Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Officers President DOUGLAS STAGE Stage & Nathans LLP Vice President JEFF REILLY St. Anthony Hospital Bon Secours Health System Vice President DEBORAH GIULIANI Mulberry Tree Learning Center
Treasurer WAYNE PATTERSON Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty Secretary SUSAN RONGA Greater Hudson Bank Immediate Past President SHERRY BUKOVCAN Mary Kay Cosmetics
Directors KATHIE AUSTIN Kathie Austin Photography JEAN BEATTIE Alteva CARYN BURKE Newtek Premier Partners ELIZABETH CASSIDY Law Office of Elizabeth K Cassidy KIM CORKUM Regal Homes & Properties JANINE DETHMERS Corporate Impressions GARRETT DURLAND Seely & Durland Insurance DEBORAH GIULIANI Mulberry Tree Learning Center KATHRYN HANSEN Crossfit Warwick KATIE JONKOSKI ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc. DAVID LEACH Warwick Valley Central School District JAMES MEZZETTI Myles Financial Services
WAYNE PATTERSON Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty STEVE PENNINGS Pennings Orchards & Farm Market JOHN REDMAN Union Square Group LTD JEFF REILLY St. Anthony Hospital Bon Secours Health System NICOLE REPOSE Etched in Time Engraving THOMAS ROBERTS Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe SUSAN RONGA Greater Hudson Bank MARYBETH SCHLICHTING Frazzleberries DOUGLAS STAGE Stage & Nathans LLP TAYLOR STERLING WTBQ CHRISTY TUPER Crystal Springs Resorts & Spa KRISTEN WEISS KAWinteractive
MARCI OAKLEY Castle Cruises and Travel
Executive Director MICHAEL A. JOHNDROW Office Manager SARAH ARMAND
Tourism Coordinator JERRICA LAVOOY
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Join Operation Clean Sweep April 24, 25 & 26
Every year the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce sponsors an official roadside cleanup throughout the town of Warwick, so grab your trash bag and join in the fun the weekend of Friday to Sunday, April 24, 25 & 26, 2015. Operation Clean Sweep Committee Co-Chairs Jeff Reilly, SVP St. Anthony Community Hospital and Susan Ronga, Branch Manager of Greater Hudson Bank, will coordinate the event along with members of the Chamber of Commerce staff and Warwick Valley High School student Julia Vargas. Various groups, clubs, and individuals are encouraged to take part by pre-registering their desired routes in order to ensure garbage pickup by the Department of Public Works. (Please note that the pick-up is for roadside refuse, not homeowner trash.) Call (845) 986-2720 to register your road in advance, or come to the Caboose at South Street on Saturday, April 25 from 8am to 12pm to register and enjoy free refreshments. Garbage bags and gloves, available to anyone who registers, may be picked up at any time. Kevin Brand of The 8 Expresso Morning Mixer Computer Guy will collect electronic April Warwick Grove, equipment for recycling at his business 7:30 am - 9:30 am location on 14 West Street between 9am April 10 Board of Directors Meeting and 3pm. The Warwick Lions Club will Mt. Alverno, 8:00 am - 9:00 am host a shredding truck at the Caboose on Saturday, April 25 between 9am and April 24-26 Operation Clean Sweep Town of Warwick 12pm, as well as eyeglass and hearing aid 29 Workshop: Social Networking collection. Leo Kaytes Ford will collect April By KAWinteractive used motor oil April 24 and 25 at the A. Wisner Library 6:30 - 7:30pm dealership, 145 Route 94 South, Warwick.
What’s in a Blood Donation?
Another birthday. Another walk on the beach or a night under the stars. Another lunch with friends, hugs from a child, or trips to the dog park. A chance to do something generous for a neighbor in need. Laughing till you cry, and a chance to comfort a distressed stranger. Life… That’s what your blood donation means! Please join St. Anthony Community Hospital’s bi-weekly blood drives on Mondays 2:30pm to 8:00pm; Thursdays 10am to 6:00pm; and the third Sunday of the month from 8:30am to 2pm. Located at 20 Grand Street on the grounds of Mount Alverno, Hospital Senior Vice President Jeff Reilly reminds you, “Someone’s tomorrow begins with a blood donor today.”
After Hours Business Mixer Alteva, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Board of Directors Meeting Mt. Alverno, 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Power Networking Lunch Pioneer Restaurant 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Warwick Valley Farmers’ Market Opening Day South Street Parking Lot
After Hours Business Mixer Warwick Valley Distillery 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Board of Directors Meeting Mt. Alverno, 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Expresso Morning Mixer Orange County Sports Club 7:30 am - 9:30 am
After Hour Business Mixer Warwick Thai, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
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Letter from the Chamber President by Douglas Stage, Stage and Nathans, LLP
March certainly has come in like a Lion—we can’t wait for this month to go out like a Lamb!
Community Showcase (the former Expo) was transformed to a more consumer-oriented event. The feeling after the event was the interaction between the public and the vendors was the best year yet for getting leads and new business. Our many thanks go out to the committee who advanced the transformation. Membership is the lifeblood of any organization and in our Chamber it is especially true. Historically a new business has a hurdle to survive their first year. Our Chamber, unlike others, promotes new businesses and new members with ribbon cuttings and other help. Regardless, each year a good percentage of businesses fail, or decide the Chamber got them started, so why join another year? (despite our very reasonable dues). Our Executive Director and his staff explain the advantages of joining to all new members and those who wish to leave the Chamber. We have also put an emphasis on tourism, and it is paying off, according to our merchants and members! So many thanks to those who continue to support us and please tell your contacts of all the good things the Chamber has done and continues to do for not only your business, but the entire Warwick Valley. Now let’s see the sun shine.
Vineyard Opens for the Season Saturday, April 4
After a long hard winter, Clearview Vineyard opens its doors on Saturday, April 4, 2015. All Clearview wines are ready for tasting and drinking. Enjoy delicious food from The Conscious Fork and several dishes prepared at the vineyard. The Clearview Vineyard hosts live music every Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 5pm. Brad Scribner is the entertainment for the Saturday season opening. For the latest information visit www.clearviewvineyard.com or call (845) 651-2838.
Valued Insurance Agent Obtains CRIS® Designation
The team at Seely & Durland Insurance would like to congratulation Tammy L. Artusa, AIS, ACSR, AAI, AINS, CRIS for obtaining her fifth industry-specific designation, Construction Risk & Insurance Specialist (CRIS ®). This continuing education program helped Tammy gain specialized expertise in construction insurance and risk management. Obtaining the CRIS® certification increases her competence and credibility when offering insurance options to contractors. A contractor who buys insurance from a CRIS®-certification holder will know he or she is dealing with someone who is committed to the construction industry. Continuing education is part of the fabric of Seely & Durland Insurance.
Chamber Office Manager Sarah Armand and Executive Director Michael Johndrow join winner of the Community Showcase Thousand Dollar Giveaway Peggy Gavan at the Caboose..
Brew Festival on Farm
Attention beer lovers! Pennings Farm in Warwick will host Brew Fest on The Farm Saturday, May 30 from 2 to 6pm. The even, in its fourth year, will bring together 30 to 40 breweries from across the country, each offering a sampling of their brews. Last year’s festival included beers from Rushing Duck, Singlecut Beersmiths, Ballast Point, Evil Twin, Westbrook, Troegs, and also Greenflash. The small size of the festival gives attendees an intimate experience, allowing them to speak with the brewers, taste rare beers, and enjoy an afternoon on the farm. Whether you’re an enthusiast or new to beer, this event will not disappoint. Tickets: www.penningsfarmmarket.com.
Find the Food Truck
United Cheesesteaks of America is Hudson Valley’s premiere cheesesteak food truck offering a variety of original Philly Cheesesteaks as well as Philly’s favorite Tasty Kakes. Most frequently found in the parking lot of Ye Jolly Onion Inn on the corner of County Route 1 and Glenwood Road (Route 26), find the food truck in other locations around the county. Follow United Cheesesteaks of America on twitter and facebook.
Farm Supper Club
“La Cocinera,” as farmers on the W. Rogowski Farm in Pine Island, NY, call Cheryl Rogowski, is the first farmer to receive a Mac Arthur Genius Award, and is recognized as more farmer than chef. The continued evolution of the Rogowski Farm’s food has been influenced by many, with the farm as the foundation for the meals which are prepared in the atmosphere of warmth and welcome. In celebration of the spring equinox, Cheryl has relaunched the original Hudson Valley Farm Supper Club this March. Call (845) 258-1516 for reservations or email email@example.com. For happenings, what’s in season, recipes, and links, visit www.rogowskifarm.com, read the blog blackdirtblog.wordpress. com, and follow on twitter: yesifarm.
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From the Caboose by Executive Director Michael Johndrow
Chamber Radio Show
Thanks to WTBQ Radio, 1110 AM 93.5 FM, the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce has a brand new half-hour live show which airs every Monday from 12:30 to 1:00pm. Host Michael Johndrow, Chamber Executive Director, invites the every Chamber member to be his guest. The first half of the show will be the Chamber’s opportunity to announce new events and programs. The second half will be dedicated to the guest member. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Caboose (845) 986-2720 to schedule a time. It’s your opportunity to promote yourself to a large listening audience.
Worth Listening To
WTBQ 1110 AM 93.5 FM, proud to be the lead sponsor of the recent 2015 Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce Community Showcase, is your numberone community radio station with the number-one drive-time show. Thousands tune in each hour to listen to WTBQ’s unique programming. The station continues to define the meaning of “shop local” and has kept advertising rates at the same level for many years so that businesses, service organizations, nonprofits, professionals—the entire Hudson Valley—may be a part of WTBQ. Cohost Taylor reminds you, “The Chamber can be heard every Monday at 12:30pm, right here on WTBQ, radio worth listening to.”
The year 2015 is going to be a good year if 2014 is any indication. The Warwick Valley, according to many of our members, had a strong year economically. Let’s hope it continues! Recently our area was written up by the New York Times on two different occasions; one in the Travel Section and one in the Dining Section. Seems the word is out about Warwick! Congratulations to all the businesses that were mentioned in both articles.
The Community Showcase (previously known as EXPO) was a success for the 8th year in a row. Changes were made this year to make it fresh and new, such as being able to sell on-site with the ability to access wifi which aided in product demonstrations. In addition, we added a $1000 cash prize drawing for the community and a free booth drawing for our vendors.
The Chamber endeavors to provide exciting events for our members in order to promote their businesses and our Valley. Please make sure you review “Dates to Remember” on the front of this newsletter. Keep an eye on our weekly email blasts and check out the event calendar on our website: www.warwickcc.org. We’ve been busy with events in the last three months.
Power Networking Luncheon – Tokyo Plum House After Hours / Multi Chamber Mixer – Black Dirt Brewhouse
Power Networking Dinner – Grappa Ristornate After Hours Mixer – Charlotte’s Tea Room
Expresso Morning Mixer – Edenville General Store
Too Sweet Consignment & Apple a Day Snap Fitness of Warwick
Thank you for being members of our Chamber. We are here every day to help you promote your business. Please take advantage of our many benefits. The Chamber hosts a monthly free new member luncheon where it’s explained what services we offer and how to use them. You are all welcome to join us, just call the office (845) 986-2720.
Monday’s “Real” Real Estate Show
Join Wayne Patterson of BHG Rand Realty every Monday 10am-11am on The “Real” Real Estate Show on wtbq.com, WTBQ 1110AM or 93.5FM. Call in with all of your real estate questions. Wayne Patterson satisfies the New York Real Estate markets, including Orange, Rockland, Ulster and Sullivan counties. With twenty-five years of customer service and real estate experience, Wayne Patterson specializes in all aspects of the industry—from buying and selling residential homes to purchasing investment properties utilizing 1031 exchanges. No transaction’s too big or too small: email@example.com.
Pamper Yourself After This Winter
Encouraging all nurses, teachers and faculty to get out of their winter blues by pampering themselves, Warwick’s newest day spa, Andrea’s Day Spa, offers the following services: Facials, Reflexology, Nails, Waxing, and Makeup. Andrea’s Day Spa is located at 7 Wisner Road in Warwick NY, off Kings Highway. You’ve worked hard with dedication towards the community. Now relax and indulge in one or all of Andrea’s Day Spa’s amazing amenities. Visit www.andreasdayspa.squarespace.com for a full menu of services available, then call (845) 986-7774 to make your appointment.
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Chamber of Commerce New Member Luncheons by Sherry Bukovcan, Mary Kay Cosmetics, New Members Chairperson
Our January Luncheon was hosted by Silvio’s Italian Villa at 274 Route 94 South in Warwick. The restored 18th-century mansion has a warm and charming atmosphere, the perfect place to dine on a chilly winter night. In the summer, the beautiful outdoor terrace provides the ideal setting for a fun night out with family and friends. Frank, the chef and owner of the restaurant, welcomed us with delicious Italian cuisine and great service. Silvio’s Italian Villa is a great place to hold parties or gatherings. They offer catering, live music, mystery night with dinner, ladies’ night, and much more.
The New Members February luncheon was at the beautiful and elegant Warwick Grove Clubhouse. A charming community located just steps from the village with tree-lined streets and friendly neighbors always makes us feel at home, and they welcomed us as always with the utmost hospitality.
Our March luncheon was held at the Blarney Station, the Irish Pub and restaurant. The establishment opened in 2009 at 10 Railroad Avenue across from Railroad Green. Born and raised in Ireland, the owner John brought traditional Irish food and warm Irish atmosphere to our charming village of Warwick. On weekends you can enjoy the live music while seated at the bar or getting comfortable for dinner at a cozy table with friends and family. On spring and summer days, everyone can enjoy a cool drink with their food in the outdoor seating area. On behalf of the Chamber of Commerce, I would like to thank these establishments.
Country Club 2015 Special Initiation Invitation
It’s hard to believe but spring in all its glory has finally arrived. It’s time for the Warwick Valley Country Club to come out of hibernation and become the hub of activity that it is known for. This family-oriented club provides a wide range of social and athletic opportunities for members of all ages. In anticipation of a lively season, the Warwick Valley Country Club is offering a 20% reduction of initiation fees. What better reason to find out more about becoming a member? To learn more about becoming a member of the club, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.warwickvalleycc.org.
Come Sit, Stay and Eat on Main Street Warwick
Welcome to Fetch, the neighborhood bar and grill where you’ll enjoy inspired updates of classic American dishes in a congenial, canine-themed setting right on Main Street in Warwick. The perfect place to find your new best friend while being treated like one of ours, come sit, stay and eat at Fetch Bar & Grill.
Middletown Medical now offers “worry-free pricing” for its urgent care services for patients without health insurance. The pricing includes three levels: Level 1 ($150) Office visit with a provider that includes lab tests for minor illness or injuries. Level 2 ($180) Office visit with a provider that includes the services in Level 1, plus a diagnostic test/lab service. Level 3 ($250) Office visit with a provider that includes the services in Level 2, plus a minor procedure. Each level includes a variety of tests. For a complete list, please visit www.middletownmedical. com. Offering urgent care, primary care, and specialty medicine in Bloomingburg, Chester, Middletown, Ellenville, Liberty, Warwick, Port Jervis, Wurtsboro, and Monticello, NY, call (845) 342-4774 for an appointment.
Spring Fest May 23, 24 25
The Sugar Loaf Chamber of Commerce is off to a strong start this year with an enthusiastic new group of members at the helm, ready to carry on the hamlet’s traditions while thrusting forward with new found energy. This year’s Spring Festival is already on track to be bigger and better than any prior Spring Fest. It will be held Memorial Day Weekend, May 23, 24 and 25 in the heart of Sugar Loaf, Kings Highway, NY. Vendors may get their applications online now at www.SugarLoafNewYork.com.
St. Anthony Community Hospital Senior Vice President Jeff Reilly with the Warwick Valley Middle School Soccer Team join Garret Durland of Seely & Durland Insurance and Counselor Douglas Stage, President of the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce, at the Community Showcase.
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Aerial Yoga Class Helps All Ages Realize Creative and Physical Potential
Free Electrical Contracting Evaluation or Estimate
Black Dirt Dance offers quality and sophisticated dance instruction to the community, providing a safe, nurturing environment to help students of all ages realize their creative and physical potential. Black Dirt Dance’s goal is to be responsive to the needs of its supporters while sharing the art of dance. Children, teen and adult classes are offered in Classical Ballet, Tap, Modern, Lyrical/Contemporary, and Aerial Yoga. Please find the schedule online at www. blackdirtdance.com and Facebook.
Warwick resident and foundKOJA Industries is a full-service electrical contracting company serving not only Orange County, but the entire State of New Jersey. Generator sales and installations make up a big part ing partner Daniel G. Walsh of business as well as commercial electrical service. KOJA Industries provides full energy of premier litigation firm Belowich & Walsh LLP is exusage analysis to aid consumers in lowering their utility costs. cited to announce the addition With over 25 years of electrical experience, owner and Warwick Surprises Await Fizzy Lifting Soda Pop of Kerry Ford Cunningham as resident, Jeff Weiss has the solution to your electrical woes. For Candy Shop is a mouthful! litigation counsel. The firm is a free evaluation or estimate call (973) 600-7824. Located at 17 Main Street in based in White Plains, repreInvitation to Visit New Location the heart of Warwick, Fizzy senting businesses, individuals It’s been one year since Rooster Tees, LLC, offering screen Lifting Soda Pop Candy and municipalities in commerprinting and promotions, relocated to the new facility. The Shop is Orange County’s best cial, real estate and construcincrease in space has allowed the expansion of capabilities. As candy store offering a vari- tion disputes. Belowich & the weather thaws out and warms up, Rooster Tees, LLC is ety of sodas, bulk candy, old Walsh LLP’s clients include prepared to take on this year’s slew of t-shirt orders. Out of the fashioned candies and novelty large and small business entipublic’s eye but still offering the same dedication to the local items. Find gifts, fun, sugar ties in diverse industries: real community, Rooster Tees, LLC invites everyone to stop by and and magic all under one roof. estate development, construcsee the new digs located at 1 Kavalec Lane, Warwick New York. General Manager Sarah Colley tion, manufacturing, insurance, teases, “In your wildest dreams financial services and lending, Online at www.roostertees.com, call (845) 987-1133. you could not imagine the health care, hospitality, and inHost to the Private Corner Pocket marvelous surprises that await formation technology. Please Village Billiards is Warwick’s premiere pool hall and bar you!” Call (845) 544-7400 or visit www.belowichwalsh.com. or call (914) 367-0081. hosting both APA League Play and In-House Tournaments daily, find Fizzy Lifting online.. and a pro shop for all enthusiasts. Purchase one of the many name-brand pool cues in stock and browse the full line of pool Homemade Food and Entertainment In successful business for six months, Edenville General accessories. Village Billiards is host to Dart Leagues, Live Music Events, Triviaoke, not to mention the “Corner Pocket” Store caters to customers’ needs by selling Boar’s Head private parties. For your next birthday party or corporate event, products, Krakus ham, fresh (80-20) Angus chop meat, Disc Golf, beer, tobacco, Hersey’s ice cream, along with their own visit the 3rd Floor of 17 Main Street or call (845) 544-7750. line of spices, salads and soups which are made from scratch, Going Green is Good for Business many naturally gluten-free. Enjoy homemade muffins, brownies, cookies. Edenville General Store features Open Mic every by Tina M. Buck, Manager, KeyBank Warwick Branch Due to the increasing cost of energy, raw materials, the Saturday night between 6 and 7pm. Experience the warm consumer demand for companies to adopt more sustainable inviting environment with delivery available at 240 Pine Island practices, many of today’s businesses are looking at green Turnpike in Warwick. Call (845) 988-2255 to take out. energy investment as an opportunity with economic rewards. More “green” projects qualify for specialized financing; some Now Go Get Your Roof Back Like New might qualify for tax credits, rebates, grants or other financial Are unsightly black streaks, moss or lichen on your roof? incentives. Interested businesses should start with a review Think that a simple scrubbing can take them away? Incorrect. of their biggest sources of energy and resource usage for The pests living on your roof are there to stay unless you do possible system redesign or equipment upgrades. Your banking something about it. A Sparkling View offers a roof treatment representative can discuss the parameters, then develop a process that kills the organisms on your roof with out causing structure that fits with your objectives. damage to your shingles. Call A Sparkling View (845) 988-5535.
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Five Star Wealth Management Award
Mark Kalish, Private Wealth Advisor, and Joel Blum, Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Goshen have been named recipients of the 2015 Five Star Wealth Manager by Five Star Professional, awarded to less than seven percent of the wealth managers in the region based on research administered by Five Star Professional, a third party research firm. To receive this recognition, a wealth manager must meet ten objective eligibility and evaluation criteria associated with providing quality services to clients including retention rates, assets administered, firm review and favorable regulatory and complaint history. To manage your finances, call the office at (845) 291-7000.
Business Sings Like Grammy Winner
Unless you are a butcher, you don’t want the wurst. As a business owner, you want to make the best first impression on your customers. A typo or grammatical error in your copy can be fatal. New Age Olde Media is a writing, editing, and media consulting service in the Warwick Valley. With 25 years as a reporter and a dozen more in corporate media relations, New Age Olde Media can make your business sing like a Grammy winner. Whether you need print, radio copy, a professional radio voice for your business, or ideas for a media campaign, website or corporate presentations, consider New Age Olde Media and make a call to (845) 986-9885.
One-Hundred Twenty Students Participate in Quarterly Belt Promotion Test
The Chosun Taekwondo Academy recently hosted its quarterly Belt Promotion Test at the Warwick Town Hall. With over one-hundred twenty students testing for rank promotion, the event was overseen by Master Doug Cook. Students were required to demonstrate proficiency in skills ranging from basic self-defense techniques and poomsae, to sparring and wood-breaking utilizing intense kicks and hand strikes. The academy is noted for offering a wide variety of unlimited classes throughout the day, taught by qualified black belt instructors. For more information call (845) 986-2288 or visit www.chosuntkd.com.
Bricks 4 Kidz, an enrichment program for children aged 2 to 13, offers hands-on learning through proprietary themed-based LEGO model builds developed by educators, architects and engineers. The program focuses on STEM allowing children to collaborate with peers, teaching organization while enhancing selfesteem and improving fine motor skills. Summer camps, after school classes, field trips, birthday parties are offered by Bricks 4 Kidz Program President Tina Bossio, resident of Sugar Loaf and mom of an active three year old. To learn more and enroll your child, please visit www.bricks4kidz.com/362 or call (845) 610-3354.
Eternal Cosmetics An Active Bank Exciting news! Nicole Foy, graduate of the Beau Institute of Permanent Cosmetics, will be joining LOVE LIFE to create permanent cosmetics. Owner and artist Matthew Leahy works tattooing in the back area of the large store which is now celebrating it’s first anniversary of being in business. Stop by to see a large selection of eco budgetfriendly gifts. LOVE LIFE carries an eclectic collection of unique artwork, beautiful handcrafted jewelry, natural body products manufactured locally, and t-shirts with local to global products including Etsy artisans and fair trade companies. Five cents of retail sales is donated to suicide prevention.
Greater Hudson Bank concluded 2014 with a customer appreciation party catered by Grappa Ristorante with desserts provided by Jean Claude’s Artisan Bakery. During February’s “heart month”, the bank supported the American Heart Association, collecting donations from generous customers. Greater Hudson Bank showcases local businesses in its window front. Too Sweet Consignment Shoppe, Keller Crisp Suds, and the Warwick Valley Humane Society have advertised for free in this prime location. Ask Susan how you can become a featured business. Greater Hudson Bank celebrates one year on Main Street. Stop by.
Golf Offers Relief Friday, May 22
Brian Ahearn Children’s Fund will host its seventeenth golf outing. The annual Brian Ahearn Children’s Fund Golf Outing will be held at Crystal Springs Golf Resort on Friday, May 22. This will be the organization’s only major 2015 fund-raiser. They hope to sign up as many golfers and sponsorships as possible. Financial contributions to over 500 families with seriously ill children and other hardships has now exceeded $1,000,000. The requests keep coming, so please visit www.aboutbacf. org to register and consider one of the seven sponsorship levels available. Know that 98% of all contributions go directly to families in need.
Acquisition Expands Capabilities
This past January, Mechanical Rubber, Inc. acquired Prestige Rubber of Fairfield NJ, a leading manufacturer of rubber expansion joints and mandrel-cured wrapped rubber tubing. Products are sold throughout North America and Europe in the commercial, industrial, military, and pharmaceutical markets. “We at Mechanical Rubber believe that increasing our extrusion portfolio, as well as adding rubber expansion joints, would expand our capabilities to offer these high quality products to our HVAC, oil and gas, material handling and military/defense customers as we currently provide our aerospace customers,” said Cedric Glasper, President and CEO of Mechanical Rubber, Inc. Dedicated to customer satisfaction, visit www.mechanicalrubber.com.
Many Products for Many Clients
J2 Productionz is a graphic design, website design and SEO services company based in the tri-state area which enhances images at an affordable price. J2 Productionz creates different products for clients including custom desktop and mobile websites, business identity materials, custom logo designs, promotional flyers, tri-fold brochures, posters, wedding/birthday invitations, menus, Powerpoint presentations, HTML email designs, custom social media graphics, newsletters, online/print advertisements, app icons, photo retouching, packaging designs, and search engine optimization. For information on design services, schedule a FREE consultation at www.j2productionz. com. Join the email list for an exclusive discount coupon!
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Are You Diversified?
by Ed Lynch, Financial Advisor Raymond James Financial Services
Smart investing is not solely about making as much money as you can in an up market. It’s about maintaining and building wealth over time. You work hard to build long-term savings, so you want it to grow safely. Investment performance is cyclical; no investment produces positive returns every year. A diversified portfolio balances calculated risk with safety. While it won’t be the best investment in any given year, it’s designed to perform well over time to help investors reach their goals. For a free review, contact Financial Advisor Ed Lynch, 294-3456 or email@example.com a Raymond James Financial Services-member FINRA/SIPC.
Specializing in Employee Benefits
Baldino & Perry Associates, Inc. is a full-service financial planning and counseling firm located at 56 Main Street in downtown Warwick. Stephen A. Baldino has been in practice for 30 years. Susan B. Perry joined the firm in 2001. Baldino & Perry Associates, Inc. specializes in providing employee benefits: group health, dental and life insurance, retirement plans such as 401k, and worksite savings programs to small and medium-size businesses. Securities and advisory services offered through Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC. Contact (845) 986-7212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Repair Fire, Water, Mold, Wind and Storm Damage with Single Source
BELFOR is the country’s leader in property restoration, bringing the most extensive network of resources to the rescue of property damage at home or business. BELFOR is the single source to restore your facility and all forms of personal, missioncritical contents. Jennifer Behrends has joined BELFOR’s dedicated team of professionals, ready to provide 24/7 emergency services to the entire Hudson Valley region. Fire, water, mold, wind or storm damage, contact (877) 881-3030, belforusa.com. BELFOR has been named #1 insurance repair contractor in the Annual List of Top 500 Remodelers by Qualified Remodeler Magazine since 2001.
Two Businesses Organize and Sell
Too Sweet Kids has teamed with Apple A Day to create Sweet Spaces for Sweet Kids. Here’s how the program works: hire Apple A Day to organize your space. If you have premium-quality children’s items to consign, Too Sweet Kids will come to your door for processing and pickup. So simple! “This partnership is a natural fit,” says Amy Gargiulo, owner of Too Sweet Kids Consignment Boutique. “Clients who wish to clear clutter and organize their children’s things can now consign them at the same time without having to leave home. Who doesn’t like door to door service?” “I am extremely excited and proud of our new partnership,” said Hope Stuart, CEO of Apple A Day. “There is nowhere else in the Hudson Valley where busy parents can earn money through consignment while getting organized at the same time.” Too Sweet Kids, 25 Elm Street, Warwick, specializes in marketing and selling premiumquality children’s clothing, gear, and accessories at 50-75% off retail prices. Apple A Day, 17 River Street, Warwick, provides organized efficiency services with strategic plans to encompass each client’s unique needs. For details call Hope (845) 986-4416 or Amy (845) 544-1700.
Sophisticated Cuisine Interpretation
Discover Westtown Fare Restaurant deep in the heart of Hudson Valley’s Black Dirt Region. Owned and operated by Kristina and Stephen Ernst, Chef Stephen, along with sous chef Heather Kurosz, brilliantly render a modern and sophisticated interpretation of traditional French, Italian and American cuisines crafted from hand-selected fresh farm produce, meats, delicious seafood and incorporating locally sourced products whenever possible. The cuisine is graciously served in a warm, contemporary-rustic style home. Meals are complimented by select wines which include an assortment of local beers and spirits. Westtown Fare Restaurant, 795 Route 284, Westtown, call (845) 683-1299.
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Traditional Interior Design Alternative
Minimize Your Closet in Style April 17
April 17 at 6 pm the Style Counsel at 19 Main Street, Warwick hosts an event to get you organized, update your wardrobe and hang out with friends. Since 1991, Bob Maxwell and Tim Mullally’s mission has been to interpret current fashion trends, making them understandable and wearable while offering quality up-to-date merchandise along with excellent customer service. View a closet transformation, get organization/style tips and add some spring flair to your wardrobe. Refreshments will be served. Apple A Day transforms spaces into efficient living, learning and working environments; providing personalized service with strategic organization plans encompassing each client’s unique organization/efficiency needs. Contact (845) 9864416 Hope@appleadayusa.org or Style Counsel (845) 986-9588.
The 2015 Remodeling Season’s Here
Claudia Jacobs of Claudia Jacobs Designs LLC, a professional stager and re-designer, is celebrating her 10th anniversary in business. It is Claudia’s mission to promote the benefits, affordability and return on investment of staging a house for sale. Claudia Jacobs Designs LLC was nominated by the NJ Chapter of RESA, The Real Estate Staging Association, as 2011 Professional Stager of the Year in the Northeast. Her “Claudia’s Corner” column runs in Sunday’s Times HeraldRecord HOME section and covers home decorating and staging. Claudia offers staging and decorating classes throughout the Hudson Valley. Whether decorating to stay in your home or staging to sell it, Claudia Jacobs Designs LLC offers an economical alternative to traditional interior design. Call (845) 294-8993 or visit www.claudiajacobsdesigns.com.
$100 Off Pit Bull Spay/Neuter Surgery
In addition to The Animal Rights Alliance, Inc.’s mobile spay/neuter clinic for cats, T.A.R.A. now has a stationary spay/ neuter clinic focused on dogs in Middletown. Male dogs cost $120 and up; female dogs $150 and up; both include a rabies vaccine and are by appointment only. For a limited time, owned Pit Bulls in the Hudson Valley receive $100 off the low-cost spay/neuter surgery. This is made possible, while funds last, by the S.L. Gimbel Foundation Advised Fund at The Community Foundation. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (845) 343-1000.
Synchronized Prescription Refill
Simplify your life with the synchronized prescription refill You’ve waited long enough. The beginning of the 2015 service SyncRx, now available at Apple Valley Pharmacy. The remodeling season is here. It’s the logical time to start your new program conveniently refills your prescriptions the same remodeling projects. A quality remodeling project will add value time each month with no need to call the pharmacy, delivered to your home, plus Smith Kitchen & Bath Gallery’s Showplace locally for free, fewer insurance troubles, and a convenient dose cabinetry offers a lifetime warranty. Better yet, it is on sale! reminder system. Visit Warwick’s only compounding pharmacy, Offering professional design services with more than thirty Apple Valley Pharmacy, 44 Ronald Reagan Boulevard. years of remodeling experience and the ability to handle your project from start to finish, one call to Smith Kitchen & Bath Firm Represents Varied Businesses Gallery does it all. Visit the Smith Kitchen & Bath Gallery Stage & Nathans has continued to serve the Warwick showroom, 66 Jersey Avenue, Port Jervis, NY, (845) 856-5325. community by not only providing the best real estate practice in the area much appreciated legal advice in the areas of Estate Recognize Long-Term Employees Planning and Administration, What anniversaries are you going to celebrate this year? Elder Law planning and Time to Drive Now You wouldn’t miss your spouse’s or family’s birthdays, would Medicaid eligibility, but the Look for Plaza Driving you? What about employees who have contributed five, ten or firm has served as counsel to School when signing up to take more years to building your business? An employee service many new business ventures in the Five-Hour Pre-Licensing anniversary is an ideal time to recognize those who are part Warwick and the surrounding Class now being offered in of your business family. Creating a program that rewards long- area. Within the last year they Warwick and Monroe. It’s time term employee loyalty sends a message that they are valued for have represented Dairy Queen to begin those driving lessons their personal commitment. At of Middletown, The Grange that you’ve been putting off Etched in Time Engraving of New Milford, Rehile while waiting for the snow to you’ll find many ideas and Opticians, Peach Grove melt away. Clear roads are here options to help you start Inn, Skyward Electric, Wishy so let Plaza Driving School an employee recognition Washy Laundry and the Vapor train you to be a good, safe, program today. Visit Etched Lounge, all of Warwick, defensive driver. Call (845) in Time Engraving at 58 along with Westtown Fare. 783-4822 or (845) 988-CARS Main Street, Warwick, or go to Contact (845) 986-1136, www. (2277) to schedule your lessons, etchedintimegifts.com. www.plazadrivingschool.com. StageNathansLaw.com
The Chamber Connection 9
The Warwick Valley Community Showcase Vendor Exhibition
Event sponsor St. Anthony Community Hospital/Bon Secours Patricia Bonnier
Showcase guest speaker Debbie Smith of Smith Kitchen and Bath Gallery
AnnMarie Cloutier and associate display Apple Valley Pharmacy
Joanne and Jillian Barbuto showcase Savvy Chic Consignment Boutique and Reclaimed
Interested crowds speak with Warwick Valley Car Service
Frances Bachmann and associate showcase two new businesses: Sun Indulgence and Fri`yo
Board Member Katie Jonkoski and associates from event sponsor ShopRite
A Sparkling View associate explains the benefits of house, roof and window cleaning
Fred Day of Hudson Valley Closets shows benefits of being organized
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Welcome New Members ANDREA’S DAY SPA Andrea Sannella 7 Wisner Road Warwick, NY 10990 (845) 986-7774 AMITY ARTS WORKSHOP Judy Duboff 1711 Route 17A Florida, NY 10921 (845) 651-1170 APPLEWOOD ORCHARDS Peter Hull 82 Four Corners Road Warwick, NY 10990 (845) 986-1684
MAJESTIC REMODELING INC. John Tasaro 22 Meadow Road Florida, NY 10921 (845) 508-6090
SUPERIOR FLOORS Paul Gardiner PO Box 665 Pine Island, NY 10969 (845) 258-1007
MASTER HOME INSPECTION LLC Dan Roat (845) 649-2754 email@example.com
UNITED CHEESESTEAKS OF AMERICA Sarah Colley 17 Main Street Warwick , NY 10990 (845) 545-3940
MOME Walter Welsh 16 Railroad Avenue Warwick, NY 10990 (845) 258-0024
WAKEFIELD IMPRINTS Vince O’Rourke Warwick, NY 10990 (845) 544-7376
BALDINO & PERRY ASSOC., INC. Susan Perry Warwick, NY 10990 (845) 986-7212
SIGNATURE COLLEGE COUNSELING Elizabeth Levine 2 Grandview Road Central Valley, NY 10917 (845) 551-6946
COMMUNITY 2000 Geoff Howard PO Box 1270 Warwick, NY 10990 (845) 986-1710
SUN INDULGENCE Frances Bachmann 125 Route 94, Suite 1 Warwick, NY 10990 (845) 986-9996
CRYSTAL RUN HEALTH PLANS Glenn Polansky 109 Rykowski Lane Middletown, NY 10941 (845) 703-6176 DONLODIC STUDIOS Don Roat 1754 County Road 565 Sussex, NJ 07461 (845) 649-2754 FRI’ YO Frances Bachmann 26 Railroad Avenue Warwick, NY 10990 (845) 986-5700
WARWICK VALLEY OIL CO. Chris Zimmerli 20 Railroad Avenue Warwick, NY 10990 (845) 544-7245 WESTTOWN FARE RESTAURANT Stephen & Kris Ernst 795 Route 284 Westtown, NY 10998 (845) 683-1299
Thank You Renewed Members
Clearview Vineyard Computer Guy Conscious Fork Copper Bottom Coppola Services, Inc Coquito Country Saab County Waste Courtyard by Marriott Craft Beer Cellar Creative Vision Crossfit Warwick Crystal Springs Spa & Resort Daubert’s Lawn Service, Inc Dawson’s Motors Inc Day Heating and Air Conditioning Deborah A. Young Esquire Demarest Hill Winery Inc Designs by Monica Donohue & Associates Dorian DeHaan Rossi, Inc. - Dezign Concepts Down 2 Earth DragonFly Studio Eastern Propane Eclectic Eye Eddie’s Roadhouse Edible Arrangements Emerald Point Restaurant & Marina Etched In Time Engraving Inc.
2nd Hand Desire
Belowich & Walsh
Farmside Landscaping and Design
A Sparkling View NJ LLC
Bertolini & Co
A Visit with the Mouse - Mickey Vacations
Better Homes & Gardens / Rand Realty
Fizzy Lifting Soda Pop Candy Shop
Action Plus Project Management
Black Bear Campground
Flat Iron Financial Group
Bluestein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP
Alario & Associates CPAS, PLLC Albert Wisner Public Library
Alpine Air & Heating
Breezy Point Inn
Freeman’s Service Stations
Alpine Haus Bed & Breakfast
Brian Ahearn Children’s Fund
Budget Blinds of Orange County
George G. Angelastro, Jr.
Ann Marie’s Country Deli Apple A Day Applewood Winery Art Works Ashford Cottage
J2 PRODUCTIONS; Website Design & SEO Services Jonathan Drewes Ringwood, NJ 07456 (914) 772-7553
Claudia Jacobs Claudia M. Vaccaro
AW Smith Kitchen & Bath Banquest Payment Solutions Beattie & Krahulik Bellvale Community Bellvale Farms Creamery Bellvale Market
Caffe A La Mode
Frank Lowell / Mass Mutual
GLAZMAN, SANDY / William Raveis Baer & McIntosh
Candy Apple Shoppe
Carriage House Storage Cartridge World
Goshen Acupuncture and Massage
Certified Financial Services
Greater Hudson Bank
Chosun Taekwon Do
Green Mountain Energy
Green Team, The
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The Chamber Connection 11 Greenwood Lake Elks Lodge #2607
LGBTQ Center of the Warwick Valley
Premier Newtek Partners
Tokyo Plum House
Greenwood Lake Garden Center
Linda Czubak Realty
PrimoSports Quest Financial Services LLC
Too Sweet Consignment Boutique
Log Chips LLC & Catskill Modular Homes
Raymond James Financial Services - Edward Lynch
Track 7, Inc
Guardian Self Storage West, LLC Halligan’s Public House Handbags & Shoes Galore Accessory Store Heaven Hill Farm Henry’s Deli & Café Historical Society of the Town of Warwick Holiday Inn Express Chester Hudson Valley Closets Hudson Valley Investment Advisors Hudson Valley Jazz Festival Hudson Valley Plant Health Care Inc Iammatteo Family Chiropractic Inn at Stony Creek Irace Architecture JCI Jones Chemical, Inc.
Raynor Country Realty
Love Life Tattoo
Re/Max Homes Chris Carbonne
TruForm Media Group, LLC
Mary Kay Cosmetics
Union Square Group, Ltd
McCarey Exposition Management
Regal Homes & Properties
Longitude 84 Inc
Microtel Inn & Suites Middletown
Richard Cass / Oppenheimer & Co.
Romancing the Home
Mike Pacer Orchestra of One
Rylex Custom Cabinetry & Closet
Sabat Age Consulting
Warwick Conference Center Inc.
Mima’s of Warwick
Safe and Sound Home Services Corp
Warwick Fire Department
MJJ Builders Corp Mt. Peter Ski Area Mulberry Tree Learning Center Museum Village My Sister’s Closet
Sattler Energy Solutions LLC Savvy Chic Consignment Boutique Scarlet’s Way - “A Dog’s World”
Jean Claude’s Artisan Bakery & Desserts - Greenwood Lake
Nancy Brenner DeAngelo Esq.
Seely & Durland
Naomi - Hair Design & Spa
Sgambati Fine Art Gallery
Nazar Enterprises LLC
New Continental Hotel & Restaurant
Shalimar Alpacas of Warwick LTD
New York Apple Association
Sharlene’s Hair Design LLC
New York Renaissance Faire
Silvio’s Italian Villa
Judelson, Giordano & Siegel, CPA, PC
SK Paper Shred
Nicholas P. Lesando Jr. Warwick Township Post 214
Sleepy Valley Inn
Nina Kannon PrePress Services
Kathryn Alicia Tate
Kimberly Starks, Realtor
URJ-Kutz Camp Vapor Lounge, The
Rhythm & Rhyme Child Care Center
Security Plumbing & Heating Supply
Jockey Hollow Veterinary Practice
TV Tech Managers
Jean Claude’s Artisan Bakery & Desserts
Total Accountability LLC
Oakey Dokie Entertainment
Village Billiards Viridian Wadeson Home Center Inc Wansor Realty Warwick Allergy, P.C.
Warwick Day Care, Inc. Warwick House of Antiques, The Warwick in Bloom Warwick Massage Warwick PBA Warwick Press Warwick Reformed Church Warwick Resource Group, LLC Warwick Soccer Club Warwick Valley Auto Body Warwick Valley Bed & Breakfast Warwick Valley Central School District Warwick Valley Community Center
Smokey’s Bar & Grill
Warwick Valley Dispatch
Warwick Valley Farmer’s Market
Sneakers to Boots Solar Maximum LLC
Warwick Valley Gardeners
South Street Tire and Auto
Warwick Valley Humane Society
Kitchen & Bath Works of Warwick
Knights of Columbus
Kuiken Brothers Company, Inc
Orange & Rockland
La Piazza Wine Bar & Lounge
Orange County Sports Center
Lakeland Pool Co., Inc
Orange County Trust
Oswald Insurance Agency, Inc. / State Farm Insurance
Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery
Subway - Warwick
Parkin Supply LLC
Sugar Shack Café
Sussex County Community College Foundation
Wayne Patterson BHG Rand Realty
Law Office of Elizabeth K. Cassidy PLLC Law Office of Jacob Tuckfelt, LLC Law office of Robert F. McManus Law office of Sarah Fetherston Lawn-a- Mat Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home Leo Kaytes Ford Levin Management Leyland Alliance
Pascack Data Communications LLC
Spadafina Photography Stage & Nathans LLP Sterling National Bank
Warwick Valley Rotary Club Warwick Valley Veterinary Hospital
Synergy Mortgage Inc.
Wine & Design
Peach Grove Inn
Pennings Orchard & Farm Market
Techni-Grower’s Greenhouses Inc
Winslow Therapeutic Riding Center
The Animal Rights Alliance Inc. (TARA)
Photovisions Pine Island Bible Church Plaza Driving School Praetoria Data Systems LLC
Wright Brothers Landscapging Wright Family Farm
The Castle Fun Center & Jester’s Restaurant & Pub
Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe
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