DCRCOC News

Thursday, June 6, 2019
Recognizing Future leaders at The Dutchess Chamber Contact Breakfast - Scholarships to be awarded.

Future leaders of our community will be recognized during the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s June Contact Breakfast on Wednesday, June 19, from 7:30-9 a.m., at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and Conference Center. High school seniors and young adults will take center stage as The Chamber Foundation will award over $40,000 in scholarships to those looking to further their education in the Hudson Valley and beyond, thanks to the generosity of the business community and funds raised throughout

Ayla Rector

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Headliner Awards Nomination Deadline One Week Away!

Is your company the Best Place to Work? Do you know someone worthy of recognition for Leadership in Business & Community? How about an Outside-the-Box Innovator or a business that is known for their stellar Customer Service? Then nominate them today for a Headliner Awards. The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 10. To submit a nomination, please visit dcrcoc.org/headliners-committee, download the form and attach the completed nomination in an e-mail to ayla@dcrcoc.org. You can also print and fax

Ayla Rector

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Women’s Leadership Alliance – Diversity Works: Benefits, Challenges and Solution

The Science is clear: Diversity works for organizations and individuals. The Diversity Works seminar will feature experts and their discussion on actionable approaches to recruitment and retention of women, people of color, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and address underlying organizational challenges. The audience will have an opportunity to discuss their own Diversity and Inclusion challenges, and brainstorm next steps.

Ayla Rector

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Learn to Run every Tuesday in Bowdoin Park

The anticipated Learn to Run Program will kick off Tuesday, April 16th from 6-8 pm in Bowdoin Park. This beginner's running program takes place weekly, every Tuesday, through June 4th. Gather your co-workers, friends and family and register as a group for extra motivation!

Ayla Rector

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Chamber’s April Breakfast to Feature SUNY President

Join us April 17th, for the Chamber’s April Contact Breakfast featuring SUNY New Paltz President, Dr. Donald Christian. The event, sponsored by Greystone Programs, Inc., will be held in the Conference Center of the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel at 7:30 AM.

Ayla Rector

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
KidVenture a Rain or Shine, Inclusive Children’s Event for All Abilities!

Fulfill your children’s dreams by visiting some of this year’s exhibitors, including a Touch-A-Truck event of over 20 trucks and vehicles on display each day for kids to climb on and learn about. Trackless Train rides from the Roaming Railroad. A Two by Two Petting Zoo. A Jurassic Encounter from Fluffy, the baby T-Rex. Celebrity guest appearances from your family’s favorite princesses and Batman! Performances from The Bossy Frog Band and Aerophone Community Band. A magic show from Zaritsky Magic. Say hi to

Ayla Rector

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Premiering Hudson Valley’s Top Forty Under 40 at Changepoint Theater

The “Oscars of the Hudson Valley” are back! For the 14th year, the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with an honorable selection committee comprised of former honorees, have identified the anticipated group of the next generation of young professionals in the Hudson Valley, to be presented with Forty Under 40 Mover & Shaker Awards.

Ayla Rector

Friday, March 8, 2019
We need you to take action to prevent a prevailing wage mandate.

In times such as these, our business community needs to band together to push back on illogical legislation. We would greatly appreciate your help to express concerns to your local Senate and Assembly members with regard to proposed legislation in Albany. The legislation currently being considered — S.1947 (Ramos) / A.1261 (Bronson) — would dramatically increase the cost of current and future construction and development projects in New York.

Frank M. Castella Jr.

Friday, March 8, 2019
Chamber Breakfast Featuring County Executive, Marcus Molinaro

The Chamber’s March Contact Breakfast will feature an economic development project update from County Executive Marcus Molinaro. Join us Wednesday, March 20 at 7:30 am, in the Conference Center of the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel.

Ayla Rector

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Adult and youth leadership programming applications open

The Chamber Foundation, Inc.—the leadership and community advancement organization of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce—is now accepting applications for its adult and youth leadership and mentorship programming as part of its ongoing mission to build and strengthen personal and business capacity, develop leadership skills, and foster a commitment to community service. To apply for any of the programs available or for more information, visit chamberfdn.org.

Ayla Rector