Sarah J. Bullock, 37: Village of Carthage

Family and community are important aspects of Sarah J. Bullock’s life. [Read more…]

Nathan Lashomb, 37: Greater Massena Chamber of Commerce


Nathan Lashomb is a man of focus.

As a professional photographer and owner of Forevermore Studio Photography in Massena, Mr. Lashomb focuses on bringing out the best in clients during photography sessions. And as executive director of the Greater Massena Chamber of Commerce, a position he’s held since mid-June, he focuses on bringing out the best in Massena to attract tourists — and potential businesses — to the north country. [Read more…]

2015 Class of 20 Under 40


This year’s class of 20 Under 40:

A development director, a news anchor, an assistant principal, an operations and IT supervisor, an advertising account executive, a financial director, health care professionals, a chief of staff and business owner, a village mayor, a civil engineer, an installation forester, a company president and a few directors.

Our fifth annual 20 Under 40 class was the most competitive field yet, and these individuals represent a snapshot of Northern New York’s most accomplished, dedicated and involved young professionals, across three Northern New York counties and across a wide range of nonprofits, businesses.
All of these young men and women are involved in some shape or form in their community, whether by serving on an organization’s board, creating an annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, hosting a polar bear dip, or something as simple as helping to coaching a community basketball team or participating a charity 5K run/walk.

All of these leaders, who are between the ages of 25 and 39, were chosen not only by the editors and staff of NNY Business magazine, but by virtue of glowing recommendations from their peers and employers. And not only do these emerging leaders, who embody the prized north country values of compassion, hard work and selflessness, make time in hectic schedules to volunteer in the community, they give their very best in challenging career fields each and every day, all out of an effort to make the place they have chosen to stay in and call home the very best place it can be.

Jeffery L. ‘Jeff’ Cole, 38: WWNY-TV 7 / WNY Fox 28


Local news anchor Jeff Cole has known ever since he was a young man that he wanted to be the bearer of good things to come. [Read more…]

Donna M. Smith, 39: Village of Lowville & BOCES


Donna M. Smith learned about hard work and community service at a very young age. [Read more…]

Jeffrey L. Ginger, 36: Watertown High School


Jeffery L. Ginger loves new experiences and challenges, which is what made transitioning from his role as a teacher to an administrator at Watertown High School so easy. [Read more…]

Dr. Jill Laureano-Surber, 38: Family Medicine of Northern New York


Dr. Jill Laureano-Surber didn’t start her professional life as a family physician. After college she made her way to California where she sold real estate websites as an executive sales manager. Yet the California dream didn’t thrill her. Her true dream was to start a career in medicine, but she admits debilitating beliefs stopped her from going into it.

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Max M. DelSignore, 32: NNY Community Foundation


The untimely death of his best friend led Max M. DelSignore, the assistant director of the Northern New York Community Foundation, into a career path focused on helping others. [Read more…]

Jennifer S. Loonan, 36: Time Warner Cable Media


Jennifer S. Loonan said her “type-A” personality has come in handy during her career in the marketing field. [Read more…]

Kevin L. Richardson, 34: North Country Farms


The name of Kevin L. Richardson’s company encompasses much of what has helped shape his mindset as an entrepreneur: North Country Farms. [Read more…]