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July 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.

Sustainability is good for business By Ellen Daley Although it is thought by some that it can be expensive and difficult to be “green” or sustainable, the business community can no longer ignore the obligation to -- and the benefits of – being environmentally responsible. Through a brand new partnership with a national industry leader in green-rated brands and services, the Orange County Chamber is now providing the opportunity for its members to become certified as sustainable. In May, the Chamber announced an agreement with Greenopia -- which has been called New York City’s “green business bible” -- that will make it possible for members to become officially certified as sustainable simply by completing an online questionnaire specifically designed for their type of business. “This program establishes a credible system to substantiate the levels of eco-commitment by Orange County companies,” said Chamber President Dr. John D’Ambrosio. “It will revolutionize the way we do business in Orange County.” Under the partnership agreement, Chamber members will pay a fee to apply for certification (approximately 25% of the member’s annual dues investment). After completing the appropriate forms that can be found on the Chamber website (, Greenopia will review all applicants and rate each one using a Green Leaf system -- companies can earn one to four leaves based on their level of eco-commitment. Companies that do not meet the criteria will be advised on how to comply. Another partner in the program is SUNY Orange. Students from the college’s environmental studies curriculum will be enlisted to visit companies for which additional information may be required to complete the certification process. “This partnership is an exciting opportunity for Greenopia,” said Gay Browne, the founder and CEO of the organization. “Our goal is to provide a trusted resource that helps consumers make daily

Jim Taylor (Taylor Biomass Energy and Taylor Recycling Facility, L.L.C.), one of the key players in the development of the sustainability partnership with Greenopia, delivers remarks at the May press conference. Chamber President Dr. John D’Ambrosio is at the right.

decisions that reduce their impact on the environment and lead a more sustainable, healthier lifestyle.” Greenopia publishes directories in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco of eco-friendly retailers, services and organizations based on extensive research that determines the validity of the products and services they offer, much like the research they will do for the Orange County businesses that apply for certification. “The sustainability movement has generated great momentum across the country and I believe this program will help Orange County to make

considerable gains in this important area,” said Dr. D’Ambrosio. “The business community is generally viewed as not being committed to being green or sustainable and this kind of initiative will help dispel that notion.” Companies that meet Greenopia’s standards will receive an official sustainability sticker. Chamber staff will personally deliver the sticker to the company and photos will be taken in order to promote the member as achieving sustainability. Write-ups will appear in The Business Viewpoint and other media promotion will be done as well. It is anticipated that a

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Gay Browne, founder and CEO of Greenopia, speaks at the May press conference announcing the sustainability partnership with the Orange County Chamber.

special section of the Chamber website will be devoted to our sustainable members, as will a portion of the annual printed Membership Directory. The newly-certified company will also appear on Greenopia’s website ( with an enhanced listing as a sustainable business. For more information about becoming a sustainable business, contact Carol Smith, Vice President for Government Initiatives and Special Projects, at (845) 457-9700 or

this Issue

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

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The Orange County Chamber of Commerce July 2010

July Anniversaries 30 Years Newburgh Mall 25 Years Michael F. Pomarico Co., L.L.C. Custom Home Builder

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

OFFICERS Donna Johnson, Chairman DJ Consulting Services, Inc. David Cocks, Chair-Elect Walden Savings Bank Charles Milich, Vice-Chairman The RAL Supply Group, Inc. Tom Sullivan, Vice Chairman Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc., Funeral Home Michael Turturro, Secretary Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell Ralph Martucci, Treasurer 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

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

USA Datanet, a WVT Communications Company 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

20 Years Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Orange County, New York, Inc. Frontier Communications Warwick Medical Associates

Friends, community leaders and supporters recently joined the Greater Newburgh YMCA as it celebrated the opening of their new facility at 377 Broadway in Newburgh. Pictured doing the ribbon cutting honors are (from left): Assemblyman Frank Skartados, YMCA Board Chairman Jack Smith, Y President and CEO Trish Fisher, Senator Bill Larkin and Chamber President Dr. John D’Ambrosio. More information is available at www.newburghymca. org.

15 Years Boss Construction Co., Inc. Super 8 Lodge

EXPO and e-mail The region’s biggest business trade show – the Orange County Chamber’s EXPO 2010 -- is coming up on Wednesday, September 15. Informational materials for exhibitors are currently being assembled for an anticipated mailing date in late July. However, we will send out an e-mail to all our members the day that the materials are put in the mail, giving those members for whom we have an e-mail address a jump on reserving their EXPO booth (booths are

reserved on a first come-first served basis). SO, please make sure we have your correct e-mail address on file by calling or e-mailing Patricia at 457-9700 or In addition to getting a head-start on EXPO, you will receive all of the e-mail correspondence we frequently send (including the monthly Business Viewpoint newsletter with all the inserts) if we have an up-to-date e-mail address for you. Don’t assume we have it. Call or e-mail Patricia now!

Orange County launches ‘green’ website Orange County Executive Ed Diana and Commissioner of Planning David Church recently announced the launch of Orange County’s new “green” website, www. The site is designed to be a one-stop resource for residents, municipalities and school districts looking to save money on energy, fuel and water expenses through the practice of

smart, manageable conservation efforts. In addition to conservation and recycling tips, the website also provides links to information on grants, rebates and tax incentives from state and federal sources. “We live in one of the most beautiful counties in the country,” said Diana, “and it’s important to keep it that way.”

July 23. The awards will be presented at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting and Awards Reception on Thursday, October 21 at a location soon to be announced. An event journal is once again planned and advertising opportunities are available. If you’d like to advertise, contact Karen Hartley Sawyer at 457-9700 or If you don’t receive your nomination form by e-mail, please contact Roseann at 4579700 or visit

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

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Ricky “REBATE” Colandrea: You’ll always receive our personal best for less!

The Orange County Chamber Young Professionals Council thanks Stephen Hoey of KDF Reprographics, Inc. for the amazing new YP banner that he created. Stephen donated his services to create the banner, which will now hang at all YP-hosted events. Find out more about KDF Reprographics by calling (201) 784-9991, ext. 501 or e-mailing

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“Regal will defy preconceived notions about driving a Buick”

5 Years Curves A. Prokosch & Sons Sheet Metal, Inc. RAD Technologies, Inc. Raymond/Raymond Associates

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Submit your Chamber award nominations Chamber members will receive nomination forms for the 2010 Chamber awards in their July Viewpoint e-mailing. Awards will be presented in six different areas. Categories include: Large Business of the Year (50+ employees), Medium Business (10-49 employees), Small Business (1-9 employees), Start-up Business (in business fewer than two years), Green Business and Not-for-Profit Enterprise of the Year. The deadline for submitting awards is

10 Years Apple Valley Excavating, L.L.C. Cellex Building Services,Inc. Conservco Instrument Maintenance, Inc. John Ginda Carpentry Wade Associates

NOW AT COLANDREA BUICK GMC! “DENALI” Dave Colandrea: You can depend on us, your home team for 36 years!


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Thanks to our 2010 Corporate Partners Our generous Partners this year are: PLATINUM PARTNERS: • USA Datanet, A WVT Communications Company • Crystal Run Healthcare 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

Chairman’s message The fact that there is strength in numbers is what makes the Orange County Chamber of Commerce so powerful when it comes to legislative advocacy for business. As one of the 10 largest chambers of commerce in New York State, we command attention when speaking out on behalf of business-friendly legislation – and Johnson against those taxes, fees and mandates that are killing business -- in Albany and elsewhere. So, when a small business joins this organization, they’re benefiting from the clout, as well as contributing to the size that creates our strength. So, the next in our top 10 reasons to be a member of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce is: Reason # 6: Interaction with Government The Orange County Chamber is

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the only chamber in the region with registered NYS lobbyists on staff. The President and Vice President for Government Initiatives and Special Projects take these roles very seriously. They lead the way in the Chamber’s efforts to know what’s happening at local, state and federal levels, and to be proactive about the issues that impact our business community. Our Government Initiatives and Education Committee also plays a big part in keeping us informed and active in key legislative areas. Next month: everything the Chamber does is about you, our members. Your success is the reason for our existence. We’re “zealous about your success.” 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

• 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.

Is your business sustainable? As I mentioned in last month’s message, this Chamber has made a deep commitment to moving the business community toward sustainability and operating in as “green” a fashion as possible. We’re done this by entering into a partnership with an organization that will help our members become certified as sustainable, and I’m delighted to announce that this program is now fully operational. As you can see from the article on the cover, Chamber members who want to pursue certification as sustainable should visit, click

Important member note:

on the Chamber+Greenopia icon and begin the process toward certification. Basic information about your business will be gathered and you will soon receive an application tailored specifically for your type of business. When the review of your application is complete, you’ll be awarded a sustainability sticker (which will be personally delivered by a Chamber staff member) and we’ll promote your business as one of our sustainable members. I’m looking forward to the majority of our members participating in this program. I’m convinced that our business community is committed to environmental responsibility and now we have the opportunity to prove it. Join the Chamber in leading the way toward a better future for us all. John A. D’Ambrosio, Ed.D. President

Please, please, please make sure that you remember to notify the Chamber office of any changes in your contact information. We can’t do our best job for you if we can’t get in touch with you! This is particularly important for e-mail addresses. We contact our members on a regular basis via e-mail (including sending your monthly Business Viewpoint newsletter electronically with all of the inserts), so please keep us posted on any changes. Just e-mail Dee at or call her at 845-457-9700. She’ll be happy to take your information. Thank you.


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Member Spotlight THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE AT MONROE Monroe The Learning Experience at Monroe is a child development center licensed to care for babies six weeks through five years old. We are open year round from 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. We offer part and full-time schedules. Our enrichment program is included in the tuition and is enjoyed by all of our children. We teach sign language and have fun with phonics and computers. Our Make Believe Boulevard is a fenced-in playground. We offer security and an age appropriate curriculum. Open enrollment is available and it’s not too late to join us for a fun-filled summer camp. Call 782-1225 or e-mail MR. ELECTRIC OF ORANGE COUNTY Monroe Mr. Electric of Orange County offers residential and commercial full-service and repair, panel replacement and upgrades, as well as security and outdoor lighting, emergency generators, surge protection, home safety checks and a membersonly Advantage Plan™ offering priority scheduling, preferential pricing and a variety of other consumer-friendly perks. Franchise owner Isaac Rosenfeld has served the greater Orange County area since May 2008. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 782-1188 or visit RIDER, WEINER & FRANKEL, P.C. New Windsor Rider, Weiner & Frankel is a general practice law firm concentrating in corporate, health services, banking and finance, trusts, estates, municipal, real estate, commercial litigation and environmental law. Our firm has been in practice in the MidHudson Valley for more than 70 years. The firm has recognized capabilities in the areas of corporate law, taxation, not-for-profit, land use and zoning, municipal, commercial finance, general and construction, real estate, employment and fringe benefit, intellectual property and health service delivery law. The firm regularly represents municipalities, construction industry contractors, real estate developers, banks, not-for-profit corporations and technology firms. For more information, call 5629126 or visit MID-HUDSON WORKSHOP FOR THE DISABLED Poughkeepsie The non-profit Mid-Hudson Workshop for the Disabled provides meaningful work for physically and medically handicapped area residents. They’ve employed 80 staffers, up to 40% of which have been veterans. MHW provides cost-effective outsourcing services. Their dedicated, skilled workers perform numerous tasks that cannot be

accommodated by typical sheltered workshops. Services include manufacturing/fabrication, assembly, fulfillment, packaging and more. Working with them means costs and resources are saved, but it’s also comforting that a MHW relationship keeps outsourced dollars circulating locally and aiding customers’ philanthropy. View MHW’s 60+ year history of self-sufficiency at Or take a tour of their Poughkeepsie facility. Call 471-3820. 2K SOLAR, INC. Middletown We are a local full-service renewable energy contracting company specializing in solar electric/photovoltaics, solar thermal and geothermal installations. We take care of all of the paperwork required to obtain state grants (rebates/incentives). Solar electric systems are eligible for incentives that can cover 68% or the cost and can cover 50-100% of your home or business energy needs. Most systems have payback periods under 10 years. For information, contact Chris DiBernardo at 673-5463 or or visit MARKETPLACE TODAY Chester The redesigned Marketplace Today has been serving the Orange County community for the past 25 years with six regional editions all delivered via the U.S. mail. Our distribution to over 89,000 homes and businesses offers you residential as well as commercial exposure. Our management and sales teams have over 145 years of combined advertising and marketing experience. We maintain an 85% retention ratio of advertisers, many of which have been successfully promoting their businesses with the Marketplace for over 20 years. Our total market coverage to defined consumer markets effectively offers the zip codes best suited to provide new customers for you. Call 469-4000 for information. PAPA JOHN’S Middletown Papa John’s in Middletown is proud to partner with Orange County Speedway to sponsor the “Race Night Giveaway� for the 2010 racing season. Every race night, all summer long, lucky fans will have an opportunity to win free pizza from Papa John’s, Wallkill Plaza, Route 211 East, Middletown. DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER Goshen When conflict disrupts your business, the Dispute Resolution Center’s professionally trained mediators can assist you to manage and effectively resolve the problem. Our Business Solutions program is tailored to meet the needs of your business, providing service that is discreet and individualized

in a neutral and confidential setting. While helping you to avoid costly, time-consuming litigation, the mediation process assists the parties in the dispute to reach a mutually beneficial resolution. Some of the common business issues DRC provides conflict resolution services for are: bad checks; breach of contract; small business, partnership, consumer/ merchant, and property disputes; and Lemon Law arbitration. For information, contact Roz Magidson at 294-8082, ext. 57.

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911 MEDICAL ID EMERGENCY CARD Middletown The 911 Medical ID Family Card/Medallion has updated the software that will enable first responders including ambulances, police, hospitals and doctors offices to be able to open software to show medical summary sheets as well as all other medical history in a read only mode. This means that when a card/medallion is plugged into an MAC or Windows-based USB port on a computer in an emergency, it doesn’t open into anyone’s computer system. First responders will not have to worry about viruses getting into their systems. In addition, these software updates are always free to each owner of this device for the life of the card. For more information, visit

ORANGE COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL Sugar Loaf The Orange County Arts Council is a non-profit arts service organization dedicated to strengthening the arts in Orange County by providing educational, promotional and informational services to artists, arts organizations and the community. The council also works to facilitate relationships between the arts, schools, businesses, government and the public through its various programs. These include: arts for vets, arts in education, arts in healthcare, county annual arts awards, Scholastic Regional Art Awards, bi-monthly newsletter, weekly e-blasts, individual consultations, capacity building workshops & seminars and town meetings & artist networking events. For more information, visit www.ocartscouncil. org.

LCS FACILITY GROUP Poughkeepsie LCS Facility Group announces that they are now certified installers of Cambridge Pavers and ArmorTec. ArmorTec is a unique mix design used only with Cambridge Pavers. It is a one-piece process that is manufactured into every pavingstone, not added on afterwards. It is stronger than poured and stenciled concrete and will not show signs of color loss or fading. It is resistant to chipping, deicing salts and snow plowing. As certified installers, we can help you design the patio, retaining wall, driveway or walkway of your desire. For a free consultation or to work with our landscape designer, call 485-7000. Visit us at www.lcsfacilitygroup. com and on FaceBook. NIKI JONES AGENCY Port Jervis Niki Jones is a public relations, marketing and advertising agency. Using a global approach to branding and design, we seek a unique vision, intelligent strategy, and unbeatable creative solutions to meet and exceed client objectives. We design and develop custom websites, integrating public relations and marketing strategies to offer clients a variety of online and in print services. Our agency is certified by the EPA as a “Green Power Partner� and by NYS as a 100% Woman Owned Business. We practice “green marketing� to maximize use of the electronic process and print using Forest Stewardship Council certified printers. Call 856-1266 for information. AT&T Newburgh/Middletown Introducing AT&T’s newest wireless phone fea-

AMERICAN SHORING, INC. Newburgh Our goal at American Shoring is not only to be the best trench shoring sales/rental company in the industry, but to share our knowledge of the industry through safety awareness training. This training is designed for all persons associated with excavation safety and confined spaces. We are offering Competent Person, Confined Space and OSHA 10 classes. Here at American Shoring, we regard employee and customer safety as priority. An effective safety program is the key to safety awareness, which promotes not only safe practices, but develops a progressive and productive organization, as well as avoidance of major OSHA fines. Call 800-407-4674 or visit www. WALDEN SAVINGS BANK – TRACY MORGAN, MORTGAGE CONSULTANT Montgomery Walden Savings Bank, serving the Hudson Valley since 1872, has a full menu of mortgage products including new construction, vacant land, rehabilitation loans, first time homebuyer and home equity lines and loans. The bank has 10 conveniently located branches throughout Orange and Ulster Counties. Tracy Morgan has over 20 years of experience and works independently with each borrower to determine the best financing options to fit their needs. She specializes in new construction and first time homebuyer mortgages and is available for consultations at any branch or in your own home. Contact Tracy at 532-7090 or e-mail


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Member Events The Wallkill River School is offering art camps and free classes for teens this summer. Children learn life skills like reusing materials and making their own clothes and crafts taught by professional local artists. The classes are a series of evening and Saturday sessions designed to give teens creative alternatives to malls, video games and other distractions. For information, call 457-ARTS or visit Hudson River Adventures offers cruises to and guided walking tours of historic Bannerman Island. Tours depart on Saturdays and Sundays from Torches Landing, Newburgh, at noon and from the Beacon Ferry Dock at 1:30 p.m. Weekday tours can be arranged for groups. For information, call 2202120 or visit Bouncing Charlie’s Playhouse in New Windsor is running a “Wacky Wednesday Lunch Special” on every Wednesday in July. Arrive between 11:00 a.m. and noon and pay the $10 all-day price for each

child and they will receive the 12:30 pizza lunch, which will include pizza and a juice box for each child. For information, call 787-0124 or visit www. Join 96.1 Kiss FM and 107.3 WRWD at one of the biggest St. Jude fundraisers in the Hudson Valley on Friday, July 23 at Mahoney’s Irish Pub and Steakhouse in Poughkeepsie from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Participants shave their heads to help support finding a cure for childhood cancer at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Participants raise funds by getting family and friends to sponsor them. Pledge forms and more information are available at www. or To promote the revitalization of Newburgh’s downtown area, Safe Harbors of the Hudson will hold its 4th Annual Ann Street Market series throughout the summer and fall. The July market will be held on Saturday, July 31 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. the remaining markets will be held on Sat-

urdays, August 28, September 25 and October 30. The markets, which feature fresh, local food and art, take place in the Ann Street municipal lot. In case of rain, the market will be held inside the Ritz Theater lobby at 107 Broadway. For information on becoming a vendor or attending the market series, call June Henley at 562-6940, ext. 109, e-mail jhenley@ or visit A Wine and Music Mini-Fest to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association will be held on Friday, August 13 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the Warwick Valley Winery, 114 Little York Road, Warwick. Food catered by The Winery Café will be available for purchase. Tickets are $25 per person and include an open wine bar. For reservations or information, contact Janet Troia at 695-2247 or Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County will host a “Fore the Kids” golf classic at the West Point Golf Club on Monday, August 30. Registration will begin at 10:00 a.m. and the outing will include a putting contest, unlimited driving range, prizes and networking, followed by the 18-hold shotgun start four-person scramble at noon. The fee of $135 includes cart, lunch and dinner. Sponsorships are also available. For more information, visit the events section of

or call Carolyn Bennett at 562-5900. Registration closes on August 16 and space is limited. The Dispute Resolution Center will host its “Come to the Table” extravaganza at the Events Gallery at Bethel Woods on Saturday, October 2. They are looking for local designers to create tabletop settings which will be auctioned at the event to raise funds for DRC’s youth and family programs. Prizes will be awarded in several categories. Sponsorship and journal opportunities are available. For information, contact Kathy Kreiter at 794-3377 or Mellissa Carrier at 2948082, ext. 57. On Saturday, October 9, Occupations Foundation, Inc. will hold its Gala and “Vision of Hope” award dinner at Anthony’s Pier 9, New Windsor. Jim and Eileen Taylor will be honored as the recipients of the 2010 Vision of Hope Award. A member of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, Jim Taylor is President of Taylor Biomass Energy and Taylor Recycling Facility. Sponsorship opportunities are available and a commemorative journal is planned. For more information, call 692-4454, ext. 101 or visit

Members benefit from Bronze Sponsorships

Education Note

Two Chamber members recently took advantage of the many benefits of being a Bronze Sponsor for the Orange County Chamber. Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union and Reliable Cleaning Services each will receive benefits with a total value of $3,500, for an investment of only $2,000. These Sponsorship/Partnership Opportunities offer a wide “menu” of choices of benefits, but included among them are: special event, mixer, New Member Power Hour and seminar

SUNY Orange recently awarded associate’s degrees and academic certificates to 465 students who completed their courses of study during the recently concluded spring semester. Those 465 graduates com-

sponsorships; free electronic inserts in The Business Viewpoint; serving as breakfast table hosts; free use of Larkin Community Room; your flyer included in all new member packets; website banner ad; preferred parking at Chamber events; and more. To find out what you can get for Bronze, Silver and Gold Sponsorships, contact Karen Hartley Sawyer at 845-4579700 or or visit and click on “New Promotional Opportunities.”

bined to earn 479 degrees, with 14 students earning two degrees or certificates, which were presented at the college’s 60th commencement ceremony.

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New Members HB Data Security John Formisano 237 Dupont Avenue P.O. Box 947 Newburgh, NY 12551 (845) 561-0160 Document Destruction/Shredding

Beltone Hearing Aid Center Jonathan DiIorio 21 North Plank Road Newburgh, NY 12550 (845) 541-2144 Hearing Aid Byrd Agency - Allstate Haakim Byrd 1429 Route 208 Wallkill, NY 12589 (845) 851-8353 Insurance/Related Services Cornwall Radiation Oncology Services Nicole Pogelschek 15 Laurel Avenue Cornwall, NY 12518 (845) 458-9000 Health Care and Related Services - Radiology/ Treatment

Hoebowl Orange Lanes Joe Darmochwal 1492 Route 52 Walden, NY 12586 (845) 778-5151 Entertainment Hudson Valley Security Services, Inc. Angelica Figueroa 16 Innis Avenue Newburgh, NY 12550 (845) 764-7134 Security/Alarm/Video Surveillance Lewis & Company in Partners with Screen - Trans, Fabric Printers Bill Lewis 18 Richard Drive West Nyack, NY 10994 (845) 358-4268 Advertising/Graphics/Marketing

E.J.M. Realty Edward J. Moskowitz 123 Harold Avenue Cornwall, NY 12518 (845) 926-0475 Real Estate Eduro Networks Joe Betro 234 Arcadia Road Goshen, NY 10924 (917) 836-3659 Telecommunications EM Communications Reene Martin 24 Covered Bridge Road Warwick, NY 10990 (845) 987-1665 Public Relations Hannawalt Construction, L.L.C. Philip Hannawalt P.O. Box 886 Fort Montgomery, NY 10922 (845) 446-8353 Construction and Related Services

Mandor Technologies, Inc. Mark Saltamach 23 Franklin Street Port Jervis, NY 12771 (845) 856-6067 Pumps/Sales/Repair

Nu-Cavu Carmela & Michael Gelsomine 857 Plains Road Wallkill, NY 12589 845-895-9000 Restaurants

Michaels & Associates Michele Gasparre 2582 South Avenue Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 (845) 297-4070 Consultants

Platinum Mechanical, L.L.C. Chip Knapp 11 Elkay Drive, Unit #1 Chester, NY 10918 (845) 469-4772 Plumbing/Heating/Air Conditioning Services & Supplies

Micro Solutions Mike Wooldridge 38 West Market Street Corning, NY 14830 (607) 962-1542 Computers/Networking/Systems

Harry & David Tara Hanner 207 Red Apple Court Central Valley, NY 10917 (845) 928-5148 Retailers/Malls/Shopping Centers

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Haakim Byrd cuts the ribbon to open his new Allstate Insurance Company office at 1429 Route 208, Wallkill. Joining in the ribbon cutting are (from left) agent Tim Gines, Haakim’s wife Kim, his mother Audry, and agent Brian Holbert. For more information, call 851-8353 or e-mail

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Health Notes St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital’s Littman Cancer Center recently cut the ribbon on its new 3,500 square foot Infusion Suite. The suite features extensive radiation oncology services through an affiliation with Cornwall Radiation Oncology Services (CROS), patient navigation and support services. The Littman Center and CROS recently hosted a Cancer Survivor Day. More than 170 people attended SLCH’s Ninth Annual President’s Breakfast when President Allan E. Atzrott recognized hospital board members, discussed progress of the hospital’s Master Facilities Plan and announced that the 2010 Campaign goal will be to raise $4 million, with $1.5 million already raised. In other SLCH news, Allan Atzrott received an honorary degree from Mount Saint Mary College, recognizing his 10 years of service to the hospital and the community. The hospital has received the 2009 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award. Andrea Moresco, a registered nurse in the hospital’s Birthing Center, was named SLCH Star of the Month for May. Primary care physician

Dr. Melanie MacLennan has joined the hospital’s medical staff. OB/GYN Dr. Herbert Frank Gretz has joined the consulting staff. Orange Regional Medical Center’s Ray W. Moody M.D. Breast Center has been granted a three-year, full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of performance. ORMC has announced the new Executive Committee for its Board of Directors: Lou Heimbach (Sterling Forest, L.L.C.), Chairman; Dr. Bill Bassett (retired, Orange-Ulster BOCES), Vice-Chairman); Woody Levitan (Levitan, Yegidis & Associates, L.L.P.), Treasurer; and Patricia Claiborne (Cornell Cooperative Extension), Secretary. For more ORMC information, visit Community Blood Services of NY/NJ says

that platelet, and type O positive, O negative and A and B negative red cell donors are needed. Platelet donors are needed at the Warwick Donor Center on the fourth Sunday of every month. Call 220-2030 to make an appointment to donate or schedule online at Appointments are not needed for red cell donors. Volunteers can also donate at the New Windsor Donor Center at 575 Hudson Valley Avenue, Suite 206. Two new officers have joined the Elant Foundation Board of Directors: Joseph J. Minuta (Minuta Architecture, P.L.L.C.) was elected Chairman of the Board and Paul S. Ernenwein (Tarshis, Catania, Liberth, Mahon & Milligram) was elected Vice-Chairman. For the second year in a row, Elant will offer its Summer Concert Series presented at Glen Arden, Elant’s Continuing Care Retirement Community in Goshen. Concerts will be held on July 29, August 9 and August 19. For more information, call 800-914-4051 or e-mail GlenArdenInfo@ Glen Arden employees Akiko Fox and Julie Jamsek were recently honored by two state agencies: Fox by the New York State Center for Assisted Living and Jamsek by the New

York State Health Facilities Association. Dr. Joena Chan, a shareholder of Horizon Family Medical Group, recently presented a check to the Lower Hudson Valley Red Cross’ organization for its ongoing Haitian relief efforts. Horizon has pledged to match whatever an employee or doctor donates. The physicians and staff at Middletown Medical, a multi-specialty physician’s group with offices in Middletown, Monroe and Ellenville, raised more than $1,800 for the American Heart Association’s recent annual Heart Walk. For more information about Middletown Medical, visit The folks at Invisible Fence remind everyone that it’s 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,” says Heidi Lindblad. “Ticks must be attached for more than 24-36 hours to spread the bacteria, so check for ticks daily.” Call 987-7772 for more information on how to minimize your pet’s exposure to tick-infested areas.

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






8:30 am Minority & Women Business Committee (Montgomery Room)

HOLIDAY Office Closed





























7:27 am Membership Breakfast (Anthony’s Pier 9, New Windsor)


8:00 am New Member Power Hour (Larkin Room)

7:00 am Businesss Networking Blast (Harness Racing Museum, Goshen) 5:00 pm Chamber for “Dummys” (Montgomery Room)

6:00 pm Small Business Cruise on the Hudson (Newburgh Waterfront)

4:00 pm Chamber for “Dummys” (M&T Bank, Monroe)

8:00 am Marketing Committee (Montgomery Room) 5:30 pm Joint Mixer with Inspire (Torches, Newburgh)

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














8:00 am Ambassadors (Larkin Room) 8:00 am Young Professionals Leadership Council (Montgomery Room)

7:27 am Membership Breakfast (The Fountains, Middletown)





7:45 am Consultants Committee (Larkin Room) 5:30 pm Come as Your are Mixer (G.W.’s American Bugers, Chester)

8:30 am Minority & Women Business Committee (Montgomery Room)

7:00 pm EXPO Exhibitors Seminar (Larkin Room)


8:00 am Ambassadors (Courtyard by Marriott, Middletown)


8:00 am Marketing Committee (Larkin Room) 5:00 pm End of Summer Mixer (Torches, Newburgh)

7:45 am Consultants Committee (Larkin Room)



Our People Are Your Best Insurance! (The following is from one of our Corporate Partners, Marshall & Sterling Insurance.) Buying insurance these days can be perilous at best. Whether it’s an obscure 800 number, or an unknown website you’ve happen to Google, how do you know you’re getting the best possible protection with the best rates? Since 1864, Marshall & Sterling Insurance has been the name synonymous with outstanding insurance coverage and service. Marshall & Sterling provides exceptional insurance coverage with unparalleled service and support for our valued clients. As an employee-owned company, our experienced insurance professionals can assist with virtually any insurance need. Our pride in ownership drives us to be an insurance agency unlike any other. With 15 branch offices throughout New York

State - eight offices right here in the Hudson Valley - Marshall & Sterling Insurance provides affordable auto, home, life, health and business insurance coverage. As one of the largest independent insurance agencies in the nation, Marshall & Sterling has the industry expertise, attentive care and support each customer deserves. We are committed to exceeding every client’s every expectation for quality insurance and customer service. Marshall & Sterling is a leading broker of all lines of insurance for varied industries, specializing in retail and wholesale businesses, as well as service industries. We have direct and preferred relationships with leading insurance carriers, providing our business and personal insurance clients with the broadest and most competitive choices. In addition, Marshall & Sterling provides group health, life and

ancillary employee benefit programs to both large and small companies. Regardless of size - whether you represent a large multi-national corporation, or you’re an individual seeking home or auto insurance - Marshall & Sterling is your first choice to find the right insurance protection at the right price. The broad array of insurance carriers represented by Marshall & Sterling Insurance ensures that each account is afforded excellent coverage. Our breadth of experience and knowledge provides our clients with virtually all forms of insurance, tailored to meet their unique, diverse and particular needs. Through preferred relationships with several hundred of the nation’s most respected insurance carriers – including Travelers, The Hartford, Chubb, CNA, Hanover, Selective – and many others, Marshall & Sterling can

create customized programs and packages for all our customers. Marshall & Sterling is recognized by IIABA (the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America) as one of the top “Best Practice Agencies” in the United States, and a “Top 10 Best Practice Agency” in New York State. The company maintains a national presence, is licensed in all states and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and is well positioned to serve the requirements of international clients. Contact us today to find out why, at Marshall & Sterling Insurance, our people are your best insurance. This has been our pledge since 1864! Marshall & Sterling Insurance (845) 567-1000, 103 Executive Drive, Suite 300, New Windsor, NY 12553.

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‘Come as You Are’ mixer set


Upcoming Orange County Chamber of Commerce Events # attending

Membership Breakfast 7:27 - 9:00 a.m. Anthony’s Pier 9, New Windsor Speaker: U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer Sponsor: Winding Hills Golf Course

$25 members in advance $30 members at the door

July 13

New Member Power Hour 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Larkin Room, Chamber Business Center Sponsor: Hudson Valley Credit Union


July 14

Cruise on the Hudson 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Rive Rose, Newburgh Landing Sponsor: Advance Testing Company

$45 a person

July 16

“Come as You Are” Burgers ‘n Beer Mixer 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. G.W.’s American Burgers, Chester


July 20

Busines Networking Blast 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Harness Racing Museum, Goshen Sponsor: Mount Saint Mary College

$20 members $40 non-members

July 12


$50 non-members

When was the last time you were invited to a “Come as You Are” party? Well, that’s just what we want you to do, come as you are to a special Burger ‘n Beer Mixer on Friday, July 16, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at G.W.’s American Burgers at 78 Brookside Avenue in Chester. Whether you’re dressed up from a day at the office, dressed down because it’s Friday, or fresh off the construction site, you should join us for an evening of food, networking and some old-fashioned end-of-the-week fun. For just $10, you’ll get one of G.W.’s great burgers and the beer of your choice. So that G. W. has an idea how many burgers to grill up, please make a reservation by contacting Roseann at 457-9700 or or by visiting and clicking on “Calendar/Event Registration.”

‘Dance with the Chamber Stars’ at the Ritz

Call or visit for reservations: 457-9700 l Fax 457-8799 or mail with check to: The Orange

Save the evening of Friday, September 24 for a brand new Chamber event! Everyone is invited to “Dance with the Chamber Stars” -- an affordable, fun evening of music and dancing, drinks and snacks -- that’s all going to happen in the historic Green Room at the Ritz Theater in Newburgh. Whether you’re a club dancer, a novice ballroom dancer, or a dancing fool, you’re going to want to be part of the fun. Everyone is invited, but we’re going to highlight a few selected Chamber dancing stars. These folks will show their stuff doing the tango, salsa, waltz, hustle and who knows what else? You’ll be surprised who some of our dancing stars are! Watch The Business Viewpoint and your e-mail for more details, but save September 24 to “Dance with the Chamber Stars!”

Sen. Schumer July 12

County Chamber of Commerce, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Montgomery, NY 12549 or e-mail

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

If you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to make your reservation for the Monday, July 12 membership breakfast meeting that will feature U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer as our guest speaker. The breakfast will begin at 7:27 a.m. at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor. The sponsor will be Winding Hills Golf Course. Contact Roseann at 457-9700, or register online at

Hear from the man with the ‘Million Dollar Memory’ How many times a day do you say to yourself, “I WISH I could remember…..”? Well, if you join us on Thursday morning, August 19 at The Fountains in Middletown, you can take a giant step toward improving your memory -- and how helpful would THAT be in enhancing your place in today’s business world? The special guest speaker for our monthly membership breakfast will be Poughkeepsie native Dave Farrow, who holds two Guinness World Records for greatest memory. Dave

will be sharing his special techniques with us, and this just may be one of the most important meetings you attend all year. The breakfast will begin at 7:27 a.m. and will be sponsored by the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union. Diagnosed at 14 with dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder and told not to expect much from school or life, Dave was motivated to overcome these challenges by studying how the mind worked and developing special techniques

to enhance his memory. He was so successful that he began teaching other students, became one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of memorization and is a frequent speaker on the topics of learning disabilities and memory enhancing techniques. Dave started three successful companies, appears regularly on national TV, and earned his Guinness World records by memorizing first 58, and then 59 decks of cards. He also sat in a Manhattan storefront for 30 days reading digi-

tal books on a SONY reader. For each page he read, SONY provided an eBook library of 100 classic titles to an educational institution. In all, he read 44,097 pages. If you want to see – and learn from -- Dave firsthand, reserve your seat now for the August 19 membership breakfast at The Fountains. Contact Roseann at 457-9700, or at


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A message from Chamber Corporate Partner Orange & Rockland Utilities Eligible O&R small commercial customers in New York can learn how to save energy, lower their bills and reduce their carbon footprint, thanks to O&R’s latest energy efficiency initiative. O&R’s Small Business Direct Install Program will be featured at a breakfast meeting to be held at the Orange County Chamber of Commerce Business Center on June 30 from 8:00 to 10 a.m. in the Larkin Room at the Chamber’s headquarters at 30 Scott’s Corners Drive in Montgomery. Admission to the meeting is free, but reservations should be made by contacting Roseann at the Chamber at 457-9700 or Benefits from O&R’s $9-million program are available to all qualified O&R New York small business customers using a monthly peak demand of less than 100 kW. That program provides participants with: •A free energy efficiency survey, including up to $100 of free energy upgrades, that identifies the equipment eligible to be replaced, the resulting energy savings and the customer’s payback if the customer were to install the recommended equipment. •An incentive of 70 percent of the installed measure cost for the identified cost-effective equipment, including new lighting fixtures, programmable thermostats, occupancy sensors and other energy savings measures.

Central Valley Real Estate welcomed its newest tenant, Iron Sword Enterprises, at a ribbon cutting held recently at 84 Old Route 9W, Suite 100, New Windsor. Iron Sword, a new member of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, is a service disabled veteran-owned business. President Greg Louks is a 1988 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Pictured (from left) are Nelson Serrano, Chamber President Dr. John D’Ambrosio, Wayne Booth, Nick Cardaropoli, Jr., Greg Louks, Col. Seth Hudgins, George Greene, Cheryl Cariffe, Kim Krueger, Bill Kras, Anthony Sampogna and Shawn George. More information about Iron Sword is available by calling 863-1788. Rental space at 84 Old Route 9W is available from Nick Cardaropoli at 558-0914.

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As a result of these programs, small businesses can realize long-term bill savings by lowering their consumption and will update their existing lighting equipment with state-ofthe-art lighting that performs better and often lasts longer at a lower price because of the incentive. One of the great advantages to energy efficiency programs like this one is that they pay for themselves through avoided energy costs over a relatively short period of time. And, from a business standpoint, they improve the value of the business property, both directly and indirectly. The program is administered by O&R in coordination with its implementation contractor Willdan Energy Solutions, one of the nation’s preeminent providers of specialized energy services. Since the program’s inception in November 2009, free energy efficiency surveys have been conducted at over 250 small businesses. As a result of those surveys, about 30 percent have completed the installation of energy efficiency measures, lowered their energy bills and have become more competitive in today’s market place. The program is expected to run through the end of 2011 or until the $9 million in funding runs out. Customer participation will be on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to set up an appointment, small business customers should contact O&R’s contractor Willdan Energy Solutions at 1-888-WILLDAN, O&R’s Program Administrator Robert Melvin at 877-852-5678 or visit






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Did you know? The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention received the latest Goldstein Lieberman & Company Cares donation. The $1,000 check brings to $38,500 the total amount contributed to not-for-profits since the program’s inception in January 2009. The GLC Cares program was formed to help the region’s not-for-profits during the recession and was extended when the company realized the continued need on the local level. For more information, visit or call 800-839-5767. More than 400 people attended the 10th anniversary celebration of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan recently at Anthony’s Pier 9. Alan and Sandra Gerry, the Gerry Foundation and Sullivan Renaissance were honored at the event. To date, 92 charitable funds have been created through the Foundation. One of the most recent is the Lillian J. Bauer Scholarship Fund established through a bequest from the estate of Lillian Bauer. Jay Anthony and Raymond Heuchling are the newest members of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Officers for 2010 are President: Gerald N. Jacobowitz (Jacobowitz & Gubits); Vice President – Finance: Dave Cocks (Walden Savings Bank); Treasurer: Derrik Wynkoop (Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union); Vice President – Development: Josh Sommers (Focus Media); Vice President – Distribution: William Bratton; Secretary: Katharine Fitzgerald (Provident Bank); Assistant Secretary: Jack Berkowitz. For more information, visit CMIT Solutions of Goshen is raising money for the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley by helping local homes and businesses recycle their unused electronics and gadgets. Items such as cell phones, laptops and game consoles can be converted to dollars, 100% of which will go to the Food Bank. Here’s how it works: go to http:// to register each item and see its value; you will receive a prepaid FedEx label for shipping your item(s); pack your item, attach the label and drop it off at a FedEx location; a check for the value of the item will be made out directly to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. For more information, contact Greg Miller, President of CMIT Solutions, at 291-8833 or visit GoshenNY. I Baked, L.L.C. has a Pastry of the Month Club that offers a variety of selections based on produce availability and chef ’s choice of holiday of the month (for holiday of the month, visit www. Custom plans are available, as is delivery up to 40 miles. For information, call

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598-0999 or e-mail Thomas F. Egan, an experienced private investor and business consultant who has spent 35 years in the securities industry, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Greater Hudson Bank, N.A. Formerly Community Bank of Orange, Greater Hudson Bank was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Middletown and plans to open its fourth branch in White Plains soon. With assets of $220.1 million, the bank reported a net profit of $159,000 for the first quarter of 2010. More information is available at www. More than 100 state and local dignitaries, community supporters, business leaders and friends joined in a recent ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate the Kaplan Family Center at Occupations, Inc., 21-23 Grand Street in Newburgh. The dedication recognized the supporters who contributed to the renovation project, “Revitalizing History and Hope,” designed to raise the funds to support the treatment of additional children and adults in this underserved community. Occupations provides programs at the Kaplan Family Center including family counseling and child welfare programs. The Grand Street project raised more $1.6 million to renovate two adjacent buildings, which added more than 12,000 square feet. In other Occupations news, the responsibilities of Medical Director Dr. Muthaiah Chandrasekhara have been divided between Dr. Salil Kathpalia, who will provide clinical oversight to the adult programs, and Dr. Mridula Kamthan, who will oversee the children and adolescent services. For more information, visit or call 692-4454, ext. 136. Sedore and Company’s Brian S. Montross and C.J. Rioux have received their Certified Public Accounting licenses. Montross joined Sedore in January 2008 and serves the firm’s municipal and non-profit clients. Rioux joined Sedore in January 2008 as an intern and became a full-time staff accountant in 2009, also specializing in municipal and non-profit clients. Visit www.sedoreco. com or call 485-5510 for information. The First National Bank of Jeffersonville ( Jeff Bank) recently opened its 12th Sullivan County branch at 1460 State Route 17B, White Lake. This is the second branch opening this year for the bank. A new Bloomingburg office was opened in January. Jeff Bank is an independently owned bank with full-service branches in Bloomingburg, Callicoon, Eldred, Jeffersonville, Liberty, Livingston Manor, Loch Sheldrake, Monticello, Narrowsburg, Wal-Mart and Wurtsboro. For in-

WD & E Consulting is the newest client under the Associate Client Plan at the Orange County Business Accelerator. The Associate Client Plan allows entrepreneurs to utilize the Accelerator’s services and resources without the need to lease space at its offices. For more information on the Accelerator, call Mike DiTullo at 220-2208 or e-mail Joseph P. Shields has been named President of Millennium Pipeline Company, L.L.C. He replaces Richard H. Leehr, who was President since 2005. Shields has more than 25 years experience in many facets of the natural gas business. He comes to Millennium from New Jersey Resources (NJR), where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of NJR Energy Services business unit. Millennium is a New York-based interstate natural gas pipeline serving the northeast. It is anchored by its customers National Grid, Consolidated Edison of New York, Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corp. and Columbia Gas Transmission, L.L.C. For more information, visit Newburgh attorney Howard S. Finkelstein recently received the Orange County Bar Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He is founding partner of Finkelstein & Partners, L.L.P. and has been practicing law in the Hudson Valley for more than 50 years. David Ball, Ph.D., one of the nation’s foremost jury experts, recently delivered a continuing education program at Finkelstein & Partners. Ball is one of the country’s most in-demand continuing education speakers in the field of law. Finkelstein & Partners is headquartered at 1279 Route 300 in Newburgh and has offices throughout New York and New Jersey. The firm has a staff of more than 30 attorneys and 50 of counsel attorneys. For information, visit or call 1-800529-2676. Conklin Services & Construction, Inc. performs tank tightness testing required by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation for commercial facilities and recommended by most financial institutions for resident and commercial real estate transactions. For information, call Florence at 561-1512. Amy Pfleger has been promoted to Director of Accounting at Hudson Heritage Federal Credit Union. Formerly Hudson Heritage’s Accounting Manager, she has been with the credit union for 13 years. Now in its 70th year, Hudson Heritage is chartered for operations in Orange, Ulster and Dutchess Counties. For information, visit www. RE/MAX Benchmark Realty Group announces a merger with Remo Realty Group, a firm

based in the Monroe area. Three Remo associates will be joining Marty Remo as team members. Also, Associate Broker Debbie Schiraldi has joined RE/MAX. She has seven years of real estate experience. RE/MAX Benchmark Realty Group has 47 full-time associates and 17 team members. The Remo Group can be reached in the Harriman office at 95-1 Maher Lane, or by calling 783-0004, ext. 335. Orange County Executive Ed Diana recently joined local Meals on Wheels volunteers to help distribute meals and to recognize the volunteers for the Meals on Wheels program. Several other local elected leaders participated in the meal deliveries. Volunteers for Orange County’s Home Delivered Meals program are needed from 10:00 a.m.-noon, Monday through Friday. To volunteer, call Cathy Wade at 615-3732. Jack of All Trades, specializing in small residential and commercial maintenance and repair jobs, is now a Lead Certified Business registered with the EPA and Ralph Bush has completed and is certified in safety for renovation, repair and painting. The company is based in Cornwall. For more information, visit www.jackofalltradespro. com or call 926-5973. Janet Toborg and Michael Conforto have been promoted to Senior Accountants at Goldstein Lieberman & Company, L.L.C. Toborg and Conforto have both been with the firm since January 2006. GLC Managing Partner Phillip E. Goldstein attended a private, invitation-only reception in Rockland County recently to speak to Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on behalf of his clients’ concerns relating to New York State’s business climate. Also, an article written by Goldstein, “How a CPA Firm Can Help Empower an Entrepreneur on Entering into Today’s Business World,” was published in the June issue of Commerce Magazine. For more information, visit Edward Jones was recently named the No. 1 fullservice broker by SmartMoney Magazine. The firm was ranked in the SmartMoney survey as No. 2 in 2009 and 2008 and No. 1 in 2007 and 2005. Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the U.S. and through its affiliate in Canada. Joseph E. Profaci, Sr. is the contact at the Edward Jones office in Newburgh. Visit for information. New Horizons Asset Management Group marked its 10th anniversary on June 1. During this time, Managing Partner Steve Gleason says the firm has expanded in size, scope and customer reach in all of its markets. Located at 11 Racquet Road in Newburgh, New Horizons is a leading financial services company providing a Did you know? • Continued on page 12

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Did you know? Did you know? • Continued from page 11 diverse range of protection and wealth accumulation products and services to individuals as well as group employee benefits to corporate customers. For more information, visit Miriam Munzer has been named Realtor of the Year by the Orange County Association of Realtors. Licensed since 1984, Munzer is currently an independent broker/owner of Landmark Realty. The award is presented to individuals who have provided extraordinary service to their community, their industry and their Realtor association. More than 8,100 employees of KeyCorp nationwide recently participated in the company’s 20th annual day of volunteer community service. Key staff spent the afternoon volunteering for a wide array of community service projects in neighborhoods across the nation. Across Hudson Valley/ Metro New York, more than 220 employees volunteered at 29 community organizations. Papa Johns in Middletown is offering any pizza, any toppings, any crust, any size – for only $10. Visit the coupon section of the Chamber website ( for a special offer from Papa Johns. Call 326-5050 to place an order. They’re located at Wallkill Plaza, Route 211 East, Middletown. Bouncing Charlie’s Playhouse in New Windsor is open seven days. They have a VIP Club Card. Come in and play nine times and the 10th visit is free. Bouncing Charlie’s welcomes walkins every day. You don’t need a reservation. Nothing to do? Rainy day? Bring the kids to Bouncing Charlie’s for clean, safe fun. Visit William Quackenbush, Managing Director of Advent Valuation Advisors, L.L.C., is a contributing author to “Guide to Fair Value under

IFRS,” recently published by John Wiley and Sons, Inc. Quackenbush’s chapter is entitled “Strategy and Benchmarking,” focusing on measuring and evaluating a company’s business strategy and financial performance as a basis of assessing risk and value. For more information, visit Steven DeSalvo of Kingston has joined Empire State Bank as Assistant Vice President, Insurance Services Manager. He will be introducing additional financial services to assist insurance agencies and businesses. For more information, call 561-0003 or visit Cumulus Media, Inc. has named Stuart Gorlick Vice President of Sales and Mary L. Ridings Orange County Sales Manager for the Cumulus Media-Hudson Valley’s 10-station cluster. The stations include WPDH/WPDA, WRRV/ WRRB, WCZX, WKXP/WZAD, WEOK/ WALL and WKNY. With 17 years of sales management experience, Gorlick most recently was Group Sales Manager for Cox Radio-Connecticut. Ridings has more than 18 years in local media sales experience. She is a former member of the Board of the Orange County Chamber. For more information, visit has voted the 911 Medical ID Family Card the No. 1 item to carry with you. Since most people traveling are not likely to be near their primary care physicians, the card lets you easily take all of your necessary health information with you. Card holds up to 10 family members for one price. For more information, call Gerson Levitas at 343-0049 or visit The Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce has unveiled a new website, with support from WVT Communications. New tools enable members to post events, as well as sales and coupons. Visit Call 9862720.

nical consulting, testing and training services to utilities, local construction trade unions, school districts, contractors and commercial-industrial clients. For information, call 298-6031 or visit

There is still time to register for summer camp at The Learning Experience at Monroe. They have special visitors coming all summer, including a magician, an interactive story teller, “Outragehisss Pets,” dance workshop, Zev Haber & Pearl Observatory. Call 782-1225 to register.

The Ruby Group, a development, construction management and consulting company based in Goshen, recently completed installation of modular housing at Sullivan County Community College in Loch Sheldrake. The housing will be ready for students in the fall semester. The 11,100 square foot building has three adjoining residences and is comprised of 18 modules. The housing will meet or exceed Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Energy Star and National Green Building Standards for energy efficiency and environmental sensitivity. For more information, visit or call 651-3800.

Workers from the non-profit Mid-Hudson Workshop for the Disabled provided almost 700 hours of sub-assembly labor for the Walkway Over the Hudson’s cutting-edge technology LED lighting systems. Over 82,000 individual LEDs comprise the full 85% energy-saving, 24 volt DC systems illuminating the bridge’s 1.25 mile path. MHW tackles tasks across industries including mechanical and electrical assembly, light manufacturing and fabrication, product fulfillment, labeling, inventory and more. For information, contact Bill DelTosta at 471-3820 or visit

M&T Bank recently presented the Orange County Rape Crisis Program of the Mental Health Association in Orange County with a check for $2,000. The bank supports a range of civic, cultural, health and human service organizations with grants, employee volunteerism and in-kind services. The Rape Crisis Program offers 24-hour intervention, telephone counseling, information and referrals.

More than 500 children and adults participated in Inspire’s recent 60th anniversary celebration at Thomas Bull Memorial Park. The event was the culmination of the organization’s yearlong celebration of 60 years of service to individuals with disabilities in Orange County. More information is available at Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies, Inc. in Wappingers Falls has received accreditation from the US EPA to offer the Renovator-Initial Course for individuals to obtain certification to conduct renovation, repair and painting activities affecting lead-based paint pursuant to Section 402 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (15USC 2682). The EPA’s new lead-based Renovation, Repair and Painting rule requires that any projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities or schools, built before 1978, must be performed by a trained or certified renovator. QuEST’s comprehensive environmental health and safety (EH&S) training programs are designed for the adult learner. The company provides EH&S and OSHA tech-

The Ramapo Catskill Library System is encouraging all children and teens to participate in the New York State Library’s statewide summer reading programs. This year’s theme, “Make a Splash - Read!” encourages children to visit libraries and discover their own creative abilities. Area teens are also invited to “Make Waves @ Your Library.” In addition to onsite local library programs, a summer reading website at www., provides additional activities, booklists and tips for parents. For local library information, visit

Discover Tuscany with the OC Chamber Experience the wonders of Tuscany – Rome, Florence, Siena, Assisi, San Gimignano and much more – on a special Chamber-sponsored trip next year. From March 31 through April 9, 2011, you can be part of an unforgettable tour

through some of the most beautiful scenery and culturally significant places in the world. The cost of $2,839 per person double occupancy includes round trip international airfare, transportation to and from a NY metro airport, top-


notch accommodations, most meals, Englishspeaking tour guides, intra-city transportation and admission to many tours and attractions. The Discover Tuscany adventure is hosted in conjunction with Captain’s Club Cruises &

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Wind down at the Waterfront Plan now to join us for our annual “End of Summer” Mixer, Thursday, August 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Torches on the Hudson. What better way to wind down from work and wind up the summer at this jewel on the Newburgh Waterfront? We’ll have complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and the best networking in town. The mixer will be sponsored by our friends at Reliable Cleaning. Although admission is free, please reserve a spot ahead of time by calling 457-9700 or visiting www.orangeny. com.

Thanks to June sponsors The Chamber is grateful to the following Chamber member businesses that supported our June events: June 15 New Member Power Hour Bank of America

Accounting/Consulting firm O’Connor Davies Munns & Dobbins, LLP recently cut the ribbon to open a new branch office in New Windsor. Pictured (from left) are: Partner Steve Walters, Partner Christopher McCarthy, Partner Dean Hottle, Partner Thomas Kennedy, Chamber President Dr. John A. D’Ambrosio, NYS Senator Bill Larkin, Partner Nick DeSantis and Partner Domenick Consolo. More information is available at .

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The Orange County Chamber of Commerce July 2010

Renewals A Tax Connection II, L.P. Accu Tile AFCO AvPorts Management, L.L.C. AHRC Aidan Enterprises, Inc. Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Council of Orange County American Process Angie’s Aqua Purity Plus, L.L.C. Atech Center, Inc. ATM Ready, L.L.C. Bear Mountain Inn/Guest Services, Inc. Beautiful People Bella Luna Restaurant Bill Avener Renovation & Restoration Bodyworks by Michelle Briger Security Guard Services, Inc. Cancrizans Booking & Management Canus Major Services, Inc. Carl Magill Associates, Inc. Carmela’s Pizzeria & Restaurant Castaways CDPHP Child Care Council of Orange County, Inc., Resource & Referral Services Chuck Alessi Plumbing and Heating Citizens Reunited to Overcome Cancer Complete Burner & A/C, Inc. Condon and Sons Lawncare Cooper, Niemann & Co., CPA’s, L.L.P. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County Cosentino Architecture, P.L.L.C. Cosimo’s Brickoven of Wallkill, Inc. Croll Productive Synergy Crystal Run Village, Inc. DCH Auto Sales DLFS Enterprises Dolson Avenue Dental DP Sales Pro Eldred Preserve Electric, Incorporated Esquire Title Agency, Inc. Exceldent of Orange/Sullivan, L.L.P. Food Bank of The Hudson Valley, Inc. Garling Dykstra Group Gary R. Rich, Licensed Land Surveyor Gina Prokosch Cook, D.D.S. Goldinson Corp. Goosetown Communications Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame Heather’s Childs Place, Ltd. Herbert Albert, L.L.C. Heritagenergy Highland Ophthalmology Associates, L.L.C. Hudson Baylor Corporation Hudson Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America

Hudson Valley Investment Advisors, L.L.C. Hudson Valley Kitchen Design Hudson Valley Telephone Interiors by Decorating Den iWireless Jack Frost Heating & Cooling Mechanical, L.L.C. Jackets By JoAnne Janis Errichetti, Attorney at Law JB Grafix Custom Painting, Inc. John Herbert Company Jones Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electric Joseph Marchese Plumbing & Heating Kevin Moore Builders Key Bank Key Interiors Acoustical, L.L.C. Lanc & Tully Engineering and Surveying, P.C. Laurie Conti Design Law Office of Thomas J. Murphy & Associates, P.L.L.C. Learning Land Daycare Levitan, Yegidis, & Associates, L.L.P., C.P.A.’s Lock Around The Clock Loughran’s Restaurant/Lounge Make A Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley, Inc. Mama Theresa’s Italian Specialties Marge Fleck Professional Advisors Mazzella & Sons McAleer & Associates MHR International, L.L.C. Midas Auto Service Experts Midas Auto Service Experts Midas Auto Service Experts Mid Hudson Neon Signs, L.L.C. Minuta Architecture, P.L.L.C. Monroe Taxi Mountainville Manor, Inc. Napp Electric Contractor Co., Inc. National Multiple Sclerosis Society Southern NY Chapter New Horizons Asset Management Group, L.L.C. New York Business Development Corp. Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association O.S.C.E.A.N. Occupations, Inc. OMNI Medical Care; Glen S. Kay, M.D., P.C. Orange County Community College Orange County Golf Carts, Inc. Orange County Trust Company Otisville Chiropractic OxyMagic, The “Greener” Floor, Upholstery & Carpet Cleaner Pacos Construction Parse3 Paul Congelosi Trailer Sales Physical Therapy & Wellness Port Answer

The Orange County Land Trust Annual Benefit Reception, held recently at the Falkirk Estate and Country Club, attracted nearly 250 people and raised almost $70,000 for land protection in Orange County. Pictured at the celebration are (from left): Jim Delaune, OCLT Executive Director; Barbara “Charlie” Murphy, Vice President, Pattern for Progress; Ed Diana, Orange County Executive; and Dr. John D’Ambrosio, President, OC Chamber of Commerce.

Post Material Handling, Inc. Prestige Physicians Services Prima Pizza Cafe & Shipping Primavera Design & Illustration Quick Chek Quilters Attic Sewing Center Ramapo Catskill Library System Raynor Overhead Door Rider, Weiner & Frankel, P.C. Rieger Homes, Inc. RoadLoK Security Rockland Graduate Campus, Long Island University Ronald S. Kossar, Esq. Royal T Title Agency, Inc. RT Discount Market Rytech of Mid Hudson DBA WDNY, L.L.C. Sacred Heart Church Scoopie Doo Dog Waste Removal Scotchtown Chiropractic Sextant Financial Software Design Services, L.L.C. Spencers Financial Services, Inc. Stewart’s Shops Superior Surfacing Systems, Ltd. Tarantella’s Pizza Alley


Taylor Recycling Facility, L.L.C. TD Bank TH Remodeling & Renovations, Inc. The Pet Barber, Mobile Grooming Spa The Union House Inn Thompson Ridge Gardens Tracking Systems, Inc. Trudeau I, L.L.C. Turner Miller Group Vee Joe Operating Co., Inc. Verizon Wireless Wallace IT Services Washingtonville Pediatrics, P.C. Weir’s Ice Cream Wellspring Willie Carter Golf Center Winding Hills Golf Club & Restaurant Woodard’s Concrete Products, Inc. Yankee Propane, Inc. Yobo Oriental Restaurant Youngsville Custom Kitchens

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CERTIFY YOUR BUSINESS AS SUSTAINABLE The Orange County Chamber of Commerce, Greenopia and SUNY Orange have collaborated on a unique partnership that will allow local companies to gain certification as green and sustainable. GOAL:

Increase the commitment of the business community to being sustainable by establishing a credible system to substantiate the levels of eco-commitment by Orange County companies. HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

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program will revolutionize the way we do business in Orange County”—Dr. John D’Ambrosio The Chamber is the exclusive provider of this service in New York.

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Breakfast Meeting Yo u a re in v it ed to h ea r f ro m

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer with a

‘Legislative Update from Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . ’ M o n d a y, J u l y 1 2 , 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 , N e w Wi n d s o r After graduating from Harvard College and Harvard Law School in 1974, Schumer ran for the New York State Assembly, becoming, at 23, the youngest member of the State Legislature since Theodore Roosevelt. In 1980, at 29, he won the seat in the 9th Congressional District, which he represented for 18 years. In 1998, Schumer was elected to the U.S. Senate; he became New York’s senior senator when Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan retired in 2000. Thanks to our Platinum Corporate Partners:

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

Please return this form to the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Montgomery, NY 12549, fax to 457-8799 or register on-line at July 12, 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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‘Come as You Are’ Burgers ‘ n Beer


Join us for a relaxed, Friday evening of food, fun and great networking!

Friday, July 16, 2010 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

G.W.’s American Burgers 78 Brookside Avenue, Chester For $10, you’ll get a grilled-to-order burger, all your favorite toppings and the beer of your choice. Whether you’re dressed up from a day at the office, dressed down because it’s Friday, or fresh off the construction site, you should join us for an evening of food, networking and some old-fashioned end-of-the-week fun. 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 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.

“Come as You Are” Burgers ’n Beer Mixer — July 16, 2010 Name (s) Company Address Phone

$10 for a burger and the beer of your choice

No. of reservations: 30 Scott's Corners Drive, Suite 101, Montgomery, NY 12549 (845) 457-9700

Fax: (845) 457-8799

Business Networking Blast If you want to grow your business through referrals, this Chamber networking event is for you!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

You will sit with 16 to 24 non-competing business people and talk with them a little bit about your business and what you do. If you are looking for more contacts, relationships and referrals, this is the event for you! Mark your calendar now.

Registration will begin at 6:45 a.m. The program will start promptly at 7:15.

at the

Harness Racing Museum 240 Main Street, Goshen 7:00-9:00 a.m. $20 members $40 non-members Continental breakfast Advance payment is required. No walk-ins or payments 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, 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 Business Networking Blast—July 20, 2010

Reservations not honored will be billed. Please call and cancel if you find you are unable to attend. Method of Payment ($20 members

Name Company

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2010 Chamber Award Nomination Form The Orange County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the following awards: ¾ Large Business of the Year (50+ employees) ¾ Medium Business of the Year (10-49 employees) ¾ Small Business of the Year (1-9 employees) ¾ Start-up Business of the Year (in business fewer than two years) ¾ Not-for-profit Enterprise of the Year ¾ Green Business of the Year Businesses that not only comply with environmental regulations, but go out of their way to take measures to help improve the environment The criteria for all of the awards are: • Member of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce • Locally owned • Demonstrated commitment to community • For-profit business (except for not-for-profit category) • Contributions to economy of the area • Minimum of two years in existence (except for Start-up Business) Nominations should be made by completing the form below and on the reverse. Please mail, fax or bring to Roseann Bouzakis at the Chamber office (30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Montgomery, NY 12549 ~ Fax (845) 457-8799). Nominees MUST be Orange County Chamber of Commerce members. The deadline for submitting nominations is July 23, 2010.

Self-nominations are encouraged. Name of Business Principal Officer Address Phone


E-Mail Nomination is for: ˆ Large Business of the Year ˆ Start-up Business of the Year ˆ Medium Business of the Year ˆ Not-for-profit Enterprise of the Year ˆ Small Business of the Year ˆ Green Business of the Year Submitted by Company Fax Phone E-mail Please see reverse for remainder of nomination form → 30 Scott's Corners Drive, Suite 101, Montgomery, NY 12549 (845) 457-9700

Fax: (845) 457-8799

2010 Orange County Chamber Awards Reasons for Nomination COMPANY/ORGANIZATION PROFILE Include number of employees, major products and services, brief history and organizational goals.

COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY Describe major community activities in which the company and/or its employees have been involved.




Business Mixer & Summer Reception Join the Orange County Chamber and Inspire for an outdoor reception on the Hudson River.

Thursday July 29 5:30 - 7:30 pm Hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres Cash Bar

Torches on the Hudson 120 Front Street Newburgh, NY 12550 Kindly RSVP by July 23 to (845)294-7300 x233

Breakfast Meeting

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August 19, 2010 The Fountains, Middletown 7:27-9:00 a.m.

Diagnosed at 14 with dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder and told not to expect much from school or life, Poughkeepsie native Dave Farrow was motivated to overcome these challenges by developing special techniques to enhance his memory.

Reserve with Orange County Chamber of Commerce (845) 457-9700 ~ ~ 30 Scott's Corners Drive, Suite 101, Montgomery, NY 12549 (845) 457-9700

$25 members in advance $30 members at the door $50 non-members Fax: (845) 457-8799



Join us for a Chamber-style send-off of summer

Sponsored by:

at the incredible Torches on the Hudson on the beautiful Newburgh Waterfront Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. In addition to great food, there will be prizes and fantastic networking opportunities, plus spectacular views of the Hudson River and beyond.

Thursday, August 26, 2010 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Torches on the Hudson 120 Front Street Newburgh, NY

Co-hosted by the Young Professionals of Orange County 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 Although reservations are not required, it will help us to keep track of the number of guests if you make your reservation(s) with Roseann by returning this form to the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Montgomery, NY 12549 or fax it to 457-8799. For more information, call Roseann at 457-9700 or visit

End-of-Summer Mixer — August 26, 2010 Name (s) Company Address

Free admission

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

Fax: (845) 769-9396

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