"...small businesses are the heart of every community. They are owned and staffed by friends and neighbors. We know that when disaster strikes, rebuilding small businesses is key to rebuilding the community overall." - Chuck Rosenthal/Monica Byrne - Hudson Business Coalition
We are pleased to announce that VERDIGRIS TEA is a recipient of the Columbia County Business Continuity Fund grant.
Made possible by contributions from generous individuals, foundations and businesses, major gifts came from the Columbia Economic Development Corporation, the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation and others.
The awards (There were 92 in all.), were designed to help cover costs such as retaining employees, rent payments and other fixed operational costs.
"This grant will really be helpful," owner Kim Bach said. "It's so important to provide our loyal customers with everything they need. And keeping the lights on is the first step towards rebuilding the whole community."