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Orange Bank & Trust hires senior commercial loan officer

MIDDLETOWN (April 3) - The Board of Directors of Orange Bank & Trust Company announced Senior Vice President, Anthony Mormile has joined the Bank as a Senior Commercial Loan Officer working primarily in the Westchester County and Bronx marketplace.

“Anthony’s experience working in commercial lending, along with his familiarity of the Westchester and Bronx area make him a great addition to our business banking team,” said Michael Gilfeather, President & CEO of Orange Bank & Trust. “Anthony understands the diverse needs of our client base and will be an excellent resource for both our existing and future clients.”

With over 30 years of experience in the banking industry, Mormile joins Orange Bank & Trust most recently from Tompkins Mahopac Bank where he served as a Regional VP providing commercial lending and cash management services to businesses and professionals in Westchester, Bronx and surrounding areas.

“It’s an honor to be associated with an institution that has been around for over 125 years,” said Mormile. “The bank has an excellent reputation with the business community and is very business focused in their market approach and with a personal touch.’’

Mormile is currently the Treasurer of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce and is a Board member of the North Manhattan-Bronx Board of Realtors. He also serves as a member of the Business Council of Westchester and Westchester County Association.


Council of Industry selects AJ Ross to spearhead Marketing Communications Program

CHESTER (March 16) - Allan Ross, president and founder of A.J. Ross Creative Media, is pleased to announce that his firm has been named Agency of Record for The Council of Industry.

Based in Newburgh, NY, The Council of Industry has been the premier manufacturer’s association for the Hudson Valley since 1910. A privately funded, not-for-profit organization, the Council’s mission is to promote the success of its member firms and their employees, and through them contribute to the growth of the entire Hudson Valley manufacturing community. 

The Council provides its members with the tools they need to succeed, including training programs, workforce development, networking, survey data, events, and more. In addition, it helps manufacturers attract qualified applicants for positions at all organizational levels.

“Over the next year AJ Ross looks forward to working with The Council of Industry to promote the Apprentice Program and Applicant Tracker System,” says agency president Ross. “These tools enable Hudson Valley manufacturers to match open job positions with potential employees.”

Harold King, executive vice president of The Council of Industry, notes, “We are looking forward to working with AJ Ross on this important initiative. They are a very creative firm with deep roots in the Hudson Valley and a clear understanding of the importance of the manufacturing sector and economic development.  We know they can help us with solutions to this difficult workforce challenge.“ 

AJ Ross will work with the Council of Industry to develop the necessary marketing materials to create a dynamic campaign across a variety of mediums, with the goal of creating awareness and driving traffic to the Council’s website and programs. The agency has a proven track record of producing impactful marketing communications efforts for other manufacturers and industrial companies including Motion Labs, Lab Synergy, Spence Engineering, Fontaine Lumber, and NicePak.

Ross sums up, “Working as a team, we will showcase The Council of Industry as the manufacturing workforce powerhouse it is, bringing significant benefits to our entire community.”

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L-R: Mayor Decker, Councilwoman Maria Mann, Gus Debree, Warner Tshopp, Bobbi Height

Port Jervis Bowl is City’s Business of the Month

PORT JERVIS (March 9) - The Port Jervis Mayor’s Office announced that our Business of the Month for March 2018 is Port Jervis Bowl at 17 West Main St. in Port Jervis, NY.  

Owned by Warner Tshopp, this is a modern bowling alley which offers COSMIC Bowling every Friday & Saturday from 8pm to midnight. Also kids bowl free two games 3pm to 5pm during the months of June, July & August when they sign up at


Monday and Tuesday Noon – 10:00pm.
Wednesday and Thursday 4:00pm – 10:00pm.
Friday 4:00pm – Midnight. Saturday Noon - Midnight. Sundays Noon – 6:00pm.



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Hudson Valley Materials Exchange

Mid-Hudson Pattern for Progress:

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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

Sullivan County Government:

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Ulster County Development Corporation:

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