Economic Development Alliance Events

  • Tue, Apr 17, 2018 - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

    To help Ulster County's food and beverage manufacturers address the challenges of logistics and distribution, County Executive Mike Hein and the Office of Economic Development are excited to present Michael Rozyne, founder of the innovative local food distribution company Red Tomato, and Todd Erling, Executive Director of the Hudson Valley Agri-business Development Corporation.

    Light appetizers will be served, with a cash bar and items from a limited dinner menu available for purchase.

    Before and after the presentations we invite you to mix, mingle and network with other food and beverage leaders from throughout Ulster County and the region.

    Click here to RSVP.

    Speaker Bios

    Michael Rozyne has been a marketer of family farm products for three decades. He worked on conventional and organic farms in Maine, and was Purchaser and Marketer for a regional food distributor in New England. He was cofounder of the fair trade coffee company, Equal Exchange. He started Red Tomato, a decentralized food hub in the Northeast, in 1996 and now works as Red Tomato’s Evangelist focusing on the growers, new business development, and product development.

    Following Michael's remarks, Todd Erling, Executive Director ofHudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corporation will unveil the results of a recent study on food and beverage processing in Ulster County. With HVADC’s Board of Directors, Todd has developed the first regional entity to focus on farms and local food business as economic development in the Hudson Valley. HVADC provides assistance to ag-related and ag-dependent businesses through contracts with seven counties throughout the Hudson Valley. Since 2007 HVADC has assisted projects in accessing over $30 million in funding.


  • Tue, Apr 10, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    County Executive Mike Hein and the Ulster County Office of Economic Development invite residents of the Saugerties area and local business owners to learn more about the services we offer to support local businesses, nonprofits and communities. Topics of discussion include:

    • Funding assistance through grants and loans;
    • Site assistance through site research and planning;
    • Business counseling, training and networking; and
    • Tax incentives, such as Payments-In-Lieu-Of-Taxes (PILOTs), tax credits, and tax abatements.

    Come learn and discuss how county and local efforts to boost business can be an important part of helping our local economy grow and thrive!

    This event is co-hosted by the Saugerties Chamber of Commerce  and the Town of Saugerties. The event is part of the Office of Economic Development's ongoing Community Economic Development initiative, which aims to engage with residents and business owners to help shape locally-driven economic development priorities. Future events are planned throughout 2018 at various locations across Ulster County. For more information, or for a list of other upcoming events organized by the Ulster County Office of Economic Development, visit UlsterForBusiness.com.

    Click here to RSVP. 


  • Mon, Apr 9, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    NOTE: This event was previously scheduled for March 7, but was rescheduled due to weather. The new date/time is Monday, April 9th from 6:00-8:00 PM. To ensure that we have your registration information, please RSVP below even if you had previously registered for the March 7th event. Thank you!

    County Executive Mike Hein and the Ulster County Office of Economic Development invite residents of the New Paltz area and local business owners to learn more about the services we offer to support local businesses, nonprofits and communities. Topics of discussion include:

    • Funding assistance through grants and loans;
    • Site assistance through site research and planning;
    • Business counseling, training and networking; and
    • Tax incentives, such as Payments-In-Lieu-Of-Taxes (PILOTs), tax credits, and tax abatements.

    Come learn and discuss how county and local efforts to boost business can be an important part of helping our local economy grow and thrive!

    This event is co-hosted by the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce  and the Town of Esopus. The event is part of the Office of Economic Development's ongoing Community Economic Development initiative, which aims to engage with residents and business owners to help shape locally-driven economic development priorities. Future events are planned throughout 2018 at various locations across Ulster County. For more information, or for a list of other upcoming events organized by the Ulster County Office of Economic Development, visit UlsterForBusiness.com.

    Click here to RSVP. 


  • Mon, Apr 2, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

    County Executive Mike Hein, the Ulster County Office of Economic Development and Town of Rochester Supervisor Mike Baden invite you to a presentation and discussion of local services available to support farms and food/beverage producers in the Town of Rochester.

    WHEN: Monday, April 2nd from 6:00 – 7:30 PM.
    WHERE: Town of Rochester Community Center, 15 Tobacco Road, Accord, NY 12404.
    WHO: Farmers and growers, food processors/manufacturers, and beverage-makers, plus businesses that support local farms and food/beverage producers.
    WHAT: An overview of services offered by Ulster County and the Town of Rochester, the Mid-Hudson Small Business Development Center, and Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Center, with an opportunity to ask questions or connect with us for further discussion about your business’ needs.

    This event is hosted by the Town of Rochester and the Ulster County Office of Economic Development. For more information about the UCOED, visit us online at http://ulstercountyny.gov/economic-development. Special thanks to the Mid-Hudson Small Business Development Center and the Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Center for their participation.

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  • Wed, Apr 4, 2018 - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

    NOTE: This event was previously scheduled for March 21, but was rescheduled due to weather. The new date/time is Wednesday, April 4th from 5:30-7:30 PM. If you RSVPed for the original date, you do not need to re-register. If you have registered but do not plan to attend on the new date, please email twei[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us to notify us.

    County Executive Mike Hein and the Ulster County Office of Economic Development invite residents of the Esopus area and local business owners to learn more about the services we offer to support local businesses, nonprofits and communities. Topics of discussion include:
    • Funding assistance through grants and loans;
    • Site assistance through site research and planning;
    • Business counseling, training and networking; and
    • Tax incentives, such as Payments-In-Lieu-Of-Taxes (PILOTs), tax credits, and tax abatements.
    Come learn and discuss how county and local efforts to boost business can be an important part of helping our local economy grow and thrive!
     
    This event is co-hosted by the Esopus Business Alliance and the Town of Esopus. The event is part of the Office of Economic Development's ongoing Community Economic Development initiative, which aims to engage with residents and business owners to help shape locally-driven economic development priorities. Future events are planned throughout 2018 at various locations across Ulster County. For more information, or for a list of other upcoming events organized by the Ulster County Office of Economic Development, visit UlsterForBusiness.com. 
     

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