Archive for March, 2016

NYS Farm Bureau and Local Farmers Denounce Governor’s Proposal to Increase Minimum Wage

While many individuals, businesses and organizations have weighed in on Governor Cuomo’s  proposal to increase the minimum wage from $9 to $15, little attention has been paid to the “devastating effect” the increase will have on the state’s agricultural industry, as well as the negative impact it will have on the very people it is […]

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Understanding ‘In Extremis Leadership’ from A Local and Global Leader

When Col. Timothy LaBarge speaks, people listen. And they listen closely. Such was the case at this morning’s (March 10) Chamber membership breakfast where about 175 fortunate individuals heard Col. LaBarge’s thoughts on how to be a leader under pressure – “In Extremis Leadership.” As the keynote speaker for the Chamber’s Leadership breakfasts for each […]

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18th Annual Orange Open Golf Tournament

Sponsorships and foursomes are now available for the 18th annual Orange Open Golf Tournament, to be co-hosted by the Orange County Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Orange on Wednesday, May 25 at two golf courses in Orange County. Corporate Sponsor foursomes will compete for The Rowley Cup at the newly-renovated Country Club at Otterkill in […]

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Orange County Chamber Opposes Governor’s Proposal to Increase Minimum Wage

While supporting “reasonable wage boosts,” the Orange County Chamber of Commerce “strongly opposes” Governor Cuomo’s proposal to increase the minimum wage from $9 to $15. The Chamber Board of Directors overwhelmingly approved a resolution to that effect at a meeting yesterday. The position was taken after a survey of Chamber members revealed that 52% of […]

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