The Andes Hotel, The Watershed Post and the Tractor Supply store in Delhi will receive the top honors from the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce.
The businesses will be recognized at the chamber’s 2011 Annual Awards Dinner on Oct. 20. The awards were announced last week.
Delhi’s Tractor Supply, which offers a wide range of household, farm, and commercial equipment, was named Business of the Year.
“In a very hard time, Tractor Supply opened its second store in Delaware County. With the creation of jobs, meeting the needs of the communities and with the generation of sales tax, this new store has truly helped the economy for Delaware County,” Mary Beth Silano, executive director of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, said in a media release.
The New Business of the Year award will be given to Watershed Post, an online community newspaper serving the Catskills region.
“The Watershed Post has shown the importance of the need for being connected to the Internet,” Silano said. “As a small business, owner Lissa Harris shows that hard work equals success, and we appreciate her commitment to Delaware County.”
Harris said the groundwork for Watershed Post began about two years ago, and the online-only publication went live in January.
“It’s been a wild ride. It’s been really rewarding,” she said by telephone Monday.
The geography of the Catskill Mountains makes it a tough place to deliver news to residents, Harris said. But the Internet is a way to overcome poor radio reception and long. Read More