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 allow you 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 the most important influencers in the Hudson Valley.

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The Innovation Challenge

Think Dutchess Innovation Challenge Pre-Venture Winner FacticitiA business plan and pitch competition, The Innovation Challenge was designed to attract, retain and support the Hudson Valley businesses who have the potential to develop products and innovations that could disrupt business sectors. In its second year, the event provides a unique opportunity to tap into a network of entrepreneurial minds, identify new talent and opportunity, and place your business at the center of innovation. Be a part of selecting the winners at our live pitch event and support innovation in Dutchess County.

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To learn more contact:

Sarah Lee,

CEO Think Dutchess Alliance for Business




A premier business-led organization, Think Dutchess Alliance for Business brings together 12 agency partners creating a one-stop shop for your site selection, financing, incentives, permitting and advocacy, strategic planning and counseling, marketing and networking needs.