The Cazenovia Equipment Co. has opened its new headquarters at 2 Remington Park Drive in Cazenovia, two miles west of its former location, which was destroyed by fire on Aug. 12, 2011.
Cazenovia Equipment Co. is a John Deere dealership, providing equipment sales, parts and service for the agricultural, turf and golf industries. The company was started in 1961 by Larry Love, with one store in Cazenovia. Today, the company is owned by Jim and Mike Frazee and has nine retail outlets, including locations in Lowville, 5570 Shady Ave., Sandy Creek, 6224 Route 11, and Watertown, 25523 Route 12S.
A grand opening celebration was held on July 20 and 21; the store began serving customers on April 9.
Visit www.cazenoviaequipment.com for store information.
Lewis County Chamber Business of the Month
Good Ol’ Wishy’s, an old-fashioned soda fountain located at 9779 Main St. in Croghan, has been named the Lewis County Chamber’s business of the month for July. The business is owned by Karl, Charlotte, Evan and Kaleb Schweitzer.
Northern Federal improves main branch
Northern Federal Credit Union’s Factory Street branch is undergoing renovations to improve membership experience.
The home lending center and lobby received new tiles and carpeting and a new vestibule at the main entrance will be built as a visual enhancement and be A.D.A. compliant. The work is expected to be complete in September.
Normal business hours will not be affected by the project. A temporary entrance has been installed directly to the left of the main entrance.
After construction is completed, a new, landscaped area with benches will be completed outside.
Lowville Curves under new ownership
Joy Burker, Lowville, has taken over ownership of Curves, 7383 Utica Blvd., Lowville, from previous owners Fran and Bruce Bull. Ms. Burker was the manager for Curves since its opening in September 2003.
After attending a corporate Curves Club Camp training in April and completing the Cleveland Clinic’s Health and Wellness Certificate, Ms. Burker was able to transition to owner.
Staff members Cheryl Robbins, manager, Cindy Doyle and Deb Canna, both coaches, and Jane Astafan, certified Curves Circuit Zumba instructor, will remain on the Curves team.
Local development corporations dissolve
The Jefferson County Job Development Corp., Jefferson County Agricultural Development Corp. and the Watertown Industrial Center Local Development Corp. will dissolve and their functions will be consolidated under the Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency.
The JCIDA reminds businesses, entrepreneur and those companies looking to locate in Jefferson County that all of the delivery of economic development services and business assistance will remain.
Donald C. Alexander, JCIDA CEO, said that the reason for the dissolution was due to a changing regulatory environment and recently passed state legislation.
As part of the dissolution plan, the JCIDA formed three new committees with the goal of continuing the essential activities previously administered by the three development corporations that will go away. Those three committees were the Jefferson County agricultural development council, a marketing council and a manufacturing council.
The JCIDA is located at 800 Starbuck Ave., Suite 800, Watertown. For more information, visit www.jcida.com.
Clayton Food Co-Op marks grand opening
The Clayton Food Co-op, 226 James St., celebrated its grand opening on July 21 and 22 at the former Winged Bull Studio.
The member-owned, all-natural food shop sells local produce year-round from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Visit www.claytonfood.com or call 775-8087 to learn more.
Salon opens Sackets Harbor storefront
A New Attitude Salon, Watertown, has expanded into the Sackets Harbor market, opening a storefront at 201 W. Main St.
Owned by Dedra Morgia, the Sackets salon offers spa manicures, pedicures and massages with boutique goods like handmade jewelry by Lisa Morgia-Graham. For appointments, call 804-4033. Visit www.anewattitudewny.com to learn more.
Couple opens second Ogdensburg B&B
Brian J. and Kathleen R. Wade, proprietors of the White Gate Inn, 503 Caroline St., Ogdensburg, have opened a second downtown bed and breakfast in the city.
The Crescent Inn, 412 Crescent St., was opened in late July. The second inn was opened to accommodate the increase in business at the White Gate, which opened in 2008.
Reservations are already being accepted for the 2015 college graduation season. Call 393-1391 for reservations at either inn.
Hampton Inn eyes Canton site
The national hotel chain Hampton Inn has submitted a preliminary site plan for a three-story building in the village of Canton on Route 11 adjacent to the University Plaza. The building would be 15,000 square-feet with 55 rooms and a 95-space parking lot.
In 2007, an 85-room Hampton Inn was being planned for the village of Potsdam on a 2.3 acre site next to Mama Lucia’s Restaurant. The project was later scrapped.
Airport sees 10,000 passengers
Ten thousand people have flown from Watertown to Chicago since American Eagle Airlines began servicing the Watertown International Airport seven months ago.
If the airport can sustain those numbers for the next two years, it will be eligible for an approximately $1 million annual grant from the Federal Aviation Administration. The airport currently receives $150,000 annually from the FAA.
Harvest farm tour slated
After a successful open-door weekend in July, planning is under way for Jefferson County’s second Farm Tour Weekend, Sept. 29 and 30, when the public is invited to celebrate the harvest at participating farms and other agricultural related businesses in the county.
Participation is open to dairy, livestock, fruit and vegetable farms, wineries, butcher shops, farm supply businesses and other agricultural-related businesses.
This is a chance for agricultural businesses to show the public what their enterprise is all about. Each participating farm or business may be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, or both days. Farms or businesses also can determine what to offer visitors. Examples include a facility tour, product tastings, equipment demonstrations, games or activities for families and children and product sales.
The event is supported by the Jefferson County Agricultural Coordinator’s Office, the 1,000 Islands International Tourism Council, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County and the Jefferson County Chapter of Adirondack Harvest.
Farms and agricultural businesses interested in participating should visit www.agvisit.com or www.comefarmwithus.com to download a participation form. Contact Jay Matteson, Jefferson County agricultural coordinator, 782-1806, for a printed form or to learn more.
The application deadline is Aug. 18. All are welcome to attend the next planning meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Mr. Matteson’s office, 21170 New York State Route 232, Watertown.