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Are you in? See page 11

October breakfast to feature Town Supervisor candidate forum

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he Chamber’s October Contact Breakfast, from 7:30-9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 18, will include a forum between the candidates for Town of Poughkeepsie Supervisor, Jon J. Baisley and challenger Michael Treybich. The candidates will each have an opportunity to speak about where they stand on pertinent issues and answer questions. Baisley has served the residents of the Town of Poughkeepsie in many different capacities over the years, and has been Town Supervisor since 2016 after serving as Town Board Member for more than 13 years. His communications say his emphasis

is on cooperation rather than Party affiliations, and this approach has made the Town a better place to live, BAISLEY work and play. Treybich, in his law practice, represents homeowners and small businesses of all kinds in court and in their transactions, according to his website. He says his background in representing small businesses and homeowners

as well as running his own successful businesses gives him the experience and the ideas to get to work on the TREYBICH problems we all face together. To submit a question for the candidates, email RichK@dcrcoc.

org by Monday, October 16. D’Arcangelo & Co. LLP proudly sponsors this breakfast. D’Arcangelo & Co., LLP, a regional public accounting firm, was organized in Westchester County in 1950. They now have several offices located throughout the state. The practice includes, but is not limited to, accounting and auditing services, tax services, and management advisory services.

Contact Breakfast sponsored by

The cost to attend the breakfast is $25 for members in advance or $30 at the door. Nonmembers can attend for $35. To register, call (845) 454-1700, ext. 1000 or visit dcrcoc.org. Representatives from Astor Services for Children and Families will also be in attendance. The Chamber’s Ambassador committee has partnered with the Chamber’s Workforce Development Center to collect canned and dry goods at each Contact Breakfast. Your donations are greatly appreciated.

To submit your questions for the candidates, email RichK@dcrcoc.org by October 16. Message from the Chair............................. 2

After Hours networking event heading to Ulster

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guests are invited to attend from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, October 11 at Henry’s at the Farm at Buttermilk Falls, located at 22 North Road in Milton. Registration is complimentary, but not required. Marshall & Sterling Insurance and Rhinebeck Bank proudly sponsor this month’s event. Guests are also invited to join the Business Education Committee from 3:30-5 p.m. for a complimentary seminar on real estate investing for business owners with Philip Mehl of Mehl & Associate’s CPA’s and Steve Diamond of SRDD Law. See Page 4 for more. Founded in 1864, Marshall & Sterling is headquartered on Main Street in Poughkeepsie as one of the largest independent insurance

agencies in the nation, providing affordable auto, home, life, health, and business insurance coverage. A full-service, locally focused bank headquartered in Poughkeepsie, Rhinebeck Bank offers a full range of personal checking, savings and mon-

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ey market options as well as business and loan needs. For more information, visit rhinebeckbank.com. For more information or to register for either the After Hours or seminar, visit dcrcoc.org or call (845) 454-1700, ext. 1000.

Member News ........................................ 8 New Members ....................................... 9 Ribbon Cuttings .....................................12 Upcoming Events ...................................13 The Chamber Foundation .........................14

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he next Business After Hours, the Chamber’s monthly evening networking event, will be held across the Hudson River in Ulster County, this month. Members, nonmembers and

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Are You In? Grow your network at Expo Officers Rita McPeck, Chair ...........................................................................KeyBank Jeffrey B. Senft, 1st Vice Chair .....................S&O Construction Services, Inc. Jennifer Dunn, 2nd Vice Chair ...State Farm Insurance - The Jen Dunn Agency, Inc. Scott Pawenski, Secretary..............................................................EmbroidMe William Francis, Treasurer ..................................... Fortress Financial Advisory John Davies, Past Chair ... Riverside Bank - A division of Salisbury Bank & Trust Company Stephen E. Diamond, Of Counsel ...................................................SRDD Law Directors David Bova.....................................................Millbrook Vineyards & Winery Evelyn Constantino .......................................Royal Carting Service Company Jan Dewey ..........................................................Poughkeepsie Journal Media Ron Flaherty ........................................................TEG Federal Credit Union Freddimir Garcia ...................................................................... Marist College Lauren Gillett ............................................................ The Chazen Companies Paul Hochenberg .............................................. MidHudson Regional Hospital Lawrence Holzapfel ............. Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies Maureen Kangas...................Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center James Letterio Jr. .................................................................. RBT CPAs, LLP Patrick Moore ..................................................... Antalek & Moore Insurance Michael Mullaney............................................. Hudson Cadillac Buick GMC Stewart Petrovits .................................................Blacktop Maintenance Corp. Michael Samuelson.....................................................................Health Quest Frank Smith ..................................................... Marshall & Sterling Insurance Catherine Secor ................................................................................ TD Bank Mike Spinelli ................................................................................... TaxBrakes Denise Doring VanBuren .................. Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corp. Jennifer Van Tuyl ............................................................ Cuddy & Feder, LLP Mary Kay Vrba ............................................................Dutchess Tourism, Inc. Tina Walz ................................................................................... M & T Bank Gregory White ..............................................................Adams Fairacre Farms Eben Yager ..............................................................Hudson Valley Renegades Associate Board Members Philip Bronzi ...........................................................Tompkins Mahopac Bank Jennifer Pawenski ...................................................... The Chazen Companies Chamber Staff Frank Castella, Jr. ................................................................ President & CEO Audra B. Gerty .............................................Executive Vice President & CFO Rich Kleban .................................................... Senior Vice President & COO Nancy DeWitt.....................................................Director of Business Services Jean Harris .........................................................................Director of Events Loren Hoffman .......................... Communications & Marketing Coordinator Elena McPhee ........................................................... Director of Membership Susan Newhouse .................................................................. Finance Manager Lauren Schultz .............................................. Community Relations Specialist Chelsea Schwarze ................................................. Member Relations Director Angela Signor-Brown ..............................................Director of Media Design Workforce Development Center Staff Anne De Muro ...................................................Workforce Program Manager Elizabeth Kwant .......................................Director of Workforce Connections Meredith Madden .................................................Program Data Coordinator Karen Williams..................................................................Work Now Mentor Career Action Center Staff Katrina Gobins .............................................Director of Career Action Center Nancy Herrera...................................................Career Action Center Mentor The Chamber Foundation Staff Nicholas Shannon .............................................................. Executive Director Brianne Kelly......................................................... Programming Coordinator Youth One Stop Staff Jessica Vitolano.................................................. Youth One Stop Coordinator Rosemary Grabowska ..........................Youth One Stop Assistant Coordinator Danica Pierre-Louis .........................................Youth One Stop Case Manager

Message from the Chair:

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re you in? KeyBank is proud to be in. Join us and the dozens of other local businesses who have signed up to exhibit at the Chamber’s Think Local First Business & Hospitality Expo set for the end of this month from 1 to 6 p.m. on October 25. If you’re not in yet, there’s still time! Regional Hudson Valley businesses of all types will have booths at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center, where there will be lots of great interactive exhibits throughout the day including a brand new Hospitality Garden showcasing local venues, restaurants, caterers, and craft beverage makers! As one of the biggest trade shows of its kind, the Think Local

First Expo is a perfect opportunity to showcase your business to a sizeable audience in the business community while exploring the other great offerings as well. It’s also a great chance to network with other business professionals, especially since we’ve added an extra Business After Hours with entertainment and a cash bar from 4-6 p.m. in the Hospitality Garden! Your business card is your ticket into this premiere business-to-business event—forge connections that can prove mutually beneficial for

everyone who participates. Part of the Chamber’s mission is benefitting local businesses by encouraging people to Think Local First, and what better way than by helping Hudson Valley businesses gather together to promote their products and services in a single location. Get on board today – contact Jean Harris and sign-up to be an exhibitor. You’ll be glad you did! Rita McPeck is the SBA Business Sales Officer for KeyBank. Reach her at (845) 483-3031 or rita_mcpeck@keybank.com

Small Business Partner of the Month

Valley National Bank Home Mortgage 1401 Route 52, Suite 202, Fishkill (845) 262-5531 • valleynationalbank.com

The Bottom Line is a monthly publication of : The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce One Civic Center Plaza • Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 (845) 454-1700 • Fax: (845) 454-1702 The Bottom Line • Volume 34 • Number 10 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 Online at www.dcrcoc.org, developed by Design Intervention Studio

Whether you are a first time homebuyer or looking to purchase a second home, Valley National Bank Home Mortgage’s experts can help every step of the way. They provide fast, reliable service with low interest rates and fees. Choose from a variety of terms designed to meet specific repayment goals. The Chamber’s Small Business Partner of the Month offers small businesses with 12 employees or fewer direct advertising to members and the community through print, electronic, and radio media. If you are interested in this program, contact Elena at (845) 454-1700, ext. 1009.


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NDEAM Awards recognize local businesses’ support

NDEAM Awards sponsored by

local businesses that have shown a commitment to strengthening their workforce through the hiring of individuals with disabilities at the 2017 NDEAM (National Disability Employment Awareness Month) Awards. The awards breakfast will be held from 8-10 a.m. on Friday, October 27 at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. The event is sponsored by Rose & Kiernan, Inc. and The Arc of Dutchess. This year, 17 employers will be recognized. Statewide winners include Edible Arrangements of Poughkeepsie and Tops Friendly

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Markets of Carmel. MidHudson Regional Hospital and New York Sports Club have been selected as regional recipients. Local winners include Stop & Shop, Poughkeepsie; Shop Rite, Lagrangeville; Home Depot, Brewster; Home Goods, Kingston; ACME, Patterson; Page Lumber, Poughkeepsie; Ivy Lodge, Saugerties; Kingston Nissan; McDonald’s Corporation, Lagrangeville; Frankie’s Superette, Hopewell Junction; Ulster County Legislature, Kingston; Curry House, Carmel; and Rite Aid, Hyde Park. Aislinn Smith of Edible Ar-

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Message from the

Chamber President Frank Castella, Jr.

Chamber’s partner programs are building a bright future

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our Chamber of Commerce is one of the most unique and innovative of its kind. In addition to all our networking events, business resources, advocacy efforts and ribbon cuttings, we are continually investing in our future. Our Workforce Development Center connects youth and adults with job training, mentorship and education in a variety of ways. Already we have the Workforce Connections program for adults, as well as the Youth One Stop program through The Chamber Foundation. In addition, the Career Action Center – a collaborative effort with the Poughkeepsie City School District – is up and running at Poughkeepsie High School for school-aged youth and young adults. As partners with Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services, Poughkeepsie City School District, and the Workforce Investment Board, we feel confident about making a difference in the lives of local students. I encourage you to read about the great things we have going on with our Workforce and Foundation teams each month on Pages 10 and 14. Growing and maintaining a robust local economy means

not just focusing on what’s happening right now, but also positioning us for the best possible future. That’s why we spend so much time focusing on the development of the employees and leaders of tomorrow. To that end, I’m extremely grateful to all our partners for joining us in helping to find people jobs and offer extensive career training. It is our hope that these programs will become a model not just in the Hudson Valley, but all over the state and maybe even the country. One entity can rarely affect change all by itself. It is only through collaboration and shared resources, as well as a blending of expertise, that we can hope to tackle some of the most difficult problems facing our communities. These programs are a great start. If you would like additional information, please contact Workforce Program Manager Anne DeMuro at 845454-1700 x 1024 or ademuro@ dcrcoc.org.

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Seminar to discuss real estate investment for business

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ctober’s Business Education Seminar will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11 at Henry’s at the Farm at Buttermilk Falls, located at 220 North Road in Milton. At this complimentary seminar, Philip Mehl of Mehl & Associates, CPA’s and Stephen Diamond of SRDD Law will give business owners a comprehensive look into the long-term value of property ownership while providing strategies on how to evaluate and secure the right property. They will also touch on when renting is the wiser choice. Business owners will leave the

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seminar with a solid grasp on when to purchase, what to purchase, and how to protect those investments. Mehl & Associates CPA’s and SRDD Law sponsor the Business Education Seminar series. Reservations are required. To RSVP, visit dcrcoc.org, call (845) 454-1700, ext. 1000. SRDD Law, with offices in Poughkeepsie and Wappingers Falls, has a track record of success as both litigators and negotiators. They bring a wealth of experience in matters of personal injury, elder and estate law, family law, criminal defense, and more. Practicing in state and federal courts through-

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out New York, they are prepared to handle a wide range of legal practice areas. For more information, please visit srddlaw.com or call (866) 290-6929. Mehl & Associates was founded in 2009 with the goal of providing proactive, strategic, and valueadded services that most business owners live without. Starting in 2009 with only 15 clients, they have grown to currently serve over 600 individual clients and nearly 100 businesses with offices in Wappingers Falls. For more information, visit hudsvonvalleycpas.com or call (845) 790-4443.

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HVYPs to host two events in October

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he Hudson Valley Young Professionals of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce will host two events in October including a Meet and Greet with the Advisory Council and a panel discussion on the Business of Agri-Tourism. On Monday, October 2, new and prospective members can meet and learn about the mission and strategy of the Hudson Valley Young Professionals, their committees, events and how to get involved from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Chamber’s boardroom. Then, on Thursday, October 5 hear from a panel of experts on the business of agri-tourism, moder-

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ment Corp. This complimentary event, sponsored by M&T Bank, will be held from 5-7 p.m. at Madava Farms, the home of Crown Maple, located at 47 McCourt Road in Dover Plains. Panelists include Tyge Rugenstein, COO, Crown Maple; Ruth Moore, Executive Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County; Mary Kay Vrba, President & CEO, Dutchess Tourism Inc.; Lydia Higginson, Dutch’s Spirits at Harvest Homestead Farm; and Rick Osofsky, Ronnybrook Farm Dairy. With questions or to register, call (845) 454-1700, ext. 1000. Questions may also be emailed to hvyp@dcrcoc.org.

school. She has challenged herself by running half-marathons, completing three in the last year alone. “The TCS New York City Marathon is an elite event, and accomplishing my goal on one of the biggest stages in my sport while raising money for MidHudson Regional Hospital is a dream come true,” she said. To support Laura Santiago, visit WMCHealth.org/GoLaura The team’s 11 other members are all motivated by their own special stories. They will compete in support of the life-changing and lifesaving care provided at each of the networks’ 10 Hudson Valley hospitals. “What makes this team so unique … is their diversity,” said Michael D. Israel, President and CEO, Westchester Medical Center Health Network. “The members of Team WMCHealth are all mo-

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group of Westchester Medical Center Health Network employees representing multiple healthcare professions and celebrating the cultural diversity of the region will compete in the TCS New York City Marathon on November 5 in support of WMCHealth facilities across the Hudson Valley. Registered Nurse Laura Santiago, of Hopewell Junction will run for MidHudson Regional Hospital. In the emergency department of MidHudson Regional Hospital, Santiago serves the hospital’s most critically ill and injured patients, providing lifesaving care and support to the hospital’s team of emergency physicians. Running in the TCS New York City Marathon is the realization of a dream for Santiago, who began her running career in high

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Get to know Chamber at the Master Your Membership Lunch

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re you or your business new to the Chamber? Get to know the Chamber staff and other new members better at the Master Your Membership Lunch in the Chamber’s Conference Room at One Civic Center Master Your Membership Lunch sponsored by

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CareMount unt Medical | D’Arcangelo & Co., LL LLP EmbroidMe | Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union Hudson Valley Renegades Marshall & Sterling Insurance Mehl & Associates, CPA’s | Mid-Hudson Civic Center N&S Supply | Orange Bank & Trust Company Poughkeepsie Galleria Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies, Inc. Rhinebeck Bank Riverside Bank – A Division of Salisbury Bank and Trust Company S&O Construction Services – Celebrating 30 Years Service Master by Nest | SRDD Law TEG Federal Credit Union | The Arc of Dutchess Tompkins Mahopac Bank

Plaza, Suite 400 at 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday October, 10. Orange Bank & Trust Company proudly sponsors this Master Your Membership Lunch. Falafel Town Mediterranean Cafe will provide lunch. Only one representative per company may attend, as space is limited. Phone or email reservations only, please call Lauren at (845) 454-1700, ext. 1000 or email lschultz@dcrcoc.org. Others may be admitted if there is available space. Opened in 1892, Orange County Bank & Trust Company was founded by citizens who

wanted a bank offering estate planning and trust administration in addition to traditional banking services. Orange County Bank & Trust Company has continued to identify expansion opportunities for many years.

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he Health & Wellness Club of the Chamber will host two hikes up Mount Beacon in October to enjoy the beautifully scenic views and cool fall weather. Join us on Saturday, OctoHealth & Wellness Club Activities sponsored by

ber 14 and 21 (with a rain date of October 28) to learn some hiking safety information and then hike up the mountain with guide Christopher Baker from the Hudson Valley Hikers. Each hike will last approximately two hours, starting at 9:30 and will include tips on how to avoid injury, proper stretching techniques, and hiking safety. Activities of the Health & Wellness Club are sponsored by Health Quest.

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All shifts Available Dutchess & Ulster Counties For more details and to register for this event please visit the Chamber website at www. dcrcoc.org/events or contact staff liaison, Anne De Muro at ademuro@dcrcoc.org. RSVP is strongly recommended to receive up to date information.

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MEMBER NEWSLINE Local plastic surgeon receives award Double board certified local facial plastic surgeon Manoj T. Abraham, M.D., F.A.C.S. has been named to Hudson Valley Magazine’s 2017 Top Doctor’s List for his expertise in Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Reconstructive and Laser Surgery, Botox Therapy, Rhinoplasty, Hair Transplantation and Facial Rejuvenation. Dr. Abraham will be specially featured in the magazine’s Top Doctors edition in November. Dr. Abraham’s practice Facial Plastic Reconstructive & Laser Surgery, PLLC is located adjacent to the Poughkeepsie train station. For more information, visit NYfaceMD.com

Increase efficiency to beat gas prices Recently, fuel prices throughout the Hudson Valley have increased tremendously due to Gulf Coast refineries suffering the effects of exceedingly calamitous weather. Although many facilities have returned to full operations, prices are not expected to decrease soon. Subsequently, we have become more mindful of improving vehicles’ fuel efficiency. The team at Foreign Car Specialists provide several solutions to help customers increase fuel efficiency and save money. Contact them at (845) 452-5005 to find out more.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Welcome to October, Breast Cancer Awareness month! Miles of Hope is the only local breast

cancer charity in the Hudson Valley. Their mission is to fund support services, education and outreach for people affected by breast cancer within the nine counties of the Hudson Valley and they grant over $200,000 every year to do so. For the past 14 years, they have given away over $2 million dollars to residents of the Hudson Valley affected by this disease. Want to help? Join them on October 1st at James Baird State Park for the Community Walk for Breast Cancer to honor and remember all those affected by breast cancer. Register at milesofhope.org. T-shirt sponsors are still available; your company’s logo will appear on 800 t-shirts.

Boutique promotes new assistant manager Curvy Boutique & Formals announced the promotion of Lisa Hutt to Assistant Manager. Hutt will be responsible for staff supervision, inventory, display, sales, events and assisting clients in “Celebrating their Curves with Style & Passion! Hutt joined Curvy Boutique & Formals in February as a part-time Service Associate. For more information, visit curvyconplus.com

President honored with community service award Tim Dean, CIC, CRM, president of Marshall & Sterling Insurance in Poughkeepsie, received the Community Service Award at the annual Professional Insurance Agents of NYS board of directors’ dinner held Sept. 12. The award recognizes individuals who demonstrate a significant commitment to the improvement of his or her community. An active member of PIANY, Dean will serve as vice president for 2017-18. He serves as chair of the Government Affairs Committee and is a member of its Company/Industry Relations Committee. For more info, visit marshallsterling.com

Local attorney named to super lawyers list Hudson Valley attorney, J. Scott Greer, Esq., a member of the law firm of Lewis & Greer, P.C., has been named by Super Lawyers as a top-rated construction litigation attorney in upstate New York for the third year in a row. This honor is given to those professionals that exhibit excellence in the practice of law, and is based on peer nominations, independent research, and peer evaluations by a panel of highly credentialed attorneys. For more information, call (845) 454-1200.

Organization celebrates 25 years, award winners Rebuilding Together Dutchess County will recognize the recipients of its annual volunteer awards at the 11th annual Hammers, Nails, Laughs & Cocktails Comedy Night on September 28 at The Grandview. Recycle Depot will receive the Tradesperson of the Year Award for their generous service and inkind donation support during the past ten years. The Ronald Stein Volunteer of the Year Award recipient William Markey will be recognized for his 10-year dedication to Rebuilding Together Dutchess County. At the event, they will also celebrate their 25th anniversary of providing safe and healthy housing in the community and recognize milestone supporters. Learn more at RTDutchess.org.

Agency to expand resources in Orange County Resources for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities will expand in Orange County thanks to a property donation of the former Devitt’s Medical Arts Building to Abilities First. The property, worth $3.2 million, will be renovated into a state-ofthe-art educational facility to serve 40 students ages 5-21. Ari Straus and his father, Dr. Marc Straus, made the donation, the largest gift

in the organization’s history. For more information, visit AbilitiesFirstNY.org

Firm offers small business loans For business owners seeking working capital or a business loan for their small or mid-sized firms, Mount Beacon Consulting is the place to go. Located in the Hudson Valley, the firm can help organize the financial backing one may need for a small or medium sized company. For more information, visit mtbeacon.com

New officer appointed at Rondout Savings Rondout Savings Bank enhanced its Hyde Park branch management team with the addition of Alicia Punkosdy as Assistant Vice President, Business Banking Officer. In her role, Punkosdy will focus on commercial lending. Punkosdy brings 26 years of banking experience with her and she is looking forward to expanding commercial relationships and getting to know Dutchess County business owners. For more information, visit rondoutsavings.com

Aerodrome to host event Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, in cooperation with local group Hudson Valley Steampunk, will host Flights of Fancy, a vintage aviation Steampunk day on Saturday, September 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the aerodrome in Red Hook. Tickets will be available at the gate on the day of the event. Dressing in costume is not necessary, but welcomed.

Big Read returns October 6 The Poughkeepsie Public Library District will coordinate the region’s Big Read, a communitywide program celebrating reading, Oct. 6-Nov. 10, with more than 60 events centered on Joy Harjo’s

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poetry anthology, “How We Became Human.” Check poklib.org for more information on the many upcoming events.

New stores coming to Galleria Poughkeepsie Galleria is thrilled to announce two new stores currently under construction: PANDORA Jewelry and The Crafted Kup. Visit PoughkeepsieGalleriamall.com for more info.

Firm relocates to Rhinebeck Tighe & Bond, a northeast leader in engineering and environmental consulting, relocated its New York office to 47 West Market Street in Rhinebeck. The office provides a convenient base of operations to continue its expansion plans to serve its growing list of clients. Location Manager Erin Moore, PE and Project Manager Brandee Nelson, PE, LEED AP are providing oversight and leadership for the Rhinebeck office project. To contact the New York office, please call Moore at (845) 835-8080.

New regulations require customer protections Lovingly’s “Security With a Capital S” campaign is determined to help explain the difference between HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) and HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS), and how it can affect online businesses. Especially since Google announced it would be stricter in displaying user warnings on unsecure sites. Lovingly co-founder and managing partner, Joe Vega said “we are shocked by how many florists still manage their online businesses using non-secure HTTP websites. At Lovingly, we protect ourselves with HTTPS security, so we provide the same security for our partner florists and … their customers.” Learn more at Lovingly.com.


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(845) 238-4905 Email: pabagpiper@yahoo.com Web: www.funeralbagpiper.net Contact: Kevin Grace Bagpiper for funerals, memorial services, weddings, golf outings, and special events. The price varies depending on travel and time spent at gigs.

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30 East Market Street, Suite 1 Rhinebeck, NY 12572 (845) 876-4499 Fax: (845) 876-3375 Email: plevritisp@jgua.com Web: www.jgua.com Contact: Peter Plevritis Wealth management firm that provides a single plan.

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TrueNorth Financial Solutions

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127 Violet Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 (914) 428-4000 Fax: (914) 428-4199 Email: beverley_aaron@ nlgroupmail.com Web: www.TNorthFinancial.com Contact: Aaron Beverley

32 Howard Boulevard Hyde Park, NY 12538 (845) 229-9331 Fax: (845) 229-7686 Email: innthewoods@optonline.net Web: www.innthewoods.com Contact: Valarie Losey Family run bed & breakfast.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT Bechtel Infrastructure and Power Corporation 2241 Route 22 Dover, NY 12522 (571) 392-6300 Email: jjcollin@bechtel.com Web: www.Bechtel.com Contact: Joe Collins A global engineering, construction and project management company with headquarters in San Francisco, CA. Positioned to design, construct and startup the new Cricket Valley Energy Center.

EVENT OR WEDDING PLANNING Kevin Grace Bagpipe Services P.O. Box 431 Chester, NY 10918

Valley National Bank Home Mortgage 1401 Route 52, Suite 202 Fishkill, NY 12524 (845) 262-5531 Fax: (973) 507-7904 Email: sblair@ valleynationalbank.com Web: www.valley nationalbank.com Contact: Sharon Blair Mortgage lender.

GROCERY STORES & SUPERMARKETS Tops Friendly Markets 16 Jon J Wagner Way LaGrangeville, NY 12540 (845) 473-0454 Fax: (845) 473-5995 Email: t00533A3@tops markets.com Contact: Jenn Veronesi Your friendly neighborhood store since 1962.

6726 U.S. 9 Rhinebeck, NY 12572 (845) 876-780 Email: storemgr.t00531@tops markets.com Contact: Gary Munoz Your friendly neighborhood store since 1962.

51 Springside Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 (305) 300-9796 Email: elisa@hudsonvalley healingcenter.com Web: www.HudsonValley HealingCenter.com Contact: Elisa Gwilliam

Nuleaf Tattoo Removal 3979 Albany Post Road Hyde Park, New York 12538 (845) 797-3948 Email: info@nuleaflaser.com Web: www.nuleaflaser.com Contact: Anthony Serino The first and only walkin laser clinic in Dutchess County specializing in tattoo removal, hair removal, and skin rejuvenation treatments.

HEALTH CARE SERVICES Powers & Associates Enterprise P.O. Box 6 Millbrook, NY 12545 (860) 316-7566 Email: powersand associatesent@gmail.com Web: pae.savewithdiscount healthcare.com Contact: Dorothy A. Powers

HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS WellCare of New York, Inc. 347 Main Street Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 (845) 486-1800 Fax: (845) 471-0539 Email: sasha.rodriguez@ wellcare.com Web: www.wellcare.com Contact: Sasha Rodriguez

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NONPROFITS Adoptive & Foster Family Coalition of New York 108 Main Street, Suite 5 New Paltz, NY 12561 (646) 688-4321 Fax: (888) 482-9112 Email: info@affcny.org Web: www.affcny.org Contact: Tomasine Oliphant The coalition provides support, information and advocacy for foster, kinship and adoptive families and related professionals in New York State.

PHOTOGRAPHERS & PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS Stephen Cihanek Photography & Cinematography PO Box 717 Holmes, NY 12531 (845) 345-6278 Email: stephen@cihanek.com Web: www.stephencihanek.com Contact: Stephen Cihanek Specializes in wedding, performance, portrait, photography, cinematography, corporate photography and videography in the Hudson Valley.

REAL ESTATE AGENCIES & BROKERS Better Homes and Gadens Rand Realty – Gina M. Domenico (845) 562-0050 Email: gina.domenico@ randrealty.com Web: www.ginadomenico. randrealty.com Contact: Gina Domenico Residential real estate serving Dutchess County and others.

Find My Nest (914) 522-6282 Fax: (914) 234-0065 Email: sandipark@gmail.com Web: www.findmynest.house Contact: Sandi Park Led by the mantra that partnerships are connected by trust, Sandi is honest

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and forthright with her clients throughout the real estate transaction process. Loyalty is earned with each success.

TRAVEL AGENCIES Stillman Travel 34 N. Maple Ave. Millerton, NY 12546 (845) 418-2243 Email: ed@stillmantravel.com Web: www.stillmantravel.com Contact: Ed Stillman As an independent travel advisor, I curate great vacations for clients with a focus on destination-focused small ship cruising and luxury travel. I also work with businesses to create travel opportunities for their constituencies to drive relationships and sales.

An SBA preferred lender, KeyBank provides investment management, retail and commercial banking, consumer ĹľQDQFH DQG LQYHVWPHQW products and services to individuals and companies throughout the Hudson Valley. For more information, visit www.key.com or call Fred Swint, Vice President/SBA Specialist at 845-483-3031.


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Career Action Center off to great start By Katrina Gobins Director of Career Action Center

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he new school year is in full swing at the Career Action Center based out of Poughkeepsie High School with 50 juniors and seniors joining the mentoring program. These students will receive intensive job and career readiness training, as well as participate in an internship/job shadow with a local business related to his or her career interest. Last school year, Shark Tank’s Daymond John graciously donated $10,000 to the program, which allowed us to provide the students with a stipend after they complete their internships. We’re excited to work with this new group of scholars and look forward to sharing their success stories! The Career Action Center’s Dropin center is open and ready to assist all students at Poughkeepsie High School with college planning, scholarships, job applications, and many more opportunities. Last school year, we had over 2,500 student visits to the Center

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P for assistance! One opportunity that was presented to young artists was the ‘Color My Future’ coloring book project. Young artists from the high school utilized tablets to illustrate various careers and then did research to find out projected job growth and average salary for each. We are excited to announce the launch of the coloring book this October. Over 10,000 coloring books will be distributed in the Hudson Valley. We are also excited to welcome Nancy Herrera to the team as the new Career Action Center

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Youth Spotlight By Rosie Grabowska Youth One Stop Assistant Coordinator

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n late August, a caravan of cars arrived at a warehouse. The three programs of the Workforce Development Center – Workforce Connections, Career Action Center, and Youth One Stop – had accepted an invitation from ServiceMaster Cleaning and Restoration by NEST to learn more about employment opportunities the locally owned company

offered. Participants sat down at tables set with application packets and soot sponges and were treated to snacks and candy. The franchise owner, Charles Beverly (or Chuck as he introduced himself), began by clicking through a slideshow of photos from jobs ranging from cleaning up sewage from a home’s basement, to bulging ceiling tiles barely holding back a watery deluge. Eyes were round with shock

Mentor. Nancy will work with the local business community to provide students with internship/job shadow opportunities. Nancy has 5 years of experience working with youth in the Hudson Valley. Her background is in psychology and school counseling. Career Action Center is made possible thanks to a partnership with the Poughkeepsie City School District and the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce. and fascination. “Ok,” Chuck finished. “Pick up your soot sponges and follow me.” The group was shown into another part of the warehouse where a soot-streaked water heater and an assortment of rugs were lying in a puddle of water. With a casual gesture to the water heater, Chuck invited the participants to “go ahead and sponge off the soot.” A few young men shuffled forward, unconvinced, but when they applied the sponge to the dark marks, they disappeared. A specialized vacuum made short work of the waterlogged rugs, much to the participants’ delight.

artnerships with local businesses are critical to the success of the Workforce Connections Program. Without our small business partners, this program would be left unable to provide the services and support necessary to our participants’ continued success. One such partnership is with the franchise ServiceMaster Restoration Services by NEST, which recently hired Michael S., a Workforce Connections participant. Michael has made himself a valuable asset and part of their team. He began his career as a cleaning technician and has quickly moved up to Construc-

Thanks to the staff at ServiceMaster Cleaning and Restoration by NEST, participants recognized a solid career pathway. Many lined up to personally hand Chuck completed applications and shake his hand. Case managers and mentors looked on with delight; it’s gratifying to connect people looking for

tion Foreman. “Michael has been a good fit for the company! His excellent sense of humor and knowledge of construction has opened up opportunities,” ServiceMaster owner, Charles “Chuck” Beverly said. When asked how he feels about his position and the company Michael said, “I enjoy coming to work every day. Since I started, I have learned a lot and have built on the skills I already had. This is a company I can definitely see myself growing with.” The Workforce Connections Program is made possible thanks to a partnership with the Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services and the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

fulfilling work with a local business committed to fostering and developing a high quality workforce. Youth One Stop is made possible thanks to a partnership with the Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board and the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce.


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Ribbon Cuttings New Beginnings

Edible Arrangements

Congratulations to New Beginnings on their 5th anniversary. Visit them at 4 Liberty Street in Poughkeepsie.

Congratulations to Edible Arrangements on their grand opening. Visit them at 796 Route 82 in Hopewell Junction.

Traditional Okinawan Karate of Pleasant Valley

Sparrow’s Nest

Congratulations to Traditional Okinawan Karate of Pleasant Valley on their 7-year anniversary celebration. Stop in at 17 North Ave. in Pleasant Valley.

Congratulations to Sparrow’s Nest on the grand opening of their new location. Check them out at 946 Route 376, Suite 7 in Wappingers Falls.

Feldman, Kleidman, Coffey, Sappe & Regenbaum LLP

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Congratulations to Feldman, Kleidman, Coffey, Sappe & Regenbaum LLP on the opening of their second Fishkill location. Visit them at 986 Main Street.

Congratulations to Journey On Gifts and Antiques on their 2nd anniversary. Visit them at 8 Church Street in the Village of Fishkill.


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EVENTS Monday, October 2

HVYP: New Member Meet and Greet 5:30 - 7 p.m. Chamber Conference Room 1 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 400 Poughkeepsie Hudson Valley Young Professionals host an informal meeting and discussion with the Advisory Council to learn about the mission and strategy of the Hudson Valley Young Professionals, a committee of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce. New and prospective members will learn about our committees, events and how to get involved.

Thursday, October 5

HVYP: Business of Agri-Tourism Panel Discussion 5 - 7 p.m. Madava Farms, The Home of Crown Maple 47 McCourt Road Dover Plains Join the Hudson Valley Young Professionals for a panel discussion. Moderator: Larry Gottlieb, Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp. Panelists: Tyge Rugenstein, COO, Crown Maple; Ruth Moore, Executive Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County; Mary Kay Vrba, President & CEO, Dutchess Tourism Inc.; Lydia Higginson, Dutch’s Spirits at Harvest Homestead Farm; Rick Osofsky, Ronnybrook Farm Dairy Sponsored by: M & T Bank

Tuesday, October 10 Master Your Membership Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Chamber Conference Room 1 Civic Center Plaza, 4th Floor

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will last approximately two hours, starting at 9:30 and will include tips on how to avoid injury, proper stretching techniques, and hiking safety. Participants are encouraged to bring plenty of water in nondisposable containers to carry while hiking. Proper hiking shoes or boots are required. The hike is open to anyone – frequent breaks can be taken along the way to rest and to enjoy the scenery. Parking area and trailhead are located at the intersection of Route 9D and Howland Avenue in the City of Beacon. Sponsored by: Health Quest

Business Education Seminar - Real Estate Investing for Sunday, October 15 Business Owners 3:30 - 5 p.m. Pigskins and Pints Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa A Wing Fest Event 220 North Road Milton on Hudson Philip Mehl of Mehl & Associates, CPA’s and Steve Diamond of SRDD Law will give business owners a comprehensive look into the longterm value of property ownership while providing strategies on how to evaluate and secure the right property. They will also touch on renting and when renting is actually the wiser choice. Sponsored by: Mehl & Associates, CPA’s & SRDD Law

Wednesday, October 11

Business After Hours

12:30 - 4 p.m. Darby O’Gills Restaurant 3969 Albany Post Road Hyde Park

Join us for a day of football, wings, beer and fun! Casual atmosphere, prizes, games and music! Featuring Jets vs. Patriots and NFL Sunday Ticket! Sponsored by: DCH Wappingers Falls Toyota, EmbroidMe, Fortress Financial Advisory, McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., Meyer Contracting, Mobile Life Support Services, Poughkeepsie Plaza, and S&O Construction Services Celebrating 30 years!

5 - 7 p.m. Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa 220 North Road Milton on Hudson

Contact Breakfast 7:30 - 9 a.m. Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel 40 Civic Center Plaza Poughkeepsie Monthly contact breakfast featuring a candidate forum between the candidates for Town of Poughkeepsie Supervisor Jon J. Baisley and Michael Treybich. Sponsored by: D’Arcangelo & Co.

Wednesday, October 25

Think Local First Business & Hospitality Expo 1 - 6 p.m. Mid-Hudson Civic Center 14 Civic Center Plaza Poughkeepsie Annual product and service showcase. Come build meaningful business-to-business connections! The Business & Hospitality Expo puts your company and products in front of customers and prospects. Sponsored by: Orange Bank & Trust Company; The Arc of Dutchess; Royal Carting Service Company; Riverside Bank a Division of Salisbury Bank and Trust Company; Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union; Poughkeepsie Galleria; Integrated Enterprise Solutions,

Wednesday, October 25

Business After Hours 4 - 6 p.m. Mid-Hudson Civic Center 14 Civic Center Plaza Poughkeepsie The Chamber’s monthly networking event featuring complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar at the MidHudson Civic Center.

Saturday, October 28

HVYP: Make a Difference Day 9 a.m. - Noon 8 North Cherry Street Poughkeepsie This year, the Hudson River Housing Make A Difference Day will focus on the City of Poughkeepsie. The meeting location is 8 North Cherry Street in the City of Poughkeepsie. We will be assisting with clean up throughout the City of Poughkeepsie including along Main Street, Cherry Street and the EastWest Arterial.

Fabulous office building, completely renovated in 2009, centrally located in the heart of the Village of Millbrook.A great historic building, updated to provide all amenities needed for a modern office complex. Multiple office configurations possible. Good rental history and currently occupied by several tenants.

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Hike Mount Beacon 9:30 a.m. - Noon 788 Wolcott Ave. Beacon

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Inc.; ServiceMaster Restore dba Nest Restoration Services; KeyBank; Hudson Valley Magazine; ABC Go Digital, LLC; Fox Oldies 98.9 FM (WGNY-FM) | Fox 103.1 FM | DriveFx; Dutchess Dodge Chrysler-Jeep-Kia; Ulster Savings Bank

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Monthly networking event. Sponsored by: Marshall & Sterling Insurance and Rhinebeck Bank

The Health & Wellness Steering Committee of the Chamber will host two hikes up Mount Beacon in October to enjoy the beautifully scenic views and cool fall weather. Join us on Saturday, October 14 and 21 (with a rain date of October 28) to learn some hiking safety information and then hike up the mountain with guide Christopher Baker from the Hudson Valley Hikers. Each hike

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he Chamber Foundation, Inc., is excited to announce its 2017 ATHENA International honorees. Chosen by a selection committee composed of the past three years’ honorees, these individuals demonstrated strengths in career excellence and leadership, community volunteer involvement and willingness to serve as a mentor – especially to women in the business community. ATHENA Award Reception Gold Sponsor

Nicholas Shannon Executive Director The honorees are: Molly Ahearn, Full Deck Design Diane Allenbaugh, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union

Kathleen Durham,

The ATHENA Award Reception will be from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, November 30 at Villa Borghese in Wappingers Falls and will feature the ATHENA awards being presented to each individual. Gold sponsor is KeyBank and silver sponsors include ServiceMaster Restore by NEST, The Arc of Dutchess, and Tompkins Mahopac Bank. A private VIP reception, presented by MidHudson Regional Hospital and sponsored by DCH Wappingers Falls Toyota and Wainwright Financial, will be held

on Thursday, November 2. Now in its 12th year here in the Hudson Valley, the ATHENA Award is given to members of the community who best embody the ATHENA Leadership Model, which focuses on the personal traits of strong, successful leaders. It captures the spirit and collaborative leadership style often exemplified in women leaders, while also recognizing the importance of courageous acts and fierce advocacy in pursuit of excellence. Last year, 11 honorees were chosen.

Sponsorship opportunities are available; contact Rich Kleban at 845-454-1700 ext 1023. Tickets for the ATHENA Awards Reception on November 30 are available at ChamberFDN.org. Visit chamberFDN. org or call (845) 454-1700, ext. 1000 to reserve your seat today!

Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill

Ruthfen Faircloth, Daughters of Sarah

Nicole Fenichel-Hewitt, Mill Street Loft + Spark Media Project ATHENA Award Reception Silver Sponsors

Pari Forood, Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation Lori A. Jiava, Town of Wappinger Annette Marzan, Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley

Irene Monck, Gilman Ciocia Dr. Greer Rychcik, Hyde Park Central School District

Rachel Saunders, Esq., Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

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New Leadership classes set for 2018 The Chamber Foundation proudly kicked off two of its signature leadership programs last month. Best of luck to both Leadership Dutchess and Youth Leadership Classes of 2018!

OFFICERS Amy Dittmar, Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. Maureen Kangas, Vice Chair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center Peter Maher, Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mid-Hudson Subaru Barbara E. Ostrander, Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RBT CPAs, LLP Stephen E. Diamond, Of Counsel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SRDD Law DIRECTORS Tina Hawkinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Red Cap Cleaners Anthony Morando . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cuddy & Feder LLP Matthew Mullaney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hudson Cadillac-Buick-GMC Jennifer Pawenski. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Chazen Companies Christopher Short. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DragonSearch Robyn Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union David Wise. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mackey Butts & Wise LLP FOUNDATION STAFF Frank Castella, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President Audra Gerty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President Nicholas Shannon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Executive Director Brianne Kelly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Programming Coordinator YOUTH ONE STOP STAFF Jessica Vitolano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Youth One Stop Coordinator Rosemary Grabowska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Youth One Stop Assistant Coordinator Danica Pierre-Louis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Youth One Stop Case Manager


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any of us know someone with cancer, or have been directly affected by this devastating illness. In fact, global estimates are at least 14 million people are diagnosed with cancer annually. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here are some tips on prevention from a nutritional perspective, because statistics also show up to one-third of all cancers can be prevented. Inflammation is the underlying issue that dictates cancerous tumor initiation, progression and growth. The key is consuming plenty of cancer-fighting foods with antioxidants and natural anti-inflammatory phytonutrients. This means avoiding packaged and processed foods that contain dangerous phthalates and focusing on only those that do not contain antibiotics, chemicals or toxins. A few of the foods to stay away from include processed meats, hydro-

genated oils, and refined carbohydrates or sugar. Now let’s take a look at what to consider incorporating into a healthy diet. Buying foods that are organic, grass-fed, pasture-raised and additive-free can greatly lower the toxic load of your diet. Some must have foods for cancer-prevention include leafy green vegetables; cruciferous vegetables such broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale and Brussels sprouts; berries; nuts and seeds; and healthy, unrefined oils. Changing some lifestyle habits are all positive steps to reducing exposure to cancer-causing chemicals. To protect yourself from cancer, focus on filling your plate with nutrientdense vegetables first, and then add in all of the other components that make up a healthy lifestyle. Alyson Chugerman is a board certified Holistic Integrative Nutrition Coach who has a private practice in Wappingers Falls. You may reach her at (845) 765-0645 or Alyson@attaintruehealth.com or visit www.attaintruehealth.com

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