Greene County Success Stories

Revitalizing the Region and Working Wonders at The Wire Event Center in Coxsackie, NY - May 24, 2021

Aaron Flach and his wife Rebecca have a deep appreciation for all the beautiful and storied buildings throughout Greene County. Though time has taken its toll on some locations, they know history is worth preserving. That’s what drives their latest passion project – developing a multi-acre Coxsackie riverfront site into an event center and hotel. The finished property will run from the end of...

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Superior Soaps, Scents, & Small Town Support Are What Drive What.The.Soap. in Prattsville, NY - April 21, 2021

Melissa Peters knows that COVID-19 has changed the way many of us work within Greene County. But she also knows that the bonds that tie the community together have made it possible for everyone to grow stronger and make the most of a stressful time. She and her husband Matt own and operate What.The.Soap. at 14520 Main Street in Prattsville, and now they’re doing their best to give back to...

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Collaboration, Community & Connectivity Combine at WorkSpace in Tannersville, NY - March 22, 2021

Gillian Telling knows the impact COVID-19 has had on the working lives of those around New York. She especially knows how it has affected the Greene County community. As the owner of WorkSpace Tannersville, she provides a quiet and cozy co-working space for those who need it. Located within the heart of Tannersville at 6041 Main Street, she has opened her doors to the young and old looking to...

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FELLOW Café Showcases the Best of the Area in Hunter, NY - February 10, 2021

Marc Chodock is passionate about welcoming a new generation of year-round urban explorers to the beautiful Great Northern Catskill Mountains. As managing partner of Escape Hospitality, he promotes destination communities in the town of Hunter to an ever-growing number of creative people making their way to the area. His newest property at 7883 Main Street (in the heart of the village) is a...

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The “Pharmacy of the Future” is already in Tannersville, New York - January 20, 2021

Kindness seems to be a common theme at Wellness Rx in Tannersville, New York. Ed Ullman’s mission since day one was to be a service to others. Since the pandemic, this mission has included acts of kindness that have been a powerful guiding light to Ullman and his team.

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Holiday Pop Up Success Leads to Ongoing Brick & Mortar Retail in Catskill, NY - December 1, 2020

Prior to this past September, Katie Hartsough marketed her curated selection of sustainable home products on-line at KaaterskillMarket.com and around Great Northern Catskills at farmers markets and craft fairs. MaryJo Murphy sold her husband Mike’s Catskill Mountain Woodworking much the same way. But when a 3-month lease became available on a cozy storefront at the heart of the Downstreet...

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Greene County Native Opens Toy & Kids Accessories Store in the Historic Reed Street section of Coxsackie, NY - November 16, 2020

Walk into Mahalo Kid and Baby on Reed Street in Coxsackie, and you will be enamored by the store’s whimsy personality and bright energy. It is impressive for any business owner to open in a global pandemic, but Tara Templeton is no stranger to the owning a retail store.

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New Personal Services Business Opens Successfully in Catskill, NY Amidst COVID Restrictions - October 22, 2020

Sandy Dylak wanted to bring cryotherapy to the mainstream market after it improved her own life. She chose the name “Catskill Cryo” before deciding on the location next to Village Pizza on Main Street in Catskill. She planned to open in April but then COVID-19 hit, along with the NYS Restrictions imposed to combat the pandemic. While waiting for the region to enter Phase 3 Re-opening, she...

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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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