ARCHIVE: 2022-2023 Event Calendar

Meetings and mixers are generally scheduled for the second Thursday of each month and alternate between a breakfast meeting and an evening mixer.































Thursday, May 11 at 8:00 am
Marbletown Community Center
3564 Main St, Stone Ridge NY
Catered by Deli To Go

Emergency Service:
From the Patient’s Perspective
with Steven Kelley, President and CEO of Ellenville Regional Hospital

A story about the innovative application of industrial methodology to improve the quality of emergency services from a patient’s perspective.
The outcome was creating the value of the fastest ER service in New York.

Steve reinvented himself through three distinct careers interweaving proven business skills:  Information Technology (IBM, Control Data, and as an entrepreneur); as a research scientist (helped to develop the RUGS nursing home reimbursement system while at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He led similar research on emergency department services funded by NYS Department of Health); and in leadership positions in health care administration.

Currently serving as CEO at Ellenville Regional Hospital (ERH), Kelley presided over a difficult “turn-around” situation (including bankruptcy) to leading one of the finest small hospitals in America based on innovation, quality, outcomes, and operational and financial performance.  His “out of the box” approach and empowerment message created a substantial disruption to many accepted practices.  His success lead to frequent consulting and speaking engagements on topics ranging from fighting the opiate epidemic, dramatically improving patient outcomes, developing a new hospital information system, and on “change” leadership.

In April 2023 Steve presented alongside Sheriff Juan Figueroa of the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office at the RX & Illicit Drug Summit at the Georgia World Conference Center on “Reducing Overdoses and Increasing Access to Treatment in Rural Underserved Communities: Lessons learned from Connecticut and New York. In 2022 Steve presented ERH’s insights in the RX Summit 2022 Embassy Suites, Atlanta Centennial Park on “Innovative Approaches to Access Treatment and Harm Reduction Services in a Rural, Underserved Community”, NYSTEC Population Health Innovation Summit 2022 Albany Capital Center on “The Role of Community-Clinical Partnerships in Reducing Disparities: How three hospital-based programs are responding to needs in their region”, and presented “Physical Rehabilitation Program for Long COVID Patients” at both the Vizient 2022 Stronger Connections Summit Wynn, Las Vegas & the NRHA Conference 2022 in Kansas City, MO.


THURSDAY, APRIL 13 at 6:00 pm

D&H Canal Historical Society
1315 Main Street
High Falls, NY 12440








March Breakfast Mixer
Thursday, March 9 at 8:00 am
Join us to meet SUNY Ulster’s 7th President, Dr. Alison Buckley as she speaks broadly about how SUNY Ulster supports economic vitality in Ulster County through workforce training and access to affordable educational opportunities.
SUNY Ulster, 491 Cottekill Rd, Stone Ridge, NY 12484, in the College Lounge in Vanderlyn Hall.





RVBA Annual Meeting

Thursday, February 9, 2023.
6:00  – 7:30 pm
Don Juan Restaurant
6508 US-209, Kerhonkson, NY 12446

We would like to take this opportunity to hold an annual meeting of the Rondout Valley Business Association with both the Board and our members. During the meeting, the organization’s Annual Report will be presented and elections will be held for RVBA Board Members.

There will be a cash bar and lite appetizers provided.

Thank you


Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 8:00 am
Presentation by Ulster County Executive, Jen Metzger
Mohonk Mountain House
1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, NY 12561

Thursday, February 9, 2023, 6:00  – 7:30 pm
RVBA Annual General Meeting
Don Juan Restaurant
6508 US-209, Kerhonkson, NY 12446


March 10, 2022 – Breakfast & Annual Meeting, 7:30 – 9 am
Location: Mohonk Mountain House (New Paltz, NY)
Join us Thursday March 10, 2022 at Mohonk Mountain House for our Annual Meeting and a chance to speak with County Executive Pat Ryan. This event is open to the public and you’re encouraged to bring your friends. $28.00/person, tickets can be purchased on our Facebook or via Instagram.

April 4, 2022 – Mixer
Senator Michelle Hinchey joining us as a special guest.
Location: Stone Ridge Wine & Spirits (Stone Ridge, NY)
Join us & bring your business cards for networking with business leaders!

May 12, 2022 – Breakfast Meeting, 7:30 – 9 am
Special Guest: Bill Calderera, CEO of Ulster Savings Bank
Location: SUNY Ulster (Cottekill, NY)
Catering By: HASH, $18.00 per person

May 21, 2022 – Special Event: Main Street Community Day
Please join at the Municipal Parking lot at Ridgewell Center (3555 Main Street, Stone Ridge NY 12484)
Come see the official unveiling of the College Connector Rail Trail, Municipal Parking Lot, and the Community Solar Array. Music will be provided by Hudson Crossing & DJ Michael Wilcock. Food will be provided by the Lekker food truck. Have fun with the community yard sale or just come for the music and food!

June 09, 2022 – Mixer, 5:30 pm
Join us at Arrowood Farms for a mixer event.
There will be hors d’oeuvres served and a cash bar for all to enjoy.
This event will be rain or shine as we will be hosting under the pavilion.
If you bring a guest you will both be entered in to win a prize with all local goodies!

July 21, 2022 – Mixer

September 8, 2022 – Breakfast Meeting, 7:30 – 9 am
with March Gallagher, Ulster County Comptroller
Blackboard Bistro @ The Rondout Municipal Center 1920 Lucas Avenue Ext, Cottekill, NY 12419
$18 per person

October 13, 2022 – Mixer & SPECIAL THEATER EVENT!
6:00 pm Mixer at Gaby’s, 141 Canal St, Ellenville, NY 12428
8:00 pm Live theater at Shadowland Stages, “Lifespan of a Fact”
RVBA Members $20 per ticket (They pay $46!)
The MainStage at SHADOWLAND STAGES 157 Canal Street, Ellenville, NY 12428

Thursday, November 10, 2022 – 8 am – November Breakfast Meeting
Presentation: The Changing Real Estate Market with Laurel Sweeney, Associate Broker BHHS Nutshell Realty
Blackboard Bistro @ The Rondout Municipal Center 1920 Lucas Avenue Ext, Cottekill, NY 12419
$18 per person

December 7, 2022 @ 6 pm – RVBA HOLIDAY PARTY.
The Spy Social Eatery and Bar 155 Main St, High Falls, NY 12440
$50 per person / dinner & cash bar
Sponsored by Ulster Savings Bank and Ridgewell Fitness