Joe Prioritizes His Employees: Homespun Foods Café, Beacon, New York

Inspired by his experience as a wine director at the upscale Mediterranean restaurant il Buco, Joe Robitaille, the new owner of Homespun Foods, was determined to open up a business that encapsulated his eight years as a sommelier in New York City. So, on the heels of the pandemic, Joe purchased Beacon’s beloved Homespun Foods…

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Mother Gaia Greens Provides Sustainable Food Source in Hudson Valley

Meet Mother Gaia Greens: Co-Founded by sisters Kathleen and Michelle Vitner, this start-up business provides the mid-Hudson Valley with delicious and nutritious microgreens. Kathleen and Michelle converted a family hobby into a meaningful business with a mission to create local access to healthy and nutrient-dense greens. “Gardening has always been a part of our family.…

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Floor 13 Textiles: Pivoting Revenue Streams During COVID

A Community Capital New York Small Business Story Floor 13 Textiles, Kathleen Bennett Marold’s business venture, has garnered attention from Forbes and many other publications, celebrating her ability to pivot from being an employee to an entrepreneur.  Founded in 2012, Floor 13 Textiles, a textile sourcing company, supplies hospitality and contractors with high-end interior decorative…

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