Positively Greene
March 2019  
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
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C-GCC offers 2-Day Professional Appraisers Class
Columbia-Greene Community College is partnering with Abigail Hartmann Associates and Stair Gallery of Hudson, to offer a two-day class and exam in Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), on Monday, March 25 and Tuesday, March 26. This professional class is for ideal for appraisers and collectible-industry workers, as well as collectors, pickers, and aficionados of antiques, art, jewelry and collectibles. The course fee is $465, which includes the required text, exam, and certification fee. For more information or to register, call the Office of Community Services at (518) 828-4181, extension 3342, or email communityservices@sunycgcc.edu.
Free Construction Technology Workshop
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C-GCC is hosting an informational workshop on its new Construction Technology Preservation Certificate Program now enrolling students for the Fall 2019 Semester. Potential students, business owners in the construction, materials and preservation spaces, and interested community members are encouraged to attend in Room 612 of the Professional Academic Center on Friday, March 29th at 12:30 p.m. For more information visit SUNYcgcc.edu.
Third Annual Restaurant Week Poised for Success
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From March 22nd through the 31st, diners across Greene County will be feasting on delicious fare at special prices at a wide variety of participating eateries. Prix Fixe offerings include 2-course lunches and 3-course dinners, making Greene County Restaurant Week the perfect time to get out and discover your new favorite eating spot! For a complete list of participating restaurants, visit DineInGreene.com.

First Ever “Best of Greene County” Awards Ceremony
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The Greene County Chamber of Commerce partnered with Columbia-Greene Media to provide customers the chance to vote on their favorite local business across 50 categories in Arts & Entertainment, Community, Food & Drink, Shopping, and Services. Awards were made at a cocktails and hors d’oeuvres gathering at LUMBERYARD on Friday, February 1st. The management of the Stewart House on the Athens riverfront (pictured above) received “Bests” for Live Music and Outdoor Dining, The Historic Catskill Point was named Best Event Space/Wedding Venue.
2019 Consolidated Funding Application
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The annual New York State Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) application window will open in early May. The CFA is designed to help fund job-creating projects. It is the primary way that New York State provides funding to make projects happen. If you are interested in more information on how to apply and available assistance and support, please call our Economic Development team at 518-719-3290 or email business@discovergreene.com.

C-GCC Takes Gold in the Education Digital Marketing Awards
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Columbia-Greene Community College has been honored with a Gold Education Digital Marketing Award for an interactive brochure created in 2018. An on-campus committee consisting of faculty, administrators, and staff members envisioned a marketing piece that would illustrate the natural and cultural benefits of Columbia and Greene counties that evolved into a project that blended photography, video, design, and the written word to meet that goal.  Read more.
Did You Know:
  • Greene County Sales Tax Revenues continue to grow in 2019, up 3.58% year over year.
TOURISM
Three New Businesses Join Forces for a Great Event
Woodhouse-Lodge
Megan Pflug and Jay Penry sold out their rooms at The Woodhouse Lodge in Greenville as they hosted a Natural Wine and Pasta Dinner on February 15. The wine selection was curated by Shai Kessler and Susan Baldaserini of the Reed Street Bottle Shop in Coxsackie, paired with delectable pasta dishes from Sfoglini Pasta manufactured in Coxsackie by Scott Ketchum and Steve Gonzales. All six of these entrepreneurs relocated to Greene County over the past 3 years and created this unique marketing opportunity promoting their products and services at a single event. Each new business received concierge service, support, and financing as part of the Invest In Greene initiative.
Local Inn Adds Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
The Rose Motel on NYS Route 145 in Durham has expanded its hospitality offerings with the installation of two Tesla and two Clipper Creek EV Charging Stations. Guests of the Motel can charge their vehicles for free, and if you’re not staying (or just passing through) and need juice, it’s only $6. With the number of Electric Vehicles on the rise, destinations with free charging stations attract new, environmentally conscious customers.
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Greene County Department of Economic
Development, Tourism & Planning
Warren Hart - Deputy County Administrator

518-719-3290 business@discovergreene.com

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