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New Congressman Pat Ryan Addresses Ulster Chamber Breakfast Meeting January 18, 2023

Congressman Pat Ryan (D-18) will be the featured speaker at the monthly breakfast meeting of the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The breakfast, scheduled from 7:30-9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18 at The Venue Uptown at the Best Western Plus, is sponsored by Ulster Savings Bank. Ryan, a former tech entrepreneur before entering politics, said he will take the opportunity to share his thoughts on growing the local small business economy and the importance of empowering entrepreneurs.

“As a former small business owner myself, I understand the commitment and round-the-clock effort that is required to build a successful enterprise,” Ryan said. “When a business in our district thrives, it puts money back into our community.” Ryan said he is proud to represent more than 27,000 small businesses, including self-employed owners, in New York’s new 18th Congressional District.

A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, Ryan was appointed to the House Armed Services Committee. That panel provides oversight of and authorizes funding for the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Armed Forces, and portions of the Department of Energy.

The new 18th Congressional District includes the city of Kingston and the towns of Rosendale, Marbletown, Rochester, Gardiner, Lloyd, Esopus, Marlborough, Plattekill, Shawangunk in Ulster County, along with the village and town of New Paltz, parts of the town of Wawarsing and village of Ellenville. Orange County and a sliver of southern Dutchess are also in the district.

Ulster County now has two representatives in Congress with Marc Molinaro representing mostly the northern part of the county. Congressman Molinaro has agreed to speak at a Chamber breakfast meeting in April, at Diamond Mills in Saugerties.
Chamber Breakfast meetings are a great way to stay on top of current events and connect with other local business leaders. Reservations are required. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door for Chamber members ($40 for non-members.) For more information, contact the Chamber at (845) 338-5100 or go online at

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