01/16/2019: Small Business Spotlight

Bringing You Stories From Our Community

At Tioga State Bank, we believe in celebrating the hardworking businesses who grow our local economy and help our communities thrive. We are honored to work with so many of them. Every local business has a unique story to tell. With TSB’s Small Business Spotlight, we recognize local entrepreneurs and small business owners by sharing their stories with the community.

the goat boy inside the store

THE GOAT BOY

November 2018

The Goat Boy was started by Jeanne & Sam Pulford on Oct. 27th, 1973 (45 years ago). Sam was an IBM’er back in the day and Jeanne was a stay at home mom. They bought a house on Front St. and along with that house came a commercial building.

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King monuments

KING MONUMENT COMPANY

September 2018

I wanted to make a difference, especially in my community. Each day when I send my boys off to school I remind them to be a leader and make a difference.

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Scott Smith & Sons

SCOTT SMITH & SON

August 2018

Our business was started in 1923 by my great-grandfather and ever since the 7th grade I planned on joining the family business and working with my father and my uncle.

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Ice Cream Works! Truck

ICE CREAM WORKS!

June 2018

As a widow and widower who both worked in the mental health field, we wanted to create something positive for ourselves and the community after the flood of 2011. The building we purchased was vacant due to the flood and we wanted to keep it in use.

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The Owego Kitchen

THE OWEGO KITCHEN

May 2018

Starting a business was not even on our radar; however, the opportunity presented itself and we jumped!

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Ever After Bridal

EVER AFTER BINGHAMTON BRIDAL

May 2018

After going shopping with my sister in law for her wedding dress and not receiving the experience that I was expecting…

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Little's Lawn building

LITTLE’S LAWN EQUIPMENT

May 2018

In 1987, I was self employed, doing auto body from my garage. I went to purchase a Gravely tractor, and ended up purchasing it in Ohio due to cost and availability.

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Stupski Fitness Sign

STUPSKI FITNESS

May 2018

After completing my degree in Exercise Science, I was working on the Upper East Side of Manhattan as a personal trainer and general manager of a personal training studio…

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Home Central

HOME CENTRAL

May 2018

Don Gowan saw a void in the availability of hardware/plumbing/electrical supplies in the Owego area and decided to purchase BJ Patch Building Supply and expand the offerings when he re-opened as Owego Promart in 1973.

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