Small Business Month in the Hudson Valley

    Small Business in the Hudson Valley

    Where will Small Business Month take you?

    We’re excited to celebrate Small Business Month (#smallbusinessmonth) during the month of May and National Small Business Week (#nationalsmallbusinessweek) May 5-11, 2019 at Tipsy Social! As the Hudson Valley’s small business marketing specialists, you can imagine our excitement. An entire month dedicated to celebrating the greatest places that are making an impact in our area.

    Now, I might have some bias when it comes to how great our small business partners are. Obviously, I love them because they chose to invest in, and grow, their businesses by better serving their customers. A reason many choose to #getwithtipsy. Instead, I asked around the office for the Tipsy Marketers to tell us their favorite small businesses in the Hudson Valley, and I have to admit, they came up with some great one.

    Here are some of our favorite small businesses and why we love them. Each with our own special take on why they’re great. If you happen to stumble upon one of these great places, tell ’em Tipsy Social sent ya.

    Andrew’s Favorite Hudson Valley Spots

    Melzingah Tap House, Beacon

    Yes, they are one of our small business partners, but that’s not why I love them. If you’re going to venture anywhere for Small Business Month, make it here. Amongst many things, like the amazing craft beer and food to die for, the fact that the owners are so involved in the day-to-day is why I think they’re great (and so do hundreds of others).


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    Bro, do you even brunch? ? ˙ ? @geo_783 ˙ #melzingahtaphouse #brunchgame #firstwebrunch

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    Adam’s Fairacre Farms, Poughkeepsie

    If you live in the Hudson Valley, you know why I love Adams! There produce is amazing. Plus, their staff are so knowledgable. The fact that you can grab some groceries, pick up flowers for Mom, and get that bush you’ve been meaning to put in the front of the house, all in the same place, is a true gem.

    Warren Kitchen Cutlery, Rhinebeck

    Okay, this is an odd one, but such a good one. If you’re at all a kitchen enthusiast, this is the place to be. You can find pretty much anything ever made for use in the kitchen; knives, pots, utensils, spoons, tea kettles, the options are literally endless. It’s so fun to just go in and explore. I’ve, on multiple occasions, found great stuff “I never thought I needed” that has made cooking so much more fun.

    Nick’s Go-To Small Businesses

    Café Maya, Wappingers Falls

    Nick’s love for Café Maya stems from their great Mexican food, awesome drinks, and a pretty cool outdoor patio. I have to admit, this is one of my favorite places to get Mexican food.

    Darkside Records, Poughkeepsie

    A local record store with a huge selection of new and used music, movies, and merchandise, with a very friendly and knowledgable staff. Nick’s love for music is always fulfilled when he visits them.

    Druther’s Brewing, Albany

    Now this one may “technically” be outside of the Hudson Valley, but it’s such a great one we let him have it. Nick says, “The food here is amazing. I have driven from Poughkeepsie to Albany on several occasions just for their Beer Cheese Dip.” I have to agree. This spot, owned by brothers, is proof that hard work pays off.

    Shelby’s Got Her Eye on These Must Visit Places

    The Millerton Inn, Millerton

    It’s the perfect special occasion dining destination. They have fantastic food, tasty drinks, and you can always expect to have great service!


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    Plum Almond Skillet Cake. @the_millerton_inn #themillertoninn #millerton #hudsonvalleyrestaurant

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    Wassaic Bar & Grill, Wassaic

    If you love comfort foods and big portions, this is the place to visit. It’s not trying to be anything that it isn’t and that’s why Shelby’s a regular.

    Four Brother’s Drive-In, Amenia

    It’s a whole new take on drive-in. They have the best custard around, you get two movies for the price of one, and the retro atmosphere is like no other.

    Use our guide, or create your own, and celebrate Small Business Month and National Small Business Week. The best thing about the Hudson Valley is that no matter where you go, chances are you’ll find a small business to fall in love with. Now that you know our favorite Hudson Valley Small Businesses, we want to hear about yours. Comment places you think we’ve missed and make sure to help us spread the word by sharing this post on social.

    Author Details

    Andrew Mendez-Spera, MS

    Head honcho at Tipsy Social. Striving to make everything go right. I help businesses better serve their customers. You'll catch me on a good day with a beer in my hand and nose in my phone.