February 2016: Business Scene

GWNC Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at Tunes 92.5 & 104.5 FM

Tunes 92.5/104.5 FM WBLH Radio, Watertown, hosted the January Business After Hours at its Washington Street broadcast studios on Jan. 20. Photos by Karee Magee, NNY Business. [Read more…]

February 2016 Feature Story: Manufacturing

Eastman put $3.5m in Knowlton

Knowlton Technologies headquarters on Factory Street, Watertown. Knowlton is one of the north country’s longest operating manufacturing firms, dating back to the early 1800s. Since Eastman Chemical Co. purchased the company in 2014, it has invested $3.5 million in capital improvements. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

Knowlton Technologies headquarters on Factory Street, Watertown. Knowlton is one of the north country’s longest operating manufacturing firms, dating back to the early 1800s. Since Eastman Chemical Co. purchased the company in 2014, it has invested $3.5 million in capital improvements. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

New owner has funded upgrades since 2014 takeover

By Ted Booker, NNY Business

Knowlton Technologies has spent nearly $3.5 million on projects since its Factory Street plant was bought by Eastman Chemical Co. in the summer of 2014. [Read more…]

February 2016: Entrepreneur’s Edge

Why quitting is difficult, but necessary

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Joleene Moody

I encourage you to give up. Seriously. It has come to my attention that quitting is probably the best thing you can do for your business, especially when you’re hanging from a seemingly weak rope, your legs dangling against a bumpy wall.

Not that long ago, I fled my home with a group of fierce women. There were five of us total. We left our work, our spouses, and our children behind. The intention was to escape our often-overloaded lives for the quiet of the snowy Adirondack Mountains. We had some adventures scheduled, including a mountain hike, a yoga class and a few hours at a rock wall, a very tall, very bumpy, very intimidating rock wall. [Read more…]

February 2016 Feature Story: Stefano’s Pizzeria & Restaurant

Three decades strong

Destroyed by fire in 2002, Stefano’s Pizzeria & Restaurant on State Street, Carthage, has endured changing times. The business marked its 30 years in 2015 and now operates locations in Pulaski and Mexico. Watertown Daily Times file photo

Destroyed by fire in 2002, Stefano’s Pizzeria & Restaurant on State Street, Carthage, has endured changing times. The business marked its 30 years in 2015 and now operates locations in Pulaski and Mexico. Watertown Daily Times file photo.

30 years of pizza, pride and persistence for Stefano’s

By Joleene Moody, NNY Business

Stefano’s Pizzeria & Restaurant in the village of Carthage is nothing short of iconic. Started in 1985 in a tiny building on State Street in the historic village, the pizzeria began quite small and unassuming, pumping out fresh Italian pies baked to perfection by Sicilian-born founder and owner, Stefano Magro. Thirty years later, the Northern New York pizzeria has grown by leaps and bounds and today is primarily managed and operated by his two adult children, Stefania and Salvatore “Savie.” [Read more…]

February 2016: Small Business Startup

Attic Treasures Antiques and Gifts

Susan M. Sunderland, owner of Attic Treasures Antiques and Gifts in Evans Mills, and Dale Munn, brother and business partner. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business Magazine.

Susan M. Sunderland, owner of Attic Treasures Antiques and Gifts in Evans Mills, and Dale Munn, brother and business partner. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business Magazine.

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February 2016: DBAs

DBA (doing business under an assumed name) certificates filed at the Jefferson County Clerk’s office Jan. 4 to Jan. 29: [Read more…]

February 2016: Nonprofits Today

Nonprofits on front lines of heroin war

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Bob Gorman

In her office at Pivot, Anita Seefried-Brown has created a collage with the faces of bright and promising young adults, all now dead from heroin and other opiate overdoses. One of the photos is of her late son, Herbie. [Read more…]

February 2016: Agribusiness

We love to hate manure storage structures

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Jay Matteson

Manure storage structures. I personally hate them. They smell when stirred up and they cause our farms and communities headaches. Why do farms use them? Are they good or bad for our streams and rivers? How do they impact air quality? As debate rages in our community about the use of these farming practices, let’s tackle some of the tough questions. And I’m sure this column will generate more. [Read more…]

February 2016: Business Tech Bytes

Long wait for Office Mobile was worth it

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Jill Van Hoesen

It’s here, it’s free and this has certainly been a long time coming.

Microsoft Office Mobile is finally now available for any mobile device you may own. Originally released in 1996, as Pocket Office for Windows CE, the first mobile version of Microsoft Office came complete with Pocket Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Eleven years and many updates later Redmond rebranded Pocket Office to Windows Mobile and, in June 2007, released Office Mobile to coincide with its release of the Windows Mobile 5 operating system. This version still boasted the core Microsoft Office Mobile apps of Word, Excel and PowerPoint, while adding OneNote in Office Mobile 2007. [Read more…]

February 2016: Economic Snapshot

Economic Indicators

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