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DBA (doing business under an assumed name) certificates filed at the Jefferson County Clerk’s office Aug. 1 to Aug. 29, 2014: [Read more…]
With the rise of social media marketing in the past few years, advertising is much, much different from how it was back when I was a small-business owner. The big buzz words now are “customer engagement.” So when I say, “It’s not me, it’s you,” I mean that my marketing campaign needs to concentrate on you, the customer, not me, the business owner. We business owners have to grab your attention and get you to spread the word for us far and wide. This is one viral situation that you should desire. [Read more…]
It started out as simply a means to an end. Or so he thought.
Parking lot striping was no more than a way for 18-year-old Christian R. Parker to earn some money in pursuit of his goal to become a professional musician. [Read more…]
THE INITIAL IDEA
Natives of the north country and the river, Karl A. and Jill D. Bach are no strangers to small business ownership. Mr. Bach owns and operates Bach & Co. Construction, Clayton, servicing all areas and phases of commercial, residential and environmental construction. Mrs. Bach owned a salon in Clayton for 13 years and still rents a booth 30 hours a week.
“It can get a little hectic,” Mrs. Bach explained. “But we just love it.” [Read more…]
Jefferson County sheriff candidates say department’s armored truck to be used only in “extreme” circumstances
What do Watertown, N.Y.; Watertown, Conn., and Watertown, Wis., have in common?
Law enforcement agencies in or near all three cities have large armored vehicles given to them by the same federal government program receiving renewed attention as an indirect result of protests over the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
Law enforcement officials in that city, which has a population of roughly 21,000, have been criticized for using military-style equipment and tactics to dispel the protestors, a strategy some observers have said has only exacerbated the situation.
Last September, Jefferson County acquired a $600,000, 21-ton, 2008 International MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle through the 1033 program, which authorizes the transfer of excess Department of Defense property to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies for use in counter-drug and counterterrorism activities.
The vehicle was the subject of some controversy in the weeks following the news that it had been acquired, with some Jefferson County legislators calling it “excessive.” [Read more…]
Preliminary land studies and blueprints for a business park at Watertown International Airport are expected to be done by this fall, moving the project a step closer to reality.
With planning efforts well underway, land could be ready by next year for the first business to move into the proposed park, said Donald C. Alexander, CEO of the Jefferson County Local Development Corp. [Read more…]
Corning will expand production at its Canton plant in a $21 million project that will create 40 permanent jobs with the help of a low-cost power allocation, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is expected to announce today.
The plant on McAdoo Road in the town of DeKalb will increase production of high-fused silica glass used in the semiconductor industry. The plant supplies microchips for computers, cellphones and other electronics. It also makes specialized glass products for the U.S. Department of Defense and the aerospace industry.
The 30,700-square-foot expansion will include 23,500 square feet for increased production and a 7,200-square-foot warehouse. Corning is expected to host a formal ceremony next month for the start of construction.
The New York Power Authority is allocating 2.1 megawatts to the plant for the expansion.
“The St. Lawrence-FDR power plant is crucial for economic development in Northern New York,” Gil C. Quiniones, president and chief executive officer of NYPA, said in a news release Monday. “It’s a top priority for NYPA to utilize its low-cost hydropower in ways that will yield the greatest results and Corning’s commitment toward the creation of 40 high-paying jobs in the region is exactly that, a great result.”
The low-cost hydropower will be provided to Corning under a seven-year contract and is drawn from a block of St. Lawrence electricity known as Preservation Power.
“Corning’s decision to expand its operations in Canton is certainly great news. It is a perfect marriage when St. Lawrence hydropower creates jobs in the north country,” NYPA trustee Eugene L. Nicandri said.
Corning’s Canton facility receives a 2.2 megawatt allocation of ReCharge NY power, which was approved by the NYPA trustees in April 2012 in exchange for the firm’s commitment to retain its nearly 200 positions.
In addition to the new permanent jobs, which NYPA says already are being added, the capital investments by the company are expected to support dozens of temporary construction jobs.
Empire State Development is providing the company $750,000 in Excelsior Jobs Program tax credits to assist with the job creation project.
“This allocation by NYPA will reduce Corning’s energy cost, which is a major expenditure at the Canton plant,” Patrick Jackson, director of Corning’s Global Energy Management, said in the release.
Under state law, allocations of power to Northern New York businesses from the St. Lawrence hydroelectric facility are for firms in Franklin, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties. The electricity is provided at a price that is currently 40 percent less than the wholesale market price in the region. Preservation Power allocations support hundreds of jobs in St. Lawrence County.
By Amanda Purcell, Johnson Newspapers