By Fred Stabbert III
Town of Delaware Supervisor Ed Sykes sat back in his seat last Wednesday night, looking his...
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 financing behind primary lender Jeff Bank; the Partnership then matched that funding.
“Partnership and IDA loan and grant funds supplement traditional bank financing, helping to grow small businesses like Riverside Remedies, and ultimately strengthening the County’s overall economy,” said IDA Executive Director Jennifer Brylinski.
Riverside Remedies Rx will answer an increasing demand for service in the small river town of Callicoon, where its only pharmacy burned down roughly 10 years ago.
“It has been a pleasure to work with the Sullivan County IDA and the Partnership in turning this idea into a fully operational pharmacy that will create new jobs in Callicoon,” owner Weyer said.
“We’re pleased to have this opportunity to continue our 20-year tradition of working cooperatively with the Partnership in support of small business,” said Ira Steingart, chairman of the Sullivan County IDA.
Riverside Remedies Rx is just one of several new businesses that have put down roots along the Delaware River in Sullivan County.
“These small river hamlets are the heart and soul of our county,” said Marc Baez, President and CEO of the Sullivan County Partnership. “Each community has worked hard to preserve its own character while offering new options in a very competitive environment.”