Business Excellence Awards


The 19th Annual Business Excellence Awards were another huge success!  Held at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie, the awards honored 5 businesses that exemplify the mission of Think Dutchess to attract, grow and retain business and jobs here in Dutchess County.  This year’s awards were well attended by the local business and government community to celebrate the Business of the Year- More Good, Nonprofit of the Year- Hudson River Housing- The Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory, Poughkeepsie Journal Innovator of the Year- Brewmation, and our Innovation Challenge Winners- Facticiti and Screamin’ Onionz.

A very big thank you to On Location Studios for capturing the evening as well as our sponsors for making the event possible.

We thank everyone for attending and supporting the businesses that make Dutchess County a great place to work, live and play.  We look forward to next year where our 20th will be an event that will not want to be missed!









A premier business-led organization, Think Dutchess Alliance for Business brings together 10 agency partners creating a one-stop shop for your site selection, financing, incentives, permitting and advocacy, strategic planning and counseling, marketing and networking needs.