Support Small Business

Many say small businesses are the backbone of our economy. However, for us at Think Dutchess they are the heart of our community. Small businesses in Dutchess mean jobs for residents and tax revenue that contribute to infrastructure and quality of life improvements for our community. Prior to COVID-19, our businesses needed you to grow and stay competitive. Now, they need you to stay open and keep our friends and neighbors employed.



Think Dutchess supports our small businesses who innovate, provide necessary goods and services, and bring fresh new ideas and products into our community that make Dutchess County special.

#ShopDutchess Open for Business Badge

To further support our small businesses as they re-open after the COVID-19 pandemic, we have created a badge that businesses can use to let the community know they are open. Dutchess County businesses can download the #ShopDutchess Open for Business badge by clicking the image below. Post it on your website and social media channels using #ShopDutchess to signify that you are back, open for business and ready to safely welcome the Dutchess County community.

Download the badge HERE

Patrons can help too! As you shop, share how you’re supporting your favorite small business by tagging the business and #ShopDutchess on social media also that we can share in our Stories!


A premier business-led organization, Think Dutchess Alliance for Business brings together 11 agency partners creating a one-stop shop for your site selection, financing, incentives, permitting and advocacy, strategic planning and counseling, marketing and networking needs.