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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.

 

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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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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