Weekly Update for February 25, 2019


Upcoming Member News and Events:

First Annual Coppola's Bistro Bridal Show

Vendors Wanted for the first annual Coppola's Bistro Bridal Show on Sunday, March 31 from 1-4 p.m. Produced by Coppola's and the Northern & Southern Dutchess News, this event will be marketed to areas such as Poughkeepsie/LaGrange, Northern Dutchess east to the Connecticut border, and north to Rhinebeck, Red Hook and into Columbia and Ulster Counties. Sign up now by sending an email to Curtis Schmidt at the Northern/Southern Dutchess News - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Cell for texting/talking 845-406-7733.

St. James Chapel Fireside Chat

Fireside Chat to Discuss the Role of Native Americans in the Creation of the U.S. Constitution. St. James Chapel in Hyde Park on March 7 at 7:00 PM.


Upcoming Chamber News and Events:
Installation and Recognition Dinner

Honoring our volunteer
Jack Koschitzki
Time: 6PM-8PM
Place: Eveready of Hyde Park
*By Reservation Only*


Submit Your Events:

We now have a community component to the HP Chamber Calendar. If you are a member, you can submit your upcoming event or special to be included on our calendar for free. If you are not a member, no problem. We will include non-member events for $10 per event. Remember that your local Chamber of Commerce is one of the first places that folks visiting or moving to our area look to see what is going on. So, submit your event. This is a work in progress and we hope to give HP Chamber members direct access to the calendar so they can submit events directly.



Making the HP Chamber work better for you. In its drive to make your HP Chamber more sustainable and efficient, while not sacrificing services and visibility, have moved to a new platform for our website and email. Monday Morning Updates will be coming via eMailDodo (like the bird) and not eMailChimp (like the monkey). So, make sure we are out of your spam folder!

The new website has a new directory structure that is expandable. If you dont have a website and are an HP Chamber member, you can build out your HP Chamber profile to be a landing space for your web presence. Not a member but would like for us to list your business? No problem, become a member. Just email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to know more.

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Chamber Dues:

Your Chamber Board has been trying its best to hold down costs and still give you services. For the past three years, we have been losing money on the breakfasts, prompting us to raise the cost to $20. We have not raised the cost of HP Chamber memberships in over four years. We have been making up the difference through our dinners and other fundraisers that the board has been working tirelessly to hold, but we cannot continue to keep the HP Chamber sustainable through these efforts. Dues will be going up by $30 per year on every tier of membership. Our dues and event prices are still far below the cost of other area Chambers of Commerce.