Holiday Contact Breakfast is sure to bring cheer Forty Under 40 Nominations ....................... 3 Message From The Chamber President ............4 Member Spotlight.....................................4 Gala Award Winners Announced....................5 Upcoming Events......................................6 Smart Card Deals .....................................7 Member News ...................................... 8-9 New Members ...................................10-11 Ribbon Cutting Pictures ........................12-13 The Chamber Foundation.......................... 14 Healthcare Panel Discussion....................... 16
etwork to the sounds of the season at the Chamber’s December Contact Breakfast on Wednesday, December 19 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and Conference Center. While guests dine and discuss business, the musical stylings of the Roy C. Ketcham Choir, Arlington High School Brass Ensemble, FDR High School Choir and Poughkeepsie High School Choir will delight the crowd and fill the room with holiday cheer. In addition to bringing nametags and business cards, staples of any networking event, guests at the December Contact Breakfast are also encouraged to bring canned and dry goods for donation to those in need. The Chamber’s Ambassador Committee has partnered with Dutchess Outreach to help the lessfortunate among us, and any support is greatly appreciated. New and gently used coats will also be collected by our friends
Contact Breakfast sponsored by:
from Mid-Hudson Subaru. The Poughkeepsie Journal and The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and Conference Center sponsor the December Contact Breakfast. The Poughkeepsie Journal and its family of products, including the popular and up-to-the-minute PoughkeepsieJournal.com, remain the pre-eminent sources of local news and advertising information in the Mid-Hudson River Valley. The Journal, named a Newspaper
of Distinction by The Associated Press, is the oldest newspaper in New York State and the second oldest in the country. The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, located at 40 Civic Center Plaza in Poughkeepsie, was established in 1970. It is one of the largest combination hotel and conference centers in the county with over 15,000 square feet of flexible conference space and over 200 rooms. Amenities include a hair
Business After Hours celebrated earlier in December
o make sure there’s plenty of time for family during the holiday season, the December Business After Hours event is set for Wednesday, December 12 from 5-7 p.m. at Le Chambord Restaurant and Inn in Hopewell Junction. The earlier date will allow everyone ample time for business before taking some much needed time off. As always, complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available. Attendees are also encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to do-
nate to the Hudson Valley Young Professionals annual Toy Drive. HVYP representatives will be on hand to collect donations benefitting Astor Services, Mental Health America and the Poughkeepsie Day Nursery. There is no charge to attend Business After Hours, however pre-registration is requested. To RSVP, visit dcrcoc.org or call 845454-1700 ext. 1000. For more than 120 years, Provident Bank has provided clients with the highly personalized
banking services they need to succeed. Provident Bank offers a complete line of commercial, business, and consumer banking products and services as well as an array of wealth management services, all specifically tailored to meet the needs of their clients. Visit providentbank.com to learn more. For over 30 years, Jerry Martin and Safeguard Business Systems have been providing a wide range of business solutions in the Hudson Valley and beyond. For everything from office furniture to cus-
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salon, bar/lounge area, and a breathtaking view of the Hudson River Valley. Not-for-profit members from the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie and Excelsior College will also be in attendance. Tickets cost $20 for Chamber members with advance purchase or are $25 at the door. Non-members can attend for $30. To reserve your place, call 845-454-1700 ext. 1000 or visit dcrcoc.org.
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tomizable promotional products, visit gosafeguardny.com. ServiceMaster Clean of Northern Orange & Dutchess Counties is a fire and water restoration company that has been servicing homes and business with emergency situations for 29 years, and ready to help when disaster strikes. For more information, visit servicemasterbyjnc.com. FOX Radio is a local radio station that features a variety of music. To get more information about FOX Radio, visit foxradio.net.
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‘The Chamber Effect’ influences the entire business community 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 .................................... 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
It has been an honor to serve as Chairman of the Board for the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce. I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the Board of Directors, membership and staff for allowing me this fine privilege. Our Chamber and community have embraced my family and I more than I could ever give back. I am forever indebted. In the coming year, I am certain you will depend even more on our Chamber for a variety of needs. When you or your business require a resource, or you want to make a difference in the region – the Chamber door is always open. Rest assured you have a leading incoming chair, Jill Sammon, who will continue to maintain the Chamber as vibrant
and strong. You can look forward to a direction of maximum efficiency and impact. If there is something I have learned in my tenure at the Chamber, it has to be the overwhelming effect this organization has on our community and most importantly the local economy. “The Chamber Effect,” as MESSAGE FROM I like to call THE CHAIR: it, filters into the economy Frank with brute Castella, Jr. force. The might of this organization spawns from the energy, innovation, long hours and hard work of its dedicated professional staff. Our community owes a great deal of gratitude to their perseverance as they help contribute towards local business improvement and supporting the advancement of the area we live. Enabling all of
our families to thrive, member or non-member, the Chamber has developed a model which economically stimulates and benefits the entire region. We are fortunate to have top people here at home focusing on and implementing improvement, while utilizing and profiting local resources. I know for certain the Chamber has some form of positive influence on every resident in our region. The avenues of impact have undoubtedly reached into every home and business. The Chamber has become a powerful voice to making a difference for the benefit of businesses, as well as every citizen living here. In 2013, one of the paramount things you can do to help our local economy is to support our Chamber and local businesses. Now more than ever we need our community to band together, buy and give back locally, to ensure continued regional success.
Businesses, organizations can receive awards Nominations are now open for The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Fourth Annual Headliner Awards. Created to recognize and celebrate outstanding companies and nonprofit organizations located in Dutchess County, winners are selected each year from those found to be exemplary in the following categories: Leadership in Organi-
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 29 • Number 12 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 Web site, www.dutchesscountyregionalchamber.org, is developed and hosted by Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc. (IES). PK-0000157455
zation & Community, Outsidethe-Box Innovator, Green-Friendly Organization, Continued Growth in Current Economy, and Customer Service. Members of the community including employees, customers, friends, neighbors or the organization’s leaders are encouraged to make nominations from now until February 25, 2013. From all nomi-
nees, winners will be chosen by a committee of Chamber members, and are saluted at the April Contact Breakfast. To learn about the different awards categories and to download a nomination form, visit the Headliners Committee page at www. dcrcoc.org. For more information, contact Rich Kleban at 845-4541700 ext. 1023 or email@example.com.
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Do You Know An Outstanding Individual Under The Age Of Forty That Deserves To Be Recognized For Their Professional Achievements, Community Involvement, and Extracurricular Activites?
NOMINATE THEM FOR THE 2013 40 UNDER 40 SHAKER AWARDS!
he Chamber’s annual Forty Under 40 Shaker Awards will be presented on April 23, 2013. Nominations are now being accepted. Do you know an outstanding person under the age of 40 who is making a positive impact in the community? If so, nominate them for a Shaker Award, an honor presented annually to the rising stars in the region. A strong nominee is between the ages of 18-39 and is committed to making the Hudson Valley a better place to live, give back, work hard, play hard, and ultimately put down roots. Successful candidates might be a young business leader, a trailblazer with a new idea, someone who shows an outstanding
dedication to volunteerism, or just a person who, in their own way, makes a difference day in and day out. To make a nomination, complete the electronic form located at www.dcrcoc.org. Nominators will be asked to include background on their nominees’ professional achievement, community involvement, and what sets them apart from their peers. It is also advised that all nominations include an up-todate resume and letter of recommendation. All nominations must be received no later than January 25, 2013. For questions regarding the nomination process, email Carmela@dcrcoc.org or call 845454-1700 ext. 1006.
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‘Tech’ the halls this holiday season
by Charles S. North As many of you know, the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce has a Board of Directors, like many not-for-profit organizations. Our Board is very active, holding regular meetings to be updated on the day-to-day operations, long-term strategic planning and any issues that are occurring within the Chamber. The Chamber Foundation has its own Board of Directors. The Chamber Board’s Chair is responsible not only for leading the Board but also keeping an eye on all the chairs running the Chamber’s other committees. It’s a big job, and a volunteer position as well. For the last year, the Chair of our Board has been Frank Castella, Jr., of Harmon and Castella Printing. Frankie’s term is about to end, and he will be replaced by incoming Chair Jill Sammon of Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corp. Frankie’s energy and enthusiasm have been an asset to the Chamber ever since he first became a fixture at events, Board meetings and even helping to run and grow our Young Professional organization. He is a tireless worker at his family printing business, continuing in the success of his father. But it’s how Frankie gives back that is so impressive. He has
volunteered for such organizations as Saint Francis Hospital Foundation, the Dutchess County Arts Council and the Alzheimer’s Association. And, as Chair of our Board the past year, Frankie has been front and center helping Dutchess County businesses and organizations succeed as part of the Chamber. It has been the Chamber’s good fortune to have Frankie as the Chair of our Board. He is not only a great ambassador for the Chamber, but he and his family business are the epitome of Think Local First. So, on behalf or our Chamber staff and the more than 2,100 members of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, I want to publicly thank Frank Castella Jr. for serving as our Board Chair so admirably this last year. We are going to miss his leadership, but he won’t be far away. And that’s just fine with me.
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Trying to figure out what to get the special people in your life this holiday season but not sure where to start? Check out some of these amazing gadgets coming to stores this season that you may want to get your hands on fast. First, if you know someone in the market for a new cell phone, the Samsung Galaxy S3 may be what you’re looking for. The great thing about this phone is that it is fully loaded with Android 4.0, has a quick dual-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera. Keep in mind, the screen isn’t as vivid as its Siri competition and its voice recognition capability leaves something to be desired. Overall, it is a high-performing hardware and creative features make this a great value for the money. If you have someone into photography, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V is fast with megazoom and excellent
photo or video quality. Plenty of options for shooting photos also make both the amateur and advanced users happy. The down side some of its shooting modes and general operation can get confusing if you want to do more than leave it in auto, so keep that manual handy. In total, this is a lot of camera for the money for a camera in this class. Maybe you’re planning to upgrade someone’s main point of entertainment, their living room television. There are so many options on the market, but the Samsung SyncMaster S27B970 has
amazing performance with an ultra sleek design that could appeal to even the most traditional living space. This one is pricey, around $1200. Bottom line it may be costly than some other options but style and function could outweigh the competition and some of the less than stellar design choices for placing cable connections. These are just some of your choices as you start your holiday shopping, always remember not matter the gadget, do your research into the item you’re looking for so you can make the best selection of features, style and function for your budget. This article was provided by Jaime Butler, Business Development Specialist at Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc. For more information about IES, please visit them online at www.ies-ny.com or call 845226-9983.
This Marketplace is just the right place year-round
ust because it’s the dead of winter doesn’t mean that you have to stop bargain hunting. Open every weekend year round from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., the Hudson Valley Marketplace, located at 130 Salt Point Turnpike in Poughkeepsie, has
quality merchandise at great prices and the kind of relaxed shopping experience that is hard to come by, especially during the holiday season. Patronizing the Hudson Valley Marketplace and its locally owned and operated independent vendors is a great way to Think Local First! From clothing and luggage to specialty items and memorabilia, the Hudson Valley Marketplace has a unique gift for everyone on your list – often items you can’t find anywhere else! And don’t forget to swing by Buccaneer Alley to pick up delicious farmer’s market goods to make this year’s holiday meal special. There’s even an eatery with coffee, snacks and pizza for when you need a shopping break.
Special events and promotions are frequent at Hudson Valley Marketplace. Highlighting the month of December, WWE Superstar Shawn Michaels will be appearing on Sunday, December 2 and children can meet Santa on Sunday, December 23! For full information about special events, a list of vendors and their wares, and much more, visit hvmarket.com.
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PARTNERS: Bonura Hospitality Group • DRA Imaging • Hudson Valley Audio Visual IES, Inc. • M&T Bank • Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies, Inc. Rose & Kiernan, Inc. SUPPORTERS: Advance Testing Company, Inc. • Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. EmbroidMe • Hudson Valley Marketplace • Hudson Valley Renegades LCS Facility Group, Inc. • Marshall & Sterling Insurance • McCabe & Mack LLP N&S Supply • Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center Poughkeepsie Journal • Riverside Bank • Rhinebeck Bank • TD Bank TEG Federal Credit Union • Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home Ulster Savings Bank • Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell LLP, CPAs
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Attendees will be transformed back to the time of speakeasies, when good times roared and parties stretched to sunrise. Swing with a live jazz band, sip periodinspired cocktails, dine on fine cuisine, and reconnect with old friends during this celebration of a bygone era. Chamber members will soon be receiving invitations for the Gala. For more information about the event, please call Carmela at 845-454-1700 ext. 1006.
The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce two winners of awards being presented at its annual Gala coming up in February. Lisa Morris, Director of Marketing at Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, will be presented with the Community Spirit Award. The award is giving annually to an individual that visibly embraces the community in order to make it a better place to live and work. A former ATHENA Award honoree, Lisa serves as a Board Member for Dutchess Outreach and is involved with numerous organizations including The American Red Cross of Dutchess County, New Horizons Inc., Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, and the American Cancer Society. She is a past chair for events including 2008 Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Annual Medals Ceremony, the Chamber’s ATHENA Award, the American Heart Association Heart Walk and Walk Telethon, and Best of the Hudson Valley Party to benefit the March of Dimes. Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell, LLP will be presented with the Good Neighbor Award. The award is presented annually to a local business that demonstrates great corporate citizenship through volunteerism and support of the community and our non-profit partners. VDDW supports many community-based organizations, but they are most passionate about working with those groups that directly make a measurable difference in people’s lives by securing resources and developing relationships to build a stronger, more vibrant community. One of those organizations is the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange region, and the firm’s employees volunteer with dozens of others as well. The Chamber’s annual Gala will take place on Saturday evening, February 2, 2013 at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie. The theme this year is “The Great Gala at The Chamber Club”.
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qually as important as supporting the men and women serving in the military while on the battlefield is continuing to support them when they return home. Give An Hour, a nonprofit organization providing free mental health services to U.S. military personnel and loved ones affected by the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, is a national service provided locally by mental health professional Joan Cybulski. Through Give An Hour, Cybulski offers a range of complimentary mental health services to veterans in order to address a variety of needs for those seeking services. Cybulski has worked consistently in the field of social work, nursing and mental health throughout her career. She specializes in mental health counseling, which includes various addictions such as gambling and chemical dependence, and she integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. For anyone considering treatment, Joan is located at 70 North Clove Road in Verbank, and can be reached at 845-677-4863.
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PCH Federal Credit Union (PCHFCU) in Carmel, New York, has merged with Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union (HVFCU). HVFCU assumed the operations of PCH Federal Credit Union effective October 1, 2012. The Boards of Directors of both credit unions approved the merger. “We welcome the members of PCH Federal Credit Union into the HVFCU family,” said Mary Madden, HVFCU’s President and CEO. “PCH has served Putnam Hospital Center employees and their families for more than 40 years, and we look forward to providing them with even greater service in the future. PCH FCU members will now have access to our Carmel and Brewster branches, as well as our more than 15 others in Orange, Dutchess and Ulster Counties.” With more than $3.6 billion in assets, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union is one of the largest credit unions in the state, serving more than 260,000 members. With offices in Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster Counties, a nationwide network of over 77,000 surcharge-free ATMs, Internet banking, online bill payment, and 24-hour account access by telephone, HVFCU offers members the convenience of easy account access as well as a wide variety of savings and loan products from which to choose. HVFCU also serves local businesses with checking, savings, commercial loans and mortgages, and more.
Cigna Orthodontics, an established orthodontic practice in Hopewell Junction, is proud to announce its new office in Pawling.
Dr. Salvatore Cigna, D.D.S and his team have completed over 7,000 smiles in Dutchess County and are excited to expand to the Pawling community. The practice’s top priority is to provide the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, comfortable environment. Call 845-227-7880 today for a complimentary initial exam (approximately an hour long, includes Panorex and photos). Children, teens and adults are welcome. They are located at 592 Route 22, Pawling. For more information, go to www.cignaorthodonticspawling. com
Green NY Program offers small businesses and not-for-profit organizations two low-interest loan options to finance energy efficiency projects. These financing opportunities help small businesses and not-for-profits access upfront capital to make energy efficiency upgrades in their buildings to improve their energy efficiency and lower their energy bills. Free energy audits are available to small businesses and not-for-profits with an average electric demand of 100 kW or less. NYSERDA partners with lenders across New York State to help small businesses and not-for-profits access low-interest financing for energy efficiency improvements. NYSERDA provides 50% of a loan, up to $50,000, at 0% interest, and the lender provides the rest of the loan at market rate. Lenders can now offer energy efficiency financing at about half the market rate to small business and not-for-profits statewide. NYSERDA also offers a lowinterest On Bill Recovery financing option that makes it possible for small businesses and not-forprofits to use the savings on their energy bills to pay for their energy efficiency upgrades. Please contact Bridget Doxsee at (845)392-2406 or email@example.com for more information about this program in Dutchess County.
Birchyard, LLC joined Coast-
side Land Trust pledging a generous donation to help with the adoption of goats that are used to help maintain the coastal scenery in a more environmentally conscious manner. Founded in 1997, The Coastside Land Trust was established to protect the urban open space of the San Mateo County coast, located in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. “The Coastside Land Trust is delighted to receive the support of Birchyard in continuing the work of restoring native vegetation to permanently protected open space here on the San Mateo Count coast. It is organizations and individuals like Birchyard and Bill Van Jura that will make it possible to succeed in our efforts,” said Jo Chamberlain, Executive Director. Birchyard is delighted to join the trust’s efforts to help preserve the coastal landscape. For more information on the Coastside Land Trust, please visit coastsidelandtrust.org.
The Poughkeepsie Public Library District was recently awarded a $100,000 grant from the Dyson Foundation to support the District’s Public Computer Center (PCC), which provides muchneeded computer training and Internet availability to residents who may not otherwise have access to computers. The PCC consists of four trained Technology Instructors working with 20 laptop computers and assisted by an IT professional. Poughkeepsie residents with limited or no access to the Internet are at a severe disadvantage in locating and applying for jobs. There are also many people who are unfamiliar with, and even intimidated by, computer technology and who need basic introductory classes. Others simply need to improve their computer skills in order to progress in their current jobs. The PCC also responds to the needs of those members of our community who have decided to open a small business. Classes such as Outlook 101; Mail Merge in Word and Excel; Summarizing
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Renaissance Kids presents a special event for the holiday season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Parents Get Things Done While Kids Have Fun Dayâ&#x20AC;? is scheduled for Saturday, December 8 from noon-6 p.m. This will be a day for parents to get ready for the holidays while their children learn some skills, make some gifts, and have fun! This special workshop for children ages 4-12 will provide plenty of activities including painting, photography, puppetmaking, acting, singing, music, crafts, and more. All students will receive a bag at the end of the day filled with their projects and hand-made gifts as well as a goody bag for themselves. Parents can register their children by calling Renaissance Kids at (845) 4524225. The cost is $55/child. Renaissance Kids is located at 1821 Route 376 (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Creekside Plazaâ&#x20AC;?), Poughkeepsie and online at www.renkids.org.
CanstructionÂŽ is an international competition that raises awareness about world hunger while providing food to the hungry. Come support the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes We Canâ&#x20AC;? revolution December 8-14 when teams of students from High Meadow School, The Kildonan School, Oakwood Friends School, Poughkeepsie Day School and Woodstock Day School will showcase their canned food sculptures. All are encouraged to bring canned food to donate and vote for the Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice Award, which will be given to the entry that receives the most cans from the public. Join us for the opening day ceremony on Saturday, December 8 at 9 a.m. in front of Best Buy. All cans used in food sculptures and
donated through this competition will go to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley and Queens Galley of Kingston. For more go to www. poughkeepsieday.org/canstruction.
Chamber members are invited to learn about a unique educational opportunity with Excelsior College. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve thought about going back to school but are concerned about the costs and the time it will take, come speak with AndrĂŠ Adams, a Partnership Development Specialist with Excelsior College, at the Chamberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offices on January 11, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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, including a 15% discount for all Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree programs at Excelsior from January 1, 2013-December 31, 2013. To find out more, visit www.dcrcc.excelsior.edu or contact AndrĂŠ Adams by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 518-464-8763.
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CDPHPÂŽ has been recognized by the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH) with an eValue8 Innovation Award for its Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) initiative at the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual conference. The award recognizes the innovative work of health plans to develop programs that address critical health care issues. In 2008, CDPHP launched EPC with the goal of increasing the value and quality of health care, while addressing the shortage of primary care physicians. The program abandoned the â&#x20AC;&#x153;fee-for-serviceâ&#x20AC;? model, which has historically reduced the amount of time doctors are able to spend with patients. Instead, EPC rewards doctors for spending more time with patients with the greatest needs. CDPHP has garnered national attention for this unique model of
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The Poughkeepsie Public Library District is one of 12 locations to receive a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to design a Learning Lab, a new space where young people can connect with mentors and peers, as well as new media and traditional materials, to pursue their interests more deeply and connect these new skills to academics, career, and civic engagement. The Library District will partner with Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Media Project and IBM in designing the lab, which will open in 2014. Poughkeepsie Public Library District will receive $62,000 for the development of its lab.
care. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently selected New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Capital Region and the Hudson Valley to test payment models to improve the quality and efficiency of health care.For more on CDPHP please visit www. cdphp.com.
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Data in Excel; Creating a Newsletter Using Word; and Introduction to LinkedIn have proved to be very helpful to new business owners. For more information on the Public Computer Center and its classes, visit the PCC website at www.poklibpcc.org or call Stephanie Harrison at 845-485-3445 ext. 3381.
OCTOBER NEW MEMBERS ADVERTISING SuperMedia LLC
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Web: www.supermedia.com Contact: Lisa C. Miller, Division Manager Help small and medium-sized businesses grow through effective local marketing solutions.
BANKS First Niagara Bank East Fishkill Branch 1941 Route 52 Hopewell Junction, NY 12533 845-897-4040 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.firstniagara.com Contact: Michelle Adel, Business Relationship Manager Est. 1870; Business and Personal Banking and Lending.
First Niagara Bank Hyde Park Branch 876 Violet Avenue Hyde Park, NY 12538 845-229-9166 Email: email@example.com
Contact: Patericia Okeef-Nolan, Business Relationship Manager
First Niagara Bank Patriots Park Branch 1555 Route 9 Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 845-297-3781 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Carl Ferrante, Business Relationship Manager
First Niagara Bank Pleasant Valley Branch 1609 Main Street Pleasant Valley, NY 12569 845-635-3411 Email: email@example.com Contact: Elizabeth Young, Business Relationship Manager
First Niagara Bank Vassar Branch 3 LaGrange Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 845-454-5512 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Diana Stile, Business Relationship Manager
Web: www.peoplesunitedbank.com Contact: Francisco Samuel, Manager Community-based, regional bank in the northeast offering commercial and retail banking and wealth management services.
People’s United Bank Poughkeepsie 2540 South Road Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 845-431-6870 Email: email@example.com Contact: Janet Beaton, Manager
People’s United Bank Wappingers Falls 1357 Route 9 Alpine Commons Wappingers Falls, NY 845-298-9468 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Kathy T. Queenan, AVP, Financial Services Manager
BEAUTY SALONS, SERVICES & SUPPLIES Inner Beauty Salon & Spa 460 Freedom Plains Road, Suite 2 Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 845-592-2636 Email: email@example.com Web: www.innerbeautysalonandspa.net
Contact: Jacqueline Stubbs, Owner Est. March 2006; Salon offering hair and nail services as well as day spa offering skincare, bodycare, accupuncture, makeup and more. Sponsor: Jennifer Dunn, State Farm Insurance - The Jen Dunn Agency, Inc.
Mary Kay Cosmetics (Powell) Beacon, NY 12508 580-351-8623 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.marykay.com/tatanisha. powell Contact: Tatanisha N. Powell Est. 10/21/2009; Providing services for women in assisting them in their skincare and cosmetic needs; personal service.
CAREER CONNECTIONS FOR PROFESSIONALS Donald Colson 36 Wilson Boulevard Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 845-849-0112 Email: email@example.com Contact: Donald Colson Professional interests include financial services sales or training. Past work as a financial planning professional with experience in sales and training. Masters degree includes concentrations in asset management, retirement plans and estate planning.
COMMUNITY BASED SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS Stringendo Orchestra School of the Hudson Valley 9 Vassar Street, Suite 32 Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 845-264-1206/Fax: 845-2080260 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: www.stringendomusic.org Contact: Gabriella Fryer, Executive Director Est. 2001; Stringendo, Inc. is a 501(C)(3) non-profit community music school located in Dutchess County, which offers youth orchestras, traditional fiddling classes and a summer music camp.
DENTISTS - GENERAL Mel Mel Dental 1289 Route 9, Suite 8 Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 845-632-6613/ Fax: 845-632-6614 Email: email@example.com Web: www.melmeldental.com Contact: Marius Suditu, Dentist Est. 2012; Specializing in children with special needs, those in fear of pain and long absence from cleaning and checkups. Open to those with no insurance to review a plan that will accommodate them. Implants and cosmetic procedures provided.
ENERGY CONSULTANTS Next Era Energy Services 6 Partridge Lane Patterson, NY 12563 914-424-0904 Email: ken.daros@ nexteraenergyservices.com Contact: Ken DaRos National Energy Commodity Provider.
ENTERTAINMENT AND/OR AMUSEMENT STATUS 985 Route 376 Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 845-204-9800 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.teenstatus.com Contact: Joseph Turturro Est. 2012; Dutchess County’s newest entertainment complex, 8,000 square feet of state of the art lighting, sound and special effects, VIP lounge and more.
FINANCIAL SERVICES Mutual of Omaha (Omar Sangurima) 2649 South Road, Suite 200 Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 845-554-2509/Fax: 845-4525790 Email: omar.sangurima@ mutualofomaha.com Web: www.mutualofomaha.com Contact: Omar Sangurima, Agent Providing life insurance, retirement and financial planning services.
Riverstone Wealth Management 7 Livingston Street Rhinebeck, NY 12572 845-516-4440/ Fax: 845-859-5028
ICE CREAM PARLOR 2 Smiles Ice Cream 7 Pine Grove Drive Poughquag, NY 12570 845-518-6273/ Fax: 888-406-7281 Email: email@example.com
Web: www.2smilesicecream.com Contact: Kelly Romano Est. 2012; We make the best ice cream possible utilizing the resources of the special needs communities. Providing the best tasting designer ice cream along with the adventure of learning to make ice cream yourself for a stellar ice cream eating experience.
OPTICIANS Hopewell Eyecare 1123 Route 82 PO Box 426 Hopewell Junction, NY 12533 845-221-5310/ Fax: 845-226-1464 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.hopewelleyecare.com Contact: Debbie Pisani Offers comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings and a high fashion boutique. Doctors treat ocular injuries, infections and diseases such as glaucoma. We manage eye diseases related to diabetes and hypertension.
Millbrook Family Eye Care 61 Front Street PO Box 570 Millbrook, NY 12545 845-677-5012/ Fax: 845-677-5024 Email: email@example.com Web: www.millbrookfamilyeyecare.com
Contact: Deborah L. Pegg, Optician/Office Manager Est. 2012; Offers comprehensive Email: firstname.lastname@example.org eye exams, contact lens fittings and Web: www.riverstonewealthmgmt.com a high fashion boutique. Doctors Contact: Susan Miccio Est. 2012; An independent financial treat ocular injuries, infections and diseases such as glaucoma. We firm that has been helping the manage eye diseases related to good people of the Hudson Valley and beyond establish and maintain diabetes and hypertension. their long-term financial goals.
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OCTOBER NEW MEMBERS OIC Optical 1865 Main Street Peekskill, NY 10566 914-737-0437/ Fax: 914-737-8167 Contact: Toni Alfonsin Offers comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings and a high fashion boutique. Doctors treat ocular injuries, infections and diseases such as glaucoma. We manage eye diseases related to diabetes and hypertension.
PAYROLL SERVICES Ovation Payroll Milton, NY 12547 845-795-5659/ Fax: 866-748-9912 Email: email@example.com
Web: www.ovationpayroll.com Contact: John Buzzurro One of the nation’s fastest growing payroll providers combining superior technology with award winning customer service for the ultimate client experience.
PHOTOGRAPHERS Blue Sky Photography, LLC PO Box 3658 Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 845-473-7192 Email: info@ blueskyphotographyny.com Web: www.blueskyphotographyny.com
Contact: Steven Planok, Owner Est. 2002; Portrait, product and event photography services.
PHYSICIANS Pulse - MD Urgent Care 900 Route 376, Suite H Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 845-204-9260 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Faisal Ashraf, COO Est. August 2011; Full service emergency care from pediatrics to geriatrics. Open 7 days a week 8AM - 8PM. Sports exams, traditional health care - most insurance accepted. Sponsor: Tomas Monosi, Tomas Tapas Bar and Restaurant
PSYCHOLOGISTS PSYCHOTHERAPISTS Hudson Valley Center for Neurofeedback 12 Davis Avenue, Suite 2S Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 845-473-4939/ Fax: 845-471-7635 Email: email@example.com Web: www.hvcnf.com Contact: Dan Meyer, Licensed Psychologist We provide an assessment and treatment of the electric activity of the brain.
REAL ESTATE AGENCIES Century 21 - Alliance Realty Group 4 Commerce Street Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 845-485-2700/ Fax: 845-297-8178 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.c21alliancegroup.com Contact: Joseph Pettinella, President Est. October 2012; Full service real estate sales company.
RESTAURANTS Mary Kelly’s
37 Lamplight Street Beacon, NY 12508 845-765-8874 Email: email@example.com Web: www.marykellysny.com Contact: Rachel Davis, General Manager Est. 9/24/2012; Beautiful new authentic Irish restaurant, pub and catering venue.
SCHOOLS - PRIVATE Hawk Meadow Montessori School 488 Freedom Plains Road, Suite 141 Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 845-223-3783/ Fax: 845-214-0261 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.hawkmeadowmontessori.com
Contact: Erin Castle, Co-Director Est. 5/10/2008; Private school: 18-month through 8th grade. Offering language, sports, practical life as well as traditional studies.
SPAS, DAY SPAS & HEALTH SPAS Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa 1895 South Road Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 845-298-8088 Email: email@example.com Web: www.handandstone.com Contact: Robert Durr, Owner Est. December 2012; Spa offering a full line of massage, facial and waxing services.
SPECIALTY FOODS Organo Gold PO Box 2204 Newburgh, NY 12550 845-391-6971/ Fax: 845-566-4125 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.wealththruhealth. organogold.com Contact: Melvin Washington Specializing in gourmet organic coffee and tea beverages.
SPORTS & RECREATION Dutchess County Indoor Golf 10 Crannell Street Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 845-486-4004 Web: www.dcindoorgolf.com Contact: Dan Pizzarelli, Co-Owner Est. October 2012; Four PGA Tour Simulators with bar and kitchen.
WHOLESALERS ProSource of the Hudson Valley 47 Patrick Lane Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 845-471-4710/ Fax: 845-471-2136 Email: email@example.com
Web: www.prosourcefloors.com Contact: Adam Schrader, Manager Est. 2/8/2012; ProSource is a wholesale floor covering dealer who specializes in selling to the floor covering trade; ie, contractors, installers, designers, property management.
The Hudson Valley Young Professionals will collect toys for those less fortunate.
Annual toy drive helps local kids enjoy the holidays
he Hudson Valley Young Professionals (HVYP) have partnered with Foam & Wash Car Wash to collect new, unwrapped toys for less fortunate children in the community this holiday season. Last year, over 15 boxes filled with presents went to benefit local children, and the HVYPs are hoping to impact even more lives this year. Anyone interested in supporting the HVYPs Annual Toy Drive is asked to make their donation during regular business hours at any Foam & Wash location, the Chamber offices in Poughkeepsie, or during the December Business After Hours at Le Chambord Restaurant in Hopewell Junction on December 12. Look for the marked Guardian Self Storage boxes and accompanying sign when dropping off toys. For a complete list of Foam & Wash collection points, visit foamandwash.com. Astor Services for Children and Families, Mental Health America and Poughkeepsie Day Nursery will all benefit as a result of the toy drive. Donations are
being accepted until December 19. For more information, contact the Chamber at 845-4541700 ext. 1000. The Hudson Valley Young Professionals’ Community Outreach Committee is dedicated to giving back. They strive to fulfill a mission to collaborate with not-for-profit organizations, educate members about volunteer opportunities and generally have a positive impact on the places young professionals live and work. Anyone looking to get more involved in the community is encouraged to visit hvyp.org for more information or contact Community Outreach Committee co-chair Angela Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RIBBON CUTTINGS OrCA Festival
OMNI Medical Care
The Chamber was on hand to help kick off the 2012 Oral Cancer Awareness (OrCA) Festival at Freedom Park in LaGrange. Check out www.4orca.com for more.
Open for years in Newburgh, OMNI Medical Care Poughkeepsie is officially open in Dutchess County. Check them out at 2656 South Road.
Premier Cares Foundation
Congratulations to Cartier’s Salon on the opening of their new location at 1100 Route 55 in Lagrange.
The Chamber was happy to help kick off the Premier Cares Foundation, Inc.’s Prostate Cancer Walk on the Walkway Over the Hudson.
College Planning 101
A ribbon was cut to celebrate the opening of College Planning 101’s new offices at 1133 Route 55, Suite E in LaGrangeville.
Cigna Orthodontics in Hopewell Junction celebrated its 20th year in business. They are located at 1123 Route 82.
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RIBBON CUTTINGS Liberty Mutual Insurance
BeachBerry Yogurt Hut
Congratulations to Liberty Mutual Insurance on the opening of their beautiful new office on Route 376 in Wappingers Falls.
A ribbon cutting congratulated BeachBerry Yogurt Hut in the Poughkeepsie Galleria on their grand opening.
The Brothers That Just Do Gutters
Dash Lock & Key
The Brothers That Just Do Gutters unveiled their new offices in Billings. For information on their services go to www.brothersgutters.com
Congratulations to Dash Lock & Key (195 Main St., Beacon) and friend of Think Local First Ori Brachfeld on 25 years in business. Visit www.dashlockandkey.com for all your locksmith needs.
Concord Wine & Liquors
Valley Interventional Medical Associates
Congratulations to the new owners of Concord Wine & Liquors on their grand opening. Visit them in the Stop & Shop Plaza on Burnett Blvd. in Poughkeepsie.
A big Hudson Valley welcome to Valley Interventional Medical Associates, now open at 60 Merritt Blvd. in Fishkill.
THE CHAMBER FOUNDATION, INC
Big plans in store for 2013 Thank you to our Foundation sponsors The Chamber Foundation is hard at work planning for the upcoming 2013 calendar year and our committees are off and running. The Education Committee has reformatted itself and is now known as the Youth Development Committee, focusing on our Youth Leadership Program and how we can build upon our successes for the 2013-14 program year. Our re-energized Golf Committee has taken on a fresh start and is in the beginning stages of planning The Chamber Foundation’s annual golf event set for May 13, 2013 benefiting the Norman and Rita Nussbickel Memorial Scholarship. Stay tuned for some great ideas and changes this committee is bringing to make the event bigger and better than ever. The Leadership Dutchess Committee is continuing to grow and do great work in supervising the current Leadership Dutchess
class and is starting to look at the upcoming 2013-14 program where Leadership Dutchess will be celebrating its 25th year. And that is just the beginning. Thank you to all who have helped to make 2012 a great year for The Chamber Foundation. If you have an interest in sitting on a committee, or would like to find out ways you can support The Chamber Foundation, please reach out to me at 845-454-1700 ext. 1026. Keep up to date with the latest happenings by visiting ChamberFDN.org. Best wishes to you and yours for a happy and healthy holiday season and a Happy New Year!
The Gap, Inc. Health Quest & Health Quest Medical Practice
Adams Fairacre Farms COBESO, Inc. KeyBank Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell CPAs LLP
EmbroidMe N & S Supply Ulster Savings Bank
DRA Imaging Hudson Valley Marketplace McCabe & Mack LLP L.C.S Facility Group M&T Bank Marshall & Sterling, Inc. Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies, Inc. Riverside Bank Rose & Kiernan Insurance TEG Federal Credit Union Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home
Thanks to the fans who came out to Mahoney’s Irish Pub & Steakhouse on November 11 for Pigskins & Pints, sponsored by Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County, McHoul Funeral Home, Poughkeepsie Galleria, Big Bear Ziplines, Inc. and Superior Sounds!
College Campus Tour
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 . . . . . . . . . .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
Nearly 25 students from Poughkeepsie High School along with 11 students from the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s YES program took part in The Chamber Foundation’s College Campus Tour Day on Friday, November 16. Students visited Dutchess Community College and Marist College. Special thank you our program sponsor, TD Bank, and to our transportation sponsor, JTR Transportation.
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In 2012, The Chamber Foundation gave out over $48,000 in scholarships to local students.
2013 Foundation Events
Please log on to chamberfdn.org to view our scholarship opportunities. Applications will be available for download on December 1 and the deadline for all scholarships is March 15, 2013. Call The Chamber Foundation at 845-454-1700 ext. 1026 with any questions.
Sunday, February 10, 2013: Youth Leadership Bowling Tournament Monday, May 13, 2013 Golf-A-Thon Benefiting the Norman and Rita Nussbickel Memorial Scholarship Fund
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Special panel will discuss healthcare The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce is presenting a panel discussion on healthcare on Wednesday, December 5 from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and Conference Center. This is the first of a series of workshops dealing with the Affordable Health Care Act. This workshop is a panel discussion with major hospitals in both Dutchess and Orange counties, as well as representatives from Marshall & Sterling
Insurance and COBESO (Complete Benefit Solutions), Inc. Kevin Dahill, President and CEO of the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council (NSHC) and the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association (NorMet), will give an overview of the Affordable Health Care Act. A panel discussion will then ensue to be followed by an opportunity for attendees to ask questions. At the conclusion of the event there will be a networking opportunity com-
plete with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Two additional workshops will be scheduled in 2013 addressing additional changes in the law and healthcare exchanges. NorMet is sponsoring this event, which is available at no charge to Chamber members and non-members. Registration is required, so please go to www. dcrcoc.org or call 845-454-1700 ext. 1000 to reserve your spot.
• Scott Batulis, President & CEO, Orange Regional Medical Center • Allan E. Atzrott, President & CEO, St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital • Robert Savage, President, Saint Francis Hospital and Health Centers • Michael Weber, President & CEO, Health Quest System • Patrick F. Malleolo, VP, Group Benefits, Marshall & Sterling Insurance • Donna Mills, President, COBESO, Inc.
Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce One Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie NY 12601
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