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New health care act topic of breakfast, forum
Member Spotlight.....................................2 BE in the Know.......................................3 Message From The Chamber President ............4 Small Business Partner of the Month...............4 Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings ..........................6 Upcoming Events......................................7 Member news ...................................... 8-9 new Members ....................................... 10 Ribbon Cutting Pictures ........................12-13 nDEAM Awards...................................... 13 The Chamber Foundation.......................... 14
ome 2014, health care reform will begin to take effect in earnest here in New York State. With potentially significant changes on the horizon, it’s important to make sure you, your business and your family are prepared and armed with the correct, non-political information you can rely on. Hear from Kelly Smith, Director of the New York State Health Benefit Exchange and Lev Ginsburg, Director of GovernContact Breakfast Presented in Partnership with:
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ment Affairs with The Business Council, at the October Contact Breakfast on We d n e s d a y, October 16 smith from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel for more information. Immediately following Smith and Ginsburg’s presentation, they will be joined by Dan Colacino of Rose and Kiernan Insurance in an open forum on the Affordable Care Act and the New York Health Care Exchange. This question-and-answer opportunity, scheduled from 9:15-10:30 a.m., is complimentary to attend and open to the public. To guarantee a seat, please RSVP by calling 845-454-1700 ext. 1000 or visiting dcrcoc.org. The October Contact Breakfast is presented in partnership with the Dutchess County Depart-
Network after hours in Hyde Park
o make room in the calendar for the Think Local First Business Expo, Business After Hours falls early this month, as the monthly networking session is scheduled for Wednesday, October 9 from 5-7 p.m. at Joseph’s Steakhouse in Hyde Park. As always, hors d’oeuvres will be complimenBusiness After Hours Sponsored by:
tary and a cash bar will be available. 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 calling 845-454-1700 ext. 1000. Joseph’s Steakhouse bills themselves as “Hyde Park’s Manhattanstyle steakhouse,” featuring prime cuts of beef, fresh seafood and a lot more. For reservations and a full menu, visit josephs-steakhouse.com. M&T Bank proudly sponsors the October Contact Breakfast. Chosen by MONEY® Magazine
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ment of Community and Family Services. Not-for-profit members from the Poughkeepsie Public Library District and Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue, Inc. will also be in attendance. In addition, the Chamber’s Ambassador Committee is continuing to accept donations of canned and dry goods to be donated to Dutchess Outreach. Anyone attending the breakfast is encouraged to drop off items in the marked bin upon entry.
To RSVP for the October Contact Breakfast, call 845-454-1700 ext. 1000 or visit dcrcoc. org. TickGinsburG ets cost $20 for Chamber members with advance purchase or $25 at the door. Non-members are welcome to attend for $30.
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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 Kadiyah Lodge ............................................ Youth One Stop Case Manager
his month, showcase your business, make connections with other businesses and learn business tips. How you may ask? At the 2013 Think Local First Business Expo! This year’s Business Expo will be held on Wednesday, October 23 at All Sport Health& Fitness in Fishkill from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. In addition to vibrant businesses, the Chamber is offering a dynamic seminar series, networking opportunities and business card raffles. Most existing is our first ever Hudson Valley Franchise Symposium, where you can come see if there are any franchise opportunities you may be interested in. If your business can use exposure to new and potential customers, this is certainly the place to be. Reserve your spot early as booth space at the Expo always sells out. As you all know, one of
the ways the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce supports its members is by hosting ribbon cuttings. We host ribbon cuttings for new businesses as well as those with new locations and special occasions, such as anniversaries for longtime members. I always enjoy participating in ribbon cuttings because it is stimulating to see the community supporting our local businesses. Well, this month, it’s your chance to show your support for the Chamber, as the Chamber is excited to be hosting a ribbon cutting of our own at
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an Danieluc, a Romanian judo champion and personal trainer, has opened Judokan Athletic Club inside the Hawk Meadow Montessori School in Lagrange, offering instruction to the public on Thursday evenings in advance of a full-scale grand opening in early 2014. A longtime personal trainer with a successful practice in New York City for many years and the owner of D&D Health and Fitness, LLC, Danieluc recently moved to
Dutchess County to find a quieter place to raise his two sons. He immediately noticed a lack of available judo training options, and opened Judokan. “I’m trying to make Judokan a unique judo club because in Dutchess County, there is not even one real dojo,” Danieluc said. “I’m hoping to build a judo club with tradition that’s the biggest and best judo club for both kids and adults.” Judo, a self-defense discipline and Olympic sport, is a traditional
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our new Beacon location. Please join us on Thursday, October 10 at 33 Henry Street in Beacon from 5-6 p.m. I hope to see many of you there! Finally, on a personal note, October is national Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This cause is tremendously important to me, as my mother has not only survived breast cancer once; she has actually survived it twice (yay mom!). Words cannot express how grateful I am to still have the support and guidance of my amazing mom. Without awareness, the advances in the battle against breast cancer would not continue. So please, wear your pink, take part in a walk and generally consider showing your support in any way for this important cause. Jill Sammon is the DirectorSpecial Services for Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation.
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Chamber adds, reorganizes staff
Grecke has been promoted from Responsible Parent Initiative Case Manager to helm the One Stop, while Simone Stewart joins the team in Grecke’s vacated position. Stewart works with families referred by the Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services in order to help generate positive changes and a more positive future. Matt Bettina and Kadiyah Lodge have been appointed to the position of Youth One Stop Case Manager. The pair each work with the income-eligible youth in the program to develop education and career-related goals. Zoaya Fatima rounds out the One Stop team, serving as the office’s Services Specialist, where she manages the office and provides both staff and client support. For more information about the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, log on to dcrcoc.org. To learn about the new Youth One Stop program, visit dcrcoc.org/youthonestop.
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cating members on the benefits of being a part of the Chamber and helps them develop strategic marketing plans to grow their business. Loren Hoffman has taken over Anderson’s former post, which has her responsible for managing the office, answering and directing incoming telephone calls, coordinating ribbon cuttings and more. The recent launch of the Youth One Stop program has brought a team of new faces to the Chamber’s Workforce Development Center. Susan
he Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce has recently added five new faces and promoted one staff member. Myriah Anderson has been elevated from Community Relations Specialist to Director of Member Services where she replaces Nancy Amy, who retired as of September 1. In her new role, Anderson is responsible for edu-
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New Beacon office to help serve southern members
t is with great pleasure that I can announce that the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce has, as of mid-September, opened a second office in Beacon, giving us a physical presence in both Dutchess County cities. This new office, located at 33 Henry Street, will serve as a secondary base of operations for all Chamber business and the work done by our Workforce Development Center and Youth One Stop. It is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. with the Youth One Stop additionally open Thursday’s until 7 p.m. and on the first Saturday of each month from Noon-4 p.m. I urge any of our members in the lower part of the county to stop by anytime we may be of service. It is my hope that the Beacon office allows us to better understand the unique needs and challenges facing the business community in Southern Dutchess County and also helps us expand our membership base there. Beacon is vibrant city with a wonderful Main Street business district, a great love of the arts and plenty of people who Think Local First. We at the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce are excited to get
even more involved in that community and to continue to promote Beacon as the worldclass destination that it is. I’d also like to take this opportunity to invite you to see our new space for yourself during our official grand opening ribbon cutting and special dedication on Thursday, October 10 at 5 p.m. Our doors will be open for tours and the Chamber staff will be on hand to greet friends and tell any new faces about all the different programs offered through membership. Refreshments will be served. Now with two active offices, the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce can be even more useful to the business community this holiday season – but we can’t do it alone. Come see us, attend an event, let us know what’s on your mind or what you think we can do to better promote all that we love about the Hudson Valley, and together, let’s make doing business here better.
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utchess County Government, in partnership with the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the New York State Small Business Development Center, is offering the next round of workshops in the “Doing Business with Government” series. BidNet is the online bid notification and submission portal for local and county governments across New York State. Meet
with representatives from Dutchess County’s Central Services team to learn how to access and navigate the BidNet system to best match your products and services with specific government bidding opportunities. This will be a hands-on workshop where you can register your business on BidNet and immediately
get started learning about the bidding opportunities currently available. The next of these workshops will take place at the Chamber offices, 1 Civic Center Plaza in Poughkeepsie, on Friday, October 18 between noon and 2 p.m. Make your reservations for these meetings by calling the Chamber at 845-4541700 ext. 1000, or call with questions and you will be connected with someone who can help.
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celebrate the unveiling of a monument plaque directory of the 19 programs and services at the family Partnership center. hosted by family services. refreshments will be served.
Friday, October 4 Artrider Production’s Hudson Valley Arts Festival
9:45 a.m. Dutchess County Fairgrounds Rhinebeck
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celebrate the grand opening of rondout savings bank’s new branch! followed by an after party from 5-8 p.m. at hyde Park brewery.
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celebrate the grand opening of the chamber’s new office location in beacon! refreshments will be served.
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Wednesday, October 2 New Member Luncheon
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Chamber Conference Room 1 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 400 Poughkeepsie
meet the chamber staff along with other new members. sponsored by: cobeso, inc., and orange county trust company
Wednesday, October 9 Business After Hours
5 - 7 p.m. Joseph’s Steakhouse 728 Violet Avenue (Rt. 9G) Hyde Park
the chamber’s monthly networking event. complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. sponsored by: m & t bank
Wednesday, October 16 Contact Breakfast
7:30 - 9 a.m. Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and Conference Center 40 Civic Center Plaza Poughkeepsie
monthly contact breakfast featuring guest speaker: lev ginsburg on new york health care exchange. in partnership with dutchess county department of community and family services.
Friday, October 18 Small Business Procurement Forum 12 - 2 p.m. Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce One Civic Center Plaza, Suite 400 Large Conference Room Poughkeepsie
government may buy what you sell. this is an open invitation to small business owners between the hours of 12 and 2 p.m. register to receive bidding opportunities, match your products and services with specific bidding opportunitis and obtain procurement assistant services.
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CDPHP has been rated the #1 health insurance company in the country for its efforts to engage consumers in wellness activities. That’s according to the EveryMove 100 Health Insurance Index, which rates plans based on accessibility of information and support, and the impact of community involvement activities. The EveryMove 100 is a list of the top 100 health insurance companies that are making significant strides in engaging with consumers to help them take better control of their health. The index was designed to help consumers make the most informed decisions as they enter into state-based marketplaces, as mandated by the Affordable Care Act. “CDPHP understands that consumers are more likely to make better health care choices when they have the right tools and information,” said Dr. John D. Bennett, president and CEO, CDPHP. “Putting our members in the driver’s seat empowers them to make informed decisions. We’re proud and honored to be acknowledged for our efforts.” Hudson Valley Magazine is proud to announce the much anticipated Best of Hudson Valley® Party will be held Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 5:30 - 8:30 PM at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. This past March, Hudson Valley Magazine hosted an online ballot asking readers to vote on those they believed deserved to be named the best in the Valley. The winners are revealed in the October issue, and the Best of Hudson Valley® Party is a way for partygoers to experience the finest that this region has to offer – delicious food and drink from top restaurants,
AdviCoach Kathleen Dyer has now opened a business coaching practice in Wappingers Falls with a mission to help ensure the financial health and growth of the business community and local economy. Dyer has been extensively trained as an AdviCoach and is now working with small and midsize businesses to help provide turnkey and customized strategic business solutions with a focus on increased ROI performance. AdviCoach is the country’s premier source for business coaching for small to mid-sized business. “Many business owners struggle to get through the day-to-day activities with little profit,” said AdviCoach Dyer. “I provide a fresh perspective helping clients assess the current state of their businesses, identify and prepare them to address their challenges, and educate them in business best practices.” To learn more about AdviCoach services in your area please contact Kathleen Dyer at (845) 440-8802 or email@example.com. Health Quest is pleased to announce the new Cardiovascular Institute, a network of care spanning across Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Together the Institute brings quality care and collaboration between heart disease specialists from different locations, and streamline communication between patients’ cardiac physicians and primary care physicians. “This model of care guarantees Patients receive the same, high-quality cardiovascular care, regardless of which Health Quest hospital they choose,” says Daniel O’Dea, MD, FACC, Chief of Cardiology at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. “It is a mechanism that helps ensure all providers follow best practices developed nationally so patients receive the right thera-
py, at the right time, every time.” To learn more visit www. health-quest.org. The Inside Scoop Cafe at 815 Violet Avenue in Hyde Park has officially changed their name to Clancy’s Cafe and Creamery. Besides having the best homemade ice cream in the Hudson Valley, they now offer a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. Clancy’s Cafe and Creamery will be open all year round featuring fresh roasted coffee from Bear Mountain Roasters that can be enjoyed morning, noon or night. Stop by and check out their brand new dining room and new look outside. Also sample wine ice creams (must be 21 or over to enjoy)! Town Center Dental of Lagrange believes “Every Child Deserves to Smile.” Join them on Saturday, October 26 as Dr. Paes and his staff provide free cleanings and exams to all kids 12 and under. All kids will also go home with goody bags filled with stickers, toothpaste and toothbrushes and there will also have fun-filled activities for kids in the waiting area. Appointments are on a first-come first serve basis, so please call today to reserve your spot. For more information about this event, please contact Devangini Paes at (845) 751-9117. The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley and its affiliate the Community Foundation of Dutchess County, have formally announced that they have received a bequest of $2.9 million from the estate of Leslie C. Roe. The gift has been named the Leslie C. and Irene G. Roe Fund, named by the late Leslie C. Roe (“Les”) for he and his mother; the first distributions are expected to be made to a variety of charitable organizations, selected by Roe and local to the mid-Hudson Valley, in the spring of 2014. Roe, who died in 2011, was the former owner of Roe Moving Co. in Poughkeepsie, and was a realtor for Leslie C. Roe Realty. Les served
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Westchester/Hudson Valley Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) will hold its Upper Hudson Valley Light The Night® evening fundraising walk on Saturday, October 19 at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. and the walk begins at 7 p.m. The event also includes food, family activities, entertainment, and a fireworks show. More than 1,000
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The Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District invite the public to its third annual Adriance Honors reception on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Locust Grove. The honoree is Eleanor Charwat, a lifelong supporter of public libraries who, during her 10 years as a trustee of the Library District, helped spearhead the movement to renovate and expand Adriance Memorial Library. The Honorary Chair for the 2013 Adriance Honors is Joan Sherman. The event, which will begin at 5:30 p.m., will include light fare and beverages representing the continents of the world, in recognition of Eleanor’s love of travel. Reservations, at $50 per per-
Bob Gorman from Gorman’s Garage, Inc. in Poughkeepsie completed a training certification as part of New York State Traffic Incident Management. He is now a certified NYS Traffic Incident Management instructor for classes in the Hudson Valley. This is a new initiative to train multiple disciplines of first responders in both the Albany and Hudson Valley areas. For more information, please visit www.gormansgarage. com
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Despite melodramatic media accounts of the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), over 90% of the population is living in peace in an area the size of the U.S. east of the Mississippi River. Congolese women have been seriously disadvantaged by traditional and religious gender stereotypes as well as a restrictive legal code. However, from little girls on up to elderly grandmothers there is an astounding dynamism to be found among women. Dr. Diana Putman, the USAID/DRC Mission Director, will present examples of rural and urban, illiterate and well educated, Congolese women who are striving within their homes, communities and across the country to create a better future for the DRC on Monday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Rockefeller Room on the campus of Vassar College, sponsored by the World Affairs Council of the Hudson Valley. No Sign Up is necessary, but you may send an email to email@example.com to indicate you are planning to attend.
Groundwater & Environmental Services, Inc., with an area location in Patterson, N.Y., is the winner of Environmental Business Journal’s 2012 Business Achievement Award in the remediation technology category for deployment of real-time remote monitoring systems to observe and analyze data on groundwater, surface water, and air emissions at project sites. GES successfully used remote monitoring and data trend analyses on a variety of projects. On one project, GES collected data to understand natural methane fluctuations in groundwater and well headspace, demonstrating how those data correlate to other parameters such as weather changes and water well pumping. GES also has also implemented real-time monitoring on projects that utilize solar-powered weather stations installed at unconventional gas well drilling sites. The real-time data is being used to notify staff, via e-mail alarm notifications, of potentially unsafe conditions (e.g., high winds). Rainfall data (programmed with daily and hourly rainfall alarms) is used to initiate erosion and sediment control enhancements and inspections. For more on GES please visit www.gesonline.com
Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue presents October HorseFest “Stuff the Trailer” on October 4 and 5 at G.E. Masten Feeds. Please help them stock up for the winter on much-needed feed and supplies for the rescue horses and ponies so the horses can continue the work they do with the community’s children and families. Also attend “Horses, Humans and Healing” one-day conference on October 26 at Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue. Come join Assemblywoman Didi Barrett, Jessica Burkhart, author of the Canterwood Crest book series, Ann Jamison, author of For the Love of a Horse and many others as they explore the healing power of horses with activities for young and old alike! A fun day for the entire family! For more information, contact deb@luckyorphanshorserescue. org or (845) 204-0685.
walkers are expected. Participants raise money to support blood cancer research and provide support services for patients and their families. Those interested in participating or volunteering can register online at www.lightthenight.org/wch or call (914) 821-8362.
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in the US Army during WWII. He was a member of the LaGrange Rotary, Dutchess County Historical Society, Masons and Boy Scouts of America. He was a past member of the Dutchess Golf Club. The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, who administer assets totaling over $40 million across more than 500 funds in three counties, worked with Roe to establish a strategy for charitable giving, capturing his goals through the Leslie C. and Irene G. Roe Fund, with the assistance of estate trustees Frederick O. Quenzer and Roger K. Bullis. For more information on charitable giving options available through the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, please call (845) 4523077 or visit cfhvny.org.
aUGUST NEw mEmBERS aCCountants & bookkeeping serviCes Emerald Bookkeeping
1088 Violet Ave., Lot 3 Hyde Park, NY 12538 845-233-4289 Email: emeraldbookkeepingny@ aol.com Web: www. emeraldbookkeepingny.com Contact: Beth Harris Est. 2012; Full service bookkeeper. AR, AP, Payroll, Payroll taxes, Bank and Credit Card reconciliations, Quickbooks pro.
attorneys & LegaL serviCes Law Office of Rachel Flanagan
21 Old Main St, Suite 200B Fishkill, NY 12524 845-896-0835/Fax: 845-896-0838 Email: racheldflanagan@ yahoo.com Web: www.rachelflanaganlaw.com Contact: Rachel Flanagan, Esq. Est. 3/1/2010; General legal practice including estate planning, elder law, family court, matrimonial law, general litigation, etc.
banks & banking assoCiations Rondout Savings Bank
4269 Albany Post Road Hyde Park, NY 12538 845-331-0073/Fax: 845-334-4047 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.rondoutbank.com Contact: Cheryl Bowers Est. 1868; Mutual savings bank. Currently operates four branches in Ulster County. We will be opening our first branch in Dutchess County in September 2013.
Web: www.toniannskitchen.com Contact: Toni Ann Perry Est. 4/1/2013; Catering, takeout breakfast and lunch, and cutsom catering to meet the needs of each client.
ChiLd deveLopment serviCes Niemanville, LLC
18 Alden Terrace Millbrook, NY 12545 845-677-8770 Email: email@example.com Contact: Dawn Nieman Est. 2000; Runs a summer camp in Millbrook that specializes in the remediation of dyslexic children and provides one-on-one tutoring and teacher training. sponsor: Marla Neville
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Email: matthew.a.kierstead@ gmail.com Contact: Matthew Kierstead Est. 2/2/2012; Cultural resource management, historic preservation, public interpretation.
ContraCtors - eLeCtriCaL Mannino Electric, Inc.
4 Buckingham Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 845-452-3520/Fax: 845-454-0346 Email: marisa@ manninoelectric.com Web: www.manninoelectric.com Contact: Robert Mannino Est. 1979; Commercial and residential electrical and solar service, repairs and installations.
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PO Box 349 Millerton, NY 12546 845-592-1043 182 Old Route 9 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fishkill, NY 12524 Contact: Maryann Chatfield 845-297-1009/Fax: 845-297-1042 Est. 8/19/2013; As a Fellow Email: email@example.com Web: http://merrymaids.com/4419 of the Orton-Gillingham Academy, I train teachers how Contact: Scott Nelson to use the Orton Gillingham Residential, commercial, carpet Approach for reading and window cleaning. intervention. I have a private practice as a language therapist Community based working 1:1 with dyslexic individuals using this effective serviCe organizations Orton-Gillingham approach.
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29 Marshall Road, Suite 3F Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 845-298-8998 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.pathstone.org Contact: Erika Kastel Est. 1969; Helping farmworkers and seniors obtain employment in Dutchess County and the state of New York.
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321 South Avenue Consulting Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 23 Lamplight Street 845-454-5300/Fax: 845-454-5330 Beacon, NY 12508 Email: email@example.com 845-234-9497
Students to Work, LLC
287 Mountain View Ave. Wallkill, NY 12589 845-542-3511 Email: plaganaro@ studentstowork.org Web: www.studentstowork.org Contact: Patricia Laganaro Students to Work is a unique partnership of retired teachers. They combine experience to offer job coaching to high school students with special needs in the workplace. Students gain knowledge and hands-on skills by working in local businesses.
entertainment Stax of Soul
65 Ritter Road Stormville, NY 12582 914-720-9469 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.staxofsoulusa.com Contact: Gary Broderson Est. 2012; Live show and dance band.
aesthetic skin care services, mental health services, reiki, acupuncture.
martiaL arts NYKA Martial Arts Success Center
473 Violet Ave Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 845-240-1217 Email: martialartssuccesscenter@ furniture retaiLers gmail.com Bob’s Discount Furniture Web: www. martialartssuccesscenters.com 1895 South Road Adam DiStefano Contact: Shoppes at South Hills Est. 9/1/2007; Our sole Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 the world inspire to is function 845-296-7115/Fax:845-298-0802 of Black code a moral by live to Email: robert.cristadoro@ teaching by Excellence Belt mybobs.com the ABC’s Black Belt in Life Web: www.mybobs.com curriculum. We hope to inspire Contact: Bob Cristadoro to lead a successful, others Est. 5/1/2009; Quality, choice, happy, and healthy life, and value - Living rooms, adult and help others develop the to hope youth bedrooms, dining rooms, ensure that goal. to set skill leather, motion, and incredible accessories for your home.
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608 Popula Blvd. Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 845-656-5069 Email: LB.kingsoffitness@ gmail.com Web: www.kingsoffitnesshv.com Contact: Lauren Battaglini Est. 8/1/2012; Kings of Fitness utilizes the National Academy of Sports Medicine’s optimum performance training strategies to produce consistent and remarkable results while preventing and reducing the risk of injury. sponsor: Erik Uuksalainen
1 Bushwick Road, Suite A Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 845-471-7850/Fax:845-471-1022 Email: andreabowen27@ gmail.com Web: www.welltreeny.com Contact: Andrea Bowen Est. 6/1/2013; We offer chiropractic, massage therapy,
Newburgh Medical Recruiting Center
140 Executive Drive New Windsor, NY 12553 845-567-6209/Fax:845-567-3097 Email: albert.v.gasbarra.mil@ mail.mil Web: www.healthcare.goarmy.com Contact: Albert Gasbarra Recruit licensed, qualified medical professionals. Also offer scholarships to graduate and fourth year science majors to attend medical or dental school.
theaters The Beacon Theatre
445 Main Street Beacon, NY 12508 845-774-5973 Email: email@example.com Web: thebeacontheatre.org Contact: Jim Brady Est. 1994; Providing theater and live entertainment, and acting/ dance to the Hudson Valley.
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usiness owners can receive non-members thanks to the generous valuable financial advice as sponsorship of KeyBank. For more they prepare for the end of information, visit www.key.com. the year as part of the The event will be October SBA Days preheld on Thursday, OctoSBA Days sentation. ber 17 from 11:30 a.m. Sponsored by: SBA Days is held – 1 p.m. at KeyBank’s Oakwood Commons each month in conjunclocation at 2515 South tion with the U.S. Small Road in Poughkeepsie. Business Administration. Lunch will be provided. The U.S. Small Business Both Chamber members and Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, the public are encouraged to attend counseling sessions and other forms of this complimentary seminar, but registration is required. To RSVP, assistance to small businesses. SBA Days is a complimentary please visit www.dcrcoc.org or call monthly event for members and (845) 454-1700 ext.1000.
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RIBBON CUTTINGS IES 15th anniversary Ribbon Cutting
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Congratulations to Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc., celebrating 15 years in business with a special ribbon cutting. IES is the Chamberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s IT provider as well as a corporate partner.
Congratulations to The Pour House, now open at 206 Main St., in Poughkeepsie. Stop by for a glass of wine, creative cocktail or bite to eat!
mazzetti, Buscetto and associates Grand Opening
Peace of mind assistants Ribbon Cutting
Congratulations to Mazzetti, Buscetto and Associates, now open in the old bankruptcy court at 176 Church St. in Poughkeepsie.
Congratulations to Peace of Mind Assistants on their ribbon cutting at the Chamber offices.
Iron Furnace and Cheesecake Heaven Ribbon Cutting
2 Smiles Ice Cream Grand Opening
Congratulations to The Iron Furnace celebrating one year in business, and to Cheesecake Heaven for their joint ribbon cutting. Check them out at 3399 New York 82 in Verbank!
Congratulations to 2 Smiles Ice Cream, now open in the Apple Valley Plaza (704 Freedom Plains Rd., Poughkeepsie) serving terrific homemade ice cream and supporting Think Local First!
RIBBON CUTTINGS Prince Fashion New York’s Re-Grand Opening
Cornell Cooperative Extension Ribbon Cutting
Congratulations to Prince Fashion New York on its one-year anniversary. Check them out at 1115 Main Street in Fishkill.
Congratulations to Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County, celebrating 100 years with a great ribbon cutting at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. Check them out at www.ccedutchess.org.
adams, 21 other employers to receive NDEam awards
he Dutchess County ReThis year, Adams Fairacre Farms gional Chamber of Com- has been selected as the recipient of merce, in conjunction with the New York State NDEAM Award the Mid-Hudson Employment with 21 other Hudson Valley emAlliance and New York State AC- ployers set to receive local recogniCES-VR, is pleased to recognize tion at the breakfast ceremony. Anarea businesses that have shown a drew O’Grady, Executive Director of commitment to strengthening their Mental Health America of Dutchess workforce through the hiring of in- County, and Peter Enright, Vice dividuals with President of Sponsored by: disabilities by The Barden presenting the Corporation, 2013 NDEwill deliver AM Awards keynote adon Wednesdresses. day, October 30 from 7:45-10:30 NDEAM strives to increase the a.m. at the Henry A. Wallace Visi- public’s awareness of the contributor and Information Center at the tions and skills of American workFDR Presidential Library and Mu- ers with disabilities. A national proseum in Hyde Park. gram funded by Congress through
the Office of Disability Employment Policy, NDEAM aims for full inclusion of the disabled in the American workforce. Throughout October, which is national disability employment awareness month,
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as our programs begin, challenge yourself to be a leader “A challenge is an opportunity to prove ability to yourself ….and to others. Most never reach the level of achievement of which they are capable, because they do not challenge themselves enough…..”
s The Chamber Foundation kicked off both of its Leadership Dutchess programs this past September; Youth Leadership, consisting of nearly 80 high school students, and Leadership Dutchess, consisting of 26 working professionals, I am inspired and energized to help
each participant grow throughout this nine month journey. The key to our leadership participants’ success, as well as our own, is how much we challenge ourselves. Each and every day we should look within our own lives, breakout of the norm and breakout of our comfort zones and chal-
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
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“Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. Most of all, other people can’t stop you. The only one who stops you is yourself.” - Unknown
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lenge ourselves to go beyond where we were the day, week and month before. As both our Leadership Classes of 2014 continue through their sessions, I will be asking them to do just that: challenge themselves and challenge each other to grow, stretch and reach beyond their potential. When this is achieved, success, confidence and leadership will be born. This lesson can apply to all of us. Think about how you will challenge yourself today!
2013 ATHENA Honorees announced
he Foundation is proud to announce the 11 honorees eligible for the 2013 ATHENA Award. The award will be presented at the ATHENA Awards Brunch on December 8. The recipient will later represent the Hudson Valley at a regional ATHENA conference. The 2013 ATHENA honorees, all chosen by a diverse selection committee because of their demonstrated strengths in career excellence and leadership, community volunteer involvement and willingness to serve as a mentor, especially to women in
the business community, include: Ellen L. Baker
McCabe & Mack LLP, Attorneys-At-Law
Natalie Borquist Family Services
Linda G. Campbell Dutchess ARC
Lisa M. Cathie Ulster Savings Bank
Steven J. Chickery Hudson Valley Office Furniture
RiverStone Wealth Management
Foundation for Community Health
Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
An’tyrice Salon & Spa
Sue Sywetz Sullivan St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital
Tickets for the ATHENA Award Brunch are available to the public at a cost of $75 per person. For more information contact Nicholas Shannon at 845-454-1700 ext. 1026 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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