ErtelAlsop, CC Photo & Media, CraftLink and Hudson Valley Malt Join Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance

GOSHEN, N.Y. (December 15, 2017) — Four companies recently joined the Hudson Valley Food and Beverage Alliance: ErtelAlsop, CC Photo & Media, CraftLink and Hudson Valley Malt. These four companies represent diverse aspects of the food and beverage industry in the region and make for outstanding new additions to the Alliance.

ErtelAlsop is a manufacturer of liquid filtration equipment and filter media for a wide variety of businesses in the food and beverage industries and many other types of industries, including mining, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and wastewater. The company is the result of a merger of businesses that formed in the early 1900s, and continues to be a major innovator in the manufacturing of depth filter media and machinery for filtration purposes. For more information, visit

CC Photo & Media provides high-quality photography for a wide variety of companies in the Hudson Valley, including businesses in the food and beverage industry. The company’s focus is taking a brand’s vision from concept to reality, allowing its clients to share their stories effectively through photographs – an extremely important and beneficial ability in the world of food and beverages. For more information, visit

CraftLink has become known as a “one-stop shop” for all craft brewing needs in New York, without any middlemen needed for distribution. Retailers can browse real-time inventories from local craft producers and shop directly from them, paying producers online immediately or later with an invoice. The products retailers select are then directly delivered by the producers. For more information, visit

Hudson Valley Malt, owned and operated by Dennis and Jeanette Nesel, provides local brewers and distillers with the malt they need to make high-quality beverages. The couple also runs Germantown Beer Farm, a family-run farm and micro malthouse. The family grows hops for From the Ground Brewery, and malts all of the Migliorelli Farm grains used in its beer. For more information, visit

“We are pleased to welcome four new members to the Food & Beverage Alliance, all of which represent very different types of fields within or related to the food and beverage industry,” said Laurence P. Gottlieb, President and CEO of HVEDC. “They have each already made a significant impact on the Hudson Valley region, and we are excited for them to continue making this type of positive impact long into the future as Food & Beverage Alliance members.”

About the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance:

The Hudson Valley region boasts the most vibrant and growing base of food & beverage-related businesses in the nation. Alongside many well-known industry names and successful and growing industry players, the Food & Beverage Alliance brings organizations within the food and beverage industries together, helping area businesses forge strong partnerships. The Alliance provides access to economic guidance and marketing resources to businesses throughout the region.

About Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC):

HVEDC is the leading economic development agency for the seven-county region of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties. The public-private partnership markets the region as a prime business location to corporate executives, site selection consultants and real estate brokers. HVEDC helped start the organizational, branding and promotional effort for NY BioHud Valley, Hudson Valley 3D Printing, Hudson Valley EDs & MEDs and the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance. To learn more, call 845-220-2244 or visit