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News

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Thursday, May 05, 2016
Ulster County is home to many growing and dynamic businesses, but perhaps none more recognizable in name than Woodstock Chimes and Tonner Dolls. Both have grown into recognizable brands around the world and the CEOs of those companies have offered to speak to chamber members about some of the secrets to their success. The guest speakers at the May 24th chamber breakfast meeting will be Garry ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Thursday, April 21, 2016
KINGSTON—Mayor Steve Noble likely anticipated the No. 1 question on business owners’ minds at a breakfast meeting of the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce, so he raised it himself. Details about the sales tax revenue-sharing agreement between the city of Kingston and county are not yet going to be released, he said, because New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli still is ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Kingston Mayor Steve Noble will be the special guest speaker at the next monthly breakfast meeting of the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce, scheduled for 7:30-9 a.m., April 20th at the Best Western Plus in Kingston. The breakfast sponsor is the Center for Spectrum Services, which is celebrating their 40th Anniversary. Mayor Noble said he would speak about changes he has made to city ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Monday, March 28, 2016
The Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced plans to take a limited number of Hudson Valley residents on an exploratory trip to Cuba in the fall of 2016. Local travelers will have the opportunity to experience the ‘real’ Cuba before mass tourism changes the island forever. Be among the select few American travelers in five decades to visit Cuba. Included in the trip ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Monday, March 28, 2016
The Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce recently surveyed its membership on the proposed New York State increase in the Minimum Wage to $15 an hour. The results showed that while nearly third-quarters of chamber members (72%) favored an increase in the Minimum Wage, close to two-thirds (64%) were opposed to raising the Minimum Wage to $15 an hour, which would amount to an increase of 67%. ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Wednesday, April 13th through Friday, April 15th are the preview dates for Kingston Fine Jewelry's annual 50% off event when everything in the cases will be priced at 50% off the tag price. The event will be held on Saturday, April 16th and Sunday, April 17th, between 9:30am and 5:00pm at Kingston Fine Jewelry, 207 Boices Lane in Kingston NY. Jewelry has always played a significant part in ...read more
Categories: Member News
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Matthew Heupler, of Hurley, N.Y., has joined Kingston Fine Jewelry as store manager. Heupler has more than thirteen years of local retail management and customer service experience. His role for this second generation family owned business will include staff training, budget development and general staff oversight. Heupler started in 2002 as a sales associate at Staples, where he subsequently ...read more
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
For the 5th year TripAdvisor reviewers give Rocking Horse Ranch top distinction Highland, NY March 9, 2016—Families on-the-go won’t have to travel by plane or boat to get to one of the U.S’s top-rated family resorts. TripAdvisor reviewers collectively rated Rocking Horse Ranch Resort in Highland, NY a Top 10 Family Resort in the United States for 2016. The prestigious award was ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Hudson Valley, NY - When Empire State Bank first opened its doors in 2004, its mission was to redefine banking for small businesses and personal accounts. By bringing a keen understanding of the community and meshing that knowledge with financial expertise, the Bank has been able to provide personalized innovative services. The result; Empire State Bank has grown to over $200 million in assets ...read more
Categories: Member News
Monday, March 07, 2016
The Peter B. Mathews St. Patrick’s Day breakfast, hosted by the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce, will be held Thursday, March 17 at the Best Western Plus from 7:30-9 a.m. Entertainment will include the Kingston Lions Club Roarin’ Pride Band, the Kingston Ancient Order of Hibernian Pipes and Drums, Maria Todaro from the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice and the ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Ulster County Executive Michael Hein was the featured speaker at the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce monthly breakfast meeting this week. He called it a time for “unconventional thinking” when it comes to opportunity and “uncomfortable conversations” for challenges ahead. One of those is how best to deliver essential services, particularly since the county took ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Arnoff Moving & Storage has committed to fighting hunger in our community, partnering with the national hunger relief organization Move For Hunger, joining in with a force of relocation companies throughout North America to collectively deliver more than 6 million pounds of food to local food banks throughout the USA. When people move, they often throw out a good deal of food that could be ...read more
Categories: Member News
Monday, February 08, 2016
Ulster County Executive Mike Hein will speak to members of the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce at the next monthly breakfast meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, February 23rd, 7:30-9:00am at the Kingston Best Western Plus. The breakfast meeting is open to the public. The Arc of Ulster-Greene is the breakfast sponsor. County Executive Hein said he begins his new term focused on Ulster County ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Friday, February 05, 2016
Health Quest Medical Practice’s new $1.8 million medical center in Kingston Plaza at 334 Plaza Road brings multiple health services under one roof to further improve access to healthcare for the community. The practice’s Kingston-based offices of obstetrics and gynecology, primary care and rheumatology recently relocated to the attractive facility on a visible plaza corner that is ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, January 25, 2016
Rep. Chris Gibson made his last appearance before the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 20, but since he is setting his sights on higher office, the goodbye could be short-lived. Gibson, who normally spoke to the Chamber each January to give members a legislative update, had kind words for the group as he spoke to a packed house. “This is one of the funnest events I have of ...read more
Categories: Chamber News, Press Release
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
The first breakfast meeting of the New Year for the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce will feature an address by U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson. The breakfast will be held on Wednesday, January 20th at 7:30am, at the Best Western Plus on Washington Avenue, Kingston. Congressman Gibson is retiring after three terms in Congress at the end of the year. “As always, this is a special opportunity ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Monday, January 04, 2016
The Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has chosen a new Executive Committee for 2016. Larry Begnal, of Begnal Motors, assumed the position of Chairman of the Board, effective January 1, 2016. He succeeds Terry Parisian, General Manager of the Hudson Valley Mall, who will continue on the Board of Directors as Immediate Past Chair. Other officers recently elected include: ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
KINGSTON—The two candidates running for Kingston mayor had a whole lot to say about how they would improve the business climate in the city during a debate on Oct. 20. The forum, sponsored by the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce, hosted Democrat Steve Noble and Republican Ron Polacco at the Best Western Plus before a crowd of close to 300. During the hour-long debate, both ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Democrat Steve Noble, who won the Democratic Party primary over incumbent Mayor Shayne Gallo, will face off against Republican Ron Polacco at the Ulster Chamber Breakfast, scheduled for 7:30-9 a.m. on Oct. 20 at the Best Western Plus in Kingston. The breakfast sponsor is Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union. Chamber President Ward Todd said the candidates will make opening statements and then ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Friday, September 11, 2015
The 2015 Buy Local Expo hosted by the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce will be held next Wednesday, September 16th from Noon to 5:00 pm at the Diamond Mills Conference Center in Saugerties, NY. This is the 19th consecutive year for the Buy Local Expo. Nearly 100 exhibitors will take part in the Buy Local Expo, the largest Business Expo in Ulster County. Returning and new exhibitors will ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Friday, July 10, 2015
Michael Kaminski to succeed Richard Trocino as President and CEO in October. Last year, current President and CEO, Richard Trocino, announced privately to the Hudson Valley Hospice and Foundation Boards his plans to retire this fall. With the rapid pace and complexities of healthcare reform and the Agency’s ongoing strategic and tactical plans, the Board’s challenge was to find a ...read more
Categories: Community, Member News
Friday, June 26, 2015
One of Ulster County's leading entrepreneurs told local business leaders on June 17 that he is working on something that could "dwarf"his pst projects. Tom Struzzieri, the founder of HITS Horse Shows and HITS Endurance, and the owner o fDiamond Mills Hotel & Tavern in Saugerties, made the comment during the annual Community Breakfast hosted by the Ulster County Regional Chamber ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Thursday, June 04, 2015
Tom Struzzieri, the founder of HITS Horseshows and HITS Endurance, and the owner of Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern in Saugerties will be the special guest speaker at the Chamber's Annual Community Breakfast June 17th. The breakfast scheduled for 7:30-9:00 am at diamond Mills, is sponsored by ColorPage Marketing and Publishing Services. The Focus of the breakfast will be on leadership as the ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Ulster County's largest business networking event, the 2015 Buy Local Expo hosted by the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce will be held Wednesday, September 16th from Noon to 5:00 pm at the Diamond Mills Conference Center in Saugerties, NY. This is the 19th consecutive year for the Buy Local Expo. Once again this year, it is anticipate that nearly 100 exhibitors will take part in the ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Friday, May 29, 2015
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli seemed right at home when he appeared before the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce on May 26. DiNapoli chatted up local officials, mixed in jokes and delivered a fact-filled approach during his breakfast speech to the county’s business leaders. The state’s chief financial officer, who is involved in his local chamber of commerce on Long ...read more
Categories: Chamber News, Press Release
Friday, May 08, 2015
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, the state's chief fiscal officer and the sole trustee of its pension fund, will address the Chamber's nest monthly breakfast meeting on May 27. He will speak about some of the ways the state invests and helps business. the breakfast, scheduled for 7:30-9:00am at the BEST WESTERN PLUS, 503 Washington Ave. in Kingston, is sponsored by FASTSIGNS. ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Friday, May 08, 2015
The Rondout Rowing Club announces a scholarship to be awarded to an Ulster County Veteran for the Learn To Row program. This Scholarship comprises 3 parts: - An evening at the Kingston YMCA that includes a class on the use of rowing machines (called "ergs"), viewing of a safety video and a swim test. - A day at the West Point Military Academy with instruction in their state of the art ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, May 07, 2015
HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley's president and CEO laid out a new vision for local health care before business leaders on April 30 that he said would immediately change preceptions. David Scarpino said the envisioned "education and health innovation corridor" alnog Broadway and Midtown Kingston would be a "huge win for the community" and features $88 million in ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Monday, February 23, 2015
Hein unveils another initiative for veterans Ulster County Executive Mike Hein, fresh off the opening of the Patriots Project last year to house homeless veterans, told business leaders on Feb. 19 about another plan he has to honor vets. Hein said the front lawn of the Ulster County Office Building will be the home of a new memorial to honor about 1,300 veterans from the county who have died ...read more
Categories: Chamber News