Greene County Success Stories

Perseverance, Persistence, and Passion Drive Business in Prattsville, NY - November 16, 2022

Eleven years after a flood caused by Hurricane Irene devastated homes, businesses, and infrastructure across the town of Prattsville, NY, stable businesses have rebuilt better, and new businesses abound. With a post-pandemic influx of new residents and second homeowners relocating to this Catskill Mountain community that serves as a rural retail hub for the surrounding area.

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From the Franklin Street to the River, Second Street Abounds with Local Gems in Athens, NY - October 13, 2022

The historic Hudson River village of Athens dates back to one of the earliest European settlers in Upstate New York. Now, some 337 years after Jan Van Loon purchased his land in 1685, the village is teeming with great places to meet, eat, and shop as you stroll along Second Street with a great view of the river. Residents and visitors alike enjoy uniquely approachable amenities and one-of-a-kind...

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Pandemic Pivot turns Weekender to Retailer in Coxsackie, NY - September 23, 2022

As Editor in Chief of NYC-based SAVEUR Magazine, Sarah Gray started visiting friends in Greene County in the early 2000s. She soon bought and renovated a great old house in Athens, where she spent her weekends for the next 15 years. Then, a perfect storm of COVID restrictions, rising rural real estate values, and the end of SAVEUR in print, came together to empower Sarah to sell her weekend home...

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High Rock Home is Doling Out Delightful Home Decor Downstreet in Catskill, NY - August 23, 2022

Michael Moy, though not originally from Greene County, has long had an affinity for the region. He and his partner Joe Sniado spent over 10 years building their dream property in Durham – High Rock Lodge. After moving to the region fulltime in 2014, and opening the Joe’s Garage Event Venue shortly after, Mike and Joe wanted to bring their love of the area and its elements into an experience for...

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Distance Destination Demand + Legacy Property Modernization = Wylder Windham - July 20, 2022

As the hospitality industry continues to rebound from the pandemic downturn, more and more rural properties like the former Thompson House in Windham are getting serious consideration and investment from visionaries like John Flanagan – CEO and founder of Wylder Hotels. His company creates destinations for adventurers to escape the crowds, experience the outdoors, and enjoy all the modern...

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Catskill Collectibles - Online and Now Open on Main Street, in Catskill, NY - June 21, 2022

Tom Illari, like many residents of Greene County, does not originally hail from the area. Though he grew up and worked downstate, he’s always loved the County’s unique charms. As an avid collector and researcher of all things Catskill/Greene County, he’s devoted himself to sharing that love of our communities’ rich history with visitors and residents alike. At the recently opened...

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Conversation, Coffee, & Culinary Creations on Display at Shipwrecked in Coxsackie, NY - May 24, 2022

Katlyn Irwin has always had an appreciation for all the unique towns, hamlets, and communities located throughout Greene County. In her opinion, the sights, sounds, and sensations they offer couldn’t be beat by anyplace in the world. That’s why she answered that longing call to home after wandering New York State. Now, she operates a cozy little café known as Shipwrecked, where she and her...

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Creativity, Design and Post-Production Thriving at Cairo Film Center / Tobin Productions & Lampworks - April 7, 2022

Long-time stalwarts of the NYC Design & Production community, Bébé Regnier and her husband Dwight Tobin relocated their business headquarters to the town they’ve been getting away to for the past 30 years. She is an internationally recognized designer of lighting solutions for commercial and private applications. He is an Emmy Award-winning director/producer of commercials, PSAs and educational...

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Camp Catskill is Encouraging Outdoor Adventures and Serious Sustainability in Tannersville, NY - March 23, 2022

Ryan Penny has always loved the outdoors and everything about it. Like many Greene County residents, he knows that there’s tons of natural splendor to enjoy throughout the region – whether it’s through hiking, camping, or just exploring. He’s making it his mission to take that passion for nature and adventure and spread it to everyone. At Camp Catskill in Tannersville, that passion is evident in...

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Full-Service Groomer Joins Growing Business Community in Greenville, NY - February 18, 2022

Dog groomer Autumn Tambasco and her husband Jacob Van Zutphen are the proud owners of the first new business to open in Greenville in 2022. Dogs Of Greenville served its first canine customer on January 3rd, and coming up on two-months in business, they’re already looking to add staff.

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