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November Business Luncheon
Laugh, play, learn and relive the joy of childhood with this fun, hands-on business luncheon. The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, where discovery leads to lifelong learning for all, features a variety of entertaining exhibits designed to enlighten minds through a fun and


A monthly business news publication of the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce

Business Education Panel Discussion: “Raise Your Visibility, Raise Your Profits”
Friday, November 21, 2008

Date: Wed., November 19, 2008 Place: Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, 75 N. Water Street, Poughkeepsie Time: noon - 1:30 pm Sponsor: Brinckerhoff and Neuville Insurance Group, Inc. Cost: Complimentary for Corporate Partners; $18 Chamber members; $25 non-members.

creative learning environment. These hands-on experiences s p a r k c u r i o s i t y, discovery and the joy of exploration. Our November Business luncheon is your chance to check out all that the Mid-Hudson Children’s

Learn the secrets of how to successfully reach your target market via the Internet with digital video, public relations, data analysis and online advertising. Panelists are Kathleen Packard, KathodeRay Media, Inc., Roger Rosenbaum, Rosenbaum Media Group, LLC., and James Davidson, Flatiron Solutions, Inc. Date: Friday, November 21, 2008 Sponsor: Professional Development Committee, Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation at New Paltz Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Place: Deyo Hall, Historic Huguenot Street, 18 Broadhead Ave., New Paltz Cost: Complimentary to Chamber members; $15 nonmembers For reservations, please call 845-255-0243 or email

Museum has to offer in its two floors of exhibits, including DaVinci Inventions, IBM’s internationally traveled working models of the artist/inventor’s 16th century inventions; the Gravity Roll, a roller continued on pg. 7


November 2008

Enjoy stellar networking and stunning Hudson River views – and meet the new management of Mariner’s on the Hudson – at our late autumn mixer.

After-Hours Mixer Thursday, November 13
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Cost: Complimentary for Chamber members. $5 for non-members. Reservations required. 845-255-0243 or e-mail

Mariner’s on the Hudson 46 River Road, Highland

Upcoming Events
Monday, November 3 – New Member Breakfast @ Terrace Restaurant, SUNY New Paltz Campus
A special by-invitation-only breakfast for our newest members. Meet the Chamber Board and staff and learn how to make the most of your Chamber membership at this vital event. Sponsors: Staff-Line, Inc. and SUNY New Paltz Foundation Time: 7:30 am – 9:00 am Place: Terrace Restaurant, SUNY New Paltz campus, New Paltz Cost: Complimentary. Invitation-only, reservations required. Call 845-255-0243 or email

Thursday, November 13 — After-Hours Mixer @ Mariner’s on the Hudson, Highland
Enjoy stellar networking and stunning Hudson River views – and meet the new management of Mariner’s on the Hudson – at our late autumn mixer. Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Place: Mariner’s on the Hudson, 46 River Rd., Highland. Cost: Complimentary for Chamber members; $5 non-members. Reservations required. Call 845-255-0243 or e-mail

Wednesday, November 19 — Business Luncheon at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum
Laugh, play, learn and relive the joy of childhood with this fun, hands-on luncheon at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, where discovery leads to lifelong learning for all. Sponsor: Brinckerhoff and Neuville Insurance Group, Inc. Time: 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm Place: Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, 75 N. Water St., Poughkeepsie. Cost: Complimentary for NPRCoC Corporate Partners; $18 for members; $25 for nonmembers. Reservations required. Call 845-255-0243 or e-mail info@newpaltzchamber. org.

Friday, November 21 — Business Education Panel Discussion, “Raise Your Visibility, Raise Your Profits” at Deyo Hall, New Paltz
Learn the secrets of how to successfully reach your target market via the Internet with digital video, public relations and online advertising. Panelists include Kathleen Packard of KathodeRay Media, Inc., James Davidson of Flatiron Solutions, Inc. and Roger Rosenbaum of Rosenbaum Media Group, LLC. Sponsor: Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation at New Paltz Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 pm Place: Deyo Hall, Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz Cost: Complimentary for members; $15 non-members. Reservations required. Call 845255-0243 or e-mail

Save These Dates in December
Tues., December 2 - After-Hours Mixer @ 36 Main Restaurant & Wine Bar Wednesday, December 10 - December Business Luncheon @ Terrace Restaurant, featuring Marine Toys For Tots Foundation


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Appraisal Specialists Kleine Kill Drive New Paltz, NY 12561 (800) 269-4250 / fax (845) 567-0879 Contact: Joan Davies E-mail: Website: Category: Real Estate/Appraisals Beek’s Auto 3128 Route 44-55 Gardiner, NY 12525 (845) 255-7376 / fax (845) 255-7377 Contact: Derick Karabec Category: Automobile Service

Welcome New Members
HydroQuest Stone Ridge, NY 12484 (845) 657-8111 Contact: Paul Rubin E-mail: Website: Category: Real Estate/Site Evaluations, Environmental Products and Services, Hydrogeologists Janne Dooley, LCSW PO Box 621 New Paltz, NY 12561 (347) 834-5081 Contact: Janne Dooley E-mail: Category: Psychotherapy John Slicker, LMT; dba Core Energetics Therapy 4 Moonstone Road New Paltz, NY 12561 (845) 255-4780 / fax (845) 255-4780 Contact: John Slicker / Amanda Leigh E-mail:, Category: Psychotherapy Lawrence R. Trank, PLLC 124 Main Street, Suite 2B New Paltz, NY 12561 (845) 255-2848 / fax (845) 255-2849 Contact: Larry Trank E-mail: Website: Category: Attorneys - General Practice Merrill Office Products 190 South Robinson Avenue Newburgh, NY 12550 (845) 561-5439 / fax (845) 561-5297 Contact: Cindi Vasta E-mail: Website: Category: Office Supplies Pinnacle Learning Center 1508 Route 9W Marlboro, NY 12542 (845) 236-4170 / fax (845) 236-4182 Contact: Dr. Stuart R. Erichsen E-mail: Website: www.PinnacleLearningCenter. com Category: Educational Institutions

Pro Printers 59 Fairview Ave. Hudson, NY 12534 (518) 828-3278 / fax (518) 828-4375 Contact: David Scott E-mail: Website: Category: Printers

David Morris Cunningham Woodstock, NY 12498 (914) 489-1991 Contact: David Cunningham E-mail: info@davidmorriscunningham. com Website: www.davidmorriscunningham. com Category: Photographers, Photography - Fine Art El Paso Winery 742 Broadway Ulster Park, NY 12487 (845) 331-8642 / call first for fax Contact: Maryl E. Vogel E-mail: Website: Category: Wineries Hampton Inn - Kingston 1307 Ulster Avenue Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 382-2600 / fax (845) 382-2700 Contact: Denise Y. Laneuville E-mail: Website: www.kingston.hamptoninn. com Category: Hotels/Resorts Hans Auto Service 251 Route 32 North New Paltz, NY 12561 (845) 255-8130 Contact: Kevin Domitrovits E-mail: Category: Automobile Service

Sparrow Hawk Affaires 4496 State Route 209 Stone Ridge, NY 12484 (845) 687-4492 / fax: (845) 687-4390 Contact: Caroline Ciraulo & Marietta Hanley E-mail: Website: Category: Bed and Breakfasts

Important Information About Open Enrollment Period

Open enrollment is held during November and December for a January 1 effective date. This is the special time when members who have not taken advantage of the Chamber Health Insurance plans or members wishing to change carriers have the opportunity to do so. Several new options will be available for 2009! We have to wrap up the open enrollment by December 15th so don’t delay. Please call Chris at Tri-County Planning Services at (845) 471-8200 for information and applications.

$$$ Earn Chamber Bucks $$$
Get paid for your referrals! Every time you give us a referral that results in a New Member we give you $CHAMBER BUCKS$. At our May, 2009 lunch we will pull one lucky winner from the group of valuable members that gave referrals resulting in New Members. This winner will receive a one year Priority Listing, including a 60 word description on our website – value $150.00!! You will be entered to win every time your Nov. - April referral results in a New Member so get going and increase your chances of winning! Phone or email Cathy with your referrals. Feel free to include any pertinent information about your relationship with your referral. Cathy Hyland, Membership Director 845-255-0243

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or the 15th year in a row, Main Course has been voted Best Caterer in the Hudson Valley by readers of Hudson Valley Magazine. For more information, call 845.255.2650 or visit §


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elissa Surprise of Surprise Photography was named “Artist of the Month” at Barnes and Noble in Poughkeepsie for September. Melissa has also added the monthly feature Momtrepreneurs to her blog, featuring moms that have created their business from scratch. For more information, visit or call 845-834-3241. §

which coordinates Operation Frontline, a program of Share Our Strength. The one minute vignette featuring Queens Galley director Diane Reeder will highlight Operation Frontline, a groundbreaking nutrition education program connecting families with food by teaching them how to prepare healthy, tasty meals on a limited budget. Professional chefs and nutritionists volunteer their time and expertise to lead hands-on courses that show adults, teens and kids how to purchase and prepare nutritious foods in healthful, safe and tasty ways. §

of time she spends in the New Paltz area, Jeri has established a dual association with Colucci Shand Realty in Gardiner. She brings with her an extensive knowledge of both the Orange/Ulster Counties, and the Adirondack Mountain Regions of New York State. You can reach Jeri at (845) 255-3455 ext 106, email her at or visit www. §




he Rally for the Galley radiothon raised over $81,000 for the Queens Galley soup kitchen, including a grant secured by Assembly member Kevin Cahill (D-NY) for $50,000. As a rare treat for the volunteers, someone else cooked for them, including food provided by Savona’s and Edible Arrangements. The success of the “Rally for the Galley” radiothon will place the soup kitchen in a better position to start an anticipated difficult winter season armed and ready to face an expected demand increase. For more information call (845) 338-3468. Sundance Channel and Kashi Company’s new short-form series “Grains of Change” will feature Queens Galley soup kitchen,

olucci Shand Realty participated in two Community Events in September: Gardiner Day, located at Majestic Park, in the Hamlet of Gardiner, on Saturday September 13, 2008, and The Taste Of New Paltz, located at the Ulster County Fairgrounds, on Sunday, September 14, 2008. Colucci Shand Realty, a full service Real Estate Company, is located in The Gardiner Gables, 2356 Rt. 44-55, in the Hamlet of Gardiner. Colucci Shand Realty welcomes Jeri Heinzelman to their team of dedicated professionals. A graduate of the University of Rochester, Jeri is a retired High School/College Math Teacher who has also worked in the areas of personal and professional development. Jeri recently relocated to Schroon Lake and is associated with Adirondack Country Homes Realty. Considering the amount

he School of Business at the State University of New York at New Paltz has added the following members to its Business Advisory Council: Rick Alfandre, president, Alfandre Architecture, PC; Bob Bazargan, vice president & senior relationship manager, KeyBank; Thomas Dee, president & CEO, Benedictine Hospital; Francoise Dunefsky, CEO, Gateway Community Industries, Inc.; Ryan Fohl, vice president, TD Banknorth Government Banking; Irwin Glenn, managing director, Orange County Capital Development Corporation; Akram Ibrahim, Hudson Valley CPA’s PLLC; A. Gordon McAleer, president &
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SUNY New Paltz announces the creation of The Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (CRREO)

“. . . to expand the college’s level of engagement with communities, government and businesses across the Hudson Valley.”
Admissions (845) 257-3200 • Graduate School (845) 257-3285 Regional Education (845) 257-2901


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owner, Cornell Associates; and Arnaldo Sehwerert, regional director, Mid-Hudson Small Business Development Center. The Business Advisory Council provides input to the School of Business to insure that students are taught the skills, knowledge and ethical behaviors required for successful and satisfying business careers. For more information, visit www. Laurence M. Hauptman, a Distinguished Professor of History at SUNY New Paltz, recently released a book, titled Seven Generations of Iroquois Leadership: The Six Nations since 1800. Focusing on the distinct qualities of Iroquois leadership, Hauptman reveals how the Six Nations have survived in the face of overwhelming pressure. Hauptman is the author, coauthor or co-editor of 15 books on the Iroquois and other Native Americans; has testified as an expert witness before Congress and in the federal courts; and has served as a historical consultant for a number of Native American tribes. He was recently elected to the New York Academy of History. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at SUNY New Paltz has selected its fulland part-time 2007-2008 Teachers of the Year. Pauline Uchmanowicz, an associate professor of English, was named the fulltime Teacher of the Year. John Palencsar was selected as the part-time Teacher of the Year. Uchmanowicz has taught at New Paltz since 1996, is coordinator of the English Department’s Composition Program, in 2002 received a SUNY New Paltz Athletes Faculty Appreciation Award and, in 2004, a SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence. Palencsar has taught history at New Paltz for five years. Uchmanowicz and Palencsar’s names will be added to the Teacher of the Year plaque and each recipient will receive $1,000 toward professional development. SUNY New Paltz will host Jonathan Alter, award-winning columnist, television analyst and author on April 29, 2009 in McKenna Theater as the spring speaker

in the college’s new Distinguished Speaker Series. The focus of his talk will be “The American Presidency in War and Peace” as it relates to the new administration’s first 100 days in office. Alter follows this fall’s inaugural Distinguished Speaker Series event, “An Evening with Dave Barry,” which begins at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the Athletic and Wellness Center gymnasium. Barry is a celebrated humor columnist and best-selling, Pulitzer Prize winning author. For tickets or more information, visit www.newpaltz. edu/speakerseries or call (845) 257-3880. Arrangements for the appearance of Dave Barry and Jonathan Alter are made through Greater Talent Network, Inc., NY, NY. The Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (CRREO) at SUNY New Paltz has appointed Kathleen Tobin Flusser as assistant director. Flusser will have a major role under a recent grant from the U.S. Department of Education in helping to develop measures of Hudson Valley communities’ social, economic and environmental character, and will be involved in the development of teaching materials for use in college courses, and other materials that will be prepared for distribution to local government decision makers. Flusser was the assistant director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. CRREO has released “Equity and the Property Tax Burden for Citizens in Ulster County,” the first of a planned series of discussion briefs on regional issues. For the study, the Center sought to understand why people with properties of similar value in Ulster County pay widely different levels of taxes. One aspect of CRREO’s mission is to bring key regional concerns to the attention of citizens and policymakers to support their informed discussion of the public policy problems facing the Hudson Valley. For more information about CRREO, visit Margaret Wade-Lewis, associate professor and chair of the Black Studies Department at SUNY New Paltz, is the 2008 recipient of the College Language Association’s

Book Award for the biography Lorenzo Dow Turner: Father of Gullah Studies. Wade-Lewis’s biography of Turner, an African-American linguist and a scholar of the Gullah regions of Georgia and South Carolina, was published by the University of South Carolina Press. Wade-Lewis has taught in the Black Studies Department and the Linguistics Program at SUNY New Paltz since 1974. She is director of the Linguistics Program and became chair of the Black Studies Department in 1993. §


ccent Financial Group, located in New Paltz, is proud to announce that Roseanne Malone has joined the firm as a customer service rep. Roseanne has been in the insurance industry for over 17 years. She most recently worked for Allstate as a personal lines manager and is a graduate of The Berkely School of Business. Accent Financial Group is the New Paltz office of The Naccarato Insurance Agency, Inc., offering all types of insurance and financial services. The phone number there is (845) 255-1341. §


he Hudson Valley Business Journal launched a new radio talk show on the Hudson Valley Radio Network (WGHQ, WBNR, WLNA). Each week, HVBJ features a lively, hour-long discussion on a single business topic, joined by a sponsor, with real questions from small business people. For more information, call Tonya Bynoe at (845) 298-6236 or e-mail; Logan Moskovitz at (201) 414-1255 or e-mail; or Debbie Kwiatoski (845) 298-6236. §


anacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell, LLP, CPAs is pleased to announce that client service department manager Mindi Haynes has successfully completed the QuickBooks 2008 certification exams. Mindi has 20 years experience specializing in the needs of small business clients. For more
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§ was held on on October 15th at the Homewood Suites by Hilton, Stewart Airport. Mr. Tarshis holds a L.L.M in Taxation and practices primarily in Tax, Health, Business Transactions, Real Estate and Bank Financing, Business Succession, Estates and Trusts. For more information, call 845-565-1100 or visit §

information, call (845) 567-9000.


ridge Creek Catering has been selected for the 2008 Best of New Paltz Award in the Caterers category by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA). The Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USLBA identifies companies that have achieved exceptional success in their local community and business category and enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community. For more information call (845) 255-9234 or visit www.bridgecreekcatering. com. §



ichard M. Mahon, II and Steven I. Milligram of Tarshis, Catania, Liberth, Mahon & Milligram, PLLC were featured in the September 2008 edition of New York Super Lawyers—Upstate Edition and the August 2008 Hudson Valley Magazine featuring the top 5% of attorneys in Upstate NY. Mr. Mahon is listed in the General Litigation category and his areas of practice include commercial litigation, arbitration, mediation, employment and discrimination law and general corporate law. Mr. Milligram is listed in the category of Personal Injury Defense and has over 25 years’ experience representing clients in personal injury litigation. He represents health care organizations and practitioners before Administrative Boards and in Health Law matters and is also president of the Orange County Bar Association and on the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Committee of Bar Leaders. For more information, call 845-565-1100 or visit

he Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and Riverside Bank are reminding community bank customers of the extraordinary stability of the community banking industry as the troubles of large Wall Street financial institutions and investment firms dominate mainstream headlines. Deposits held in FDIC insured community banks are insured for up to $100,000 per depositor, and $250,000 for certain retirement accounts. For more information, call (845) 454-5511 or visit §

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Steven L. Tarshis of Tarshis, Catania, Liberth, Mahon & Milligram,PLLC will be a featured panelist at a seminar titled “Charitable Tax Planning Strategies – What You Need to Know.” The seminar will be held on November 12th at the Harness Racing Museum, 240 Main St., Goshen continued on page 7 from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm. A similar seminar The original REGIONAL Chamber of Commerce |

tarting in mid-October, the Hudson Valley Center for Development, located at the Cornwall Medical Pavilion, began group therapy sessions for children and “tweens.” The Center offers two types of group therapy for children: ‘tween’ girls ages 9 – 11, focusing on developing self-confidence, improving friendships, adjusting to change, problem-solving and stress management, and boys ages 7 – 10, focusing on improving friendships, increasing ability to handle frustration, boosting cooperation and respect, learning trust and improving listening skills. The Cornwall Medical Pavilion is on the grounds of St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital’s Cornwall campus, 21 Laurel Avenue. No referral is necessary and in many cases treatment is reimbursable by insurance. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call (845) 458-4757 for the girls’ group or (845) 458-4758 for the boys’ group.

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coaster track by local inventor Reid Bielenberg, where gravity drives a ball through artfully designed copper railings; the Great Bubble Machine, where visitors can view the world from inside a bubble; the Solar and Wind Energy exhibit, a whimsical rural farm scene which demonstrates the possibilities of alternative energy sources; and many other delightful and informative exhibits.

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St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital is proud to announce Alvero Rodriguez, Chief Technician at SLCH’s Dialysis Center in Newburgh, as its September Star of the Month. A Westbrookville resident and an 11-year employee, Rodriguez is best known for his dedication to patient safety. SLCH employees are nominated for the Star of the Month award by their co-workers, patients, physicians and/or visitors, based on Stellar Service Standards. These standards focus on making customers feel comfortable and important, providing timely and orderly service and improving communication with patients and staff. St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Louise Mucci, R.N., MPS, MSN, FNP-C, as Nursing Director of the Emergency and Respiratory Departments. Mucci, an SLCH employee for 29 years, has Master’s degrees in both Health Care Administration and Nursing, and is a certified Nurse Practitioner in Family Health. St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital is also pleased to announce the appointment of Margaret Deyo Allers, R.N., BSN, MSN, ANP, as Director of Clinical Practice. Allers has a Master’s degree in Nursing and is an Adult Nurse Practitioner.

offices, located at 1662 Route 300, Suite 126, Newburgh, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. For more information or directions visit or call 845566-0391. §


N o v e m b e r L u n c h e o n s p o n s o r, Brinckerhoff and Neuville Insurance Group, with offices in Poughkeepsie, Fishkill, & Cold Spring, is a community based full service insurance agency representing policyholders throughout the Hudson River Valley. Tri-County Planning Services, who you already know as your source for affordable health insurance, has always been a proud member of the Brinckerhoff and Neuville Group. Our Vail & Sutton agency in Poughkeepsie, was established 1846 and is the oldest independent insurance agency in New York. They offer comprehensive programs of protection and security. The service is supported by a team of friendly, dedicated and experienced professionals committed to providing only the highest quality customer service. As a full service agency, they offer all types of insurance including Home & Auto; coverage for your Business; Bonding; and Life & Health Insurance.

he second annual Preserving Your Land Conference presented by the community-based land trusts of Ulster County will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2008 from 9:00am to 1:30pm at SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge. Learn about conservation options and financial benefits available to landowners while protecting our natural environment from inappropriate development. The keynote speaker will be Erik Kulleseid, Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation. For more information or to register, go to www. or call (845) 255-2761. §


St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital recently broke ground on Larkin Plaza, a green space that will offer outpatients and visitors a comfortable place for rest and reflection. The plaza will be completed in spring 2009. Senator Bill Larkin has been influential in securing millions of dollars in state funding for SLCH initiatives. Most recently, he helped secure funding for the construction of a comprehensive Cancer Treatment Center, which will be the first to offer Brinckerhoff and Neuville Insurance TomoTherapy, the latest breakthrough in Group offers no obligation quotes for radiation treatment. all your insurance needs. For more information call (845) 452-1776 or visit § etro McCrum Consulting, LLC will be celebrating their 5th anniversary with an Open House on Wednesday, December 3, 2008. Join Petro McCrum Consulting for refreshments at their

DPHP® Medicare Choices announces the launch of an individual PPO plan in Columbia and Greene counties. In addition to the two new Hudson Valley counties, CDPHP Medicare Choices offers individual PPO plans to Medicare-eligibles in Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Dutchess, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Otsego, Tioga, and Ulster counties, while its group PPO plans are offered in 24 New York counties. For more information visit CDPHP announces the appointment of Kevin G. Forbes as account executive, Medicare sales. Forbes will be responsible for the sales promotion of the CDPHP Medicare Advantage HMO and PPO to Medicare-eligible individuals in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, and Ulster counties. Forbes brings nearly 20 years of sales experience in the insurance industry to his new post. Forbes holds a bachelor of science degree in business management from Empire State College and, a native of Albany, currently resides in Guilderland. §
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M2M Global E-Mail Service
Many of you recognize the value and impact of our M2M (Member-ToMember) global e-mail marketing service. Here are a few policy notes members should be aware of when submitting items to be sent in M2M e-mails: •The Chamber must receive your payment prior to sending the first M2M. The charge is $100 for two emails. •To maximize your message’s impact and to minimize the amount of e-mail that our members receive, we send M2Ms only once a week, on Thursday afternoons. Please provide your information in advance so that we can plan e-mails accordingly. •Please submit M2M text (125 words maximum) via e-mail ( or via fax (845-255-5189). We need the information in written form to prevent errors. •One clickable graphic image and two hyperlinks are allowed per message. •We limit our weekly M2Ms to a maximum of 5 announcements. Our Chamber e-mailing list has grown with our membership, so keep this service in mind when you’d like to reach a wide audience quickly and reliably.

Member-to-Member Discounts
This program is offered to New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce members and their employees. The program allows participating members to offer services and products at a discount to other Chamber members. Participating members can design a discount program in any form they want: • Permanent (ongoing) (i.e., 10% off to all Chamber members) • One-time coupons (e.g. 15% off a haircut) To participate, decide which type of discount best suits your business and contact us at info@newpaltzchamber. @newpaltzchamber. org or 845-255-0243.





CertifiChecks are gift certificates, similar to travelers checks, that anyone can purchase from the Chamber website or at the Chamber’s Visitor Center (124 Main Street in New Paltz). They come in a variety of denominations and can be used to purchase goods and services from more than 300 participating local businesses. As the Chamber’s membership grows, the number of participating businesses also grows. CertifiChecks are great for gifts or as employee incentives and are available to fit every budget. And just like a check, CertifiChecks can be deposited directly into the participating member’s account. Checks are valid for one year only so order in advance. Please call the Chamber to register to participate in this profitable program.

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Our Chamber Event Reminders are sent on Mondays so that you can better plan your week. Want several members of your office to receive Event Reminders? You can have M2Ms and Event Reminders sent to as many in your office as you’d like. Please send the e-mail addresses you would like to be added to

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Professional Development Series
As the crisp air of fall arrives, business owners review how this year has gone, what can be done to finish strongly, and prepare for the coming year. Now is the perfect time to review this year’s Professional Development Series. Because we believe people do the best they can with what they know, we strive to provide our community with useful ideas and concepts which may merit further investigation. We began our 2008 series with a frank discussion of the struggle faced by entrepreneurs to overcome the difficulties of growth. One nugget from that discussion: while you may be the best carrot-cutter, your business will not move forward if you are actually cutting the carrots. Our second program in the series examined how to not only survive, but thrive during a recession, including how to identify cash leaks and grow “lean.” The presenters reinforced the importance of an increased marketing presence during tough times to increase market share, especially as competitors cut back. The summer brought a look at technology solutions to increase productivity and the security of your operation. Our expert panel introduced the use of technology to harness the key information you need to keep your fingers on the pulse of your business. Last month, business owners were introduced to the advanced concepts behind running your business to set up a transfer of ownership to fund your retirement. Later this month, we will benefit from the expertise of several marketing “masters,” who will share strategies to raise your visibility and your profits through careful use of the internet, digital video, public relations and online advertising. If you have any questions on the topics discussed, requests for future programs or would like to get in touch with any of our presenters, please contact me. Sincerely, Chris Drouin Financial Planner / Financial Adviser Beyond Wealth Management Phone (845) 750-6213/ Fax (866) 456-1451

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ll About Travel of New Paltz has moved. They are now located in downtown New Paltz, at 31 Church Street, Suite 5. Everything else remains the same; phone: 845-255-9200, email: (agent’s first name)@allabouttraveler. com, website: or, and the same attentive and caring service clients have come to know and trust. §




udson Valley Wine Region got great exposure in a recent issue of USA Today, with front page coverage in the Destinations section written by Jerry Shriver, who judged in this year’s New York Wine & Food Classic at the historic Mohonk Mountain House. Right after the Classic at Rivendell Winery, there was a wine tasting and unveiling of the Hudson Valley’s new regional branding initiative, “The Roots of American Wine,” a theme reflected in the USA Today piece, which also featured the Shawangunk Wine Trail. §

istoric Huguenot Street will play a key role in next year’s Hudson 400 festivities honoring the 400th anniversary of Hudson’s voyage, and was hard at work in October with two events to prepare for 2009. A crew visited the Street to film scenes for a video about the 400th anniversary being shot by the local Quadricentennial Committee. On October 18th volunteers completed the planting of 1,000 tulip bulbs as part of a larger effort by Ulster County Tourism to mark the 400th Anniversary of Hudson’s voyage. For more information call 845255-1660 or visit www.huguenotstreet. org. § olunteers in the Newburgh area recently teamed up to participate in re-stocking library books at Ulster-Greene ARC’s Brookside School, including the purchase of new books. The project was made possible through Dynegy’s Education and Youth Program, which empowers the company’s employees throughout the U.S. to identify and lead volunteer projects benefiting education-related not-for-profit organizations such as Ulster-Greene ARC and its Brookside School. Michael Gonyea is available for interviews




illiam Weinstein, L.Ac., of Mid-Hudson Acupuncture, is pleased to announce that his apple pie won Best of Show in the food category at this summer’s Ulster County Fair, held at the Ulster County Fairgrounds. For more information call (845) 255-2070 or visit §

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aun Company celebrated the 10th anniversary of the New Paltz branch on Sept. 10th by hosting a counter day and buffet luncheon attended by 125 dealer companies. Yaun Company serves the business, industrial, contractor, commercial and institutional markets with energy efficient plumbing, heating, sheet metal, HVAC, and electrical products needed for new construction, maintenance and repair, and is one of 3 HVAC wholesalers in New York State that is an Energy Star partner in 2008. For 85 successful years in business, Yaun Co. is proud to live up their motto, “Serving you is our business.” For more information, call 845256-6400 or visit


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rost Valley YMCA will hold a Youth Contract Interiors & Carpet Group Weekend, a special event allowing youth groups to enjoy a weekend Certified Women Owned Business of fun and spiritual growth, on Friday– Sunday, Dec. 5–7 at Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville, NY. All youth group programs are welcome to participate. The weekend will begin with games and “ice- CONTRACT DESIGN ASSOCIATES INC. breakers” and the spirit of camaraderie EST. 1981 enhanced throughout the weekend as 229 North Putt Corners Road New Paltz, New York 12561 visitors enjoy a series of fun and sometimes challenging programs. Among the options ALAN GOLDSMITH (845) 255-6471 FAX (845) 255-6692 will be rock climbing, a low ropes course, GAYLE GOLDSMITH archery, hiking, cross-country skiing, snow tubing, arts & crafts and more. For more information or to register, please call (845) 985-2291, ext. 205, e-mail: or visit: www.

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about his life and art work that has culminated in his overcoming some of the challenges of having autism. Michael, 29, has donated one of his beautifully designed and hand-crafted stained glass pieces for auction at Ulster-Greene ARC’s annual Holiday Magic fund-raiser scheduled for Friday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. at Wiltwyck Golf Club in Kingston. Michael can be reached at 845.338.0419 or at and his web site is For more information about the auction contact Jo Galante at 845-331-4300, ext. 228. §

What are the first words that pop into your head when you think of fast food? If you considered the words “unsustainable” or “guilty pleasure,” think again – the Hudson Valley has a delicious guilt-free, sustainable fast food option in Woody’s All Natural. Woody’s All Natural, located at 30 Quaker Street, Cornwall, is an old-fashioned burger joint with a very modern twist, offering a better burger and tastier sandwiches by sourcing its ingredients from area farms. “We are locovores,” says Woody’s owner Deke Hazirjian. “It’s all about Hudson Valley food.” In pursuing its mission to exclusively provide the best local ingredients, Woody’s autumn menu stays away from salads, leaning instead in a seasonally appropriate direction. In the comfort food category, try the meatloaf sandwich – made, like Woody’s griddle-made burgers, with local grassfed, grain-finished beef – or a homemade tomato soup and grilled cheese combo. Woody’s star is certainly on the rise, and everyone seems to be talking about this unique and sustainable fast food option. “This is a place worth trying, a modern solution to fast feeding,” Bill Guilfoyle noted in his review for the Times-Herald Record. “This, I hope, is the future of fast food,” says Daniel Mochon for the Poughkeepsie Journal. And, according to a recent spotlight in InsideOut, “[Hazirjian is] obsessed with illuminating [the Hudson Valley’s] sustainable bounty for all to see.” For more information about Woody’s All Natural, call (845) 534-1111, visit or stop by at 30 Quaker Street, Cornwall.


ordon Fire Equipment, LLC is developing a Fire Extinguisher Training program that will include discussion and hands-on teaching. This training will help employers meet OSHA and other agency requirements. Please call 845-691-5700 for more information. Gordon Fire Equipment’s industry is also collecting data about fire extinguisher use. If you have experiences to relate, please call 845-691-5700 to share them. Gordon Fire Equipment congratulates Steve Zipkin and Michael Hein on their recent certifications in Kitchen Fire Suppression Systems.

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NPRCoC Committees
New Paltz Regional Chamber Membership Success Committee:
The Membership Success Committee is a group of dedicated volunteers who welcome, nurture, and recruit new Chamber members, act as goodwill representatives at various Chamber functions, and assist in the Chamber’s ongoing support of its members.

Chris Drouin Chair, Beyond Wealth Management, 750-6033, Chair Drouin, Bob Budreau, All About Travel, 255-9200 Jeanine Donato-Stoddard Colucci Shand Realty, 845-255-3455 Donato-Stoddard, Helen Gutfreund Bodymind Massage Therapy, 255-3228 Gutfreund, Kristina Hidalgo, Pine Haven B&B, 744-2330 Cathy Hyland New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce, 255-0141 Hyland, Wayne Kreuscher, Pro-Kleen, 255-6718 Giselle Malone, John J. Lease Realtors, 883-7700 Jeff Mehl, Daybreak Office Solutions, 845-790-2900 Lucy Paradies New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce, 255-0243 Paradies, Carol Ricken, Catskill Mountain Region Guide, 657-2120 Patrick Turner, Little Pond Consulting, 845-541-6335

New Paltz Regional Chamber Committees:
TASTE OF NEW PALTZ COMMITTEE Christy Drouin, 750-6033 MEMBERSHIP SUCCESS COMMITTEE Chris Drouin, 750-6033 GOLF OUTING COMMITTEE Mike Simon, 256-0003 SPEAKERS COMMITTEE Ernie VanDeMark, 486-5690 BUSINESS EDUCATION COMMITTEE Chris Drouin, 750-6033 GARDEN TOUR COMMITTEE Christine Crawfis, 255-0243 CLEAN SWEEP COMMITTEE Robert Leduc, 256-2026 ANNUAL GATHERING COMMITTEE Tracey Cifone, 567-9000
The New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce is a distinguished member of:

• American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) • Chamber Alliance of New York State (CANYS) • The Business Council of New York State, Inc. (BCNYS) • Mid-Hudson Pattern for Progress • Southern Ulster Alliance • Business Marketing Association – Hudson Valley Chapter • New York’s Tech Valley Chamber Coalition • Hudson Valley Regional Coalition (One Valley — One Voice)

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Sponsor a Luncheon Sponsorship Fee — $300 per meeting A great opportunity to provide visibility for your business! The Chamber’s board chairman will introduce your company in a three-minute statement. You provide business brochures and token gifts (pens, etc.) to all attendees. Host an After-Hours Mixer Your chance to invite members into your place of business. Friendly networking atmosphere with potential new customers at hand. You provide and serve refreshments of your choice. Sponsor a Business Card Exchange Sponsorship Fee — $300 per meeting A popular networking event in the morning. You provide promotional materials for your business, display your banner, and speak about your business to the group. Sponsor an Educational Workshop or Seminar Sponsorship Fee — Varies per program You provide promotional materials for your business, along with a brief bio to be read, to attendees of the Chamber’s computer workshops, business seminars, etc. Sponsor a New Member Breakfast Sponsorship Fee — $600 per meeting A popular morning event for new members to meet the Chamber staff and hear about other services offered by your Chamber of Commerce. You provide promotional materials for your business, display your banner, and speak about your business. Newsletter Inserts Insertion Fee — $175 per issue ($100 once a year only for non-profit members) Create your own 8.5” x 11” single-sheet advertisement on 20 lb. paper (flat — no folds), to be inserted into the monthly newsletter. You provide 1000 copies. Newsletter Ads Advertising Fee — $225 per year 2.5” x 2.25” size ad, appears in each edition for one full year.

More Opportunities For Members
New Paltz Regional Guide Advertising Fees — call for current display ad rates Full-color guide, 50,000 in distribution nationally (reprinted annually).

How To Submit

Member-to-Member Discount Program Advertise a discount — for your employees, too. Member-to-Member (M2M) E-mail Marketing Program $100 for two sends, $75 for single Reach Chamber members with your message. M2M e-mails are sent once a week to the Chamber’s full e-mail mailing list of members. Chamber Mailing List Mailing Fee — $150 and up For more information about the use of the Chamber’s up-to-date membership mailing list, please call the office at 2550243. We will give you a quote based on your individual mailing. Chamber Website ( Banner ads and extra search key words Free listing for all members, including hyperlink to your website. Five free keywords; $5/each additional. Contact the Chamber office for banner ad packages and prices. Health Insurance Contact Tri-County Planning Services for information: 471-8200, Chris Richards, Administrator Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan (CDPHP); MVP Health Plan; Cigna Dental Health Plan. Small Business Development Center 845-339-0025 Professional no-cost business counseling for the Mid-Hudson Region.

Member Updates & Kudos
Have you added a new product or service? Changed the name of your business? Moved or renovated your offices? Been commended, promoted, graduated, published or acknowledged in any way? Share your good news with your fellow Chamber members in the Member Update or Member Kudos sections.

§ Submit items of general public

interest; no commercial sales announcements, no rates, prices, etc. Please remember, this is not a place to advertise your business business.

§ Items must be received no later than the 15th of each month to meet the deadline for the upcoming issue. § The New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to edit all material. E-mail or fax your information, including company name, address and phone number, contact name and your newsbrief (1- to 2 - paragraph maximum) to the Chamber office at or 845-255-5189 (fax).


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A Little Guest House A Victorian Knoll About Town Atlas Star, Ltd. Audrey’s Farmhouse Aviette Press Benefit Counseling Associates Bodymind Massage Therapy Brookfield Farm Capitol Electrical Contracting, Inc. Captain Schoonmaker’s B&B Contract Design Associates, Inc. Daybreak Virtual Office Solutions, LLC Exit Realty Services Fox and Hound Wine & Spirits Fox Hill Bed & Breakfast G. Steve Jordan Gallery Hudson Valley Boundaries Hudson Valley Cleaning Inn at Orchard Heights Inn at Stone Ridge Integral Chiropractic John DeNicolo, CPA Larenco, LLC Liberty Mutual Locust Tree Restaurant Man With A Van MapleStone Inn Meadowscent Michael Zierler, Scientific Editing Mountain Meadows Bed & Breakfast Nectar Nielson Water Systems, Inc. Phillies Bridge Farm Project Inc. Roots & Wings Stonegate Bed & Breakfast Super 8 Motel of Highland Superior Telephone Systems The Sheeley House Times Herald Record Two Brothers Landscaping & Tree Care Ulster-Greene ARC Wendie Reid Realty Winter Sun Construction Inc.

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NPRCoC offers an exciting new addition to our slate of marketing opportunities. Every Thursday, we offer our members the opportunity for a 5 minute interview on WKNY, Kingston (CBS 1490 AM). WKNY WKNY personality Frank Auringer will conduct a live interview with an NPRCoC member every Thursday at 3:30 pm. NPRCoC members may promote anything related to their business during the 5 minute interview: upcoming events, sales promotions or a get-acquainted with our services discussion. This is an incredible value available to NPRCoC members ONLY at $100 per interview. Interview opportunities are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Only one member will be highlighted in any week. WKNY features include music that targets the 35 - 54 demographic, CBS News hourly, and local weather and news. For more information about this unique opportunity, or to reserve your interview today, call the Chamber at 255-0243.

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Board Officers
Chair Robert Glemming TotelNet Logistics 1st Vice Chair Ernie VanDeMark Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. 2nd Vice Chair Chris Drouin Beyond Wealth Management Treasurer Sue VanVoorhis M&T Bank Financial Advisor Jerry Luke Fox Hill B&B Legal Counsel Paul O’Neill Attorney at Law Emeritus Members Robert Leduc Mohonk Mountain House Rick Lewis Riverside Bank Margaret McDowell Bermac Home Aides, Inc. Off. Scott Schaffrick New Paltz Police Department

Chamber Staff

Board of Directors

Tracey Cifone Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell, CPA Frank Curcio Clear Channel Radio of the Hudson Valley Helen Gutfreund LMT, Bodymind Massage Therapy Jerry Kerr Stop & Shop Supermarket Giselle Malone John J. Lease Realtors Dr. David Ness Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner Diane Reeder The Queens Galley Craig Shankles PDQ Printing and Graphics Aislinn Smith Edible Arrangements Susan Van De Bogart St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital Helise Winters SUNY New Paltz

Assistant Director of Finance & Membership Lucy Paradies Communications and Programs Administrator Janet Nurre Director of Marketing and Communications Christine Crawfis Membership Director Cathy Hyland President Joyce Minard Founding Member Elizabeth Bickmore
UPDATE is published and printed monthly by the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce and is also available electronically at Editor, Art Direction & Production Christine Crawfis Copy Editors Christine Crawfis and Janet Nurre Contributing Writers Christine Crawfis, Chris Drouin, Janet Nurre

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