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Hudson Walkabout- City Wide Tag Sale Event

Hudson is busy on Memorial Day weekend and businesses and residents know it. Set for Saturday, May 25th, The Hudson Business Coalition is proud to announce the first annual HUDSON WALKABOUT—Citywide Tag Sale and launch of its second edition of the Hudson: A Walking Guide to the hottest little City on the Hudson.

The Tag Sale is scheduled to run from 11am until 4pm, however residents and businesses are welcome to host their sales as earlier of late as they choose.

Participation in the event is  voluntary and free; and both businesses and residents are encouraged to host their own sidewalk tag-sales.

For residents interested in cooperative efforts, several churches have offered space (outdoor) for markets along the central business district.


Also, the 2nd Edition of the Hudson Walking Guide is being launched. This passport-sized book represents true public/private partnership. Major sponsors include Hudson Development Corporation, Hudson River Bank & Trust Foundation, Columbia County Tourism and the Hudson Antique Dealers Association. The booklet is also financially supported by Columbia County Chamber of Commerce and select local businesses. Designed by Down In The Valley Productions; it is the only promotional guide available specifically promoting the business community in the City of Hudson.

The new guidebooks will be available at the Chamber of Commerce, open from 11 am to 3 pm.

Check back soon for the new website and the online version of the new Guidebook!

Walking Guide Redux

Thanks to the generous support of local businesses, Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation, Columbia County Tourism, Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, Hudson Business Coalition and designer Andrew Nelson of Down in the Valley Promotions, HDC is pleased to announce the 2013-14 reprint of the guidebooks set to be released May 25, 2013!

The guidebook is, first and foremost, a guide. It is a comprehensive list of over 250 of Hudson’s social, cultural and retail assets with accompanying maps that visitors will find invaluable. What’s more, these little books are ad-free, pocket sized and free of charge. The reaction to our first print(s) in 2012 was overwhelmingly positive.

“A friend of mine recently picked up the “Walking Guide to the Hottest Little City on the Hudson” and I absolutely loved it!”

-A. Cardinali, Marketing & Strategic Planning Specialist

“I had a few of the guides.. and have given them all out. I have kept one for myself because I think it’s one of the most well done guides I have seen in a long time.”

-S. Miller, Hudson + Berkshire Trail

The future of the guide is dependent upon local buy-in. For such a small financial commitment and virtually no work, businesses will can bolded  and include a website address. The Coalition plans to print 40,ooo books this year. Just think: your business’ name and website in 40,000 pockets!  To learn more about making a contribution toward 2013-14 guide, contact the office today.

Still not convinced? What about the positive externalities associated with increased foot traffic? Walkers play  such a powerful player in creating city life and this little book goes a long way to promote Hudson as a more pedestrian-friendly place. With a Walk Score of 94, it is pretty clear that Hudson is a “Walker’s Paradise”.

Promote your business, the City and healthy living, all at once, with your small contribution!