June 20 Questions: Josh LaFave

CHRISTOPHER LENNEY / NNY BUSINESS
Joshua J. LaFave, Executive Director of Graduate and Continuing Education.

The St. Lawrence Leadership Institute has restarted after a six-year break. The program is run by the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with SUNY Potsdam. NNY Business sat down with Josh LaFave, executive director of graduate and continuing education at SUNY Potsdam and discussed his work with the Leadership Institute and it’s path forward.

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The Trails to Economic Upswing

AMANDA MORRISON / NNY BUSINESS
Lynette Lundy-Beck stands near the Seaway Trail in Chaumont where a new informational kiosk about the trail and the village of Chaumont was placed recently.

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The Taste of Tourism

PHOTO PROVIDED BY TASTE 1000 ISLANDS

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May 20 Questions: Jeff Garnsey

HOLLY BONAME / NNY BUSINESS

Growing up along the St. Lawrence River, Jeff Garnsey comes from a long line of outdoor guides and navigators. Today, after 26 years of serving with the U.S. Navy, he is fufilling his dream of continuing the family tradition and is a master captain and guide operating Garnsey’s Classic Island Cruises throughout the Thousand Islands region. We spoke with Mr. Garnsey about his career path and life on the water.

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A Seaway of Economic Stimulation

JUSTIN SORENSEN / NNY BUSINESS
The 728 foot Canadian ship, Cedarglen, passes by Just Enough Room Island on its way to Silver Bay Minnesota.

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Sailing Smoothly for 50 years: Antique Boat Museum Celebrates Birthday

JUSTIN SORENSEN / NNY BUSINESS
Rebecca Hopfinger, executive director of the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, stands with boating relics in one of the showrooms.

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Learning and Leading a Sustainable Path

PHOTO PROVIDED BY TARA FREEMAN/ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY
Students take notes in their biology class on top of Whiteface Mountain as part of their required curriculum.

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The BIG Business of Renewable Energy

JUSTIN SORENSEN / NNY BUSINESS
Deryck Montante and Anthony Robbins do solar work Tuesday on the roof of Fourth Coast Inc. in Clayton.

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April 20 Questions: A Rich Life of Giving

AMANDA MORRISON / NNY BUSINESS DPAO founder recalls service to community and lasting impacts

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North Country Trash Brings Energy Opportunities

AMANDA MORRISON / NNY BUSINESS
Jason Akins, Landfill Gas Technician, stands by a methane well at the Development Authority of the North Country’s landfill in Rodman pumps methane gas to the Landfill Gas to Energy Facility.

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