September 2016: Small Business Startup

Maple Rock Bed & Breakfast

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Audrey Roberts sits in the living room of her bed and breakfast, Maple Rock B&B, at 719 Old Potsdam Parishville Road in Potsdam on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.

August 2016 Feature Story: Urgent Care

An acute care backstop Urgent care facilities ease strains on hospital ERs By Karee Magee, NNY Business Although a recent phenomenon in the health care industry, urgent cares have been on a roller coaster journey since the concept began in the 1970s, but after a decline in the ‘80s, they didn’t take hold in the… [Continue Reading]

Dr. Walter Mineart, M.D., owner and physician at North Country Urgent Care opened his practice in 2003. Photo by Amanda Morrison, NNY Business.

August 2016: Small Business Startup

Happy Sailors Daycare

Christine Sharlow gets hugs from Eliza Compo, Hudson DeSilva, and Noah Sharlow at Happy Sailor Daycare in Chaumont. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

August 2016 Feature Story: Nursing Shortage

Closing the workforce gap Aging population drives demand for health workers By Karee Magee, NNY Business The U.S. health care industry has found itself in the midst of a dilemma. As baby boomers age and the need for health care grows, the nation is struggling to expand capacity, particularly in nursing.

CNA student Kasey Rivers practices for his clinical skills test at Samaritan Medical Center last month. Samaritan manages its own resident CNA training program. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.