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ince its inception in 2011, Hudson River Ventures has been making strategic investments to empower local entrepreneurs and help build thriving businesses in the Hudson Valley. Hear from Sean Eldridge, the fund’s founder and president, at the September Contact Breakfast on Wednesday, September 18 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and Conference Center. Eldridge will discuss how small businesses can gain access to capital. Eldridge has invested in numerous businesses in Dutchess County, Contact Breakfast Sponsored by:

including Hudson Chocolates, Gigi Hudson Valley and Poppy’s Burgers & Fries. He recently founded Hudson the AdValley vanced Manufacturing Center at SUNY New Paltz to prepare local EldridgE students and workers for the next generation of manufacturing. He serves on the board of directors of the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation and previously served on the board of Scenic Hudson and Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic. Eldridge lives in Shokan, NY. Mid-Hudson Subaru proudly sponsors the September Contact Breakfast. A cutting-edge dealership, in fact the first eco-friendly Subaru dealership in the nation, Mid-Hudson Subaru does business with an old-fashioned approach –

selling great cars at a great price while offering exceptional service. Learn more at midhudsonsubaru. com. Not-for-profit members from the Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse will also be in attendance.

To RSVP for the September Contact Breakfast, call 845-4541700 ext. 1000 or visit dcrcoc. org. Tickets cost $20 for Chamber members with advance purchase or $25 at the door. Non-members are welcome to attend for $30.

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Wednesday, October 23 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. All Sport Health and Fitness, Fishkill dcrcoc.org/businessexpo

Networking on the menu at Business After Hours Business After Hours Sponsored by:

September 25 from 5-7 p.m. at Tomáś Tapas Bar and Restaurant in Hopewell Junction. Hors d’oeuvres are complimentary and a cash bar will be available. To RSVP, visit dcrcoc.org or call 845-454-1700 ext. 1000. Tomáś Monosi, owner of Tomáś Tapas Bar and Restaurant, has provided the area with catering services for more than ten years. Discovering his passion for fine cuisine and realizing his success in catering, he was inspired to do more in the com-

munity. Opening Cafe Tomáś was the first step in furthering his dream that has led to the opening of Tomáś Tapas Bar and Restaurant. Serving three-coursemeals, the restaurant is a blend of the traditional Spanish tapas bar and conventional American and Mediterranean fusion. Visit for tomasrestaurantgroup.com more. TEG Federal Credit Union proudly sponsors the September Business After Hours. TEG is local, not-for-profit and member

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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 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

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he Chamber believes, as do I, that fostering the growth and development of the next generation of leaders in the Hudson Valley is vital to our long-term success. We see scores of alumni from The Chamber Foundation’s Leadership Dutchess program making a big impact on our region, students from Youth Leadership getting in to top colleges, and an active group of volunteers from the Hudson Valley Young Professionals working hard to forge connections and give back to the community while having a little fun. It’s with that in mind that I hope you’ll support the HVYPs at the Office Chair Challenge, a ridiculously fun event that’s also an important fundraiser for the group’s scholarship fund. Coming Wednesday, September 10 from 5-8 p.m. at All Sport Health and Fitness in Fishkill, the Office Chair Challenge, this year with a medieval times theme, pits 20

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teams of two against each other in a crazy obstacle course. Participants dress in costumes and decorate their office chairs – yes, the challenge part is that all events must be completed while sitting in an office chair – all to help raise money for a good cause. Because of the success of last year’s event, the HVYPs were able to award two scholarships instead of just one for the first time ever. As much fun as the Office Chair Challenge is to compete in (and you can still register your team by visiting hvyp.org/officechairchallenge) it’s just as fun to come and watch. The group is putting together amazing raffle

prizes, will have live music and Deuce from WRRV 92.7/96.9 on hand to emcee, and is even bringing in an inflatable jousting game for spectators to play on. The Chocolate Mousse Caterers are crafting a unique medievalthemed menu for everyone to try as well, and your $10 donation includes food and drink! Come support the cause; get your tickets now at hvyp.org/officechairchallenge. Jill Sammon is the DirectorSpecial Services for Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation.

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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 across governments New York State. Meet

The Bottom Line is a monthly publication of : The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce One Civic Center Plaza • Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 www.dcrcoc.org (845) 454-1700 • Fax: (845) 454-1702 The Bottom Line • Volume 30 • Number 9 Annual Chamber membership includes a 1-year subscription to The Bottom Line POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, One Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce website, www.dcrcoc.org, is developed by Design Intervention Studio. PK-0000173887

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 immedi-

ately 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, September 20 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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hile many of you are aware that September means back to school, we at the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce are saying it’s “Back to Work” season. To that end, we are planning some special events that will comprise “Jobs Week” in Dutchess County. The purpose of Jobs Week is to provide Chamber members and the regional business community with special resources to find individuals the employment they seek, to help organizations recruit employees, and to allow businesses the opportunity to make contacts resulting in new customers and revenue streams. Among the events planned include: • Our annual Work Local First Job Fair, this year bigger and better than ever with special seminars, multiple rooms filled with employers, resume critiquing and much more (see page 16). • A special invitation-only luncheon for manufacturers to unveil a new online resource and related business opportunities from the Chamber’s Manufacturing and Trade Committee (see page 5). • The September Contact Breakfast, featuring Hudson

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EVENTS Tuesday, September 10 HVYP Office Chair Challenge

5 - 8 p.m. All Sport Health and Fitness 17 Old Main Street, Fishkill

Fundraiser benefiting the Hudson Valley Young Professionals Scholarship Fund. Register at hvyp.org Sponsored by: N & S Supply of Fishkill, Inc., Foam & Wash Car Wash, EmbroidMe, COBESO, Inc., The Chocolate Mousse Catering and 92.7/96.9 WRRV The New Rock Alternative

Thursday, September 12 Chamber Connections 4 - 6:30 p.m. Gold’s Gym (Lagrange) 258 Titusville Road Poughkeepsie

This is a speed-networking event that allows Chamber members to deliver a strategic promotional pitch to all participants. Sponsored by: TEG Federal Credit Union

Sunday, September 15 Kayaking & Paddle Board Experience

9 - 11 a.m. The River Connection 9 West Market St., Hyde Park

Join the Health & Wellness Committee of the DCRCOC to experience Kayaking or Paddle Boarding on the Hudson. Strict limit of 20 participants. Safety, basic skills, and time on the Hudson River included. Equipment provided. Cost $10.

Wednesday, September 18 Contact Breakfast

7:30 - 9 a.m. Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and Conference Center 40 Civic Center Plaza Poughkeepsie Monthly contact breakfast featuring guest speaker: Sean Eldridge, President of Hudson River Ventures Sponsored by: Mid-Hudson Subaru

Wednesday, September 18 Work Local First Job Fair

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center 40 Civic Center Plaza Poughkeepsie

Friday, September 20 Small Business Procurement Forum

12 - 2 p.m. Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce One Civic Center Plaza, Suite 400 Large Conference Room Poughkeepsie

Seminars throughout the day! Sponsored by: Health Quest, Poughkeepsie Journal. Seminar Sponsors: Ridley Lowell Business & Technical Institute, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union and Dutchess One Stop.

Government may buy what you sell. Register to receive bidding opportunities, match your products and services with specific bidding opportunitis and obtain procurement assistant services.

Thursday, September 19 SBA Days

Wednesday, September 25 Business After Hours

Speaker: Cathy Maloney, Dutchess County Economic Development Corp. Sponsored by: KeyBank

The Chamber’s monthly networking event with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Sponsored by: TEG Federal Credit Union

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce One Civic Center Plaza, Suite 400 Poughkeepsie

5 - 7 p.m. Tomas Tapas Bar and Restaurant 900 Route 376 Wappingers Falls

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Tuesday, October 1 Early Bird Connections A speed networking event 7:30 - 9 a.m Chamber’s Beacon office 33 Henry Street

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Wednesday, September 11 Riverside Bank

4:30 p.m. 2064 New Hackensack Road, Suite 1, Poughkeepsie Join us as we celebrate Riverside Bank’s new branch location! Refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, September 12 BBQ Red 4:30 p.m. 1289 Route 9 Wappingers Falls

Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening BBQ Red! Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

Friday, September 13 Key Bank

Thursday, September 26 Joan Cybulski, LMHC, pllc

Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of Key Bank’s new branch! Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

Join us as we celebrate Joan Cybulski’s third year in business! Refreshments will be provided.

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The “Hudson Valley Arts Festival” at Rhinebeck, held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, will be a celebration of artistic expression with a main focus on craft, visual art and music. In addition to 200 of America’s top artists and craftspeople, the festival will highlight the exciting art, culture and food of the Hudson Valley; a line-up of exceptional live music; live art projects; children’s art activities; docent guided tours; craft demonstrations; book signings and more. Artrider is collaborating with the Hudson Valley Tourism, the Dutchess County Arts Council, The Woodstock Film Festival, Chronogram, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week and local Chambers of Commerce with the intention of making this event the center of an Annual Arts Weekend for the pleasure of area residents and tourists. Show hours are Friday, October 4 from 10-6, Saturday, October 5 from 10-6 and Sunday, October 6 from 10-5. For more information visit www.artrider.com. Admission is $10

Ulster Savings Bank recently announced the addition of Carol Goodwine as Assistant Vice President / Compliance Officer at their 180 Schwenk Drive, Kingston headquarters. Ms. Goodwine, of Burlingham, joins Ulster Savings Bank as a 30year banking veteran with specific expertise in the areas of Regulatory Compliance, Bank Security and Bank Secrecy/Anti-Money Laundering. In her new position, she will be responsible for handling regulatory compliance reviews, remaining updated on all regulatory changes and any compliance research and training initiatives. She has received the Certified Bank Secrecy Act / Anti-Money

Laundering Professional designation from the Independent Community Bankers of America, a national trade association that provides education programs exclusively to meet the needs of community bankers. Friends of Little Italy Poughkeepsie (FLIP) will host the 4th Annual Taste of Little Italy on Sunday, September 22 from 10am – 7pm. In 2012, several thousand people filled Mt. Carmel Place, the heart of the city’s historic Little Italy. Dozens of vendors, dancers, musicians, chefs, artists, performers, locals and visitors enjoyed a glorious fall day savoring the best foods from the Hudson Valley region. People are looking forward to returning this year for the cannoli eating contest, grape stomping event, children’s activities and much, much more. “Taste of Little Italy” has already become a highly anticipated community tradition. FLIP intends to create a festival with a variety of food options, unique products, local services, arts/ crafts and cultural elements. Vendor’s spaces are still available. For more information, please contact Erik Morabito at 845-483-7300 or Lorenzo Angelino at 845-214-1133. Leona H. Chan, CPA has just launched an interactive website loaded with tools for its valued clients. The site can be found at www. leonachancpa.com. The site provides a wealth of information, including Tax Tips for Businesses and Individuals, Due Dates, Retention Guides, Financial Planning Guides, all the IRS forms you will need, Financial Calculators, and much more. Additionally the firm can send you useful monthly updates. To sign up for their monthly newsletter, simply enter your email address in the newsletter page (under News) and you will start receiving it. You may unsubscribe at any time if you wish. Leona H. Chan, CPA is excited to be offering this wide array of tools that will make interaction with the firm easier and more ef-

ficient. If you have any questions or comments don’t hesitate to contact them. Vassar Brothers Medical Center recently held an open house to unveil their new Linear Accelerator at the Murphy Center for Radiation Oncology in the Dyson Center for Cancer Care at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Linear Accelerators deliver external beam radiation treatment to cancer patients by directly treating the tumor while minimizing the risk to the surrounding area. The Elekta Infinity Machine, with the newly designed Agility collimation system, will treat about 20 cancer patients each day and allows for shorter treatment times, improves patient comfort and is more accurate and precise in delivery treatment. The Elekta Infinity Machine is the latest in state-of-the-art equipment Vassar Brothers Medical Center has purchased to enhance the services at the Hospital with a cost of about $2 million. It is housed in the Dyson Center and is part of Health Quest Cancer Care which includes a comprehensive team of specialists dedicated to treat cancer including preventative, screenings, surgery, support, treatment and research. To learn more about this service and other radiation oncology services at Health Quest, visit www.health-quest.org or call (845) 431-5645. Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union (HVFCU) announced that Domenic Baiocco has been named Business Services Loan Officer. In his new role, Baiocco will deliver HVFCU’s wide range of commercial loan programs to businesses located throughout Dutchess County, as well as Carmel and Brewster in Putnam County. Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union is a community-chartered credit union providing personal and commercial financial services to more than 273,000 members. HVFCU offers savings and loan programs to businesses and indi-


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Windham Mountain Resort has invested $7 million in capital improvements for the 2013-14 season. Projects include an expanded beginner area, a new entry and modernized parking lot, a new trail on the Resort’s west peak along with glade skiing, investment in snowmaking infrastructure, construction of a new expanded compressor and maintenance building and improvements at Windham Country Club.

On Thursday, August 1, 2013 Hudson Valley Magazine hosted the first annual Burger and Beer Bash at the Shadows Marina on Poughkeepsie’s waterfront. Fourteen of the Hudson Valley’s top restaurants grilled up their signature sliders to a crowd of over 700 guests; all looking to taste-test some of the Hudson Valley’s best burgers. Charity beneficiary, The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, raised enough money the night of the event to provide over 5,960 meals to the Hudson Valley community.

Special thanks to sponsors: Shadows on the Hudson, Manhattan Beer Distributors, Blue Moon, Coors Light, Voss Water, Healey Brothers, K104.7, Graceland Tattoo, Te Cache’ Photography, Party Line Rentals, Music Speaks Volumes, and Dutchess County Tourism.

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TEG Federal Credit Union announced that it has hired Bruce Gonseth to serve as Branch Manager of its Wappingers Falls, NY, location, and Glenda Watson as Branch Manager of its Hyde Park, NY, location. In their new positions, Gonseth & Watson are responsible for overseeing the overall operations of their respective branch, with a focus on building business, supervising, coaching, and developing staff. Cigna Orthodontics is proud to announce that Dr. Tamara Kroboth of Long Island will be joining the established orthodontic practice in September. Dr. Salvatore A. Cigna and his team are excited to introduce Dr. Kroboth to current and new orthodontic patients of the Dutchess County community. Dr. Kroboth is a Specialist in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics and has been a practicing orthodontist in the New York area for several years. Originally from Long Island, Dr. Kroboth earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Stony Brook University where she graduated with high honors and also received the prestigious Chancellor’s Award. Dr. Kroboth then earned her dental degree at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine where she graduated at the top of her class and had the privilege of being inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. She completed her post-graduate education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. To schedule your Complimentary Initial Exam with Dr. Kroboth, please call 845-227-7880 or request an appointment online at www.cignaorthodontics.com.

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Hospice, Inc., a not-for-profit health care agency, will be offering a two session educational workshop during the months of September and October, for individuals seeking a greater awareness of Hospice and issues related to care giving and quality of living at the end of life. Presentations will feature speakers from the agency’s interdisciplinary clinical team. Topics will include: Overview of the Hospice concept of care, physical and comfort care at the end of life, caregiver support, spiritual care, preparing advanced directives and family grief support. September sessions will be offered in Ulster County on Monday September 23 and Monday September 30 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In Dutchess County, sessions will be offered on Wednesday October 23 and Wednesday October 30 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Registration is required and may be done by calling 473-2273 x 1124 or 338-5397 x2207

Overall the Resort’s improvements at Windham Country Club and Windham Mountain have resulted in the creation of 50 jobs directly related to the projects. The new beginner terrain will create winter season jobs including lift operators, parking staff and shuttle drivers. The addition of Windham Country Club offers opportunities for year-round employment and officials are confident that 10 or more year-round jobs will be created as a result the $7 million investment. For more information on activities and events visit windhammountain.com

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Linacre Family Kuchinsky & Associates, LLC Chiropractic Health 268 Old Route 55 and Wellness Poughquag, NY 12570 845-724-4450/Fax: 845-724-3193 Email: kuchassoc@aol.com Contact: Anne KuchinskyOswald, Kuchinsky & Associates, LLC Est. 2005; Income tax preparation and tax planning, tax representation, monthly and quarterly bookkeeping services for small businesses.

Vicki L. Tobias, CPA, LLC

4 Waters Edge Road Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 845-473-1400/Fax: 845-471-4106 Email: vltcpa@optimum.net Contact: Vicki Tobias, Vicki L. Tobias, CPA, LLC Est. 1999; General accounting and tax services.

40 Spackenkill Road Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 845-473-1450/Fax: 845-473-1567 Email: drbilllinacre@gmail.com Web: www.linacrechiro.com Contact: Bill Linacre, Linacre Family Chiropractic Health and Wellness Est.1988; Services include Chiropractic examination and adjustments, footbath detoxification, nutritional supplements, cold laser, Lifestyle weight loss program and Lipolighting contouring.

CoMMunity based serviCe organizations Employer Alliance for Affordable Health Care

PO Box 1412 Albany, NY 12201 518-462-2296/Fax: 518-462-2195 Email: info@employeralliance.com Web: www.employeralliance.com Contact: Pamela Finch, Employer Alliance for Affordable Health Care. Est. 1997; More than 3 thousand small businesses fighting to keep health insurance affordable.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 310 Cleaning & White Plains, NY 10605 914-949-5213/Fax: 914-949-0391 Janitorial serviCes Email: brooke.emmett@lls.org Web: lls.org/wch Cinderella Cleaners Contact: Dennis Chillemi, 58 Clarkes Lane & Lymphoma Society Leukemia Milton, NY 12547 attorneys & legal serviCes 845-243-1008 Est. 1949; The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the Email: cinderellacleaners13@ worlds largest voluntary health Dominick J. Penzetta, gmail.com organization dedicated to Web: www. Attorney at Law funding blood cancer research. CinderellaCleanersny.com 33 Henry Street, PO Box 429 Our mission is to cure leukemia, Contact: Angela Evans, Beacon, NY 12508 lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease 845-831-5291/Fax: 845-831-2384 Cinderella Cleaners Est. 5/1/2013; Commercial and and myeloma, and improve the Email: mail@penzettalaw.com quality of life of patients and residential cleaning services. Contact: Dominick Penzetta, their families. Dominick J. Penzetta, Attorney at Law Est. 2002; Real estate, probate wills, ContraCtors - hvaC corporations, commercial leases.

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95 Airport Drive, Suite 1 Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 845-452-5400 Email: dcmorocorp@gmail.com Web: www.appoloheating.com Contact: Debbie Chianelli, Appolo Heating and Cooling Est.1968; Appolo Heating and Cooling provides you with comfort. We heat your air, cool your air, and clean your air. We are a full service 24/7 HVAC company. Our 60 years with all makes and models guarantees that “We are not comfortable until you are.”

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4 Commerce Drive South, Suite 3 Harriman, NY 10926 Dutchess School of 845-774-4120 ext 224/Fax: Perfoming Arts 845-774-4126 46 Noxon Road Email: rtoth@simplexgrinnell.com Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 Web: www.simplexgrinnell.com 845-849-2966 Contact: Ryan Toth, Email: luanaigh@aol.com SimplexGrinnell Contact: Denyse Looney, Est. 12:00:00 AM; Dutchess School of Perfoming Arts SimplexGrinnell offers Est. 9/1/2013; Premier installation, inspection, and School for proefessional service of Life Safety Systems instruction in Classical Ballet, to include fire alarm, sprinkler, Modern Dance, Irish Step and fire extinguisher, and access traditional African Dance. control. Sponsor: Chrissy Rathjen

energy Consultants Ambit Energy

11 Stuart Drive Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 845-444-0044/Fax:845-462-1473 Email: clearbo@aol.com Web: www.mikeclear. energy526.com Contact: Michael Clear, Ambit Energy Est. 1919; Retail energy supplier of electricity and natural gas at below retail prices.

finanCial serviCes Epona 360, LLC

8 Branch Street Beacon, NY 12508 845-773-0003/Fax:845-523-1253 Email:michele@ financingforyourbusiness.com www.financingforyourbusiness.com Contact: Michele Moran, Epona 360, LLC Est. 2012; Provide all types of financing including private equity. One stop for your financing needs. Get most businesses $50k-$100k in business credit without a personal guarantee. Help to set up new businesses.

hotels & Motels The Thayer Hotel

674 Thayer Road West Point, NY 10996 845-446-4731/Fax:845-446-0338 Email: sales@thethayerhotel.com Web: www.thethayerhotel.com Contact: Carlys L. Lemler, The Thayer Hotel Est. 1926; Seated on a hilltop in Upstate New York, with commanding views of the Hudson River and the United States Military Academy at West Point, The Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point is a national histroic treasure, visited by past US Presidents, international leaders, and celebrities alike. Located on the hallowed grounds of the Academy, this breathtakingly beautiful West Point hotel lodging is like no other in the world. Come discover a captivating blend of over 200 years of military history with a full array of modern comforts and amenities. There is no grander, better-equipped setting for flawless conferences, elegant weddings, or a thrilling vacation tour of West Point and surrounding Hudson Valley attractions. Experience this landmark among Hudson Vally hotels, a true monument to impeccable style and service.


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2678 South Raod Poughkeepsie, NY 1260 845-345-8683 Email: twickes@us.ibm.com Web: www.geodis.com Contact: Todd Wickes, Geodis Supply Chain Optimization Est. 2009; GSCO delivers integrated supply chain solutions through a network covering 120 countries on 5 continents, with more than 30,000 employees. GSCO offers customers complete design, execution, and management systems for all supply chain requirements. Sponsor: Sal Calta

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135 W. 29th Street, Suite 302 New York, NY 10001 212-268-0241/Fax:212-268-0242 Email: carmen@chmajor.com Web: www.chmajor.com Contact: Carmen Calderon, CHMAJOR, Inc. Est. 1996; The CHMAJOR Group is a results focused New York based agency who successfully provides creative graphics, advertising, web and consulting services to over 200 clients, including some Fortune 500 companies.

4391 Albany Post Road Hyde Park, NY 12538 845-229-1400/Fax:845-229-1408 Email: sueserino@optonline.net Web: www. century21serinorealty.com Contact: Sue Serino, Century 21 - Serino Realty Est. 6/1/2002; Full service residential and commercial real estate brokerage.

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Exempt Firemen’s Association rededication

Congratulations to J.E. Heaton Jewelers: Estate and Fine Jewelry on one year in business! Visit them at 3297 Franklin Ave. in Millbrook.

The Exempt Firemen’s Association’s renovated and rededicated building at 200 Mansion St. is looking good! Amazing what volunteers can accomplish when coming together.

Saint Francis Home Care Services Office renovations

Dutchess Golf Club New Management

Saint Francis Home Care Services’ newly renovated offices are looking good. Congrats to a great group doing lots of good work in the community.

Great to welcome the new management of Dutchess Golf Club to the community with a ribbon cutting! Visit www.dutchessgolf.com for more information about the future of this 116-year-young Dutchess County landmark.

Dutchess County Department of Health Grand Opening

Senator Terry Gipson’s District Office Grand Opening

The Dutchess County Department of Health’s brand new office building is officially open at 85 Market Street in Poughkeepsie! And welcome Interim Commissioner of Health Dr. Kari Reiber to her new post!

Congratulations to Terry Gipson NY on the official opening of his office in the Town of Poughkeepsie and on the completion of his first legislative session.


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Not everyone is a natural this event is industry exclusive and strictly limited to networker. To help people 40 participants. TEG Fedwho might be new to neteral Credit Union is proud working, a little shy, or just to sponsor this event. looking for a different twist Chamber Connections on the standard mixer, the Sponsored by: is a speed-networking Chamber is happy to offer event that allows memChamber Connections on bers to deliver a strategic Thursday, September 12 from two-minute promotional 4-6:30 p.m. at Gold’s Gym on pitch to all participants. It’s Titusville Road in Poughkeepfast, it’s fun and, most imsie. There is no cost to attend, hors d’oeuvres are complimentary and a cash portantly, it produces results. Make sure to bar featuring beer and wine will be available. bring plenty of business cards and your best To RSVP, call 845-454-1700 ext. 1000 today, as elevator pitch.

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Congratulations to Hurricane Grill & Wings in Poughkeepsie, now open on Raymond Avenue.

Boy Scouts of the Hudson Valley Camp Season Kickoff

After a brief summer reto deliver a strategic twominute promotional pitch spite, Early Bird Connections to all other participants. In returns Tuesday, October 1 the same format as Chamber from 7:30-9 a.m. Get your Connections, it’s fast, it’s fun day started by meeting feland, most importantly, it low members of the business Sponsored by: produces results. Hone your community at the Chamber’s elevator pitch and bring new Beacon Office located at plenty of business cards to 33 Henry Street. Breakfast ensure the best experience. will be served. The Brothers This complimentary event is that just do Gutters proudly limited to 20 attendees and sponsor this event. Early Bird Connections is a speed-net- is industry exclusive, so RSVP early by callworking event allows Chamber members ing 845-454-1700 ext. 1000.

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It’s officially camping season! Great to “slice” a ribbon at Camp Nooteeming, Hudson Valley Council for the Boy Scouts of America in the Hudson Valley.

The Inside Scoop Cafe ribbon Cutting

Becoming a member of the Dutchess ments of membership, events, operations, County Regional Chamber of Commerce is just communications, The Chamber Foundation and Workforce Development the beginning. Once you’re a Sponsored by: Center operate for the benpart of the organization, a whole efit of members. Information world of business education, poabout all the services included litical advocacy opportunities, with your membership dues networking and marketing serwill be provided and this is a vices are at your fingertips. The great opportunity to ask quesbest place to start is by attendtions. To RSVP, visit dcrcoc. ing the New Member Luncheon org or call 845-454-1700 ext. on Wednesday, October 2 from 1000. Please, only one repre11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. inside the sentative per company. Chamber’s boardroom. Lunch COBESO, Inc. and the Orange County will be provided at this complimentary event. Attendees will meet all members of the Trust Company proudly sponsor the New Chamber staff and learn how the depart- Member Luncheon.

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Congratulations to The Inside Scoop Cafe on their grand opening on Violet Avenue in Hyde Park.

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s summer starts to wind down, The Chamber Foundation is gearing up for another great program year! Our Leadership programming is stronger than ever. Leadership Dutchess is celebrating 25 years of educating and motivating leadership in the Hudson Valley and has a dynamic class of 26 professional lined up to be the Class of 2014. The Youth Leadership program, now in its second year of a new format, is nearing 80 high school students! Both programs will kick off this month. September also starts our fall scholarship program. On September 1, applications will be available for the Cosimo’s DiBrizzi Memorial Scholarship and the ATHENA Adult Scholarship. The Cosimo DiBrizzi Memorial Scholarship was established by the family of Cosimo DiBrizzi and the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce to honor his memory is available to any resident of the Mid-Hudson Valley who is pursuing a career at the Culinary Institute of America. The ATHENA Adult Scholarship

Nicholas Shannon executive director

was established by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce to encourage increased leadership roles for women in our community, and is available to any female who lives, works or volunteers in Dutchess County, has been out of high school for at least 5 years, and is pursuing education at an accredited Mid-Hudson Valley College, University or trade school or through an accredited online educational program while maintaining residency in Dutchess County. Applications for both of these scholarships can be found on The Chamber Foundation’s website; ChamberFDN.org. All applications must be submitted online. I strongly encourage everyone to spread the word on these two scholarships.

Finally, The Chamber Foundation’s ATHENA Award program is getting ready to unveil the 2013 honorees. The ATHENA committee had a great group of candidates and the final decisions were not easy! Stay tuned for the announcement of this year’s honorees and save the date for this year’s ATHENA Awards Brunch; Sunday, December 8th! Want to become involved in the good work of The Chamber Foundation? Contact me at 845454-1700 ext 1026 or at nick@ chamberfdn.org.

SAVE THE DATE!

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

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The Chamber Foundation is proud to announce the Leadership Dutchess Class of 2014! With the program celebrating 25 years of educating and motivating leaders in the Hudson Valley, this dynamic group of individuals is part of a special celebratory year for Leadership Dutchess. The first session kicks off on Thursday, September 12 at the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home followed by a cocktail reception welcoming the new class.

Leadership Dutchess Class of 2014 Michelle Adel, M & T Bank Kimberly Barnett, Health Quest, Inc. Vicki Batten, Mahopac National Bank Cheryl Birdsall, YMCA of Dutchess & Eastern Orange James K. Bowers, Jr., Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation Christine Brush, Health Quest, Inc. David Gasparri, Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell, LLP Sarah Gillespie, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union Jean-Marie Gillette, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union Susan Grecke, Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Sara Beth Greenberg, Care Net Pregnancy Center of the Hudson Valley Penny Hahn, Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde, LLP Carolyn Haines, Rhinebeck Bank Dane Helmer, Ulster Savings Bank Kristen Huss, Hudson Valley Renegades Joshua M. Lehrer, Adams Fairacre Farms/Adams Fences Anne B. Letterio, McCabe & Mack, LLP Michelle S. O’Reilly-Frost, O’Connor Davies, LLP Abby Paul, KeyBank Cheryl S. Plant, Ulster Savings Bank Brandi L. Rider, Rhinebeck Bank Maureen Roche, Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County Hobart Simpson, Tarshis, Catania, Liberth, Mahon & Milligram, PLLC Jennie Stokum, Ramapo for Children Stacey A. Trapani-Barber, Anderson Center For Autism Anne R. Wineski, N & S Supply of Fishkill, Inc.

Lend your support to Foundation Campaign

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ast month The Chamber Foundation launched The Chamber Foundation Campaign as it continues to enhance its mission of providing educational opportunities for youth and the workforce, to build and strengthen personal and business capacity, develop leadership skills and foster a commitment to community service. Through your support of The Chamber Foundation Campaign, The Chamber Foundation will be able to continue to expand its programming, grow its scholarship

commitment and increase its reach within the community. Your support will make an impact not only today, but for generations to come. Please make a donation today and invest in our future. Donations can be made online at ChamberFDN.org/donations or over the phone by calling 845454-1700 ext 1000. With your help, we are confi-

dent that we will be able to reach our goal of $25,000. On behalf of The Chamber Foundation Board of Directors and staff, thank you in advance for your support.

Donate today and double your contribution!

Thanks to The Chamber Foundation Campaign Matching Supporters, the first $6,000 donated will be matched by: Complete Benefit Solutions, N & S Supply of Fishkill, Inc., Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home and Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell LLP.


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