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.

Download, complete and return the Sponsor Form below to Think Dutchess Alliance for Business, 3 Neptune Road, Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601, before August 15, 2022, to receive full marketing benefits. Questions? Call 845-463-5400 or email amanda@thinkdutchess.com.

2022 Sponsorship Form

2022 Events 

Whether you’re looking to connect with startups and entrepreneurs or meet the key business minds in the community, Think Dutchess hosts the events that will position you and your business as a name to remember. We offer additional specialty sponsorships to place your advertising at the prime location, at the right event. Contact  sarah@thinkdutchess.com to learn more about special options available for you!

This year, we’re hosting three special networking events that will elevate and connect your brand to the best-in-class businesses. Our events include:

Business Networking Breakfast

May 12, 2022

Join Think Dutchess to give the 2021 Virtual Business Excellence Awards Winners the in-person celebration they deserve.

Stay for a special keynote discussion on resilience from the award-winning advertising executive behind the Toys ‘R Us and Herbal Essence campaigns, Linda Kaplan Thaler.

Sponsors and advertisers of last year’s virtual awards already receive additional exposure. Advertising opportunities are still available. Contact rachel@thinkdutchess.com for more information.

Accelerate Hudson Valley Pitch Competition by Think Dutchess and Upstate Capital

Accelerate Hudson Valley

September 15, 2022

Growing startups with exciting innovations and emerging technologies with direct access to a vetted pipeline of investors, prospects and influential partners to help them succeed.

Accelerate Hudson Valley will feature a pitch session, investor meet and greet opportunities, a high energy speaker to elevate entrepreneurial ventures.

Whether you’re a startup looking to build a network, an investor ready to find your next great deal, or a local business advocate, this event should not be missed!

Think Dutchess BEA Logo

The Business Excellence Awards

October 27, 2022

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.



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.