Chamber Spotlights

The Rhinebeck Chamber hosts a unique array of signature events and initiatives to help our business community grow. Some highlights:
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Breakfasts/After Hours

A premier mainstay of the Rhinebeck Chamber is our frequent networking opportunities. Each month, we host a Business Breakfast and/or Business After Hours, open to members and non-members alike. These events are held at a member location (restaurant, office, gathering space, etc) and often sponsored, for a reasonable fee, by a fellow member for added exposure.

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Bartender Wars

One of our most popular trademark events is Bartender Wars, held each Fall in Rhinebeck. This spirited and energetic event is a coming together of our finest mixologists competing for the best cocktail award – the coveted Silver Shaker. A non-alcoholic award is also given to the best virgin cocktail. Open to the public, you can  taste and sample, compare and contrast – and vote your favorite. This special event is a fundraiser for the Chamber, helping to support our various initiatives, including the village’s beloved holiday lights project.

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Photo: Maureen Gates

Good Egg/State of Rhinebeck

Our most celebrated Rhinebeck Chamber affair is our annual Good Egg Award and State of Rhinebeck Dinner, presented each January. The “good egg” is awarded to a local businessperson who goes above and beyond to make our community a better place to work and live. It’s a time to honor our esteemed colleagues and to hear from our local government officials on the state of our village and town. Pictured here –  our 2020 honoree, former Chamber executive director and Northern Dutchess Hospital Foundation’s Colleen Cruikshank.

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Sidewalk Sales

Time to shop! Rhinebeck is known for its stylish shops, boutiques and merchants – and two times a year we make it even more fun and frugal to shop our stores. In May and August you’ll find our Sidewalk Sales infusing our streets with must-haves and bargains galore. Wander, stroll, eat, drink and, of course, shop!

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Photo: Maureen Gates

Holiday lights

Our most beloved wonder is Rhinebeck’s famous holiday lights adorning the heart of the village each winter. The sparkle and elegance of these lights, in addition to our decorated village Christmas tree, is a sight to see for anyone visiting or living in Rhinebeck. The Chamber is proud to work with the village to help raise funds for this initiative. And if you haven’t caught the annual Sinterklaas Festival each December, you are in for quite a treat.

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