(September 28, 2022, Schoharie, N.Y.) – The Schoharie Economic Enterprise Corp. (SEEC)
is proud to announce the grand opening with the official ribbon cutting ceremony for 287 Main, a collaborative 21st-century work environment and new hub for economic development in Schoharie County.
Speaking about the new venue, Thomas Putnam, Founder & Chairman of SEEC commented, “We are deeply invested in our local business community and are committed to developing the resources and ecosystem that will help local businesses and industry thrive. 287 Main is proof of that commitment and an exciting new chapter here on Main Street.”
Julie Pacatte, Executive Director, SEEC added, “Through the launch of programming, 287 Main has already served as a springboard for collaboration within the community. We will continue to create opportunities through the space that empower and uplift the artisans, freelancers, entrepreneurs, and businesses in our community.”
Bank of America donated the building to SEEC based upon their ongoing commitment to fostering economic growth in Schoharie County and their aspiration to use the space as a foundation to bring the community vision for a 21st-century economy to life.
Joining SEEC to mark the occasion were NYS Senator Peter Oberacker, New York State Assembly Member Chris Tague, Village of Schoharie Mayor Lawrence Caza, and Town Supervisor Alicia Terry, Chair, County Economic Development Committee.
During the ceremony, Assemblyman Tague spoke of the meaning that the unveiling represents towards the economic development efforts that the County and private sector have been working towards for years. The impact of this new 21st-century workspace offers an abundance of opportunities to open the County’s front door to the capital region and beyond.
SEEC will continue to engage the local community to collaborate with and uplift local producers, artisans, professionals, entrepreneurs and more through the space. The collaborative efforts also look to support the centralization of resources, the creation of new resources and showcase and celebrate the wide-ranging talent throughout the County.
Events and programming at 287 Main are open to everyone. 287 Main also offers flexible membership options to fit every stage of growth, from the once-a-month visitor to the small business that needs a spacious private office with guest seating.
For more information about 287 Main, upcoming programming and opportunities for networking and collaboration, visit www.seecny.org/287main.