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November 14, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Frank Kerbein, Director from the Center for Human
Resources at the Business Council of New York State will discuss changes to the sexual harassment
prevention in the workplace laws, as well as company policies and training at the Dutchess County
Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Contact Breakfast on Wednesday, November 14 from 7:30 – 9 AM at
the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center.
Join us as Frank Kerbein discusses New York States changes in the new sexual harassment in the
workplace law, as well as company policies and training. Mr. Kerbein is the current director of the Center
for Human Resources and was formerly the Director of Member Relations for the New York State Funeral
Directors Association. At the Funeral Directors Association, Frank provided human resources and OSHA
consulting services to employers of all sizes. His former experience included roles as the Executive
Director of Foundation Services, as well as the Director of Education and Training. His prior work
experience includes human resources staff and leadership positions in the financial services and
healthcare arenas. Frank is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. He
is also SPHR certified and has more than 30 years of experience in all areas of human resource
The Business Council of New York State, Inc., is the leading business organization in New York State,
representing the interests of large and small firms throughout the state. Its membership is made up of
thousands of member companies, as well as local chambers of commerce and professional and trade
The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce will be providing interactive online Sexual
Harassment training that meets the New York State new requirements for Chamber members during the
first half of 2019. Anyone interested in hearing more about this important business resource can email us at
Tickets for the breakfast are $25 in advance or $30 at the door for members. Non-members can attend for
$35. Call 845.454.1700 x 1000 or visit dcrcoc.org to register.
The November Contact Breakfast is sponsored by RBT CPAs, LLP. RBT CPAs, LLP has over a 45-year
history of providing audit, tax, accounting, and business development consulting services to business
owners in the Hudson Valley and New York Metropolitan area. They are one of the largest public
accounting firms in the Hudson Valley with offices in Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, and Wurtsboro, NY. They
currently are ranked #2 for Best Companies to Work For in New York State and #43 for Top 100
Accounting Firms in the US. Their highly qualified team of 113 including 49 CPAs, 4 enrolled agents, and
11 partners, serves a variety of clients and their size, strength, and resources allow them to provide you
with the personal attention you deserve. It’s their culture! In order to provide clients with the highest-quality
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Lj. Julee Whalin, Marketing & Communications
Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce
professional services, the firm is organized into five principal divisions: accounting and auditing, tax
services, consulting and special projects services, accounting support services, and computer consulting.
The firm provides year-round service in a business advisory role to fulfill present and emerging needs of
clients. Their membership in RSM US Alliance has elevated their capabilities in the marketplace, helping to
differentiate their firm from the competition while allowing them to maintain their independence and
entrepreneurial culture. For more information please visit rbtcpas.com
In an ongoing effort to assist those in need within the community, the Chamber’s Ambassador Committee
has again partnered with the Workforce Development Center to collect canned and dry goods at each
monthly Contact Breakfast. Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Workforce
Development Center. The non-profit that will be present that day will be Independent Living Inc.
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 we might best serve as an advocate for you and your
business, please visit dcrcoc.org.