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May 2010 The Official Publication of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce

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.

Beyond the headlines:

Thanks to 2010 Corporate Partners

What to plan for in federal health care reform implementation By Maggie Moree Federal health care reform started with two essential goals: lowering the cost of health care coverage and expanding the availability of coverage. “Bending the cost curve” took on less importance as the debate progressed than did bringing more of the uninsured under the coverage umbrella. The new law will open Medicaid coverage to many Maggie Moree more in the country, raising eligibility thresholds to levels New Yorkers have had for a number of years. Additionally, there are a number of provisions designed to help small employers and individuals who, unlike large employers, generally have little bargaining power in the market for health insurance, including credits and insurance exchanges. The IRS has recently posted guidance to small businesses on the small business tax credits, available to small businesses for the next several years until the insurance exchanges become available: article/0,,id=220809,00.html?portlet=6 . One thing is clear: employers of all sizes will need to put a heavy emphasis on the de-

sign of their benefit plans to avoid being subject to some of the provisions in the bills including the excise taxes on “Cadillac” plans and penalties or additional taxes for employees opting out of coverage. Additionally, new reporting to the IRS on plans and their benefit thresholds will add additional reporting burdens to most employers. Finally, employers will need to be much more informed on their employees’ personal circumstances to assure compliance with items ranging from the new Medicare tax on higher wage earners, to the subsidies available for individuals at the lower end of the wage spectrum.

Some details of the health reform plan: • Employers with over 50 full-time employees (defined as working more than 30 hours per week) will be forced to offer coverage or pay a $2,000-per-employee fee; the first 30 employees are not counted in the payment calculation). Businesses will also face a $3,000-per-employee fine if the coverage they offer is deemed “unaffordable” for employees (if the employee opts-out and gets a subsidy in the exchange). This means that an employer with low-income employees who offers comprehensive, affordable coverage could nevertheless be fined just as much as an

Our generous Partners this year are:

PLATINUM PARTNERS: • WVT Communications • Crystal Run Healthcare employer who offers no coverage at all. • Small employers defined in this bill as those with 100 or fewer employees will be allowed to adopt new “simple cafeteria plans” which are conceptually similar to simple 401(k) plans in current law. • Beginning in 2011, W-2 statements must include the aggregate cost of employer sponsored health benefits; if the employee receives coverage under multiple plans, the employer must disclose the aggregate value of all such health coverage but exclude contributions to Health Savings Accounts. • Beginning in 2013, any large employer subject to rules for maintaining minimum essential coverage must file a return that identifies the employer; certifies whether it offers to its full-time employees the option to enroll in a minimum essential coverage plan; provides the number of full-time employees during each month of the calendar year; and information identifying each full time employee covered under the employer provided health plan. If the employer certifies to offering coverage, it must report additional information relating to the cost and availability of that Health reform • Continued on page 2

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CORPORATE PARTNERS: • Abbott & Mills Energy • Advance Testing Company, Inc. • 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 • Port Authority of New York & New Jersey • SB Credit Card Services • Taylor Biomass Energy, L.L.C. • TD Bank • Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell • Walden Savings Bank.

this Issue

Anniversaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 President’s Message . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Chairman’s Message . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Member Spotlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,5 New Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,7 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Reservation Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Member Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Education Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Health Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Did You Know? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Member Renewals . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

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The Orange County Chamber of Commerce May 2010

May anniversaries 30 Years The Bells’, An Ethan Allen Gallery

Se habla Espanol 30 Scott’s Corners Drive • Montgomery, NY 12549 email: • 457-9700 Fax 457-8799

25 Years ABC Pizza & Restaurant Henry C. Alders Wholesale Florist, Inc.

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 Liberty Environmental Management 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

George M. Carroll, Inc. Empire Forklift, Inc. Hudson River Contracting Corporation J & F Restaurant, Inc. Lanc & Tully Engineering and Surveying, P.C. Occupations, Inc. Porco Energy Corp.

The Galleria at Crystal Run in Middletown was once again the setting for the Chamber’s Buy Local Showcase. Twenty-three Chamber businesses sponsored the 12th annual Showcase including: 105th Airlift Wing; 911 Medical ID Emergency Card; Bethel Woods Center for The Arts; Captain’s Club Cruises & Tours; Dolson Avenue Medical; DRA Imaging, P.C.; Formula H Motorworks; Frontier Communications; Galleria at Crystal Run; Gemark; Ice Time Sports Complex; LCS Facility Group; Long Island University - Rockland Campus; Real Estate United; Scotchtown Chiropractic & Physical Therapy; Senior Whole Health; Skinprint; William A. Smith & Son, Inc.; SUNY Orange; Upstate Limousine Service; Visual Concepts by Jeremy Landolfa; Wellcare; and YMCA of Middletown. There were a total of 54 exhibitors.

WVT Communications Barton & Birks Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Cadillac Time Warner Cable Anthony’s Pier 9 Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. Merrill Lynch Winding Hills Golf Course Stewart International Airport Orange & Rockland Utilities Gerbes & Gerbes/REM/MAX Benchmark Realty Group Mt. St. Mary College Redlake, Inc. Orange County Community College MultiMedia Service Center 105th Air National Guard Captain's Club Cruises & Tours Elant, Inc. Focus Media, Inc. Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties Jellybean Promotions Orange County Association of Realtors


Drake, Loeb, Heller, Kennedy, Gogerty, Gaba & Rodd, P.L.L.C.

EMERITUS Dr. Arthur C. Anthonisen

Marsh H. Merrill

Thomas C. DeBenedictus

Ralph L. Mills

F. Edward Devitt

William C. Myers

Katharine Fitzgerald

Dr. Kunwar Nagpal

Thomas F. Gibney

Richard P. O'Beirne

Patricia Gilchrest

Peter Polhamus

Stewart P. Glenn

Dreena Pross

Robert Heiferman

Milton Ritter

Louis Heimbach

Robert W. Scherreik

Woody Levitan

A. Alan Seidman

Anthony Martine

William F. Vacca

Renee McCabe

Jill Varricchio

Carole S. McDermott

Custom Drapery Workroom Manpower, Inc. Maternal Infant Services Network, Inc. Frank E. Turner Electrical Contractors, Inc.

10 Years

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Duane Albro Ronald Barton Derek Benedict Michael Bonura Stephen Burger Frank Curcio Marc Devitt Diannae Ehler Eric Fuentes Frank Gerbes Rev. Kevin Mackin Christine Regan-Lake Dr. William Richards Richard Rossi Capt. Kathleen Sileno William Sivillo Michael Smith Josh Sommers Janice Valentino Sharon B. Warantz Scott Wohl

20 Years Clegg Brothers Garage Doors

KIDS’ DOC New York Business Development Corp.

5 Years Health reform • Continued from page 1 coverage. Governmental units are subject to the same reporting requirements.

Some requirements on employer plans: • Must notify employees upon hire about the exchanges - when available in 2014 - and the possibility that employees may be eligible for a tax credit, as well as any loss in employer contributions toward the employee’s health benefits if the employee purchases health insurance through an exchange. • Employers that contribute toward the costs of health coverage must make the employer contribution available as a voucher that certain employees could use to purchase insurance through an exchange (vouchers are only required for employees whose contribution toward the plan would be between 8% and 9.8% of their income and whose household income is less than 400% of Federal Poverty Level). The entire amount of the voucher is deductible by the employer and, to the extent used to purchase insurance through an exchange, nontaxable to the recipient. • Prohibition against lifetime limits. • All plans offering dependent coverage allow unmarried children to remain covered under a parent’s plan through age 26 (NY already has this insurance mandate with an age cap of 29). • Beginning in 2014, plans will be prohibited from imposing annual out of pocket limits that

exceed the maximum Health Savings Account contribution. • All annual limits will be prohibited effective in the 2011 plan year. • Employers with more than 50 employees will be required to report whether they offer their full-time employees and dependents health coverage, the length of the waiting period, the lowest cost option in each enrollment category, the employer’s share of the total allowed costs of benefits, and the number and names of covered employees. • The new excise tax on employers’ group health plans (40%) may force design changes. The tax kicks in in 2018 and is based on the total cost of benefits provided under the plan regardless of how those costs are allocated among the employer and the employee. Avoiding the excise tax will require plan design changes as opposed to just shifting some or all of the premium cost to employees. n Many aspects of the new law will require health insurers to make adjustments to plans to ensure compliance with new federal minimum standards. The Orange County Chamber and the Business Council of NYS will continue to keep businesses informed as the impact of these changes on New York’s health insurance products become clear. Stay tuned and tuned in! (Maggie Moree is Director of Federal Affairs for The Business Council of New York State.)

Staff Dr. John A. D’Ambrosio Daniel Rea O’Brien Carol Smith Ellen Daley Rudy Hoke

President Senior Vice President, Membership Development & Services Vice President of Government Initiatives & Special Projects Vice President of Communications Vice President of Finance & Facilities

Cheryl Cohen Roseann Bouzakis Dee Reberholt Karen Sawyer Wendy Melick Patricia Mugnano Annette Salas

Director of Sales Director of Events Director of Member Relations Manager of Community Partnerships Information Technology Specialist Administrative Assistant Job Mentor

266 North Plank Company, Inc. Quality Decks Rockland Graduate Campus, Long Island University

Thanks to April sponsors The Chamber is grateful to the following Chamber member businesses that supported our April events:

April 13 New Member Power Hour: Crystal Run Village

April 21 Membership Breakfast: Independent Living, Inc.

April 28 Marketing Seminar: Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties

April 29 Social Media Workshop: WVT Communications

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May 2010 The Business Viewpoint

President’s message

Hudson Valley Public Safety Lighting, a division of NYCOMCO Wireless, recently celebrated a combined Orange County Chamber and Dutchess Regional Chamber ribbon cutting at their new 6,000 SF facility on Bracken Road in Montgomery. Cutting the ribbon is Benjamin Lacouette and to his right, Jenna Lacouette. To his left is Michele Pisanelli, NYCOMCO Executive Vice President The event marked the company’s growth into the public safety lighting market and was attended by local government, police, fire and public safety personnel from Orange, Dutchess and Sullivan Counties, as well as employees.

Chairman’s Message Networking opportunities and special events are a major part of what this Chamber offers its members. The only way you can make your membership work is to participate in these events. Like Dan, our Senior Vice President for MemJohnson bership, likes to paraphrase, “You have to be in it to win it!” So, next on our hit parade of reasons to be a member of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce is: Reason # 4: Terrific Events A wide array of informational, educational and social events provides the best networking opportunities for you and your business. From our regular Membership Breakfasts and Business Networking Blasts, to annual events like the business EXPO in the fall and our fabulous Gala every January, the

opportunities for meeting and interacting with other businesspeople – and having fun -- are endless. Of course, our educational and informational seminars and workshops are ongoing all year and provide ideal opportunities to discover new ways of enhancing and promoting your business. All in all: members have dozens of great networking opportunities; you just have to take advantage of them! Next month: the Chamber offers weekly business counseling sessions – free of charge – as well as other opportunities to learn how you can do business better. As always, please feel free to contact me at 845-447-1037 or to let me know what’s most important to you and your business. As always, I look forward to hearing from you! Donna Johnson Chairman of the Board

‘One Valley, One Voice’ Early in 2009, “One Valley, One Voice” was launched by an effort spearheaded by the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, Pattern for Progress and the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp. The rationale for forming such a group was to develop a unified agenda for the Hudson Valley, ensuring that the interests of the region are not lost among those of New York City and other areas with core cities. The group, now called the Hudson Valley Regional Coalition, consists of chamber of commerce and economic de-

velopment executives in the seven Hudson Valley counties. The group meets on a regular basis to deal with issues that affect the entire region, such as the MTA payroll tax, prevailing wage legislation, the NYS budget, taxes, and other concerns. The group also brings in speakers who provide information on these issues and bring the region’s concerns back to Albany. More information on the Hudson Valley Regional Coalition, is available by contacting Carol Smith at the Chamber at 457-9700 or carols@

A few years ago, a very thorough study showed that people preferred doing business with members of chambers of commerce. A brand new survey fully supports that original study. Produced by Cortera™, a business credit bureau, the new study detailed the credit scores and payment behavior of 10 chambers of commerce across the country, comparing their member businesses with other regional, state and national business averages. The results showed that chamber members on average have higher credit ratings than businesses at large. From a credit standpoint, chamber

members on average are better businesses and, as a result, have an advantage in obtaining the funds they need. That’s important in today’s economy. Businesses that belong to chambers of commerce have long been seen as responsible and reliable members of their community. This new study indicates that this perception is absolutely correct. If you’re not a Chamber, now’s the time to join. For information on how to become a “preferred” business, call 4579700 or visit If you’re already a member, great job! John A. D’Ambrosio, Ed.D. President

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The Orange County Chamber of Commerce May 2010

Member Spotlight COWAN’S JEWELERS, INC. New Windsor Cowan’s Jewelers is a three-generation familyowned business celebrating its 73rd year serving the jewelry needs of Hudson Valley residents. Cowan’s Jewelers offers a large selection of diamond engagement rings, wedding rings and 14K jewelry. They also do jewelry and watch repairs on the premises. The price of gold is at an alltime high and Cowan’s Jewelers announces that they will gladly buy your old or unwanted jewelry, regardless of condition. Visit Cowan’s Jewelers at 335 Windsor Highway (Route 32) in New Windsor. Call 561-1272. GOLD SHIELD ELITE INVESTIGATIONS, L.L.C. Newburgh GSE is a fully licensed and bonded agency. Owners Lenny Golino and Rich DeMaio offer premium professional investigations 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our services range from legal support to background checks to infidelity cases. Lenny Golino retired from the NYPD as a second grade homicide detective. Rich DeMaio retired after 21 years of extensive meritorious service. Our agency has a staff of highly trained professional dedicated NYPD detectives. We offer FREE confidential consultations at our Newburgh office or we can come to you. Visit us at, call us toll free at 888-213-8881 or 845-561-GSEI. ZAM ELECTRIC New Windsor Since 1986, ZAM Electric has successfully served contractors and developers with a full company commitment of dedication, productivity and integrity. By utilizing the most effective electrical

methods along with prudent supply purchasing, we are able to offer a premium service at a competitive price. It has been this type of commitment that contributes to our high rate of continual customer relations and has awarded us an extensive portfolio of completed communities. To experience ZAM Electric on your next upcoming project, please call 845-567-0161. For further information, visit our website at 3 KIDS CORP. Middletown 3 Kids Corp. is a family-owned and operated business. We are a wholesale food outlet store that is open to the public. We sell seafood, steaks, chicken, desserts, sauces and pastas. We are located at 360 Crystal Run Road in Middletown, just past Tetz cement on the right. So now that you know where we are, come on in and check us out. Call 695-1300. CONKLIN SERVICES & CONSTRUCTION, INC. Newburgh Conklin Services & Construction is a full-service environmental, petroleum services and construction company headquartered in Newburgh, with branch locations strategically placed throughout the region. We provide our commercial and residential customers with the highest quality, economical solutions to their environmental and petroleum related projects. Some of the services we offer include: tank testing; tank installations and removals; fueling facility construction, maintenance and service; facility compliance programs and audits; emergency spill response; environmental site assessments, phase I, II and III, remediation; waste handling and spill closures. Visit or call 561-1512 to discuss the solutions we can offer you.

PARTY TIME PRODUCTIONS Highland Falls Party Time Productions is a full line DJ entertainment and audio/video company. Employees are wedding specialists with over 60 years of combined experience. We are extremely knowledgeable with an array of music genres and pride ourselves on providing excellent service for an affordable price. We can DJ your next wedding, corporate party, sweet 16, anniversary, birthday, or even a backyard barbeque. Our audio/video team can provide equipment for small meetings or large seminars. We can also provide photo booths, pitch bursts, rock band, plasma screens, green screens, movie nights, video montages, up-lighting, karaoke, confetti cannons and characters. Call 4463826 or visit JTS ACCOUNTING Chester JTS Accounting and Consulting Services is a full-service bookkeeping, accounting and tax preparing company that focuses on individuals and small businesses. JTS also has payroll processing, human resource management and consulting, and business consulting services that round out the core of its operations. JTS is proud of its ability to provide quality professional service for a reasonable price and preparing service plans for each client’s needs. JTS works with small and medium sized business owners to help them or their staff identify tax issues, solve audit problems for Workers’ Compensation, sales tax, unemployment or tax-related issues. Call 614-5231 or visit K.R.G. Electric, Inc. Middletown K.R.G. Electric is a full-service electrical contractor specializing in energy efficient lighting and power for commercial, industrial and residential customers. We design and build solar electrical systems and energy efficient light-

ing systems to help you reduce your electrical consumption and lower your utility costs. If you’ve been considering updating your electrical systems to more energy-efficient options, there are excellent incentives being offered right now through NYS and local utility companies. Call now (692-9729) to start saving or visit us on the web at SHAKLEE/THE HEALTH ANSWER Middletown We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of Shaklee’s Basic-H® with three great promotions to help spread the word and share Basic-H at Earth Day events and other green gatherings all year round. To learn more about our special promotions and our green cleaners, go to http://www. Send a note from the site and ask me how I can help you turn your home and/or office green. Dolores Pagano, your green Shaklee representative. Call 386-1241. OLDE WORLD WINE AND SPIRITS Middletown Located on the corner of East Main Street and North near The Olde Erie Pub and Grille, Olde World Wine and Spirits offers a vast selection of wines and spirits from Napa to Tuscany and everywhere in between. Our store in located in a building from the 1920s and is a comfortable setting that is sure to satisfy all your wine and spirit needs. Our friendly staff is waiting to help you select the perfect choice of wines and spirits tailored to your tastes. Mention this article and receive a 10% discount. Call 343-WINE. DR. SQUEEGEE WINDOW & GUTTER CLEANING Washingtonville Started in 2007 with just window cleaning, we now have expanded into gutter cleaning, gutter Member Spotlight • Continued on page 5

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Member Spotlight • Continued from page 4 whitening, gutter guards and power washing. We have over 100 gutter cleaning customers on a spring/fall cleaning schedule. We have all sorts of specials with window cleaning and power washing. We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee and are insured up to $1 million. Try our high ranch/ bi-level spring tune-up – we clean all your windows inside and out including screens and power wash your house for only $349. Call 496-7682 or visit ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY Middletown Orange County Fair Speedway is the oldest weekly racing facility in the United States. Racing began here in 1919. Racing Saturdays from April through October. In October, Orange County Fair Speedway hosts the Eastern States Weekend, when racers from all over converge on the Speedway to try to capture the prestigious title. Every summer, the annual Orange County Fair is held and the Speedway hosts special events during the fair. Check out our website ( for more details about the Orange County Fair Speedway. FINKELSTEIN & PARTNERS, L.L.P. The largest personal injury law firm in NYS has launched a new website at The site has been re-designed to provide easier navigation and more information. Also new is “Legal Documents Online” where a range of personal legal documents and letters are available for a low price. Special offer for Chamber members now through June 1, 2010: 50% off a Living Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney document. Once you register, enter the code 207OCC053110 during checkout for a savings of $25. Coming soon: a complete range of business documents. F&P is headquartered in Newburgh with offices throughout New York and New Jersey. 1-800-Law-AMPM

“What Washington Needs to Know” Small Business Forum Set to Kick Off !

When- Tuesday May 4th Joan Wolfe (left), Rich Rowley (center) and Dr. Arthur Anthonisen were recently recognized by the New York Community College Trustees (NYCCT) for their service to SUNY Orange and their commitment to the advancement of education. Wolfe, Chair of SUNY Orange’s Board of Trustees, was presented with the Trustee Leadership Award for her “dedicated and extraordinary service” to the College. Rowley, Vice Chair of the SUNY Orange Foundation Board and Chair of the Lead Gift Team for the college’s ongoing “Defining Moments” Capital Campaign, was honored with the Friend of Community Colleges Award. Anthonisen, a SUNY Orange Trustee since 1989 and an Emeritus Board member of the Chamber, was feted by NYCCT for his successful stint as ACCT Board chair.

7-8:30pm Where- The Holiday Inn Route 9 in Fishkill, NY Forum 1 Topic- What Washington Needs to Know About Our Real Estate, Banking & Construction Businesses in the Hudson Valley! Moderator- Douglas Cunningham Banking- David MacFarland Construction- Ian Rieger Real Estate- John Lavelle Tax & Planning- Gary Cassiello, CPA The Friends of Nan Hayworth for Congress have formed a Small Business Task Force to help give candidate Hayworth a more direct ear to the voice of the small business owners in the Hudson Valley. Please RSVP to (914) 301-5957 or Paid for and authorized by The Friends of Nan Hayworth for Congress.



The Orange County Chamber of Commerce May 2010

New Members 1st Lt. Louis Allen Scholarship & Community Foundation Laurene Sandstrom 17 Price Road Chester, NY 10918 (845) 206-6725 Human Service Organizations

Allstate Insurance - Steven P. Phillips Steven Phillips P.O. Box 867 Vails Gate, NY 12584 (845) 569-1264 Insurance/Related Services

2K Solar Christopher DiBernado 492 Bart Bull Road Middletown, NY 10941 (845) 673-5463 Energy Solutions/Audits

Alvarez Dental Ivonne Alvarez 583 Route 32, P.O. Box 1003 Highland Mills, NY 10930 (845) 827-5617 Health Care and Related Services - Dental

3 Kids Corp. Wholesale Food Outlet Jileen Chiappone 360 Crystal Run Road Middletown, NY 10941 (845) 695-1300 Food Products and Services 88 Charles Street Cafe Russell Chalmers 88 Charles Street Montgomery, NY 12549 (845) 457-9850 Restaurants Advanced Tech Consulting, L.L.C. William A. Morrow 5734 Springgate Court Huber Heights, OH 45424 (937) 681-9416 Consultants AJC Now, L.L.C. Andrew Cavalluzzi P.O. Box 1753 New City, NY 10956 (914) 484-8666 Real Estate

Amazing Travel Savings Jerry Cracolici P.O. Box 167 Clintondale, NY 12515 (845) 662-1736 Travel American Cleaners II Erez Halevah 1278 Route 300 Newburgh, NY 12550 (845) 787-0555 Dry Cleaners/Laundry & Related Services American Legion Post 488 Dan Murray 532 Lakes Road Monroe, NY 10950 (845) 783-3965 Caterers/Conference Centers Assurance Abstract & Title Jeff Farnell 1197 Dolsontown Road Middletown, NY 10940 (845) 342-1414 Title Search/Insurance

Albert Group Landscaping Jamie Albert Snyder 19 Hudson Road Washingtonville, NY 10992 (845) 283-8787 Landscape Services/Supplies/ Repair

AT & T Elisa Padilla 340 Mount Kemble Avenue Morristown, NJ 07960 (973) 775-1325 Telecommunications

Allstate - Patricia Carlucci Patricia Carlucci 2288 Route 208 Montgomery, NY 12549 (845) 778-1880 Insurance/Related Services

Aunt Dee Child Care Dorean Christian 14 Montgomery Heights Montgomery, NY 12549 (845) 769-7109 Child Care/Preschool/Services

Authentic Property Maintenance Joseph Antona 111 Mount Airy Road New Windsor, NY 12553 (845) 527-7353 Landscape Services/Supplies/ Repair Autoguide Publications, Inc. Illene Moriarity 46 Main Street Milton, NY 12547 (845) 795-1700 Media AXA Advisors, L.L.C. Matthew J. Caruso 30 Matthews Street, Suite 111 Goshen, NY 10924 (845) 615-1500 Financial Services/Investment Management Balmville Garage, L.L.C. June Thompson 5265 Route 9W Newburgh, NY 12550 (845) 561-0260 Automotive Care Balmville Wine & Liquors Mari Grzechowski P.O. Box 723 Marlboro, NY 12542 (845) 784-4972 Wines and Liquors Beebs, An American Restaurant & Bistro Peter Kronner 30 Plank Road Newburgh, NY 12550 (845) 568-6102 Body and Soul of the Hudson Valley Bernadette Scheible 12 Front Street Newburgh, NY 12550 (845) 562-2639 Health Clubs/Exercise Camillo’s at the Crossroads Chris Camillo 2215 Route 208 Montgomery, NY 12549 (845) 457-5482 Restaurants Chumley’s Jason Gaer

56 North Main Street Florida, NY 10921 (845) 651-3663 Restaurants

681 Hardee Place, Room 202 West Point, NY 10996 (845) 938-8185 Recreational Activities

33 South Plank Road Newburgh, NY 12550 (845) 561-4734 Investigators

Community Blood Services Casey Todd 575 Hudson Valley Avenue, Suite 206 New Windsor, NY 12553 (845) 220-2030 Health Care and Related Services - Services

Fast Signs of the Hudson Valley Tristan Welling 1830 Route 9(South Road), Suite 101 Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 (845) 298-5600 Signs

Goodwill Church Pastor Jay Lee 2117 State Route 208 Montgomery, NY 12549 (845) 457-5959 Religious Organizations

CY Associates Christina Yuin 211 Collabar Road Montgomery, NY 12549 (845) 361-3001 Advertising/Graphics/Marketing

Firescapes Mike Cardillo 445 Robinson Avenue Newburgh, NY 12550 (845) 863-0013 Fireplaces and Related Services

Dr. Squeegee David Turner 169 Barnes Road Washingtonville, NY 10992 (845) 496-7682 Window/Blinds Cleaning/Sales

FoxHedge Farm, L.L.C. B.J. Ehrhardt 23 Kipp Road Goshen, NY 10924 (845) 615-0990 Agriculture

Elliott’s Automotive Repair Rebecca Elliott 274 Wisner Avenue Middletown, NY 10940 (845) 467-4008 Automotive Repair

Freeman’s Power Equipment Duane Freeman 330 Stage Road Monroe, NY 10950 (845) 782-7699 Construction and Related Services

Emerald Valley Lawn Care & Landscaping, Inc. Barbara E. Malfa P.O. Box 4262 New Windsor, NY 12553 (845) 220-6380 Landscape Services/Supplies/ Repair

Frontier Appraisal Services, L.L.C. Jason Gaer 62 North Main Street Florida, NY 10921 (845) 651-8040 Real Estate - Appraisal

Ettinger Law Firm Patricia Brown 75 Crystal Run Road Middletown, NY 10940 (845) 692-8700 Attorneys

Gabi G. Corp Erin M. Murphy P.O. Box 140 Brooklyn, NY 11219 (845) 667-1386 Wholesalers and Distributors

Faith Ferguson Productions Faith Ferguson 7 Blanchard Drive Warwick, NY 10990 (845) 986-3424 Caterers/Conference Centers

Geese Police Diane Neveras P.O. Box 8960 Trenton, NJ 08691 (877) 433-7386 Pest Control

Family Morale, Welfare & Recreation Marybeth McMenemon

Gold Shield Elite Investigations, L.L.C. Lenny Golino


Goshen Central District Daniel T. Connor 227 Main Street Goshen, NY 10924 (845) 615-6720 Education/Training Growth Optional Teresa Westerduin 2 Maple Road Cornwall on Hudson, NY 12520 (845) 551-9773 Life/Health Coach Harris Law Joe Kelley 110 East 59th Street, 32nd Floor New York, NY 10022 (212) 593-7600 Attorneys Hudson Valley Internet Partners Lou Mazzella 339 Blooming Grove Turnpike New Windsor, NY 12553 (845) 568-6162 Computers/Networking/Systems Innovative Consulting Solutions Group, L.L.C. Curt Spath 2609 Wendover Court Buford, GA 30518 (770) 945-0793 Consultants Invisible Fence of Orange County Rick Fernandez 42c High Street Warwick, NY 10990 (845) 987-7772 Animal Services/Supplies New Members • Continued on page 7

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63 Lawrence Avenue New Windsor, NY 12533 (845) 565-6112 Child Care/Preschool/Services LocalBizBoost Don Sileo 2 Circle Drive Middletown, NY 10941 (845) 673-1017 Internet Services/Web Design M & M Auto Group, Inc. Howard Braunstein 127-131 Mill Street Liberty, NY 12754 (845) 292-3500 Automobile Sales/Service/ Leasing M.O. Investigations, Inc. Michael Orapello 73 Witte Drive Middletown, NY 10940 (845) 386-9099 Investigators Mable Moran’s Food & Drink Jenny & Tom Leishman State Route 208 Monroe, NY 10950 (845) 837-1103 Restaurants Mary Kay Cosmetics - Esther Sue Murray Esther Sue Murray 36 Hunter Road Chester, NY 10918 (845) 591-8871 Beauty Services/Barbers Mass Mutual, True North Financial Services Martha Cole P.O. Box 672 Washingtonville, NY 10992 (845) 496-9144 Insurance/Related Services Merrill Lynch - Robert Pollsen Robert Pollsen 110 Steven Court Monroe, NY 10950 (877) 675-5594 Financial Services/Investment Management MJF Construction Mike Fenick 362 Drexel Drive Pine Bush, NY 12566

(914) 850-5417 Home Improvement/Remodeling Mohawk Global Logistics Christine Marks 12 Avis Drive, Suite 6 Latham, NY 12110 (518) 690-7880 Freight Forwarding Morehead Honda John Morehead 1000 Auto Park Place Newburgh, NY 12550 (845) 561-3800 Auto/Bus/Truck Sales/Service/Leasing Mountainview Appraisals David Sherwin 49 Mountain View Terrace Walden, NY 12586 (845) 566-1271 Real Estate - Appraisal Multisinc Solutions Lou Mazzella 339 Blooming Grove Turnpike New Windsor, NY 12553 (845) 568-6162 Computers/Networking/Systems Murray’s Auto Body Shop, Inc. William Murray 23 Clowes Avenue Goshen, NY 10924 (845) 294-6139 Automotive Repair/Glass Next Level Soccer, Inc. Brendan Lawler 37 Sherman Drive Newburgh, NY 12550 (845) 699-6597 Sports Supplies and Services Nina Restaurant Franz Brendle 27 West Main Street Middletown, NY 10940 (845) 344-6800 Restaurants NYC Flair Fashions Judy Alford 49 Main Street Walden, NY 12586 (845) 778-2118 Clothing Design Olde World Wine & Spirits

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5:30 pm New Member Mixer (Beeb’s, Newburgh)

8:30 am Human Resources Seminar (Ramada Inn, Newburgh)

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8:00 am Government Initiatives & Education Committee (Larkin Room)

8:00 am Small Business Committee (Larkin Room)

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Orange Open (Otterkill, Stony Ford, Winding Hills Golf Courses)

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Sell your old gold & silver

Upcoming Orange County Chamber of Commerce Events May 6

Social Media Workshop - Intermediate 7:30-10:30 a.m. Larkin Room, Chamber Business Center Sponsor: WVT Communications


May 11

“Welcome Mentor/Mentee” Mixer 5:30-7:30 p.m. Beeb’s, An American Restaurant & Bistro Newburgh Sponsor: Empire State Bank


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Gemark, an alloy refining company that has been a member of the Chamber for nearly 30 years, is hosting a gold buying event for Chamber members on Wednesday, May 26 and Thursday, May 27 at the Chamber Business Center in Montgomery. Members are invited to bring in their broken and unwanted gold, silver and/or platinum items anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on both days. Gemark staff will be on hand to handle all transactions. There is no fee. For more information on Gemark, visit or call 561-1721.

Some spots still available for June 3 Orange Open

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

$110 members

Membership Breakfast 7:27-9.00 a.m. Speaker: Gay Browne, Greenopia Anthony’s Pier 9, New Windsor Sponsor: Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center

$25 members in advance

Business Networking Blast 5:00-7:00 p.m. Hilton Garden Inn, Newburgh Sponsor: Mount Saint Mary College

$20 members

Social Media Workshop - Advanced


A few player positions remain at Stony Ford and Winding Hills Golf Courses for the Thursday, June 3 Orange Open Golf Challenge. This is the 12th annual outing presented by the Chamber and the Orange County United Way. Registration at Stony Ford begins at 8:00 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9:30. The $160 fee includes cart, greens fees, souvenir bag, continental breakfast, on-course lunch and the 3:00 p.m. awards reception at Otterkill Golf Club. Registration at Winding Hills begins at 10:00 a.m. with lunch and a shotgun scramble start at 11:00 a.m. The $125 fee includes cart, greens fees, lunch, souvenir bag and awards reception at Otterkill. Players also have the option to skip the awards reception at Otterkill and pay $75 per person. All players at Winding Hills will also be entered into a raffle to win a complimentary ’10 membership to Winding Hills. For more information on either location, contact Roseann at 457-9700 or Benefactor sponsor once again this year is Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Media Sponsors are Clear Channel Radio and Time Warner Cable. Dozens of Corporate Sponsors are also supporting the event.

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Member Events Gloria’s Total Beauty Salon & Spa is celebrating 10 years in business with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, May 1 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at the salon at 127 Route 94 South, Suite 2, Warwick. There will be refreshments, door prizes, a 50-50 raffle drawing and more. For information, contact Gloria Washington-Mines at 986-2277 or 467-0095. On May 3, the Inspire Foundation will hold its annual golf tournament at Otterkill Golf & Country Club in Campbell Hall. A barbecue and awards program will immediately follow the tournament. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available and all golfers are invited to participate in the tournament. For information, call 294-7300, ext. 233 or visit www. The Rockland Graduate Campus of Long Island University in Orangeburg will hold an Open House on Wednesday, May 5 from 5:308:00 p.m. A teacher certification information workshop will be held at 4:30. Everyone who attends will have their application fee waived. There will be meetings with academic program directors, admissions and financial representatives who will answer all questions. To register to attend, e-mail or call 3597200, ext. 5403. More information is available at Cornell Cooperative Extension will present an interactive series called “Raising Responsible Children” on Wednesdays, May 5, 12 and 19 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Scotchtown Elementary School, 120 Scotchtown Avenue, Middletown. The series will explore practical approaches to help adult family members work with and

enjoy their children. To register or speak with a parenting educator, call 344-1234. Visit www. for more information. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh will host its 11th annual Golf Classic on Monday, May 10 at the Powelton Club in Newburgh. All funds raised support the non-profit’s mission of eliminating poverty housing and restoring dignity to families through home ownership. Space is limited to 120 golfers. Sponsors are welcome. Call 568-6035, ext. 105 or visit Inspire, SUNY Orange, Independent Living and the Orange County Office for the Aging have teamed up to host the first annual “Hudson Valley Assistive Technology EXPO, Tools for Living Life to the Fullest” on May 15 at SUNY Orange’s fully accessible Athletic Center in Middletown. The EXPO will showcase the latest innovations in assistive technology for individuals with visual, auditory, mobility, communication, sensory processing impairments, or who experience difficulties with daily living skills. Sponsorship opportunities and booths for exhibitors are available. For information, contact Flo Hannes at 341-4323 or visit Safe Harbors of the Hudson will host and St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital will sponsor the fourth annual Off-Broadway Run & Walk on Sunday, May 16. The Off-Broadway mile begins at 8:30 a.m., with the 5K beginning at 9:00 a.m. Race day registration is from 7:30-8:15 a.m. in the Ritz Theater Lobby at 107 Broadway. There will be refreshments and prizes, as well as t-shirts for the first 200 registrants. There will be prizes in a variety of categories for

men and women, as well as students. For information, visit or e-mail or call 562-6940, ext. 110. To register online, visit Bon Secours Charity Health Systems’ Orange County hospital facilities have combined forces to present the Bon Secours Community Hospital, St. Anthony Community Hospital and Provident Bank Spring Classic on Monday, May 17 at Wallkill Golf Club in Middletown. All proceeds will benefit the Medical Equipment Fund which supports state-of-the-art medical equipment and technology purchases for the hospital facility of the donor’s choice. Registration and breakfast begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 11:00 a.m. A barbecue lunch will be served at the turn. The cost is $185 per golfer ($740 for a foursome) and in addition to breakfast and lunch, includes buffet dinner, awards and contests, snacks and beverages throughout the day and a gift for each golfer. Non-golfers can register for the dinner, silent auction, raffle and awards program for $60 each. There will also be an opportunity to purchase for $50 a one in 250 chance to win $5,000. For information, contact Tracie McLee at 368-5618 or Keller Williams Realty will hold its second annual Real Estate Home Expo (open to the public) on Saturday, May 22 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (rain or shine) at 1100 Route 17M, Goshen. The Goshen Police Department will provide a free child safety program. Free mortgage preapprovals, credit restoration solutions and other home services will be featured. Free hot dogs and soda. Call 294-8800 for information. Certified Lean Office expert Cynthia MarshCroll of Croll Productive Synergy will present a workshop on Tuesday, May 25 on “Do More with Less! Capacity Building in an Unfriendly Eco-

nomic Environment” from 8:00-11:00 a.m. at the Orange County Chamber of Commerce Business Center, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Montgomery. Participants will learn how to streamline their office procedures so staff can spend time creating strategic alliances and educating potential board and sponsors why they should support the organization’s mission. Some previous attendees of the workshop included representatives from Independent Living and the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan. To register or for more information, visit or call 649-2778. The Orange County Land Trust will hold its Annual Benefit Reception on Friday, June 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the Falkirk Estate and Country Club (formerly the Inn at Central Valley). The 2010 honorees will be the James Ottaway Trust, the Berman Field Foundation, the Richard and Rebecca Evans Foundation, the Land Family Foundation, and the Harold and Carol Levine Memorial Fund and the Jacques and Florence Levin Charitable Fund, both held by the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan. The event will feature cocktail style dining, the awards presentation with a seated dessert and silent and live auctions. A variety of sponsorships are available, as are journal advertising opportunities. Auction donors and committee members are needed. For information, contact Nicole Carroll at 343-0840, ext. 11 or visit Occupations, Inc.’s Pro-Am Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, June 18 at the Golf Club at Mansion Ridge in Monroe. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., with the shotgun start set for 10:00 a.m. PGA Tour Pro Mark Lye will be the host and there will also be a celebrity guest. Cocktails will begin at 3:00 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner, the awards presentation and an auction. For sponsor or player information, call 692-4454, ext. 101 or e-mail r



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health notes Pediatrician Dr. Maria Bernadez has joined the medical staff at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital and is also working at Orange Pediatric Care in New Windsor. Dr. Bernadez offers pediatric care with a focus on child psychiatry. Call 5615227. Wojciech Mickowski has been named Director of Facilities and Construction Management for SLCH. He will oversee management of plant operations, maintenance, construction and grounds at the Newburgh and Cornwall campuses and select off-site locations. Dr. Nirav D. Shah, a cardiologist at SLCH, performs transradial catheterization, a procedure that involves threading a small catheter into the heart using the artery in the wrist rather than going through the more commonly used femoral artery in the groin. Advantages include faster recovery, less discomfort, less time in the hospital and less risk of bleeding during the procedure. Natalia Cedillo of New Windsor was named SLCH’s Star of the Month for March. She is an associate in environmental services. SLCH’s Auxiliary and Mount Saint Mary College recently hosted Prom Fest ’10 at the Auxiliary’s New To You Boutique, giving teenage girls from the region the opportunity to shop for a prom dress at an affordable price. The boutique, located at 436 Blooming Grove Turnpike, New Windsor, collected 600 new and used dresses, with help from several community partners. Hundreds of people attended the event, which raised $4,000 to benefit SLCH. For information, call 568-2391. Orange Regional Medical Center’s Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology for a second consecutive year, an achievement obtained by only approximately 177 of 9,000 breast imaging facilities in the U.S. The center has also been recognized as a certified participant of the

National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program. For more information, contact the center at 695-5900 or visit Registered Nurse Teri Potter is beginning her 20th year with Wellness Home Care, Ltd. in Goshen. Potter developed the Infusion Therapy Department at Wellness, the first of its kind in the Hudson Valley. She has served as Director of Infusion Services since its inception and her team serves patients in Orange, Sullivan, Ulster, Rockland, Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester Counties. Therapies include IV antibiotics, chemotherapy, pain management, Total Parenteral Nutrition, IVIG and others. For more information, call 294-8364. Horizon Family Medical Group has opened a non-invasive vascular laboratory in conjunction with the organization’s surgical specialty practice at 30 Hatfield Lane in Goshen. The laboratory has equipment and personnel to diagnose problems of the vascular system in a non-invasive manner that is safe, pain-free, riskfree and accurate. Tests include Carotid Duplex Scan, Venous Duplex Scan, Venous Reflux, Duplex Scan of Arterial Bypass and more. For information, call Teresa Byrons at 467-6625. Two Elant programs, Elderact and Heartsong, recently were awarded Innovative Practice Awards by the New York State Health Facilities Association. Elderact, created in 2007 at Elant at Wappingers Falls, was developed in collaboration with the Wappingers Falls Rotary Club to provide seniors a means of giving back to their communities through volunteer projects. Heartsong, created by Elant at Fishkill Music Therapist Lisa Wohlmuth in 2007, provides individualized music therapy to comfort residents with terminal illnesses or those receiving pallia-

tive care. The awards will be presented in June at the NYSHFA annual convention. From Oreck Clean Home Center at the Dunning Farm Shopping Center in Middletown: “Did you know you could be sharing your bed with anywhere from 100,000 to 10 million dust mites? These microscopic organisms, which are related to spiders, live in virtually all homes. Dust mites thrive in warm, humid environments eating dead skin cells and nesting in dust-collecting bedding, fabric, carpet and furnishings. Oreck’s Mattress and Pillow Protectors reduce dust mite allergens by 99.9%, are waterproof yet breathable… and machine washable. Oreck’s Halo Vacuum will kill up to 99.9% of certain common germs such as mold, viruses, E-coli and MRSA from your floor surfaces.” For more information, call 342-5952 or visit CDPHP has launched a health care reform microsite at in an effort to help its constituents and the community understand the ramifications of the recently signed health care reform bill. The site will be updated regularly and aims to address the ways in which the new legislation will affect the communities CDPHP serves. A reminder from Invisible Fence: “Spring is upon us and so is tick season. Be on the watch for deer ticks which are the size of a poppy seed and can spread the bacteria that cause Lyme disease. Ticks are usually found at the edges of woods, in shrubs and leaf piles and will attach themselves to pets, clothing or your skin if you brush by them. Ticks must be attached for more than 2436 hours to spread the bacteria, so check for ticks daily to reduce the risk of Lyme disease. Call 987-7772 for more information on how to minimize your pet’s exposure to tick infested areas.”

education notes New Beginnings Montessori School offers a quality education for children ages two years, nine months to second grade. Their motto is “Children come first.” The curriculum is individualized to meet every student’s needs. Small class sizes, low student-teacher ratios and individual instruction support a strong academic foundation. They offer convenient extended hours for working parents and a full-service summer program for children up to 12 years old. For information, call 342-0051 or visit www. For the 2010-2011 academic year, scholarships are available through charitable funds administered by the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan. Applications are available from school district guidance counselors, college financial aid offices and online. For more information, visit, e-mail or call 769-9393. Two SUNY Orange students have received the most prestigious honor bestowed on community college students in the SUNY system. Valentine Renee Bordes of Middletown and Corrina Stoker of Pine Bush were awarded the Chancellor’s Award in recognition of their outstanding academic performance. A total of only 228 students statewide received this award.

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Did You Know? Cowan’s Jewelers, 335 Windsor Highway, New Windsor, is buying gold. They pay top dollar for old or unwanted jewelry in any condition. Cowan’s says the price of gold is at an all-time high, so turn in the jewelry you no longer want or need and get paid on the spot. Call Jeff Cowan at 561-1272 for more information. As part of an exhibit focusing on Orange County trees, the Orange County Citizens Foundation is collecting memories and stores from local residents about trees in their communities. The information will be displayed as part of the Citizens Foundation’s 2010 Cultural Exhibit, which is scheduled to open in September. The goal of the project is to help people of all ages become more aware of the importance of trees to our environment, communities and heritage. Submissions may be e-mailed to or mailed to the Citizens Foundation at P.O. Box 525, Sugar Loaf, NY 10981, or faxed to 469-3145. New York House magazine is holding its second annual Innovative Green Design Awards, celebrating the best green and sustainable designs in home furnishings and building products. Two new categories – building materials and interior finishes – have been added to complement existing categories: furniture, lighting, flooring and floor coverings, bedding, window treatments and kitchen appliances. Deadline for entries is April 15. Winners will be spotlighted in New York House magazine’s June design issue and featured prominently on Inspire recently received $1,000 from Stewart’s Shops Holiday Match Fund. The donation was made possible by donations from Stewart’s customers and shop partners. Officially known as Orange

County Cerebral Palsy Association, Inc., Inspire operates an outpatient rehabilitative center that provides a variety of diagnostic and treatment services for people with disabilities and special challenges. For information, visit Bada Bing Pizza and Pasta in Middletown offers “Beat the Clock� every Tuesday night after 6:00 p.m. The time you call is the amount you pay. For example, if you call at 6:10 p.m., you pay $6.10. This is for large cheese pies; toppings and taxes are extra. Large cheese pies are $11.75 plus tax, so savings could be as much as 50%. Tuesday hours are 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Call 341-0000 or visit

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The Orange County Association of REALTORSÂŽ Young REALTORSÂŽ, headed up by new Chairperson Johnnieanne Hansen, has begun work on their 2010 objectives. The goal of the group is to identify potential leaders within the real estate community. As part of the community involvement, the RAMS (Realtors Against Multiple Sclerosis) recently walked to raise money for MS. For more information, call Stacey Schick at 294-7905.

The Carly Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, recently provided a $1,000 grant to the Town of Newburgh Recreation Department for the purchase of soccer equipment for their youth soccer program. To donate to the Carly Fund, send checks to the Community Foundation, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Montgomery, NY 12549 or visit

The Orange County Land Trust has been accepted into the national Land Trust Alliance’s accreditation program. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, awards accreditation to land trusts that meet national standards of excellence and adhere to industry-wide standards and best practices in protecting natural areas and working lands. Only select land trusts can enter the accreditation process each year after implementing guidelines in stewarding and defending conservation lands in perpetuity, as well as implementing accredited systems and standards in record-keeping and administration.

According to 3 Kids Corp., one of the best ways to cook a lobster tail is to cut the back down the middle, pull out the meat, leaving a bit attached to the bottom. Rinse it off, put the meat back in the tail. Place it in a baking dish with cut side up. Mix melted butter, chopped garlic and parsley and pour on the meat of the tail. Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes. When the meat looks white, it’s done.

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Sharon Doehla, an Associate Broker with RE/ MAX Benchmark Realty Group’s New Windsor office, recently received her Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI) designation. The GRI designation includes 90 hours of coursework on various topics including marketing and servicing listed properties to real estate law. Doehla has been a realtor since 1995 and consistently a RE/MAX International Award winner, as well as an Orange County Association of Realtors Sales in Excellence Award winner. To contact her, call 565-0004, ext. 341 or visit The Original Tube T-shirt Company, L.L.C. has affiliated with Newton Manufacturing Company of Newton, Iowa. The affiliation will allow the Original Tube T-shirt Company to continue to grow and evolve as a regional leader in the promotional products industry. For information, call 291-7031 or visit The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley recently received a donation of $53,000 from Mother Earth’s Storehouse, the second year in a row the locally-owned health food store has made such a contribution to the Food Bank. The Food Bank of

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the Hudson Valley was created by a group of food pantry coordinators and anti-hunger advocates in 1990. The organization supports more than 360 food pantries, soup kitchens and emergency shelters. For more information, visit Riverside Bank has received a 5-Star Superior rating from BauerFinancial, Inc. of Coral Gables, FL. The rating recognizes Riverside’s superiority in such areas as capital adequacy, delinquent loan levels and profitability. BauerFinancial is the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm. Riverside Bank was established in 1988. It has locations in Poughkeepsie, Fishkill and Newburgh. Visit Homewood Suites by Hilton of Newburgh, a residential-style, 125-suite hotel located at Stewart Airport, has been named recipient of the 2009 Hilton Stewardship Award. The award is in recognition of the hotel’s ability to enhance its growth, strategies and community relationships. The hotel was also cited for its work with local organizations that advocate on behalf of the disabled, cancer patients, veterans and others. Prior to receiving the award, Homewood Suites offered discounted accommodations for people whose homes had lost electricity or suffered damage as a result of a significant snowstorm. For more information, call Patty Earl at 567-2700 or visit www. Taylor Recycling Facility in Montgomery is currently one of the only recycling facilities in the northeast that is capable of achieving a 95% or better recycling rate. As such, it qualifies for a 3rd LEED point for “exemplary performanceâ€? in construction and waste management. The LEEDcertified green building projects of companies that recycle their construction debris with Taylor could qualify for this newly available 3rd point. For information, call 457-4021 or e-mail Frontier Communications has accelerated the speed of its broadband services in Orange and Dutchess Counties. Network investments of $1 million give qualified customers access to the Internet at speeds up to 10MB at no additional cost. For more information, visit or Susan Reif has been named Assistant Vice President of Human Resources for Hudson Heritage Federal Credit Union. A resident of Tuxedo Park, Reif has more than 22 years of experience in professional and organizational development. Prior to joining Hudson Heritage, she was Senior Director of Professional and Organizational Development at the National Association for Printing Leadership in Paramus, NJ. Did You Know? • Continued on page 13

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Eric and Mariantoinette Grzechowski cut the ribbon at the grand opening of Balmville Wine & Liquors, located at 5251 Route 9W in Newburgh. Joining them are Gene and Lourdes Acosta. For information, call 7844972.

Did You Know? • Continued from page 12 Hudson Valley Parent magazine recently interviewed video game designer Bill Mueller of Vision Audio, Inc. in order to inform parents of the latest therapeutic products for special needs children. The article in the April issue of Hudson Valley Parent also features a Special Needs Guide, plus an article on finding a camp for a special needs child. For information, contact Terrie Goldstein at For the second year in a row, Actus Lend Lease, the parent company of Atlantic Marine Corps Communities, was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its outstanding contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions with the 2010 Excellence in Energy Star Promotion Award. Actus Lend Lease is known for its innovative, sustainable initiatives at military installations nationwide. For more information, contact Dixie Lanier at 910-219-6437. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) has named Neil S. Dwyer of Dwyer and Leavenworth, Inc. in Monroe 2010 Regional CotY (Contractor of the Year) winner in the Residential Bath under $30,000 category of its annual awards competition. NARI represents a group of approximately 80,000 companies and individuals identifying themselves as remodelers in the U.S. For information, call 783-7080. The attorneys and staff at Jacobowitz & Gubits, L.L.P. annually raise funds for the American Heart Association. This year, they raised $500 at



a Red Luncheon in February, additional funds at a bake sale and brought their total to more than $1,000 at a dinner fundraiser. Following a sale of home-baked Irish soda bread in March, they will continue to raise funds until the Heart Walk on May 2, when the J&G team will participate in the walk at Lake Sebago in Harriman State Park. In other J&G news, the firm is a silver sponsor for the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan’s 10th anniversary celebration on April 29 at Anthony’s Pier 9. For more information, visit

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Staff and customers of Foam & Wash Car Washes, Mobil Marts and Oil Change Plus raised $23,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through their annual February fundraiser. They exceeded their goal by $3,000. Owned and operated by Baright Enterprises, Foam & Wash operates 12 locations in Dutchess and Orange Counties. For more information, visit

RED (Renew, Energize, Donate) Day is a Keller Williams service initiative dedicated to improving local communities. All Keller Williams Realty associates in the U.S. and Canada have been asked to donate their time on May 13 and Keller Williams Realty offices in Goshen and Central Valley have joined together to organize an effort to collect nonperishable food, which will be distributed to food pantries in the Hudson Valley. A collection for pet food and supplies is also underway, with proceeds to be distributed to Hudson Valley animal shelters. A blood drive will also be held at the Goshen Business Center, 2004 Route 17M from 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 13. To donate or participate, call 928-8000 or e-mail

Patricia McGillicuddy has joined the firm of Goldstein Lieberman & Company, L.L.C. as Senior Administrative Assistant. Jay A. Bohnel of Tuxedo has joined the firm as a Senior Tax Professional. Partner Benjamin Mills, an Eagle Scout, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Hudson Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America. In recognition of the losses suffered by the family of Haitian-born Josue Coicou, a Senior Manager at GLC, the firm made a donation on his behalf to the Red Cross’ Haitian relief efforts. A portion of the donation will stay in the Hudson Valley to assist Haitian communities in the area who are facing economic and emotional challeng-


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CymoGen Dx, a California-based life sciences firm, will move its national headquarters to the Orange County Business Accelerator, as part of its effort to expand its genetics research efforts on the East coast. Five early stage innovators have moved to the Accelerator since its inception in October 2009. The firms are projected to employ 80-140 Orange County residents within 36 months. For information, contact Michael DiTullo at 220-2208 or mditullo@ocaccelerator.

The McQuade Board of Directors has agreed to sell three of its off-campus properties to Occupations, Inc. The transfer of the programs that operate within these properties will be made to Occupations by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services once the license process is complete in the near future. The two group homes in



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On page 111 of the 2010 Membership Directory, the company name (which currently says Joan Ganci) should be Edward Jones. The contact person is Joseph E. Profaci. More information on the financial services firm is available at The C.P.A. firm Day Seckler should be alphabetized under D rather than S. For more information, visit www.dayseckler. com. New information for Sara Moore at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage is: phone (845) 440-2327; fax - (866) 529-1241;; www.

Washingtonville and Cornwall serve 20 children and employ 18 staff. The Diagnostic Center in Newburgh, which provides emergency and diagnostic services to children and their families, employs 14 and has the capability of serving 17 children daily. For more information, call James DeStefano at 692-4454, ext. 105. Colleen A. Sousa, Senior Vice President for Key Bank, has been promoted to District Retail Leader and Robert Facto has been named Vice President and Area Leader, Retail Banking, for the Hudson Valley/Metro NY District. Sousa will be responsible for overseeing Key’s Retail Bank in the Hudson Valley and Metro NY markets, which include 62 branches, 84 ATMs, telephone banking and Internet banking throughout the nine-county district. Facto will be responsible for branch administration and sales management for 13 Key branches in Dutchess and northern Westchester Counties. Robert B. Pollsen, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Financial Advisor, has a valuable coupon offer on the Chamber website. Confused about investing in these economic times? “We’re here to help,” says Pollsen. Check out the offer on and call Pollsen at 914-682-5594. Anna Markouizos has joined the New Windsor office of O’Connor Davies Munns & Dobbins, LLP, a leading Certified Public Accounting and consulting firm with six offices in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, 280 employees and 44 partners. Markouizos is a Staff Accountant. Call 220-2400 or visit for more information. r

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Member Renewals 17 K Property Group, L.L.C.

Hair by Francine

Ace Cable, Inc.

Hearthstone Woodworking Company, Inc.

Adams Family Floors

Heather’s Childs Place, Ltd.

Aegis Design, Joseph L. Fucci, Architect

Henry Gitner Philatelists, Inc.

Affinity Advantage Financial

Hollenbeck & Dailey

Air Services Development Office (ASDO)

Horizon Medical Group, P.C.

AJ Ross Creative Media

Hudson River HealthCare

Allstate Insurance Steven P. Phillips

Hudson Valley Home Source

American Alarm Company

Hudson Valley Vacuum Outlet

American Cleaners

Hutchings Agency, Inc.

American Process

IQubed Advisors, L.L.C.

Andiamo Restaurant

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

ARCH Associates

Jackets By JoAnne

Army Community Service, Employment Readiness Program

Jensen Communications, L.L.C. John F. Carpenter, D.M.D., M.A.G.D.

ATM Ready, L.L.C.

Johnson & Foley, P.C.

Ball Corporation

Johnstons Toyota

Beautiful People

Judelson, Giordano & Siegel, C.P.A., P.C.

Bethany Spirituality Center, Inc.

Ken LaBagh

Blooming Grove Stair Co.

Ken’s Lawn Maintenance & Snow Plowing, L.L.C.

Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, L.L.P.

Key Piano Services

Bodyworks by Michelle Burke, Miele & Golden, L.L.P. Canus Major Services, Inc. Cardiac Care Center

Kim Petro McCrum Consulting Kittatinny Canoes & Rafts Kiwanis Club of Newburgh, N.Y. Inc. Lattimer Trucking

Graduates of the inaugural Entrepreneurial Assistance Program classes at the Orange County Chamber of Commerce are (from left): Nicole Mora, Marlene Wagner, Cynthia Marsh-Croll, Allen Feldman, Thomas McLoughlin, Gloria MacEwan, Paul Knapp, Janet Picarelli, Jane Samuelson, Sue Hamel, John Shorten, Tim Best-Hall, Rod Freeman, Lillian Evans, Drew Smith, Edison Guzman (EAP Manager) and Greg Stienstra. Center front is Carol Smith, Chamber Vice President for Government Initiatives & Special Projects and EAP Director.

Congratulations to this month’s ‘Renewal Reward’ winner Each month, Chamber members who pay their membership dues within 30 days are automatically entered into a drawing for a special “Renewal Reward.” For February, these members were all placed into a drawing free electronic insert in The Business Viewpoint newsletter.

The winner was the YMCA of Middletown ( So, what do you do when you receive your next Chamber investment invoice? The answer is easy: pay it promptly (at least within 30 days). You have nothing to lose and quite a bit to gain.

Orange County Fitness, L.L.C., Montgomery Adventure Boot Camp

Stefan G. Chevalier, D.O., P.C.

Orange County Water Authority Orange Nursery & Stone Supply

Tarshis, Catania, Liberth, Mahon & Milligram, P.L.L.C.


Technical Fibre Products

Patricia S. Lane, L C.S.W. R

The Sentinel

Patrick McLoughlin, Esq.

Thevenet Montessori School

Mary Ann Reilly

Perry Harris Plumbing & Heating

Thomas B. Olley, P.E., P.L.L.C.

Masters Pest Control

Primavera Design & Illustration

Top Coat Sealcoating and Striping

McBride Corporate Real Estate

Profex, Inc.

Tracking Systems, Inc.

McNeilly Wood Products, Inc.

Quality Homes by R. Tedaldi, Inc.

Tree of Life Landscape

MHR International, L.L.C.

Quality Lawns

Tuthill Agency, Ltd.

Michael Tedford, M.D., Ophthalmology, Eye Physician and Surgeon

Quinn Oil, Inc.

Ulster Savings Bank

R & D Legal Bookkeeping, Inc.

United Pump & Tank, Inc.

Mid Hudson Hematology Oncology, P.C.

R. Brewer Landscaping, L.L.C.

Unitex Textile Rental Services

Mid Hudson Neon Signs, L.L.C.

Ramada Inn/West Point

Unlimited Care, Inc.

MJJ Builders Corp.

Rand Realty

UPS Store #3406

MJS Engineering and Land Surveying, P.C.

Real Estate United

Vails Gate Business Center, L.L.C.

Mobile Life Support Services, Inc.


Valuation Consultants, Inc.

Montgomery Village Pharmacy

Recovers of Manufactured Products

Vegas East Productions, Inc.

Mount Saint Mary College

Regent Group

Verticon Ltd.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing of the Hudson Valley

Royal T Title Agency, Inc.

Visconti Limousines, Bus & Ground Transport

Mr. Shed, Inc.

Sabo Industrial Corp.

Visual Concepts

Murray’s Auto Body Shop, Inc.

Screen Gems, Inc.

Warwick Valley Humane Society, Inc.

Nationwide Expo Services, Inc.

Seely & Durland, Inc.


New Windsor Country Inn

Serrano II, Inc.

Westage Companies

Newburgh Free Library

Glenn & Breheney, P.L.L.C.

Servpro of Orange County

Westchester Putnam Freight Services

Newburgh Molding Technology, L.L.C.

Goldinson Corp.

Sherwood Tile & Granite, L.L.C.

NLG Engineering

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

Goldstein, Karlewicz & Goldstein, L.L.P.

Northstar Energy Systems

Silk City Machine, Inc.

NYC Flair Fashions


WSM Onsite Truck & Equipment Repairs, Inc.

Greater Hudson Bank

O’Connor & O’Connor, L.L.P., C.P.A.’s

Software Design Services, L.L.C.

XCIS, Inc.

Greenhill Communications, Inc.

Oppenheimer & Co., Inc.

Sohns Appliance

Youngsville Custom Kitchens r

Greenwald Law Offices

Carmela’s Pizzeria & Restaurant Castaways CDT Associates, L.L.C. Central Hudson Gas & Electric Condon and Sons Lawncare Cosentino Architecture, P.L.L.C. Crossriver Environmental Crystal Run Antiques, Inc. CS Arch Darlind Construction, Inc. Daubman Corporate Interiors Days Inn Newburgh Dilemme & Sons, Inc. DLFS Enterprises Don Roberts State Farm Insurance Don Wilde, Ph.D. DP Sales Pro DYNEGY Eastern New York Federal Credit Union Edelmiro B. Elizondo Elliott’s Automotive Repair Enterprise Fleet Management Equine Rescue, Inc. ERA Curasi Realty ETS Bookkeeping Services, L.L.C. Expert Lawn Care & Landscaping, Inc. Faith Interventions Fassnacht & Ramos, L.L.P. Finkelstein & Partners, L.L.P. Foam & Wash Car Washes Gabriele Sheflin Cleaning Service Gary R. Rich, Licensed Land Surveyor Gemini Contracting, Inc.

Law Office of Kelli M. O’Brien, Esq., P.C. Law Offices of Alysia R. Baker, Esq. Leo’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria Liberty Mutual Insurance Group Lightower Fiber Networks Lobo Distributing Company Loughran’s Restaurant/Lounge Louis P. Amendolagine, D.D.S. M & M Auto Group, Inc. M. DeVries Concrete, Inc. Mad Science of the Mid Hudson Manza Family Farm Marc C. Kerchman, Esq. Martell Home Builders, Inc.

State Farm Insurance Jim Manley, Agent

Tarantella’s Pizza Alley

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Designed to help businesses grow, this fixed asset loan offers: Q Up to 90% financing for land acquisition and improvements, building acquisition/ construction, machinery and equipment purchases. Q Fixed low rates. Q No balloon payments and extended repayment terms. Q Waived application fees and low closing costs. To find out more about the SBA 504 Loan or the full range of business financing solutions available at Provident Bank, go to, call 845.369.8383 or visit your local branch. * Provident Bank has been the leading originator of small business loans in amounts of $1 million or less, based on total dollar volume and excluding credit card lending, in Rockland, Orange and Sullivan Counties for four years in a row, according to the most recent annual lending reports required by the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).

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SCORE Business Workshop Series Series of 10 Tuesday evenings

April 27 - June 29, 2010 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Larkin Community/Board Room OC Chamber Business Center 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Montgomery

Small Business Workshops - Spring/Summer 2010 Session 1:

April 27, 2010

Session 6:

Greg Hogan

June 1, 2010



What are the legal entities for a business? What is the difference between sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations and L.L.C.s? Find out which is best for your business.

Having the right insurance for your business can mean the difference between failure or success. Discover which insurance coverage is mandatory for your business.

Session 2: Charlene Finerty

Session 7: Edison Guzman

May 4, 2010

June 8, 2010



Understand the what and why for a business plan. Included: an overview of a business plan.

Develop a successful marketing plan to implement the right advertising and sales tactics perfect for your business.

Session 3: Mike Mazucca

May 11, 2010

WHERE TO GET MONEY TO START YOUR BUSINESS Grants, loans and other financing options available for new businesses. Discover what lenders look for when you’re looking for money. Session 4: Kim Petro McCrum

May 18, 2010

BOOKKEEPING FOR YOUR BUSINESS NYS sales tax and liability, bookkeeping 101 tips and techniques, and information on what constitutes business expenses, as well as tips on organizing records. Session 5: Kim Petro McCrum

May 25, 2010

HOW TO USE QUICKBOOKS FOR YOUR BUSINESS QuickBooks is one of the most popular bookkeeping programs used by small businesses. Learn how this valuable tool can help save time within your business.

Session 8: John Rosenberger

June 15, 2010

IRS FILINGS, TAXES & MORE Discover the IRS forms you need to file for your business, as well as when all taxes are due. This workshop is a must for all businesses that want to be IRS-compliant.. Session 9: Frank Dunne

June 22, 2010

IS A FRANCHISE RIGHT FOR YOU? Discover if purchasing a franchise is the right business decision for you. Learn about the different types of franchises and what’s involved in acquiring one. Session 10: Edison Guzman

June 29, 2010

HOW TO USE THE INTERNET TO ATTRACT CUSTOMERS What are the key ways to use the web to market your products and services. It’s easier than you might think.

Registration fee for the entire series is $45 or $5 per session if you register at (we accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express) $10 per session if paid at the door. Thanks to our Platinum Corporate Partners:


Abbott & Mills Energy * Advance Testing Company * Barton & Birks Chevrolet, Cadillac * Drake, Loeb, Heller, Kennedy, Gogerty, Gaba & Rodd * Hudson Valley Building & Construction Trades Council * Key Bank * Laborers' Local 17, LECET * Marshall & Sterling Insurance * Orange & Rockland Utilities * Port Authority of NY & NJ * SB Credit Card Services * Taylor Biomass Energy, L.L.C. * TD Bank * Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell * Walden Savings Bank 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Montgomery, NY 12549

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Social Media Workshops

Thursdays April 29, May 6 & May 20, 2010

The Chamber’s Small Business Committee and Young Professionals are teaming up to present a series of hands-on workshops to help Chamber member businesses learn how to maximize the many social media opportunities available today.

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Larkin Community Room OC Chamber Business Center

April 29: “Introduction to Social Media

Learn how to set up profiles and the basics of the three major social media sites (LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter), as well as the Orange County Chamber social media site.

30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Montgomery 8:00-10:30 a.m.

May 6: “Intermediate Social Media”

(7:30 a.m. on April 29)

Will focus on promoting and managing your online social media presence and image, as well as basic liability issues.

$15 per session $40 for all three sessions ADVANCE PAYMENT REQUIRED. Refreshments provided.

May 20: “Advanced Social Media”

Tips and tricks to take social media to the next level. Will discuss lesser-known social media sites, social bookmarking, linking sites together, social media tools, integration with blogs and more.

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Participation is limited, so reserve asap. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops to all workshops. Laptops must be WiFi compatible.

Thanks to our Platinum Corporate Partners:


a n d CRYSTAL RUN 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

Social Networking Workshop: April 29, May 6, May 20; Chamber members only Check session(s) you plan to attend: April 29 May 6 May 20 Name Company

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Welcome Mentor/Mentee Spring Mixer All Chamber members are invited to this celebration of our new members and their Chamber mentors. Tuesday, May 11, 2010 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Beebs An American Restaurant & Bistro 30 Plank Road, Newburgh Admission is free. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and great networking. Sponsored by:

Thanks to our Platinum Corporate Partners:


a n d CRYSTAL RUN 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 make reservation(s) with Roseann by returning this form to the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Montgomery, NY 12549, faxing it to 457-8799 or registering online at For more information, call Roseann at 457-9700.

Welcome Spring Mixer — May 11, 2010 Name (s) Company Address Phone No. of reservations:

Free admission

30 Scott's Corners Drive, Suite 101, Montgomery, NY 12549 (845) 457-9700

Fax: (845) 457-8799

Annual Human Resource Conference presented in conjunction with

Society for Human Resource Management

‘Coping with Workplace Challenges in Today’s Economy’ Tuesday, May 18, 2010 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Ramada Inn

1289 Union Avenue, Newburgh

Plan now to invest the morning of May 18 in a hands-on seminar and in-depth discussion of up-to-date, effective strategies for dealing with some of the most challenging issues facing employers today.

Topics will include:

What’s new at the EEOC and State Division of Human Rights? • Independent contractors -- are yours? • Conducting layoffs safely in troublesome times. • Avoiding the most common wage-hour mistakes. • Update on the proposed Employee Free Choice Act. • The most common employee handbook errors. Attorneys from the national labor and employment law firm of

Jackson Lewis, LLP

will provide step-by-step guidance on how to identify your firm’s legal vulnerabilities and potential liabilities. You will also learn how to use the most proven preventive practices to avoid litigation and employee relations problems.

This program has been approved for 2.75 recertification credit hours toward PHR, GPHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at

(See other side for more information and registration form.) 30 Scott's Corners Drive, Suite 101, Montgomery, NY 12549 (845) 457-9700

Fax: (845) 457-8799

Who Should Attend?

The conference is designed for supervisors, managers, human resource and business office professionals and owners of small and large businesses who need to stay up-to-date in the ever-changing field of labor law and employee relations. The seminar will focus on practical workplace issues that every business must address on a day-to-day basis. It will not be a repeat of previous seminars, but will emphasize new developments in employee relations law.

Program Schedule

8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Noon 1:00 p.m.

Registration (coffee & Danish) Seminar Luncheon Adjournment

Program Materials

Each person attending the conference will receive an up-to-date workbook with great “take home” value. It will contain outlines, checklists, model policies and related informational material.

Conference Fee

Chamber of Commerce & SHRM members - $110 Non-Members - $135 Please enclose payment and return this section no later than May 14 to: Orange County Chamber of Commerce, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Montgomery, NY 12549 I have enclosed a registration fee of $110 per person ($135 if not a member of SHRM or the Chamber) for the Annual Human Resources Conference on May 18. I am a member of ____SHRM

____Chamber of Commerce








(Please check all that apply.)


E-mail address Call 845-457-9700 for more information Thanks to our Platinum 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

Breakfast Meeting ‘ANY Business Can Be Green’ We d n e s d a y, M a y 1 9 , 2 0 1 0 7:27 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. A n t h o n y ’s P i e r 9 , R o u t e 9 W, N e w Wi n d s o r Guest Speaker:

Gay Browne Founder and CEO, Greenopia, Inc. Founded in 2005, Greenopia provides consumers with information to help them reduce their impact on the environment through their daily purchasing decisions. The organization publishes extensive green business directories, product directories and brand directories, as well as offering a growing community, news articles, blogs and tips to help everyone eat, shop and live green. Greenopia founder Gay Browne says, “I want to help people lead healthier lives in an increasingly toxic world.” A lifelong asthmatic, Gay started looking for ways to improve her living environment in order to take better care of herself and her children. She began by choosing all natural alternatives for everything from nutritional habits to bed sheets. In working with green home developers, interior designers and furniture dealers, Gay realized that there was a wealth of green options, but no simple resource to find them. In response, she developed Greenopia to provide a resource to help people make choices to green their lives on a daily basis. Thanks to our Platinum Corporate Partners:

Sponsored by:

WVT COMMUNICATIONS 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, fax to 457-8799 or register on-line at May 19, 2010 breakfast meeting. For information, call 457-9700.

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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Get Cash For Gold May 26 - 27 10:00 - 4:00

Orange County Chamber of Commerce Business Center in Montgomery.

Get Cash For Gold in Orange County Gemark, an alloy refining company that has been a member of the Chamber for nearly 30 years, is hosting a gold buying event. Chamber members are invited to bring in their broken and unwanted gold, silver and/ or platinum items. Gemark staff will be on hand to handle all transactions. There is no fee or obligation. All are invited to attend. 845-561-1721

Corporate Sponsors: (as of April 19, 2010)

Advance Testing Company AvPorts/Stewart International Airport Crystal Run Healthcare E & A Contracting of Orange County Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield Empire Forklift, Inc. Empire State Bank, N.A. George M. Carroll, Inc. Hill ‘N Dale Abstracters, Inc. Jackson Lewis, L.L.P. Laborers’ International Union Orange County Ironworks, Inc. Paul Jr. Designs, L.L.C. Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Homes Times Herald-Record Time Warner Cable Walden Savings Bank Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Ward’s Bridge Inn Winding Hills Golf Course

Business Sponsors:

Golfer Registration Stony Ford Golf Course – $160 per person Winding Hills Golf Course – $125 per person (with cocktail reception/awards program) Winding Hills Golf Course – $75 per person (without cocktail reception/awards program) Name Business Name Mailing Address Phone E-mail Name Business Name Mailing Address Phone E-mail

June 3, 2010

Name Business Name Mailing Address Phone E-mail

Thanks to our

Benefactor Sponsor:

Name Business Name Mailing Address Phone E-mail

Method of Payment: Check – make payable to Orange Open and send to: Orange County Chamber of Commerce Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Am Express # CVV Code:

Precision Pipeline Solutions, Inc. Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell

Media Sponsors:

Exp. Date: and

Bill Me (Indicate address if different from above):

Indicate total amount: $

Dynamic Therapy & Learning Orange Regional Medical Center

12th Annual

The Orange Open is brought to you by Orange County Chamber of Commerce 30 Scott’s Corners Drive Montgomery, NY 12549 (845) 457-9700 FAX 457-8799

Orange County United Way 30 Scott’s Corners Drive Montgomery, NY 12549 (845) 457-4774 FAX 457-4702

Thursday, June 3, 2010 Stony Ford Golf Course 550 Route 416, Montgomery

8:00 a.m. - Registration & Continental Breakfast 9:15 a.m. - Opening Ceremony


Otterkill Golf Club Stony Ford Golf Course Winding Hills Golf Course

Route 17K, Montgomery

The Orange County Chamber of Commerce and the Orange County United Way have teamed up once again to present the premier golf event in the region. The Orange Open not only has become the leading golf outing in the county, but is a great example of how community organizations can work together for everyone’s benefit. The Orange Open includes rounds of golf at Stony Ford or Winding Hills. In addition, a Corporate Challenge event is held for Corporate Sponsors at Otterkill Golf Club.

10:00 a.m. - Registration & Lunch

Otterkill Golf Club

11:00 a.m. - Shotgun Start (scramble)

Corporate Team Challenge Event

3:00 p.m. - Cocktail & Awards Reception (Otterkill) $125 per person includes golf cart, greens fees, goody bag, cocktail & awards reception at Otterkill. OPTION: $75 per person includes all the above except for the cocktail & awards reception at Otterkill. Every player will be entered into a raffle to win a complimentary 2011 membership to Winding Hills Golf Club.

8:00 a.m. - Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:30 a.m. - Shotgun Start On-course Lunch 3:00 p.m.- Cocktail & Awards Reception (Otterkill) $160 per person includes golf cart, greens fees, goody bag, cocktail & awards reception at Otterkill.

Winding Hills Golf Course

9:45 a.m. - Opening Ceremony 10:00 a.m. - Shotgun Start On-course Lunch 3:00 p.m. - Cocktail & Awards Reception 5:00 - Conclusion $2,500 sponsorship fee includes the above, as well as inclusion in all Orange Open publicity and promotional events.

Tee Sponsorships

$100 each/3 signs for $200 (one at each course)

Name _____________________________ Company __________________________ Address ___________________________ __________________________________ Phone _____________________________ Email _____________________________ (Name of business as it should appear on sign)

For more information on Corporate Team sponsorships at Otterkill, to make your reservations at Stony Ford or Winding Hills, or to sponsor a tee sign, please call Roseann at 845-457-9700 or e-mail

Women in Business Golf Outing Wednesday, June 30, 2010 Winding Hills Golf Club The area’s premier Executive Golf Course, modeled after Jeff Cornish’s Blue Rock Course on Cape Cod. 2 miles west of Village of Montgomery on Route 17K Calling all Hudson Valley businesswomen (and businessmen)! You are invited to participate in our annual Women in Business Golf Outing. Enjoy 18 holes of golf on the beautiful Winding Hills Golf Course. Come with your own foursome (foursome can have a maximum of one male per team), or we’ll match you with other players. Whether you’re new to the game or LPGA-bound, you’ll enjoy this relaxing fun day of golf.

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. - Registration and Buffet Lunch on the Patio 11:45 a.m. - Sharp! - Shotgun Start 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. - Golf School 3:30-4:30 p.m. - Awards Reception (for golfers and golf school participants)

Special Introduction to Golf School If you always wanted to learn the game of golf, but were reluctant to venture out on your own, take advantage of our special Women in Business Golf School. Gil Anderson, Golf Pro at Winding Hills, will be conducting a three-hour golf school that is guaranteed to have you hitting the ball by the end of the day. While the rest of the field is out on the course, Gil will be teaching you the basics of the game, how to properly grip the club, how to execute a good swing, how to putt, how to chip, and lots more. It’s an opportunity to learn in a friendly, fun atmosphere. Please make your reservations by June 23.

Golf Package - $130

Golf School Package - $130 U

Buffet Lunch on the Patio One Player w/Cart Awards Reception Goody Bag


Buffet Lunch on the Patio Golf School Awards Reception Goody Bag

Golf Committee Maggie Smith First Federal Savings of Middletown, Co-Chairperson

Mary Ann Butler Mary Ann Butler Enterprises, Co-Chairperson

Gil Anderson, Take Shape for Life Kat MacDonald, Orange County United Way Damiane Doyle, Walden Savings Bank Becky Stage, Family Court Attorney Susan Holbert, Holbert’s Catering Kathi Webber, Orange Regional Medical Center Donna Johnson, DJ Consulting Services, Inc., Chairman of the Board

See other side for Reservation Form and Sponsorship Opportunities. 30 Scott's Corners Drive, Suite 101, Montgomery, NY 12549 (845) 457-9700


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Reservation Form

ˆ Golf Package - $130 per person


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Mailing Address



We are not able to accept reservations over the phone, so mail in your reservation NOW! Reservation deadline: June 23

Total Enclosed $

Sponsorship Opportunities $500 $500 $500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Beverage Station Luncheon Awards Reception Golf Carts Hole in One Contests Golf School Trophies

$150 $150 $150 $150 $150

Tee Longest Drive-Women Longest Drive-Men Closest to the Pin-Women Closest to the Pin-Men

Gifts for the Goody Bag: 100 pieces of each item

ˆ Sponsorship of:


Gifts for Goody Bag

Sponsors will receive appropriate signage at the event, acknowledgment in the day’s program, an announcement at the awards reception, and a listing in the Chamber Viewpoint newsletter. The deadline for all sponsorships is June 23.

Total Enclosed $ Company


Address City




Please make checks payable to Orange County Chamber of Commerce, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Montgomery, NY 12549. For more information, please call Roseann Bouzakis at the Chamber at 457-9700 or e-mail Payment must be received with completed form. The Chamber accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express for payment. Thanks to our Platinum Corporate Partners:


a n d CRYSTAL RUN 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

A strategic partnership between the Orange County Chamber of Commerce and William A. Smith & Son Insurance

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May 11 & 12, 2010 9:00 am To 2:00 pm US Army 2nd Aviation Detachment Hangar

at Stewart International Airport 1005 First Street, New Windsor, NY

Learning for Life...

Y2Kids: Careers from A to Z! On Tuesday, May 11 & Wednesday, May 12, 2010 the annual Y2Kids Careers from A to Z Program will be held at the U.S. Army 2nd Aviation Detachment hangar at Stewart International Airport from 9 am to 2 pm. Over the years we’ve been doing this, our amazing volunteer Career Specialists have reached over 30,000 kids! More than 3,000 kids from area schools are expected to participate again this year in the hands-on, interactive career exploration activities geared for middle school kids. Orange-Ulster BOCES coordinates the Y2Kids Program on behalf of all the schools and students in our area. There is no cost to participate because contributions from local sponsors help cover operating expenses. Our thanks to the Sponsors and Contributors listed in this publication whose generosity has made the event possible. To find out more about volunteering and future sponsorship opportunities call Alanna Smith at Orange-Ulster BOCES.

Thanks to the U.S. Army 2nd Aviation Detachment “Wings of West Point” for letting us take over their hangar for two days— it’s a perfect fit!

Admission is FREE but all groups must be pre-registered! Register now! call Alanna Smith Orange-Ulster BOCES at 291-0300 x 10318 or email:

Audrey Reith, Equine/Livestock Educator from Cornell Cooperative Extension spoke with students at last year’s Y2Kids about her work. We wonder what cool stuff she’ll bring this year?

Y2Kids 2010 Winning Essay Excerpts! “What I Want To Be When I Grow Up” Congratulations to this year’s Y2Kids Essay Contest Winners! Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm and future hopes and dreams with us. We wish you all a brilliant future. “Years from now… I’m your morning wakeup. The smiling face here to report your news daily. I tell you the good and the bad. In a way, you could even say we “talk.” I astonish you with stories influencing today’s world. You let me in your home, trusting me to report the story, whole and true…Good morning America, I’m Jill H. Today tragedy has struck...” Jill H. – Grade 8 New York Military Academy “I have always loved being in school and ever since kindergarten I have wanted to be a teacher. I love playing school with my younger sister and I love being the teacher. Last teacher gave me her mom’s teacher books. They are so cool and fun! I would like to teach 4th grade.” Diane L. – Grade 5 Little Britain Elementary “I want to be an archaeologist because I want to look for artifacts from the past. Artifacts can be almost anything such as clay pots, bones, or if you’re really lucky, you could find gold! Archaeologists look for artifacts from the past so they can learn about the past, and how people used to live. I would really enjoy digging and finding things.“ Mary A. – Grade 5 Golden Hill Elementary “I want to be a baker because I like making cakes and pastries. I like watching Cake Boss...the cakes they make are so cool. I will take chemistry and nutrition in college. I will also practice a lot. If I ever own a baking shop it would be called Qbakery… I would have so much fun owning a bakery.” Quinn F. – Grade 5 Taft Elementary

“I want to be a fantasy and mystery writer for kids when I grow up. I want to do this because I love to read books and I love to write stories… I think it would be fun to get children excited and involved in reading. Maybe some day my books will be very famous books.” Mariah A. – Grade 5 Little Britain Elementary “I want to be a soccer player. That has been my dream since I was five years old… My parents have supported me, they are the people who I think of when I am in a soccer game. My plan is to get a scholarship in soccer and be able to enter a professional soccer team. However, this is not going to be easy. After I graduate from college I would like to go to Europe and play in any of their leagues…when I learn more skills I will be in contract with the F.C. Real Madrid. Andres G. – Grade 8 New York Military Academy “Becoming a veterinarian is the career I would love to have. I just adore animals. Giving assistance to people and animals makes me feel like I have made a difference in someone’s life. If I were a veterinarian, I would be making animals healthy while leaving pet owners rejoicing. Do not listen to anyone who might tell you not to pursue your dream… I will achieve my dream of being a veterinarian.” Heather W. – Grade 5 Little Britain Elementary “I would like to be a famous violinist… I have passion for music. I have been determined to spread peace around the world by playing since I was 3½ years old. I enjoy meeting people from all over the world. My ability to love people from different cultures helps me play my violin. I am currently enrolled at the Julliard School of Music and hope to continue my music education...” Christine S. – Grade 5 Taft Elementary

“I can see myself as a fashion designer. This is because I am good at drawing and I think it might be fun to design clothes. It is very cool and I might have my own fashion line one day… I will have to go to college for a few years to learn how to design clothes. I will work hard and do the best that I can to graduate and be able to possibly have my own line of clothes” Amela B. – Grade 5 Taft Elementary “I want to become a teacher because I would want to be a strict but funny teacher like Mrs. Ficsh or Mr. Healy. I think it would be fun to help children to succeed and move on to a different grade. When kids misbehave they would have to know I wouldn’t let that slide and that they would be in a big amount of trouble.” Demi D. – Grade 5, Golden Hill Elementary “I want to be a professional baseball player… I will practice hard day and night. My plan is to go to college and get noticed by scouts… Finally my agent will do what he can to get me on a team, hopefully the Yankees. In the mean time, I’m going to study math. If scouts notice me or not, at least I will have something to fall back on… See you in the majors!” Michael T. – Grade 5 Taft Elementary “One of my dreams is to be an architect. I am fascinated by the way houses and buildings are built. I like the different materials used… Even though I like to draw, I love to build models… The best city I built, I named EcoPlain City it had everything until my mom made me clean it up. I know it will take me a while to become an architect. I also know that I really have to love math, even though I do not love it now...“ Jonathan M.. – Grade 5 Golden Hill Elementary

Y2Kids Planning Committee Gets the Job Done! In spite of a down economy, we still found the sponsors and volunteers needed to put together our eleventh annual Y2Kids Careers from A to Z

event! The thanks goes to our volunteer Y2Kids Planning Committee for their enthusiasm, dedication and many hours of work. Thanks to our host, the 2nd Aviation Detachment Wings of West Point and the planes and crew from the Marine MAG 49 Detachment B and the Stewart 105th Airlift Wing (those planes sure bring a lot of excitement to the mix). Thanks also to the folks at Stewart Airport Operations and Security for working with us to keep our students safe as well as happy. Congratulations to our area school districts who recognize the value of having kids learn about local career opportunities and bring them to the event to explore their future options. A small glimpse into the future can be enough to stay focused and on track through high school!

Y2Kids Planning Committee members are: Tina House Conneely** – Community Volunteer Linda Dworetzky** – Family & Consumer Science Teacher (Ret.) Lt.Col. Philip Hershelman - US Marine Corps MAG 49 Detachment B TSgt. Kim Freyhagen** – 105th Airlift Wing at Stewart ANGB

Youth Bureau

Mary Long – Marlboro CSD Family & Consumer

Promoting the

Science Teacher (Ret.)

well-being of

Len Singer** – Orange-Ulster BOCES CTEC

children, youth

Alanna Smith** – Orange -Ulster BOCES CTEC Marie Pulvirent** – Monroe-Woodbury CSD Family & Consumer Science (Ret.)

and families

** Y2Kids founding members! Credits: Y2Kids logo: Eric Johnson, Marlboro High School BOCES CTEC Advertising Design Class of 2000

Dan Jollota, Commander of the 2nd Aviation Detachment has been our Y2Kids Hero! We wish him and his family all the best in his new assignment

2010 Y2Kids Event Contributors Frontier Communications Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Bureau Mid-Hudson Valley Society for Human Resources Management

NYS Energy Research & Development Authority Orange Regional Medical Center PriceChopper Supermarkets

Spirit Digitizing

“On behalf of all the entire Orange-Ulster BOCES community, I would like to extend our thanks to Dan Jollota at the U.S. Army 2nd Aviation Detachment and wish him fair weather and safe skies in his new location.” Jodie L. Yankanin, Orange-Ulster BOCES CTEC Director

CTEC Workplace Learning students, along with Y2Kids Hospitality Chief Pauline Breault, get the important job of feeding the volunteers done during 2009 Y2Kids

May 11 & 12, 2010

Career & Tech Education Center 53 Gibson Road, Goshen NY 10924 Phone: 845-291-0300 ext. 10318 Email:

Tom Dunphy, CTEC Instructor shows students all about the Digital Film & Multi Media program in the Visual Arts Academy

2010 Y2Kids Event Sponsors 105th Airlift Wing at Stewart Air National Guard Base Blueberry Mountain Premium Ice Cream Orange County Chamber of Commerce Orange-Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Education Center Orange Works Career Centers Orange County Youth Bureau Sam’s Club U.S. Army 2nd Aviation Detachment U.S. Marine Corps - MAG 49, Detachment B

Some Marlboro Middle School Students take a minute to pose inside the massive C-5A cargo plane during the 2009 Y2Kids event

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