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Greater Hudson Valley Health System appoints vice president of financial planning 

MIDDLETOWN (December 10) - The Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jill Embler as Vice President of Financial Planning.

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Montgomery Montessori School, Walden Savings Bank install a Little Free Library

MONTGOMERY (December 10) – In efforts to promote literacy and the love of reading, Montgomery Montessori School and Walden Savings Bank are pleased to announce their stewardship of the second Little Free Library in the Village of Montgomery.

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Central Hudson offers additional assistance for HEAP beneficiaries

POUGHKEEPSIE (November 14) - Customers experiencing a financial hardship this winter are encouraged to apply for a Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) grant through their local Department of Social Services; and those who qualify may also be eligible to receive additional benefits from Central Hudson.

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KeyBank's Kulbieda to retire; Markey named team leader, Commercial Banking

TARRYTOWN (October 6) – KeyBank announced executive vice president and Commercial Banking team leader Richard Kulbieda will retire at year end. Joseph Markey, former managing director with KeyBanc Capital Markets and head of the New York City Corporate Banking Team, has been named his successor.

"For many years, Rich has been a vital member of our management team. His ability to contribute creative ideas and solutions has been of immense value to our clients, and his sales leadership has helped Key stand out in a very competitive industry," said Ruth Mahoney, president, Hudson Valley/Metro New York Market. "Rich will surely be missed, but we wish him and his family well in all future endeavors."

Kulbieda's career in the financial services industries spanned more than 30 years. He joined Key in 1992 and held a variety of positions, including Commercial Banking team leader, New York Metro regional executive, Hudson Valley District president and senior commercial lender. Prior to joining Key, he was vice president for First American Bank and held positions with Marine Midland Bank (now HSBC) and Bank of America.

Joseph Markey, senior vice president, now has overall responsibility for the business development and management of the bank's Hudson Valle/Metro NY Market, which encompasses the mid- and lower Hudson Valley, including Westchester County, New York City, southern Connecticut and New Jersey. 

"Joe is well respected for his ability to think strategically and build and lead motivated, high-performing teams," said Mahoney. "He knows the market very well and is perfectly suited to lead our Commercial Bank's business development efforts throughout the Hudson Valley and Metro New York areas. We're excited to welcome him to this new position."

Markey joined Key in 2002 as a senior banker, Commercial Banking. Prior to joining Key he was senior vice president and director for Wachovia Securities in New York City, where he worked as a banker in the industrial and business services industry groups. Markey also worked at the Bank of New York and Daiwa Bank.


Local life coaching and group workshop business launched

RHINEBECK (September 17) - Marybeth Cale, longtime publicist and owner of Cale Communications,  announced the launch of a new division to the public relations business located in Rhinebeck.

Cale, a "mompreneur", has expanded the business to incorporate a new scope of life coaching and motivational speaking services designed to motivate and inspire people to maximize potential personally and professionally. Those services will include group trainings and workshops on a number of topics, as well as one-on-one life coaching for clients all over the country.

"As an entrepreneur, I know that there is nothing more powerful than feeling like you have the support system you need to succeed as you discover your vision and work to make it a reality,” Cale said. 

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