ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Downtown Ithaca welcomed two new businesses this afternoon with an honorary ribbon cutting ceremony. Choice Words is looking to help organizations get grant funding. While Angry Mom Records will cater to music lovers of all kinds. 

“Choice Words is a grant writing and strategic communications firm that I started 12 years ago and it has grown to over 12 writers and researchers and we are based in Hudson Valley we still are and we expanded in July to open an office in Ithaca,” said Owner and CEO Steve Densmore. 

Choice Words wasn't the only business cutting a ribbon today; Angry Mom Records is celebrating a new era in Ithaca. Following over a decade underground, the record store can now see the light of day from their new space in Autumn Leaves Used Books. 

“Well, we just moved up from the basement. We've been in the basement for 13 years. And we expanded into the second floor. Doubled our space,” said George Johnn 

Owner George Johnn shared music has always been a part of his life. As a teen he loved Punk Rock, but now that he is a business owner, Johnn has to comb through different sources to find the vinyl's people crave.  

“We have distributors all over the country to send us the new stuff and the usual house calls, flea markets, pickers all over the state, a lot of death and divorce which is where most collectables come from,” said George Johnn