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December 2010 T h e O f f i c i a l P u b l i c a t i o n o f t h e O r a n g e Co u n t y C h a m b e r o f Co m m e r c e

The Orange County Chamber of Commerce leads the way in creating and supporting an environment in which business will succeed and the quality of life is enhanced.

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‘Certification is your ticket to access’ By Ellen Daley About 15 years ago, the Orange County Chamber of Commerce identified minority- and women-owned businesses as a segment of the business community that warranted attention. A committee was formed that very quickly determined that one of the chief obstacles facing these businesses was lack of access to capital. So, a fund was established to provide low-interest loans, as well as mentoring for minority- and women-owned businesses. In the years since then, dozens of businesses have received thousands of dollars in loans. Loan requests still pour into the Chamber’s Minority and Women in Business Loan Fund. In 1988, New York State created the Office of Minority and Women’s Business Development as a way to better integrate MWBE (minority and women business enterprises) into the state’s procurement activities. A few years later, the office became responsible for implementing a uniform, statewide MWBE certification program. Why get certified? According to Empire State Development, “New York State certification affords your business the opportunity to be listed in a statewide Directory of Certified Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises used by state agencies and contractors. Because state government has been mandated by the Governor and the legislature to provide greater opportunity for participation by MWBEs in state contracting, certification gives business owners an advantage when

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Sharon “Jellybean” Warantz, left, receives a Chamber Board Member Volunteer of the Year Award in October from Chamber Board Chairman Donna Johnson and Chair-Elect Dave Cocks. Sharon is certified as a womanowned business who says that being certified has opened up many new opportunities for her business, Jellybean Promotions. marketing goods and/or services to state agencies and authorities.” In addition, certification provides access to a variety of loan and bonding programs, as well as programs that provide technical assistance. As Empire State Development says, “Certification is your ticket to access.” Who is eligible for certification? An ongoing independent business that is owned,

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Jill Varricchio, President of Concept Promotions/D&D Mailing Services, is also a Certified Woman-Owned Business. She is shown here at her booth at the Chamber’s 2010 EXPO trade show. operated and controlled by minority group members and/or women is eligible. Businesses should be in operation for at least a year. A business is considered a Minority Business Enterprise if at least 51% is owned by: ● Black persons having origins in any of the Black African racial groups ● Hispanic persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Dominican, Cuban, Central or South

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American descent of either Indian or Hispanic origin, regardless of race ● Asian and Pacific islanders having origins in any of the Far East countries, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent or the Pacific islands, or ● Native American or Alaskan Native persons having origins in any of the original peoples of North America. A business is considered woman-owned if 51% is owned by citizens or permanent resident aliens who are women. “It’s simple,” says Carol Smith, Chamber Vice President for Government Initiatives and Special Projects. “Certification opens up many more opportunities for MWBEs. Some companies are required to contract with a certain number of certified businesses.” Sharon Warantz, owner of Jellybean Promotions, says, “When I was certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council as a female owned and operated business, many opportunities for sales, growth and development became available to me. I was able to bid and receive contracts with government agencies and other organizations based on being a female-owned business. Also, I have networking opportunities with other similar businesses that have opened more doors for me.” The certification process is not difficult. Interested businesses should obtain an application from Empire State Development’s Albany (30 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12245) or New York City (633 Third Avenue, Certification • Continued on page 2

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Member Events

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Chairman’s Message

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New Members

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Did You Know?

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Anniversaries

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Member Spotlight

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Member Renewals

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Calendar

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Health Notes

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Reservation Form

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Education Notes

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The Orange County Chamber of Commerce December 2010

Could your business use a rocket scientist? Se habla Espanol 30 Scott’s Corners Drive • Montgomery, NY 12549 email: info@orangeny.com • http://www.orangeny.com 457-9700 Fax 457-8799 OFFICERS Donna Johnson, Chairman DJ Consulting Services, Inc. David Cocks, Chair-Elect Walden Savings Bank Charles Milich, Vice-Chairman The RAL Supply Group, Inc. Tom Sullivan, Vice Chairman Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc., Funeral Home Michael Turturro, Secretary Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell Ralph Martucci, Treasurer WVT Communications James P. Smith, Jr., Immediate Past Chairman Advance Testing Company, Inc. Dr. John A. D'Ambrosio, President Orange County Chamber of Commerce John J. McDermott, III 17K Property Group Mary Ann Butler Mary Ann Butler Enterprises James Taylor Taylor Recycling BOARD OF DIRECTORS Duane Albro USA Datanet Ronald Barton Barton & Birks Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Cadillac Stephen Burger Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. Susan Crocker Holbert’s Catering/BackYard Bistro Frank Curcio Merrill Lynch Diannae Ehler Stewart International Airport Eric Fuentes Orange & Rockland Utilities Frank Gerbes Gerbes & Gerbes/RE/MAX Benchmark Realty Group Kenya Gipson Clear Channel Communications Nick Illobre KnappQuest HR, Inc. Dr. Michelle Koury Crystal Run Healthcare Rev. Kevin Mackin Mt. St. Mary College Karen Miller Frontier Communications Lisa Montanaro LM Organizing Solutions, L.C. Dr. William Richards Orange County Community College Richard Rossi MultiMedia Service Center Capt. Kathleen Sileno 105th Air National Guard Josh Sommers Focus Media, Inc. Janice Valentino Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties Scott Wohl Orange County Association of Realtors CHAMBER COUNSEL Glen L. Heller Drake, Loeb, Heller, Kennedy, Gogerty, Gaba & Rodd, P.L.L.C. EMERITUS Dr. Arthur C. Anthonisen Hudson Valley Trade Association

Thomas C. DeBenedictus Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell F. Edward Devitt Winding Hills Golf Club Katharine Fitzgerald Provident Bank Thomas F. Gibney Walden Federal Savings & Loan Patricia Gilchrest Stewart P. Glenn Glenn & Breheney, P.L..L.C. Robert Heiferman Jackson, Lewis, L.L.P. Louis Heimbach Sterling Forest, L.L.C. Woody Levitan Levitan, Yegidis & Associates, L.L.P. Anthony Martine Homestead Depot Mobile Self Storage Renee McCabe-Lempka iWireless Carole S. McDermott Meals on Wheels of Greater Newburgh Marsh H. Merrill Charles B. Merrill Office Equipment & Supplies Ralph L. Mills Abbott & Mills William C. Myers Provident Bank Dr. Kunwar Nagpal Nagpal DentaL Associates Richard P. O’Beirne Airport Properties Peter Polhamus Newburgh Molded Products Dreena Pross Emblem Health Milton Ritter Milton Ritter Insurance Robert W. Scherreik McBride Corporate Real Estate A. Alan Seidman Construction Contractors Association William F. Vacca Provident Bank Jill Varricchio Concept Promotions, Inc. Staff Dr. John A. D’Ambrosio President Daniel Rea O’Brien Senior Vice President, Membership Development & Services Carol Smith Vice President of Government Initiatives & Special Projects Ellen Daley Vice President of Communications Rudy Hoke Vice President of Finance & Facilities Cheryl Cohen Director of Sales Roseann Bouzakis Director of Events Dee Reberholt Director of Member Relations Karen Sawyer Manager of Community Partnerships Wendy Melick Information Technology Specialist Christine Colon Administrative Assistant Annette Salas Job Mentor

The Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program (SATOP) is a cooperative program between the states of New York, Florida, New Mexico and Texas. The program is a free service designed to provide technical assistance and speed the transfer of space technology to the private sector. By giving free technology assistance to small businesses, SATOP helps them solve their challenges and increase their chances of succeeding. The goal of SATOP is to help small businesses apply the technical expertise

derived from the US space program. Made up of an alliance of more than 45 space companies, universities, colleges and NASA centers ( Johnson Space Center – Texas, Kennedy Space Center – Florida, and White Sands Test Facility – New Mexico), SATOP finds professionals within these companies who volunteer their time and expertise in solving the challenges brought forth by the inquiring businesses. Your business can receive up to 40 hours of free technical assistance through SATOP.

It is their goal to provide resolutions in less than 90 days. SATOP has helped companies with machine design, process engineering, material selection and many other technical issues. More than 3,000 requests have been processed since the program’s inception, and more than 2,500 resolutions have been provided to businesses. For more information or to apply for SATOP assistance, visit www.spacetechsolutions.com or call Carol Smith at the Chamber at 457-9700.

China trip meeting set An informational meeting for anyone interested in taking a spectacular – and affordable – trip to China next October will be held at the Orange County Chamber Business Center on Wednesday, January 19. In conjunction with Citslinc International, the Chamber is hosting a nine-day business and cultural tour of China that will leave October 27,

2011. The tour (which is $1,999 per person, double occupancy) includes round-trip airfare from JFK Airport, four- and five-star hotel accommodations, three meals a day, Business Partners’ dinner/conference and the opportunity to meet Chinese business owners, daily sightseeing tours, English-speaking guides, admission to tourist attractions and airport taxes throughout the trip.

Certification • Continued from page 1 NY 10017) offices. Either office will provide help completing the application (call 518292-5250 or 212-803-2414) if necessary. A phone or in-person interview will be conducted and after an analysis of the application, the business will be notified whether or not it is certified. An appeal process is available for businesses that are denied. All certified companies are listed in the state’s official Directory of Certified Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises. The directory is used by all state agencies and authorities and is also used by most of the state’s prime

An extra attraction for the 2011 tour will be an optional tour to the Terra Cotta Soldiers. The January 19 informational meeting for anyone interested in the trip will be held from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Chamber, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Montgomery. To reserve a spot at the meeting, call 457-9700 or e-mail roseannb@ orangeny.com.

Find out more If you want to learn more about certifying your minority- or woman-owned business, join us on Thursday, February 3 from 8:00-10:00 a.m. in the Larkin Room at the Chamber Business Center for a seminar on “Why Is It Important to be a Certified Woman- or Minority-Owned Business.” One of the guest speakers will be Lisa Bertrand, new Regional Director of Certification for the Women President’s Educational Organization. Representatives from Empire State Development will also participate. To reserve for the seminar (space is limited), call Roseann at 457-9700 or visit www. orangeny.com. Admission is free.

contractors and many corporations. The directory is available to the public and is accessible at

http://www.nylovesbiz.com/Small_and_Growing_Businesses/mwbe.asp.

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December 2010 The Business Viewpoint

Chairman’s Message As we approach year end, I always find it helpful to reflect on goals, accomplishments, challenges and what still needs to be done. This year, the Orange County Chamber of Commerce will finish the year stronger than we were a year ago. We’ve had the opportunity to continue to add to our dynamic and diverse Johnson Board of Directors, introduced new and revitalized events and services for our members, and have been recognized as one of the leading chambers in New York State. We still face the challenge that most other chambers face. Some of our members have been overwhelmed by extraordinary financial trials during the economic downturn and are no longer in business. Others are hanging on with

hopes that their future will be brighter. Many who weren’t as impacted have led the way to help our members by sharing resources, best practices, setting wonderful examples, and of course doing business together. We thank you for what you have done and continue to do, and ask any business or individual who can to find their own ways to encourage and strengthen businesses and our community. As for what’s ahead, two months into my second year as Chairman, I look forward to stronger communication, vibrant networks, and a continual desire to work closer with all those who call the Chamber home. By the way, if you don’t feel like the Chamber is home to you, give us a call and I think we’ll change your mind. Donna Johnson Chairman of the Board

Volunteers needed to help seniors The Orange County Office for the Aging is seeking volunteers to assist with the 2010 Tax Aide program for seniors. The program provides Orange County senior citizens with tax counseling, as well as assistance with the prepa-

ration of state and federal tax returns. Last year, more than 40 volunteers helped in securing refunds of nearly $1 million and a savings on tax preparation fees of $1.5 million. Interested persons should contact Ann Coon at 615-3705.

Holidays = buying locally You’ve probably heard the refrain: “When you shop and when you dine and even when you shop on line, think local first.” Well, the philosophy is absolutely critical at this time of year. With the holidays approaching, most of us will be shopping and spending more money than we do at any other time of year. So, when we do, let’s make sure to think local first. Nobody has to be reminded of how much our economy benefits when we patronize local businesses. Understanding the advantages of buying locally is a no-brainer. Beyond the fact that buying locally is good for the economy, it also supports local service organizations and non-profit agencies because hundreds of businesses are

involved with these organizations. Local businessmen and women devote enormous amounts of time and energy to human service and nonprofit causes. If their businesses weren’t viable, this would not be possible. And don’t forget to give locally, fly locally (Stewart Airport) and build locally as well. The job of a chamber of commerce is to promote its members. Chamber members supporting other chamber members is what our organizations are all about. But at the very least, buy locally whenever you can. And when you’re doing your holiday shopping, do it right here in the Hudson Valley. John A. D’Ambrosio, Ed.D. President

Member note Don’t forget to let your employees know that they are all members of the Orange County Chamber. Everyone who works at a member

company is entitled to participate in all Chamber events, so be sure to share information on Chamber programs and events with them.

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Did You Know? Human Resources Director Pamela Spieler has been promoted to Vice President of Human Resources at Walden Savings Bank. Prior to joining Walden Savings Bank, Spieler was with Families First New York, Inc. Edward F.X. Gallagher, President of Leprechaun Companies, has been appointed to the bank’s Board of Directors. According to Bruce Perry of Perry Heating and Cooling, Inc., radiant heat is the most comfortable and energy efficient heating available today. This form of heat has been around for centuries. The Romans used underground fireboxes and long, efficient flues under the floors to heat the floors of their baths. Perry can install radiant heating in new homes as well as retrofit it into existing homes. Call 534-4270 or visit www.perryphc.com. The Newburgh office of CSArch Architecture, Engineering and Construction has hired two new staff members: Paige Lewis as an Associate and Project Manager and Theresa Benedetti as a Project Architect. CSArch is headquartered in Albany and has also offices in Long Island and New York City. The company was recently selected to facilitate a panel discussion at the 2011 International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design and Construction, to be held in Tampa, FL March 13-16. For information, visit www.csarchpc.com. Stephen I. Milligram and Joseph A. Catania of Tarshis, Catania, Liberth, Mahon & Milligram were featured in the 2010 edition of New York Super Lawyers--Upstate Edition, which features the top 5% of attorneys in upstate New York. Milligram was selected in the category of personal injury defense and Catania for business litigation. This is the fourth consecutive year that Milligram and Catania have made this list. Kruti M. Patel has joined TCLMM as an Associate and will specialize in transactional law. Debra Giannotti has joined Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell as an

Administrative Assistant/Receptionist and Maureen Cleary is a new Administrative Assistant. Both are working in the Newburgh office of the accounting, auditing, tax and business consulting firm. Andrea Hammerling, whose specialty is permanent make-up, was the “Professional of the Month” for October at Anew Image salon in New Windsor. For more information about Anew Image, visit www.anewimagedayspa.com/ or call 567-7787. C.P.A. Joseph C. Swiatek has joined Goldstein Lieberman & Company, L.L.C. as a Senior Accountant. He will be responsible for financial and corporate accounting, auditing and taxes for GLC clients. Goldstein Lieberman recently made a Goldstein Lieberman & Company Cares Program donation to Pets Alive Animal Sanctuary in Middletown. Through this fund, GLC makes contributions to different organizations each month. To apply for a donation, contact Lisa Marshall at 201-512-5700 or visit www.glcpas.com. E-Sales Masters sells high-quality discounted products on three different websites. Artwork is available at www.FineArtAtDiscountPrices. com. Scales for kitchen, bathroom, office or lab are available at www.DigitalScalesAtDiscountPrices.com. Gifts for every occasion can be found at www.QualityGiftsAtDiscountPrices. com. An introductory coupon code to further reduce the purchase cost will be provided to anyone who contacts E-Sales Masters and mentions that they saw this in The Business Viewpoint. E-mail esalesmasters@gmail.com for a discount code. Verticon, Ltd., a construction company with more than 65 years of experience, has been selected for two projects in Sullivan County: the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway Visitor Center in Narrowsburg and the Sullivan County Transfer Station in Monticello. Headquartered in Monroe, Verticon is a general contracting and

full-service construction firm, owned and operated by Irving and Alan Zuckerman. Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties recently hosted its second annual Fashion for Compassion Brunch and Fashion Show at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor, raising more than $20,000 to benefit the special needs of Hospice. Fashions were provided by Style Counsel of Warwick and Harriman Clothing Co. Troy Ford, Associate Broker for RE/MAX Benchmark Realty Group, has earned the designation of Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales. Ford has been with RE/MAX Benchmark Realty since 2004. He is annually recognized locally and by RE/MAX International as a top Associate in Orange County. Since 1996, Equine Rescue, a non-profit organization located in Bloomingburg, has been dedicated to rehabilitating abused and neglected horses and ponies and has helped find homes for these animals. The organization is struggling to meet expenses. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, contact Lynda Broas at 733-6085 or visit www.Equine-Rescue.org. The Monroe Free Library recently donated $441.51 to the Washingtonville 5 Firefighters Memorial Scholarship Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan. For the last four years, the library has collected money for overdue books and donated the proceeds to the scholarship fund. More information about this and other funds is available at www.cfoc-ny.org. The partners and staff of Jacobowitz & Gubits, L.L.P. participated in the 2010 Hudson Valley Food Frenzy Food Drive, a competition among businesses and organizations to see who could collect the largest quantity of food and monetary donations during the contest period. J&G raised a total of 6,396 pounds of food. In other J&G news, Marlene and Gerald Jacobowitz and Marcia Jacobowitz-Paz and Bryan Paz will be honored on December 3 at the 2010 Cornuco-

pia Orange event to be held at the Ristorante Caterina De’ Medici at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. The event is hosted by the Hudson River HealthCare Foundation. The J.D. Power and Associates 2010 Financial Advisor Satisfaction Study ranked Edward Jones highest in employee advisor satisfaction among financial investment firms. The study placed Edward Jones 1913 points ahead of the average. Local Edward Jones financial advisors include Joseph E. Profaci, Sr. and Joseph A. Peracciolo, IV in Newburgh and Anthony DiGennaro in New Windsor. Maureen Crush, a partner with Rider, Weiner & Frankel, P.C., of Newburgh and Wappingers Falls, has been elected President of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh. She has served on the Habitat Board for seven years, previously as First Vice President. Cindi Vasta, formerly with Charles B. Merrill Office Supplies, has joined Vanguard LED Lights as an outside commercial, industrial and institutional sales representative. To find out more about LED light technology, contact Vasta at 705-6415 or cvasta@vanguardledlights. com. Arnoff Moving & Storage recently held its Annual Meeting and Recognition Breakfast where a number of employees were honored for their milestones of service. These individuals included Ralph Dixon for 45 years, Mike Arnoff for 30 years, David Feldman for 25 years and several others for 20, 15, 10 and five years. For more information, visit www.arnoff.com. Target, Inc. awarded Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County a $2,000 Community Grant that will be used to bring together volunteer mentors and children for support-building activities. A recent activity at the Y’s Camp Robbins challenged community-based mentors and children to build their skills and confidence on the climbing tower and ropes course. Start something new in the life of a child by calling Did You Know? • Continued on page 5


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Did You Know? • Continued from page 4 Carolyn Bennett at 562-5900 or by visiting www.mentorachild.org. The recent annual Ride for A Child’s Hope raised funds for BBBS. Susanne Halsteen Koval has been promoted to Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Advertising for Riverside Bank. Koval began her career at Riverside in 2001 as Executive Secretary to President Dave MacFarland. Denise Innello has been promoted to Assistant Treasurer in Riverside’s Red Oaks Mills office. She has been with the bank since 1997. Finkelstein & Partners, one of New York’s largest personal injury firms, hosted teams in three different Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks, the American Cancer Society’s annual event. The firm was a frontline sponsor for the Making Strides event at Woodbury Common. They also hosted teams at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill and New York City’s Central Park. The Mid-Hudson Workshop for the Disabled is hiring again. The outsourcing services they are known for has been on the upswing at MHW in Poughkeepsie. The mission of providing meaningful work for disabled veterans and other physically or mentally handicapped area residents has been built upon three times since last summer. The full-timers and stillopen slot will have helped grow MHW’s

staff by 40%. Two of those hires are disabled veterans. MHW’s management believes that before the year is out, additional staffers will also be needed. Individuals seeking work who fit MHW’s mission and possess hands-on assembly skills may apply by visiting www. midhudsonworkshop.org where a downloadable employment application PDF file may be obtained. Susan Crocker, owner of Holbert’s Catering and Back Yard Bistro who is also an alumna of the Culinary Institute of America, represented the CIA at the recent Valley Central High School College Fair. She also participated in the Valley Central Middle School Career Day. Holbert’s Catering and Back Yard Bistro participated in the recent Taste of the Hudson Valley to benefit St. Francis Hospital. Susan Crocker was the guest chef at the November Sunset Sensation at Locust Grove, the Samuel E. Morse Estate in Poughkeepsie. Joan Giewat, a 25-year marketing strategy veteran, has joined BBG&G Advertising and Public Relations in Middletown as a Senior Account Executive. Giewat will help BBG&G’s expansion throughout the Hudson Valley and the northeast. She can be reached at 291-7399 or joangiewat@bbggadv.com. More information is available at www.BBGGadv.com. Christina M. Kleiner has joined Judelson, Giordano & Siegel, C.P.A., P.C. as Marketing

& Client Development Coordinator. With the addition of Kleiner and a marketing department, JGS will move forward with its goals for growth and expansion. Kleiner received a bachelor’s degree in marketing/economics from SUNY Albany and has years of experience in marketing and sales. Located in Middletown, JGS has over 75 years experience providing full-service accounting, tax and business consulting services throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond. For more information, visit www. jgspc.com. With Deirdre Glenn’s retirement, a new Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh has been appointed. Cathy Collins, Ph.D. comes to Habitat after 12 years as Executive Director for The Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill and as the first Executive Director for the Racial & Cultural Diversity Commission for the City of Little Rock, AR. She has a great deal of knowledge and experience in human and organizational systems, race relations and community development.

Correction: Kim-Marie Mullin was appointed Business Development Manager for Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty and is working out of the New City office. The information about this appointment was incorrect in last month’s Business Viewpoint.

It’s ‘Snow Ball’ time again Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor will be the place to be on Saturday, January 29 when the Chamber presents the annual gala: “The Snow Ball.” The festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m., with dinner and dancing to the music of Live Society to follow from 8:0011:00 p.m. Pier 9’s legendary Viennese Table will offer an incredible selection of sweet treats beginning at 10:00 p.m. Once again this year, a silent auction will feature dozens of great items up for bid. Host Sponsors are Crystal Run Healthcare and USA Datanet, A WVT Communications Company. Black tie is optional. Lou Bedinotti Photography will be on hand to take photos of couples, and Broadway Tailors (561-1656) is offering its usual 10% discount on formal wear rentals. Reservations are $175 per person and can be made by contacting Roseann at 457-9700 or roseannb@orangeny.com.

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Member Spotlight ORGANIC COFFEE KLOTCH OF ORGANO GOLD Newburgh The Organic Coffee Klotch of Organo Gold introduces delicious gourmet coffee made from 100% Arabica Brazilian beans infused with 100% USDA Certified Organic Ganoderma Lucidum. This herb, used by Eastern medicine for over 5,000 years, has been scientifically proven to be nature’s most potent health balancer and booster. Now coffee tastes great and also provides health benefits including: “balances Ph level, naturally detoxifies, supports immune system, oxygenates the body, provides sustained energy, relaxes and rejuvenates. Aids in weight loss, lowers blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol, stabilizes hormones, increases mental focus, all with no caffeine jitters or crashes.” Visit www.organiccoffeeklotch.com or call Dr. Lois Tannenbaum at 527-7913. PRIME CARE PHYSICAL THERAPY, P.C. Goshen Prime Care Physical Therapy is a therapistowned, out-patient physical therapy facility managed by physical therapists Gina Palconet and Mari Nevin. We focus on all aspects of sport and orthopedic rehabilitation. We are also the only facility in Orange County offer-

ing comprehensive vestibular rehabilitation -- a physical therapy specialty that deals with inner ear-related dizziness and imbalance. Our office is conveniently located at 78 Cypress Road, Suite 4, Goshen, off Exit 122A on Route 17. Call 294-3484 or visit www.primecarept.com to learn about the many benefits of physical therapy. HOLY ROSARY PARISH COUNCIL #7498 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Greenwood Lake The Holy Rosary Council of the Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal organization 501(c)(8) which promotes community and charity through its support for youth programs and parish events. We fundraise to assist our village’s food bank and work to identify needs of the community and develop programs to address those same needs. Whether it’s an organized trip to a local shrine for spiritual refreshing or an inexpensive raffle for tickets to local events or a value priced breakfast or BBQ, the Knights are working to help others. For information, call 917-559-0988 or visit http://home. catholicweb.com/gw/knights. SPEAR PRINTING COMPANY, INC. Washingtonville Spear Printing, the hallmark of fine printing

since 1946, is your source for traditional and digital printing. With our state-of-the-art digital equipment, we are well-prepared to handle all the printing needs of individuals, businesses, schools and organizations. We reflect our expert professionalism in both our product and in our service to our customer. Call 496-3611 for more information. MAGWOOD SERVICES, INC. Campbell Hall General contracting and construction management. Quality construction and project management services. Call 294-8782 or visit www. magwoodservices.com. V. FINI CUSTOM CONSTRUTION, INC. Monroe New and old constructions. Specializing in masonry and all phases of home improvement. Fully insured and licensed. Free estimates. Call 774-5662 or visit www.vfini.com. 911 MEDICAL ID OF ORANGE COUNTY Regional It’s the time of year again when we’re all trying to figure out what gifts to give our loved ones that will be meaningful. What can show this sentiment better than the 911 Medical ID Plus Family Card? In an emergency it can save a life. Protect your investment with the 911 My Property eSafe USB Card. Keeping complete documentation of all your household

possessions at all times will protect your family from financial disaster in case of fire, theft, flood or any other catastrophe that could befall you and your family. To learn more, go to www.911medicalidorangecountyny.com or call 343-0091. WALLKILL RIVER SCHOOL AND ART GALLERY Montgomery The mission of the Wallkill River School is to preserve open space through our art and art activism, and create economic opportunities for Orange County artists. We have published a local foods cookbook and our gallery represents 29 Orange County-based artists, featured in monthly exhibits with an art leasing program and apprenticeship program. Our art school offers fine art instruction for children and adults in painting, drawing, printmaking, clay and offers many regional artists the opportunity to teach their skills. We have been called “Orange County’s first homegrown arts movement” by Hudson Valley Magazine and the Times Herald-Record. For information, call 457-2787 or visit www.wallkillriverschool. com. SKINPRINT Goshen Skinprint is a manufacturer of prestige skin care Did You Know? • Continued on page 7


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Member Spotlight• Continued from page 6 products worldwide. Locally, we provide professional treatment facials, chemical peels and customized skin care products made on the premises to address individual skin needs. Skinprint is a company rooted in clinical skin care experience, research and development and advanced skin care product technology. Call 294-8501 or visit www.skinprint.com. CENTER FOR TRANSITION Highland Mills Academic and non-academic variables impact college adjustment. Our office provides support in both of these areas. We are a research-based program that understands the challenges associated with this transition. We provide the most comprehensive service for both student and parent. Individual, group and parent programs are available to foster the independence, responsibility and personal commitment needed for successful college transition. For information, call 346-5237 or 492-9878 or e-mail thecenterfortransition@yahoo.com. CULINARY CREATIONS Pine Bush Nestled in the heart of Pine Bush, our bistro is the perfect place for any occasion. Our wide variety of specialty pastries will temp your pallet before you even have a chance to dine. For lunch, enjoy sandwiches, burgers, wraps, paninis

and salads. For dinner (Friday and Saturday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.), we offer an ever-changing menu of casual fine dining. We have been told that we offer one of the best brunches in the Hudson Valley; our a la cart brunch menu offers decadent sweet and creative egg entrees. We now offer an extensive beer and wine menu, featuring local wines as well as an extensive international selection. Voted “Restaurant of the Year 2008” by the Times Herald-Record. Zagat rated. 52 Main Street, Pine Bush. Call 744.5220. GNC LIVE WELL Monroe We are proud to announce the opening of the new General Nutrition Center Super Store at Harriman Commons. The Harriman GNC offers a wide variety of the highest quality sport nutrition products and vitamins. We also carry essential oils and specialty teas. We bring with us our 15 year experience in the field. Come in and shop in a friendly and pleasant atmosphere. Join our Gold Card Discount Club and start saving on our great products right away. Located at 128 Bailey Farm Road, Monroe. Open Monday-Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Call 782-1106 for information. HOLBERT’S CATERING and BACK YARD BISTRO Montgomery Holbert’s Catering and Back Yard Bistro are

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now accepting reservations for holiday events. Whether you’re planning a private party or holiday office party, Holbert’s can help you plan the perfect event. Back Yard Bistro is the ideal setting for a more intimate lunch or dinner party and their gift certificates make wonderful holiday gifts. Holbert’s Catering and Back Yard Bistro are hosting a blood drive on Monday, December 20 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at the Chamber. To make an appointment to donate, call 457-9700 or visit www.orangeny.com.

offer nail specialties, full body waxing, massage, manicure, pedicures, etc. Our salon was designed with our clients’ comfort in mind. You’ll find it to be spacious and well-maintained. Our staff is highly experienced and will perform service to your individual needs. Once you try us, you’ll love us. We also do wedding parties, engagement, birthday and kids’ parties. To introduce ourselves, please enjoy our extra 20% off. Walk-ins and appointments are welcome. Call 342-1847.

CROLL PRODUCTIVE SYNERGY Westtown Certified Lean Office Specialist Cynthia Marsh-Croll helps organizations operate better, faster, cheaper than their competition. Have you been searching for an inexpensive way to mine all the gold nuggets in your database? We can show you how to maximize your database for a prosperous 2011. Croll Productive Synergy is pleased to announce the launch of its newest service: Turn Data into Dollars program. Call 649-2778 today to schedule your satisfaction guaranteed Turn Data into Dollars consultation. For more information about our services, visit www.crollproductivesynergy.com.

WIRELESS ZONE New Windsor Wireless Zone of New Windsor, a premium Verizon Wireless authorized retailer, is celebrating its fifth anniversary. Owner Bill Sestrom opened his New Windsor store at 367 Windsor Highway five years ago and has continued to grow. He also has two other locations: one in Highland Falls at 2 Parry Avenue and, in April, he moved his Newburgh location to the Mid-Valley Mall on North Plank Road (former Monell’s Camera location). Wireless Zone was chosen as the Small Business of the Year in 2009 by the Orange County Chamber of Commerce. For information, visit www.wirelesszone. com/newwindsor or call 926-5636. r

360 NAILS & SPA Middletown Conveniently located in the old Caldor’s Plaza on Route 211 East, 360 Nails & Spa is a friendly, affordable full-service salon. Their goal is for each client to enjoy their spa experience. They


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State elected leaders to speak in January

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Rising Stars Breakfast Speaker: Lt. Col. Hugh L. Atkinson Commander, MAG 49 DET B, Stewart Presentation of 2010 Orange County Rising Stars Awards 7:30-9:00 a.m. Anthony’s Pier 9, New Windsor

$35 per person

December 15

Holiday Party 5:00-8:00 p.m. The Fountains, Middletown Sponsor: Levitan Yegidis & Associates, L.L.P.

$40 members $80 non members

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Consultants Seminar 8:00-10:00 a.m. Larkin Community Room, Montgomery Speaker: Jill Varricchio, President, Concept Promotions/D&D Mailing Services Topic: “Harness the Power of Recognition”

$15 per person

Call or visit orangeny.com for reservations: 457-9700 l Fax 457-8799 or mail with check to: The Orange County Chamber of Commerce, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Montgomery, NY 12549 or e-mail info@orangeny.com.

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The three Senators and four Assembly members representing Orange County in the New York State Legislature are the invited speakers for the Chamber’s Thursday, January 20 General Membership Breakfast. The breakfast will begin at 7:27 a.m. at Kuhl’s Highland House in Middletown and it will be sponsored by Southwinds Retirement Home. This “Legislative Briefing” will feature the Senators from the 38th, 39th and 42nd Districts, as well as Assembly members representing the 96th, 97th, 98th and 100th Districts. Final results of some of the recent elections were still undecided at press time, so this year’s briefing should be particularly interesting. For more than 10 years, this forum has been extremely successful in bringing together Chamber members and other key strategic partners of the Chamber to meet with our state legislators. It provides a great opportunity for all parties to discuss what is happening within the business community in Orange County, specifically in terms of state legislation. Breakfast reservations, at $25 per person for members (in advance) and $50 for non-members, may be made by calling 457-9700 or visiting www.orangeny.com.

Get in, get educated, get to work! The Chamber’s Small Business Committee is dedicated to helping companies combat the struggles of these tough economic times. Beginning in February 2011, the committee will present monthly “How To” seminars, one-hour sessions providing tools, tips and tricks to help boost your business. The first seminar, to be held on Tuesday, February 8 at 8:00 a.m. in the Larkin Room at the Chamber Business Center, is entitled “Inexpensive Ways to Market Your Business Using the Internet.” The purpose for these seminars is to get in, get educated and get to work! Admission is free. Feel free to bring your own breakfast or lunch; beverages will be provided. Sessions throughout the year will alternate between morning and lunchtime. To reserve for the February 8 seminar, call Roseann at 457-9700 or visit www.orangeny.com. Space is limited.


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Chamber honors member businesses More than 225 people turned out at the spectacular Catlin Gardens on October 21 to honor the winners of the Chamber’s 2010 Business of the Year Awards. Collection Bureau/Hudson Valley, which has been owned and operated by the Najork family since 1974, received the Large Business Award. Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, with a philosophy of “People Helping People,” was the recipient of the Medium Size Business Award. A Sparkling View, a very successful three-year-old business, was presented with the 2010 Small Business Award. Taylor Biomass Energy, owned by local sustainability guru Jim Taylor, received the award for Green Business of the Year and Inspire, celebrating 60 years of serving people with disabilities, was named the Not-for-Profit Enterprise of the Year. The Collection Bureau was recognized for their “their tireless volunteerism to dozens of local causes and human service organizations, and because of their solid commitment to going above and beyond in so many ways.” Founded by a group of IBM employees in

1963, HVFCU was honored for its “dedication to serving their members, while growing into a multi-billion dollar organization that remains committed to the quality of life in their community.” A Sparkling View owner Pete Artusa, a former police officer, was honored “for his entrepreneurial spirit in creating a successful business in just three years, for his commitment to serving both his customers and his community, and for his long-term goal of giving back even more.” The most recent in a line of family-owned businesses that extends three generations, Taylor Business Energy was recognized as “the epitome of sustainability and a testament to Jim Taylor’s vision and perseverance,” and Jim was honored “for his commitment to bringing this vision to Orange County.” For 60 years, Inspire has enabled children and adults with a variety of challenges to reach their full potential. The organization was honored and thanked “for its extraordinary service to these individuals.”

Special awards presented In addition to the five business awards (see accompanying article), the Orange County Chamber also presented a number of special awards at its Annual Meeting and Awards Reception (October 21). They were: ● Board Volunteers of the Year: Ralph Martucci, WVT Communications, and Sharon Warantz, Jellybean Promotions ● General Membership Volunteer of the Year: Sher Singh, Tango Under the Tent ● Commitment to Community Award: Anthony’s Pier 9 and the Bonura Family ● President’s Award: Orange County Executive Ed Diana ● Legacy Award: Milt Ritter (Milton Ritter Insurance) Ralph Martucci and Sharon Warantz were selected as Board Members of the Year by a vote of the Board of Directors. Sher Singh was chosen as

Volunteer of the Year “in recognition of her commitment to enhancing the programs of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, and in appreciation for the many ways in which her tireless efforts and wonderful personality benefit this organization and our community.” Anthony’s Pier 9 and the Bonura family were honored for their “unwavering commitment to providing unsurpassed quality and service…” and “…for their unparalleled support of local causes and organizations and their remarkably generous donations of time and resources.” Ed Diana was recognized as an individual who has made “a real difference to our businesses and our community.” Milt Ritter, one of the region’s most highly-respected insurance professionals, was honored for decades-long service to the Chamber and the community. Congratulations to all the award recipients!

Above left, Pete Artusa, owner of A Sparkling View, pictured here with his son, TJ, accepts the 2010 Small Business of the Year Award at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting and Awards Reception in October. Chamber Chairman of the Board Donna Johnson and Chair-Elect Dave Cocks are also pictured. Above right, Anthony’s Pier 9 and the Bonura family (from left, Mike, Joe and Mary) were honored with the Chamber’s 2010 Commitment to Community Award at the same event. Below left, Ralph Martucci (WVT Communications) received one of two Board Member of the Year Awards and Sher Singh (Tango Under the Tent) was honored as Volunteer of the Year.


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Special thanks to our Journal advertisers We are grateful to the following members who helped honor this year’s award recipients by supporting our Annual Meeting and Awards Reception Journal: ● Abbott & Mills Energy ● Armistead Mechanical, Inc. ● Bon Secours Charity Health System ● Collection Bureau/Hudson Valley ● Community Products ● Crystal Run Healthcare ● Crystal Run Village ● Drake, Loeb, Heller, Kennedy, Gogerty, Gaba

& Rodd, P.L.L.C. ● Goldstein, Karlewicz & Goldstein, L.L.P., C.P.A.s ● Greater Newburgh YMCA ● HSBC Bank USA ● Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union ● Inspire ● Jeff Bank ● Millennium Pipeline Co. ● Occupations, Inc. ● Orange County Government ● Orange County Trust Co. ● Provident Bank ● Riverside Bank ● Sen. William Larkin ● Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Homes ● SUNY Orange ● USA Datanet, A WVT Communications Company

Correction

Please note the correct information for the following new member: Bennett A. Kogan, CPA www.bennettkogancpa.com The information contained in the November Business Viewpoint was incorrect. We apologize for any confusion.

Astor Services For Children & Families Sonia Barnes-Moorhead 6339 Mill Street Rhinebeck, NY 12572 (845) 871-1116 Human Service Organizations DMU Music, Inc. Rene Campos 86 Broadway Newburgh, NY 12550 (845) 561-6797 Entertainment Orange County Snowboards Ron Schnell 360 Route 211 East Middletown, NY 10940 (845) 342-1700 Recreational Activities Premier Vein Centers of the Hudson Valley Dr. Arlen Fleisher 280 North Central Avenue

Hartsdale, NY 10530 (888) 359-9462 Health Care and Related Services - Physicians

Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties’ “Tree of Life” tree lighting ceremonies will take place on Friday, December 3 at 6:00 p.m. at the Galleria at Crystal Run in Middletown and on Tuesday, De-

The McKane Group, Inc. Owen McKane P.O. Box 1408 Pine Bush, NY 12566 (845) 524-4340 Insurance and Related Services

Salsa Restaurant, Puerto Rican Cuisine Edison Ramos 280 Route 211 East Middletown, NY 10940 (845) 342-5212 Restaurants

The Pediatric Specialty Practices Barbara Bauer 212 Crystal Run Road Middletown, NY 10940 (845) 703-7000 Health Care and Related Services - Physicians - Pediatric

Small Business Management Systems Thomas Blaney 92 Walling Road Warwick, NY 10990 (845) 987-0001 Consultants - Management

Wallkill River School And Handmade Gallery Shawn Dell Joyce 232 Ward Street Montgomery, NY 12549 (845) 457-2787 Art/Foundry/Gallery/Theater/Museum

The Affinity Group, L.L.C/ Mass Mutual Nicholas Preddice 8 Southwoods Boulevard Albany, NY 12211 (518) 463-5533 Insurance and Related Services

Your Best Deal on Printing.com Monica Ostrow 1874 Route 284 Slate Hill, NY 10973 (845) 355-6939 Printers

Member Events Mount Saint Mary College will hold an Inaugural Gala Reception on Friday, December 3 at 6:00 p.m. in the Kaplan Family Mathematics, Science and Technology Center, 330 Powell Avenue, Newburgh. Receiving the Joseph A. Bonura Award for Leadership Excellence will be David MacFarland, President of Riverside Bank, and Dr. John D’Ambrosio, President of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce. For information and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.msmc.edu/gala or contact Kathleen Barton at Kathleen.barton@msmc.edu or 569-3215.

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cember 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Adams Fairacre Farms in Newburgh. Contributions to the “Tree of Life” can be made in memory or honor of a friend or loved one. A star with your loved one’s name will hang on the trees throughout the holiday season. Other locations where a star can be hung this year are Cosimo’s on Union in Newburgh, Mr. Willy’s Restaurant in Monticello and Peck’s Markets in Sullivan County. The Wallkill River School is hosting a “Handmade for the Holidays” show featuring one-of-akind handcrafted items from local artists and artisans on Saturday, December 4 from 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. at 232 Ward Street (Route 17K) in Montgomery. The school is also featuring a “Starving Artist Sale” of original paintings by local artists gift-

priced for the holidays. For more information, call 457-ARTS or visit www.WallkillRiverSchool.com. The Brenda J. Hall Fundraiser and Silent Auction will be held on Saturday, December 4 from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Southwinds Retirement Home, 70 Fulton Street, Middletown. The fundraiser is to support Hall, owner of Scholarships and College Planning, Inc., who is battling cancer. The professionals from Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell will present a “Year-end Tax Planning Seminar” on Tuesday, December 7 at noon in the Larkin Room at the Orange County Chamber Business Center, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Montgomery. To reserve a spot or for more information, call Erin at VDDW at 567-9000. Save Saturday, June 18, 2011 for the American Cancer Society’s Birthday Bash Gala Event to be held at the Powelton Club, Newburgh.


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The Orange County Chamber of Commerce December 2010

Member Renewals

Jack Frost Heating & Cooling Mechanical, L.L.C.

Peak Power Systems, Inc.

Jackets By JoAnne

Pest ProTech

Janitronics Facility Services Jensen Communications, L.L.C.

Polonia Development & Preservation Services Co.

Jie S Chinese Acupuncture Clinic

Quality Paving

John Ginda Carpentry

Quinn’s Quality Landscaping

Congratulations to the following Chamber members who are celebrating special anniversaries this month: 30 Years

Junior League of Orange County, Inc.

Royal T Title Agency, Inc.

Brakewell Steel Fabricators, Inc.

Kar Vin Abstract Corporation

RT Discount Market

Keith Nowak Contracting

Sass Internet Marketing

Pennings Gardens, Inc.

anniversaries

266 North Plank Company, Inc.

Competitive Power Ventures, L.L.C.

A Plus Painting

Complete Burner & A/C, Inc.

Advertisement Carriers Ent.

Conservco Instrument Maintenance, Inc.

Albert Rix Bear Center

Cosentino Architecture, P.L.L.C.

Algonquin Supply Corp.

Courtyard by Marriott Middletown

Allstate Insurance

Croll Productive Synergy

American Process Servers.com

Cutting Edge Hair Salon

Apple Valley Excavating, L.L.C.

Day Seckler, L.L.P.

Architectural Mouldings, Hardwoods & Supplies, Inc.

DLFS Enterprises

“Kerry’s Licensed AVON Beauty Center”

Sign Language Resources, Inc.

Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, Inc. 15 Years

Dolson Avenue Medical

St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital

DP Sales Pro

Steingart Associates

Lewis Sign Company, L.L.C.

Ashcraft’s Lock & Door Hardware Company, Inc.

Laurie Conti Design Loughran’s Restaurant/Lounge

Atlantic Aviation

Durants Tents and Events

Stony Ford Foundation, Inc.

Mac Media USA, Inc.

Elant, Inc.

Tarantella’s Pizza Alley

Manheim New York

Elegant Images Photography

Technical Calibration Labs Inc.

Engineering Properties, P.C.

McGoey, Hauser & Edsall, Consulting Engineers, P.C.

Tectonic Engineering & Surveying Consultants P.C.

Exposures Gallery

MHR International, L.L.C.

The Marketing Department

Fantastic Cuts Family Hair Design

Michael’s Appliance Sales & Service, Inc.

The Pet Barber, Mobile Grooming Spa

Fellenzer Engineering, L.L.P.

Michele P. Ellerin, Esq.

The Reis Group

Flowers By David Anthony

Microtel Inn & Suites

The Salvation Army

Gillette Creamery

Frontier Communications

Mid Hudson Chinese Christian Church

Giftworks, L.L.C.

Millennium Pipeline Company, L.L.C.

Timothy Thomas Fitzgerald & Associates, Inc.

Hudson Valley Kitchen Refacing KVI Uniforms

Goldinson Corp.

Momentum Advertising & Design

Tracking Systems, Inc.

Greenway Environmental Services

Montgomery Group, L.L.C.

Vegas East Productions, Inc.

Greystone Programs, Inc.

Morgan Stanley

Verge America, Ltd.

Middletown Community Health Center Monticello Gaming & Raceway Prisms Promotions, Inc.

Guardian Self Storage

Mount Peter

Walden Savings Bank

Hartwood Appraisal Services, Inc.

Nagalingam Jeyalingam, M.D., P.C.

Wal Mart Stores, Inc., Newburgh

HDR Engineers

Nagpal Dental Associates, P.C.

Wal Mart Super Store Monroe

Heather’s Childs Place, Ltd.

NeoCurve, L.L.C.

Wal Mart Superstore

Holistic Health

New Beginnings Montessori School

WAMC Northeast Public Radio

Cellex Building Services, Inc.

Hotels & Hospitals TV Service & Installation, L.L.C.

New York Eyewear

West Point Tours, Inc.

Central Valley Real Estate, Inc.

Newburgh Jewish Community Center, Inc.

Willcare

Howard W. Weeden, PLS, P.C.

Christopher J. Byrne, C.P.A.

Newburgh Mall Northwestern Mutual Financial Network

WK Mechanical, Inc., DBA Whiteford Keagy, Certified Air Duct Cleaning

Clegg Brothers Garage Doors

Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp.

Clough, Harbour & Associates

Hudson Valley Kitchen Refacing

O’Connor Davies Munns & Dobbins, L.L.P.

Yosef Bernstein

Community Medical Care

Hudson Valley Landscaping Nursery & Garden Center

Orange County Association of Realtors

Youngest Brother Restaurant

Hudson Valley Office Furniture, Inc.

Outdoors of Chester

Youngsville Custom Kitchens r

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ATM Ready, L.L.C. Balles Landscaping, Inc. Bank of America Beautiful People Bodyworks by Michelle Boss Construction Co., Inc. Brewery Apartments Bridges Over Time Brinckerhoff and Neuville, Inc. Broadway Tailors C. Willumsen Magill and Associates Calandra Financial Services Campaign Search Consultants, L.L.C. Canus Major Services, Inc. Carmela’s Pizzeria & Restaurant Carol Temporaries Catering House of Edward Fava

Community Products, L.L.C. Compass Motors

Woodbury Sanitary Sewage Disposal

20 Years

Studio 17 Hair Design Team Ulster Savings Bank 10 Years Hayfields Consulting, Inc. McCarey Landscaping, Inc. R. Cooper Asphalt Paving 5 Years C and F Masonry, Inc.

2011 Directory advertising available Ad space is still available in the 2011 Membership Director and Buyer’s Guide, the local “Who’s Who in Business.” Promote your business in this publication which goes to all 1,800 Chamber members and is used in the ongoing economic development of Orange County and region. Contact Karen Sawyer at 457-9700 or karens@orangeny. com for information or to reserve your ad.


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Health notes St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital Kreisberg Pain Management Center has expanded hours to meet increased demand of t hose dealing with chronic pain. Hours will include availability on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays. For information, call 4584591; to make an appointment, call 458-4000. In other SLCH news, President and CEO Allan Atzrott has been appointed to the Greater New York Hospital Association Executive Committee and Ventures Board. Atzrott is the first mid-Hudson hospital CEO to be appointed to the Executive Committee. He has served on the GNYHA Board of Governors since 2006. Dr. Anita Bhola is Medical Director at SLCH Center for Sleep Medicine. To make an appointment with Dr. Bhola or for more information about the Sleep Center, call 4584899. SLCH Auxiliary’s New to You Boutique recently raised $8,000 for the hospital from its “Sale of 1,000 Coats.” Located at 436 Blooming Grove Turnpike in New Windsor, the Boutique sells new and gently used clothing, home furnishings and accessories donated by members of the community. For information, call 569-0014 or e-mail jditullo@ slchospital.org. Kathy Bloss, Administrative Secretary for Radiology and Physician Relations, was named SLCH’s October Star of the Month.

Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc. recently sponsored a national End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) called “Train the Trainer.” Registered nurses, social

workers and chaplains from area hospitals and nursing homes participated. The program was conducted by researchers, educators and leaders in the field of palliative care. Registered nurses who complete a national ELNEC core course administered by City of Hope and American Association of College of Nursing are considered ELNEC trainers and part of a national network of specially prepared nurse educators qualified to teach ELNEC content to others. Orange Radiology Associates and Ramapo Radiology Associates now offer digital mammography at their five locations: Newburgh, Monroe, Middletown, Suffern and Pomona. They accept more than 100 insurance plans and offer more than 14 radiologic specialties and women’s imaging services. For information, call 877-437-XRAY (9729) or visit www.ramaporadiology.com. Are you one of the 225 million people in North America who craves 3-5 cups of coffee a day? According to Dr. Lois Tannenbaum of Organic Coffee Klotch of Organo Gold, drinking that much coffee can seriously lower your body’s Ph creating an acidic environment that weakens your immune system. Coffee is the second most consumed product after water and the second largest traded commodity after gold. The Organic Coffee Klotch of Organo Gold is a healthy, gourmet coffee delivers health benefits thanks

Education notes In recognition of his support of SUNY Orange’s Capital Campaign and his work with the SUNY Orange Foundation Board of Directors, Rich Rowley a former member of the Chamber Board of Directors, has been named a regional finalist for The Council for Resource Development’s Community College Benefactors Award, the only national recognition of philanthropists to two-year higher education institutions. The

award is given annually to 10 donors who make outstanding contributions to community college efforts. In other SUNY news, Vicki BoucherParisella, a resident of Middletown, has been elected as the Student Trustee for the 2010-11 year and will represent more than 7,000 students currently attending the college during Board meetings.

Grants available for energy audits December 3 is the deadline for municipalities and school districts to apply to Orange County for grants for energy audits. Working with the New York State Energy, Research and Development Authority, Orange County has a total of

$60,000 available in matching funds for energy audits. The application is available at www.orangecountygov.com/planning and completed applications must be received by the OC Planning Department by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 3.

Give the gift of blood for the holidays Every 2.5 seconds, someone needs blood. You can help ensure that the transfusion needs of individuals in our area are met by donating blood on Monday, December 20 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at the Orange County Chamber Business Center, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Montgomery. The drive is sponsored by Holbert’s Catering and BackYard Bistro in Montgomery. Community Blood Services will handle donations. Any healthy individual age 17 through 75,

weighing at least 110 pounds, can donate blood. To make an appointment to donate, visit www. communitybloodservices.org or call 220-2030. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are advised. All blood types are needed, especially 0- and 0+. All donors will receive complimentary cholesterol and glucose screenings, as well as delicious goodies from Holbert’s Catering. Questions about donating? E-mail Casey Todd at caseyt@cbsblood.org.

to 100% USDA certified organic ganoderma lucidum, an Eastern medicine that promotes balance in the body. Visit www.organiccoffeeklotch. com for more information and additional products. Contact Dr. Tannenbaum at drlpt03@aol. com or 527-7913 for seminars and free samples. Sheila Nelson has been named Vice President of State Programs for CDPHP, a community-based, not-for-profit health care plan. CDPHP offers government programs designed to cover individuals and their families at low to no cost including Medicaid, Child Health Plus and Family Health Plus. For information, visit www.cdphp.com.

Orange AHRC’s New Windsor Preschool Learning Experience is presenting several workshops for parents of preschool children with developmental delays or disabilities. Each workshop is free and will be held at the new Windsor PLE campus, 1145 Little Britain Road (Route 207). The sessions are: December 10, “Advocating for Your Child”; January 13, “Transitioning from Preschool to School Age Special Education”; April 7, “The Autism Spectrum and Pervasive Developmental Disorder”; and May 5, “Occupational Therapy and Sensory Integration.” To make reservations, call 564-1855, ext. 1429 or 1431 or e-mail sbriody@orangeahrc.org.

During National Home Care Month in November, Wellness Home Care honored Thelma Burton as Aide of the Year. For more information on Wellness Home Care, call 294-8364 or visit www.WellnessHomeCare.com.

Introducing Shaklee Cholesterol Reduction Complex, the “heart-healthy choice with 2,000 mg of plant sterols and stanols per day,” says Dolores Pagano of Shaklee, The Health Answer. “Cholesterol Reduction Complex is a proprietary formulation with clinically proven ingredients that help prevent the absorption of cholesterol and lower LDL (bad) cholesterol.” Call 386-1241 or visit www. TheHealthAnswer.com for more information.

October 31 marked the start of the season of indulgence with food, notes Joanne DiCesare, Holistic Health Coach. Halloween. Thanksgiving. Christmas/Hanukkah and New Year’s Eve. Most new year’s resolutions to become healthier start on January 1. Conscious eating during the holidays will minimize the effects of indulgence and make the goal of improved health easier to attain. For more information, contact DiCesare at 569-9355 or visit www.holistic-healthcoach.com.

Dr. James Oxley, Vice President of Medical Affairs for Orange Regional Medical Center, has been appointed to the Orange County Department of Health’s Advisory Board. During his term, which ends in 2015, Dr. Oxley joins eight other community members involved in the field of public health. Board members meet on a quarterly basis with Orange County Commissioner of Health Dr. Jean Hudson to discuss public health concerns in Orange County.

Todd A. Whitney is the new President of Elant, Inc. He served as the organization’s Chief Financial Officer for 20 years.

Health Insurance note Open enrollment is currently being offered for the Chamber’s health insurance program. Open enrollment is the opportunity to change your current health insurance program or add employees to one of the following programs: CDPHP and MVP (high deductible plans are now available). Other programs for groups of two or more are available through: Aetna, CDPHP, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Emblem Health, MVP and Oxford. Programs for sole proprietors include plan options through: CD-

PHP, and MVP. Vision and dental plans are also available. For more information and/or applications, contact Christine Florio at 725-7390 or cflorio@ orangebenefits.com before December 3. Open Enrollment is being offered from December 1-December 31 for OBP’s association health insurance programs. Note that these programs under Open Enrollment will be for a January 1, 2011 effective date.


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One out of three people will need blood, yet only 5% of the population donates. Blood donors make a difference, “One Hero at a Time�! You can help save lives by hosting a blood drive with your school, business, organization or place of worship. Or donate at one of our convenient donor centers in: Warwick, 20 Grand Street near the Mount Alverno Center New Windsor, 575 Hudson Valley Ave., Suite 206

Call 845-220-2030 to schedule your lifesaving blood donation or blood drive.

Blood donors receive complimentary health screenings for: non-fasting glucose

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non-fasting cholesterol

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Keep reading for important information on upcoming Orange County Chamber of Commerce events.

Thanks to our Platinum Corporate Partners:

USA Datanet, A WVT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY

a n d CRYSTAL our other Corporate Partners:

RUN HEALTHCARE

Abbott & Mills Energy *Advance Testing Company * Barton & Birks Chevrolet, Cadillac * Drake, Loeb, Heller, Kennedy, Gogerty, Gaba & Rodd, P.L.L.C. * Hudson Valley Building & Construction Trades Council * Key Bank * Laborers’ Local 17, LECET * Marshall & Sterling Insurance * Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc. * Port Authority of NY & NJ * SB Credit Card Services * Taylor Biomass Energy, L.L.C. * TD Bank * Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell * Walden Savings Bank

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Presents: Year End Tax Planning Be Tax Smart—Employ tax planning strategies year round! December 7, 2010 12:00—1:30 PM (Lunch served at 12:00) Larkin Room at the Orange County Chamber of Commerce in Montgomery, NY. Keynote Speaker:

Timothy Flanagan, CPA Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell

Please RSVP to Erin Weddell at 845-5679000, ext. 269 or email at eweddell@vddw.com by December 3, 2010 Seminar & lunch are Complimentary

What will be covered Tax planning basics Family & Education Charitable giving Investing Real Estate Business Retirement Estate Planning

Why is timing income and expense important? Smart timing can reduce your tax liability Poor timing can unnecessarily increase it

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Awards Breakfast Tuesday December 14, 2010 7:30 a.m. Anthony’s Pier 9, New Windsor Please plan to join us to celebrate the Rising Stars of our community at the fifth annual Orange County’s Rising Stars Awards Breakfast!

Guest Speaker:

Lieutenant Colonel Hugh L. Atkinson Commander, MAG 49 Det B, Stewart Airport Thanks to our Supernova Sponsors:

and to our Protostar Sponsors:

Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Judelson, Giordano & Siegel, C.P.A., P.C. & Orange AHRC and to our Twinkling Star Sponsors:

Jacobowitz & Gubits, L.L.P., Maternal Infant Services Network, Inc., & Paychex, Inc. and to our Media Sponsor:

Times Herald-Record Please return this form to the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Montgomery, NY 12549 or fax to 457-8799. For information, call Roseann at 457-9700 or e-mail roseannb@orangeny.com.

Breakfast reservations not honored will be billed. Method of Payment $35 per person

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Congratulations to this year’s Rising Stars  Damola Akinyemi, Studio Ayo  Judy Annunziata, Edible Arrangements  Leonard Bakker, L. Bakker, CPA  Alison Barone, Greenwood Lake in Bloom  Michael Bliss, Village of Walden Recreation Coordinator  Karl Brabenec, Supervisor, Town of Deerpark  Rory Brady, Pace Law School Student  Kristina Collier, Balmville Elementary School  Wayne Cutter, Paychex  Kelly Dobbins, Orange County Dept. of Planning  Eric L. Durkins, II, 105th Airlift Wing, 105 Maintenance Group  Alexis Eggleton, Town of Wallkill Boys and Girls Clubs, Inc.  Jason Giordano, Judelson, Giordano, & Siegel, CPAʹs, PC  Rebecca Hasbrouck, Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell  Jennifer Howard, Maternal Infant Services Network (MISN)  Tara Nancy Lown, Junior League of Orange County  Brian Maher, Village of Walden  Andrew Manganiello, Merrill Lynch  Amanda Merli, Newburgh Enlarged City School District  Benjamin Mills, Goldstein, Lieberman & Company, LLC  Kim‐Marie Mullin, BH&G Rand Realty  Kristen OʹDell, Orange County Soil and Water Conservation District  Juan D. Paneto, KeyBank, NA  Kim Pelfrey, Orange AHRC  Faith Piatt, OC Rural Development Advisory Corp.  Kyle Roddey, G.W. American Burgers and the Village of Goshen  Anthony Tangredi, Merrill Lynch  Rachel B. Taylor, 105 Force Support Squadron  Chad Wade Esposito & Associates  Charles A. Walwyn, III, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union 


The Board of Directors and Staff of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce wish you the happiest of holidays.

Please join us at

The Fountains at Wallkill Golf Club 40 Sands Road, Middletown on

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. for our very special

After Hours Holiday Party Join us for a festive cocktail party including hors d’oeuvres, dessert, as well as entertainment.

Sponsored by:

Please return this form to the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Montgomery, NY 12549 or fax to 845-457-8799. For information, call 845-457-9700 or visit our website at www.orangeny.com. Method of Payment - $40 members After Hours Holiday Party-December 15, 2010

$80 non-members

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Consultants Seminar ‘Harness the   Power of Recognition’  Thursday, December 16, 2010 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Larkin Community/Board Room Orange County Chamber of Commerce, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Montgomery Presenter:

Jill M. Varricchio Concept Promotions and D&D Mailing Services This two-hour presentation will discuss how to use promotional products and direct mailing to your best advantage. The following areas will be covered: 9Brand recognition is affordable 9Incentive programs work for small businesses 9Direct mail is an affordable piece of the sales puzzle 9From toilet bowls to pens, promotional products work Thanks to our Platinum Corporate Partners:

USA DATANET, A WVT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY & CRYSTAL RUN HEALTHCARE our other Corporate Partners: Abbott & Mills Energy *Advance Testing Company * Barton & Birks Chevrolet, Cadillac * Drake, Loeb, Heller, Kennedy, Gogerty, Gaba & Rodd, P.L.L.C. * Hudson Valley Building & Construction Trades Council * Key Bank * Laborers’ Local 17, LECET * Marshall & Sterling Insurance * Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc. * Port Authority of NY & NJ * SB Credit Card Services * Taylor Biomass Energy, L.L.C. * TD Bank * Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell * Walden Savings Bank Register online at www.orangeny.com or return this form to the Orange County Chamber, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Montgomery, NY 12549 or fax to 845-457-8799. For information, call 845-457-9700 or visit www.orangeny.com.

Registration: $15. Please RSVP by December 13, 2010

Reservations not honored will be billed ($2 billing charge). Call and cancel if you find you are unable to attend. Method of Payment $15

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‘Rising Stars’

Mixer Join us to honor our 2010 Orange County Rising Stars Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. In addition to great food, there will be fantastic networking opportunities and the chance to meet and mingle with our 2010 Rising Stars.

Friday, December 17, 2010 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Blue Martini

14 Crystal Run Crossing, Middletown

Hosted by the Young Professionals of Orange County Admission: two non-perishable food items. All items will be donated to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley Thanks to our Platinum Corporate Partners:

USA DATANET, A WVT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY a n d CRYSTAL RUN HEALTHCARE our other Corporate Partners:

Abbott & Mills Energy *Advance Testing Company * Barton & Birks Chevrolet, Cadillac * Drake, Loeb, Heller, Kennedy, Gogerty, Gaba & Rodd, P.L.L.C. * Hudson Valley Building & Construction Trades Council * Key Bank * Laborers’ Local 17, LECET * Marshall & Sterling Insurance * Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc. * Port Authority of NY & NJ * SB Credit Card Services * Taylor Biomass Energy, L.L.C. * TD Bank * Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell * Walden Savings Bank Although reservations are not required, it will help us to keep track of the number of guests if you make your reservation(s) with Roseann by returning this form to the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Montgomery, NY 12549 or fax it to 457-8799. For more information, call Roseann at 457-9700 or visit www.orangeny.com.

“Rising Stars” Mixer — December 17, 2010 Admission: two non-perishable food items Name (s) Company Address Phone No. of reservations: 30 Scott's Corners Drive, Suite 101, Montgomery, NY 12549 (845) 457-9700 www.orangeny.com info@orangeny.com

Fax: (845) 457-8799


Looking for the perfect holiday gift?

~ Give the gift of life ~

DONATE BLOOD Did you know? à Every 2.5 seconds someone needs blood à Less than 5% of our population donates blood, yet 80% of us need blood à Nearly 4 million Americans would die each year without lifesaving blood transfusions

Join us for a

Holiday Blood Drive Monday, December 20, 2010 3:00-7:00 p.m. Larkin Community Room Orange County Chamber of Commerce 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Montgomery

In addition to giving blood, donors will enjoy holiday music, the chance to win some great prizes AND refreshments and desserts compliments of the blood drive sponsor:

Holbert’s Catering and Back Yard Bistro! Reservations are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.

Contact Casey Todd at caseyt@cbsblood.org if you have any questions. Donations handled by Community Blood Services

To sign up to donate, please call 845-220-2030 or visit www.communitybloodservices.org.

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Beijing – Shanghai – Suzhou Hangzhou The Orange County Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Citslinc International, is hosting this once-in-a-lifetime trip. Experience China with other Chamber members. The trip includes memorable sites, both ancient and modern, and the opportunity to enjoy a multitude of first-hand unforgettable cultural experiences (new this trip: the Terra Cotta Soldiers!). You’ll learn about the Chinese business system and have the opportunity to meet with Chinese business leaders. The trip includes: Round-trip international airfare Transportation to and from Kennedy Airport 4-star and 5-star accommodations Three full meals per day English-speaking tour guides Intra-city transportation Admission to all tours and attractions $1,999 per person, double occupancy Want more information? Attend our free informational meeting and pre-tour briefing on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 5:30-7:00 p.m. Orange County Chamber, Montgomery 30 Scott's Corners Drive, Suite 101, Montgomery, NY 12549 (845) 457-9700 www.orangeny.com info@orangeny.com

Fax: (845) 457-8799


Business Networking Blast The Chamber Small Business Committee presents the first networking event of the new year. A great opportunity at a great price! Make your sales pitch face-to-face to potential customers. Meet fellow Chamber members and develop new relationships. Registration & informal networking will begin at 7:00 a.m. The program will start promptly at 7:30. Come armed with your elevator speech and a lot of business cards!

Thursday, January 13, 2011 in the

Larkin Room Orange County Chamber Business Center 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Montgomery 7:00-9:00 a.m. $5 members Includes continental breakfast.

Very limited seating!

ADVANCED RESERVATIONS & PAYMENT REQUIRED!

Anyone arriving without a reservation will be admitted only if space permits.

Sponsor:

Thanks to our Platinum Corporate Partners:

USA DATANET, A WVT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY a n d CRYSTAL RUN HEALTHCARE our other Corporate Partners:

Abbott & Mills Energy *Advance Testing Company * Barton & Birks Chevrolet, Cadillac * Drake, Loeb, Heller, Kennedy, Gogerty, Gaba & Rodd, P.L.L.C. * Hudson Valley Building & Construction Trades Council * Key Bank * Laborers’ Local 17, LECET * Marshall & Sterling Insurance * Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc. * Port Authority of NY & NJ * SB Credit Card Services * Taylor Biomass Energy, L.L.C. * TD Bank * Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell * Walden Savings Bank Please return this form to the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Montgomery, NY 12549 or fax to 457-8799. For information, call Roseann at 457-9700 or e-mail roseannb@orangeny.com. Business Networking Blast—January 13, 2011

Reservations not honored will be billed. Please call and cancel if you find you are unable to attend. Method of Payment ($5)

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BREAKFAST MEETING ‘New York State Legislative Briefing’ T h u r s d a y, Ja nu a r y 2 0 , 2 0 1 1 7:27 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

K u h l ’s H i g h l a n d H o u s e 5 1 2 H i g h l a n d Ave nu e E x t e n s i o n M i d d l e t ow n

I nv i t e d G u e s t S p e a ke r s :

H o n . Jo h n B o n a c i c Hon. Bill Larkin H o n . D av i d C a r l u c c i Hon. Nancy Calhoun Hon. Aileen Gunther H o n . A n n i e R abb i t t Wi n n e r o f 1 0 0 t h A s s e m b l y D i s t r i c t E l e c t i o n Thanks to our Platinum Corporate Partners:

Sponsored by:

USA DATANET, A WVT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY a n d CRYSTAL RUN HEALTHCARE our other Corporate Partners: Abbott & Mills Energy *Advance Testing Company * Barton & Birks Chevrolet, Cadillac * Drake, Loeb, Heller, Kennedy, Gogerty, Gaba & Rodd, P.L.L.C. * Hudson Valley Building & Construction Trades Council * Key Bank * Laborers’ Local 17, LECET * Marshall & Sterling Insurance * Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc. * Port Authority of NY & NJ * SB Credit Card Services * Taylor Biomass Energy, L.L.C. * TD Bank * Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell * Walden Savings Bank

Please return this form to the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Montgomery, NY 12549 or fax to 457-8799. For information, call 457-9700 or e-mail roseannb@orangeny.com.

Breakfast Meeting — January 20, 2011

Breakfast reservations not honored will be billed. Call and cancel if you find you are unable to attend. Method of Payment $25 members in advance—$30 members without reservations $50 non-members

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BUY LOCAL SHOWCASE Want to tell thousands of people about your business in just one day?

SPONSORS Needed!

Sponsors are needed for the 13th Annual

Buy Local Showcase Saturday, April 16, 2011 Galleria at Crystal Run, Middletown 10:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. Sponsor fee is $450 which includes:

♦ A booth with side rails ♦ Skirted table & chairs ♦ prime location ♦ Banner display

Inclusion of your firm in all publicity and promotions

2010 Sponsors: ♦

105th Airlift Wing

♦ 911 Medical ID Emergency Card ♦ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts ♦ Captains Club Cruises & Tours ♦ Dolson Avenue Medical ♦ DRA Imaging, P.C. ♦ Formula H Motorworks ♦ Frontier Communications ♦ Galleria at Crystal Run ♦ Gemark ♦ Ice Time Sports Complex

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LCS Facility Group, Inc.

Long Island University—Rockland Graduate Campus

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Real Estate United

Scotchtown Chiropractic & Physical Therapy

Senior Whole Health

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SkinPrint SUNY Orange

Upstate Limousine

Visual Concepts by Jeremy Landolfa

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Sponsor registration form-Buy Local Showcase, April 16, 2011 Please return this form to the Orange County Chamber of Commerce,30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Montgomery, NY 12549 or fax to 845-457-8799 or e-mail karens@orangeny.com.

Wellcare

William A. Smith & son, Inc. YMCA of Middletown

Advance payment is required.

Call Karen at 845-457-9700 for more information.

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