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SC Partnership Announces Senator John J. Bonacic as 2018 Walter A. Rhulen Award Recipient

13th September

MONTICELLO, N.Y. (September 13, 2018) – The Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development has announced that New York State Senator John J. Bonacic will be honored as its 2018 Walter A. Rhulen Award recipient at this year’s Annual Meeting on October 4 at The Sullivan Event Center in Rock Hill. Additionally, the Partnership will recognize []

Planning for the expected influx of tourism to the county

26th June

As Sullivan County is experiencing a resurgence of tourism development, the Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association (SCVA) is at the forefront of strategically preparing its members for the expected influx of visitors to the area and the region. As the official legislative tourism promotion agency (TPA) for the county, SCVA works with other state TPAs, New []

Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association prepares members for influx of Chinese visitors

22nd June

According to a new study by Oxford Economics, the surge in visitors from China will continue into the next few years, with New York expected to see a nearly 200 percent increase. Within the next five years, New York is expected to host 1.17 million Chinese visitors, a 196 percent increase over 2013. New York []

Arthur Glick celebrates 50 years of business

20th June

Glick Auto and Truck Sales is celebrating 50 years in business. The family-owned and operated business opened in Monticello, in the same location it is today, in 1968. Current president Arthur Glick founded the dealership and service center with his wife Diane, whom everyone called Chicki. When it opened, Arthur Glick sold only GMC trucks. []

YO1 set to open this week

18th June

Thursday, June 21 is not only the first day of summer but also International Yoga Day. And what better way to celebrate than by attending the Grand Opening of Sullivan County’s world-class luxury Nature Cure resort – YO1. “We consider June 21 a very auspicious day,” YO1 Marketing Manager, Abhiruchi Jain said. “The event is []

Revitalizing Jeffersonville’s Main Street one business at a time

14th June

Tavern on Main opened last fall and has quickly become a fixture on Jeffersonville’s Main Street. That’s exactly what owners Lauren Seikaly and Michael Huber intended – a place for the community to not only gather, but also sit and stay awhile. Now, the husband-and-wife duo are expanding their business. They purchased surrounding properties and []

What is the County of Sullivan IDA?

12th June

1969 New York State passed legislation providing for the creation of industrial development agencies (IDAs) to facilitate economic development in specific localities throughout the State. Today there is an IDA in every county in New York State, and many towns, cities and villages also have IDAs. The County of Sullivan IDA was proposed by Sullivan []

Meet the new leaders of Sullivan County

8th June

“Whatever it takes!” is the motto of this year’s Leadership Sullivan class. The program expands leadership potential of participants through educational platforms designed to broaden individual’s knowledge of the county, improve communication skills, and increase organization and problem solving skills. Recently, the class and members of the community gathered at the Villa Roma for a []

Partnership goes ‘Off the Hook’ at meeting

6th June

The Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development held its monthly meeting at the new White Lake Restaurant ‘Off the Hook’ and heard updates from Partnership President/CEO Marc Baez on the continued strong economic recovery in the county as well as updates from Deputy County Manager Dan Depew and the principals of Kartrite Hotel & Indoor []


4th June

Indicators underscore change is coming but be open to it To the People: Despite the prolonged winter and cool, wet spring, activity is now accelerating rapidly. The indicators are starting to reflect all of the investment, construction and job creation that is now occurring. Look at any indices in recent months and one can now []

Liberty announces Foreclosure Prevention program seminar

31st March

The Town of Liberty will be hosting two Foreclosure Prevention Program seminars to help struggling families at risk of losing their homes. The Foreclosure Prevention Program seminars will be held on Monday, March 12th and Saturday April 21 at 1:30 p.m. at the Senior Citizen Center, 119 North Main Street in Liberty. Programs under the direction of []

Chamber looking for nominations for Sullivan County Pride Awards

28th March

The Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce has been honoring businesses and individuals for over 25 years. The Pride Awards Gala honors 5 individuals from throughout Sullivan County for their community involvement and their contributions to the economic development in the county. The five winners selected are: Business Person of the Year, Distinguished Service to the []

Love where you live

27th March

Sullivan Renaissance has opened registration for its Spring Market and Annual Conference. This year’s event will take place the weekend of April 27-28. “Love Where You Live” is a sentiment that has become a tangible representation of the hard work and dedication of hundreds of volunteers throughout the communities in Sullivan County, NY. On Friday, []

Sullivan Catskills hosts FAM tours for International travel market

26th March

2018 is off to a busy start. The 2018 Sullivan Catskills travel guide is already seeing re-distribution at various information centers along the I-87 corridor and Rte. 81 information centers. The guide was well received at over 15 trade and travel shows that the Sullivan County Visitors Assn. (SCVA) attends with its member partners as []

Delaware Engineering helping Sullivan County

26th March

As Sullivan County continues to grow, the need for smart community development is a high priority. From new municipal buildings to refurbishing water and wastewater systems, Delaware Engineering is becoming an ever-growing part of this development. “Our core business is water and wastewater engineering,” Dave Ohman, a principal of the 31-year-old company, said. “We also []

Real Estate Forecast: Pending sales increase 60% in January from a year ago

24th March

It’s a popular train of thought – January is the worst time to put your house on the market. But this January has proven that age-old adage wrong. Because inventory has been so limited, when a new home comes on the market, it gets a lot of looks very quickly, and often that translates into []

From start to finish, projects need the Ecological Analysis advantage

23rd March

James Bates has been in the economic development field for more than 20 years. And when he says ‘in the field’ it is almost a literal term. Jim shows up before the project starts and, in most instances, is staring at a vacant piece of property. “When I first meet with developers I learn about []

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: Growth and balance are not mutually exclusive

22nd March

To the People: With the impending growth that is clearly here now and for the foreseeable future, our ability to balance this growth while encouraging more will be the key to our economic success. Let there be no mistake, we are about to enter an era of growth in Sullivan County that we have not []

Waterpark taking shape in shadow of new casino

20th March

The new Kartrite Hotel and Indoor Waterpark is quickly rising out of the ground on the Resorts World Catskills campus, a little more than a stone’s throw away from the blackjack tables and roulette wheels of the world-famous casino. “The Kartrite project is a continuation of the momentum accelerated by the Resorts World project to the []

Sullivan County gets $5.9 million in economic development funding: Bethel, Delaware, Highland, Liberty, Rockland score big

22nd December

By Fred Stabbert III Town of Delaware Supervisor Ed Sykes sat back in his seat last Wednesday night, looking his councilmembers in the eye. “Well, I have some good news for you,” Sykes said during the town’s regular monthly board meeting. “The Town of Delaware is getting some much-needed grant funding from the state. “The []

YO1 Wellness Center getting ready to open in 2018

20th December

By Fred Stabbert III “We are very excited,” Abhiruchi Jain, marketing manager for YO1 Wellness Center in Monticello, said. “Things are moving pretty fast. All the work on the inside is going along great.” With floors two through six – which house 131 suite rooms – already complete, the lower two wellness floors are where []

Employment Law changes are coming in 2018

17th December

By Jennifer S. Echevarria In New York State we have three changes to prepare for in 2018 that both employees and employers should be aware of: 1) minimum wage increases starting December 31, 2017; 2) paid family leave going into effect on January 1, 2018; and 3) an anti-bullying in the workplace law currently being []

Local Real Estate Market has its ups and downs

13th December

By Lynne Freda, President, Sullivan County Board Of Realtors As the year draws to a close, normally real estate deals wind down as well. This year, though, many agencies report still being busy with showings and properties going into contract. Drawing from the latest numbers we have from the New York Association of Realtors, October []

Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association wins tourism awards; tourism spending up 8% in 2016

9th December

Watkins Glen – The New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA) recognized individuals and organizations for their high level of excellence and accomplishments in New York State’s tourism industry at the 2017 Tourism Excellence Awards Dinner, held recently at the Glen Club of the Watkins Glen International race track. The Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association (SCVA) []

Partnership welcomes new board members

8th December

By Willow Baum The Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development recently welcomed six new Board members. Elected by a membership vote, new Directors include Abhay Jain, Kevin McLaren, Tammy Mangus, Larry Wolinsky, Michael Zalkin and John Brust. Re-elected to the Board of Directors members are John Conway and Gary Silver. Abhay Jain, 32 Project Manager []

Resorts World Catskills to Hold Pre-Opening Job Fairs

7th December

Job candidates should apply online for 1,400 open positions; bring resumes and be prepared for on-the-spot screening and conditional offers of employment. Sullivan County 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 14 The Sullivan Event Center, 283 Rock Hill Drive, Rock Hill, NY Orange County 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday Dec. 16 Orange County Emergency []

Hudson Valley Contracting & DKI expand services into healthcare, environmental

6th December

Hudson Valley Contracting & DKI, a member company of DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, announced it has expanded its business portfolio with Healthcare and Environmental Services. This new division offers optimal infection control and effective containment, disinfection and decontamination services, using the latest technology from STARC Containment Systems and TOMI Environmental Solutions. []

IDA helping ag businesses grow

5th December

By Jennifer M. Flad Executive Director County Of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency Sullivan County continues to build upon its reputation for producing high-quality, artisan food and beverage products, many of which are made from locally and regionally grown and sourced agricultural goods. The County of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency (IDA) is working to foster the []

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: What a difference a year makes

3rd December

To the People: Last year at this time construction activity was in full swing. From our signature projects to smaller construction and rehab efforts, much were a mere skeleton of what exists today. Both Resorts World Catskills and YO1 are entering the final phases of their developments and now, one can actually see the grandeur []

Jeffersonville rebirth continuing with rebuilding of a landmark office

1st December

STORY BY RICH KLEIN It’s been said not to mix business with pleasure. But sometime in 2018, when a café/bakery will open on Main Street across from the firehouse and First Presbyterian church here, it will be a business with a romantic backstory for owners Lauren Seikaly and husband Michael Huber. Seikaly and Huber most []

IDA gets $509,000 in federal funding

21st September

Funding allocated through the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Business Development Grant program in the amount of $509,642 has been awarded to the County of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency (IDA). Specifically, $314,420 will go to Catskill Brewery to help them further their expansion, creating seven jobs and growing the demand for locally sourced []

Advance Testing helps youth to build a career

20th September

The Sullivan County Partnership recently hosted the Advance Testing mentorship program. This program was created in an effort to grant young adults an opportunity to pursue their passions in the engineering field. The program allows the students to participate in a variety of engineering sectors where they have access to materials and lab procedures they []

Sullivan Catskills working with Norwegian Air

19th September

There is a lot of excitement here as the Sullivan Catskills gears up for the daily arrivals at Newburgh/Stewart Airport of Norwegian Air flying nonstop from Ireland, Scotland and the UK into Stewart. “This is a boost in our international market campaign,” stated Roberta Byron-Lockwood.  “We have been busy hosting travel agents and press writers []

What’s in a brand? A lot!

18th September

Sullivan Catskills” is the brand and right now it’s hot – regionally, nationally and internationally. After coming off 2016 with a record 8 percent increase in visitor spending – the highest increase in the Catskills and Hudson Valley Region – 2017 is outperforming 2016 with spending and tax increases through the first part of the []

Sullivan County Real Estate not cooling off this fall

17th September

By Lynne Freda President of the Sullivan County Board of Realtors The time to sell is now. The time to buy is now. Normally, those two sentences are an either-or situation. I’ll explain more in a minute. Even though our summer wasn’t the warmest on record, the housing market is hot! In Sullivan County, we’re []

YO1 working hard to finish wellness center

16th September

Story and Photos by Fred Stabbert III Finishing work is underway on the new YO1 Wellness Center, located on West of Bailey Lake entrance from Anawana Lake Road, on the former Kutsher’s Sports Academy property. “We currently have 200-plus construction workers employed [in finishing the project],” Abhiruchi Jain, YO1 Marketing Manager, said. “We will hire []

SC Partnership, SCVA host Keller Williams Brokers tour

15th September

The Sullivan Catskills is making news locally, nationally and internationally with tremendous growth and development in many industry clusters; most notably the hospitality cluster. To understand why all of this buzz and attention is shining on Sullivan County and see it firsthand, Rosemarie Pelatti and Anna Gibbs, representing Keller Williams (KW) Realty Hudson Valley United, []

YEL!Fest IX a success

14th September

Story and photos by Joseph Abraham The future of Sullivan County is bright, as demonstrated by the attendees which gathered at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts for YEL!Fest IX on September 13. The event was held in celebration of the ninth anniversary of Sullivan County Young Professionals, a taskforce of the Sullivan County Chamber []

Resorts World Catskills not a gamble any more

12th September

By Fred Stabbert III After decades of promises and lost hope, Sullivan County is finally getting a casino. A dream that started in the late 1970s will officially become a reality in less than six months. Empire Resorts Executive Vice President Charlie Degliomini can feel the excitement. “I have an app on my phone that []

New Empire Resorts President/CEO to give keynote address

9th September

Ryan Eller, who recently took over as the President/CEO of  Empire Resorts, Inc., will be the guest speaker for the 23rd Annual Sullivan County Partnership Annual Dinner and Celebration. Mr. Eller is currently focused on completing the World Resorts Casino project in Monticello, a $1.4 billion building project which will be open in March 2018. []


8th September

Ryan Eller, president and chief executive officer of Empire Resorts, Inc., will be a featured speaker at this year’s Annual Meeting on October 5 at The Sullivan Event Center in Rock Hill, N.Y. Mr. Eller, who is overseeing the development of Resorts World Catskills (set to open March 2018 in the Town of Thompson), has []

Helping others… it’s just something I do

7th September

Story and Photo by Autumn Schanil Gary Silver: recipient of the Distinguished Service Award Service above self. Three simple words that when phrased together harbor a more profound meaning, especially for local attorney and resident Gary D. Silver. Silver, of law firm Billig, Loughlin & Silver, LLP on Broadway in Monticello, was chosen to be []


7th September

The Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development has announced that Les Kristt, president of Kristt Kelly Office Systems, Corp., will be honored as its 2017 Walter A. Rhulen Award recipient at this year’s Annual Meeting on October 5 at The Sullivan Event Center in Rock Hill. Additionally, the Partnership will recognize Gary Silver, a partner []

CRMC receives National Accreditation by Commission on Cancer

6th September

The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has given accreditation to the cancer program at Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC). To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed the CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and []


5th September

This is OUR Time To the People: With little over 5 months until the official opening of Resorts World Catskills, there is something that is now evidently clear. This is our time. The pace of development as a result of this Empire Resorts project has now increased dramatically. In just over a year we have []

Partnership responds to national disasters

3rd September

In an effort to help those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development has partnered with Operation Endeavor to help. “We are only too happy to join forces with Operation Endeavor in this humanitarian effort to help the residents of Florida and Texas and the entire south who were []

Partnership to honor Les Kristt with Lifetime Achievement Award

2nd September

Story and Photo by Autumn Schanil Each year, the Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development presents the Walter A. Rhulen Award to an individual for their business excellence, their commitment to community, and overall service to humanity. This year, that deserving person is Les Kristt, president of Kristt Kelly Office Systems, Corp. and lifelong resident []

Sept. 14 Pattern for Progress forum to focus on improved housing in urban areas

30th August

Hudson Valley Pattern For Progress is bringing together national and local housing experts at a Sept. 14 forum to outline how to increase and improve housing in the valley’s urban areas — an important component in helping revitalize communities and a goal of Pattern’s Urban Action Agenda. (VIEW PROGRAM OVERVIEW HERE) “Housing in Urban Centers: []

Rebecca Minas joins Barton & Louidice’s New Paltz office

25th July

Barton & Loguidice (B&L) announces Rebecca A. Minas has joined the Sustainable Planning and Design group as a Senior Engineer in the firm’s New Paltz office. A resident of New Paltz, NY, Minas has experience managing water infrastructure and master planning projects for municipal clients in foreign countries, dividing her time as a Project Manager []

Safety seminar at World Resorts Casino

21st July

About 400 workers at the Resorts World Catskills site  recently gained additional safety training during a special session that LPCiminelli organized as part of the National Safety Stand-Down initiative, a nationwide campaign that aims to prevent falls and protect workers. LPCiminelli held Stand-Down events for more than 1,300 workers at several construction sites across New []

Woodstock Festival site added to State and National Historic Register

15th July

The 1969 Woodstock festival has been officially placed on the National Register of Historic Places, formally acknowledging the significance of the site’s heritage. The National Register is a program of the National Park Service (NPS) and U.S. Department of the Interior which recognizes the significance of buildings, structures and sites throughout the country. “We are []

Focus Media celebrates 15 years of growth and success

14th July

Focus Media, the Hudson Valley’s largest and award-winning public relations and marketing firm, is celebrating 15 years of business. Founded by president and CEO Josh Sommers in March 2002, Focus Media is one of the largest firms in New York outside of Manhattan. The company attributes its longevity and success to client strategies that are []

Why join the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce?

12th July

The question that always arises, “Why join the Chamber of Commerce?” A national study reveals that membership in a chamber of commerce can significantly boost a business’s image among consumers, as well as other businesses. The study showed that when consumers were told that a particular business was a member of a chamber, they were []

‘Jobs Waiting’ graduates first class from ‘Boot Camp’

7th July

Sullivan Works Career Center hosted its first graduation for 15 participants in “Jobs Waiting,” a federally-funded job training program that aims to retrain the workforce for thousands of unfilled jobs in healthcare in the Hudson Valley. Program graduates completed a five-week rigorous career training “boot camp,” during which they received ongoing mentoring and career coaching, []

Growing Your Farm & Food Business: Labor Law for Locals

6th July

One of the best ways to protect a business is to know the law as it relates to workplace discrimination, wages and overtime, employment contracts, employee handbooks, and sound human resources policies. The public can hear directly from the US Department of Labor at a New York State Labor Laws and Regulations workshop on Wednesday, []

Get rid of your residential hazardous waste

5th July

Sullivan County will host two residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events this summer. The second is scheduled for Sunday, July 23 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Both events will be staged at the Monticello Transfer Station – Scalehouse area, 91 Landfill Drive, Monticello. This program is only open to individuals with residences in Sullivan []

Sullivan Renaissance provides assistance to 24 businesses

3rd July

Sullivan Renaissance recently awarded $30,000 in grants and other support to 24 Sullivan County businesses as part of the 2017 Business Assistance Grant Program.  The program offers both financial and technical assistance to businesses interested in improving curb appeal, signage and customer experience. Businesses were eligible to request a free design consultation with an architect, []

April home sales

29th June

April sales information is out and it’s a mixed bag for buyers and sellers in Sullivan and Ulster counties: For sellers, the median sales price is up 17.9 percent to $125,000. But it’s taking slightly longer to sell their homes—on average 247 days. Housing inventory shrank by 20%. That means buyers have pent-up demand, and []

Cronk’s Celebrates 30 Years

27th June

Tom Cronk was born and raised in Liberty. He attended St. Peter’s Regional Catholic School and Liberty High School. Every day to and from school Tom passed 311 North Main Street, the building he would one day own. He started his business there on April 1, 1987 and has been serving the area ever since. []

Natural Contents

25th June

Natural Contents lifestyle bloggers, Danielle Gaebel and Jennifer Bitetto, will host a series of cooking demos and tastings at area farmers’ markets this season. Cooking from their book, Good Food for Everyone: Farm Fresh Clean Eating, Danielle and Jennifer will show market patrons fun and delicious ways to prepare produce inspired by the growing season. []

Employee training is priority No. 1 in new economy

23rd June

To the People: Talk to anyone in business these days about workforce and you are likely to get the same answer. “I have jobs but cannot find anyone suitable to work for me…” So what is the problem? Is there an increasing gap between what the market is demanding and what we are training our []

SUNY Sullivan’s Summer courses begin

21st June

SUNY Sullivan’s next series of Summer Courses begin June 26 and July 5, with almost two dozen classes to choose from, and with in-state tuition reduced by 33% off the regular rate. The sessions are a combination of online and on campus classes. SUNY Sullivan is once again offering its current and prospective students a []

Municipalities Unite in Support of Economic Development

21st June

If you thought local municipalities exist only to serve their own constituencies think again. In a show of collaboration underscoring that “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” the County of Sullivan, Town of Thompson and Town of Liberty – including the Village – have decided to invest in working cooperatively as []

Sullivan County Realtors Look to a Busy Spring

10th April

Hope springs eternal… and spring brings eternal hope—at least in the Real Estate business! The heart of the winter season is not always kind to the housing market. Unpredictable weather can cause people looking to cancel showings; sellers can be reticent to list their homes due to people tracking ice and snow into their residences; []

Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP Joins Forces with Richard A. Stoloff PLLC to Expand Legal Services

8th April

Hudson Valley law firm Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP (BSR&B) and Sullivan County Catskills law firm Richard A. Stoloff PLLC – both Investors in the Sullivan County Partnership – have announced an Of Counsel relationship in which they will provide services to each other, bringing together two of the area’s most reputable law firms. []

Chamber Continues to Move Ahead

6th April

Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Cathy Paty is more excited than ever. Not only is Sullivan County witnessing two of its largest building projects in its history – Montreign Casino and Veria Healthy Lifestyle – nearing completion, but the attitude across Sullivan County is trending positive. “It’s an incredible feeling of pride []

FisherMears Continues Award-Winning Service

2nd April

FisherMears Associates, LLC, a boutique marketing communications company in Liberty, recently received two American Graphic Design Awards (AGDA) for their work on the Bethel Woods 10th Anniversary Edition of its Annual Report, and the 2016 Travel Guide for the Sullivan County Visitors Association. In 2015, they received AGDA awards for their work on the Bethel []

Getting ‘A-Quaintanced’ with Sullivan Higher Education

31st March

When news that SUNY Sullivan President Karin Hilgerson would vacate her post reached New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office last spring, the community college received the kind of phone call the NYS Assistant Secretary of Education would place to any institution at such a crossroads. A call about the future. How does SUNY Sullivan []

Bumpy Travels to the First Green Light

29th March

“I happen to think of this as farming,” said Callicoon homeowner Richard Winter of his latest business venture in rural energy and sustainable agriculture. “Farming the sun.” Ten years ago, Winter went looking for  place in the mountains, easily accessible to hiking and outdoor activities. The then CEO of a privately held bond investing company []

New Programs at SUNY Sullivan Geared Toward Casino

27th March

As the county, as well as the mid- Hudson region, has been working to ready itself for the March 2018 opening of the new resort casino, SUNY Sullivan has been developing and refining classes and programs designed to provide people with the various skillsets and competencies necessary to work in the industry. The college recently []

Montreign’s Army Turning Attention Inward

22nd March

By the time you read this, the Montreign Resort Casino will be fully enclosed, with interior work ongoing in earnest. “They’re just about done with the curtain wall,” Empire Resorts Executive Vice President Charlie Degliomini confirmed on March 6, referring to the striking bluegreen glass encompassing the 18-story hotel tower near Monticello – already the []

Two New Providers Join Crystal Run

25th January

Crystal Run Healthcare announces the addition of two new providers to the practice. Joining Crystal Run Healthcare are the following: Manveen K. Dassan, MD, earned her Medical Degree from American University of Antigua, College of Medicine in Antigua, West Indies and completed her Residency in Internal Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. She []

CCE is Good Friend to Fallsburg Schools

10th January

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) and Fallsburg Central School District’s (FCSD) working relationship includes CCE’s Healthy Schools Coordinator Mrs. SueAnn Boyd becoming a member of the District’s Wellness Committee. SueAnn and others at the agency have been participating actively in a number of good health related initiatives at FCSD. A major involvement has been collaboration on []

New Craft Beers Released

10th December

Our two local breweries – Roscoe NY Beer Company and Catskill Brewery in Livingston Manor – have been hard at work recently unveiling three new brands. Whitetail Pale Ale, Eye of the Newt, and Bourbon- Maple Imperial Stout are three new brews to tap this month while small batch supplies last. Roscoe Beer brews a []

The Revival of the Western Supper

6th December

Soon after opening Callicoon Trading on Upper Main Street in 2014, proprietor Irene Nikolai imagined a revival for a Callicoon landmark built in 1852. As then-president of the Callicoon Business Association, Nikolai got to know the former owner of the historic Western Hotel, who was kind enough to host events in the closed inn for []

President’s Message

2nd December

To the People: What a difference a year makes. It was just one year ago that that work began in earnest on the Montreign Resort Destination Casino. Not that work hadn’t already begun months before – clearing land, putting in infrastructure and getting ready for the heavy construction phase, but folks where still asking …what’s []

Skodas and Smith Honored for ‘Commitment to Community’

30th November

More than 400 key community and business leaders, friends and family gathered on November 16 at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor to see R.J. Smith and Gerald & Rosemary Skoda receive the David T. Cocks Award for Commitment to Community, presented by the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan. The evening celebrated the accomplishments []

Board Chair’s Message

25th November

Our New Year’s resolution: Change Change. Politics and Monday morning quarterbacks aside, if there’s one thing on which we can all agree as we look toward 2017, change is it. As we’ve seen in the five weeks since the presidential election, there are those of us who thrive on and welcome change— and others who []

Local Real Estate Market for October Steady

15th November

As we finish the final quarter of 2016, the numbers show the real estate market in Sullivan County has remained steady throughout the year. We’ve experienced a fairly comfortable pace of activity, thanks to low mortgage rates and relatively low unemployment. The one basic drag on market acceleration has been the declining inventory rates. Because []

CRMC debuts inpatient education

2nd November

HARRIS — Catskill Regional Medical Center has enhanced its patient services with the addition of the TIGR System, an on-demand patient education system that engages patients in their recovery by providing custom health education plans and hospital information at the bedside through the television. “Offering the TIGR system at Catskill Regional provides patients and their families with Hospital information and patient education right at their []

The Year of Investment

1st November

With 2016 fast coming to an end, it is quite evident that 2016 will be remembered as the year Sullivan County’s economic resurgence began. With our signature project, the $1.3 billion Montreign Resort Destination Casino, making extraordinary progress toward its opening date it is quite evident that the intent of Proposition 1 just a few []

Crystal Run Healthcare selected for initiative

30th October

MIDDLETOWN — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have selected Crystal Run Healthcare as one of nearly 200 physician group practices and 17 health insurance companies to participate in a care delivery model that supports and encourages higher quality, more coordinated cancer care. The Medicare arm of the Oncology Care Model includes more than 3,200 oncologists and will cover approximately 155,000 Medicare beneficiaries nationwide. []

Lovallo, PE joins JHA Companies

24th October

MONTROSE, PA — Louis Lovallo, PE has joined JHA Companies’ Tunkhannock, PA office. Louis brings over 13 years of structural design experience to JHA, including bridge design and analysis, construction drawings, cost estimates, and specifications. Louis also has experience designing reinforced concrete retaining walls and reinforced concrete foundations for land development projects. Louis was the project engineer for the Cochranton Truss bridge in Crawford County, PA, []

Local funeral director graduates from NYSFDA Leadership Academy

22nd October

ROSCOE- Kendra Harris Constant, of the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe and Liberty, has completed a year-long professional development program with the New York State Funeral Directors Association, Inc. (NYSFDA). Harris recently graduated from the organization’s Leadership Academy. After a competitive application process, select NYSFDA member funeral directors attended a series of development workshops; participated in monthly web-based trainings; researched an emerging issue facing the funeral []


20th October

ATTENTION CURRENT & FUTURE SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS  Looking for assistance to get your business off the ground? Hoping to improve and expand your existing operations?  Apply today for the SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE ENENTREPRENEURIAL TRAINING PROGRAM Presented by the Sullivan County Division of Planning & Environmental Management   Training * Funding * Networking * Support Participants will []

Local Projects Underscore Investor Confidence

16th October

Look throughout Sullivan County and you will see a movement taking place; A local investor movement. Reinvesting locally is helping fuel the Sullivan County economy. As spring came in this year with relatively mild weather, things had already begun to heat up in local investing. Corporations, small business and even properties that had had been left idle for decades had investors begin renovating throughout Sullivan County. Confidence []

Merger expands Rouis & Company services & industry expertise

12th October

Story and photos by Willow Baum Full-service general accounting firm Rouis & Company has joined forces with two highly complementary firms to provide a broader spectrum of client services, and expand access to industry expertise. This merger, effective September 1, 2016, combines talents of three practices very similar in size and culture under a new brand: RBT CPAs, Accounting & Consulting Services. Rouis & Company joins with Vanacore, []

Grants available from DVAA

10th October

SULLIVAN COUNTY — Each year, the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, the Arts Council of Sullivan County (DVAA), administers grant applications for Sullivan County cultural groups and individual artists. The funding comes through the Decentralization program of the New York State Council on the Arts. The deadline for 2017 applications is Friday, November 4. Please note that this is an earlier deadline than in []

Workshop on development in Upper Delaware River Region

10th October

NARROWSBURG — The natural assets of the Upper Delaware River region are an important driver of our local economy. In the upcoming workshop, learn how tourism actually saves local homeowners money on taxes. Learn how our natural resources support the local economy through tourism spending and the creation of local jobs, how other similar communities leverage their outdoor recreational activities to attract []

August home sales up in Sullivan County

8th October

By Lynne Freda, President, Sullivan Co. Board of Realtors Good news for home sellers in Sullivan County. Homes are selling again, and at a rapid pace! Stats just released from the New York State Association of Realtors show that the sales of single-family homes are nearly double from what they were this time last year. The Sullivan County Board of Realtors show 63 []

Partnership to recognize Jacob Billig for Distinguished Service

4th October

By Willow Baum Jacob R. Billig of law firm Billig, Loughlin & Baer, will be honored with the Sullivan County Partnership’s Distinguished Service Award during its 22nd Annual Meeting & Celebration in October. The Distinguished Service Award, selected in-house by staff, recognizes an individual or individuals who provide extraordinary service to the Partnership in a given year. “Jacob is well []

Tourism takes off in 2015; 2016 continues to grow

4th October

Sullivan Country saw a solid 4.4 percent increase in Visitor Spending during 2015 with visitors spending $388.3 million. This is $16.3 million more than 2014, when visitors rang the cash register to the tune of $372 million. Local sales tax increased to $26 million – or a 5.1 percent increase. Nearly one in every seven jobs – []

Grow your Neversink business

28th September

NEVERSINK — Grow your business by joining the Neversink Chamber of Commerce. A fun and productive group of local businesses and individuals are making the Neversink Chamber of Commerce great again! We invite you to join this growing organization as we all work together to promote the Tri Valley area so that its citizens and business community shall prosper. The Neversink Chamber of Commerce meets []

President’s Message

28th September

To the People: Montreign Resort Casino. Veria Wellness Center. Aerospace Materials Division. Fish & Bicycle. The Western Hotel. They are multi-million-dollar development projects, small startups, and expansions. Each one shares something in common: A belief that to INVEST in a community brings jobs and improves the economy. Like no other year in the recent past, the Partnership for Economic Development, now in its 22nd []

Partnership to honor Phil Vallone with Lifetime Achievement Award

28th September

Story and Photos by Willow Baum Business owner and community leader Phil Vallone will be honored with the Sullivan County Partnership’s Walter A. Rhulen Award during its 22nd Annual Meeting October 6 in Rock Hill. “We are delighted to recognize the Vallones’ contributions to our region,” said Marc Baez, President of the Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development. “Every time the Partnership or Chamber asks []

Sullivan County Visitors Assn. reaching out to new markets

11th August

The Sullivan County Visitors Association has been making great strides in promoting “The Sullivan Catskills” brand in both print media and online. Recently, a marketing agency has come aboard to market our destination. Part of this will include special content pieces published by major media outlets – both domestic and internationally. These efforts follow trends in the destination marketing field and follow successful attempts to []

Sullivan County Chamber publishing relocation guide

8th August

The Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce is producing a relocation guide to distribute to townships, villages, real estate offices and anyone who is interested in relocating temporarily or permanently to Sullivan County. Community and economic development tools build stronger and more resilient communities through an ongoing process of identifying and addressing needs of the homeowner, renter and/or future resident of Sullivan County. The Relocation guide would support economic []

Narrowsburg Union readies for tenants, college courses

5th August

‘It’s good news for the Delaware Valley,” Brendan Weiden, co-owner of the Narrowsburg Union, said about the recent announcement that 26 college level courses were going to available in Narrowsburg beginning this week. “Bringing SUNY Sullivan to the Union was our top objective,”Weiden said. The program is called SUNY Sullivan’s Inspireworks Art Institute, and if last fall’s art class is any indication, enrollment should be solid. []

Grahamsville Fairgrounds get much needed construction help

3rd August

‘When are they going to fix these buildings?” was a question often heard whenever there was an event at the Fairgrounds on Route 55 in Grahamsville. The question referred to a set of three buildings utilized by craft and food vendors during the Little World’s Fair, the Giant Pumpkin Party, the Neversink- Rondout Antique Machinery Assn. Old Time Fall Festival and other events. So last []

BOCES expands programs to meet Sullivan County’s needs

27th July

Sullivan County BOCES is an educational service agency that delivers a wide-range of instructional and management services to its eight (8) component school districts as well as several other schools from throughout the Hudson Valley region. The BOCES employs over three-hundred (300) staff members in a number of different divisions including Career and Technical Education, Special Education, Alternative Education, Management Services and Instructional Support Services. The BOCES []

EPR Properties announces closing of Adelaar infrastructure bonds

21st July

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) announced that The Sullivan County Infrastructure Local Development Corporation has issued $110 million of Series 2016 Revenue Bonds on June 20 which will fund construction costs for infrastructure and improvements incurred by EPR Properties in connection with its Adelaar Resort, a four-season destination resort planned for the Town of Thompson in Sullivan []

Jeff Bank unveils new Monticello branch using latest banking technology

18th July

Jeff Bank’s newest branch opened yesterday, on June 27, relocating from its Wal-Mart location to 18 Anawana Lake Road in Monticello. Jeff Bank acquired the property in mid-2014 – reconstructing a building which was formally leased by Marshall and Sterling Insurance Agency – and began to collaborate on a new design that incorporates the latest []

Partnership lands aerospace company in Glen Wild Park

12th July

A fter a multi-year search for a site suitable for a pilot plant that will be manufacturing critical components for commercial aircraft engines, Metalized Carbon Corporation of Ossining, NY, has selected a site at the Glen Wild Industrial Park in the Town of Fallsburg for its Aerospace Materials Division. The firm looked at sites throughout the Hudson Valley, Capital District, Pennsylvania and Virginia before []

3rd Annual Mid-Summer Sullivan United Networking Mixer To Celebrate Sullivan County’s Economic Resurgence

24th June

The Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development, together with the Sullivan County Visitors Association, the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, and the County of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency, will host the third annual Mid-Summer Sullivan United Networking Mixer in celebration of Sullivan County’s newest development project, and future prosperity for the region. The Mid-Summer Sullivan []

Roscoe Campsite Park Reinvests in Facility

10th June

Kudos to Roscoe Campsite Park for advancing economic development in the Roscoe, NY area. After reinvesting over one-million dollars back into the facility, the grounds look revitalized and invigorated. Take a look at some of the new equipment, including new bikes, kayaks, fully equipped RVs, and log cabins. Camping season is in full swing – []

Roscoe Beer Co. Expands in Trout Town USA

2nd June

Roscoe Beer Company is thriving in Trout Town USA, and continues to reinvest in the Roscoe community. Most recently, Roscoe Beer expanded its brewing operation with the installation of new equipment, which will allow the homegrown brew to reach an even wide base and increase employment. Congratulations Roscoe Beer! We’ll be sure to stop by []

Arts for Sullivan Decentralization Grants awarded for Cultural Programming in 2016

17th May

Fifteen Sullivan County non-profit organizations have been awarded $25,200 in Arts for Sullivan Decentralization grant funding for cultural programming in 2016. Allocated by the New York State Council on the Arts, Arts For Sullivan funding is administered by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) and judged by a volunteer panel of informed Sullivan County artists, teachers, cultural leaders and business people. Granted organizations and programs are: • []

Sen. Bonacic meets with Farm Bureau members

12th May

Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) recently met with members of the Sullivan County Farm Bureau, in his Albany office. They were in Albany as part of the NY Farm Bureau’s Annual Lobby Day. The meeting focused on the issues facing the agriculture community in Delaware County, and the need for increased funding for agriculture programs in this []

CRMC turning to CNG

10th May

Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) is working in conjunction with M&R Energy Resources, its energy procurement consultant, to become the first large Sullivan County business to use compressed natural gas (CNG) as its primary fuel source. The transition to CNG will save CRMC $200,000 annually in fuel and related costs as well as reduce its carbon footprint. CRMC began consuming CNG in December 2015, made []

Town of Liberty to receive grant monies

5th May

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced $26.3 million in grants and interest-free loans to support vital environmental improvement projects across the state. The funding consists of $6.5 million in grants, part of $75 million recently awarded by Governor Cuomo for 45 statewide drinking water and wastewater infrastructure improvements, and $19.8 million in no-interest loans, which were approved today by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation’s Board []

Grant to help rehabilitate Silver Lake Dam

3rd May

Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) announced that he has secured $50,000, through the State Municipal Grant Program, to help the Village of Woodridge rehabilitate the Silver Lake Dam. The State Municipal Grant Program is funded as part of the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 State Budget. Work on the dam will include, in part, partial draining of the lake, installation of erosion control measures, and construction of []

Town of Callicoon receives grant

28th April

Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is pleased to announce that he has secured a $75,000 grant for the Town of Callicoon to help with the replacement of the bridge on Earl Myers Road. The funding for the project was secured through the State Municipal Grant Program, which was funded in the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 State Budget. The current bridge, which was built in the []

Crystal Run Healthcare raises over $2K for ‘Go Red for Women’ campaign

26th April

Crystal Run Healthcare, led by its Cardiology team, hosted a fundraiser to benefit the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day. Providers and staff at Crystal Run Healthcare’s over 30 locations personally donated money and wore red to help raise funds and bring attention to the staggering facts around heart disease and stroke, encouraging women to take action to live longer, healthier lives. On Wear Red []

Sullivan Catskills News

21st April

The Sullivan County Visitors Association kicked off the 2016 year with the new travel guide creating a sensational debut at the NY Times Show and several Outdoor Sports Show. It has gone to the Snowbird Show in Florida, AAA in Long Island, golf shows throughout the Northeast and the LGBT Expo. SCVA is also participating in several locally grown food markets in NYC this year []

Montreign Casino starting to rise from four stories below ground

19th April

Story by Fred Stabbert lll Charlie Degliomini has a vision. He sees the five-star Montreign Casino ready to open with the glittering 332-room Adelaar Hotel at its side. He sees the Championship Monster Golf Course redesigned, elevated and ready to host spectacular events. Over at the former Concord Ski Hill, there are guests getting ready to enjoy a day of tubing down the []

Orville Aarons continues to put customers first

14th April

By Fred Stabbert III Orville G. Aarons has nearly 40 years of experience in the financial world. He has worked at big banks like Chase and Chemical and also helped consumer product companies restructure their businesses. “I was hired about a year ago [by Catskill Hudson] initially as a consultant,” Aarons said. Then in September Aarons was named President and a member of []

A major resort rises in Monticello – and will open in 2017!

12th April

Story and Photos by Dan Hust Halfway between the to-be Montreign Casino and the once-was Kutsher’s Resort hides a major project with the potential to reshape the entire region. The Veria Lifestyle wellness resort, in fact, is further along in construction than the casino and will open the year before (planned for 2017 vs. Montreign’s 2018 kickoff). Part of Indian media mogul []

Early Signs Forecast a Busy Year Ahead for Economic Development

7th April

As we look forward to the first days of spring, early signs point to the true beginning of Sullivan County’s Economic resurgence. Construction is moving vigorously ahead at the Montreign Casino site as workers ramp up heavy construction for the next two years. EPR Properties is busy preparing sites on the rest of its 1,700 acres of land to attract additional projects. Along []

Millennium Pipeline looking to inform public on new project

5th April

Story by Fred Stabbert III In an effort to push more natural gas through its Millennium Pipeline, a compressor station is being planned for Sullivan County in the Town of Highland. The $63 million project is currently in the pre-planning stages and would include building a 22,400 hp compressor near the former Eldred Preserve off Route 55 in the Town of Highland. []

Trout season is upon us

1st April

Trout Season begins on April 1st! As always, the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, in Livingston Manor, has a host of activities to bring in the new season. Join them for the Catskill Legends on April 1st and the Season Opener on April 2nd. Who is a Catskill Flyfishing Legend? They are the fly fishing pioneers who: discovered and appreciated the richness of []

SUNY Sullivan to host recruitment event

31st March

SUNY Sullivan is once again preparing for its annual Culinary & Pastry Arts Day, a recruitment event for prospective students of all ages with particular interests in the culinary fields. SUNY Sullivan invites students interested in enrolling for fall 2016 to get a taste of what SUNY Sullivan has to offer on Saturday, April 2, beginning at 12 noon. Members of the college’s recruitment staff []

New Partnership Investor Program Adds Value and Opportunity for its Membership

1st February

The Partnership for Economic Development in Sullivan County recently revamped its Investor Program, the basis by which the organization raises private sector revenue while providing for marketing and general business development offerings to its membership. “After more than two decades of a membership dues model, the organization seeks to maximize exposure, local market recognition, social media advertising tools, and direct messaging for our over 215 members,” said []

Sullivan Catskills News

27th January

  The Sullivan County Visitors Association has been busy collecting information and editing the 2016 Travel Guide. It is at the press and will be ready for the first shows starting January, NY Times Show and Outdoor Sports Show. Several other outdoor and sports shows in February and March along with golf shows. The cover was unveiled at the Annual Meeting and Holiday Celebration held []

DKI host ribbon cutting at new Monticello office

25th January

  Hudson Valley DKI hosted a ribbon cutting on Tuesday at its new office location at 534-544 Broadway, Monticello. Village of Monticello, Town of Thompson, Sullivan County Chamber and Sullivan County Partnership representatives welcomed the company to Sullivan County. Cutting the ribbon were company President Angelo Ferrante and Director Matthew De Maio. The company specializes in disaster remediation and restoration and can []

ORMC receives prestigious Healthgrades

20th January

5-Star Ratings in Bariatric Surgery and Natural Childbirth Orange Regional Medical Center has achieved 5-Star ratings in bariatric surgery and natural childbirth from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. These recognitions distinguish Orange Regional for its superior outcomes in surgical techniques to support weight loss efforts, and in vaginal delivery, as measured by in-hospital complication rates. “Orange Regional is committed to providing []

GHVHS announces COO

18th January

  Wendy Manter, MHA, MHSHIA has joined the Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS) Medical Group as Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Manter was previously at Maine-General Health in Augusta, ME as Vice President, Sr. Physician Practice Administration. In addition, she also previously served as the COO at Lowcountry Medical Associates, P.C., a sixty physician primary care practice in Charleston, SC. In the role of GHVHS Chief []

Middletown Medical welcomes two new staff members

14th January

  Middletown Medical, the Hudson Valley’s premier provider of healthcare services, has again expanded its staff of healthcare professionals, welcoming Physician Assistant Samantha Adriaans and Dietitian & Diabetes Educator Laura Ronen, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. to the team. Adriaans will serve patients as a primary care provider, as well as through Middletown Medical’s Urgent Care Center. She is a board-certified Physician Assistant, and a recent []

Delaware Engineering helping to plan for Sullivan’s bright future

12th January

Story by Fred Stabbert lll John K. Brust, Principal of Delaware Engineering, D.P.C., believes in building things. Although sometimes the process is complicated, Brust and the staff at Delaware Engineering are committed to supporting environmentally sound economic development. “While every project begins with study and planning, our objective is to advance projects through to construction,” Brust said recently. “We are all about bringing projects to []

Catskill Brewery and Roscoe NY Beer Co. join Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance

8th January

  Two Sullivan County breweries have joined the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance, a cluster initiative of the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp. (HVEDC). The Food & Beverage Alliance focuses on helping area food and beverage companies work together as strong partners and market their products nationwide. The organization includes food businesses, farmers, vegetable growers, beverage makers, distributors and other industry organizations. []

One Grand features curated books in Narrowsburg

5th January

Story and photos by Kaitlin Carney Main Street, Narrowsburg – already known for its bustling shops and restaurants – has welcomed a new business. One Grand, a curated bookshop, officially opened to the public two weeks ago. The concept was initially a pop-up shop in NYC, where individuals from writers to musicians to actresses were asked for their ten desert island must-have reads. One []

What can you do to help Sullivan County economy?

31st December

By Cathy Paty President/CEO Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce In a rural community, such as Sullivan County, locally-owned businesses are an integral piece of the puzzle. Many people don’t realize how they can positively or negatively impact local businesses with their shopping habits. Many of our community’s favorite local businesses are more than places where money exchanges hands. They are places people enjoy gathering and patronizing. []

S.C. projects awarded close to $6 million from NYS

28th December

  Sullivan County projects have been awarded $5,643,443 in New York State grants through the 2015 Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process. This is more than three times the $1,513,950 in funding secured in 2014, and six times the 2013 award figure of $899,834. Chairman of the Sullivan County Legislature Scott Samuelson, who sits on the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council (MHREDC), said, “There were many strong []

Lights, Camera, Action! Film Production at Beaverkill Studio

24th December

By Jennifer Brylinski, Executive Director, Sullivan County IDA In October of 2015, the County of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency (IDA) received an application for assistance from RJ Baker for his Beaverkill Studio project located at 36 Main Street in Parksville. The project entails the purchase of two parcels of land and reconstruction of a former hardware store and restaurant into a film studio and catering facility, and []

President’s Message

22nd December

Season of Giving Is it a sign of an economic turnaround? To the People: For many in the business community, the end of the year not only marks the season of giving through various religiousand nonprofit charities, but also the time when annual events, fundraisers, holiday celebrations and all forms of gatherings seemingly happen within weeks or even days of one []

Latest Work on the Montreign Casino Site

27th October

Progress at the Montreign Casino site was recently captured in an aerial video, provided by the Times Herald-Record. The video is embedded below, or can be viewed at recordonline.com.

SC Partnership Announces 2016 Directors to be Installed at Annual Meeting

10th September

The Sullivan County Partnership is pleased to announce that eight members of its Board of Directors have been re-elected to their positions by the Partnership’s membership. The directors will be officially installed at the 21st Annual Meeting to be held on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 at The Sullivan in Rock Hill, N.Y. Elected to the Board of Directors []

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 []

Thompson Education Center
LeChase Construction Services
Delaware Engineering, D.P.C.
Granite Associates, L.P.
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
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