DCRCOC News

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

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
Highlight Your Business in May at the TLF Business & Consumer Expo and Great HV Scavenger Hunt

Sign up your business to participate in the Think Local First Business & Consumer Expo, the Great Hudson Valley Scavenger Hunt, or any of the upcoming Chamber events, and help remind our local community to shop and Think Local First.

Frank Castella, President & CEO

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Mark Your Calendars As We Welcome Spring

The Hudson Valley has had the first hints of warmer weather, reminding us that spring is on its way, and bringing a full calendar of Chamber events with it, including signature events, ribbon cuttings, and plenty of chances for fun along the way. These are opportunities for your business to get involved, be seen in the community, and network with other members.

Scott Pawenski, Board Chair

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, February 3, 2022
Congratulations to the Executive Leadership Class of 2022

The Chamber Foundation is proud to welcome the Executive Leadership Class of 2022, which kicked off their first sessions this past January. The Executive Leadership Program is designed for mid- to senior-level managers, nonprofit administrators, and entrepreneurs seeking advanced leadership and communications skills to move their careers and organizations forward.

Laura Doe, Foundation Director of Programming & Development

Thursday, February 3, 2022
Make Sure We See You in ‘22

The Chamber and the business community need you – your creativity, your ideas, your knowledge, and your presence. We need your input to help us improve and to be your voice on the issues that affect our economy. We are more powerful and impactful when there are more active participants as part of the organization.

Scott Pawenski, Board Chair

Thursday, February 3, 2022
Join Us For Our Annual Gala and Celebrate Our Community Honorees

The annual black-tie gala will once again take place at the award-winning Hudson Valley venue, The Grandview, 176 Rinaldi Boulevard, in Poughkeepsie on March 12, 2022. See DCRCOC.org/gala for ticket information and to see a full list of sponsors.

Frank M. Castella, Jr.