Sponsorship Opportunities

Gain access to the minds and markets leading economic development in Dutchess County and the Hudson Valley by becoming a sponsor of Think Dutchess Alliance for Business events.  Our events create opportunities to attract new clients and enhance your business relationships with current customers. As a Think Dutchess event sponsor, you will earn the recognition of your peers for your commitment to, and leadership in, the economic development community. We offer a wide range of sponsorship opportunities to give you added visibility and exposure to your peers and customers.


The Business Excellence Awards

Our signature event, The Business Excellence Awards, is the premier business event in Dutchess County. Celebrating the best in business for more than 20 years, the event brings together the county’s most renowned business leaders, entrepreneurs and government officials impacting the local economy and the Hudson Valley region. Sponsorship creates a valuable opportunity to place your business at the center of development and in reach of the most important influencers in the region.

Out of an abundance of caution, we have made the difficult decision to move our in-person Business Excellence Awards scheduled for October 28, 2021 to a virtual event. The event will now premiere on Thursday, November 18, 2021 on our YouTube channel.

Your Support Is More Important Than Ever

As a thank you to our sponsors and advertisers, we wanted to extend an additional benefit for continuing to support our event despite not being able to gather once again.

This year, your sponsorship brings double the exposure! In addition to a digital slideshow played on our social media channels prior to the virtual event premiere, your digital and print advertisements will be presented in a digital flipbook available for an entire year. More importantly, your ads and logos will be presented at an in-person networking event in the spring of 2022 featuring our special guest keynote speaker. That’s exposure at two events, for the sponsorship of one!

All tickets, purchased or sponsored, for the 2021 Business Excellence Awards will also be valid at the spring networking event in lieu of your original seats.


Completed sponsorship forms can be emailed to rachel@thinkdutchess.com or mailed to: Think Dutchess Alliance for Business 3 Neptune Road Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Suite A-21. All forms and payments must be submitted by October  22, 2021 to assure full sponsorship benefits.

To learn more contact: Sarah Lee, CEO Think Dutchess Alliance for Business 845.463.5406 

Join us to celebrate the achievements of the top businesses in Dutchess County that exemplify excellence, innovation, collaboration, service and resilience. Show your support for the growing Dutchess County economy. Sponsor, attend and advertise at the 2021 Virtual BEAs. Sponsorship places you at the center of everything happening in the Dutchess County business scene and associates your business with the top regional leaders in business, government and community.




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.