KWBA is the non-profit (501c6) business alliance of downtown business and property owners. KWBA represents and promotes the area’s businesses and their interests, produces events, and manages the marketing and public relations for the district.

KWBA was founded as The Rondout Business Association, a (501c6) nonprofit, in 1994 and has always been dedicated to the promotion and expansion of businesses in Downtown Kingston’s Waterfront district. KWBA is a membership organization governed by a Board of Directors.

Click here to learn about KWBA’s 2015 community efforts (PDF)

We continue to envision the neighborhood growing into an even livelier destination and a more established cultural hub. Soon, downtown Kingston will also be home to a portion of the Kingston Greenline, a network of linear parks and complete streets that will enhance our urban landscape and allow more people to connect with our neighborhood’s heritage. Downtown Kingston is also in the midst of a revitalization plan for the 180 acres of the Waterfront, fueled by the help of a hefty grant from the NY Department of State.
We are honored to work with a dynamic group of businesses, property owners and partners, and look forward to seeing what we will accomplish together in the coming year.

2015 KWBA Board

Rebekah Milne, Milne, Inc., President
Theresa Drapkin, Kingston Wine Co.,Vice President
Nancy Donskoj, The Storefront Gallery, Secretary
Michael Drapkin, Kingston Wine Co.,Treasurer

Sandy Henne, Hudson River Cruises
Lana Chassman, Hudson River Maritime Museum
Scott Herrington, Kingston City Marina
Mark Guido, Mariner’s Harbor + Ole Savannah
Hadas Liebermann, Pirate Upholstery + Jay Teske Leather
Stephen Savona, Savona’s Trattoria
Samir Hrichi, Ship to Shore

2015 KWBA Members

Jane Bloodgood-Abrams Studios
Calder’s Cottage
Grounded Catering + Cafe
Hudson River Maritime Museum
Jay Teske Leather
Kingston City Marina
Kingston Happenings

Kingston Wine Co.
Mariner’s Harbor
Milne’s At Home Antiques
Next Boutique
Office of Economic Development & Strategic Partnerships
Pirate Upholstery

Reher Center
Savona’s Trattoria
Ship to Shore
The Storefront Gallery
Ulster County Tourism, Heritage Area Visitor’s Center