DCRCOC News

Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Future business leaders being developed here

Welcome to June, the month when there is much talk about graduations, acceptance letters from colleges and universities, and scholarships. You may not realize how the Chamber and The Chamber Foundation fit into this discussion and how it ties into the growth of our economy and development of our future leaders.

Frank M. Castella, Jr., President and CEO, Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Spotlight on The Chamber Foundation Scholarship Fundraisers

f you’ve been following my articles over the past few months, you’re familiar with The Chamber Foundation’s robust leadership programming, including Youth Leadership, Leadership Dutchess, and Executive Leadership. In addition to these programs, a significant part of The Chamber Foundation’s community development activity involves fundraising for various scholarships for local students. This article focuses specifically on the Norman and Rita Nussbickel Scholarship, the Cosimo DiBrizzi Memorial Scholarship,

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

Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Looking Forward to Summer in the Hudson Valley

We truly live in a beautiful part of the world, and one that has a lot of activities and events during the summer months. I’m especially excited this summer in the Hudson Valley to attend the many Chamber annual and monthly events.

Scott Pawenski, DCRCOC Board Chair

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Highlights of Youth Leadership and Leadership Dutchess 2022

The Chamber Foundation’s Youth Leadership and Leadership Dutchess programs continue to deliver meaningful professional development, leadership skills training, and community involvement opportunities to local teens and adult professionals.

Laura Doe, Director of Programming & Development

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Come Out for a Day of Golf for a Great Cause

Each year, The Chamber Foundation hosts a Day of Golf to benefit the Norman and Rita Nussbickel Memorial Scholarship. I hope you will join us this year on Tuesday, June 21 at The Links at Union Vale in support of this great cause. The Day of Golf features not only golf, but also contests, raffles, a silent auction, and delicious food and drinks throughout the day. You can golf as a single, or as a foursome. To register, please reach out to Events Specialist, Allie Gunn-Holder, at 845.454.1700 x. 1050.

Scott Pawenski, Board Chair

Friday, April 1, 2022
Spotlight on our Leadership Programming sponsors!

This month I want to give special thanks to the organizations that generously sponsor The Chamber Foundation’s three leadership training programs for 2022: Youth Leadership, Leadership Dutchess, and Executive Leadership.

Laura Doe, Director of Programming and Development

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Applications Now Open for Leadership Dutchess and Youth Leadership 2023

Always looking ahead, it is now time to start recruiting for the next class of future leaders. Youth Leadership and Leadership Dutchess are accepting applications for the Class of 2023 cohorts!

Laura Doe, Director of Programming and Development

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Youth Leadership Day of Service 2022: How You Can Help

The Chamber Foundation’s Youth Leadership program helps students in grades 10 and 11 learn about leadership and their community, and prepare for college and career. This year the 10th grade students are planning their Day of Service in partnership with local nonprofit, Clarkson University Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries. Students plan their Day of Service in order to learn and apply real-life interpersonal, organizational, and public leadership skills.

Alejandra Calderon, Youth Leadership student

Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Celebrate the Forty Under 40 Honorees of 2022

Each spring, we take time to highlight and honor the Forty Under 40 movers and shakers of the Hudson Valley. Bestowed annually to forty people under the age of 40 who have shown a strong commitment to the Hudson Valley, the Mover & Shaker Awards honor individuals making a difference in their communities and going above and beyond in their professions.

Frank M. Castella, Jr.

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