By Jasmine Willis
NORTH COHOCTON – The local country store is supporting educational programs throughout the region with a donation to the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance.
Jeffrey Wells and his daughters have been busy reinventing the store with Green Heart of the Finger Lakes all over the Finger Lakes Region. Wells told this local reporter that he made a donation of $800 from Green Heart of the Finger Lakes to the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance educational program.
“Our store has been partnered with the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance (FLTA) since soon after our beginning in 2015. We actually have an old sticker on our window to the left of the entrance, celebrating our stores long 75-year partnership with the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance,” he said.
“Since the startup of FLTA's educational arm, Finger Lakes Opportunity for Tourism Growth (FLOTG), we knew that we wanted to do what we could to help it grow, since they strive to supply the education critical to our growing tourism industry, here in our gorgeous Finger Lakes Region. All educational programs are available for every businesses (partner or non-partner) in the Finger Lakes Region,” Wells continued. “This is actually the second year that we have donated one percent of our Green Heart of the Finger Lakes sales from our wholesale business to FLOTG, knowing that it will be put to good use, supporting key educational programs needed for our business as well as thousands of fellow tourism businesses throughout our region.”
The Olde Country Store and More -1849 and Green Heart of the Finger Lakes® has always considered community support to be a fundamental responsibility of a business. In the spirit of that idea, the owners have generously donated a percentage of their sales to the Finger Lakes Opportunity for Tourism Growth (FLOTG). This year’s donation is $800 toward furthering the mission of the Finger Lakes Opportunity for Tourism Growth.