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Focus Media celebrates 15 years of growth and success

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 […]


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]