HUDSON — Columbia Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) and Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (BTCF) announced on April 24 the award of 92 grants to local businesses through the Columbia County Business Continuity Fund. This joint effort with the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce and the Hudson Business Coalition was launched March 30 to raise new resources in support of small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.
Generous individuals, foundations and businesses made this fund possible.
The businesses receiving grants are spread out across the county and met key grant making criteria, including being located in city, town or village centers, open to the public and reliant on foot traffic, and having fewer than 10 full-time employees and less than $1 million in annual revenue.
An independent, volunteer committee of local business leaders reviewed and rated each application based on these criteria. The committee had representation from throughout the county and from women- and minority-run businesses.
Award amounts varied based on the criteria established and total resources available, with nine of out 10 grants sized at $1,500 or $2,500. These one-time, rapid response grants were designed to help cover costs such as retaining employees, rent and other fixed operational costs.
Of the awards made, the following businesses accepted the grant funds:
2hotteez, A Collector’s Eye, ANTIGO, Batterby House, Bavier Brook, Beaver Mill Antiques, Behida Dolic Millinery, Berkshire Thrift, Bimi’s Cheese Shop, Bodhi Holistic Spa, Boxwood Linen, Broad Street Bagel Company, Bruno’s, Bucky’s Bagels, Central House Hotel Inn, Chris’ Café, Colonia Casa, Cross Eyed Owl Gift Shop, Dads Copake Diner, Depot Deli, Dish Hudson, Emkay Dry Cleaners & Coin Laundry, Fig & Bella, Filli’s Deli and Bakery, FINCH, Flowerkraut, Foxy & Winston, Geoffrey Good Jewelry, Germantown Laundromat, Godfroy’s Service Station, Good Fight Herb Co, Hillsdale House, Hilltown Country Smokehouse, Holiday House Motel, Home/Made Hudson, Hudson City Bed and Breakfast, Hudson Clothier, Hudson Polish Delicatessen, I’M Beauty Store, Inn at 34, Inn at Silver Maple Farm, Jonathan’s Computers, KJ’s Gymnastics, KS Fitness, KT Hair Studio, Lagonias Pizzeria, LikeMindedObjects, Lumber Jack Athletics, LYF Fitness, M & M’s Tap Room and Tavern, M&J’s Unisex Hair Studio, Main Street Diner, Mairanda’s Cutting Edge, Mane Street Hairstyles, Masterpiece Jewelry Studio, Meissner’s Auction Service, Mount Merino Manor, Nolitas Café, Oak Pizzeria Napoletana, Old Chatham Child Care, Olde York Farm, Pampered Pooch Grooming Salon, Passiflora, Pico de Gallo, PieconicNY, Pilates Hudson, Quittner Antiques, R McCarroll Upholstery Designs, Railroad CrossFit, Relish Delights, Rev Café, River Pilates, Ruff Cuts, September Gallery, Sideshow Clothing Co., Spruce Salon, Taconic Driving School, Tanzy’s, The Bee’s Knees, The Flammerie, The Half Moon, The Nest, The Pond Restaurant, The Warm Ewe, Tiny Hearts Farm Flower Shop, Trudy’s Beauty Shop, Valatie Bar & Grill, Valley Variety, Verdigris Tea, and Ward Hatch Mechanical.
For more information about CEDC’s programs and services, visit www.columbiaedc.com or call 518 828-4718.