Columbia County Business Continuity Fund

Columbia Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) and Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (BTCF), in partnership with Berkshire Taconic’s Fund for Columbia County, the Columbia Chamber of Commerce and the Hudson Business Coalition, established the Columbia County Business Continuity Fund (CCBCF) to provide cash grants to small businesses in our communities impacted by the economic consequences of the coronavirus. 

The Columbia County Business Continuity Fund has awarded a total of $198,750 in grants to 96 businesses throughout Columbia County.  All businesses met the grant criteria, accepted their award and have granted permission to have their names made public.    

Please Note:  The application process closed April 15.  


CCBCF Grant Recipients 

The Pond Restaurant

Hilltown Country Smokehouse

Bimi’s Cheese Shop, Lagonias Pizzeria, Old Chatham Child Care, PieconicNY, The Warm Ewe, Inn at Silver Maple Farm

Olde York Farm

Dads Copake Diner, Depot Deli

Central House Hotel Inn, Germantown Laundromat, Quittner Antiques

Boxwood Linen

Hudson Polish Delicatessen, KS Fitness, Lumber Jack Athletics, Railroad CrossFit, Taconic Driving School

Foxy & Winston, Hillsdale House, Passiflora, Tiny Hearts Farm Flower Shop, Trudy’s Beauty Shop, Holiday House, CrossRoads Food Store

2hotteez, A Collector’s Eye, Antigo, Batterby House, Bavier Brook, Behida Dolic Millinery, Bodhi Holistic Spa, Bruno’s, Colonia Casa, Dish Hudson, Fig & Bella, Finch, Flowerkraut, Geoffrey Good Jewelry, Good Fight Herb Co., Home/Made Hudson, Hudson City Bed and Breakfast, Hudson Clothier, Hudson Hotel Group, I’M Beauty Store, Inn at 34, Iron Horse Cigar Depot, Jonathan’s Computers, LikeMindedObjects, LYF Fitness, M&J’s Unisex Hair Studio, Mane Street Hairstyles, Mount Merino Manor, Ninex Realty and Mgt Group, Nolita Bakery and Cafe, Oak Pizzeria Napoletana, Pampered Pooch Grooming Salon, Pilates Hudson, R McCarroll Upholstery Designs, Railroad CrossFit, Relish Delights, Rev Cafe, River Pilates, Sadhana Center for Yoga and Meditation, September Gallery, Sideshow Clothing Co., Spruce Salon, Tanzy’s, The Bee’s Knees, The Half Moon, The Nest, Tommy’s Salon, Valley Variety, Verdigris Tea

Beaver Mill Antiques, Broad Street Bagel Company, Ruff Cuts, The Flammerie

New Lebanon
Berkshire Thrift, Bucky’s Bagels, DMC Racing Products, Godfroy’s Service Station, M & M’s Tap Room and Tavern, Masterpiece Jewelry Studio, Meissner’s Auction Service & Antique Center, Ward Hatch Mechanical

Pico de Gallo

Albany Emkay Cleaners & Coin Laundry, Chris’ Cafe, Cross-Eyed Owl Gift Shop, Filli’s Deli and Bakery, KJ’s Gymnastics, KT Hair Studio, Main Street Diner, Mairanda’s Cutting Edge, VBG Restaurant & Bar


CCBCF Donors
The Columbia County Business Continuity Fund (CCBCF) has been supported by nearly 60 generous individual donors, corporations and foundations.  Together, they have raised over $223,000 for the fund.  Contributions of $1,000 or more are listed below.

The Community Fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
Columbia Economic Development Corporation

BTCF Funds and Donors:
The Fund for Columbia County
Dr. Christopher Rothko
Jodi L. Dady
Kristin Gamble
Lael Locke/City Child Fund
Linda Gatter/Max Dannis Fund
Martha McMaster and Sheldon Evans
Pierce Soiussat/Bioforce USA
Richard Skiermont
Stephen Mack and Brian Schaefer
Susan Danziger and Albert Wenger/The Spark of Hudson
Suzette and Seth Masters
T. Backer Fund, Inc.
Tony Jones
William Sullivan/Hudson Valley Creamery

Foundations and Businesses:
Arthur and Eileen Newman Family Foundation
Berkshire Bank
Henry L. Kimelman Foundation
Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation
MetzWood Insurance