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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.

 

Hartland on Hudson: Revitalizing a Main Street Storefront in Leeds, NY

September 20, 2016

Nic Cameron and Emily Johnson had a vision when they bought the historic brick building at 1130 Main Street, in Leeds: Create a Brooklyn Coffee Experience in Greene County, feature Emily’s Hartland Brooklyn stationary and curated gifts in the storefront, and build out a live-in production space for Emily’s designs.

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Saving a Heritage Farm in West Coxsackie, NY

September 9, 2016

After years spent working in the banking and insurance industries Alessandro Voglino and Brent Zimmerman decided to do their part to save farms, one at a time, long before the 'farm to table' movement took place.

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Breathing New Life into a Classic Restaurant Location in Leeds, NY

August 11, 2016

Koch’s Drive-In Restaurant in Leeds was known throughout Greene County (and up and down the Thruway) as great destination for great German/American fare throughout the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s. A series of less-than-successful attempts to restore the business to its former glory followed over the past 35 years. 

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Joe’s Garage – An Elegantly Versatile Event Venue at the Head of Main Street Catskill, NY

July 26, 2016

Joe Snaido and Mike Moy are no strangers to Greene County.  They have long admired its scenic beauty, friendly residents and nostalgic heritage.  Busy with frenetic careers in the New York metropolitan area (Mike as a marketing & design executive serving clients like L’Oreal, and Joe the Chief Information Officer for financial titan Standard and Poor’s) they retreated to their second home in Windham, NY on most weekends.  As they planned their retirement, they began to think long-term about creating a working-investment to serve as a creative outlet for their talents, while establishing a sustainable business that would become an asset to the community.  They looked at traditional main street commercial spaces with street-level storefronts and living space above, and actually put in a purchase offer that was declined by the seller.

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Starting a Business on Historic Reed Street in Coxsackie, NY

July 14, 2016

Susan Baldaserini & Shai Kessler have created an exceptional destination in the heart of one of our Greene County river towns. In recent years, most of the business development in the town Coxsackie has been along the US 9W corridor, leaving residents and travelers little reason to visit the heart of the historic river Village of Coxsackie, except to go to the Post Office, the town offices, or the main branch of the National Bank of Coxsackie.  

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Investments in Outdoor Adventure Lead to Business Expansion in Tannersville, NY

June 16, 2016

Nick Bove and Lori Torgersen truly understand the concept of “If you build it, they will come”.  These proprietors of Coxsackie Bike & Sport and Windham Mountain Outfitters are hearty proponents of the development and expansion of outdoor adventure experiences in Greene County.  Bove founded and leads the Windham Area Recreation Foundation (WARF).  WARF has been instrumental in the development of over 25 miles of preeminent singletrack mountain bike trails in Windham as well as the creation of the Windham Path – a beautiful 2 mile loop with 8 foot bridges that features scenic views of mountains, streams and beaver dams and provides walking, running, biking and cross-county skiing opportunities to enthusiasts of all levels of abilities.

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Field Goods Named Small Business of the Year by Greene County Chamber of Commerce

June 10, 2016

Those attending the Greene County Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala, held on Thursday, June 9th, at Windham Mountain Resort, witnessed the 2016 Small Business of the Year awarded to Field Goods, LLC .  “This company with a massive reach and mission has been connecting small upstate New York Farms with local communities for the past 5 years; enabling consumers to obtain farm-fresh, in-season produce through a subscription service that delivers to both workplaces and community centers” cited board member Karl Heck. 

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Mansion + Reed, A Place for People by the River in Coxsackie, NY

June 1, 2016

The ‘Lower’ Village of Coxsackie is at the base of the Mansion Street hill adjacent to the Hudson River.  The Post office is there.  So is the main office of the National Bank of Coxsackie.  The Heermance Memorial Library sits at the head of Reed Street.  The area is lined with historic brick buildings, with Sbarboro serving Breakfast and Lunch, and the Downtown Bistro catering to the later crowd.  These places draw people in to their own establishments, but there’s not much to keep them once they’ve done what they came to do.

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The Nuts & Bolts of Starting a Business in East Durham, NY

May 10, 2016

John Quirk and his wife Suzanne are no strangers to running a business.  Life-long Greene County residents, they have, over the years operated Lawyer’s General Store and The Shamrock House among others.  After purchasing the commercial property located at 2373 Rout 145 in East Durham, NY, they set to work to restore and rebrand the plaza that once contained the iconic Greene County eatery, Hans & Gretel’s.  Throughout the restoration process, John came to the realization that he had to drive at least 10 miles to pick up ordinary supplies like paint brushes, rollers, pipe connectors, and fasteners.  East Durham had no local hardware store.

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Greene County Legislature Unanimously Supports New York State Tax Credit for Filmmakers

May 6, 2016

Adapted from an April 22, 2016 article in the Catskill Daily Mail by Jim Planck.

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