Schoharie Economic Enterprise Corporation (SEEC) works to foster economic growth and prosperity in Schoharie County.

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Amazon Fulfillment Center Prompts Changes in Schodack

The quaint and rural town of Schodack in Rensselaer County became the home of a “mammoth” Amazon distribution facility in September 2020. Since then, the community has seen a variety of impacts. For small business owner Jason Grant, making an effort to build a relationship with the new facility has proven to be worthwhile for him and his business. Jason, owner of The Crisp Cannoli Bakery & Cafe in East Greenbush, immediately reached out to “everybody and anybody” after ground was broken on the new facility and dropped off boxes of free pastries and breakfast sandwiches for employees. As a result, Jason has successfully established a strong relationship with the facility’s employees and administrative staff. Jason has consistently catered large orders from administrators and sees facility employees in his bakery on a regular basis.

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Owners of Wellington’s Herbs and Spices provide lifelong impact

In this Times Union article, Jennifer Patterson reflects on the personal growth she experienced as a result of working for the Wellingtons 25 years ago and the lifelong impact the couple has had on her and her husband. Patterson recently returned to Schoharie County and reconnected with the Wellingtons in a variety of ways.

Be sure to read the article to learn how the Wellingtons have continued to provide opportunity, growth and unending kindness to Patterson and her husband.

Photo: Jennifer Patterson

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