Doers and Dreamers – Massoumeh Emami Osterhout

Whether you are having coffee at a local cafe, dining at a local eatery, enjoying a cocktail at a local watering hole, or just strolling around the streets of Kingston, you can meet people with some pretty  interesting backgrounds making a living in ways that you would never guess. You’ll also find out how much they […]

Doers and Dreamers – Barbara Connelly Cohen

When this week’s Doer and Dreamer says it’s important “to support our local community” it’s not just a platitude from someone sitting on the sidelines. Whether she is a chairperson, worker bee, cheerleader, or patron, many of the organizations in our area and our community as a whole have been the beneficiaries of her involvement. […]

Doers and Dreamers – Dan George

An excellent barometer of the health of  a community is the type of people that it is attracting and retaining. More and more we are seeing professionals, entrepreneurs, and accomplished artists moving to the Kingston area and loving what the city and surrounding area has to offer. It seems to be the same old story […]

Doers and Dreamers – Clay-David Laugier

Clay, pictured 2nd from left, with fellow collaborators from left to right, Ed Christianson, Krystal Bullock, Natajah Ali, Jordan Scruggs, Mike Lamoree Welcome to the new economy! With the demise of corporate jobs and lower salaries across the labor market many people would like to, or have to out of necessity, take the initiative to […]

Doers and Dreamers – Tracy and Jamie Kennard

Finding your own unique niche in the ever dynamic Kingston nightlife scene certainly seems to be the formula that works these days and we’re fortunate to have another option to exercise in our community. This week’s Doers and Dreamers have created a quiet, little oasis down on the Rondout that will be a great neighborhood […]

Doers and Dreamers – Jenna Benincasa

It’s comforting to watch one of your favorite businesses transition from  owner to employee. There’s a sense of continuity as well as an anticipation of healthy changes. This week’s Doer and Dreamer, Jenna Benincasa, is making her tweaks to what has been an Uptown institution for awhile and it doesn’t seem like a beat was […]

Doers and Dreamers – Beth Petramale

It’s great to see the the fine art of retailing executed well with an inviting space, meticulously thought out displays, and carefully selected products. Add the charm of this week’s Doer and Dreamer, Beth Petramale, and you’ve got a winning formula that is going strong down on the Rondout. Your name: Beth Petramale Business or […]

Doers and Dreamers – Bentley Potter

Sometime things are as simple as ‘here is a problem, here is a solution, now just go fix it’. It appears that is exactly what this week’s Doer and Dreamer has done with his very worthy community service. Meet Bentley Potter, who is helping furry creatures find their owners all over the Hudson Valley.   […]

Doers and Dreamers – Aislinn A. Smith

Business opportunities come in all flavors, colors, shapes and sizes and it’s surprising what can be a successful venture when a lot of drive and an out-going personality are applied. Meet this week’s Doer and Dreamer Aislinn Smith who, if you’re lucky, may be sending a basket of goodies your way some time soon. Name: […]

Doers and Dreamers – Halima Smith

I think the consensus from a lot of area women(and probably some men) is that they’re really happy that this week’s Doer and Dreamer decided to deviate from her initial career choice. Say ‘hello’ to Halima Smith whose specialty is getting rid of unwanted stuff. Your name: Halima Smith Business or organization: Gata Bella Waxing […]

Doers and Dreamers – Liz Pickett

It’s been interesting to observe how the healthcare industry has been evolving and embracing methods that used to be thought of as primitive. Many practices were considered to be ‘alternative healthcare’ because they didn’t seem to be as technologically sophisticated, and therefore not as effective, as mainstream medicine had become. Old is new again and […]

Doers and Dreamers – Tim Atkinson

If being a ‘Citiot'(as Tim has been called) means investing in the restoration of grand old homes and making a unique contribution to the local arts scene while having a deep appreciation for all of the assets that our  community has, I’d say that we may have a new marketing campaign for promoting the city […]

Doers and Dreamers – Ashley Knox

Many of us can probably look back to before we started our careers and wish that someone had helped us develop skills that weren’t necessarily taught in a classroom. This week’s Doer and Dreamer is doing just that, not just by counseling young people but by being a positive role model to them and being […]

Doers and Dreamers – Jami Anson

It’s funny how many people may have one or two careers in their lifetime and those careers may be somewhat narrowly focused without a lot of interaction with very many other companies or organizations. However, it’s safe to say that this week’s Doer and Dreamer, Jami Anson, is definitely on the other end of that […]

Doers and Dreamers – Jarad Keplinger, Ryan Hoy, Jake Back

In today’s transitional economy it takes an entrepreneurial spirit to be successful and it is heartening to see a group of young men taking a risk to build a business. Meet this week’s Doers and Dreamers,  Jarad Keplinger, Ryan Hoy, and Jake Back, who are applying some good business fundamentals to the their security services […]