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December 2018

2019 Destination Guide Kick-Off Party

Join the Dutchess Tourism staff at the 2019 Destination Guide Kick-Off Party at Locust Grove! We’re working with Luminary Media once again to produce the 2019 Dutchess Destination Guide. If you’ve ever thought about advertising in the annual guide, please join us at this festive, free kick-off mixer on Tuesday, December 4th from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Our staff always has a good time mingling with YOU - our many inspiring tourism partners. Sample great cuisine and remember why you love local wines. Locust Grove is located at 2683 South Road in Poughkeepsie; RSVP here.


2019 Lunch & Learn Survey

We are in the process of planning the 2019 Lunch & Learn program and we want your input and feedback! This free, annual seminar series is specifically geared toward tourism-related businesses and can cover a wide variety of topics to allow you and your business to grow. Please participate in this short, ten question survey about what you’d like to see in 2019, including your preferred locations, times, and topics. Complete the survey here.


MKV Letter:

"Congratulations to the Beekman Arms for winning the 2018 Historic Hotels of America Award of Excellence for Best Historic Hotel (76-200 Guestrooms). The Beekman Arms has a unique and vibrant history as the oldest continuously operated inn in the United States, dating from the pre-Revolutionary War period. Congratulations are also in order for the Hudson Valley Renegades, who were nominated by the New York-Penn League for the Larry MacPhail Promotional Trophy, given for outstanding promotional efforts by the team during the 2018 season and throughout the calendar year. An overall winner from all of Minor League Baseball’s participating leagues will be chosen in December. There’s so much to celebrate in Dutchess, and we hope you have a wonderful holiday season!" — Mary Kay Vrba, President & CEO, Dutchess Tourism, Inc.

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