Greene County Success Stories

Re-Inventing a Specialty Pet Accessory Business in Athens, NY - May 26, 2020

Four years ago, Catherine Whiteman’s love for her Brittany Spaniels inspired her to start a business out of her home in Athens, New York. Three Wags opened in 2016 creating quality and domestically made pet accessories that she felt confident in. Like many small business owners during COVID-19 however, Whiteman faced some new challenges.

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Transportation Services Business Provides Vital Assistance in Coxsackie, NY - April 19, 2020

Since COVID-19, Greene County has seen a lot of changes, but the community is still strong. While our schools are temporarily closed due to the public health crisis, school districts and a local business owner have come together to ensure students are still getting breakfast and lunch. This was especially a concern for those students who had been receiving free or reduced-cost meals while...

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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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