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May 2011 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.

Chamber celebrates small business

Small Business Committee CoChairmen Bill Sivillo (center) and Rich Rossi (right) recently joined Chamber President Dr. John D’Ambrosio to tape an edition of “Orange Chamber Chat” on Clear Channel Radio.

By Ellen Daley Small business is the lifeblood of local communities and the engine of the U.S. economy. They also make up the majority of the membership of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce: more than 75% of our businesses have five or fewer employees. As Orange County Trust notes in their article on page 2, “small businesses represent 99.7% of all employer firms, employ over half of all private sector employees, pay 44% of total US private payroll and have generated 64% of net new jobs over the past 15 years.” With the above in mind, the Chamber is celebrating May as Small Business Month. The brainchild of one of the co-chairs of our Small Business Committee, Small Business Month expands on the Chamber’s decades-long philosophy of encouraging people to buy local first. “The Chamber has been preaching ‘think local’ for years,” explains Bill Sivillo (Captain’s Club Cruises & Tours), who, with Rich Rossi (MultiMedia Service Center), cochairs the Chamber’s Small Business Committee. In conceptualizing Small Business Month, Bill says that he wanted to draw attention to the critical role that small businesses play in our economy. “Supporting small businesses is a big part of thinking local,” says Bill, who has been a member of the Orange County Chamber since starting his

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cruise and tours firm in 1988. “When we make our purchases locally,” he explains, “the money turns over repeatedly here in our community. It keeps local people employed, local businesses strong and enhances everyone’s quality of life.” 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. Who are some of our small businesses? Pat Mitchell started her own insurance agency six years ago and fortunately, it has “far exceeded my expectations” and she’s continuing to grow. A oneperson shop, Pat still found the time to join and be active in the Chamber, including membership on the PR/Marketing Committee. What is her advice for someone who is thinking of starting a business today? “You must be in the trenches and continue to learn from every person you come into contact with,” she says. Russ Martinson (Cooley Group) suggests that small business owners “join business organizations, such as the Chamber of Commerce, in your area and get involved.” Russ practices what he preaches

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and is currently Co-Chairman of the Chamber’s PR/Marketing Committee. Sharon Warantz ( Jellybean Promotions), who has been a one-person operation for 20 years, says, “Success can be achieved with a combination of hard work, dedication and using the right tools to achieve your goal.” Vikki Garby and her husband, Ken, have only been in business since last year, starting a text message marketing company called Zero G Deals. But even novices like the Garbys realize that hard work is one of the keys to success. “Be patient, work hard, make sure it’s something that you know you will love to do,” is their advice. Special thanks to Orange County Trust Company for generously sponsoring Small Business Month, which has enabled us to celebrate companies like these and all our other small businesses. Following is a list of special activities that are planned in May: ● Tuesday, May 3: Membership Breakfast, 7:27-9:00 a.m. at Kuhl’s Highland House in Middletown; County Executive Ed Diana will open the program, officially proclaiming May as Small Business Month in Orange County, and our special guest speaker will be businesswoman extraordinaire: Donna Cornell. The breakfast will be sponsored by Inspire.

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Special offers for small businesses In support of Small Business Month, the Hudson Valley Media Group of the Times Herald-Record will publish a special Small Business Section in the May 17 edition of the newspaper. Small businesses will have the opportunity to take advantage of an advertising package that includes an ad in the May 17 edition, as well as six additional ads to run anytime between May 1 and May 31. Visit www. orangeny.com and click on the Small Business Month button on the homepage for the details, or call 845-341-1100. The Chamber is also offering incentives for small businesses that are not currently Chamber members. Those details are also available at www.orangeny.com.

● Tuesday, May 17: Panel Presentation, 8:0011:00 a.m., Larkin Room, Chamber Business Center, Montgomery; a discussion of “Business Development in Orange County” featuring: Jonathan Drapkin, President of Pattern for Progress; Michael Torelli, Manager of Properties for the Port Authority of NY & NJ at Stewart Airport; and Arnaldo Sehweret, of the Small Business Development Center. Chamber President Dr. John D’Ambrosio will be the moderator. ● Thursday, May 19: Seminar on “Social Media for Small Business,” 1:00-3:00 p.m., Larkin Room; with Scott Wohl (Orange County Association of Realtors) and Lisa Montanaro (LM Organizing Solutions). ● Friday, May 20, mixer, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Vinum Café, Washingtonville. You can reserve now for any of the above by calling Roseann at 457-9700 or registering online at www. orangeny.com.

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Member Spotlight Health Notes New Members

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Community banks support small business

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 Michael Bonura Anthony’s Pier 9 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.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 International 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 Immaculate Designs 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 Cruise Holidays of Orange County 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

According to the US Small Business Administration, small businesses represent 99.7% of all employer firms, employ over half of all private sector employees, pay 44% of total US private payroll and have generated 64% of all net new jobs over the past 15 years. Powerful evidence of the force of small businesses in our country. And since there is a natural link between small businesses and community banks, it’s no wonder the community banking industry continues to thrive in America. Orange County Trust Company has 119 years of experience as a community bank, serving Orange County businesses from its headquarters in Middletown and seven other branches broadly distributed throughout the county, including a branch on Route 208 in Montgomery, just down the road from the Chamber office. Recognizing that many Orange County companies are doing business across the Hudson River, the bank has also opened a branch in Fishkill. Orange County Trust Company is, first and foremost, a commercial bank. Our institution-wide dedication to local, small businesses puts each bank decision-maker in a position to “know” the customer. This results in faster decisions and a flexibility that accounts for the market cycle realities each business faces. Banking is a relationship business and, just as it is vital for bankers to know their customers, business owners must be confident in and comfortable with the financial might of their community bank. Beyond our strong profitability picture, Orange County Trust Company has consistently ranked in top tier among national rating companies, including BauerFinancial and Weiss Ratings. These independent companies analyze the financial position of thousands of banks, brokerage firms and mutual fund companies. Our relationship with the community also includes a commitment to the “business” of many not-for-profit organizations and municipal entities. Whether it is short-term financing for a fire district or a certificate of deposit for the cash management needs of a youth service organization, Orange

The Chamber is grateful to Orange County Trust Company for sponsoring Small Business Month

County Trust Company has crafted a robust suite of services for this market. This approach is consistent with our effort, in association with the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, in helping to maintain the financial vitality of commerce within Orange County. No discussion of the Orange County Trust Company dedication to small business would be complete without mention of the services provided by our Trust and Investment Division. Many of our customers are family businesses that have experienced several generations of leadership. Dealing with a bank that has vast experience in estate administration and investment management can be invaluable when a business owner considers his or her transition options. As the oldest functional department of Orange County Trust Company, the Trust and Investment Division boasts a team of seasoned trust officers and investment professionals. Business customer “hand-holding” is a good quality in successful community banking and Orange County Trust Company has taken that quality and turned it into an art form. Our professional, dedicated service spirit permeates bank culture and results in an unparalleled experience for our business customers. Much like the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, the Orange County Trust Company delivers superior service to the Orange County business community.

Thanks to Judelson, Giordano & Siegel, C.P.A., P.C. for sponsoring the April 27 mixer at Catlin Gardens.

Thanks to 2011 Corporate Partners Our generous Partners this year are: Platinum Partners: Crystal Run Healthcare USA Datanet, A WVT Communications Company Gold Partners: Advance Testing Company Barton, Birks Chevrolet, Cadillac Depew Energy Drake, Loeb, Heller, Kennedy, Gogerty, Gaba & Rodd, PLLC Elant, Inc. Focus Media, Inc. Key Bank Laborers’ Local 17, LECET Marshall & Sterling Insurance Mobile Life Support Services, Inc. Orange & Rockland Utilities Port Authority of NY & NJ SB Credit Card Services Steingart Associates Taylor Biomass Energy, L.L.C. TD Bank Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell Walden Savings Bank Media Partners: Clear Channel of the Hudson Valley Cumulus Radio of the Hudson Valley Fox Radio Group – WGNY-AM/WGNY-FM/WJGK-FM/ WDLC-AM/WTSX -FM Times Herald-Record Time Warner Cable WSUL 98.3/95.7 - WVOS 95.9/105.7 - Watermark Communications

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May 2011 The Business Viewpoint

Chairman’s Message It looks like the nice weather is finally here to stay for a while. Many of us think of the spring as a time to clean up after a long winter. Well, economically our businesses and communities have experienced a very long “winter” and we still have a long way to go to make the necessary changes, and in some cases sacrifices, that will be needed to continue the path of recovery and rejuvenation. What about your busiJohnson nesses? Have you put aside some time to do some “spring cleaning”? Have you reviewed your offerings, pricing structure, client and customer base? Have you taken a look at your relative position in your industry market? What about professional spring cleaning? When is the last time you took a seminar or workshop to brush up or improve on your skills? What about those individuals who work for and with you? Have you taken advantage of how new technologies can

provide cost effective viable options? Perhaps technology is the challenge. It’s evolving at lightning speed and changing the way we all do business. Here at the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, we have the connections and tools to help with your business and professional spring cleaning. Through our various workshops, an impressive membership base that provides almost every service or product you might need, and countless networking opportunities, we provide a one-stop resource that will have you and your business spruced up and running into the summer with renewed vitality. Remember, we exist because of you and it’s an honor to serve you. If you haven’t called or stopped by in a while, please do so. I promise you won’t be disappointed. We’re here waiting for your visit and call.You don’t need to do spring cleaning alone. After all, work is always more pleasurable if you do it with your family and friends. Donna Johnson Chairman of the Board

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Tired of paying MTA’s bills? Two years ago, when the Metropolitan Transportation Authority racked up an unconscionable debt of $1.2 billion, the agency convinced New York State to solve the problem by imposing the now infamous Payroll Tax on all the businesses and organizations in their service area including the Mid-Hudson Valley. While rewarding themselves with raises, the MTA cut services and increased fares, AND is happily collecting the payroll taxes paid by employers in Orange, Dutchess and surrounding counties. The Orange County Chamber of Commerce, Orange County Partnership and Orange County Association of Realtors have joined others in the region calling for an immediate, independent, forensic audit of the MTA. While

the Payroll Tax should be rescinded completely and local employers reimbursed, at the very least, a complete forensic audit must be conducted. So far, about 300 people have signed our petition calling for an immediate forensic audit of the MTA. If you’re one of those people, thank you. If you’re not, please visit www. orangeny.com and click on “Demand a forensic audit of the MTA now.” Simply print out the petition, sign it and get it back to the Chamber office. We plan to personally deliver the signed petitions to our state legislators to make sure they never forget how we feel about the worst, most inequitable tax ever foisted on the people of the Hudson Valley. John A. D’Ambrosio, Ed.D. President

Insurance Open Enrollment Orange Benefits Partners will have open enrollment for Chamber members during June with a July 1, 2011 effective date. Open enrollment enables you to make changes to your current health insurance coverage, or switch to a new insurance

carrier to change coverage and premiums. Existing Chamber members who have not taken advantage of the health insurance plans can also enroll during this time. Coverage is available through Aetna, CDPHP,

Emblem Health, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, MVP and Oxford for groups of two or more. Coverage is available to sole proprietors through MVP and CDPHP. OBP announces that health coverage is now

available through CDPHP using the Crystal Run Healthcare Network. OBP also has vision and dental plans available to Chamber members. For more information, contact Christine Florio at 725-7390 or cflorio@orangebenefits.com.


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Member Spotlight ECOLOGICAL ANALYSIS, L.L.C. Middletown Ecological Analysis, L.L.C. (EA) is an environmental planning and natural resources consulting firm. We possess both the engineering background and scientific expertise needed to help our clients minimize potential impacts on the environment and human health from proposed projects. EA has designed and built fish farms, developed environmental site plans, prepared detailed SEQRA documents, solicited permitting, and gained approvals for major residential developments. Our specialized, experienced staff understands the unique, complex ecological and political environments stretching from lower Westchester urban communities through the Hudson highlands, into the Catskills. Call 4950123 or visit www.4ecological.com. EUROPEAN IMPORT REPAIR Harriman I started my career in independent repair shops and soon moved on to BMW dealerships. After 10 years as a Master Technician and Shop Foreman at a local dealership, I decided to branch out on my own and start a business of which I could be proud. I specialize in quality work and superior service without the

dealership prices: state-of-the-art dealership level diagnostic equipment; true four-wheel alignment machine for all European vehicles; factory level mounting and balancing tire machine; OEM or OEM aftermarket parts. Upfront and honest communication with convenient service and location is what I hope to provide. Call 837-1888 or visit www. afterthedealer.com.

dustry leading bar contractor, John Cassels of J.C. Contracting, the ambience of fine dining coupled with a cozy neighborhood pub was created. The friendly management and staff of Rambler’s Rest is a big part of its success. It’s the perfect destination for family, business meetings or just a casual drink with friends. Entertainment several days a week. Call 7821345 or visit www.ramblersrestny.com.

years and up. Our unique programs focus on selfdefense, self-control and improving the total person. Master Barron’s philosophy is that Tae Kwon Do is a way of living and thinking and a process of selfaccomplishment. Respect and self-control are the trademarks of NorthEastern Martial Arts, where personal attention is the rule, not the exception. Visit www.nemartialarts.com or call 651-5425.

HUDSON VALLEY POOL DOCTORS, INC. Newburgh With over 20 years of experience, Hudson Valley Pool Doctors is dedicated to servicing busy pool owners. Their water care experts offer free on-site computerized pool water analysis and chemical delivery services. Each vehicle is fully stocked with the chemicals, parts and accessories necessary to keep your pool sparkling clear. You only pay for the products you need. Additionally, they offer a full range of services from professional pool openings and weekly vacuuming/ maintenance programs to general repairs. It’s time to stop working on your pool and start enjoying it. Call 857-8980 or 562-POOL for details or to schedule an appointment.

WOODCHIPS CARPENTRY, L.L.C. Pine Bush Now is the time to book your spring projects. We can help with our many different services from decks to additions or that new home you’ve been dreaming about. Schedule now to get a jump on the summer building season. Woodchips can design/ build the addition of your dreams from a family room to a second floor. We have partnered with EnerBankUSA to offer our 18-month same as cash program: no interest if paid off in 18 months. For all your construction and landscape needs, call us and you won’t be disappointed. Visit www.woodchipscarpentry.servicemagicpro.com or call 744-3803.

JANCO SECURITY, INC. Bardonia With over 35 years experience, John Janelli of Janco Security offers homeowners and business owners the latest in alarm and monitoring technology, including burglar alarms, fire alarms, panic alarms, carbon monoxide detection, low temperature and water detection, all with 24-hour central station monitoring. We offer packages to meet all budgets with low monitoring fees. We also service and monitor existing systems. For a free estimate, call 708-2276. Chamber members receive six months free monitoring. Call for details or visit www.jancosecurity.com.

RAMBLER’S REST Monroe After opening on February 1, 2011, the Rambler’s Rest has become Orange County’s most authentic Irish bar and restaurant. Its warm mahogany lined walls, Venetian plaster ceilings and stone accented fireplaces rekindle the Irish décor our ancestors would proud of. Tastefully crafted and designed by the in-

NORTHEASTERN MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY Florida NorthEastern Martial Arts Academy was established in 1986 by Master Mitchell Barron, Chief Instructor and owner, an internationally certified 6th degree Black Belt with the World Tae Kwon Do Federation. We offer unlimited Tae Kwon Do classes for families, adults, teens and children three

GOING FORE IT Montgomery With the golf season underway, how’s your golf game after such a long, difficult winter? Does it need some fine-tuning? Check out Winding Hills Golf Course’s teaching professional, Gil Anderson’s website at www.goingforeit.com for some free, short teaching videos that can help all aspects of your

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Member Spotlight • Continued from page 4 game. If that doesn’t do the trick, give Gil a call at 457-1196 to schedule an individual golf lesson. The short game is his specialty, as well as the various aspects of the mental game. ARTWEAR FX FINE EMBROIDERY Highland Mills A small boutique that has been building an excellent trade reputation since 2008, ArtWear FX provides professionally embroidered apparel, accessories and gifts to serve the imprinting needs of Hudson Valley businesses and consumers. Whether working with your existing logo, creating a new design, even personalizing gift items for loved ones or for yourself, you’ll receive personal care, quality products and fine embroidery from ArtWear FX. Embroidery is available for corporations, schools, clubs, sports, weddings, new baby, fundraisers and much more. Visit in person or online at www.artwearfx.com. Call 238-1552 or e-mail artwearfx@artwearfx.com for your next event or occasion. ORANGE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Middletown Orange Regional Medical Center is consolidating its Horton and Arden Hill campuses into a new facility located at 707 East Main Street in Middletown. Scheduled to open this summer, the new 600,000+ SF medical campus will offer 353 private patient rooms, 50 emergency treatment rooms, 10-bed ICU, three cardiac catheterization labs, 12 operating rooms, outpatient surgical and procedure center, indoor cardiac rehabilitation track, ample

free parking, easy access form I84 and Route 17 and more. To learn more, visit www.ormc.org/ about-us/new-hospital.aspx.

news@midhudsonnews.com. If you’re interested in advertising, call 5370-1500 or e-mail advertising@ midhudsonnews.com.

49 MAG DET B Newburgh MAG 49 Det B is a Marine Corps command established at Stewart Air National Guard base in the late 1980s. The detachment includes two Marine Corps Reserve units, Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 452 and Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 49, plus the active duty Inspector and Instructor staff. Approximately 650 Marines are stationed aboard Stewart ANG base of which 380 are on active duty. The mission of the command is to provide ready Marine Reserve forces to augment the active Marine forces in times of high operational tempo. MAG 49 Det B is proud to serve aboard Stewart ANG base and thanks the community for its support.

KENNETT SCHOOL OF GYMNASTICS Goshen/Newburgh Founded in 1976, Kennett School of Gymnastics has become one of the premier gymnastics schools in New York State. Kennett offers parent-toddler, preschool, recreational and competitive programs in two convenient locations in Goshen and Newburgh. Our competitive girls’ and boys’ programs consistently receive state and regional titles. This year, our boys’ coach, Dimitre Dimitriov was voted by his peers as New York State Men’s Gymnastics Coach of the Year. We started a gymnastics school because we believe that the sport has the potential to deliver unparalleled increases in a child’s strength, flexibility, coordination and self-confidence. Call 294-9278 or visit www.kennetts.com.

MID-HUDSONNEWS.COM Middletown MidHudsonNews.com is mainstream media. MidHudsonNews.com, the Hudson Valley’s only daily online news source and the flagship news source of Statewide News Network, Inc., is in its 12th year of providing cutting edge news for the entire Hudson Valley. Owned and operated by veteran, award-winning journalist Hank Gross, Statewide News Network also publishes the exclusive web-based statewide news source at EmpireStateNews.net and the only exclusively web-based daily news source for northeast Pennsylvania at Pocono. News.net. People throughout the region read MidHudsonNews.com, which is also an excellent advertising vehicle. To receive daily headlines, e-mail

HERE’S HELP STAFFING & RECRUITING Middletown Here’s Help Staffing & Recruiting is celebrating 25 years of success in the Hudson Valley. Friendly, conscientious, dedicated…an indispensable business partner. That’s how we’ve been doing business for the last 25 years. Here’s Help is a NYS certified Women Owned staffing firm headquartered in Middletown. We specialize in recruiting for professional level positions in all industries, and in the last few years, have had tremendous success in the healthcare industry, both clerical and clinical specialties. Call 344-3434 or visit www.hereshelp.com.

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IUVO MEDIA CONSULTANTS, L.L.C. Chester Traditional methods of growing your business no longer work. You can change your business for the better with an effective website and bold online marketing strategy. iuvo is a total interactive strategy and digital marketing consulting firm that serves small to midsize business and media companies. We offer: website design; social media management; search engine marketing; search optimization; and more. As a Google-certified partner, and one of only a few Google Certified Small Business Trainers nationwide, we are uniquely qualified to help you grow your business. For a free Internet marketing consultant, visit www.iuvoonline.com or contact Paul McArthur at 549-8831 or paul@iuvoonline.com. DISCOUNTBLABBER.COM (A DIVISION OF IUVO MEDIA CONSULTANTS) Orange County Coming soon! Amazing deals at Orange County restaurants, salons, retail stores, service businesses and more. Discounts of up to 50-90% sent to your e-mail once each day. Unlike the big daily deals sites, DiscountBlabber.com serves only local Orange County businesses and shoppers. Unlike other advertising mediums, there is zero cost unless we drive paying customers. Also, a percentage of all sales on DiscountBlabber.com will be paid to local charities and organizations. Sign up for free to receive daily e-mails at www.DiscountBlabber.com. If you’re interested in advertising your business or in becoming a partner charity/organization, contact Paul McArthur at 549-8831 or paul@iuvoonline.com.

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Health notes Dr. Glen S. Kay of Omni Medical Care was certified by the Medical Review Officer Certification Council, an independent physician-based certifying body that conducts an extensive application process and written examination to identify licensed physicians with the highest professional standards of medical expertise and practical skills necessary to evaluate drug and alcohol results in the public and private sectors of the workplace. Access Physical Therapy & Wellness was recently named one of the 2011 Best Companies to Work for in New York. The firm was among the top 20 companies in the small/medium category. Access Physical Therapy & Wellness has locations in Montgomery, Port Jervis, Monroe, Wallkill and Goshen. Most are open weekdays from 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m.-

Member Spotlight • Continued from page 5 911 MEDICAL ID EMERGENCY CARD Middletown Losing your best friend is hard. Bring lost pets and their owners back together again quickly. Help ensure your pet’s safe return with this revolutionary portable pet record storage device. Displays contact info, pet’s health history, offers financial reward, provides proof of medical records, is waterproof, contains show records and breeding history and more. Found pets don’t have to be taken to the vet-

noon. For more information, call 457-5555 or e-mail salbanses@mptw.org. Prime Care Physical Therapy, P.C. is the only facility in Orange County specializing in comprehensive vestibular rehabilitation, a special field in physical therapy that deals with inner ear-related dizziness and balance problems. Their specialist, Maristela Nevin, has almost 10 years of experience in vestibular rehabilitation and is the only therapist in the area who has passed the American Physical Association’s Advanced Clinical Practice Courses in Vestibular Rehabilitation: basic, advanced and cervicogenic courses. To learn more, call 294-3484 or visit www.PrimeCarePT.com. The Organic Coffee Klotch wants you to know what’s in your daily cup of coffee. Typically, coffee raises your acidity level and stimulates inflammation playing a significant role in chronic and degenerative diseases, says Dr. Lois Tannenbaum of Organic Coffee Klotch. Their coffee tastes great and contains Ganoderma, an adaptogen that has anti-inflammatory agents that are used in Eastern medicine to treat illnesses from the common cold to cancer. Enjoy a

erinarian to read their chip information. Just plug collar tag into laptop to view. Call 343-0091 or visit www.911medicalidorangecountyny.com to inquire. One-time charge. VANGUARD ENERGY SOLUTIONS Wappingers Falls Vanguard LED Lights is a leading supplier of LED products, which consume up to 90% less energy and are dimmable. They have a lifespan of 60,000 hours or 10 years vs. CFL with 6,000 hours or 1.5 years, or incandescent with 1,000 hours or three months. Van-

cup of black, latte, mocha, green tea or hot chocolate and research www.Pubmed.gov to review the documented health benefits. Contact Dr. Tannenbaum at DrLPT03@aol.com or call 527-7913 for seminars, gift ideas and free samples. Orange Regional Medical Center now offers reiki therapy to inpatients free of charge. Reiki is defined as “universal life energy” and is used as a natural approach to healing and wellness by channeling energy. This energy is transferred from a licensed practitioner to the patient. In other ORMC news, in conjunction with an 1199SEIU joint labor management project, ORMC has selected eight outstanding nurses to represent the hospital at the 2011 Nurse of Distinction Awards on May 18 at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City. These semi-finalists were nominated by peers and management. For information on careers at ORMC, visit www.ormc.org/careers. St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital has added new physicians to its medical staff in the Department of Radiology. They are in Dr Michele Greco and Dr. Luis Rodriguez, Jr. They both have joined Radiologic Associates, P.C. and appointments

guard LED products contain no mercury or hazardous materials. They are 100% “green” and recyclable. We are looking for businesses that want to reduce their energy bill by offering a “green” solution in LED lighting. An LED lighting retrofit can achieve significant bottom line savings. We offer a free lighting audit; visit our booth at the May 26 Sustainability Summit or www.vanguardledlights.com. LEWIS SIGN COMPANY, L.L.C. Slate Hill Build your business with Lewis Signs. For 87 years,

can be made by calling 568-2241 or 784-3822. Two community leaders have been appointed to the SLCH Health System Foundation Board of Directors. They are Eric Najork, President of the Collection Bureau of the Hudson Valley, and William D. Thorpe, Jr., an orthopedic bracefitting practitioner. In other SLCH news, Joan Greene recently retired from the hospital after serving as a volunteer for more than 50 years. St. Luke’s volunteers donate more than 44,000 of service each year. For information on volunteering, call 568-2391 or e-mail lbaldwin@slchospital.org. More than 100 girls from across the region recently visited SLCH’s New to You Boutique to buy prom dresses for less. Gowns are collected at various places around the county and sold at the boutique. This year’s Prom Fest raised more than $3,000 for the SLC Auxiliary. CORRECTION: In an article in last month’s Viewpoint about the new CoHealth Benefits Plan being offered by Marshall and Sterling in conjunction with the Chamber, the phone number was incorrect. The correct number should be 567-1000, ext. 433 or 437.

Lewis Sign Company has provided local and regional businesses and organizations with effective sign advertising. Signs set the image, while drawing people in and building name awareness. Lewis Signs is perfectly set up to provide signs and service throughout the Hudson Valley. Our customer base includes major grocery, banking and healthcare organizations. Lewis Signs also letters cars and trucks. We sell and service flagpoles, scoreboards and we can custom fabricate storefront signs. Visit www.lewissigns.com or call 355-2651.r


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New Members AFLAC, Jason Hartman Jason Hartman 53 Gibson Hill Road Chester, NY 10918 (201) 522-7536 Insurance and Related Services Altimater Linda D’Avanzo P.O. Box 96 Hyde Park, NY 12538 (845) 705-8076 Life/Health Coach AMAN Business Transitions, L.L.C. Felicia Aman 10 Sherwood Drive Wallkill, NY 12589 (845) 895-9792 Consultants ArtWear FX Kathy Carrion 234 Ridge Road Highland Mills, NY 10930 (845) 238-1552 Embroidery BoilerKing, Inc. Carol Sadowski 20 Railroad Avenue Montgomery, NY 12549 (845) 457-4616 Plumbing/Heating/Air Conditioning Services & Supplies Brendyn’s Sports Bar & Grille Jaime Quinn 13-19 Railroad Avenue Middletown, NY 10940

(845) 341-0908 Restaurants Cal Ray’s Shoes Calvin Sturgis 88-35 Dunning Road Middletown, NY 10940 (845) 344-1499 Retailers/Malls/Shopping Centers Catlin Gardens Inn Jennifer Stack 2865 Route 6 Slate Hill, NY 10973 (845) 355-3555 Hotels and Motels Central Net Enterprises, L.L.C. Michael Ambrosio 1 Half Hollow Turn Monroe, NY 10950 (845) 238-3605 Consultants - Computer Systems Chester Printing Ralph Carr 7 Prospect Street Middletown, NY 10940 (845) 343-2722 Printers Crossroads Furniture & Gifts Al Pontecorvo 1 Galleria Drive Middletown, NY 10941 (845) 692-0992 Furniture Home/Office Diamond Landscaping & Property Maintenance Justin Connolly

1 Connolly Way Newburgh, NY 12550 (845) 565-1924 Landscape Services/Supplies/Repair Discount Blabber.com Paul McArthur 4 Debbie Court Chester, NY 10918 (845) 549-8831 Advertising/Graphics/Marketing Donohue Specialty Consultants George Donohue 79 Erie Street Campbell Hall, NY 10916 (347) 573-8354 Consultants Dropline Design Bill Forshaw 3608 Whispering Hills Chester, NY 10918 (845) 610-4127 Internet Services/Web Design Eagle-Riverview Group, Inc. Mark Pastreich One Civic Center Plaza, Suite 500 Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 (845) 454-1122 Real Estate Ecological Analysis, L.L.C. James A. Bates 633 Route 211 East, Suite #4 Box #4 Middletown, NY 10941 (845) 495-0123 Consultants - Community/Land Planning/Environment European Import Repair Ralph Rivera 22 Maple Avenue Harriman, NY 10926

(845) 837-1888 Automotive Repair Firestone Complete Auto Car Quinn Schneider 5 Gibbs Court Middletown, NY 10940 (845) 343-1615 Auto/Truck Care First Class Daycare Center, Inc. Sharon Gold P.O. Box 563 Florida, NY 10921 (845) 651-5200 Child Care/Preschool/Services Firth Cliffe Technologies, Inc. Stacey Lyle 198 Willow Avenue Cornwall, NY 12518 (845) 534-9800 Computers/Networking/Systems Fit Master Online James Kerr 3 Becks Lane Newburgh, NY 12550 (845) 542-6155 Health Care and Related Services

Gerry Nevins Foundation Marie Nevins P.O. Box 524 Washingtonville, NY 10992 (845) 496-5537 Associations/Clubs/Foundations

Independent Helicopters, L.L.C. Heather Howley 1188 First Street Newburgh, NY 12550 (845) 549-3755 Airport and Related Services

Golds Gym - Middletown Robert Roche 15 Industrial Drive Middletown, NY 10941 (845) 344-4653 Health Clubs/Exercise

iuvo Media Consultants, L.L.C. Paul McArthur 4 Debbie Court Chester, NY 10918 (845) 549-8831 Internet Services/Web Design

Got To Have That Coffee, Organo Gold Kim Bunch 4 Valley Forge Road Newburgh, NY 12550 (845) 542-1061 Beverage Services and Related Products Hay Boyz, L.L.C. Dan Armida/Eddie Garcia 1 Goshen Turnpike Bloomingburg, NY 12721 (845) 733-1995 Retailers/Malls/Shopping Centers

Friendly MotorCars, Authorized Mercedes- Benz Dealer Jennifer Sweet 134 Old Post Road Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 (845) 298-0600 Automobile Sales/Service/Leasing

Hudson Valley Planning & Preservation Susan Roth 26 Laura Road Monroe, NY 10950 (845) 893-0134 Associations/Clubs/Foundations

GD Stultz Bookkeeping Services Donovan Stultz P.O. Box 226 Hurleyville, NY 12747 (845) 434-4732 Accounting/Bookkeeping/Taxes

Hudson Valley Pool Doctors Robin Koury P.O. Box 7466 Newburgh, NY 12550 (845) 857-8980 Swimming Pool Services and Equipment

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Janco Security John Janelli 135 Route 304 Bardonia, NY 10954 (845) 708-2276 Security/Alarm/Video Surveillance Janotti Insurance Agency Todd Jannotti 20 Browns Drive New Windsor, NY 12553 (845) 564-2942 Insurance and Related Services Joy Insurance Agency, Inc. Christopher Joy 639 East Main Street Middletown, NY 10940 (845) 342-4888 Insurance and Related Services Kennett School of Gymnastics Lee Kennett 150 West Main Street Goshen, NY 10924 (845) 294-9278 Child Care/Preschool/Services

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CHAMBER EVENTS/ MAY - JUNE 2011 S U N D AY 1

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Upcoming Orange County Chamber of Commerce Events Small Business Month Kickoff Breakfast 7:27-9:00 a.m. Kuhl’s Highland House, Middletown Speakers: OC Executive Ed Diana and Donna Cornell, Donna Cornell & Co. Sponsor: Inspire

$25 members in advance

May 10

Small Business Networking Blast 7:00-9:00 a.m. Larkin Room, Chamber Business Center Sponsor: Orange County Trust

$5

May 17

Free Small Business Panel Discussion 8:00-11.00 a.m. Larkin Room, Chamber Business Center Topic: “Business Development in Orange County” Speakers: Jonathan Drapkin President, Pattern for Progress; Michael Torelli, Manager of Properties, Port Authority of NY & NJ; Arnaldo Sehwerert, Regional Director, Small Business Development Center Sponsor: Orange County Trust

May 18

Annual Human Resources Seminar “Coping with Workplace Challenges” 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Ramada Inn, Newburgh Presenters: Attorneys from Jackson Lewis, L.L.P. Co-host: Society for Human Resource Management

May 3

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$30 at the door $50 non-members

$110 members $135 non-members

May 19

$32 per person Luncheon 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Kuhl’s Highland House, Middletown Speaker: William Dudley, President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of New York Co-host: Orange County Partnership

May 19

Small Business Seminar 1:00-3:00 p.m. Larkin Room, Chamber Business Center Topic: “How to Use Social Media for Your Small Business” Speakers: Lisa Montanaro, LM Organizing Solutions, and Scott Wohl, Orange County Association of Realtors Sponsor: Orange County Trust

Free

May 20

Small Business Mixer 5:30 -7:30 p.m. Vinum Café, Washingtonville Sponsor: Orange County Trust

Free

May 26

Sustainability Summit 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange, Newburgh Speaker: Dr. Jack Phillips, Co-Founder, ROI Institute Topic: “Measuring the Return on Investment in Sustainability Initiatives”

$20 per person

Make reservations online at www.orangeny.com, call (457-9700), fax (457-8799) or mail (with check if appropriate) to: The Orange County Chamber of Commerce, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Montgomery, NY 12549 or e-mail roseannb@orangeny.com.

FAX OR OR MAIL MAIL TODAY TODAY! FAX C O M P A N Y N A M E _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ C O M P A N Y R E P R E S E N TA T I V E ( S ) ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Mastercard/Visa/American Express available for advance reservations Reservations made, but not honored, will be billed.

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Fed up dumping your hard earned dollars into advertising that isn’t working? Attend this powerful Orange County Chamber-sponsored seminar on Wednesday, June 15 to boost the effectiveness of your advertising. The seminar will be held from 8:00-10:00 a.m. in the Larkin Room at the Orange County Chamber Business Center in Montgomery. You’ll learn: • Common mistakes with most advertising • Why your marketing isn’t working • How to effectively capture the attention of your target market • How to turn potential buyers into real customers/clients • How to make your prospects believe they would be absolute fools to do business with anyone else but you, regardless of price • How to systematically eliminate your competition You’ll leave with valuable ideas you can implement immediately. Space is limited to 40. Reserve by visiting www.OrangeNY.com or calling 457-9700. The seminar will be presented by Barry Adelman (Y2 Marketing), Accredited Master Consulting Agent, Monopolize Your Marketplace; 469-0900; www.MYMessentials.

Luncheon to feature Federal Reserve CEO William C. Dudley, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, will be the guest speaker at a special luncheon to be held on Thursday, May 19 at Kuhl’s Highland House in Middletown. The luncheon is co-hosted by the Orange County Chamber of Commerce and the Orange County Partnership. Dudley became the 10th President & CEO in January 2009. In that capacity, he serves as the Vice Chairman and a permanent member of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the group responsible for formulating the nation’s monetary policy. Dudley had been Executive Vice President of the Markets Group at the New York Fed, where he also managed the System Open Market Account for the FOMC. The Markets Group oversees domestic open market and foreign exchange trading operations and the provisions of account services to foreign central banks. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Bank, Dudley was a Partner and Managing Director at Goldman, Sachs & Company and was the firm’s chief U.S. economist for a decade. Reservations for the May 19 luncheon should be made by calling the Chamber at 457-9700 or registering online at www.orangeny.com. Admission is $32

Want to be more productive? Come hear great tips, tricks and tools to become and stay more productive at the “Productivity Panel: Best Practices for Streamlining Your Business and Your Life” on Friday, June 10 from 8:0010:00 a.m. in the Larkin Room at the Orange County Chamber Business Center in Montgomery. Co-hosted by the Chamber’s Young Professionals, Consultants and Small Business Committee, the panel will feature productivity experts Lisa Montanaro (LM Organizing Solutions), Donna Johnson (DJ Consulting Services) and Cynthia Marsh-Croll (Croll Productive Synergy). Moderator will be Brian Maher, Mayor of Walden and a member of the Young Professionals. Come prepared to ask your most pressing productivity questions. Whether it’s paper problems, time management crunches, email clutter or how to streamline systems, these experts are ready to tackle them all. Space is limited, so reserve your seat now by calling Roseann at 457-9700 or registering online at www.orangeny.com. Admission is only $15.


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Member Events Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County will host a free lecture on “Arthritis of the Knee, Hip and Shoulder” on Thursday, April 28 at 6:00 p.m. in the second floor conference room of St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital at 19 Laurel Avenue in Cornwall. The presentation will be made by Dr. John McLaughlin. Refreshments will be served and space is limited. To reserve, call 454-0120 or e-mail jbien@orthoadc.com.

It Matter? For more information, visit www. ocartscouncil.org, call 469-9168 or e-mail jen@ ocartscouncil.org. Thalle Industries, Inc. will be honored by the New York League of Conservation Voters, one of the state’s largest environmental advocacy groups, at NYLCV’s Westchester Cocktail Party on Tuesday, May 3 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Sky Lounge/42 Restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton in White Plains. For more information, call 212361-6350 or visit www.nylcv.org.

“How to Succeed in Business…” staring Daniel Radcliff (“Harry Potter”) and John Larroquette (“Night Court”) will be the next Broadway show that Captain’s Club Cruises & Tours will travel to on Sunday, May 1. Show time is 3:00 p.m. The price is $120 and includes front mezzanine seats and round trip bus transportation from Captain’s Club in Middletown. The number of tickets is limited. Call 344-4949 for more information and availability.

Orange County business leader Rich Rowley will be honored by the Orange County Citizens Foundation at its 2011 Annual Dinner and Presentation of the Ottaway Medal on May 5 at the Falkirk Estate and Country Club in Central Valley. The event will begin at 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $85 for Foundation members and $95 for nonmembers. Reservations can be made at www.occitizensfoundation.org or by calling 469-9459. A Citizens Foundation project on land use planning has been named in Rowley’s honor and donations are being accepted for this commemorative project. E-mail nancy@occitizernsfoundation.org to make a donation.

The Orange County Arts Council will hold several events: May 1 at 2:00 p.m., Informal Dance Performance; May 4 at 7:00 p.m., Mandala Workshop: A Path to Peace and Self-Understanding; June 15 at 6:00 p.m., All About Music Publishing: What Is It? How Does It Work? Why Does

Middletown Elks Lodge #1097 will hold the first annual Scotch Doubles Bowling Tournament to Benefit Inspire on Saturday, May 7 at 12:00 noon at Quinnz Pinz (formerly Middletown Lanes), 13-19 Railroad Avenue, Middletown. For information, call Bob Talmadge at 386-8892 or 674-6249.

The family-friendly Touch-A-Truck/Aviation Expo fundraiser for the United Ways of Orange and Dutchess Counties will be held on Saturday, May 14 from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. at Orange County Airport, 500 Dunn Road, Montgomery. The event will feature the Orange County Pilots Association’s Aviation Expo, in addition to more than 50 vehicles such as cranes, excavators, dump trucks and emergency vehicles for children to see, climb on and photograph. There will also be a display of antique cards and a variety of children’s activities. Tickets are $5 per person; children three and under are free. For information, visit www. touchatruck.org or call 457-4774 or 471-1900. Community Blood Services will hold its 14th annual “Play with the Greats” Golf Classic on May 16 at the Preakness Hills Country Club in Wayne, NJ. Eighteen pro athletes are scheduled to attend. Registrations to play with the pros are limited and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. There will be a scramble format beginning with an 11:30 a.m. shotgun start. For sponsorships and more information, call 201-705-1669 or e-mail arleenk@cbsblood.org. The 12th annual Orange County Job Fair will be held on May 18 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Galleria at Crystal Run, Middletown. For information, visit www.orangeworks.biz. The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan and the Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County will host a seminar on “Estate

Planning Strategies” on Wednesday, May 18 in the Larkin Room at the Orange County Chamber Business Center in Montgomery. Accountants, attorneys and certified financial planners will receive three credits. Registration for the seminar will begin at 4:30 p.m. The seminar and a light supper will follow from 5:00-8:00 p.m. The fee is $45 per person. Seating is limited. To register, visit www. cfoc-ny.org, e-mail admin@cfoc-ny.org or call 769-9393. Literacy Orange will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a “Diamonds in the Rough” gala on May 18 from 4:00-9:00 p.m. at The Fountains at the Wallkill Golf Club in Middletown. They are partnering with Orange-Ulster BOCES to honor outstanding students from the adult education programs throughout Orange County. There will be a hole in one golf contest from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Cocktail hour begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30. Sponsorship forms are available at www.literacyorangeny.org. Deadline for registration is April 28. Call 863-9348 or e-mail dirlitorange@warwick.net for more information. Tuxedo Park School will host the 2011 TPS Classic at the Tuxedo Club golf course on Monday, May 23. Open to the public, the outing will begin with registration at 11:00 a.m., followed by luncheon and a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. Foursomes and sponsorship opportunities are available. This 20th annual outing is the fundraiser for Tuxedo Member Events • Continued on page 11


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Member Events • Continued from page 10 Park School’s $1.1 million tuition assistance program. All tuition is need-based and benefits 38% of students who attend TPS. For more information, visit www.tuxedoparschool.org. Pets Alive Animal Sanctuary is planning the annual “Fur Ball Gala” in June. If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor or a committee member, contact Marcy Rydd at marcy@petsalive.com. A free seminar on “Multi-Generational Estate Planning: What You Need to Know” will be held on Wednesday, June 1 in Aquinas Hall at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh. Registration will begin at 5:00 p.m., with the program from 5:30-7:00 and a reception from 7:00-8:00 p.m. The seminar is hosted by the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan and Mount Saint Mary College’s Office of College Advancement. To register, call 769-9393 or 569-3286. Visit www.cfoc-ny.org or www. msmc.edu for more information. Wednesday, June 1 is “Dine Out for Hospice Day.” Before making your reservations at a restaurant that day, check to make sure that they’re participating in “Dine Out for Hospice.” All participating restaurants will donate 10% of their proceeds on June 1 to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties. Check www.hospiceoforange.com on May 20 or after to find out what restaurants are participating. Mount Saint Mary College will hold its 33rd annual Golf Tournament on Monday, June 6 at the Powelton Club in Newburgh. This year’s outing will honor Jim Smith, Jr., President and founder of Advance Testing Company. The Occupations, Inc. 2011 Pro-Am Tournament is scheduled for Friday, June 10 at the Golf Club at Mansion Ridge. Mark Lye returns as the host of the event and brings with him baseball legend, Rick Rhoden. Lye and 27 regional PGA pros from the Hudson Valley and metropolitan area will compete in the outing. The “Nebraska-style” scramble format will be used. Sponsorships start at $2,500. Individual amateur golf slots are available at $500 per person and include lunch, dinner, greens fees and custom apparel. Awards banquet tickets are $75. Journal ads are also available. For information, call 692-4454, ext. 101. Golfers will have a choice of two venues for play at the 13th Annual Golf Outing for the Crystal Run Village Foundation, which will be held on Monday, June 13: Otterkill Golf and Country Club in Campbell Hall and Winding Hills Executive Golf Course in Montgomery. For information on sponsorships, foursome reservations, journal ads or to attend the post-golf dinner, contact Dawn Kemp at 695-2547 or dawn.kemp@crvi.org. Save Saturday, June 18 for the American Cancer Society’s Birthday Bash Gala event to be held at the Powelton Club, Newburgh. Are all your business associates playing golf and you feel left out? Change that now by enrolling in Gil Anderson’s Beginners’ Clinic in conjunction with the Orange County Chamber’s Women in Business Golf Tournament to be held on Thursday, June 30 at Winding Hills Golf Club in Montgomery. You will be hitting the ball by the end of the three-hour clinic, while enjoying the fun, friendly atmosphere. Availability is limited. Contact Roseann at the Chamber at 457-9700 for information and to make reservations. The Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center, Inc. will hold the 2011 Pillars of the Community Awards on Saturday, November 5 at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor. Pillar for Lifetime Achievement will be awarded to Marcel Martino, President of Inspire, Inc. Pillars for Outstanding Community Service will be awarded to Doug Hovey, Executive Director, Independent Living, and to Mount Saint Mary College. For more information, call 220-33152 r

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Did You Know? The newest addition to the Rambler’s Rest is complimentary valet parking. The top entrance of the restaurant will now be closed encouraging all to enter and exit from the lower portion away from the dangerous blind corner. Guests have the option to not participate in the valet service and will be directed to a designated section of the parking lot. The valet service will conclude nightly at 2:00 a.m. After that time, all keys will be in possession of the restaurant’s bar staff. In efforts to reduce driving while impaired, bartenders will use discretion when returning keys and encourage taxi service, which will be readily available every night. For information, visit www.ramblersrestny.com. BBG&G Advertising and Public Relations has opened a new office at 3 Neptune Road in Poughkeepsie. This is part of BBG&G’s plans for expansion throughout the Hudson Valley and the northeast. The agency creates award-winning and effective advertising and marketing programs, as well as public relations and media relations campaigns, for a wide range of regional and national clients. BBG&G received nearly perfect customer satisfaction scores in a recent survey conducted by Dun & Bradstreet. For more information, visit www.bbggadv.com or call 695-1880.

com or by calling 1-800-LAW-AMPM. 911 Medical ID Plus Family Card is a selfcontained software platform and is designed to protect users from becoming medical error statistics. An individual’s health profile is encrypted and stored using Advanced Encryption Standard and is password-protected to prevent unauthorized data modification. In an emergency, the personal health profile is available in read-only mode and prevents anyone from modifying it. For information, visit www.911medicalidorangecountyny.com. Pets Alive, a no-kill animal rescue organization based in Middletown, announces the Kameron Jacobsen Youth Award to recognize kids who show extraordinary selflessness in helping animals, and kindness above malice toward others, particularly in young people. Fourteen-year-old Kameron Jacobsen of Monroe lost his life on January 14, 2010. The first award will be presented at the Pets Alive Fur Ball Gala on June 17. Empire State Bank, with offices in Newburgh, New Paltz and Staten Island, recently awarded $7,300 in quarterly grants to support non-profit agencies and programs. The bank established the Empire State Bank, N.A. Charitable Trust Fund within the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan so that it could give back to the community it serves. For information on establishing a fund, visit www.cfoc-ny.org or call 769-9393.

Ikan, Inc., which provides quality services to people with developmental disabilities has launched a website for the kids store, www.jackofwarwick.com. Feedback is invited.

Peggy Edwards has been promoted to Vice President, Director of Human Resources and Corporate Secretary for Empire State Bank. She has 38 years of banking experience.

Timothy G. Tuttle, an Associate with Tarshis, Catania, Liberth, Mahon & Milligram, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Greater Newburgh YMCA, a not-for-profit communitybased organization providing for and serving families of eastern Orange and Dutchess Counties.

MJ Hanley-Goff has been named Editor of Hudson Valley Parent and Hudson Valley Life magazines. Hanley-Goff has been writing about the Hudson Valley for the past 10 years. The new editor welcomes comments, questions and story ideas at editor@excitingread.com. Hudson Valley Parent is a 16-year-old regional magazine, based in Newburgh, that also publishes Hudson Valley Life and the NY Parent Travel Guide. For more information, visit www.excitingread.com.

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled 8-0 in favor of a client of the Veterans Services Group of Finkelstein & Partners. The decision was the result of an appeal regarding the denial of service-connected benefits to the F&P client. In other F&P news, Danielle Mackey, the firm’s Director of Marketing, was named one of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s “40 Under 40.” More information about F&P is available at www.lawampm.

Gail Prokosch, Associate Broker for RE/MAX Benchmark Realty Group in New Windsor, was ranked #2 in total transactions and #3 in gross closed commissions in District 4 on a list of Top 100 sales associates for RE/MAX of New York, Inc. Associ-

ate Broker Michael Fradianni was ranked #1 for total transactions in District 4. Prokosch and Fradianni both will be honored again in May at the Orange County Association of Realtors Awards Luncheon with Bronze and Silver Awards respectively.

list, an annual feature on up-and-coming figures in the construction industry. ENR New York covers the greater tri-state area construction sector and is one of the industry’s leading trade publications. The “Top 20 Under 40” are featured in the February 7 issue.

Now that it’s spring, why not give your group or organization an injection of uplifting enthusiasm? Consider having Gil Anderson, author of “Going Fore It -- In Golf and Life,” inspire, motivate or coach your valued employees. Anderson also offers the Winding Hills Experience, which includes a combination of full or half-day golf clinics, lunch, dinner or cocktail party as well as a motivational presentation. Call 4571196 to discuss the options for your group.

Jeannie Costanzo of Keller Williams Realty has earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales. Short sales allow the cash-strapped seller to repay the mortgage at the price that the home sells for, even though it is lower than what is owed on the property. For more information, contact Costanzo at 234-2220.

High Hotels Ltd., which owns and operates the Hampton Inn and Courtyard by Marriott in Middletown, has achieved the Institute for Sustainable Development’s highest level of recognition: Green Plus™ certification. This certification recognizes dedication to triple bottom-line sustainability -- people, planet and performance -- by measuring business, environmental, and co-worker and community practices. For more information about High Hotels, visit www.HighHotels.com and www.HighRealEstateGroup.com.

The webpage for the Knights of Columbus in Greenwood Lake is routinely updated. Anyone can submit news items or write short articles of interest to the council, including anniversary or birthday acknowledgements. Since http//:catholicweb.com/ gwlknights went on line last fall, it has received 2,000 hits. Information about meetings, etc. is also posted on the Knights’ FaceBook page. Go to FaceBook and search GWLKNIGHTS.

The newly-expanded Studio Ayo Fitness Center at the former Caldor Plaza in the Town of Wallkill recently opened. The clean, brightly colored former footprint of 3,500 SF has been incorporated into the new 10,000 SF facility. It houses an enlarged studio for Zumba dance, an expanded area for a new selection of fitness machines, a workout area to accommodate regularly scheduled boot camp activities, as well as a “Metabolic Playground,” an open area for a variety of fitness games and cardiovascular exercises. In addition to regularly scheduled classes, certified personal trainers and nutritional counselors are available for addition fees. For more information, visit www.studioayo.com or call 344-4625. Sedore Hudson Valley C.P.A.s, a leading accounting, tax, valuations and auditing firm, hired three new interns: Lauren Kaiser, Jamar Palmer and Lawrence White, Jr. for the 2011 tax season. More information on Sedore is available www.sedoreco. commmmm or 485-5510. ‘Imagine the Possibilities” is the theme of a new advertising campaign launched by Goldstein Lieberman & Company, L.L.C. The campaign depicts a goldfish jumping from the confinement of a small bowl into a vast lake where the opportunities are limitless. GLC continues to expand its market base in New York and New Jersey. The firm has approximately doubled in size over the past three years. For more information, visit www.glcpas.com or call 800839-5767. CSArch Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management was honored by Renewable Energy World Network at its annual North American Conference for its design work at The Wild Center, New York’s Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks. The project received the 2011 Excellence in Renewable Energy Award for Biomass Project of the Year. The project combines a wood gasification heating plant integrated with a solar thermal collection and storage system. CSArch project leaders were Dan Woodside and Tim McCarthy. Pete Berman, CEO of The Ruby Group, a Goshen-based development, consulting and construction management company, has been included on ENR New York magazine’s prestigious “Top 20 Under 40”

Do you have a backyard pool that is losing water? Call ALM Leak Detection if you suspect a leak. They can repair concrete or vinyl pools without draining the water. Why replace your liner when ALM Leak Detection can repair it, saving you hundreds, perhaps thousands, on a new liner? Call 9262929 or visit www.almleakdetection.net. Tracking Systems, Inc., is the newest associate client with the Orange County Business Accelerator. Tracking Systems produces customized GPS solutions for public, private and business use. The tracking can be integrated with sensors that have the ability to monitor temperature for keeping produce, meat and cheese fresh, as well as oil pump operation and snow plow position on a truck. The Accelerator now has 15 clients and tenants, employing more than 45 people at its 4 London Avenue, New Windsor location. Pine Bush High School senior Vinson Smith has been named 2011 Youth of the Year by the Town of Wallkill Boys & Girls Clubs. The clubs serve the communities of Fallsburg, Liberty, Monticello, Pine Bush and the Town of Wallkill, helping young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible adults. For more information, visit www. bgcorange.org or call 342-8833. Quantum Wellness, Inc. has been servicing the tri-state area for over 10 years, empowering people to wellness. They offer $5 off your first 30-minute ion-cleanse detoxification session. Buy 12 and get the 113th session free. Located in Port Jervis. Visit online at www.QuantumWellnessInc.comor call 856-2260. A local search review from Daley Print and Web Solutions provides a fast and affordable way to increase your web presence. They’ve helped small business clients see a double-digit growth in web traffic within a month. The benefits go beyond just website traffic. If more people can find you, then more people can order from you online or know where to visit your shop or store. Visit www.daleypws.com for more information or call Carol at 527-8188. Olympia Development Companies, a multifaceted residential builder and developer located at 281 Hudson Street in Cornwall-on-Hudson, has launched a new division -- Olympia Contracting --

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Did You Know? • Continued from page 12 that will focus primarily on providing general contracting services to homeowners looking to remodel their homes, residential developers building new projects in the greater Hudson Valley region and businesses that require build-out work on their commercial office or retail space. For more information, visit www.OlympiaContracting.com or call 534-4694. In celebration of their sixth anniversary, Prime Care Physical Therapy, P.C. is offering a limited time only free physical therapy service to Orange County residents. If you have pain, balance or mobility problems and would like to experience how physical therapy can benefit your condition, call 294-3484 to schedule your free trial program. Appointments are limited and will be offered to new patients only. Visit www.PrimeCarePT.com for more information. Walden Savings Bank is sponsoring the Bed Replacement Program at the Transformation Life Center (TLC) in West Park. The bank donated $5,000 to benefit TLC’s Bed Replacement Program in which resident volunteers are hand-crafting beds to replace the aging furniture at the center’s dormitory. Spearheaded by WSB Director Steve Burger, the project will mean the construction of 25 new beds. The Orange County Association of Realtors (OCAR) has signed official documentation to sponsor their fourth house in partnership with

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh. OCAR has been involved with Habitat since 2001. Their fourth house is located at 72 Benkard Avenue in Newburgh. The home will include a rental apartment that will allow the new owners an additional source of income. OCAR is involved in several fundraising efforts in addition to their involvement with Habitat. Their “Cruise through Time” ride on the River Rose is scheduled for June 2. For more information, visit www.ocar.com. Marcia Garcia has joined the Thayer Leader Development Group (TLDG) as a Learning Coordinator. Located in the historic Thayer Hotel at West Point, TLDG offers customized leadership development programs grounded in the West Point philosophy of “be, know, do.” For more information, contact Garcia at 446-4731, ext. 7969 or visit www. thayerleaderdevelopment.com. Mary D. Madden, President and CEO of Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, has been chosen by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to serve on its local advisory panel reporting to the national Community Deposit Institutions Advisory Council. Madden will participate in sessions aimed at cementing closer grassroots ties between Federal Reserve staff in Washington and community banks and credit unions. With more than $3 billion in assets, HVFCU serves its members through 20 branches in Orange, Dutchess, Ulster and Putnam Counties. For information, visit www.hvfcu.org.

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Information management specialist Cynthia Marsh-Croll of Croll Productive Synergy announces a new service to help non-profits: “Turn Data into Donors & Dollars.” The service will provide agencies a tool to leverage their current database and assist in development and effective reporting for future events and campaigns. For information, visit www.crollproductivesynergy.com.

tion on ETC, call 695-2200 or visit www.exhibitandtradeshow.com.

Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation recently donated $2,500 to the Gateway to Entrepreneurial Tomorrows, Inc. (GET) to help fund the microloan program. GET is a Poughkeepsie-based microenterprise development organization focused on fostering entrepreneurship in low-income and minority populations throughout the Hudson Valley. For information about Ulster Savings Foundation, call Jeffrey Wood at 338-6322, ext. 3268.

Fine art is one of the vehicles that many people use as an investment and artwork can increase in value far more than stocks. Our friends at E-Sales Masters, L.L.C. say there are two things to keep in mind when purchasing a painting or sculpture. First, buy what you like; second, depending on its price, be sure to purchase something that is authentic. A Certificate of Authenticity should accompany your artwork if you plan on selling it for a profit in the future. For many great choices of beautiful pieces in all price ranges, visit www.FineArtAtDiscountPrices.com. If you are a Chamber member, be sure to get your coupon code from the Chamber’s website.

Anew Image Salon and Spa, 673 Little Britain Road, New Windsor, is offering several specials for spring featuring a new spray tanning machine, eyelash extensions, photo lite therapy and a complimentary manicure with pedicure. Call 567-7787 for details. Exhibit & Tradeshow Consultants’ Design and Build received “Best Booth” for a client at the recent Global Shop 2011 Trade Show in Las Vegas. Global Shop is the largest annual trade show dedicated to store design, merchandising and shopper marketing. For more informa-

The staff at the Courtyard by Marriott in Newburgh has been ranked #1 in the nation for “Responsiveness to Guests Needs,” #2 for “Friendly Front Desk” and “Warm and Hospitable” by GSS Pulse. Call 567-4800 for information about the hotel.

The Mid-Hudson Association for the Education of Young Children has created a scholarship for early childhood program providers who are pursuing National AEYC accreditation. Linda Martini, Assistant Director of the Child Care Council of Orange County, who also serves on the Board of the Mid-Hudson AEYC, awarded the scholarship for Orange County to Cathy Hecht of Rhythm and Rhyme Child Care Center of Warwick. r


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New Members • Continued from page 7 Kitchen Depot at the Granite Shop Pete Nieto 179 South Plank Road Newburgh, NY 12550 (845) 564-0500 Granite Fabrication and Installation Landworx Pete Nilsestuen 39 Glenmere Homesites Road Florida, NY 10921 (845) 651-5376 Landscape Services/Supplies/ Repair Limo King Jason Jarocki 18 A Meadow Road Florida, NY 10921 (845) 791-limo Transportation Little Scholars Childcare & Preschool April Griffin 67 Brookside Avenue Chester, NY 10918 (845) 469-4403 Child Care/Preschool/Services Maaco Collision Repair & Auto Painting Melissa Fimognari 23 Cannon Hill Drive New Hampton, NY 10924 (845) 291-1122 Automotive Repair

MacVean, Lewis, Sherwin, & McDermott, P.C. Thomas P. Clarke 34 Grove Street Middletown, NY 10940 (845) 343-3000 Attorneys Mike Pacer- An Orchestra of One Mike Pacer 3156 Route 94 Chester, NY 10918 (845) 469-8528 Entertainment Millspaugh Furniture Sharon Millspaugh 52 Main Street Walden, NY 12586 (845) 778-1500 Furniture Home/Office Minute Car Wash Anthony Pezzo 160 South Robinson Avenue Newburgh, NY 12550 (845) 561-3370 Automotive Care My Tech Computing Jason Henderson 680 Route 211 Middletown, NY 10941 (845) 228-8940 Computers/Supplies/Parts and Repair New York Computer Care Michael Catroppo 18 Stephens Avenue Middletown, NY 10941

(845) 820-9979 Computers/Supplies/Parts and Repair New York Life Dominick Kortkant 460 Temple Hill Road New Windsor, NY 12553 (845) 569-8200 Insurance and Related Services Olympia Development Companies Michael Bartolone 281 Hudson Street Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520 (845) 534-4694 General Contractors/Builders Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, P.C. Dr. Norman Levine 219 Blooming Grove Turnpike New Windsor, NY 12553 (845) 561-8060 Health Care and Related Services - Orthopedics Osiris Country Club Robert Zifchock 110 Lake Osiris Road Walden, NY 12586 (845) 778-5309 Golf Paint Works Dean J. Mabie 23 Miller Heights Road Middletown, NY 10940 (845) 764-1931 Painting/Wallcoverings/Supplies and Services

Paul Jr. Designs Joe Puliafico 21 Stone Castle Road Rock Tavern, NY 12575 (845) 787-5356 Motorcycles/Choppers Pre-paid Legal Bill Barbee P.O. Box 268 Middletown, NY 10940 (845) 699-1512 Legal Services Quinnz Pinz Jaime Quinn 13-19 Railroad Avenue Middletown, NY 10940 (845) 343-8121 Entertainment Rambler’s Rest Oliver Cassels 590 Route 208 Monroe, NY 10950 (845) 782-1345 Restaurants Richmor Aviation Dan Kahn Stewart International Airport, 1188 First Street New Windsor, NY 12553 (914) 420-6000 Airport and Related Services Rosenwasser Law, P.C. Stewart Rosenwasser 201 Ward Street, Suite 2B Montgomery, NY 12549 (845) 457-4646 Attorneys

Rep. Hayworth to speak June 21

Save the date!

Dr. Nan Hayworth, who was elected Congresswoman in New York’s 19th District in 2010, will be the guest speaker at the Orange County Chamber’s Tuesday, June 21 Membership Breakfast. The breakfast will begin at 7:27 a.m. at Falkirk Golf and Country Club in Central Valley. The sponsor is CDPHP. Rep. Hayworth is a doctor, mother, businesswoman and community leader. In her first term in Congress, she serves on the House Financial Services Committee. Reservations for the June 21 breakfast can be made by calling Roseann at 457-9700, e-mailing roseannb@ orangeny.com or registering online at www.orangeny. com.

Women in Business Golf Outing Thursday, June 30, 2011 Winding Hills Golf Course, Montgomery Play golf on Winding Hills’ beautiful course, or enroll in Gil Anderson’s golf school. Either for $130 including buffet lunch, awards reception and goody bag. PLUS, Gil will be signing copies of his new book, “Going Fore It - In Golf and Life,” which will be available for purchase. Sponsorship opportunities also available. Contact Roseann at 457-9700 or roseannb@orangeny.com.

S.E.M. Security Systems, Inc. Stanley Mocarsky P.O. Box 454 Warwick, NY 10990 (845) 986-0336 Security/Alarm/Video Surveillance SCI Fi Depot, Inc. Chris Kohler 2 Belle Lane Garrison, NY 10524 (845) 265-2513 Retailers/Malls/Shopping Centers Sir Grout Jim Robertson P.O. Box 334 Pine Bush, NY 12566 (845) 978-3002 Sonoda Silver and Style Lois Slobada/ Helen Sontag 208 Oakland Avenue Monroe, NY 10950 (914) 714-3264 Jewelers Story Book Farm Art School Marion Suarez-Schenck 378 Coldenham Road Walden, NY 12586 (845) 778-2304 Arts/Crafts Sugar Websites Jacob Zocco 48A Sanitorium Avenue Otisville, NY 10963 (860) 869-4638 Internet Services/Web Design

Tailored-Home Style by Ty Ty Satcher P.O. Box 10541 Newburgh, NY 12552 (845) 728-9143 Interior Designer Teen Party USA, Inc. Joel Vinolas 15 Jean Ridge Road Middletown, NY 10940 (845) 343-Party Entertainment The Dry Dock Joseph Contini 90 Broadway Newburgh, NY 12550 (845) 562-dock Restaurants The Finkelstein Law Firm, P.L.L.C. Joel S. Finkelstein 14 Scotchtown Avenue Goshen, NY 10924 (845) 294-9003 Attorneys The Grill at the Lynx Elaine Koch 87 Neversink Drive Port Jervis, NY 12771 (845) 856-4745 Restaurants The Lynx at Riverbend Golf Club, Inc. Elaine Koch 87 Neversink Drive Port Jervis, NY 12771 (845) 856-4653 Golf

USG Performing Arts Presenters Unateresa SheahanGormley P.O. Box 1762 Greenwood Lake, NY 10925 (845) 477-3886 Entertainment Village Drop Shop Michael Belotski 3129 Route 52 Pine Bush, NY 12566 (845) 744-3350 Automotive Repair Walden Wireless Communications, L.L.C. Will Isnady 154 West Main Street, Suite 1 Walden, NY 12586 (845) 787-2750 Communications Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp. Mark Warner 642 International Boulevard, Route 747 Rock Tavern, NY 12575 (845) 787-0400 Developers Woody’s All Natural Nancy Edwards 30 Quaker Avenue Cornwall, NY 12518 (845) 534-1111 Restaurants r

Get your ‘green’ on The second Orange County Sustainability Summit will be held on Thursday, May 26 at SUNY Orange’s new LEED certified, state-of-the-art “green building,” Kaplan Hall, in Newburgh. Some spots are still available for vendors, at a cost of $250. General admission is $20 per person and $10 for students.” The Summit will begin at 7:30 a.m. with registration and a continental breakfast. Following a keynote from Dr. Jack Phillips, who will discuss how to measure the return on investment on sustainability projects, breakout sessions will be held on different sustainability topics. Exhibitors focusing on sustainable products and services will be on hand throughout the event, which will conclude at noon. To date, sponsors include: JMZ Architects & Planners and Taylor Biomass Energy (Platinum); Mount Saint Mary College and SUNY Orange (Gold); and Hudson Energy Smart Communities and Shaklee/The Health Answer (Silver).. For more information, visit http//.orangesustainability.com.


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Orange County Chamber of Commerce's monthly publication

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