Many small scale manufacturing businesses don’t necessarily have to be situated close to the raw materials that they use or near the markets that they serve. What they do need however, is access to a skilled or trainable labor force, and to be located in a desirable community. This week’s Doers and Dreamers have not only found their way to the Kingston area to manufacture their goods, but are also investing in a retail business right in the heart of Midtown Kingston on Broadway. Several new retail establishments have opened in Kingston and hopefully their store will add to the momentum of making this city a destination for shopping once again.
Your name: Joshua Vogel & Kelly Zaneto
Business or organization: Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co. , 628 Broadway, Kingston, NY
Occupation: Designers & Manufacturers
What is your approach to your business or occupation that makes you unique?
We have a very hands on approach. We roll up our sleeves & do what needs to be done to support our staff and our business.
What brought you to the Kingston area and keeps you in this area?
Kingston is a great hub to a larger artistic community.
What is your favorite hangout in this area and why?
Since we have an almost 4 year old and own a business we tire out more easily and don’t hang out a lot but you may find us having a bite at Peace Nation Cafe or PAKT in Midtown.
When you’re not in Kingston, what’s your idea of a wonderful city to visit, and why?
We really enjoy traveling the in general and love to visit differently communities to feel out any similarities and differences to ours. We’ve hear great things about Lisbon and are trying to find time to visit.
Tell us something that we never would have guessed about you.
We may be a bit uneasy having out pictures taken 🙂