Interested in Starting a New Business? Come to the Small Business Institute on January 28 at the Mid-Hudson Auditorium.

If you’re an entrepreneur interested in starting a new business or learning how to develop and implement a business plan, apply for financing, marketing, networking and using social media to grow the bottom line, you can’t afford to miss the 2012 Small Business Institute presented by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce on January 28 at the Mid Hudson Auditorium located at 105 Market Street in Poughkeepsie.

This daylong seminar will include presentations from SCORE, SBDC, the Library District’s Public Computer Center, Community Capital of New York and more, touching on all the pertinent topics any new business owner needs to know in order to prosper in the current business climate.

Participants will also have ample time to explore the historic Adriance Memorial Library during the scheduled one-hour lunch break, at which time everyone is encouraged to bring a packed lunch or visit one of Poughkeepsie’s many fine restaurants within walking distance.

To register for this event and to see a complete agenda, please go to the events page at to complete and submit a registration form. The Small Business Institute is complimentary for Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce members but costs $20 for interested non-members. Parking at The Auditorium is complimentary. For more information, contact Darlene at 845-454-1700 ext. 1000.

Verizon Small Business, 92.1 LiteFM and Community Capital of New York generously sponsor this event.

Founded in 1907, the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce is committed to the growth and development of local businesses and the economy.  For more information about Chamber happenings, the complete events calendar, or to find out how they might best serve as an advocate for you and your business, please visit


For More Information, Contact:
Rich Kleban
Director of Communications and Marketing, 845-454-1700 x1023

How to attach a resume to email?

In our Computer labs and Job Seeker workshops the most frequently asked question is how to send a resume in e-mail to a potential employer or how to send photos to family members. Well, we have put together the following 6 steps to do just that. Follow these steps and you are on your way sending resumes or photos!

Also you can watch the video at the end of these steps, if you want to look at how to do this and how different e-mail programs look like.

    • 1.  Open your email program. Popular email programs include, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, AOL mail and Hotmail.
    • 2. Click the “Compose Mail” or “New Message” button or link to create a new email message. The name will vary depending on the email program you are using.
    • 3. Click the “Attach” or “Attach files” button to attach a file. The name of the button will vary by the email service provider. Many email programs place an image of a paper clip on the button for ease of identification. Clicking the button should produce a dialog box.
    • 4. Use the “Open”  dialog box to search on your computer for the resume file or any document/photo you wish to attach. Click on the file and click the “Open” or “Insert” button. The program may attach the file automatically, such as in Gmail, or you may have to click an “Attach file”  button in Yahoo! Mail.
    • 5. Type your contact’s email address into the field labeled “To” and enter the title of the message into the “Subject” line. If you want send a copy of this email to yourself, you can type your email address in field labeled “Cc” or “Bcc” (blind carbon copy, so that recipient will not see that you sent copy to yourself). Type a message into the message box.
    • 6. Review your message. Click the “Send” button when you are satisfied.

Here is the video showing the steps involved in sending an email to potential employer with cover letter and attached resume and also followed by attaching a photo in new Yahoo!

Microsoft Office – using tooltips

Wondering what all those buttons do in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel PowerPoint, etc.)?

While in any Microsoft Office program, hover your mouse pointer over a button to view the tooltip on any button. Many tooltips also display the keyboard shortcut associated with the button. Some tooltips provide more detail or show you how the button works when you click it.

For example, if you hover over the button that looks like two pieces of paper, the tooltip displays Copy (Ctrl+C). This means you can click the button or press Ctrl+ C on your keyboard to copy the selection to the clipboard.

Hover around in Microsoft Office and find out what all those buttons do.

This tip applies to all current and most past versions of Microsoft Office.