisters of St. Francis Leadership Team, Assistant General Minister for eight years and as a Delegate to all Sisters of St. Francis Chapters of Affairs.

Michele Winchester-Vega graduated with her MSW from Columbia University and her DSW from Yeshiva University. She has held many positions in the field of social work including: Director of Clinical Training, caseworker, psychotherapist, and clinic supervisor and training consultant in the areas of children, adults and families. Dr. Winchester-Vega has taught sociology, psychology and social work at several schools, spending eight years as a full time professor at the Yeshiva University Wurzweiler School of Social Work. Dr. Winchester-Vega has mentored many men and women over the years in her paid employment, but it is the volunteer mentoring that speaks loudest of who she is. She has sat on many non-profit boards, and was given the 2011 Women of Achievement Award for her tremendous volunteering for many causes in the community. She is known as the “Million Dollar Woman” for having helped raised over that amount for others. She has been married for 30 years to Felix Vega and together they have a daughter, Natasha, attending Penn State University. She has mentored Natasha and many other children through her daughter’s organization Kidz4causes.com.


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ATHENA Adult Scholarship

All proceeds from the 2012 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 2012 ATHENA Adult Scholarship will be awarded on Sunday, December 2 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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Presenting Sponsor Health Quest Gold Sponsors KeyBank Silver Sponsors Beacon Dental Design Intervention Studio Saint Francis Hospital & Health Care Centers Profile Sponsors Cobeso, Inc. • DRA Imaging Ulster Savings Bank

Gift Sponsor Hudson Valley Fresh Mid-Hudson Subaru • Women’s Work Travel Sponsor Bonura Hospitality The Culinary Institute of America Reception Sponsor DCH Wappingers Falls Toyota de Ramon Crush PC Media Partner Clear Channel Communications, Inc.

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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BUSINESS MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS Capacity Consulting, Inc. PO Box 287 Fort Montgomery, NY 10922 845-888-5486 Email: christinefranck@ capacityconsultinginc.com Web: www.capacityconsultinginc.com Contact: Christine Franck, Vice President; Feasibility - Funding Improvement.

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COMMUNITY BASED SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS Maranatha Human Services, Inc. 35 Academy Street Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 845-452-1424/Fax: 845-452-2435 Email: lvanterpool@maranathahs.org Web: www.maranathahs.org Contact: Al Coley, Executive Director; La’Ema Vanterpool, Administrative Assistant Est. 1992; Provide services and assist individuals with disabilities and those who are disadvantaged to solve problems faced in their daily lives.

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Email: ht@harney.com Web: www.harney.com Contact: Michael Harney Est. 1983; Harney & Sons has been in the business of gourmet tea for over 25 years. Our selection is large, and includes many customer favorites including green tea, black tea, and white tea. We also have a selection of tea gifts for all kinds of occasions.

ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCTS & SERVICES AIR Environmental Consulting LLC

72 Stanford Road Millbrook, NY 12545 845-677-0279 Email: james.curtis35@yahoo.com Contact: James Curtis, Partner Est. 2001; Build new homes from the gound-up, renovations, all home repairs, masonry work, landscaping.

PO Box 646 Highland, NY 12528 845-380-4974 Email: jtomanelli@airenv.com Web: www.airenv.com Contact: Joseph Tomanelli, Vice President; Est. 6/2012; Environmental consulting company with over 18 years in the industry doing inspections and testing of all environmental hazards.

CONTRACTORS - ROOFING

FITNESS CLUBS AND SERVICES

CentiMark Corporation

Inner Strength Dance & Fitness Studio

10 Walker Way, Section 7 Albany, NY 12205 518-452-7316/Fax: 518-452-0987 Email: Michael.Barros@ CentiMark.com Web: www.CentiMark.com Contact: Michael Barros, Project Manager; Est. 4/19/1968; Commerical and industrial roofing contractor.

DESIGN SERVICES Purple Pine Studio & Design

100 Memory Trail LaGrangeville, NY 12540 845-797-8791/Fax: 845-227-8634 Email: jennturoff@me.com Web: www.purplepinestudiodesign.com Contact: Jennifer Turoff, Owner/ Designer; Est. 2008; I teach card-making, scrapbooking and paper-crafting classes. I sell my handmade greeting cards and other designs.

DISTRIBUTORS Harney & Sons Fine Teas 5723 Route 22 Millerton, NY 12546 888-427-6388/Fax: 800-832-8463

1600 Main Street Pleasant Valley, NY 12635 845-635-5500 Email: innerstrength@gmail.com Contact: Nancy Mulligan and Donna Grenier; From Zumba to adult tap to pole dancing, come discover a fun way to exercise and energize your life and meet new friends in a fun atmosphere.

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HEALTH CARE SERVICES Cardinal Spine & Pain Medicine, P.C.

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12 Raymond Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 845-471-7777/Fax: 845-471-0088 Email: midhudsonorthopedics@ gmail.com Contact: Robert F. Zwissler, Owner Est. 1981; Board-certified orthotic and prosthetic services. Lab on premises, hospital affiliation. Most major credit cards accepted.

NDP EMS PO Box 672 Rhinebeck, NY 12572 845-876-0448 x26/ Fax: 845-876-7071 Email: mcb896@aol.com Web: www.NDPEMS.com Contact: Mark Browne, VP Operations Est. 1995; Ambulette and ambulance transportation provider.

JEWELERS/JEWELRY STORES Jewel Tree 2001 South Road, Store D-213 Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 845-298-1244/Fax: 845-298-9539 Email: jeweltree@aol.com Web: www.jeweltreepoughkeepsie.com Contact: Stanley Silverman, Proprietor; Est. 8/4/1987; Jewelry sales, design and repair. Full line of Citizen Seiko, Bulova and Movado watches. We buy gold, silver and diamonds.

RESTAURANTS Cafe Bocca

14 Mount Carmel Place Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 845-483-7300 Email: info@cafebocca.net Web: www.cafebocca.net Contact: Erik Morabito Est. 12/2008; Private rentals, catered events, daily menu, unique Hudson Valley food offerings, taste-Upstate!

1 Main Street Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 845-232-5783 Email: info@poughkeepsieicehouse.com Web: www.poughkeepsieicehouse.com Contact: Tom Rolston The historic Hudson River Valley waterfront brick building features old world charm, walking distance to the Poughkeepsie Metro North Train Station and the Walkway over the Hudson. Public boat docking and waterfront dining both inside and out are available.

Twisted Soul 47 Raymond Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 845-454-2770 Email: twistedsoulchef@aol.com Web: www.twistedsoulconcepts.com Contact: Ira Lee, Chef/Owner Est. 9/2007; House prepared dumplings, Colombian style arepas, Argentinean empanadas, banh mi, noodles bowls, salad bar, steamed buns, bubble tea, smoothies and more.

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1817 South Road Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 845-298-7272 Email: eric@csppizzacorp.com Web: www.papajohns.com Contact: Eric Townsend, General Manager; Est. 4/12/2012; Restaurant offering eat in, take out, local delivery, catering, online ordering, rewards programs. Veteran owned and operated.

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Foundation’s leadership programs off to a great start

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ur 29 Leadership Dutchess participants – all from a variety of professional backgrounds – are sharpening and expanding their leadership skills. In September, the students participated in a lowropes course at Sharpe Reservation in Fishkill, working together to solve complex group situations. October’s session, Introduction to Leadership, was held at the FDR National Historic Site in Hyde Park, where the students reflected

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on their own leadership styles and the great leadership style of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Students were also able to explore

the grounds and listen to the history that took place right here in the Hudson Valley. This month the participants are looking forward to their overnight retreat at Mount Alvernia in Wappingers Falls, where they will delve into the topic of project and stress management and get to know each other over a bonfire in the evening. Our new Youth Leadership Program has taken off with great success. Since September, over 65

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Mahoney’s Irish Pub & Steakhouse 35 Main Street, Poughkeepsie Join us for a day of football, wings, beer and fun. A Leadership Dutchess reunion event celebrating both past and present classes – all are welcome.

high school students have heard from a variety of presenters on leadership, including Joe Daily from 92.1 Lite-FM, State Senator Stephen Saland, Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro and our very own Charlie North. The students are also focusing on the curriculum of Junior Achievement and are currently working on the formation of their own company, which includes selling shares of stock, producing and selling a product, and eventually liquidating the company. Don’t be surprised if you are approached by one of our students asking you to invest in their company at an upcoming Chamber event. A special thank you to Marist

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College for hosting each of the sessions and to Gap, Inc. and The Gap Foundation for their financial support of the Youth Leadership Program. For more information about The Chamber Foundation, Inc., and its leadership programs, please contact Nick Shannon at 845-454-1700 x1026 or at nick@ chamberfdn.org.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OFFICERS Trista Parker, Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Health Quest, Inc. Bill Francis, 1st Vice Chair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fortress Financial Advisory LLC Tina Walz, Treasurer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M & T Bank Lisa Morris, Secretary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union Nevill Smythe, Past Chair Stephen E. Diamond, Of Counsel . . . . Vergilis, Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, LLP DIRECTORS Stacey Langenthal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Provident Bank Tina Ludwig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Valley Group, Inc. Peter Maher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mid-Hudson Subaru Carmen McGill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dutchess Community College Doug McHoul. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .McHoul Funeral Homes Rita McPeck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KeyBank Anthony Morando . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cuddy & Feder LLP Charles “Chip” Simon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taconic Advisors, Inc. Thomas Weddell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell Skip Weisman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Weisman Success Resources, Inc. FOUNDATION STAFF Charles S. North . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President Audra Gerty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vice President Nicholas Shannon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director


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NOVEMBER 2012

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NOVEMBER 2012

Millbrook Family Eye Care Being a member of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce comes with many benefits, and one of them is discounts on other members’ products and services. Simply carry your SmartCard, show it at these businesses and receive the discount mentioned. That’s it! What a great way to save money, meet other Chamber businesses and ‘Think Local!’ Don’t have your SmartCard or need a new one? Call Nancy Amy at 845-454-1700 ext. 1004 and let us know.

61 Front Street Millbrook, NY 12545 (845) 677-5012 mec2020@optonline.net www.millbrookfamilyeyecare.com Complimentary laser vision correction consult.

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194 Main Street #8 Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 (845) 790-5472 info@superiorsoundsDJ.com www.SuperiorSoundsDJ.com 10% discount on the base price of any package deal that we offer.

For a complete listing of SmartCard members and their discounts, visit: www.dcrcoc. org, click on the Members tab and then Member Discounts

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