Mission Statement of the Greater Barryville Chamber of Commerce
Our goal is to build a healthy, growing local economy by facilitating cooperation and communication between businesses, government and residents. We aim to promote a positive environment that preserves the special character of our community in order to attract new businesses, new residents and create a welcoming environment for tourism.


President: Ed Gavalla, Jesse G’s Nursery, tel: 845-858-8650

Vice President: Jim Akt, Jim Akt Excavating, tel: 845-858-8650

Treasurer: Megan Blaut, Jeff Bank

Secretary: Dr. Marie K. Devore, DMD


Board of Directors
Jim Akt, Jim Akt Excavating
Cathy Daboul, River Valley Family Medical Center

Dot Davies, Inn the Glen
Marie Devore, Marie K. Devore, DMD
Ed Gavalla, Jesse G’s Nursery

Roswell Hamrick, Stickett Inn

Greater Barryville Chamber of Commerce
P.O.Box 1
Barryville, NY 12719


Benefits of Joining the GBCC
By joining, you will be able to gain the following benefits for your business:

- Networking opportunities
- Free listing in the www.BarryvilleNY.com web site ($100 value)
- Referrals for your business
- Free Seminars and Workshops
- Free Advertising and marketing counseling
- Monthly email bulletins
- Voting at monthly GBCC meetings
- Member to member discounts
- Ribbon cutting ceremonies for all new businesses with free press release and photo
- 100% of your dues go directly to the GBCC and stay in our community
- Active participation with local and state officials
- Aggressive fundraising year round
- Participation in an exciting and growing community

Download a GBCC Membership Application

About GBCC’s Sullivan Renaissance Project
You may have noticed a few changes along Route 97 in Barryville.
As one of the first four communities to be awarded a three-year Sullivan Renaissance “C” category grant, members of the Greater Barryville Chamber of Commerce have taken a deep breath and plunged into a number of ambitious community improvement projects.

Our beautification plans include flowers, banners, planter boxes and new signage along Route 97 – all designed to create a more welcoming atmosphere that will encourage travelers on Route 97 to stop, shop, have a meal, and visit local attractions in the five hamlets of the Town of Highland — Barryville, Eldred, Highland Lake, Minisink Ford and Yulan — and in Shohola and Lackawaxen. GBCC’s Main Street beautification project is also supported by a grant provided by The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development and funded through Senator John Bonacic’s office.

The GBCC now has a home! The Barryville Information Center is a historic building which was once originally a filling station in our area. Originally called the “Lord Baltimore” station, it was subsequently owned by Amoco. The Center now features displays highlighting local history and provides information about all our area businesses, services, attractions, recreational facilities and community organizations.

We plan to continue this ongoing community conversation to help us all work together to strengthen the local economy while preserving everything we love about this very special place.

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