On December 5, Scribner's Catskill Lodge—a stunning and painstakingly re-envisioned inn at the base of Hunter Mountain—hosted our final Chronogram Conversations event of 2018. At 5pm more than 75 eager attendees entered the grand foyer and moved onto the Library lounge, where they were greeted with a signature cocktail from the in-house mixologist and canapes that amplified the region's idyllic location—surrounded by farms, rivers, and lakes, and the bounty that can come from sustainably tending them.
Business owners, artists, bankers, students, other inn proprietors, and those with a keen ear to the groundswell of growth across Greene County arrived eager to listen and share their thoughts. Luminary Media's Conversations series—for those reading about it for the first time—is a networking and thought leadership discussion event that travels our Hudson Valley and Catskills communities, bringing issues of the moment forward and giving voice to all with an interest.
At Scribner's, Chronogram Editorial Director Brian K. Mahoney moderated a panel of Greene County change makers, which included Jeff Friedman (Greene County Chamber of Commerce), Sarah Slutsky (Jessie's Harvest House), Brian Wagner (Deer Mountain Inn), Robert Tomlinson (Catskill Mountain Foundation), and Marc Chodock (Scribner's). Topics of discussion ranged from equitable development to education, the proliferation of the arts, affordable housing, and sustainability.