August 2016: Small Business Startup

Happy Sailors Daycare

Christine Sharlow gets hugs from Eliza Compo, Hudson DeSilva, and Noah Sharlow at Happy Sailor Daycare in Chaumont. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

Christine Sharlow gets hugs from Eliza Compo, Hudson DeSilva, and Noah Sharlow at Happy Sailors Daycare in Chaumont. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

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Community shows enthusiasm for city’s downtown revitalization application

Mayor Joseph M. Butler Jr. speaks at a rally for the $10 million downtown initiative competition that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is holding. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

Mayor Joseph M. Butler Jr. speaks at a rally for the $10 million downtown initiative competition that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is holding. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

Mayor Joseph M. Butler Jr. called for the crowd to make noise on Thursday at a pep rally to show support for the city’s efforts to win a $10 million award from the state. [Read more…]

City finishing up $10 million downtown application

City officials are putting together the final touches on an application for a $10 million award from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative program. [Read more…]

May 2016: Business Briefcase

TRANSACTIONS

Valentine plans sale of stores to Sunoco

Valentine Stores Inc. announced last month that it has agreed to sell its entire portfolio of convenience stores, gas stations and restaurants to a subsidiary of Sunoco, one of the nation’s largest gas distribution companies. [Read more…]

Convergys call center aims to hire 300 employees through May

The Convergys call center on Arsenal Street plans to hire 300 employees from now through May, a move that would significantly increase its current staff size of 900. [Read more…]

JCIDA chief: $15-an-hour proposal could drive ‘handful’ of area businesses out of state

A handful of area businesses “across the gamut of sizes and sectors” say they’d consider moving out of New York if the governor’s $15-an-hour minimum wage proposal materializes, according to the chief of the Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency. [Read more…]

TOP Nails is latest addition at Arsenal Street plaza

Cici Le and Lyna Vo, co-owners of the new Top Nails Salon on Arsenal Street, pose for a photo in the massage/pedicure area of the salon. Photo by Stephen Swofford, Watertown Daily Times.

Cici Le and Lyna Vo, co-owners of the new Top Nails Salon on Arsenal Street, pose for a photo in the massage/pedicure area of the salon. Photo by Stephen Swofford, Watertown Daily Times.

WATERTOWN — As the latest addition to the Top of the Square Plaza, TOP Nails has set out to become the premiere salon in the city for manicures, pedicures, waxing and eyelash extensions. [Read more…]

Convergys expanding into health care industry, creating employment opportunities

Convergys employees work at the call center Tuesday. The company plans to expand its customer services into the health care industry. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

Convergys employees work at the call center Tuesday. The company plans to expand its customer services into the health care industry. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

WATERTOWN — Convergys call center is planning to expand its customer assistance services into the health care industry, creating a demand for hundreds of full-time temporary employees. [Read more…]