April 2015 What’s Happening Here: South Jeff Wine & Liquor

South Jeff Wine & Liquor

Construction continues on the new South Jeff Wine & Liquor, 32-34 W. Church St., Adams, next to Dunkin’ Donuts. The 5,250-square-foot retail outlet is slated to open as early as late spring. Owners William J. and Gordon G. Bonisteel are moving their existing wine and liquor store at South Jeff Plaza. Photo by Amanda Morrison, NNY Business.

Construction continues on the new South Jeff Wine & Liquor, 32-34 W. Church St., Adams, next to Dunkin’ Donuts. The 5,250-square-foot retail outlet is slated to open as early as late spring. Owners William J. and Gordon G. Bonisteel are moving their existing wine and liquor store at South Jeff Plaza. Photo by Amanda Morrison, NNY Business.

What: Retail wine & liquor store.

Location: 32-34 W. Church St., Adams, next to Dunkin’ Donuts.

Owners: William J. and Gordon G. Bonisteel, former owners of Big M Markets in Adams and Sandy Creek. South Jeff Wine & Liquor is presently located in the South Jeff Plaza, Route 11, Adams.

Size: 5,250 square feet.

Cost: $175,000 to $200,000, estimated construction value.

Builder: D.C. Building Systems, Watertown.

Completion: Late spring 2015

Local Jobs: Several dozen construction jobs; handful of full- and part-time retail jobs upon opening.

Features: Open floor plan.

April 2015 Business History: F.X. Baumert and Co.

A family dairy dynasty

Above, the F.X. Baumert and Co. cheese factory and  office, Antwerp. At the turn of the 20th century the factory was the largest of its kind in the country. Photo from Watertown Daily Times archives.

Above, the F.X. Baumert and Co. cheese factory and office, Antwerp. At the turn of the 20th century the factory was the largest of its kind in the country. Photo from Watertown Daily Times archives.

F.X.Baumert and Co. introduced Muenster cheese to the U.S.

By Lenka Walldroff, NNY Business

From the mid-19th century until about 1930, Jefferson County reigned as the “Cheese Capital of the World.” In fact, at the time, more cheese was bought and sold on the Watertown Cheese Exchange than anywhere else in the world. Jefferson County’s cheese notoriety came from humble origins, however, with the first dairy farm opening in Rutland in 1834 with 20 cows. As road conditions were often poor, or roads were non-existent, travel took significantly longer in previous centuries than it does today. In pre-refrigeration times, this proved problematic for farmers trading in perishable goods like milk. [Read more…]

April 2015 Small Business Startup: Music and Movement for the Extraordinary Child

Music and Movement for the Extraordinary Child

 

Theresa Lorence helps student Justin Haffner sing through a song from the musical “Oliver”  during a recent session at Music and Movement for the Extraordinary Child, Carthage. Photo by Amanda Morrison.

Theresa Lorence helps student Justin Haffner sing through a song from the musical “Oliver”
during a recent session at Music and Movement for the Extraordinary Child, Carthage. Photo by Amanda Morrison, NNY Business.

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April 2015: Business Briefcase

NONPROFITS

Credo tapped for national tobacco control initiative

Credo Community Center for the Treatment of Addictions was recently chosen as the state’s only organization to participate in the 2015 National Behavioral Health Network’s Tobacco and Cancer Control Community of Practice. [Read more…]

April 2015: People on the Move

SLU professor named to research fellowship

Cynthia Bansak, associate professor of economics, has been named a research fellow at Germany’s Institute for the Study of Labor. She earned a bachelor’s in economics from Yale University and a master’s and Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, San Diego. Before she joined St. Lawrence University in 2007, Ms. Bansak was an assistant professor at San Diego State University and an economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. [Read more…]

March 2015 Healthy Women Feature Story: “Me Time”

When ‘all about you’ is healthy

Laurie LaGorga gives a pedicure at Harmony Day Spa, Watertown. Working women need to take regular time outs for themselves to stay healthy. Photo by Amanda Morrison, NNY Business.

Laurie LaGorga gives a pedicure at Harmony Day Spa, Watertown. Working women need to take regular time outs for themselves to stay healthy. Photo by Amanda Morrison, NNY Business.

By Joleene Moody
NNY Business

For years we’ve heard experts tell us the importance of self-care. They even tell us how. Exercise. Mediate. Do yoga. Eat right. Mediate again. But we don’t listen. Or if we do listen, we don’t think “me” time is as important as attempting to do 27 other things simultaneously. [Read more…]

March 2015 Small Business Startup: Barkeater Craft Brewery

BarkEater Craft Brewery

Dean T. Richards, owner and head brewer, BarkEater Craft Brewery. Photo by Norm Johnston.

Dean T. Richards, owner and head brewer, BarkEater Craft Brewery. Photo by Norm Johnston.

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March 2015: Business Briefcase

TI Realty joins national franchise network

Melanie Curley, who opened Thousand Islands Realty in 2006, will lead the office now known as Weichert, Realtors — Thousand Islands Realty.

Melanie Curley,Weichert Realtors – Thousand Islands Realty

Weichert, Realtors recently welcomed Thousand Islands Realty and its team to the national Weichert franchise network. [Read more…]

March 2015 Healthy Women Feature Story: Mentorship

Start with you through mentorship

Lecelle Providence, a mementorship and physical well-being coach, hugs one of her clients recently at her fitness club, Total I.M.P.A.C., 55 Main St., Gouverneur. A good mentor can help in times of stress. Photo by Melanie Kimbler-Lago, NNY Business.

Lecelle Providence, a mementorship and physical well-being coach, hugs one of her clients recently at her fitness club, Total I.M.P.A.C., 55 Main St., Gouverneur. A good mentor can help in times of stress. Photo by Melanie Kimbler-Lago, NNY Business.

Come together to create a ‘force that is really powerful’

By Joleene Moody
NNY Business

When it comes to dealing with challenging situations, moving through rough relationships or even getting into better physical and mental shape, there’s no question that we can make it through with love and support from friends or family. But sometimes the push we need or encouragement we desire isn’t readily available. Friends get too busy. Family gets too involved. And without our super-weapon of reassurance, we may shut down or give up completely. [Read more…]

March 2015 Healthy Women Feature Story: Working From Home

Managing the distracted mother

Michelle Collins is a business advisor at the New York State Small Business Development Center at SUNY Canton. She teaches a Women’s Business Bootcamp twice a year to help working women  of all types. Photo by Melanie Kimbler-Lago.

Michelle Collins is a business advisor at the New York State Small Business Development Center at SUNY Canton. She teaches a Women’s Business Bootcamp twice a year to help working women
of all types. Photo by Melanie Kimbler-Lago.

Women who work from home need to set limits to succeed

By Joleene Moody
NNY Business

During the past decade, the number of mothers working from home has significantly increased. Nearly 75 percent of the 10 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. are a one-woman production, run largely by women with children, according to data from the Center of Women’s Business Research. [Read more…]