The Company Empire State Productions, LLC (ESP) was established in February 2001 to identify mechanisms to market, and provide awareness of products which are made in New York State. The subsequent intent and goals have been to create a unique platform in which to advertise and distribute goods and information about New York State.
MadeinNYS.com, was established to provide a tangible resource, via the Internet, where peopled can obtain information about New York State The companies' founders, David P. Gillikin and Richard J. Buckey were raised and educated in New York and received Bachelor's Degrees in Science at SUNY New Paltz. Dave grew up in Syosset, Long Island and his younger years were spent primarily on Long Island and in New York City. It wasn't until he departed to New Paltz to study geology that he became more aware of the outdoor opportunities and geographic diversity that New York State embodies. Since that time, Dave has completed a Master's Degree in Science anda Ph.D. linked to biogeochemistry. He currently is an Assistant Professor of Geology at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y.
Meanwhile, for the past 10yrs Rich has worked in varying capacities in Environmental Project Management. Rich is a lifelong resident of NY and his work and collegiate experience have given him a first hand feel of the landscape and the people of NY. Rich has been fortunate enough to manage projects in virtually every region of the state, and in doing so has enhanced his understanding and love of the people and spirit that New York has. Together, Dave and Rich represent the very heart and diversity of those who are proud residents of New York State, and it has been these underlying sentiments that were the premise for success of the Empire State.
Empire State Productions is currently working on three closely related internet projects:
MISSION: To create a New York based e-commerce community that enables producers of NYS goods to connect with other New Yorkers, and outsiders, through advertising and direct Internet sales.
AboutNYS.com (coming soon)
An info-site providing information and resources on the history of various towns within NYS and promoting authors in NYS that write about NYS history in addition to things to do in NYS.
GROWNinNYS.com (coming soon)
NYS farmers produce various goods and have been doing so for years. This site will promote regional farmers and give listings for farmers markets and places where you can purchase local produce.
Empire State Productions, LLC