The Chamber Foundation hosted the first annual Hudson Valley KidVenture in May 2017 in downtown Poughkeepsie. This weekend event helped children of all ages explore and discover the Hudson Valley. It featured kid-friendly vendors, hands-on activities, demonstrations, performances, and much more. We were very excited about bringing this fun and educational event to families from all over the Hudson Valley region for the first time ever. Proceeds gained from the event were used to help benefit The Chamber Foundation, Inc.

The Chamber Foundation, Inc., was established to promote education and training programs for area youth and professionals with the goal of enhancing the future of economic growth in the Hudson Valley region.

The Foundation's mission is to provide educational opportunities for youth and the workforce, to build and strengthen personal and business capacity, develop leadership skills and foster a commitment to community service.