SCHOHARIE, NY (June 14, 2021) – The Schoharie Economic Enterprise Corp (SEEC) awarded the Schoharie County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and The Bull’s Head Inn of Cobleskill with SEEC’s Resiliency Fund; an effort to provide aid to local organizations that have proposed lasting business improvements as a result of the pandemic.
Kathleen Slater, Regent, and Vice Regent, Dianne Rizzo of the Schoharie County Chapter DAR explain that they will allocate the grant to constructing a fence around part of the Lasell Hall property on Main Street, Schoharie. “It is our goal to have a safe way to host events for the public and follow all COVID guidelines.” Lasell Hall and its grounds are available to rent for private events. This fencing system will allow DAR to open doors and begin to generate income after a year and a half of COVID restrictions. “We look forward to being able to invite our chapter back into the house and host members of the community for educational events on our grounds.”
The Bull’s Head Inn of Cobleskill was awarded SEEC Resiliency Funds on Thursday. “Our staff [remained] employed during the shutdown, even when in-house dining was prohibited. All staff were afforded the opportunity to continue to be gainfully employed, “ said Christopher Guldner, co-owner of the Bull’s Head. Keeping staff employed enabled them to be ready for in-house dining once that resumed.
Guldner, as well as co-owner, Mary Sagendorf added, “SEEC’s funding has allowed us to purchase a much larger cargo trailer needed for servicing off-site catered events.” The Bull’s Head began offering a catering service as part of their pandemic “pivot”, adapting their business to remain open and generate income during the pandemic.
SEEC’s Resiliency Fund launched May 2020 as a local pandemic relief program providing grants and loans to local businesses. A SEEC Board allocation of $125,000 was made available for all business sectors and geographic areas of Schoharie County. More than 35 local organizations received awards to date.
Pictured from left to right: Kathleen Slater, Regent, Dianne Rizzo, Vice Regent, and Jim Becker, CEO MIDTEL and SEEC Resiliency Fund Chair
Pictured from left to right: Christopher Guldner and Mary Sagendorf, co-owners of the Bull’s Head, and Jim Becker, CEO MIDTEL and SEEC Resiliency Fund Chair
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