SBA Financing Resource Center

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that these next few weeks look uncertain and somewhat tumultuous for your revenue stream. The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth and the Downtown Development Specialist offices are in place to make sure business owners and leaders are equipped with useful resources, especially during times of…

A quick look back

Downtown Gloversville has made amazing strides since the establishment of the Downtown Development Specialist Office (DDS). As the first three-year phase of the DDS comes to an end, it is appropriate to take a quick look back. A three year case study is now available! It highlights the work done and accomplishments made between 2017…

Celebrate with Small Business Saturday (this Saturday)

By guest blogger Jessica Henry-McClements Shopping at a small family-owned business is one of the most pleasurable activities I get to participate in on a regular basis. Having grown up in Fulton County, I have always been surrounded by small shops and specialty stores that are family owned and operated. There are big chain stores…

I Love Books!

By guest-blogger Jessica Henry McClements I recently spent some time with librarian Sonny Duross at the Gloversville Public. A couple of months ago, Sonny gave me a personal tour of the recently completed renovations. I hadn’t been inside of that building in quite a long time. It was evident that a lot of time and…

Summer Fun!

8 ways to cure your boredom in Downtown Gloversville 1. The Gloversville Civic Band plays FREE concerts every summer. These concerts are usually in Melchoir Park, but this year have moved the first two shows to the Trail Station Park right in Downtown Gloversville. They played a lively concert on July 10th in the gazebo….

Pedestrian Safety In Downtown

Have you seen the new additions downtown? Recently, the City Council voted to reduce the speed limit on Main Street (between Prospect and Forest Streets) to 25 miles per hour. A quick follow-up was the installation of new speed limit signs with a speed check digital display. The City’s DPW also has started to paint…

Spring is nearly here

We are all ready for warmer weather, longer days and maybe, maybe a little less snow. As we wrap up February, here are a few things for you to ponder. Let your voice be heard: We are currently in the process of hosting community and business discussions about how we can transform our downtown together….

New Year, Bright Future

Every January, our calendars and our hopes become renewed. The blank-slate a new year holds includes a million possibilities for a bright and prosperous future…if we have a plan, stated goals and plotted action steps to accomplish them. This year, the Downtown Development Specialist’s office will be working more closely with downtown businesses to help…