DCRCOC News

Monday, October 3, 2022
Keeping an eye on health goals

As we transition in the year to fall and winter, it seems a perfect time to take stock of the state of our personal health and wellness, along with our business’. There are a variety of resources these days to help us be more aware of our health goals, whether those are physical, mental, or financial, and the Chamber is proud to be a part of this trend.

Frank M. Castella, Jr., President and CEO

Monday, October 3, 2022
Applications Open for Executive Leadership Class of 2023

Are you a mid-to senior-level manager, nonprofit administrator, or entrepreneur seeking to develop advanced leadership and communications skills to move your organization and career forward? For 2023, consider leveling up with The Chamber Foundation’s Executive Leadership program. Executive directors, sole proprietors, and high-potential career managers who are being developed for senior roles will also benefit from this program.

Laura Doe, Chamber Foundation Director of Programming & Development

Monday, October 3, 2022
October is a great time to enjoy the Hudson Valley and to highlight your business

October is upon us and now is a peak time for tourism in the Hudson Valley region with fall foliage in full effect. What a great time to highlight your business! Let all the visiting eyes know what you have to offer, whether it is a seasonal item like Oktoberfest from Sloop Brewing or pumpkin picking at Fishkill Farms, let everyone know the best of what the region has to offer.

Gregory White of Adams Fairacre Farms, Board Chair for 2022-23

Thursday, September 1, 2022
Announcing the Leadership Dutchess Class of 2023

The Chamber Foundation is pleased to announce the members of the Leadership Dutchess Class of 2023! These individuals will embark on a nine-month journey of learning about themselves, each other, and the community.

Laura Doe, Director of Programming & Development

Thursday, September 1, 2022
Upcoming Th!nk Dutchess Job Fair is an opportunity for all

As part of the Chamber’s mission as “the unwavering champion for the region’s economic health,” we are pleased to present another Th!ink Dutchess Job Fair on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 1pm to 4pm, at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, 40 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, along with the Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board.

Frank Castella, President & CEO

Thursday, September 1, 2022
Gearing up for Autumn

​I hope to see everyone out and about at the Chamber events, as well as in the Hudson Valley, to enjoy everything the region has to offer. Please say hello, I’d love to meet you, as would the rest of the members of the Board of Directors from the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber Foundation.

Gregory White, Board Chair

Thursday, August 18, 2022
​Consider Hosting a Youth Leadership Intern in 2023

Are you interested in hosting a Youth Leadership intern in your organization starting in January 2023? If so, I’m happy to answer any questions about the program and the internship process. Please feel free to reach out to me at (845) 454-1700 ext. 1025 or laura@chamberfdn.org.

Laura Doe, Director of Programming & Development, The Chamber Foundation

Monday, August 1, 2022
Plan ahead for a busy season with The Chamber

Although summer in the Hudson Valley is well under way (with the temperatures to prove it!), it’s never too early to start thinking about your plans for the busy fall and winter season. How can the Chamber help your bottom line in the months to come?

Frank M. Castella, Jr.

Monday, August 1, 2022
Wishing all of our members well

Today I am writing my last column as Chairman of the Board.

Scott Pawenski, Board Chair

Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Balloon Festival will provide a needed boost to economy

​The 31st Annual Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival presented by JPMorgan Chase and is scheduled for September 2-4, at Tymor Park in Union Vale.

Frank Castella, President & CEO