E.H. Thompson Co., a ‘landmark’ store – January 2015 Business History

If Edward Hulbert Thompson had possessed better eyesight, the history of the grocery industry in Watertown would have been a completely different landscape. Mr. Thompson, the founder of E. H. Thompson & Company, moved to Watertown in 1859 at the age of 23, after he had to abandon his first passion of portrait painting due… [Continue Reading]

The staff of E.H. Thompson Store, Watertown, is ready to wait on customers during "Ketchup Week" in 1917. Each week, Thompson's featured one item to entice customers to shop. The previous week, the store had "magnificent oranges on sale for 25 cents." || Photo from "Images of America: Watertown" by Donna M. Dutton

20 Questions with Kevin E. Lewis – January 2015

Kevin E. Lewis, CEO of Bernier, Carr & Associates since September, has been in the field for decades. While he could work in any number of larger markets, he chose the north country for the people and its distinct qualities. This month, he sat down with us to talk about the importance of learning from… [Continue Reading]

Bernier Carr & Associates CEO Kevin E. Lewis talks about the firm's future at its Watertown offices. || Photo by Amanda Morrison, NNY Business

Rags ‘n Reads – Small Biz Startup January 2015

INITIAL IDEA After working with children for more than two decades, LuAnne E. Rowsam knew she wanted a change. “I did daycare for over 20 years, and then I was ready for something else,” she said. Mrs. Rowsam is now co-owner of Rags ‘n Reads with her husband, Ronald J. Rowsam. When she was a… [Continue Reading]

Photo by Amanda Morrison | NNY Business

Economic Outlook 2015

The long road to recovery is less bumpy Signs of a still-strengthening economy are starting to percolate as new opportunities across the region are born Now that the country seems to be making its way out of the Great Recession, most sectors of the economy across the board and across the north country seem to… [Continue Reading]

Outlook: Military || The 3rd Brigade Combat Team colors are brought out to be cased during an inactivation and relinquishment of command ceremony on Fort Drum last month. Photo by Justin Sorensen | NNY Business

2014 Class of 20 Under 40

  This year’s class of 20 Under 40 (click the recipient’s name to watch a video and read his or her profile):   Krysta Aten-Schell, 29: Bernier, Carr & Associates Allison I. Carlos, 22: Washington Street Properties Sarah V. Compo, 29: New York State Senate Erica C. Demick, 29: YesterYear’s Vintage Doors Rebecca Dunckel-King, 35: Beaver… [Continue Reading]



Developer buys former Blockbuster building, expects to lure brand-name retailer

WATERTOWN — Alexandria Bay developer Patrick M. Donegan has purchased the former Blockbuster building on Arsenal Street, where he hopes a … [Read More...]


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