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Monday, October 24, 2022
16th Annual ATHENA Award Honorees Announced

The Chamber Foundation, Inc.—the leadership and community advancement organization of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce—is happy to announce this year's honorees for the ATHENA Award.

Stephanie Werskey

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

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 Doe, Director of Programming & Development, The Chamber Foundation

Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Ways to Volunteer at The Chamber Foundation for 2022

If you’re interested in getting more involved in the community this year, The Chamber Foundation relies on volunteers for many of its upcoming programs and events. Read below for ways you can volunteer at The Chamber Foundation in 2022.

Laura Doe, Director of Programming & Development

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