January 2011 Blog Posts (8)

Discoveries in Middle Main

Tomorrow marks five months with Middle Main Revitalization. As I look back at those five months, one month away from half a year, I realize that I have made many discoveries.

 

I admit that I didn’t know much about the region designated as Middle Main. One of my first tasks was to interview residents of  Middle Main about their opinions about the Middle Main neighborhood. Not yet familiar with the side streets that make up the Middle Main neighborhood, I ended up getting a…

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Added by Jenny Coronel on January 27, 2011 at 11:21am — No Comments

Escape the cold - eat tostones!

Okay, so life is admittedly extremely busy these days…new baby (who shares my office with me five days a week), preschooler (four going on fourteen), full-time job, volunteer work, etc. etc.  However, I’m hoping to make posting to the Middle Main blog a more regular occurrence over the next year.  I hope you’ll join me!  This is after all a community blog – we want you to share your experiences and thoughts about Main Street in Poughkeepsie.  And it doesn’t have to…

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Added by Elizabeth Celaya on January 24, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Helping our Neighbors Shovel the Snow

With all the snowstorms we have been having as of late, I found this article uplifting. People connected to SnowCrew, an online gathering of people willing and able to help their neighbors shovel, were able to help their neighbors clear the streets from the snow the Northeast recently got hit by. It just goes to show you the power of being connected to an online forum! Do find out more in this article: In Boston, Residents…

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Added by Jenny Coronel on January 24, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Take Advantage of a Full Day of Small Business Seminars

I want to inform you of a full day of workshops for aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners looking to grow their business. This event is hosted by  the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

 The Business Institute's small business seminars will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Holiday Inn & Conference Center, 542 Route 9, Fishkill.

Topics will cover launching a business, marketing, funding sources, Internet tools and…

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Added by Jenny Coronel on January 21, 2011 at 11:26am — No Comments

Are you the owner of a Historic Home? If so, attend a FREE program on the New York State Historic Homeowner Tax Credit Program

 

Find out if you are eligible for a New York State tax credit for the repairs and restoration of your historic home.

The NYS Historic Homeowner Tax Credit Program will cover 20% of qualied rehabilitation costs of owner-occupied historic houses, with a project minimum of $5,000 and 5% spent on exterior work, up to a credit value of $50,000.

A free program on the New York State Historic Homeowner Tax Credit Program will be held at 7 p.m.…

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Added by Jenny Coronel on January 20, 2011 at 10:26am — No Comments

Remaining Faithful to Our New Year's Resolutions for Middle Main





Here's a blog that discusses sticking to our New Year's Resolutions; ways in which the planning…

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Added by Jenny Coronel on January 10, 2011 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

For Small Businesses--How to Keep Holiday Customers Coming Back

Read about how small businesses can engage their customers and have them coming back all year long.

http://www.openforum.com/idea-hub/topics/marketing/article/how-to-keep-holiday-customers-coming-back-stacy-lipson

Added by Jenny Coronel on January 10, 2011 at 1:40pm — No Comments

More positive dialogue about Poughkeepsie

It's great to hear a news item that focuses on the positives of Poughkeepsie's Main Street.  Check out the video below.

New Year Brings New Hope on Main Street

 

Added by Elizabeth Celaya on January 5, 2011 at 9:31am — No Comments

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