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You've reached the home of the Hoosick Rising initiative of Hoosick, NY.

Next open meeting:

Monday, November 5, 2018 at 6:00pm
Location: Iron Coffee, 9 Main Street, Hoosick Falls, NY

Agenda: Vote for president and board of directors.

Meetings are open to all—community members, economic development professionals, business professionals, entrepreneurs, and investors—anyone who wants to be an active part in Hoosick's community enhancement and economic development efforts or just stay up to date on our progress.


While we prepare for the next Hoosick Rising meeting, the subcommittee is hard at work defining what our nonprofit status should be, as there are many types. We are also in need of a Board of Directors. Please consider the positive contribution you can make as a Board member. We need a Village and Town representative as we are an intermediary link between both. As we move forward and continue implementation of the Camoin study (can view online), we may need to add more current projects as well.

Come be a positive voice for the community!

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Hoosick Rising Community & Economic Development Implementation Strategy
Hoosick Rising Action Plan Matrix (June 3, 2015)


About the Initiative:
Hoosick Rising is not just a name, but an inner feeling that brings the communities of the Village of Hoosick Falls and the Town of Hoosick together—to become one strong entity for the betterment of the entire region. Hoosick's demonstrated ability to come together when crisis strikes or when our sports teams do well is common. Hoosick Rising aims to take those admirable traits and transfer them into actions toward making the Hoosick community the best it can be. To recruit new businesses and families, to build upon the foundations of established Hoosick enterprises and ideals, and to develop and execute plans for a positive future.

We cannot reach our collective goals without the input and the help of the community at-large. Great things can be accomplished, but it will take everyone sharing their individual skills, talents, and expertise—working together to see things through. Let's all roll up our sleeves, open our minds, and get involved.

Rise up, volunteer to be a Cause Champion, tell others about what Hoosick offers, and make Hoosick a more vibrant and sustainable place to live and work. It is only through the spirited efforts of our individuals that the Hoosick Community as a whole will rise to new and greater heights.

In The News:
Rensselaer Chamber Newsletter

Downtown is alive again!

Hoosick Rising has been successful and accomplished many of the goals that were set. The village board would like to segue the purpose of the group to one that helps to recruit new businesses, support those we have, and celebrate our downtown.

To meet these goals, we need help organizing events and working with business owners to see what business they need to have "next door" to help them grow and thrive.

Downtown is once again becoming vibrant — whether it is music at Iron Coffee, or a night out with friends at Byte, there is a lot of activity in the evenings. For those who decide to have an evening at home, they are stopping by the Hoosac Package Store — and perhaps even taking advantage of the splendid meals-to-go from Hoosick Kitchen Catering. If you happen to receive an invitation to a gathering and need a special gift, the Church Street Mercantile has you covered.

And someday it is going to be amazing to catch a show at the Wood Block, and that someday is a lot closer thanks to the dedicated efforts of CiviCure.

Downtown Hoosick Falls is finding a new life alongside longtime staples such as Thorpe's Pharmacy, Pizza Bella, and other recent newcomers like Little Sprouts. People are investing in our community and it's paying off.

The efforts of this group have helped improve our community and together let's plan "what's next" for Hoosick and Hoosick Falls.

Project: Waterfront Redevelopment Project

The Village of Hoosick Falls has received a grant to develop a plan to redevelop our waterfront, and once completed it will unlock the door to "next level" funding which will help us bring some ideas to life. The Hoosic River Greenway has helped residents and visitors connect with our beautiful river environment in countless ways — so now is the time to keep going and help make the river a centerpiece of our community. The Village needs people to volunteer for a committee — more details will be shared at upcoming HR meetings.


Registering your business on Bing and Google
Hoosick Local Development Corporation
Village of Hoosick Falls
Town of Hoosick
Rensselaer County Chamber


Hoosick Falls Central School
St. Mary's Academy
Hoosac School


Hoosick Armory, Youth Center, and Community Coalition (HAYC3)
Town of Hoosick Community Center
The Civic & Cultural Restoration Corporation (CiviCure)
Hoosick Falls Family Resource Center (CEO)
Hoosick Falls Senior Center
Hoosick Township Historical Society
Hoosick Area Church Association
Hoosick Falls Community Band
Town of Hoosick Lions Club
Hoosick Falls Kiwanis Club
Lakes to Locks Passage
Hoosic River Watershed Association (HooRWA)


Things to do in Hoosick:
Bennington Battlefield
Hoosic River Greenway
Hoosick Falls Country Club
Brown's Brewing Company
Fishing the Hoosic River
Hoosick Barn Quilt Trail
Town of Hoosick Pool & Ice Rink
Hathaway's Drive-in Theater


Social Media:
Hoosick Community
Hoosick Rising
Hoosick Falls, NY—Past & Present
Best Place to Raise Your Kids—Hoosick Falls, NY, US
Hoosick Falls Police Department
Hoosick Recreation
The Hoosic River Greenway
Barbecue Recreation (bowling)
Cub Scout Pack 64—Hoosick Falls
St. Mary's Academy
Hoosac School


Websites: Village of Hoosick FallsandTown of Hoosick

Download the Town/Village road map PDF (417K)

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