Business Excellence Awards 2018

20 Years of Excellence

2018 Business Excellence Awards

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Think Dutchess is celebrating the 20th anniversary of hosting our signature event- The Business Excellence Awards on Thursday, Nov. 1st at 5:30 pm at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie. Recognizing the most successful businesses and community organizations in Dutchess County, these awards bring together the entire business community to celebrate innovation, service and distinction.





Bill Stainton- Think UDtchess Business Excellence Awards SpeakerTo mark this special anniversary, 29-time Emmy award winner Bill Stainton is excited to be a part of the 20th Annual Business Excellence Awards! A TV producer, writer, and performer; an author; and a business humorist, Bill has worked with people like Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, and Jay Leno. He’s been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and Forbes, and is a regular columnist in the CEO Advisor section of Seattle Business magazine. Bill is passionate about helping leaders and their teams produce breakthrough results—even under pressure. Not too bad for a kid who grew up in the Amish farm country of Lancaster, Pennsylvania! Bill’s only regret is that he doesn’t live in Dutchess County.

See what Bill has to say about being a part of our 20th Anniversary :

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The 20th Anniversary of the Business Excellence Awards would not be possible without the support of our sponsors:



Visionary Sponsor:



                  2018 BEA Visionary Sponsor Central Hudson



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A premier business-led organization, Think Dutchess Alliance for Business brings together 10 agencies under one unified vision for one-stop shop site selection, financing, incentives, permitting and advocacy, strategic planning and counseling, marketing and networking.