Thursday, December 5, 2013

Valley Tax & Accounting Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Mayor Avitabile and Francis Pipczynski share the ribbon cutting as the Valley Tax & Accounting office opens, December 4th, 2013, at 296 Main Street in Middleburgh.  From left to right, looking on, are Brooke Millington from the Schenectady office, village trustee Bob Tinker, and Justin Behan of Green Wolf Brewing Co.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Accounting Office Opens on Main Street

Valley Tax and Accounting opened at 296 Main Street earlier today. Responding to outreach from the Mayor's office asking for an accounting office, owner Francis Pipczynski made the decision to open on Main Street.

"We are pleased to be here and be part of the rebuilding process after such widespread devastation. What has so impressed us so much is that after what seemed like a knock out punch, the residents and business owners did and continue to do whatever is necessary to get back on their feet." Mr. Pipczynski said.

The new business can be reached at 827-3311 or on its website and is available for all sorts of personal and business accounting needs, and more.

Members of the Village Board and Business Association were on hand for the ribbon cutting. Mr. Pipczynski is eager to start serving the community. "I read once that in life you need to 'Dream it, Conceive it, Believe it, and Achieve it' - our vision here is to deliver comprehensive and professional tax, accounting, and additional services to the residents and business owners that they need and value," he said.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Brewery Seeing Steady Progress

From Green Wolf Brewery's newsletter:

Middleburgh's first microbrewery is getting closer to opening it's doors to the public.  We have come a long way, but still have much work to do before the brewery and taproom are bustling.

Here are some of the milestones we've already passed:
  • Approval of our Federal Brewer's Notice & New York State Farm Brewery License.
  • Successfully achieved our fund-raising goals.
  • Found appropriate insurance coverage.
  • Approval from local zoning and planning boards.
  • Acquired all major brewing equipment.
  • Begun to hoard various appliances, tools, furniture, and other accoutrements.
  • Finalized the first seven beer styles to be brewed.
  • Developed company logo & label designs.
The remaining hurdle is to get the space on Main Street finished.  The basic refit (sheet rock, finished ceilings, installing the bathrooms, rebuilding the front entrance, installing the dumb waiter, etc.) should be finished by the end of the year, with finishing work (hooking up the brewing equipment, building the bar, lighting, etc.) to be done in January.  

Hopefully we're brewing beer in February for an opening in March.  Or at least, that is the plan.  Look for a grand opening announcement some time after the new year.

The local support over this last year and a half has been inspiring, to say the least. It is heartening to be a part of such a special village and county.

Santa Coming to National Bank of Coxsackie

Santa is coming to National Bank of Coxsackie on December 19th from 3 pm to 5 pm. Stop in and get your picture taken free with Santa. All kids receive a candy cane and a special gift!