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Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Beacon, NY Office

By DCRCOC - The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce has opened an office in Beacon, giving the organization a physical presence in both Dutchess County cities.  Located at 33 Henry Street, the Beacon office will serve as a secondary base of operations for all Chamber business, as well as the work done by the Workforce Development Center and Youth One Stop.

The Beacon office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. with the Youth One Stop additionally open Thursday’s until 7 p.m. and on the first Saturday of each month from Noon-4 p.m.  A special grand opening ribbon cutting celebration is scheduled for Thursday, October 10 at 5 p.m. and open to the public.  To RSVP, visit dcrcoc.org or call 845-454-1700 ext. 1000.

“It is my hope that the Beacon office allows us to better understand the unique needs and challenges facing the business community in southern Dutchess County and also helps us expand our membership base there,” said Charles North, President and CEO of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce.  “Beacon is vibrant city with a wonderful Main Street business district, a great love of the arts and plenty of people who Think Local First.  We at the Chamber are excited to get even more involved in that community and to continue to promote Beacon as the world-class destination that it is.” 

In addition, the Chamber has recently added five new faces and promoted one staff member.  Myriah Anderson has been elevated from Community Relations Specialist to Director of Member Services where she replaces Nancy Amy, who retired as of September 1.  In her new role, Anderson is responsible for educating members on the benefits of being a part of the Chamber and helps them develop strategic marketing plans to grow their business.  Loren Hoffman has taken over Anderson’s former post, which has her charged with managing the office, answering and directing incoming telephone calls, coordinating ribbon cuttings and more.

The recent launch of the Youth One Stop program has brought a team of new faces to the Chamber’s Workforce Development Center.  Susan Grecke has been promoted from Responsible Parent Initiative Case Manager to helm the One Stop, while Simone Stewart joins the team in Grecke’s vacated position.  Stewart works with families as referred by the Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services in order to help generate positive changes and a better future for those currently on sanction.

Matt Bettina and Kadiyah Lodge have been appointed to the position of Youth One Stop Case Manager.  The pair each work with the income-eligible youth in the program to develop education and career-related goals. Zoaya Fatima rounds out the One Stop team, serving as the office’s Services Specialist, where she manages the office and provides both staff and client support.

Since its inception, the Workforce Development Center has successfully linked businesses to the public workforce system.  The center’s staff members strive to increase business access to qualified workers and ensure that income eligible residents are prepared for the workplace environment, its responsibilities and job retention. Their programs are run in cooperation with the Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services.

Founded in 1907, the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce is committed to the growth and development of local businesses and the economy.  For more information about Chamber happenings, the complete events calendar, or to find out how they might best serve as an advocate for you and your business, please visit dcrcoc.org.  #dcrcoc

Beacon, NY Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce
33 Henry Street   Beacon , NY 12508
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Tel: 845-454-1700 ext. 1000