FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2020
Statement From President And CEO Frank Castella Jr.
The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce and The Chamber Foundation are postponing with plans to reschedule all events and program related events thru April 13. We have been consulting with the County Executive's office, and are following guidelines for avoiding the virus while acknowledging the financial stress this is placing on businesses. We are working with officials to develop a plan and will continue to advocate for further resources to address the needs of our community and businesses.
Chamber staff will be working on plans to reschedule our events as soon as it makes sense to do so. Specific communications will be sent out to all registrants, sponsors and other guests as soon as possible. Guests with paid registrations for postponed events will be automatically registered for the re-scheduled event, and notified of the new date and time, along with specific instructions regarding refunds.
We recognize disseminating information at this time is in an important step in combating this public health crisis. We encourage everyone to find updates on the official government websites at the following web addresses:
We appreciate everyone's understanding as our members, and community at large, deal with this situation. The health and well-being of our members, our staff, and the community is our priority. We recognize that further support will be needed for our members and the business community and we are currently working with government officials and community partners to develop a support strategy. Please watch for further communications on our website and social media channels to provide additional resources and guidance.