August 2015: People on the Move

JCC honors faculty, staff

Four Jefferson Community College faculty and staff members recently received the 2015 State University of New York Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence. [Read more…]

August 2015: Business Briefcase

HEALTH CARE

Major gift kicks off River Hospital campaign

A $1 million donation from a longtime north country philanthropist will kick-start a capital campaign aimed at helping River Hospital expand its River Community Wellness Program, hospital Chief Executive Officer Ben Moore III announced last month. [Read more…]

August 2015 Small Business Startup: 3 Bears Gluten Free Bakery & More

3 Bears Gluten Free Bakery & More

Owners Chris A. Durand and Faye M. Ori. Photo by Melanie Kimbler-Lago, NNY Business.

Owners Chris A. Durand and Faye M. Ori. Photo by Melanie Kimbler-Lago, NNY Business.

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August 2015 Business History: Dr. Samuel Guthrie

A medical pioneer

Dr. Samuel Guthrie, a surgeon during the War of 1812, discovered chloroform, a popular 19th century anesthetic, in 1831. His house is pictured at left and below, a portrait of the doctor. Photo from Watertown Daily Times archives.

Dr. Samuel Guthrie, a surgeon during the War of 1812, discovered chloroform, a popular 19th century anesthetic, in 1831. His house is pictured at left and below, a portrait of the doctor. Photo from Watertown Daily Times archives.

Sackets’ Dr. Samuel Guthrie discovered chloroform

By Lenka Walldroff, NNY Business

Maybe it’s something in the water? That’s one possible explanation for the long list of entrepreneurs and inventors who have called Jefferson County home. Safety pins, bed springs, tile drains, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (better known as the S.P.C.A.), and the concept of the five and dime were all invented or created within Jefferson County’s borders. Tyler Coverlets are native to the county as are percussion caps and a mechanism for their ignition which made flintlock muskets obsolete. But perhaps one of the best known inventions is that of chloroform. [Read more…]

July 2015 Business History: Aviation

Region takes to skies

Capt. Frank Burnside, far right, was the first to successfully pilot an airplane in Northern New York. His flights occurred at the Jefferson County Fair in September 1913. A crowd of more than 3,000 witnessed  as Capt. Burnside and his Thomas airplane took off from the exhibition field, soared to a cruising altitude of 2,000 feet, and reached an astounding 50 mph, before safely landing on the makeshift airstrip. Photo Courtesy earlyaviators.com.

Capt. Frank Burnside, far right, was the first to successfully pilot an airplane in Northern New York. His flights occurred at the Jefferson County Fair in September 1913. A crowd of more than 3,000 witnessed as Capt. Burnside and his Thomas airplane took off from the exhibition field, soared to a cruising altitude of 2,000 feet, and reached an astounding 50 mph, before safely landing on the makeshift airstrip. Photo Courtesy earlyaviators.com.

Aviation opens doors for business, community

By Lenka Walldroff, NNY Business [Read more…]

July 2015: Business Briefcase

HEALTH CARE

Medical equipment company opens

Franciscan Companies and Lewis County General Hospital recently announced the formation of Lewis County Health Support Services, a full-service home medical equipment company, on the ground floor of the Medical Arts Building, 7785 N. State St., Lowville. [Read more…]

July 2015: People on the Move

Financial advisor celebrates anniversary

B_POM_BrianWilcox_0715 WEBBrian Wilcox celebrated 30 years with Northwestern Mutual in June. [Read more…]

July 2015 Small Business Startup: The 1000 Islands Cruet

The 1000 Islands Cruet

Tom J. Novobilski, co-owner, The 1000 Islands Cruet. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

Tom J. Novobilski, co-owner, The 1000 Islands Cruet. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

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June 2015: Business Briefcase

TOURISM

Grant funds attraction

National Grid and the Thousand Islands Inn this spring announced a $100,000 Main Street Revitalization Program incentive to offset construction costs associated with the inn’s renovation. [Read more…]

June 2015 Small Business Startup: North Country Tech

North Country Tech

Josh Fitzgerald, owner/operator, North Country Tech. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

Josh Fitzgerald, owner/operator, North Country Tech. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

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