June 2015 Small Business: WatertownFirst

New nonprofit touts small biz

Cody J. Horbacz is the executive director of WatertownFirst, a newly launched nonprofit aiming to start a movement in the greater Watertown area that encourages people to shift their spending from big-box stores to locally owned businesses. Photo by Amanda Morrison, NNY Business.

Cody J. Horbacz is the executive director of WatertownFirst, a newly launched nonprofit aiming to start a movement in the greater Watertown area that encourages people to shift their spending from big-box stores to locally owned businesses. Photo by Amanda Morrison, NNY Business.

WatertownFirst aims to build ‘shop local’ network

By Ted Booker, NNY Business

WatertownFirst, a newly launched nonprofit, wants to ignite a movement in the greater Watertown area that encourages people to shift their spending from big-box stores to locally owned businesses. [Read more…]

2014 Class of 20 Under 40

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This year’s class of 20 Under 40 (click the recipient’s name to watch a video and read his or her profile):

 

 

An architect, a director of business development, communication professionals, a national sales and marketing manager, an educator, a financial planner, health care professionals, an information technology specialist, a transportation center director, a director of human resources, a loan officer, a pair of camp leaders, a director of operations and a few small business owners.

Our fourth 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 a wide spectrum of industries, and across three counties.

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, being a foster parent, serving in a youth leadership organization, or something as simple as helping to organize community 5K runs or making time to donate to food banks.

All of these leaders, who are between the ages of 22 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 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.

David A. Winters, 36: Watertown Audiology

 

When you talk to David A. Winters, it only takes a few minutes to discover how important it is to him to be involved. Whether it’s his community, family or his own health, Mr. Winters fully commits to anything and everything he does. [Read more…]