“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Get Out of Marketing Overwhelm – July 15
How to focus your time & money to bring in new clients presented by Deborah Gallant. Workshop will take place on Wednesday, July 15 from 8:00 – 10:00 am a the Chamber Office. When you own or run a small business there’s always someone telling you what you “ought” to do to bring in new clients. Blogging. Twitter. Instagram. Angie’s List. Billboards. Radio. Text ads. What is worthwhile and what is a distraction? How do you make sense of it all and figure out how to invest your limited budget so it is most effective? Business coach and internet expert Deborah Gallant of Bold Business Works has helped thousands of entrepreneurs and she will help you get really clear on what works for YOU and YOUR clients. One size does not fit all! In this jam-packed session Deborah will help you get a laser focus on where your best prospects are and how to get their attention. Cost is $25.00 per person. For a bio on Deborah visit our website at www.columbiachamber-ny.com.
Business After Hours at Chatham Brewing – August 20
Business After Hours at Chatham Brewing on Thursday, August 20. Business After Hours’ offer excellent networking opportunities for area business people. All members of the business community are invited to attend this business event. Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar will be offered during the After Hours. Chatham Brewing is located at 59 Main Street in Chatham. There is no cost to attend, but there will be a cash bar. Reservations are not required but guests are encouraged to contact the Chamber at (518) 828-4417 if they plan to attend.
2015 Sponsorship Opportunities
Thank you to everyone who sponsored events in 2014. Event sponsorship enables us to provide quality programming for our members and extensive promotion for your business. The Chamber is now securing sponsors for our 2015 events. If you are interested in sponsoring an event in 2015, please click here.
Promote Your Business in the October 2015 Chamber Connection Mailing
Are you looking for new connections? The Chamber Connection is a great way to promote your business to over 1,000 Chamber members for only a $150. Promote your business this fall and get a great return on your investment, while saving over $400 in postage. The next mailing will go out in October 2015. The deadline for materials is September 25, 2015. Please contact the Chamber if you are interested in promoting your business at email@example.com.
June New Members
Beth’s Farm Kitchen
Contact: Beth Linskey
Stuyvesant Falls – 800-331-5267
Category: Specialty Food
MAR Ventures, LLC
Contact: Michael Rawson
Hudson – 646-696-1146
Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene
Contact: Jeffrey Rovitz, MS, CRC, LMHC
Hudson – 518-828-4619
Category: Human Services Agencies
Northeast Parent and Child Society
Contact: Uriella Perkins-Graham
Schenectady – 518-579-3531
Category: Human Services Agencies
Our Community Cares
Contact: Carl Quinn
Ghent – 518-336-5254
Category: Community Organizations
Contact: Michiel van Dijk
Tivoli – 845-757-2628
Category: Real Estate & Property Management
Member Events & Information
Valley Energy would like to offer you a discount! Call today to find out how to SAVE on your home heating this winter. Redeem by July 31, 2015 to take advantage of this LIMITED-TIME SPECIAL OFFER. 2.59 must be credit approved min del 150 gallons. Call 518-851-3921 or 800-696-5552. Ask for Kim Keil.
People’s Parade in Kinderhook Village on Saturday, July 4. Bring yourself and your patriotic spirit. Decorate your car, stroller, wagon, garden tractor, bike….Anything you can push, pull or ride, decorate it with good old American Pride. Wear your best red, white and blue. Not up for marching, bring a chair and relax on the sidelines. All are welcome. Parade kicks off at 11:00 am at the Park on Rothermel Lane and ends in the Village Square. Sponsored by the KBPA. Visit them at www.kinderhookbusiness.com.
Equine Advocates 2015 Open Day on Saturday, July 11 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Spend a few hours walking around and meeting 86 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules. Most of them have been rescued and now are enjoying their life at the sanctuary. Please feel free to picnic a the pond which is one of the most beautiful spots at the sanctuary. Admission is free. However donations are greatly appreciated! All visitors will have to sign a release form upon arrival. No pets allowed. For more information visit their website at www.equineadvocates.org.
Join Random House on Saturday, July 11 at Basilica Hudson from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm for Off The Page – a unique event that brings books to life for a day of inspiration and fun in New York’s scenic Hudson Valley. Hear inspiring keynotes from the bestselling author and legendary food critic Ruth Reich, as well as Gretchen Rubin – author of the blockbuster bestseller The Happiness Project. Build your perfect summer day with variety of book-inspired sessions and interactive workshops on book clubs, cooking, travel and living your best life. All guests will enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages throughout the day, including a wine tasting, and will leave with a Random House tote bag filled with books and goodies. Find more information more information and tickets http://www.randomhousebooks.com/event/off-the-page/, and use the code HUDSON for 10% off!
High & Mighty Therapeutic Riding and Driving Center, Inc., Mane Event 3rd Annual Fundraiser on Saturday, July 11 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. There will be horsey activities, pony rides, lunch, games, auctions, Horse demos: carriage driving, equine yoga and more. Free admission and fun for all. For more information visit www.high-n-mighty.org.
Create a Scarecrow on Sunday, July 12 at 9:00 am at the Columbia County Fairgrounds (show ring). A FREE demonstration PLUS assemble your own scarecrow with the help from Mike DiMisa, a local winner of our scarecrow contest held every year at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. Sign up NOW and save your spot. Rain or Shine. For more information call 518-392-2121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Judith Vargas Warren shows Landscape Paintings at the Chatham Bookstore, Reception July 17, 5–7 pm. In a show entitled “Landscape––Up Close and Far Away,” Chatham artist Judith Vargas Warren exhibits paintings in mixed media, oils, watercolors, pastels, and collagesat the Chatham Bookstore from July 8 to August 28. A reception takes place on Friday, July 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. Live at the Chatham Bookstore, 27 Main Street, Chatham, NY 12037; 518-392-3005; www.chathambookstore.com
Outdoor Flea Market on Saturday, July 18 at Beaver Mill Antiques located at 3045 Main Street, Valatie. Stop by to check out great deals. For more information or to reserve a space as a vendor, call 518-331-5334.
Hootenanny! Farm Fresh Benefit Dinner with Host Chef Jonathan Wright of Rainbow Room on Saturday, July 18 beginning at 6:00 pm at Empire Farm in Copake. Cost is $165 per person. Celebrate FarmOn! Foundation 5th Anniversary and Hoot! Shake hands that feed you while you indulge in local food fresh from the farm! Mingle and feast with 500 guests, including 100 local farmers together with prestigious food and farm-loving attendees drawn from NYC, Boston, Saratoga, Hudson Valley and New York City communities. Cocktail hour includes a variety of local libations, Hudson Valley Cheese course, Family Style Dinner prepared by Host Chef Jonathan Wright of the Rainbow Room, live and silent auctions, live music and dancing under the stars on 220 acres of this historic family farm. For more information or to purchase tickets www.farmonfoundation.org.
ClubLife will be holding it’s first Life Day event on Saturday, July 18 from 12:00 – 6:00 pm . It will be a community wide event where everyone is invited to come and have a good time. It will take place outdoors, in the ClubLife parking lot. There will be live music, vendors, food, raffle, spectator weight lifting competition, family fun, and much more. All local businesses are invited to setup a table. If you are interested call 518-320-7885. Come celebrate Life Day with ClubLife.
“Leo Lasher” Catfish Derby at Dutchman’s Landing in Catskill on Saturday, July 18. First Prize is $500 Cash for the longest catfish. Kids and adults casting contest. $15 pre-registration at https://www.facebook.com/uwcg1?fref=ts or any branch of The Bank of Greene County or call Brad at 518-755-2155. Music by DJ Jack Bogarski.
Dish Hudson and Olde Hudson are teaming up again. They will present – Cottage Cheeses – small batch, regional mostly fresh cheese – made to be eaten immediately – not aged. There will be special cheeses, beautiful presentation ideas, a local cheesemaker and the expertise of shop keepers Dena Moran and Peg Patterson. Taste and compare, sip delicious seasonal punch and socialize in the garden at Dish Hudson, 103 Warren Street. This is a great way to learn about the cheeses that are the best of the Hudson Valley. Reservations are required. Proceeds will benefit the new Hudson Area Library. To purchase tickets and learn more, go to www.Armory.HudsonAreaLibrary.org.
Junior Golf Camp with New York Golf Park. All students will benefit from 16 hours of PGA instruction, games, contests, prizes, a round of golf and a pizza party. Equipment will be provided for FREE! Participants will receive a Nike Golf Glove. Star to Finish Golf Polo to be worn on the golf course. Monday thru Thursday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm with lunch included. $100 per day or $250 for the four day camp. Bring a friend and save – 2 kids $225 per kid. 3 kids or more $200 per kid. For more information visit www.nygolfpark.com.
The Sylvia Center invites you to their 8th Annual Farm to Table Benefit Dinner in the Fields of the Katchkie Farm in Kinderhook, hosted by Great Performances on Saturday, July 25. It is hosted to celebrate and support The Sylvia Center’s Farm to Table Programs for Columbia County Youth. To purchase tickets and/or to learn more visit www.sylviacenterdinner2015.eventbrite.com.
16th Annual Blueberry Festival sponsored by the Austerlitz Historical Society to be held Sunday, July 26 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. This event features early 19th Century craft demonstrations and wares, antiques, live music and entertainment, activities for children, animals, birds of prey, sheep shearing, plus many new, unique and highly talented craft vendors and artisans. There will be blueberries galore and a blueberry pancake breakfast, in addition to a wide selection of tasty food items and baked goods. Cost is $6/adult and under 12 are free. Rain or shine. (Please note that there is additional charge for both adults and children for the pancake breakfast.)
Check out PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century. They have so many events going on in July I can’t pick just one. They have music, theater, dance festival and adult and kid workshops. Also, Just for Fun events which are free. Along with Movie Tuesdays which are also free. For a detailed event schedule visit www.ps21chatham.org.
ReStore’s Red, White and Cool Blue Tag Sale all through July. Save 20% – 50% on selected merchandise across the Store! Check out and SAVE on antiques and other quality furniture, kitchen cabinets, windows, doors, brand new Viking double oven and much more! New items each week. ReStore is located at 829 Route 66 at 9H in Hudson. Open Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Hudson City School District – Family and Consumer Science focuses on life skills and technical knowledge to prepare students for careers and life. Etiquette instruction is part of the curriculum. In the coming academic year we will emphasize Business Etiquette. To help students get excited about this topic, and to give them some taste of the real world, we would like to put on two business lunches, one for the High School and one for the Junior High. They are seeking 2-3 volunteers from the business community to join their students for a business lunch hosted by the school. Guests would not have to prepare remarks, but they would appreciate a few questions and explain why etiquette is important in business relations. Luncheons are scheduled for the September and October. Contact Victoria Dougherty, FACS Department, Hudson High School, email@example.com for more information.
201 Water Street in Catskill, NY 12414
Full Environmental study done.
An additional vacant parcel that adjoins the subject improved parcel is also included within the valuation of the subject. There is municipal water and sewer to site, with public gas and electric and telephone. The size of the subject improved site totals 0.17+ acres, and the size of the subject vacant land parcel totals 0.28+ acres, with the total combined site size being 0.45+ acres.
One-story, waterfront masonry structure totaling 6,910+ SF of total building area.
Serviced by municipal water and sewer, and public gas, telephone and electric to site.
Site improvements include a macadam driveway and parking area a the front and side of the building, to include the vacant site, and seeded lawn areas.
Painted concrete block walls, with asphalt shingle roof in average to fair condition. Minimal fenestration with wood double hung windows, and steel entrance doors, and a 10 x 11 overhead door at the front elevation.
The interior finish is mostly open plan with the work areas having drop ceilings with recessed fluorescent lighting, with concrete floors and painted sheet rock walls. The distribution/printing press/storage portion of the subject property is mostly open plan exposed walls and ceilings, with concrete floors and flush mounted lighting.
There is a 3 phase 400 amp electric service. There is a separate FWA heating system with overhead ducts for the work areas and office space, and ceiling mounted exposed heat ducts for the warehouse and printing press and storeage portion of the subject. Municipal water and sewer, and public gas, electric and telephone to site.
Cost is $300,000.00. Interested parties should contact Mark Vinciguerra @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-828-1616 ext. 2401.
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