Think Dutchess Events

Each year, Think Dutchess hosts two large-scale events which allow us to provide business services to companies seeking to locate, expand and grow here in Dutchess County.

Think Dutchess BEA LogoBusiness 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.





Innovation Challenge SquareThe Innovation Challenge–  Our newest event designed to attract, retain and support Hudson Valley entrepreneurs who have the potential to develop products and innovations that could disrupt business sectors. In its second year, the business plan and live pitch competition provides contestants a chance to find the resources they need to launch their business to the next level.




Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available.

Additionally, Think Dutchess is a part of events throughout the county that support our partners, businesses and industries which support our efforts to improve the economic health of Dutchess County.  Be sure to stay tuned to subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.




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.