Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

POUGHKEEPSIE – Joseph Collins, Project Manager and Principal Vice President for Bechtel Infrastructure & Power Corporation, will speak at the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s next Contact Breakfast on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

The breakfast, which begins at 7:30 a.m., will be held at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center, and sponsored by RBT CPAs, LLP.

Following a brief summary of Bechtel and its customers, Advanced Power and Cricket Valley Energy, Collins will give a detailed description of the Cricket Valley Energy Center – a natural gas-fired power plant proposed for Dover. The presentation will highlight areas where technology and innovation are being applied and will outline Bechtel’s approach to the sustainability of local communities as part of the project’s execution, as well as how the company utilizes diversity to support this project and the business’ overall success.

RBT CPAs, LLP proudly sponsors this breakfast. Tickets to the breakfast are $25 for members in advance or $30 for walk-ins. Non-members may attend for $35. Call (845) 454-1700, ext. 1000 to RSVP or visit dcrcoc.org.

RBT, ‘remarkably better together,’ believes customer service is more than just a catchphrase. They are a full-service CPA firm with locations in Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, and Wurtsburo. The firm provides auditing, tax, consulting and special projects, accounting support, human resources, and computer consulting services in the industries of construction, government, hospitality, manufacturing, nonprofits, real estate, veterinary, wholesale, retail and distribution markets in Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, Putnam, Westchester, and Rockland counties. With more than 45 years experience, they provide customers with reliable strategies and solutions to achieve their goals.

Representatives from Dutchess County Historical Society, Kiwanis Club of Poughkeepsie, Inc., and Mid-Hudson Workshop for the Disabled, Inc. will also be in attendance.

Donations of non-perishable food items are also appreciated as part of the Member Ambassador’s ongoing food drive to benefit the Workforce Development Center.

The Hudson Valley Young Professionals will also have a collection box available for donations of new, unwrapped toys as part of its ongoing Toy Drive sponsored by Foam and Wash and Guardian Self Storage. Gifts this year will benefit children and teens receiving services through The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse.

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