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Jeffersonville Rebirth Continuing With Rebuilding of a Landmark Office

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 […]


Advance Testing helps youth to build a career

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

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!

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 […]


YO1 working hard to finish wellness center

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 another 200 people when we open.” “We […]


SC Partnership, SCVA host Keller Williams Brokers tour

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, […]


Resorts World Catskills not a gamble any more

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 tells me exactly how […]



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 extensive experience in the design, […]



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 with Billig, […]