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Monday, July 26, 2021
Jacobowitz and Gubits Welcomes New Attorney to the FirmWALDEN, NY - Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP is pleased to announce that a new attorney has joined the firm. Kara M. Nelson has joined the firm’s Litigation Team as an Associate attorney concentrating in general litigation and landlord tenant matters. Pictured above: (from left to right) Michele L. Babcock, Managing Partner and Kara M. Nelson, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Residents of Four Counties Working Together toAddress Climate Change in the Upper Delaware River Watershed  Upper Delaware River Watershed Region, NY and PA, July 20, 2021 – Twenty residents of Pike and Wayne Counties in Pennsylvania and Delaware and Sullivan Counties in New York recently completed a 10-session online course in communicating about climate change, organized by a partnership called ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Awards $462,525 in Scholarships202 local students will benefit from the scholarships thanks to the generosity of area donors. MONTGOMERY, NY (July 13, 2021) –It was a challenging year for high school seniors who had to be resilient in the face of the many impacts of COVID-19. However, their futures are extra bright thanks to the generosity of the donors ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, July 15, 2021
MONTICELLO KIWANIS HONORS JULIAN DAWSON WITH ITS “EVERYDAY HERO AWARD”  The Kiwanis Club of Monticello presented its “Everyday Hero Award” to Julian Dawson in grateful recognition of his two decades of service to the community through his work at United Way of Sullivan County and his volunteer service to several other communal organizations.   Mr. Dawson is employed at United Way of Sullivan ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, July 15, 2021
FORESTBURGH PLAYHOUSE Announces A New Arts FestivalIN THE WORKS~IN THE WOODSat the Forestburgh PlayhouseSeptember 9 - 12Forestburgh Playhouse announced today the creation of In the Works~In the Woods, a new annual arts festival to take place September 9-12, as part of its 75th Anniversary Season. The announcement was made by Franklin Trapp, Producing Artistic Director for the Forestburgh ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, July 07, 2021
MONTICELLO KIWANIS AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS  Ten Monticello High School Seniors were presented with Monticello Kiwanis Scholarships during a virtual meeting of the club on Monday, June 21. Each of the recipients shared their plans for schooling going forward and their professional aspirations.   A total of $10,000 was awarded in scholarships to these most deserving students: Amanda Bowdren--Founders ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, July 06, 2021
SULLIVAN Fresh Markets Launch New Incentives: Summer through FallSULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — It’s that time of year and Sullivan Fresh Farmers’ Markets are open for the season.  Sullivan Fresh's mission is to make fresh fruits and vegetables affordable and easily available to communities within Sullivan County through outreach, incentives, nutrition education, cooking demonstrations, and multi-lingual ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, July 06, 2021
Western Sullivan Public Library AnnouncesJuly Teen/Tween Programs  Summer Long GeoCache ChallengeDoes your child love adventure and treasure hunting? Then this challenge is for you! During the summer, our GeoCaching Backpacks will make their way to each of our Branches for a traveling adventure. Visit each Branch during their designated cycle, borrow one of our GeoCaching Backpacks and go off on ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, July 06, 2021
River Safety on the Upper Delaware River Summer is a wonderful time to come and enjoy the Upper Delaware River whether it is fishing, boating, swimming, or floating.  But being on or near the river has its risks and everyone should follow safe river practices.  One of the most important pieces of safety equipment is the life jacket which will keep you afloat if you find yourself in the river ...read more
Categories: Human Interest
Tuesday, July 06, 2021
Black Renaissance Festival – Open Call for Artists Safe Harbors of the Hudson in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement presents the 2nd Black Renaissance Festival, an exhibition of visual and performing arts amplifying and celebrating Black Voices on September 25, 2021 in conjunction with Newburgh Open Studios. This call is open to Black artists and allies in the performing arts and ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Orange Re-Opened Golf Tournament & More Friday, August 20, 2021The Country Club at Otterkill 100 Otter Rd, | Campbell Hall, NY 
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
WESTERN SULLIVAN PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL SUMMER READING PROGRAM FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN Western Sullivan Public Library is thrilled to announce its partnership with Page Turner Adventures. The Emmy-Award Winning team of Jill Nadler and Kenny Mikey, known for bringing stories to life with their comedic approach at libraries, schools and theaters across the world, ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Catholic Charities Golf for Charity Outing September 20 - at West HillsAnnual Fundraiser Supports Emergency Food, Shelter, and Other Agency Programs  Goshen – Save the date for Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster’s 15th annual Golf for Charity Outing. This great day of golfing for a cause will be hosted on Monday, September 20, at West Hills Country Club in Middletown.  The event ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Take A Hike! on the Cobey Pond Trail  Do you enjoy hiking?  Have you heard of Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River’s Take a Hike! program?  As a way to get people to enjoy the outdoors, Upper Delaware has partnered with the New York State Department of Conservation, the Pennsylvania State Game Lands, Sullivan County, NY, Boy Scouts of America, and Damascus Township, PA to create the Take ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, June 28, 2021
Brownie Wise (the saleswoman behind the success of Tupperware) said, “If you want to build a business, build the people.” This is incredibly important but now more than ever. With the hiring shortage going on, you must do something to make your business stand out and helping potential employees understand they can have a career with you (or at least feel valued while they are there) can be the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Weekly Business Article
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
TRAVEL ADVISORYLANE REDUCTION ON COUNTY ROUTE 114 BRIDGE OVER THE DELAWARE RIVER IN COCHECTON, SULLIVAN COUNTY The New York State Department of Transportation is advising motorists that starting Wednesday, May 26, the bridge carrying County Route 114 over the Delaware River in Cochecton, Sullivan County, will be reduced to a single lane with alternating one-way traffic controlled by temporary ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Healthy Orange Farmers MarketStarts Tuesday July 6th on Broadway next to the DMV.  130 Broadway Newburgh, NY 12550 - Orange County The Market will be open from 10-2 through October 26. Anyone who uses SNAP there gets an equal amount of coupons, called Double Up Bucks, to spend. So spend $10 in SNAP and get an extra $10 to spend in coupons. Farms participating this year include Angel Farm, Mimonex ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, June 08, 2021
A New Lens on the Counterculture: Photographs by Mark GoffSaturday, June 12, 20215:00 PM  8:00 PMThe Narrowsburg Union (map)Google Calendar  ICS The Narrowsburg Union is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition “A New Lens on the Counterculture: Photographs by Mark Goff,” opening on June 12, 2021 and on display until August 7th. Opening starts at 5:00pm for self guided tours and ends at ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, June 08, 2021
Sullivan 180’s Coach to 5K Virtual Walk/RunRace Week: August 29 - September 4, 2021 Sullivan 180's Coach to 5K is a virtual training program open to all Sullivan County residents. Sullivan 180's Coach to 5K program provides all participants with their very own coach and an 8-week 5K training plan for both runners and walkers. All are welcome to participate, whether you are a beginner, veteran ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Drinks for the Delaware: Local Businesses Supporting Conservation Upper Delaware River Region, NY and PA – The Delaware Highlands Conservancy is pleased to announce the relaunch of a program to benefit the Upper Delaware River region, Drinks for the Delaware. Through a small upcharge on a featured drink at participating local businesses, the program offers residents and visitors the opportunity ...read more
Categories: Human Interest
Monday, May 17, 2021
The Forestburgh Playhouse is proud to announce the 2021 Summer Season! Our 75th Anniversary Season!       The Diamond Anniversary Revue Celebrating 75 Years of the Forestburgh Playhouse July 6-11If this Barn could talk! For 75 years, talented artists have been creating fabulous theatre memories for Playhouse Patrons. It’s time to celebrate the joy and zest of musical theatre in the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, May 06, 2021
Join Mountaindale for Second Saturdays - a Maker Market & Street Fair with live music.From May through October, Mountaindale will host a variety of vendors offering pottery, vintage clothing and items, Apothecary, hats, jewelry, food, pet treats, art etc.Mountaindale is a vibrant community located in the lower Catskill mountains that is home to numerous local stores and restaurants. Take the day ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, May 05, 2021
Photography Contest for the Upper Delaware River Region Upper and Middle Delaware River Region, PA and NY - The Delaware Highlands Conservancy is pleased to announce its fourth annual juried photo contest for the Upper Delaware River region, open to professional and amateur photographers. “Confluence: Land, Water, Wildlife” invites photographers to capture striking nature photos in five ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc. is thrilled to host it’s 14th Annual Golf Classic at West Hills Country Club on Monday, August 9, 2021. To purchase raffle tickets, please contact Maggie Sutter, Director of Development & Special Events, at (845) 561-6111 or email at m.sutter@hospiceoforange.com  Click here to register! Click here for sponsorship opportunities!   
Categories: Press Release
Friday, April 23, 2021
The Forestburgh Playhouse and Tavern are proud to present “Forestburgh Under the Stars 2021”To kick off the 75th Anniversary Season at the Forestburgh Playhouse, we are thrilled to present a series of exciting and safe, outdoor concerts in our award-winning gardens.  Tent seating and lawn seating will be available.  Picnic baskets packed to the brim with tasty food and refreshing cocktails will ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Garnet Health Launches New Website and Mobile App  Middletown, NY-Garnet Health, formerly the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, is excited to announce the launch of its new system website and mobile app.  "In this new digital age, it's more important than ever to offer our patients and staff a user-friendly experience," said David Smith, Garnet Health Vice President of Marketing ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, April 09, 2021
WJFF RADIO CATSKILL WELCOMES NEW PROGRAM “BORSCHT BEAT” APRIL 4, 2021An hour of Jewish music with host Aaron BendichSundays at 1pm  (Jeffersonville, NY) WJFF Radio Catskill, public radio for The Catskills and Northeast Pennsylvania, will debut “Borscht Beat” with host Aaron Bendich on Sunday, April 4, 2021, at 1pm.  This weekly hour of Jewish music will feature a unique mix of timeless, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, March 29, 2021
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Categories: Chamber
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
COVID Economic AidPaycheck Protection ProgramNew COVID Relief Program Report has been posted with top-line data as of 3/4/21 (this past Thursday).                                Covering top-line data from PPP, Forgiveness, EIDL and the completed 2020 EIDL AdvanceNew "Get help with your PPP loan page" (Spanish version), including info about PPP webinar seriesUpdated First Draw (SP), Second ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Weekly Business Article, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
Monday, February 08, 2021
National Park Service Implements Mask Requirement Across All Parks and Federal BuildingsBeach Lake – To protect the health of those who live, work and visit our national parks and facilities, and in support of the President’s Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing, the National Park Service (NPS) implemented a mask requirement for employees, visitors, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, January 05, 2021
SBA Extends COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application Deadline through Dec. 31, 2021 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced that the deadline to apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program for the COVID-19 Pandemic disaster declaration is extended to Dec. 31, 2021.  The deadline extension comes as a result of the recent bipartisan COVID-19 ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, December 21, 2020
Bring in Last-minute Shoppers with These 4 COVID Precautions As I write this, we are a few days away from Christmas. And while it may feel like the holiday season has already been decided with everyone from the post office to mail-order businesses saying there's no way they can meet Christmas deadlines, now is the time that local small businesses can shine. You have an advantage at this point ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Monday, July 20, 2020
4 Marketing Tips for Businesses with No Marketing Budget   You likely have heard the phrase, “you need to spend money to make money.” I'm not here to argue that from either side but digital marketing has allowed businesses with very small budgets to make a big impression. While it hasn't exactly leveled the playing field, it certainly has helped businesses gain a larger audience with very little ...read more
Categories: Community, Weekly Business Article, Chamber, Economic
Monday, July 13, 2020
Change These 3 Things in Your Business Now for a Stronger Recovery  With numbers of COVID infections increasing daily in many states, people are wondering when it will end and when we can begin to start feeling confident in an economic recovery.  No one knows for sure when recovery will begin.  In the meantime, there are a few things we know about how business and customers have changed. You ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Weekly Business Article
Monday, July 06, 2020
Addressing the COVID Customer’s Content Needs: yes, they’ve changed and you should too   If ever there was a reason to increase and alter your social media and blog posting, it’s COVID. At first, with so much of the workforce at home, there was a lot of traffic online. You may have been happy with the number of reactions and shares you were getting.   But let's face it, people were bored or ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Monday, June 29, 2020
5 Ways to Communicate Difficult Business Messages    If there's one thing 2020 has shown us, it's how to bolster our communication skills. We've had cause for a lot of really difficult conversations with our customers. Nobody ever wants to give bad news but 2020 seems like the year we have to keep reiterating and sharpening our communication skills with difficult messages.  But if you feel like ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Weekly Business Article
Monday, March 02, 2020
The Sullivan County Chamber is a Good Neighbor in our Communities   Often assumed a business support organization only, the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce is a good neighbor in all communities in Sullivan County and the region! The Chamber of Commerce does have one certain common denominator with our fellow Chambers, and that is to encourage and promote local business. While individuals who ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Weekly Business Article
Monday, December 09, 2019
Johnny the Bagger: a Customer Service StorySeveral years ago,  a motivational speaker at a convention shared the story of “Johnny the Bagger.” The presenter was hired by a large supermarket chain to lead a customer service program, and she shared that experience with us.In her presentation to the employees of this supermarket she said, “Every one of you can make a difference,” and she challenged ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Monday, November 18, 2019
As we are moving into the holiday gift giving season and onto a brand-new yearn have you thought about giving yourself and your business a gift? Most of us will spend a few weeks looking for the perfect gifts for loved ones, employees, clients, pets, teachers, and a host of others. It’s time you shift that generosity to yourself and your business with these gifts you should be giving and ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Help Your Customers Fall in Love Even If Your Brand Isn't George Clooney Customers want to do business with companies they know, like, and trust. You've likely seen extremely dedicated fans of the Fortune 100 brands. They wait in ridiculously long lines for product roll-outs; they refuse to buy from a competitor; and they think every other brand in that category is inferior.  But how can you ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Monday, November 04, 2019
Chamber Membership: Getting Out What You Put InThere’s a saying in chamber circles that a chamber membership is like a gym membership. You get out what you put in. You can’t join a gym, never go, and expect to have abs like Ryan Gosling. But is a chamber membership really like going to the gym? That depends on whether you like going to the gym or not.Getting Out What You Put in to ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Monday, October 28, 2019
6 Popular Misconceptions About the Chamber That Could Be Limiting Your Business   Chamber membership is good for business because it influences the community's perception of you. However, many business owners don't know exactly what the chamber does and so they don't take advantage of the help and resources it offers. For a minimum investment, the chamber can help your business grow in ways ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Monday, October 21, 2019
Experience Is the New Marketing Gimmick I've worked with many businesses in creating content for their website. When I do, one of the questions I ask is what makes them different from their competition. Almost always they answer their customer service and their willingness to stand behind their product or service. Perfect. Except…   Every business thinks they have these things. And even if they ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Monday, October 07, 2019
How to Prepare Your Site for Holiday Traffic If you have a brick-and-mortar location, chances are you're doing some sort of decorating for the holidays. Even if you don't celebrate, it's likely your customers do so in order to spread the holiday cheer you get festive.   The same should be true of your website. While you don't need to decorate per se, you do need to prepare for holiday traffic. ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Monday, September 23, 2019
31+ Social Media Posts to Improve Your Holiday Marketing The fall and early winter are a treasure trove of holidays.  It seems like we go from one to the next. That's why it's incredibly important to make sure you're using these momentous occasions in your marketing.     Have you ever noticed how retail goes straight from one holiday to the next? One of the reasons for that is because holidays ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Monday, September 09, 2019
5 Ways Your Customers Win with You as a Chamber Member A chamber membership is an investment in your business. As an investment, you undoubtedly expect a return. While it’s easy to look at what you paid for membership and how many new customers were sent you way through the chamber and calculate your return that way, there’s more to it than just that. For instance, did you know that your ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Tuesday, September 03, 2019
4 Ways a Chamber Membership Can Balance Out Seasonal Business If your business is seasonal, it probably feels a lot like feast or famine. You may love your seasonal crowds but hate the fear you won’t last long enough to see your next one. Seasonal businesses or businesses in towns with a seasonal draw struggle with year-round consistent revenue. While you might not ever achieve revenue equality ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Monday, August 26, 2019
5 Ways the Chamber Can Help Make You a Better Networker Networking opportunities are everywhere. You no longer must leave your house to be able to network, but studies now show that online networking doesn’t hold the same power as in-person networking. Networking is critical to landing a job, learning about opportunities before they are broadcast, and getting more sales for your business. You ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Monday, August 19, 2019
Do you track the number of sales you make along with the revenue? Of course you do. How do your numbers look? Are you increasing or remaining the same? Hopefully you’re not down this year but if you are, these may be some of the reasons why and what you can do to fix them: You Can’t Compete on PriceI’m making a broad generalization here, but as a small business you can’t compete on price with the ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Monday, August 12, 2019
9 Tips For Improving Your Listing In Voice Search   Just when you thought your website was search engine optimized and then mobile search optimized we have another challenge--voice search optimization. Yes, that’s right. According to Bright Local’s Voice Search for Local Business Study, 58% of consumers used voice search to locate information about a local business. Nearly half of that number ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Thursday, August 08, 2019
In a recent survey by Daysmart Software, 54% of small business owners admitted to being worried about making enough money. Making money is a common concern because not only does it factor in bringing in enough clients or customers but also ensuring your products or services are priced right and negotiating any cash flow problems.   Small business owners have lots of stressors as they follow ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article

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