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Ulster County Black Business Achievement Awards

Ulster County Black Business Achievement Awards

Celebrating Black businesses and entrepreneurs from the past, present, and future.
The Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce and Ulster County Tourism are partnering to host the inaugural Ulster County Black Business Achievement Awards and Community Connect on June 15 from 5pm to 8pm. The event will be hosted at Ulster Savings Bank corporate headquarters at 180 Schwenk Drive, Kingston.


New Digs and Big Plans For Orange County Chamber of Commerce

The Orange County Chamber of Commerce is wrapping up a busy season and is settling into a new home to start the new year. The Chamber is leaving its Goshen headquarters and setting up shop at the John Blake House, a late-18th-century house on Homestead Avenue in the village of Maybrook.


Supporting the Orange County Small Business Community

New Leadership at Orange County Chamber of Commerce Has Spurred a Year of Growth
When it comes to the small business community in Orange County, there are few organizations better positioned to provide support, recognition, and growth quite like the Orange County Chamber of Commerce. And even amid the continued pressures of the pandemic, the organization’s commitment to meeting the needs of small businesses has remained as strong as ever thanks to the new leadership of Heather Bell-Meyer.


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.


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.


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.


Hudson Valley Women in Business Spotlight | April 2021

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


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.”


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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