Excelling in Leadership: Personal and professional growth bonds NNY businesses, communities

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Kylie Peck, President & CEO of the Greater Watertown North Country Chamber of Commerce, helps to coordinate the Jefferson Leadership Institute .

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North Country Downtown Development Builds New Opportunity

 

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Gary Beasley, director of Neighbors of Watertown, explains the layout and reconstruction of the commercial space in the former Empsall’s Building.

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St. Lawrence Health System building nearing completion

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By JAKE NEWMAN
JNEWMAN@OGD.COM

The exterior of the new St. Lawrence Health System building on Route 11 looks near completion. According to Rebecca J. Faber, director of corporate communications for Canton-Potsdam Hospital, construction is on time and on budget and the building remains on schedule for occupancy in 2017, pending Department of Health inspection.

St. Lawrence Health System is the parent organization of Canton-Potsdam Hospital and Gouverneur Hospital. The new $35 million facility, which is being built on a 270-acre plot of land that was recently annexed into the village, will provide north country residents with services that are currently unavailable in the area.

Windows have been installed, interior flooring has been installed in most areas, interior paint finishes are being applied and the entrance roadway and parking lots are paved and striped, according to Ms. Faber. She said many of the System’s departments have had a hand in planning.

“Infection Prevention, Physician Practice Management, Environmental Services, Imaging Services, Laboratory Services, Materials Management, and Business Analytics have been regularly meeting to coordinate the move,” Ms. Faber said.

St. Lawrence Health System has noted the centrality of their newest facility and say the building will house an array of specialty services, including Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology) — Head and Neck Surgery, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Hand Therapy, Endocrinology, Rheumatology, and Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.

“We regularly conduct needs analyses and data reveal that these are specialists who can meet the increasing needs in our population for diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, inflammatory diseases, osteoarthritis, and injuries to the body’s muscles, bones, tendons, and joints,” Ms. Faber said. “Locating them centrally in the county increases access to care for people with these conditions and assists the county’s population to stay close to home for treatment.”

Canton’s Josh Parker to pitch maple syrup business on ‘Shark Tank’

JASON HUNTER n WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES Josh Parker prepares to test the density of syrup with a hydrometer in his sugar shack at 2591 County Route 21 in Canton in March, 2016.

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Josh Parker prepares to test the density of syrup with a hydrometer in his sugar shack at 2591 County Route 21 in Canton in March, 2016.

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August 2016: Business Briefcase

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New talent takes the air at Tunes 92.5 FM

Pam Summers, a new radio show host with Intrepid Broadcasting, Inc., launched her first show Aug. 8 on Tunes 92.5/104.5 FM, WBLH Radio, Watertown. [Read more…]

August 2016: Top Transactions

The following property sales were recorded in the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office in June 2016:

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$36.7 million investment could bring 100 jobs to Potsdam

Clarkson University has submitted a consolidated funding application to help fund a plan for the refurbishment of Damon Hall, Snell Hall and Congdon Hall on Clarkson’s downtown campus, build a whitewater park on the Raquette River and enhance streetscapes in the village’s downtown business district. [Read more…]

July 2016 Feature Story: Craft Beverage

Tapping into agri-tourism

From left, Kaneb Orchards owners Edward Kaneb Jr.  and Elizabeth  Kaneb  with Kaneb Orchards marketing/sales manager Nancy Badlam at their Massena cider operation. Photo by Jason Hunter, NNY Business.

From left, Kaneb Orchards owners Edward Kaneb Jr.and Elizabeth
Kaneb with Kaneb Orchards marketing/sales manager Nancy Badlam at their Massena cider operation. Photo by Jason Hunter, NNY Business.

Region’s craft beverage industry diversifies as it grows

By Karee Magee, NNY Business

Twenty-one years after the north country’s first craft brewery, Sackets Harbor Brewing Company, opened in 1995, the craft beverage industry in the region has hit its stride as a major contributor to agri-tourism. [Read more…]

July 2016: Top Transactions

The following property sales were recorded in the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office in May:

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New Potsdam restaurant offers barbecue, bourbon with American flair

Robbie Castro, Potsdam, a bar tender and server at Bourbon Barrel Bar-b-que, makes a Jim beam and lemonade drink for a customer Tuesday night while working at the new Potsdam restaurant. Photo by Jason Hunter, Watertown Daily Times.

Robbie Castro, Potsdam, a bar tender and server at Bourbon Barrel Bar-b-que, makes a Jim beam and lemonade drink for a customer Tuesday night while working at the new Potsdam restaurant. Photo by Jason Hunter, Watertown Daily Times.

Decked out with American flags, a new downtown restaurant is offering customers smoked meats, warm and cold side dishes and a selection of 20 kinds of bourbon. [Read more…]