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SCVA IS GEARING UP FOR THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF WOODSTOCK

The Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association (SCVA) is receiving a significant amount of global visitor interest for the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock and those eager to learn about the County. Curious travelers inquire about Bethel Woods’ concert schedule and Sullivan Catskills events, attractions, itineraries and lodging for the summer season. The interest in the Sullivan Catskills …

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A BAKERY OPENING IN JEFFERSONVILLE

Take a moment to sit back in your chair, close your eyes, and imagine the smell of a freshly baked pie, a beautifully frosted cake, a savory muffin, a sugary donut, or even that doughy sweet smell of bread and bagels. Now open your eyes and imagine that smell wafting to your nose as you’re …

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THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE’S KEY ROLE IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

I have often been asked the question: “does a chamber of commerce have a role in economic development?” and the answer is a resounding yes! The role of economic development & community marketing fall under the auspices of separate organizations in our community. In essence, our chamber is indeed in the business of economic development …

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SULLIVAN COUNTY’S 2019 OFF TO GREAT START

Preliminary data released by the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) last week, revealed that Sullivan County’s 2019 is off to a good start. The county’s year-over-year private sector job growth topped the state for the 12th straight month, up 9.3 percent. Also, the county’s unemployment rate for January 2019 was 4.4 percent, which …

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REAL ESTATE UPDATE

There is good news spreading across Sullivan County, the daffodils in our gardens are just waiting to pop up. Yes, it is true spring is right around the corner and with it, many home sellers and buyers are thinking about the real estate market. And, like the promise of the daffodils, data on recent housing …

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JEFF BANK PROMOTES STRAUCH AND OLSEN

Jeff Bank announced that at its Organizational Meeting held on Tuesday, February 26, the Board of Directors promoted Heinrich Strauch to the role of Vice President and Patricia Olsen to the role of Assistant Vice President. Mr. Strauch has been with Jeff Bank since 2015. Mr. Strauch currently serves as a Commercial Lender located in …

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SPRING 2019 IDA UPDATE

The County of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency (IDA) currently works with over 50 local companies, assisting them through the provision of performance-based incentives. In exchange for these incentives, companies commit to develop and expand their businesses, furthering the IDA’s goals of facilitating private sector investment and generating new jobs here in the County. What is …

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SUNY SULLIVAN READY TO OFFER A LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE

As actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks wrote in his New York Times op-ed piece a few years ago entitled I Owe It All to Community College: “I drove past the campus (Chabot Community College) a few years ago with one of my kids and summed up my two years there this way: ‘That place made …

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: IS 2019 THE YEAR?

To the People: With the ever-increasing numbers of new large-scale businesses coming on line, and the support projects that typically follow, could 2019 be the year when Sullivan County’s economy truly takes off? The indicators seem to paint that picture, at least for now. Sullivan County once again led the entire state with job growth …

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