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Black-Owned Businesses in the Hudson Valley

People are angry and sad about the state of race relations in the US right now, and many of us are wondering how to help. We've compiled a list of local resources (also below), including actions to take, groups to support, and upcoming protests to attend, but another way to show your solidarity for Black empowerment is through supporting Black-owned business. Our list is far from comprehensive but still growing.

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"The Stove Lady" Rescues Years of Family Memories

Carlita Belgrove started her career in corporate finance for companies like GE Capital, JP Morgan Chase, and Goya Foods. Now she's known as "The Stove Lady," a specialist in the restoration of vintage and antique stoves from sought-after brands like Crown, Chambers, Caloric, Garland, and more.

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Upward Bound: The Resilience of Local Bookstores

Even in the Internet-Era, Independent Hudson Valley Bookstores Thrive
According to a February 2020 Forbes article, the American Booksellers Association has seen a 49-percent leap in its membership in the past decade. As of early March, local bookstores were on the rise.

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Hempire State Growers Hudson Valley Pioneer a Cooperative Model

Hempire State Growers Hudson Valley, a new co-op of hemp farmers, allows members to pool their resources and see larger profits.

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The Mycelium Revolution: Fungus-Powered, Eco-Friendly Design

Ecovative Design uses mycelium from fungus to create everything from custom compostable packaging to plant-based meat.

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Lucky Bug Clothing Company's Cute, Comfortable & Eco-Friendly Operation

Lucky Bug Clothing Company is a true family operation crafting sustainable and adorable baby clothes from organic fabric.

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Lauree Ostrofsky on Entrepreneurship, Community & Supporting Women Business Owners (Q&A)

A Q and A with Lauree Ostrofsky, founder of Hudson Valley Women in Business.

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Delving into the Weeds: The Ins and Outs of Hemp in NYS

Marissa Weiss, an associate attorney at Walden-based law firm Jacobowitz & Gubits, offers some helpful legal tips for safely navigating New York State's burgeoning hemp and CBD industries.

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Hudson Valley's Emerging Green Tech Industry

With New York’s sustainability and clean power initiatives, the Husdon Valley is a prime place for manufacturing green technology.

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Co-Work Kingston: Your Office Awaits in Uptown Kingston's New Coworking Space

The upstairs of the Senate Garage, a historic industrial building in Uptown Kingston, has been transformed into Co-Work Kingston.

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6 Hudson Valley Coworking Spaces

Though coworking was born in urban environments like New York City, where rents are prohibitive, the concept has gradually migrated to the Hudson Valley. Here are six of our favorite upstate coworking spaces.

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CO: A Synergistic Coworking Space in Rhinebeck

CO, a coworking facility in Rhinebeck, NY offers a clean, open-plan space for individual work and team projects, fostering an environment of productivity, collaboration, and inspiration.

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