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Success Stories

Greene County is a great place to build a successful business rooted in the fabric of a vibrant community. Steady economic growth, hard work and ingenuity, paired with support and resources has paved the way for a number of businesses, both large and small to establish a profitable location in our area. Check out some of the successful businesses located in Greene County, and read the latest news about businesses opening and expanding every day.

 

The Return of a Thriving Greene County Mountain Community

April 24, 2017

It’s been over 5 years since Tropical Storm Irene swept through many mountain communities in Upstate New York and Vermont, leaving severe devastation in its wake.  Even today, a Google Search on Prattsville, NY still returns first page results on the aftermath of the storm.

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Flipping the Equation - A Creative Couple Transforms Their Lives on Main Street in Catskill

March 30, 2017

Alon Koppel and his wife Melissa, photographers and graphic designers, had traveled back and forth from their Manhattan studio to rental houses in Columbia County in an effort to balance city life and working with country living an weekend getaways.

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Topics: In the News

Rural Mountain Location Key to 21st Century Lifestyle Businesses in Lexington, NY

February 17, 2017

If you asked your friends “What kind of businesses do you think best suited for success today?”, you’d probably expect to hear responses like: “High Tech”, “Renewable Energy” and “Something to do with the Connected Economy”.  While start-ups in these sectors have definitely received a lot of coverage in the media, more and more entrepreneurs are pursuing passions in business areas that appear (at least on the surface) much less ‘modern’.

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FREE MICROENTERPRISE CLASSES CAN HELP YOU BECOME GREENE COUNTY’S NEXT SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS

February 2, 2017

New businesses may begin with the dream of being your own boss and making millions, but all too often, they close their doors soon after the ribbon is cut. Most new businesses that fail are simply overwhelmed by the need to manage tasks, people and suppliers that they didn’t have as an employee, and/or don’t have enough cash to get through the start-up period.

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Topics: Business Support Programs

New Faces in Legacy Spaces Around the Town of Coxsackie, NY

February 1, 2017


The historic Hudson River town of Coxsackie, NY was first settled by the Dutch some 365 years ago.  In 1663, Pieter Bronck (the same family for whom the Bronx is named) built his farmstead in what was then New Netherlands – a colony that followed the course of the Hudson River from Manhattan to Fort Orange (now Albany).  The village of Coxsackie was a Hudson River port for almost 300 years, bringing people and goods to cities and towns north and south.

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Craft Beverage Boom Spikes Economic Development in Greene County, NY

December 29, 2016

With the craft beverage industry thriving across Greene County over the past year, the county has seen a significant spike in economic development and opportunity for residents and visitors.

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Topics: In the News

Keeping the Rural Mercantile Tradition Alive in Oak Hill, NY

November 29, 2016
I. U. Tripp and Company has been serving Oak Hill as a general store since the 1830s.  Customers arrived with a list of their necessities, sat down at a swivel-counter stool, and were personally served by an attentive staff. The store carried everything from hardware to dry-goods, tools to fabrics, and stocked the items most used by residents of this rural Greene County community. 

Chris Gordon and his parents are excited to continue its tradition of providing relevant goods and services to the community, and think the most exciting vision today is to bring this history into our future- showing how things and ideas from the past can still have relevance and beauty in the present.

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Creating a Fitness & Wellness Destination in Catskill, NY – SWEAT Exercise Studio

October 28, 2016

Matt Lebowitz and Jamie Hyer are committed to the fitness of our Greene County community.  Jamie has been a healthcare professional in the field of Occupational Therapy for over 20 years.  A key focus of her work is Brain Injury Rehabilitation, assisting people with traumatic brain injuries to return to their community as functioning citizens.  She has been a fitness instructor for over 15 years – specializing in group fitness, personal training and life skills.

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Ulla Darni’s Blue Pearl - A Step into the Artist’s Soul in East Windham, NY

October 17, 2016

Driving west on NYS Route 23 toward Windham NY, travelers ascend into the splendor of the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County. The panoramic, five-state view falls away to the north east, and with the rise in altitude, everything just seems brighter.  The Blue Pearl rests on the rising face of Windham High Peak (just west of Point Lookout) and can be easily missed by those focused on their destination, not their journey.

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Building a Destination for French Cuisine in the Historic Village of Athens, NY

October 1, 2016

In the fall of 2014 Joe Landa and Brooke Lynski were driving through Greene County, NY when they discovered the historic village of Athens, NY. They fell in love with its beauty and charm, and soon after, they bought a house in the village.

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