The following are testimonials from our members. See how the Chamber has helped them grow their business, and how we can help you!
"Just wanted to express our gratitude toward everyone at the Chamber that helped to organize and put on the Consumer Expo. For a small business like ours, the exposure we got during our two days was extremely valuable. We talked with a lot of good people and possibly made a few contacts that might help us nurture some new business opportunities. Thanks again for arranging this Expo."
Rob Rose – Curious Tongue Creations
"The relationship between the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce and Bob's Discount Furniture - Poughkeepsie has been extremely productive and pleasurable! Located in the Shoppes at South Hills in the shadow of the Poughkeepsie Galleria, Bob's was seeking a way to attain more visibility. The Chamber has proven to be a great catalyst to get this done. By utilizing the Chamber's Breakfast Meetings, the Business-to-Business gatherings and our recent 5th Anniversary Ribbon Cutting Event, we have gained much of the visibility we sought. The Chamber staff has worked very hard to give us ideas of how we can continue to improve the traffic to our store. Several Chamber staff have even attended our Shoppes at South Hills "Town Meetings" and are actively involved in helping our shop owners to improve their businesses. Joining the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce is one of the best things we could have done to move our business forward."
Bob Cristadoro - Bob's Discount Furniture
“As new business owners, we cannot begin to describe the importance and value of finding help and support from other businesses and local leaders. The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce has provided our company with guidance, support, and essential business contacts with whom we have partnered throughout the entire process of starting a new business. From helping us secure insurance, banking, payroll, and marketing assistance to the use of the Chamber’s office space for interviewing during the construction of our store, being a member of the DCRCOC has helped us almost every step of the way with our endeavor. We cannot imagine having done this without the Chamber’s support. On behalf of Peachwave Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Poughkeepsie, thank you to all of the DCRCOC staff AND the membership community for being there when we needed them most!”
Kirk Page - Peachwave Yogurt
Joining the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce has been one of the best decisions I have made towards growing my business. The staff of this organization goes out of the way on a regular basis in order to make sure that we are taking full advantage of everything they have to offer, which, by the way, is a lot.
This is one of the most well run organizations I have ever encountered. So much so that I have even used some principles from the chamber as examples to help other organizations I belong to run more effectively. On top of that, the chamber staff consists of some of the smartest, most talented, funny, and all around good people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Even before joining, they were all so welcoming and helpful. Immediately upon joining, the staff all went out of their way to get to know me and to make sure that they are helping in any way they possibly could.
Mark Copans - Real Eye On Solutions
Thank you for coordinating such a great networking event this evening at Coppolas. It was fun and worthwhile. Not only did I make connections with others who were interested in my work, but I made connections with people who were offering services that I was needing. I love being part of something that's organized. So much easier to connect with people than at an event that's less structured.
I am writing to thank you and all involved with the “Work Local First” job fair on September 19th. The event was successful for my business beyond my expectations. The ability to push that many people through the event after the Contact Breakfast brought us a substantial number of people and exposure that was invaluable.
I hired an Associate who has now officially on board and in training at Corporate Headquarters. This person had never considered this kind of work, but is already talking to clients and having success.
I also placed a CCP member into a business that he had never considered. He is a former IT person who is now a distributor and future Chamber member. He is setting up business in the Wappingers area and should be fully operational in a couple of months.
I have several more leads who are not quite as far down the road. This event was very successful and I am grateful for the opportunity. My membership in the Chamber is the most effective asset I have for building my business.
Tom McQuade - The Entrepreneur's Source