Otto Leuschel of Otto's Market is congratulated by New York State Senate Candidate Didi Barrett during the Hudson Pride festivities last Sunday.

Otto Leuschel of Otto's Market is congratulated by New York State Senate Candidate Didi Barrett during the Hudson Pride festivities last Sunday.

from Hudson’s Register-Star Newspaper
By Jamie Larson, June 19, 2010

The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce held its annual Excellence in Business Awards and Showcase Thursday night, and members came together once again at the Stageworks theater in Hudson to honor local businesses they felt exemplified the strength and diversity of business in the area.

The chamber’s Most Promising New Business Award went to a Big Gay staple business of Columbia County: Otto’s Market on Main Street in Germantown!

Otto’s Market took home the coveted award and owner Otto Leuschel said the accolade was a credit to his small but hard working staff. Otto’s is housed in what was Germantown’s local grocer since 1927 and has a focus on stocking local products. Leuschel, who previously served as Northeast Region Vice President for Whole Foods Market, reopened the closed local staple. Leuschel said he believes that an all-purpose grocer like his market can help begin revitalization of main streets in the Hudson Valley as Otto’s has done for Germantown.

“We are off to a great start for being in business just 18 months,” Leuschel said. “I am looking forward to being a partner with the Chamber of Commerce and a contributor to economic growth in Columbia County for many years to come.”

Congratulations to Otto for all of your hard work and efforts – if you are in Germantown, be sure to check out his amazing store. You can learn all about it here on his website.