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Orange County Chamber of Commerce: Meeting the Needs of Businesses Large and Small

Orange County Chamber of Commerce: Meeting the Needs of Businesses Large and Small

From hip and happening Newburgh to historic West Point and quaint and cozy Warwick, Orange County is home to a robust community of businesses and organizations of all sizes. Providing county-wide support and resources for such disparate voices may seem like a difficult job, but it’s one that Heather Bell-Meyer, newly appointed President and CEO of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, is approaching with energy and enthusiasm for the future after the last year of the pandemic.

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Stone Wave Yoga: Tending the Flame of Personal and Communal Wellness

In the summer of 2019, Liz Glover Wilson had just opened the second location of her burgeoning Gardiner yoga studio and wellness campus, Stone Wave Yoga, in Poughkeepsie. Like so many other small business owners in the Hudson Valley, she had no way of knowing that only months later her entire business would fundamentally change. With the pandemic’s economic and personal challenges constantly at her door, however, yoga remained the one thing that Glover Wilson knew she could count on. “A lot of the students who stayed with us this last year are hungry to learn more about the yoga tool kit because they’re seeing that it really does work,” she says.

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Willow Deep Studio: Stained Glass and Gold Leaf for the Modern Life

Brenna Chase’s Rosendale Studio Preserves the Art of These Historic Crafts
After a decade in the New York City music industry, Brenna Chase realized she was ready to turn the tables and claim the creative role for herself. Instead of music, however, Chase chose to pursue the historic arts of stained glass and gold leaf, and started her own workshop, Willow Deep Studio in Rosendale in 2018.

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Hudson Valley Women in Business Spotlight | April 2021

A showcase of some of the region's women in business.

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Designing a Climate Positive Future

ChoShields Studio Founders In Cho and Tim Shields Are Committed to Making Passive House Mainstream
Through their work designing Passive House buildings and empowering an ever-widening audience from elementary school students to building professionals with the knowledge of Passive House, In Cho and Tim Shields, founders of Kingston and Brooklyn-based architecture firm ChoShields Studio are advocating for a climate positive and socially equitable future. “Passive House is something that we would love to become public knowledge so it’s not just within our specific field,” says In. “It really has to be expanded to everyone. Our goal is to spread this knowledge so that everyone knows exactly what Passive House means the same way you do something as easy as recycling.”

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Celebrate Local Business | February 2021

Now more than ever, we need to celebrate the diversity of our locally owned business community. Chronogram Media is supporting BIPOC-and-women owned organizations by donating services and advertising. Each month, we’ll be highlighting some of our partners in our pages and we invite you to join us in supporting them.

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Celebrate Local Business | January 2021

Now more than ever, we need to celebrate the diversity of our locally owned business community. Chronogram Media is supporting BIPOC-and-women owned organizations by donating services and advertising. Each month, we’ll be highlighting some of our partners in our pages and we invite you to join us in supporting them.

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How this Midtown Kingston Accelerator Supports Small Businesses and the Disabled Community

The Cornell Creative Business Center provides tools for small businesses to succeed
The small business accelerator program at Cornell Creative Business Center in Midtown Kingston was founded in 2016 by the Arc Mid-Hudson as a way to bring more businesses to Kingston while fulfilling its mission to support its network of approximately 1,700 people with disabilities in Ulster, Greene, and Putnam counties. In exchange for employing people with disabilities, local businesses in the center receive below-market rent plus infrastructure support like advice on scaling its equipment and technology.

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A Metaphysical Mercantile for Personal Liberation

How Sassafras Mercantile in Kingston cultivates space for a diverse community of makers, growers, customers, and more
The intimate, light-filled store, which opened in Kingston's Rondout district in June 2019, is stocked with an eclectic selection of products, all grounded in systems of care. There is an extensive selection of bulk herbs, tinctures, and potions, a wall of zines on topics from astrology to cultural appropriation, tarot decks and oracle cards, CBD products, candles, jewelry, and more.

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Hudson Bonds Provide Pandemic Relief to the City's Small Business Community

Despite increased summer sales, many small businesses are still reeling from the pandemic's effect on the economy. In May, as an effort to support Hudson's small business community, the Hudson Business Coalition launched the Hudson Bonds program. The purchase of a $50 Hudson Bond gives you $25 to spend at any participating business and allocates $25 to a grant fund where those same businesses can get direct relief.

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Getting Back to Business: Assessing the Toll of the Pandemic on Local Businesses

The Hudson Valley is very much open for business—even gyms and bowling alleys! We check in with local business owners on how they’re adjusting to the new abnormal.

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An Essential Part of the Pack: How Kingston's CharlieDog Advertising Lives Up to Its Name

As Kingston-based CharlieDog’s founder and creative director, Lynn Herring has always placed great emphasis on developing long-term relationships with clients. It’s this approach that has earned the agency creative work for numerous national brands, from Illy Coffee to Kraft Foods and more.

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Businesses United in Diversity Expo on August 8 in Uptown Kingston

Businesses United in Diversity (BUD) will host a one-day expo highlighting more than fifteen Black-and-minority owned businesses in Ulster County on Saturday, August 8th in the parking lot of the DMV office building located at 244 Fair Street in Uptown Kingston. The event, which will take place between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., is a partnership with the Kingston Farmer’s Market, and the brainchild of two recent Kingston High School graduates, Maggie Noe (KHS Class of 2019) and Marine Nimblette (KHS Class of 2019).

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A Guide to Business Reopenings in the Hudson Valley and Beyond

A list of ten businesses set to reopen their doors post Coronavirus.

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Black-Owned Businesses in the Hudson Valley

People are angry and sad about the state of race relations in the US right now, and many of us are wondering how to help. We've compiled a list of local resources (also below), including actions to take, groups to support, and upcoming protests to attend, but another way to show your solidarity for Black empowerment is through supporting Black-owned business. Our list is far from comprehensive but still growing.

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"The Stove Lady" Rescues Years of Family Memories

Carlita Belgrove started her career in corporate finance for companies like GE Capital, JP Morgan Chase, and Goya Foods. Now she's known as "The Stove Lady," a specialist in the restoration of vintage and antique stoves from sought-after brands like Crown, Chambers, Caloric, Garland, and more.

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Manitoga: Design • Art • Nature Tour @ MANITOGA / The Russel Wright Design Center

Manitoga: Design • Art • Nature Tour

Mondays, Fridays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 12-1:30, 1-2:30 & 2-3:30 p.m. Continues through Nov. 8 — Visit MANITOGA, the House, Studio and Woodland Garden of pioneer industrial designer,...
Newburgh Mall Carnival @ Newburgh Mall

Newburgh Mall Carnival

Thu., June 17, 5-10 p.m., Fri., June 18, 5-11 p.m., Sat., June 19, 12-11 p.m., Sun., June 20, 12-10 p.m., Mon., June 21, 5-10 p.m., Tue., June 22, 5-10 p.m., Wed., June 23, 5-10 p.m., Thu., June 24, 5-10 p.m., Fri., June 25, 5-11 p.m., Sat., June 26, 12-11 p.m. and Sun., June 27, 12-10 p.m. — Enjoy midway fun for the whole family with rides and games for...

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