Chamber Hosts Green Symposium

As co-chair of the Living Green Committee of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, I’d like to invite one and all to our upcoming Green Symposium.  Our goal is to provide the local business community with actionable steps to achieving sustainability.  The event is free and open to the public on Tuesday, April 29 from 8:30-noon at the Cornell Cooperative Extension, located at 2715 Rt. 44 in Millbrook.

An Agriculture Showcase, new to the Green Symposium, highlights this year’s program.  Farming and agriculture members of the Chamber will attend and display their local products, food samples and services. There will be a morning filled with expert presenters, exhibitors, networking and Q&A forums. The event is complimentary to attend and is open to members as well as non-members. A continental breakfast will be provided.

Ajax Greene, Founder Re>Think Local and Co-Founder of On Belay Business Advisors, will deliver the Symposium’s keynote address.  Greene will discuss his perspective on building “place-based” organizations and a business community that expresses a strong commitment to being conscious of the triple bottom line: people, planet and prosperity.  He will talk about combining synergies including marketing and branding, people management, finance, operations and a strategic commitment to social responsibility.

To register for the Green Symposium, please visit or call 845-454-1700 ext. 1000.

The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Living Green Committee works to implement greener practices for businesses that choose to reduce their ecological footprint. Throughout the year, they host numerous symposiums and events including the popular bi-annual Electronic Recycling Days.  For complete information about the group, visit and select ‘Living Green Committee’ under the ‘Committees’ tab.

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by HV Shred