A Saratoga Staple Honors Its Past and Embraces the Future
Ribbon Cutting and Party Photos by Richie Snyder – Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce
Vintage Cudney’s Photographs – Provided by Joyce Ure – Owner/President, Cudney’s Launderers & Dry Cleaners, Inc.
SARATOGA SPRINGS – In a town that reveres its institutions and history, a hometown, home-grown one celebrated a platinum 70th anniversary on Friday, September 16, 2022. On that afternoon, a gathering of dignitaries and well-wishers joined together with owners and staff to honor Cudney’s Launderers & Dry Cleaners, Inc. with the business equivalent of wedding vows renewed: a Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting, complete with Proclamations, festivities and, of course, cake for all!
It is near-impossible to overstate the magnitude of this milestone: A small, privately-held business adjusting, adapting, and thriving through an era characterized by technological revolutions and corporate consolidations. Nor can one overemphasize the level of community leadership and involvement that has been a hallmark of Cudney’s in Saratoga Springs throughout its history: A philosophy that descended from Founder Jim Cudney – remembered by those who had the privilege of knowing him as a solid Rotarian who gave to every worthy local cause that passed his way; through current Owner/President Joyce Ure. Indeed, it is unusual to attend any Not-for-profit fundraiser in this town and not see her and her husband Joe, in attendance.
But the best news of the day (besides, perhaps, the cake!), on this day, is that this story is still a story in progress: Glance around today’s Cudney’s, and you see spanking new self-service kiosks alongside the people with that same long-standing commitment to service. THIS story is still being written!
So, a toast to Cudney’s and all their people, as they continue to drive towards that designation of rarefied air, enjoyed by the likes of Paul McCartney and Prince:
Enjoy the Gallery..
Arthur Gonick – September 17, 2022
One Reply to “Cudney’s Celebrates 70!”
I’ve been searching for a cleaner I could trust implicitly ever since we left Saratoga Springs! Cudney’s has always been a
great Example of what is wonderful about Saratoga’s owner operated business community! Here’s to the next 70!