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Visitors Association busy, busy, busy

25th July

The Sullivan County Visitors Association (SCVA) has had an extremely busy 2015 so far, attending or cooperatively participating in over 25 travel and trade shows. Working to promote our tourism industry, the latest trade show was IPW where over 70 countries and 6,200 international and domestic buyers and media gathered in Orlando to meet with []

Climbing the next Catskill Mountain: Casino Gaming is just the start in Sullivan County

23rd July

After decades of the decline of our economy, we have finally realized the goal of casino gaming. Despite a series of very difficult setbacks over the years, the dream of casino gaming in the Catskills never died. Many local residents, elected officials, business leaders and union officials joined together and continued the fight. As Alan []

President’s Message

18th July

Education, Training and Continued Advancement an Economic Development Priority To the People: With summer finally deciding to show up to the party, I could not help but anecdotally notice the increased construction activity taking place, particularly in the Thompson area. It seems there are more excavators tearing down blighted buildings for future projects than we []

As ground breaks, excitement builds for new projects

18th July

“We couldn’t lose [a building season], we couldn’t stop,” Tim Lies, EPR Properties Project Manager, said, regarding the nearly $40 million of construction work that is commencing at the site of the future Montreign Casino. EPR is working on installing roadways, and water and sewer utilities so that when the official casino gaming license is []

2nd Annual Mid-Summer Mixer to be held

16th July

In response to last year’s successful Sullivan United event held at the Monticello Motor Club, the Sullivan United Economic Development team, made up of The Partnership for Economic Development, The Sullivan County Industrial Development Agency, The Sullivan County Visitors Association, and Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, have decided to make the event an annual occurrence. “Due []

Chris Lockwood Extends Reach & Value of Partnership

11th July

Last year’s internship has turned into this year’s job opportunity for Liberty resident Christopher Lockwood. Chris is the Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development’s Marketing Outreach Coordinator. If you’re a former member of the Partnership or a local real estate salesperson, you may have heard –or be hearing – from Chris, as he’s developing both []

Businesses contribute to Frost Valley YMCA camp

9th July

The summer can present a unique challenge for parents: how can we keep children occupied when they’re out of school? Frost Valley YMCA offers several options for parents in our community, such as Day Camp, and thanks to local businesses this option is now more affordable. By providing scholarship dollars for children to come to []

Resort experience puts Ehrlich in good stead

7th July

I’ve been here for about 2½ weeks so far,” Cliff Ehrlich explained in his office at the Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center, where he has begun his tenure as general manager. But he’s no stranger to the Sullivan County resort or the hotel business.   Ehrlich’s grandparents Phil and May Schweid started The Pines []

Eagle Express

7th July

The Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, Inc. welcomes a convenient new bus service to transport folks to and from Manhattan with a choice of stops at four of the charming communities associated with the New York State Route 97 byway. The “Upper Delaware River Valley Eagle Express” will have its debut on June 26 & 28, []

Disney Training A Big Hit

2nd July

Several county-wide organizations recently sponsored an 8-hour course on Disney’s Approach to Quality Service. The course is designed to teach customer service representatives how to better serve their clientele and make their business more productive and profitable. Two Disney employees spoke to the 150 in attendance about how to treat customers in a helpful and []

2nd Annual Mid-Summer Sullivan United Networking Mixer

30th June

Bridgeville, N.Y. – June 30, 2015 – The Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development is once again joining forces with the Sullivan County Visitors Association, the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, and the Sullivan County Industrial Development Agency to host its annual Mid-Summer Sullivan United Networking Mixer designed to unite Sullivan County’s business community, and []

CCE unveils new roof

30th June

Construction is complete on state of the art foam insulation and new metal roofing at Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center, which houses dozens of educational programs for farmers, families, and young people. As a result of ongoing capital campaign efforts underway since 2013, supporters have made it possible []

Sullivan Launches Summer Employment Program For College Students

21st May

The Sullivan United Summer Employment Program is being put in place to help college-aged job seekers in Sullivan find summer employment opportunities in the county. The program is being organized by the Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development, the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, and the Sullivan County Visitors Association. “Our aim is to give []

Pattern For Progress Event To Focus On Emerging Economic Changes

21st May

Hudson Valley Pattern For Progress will present an informational session entitled Sullivan County: A Journey Toward A Brighter Future on June 24 at Bernie’s Holiday Restaurant in Rock Hill, N.Y. The event is geared toward businesses, municipalities, and not-for-profit corporations operating in the county today, but is open to all. The informational session will take []

New Kitchen Available at Cornell Cooperative

12th May

In the spirit of food, wellness, and business development, over 50 community members and organizational partners shared in a light fare social reception to celebrate the grand opening and official Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting of Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s Entrepreneurial and Teaching (EaT) Kitchen in Liberty on January 31. “Our EaT Kitchen is []

New Kitchen Available at Cornell Cooperative

8th May

In the spirit of food, wellness, and business development, over 50 community members and organizational partners shared in a light fare social reception to celebrate the grand opening and official Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting of Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s Entrepreneurial and Teaching (EaT) Kitchen in Liberty on January 31. “Our EaT Kitchen is []

MAP Out Your Small Business Plan

6th May

Thanks to a $200,000 federal grant and a coalition assembled by the Sullivan County Division of Planning, 21 local entrepreneurs are accessing the help – and money – they need to see their small business dreams realized. “Business isn’t easy, and we want to make you succeed,” affirms Sullivan County Assistant Planning Commissioner Jill Weyer []

Jeff Bank Promoted Rhonda Decker

1st May

Jeff Bank announced today the appointment of Rhonda Decker to the role of Senior Vice President and Branch Administrator. In her role as Senior Vice President/Branch Administrator, Mrs. Decker is responsible for oversight of Jeff Bank’s 12 banking locations including sales, customer service, operations, security, and staffing. “Rhonda started with us as a teller and []

Sullivan’s Voice Heard at Pattern’s Breakfast

27th April

Sullivan County’s strong presence did not go unnoticed at the Progress County Leaders Breakfast at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. Pattern for Progress President Jonathan Drapkin, who hails from Rock Hill, welcomed the more than 30 Sullivan County business and government leaders who attended the event to a rousing round of applause from the 250 attendees. []

Roscoe Businesses Investing in the Future Businesses

24th April

“There’s a lot of good energy going on in town,” Phil Vallone, local business owner and a Trout Town, USA proud supporter, said. While some communities have spent the winter climbing over snowbanks, Roscoe has quietly continued its renaissance into a vacation destination. New businesses are opening along Stewart Ave., while others are investing money []

The Housing Market is Thawing Out in Sullivan

22nd April

While Sullivan County patiently awaits some of its mega-building projects to break ground, Leo Castillo has been adding to the tax base and employment scene very steadily during the last three years. “We do summer homes in residential large developments for the Orthodox communities,” Castillo, who owns LC Construction and Sons in South Fallsburg, said. []

Chapin Estate Adds Two New Partners

15th April

With 185 lots sold, 126 homes built and – in just the last year alone – nearly $12 million in sales, the Chapin Estate counts as an unqualified success. But founder and managing partner Steve Dubrovsky aims even higher, ready to see the remaining 250 lots purchased. That’s why last month he sold a majority []

Chamber Plans Night of Fun at The Sullivan

8th April

The Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce presents a night of entertainment that embraces the era of the 1920’s. All are invited to “The Catskill Club – Let’s Go to the Movies” on Saturday, April 11 at The Sullivan 283 Rock Hill Drive, Rock Hill, NY. The Black Tie optional (costumes encouraged) event sponsored by Monticello []

Sullivan’s Voice Heard at Pattern’s Breakfast

3rd April

Sullivan County’s strong presence did not go unnoticed at the Progress County Leaders Breakfast at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. Pattern for Progress President Jonathan Drapkin, who hails from Rock Hill, welcomed the more than 30 Sullivan County business and government leaders who attended the event to a rousing round of applause from the 250 attendees. []

The Ruby Group Builds On

1st April

Even through the recent weather, including snowstorms and below-freezing temperatures, The Ruby Group diligently works to complete their winter building projects. In Sullivan County, this includes Iroquois Springs, where the development firm is constructing a 3,000-square-foot modern commercial kitchen in a brand new structure. Iroquois Springs is an overnight Camp and Conference/Retreat Center that serves []

MMC, Media Solstice share marketing award

13th February

Sullivan County Partnership investors Monticello Motor Club (MMC) and Media Solstice Marketing & PR were recently honored with a Platinum MarCom Award for MMC’s gatefold brochure promoting the private race track. An international competition, MarCom recognizes outstanding creative achievement by marketing and communication professionals. Media Solstice developed the brochure on behalf of Monticello Motor Club []

Behind Catskill Distillery’s Success

6th February

As Catskill Distillery gets ready to turn the calendar on its fourth year in business, their story of hard work, risk and reward is certainly one worth telling. “We’ve come a long way,” said Stacy Cohen, who founded the Route 17B business along with her husband, Monte Sachs. “It was a huge amount of work []

New Pharmacy Comes to Callicoon

30th January

For nearly a year, Jeff Weyer had been designing, building and finishing his new pharmacy on Main Street, Callicoon. “It’s a long process to get all the state and federal approvals, for obvious reasons,” Weyer said. Earlier this month Riverside Remedies’ hosted an official ribbon cutting, where Weyer said, “I want to thank everyone for []

Partnership Welcomes New Chairman

23rd January

“I’m very excited about taking the reins as chairman,” Monticello attorney Jacob Billig said about his recent election as Chairman of the Board of the Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development. A Sullivan County native with deep roots in the county, Billig certainly remembers the area during its heyday, when Broadway, Monticello was a hubbub []

Sullivan Gets Disney Training Grant

16th January

With the approval of a commercial casino license to Montreign, two of Sullivan County’s major employer organizations, the Sullivan County Visitors Association and the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, have been awarded a State University of New York Community College Workforce Development Grant that will bring Disney Institute training to the county. The grant, which []

SEQRA Educational Conference Hosted by SC Partnership

9th January

The Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development is hosting a SEQRA Educational Conference on Jan. 14 at The Sullivan in Rock Hill, N.Y. (snow date: Jan. 21). The event, ideal for municipal board members, engineers, attorneys, planning professionals, and all other interested stakeholders, will highlight and explain SEQRA basics and recent changes. Attendees will leave []

Montreign wins casino license

9th January

Governor Andrew Cuomo promised it. NYS Senator John Bonacic guaranteed it. And Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther supported it from day one. And now, 13 months after New York State residents voted to allow legalized casino gaming, Sullivan County has its wish. In a much-anticipated announcement by the New York Gaming Facility Board on Dec. 17 in Albany, []

Business Assistance Program Launched by Sullivan County

6th January

The Division of Planning and Environmental Management announces a new Microenterprise Assistance Program (MAP) to assist owners of small businesses in Sullivan County and people looking to start a business here. The program will provide entrepreneurial training to help small businesses survive and grow, along with low interest loans, subsidies and other forms of support. []

Sullivan Launches New Business Assistance Program

17th November

Monticello – County Manager Josh Potosek has announced that a new Microenterprise Assistance Program (MAP) has been launched to assist owners of small businesses in Sullivan County and people looking to start a business here. The program will provide entrepreneurial training to help small businesses survive and grow, along with low-interest loans, subsidies and other []

Showcasing enhancements and a new addition

13th November

Albella Restaurant owners Mike and Dita Hajdaraj hosted a grand opening/ribbon cutting event on Wednesday, September 10, to showcase the latest addition to their eatery: a brand new, expansive wood-crafted bar, a refurbished dining area and more. Mike Hajdaraj cooked all over the metropolitan area, but tired of the city life, he and his family []

Eminently successful on Eminence Road

6th November

“Growth” has multiple meanings for Jennifer Clark and Andrew Scott. The co-proprietors of Eminence Road Farm Winery in Long Eddy first understood it in the context of grapes – specifically, the varieties that have given renown to the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Then came an understanding of personal growth – how leaving []

SC Partnership, IDA Team Up to Help Pharmacy in Callicoon

30th October

The Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development and the Sullivan County Industrial Development Agency have teamed up once again to provide assistance to developing businesses in Sullivan County. Riverside Remedies Rx, a pharmacy owned and operated by Jeffrey Weyer, will be opening in Callicoon in mid-November with the help of the IDA, which provided gap []

The Catskill Brewery born out of passion for beer and community

30th October

Environmental advocacy and bringing a new exciting business that will survive and increase tourism and recognition for Livingston Manor and the region is what the new Catskill Brewery is all about. The dreams and efforts of dedicated businessmen and Brewery partners Ramsay Adams, Randy Lewis, Kirt Gunn and Dana Ball are providing a state-of-the-art craft []

SC Partnership, Chamber to host Fall Foliage Mixer in support of students

22nd October

The Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development will join the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce and the Monticello High School Academy of Finance to host a special Fall Foliage Mixer on Thursday, Nov. 13 at Bernie’s Holiday Restaurant in Rock Hill. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Monticello High School Academy of Finance Scholarship []

Proud to Be Sullivan

21st October

Proud to Be Sullivan is a network of businesses, organizations and community volunteers working together to create a sense of pride of place; and promote the best that Sullivan County has to offer. The program is building a network of volunteer champions who believe that Sullivan County is a great place to live, work and []

Engineering an important part of economic development

16th October

Often overlooked – but never forgotten – engineers play a very important and necessary role in the economic development picture. From advisers, to hands-on supervisors of a project, engineers are usually at the forefront of any new construction, remodeling or municipal project in Sullivan County. “We are usually on the front lines of the economic []

SC Partnership President/CEO Marc Baez’s full speech

15th October

Good evening and welcome honorees, members, directors and guests. As we celebrate the 20th year of the existence of the Sullivan County Partnership, I want to take a minute and talk about how we came to be, what has been accomplished over that time period, and what we will be doing to position Sullivan County []

Partnership to Honor 32 at 2014 Annual Meeting

7th October

At its upcoming 20th Anniversary Annual Meeting Thursday, Oct. 9, the Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development will honor the dedication of 32 organizations, all of whom have demonstrated two decades of commitment to economic development in Sullivan County. Those valuable and steadfast SC Partnership Investors include: A. Alport & Son Allison-Devore General Contractors Inc.  Associated []

Partnership names 11 new board members

7th October

Investors of the Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development recently voted in 11 new members to the organization’s Board of Directors during the Partnership’s recent ballot process. Those new members of the Board of Directors include: John Conway, Director of Development, The Center for Discovery Matt Dorcas, ND Pro Media, Inc. Eric Egeland, Capacity Business Consulting []

SC Partnership Celebrates Twenty!

2nd October

On October 9, at the Sullivan in Rock Hill, The Partnership for Economic Development will hold its annual meeting and celebration. This year marks the twentieth year the organization has been providing business and technical assistance services to Sullivan County’s private and public sector. The road traveled has not been easy as limited local resources, []

SC Partnership To Swear in New Board Members at 2014 Annual Meeting

10th September

Investors of the Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development recently voted in 11 new members to the organization’s Board of Directors during the Partnership’s recent ballot process. Those new members of the Board of Directors include: ● John Conway, The Center for Discovery ● Matt Dorcas, ND Pro Media, Inc. ● Eric Egeland, Capacity Business Consulting ● Darlene Fedun, []

SC Partnership, SC Division of Planning & Environmental Management Host 2014 State Funding Workshop

1st May

Bridgeville, N.Y. – The Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development and the Sullivan County Division of Planning and Environmental Management have paired up to host a complimentary workshop about the various New York State funding opportunities available to businesses, municipalities, not-for-profits, and the public. The 2014 Consolidated Funding Application Workshop will be held on Thursday, []

SEQRA Educational Conference Hosted by SC Partnership

31st December

Bridgeville, N.Y. – The Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development is hosting a complimentary SEQRA Educational Conference on Jan. 15 at Bernie’s Holiday Restaurant, in Rock Hill, N.Y. The event, which will provide continuing education credits to municipal Planning Board members and professional development hours to engineers, will highlight and explain SEQRA basics and recent []

Bill Daggett, Ed.D. to Keynote SC Partnership Breakfast Seminar

25th November

Bridgeville, N.Y. – Bill Daggett, Ed.D., the founder and chairman of the International Center for Leadership in Education, will be the keynote speaker at a Dec. 19 breakfast seminar at The Sullivan in Rock Hill, presented by the Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development and the Sullivan County Center for Workforce Development. Dr. Daggett, recognized []

Former NFL Player Derrick E. Frost to Speak at Business Preservation Seminar & Breakfast

19th November

Bridgeville, N.Y. – On Thursday Nov. 21, 2013, Derrick E. Frost, formerly of the Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins, and Green Bay Packers, will be a special guest speaker at the Business Preservation Seminar & Breakfast at Bernie’s Holiday Restaurant in Rock Hill. Frost is the author of “The Pro Athlete’s Guide to Wealth Preservation,” and []

SC Partnership Names Patrick Dollard for Walter A. Rhulen Award

17th September

Bridgeville, N.Y. – The Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development is pleased to announce that Patrick Dollard, president and CEO of The Center for Discovery, has been named the 2013 recipient of the Walter A. Rhulen Award. James Bates, managing member of Ecological Analysis, has been named this year’s Distinguished Service Award winner. Both awards []

Economic Development Pro To Reenergize SC Partnership

27th June

Bridgeville, N.Y. – Fred Stabbert III, Chairman of the Sullivan County Partnership Board of Directors, has announced the appointment of Marc Baez, as President/CEO, replacing Interim CEO, Allan Scott effective July 10th. Two years ago, Allan Scott, at the request of both the Partnership and the IDA, became Interim CEO of the Partnership, in order []

SC Partnership Membership Meeting to Showcase Expansion of Center for Discovery

13th June

Monticello, NY – The Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development recently announced its second quarter membership meeting will be held at The Center for Discovery on Thursday, June 27 at 4 p.m. Patrick Dollard, president and CEO of The Center, will give attendees an inside look at the Center’s planned expansion. The Center for Discovery’s []

Michele Klugman Resnick Promoted to SC Partnership Vice President

13th March

Bridgeville, N.Y. – The Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development recently announced the promotion of Michele Klugman Resnick to the position of vice president. Klugman Resnick also serves as the Partnership’s director of marketing. The Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development is a private/public partnership established in 1994 to better serve the needs of relocating []



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Granite Associates, L.P.
NYSEG
Veria Living
SUNY Sullivan
Schmidt\'s Wholesale Inc.
Monticello Casino Raceway
Jeff Bank
The Center For Discovery
Empire Resorts
Crystal Run Healthcare
China City of America
Catskill Mountain Sugar House
Catskill Hudson Bank
Advance Testing