As the owner of Agape closet and new to the area, the experience I have with the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce from beginning to end has been stress free. The guidance and knowledge gained from Deb has been fantastic she helped provided guidance without making me feel I was a hindrance.
Ana Ramos - Owner
Baked By Susan
"I was instantly welcomed into the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce when I opened Baked by Susan ten years ago. The chamber President, Deb Milone has boundless energy and is a wealth of knowledge and is so responsive! Such a great group of talented individuals all working together!"
Susan O'Keefe - Owner
Events To Remember
"The Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber is the first Chamber I joined when I started my business 16 years ago, and I'm still a member because I see the true value of my membership. It's great to know that I have Deb in my corner, and I know for sure if anyone is looking for an event resource for a virtual or live event, or social media assistance, I know that my company will be on that list, and that is special; it's the best form of advertising for my business, and I'm thankful for this special relationship."
Chereese Jervis-Hill - President
Holiday Inn Express Peekskill
“I was initially skeptical about how much value I would get out of the Chamber experience. That skepticism was quickly replaced by enthusiasm. I continue to see my Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber experience still exceed my expectations. I have met some great people and developed new business relationships. The network of businesses offers a comradery in our communities as a force to be reckoned with. The speakers and workshops tackle many varieties of subjects vital yet rarely addressed leadership concepts. I look forward to future involvement with the Chamber and the positive impact on my company as well as the Hudson Valley area. I am a stronger leader with a broader network and a deeper connection to the roots of this historical area. The Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce is an amazing partnership to excel with excellence."
Katy Sullivan - Sales Manager
Dam Good English Muffins
“When we lost internet for over a week at our bakery, it was such a comfort to have the chamber and Deb Milone, fighting for us to get information, and keeping us up to date on her progress. We really appreciated that as we were busy enough, trying to work without internet. It is also so awesome how Deb proactively reaches out to promote our business in her newsletter, as well as their various social media platforms. It’s great knowing the chamber always has our back"
Olivia Weale - Operations Manager
“I have been a member of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber for many years, representing Support Connection that offers counseling and support services to people with breast or ovarian cancer. As a not-for-profit organization, we rely on the support of our local businesses to keep us alive and thriving. In return, we need a vehicle to illustrate to businesses how we can promote them through sponsorships, write-ups in our publications and referrals. The Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber does an amazing job at connecting us with members who believe in our mission and want to make their community a better place. They also offer an excellent array of educational tools, workshops and resources. Deb and the Chamber members are always willing to help. I highly recommend any business, whether it be for profit or not-for-profit to join the Chamber.”
Katherine Quinn - Executive Director
Hendrick Hudson Free Library
The Chamber rocks! They provide relevant, timely information that we as a non profit can share with the community we serve. Deb and all those involved are an asset to the Hudson Valley!
M. Jill Davis - Director
Hudson Valley Graphic Design
I have been a member of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber for the past three years. In this short period of time my business has benefitted tremendously. By attending the monthly business breakfasts, I have had the opportunity to meet and network with a variety of local business owners, resulting in several growth opportunities for my company. The monthly lunch workshops have been extremely informative on a variety of subjects, all pertaining to maximizing business potential. I have found this Chamber to be a warm and inviting group of professionals offering a wide variety of business opportunities.
We are so supportive; we recently became Community Sponsors as a way of participating more fully. To all who make this Chamber great, a hearty thank you from Hudson Valley Graphic Design!
Janeen Violante, Owner
I have been a member for about six and half years and it has been a great experience. There are so many opportunities to network with other local business owners; breakfast meetings, lunch seminars, monthly after work networking, etc. I like this Chamber because of how supportive businesses are of each other. At every event I have attended I have heard people not only discuss their business but also refer other Chamber member’s services. There truly is an effort to help one another succeed. My business has benefited from my membership and belonging to the Chamber is an important part of my business plan.
Chris Caulfield, Independent Travel Consultant