Greene County Success Stories

Families are the Key to a Century of Success at Sunny Hill – Greenville, NY - March 6, 2020

For the past 100 years, five generations of Nicholsens have welcomed families to experience the scenic beauty, spectacular views, and outdoor fun. In 1920, Peter & Gurine Nicholsen bought a farm in Greenville and began taking in boarders for extra income. Now their grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren carry on their legacy at what they have built into one of the...

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Bear and Fox Provisions: A Welcoming Daily Destination in Tannersville, NY - February 6, 2020

No matter what life throws at her, there are 3 things Jenae DiNapoli will not go without: Great Coffee, Delectable Food, and Beautiful Flowers.  That’s precisely what she and Casey Smart provide as they welcome regulars and first-timers to their ecclectic and authentic storefront in the Catskill Mountain Village of Tannersville – delivering Quality, Value and Joy.

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Owls Hoot Barn - Transforming an 18th Century Farmstead into an Event Destination in Coxsackie, NY - January 14, 2020

Kerri Corrigan and her sister had been staging barn-weddings in Columbia County for over 15 years when she came across what looked to be an abandoned farm on Bronck Mill Road in the Historic Hudson River Town of Coxsackie, NY.  Her vision, creativity, and dedication to detail brings hundreds of guests to each event at Owls Hoot Barn, and significant revenue to local hospitality businesses.   

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Weekender Turned Full-Time Resident – The Vision Behind Round Top Productions - December 17, 2019

After over 25 years in PR and Promotions (most recently as a partner at David Zwirner contemporary art gallery in NYC, London and Hong Kong) Julia Joern brings her passion for creativity, community, and cuisine to the hamlet of Round Top in the town of Cairo, NY.  The proud new owner of the former Hartmann’s Kaffeehaus building, she has turned weekend getaways to her Greene County home into...

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Hickory Hill Market – Creating a One Stop Provisions Shop in Windham, NY - November 12, 2019

Jim Miltenberger and Charley McGuffog looked at the growing number of people coming to the mountaintop town of Windham, NY and saw an opportunity.  Their newly constructed Hickory Hill Market is designed to be an up-scale and welcoming convenience destination for both visitors and residents – selling the essentials needed for the day, the weekend, or year-round living.

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Greenville HS Music Technology Students Produce Buy-In-Greene Holiday Radio Spot - November 5, 2019

Photo L to R: Vocalists Riley Hempsted, Baillie Kappel, Carmela Bucci, Tess Herwick, Jenna Barry, Maeoni Mazzzarese and Sound Recording Technician – Brianna Haggerty.

Each year, the Greene County Department of Economic Development, Tourism & Planning promotes Holiday Shopping & Dining at local businesses through its Buy In Greene initiative. Traditional online advertising is augmented with...

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The Tasting Lab – Creating a Local-vore Destination in Greenville, NY - October 16, 2019

The rising popularity of farm-to-table eateries and craft beverages was most certainly not lost on Madyson Vance and her father Tom when they combined both to create their comfort-food & drink emporium – The Tasting Lab.  This is the second joint venture in Greene County for the father/daughter team who opened Hop Barn Brewing in 2017, just up the road at the family’s Maple Street farm.

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Corner Gas Station to Craft Food Destination in Catskill, NY – J&J Smokehouse BBQ - September 10, 2019

Location, Location, Location.  No doubt that’s what the builders of the pre-WWII Chevron service station had in mind when selecting its site at the interchange of US 9W and what was then NYS 23 leading up to Jefferson Heights from Main Street in Catskill, NY.  Some 80 years on, Jim & Jill Sterling had a different type of re-fueling in mind when they renovated this classic Catskill-Brick...

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Gather Greene – A Take-Over Event Destination in Coxsackie, NY - August 7, 2019

Co-designers and owners Amna Ali and Jackie Brown have created a truly remarkable and unique retreat.  These interior design graduates of Pratt University have put their extensive experience staging events into an event-destination experience based on their shared passions.  Set on an over 100-acre site in the woods between the Hudson River and the Great Northern Catskill Mountains, Gather...

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Fifty Years of Farm Freshness from an Historic Stagecoach Stopover Site in Athens, NY - July 11, 2019

Lloyd Zimmermann began his fascination with agriculture as a boy visiting his summer home in Medway, NY in 1940.  This son of a Political Science professor at Hunter College and a Latin teacher from Queens met his wife, Mary Lou, when both were students at the University of Vermont. By 1965, the couple had purchased a Greene County home in the town of Coxsackie where they raised their three...

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