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Central Hudson receives Good Neighbor Award

POUGHKEEPSIE (February 5) - Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. was honored by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce this weekend with the Good Neighbor Award.

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Orange County Bancorp, Inc. announces stock split

MIDDLETOWN (January 30) – The Board of Directors of Orange County Bancorp, Inc. (the “Corporation”), the parent company of Orange Bank & Trust Company and Hudson Valley Investment Advisors, Inc., declared a two‐for‐onestock split in the form of a stock dividend on On January 19, 2018.

This share split will take the form of a stock dividend whereby shareholders will receive one additional share of the Corporation’s common stock, par value $0.50 per share, for every one share of common stock outstanding.

The two‐for‐one stock split dividend is payable on February 23, 2018 to shareholders of record as of February 9, 2018.

"We are pleased to declare a dividend stock split which is intended to improve the trading liquidity of our stock and increase shareholder value,” said Lou Heimbach, Chairman of Orange County Bancorp, Inc.


Dutchess Chamber accepting Headliner Award nominations

POUGHKEEPSIE (December 28) - The Headliner Awards Committee of The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its 2018 Headliner Awards. Recipients will be chosen in the following categories:

  • Best Place to Work
  • Customer Service
  • Leadership in Business & Community
  • Outside-the-Box Innovator

Members of the community including employees, customers, friends, neighbors, or the organizations’ leaders are encouraged to submit nominations. Nominations will be accepted through February15. For more information the categories, criteria, and to download the nomination form, visit  .

Winners of a Headliner Award will be recognized at an awards ceremony held during the April Contact Breakfast and will receive a customized commemorative plaque. Winners will be announced in April prior to the breakfast.

Now in its ninth year, The Headliner Awards have recognized more than 40 local businesses and community leaders for their excellence and contributions to making the Hudson Valley a better place to live, work, and play.

Past winners are encouraged to submit a testimonial about your experience as an honoree to



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NYS Small Business Development Centers

Orange County Business Accelerator

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Orange County Citizens' Foundation

Putnam Economic Development Corporation:

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Rockland Business Association

Rockland Economic Development Corporation

Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce

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