Greene County Success Stories

Remote Workers Create Real Estate Boom in Greene County, NY - September 18, 2020

It’s no secret that upstate New York’s real estate industry is booming. The pandemic has caused people to leave urban areas in record numbers, and as more and more companies move to a remote workforce, their employees are forgoing the high rents and taxes downstate in favor of a more rural (and affordable) location – giving rise to the trending phrase “Zoom-Town”.

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Opening a Craft Cidery Community Destination in Catskill, NY - August 19, 2020

When the old Bottle Shop moved into the former Central Hudson building between Main and Water Streets the term “artisanal cider” was not in everyone’s vocabulary.  Fast forward to July 2020, and the newly restored basement entrance leads to Left Bank Ciders in Catskill.

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Tannersville, NY Destination Business Makes it out on Top after COVID Shutdown - July 21, 2020

TANNERSVILLE N.Y. – For over 40 years, Last Chance Antiques & Cheese Café has been a neighborhood staple for locals and tourists alike. Second generation owner, David Kashman, grew up helping his parents at the restaurant and eventually took over as an owner.

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Reopening In-store Retail in Greenville, NY - June 18, 2020

In December of 2017, Laura & Jeremy Dresdner opened up Quirky Market to sell custom handmade goods. Originally, their business model was to sell crochet items, handmade jewelry, and paintings. When naming the business, Dresdner knew not to limit her creativity. 

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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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