Business Excellence Awards 2018

20 Years of Excellence

2018 Business Excellence Awards

On Nov. 1, 2018, nearly 300 of the County’s top business leaders and government officials gathered to celebrate five businesses representing excellence in innovation, service, and distinction. This year’s honorees shared a common thread in their path to success— a commitment to community investment. Whether through social or financial investment in the community, all five winners exemplify the spirit that makes Dutchess County a great place live and to do business.

In case you missed it, join us in celebrating the best moments of the 20th Anniversary Business Excellence Awards!

Small Business of the Year Acceptance Speech:

Large Business of the Year Acceptance Speech:

Innovator of the Year Acceptance Speech:

Nonprofit of the Year Acceptance Speech:

The Grand Award Acceptance Speech:

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This event would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors:

Visionary Sponsor:



                  2018 BEA Visionary Sponsor Central Hudson


Corporate Sponsor:


Partner Sponsors:

Supporting Sponsor


Advocate Sponsors

Ashworth Creative

Cricket Valley Energy


Guardian Self Storage


Key Construction

PC Construction

Perecca Electric

M&T Bank

The Chazen Companies

Tompkins Mahopac Bank

United Way of Dutchess/Orange Region

Additional Sponsors

Marriott Courtyard

Rhinebeck Bank

TD Bank


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.