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Special Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Supplement • SUNDAY FREEMAN • January 19, 2014


A Mohonk Celebration! “There is nothing in the world exactly like Lake Mohonk. It is famous, yet it has the kind of fame that people and places had before newspapers were known.” —The New York Times, 1882

JANUARY BREAKFAST WED., JAN. 29 7:30 - 9:00 AM GARDEN PLAZA HOTEL 503 Washington Ave., Kingston GUEST SPEAKERS: Nina Smiley and Jackie Appeldorn from Mohonk Mountain House

World-famous New Paltz resort turns 145 this year; help celebrate at January 29 Chamber breakfast Mohonk Mountain House, that venerable Victorian castle rising spectacularly along the Shawangunk Ridge in New Paltz, turns 145 years old in 2014. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about Mohonk’s rich history and how it has remained a thriving business that has attracted thousands of people to Ulster County every year since 1869, the Chamber’s next breakfast meeting on Jan. 29 is definitely for you. The guest speakers will be owner Nina Smiley, who is also Mohonk’s director of marketing, and Jackie Appeldorn, the resort’s general manager. Ulster Savings Bank sponsors the breakfast, scheduled for 7:30-9 a.m. at the Garden Plaza Hotel in Kingston. “What we’d like to share is especially wonderful and notable and timely because Mohonk turns 145 years old in 2014,” Smiley said. “We’d like to celebrate



our 145th anniversary by talking to Chamber members and telling them that we’re proud to be part of Ulster County and that we want to share our story with our neighbors.” Smiley, whose husband’s family started the resort, said the breakfast presentation would feature her and Appeldorn sharing a PowerPoint presentation, including photographs of Mohonk from the 1800s. “We want to visually show the story of how we’ve evolved,” she said. “As a business, we’ve continued to grow and

change and reshape as needed. Part of our story is we have a phrase that we use to kind of guide us as we do this and that: ‘The same, only better.’ “We have to take the things that we know are the essence of who we are and know what details we need to change. I think every business goes through that in terms of continuing to be relevant and current. We just are delighted to be able to share that with our business colleagues, with the Chamber and our neighbors on how we’ve evolved over the years.” “We also want to let

the business community know about all of the exciting things that we’re doing here at Mohonk. We’d really like them to know about us as a resource. Sometimes people are aware that we’re here, but they don’t know exactly all that is available for them to enjoy on the mountaintop.” For example, people may not be aware that they can visit Mohonk just for the day, Smiley said. “They can come for breakfast, lunch or dinner,” she said. However, the crown jewel of Mohonk may be its award-winning spa, which is honored by several prestigious travel publications each year. Last year alone, the spa was named “Number One Resort Spa in the United States” by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine and “Number Six Spa in the World” and “Number Two Spa in the United States” by Travel +Leisure Magazine. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2

JANUARY BREAKFAST SPONSORED BY ULSTER SAVINGS BANK Each January, Ulster Savings Bank is honored to sponsor the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce breakfast. We always look forward to sharing the beginning of a new year and the promise of new opportunities that come with 2014. Most successful businesses begin as the seedlings of an endlessly dedicated individual who probably needs help from time to time. Whether it’s payroll, financ-

ing, banking or insurance, Ulster Savings Bank is a local resource available to you right here at home. What sets US apart from all the others is our unbeatable combination of 163 years of expertise, a large selection of products and services and a long term understanding of our community. Our

business solutions have been designed and developed specifically with local small business needs in mind. Our management team continues to actively participate on economic development and chamber boards throughout the Hudson Valley to stay in touch with the real opportunities and challenges most local businesses and non-profit organizations face today. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2

Shop Local signs now specialized Display the one for your specific industry The Chamber’s familiar “Shop Local” signs have been in the windows of local businesses for years, but new ones began appearing last year with a specialized spin. If you look closely, you’ll notice that your favorite local restaurant may be displaying a “Dine Local” sign. Your insurance agent may have put up “Insure Local” signs. Yes, the Chamber has sent out specialized “Shop Local” signs that are industryca specific. Charities may sp hhave a “Give Local” sign; ccontractors may be dispplaying “Build Local”; and car dealers were sent signs that say “Drive Loccal.” Larry Begnal, owner of Begnal Motors in Kingston, to said the “Drive Local” c signs are a great idea for local car dealers to display. “It gives an inkling to the consumer that you should support yyour own community. n I think it’s beneficial,” he said. Begnal said buying b a car locally is important for the mainteiimportan nance and service alone. “If you buy a ccar in New Jersey, t then expect to go back to New Jersey to get the maintenance and oother ther repairs rep done,” he s “W spend a lot of said. “We m money training technicians and we offer a fleet of loaner cars. We can oonly make that service available to people who buy their cars from us.” Begnal said the imb portance of buying local should dawn l when h they th pass a closed l on people business and wonder what happened. “Well, you bought your dresses up in Albany or your jewelry online …,” Begnal said. “That’s the problem that keeps cropping up and unfortunately, we end up with empty stores.” Jack Nacaratto, owner of Naccarato Insurance in Saugerties, displays the “Insure Local” sign in his lobby. I think it’s excellent,” he said. “If it’s brought to people’s attention, you’re going to have some people who will be motivated by that. It does help, I think. No question about it.” Nacarrato said buying insurance online is not the wisest choice. In our business, if you deal local with us, we’re big on service,” he said. “I don’t think you get that when you go online. I’ve had people who have a problem after buying insurance online and they come to us to help them out. “When you deal locally, you’re getting the personal touch.” Banks are displaying the Chamber’s “Bank Local” sign. “I think it gets people thinking,” said Joan Eck, chief credit and service officer at Ulster Savings Bank. “Sometimes until things are pointed out a little bit … it gets people thinking ‘Maybe I should do more locally or shop CONTINUED ON PAGE 7

MAC Fitness sponsors first 2014 mixer Lyle Schuler and his wife Holly, the owners of Kingston’s two MAC Fitness locations, really know how to throw a party. It’s always a festive atmosphere when the Schulers host the Chamber’s first Business-After-Hours mixer of the New Year, and this Jan. 23 will mark the 10th time MAC Fitness has been played host. “Come visit us and start the new year with a party with MAC Fitness and the Chamber,” said Lyle Schuler. “I enjoy hosting it. Our staff enjoys hosting it. We look forward to having people in our building, meeting and greeting each other.

“It also breaks the ice for Chamber members to meet other Chamber members.” Schuler said Home Plate Deli will provide food and Keegan Ales and J&K Liquor the beverages for the mixer, which is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. at the MAC Fitness location in the Kingston Plaza. The sponsor is The Bank of Greene County. “Last year, we did some activities around the club,” Schuler said. “It seemed like a lot of people enjoyed that, so we’ll probably be replicating some of the activities we did last year where Chamber members can win prizes.” Schuler said the prizes

will be a variety of health January and fitness services, includmixer ing free memberships, persponsored sonal training, tanning and spa discounts. by “It ties into the fact that a lot of us reflect on our goals and our health in the New Year,” Schuler said. “For us, it’s a good reminder for everyone that if you need a little jumpstart for your New Year’s goals, what better way than coming to a mixer in January at a health club?” Schuler said he also plans to give away discounts for the children’s programs offered at MAC Park, an indoor sports complex at the MAC Fitness location on MAC Fitness in the Kingston Plaza will host the January CONTINUED ON PAGE 7 23 Chamber mixer.

JANUARY MIXER Thursday, January 23 5-7 PM MAC Fitness Kingston Plaza

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Upcoming Chamber Events January 23

214 Fair Street • Kingston, NY 12401

Membership Mixer MAC Fitness at Kingston Plaza

BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS CHAIR .......................................................................................... Terry M. Parisian Hudson Valley Mall

5:00 - 7:00 pm 338 Plaza Rd. Kingston, NY

PRESIDENT ....................................................................................... Ward D. Todd Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce CHAIR ELECT ..................................................................................... Larry Begnal LT Begnal Motor Co.


Members & Prospective Members No charge to Attend Reservations Required Refreshments will be served

VICE CHAIR ....................................................................................... Donald Verity Pamal Broadcasting WBPM/WGHQ SECRETARY ........................................................................... MaryRose Warcholak Ulster Savings Bank TREASURER ........................................................................................ Scott Jordan Rondout Savings Bank IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR ...................................................... Francis P. Flynn, CPA Francis P. Flynn, CPA, PC Timothy Allred ................................................................ The Williams Lake Project Jacquelyn Appeldorn ....................................................... Mohonk Mountain House Joseph Beichert ............................................................... Timely Signs of Kingston J. Michael Bruhn, Jr., Esq ................................................................ Attorney at Law Joe Charmello ................................................................... Brad’s Barns & Gazebos Jeremy Ellenbogen ............................................................. Ellenbogen Group, Inc. David Lundquist Cecilia Savona Madden ................................................... Savona’s Trattoria & Pizza Su Marcy ..................................................................... United Way of Ulster County Christopher Marx ........................................ SUNY Ulster-Business Resource Center Mark Mulpeter ........................................................... Central Hudson Gas & Electric John F. Murphy ....................................................................... Murphy Realty Group Sylvia Murphy ..................................................................................... Health Quest Kevin Quilty .................................... Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley Greg Riley ....................................... MassMutual Westchester-Hudson Valley Office Harris L. Safier .......................................... Westwood Metes & Bounds Realty, Ltd. STAFF Ward D. Todd ............................................................................................. President Robert Hirsch ................................... Dir. of Business Services and Communication Fran DePetrillo-Savoca ................................................................ Dir. of Membership Valerie Walsh ...................................................................... Administrative Assistant Franzi Tuey ....................................................................................... Office Manager Robert Mitchell ....................................................................... Chamber News Editor Carol Ricken .................................................................................... Project Manager

January 29

Chamber Breakfast Nina Smiley & Jackie Appeldorn 7:30 - 9:00 am Garden Plaza Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn) 503 Washington Ave., Kingston, NY Sponsor: Reservations required. Call the Chamber office or reserve online at www.UlsterChamber.org February 19

Chamber Breakfast Michael Hein Ulster County Executive 7:30 - 9:00 am Garden Plaza Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn) 503 Washington Ave., Kingston, NY

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Help celebrate Mohonk’s 145th birthday at Jan. 29 breakfast

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Fodor’s named the spa “One of the 10 Best Spa Trips for 2012.” “The spa has garnered some remarkable recognition nationally,” Smiley said. “And it’s right in the backyard of our local business community. We want other businesses to know all about who we are and what we have to offer to the community.” Smiley noted that Mohonk’s mission statement going back to 1869 says the resort “seeks to provide opportunities for recreation and renewal of the body, mind and spirit in a beautiful natural setting.” She hopes to tell stressed business leaders about Mohonk’s “Mindfulness in Minutes,” a class offering simple techniques for building “Mental Muscle”—which reduces stress and enhances well-being. “We feel that Mohonk

Mountain House is even more important now perhaps because we’re a touchstone to so many people and opportunities to renew and let go of stress,” Smiley said. “We’re also doing some more focus now on something that is implicitly part of that, which is mindfulness—simply being present in the moment in this very spectacular setting. We want to share what we’re doing on that to really be part of the solution to the stress epidemic.” Among Mohonk’s many other awards was being named “One of the World’s Best Places to Stay” by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine in 2012. Anyone who has never stayed at Mohonk may want to take advantage of a special deal to honor the founding year of 1869. The resort is offering a special midweek rate of $186.90

per person, based on double occupancy, through at least April 10. Smiley said the deal includes dinner, breakfast and most resort activities. “It’s just a great way to have a getaway in your own backyard,” she said. Other deals during the year include anniversaryinspired travel packages, theme programs, a new spa treatment and menu items reminiscent of 1869, Smiley said. Find out more about Mohonk at www.mohonk.com. Chamber breakfast programs are a great way to network with other local business leaders and stay on top of current events. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. For more information or to register, call the Chamber at (845) 338-5100 or go online at www.ulsterchamber.org.

Reservations required. Call the Chamber office or reserve online at www.UlsterChamber.org

February 26

Membership Mixer Always There Sponsor

5:00 - 7:00 pm 918 Ulster Avenue Kingston, NY Members & Prospective Members No charge to Attend Reservations Required Refreshments will be served

Northern National Parks Group Travel Trip June 29 - July 6, 2014 Yellowstone National Park Grand Teton National Park & Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Ulster Savings Bank proud to sponsor Chamber’s January breakfast CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Ulster Savings is moving forward on many fronts so we can do even more to serve you and our community. Our Kingston headquarters is undergoing a $5 million dollar renovation to further invest in our employees, customers and community. We recently opened new branches in Woodstock and Newburgh, enhanced access through mobile devices, designed a new micro site for small business, expanded our Customer Service Center and now offer even more ATM access than ever before with over 55,000 surcharge-free ATMs

worldwide. At Ulster Savings Bank, we remain committed to providing the very best in personal and accessible service. Have a question on changes in payroll, health care reform, retirement plans or tax laws? Depend on US for our expertise. We’re ready to help. We are proud to support the people and organizations that work hard to make our community a better place. You deserve a bank that works just as hard for you. Visit www.businessissweet.com today to learn how we can help your business grow in the New Year.

8 day trip at a Great Group Travel Price: $2,249* Double • $2,749* Single • Triple $2,219* *Price includes savings of $100 per person if booked by January 29, 2014

This is a great opportunity for families to see some of our National Teasures during the summer vacation.

For more information contact Virginia Barthel at Booked By Barthel Travel, LLC (845) 810-2747 [email protected]

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Restaurants, festivals drive Uptown Kingston’s renaissance Internationally known doll maker Robert Tonner sees a new spirit descending on Uptown Kingston— one that doesn’t long for the past, but instead sees a vibrant future. “A few years ago it was hard to rent or sell spaces here,” says Tonner, the founder of Tonner Doll Co. and the president of the Kingston Uptown Business Association. “I think what has happened is new people are moving into the area and coming up here, and they don’t see what it used to be, they see what it is and what it could be. That kind of attitude changes the landscape.” Tonner said the newcomers don’t necessarily long for the days of Yallum’s and other shops from Uptown’s heyday. The business district has instead become a magnet for new, positive energy, and it’s being driven, in part, by the restaurant scene, Tonner said, adding that the Kingston Farmers Market and a series of new festivals have also kept the momentum going in Uptown. “They are like, ‘Wow, this is a great building and it’s a really incredible price and I’m going to get it.’ People who see the potential have started coming up and opening restaurants,” Tonner said. “Four or five years ago, when I bought my building, it was deserted up here,” he noted. “I came back here recently at night and all the restaurants were hopping and things were really happening up here after working hours. It was great.” As a business leader himself, Tonner is extraordinarily pleased by what’s happening, and he believes the best is yet to come. “I think the first step is the restaurants. We need more retail stores, but I think that’s going to come when people see all the activity up here.” Uptown has also birthed several festivals, including the O+ Festival, the Kingston Film Festival, the Kingston Festival of the Arts and the New Year’s Eve ball drop—just to name a few. “Some of the festivals that have happened here… have people looking at Uptown in a whole different light,” he said. “I think the whole thing is headed in a very, very positive direction.” Others like Rene Castellano, manager of Rene’s Bistro in Uptown, sense the renewed energy and have seen its fruit from a business perspective. Castellano says a lot of people stop in after visiting the Old Dutch Church and

the other historic sites. “They like the streets and the way they look, the old buildings,” he said. Castellano has been open about a year and has seen a lot of changes in that time “New restaurants are opening again and again,” he said. “A lot of people are coming Uptown.” Business owners like Bridget Miller say there are many factors responsible for that. As the owner of Ecce Terra in Uptown, Miller credits technology for playing a part in the revival. Her restaurant consistently ranks as one of Kingston’s best on such websites as Trip Adviser, Yelp, Urban Spoon and other social media sites accessible on any smart phone. “That has brought a lot of people to my restaurant personally, but I think it’s also drawing a lot of attention to the Uptown area,” she said. Miller, who took over the long-established Mediterranean-inspired restaurant in 2012, said Uptown businesses have “changed their operating mentality somewhat” and are now open more than 9-5 on weekdays to accommodate those out-of-towners. “The store owners and restaurants are staying open on Sundays now, which makes it appealing for travelers,” she said. “I see a lot of walk-in traffic.” Miller said the new restaurant owners have brought a lot of “energy and innovative ideas” to Uptown, and she agreed that the eateries are driving the revival. “We have a lot of really great restaurants,” she said. “We have a varied array of restaurants. There is Asian and there is Mediterranean and Italian, American, Indian. It’s just really coming alive.”

Parking is a challenge, but Miller found a silver lining in that. “I think that’s kind of the charm of coming Uptown and finding a place to park,” she said. Once you do, you’re in for a treat by all the specialty shops that exist to complement the eateries. Carole Amper, owner of Toucan Hats, moved her staff of 12 Uptown two years ago and has noticed a change of late. “There’s more of a buzz around here,” she said. “Once people come for an event, then they bring new people the next time. “I guess it’s contagious. Once movement starts to happen, then it gathers steam and more follows. There’s a nice community feeling up here.” Karen Clark Adin, owner of Bop to Tottom in Uptown, attributes the changes to “a lot of new blood and great places to eat.” “I think it’s all a matter of timing,” she said. “Things have jelled here and people are taking notice. More and more people are jumping on the bandwagon and wanting to join in the upswing.” Clark Adin also mentioned that an eight-block section of Wall Street in Uptown was named one of the “10 Great Streets for 2012” by the American Planning Association. She also believes Uptown’s history is still an untapped resource. “There are many people who come into my shop who are from out of town who are history buffs,” she said. “I’ve had several people make note of that and, by and large, a lot of people have noted the history that is here.” One Uptown restaurant, in particular, has a history like none other – the Hoffman House on North Front

Street. When the British army marched into Kingston in 1777 and burned most of the city to the ground, the Hoffman House sustained heavy damage. Char marks are still visible in the attic section of the house. The Hoffman family owned the house, which is believed to have been built around 1679. Right after the fire, the family rebuilt it, and many of the original features remain. Owners Pat and Ginny Bradley have shared that story time and again, and they never grow weary of telling their new restaurant patrons the old tales. “The Hoffman House is unique first and foremost in that it is a National Historic Landmark built prior to 1711,” said Ginny Bradley. “With very few exceptions the building and its

interior are original with three working fireplaces, double Dutch doors, wide plank floors and beams.” Like Tonner, Café EAsT owner Deena Rae Turner believes the best is ahead for the historic business district. “I would say that Uptown is poised at the brink of a revitalization and a renaissance, but that it hasn’t happened yet,” she said. “I think all the ingredients for a renaissance in this neighborhood are here. Still, the forward movement hasn’t escaped the notice of longtime business owners like Eric Deising, a co-owner of Deising’s Bakery. He wondered, at first, if the Uptown Farmers Market would hurt his business, but it’s actually helped. “I think people from out of town drive right past and

see us and stop in,” he said. “It’s a resurgence for sure.” That, according to some, is due to playing up the district’s cultural assets. “I don’t think it’s just food-based,” said Maria Phillipis, the owner of Boitson’s. She noted how several business owners pooled together $1,000 in 2012 and decided to put on a New Year’s Eve event. The 2013 event was even larger, Phillipis added. “I think a group of likeminded businesses opened and kind of helped each other out and the community was ready for it,” she said. “I think everything just kind of fell into place at the same time. There are a lot of good people here that want good food and good music and good art.” Annie Demosthenes, who co-owns Santa Fe restaurant with her husband Jim and David Weiss, said she is happy to be part of the wave and has noticed a lot of people from the metropolitan area moving to Uptown for all it has to offer, including restaurants. “They certainly seem to think, as I do, that Uptown Kingston just really has some great art, music and architecture,” she said. “Going back to the beginning of Kingston’s history, Uptown really is an area that has offered Kingstonians a lot, and I think that people are embracing that once again.” With all of that going for it, old differences in Uptown seem to have been put aside for the sake of growth, and that, Tonner said, is refreshing. “People are working together to make everything better,” he said. “It’s a brighter, more positive future.”

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RIBBON CUTTINGS & MEMBER EVENTS Hudson Valley Senior Residence Assisted Living

The Perfect Fit Just For You

Hudson Valley Senior Residence Assisted Living at 89 Washington Ave., Kingston celebrated their new affiliation with the Lutheran Care Network. www.hudsonvalleyseniorresidence.com

A crowd was on hand for the Grand Opening of The Perfect Fit Just For You at 516 Broadway in Kingston. www.jforu.com

Ulster County Habitat for Humanity

Essential Fitness

Ulster County Habitat for Humanity Celebrated the Grand Opening of their ReStore at 406 Route 28 Kingston. http://ulsterhabitat.org/

Essential Fitness celebrated their Grand Opening with a Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting at 188 Broadway, Port Ewen. www.LoveEssentialFitness.com

Afternoon Tea Room at A Kingston Bed & Breakfast

Adirondack Creamery

Local Officials were on hand to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Afternoon Tea Room at A Kingston Bed & Breakfast at the Thomas L. Southwick House at 131 Fair St., Kingston. www.AKingstonBedAndBreakfast.com

Adirondack Creamery’s Caramel Apple ice cream is the now the “Official Ice Cream Flavor of Ulster County”. The Creamery is located at 36 O’Neil Street in Kingston. www.adirondackcreamery.com

IT’S THE AWARDS BEHIND THIS AWARD THAT MATTER MOST TO US. It takes many awards to become the region’s* Most Recognized Hospital System. And we are proud of being named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care and Cardiac Surgery. We’ve also earned five-star rankings in a wide range of specialties — from maternity care to total knee replacements, and everything in between. Delivering the highest quality care to each and every one of our patients is really what matters most. See a full list of awards at www.health-quest.org/quality.

NORTHERN DUTCHESS HOSPITAL | PUTNA M HOSPITAL CENTER | VASSAR BROTHERS MEDICAL CENTER *The Mid-Hudson River Valley Region is defined as Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and Ulster counties.


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Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory 1712 House 511NY Rideshare A & D Pumps A & T Healthcare LLC A Better Choice Fuel Service, LLC A Kingston B&B at the Thomas L. Southwick House A Razor’s Edge Barbershop & Salon, Inc. A Special Touch Of New York Inc. A.B. Autobody AAA Fuel and Service, Inc. A-All-Phase Electric ABC Fuels, Inc. ABC Pest Control, Inc. Absolute Connections, Inc. Academy General Insurance Agency Access Point Computers/Digital Signage & Adv Action Resources Adams Fairacre Farms Adirondack Creamery Adirondack Trailways/Pine Hill Trailways/New York Trailways Advanced Dermatology, PLLC Advanced Radiant Design, Inc. Aerus/Electrolux Affordable Self Storage of Kingston Aflac, NY - Casey Leffler Alcoa Fastening Systems Alert Security & Investigations, Inc. Alfandre Architecture, PC All American Ford of Kingston LLC All Steel and Aluminum Allstate Insurance / R.W. Meyer Insurance Agency Allways Moving & Storage, Inc. Always There Alzheimer’s Association AmeriBag Inc. American Cancer Society American Cleaners American Heart Association American Made Monster Studios American Maid Housekeeping American Printing & Office Supplies American Red Cross of the Mid-Hudson Valley American Solutions for Business Ameriprise Financial Ametek Rotron AMPM Homecare & Companion Amy Axelrod, Inc. Amy’s Cleaning Service Anaconda Sports Ande Rooney Companies Inc. Andrade Architecture PLLC Andreassen Builders LLC Antiques Dealers Association Of Ulster County Apple Greens Golf Course April and Co. Aqua-Jet Pools & Service Inc. Aquarius Styling Center Archie Lawrence & Son, Inc. Argosy Dreamer LLC Aristeia Metro, Inc. Armor Dynamics Inc. Arrow Promotions Artco’s Copy Hut Arthur F. Mulligan, Inc. Artrider Productions Inc. Arts Society of Kingston Ashokan Center, Inc. Association for the Promotion of Jewish Secularism Astor Services for Children & Families AT&T Atlantic Business Products/Mid-Hudson Copy Augustine Nursery Autism Society of America Hudson Valley B & L Stables Back to the Garden LLC Bagel Capital Festival Inc., The Bailey Pottery Equipment Corp. Bali Originals Bank of America Bank of Greene County, The Barcone’s Music Bar-Jan Jewelry Repair Barringer Construction, Thomas Barringer’s Keepin It Country Family Diner Bearsville Garage Beautiful Images Hair Salon Beauty Prophet Beer Universe Beer World III Corporation Begnal Motors Bell Copiers Belleayre Conservatory Belleayre Mountain Ski Center Belleayre Region Lodging and Tourism Association Bell’s Christmas Trees Benedictine Health Foundation, Inc. Benefit Counseling Associates Bennett’s Karate Academy, Keith Benny’s Pizzeria Berardi, Gottstine & Miller, CPAs, PC Berger & Solomon, Inc. Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth Beymer Real Estate, Joyce Bhitiyakul, Somsak, MD, FACP/Bhitiyakul, Saharat, MD Big Belly Deli Bing, Marie F., Esq. Binnewater Ice Co., Inc. Birch Body Care Birchez Associates, LLC Blackman Design Blanchard Electric Blue Hill Lodge & Cafe Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go Boice Brothers Dairy Boiceville Wines and Spirits Boitson’s Restaurant Book of Blue LLC Booked By Barthel Travel Bop to Tottom Bottini Fuel Boulevard Liquors Bounce Trampoline Sports Boy Scouts of America/Rip Van Winkle Council Boys and Girls Club of Kingston, Inc. Bracco Classic Auto Broker Service, Jim Bradley Farrier Service Brad’s Barns & Gazebos Brainstorm Computers and Technology Inc. Brand Riffs Inc. Bridal Cottage Bridgecom Brinnier and Larios, PC Brinnier, PLLC, William P., Architect Broadway Photo Booth Brooks and Brooks Land Surveyors Brought, June Fening Bruhn, Jr., J. Michael, Esq. Buonsignore Construction Corp. Burgevin Florist, Inc. Business Alliance of Kingston (BAK) Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa Byrdcliffe at Woodstock Byron’s Hudson Valley Hearing Aid Centers C & C Unisex Hair Design C2G Environmental Consultants, LLC Cabinet Designers, Inc. CableTrak Systems, Inc. Cafe EAsT Cahill, Assemblymember Kevin A. Callanan Industries, Inc. Camp Huntington High Falls, LLC Camping World of the Hudson Valley Cantine Veterans Complex, Town of Saugerties Carey Construction Carli Bruno Carole Amper, Inc. Carpino, Lorraine Carroll Spiritual Counseling & Healing, John Caterino’s Hairstyling Catholic Charities Community Svcs of Archdiocese of NY Catskill Animal Sanctuary Catskill Art & Office Supply, Ltd. Catskill Hudson Bank Catskill Mountain Catering Catskill Mountain Printing Services Catskill Mountain Railroad Company, Inc. CDPHP Cedar Winds Farm Center for Global Advanced Manufacturing, The Center for Spectrum Services Center for the Intimate Arts, The Central Hudson Gas & Electric Cerebral Palsy of Ulster County Ceres Technologies, Inc.

Charuk, Catherine, Attorney at Law Chase Chasin & Guarente (Drs.) Optometrists, PC Chic’s Restaurant & Sports Bar Children’s Home of Kingston, The Christiana Construction Christie’s Appliance Repair Cinetrope Entertainment Cingel, DDS, Thomas F. Citslinc International, Inc. City of Kingston Clarke/Thompson Advertising & Design Clear Channel Outdoor Clear Channel Radio of the Hudson Valley Clegg, David J., Esq. Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church Close Out New York, Inc. Club Pet C-Note Productions CNS Ratings LLC Cody Creek Farm Coffee House Associates Coffee System Of The Hudson Valley, Inc. Cohen, Dr. Joseph, Optometrist Cohens Breads and Pastries Inc. Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty Cole Taylor Mortgage Collins, Alicia Colonial Roofing & Siding Co., Inc. Combined Insurance Comfort Inn Commercial Associates Realty, Inc. Commercial Driver Training, Inc. Community Foundation of Ulster County Community Products CP LLC Concert Ideas, Inc. Cook, Netter, Cloonan, Kurtz & Murphy, PC Copperhood Retreat & Spa Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster Co. Cornell St. Studios Cornerstone Services, Inc. CornerStone Telephone Company Corporate Image Photo Studio Country Care Carpet Cleaning County Waste & Recycling Courtney Strong, Incorporated Courtyard by Marriott CPM Service CPS Excavating Co., Inc. CR Telecommunications & Data, Inc. Cracker Mill Hearth & Emporium Crafts People Craig Thomas Pest Control Crawford Door & Window Sales, Inc. Crossroads Ventures LLC CRUISE ONE Cruise Planners - American Express Culligan Water Company Cummings Engineering, PC Curious Minds Media Cushman & Wakefield / Pyramid Brokerage Company Custom Dental Lab Inc. Cutting Corner Hair Salon & Day Spa Cutting Edge Spray Foam Services, Inc. Cymrot, Joel, CPA D & J Distributors Daily Freeman Dale Carnegie Systems Deegan-Sanglyn Commercial Real Estate DeForest Group, Inc. Deising’s Bakery & Restaurant Deitz’s DeLucas Management Resources Dentists’ Office of the Hudson Valley Dermot Mahoney’s Irish Pub Design Development Associates, LLC Design ICU Design Principles DeStefano, DDS, Gene Destinations Ireland & BEYOND Diacovo, Joseph, DMD Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern Dietz Stadium Diner Digital Design Studio Discovery Pre-School Distel, Tim Distinctive Dwellings Dittus, Kathleen H., Esq. Dogwood Pet Lodge, LLC Donovan, Inc., Timothy J. Dougherty, James C., Lic RE Broker Associate – Win Morrison Realty DragonSearch Duet Fine Wood Work, LLC Dutchess Beer Distributors Dutton, DDS, Robert M. Dwyer Contracting E Sheflin Woodworks Earth River Expeditions Ecce Terra Mediterranean Taverna Edible Arrangements Eight Point Contracting El Paso Winery Inc. Elena’s Restaurant Ellenbogen Group, Inc./Seven21 Media Center Ellenville Central School District Ellenville Regional Hospital Emergency One Urgent Care & Diagnostic Center Emerson Resort & Spa Emmanuel’s Marketplace Inc. Empire State Bank EmUrgentCare Energy 1st, LLC Energy Conservation Specialists LLC EnergyNext, Inc. Eng’s Restaurant Enviro-Clean Environmental Pest Management Erdman Anthony Esopus Business Alliance ESOTEC, Ltd. Essential Fitness Ethan Allen Personnel Group Ethan Allen Transportation Eureka! EVK Realty LLC Evolving Media Network Excel Auto Glass Corp. Excelsior College Excelsior Wood Products Expert Cleaning Service Express Pediatrics: Walk In Urgent Care for Children Extra Space Storage - #405 Extra Space Storage - #408 Facilities Maintenance Corp. Fair-Rite Products Corp. FALA Technologies, Inc. Family Advocates Family Chiropractic Family Health Center of Ellenville/Healthy Start/Family Dental Care Family Health Center of New Paltz Family Health Center of Port Ewen Family Of Woodstock Family Practice Center of Hyde Park Family Practice Center of Kingston Family Practice Center of Kingston / Kingston Dental Family Practice Center of Kingston / Kingston Pediatrics Family Practice Center of Kingston/Behavioral Health Family’s Child Care Council Farm Family Insurance Fast Signs Ferraro’s Auto Body Ferris Photo, Keith Fine & Park, LLC Fine Home Designs Fine Woodworking by William Fire-Guard Inc. Fireside Warmth Inc. Firmbach & Firmbach, CPAs First Niagara Bank Fitz’s Liquor Store, Inc Flanigan’s Cleaners, Inc. Fleisher’s Grassfed and Organic Meat Flooring Source, The Flower Nest Flowers By Maria Flowing Spirit Healing Flynn, Francis P., CPA Focus Media Inc. Formica, Lynn S., CPA Forward Solutions Fountain of Life Church

Fox Oldies 98.9FM (WGNY-FM) Frank Guido’s Little Italy Fred’s Place Bar and Restaurant Freer Abstract Friends of Elliott Auerbach Friends of Senate House, Inc. FrontRowDave Productions, Inc. Frost Valley YMCA Fun-E Farm, The Fuxjager, Kurt Gagnon, CPA, PC, Daniel D. Garden Plaza Hotel Garvila, Marg MSW, LCSW-R, CT Gateway Community Industries Geek Gap, The Gellert & Klein, PC Genovese Inc., JT Gibson Painting & Wallpaper, Dave Gilday Creative, Inc. Gill Corn Farms, Inc. Gillette Creamery Gillis Photography, Matt Gilpatric VanVliet Funeral Home Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, Inc. Gleich, CPA, PC, Henry A. Global Dwelling Globaltransol LLC Gnau Engineering Good Biz Management Goosetown Communications Grant, Joan B., Realtor Graphic Ally Green America Now Green Car Experiment Green Heat Inc. Green Janitor, Inc., The Green Valley Landscaping Greenbery Hair Inc. Grist Mill Real Estate Gruner Law Office Gruner, Eugene R., NYS Lic. R.E. Appraiser GSB Surgical Services Guerin & Guerin Agency, Inc. Gunks, Inc. H & H Environmental H & R Block H2M Architects & Engineers Habeeb, N. George, DDS, PC Hagopian Construction, Stephen Hagopian Engineering Hale Advisors Hall & Company, Matthew C., CPAs, LLP Hampton Inn Kingston Hann, Architect, Marlys Hanover Farms Inc. Hansen, Carolyn E., Attorney at Law & Mediator Harden & Co. Harkins Plumbing & Heating, Tim Harris, Law Offices of Brett Ian Hart Water Conditioning Head Music Headless Horseman Hayrides & Haunted Houses Health Care Navigator Health Quest HealthAlliance Foundation HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley Healy, Kevin, Appraiser Hello Dolly Real Estate Helsmoortel Insurance Helsmoortel Realty Henderson, Wendy Heritagenergy Herzog’s True Value Home Center Hickory Barbecue & Smokehouse High Falls Design Hillside Manor Hinson Realty, John Historic Huguenot Street Historic Kingston Waterfront Development HITS Endurance HITS, Inc. Hoffman House Restaurant Hokkaido Japanese Restaurant Home Health Care & Companion Agency, Inc. Home Plate Deli & Caterers Homespun Tapes Ltd. Homestead Funding Corp. Hometown Glass Corp. Hommel Home Improvement, Brian Honda of Kingston Honor’s Haven Resort & Spa Hope Farm Press Hope for Change International Horn Business Works, LLC HOSPICE, Inc. Howard Johnson Inn Hoyt Realty Ltd., Jon Hudson Homestead Group LLC Hudson Landing Hudson River Cruises, Inc. Hudson River Design Hudson River Maritime Museum Hudson River Technologies, Inc. Hudson River Valley Tours LLC Hudson River Ventures Hudson Solar Hudson Valley Appraisal Corp. Hudson Valley Creative Arts Therapy Services, Inc. Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union Hudson Valley Financial Services Hudson Valley Foot Associates Hudson Valley Foundation for Youth Health Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, Inc. Hudson Valley Mall Hudson Valley Mental Health, Inc. Hudson Valley Office Equipment Inc. Hudson Valley Office Furniture Hudson Valley Oncology, PC Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress Hudson Valley Rehabilitation & Extended Care Center Hudson Valley Resort & Spa Hudson Valley Senior Residence Hudson Valley Sportsdome Hudson Valley Sunrooms Hudson Valley Telephone HudsonValleyHelpWanted.com Humphrey Construction Hunter Mountain Resort Hurley Veterinary Hospital PC Hurley, Tim, Realtor Hurwitz & Associates, Joseph - Architects Image Balancing Independent Financial Services Information Mine, Inc. Ingarra, Joseph M., Esq., PC Inphinite Potential Interior Analysis Interstate Battery Irish Cultural Center Hudson Valley Ivy Lodge Assisted Living J & A Roofing Co., Inc. J & B Apartments J & C’s Fine Furniture Repairs & Refinishing J & J Concessions J & J Sass Electric, Inc. J.R.’s Auto Body, Inc. J.T.S. Design, Inc. Jackalope Press / Jackpot Music Jackson Lewis P.C. Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP Jacobs Fund Management, William J. Jaffer Electric, Inc. Janine Weil, Ltd. Jasmine Foundation, Inc. Jerry’s Wood Floor Refinishing Jewish Federation of Ulster County, Inc. JFS of Ulster County Jim Frain Jim’s Mufflers Inc. JK’s Wine & Liquor JMB Publications Joeys Knock Out Dogs John A. Coleman Catholic High School Johnny-on-the-Spot Disposal Service, Inc. Johnson, Linda M. Johnson’s Signs and Tees Jordan Trading, Inc. Junior Achievement of Northeastern New York, Inc. Junior League of Kingston, NY Inc. JW Component Design Kackos, George Karrze Truck & Trailer Repair Kate’s Lazy Meadow Motel Keegan Ales, LLC

Kelder’s Farm Kenco, the Work and Play Outfitter KeyBank Keyser Funeral and Cremation Service Inc. Kilb & Sons, H. Kimball & O’Brien, PC Kingston Alliance Church Kingston Animal Hospital PC Kingston Block & Masonry Supply LLC Kingston Body Therapeutics Kingston Cigar Shoppe, The Kingston City School District Kingston Collision Kingston Conservatory of Music Kingston Cyclery Kingston Electrolysis Kingston Farmers’ Market Kingston Film Festival, The Kingston Fine Jewelry Kingston Housing Authority Kingston Kiwanis Club Kingston Lanes Kingston Library Kingston Nissan Kingston Oil Supply Corp. Kingston Overhead Door Kingston Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab, PC Kingston Plaza Kingston Risk Management Kingston Rotary Club Kingston Security Center Kingston Sunrise Rotary Club Kingston Veterans Association Kingston Wok Kingston Yards Grill Kingstone Creative Connections, Inc. Kingston’s Opera House Office & Retail Building Kingston-Ulster Airport Kirchhoff Medical Properties LLC Kiwanis Kingston Classic Klomm Construction Knights, Sheila A., PsyD, Psychologist KOgent Systems, LLC Kolano, EA, Lou Tax/Financial Services Kona Ice Mid Hudson Valley North Konjas & Holmquist Construction, Inc. Kopczak, Laura KTA Resources LLC KUBA-Kingston Uptown Business Association Kugelman, Veronica L., CPE, Electrologist La Mirage Laborers’ Int. Union of N.A. Local No. 17 Lackaye Jr., Edward & Lackaye, Robert, Law Offices Lake Katrine Shopping Center LLC LaMotte Contracting, F.W. Landmark Development Co. Inc. Lane Financial Management Larkin Jr., Sen. William J. LaRocca Branding & Advertising, Inc. Lawn Doctor of Ulster & N.W. Dutchess Counties Lazy Swan Golf & Country Club Village, The LCS Companies Learner First Leighton’s Water Treatment Levon Helm Studios LHV Precast Inc. Liazon Benefits Exchange Liberty Environmental Management Liberty Security Services LLC Liberty Tax Service Lifeguard Systems Inc. Lime Energy Lions Club of Kingston LISAB, LLC Local Economic Opportunities (The LEO Group) Local Economies Project Lockwood’s Heating & Air LLC Love Holds Life Children’s Cancer Foundation Love-Effron Lowe Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. LTC Financial Partners Lucas Pet Supply LLC Lucky Chocolates Luminary Publishing, Inc. Luppino Design Lux Jr., Fred, PGA Golf Professional M&T Bank M.J. Posner Construction Co., Inc. MAC Fitness 9W MAC Fitness at Kingston Plaza Mac Works, Inc., The Madden’s Fine Wines & Spirits Made From Coins Mainetti, Mainetti & O’Connor, PC Manpower Staffing Marianne E. Wood-Jensen Tax and Accounting, Inc. Mariner’s Harbor Marist College (Office of the President) Mark Anderson & Progeny LLC Plumbing Heating & A/C Markle, John, Custom Remodeling & Renovation Marshall & Sterling Insurance Martino Electrical & Air Conditioning, Inc. MassMutual Financial Group/Kingston MassMutual Westchester-Hudson Valley Office Maternal-Infant Services Network of Orange,Sullivan, Ulster Counties Matrix Apartments, Ltd. Maverick Concerts, Inc. Maynard, O’Connor, Smith & Catalinotto LLP Mayo Media McDonald’s of Kingston #837 McGuigan, Dermot MCS Mortgage Bankers Medenbach & Eggers Medical Associates of the Hudson Valley, PC Melanson, Thomas J., Esq. Meltzer & Hill Wealth Advisory, LLC Mental Health Association in Ulster Co., Inc. Merchant Wine & Liquor Metroland Business Machines Inc. Midavies Tree Service Mid-Hudson Cable Mid-Hudson Oral and Maxillofacial, PC Mid-Hudson Photo ID Mid-Hudson Psychological Services, PLLC Mid-Hudson School Study Council Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union MidHudsonNews.Com, A Div. of Statewide News Network, Inc. Mid-Valley Cardiology/Prime Care Physicians Mike’s Earthworks Mike’s Office Furniture Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation Millens Recycling, LLC Miller/Howard Investments Inc. Millrock Productions, Inc. Milne, DDS, Alexander Milne’s At Home Antiques Minnewaska Lodge Miron Liquor & Wine Mironer Construction, LLC, Kenneth Moe’s Southwest Grill Mohonk Mountain House Mohonk Preserve, Inc. Moore Construction Morgan Construction Enterprises, Inc. Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Moss, Dr. Donna J. Mother Earth’s Storehouse, Inc. Mountain Valley Manor Adult Care Home Mountain Wings, Inc. Mrs. Knisses Murphy Realty Group Musialkiewicz Construction Co., Inc. MV Contracting MVP Health Care N & S Supply Inc. Naccarato Insurance Nana’s Angels Day Care Native Art dba Dancing Bear Neeha Music Nekos-Dedrick’s Pharmacy NETCO Netstep Dot Net Nevele Investors LLC Never Alone New Visions New York State Bridge Authority Newburgh/NYC North KOA Next Boutique Night Owl Productions Inc. Nobel, John R., CFO/Controller Interim Services Noble Gas Solutions Nora Post, Inc.

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Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory Normann Staffing North River Architecture & Planning P.C. North River Charters - Motor Yacht Teal Northeast Window Covering Inc. Northern Auto Parts Northern Sling & Industrial Supplies Northridge Realty Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Numrich Gun Parts Corp. Nunez, DDS, LLC, Gilberto NYS United Teachers (Mid Hudson Reg Office) Nyzio, David O Positive Festival Inc. OB/GYN & Specialty Care Center of Kingston O’Brien Construction O’Connor Bookkeeping Service, Cindy Off Track Betting Corporation Okorofsky, Stuart Old Republic Title Olive Garden Olympic Diner Optimum Window Mfg. Corp. Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County Ostrander Stone Works, Ken OT Model Fabrication P J L Construction Inc. Pablo Glass LLC Palkowics, W & J Palmateer Law Office LLC, Lee Pangburn Group LTD, The Paraco Gas Pardee’s Agency Inc. Parent Teacher Store, The Park View Terrace, LLC Pascaretti, Nicholas Patty Conti Realty Group LLC Paulus, William Paychex PDQ Printing Peaceful Thunder Coaching Peak Engineering PLLC PeekaMoose Adventures LLC PEOPLE, Inc. People’s Place People’s United Bank Perfect Blend Yarn & Tea Shop, The Perfect Flow Inc. Perfezione Painting Inc. WBE/DBE Perry, Lorri - Kingston Audiology Center Perry’s Service Station Peruzzi Music LLC Pestech - Pest Solutions Pestmaster Services Petro, Thomas K., Esq. Phoenicia Diner Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice, The Pine & Pewter Pine St. Dental Associates PC Pinegrove Ranch & Family Resort Pinewoods Farm Pismopulos Real Estate, Dorothy Plaza Pizza Pleasant Acres POH Music Pointe of Praise Church of God in Christ Port Ewen Diner Portable Cooler Rentals LLC Possenti’s House of Fabrication Potter Brothers Ski & Patio Furniture Poughkeepsie Day School Prajna Inc. Premier Technical Services Preston, Evie, LMSW Prism Solar Technologies, Inc. Professional Computer Associates Project Designs Prostate Cancer 101 Provenzano Court Reporting Service, Julie PuroClean Professional Restoration Quality Inn and Suites Queens Galley

Quigley III, James E., CPA Quilty, Dwyer & Larkin Insurance Agency Quinlan Optometry R3 Fusion, Inc. Radiance Salon & Day Spa Rag & Bone Shop / Mark Lerner Rainbow Drive-In Raleigh Green Inc. Rappa, DMD, James E. Ray’s Auto Service RCHorowitz & Company, Inc. Real Goods Solar Record Storage Solutions Redder, George W., Esq. Redder’s Contracting Redeemer Broadcasting, Inc. Reginato Ristorante Reis Group, The Rene’s Bistro Inc. Rennia Engineering Design, PLLC Renwick Clifton House, The Resource Center For Accessible Living, Inc. Ressa Electric Restuccia Drywall, William Restuccia Sheetrock, Inc. Results Coaching, Division of Rubin Enterprises Reynolds, Architect PC, James Lyman Rhinebeck Bank Richards Appraisals, Roger J. River Radiology, PLLC River Rock Health Spa River Valley Radio, Inc. Riverside Hearing Aid Service Riviera Produce Corp. Robert Alan Agency Rocking Horse Ranch Resort Rodeway Inn, Skytop Roeber & Rausch Custom Builders Inc. Romeo Chevrolet-Buick-GMC Romeo Kia of Kingston Rondout Golf Club/Ivan’s Restaurant Rondout Inn Rondout Savings Bank Rondout Valley Family Dentistry, PC Rondout Yacht Basin, Inc. Rose and Kiernan, Inc. Roudigan’s Steakhouse Ruby Group, The Rural Ulster Preservation Company Russell Construction, Inc., John M. Ruth Gale Realty Ryan & Ryan Insurance Brokers, Inc. Ryan, Roach & Ryan, LLP S. Finkle Associates, Inc. S.A.P. Exteriors Inc. S.R. Productions, Inc. Safeco Alarm Systems, Inc. Sally Rothchild Pottery Salmon Holdings, LLC Salvation Army SAMCO US Inc. Sam’s Club Sanitall Santa Fe Uptown Santini’s Lawn Care Corp. Saratoga National Golf Club Saugerties Outfitters Inc. Saugerties Post Star & Pennysaver Saugerties United Methodist Church Saugerties/Woodstock KOA Saunderskill Farms Sav-On Party Centre Savonas Trattoria & Pizza Sawyer Motors Sawyer Savings Bank Scarth Construction Co. Schaffer Excavating LLC Schnadow, Roni, MS, RN, LMFT Schneider’s Jewelers Inc. Schwartz’s Inn SCORE (Chapter 533) Scott Dutton Associates, LLC Security Plumbing & Heating Supply

SELUX Corporation Senate Securities ServiceMaster Of Kingston Servpro of New Paltz-Kingston; Western Dutchess Shannon Data & Audit, Ltd. SHARP Committee, Inc. Sharp Point Bookkeeping Service Shawangunk Building Corp. Shawangunk Journal Shawangunk Wine Trail Sheldon Hill Forestry Supply Shelton, Lawrence R., Attorney at Law Ship to Shore Restaurant, Inc. Shokan Coachworks, Inc. Shrader, John, Designer Shultz, Anne R. Shuster Associates, Inc. Sickler, Torchia, Allen & Churchill, CPAs, PC Silverman, Matthew simply business inc. Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home Sirius Raw Dog Food Company, Inc., The Sisel International Skate Time 209 Sky Top Motel, Inc. Skydive The Ranch Skytop Steakhouse Smaldone Sports Chiropractic Small, Joseph A. / Northwestern Mutual Snippers of Kingston, Inc. SOLARgeneration, inc. Soltanoff Chiropractic Center Sound of LIFE Radio Network Soyuzivka - Ukrainian National Association SPAF (Saugerties Performing Arts Factory) Spencer Daniels Agency, Inc. Spiegel Bros. Paper Co. Spiegeltent Productions, LLC Splattercell, LLC Sports Cone, The Sportsman’s Alamo Cantina, Ltd. SRI Fire Sprinkler, LLC St. Joseph School St. Mary’s Church / Kingston Catholic School Stainless Design Concepts - SDC Stainless Steel Welding Service Steamco Carpet Cleaning Stedge & Associates Steel House Restaurant & Catering Sterling National Bank Stewart’s Shops Still Music LLC Stone Flower Mountain Health Associates Stone House Bed & Breakfast, The Stone Ridge Electrical Service Stone Ridge Insurance Stone Soup Food Company Storm Photo Inc. Stucki Embroidery Works, Inc. (SEW) Sunrise Bagels & Deli Sunshine Tees and Embroidery, Inc. SUNY New Paltz SUNY Ulster Super 8 Kingston-NY Super 8 of New Paltz Superior Telephone Systems SwimKing of Ulster T & N Properties Inc. Tantillo, Maura D. Shaw Tastefully Tacky TD Bank Team Marketing USA Tech Smiths TechCity Tel-Rad Service Temple Emanuel Ten Broeck Commons tender land home, the Terwilliger, Law Office of Robert Texas Roadhouse That Storage Place, LLC The Perfect Fit Just For You, LLC

TheCommunityGuide.net / First Connections, Inc. TheRestaurantPlaybook.com Thiesing, Lisa Thomas F. Lindgren, CPA, PC Thrifty Check Cashing Tiano Electric Inc. Ticeros Cocktail Lounge Time Warner Cable Timely Signs Times Herald Record Tisch, Gerald Tischler Dental Tobacco Free Action Coalition of Ulster County Tonner Doll Company, Inc. Toshiba Business Solutions NY Town and Country Liquors Town of Esopus Town of Hurley Town of Saugerties Town of Ulster Town of Ulster Public Library Town Tinker Tube Rental TownSquare Media Transformation Life Center Trast & Gyenes, Inc. Trataros Law Firm, PLLC, The Tri-County Cessation Center Trolley Museum of New York, Inc. TRS Direct Custom Modular Homes True North Financial Solutions Trupiano Uniform Co. Trustco Bank Turners Heating & Plumbing Tuthilltown Spirits Twaalfskill Club, The Twin Gables of Woodstock Twin Lakes Resort U.P.S. Store, The UCDC/Office of Business Services Ulster County Agricultural Society Ulster County Board Of REALTORS Ulster County BOCES Ulster County Clerk Ulster County District Attorney Ulster County Farm Bureau, Inc. Ulster County Glass & Mirror, Inc. Ulster County Government Ulster County Habitat For Humanity Ulster County Legislature Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency Ulster Federal Credit Union Ulster Insurance Services Inc. Ulster Literacy Association Inc. Ulster Payroll Services, Inc. Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) Ulster Publishing Co. Inc. Ulster Savings Bank Ulster Uniform Service Inc. UlsterCorps Ulster-Greene ARC Ultra Seal Corp. Uniforms USA Inc. United Services United Way Of Ulster County UnitedHealthcare Universal Land Abstract, Inc. Uptown Gallery, The US Health Equipment Co., Inc. Usheco, Inc. Valley Courier & Delivery Service Valley Group, The Valpak of the Mid Hudson Valley Valuation Consultants, Inc. Van Kleeck’s Tire Inc. Vandermark Roofing LLC VanEtten Home Inspections Vaz-Co Reclaiming Service Verizon Verizon Wireless Veterans Honored For His Glory Vicky’s Jewelry Viking Industries Inc. Villa Veritas Foundation, Inc.

Village Apothecary Village of Saugerties Visionexcel Viviani, Catello Voom VW of Kingston - Volkswagen of Kingston W.S.M. Onsite Truck & Equipment Repairs, Inc Wachtel Missry LLP Walgreens / Broadway Walgreens / Kingston Plaza Walkway Over the Hudson Wall Street Abstract Wallkill Central School District Wallkill Valley Federal Savings & Loan Walmart Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG) WAMC 90.9 Northeast Public Radio Warren Electric Supply Waste Management Waters, Judith M., CPA Waterscapes, Inc. Wayne Distributing Co., Inc. WBPM/WGHQ Radio WCD Window Coverings, Inc. WDST 100.1FM Radio Woodstock Webjogger Internet Services Weeks, Engel & Lindgren Family Medicine, PLLC, Drs Weichert Realtors - The Spiesman Group Welch Industrial Supply Co. Inc. WellCare Wellness Rx, LLC Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Werbalowsky, Louis M., LTCP/ CLTC Westchester Medical Center Westchester Valve & Fitting Company Westfair Communications, HV Biz Westwood Metes & Bounds Realty, Ltd. White, Elizabeth Wide Eyed Education Wiedenkeller Business and Commercial Insurance Wiedy Furniture Center WILLCARE William Wallace Construction, Inc. Williams Lake Project, The Williams Lumber & Home Centers Willow Manor, Inc. Willson, Kristen Wiltwyck Golf Club, Inc. Win Morrison Realty Windham Mountain WineRacks.com, Inc. Winn Realty Associates, LLC Winter Bear Montessori School Wolberg Lighting Design & Electrical Supply Wolf-tec, Inc. Wood ‘n Wheel Family Fun Center Woodland Pond at New Paltz Woodstock Abstract & Title Company Woodstock Apothecary Woodstock Chamber Orchestra Woodstock Chimes Woodstock Day School Woodstock Film Festival Woodstock Golf Club Inc. Woodstock Harley-Davidson Woodstock Inn on the Millstream Woodstock Landscaping & Excavating, LLC Woodstock Meats Woodstock Physical Therapy WorldWide eProcessing, Inc. Woyahn, Cathy, LCSW-R Wright Architects Writing That Sells WW Sound YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County YogaVidya.com YWCA of Ulster County Zeines, Victor, DDS Zena Recreation Park Zumtobel Lighting Inc.

Signs of the times... specializing the ‘Shop Local’ message CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 locally or go to more local restaurants.’ “I think it’s just more of an awareness campaign to try to get people to be thinking that the next time you decide to go out … maybe go to a local restaurant. Our main streets are made up of small businesses and if people don’t utilize them, they’re not going to be able to survive.” The bank has more than 300 local employees “who work and live and shop right here locally,” Eck said. M&T Bank is also displaying the “Bank Local” signs and Sean Soliva,

manager of the North Front Street branch, said the bank tries to do as much local business as possible. “Helping the community is always at the top of my list,” he said. “Shopping local benefits the community. The dollars go back into the community where you work and live.” Ulster County’s restaurants are displaying the specialized new signs the most. “Dine Local” signs are becoming more and more popular. Cecilia Savona, owner of Plaza Pizza in the Kingston Plaza, agreed that the new signage will get consumers thinking.

“I think when they say ‘Shop Local,’ [consumers] are thinking about the shops,” she said. “I don’t know if they think about banking with local banks or dining at local restaurants. I think it’s a good idea.” Savona said she has been in business since 1972, thanks to some loyal customers who have been coming in since she opened. Plaza Pizza employs 18 people, who live and spend their wages locally. “If we don’t take care of our own, we’re not going to be here,” Savona said. “All of your mom and pops

are going to be gone. We can’t survive without the community. We’ve been here since 1972 because of the community.” Bridget Miller, the owner of Ecce Terra in Uptown Kingston, not only has a “Dine Local” Chamber sign in her window, but a mat urging people to shop small business. “I always support local businesses,” Miller said. “I don’t shop anywhere or eat anywhere other than local, so I think [the signs] are a nice reminder for everyone. It also has the Chamber information on it, so I think it’s a double positive.”

Frank Guido, owner of Frank Guido’s Little Italy, said the “Dine Local” signs are a “great idea” and he tries to be an example. When he wants a deli sandwich, he chooses Home Plate Deli. When he needs tires, he goes to Van Kleeck’s Tire. “I think we should all do that,” Guido said. “I always try to shop locally. When I go out to a restaurant, I try to stay local and eat at independently owned restaurants.” Eric Deising, a co-owner of Deising’s Bakery in Kingston, said every dollar spent in Ulster County is recycled through the

community seven times. He proudly displays an Ulster Chamber “Dine Local” sign on the door of his business. “I think it’s great that the Chamber promotes local businesses,” he said. “It’s one of the important things the Chamber does for all of us is to help push the local economy and having a sign out there to help promote that is great.” “If there’s anything we can do as business leaders to help the community understand it’s best to spend their money here and not out of state, all the better. That’s our obligation to the community.”

MAC Fitness hosts 2014’s first mixer CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Route 9W. The complex is home to birthday parties, afterschool programs and a summer camp and caters to children ages 5-13, Schuler said. “A lot of members may not be aware what MAC Park is,” Schuler said. “The program has really expanded in what we’re offering kids and the options for parents to have their kids in a fun, safe environment. “We’ve experienced such a tremendous amount of positive feedback on our after-school program.” Schuler said MAC Fitness schedules bus pickups at eight elementary schools in Kingston to transport kids to MAC Park. “Kids don’t have to sit in front of a TV all day or be on their phone or Xbox,” Schuler said. “They actually get some real, quality physical activity in our indoor turf fields. I think that’s still a little bit under

the radar for a lot of people in Kingston. A lot of people in Kingston know us as an adult health club.” Schuler said the summer camp program has drawn a “tremendous response” the last few years. “It’s 20,000 square feet of indoor space, six running lanes, three soccer fields,” Schuler said. “We can do wiffleball, kickball, soccer, dodgeball—every backyard game imaginable. It has tremendously high ceilings so it’s like a mini-Dietz Stadium. “It just provides a tremendous amount of joy and opportunity for kids to stay active,” he said. Schuler said January is also a good time for adults, including business leaders, to take inventory of their health and perhaps reset some goals to be more active. “The key in maintaining health is maintaining physical activity,” he said. “I think January is a good month just to remind ev-

eryone about the importance of physical activity and being active. “There is no magic pill for health and fitness, but if there was a magic pill, it would be called exercise.” Schuler said he runs into a lot of people who tell him they have no time to exercise, but he noted that it takes a lot less time than people think. “Exercising 20 minutes, three times a week can make a tremendous difference,” he said. “It doesn’t take that much time to really make a difference in how you feel and look. “If you don’t make time for your health, then you better plan on making time to be sick. It’s one of those things where sooner or later you’ve go to figure out how to make some time for it.” Schuler said the January mixer is also a good time for business leaders to mingle and discuss new goals for a new year. “What can we do better?

As a business, what did I learn last year that I’m going to apply this year? It’s a nice way to kind of mobilize your thought process for the year,” Schuler said. “The activities provide great ice breakers,” he added. “It’s certainly not a stodgy environment. The Chamber keeps it fun, too. We’ve got plenty of room so people can spread out. “We’ve historically had a great turnout every year for the January mixer and we’re looking forward to this year being great as well.” Chamber mixers are a great way to network and promote your business. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards. This free networking event is open to Chamber members and prospective members. Reservations are a must and can be made by calling the Chamber office at 845-338-5100 or by registering online at www.ulsterchamber.org.

We Thank our Corporate Sponsors for their committment to the Chamber

Corporate Leaders Rondout Savings Bank Ulster Savings Bank

Corporate Partners CDPHP M&T Bank Central Hudson Gas & Electric

Corporate Supporters HealthAlliance of the HV Naccarato Insurance Liazon

8 • PROGRESS • Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Supplement to the SUNDAY FREEMAN, January 19, 2014

December 11, 2013 Hudson Valley Mall

Staff from Hudson Valley Mall (our Mixer Host): Dan Theisen (Operations Manager), Terry Parisian (General Manager), Dave Hoffman (Facility Manager), Ann Hart (Administrative Assistant), Erik Snyder (Maintenance Mechanic), Patty Kowatch (Marketing Director), Cathy Heady (Service Supervisor)

January Mixer Sponsored By

Kyle Richmond (Fine & Park, LLC), Jared Kross, Jonathon Kross (both of JK’s Wine & Liquor), Kelly Richmond, Michael Richmond (both of Fine & Park LLC)

Bruce Katz (Bounce Trampoline Sports), Jon Beever (PuroClean Professional Restoration), Deanna Tyler (Pardee’s Agency Inc.), Greg Riley (MassMutual Representatives of ServPro of New Paltz-Kingston Westchester-Hudson Valley Office), Kristabelle & Western Dutchess (our Mixer Sponsor): Kelly McDermott, Shawn McDermott (both of PuroClean Professional Restoration) Morrissey, Dan Ginder

Karen Homan (The Kingston Film Festival), Cheryl Lenny Zapka (Alert Security & Investigations, Inc.), Schneider (The Mac Works, Inc.), Brian Macaluso, Robert Baum (Win Morrison Realty), Casey Leffler (Aflac, NY Agent), Kevin Costello (Alert Security & InSari Botton (both of Tech Smiths) vestigations Inc.)

Nancy Plumer (New Visions), Ann Davison (Energy 1st LLC), Sean Soliva (M&T Bank), Tom Spencer, Jeanne Scharschu (both from River Radiology, PLLC)

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