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Orange County Trust Company and Gateway to Entrepreneurial Tomorrows Give Local Entrepreneurs Advice and Support

MIDDLETOWN – Orange County Trust Company announced today it will sponsor an on-going series of seminars in conjunction with the Gateway to Entrepreneurial Tomorrows, Inc. ("GET") at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel during the month of November. These seminars have been developed to support small businesses being mentored by GET.

"We are thrilled to sponsor these seminars for a second year in a row,” said Tim McCausland, SVP and Chief Strategy Officer at Orange County Trust Company. "As a community bank, it’s our duty to do more than just write a sponsor check. We personally help connect these budding entrepreneurs with resources and information.”

The initiative includes a six-part, seminar series –with bilingual trainers-- specifically designed for new businesses and provides introductions to entrepreneurial business professional success, marketing, trust and estate planning for business owners, available government resources, basic recordkeeping/bookkeeping and legal issues.

“We welcome and value the opportunity to have Orange County Trust sponsor our “Entrepreneurship for Everyone” seminar series,” said Enrique Rob Lunski, President of GET. “More than a sponsor, they get involved in the workshops and express a true interest in getting to know the budding entrepreneurs in attendance. Women and minority entrepreneurs particularly benefit from the interaction with and the direct participation of a community bank, as they embark on their business ventures. It’s always refreshing to see the goals of a financial institution match the needs of a community.”

For additional information including dates, times, schedule of seminars and registration, contact GET at 845-787-4328 - or register online at At Orange County Trust, contact Candice Varetoni at or call 845-341-5043.

About Gateway to Entrepreneurial Tomorrows, Inc.

Founded in 2005, GET offers a variety of services to women, minority and low income families/individuals who have an idea to start a new business in the Hudson Valley, have not previously been exposed to a business environment, and may not have sufficient entrepreneurial experience skills to successfully launch a commercial venture. GET has offices in Poughkeepsie and Newburgh and satellite locations in Ulster county.


About Orange County Trust Company

"Worthy of Trust Since 1892," Orange County Trust is a community bank that lends expertise to local companies in a variety of ways, ranging from business loans and deposit services to trusts and investments. The bank differentiates itself by treating each client individually and tailoring each loan to the needs and characteristics of each business. The management team is located in the community, where decisions are made quickly and answers are immediate. Orange County Trust is based in seven locations throughout the region, including Middletown, Montgomery, Vails Gate, Newburgh, Chester, Goshen and Fishkill.