October 2015 Business History: Car-Freshner

An international icon

The CarFreshner corporation building at the Jefferson County Corporate Park.

The CarFreshner corporation building at the Jefferson County Corporate Park.

Car-Freshner’s ‘Little Trees’ a global brand

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October 2015 Cover Story: Leadership

The formula for lasting success

Kevin Richardson, president of North Country Farms, stands beside pallets of flour ready for shipment to Mannhatten. Photo by Amanda Morrison, NNY Business

Kevin Richardson, president of North Country Farms, stands beside pallets of flour ready for shipment to Mannhatten. Photo by Amanda Morrison, NNY Business.

Leadership delivers results for three north country businesses where owners say Perseverance, patience and a willingness to take risks are keys

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October 2015 Small Business Startup: Finley’s Closet Too

Finley’s Closet Too

JUSTIN SORENSEN n WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES Dedra Morgia stands in Watertown location of Finley’s Closet Too, the other is in Clayton.

Dedra Morgia stands in Watertown location of Finley’s Closet Too, the other is in Clayton. Photo by Justin Sorenson, NNY Business

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September 2015 Small Business Startup: Watson Woodworking

Watson Woodworking

Edward J. Knapp, owner, Watson Woodworking. Photo by Coty Giannelli, NNY Business.

Edward J. Knapp, owner, Watson Woodworking. Photo by Coty Giannelli, NNY Business.

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September 2015 Feature Story: Victory Promotions

A customer-first culture

Charles F. “Chuck” Lamon Jr., owner and founder of Victory Promotions, Watertown and Canton in his Watertown store last month. By Coty Giannelli, NNY Business.

Charles F. “Chuck” Lamon Jr., owner and founder of Victory Promotions, Watertown and Canton in his Watertown store last month. By Coty Giannelli, NNY Business.

For Victory Promotions, success comes with meeting diverse needs

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August 2015 Feature Story: Health Care

Homegrown smiles

Dr. Katie M. Clough-Perin in an exam room of her Watertown dental practice at 1340 Washington St. The Watertown native opened her own practice May 5. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

Dr. Katie M. Clough-Perin in an exam room of her Watertown dental practice at 1340 Washington St. The Watertown native opened her own practice May 5. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

Watertown native ‘takes plunge’ with own dental practice

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August 2015 Feature Story: Health Care

A golden anniversary

Carthage Area Hospital Chief Executive Officer Richard A. Duvall and Hospital Board of Directors President Gary E. Rowe in the hospital emergency room last month. After a fiscally challenging four years, the celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

Carthage Area Hospital Chief Executive Officer Richard A. Duvall and Hospital Board of Directors President Gary E. Rowe in the hospital emergency room last month. After a fiscally challenging four years, the celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

Facing challenges, Carthage Area Hospital perseveres

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August 2015 Small Business Startup: 3 Bears Gluten Free Bakery & More

3 Bears Gluten Free Bakery & More

Owners Chris A. Durand and Faye M. Ori. Photo by Melanie Kimbler-Lago, NNY Business.

Owners Chris A. Durand and Faye M. Ori. Photo by Melanie Kimbler-Lago, NNY Business.

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July 2015 Cover Story: Agriculture

Agriculture’s missing link

Pigs surround Lucki 7 Livestock Co. owner Steve G. Winkler, Rodman. Mr. Winkler is a member of the steering committee that is working to develop a USDA-certified meat-processing plant in Watertown. Mr. Winkler’s manages a naturally certified livestock farm specializing in pork. Photo by Amanda Morrison, NNY Business.

Pigs surround Lucki 7 Livestock Co. owner Steve G. Winkler, Rodman. Mr. Winkler is a member of the steering committee that is working to develop a USDA-certified meat-processing plant in Watertown. Mr. Winkler’s manages a naturally certified livestock farm specializing in pork. Photo by Amanda Morrison, NNY Business.

As plans for a state-of-the-art meat-processing facility are unveiled, north country farmers say the project is the latest boon for an ever-growing local industry.

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July 2015 Small Business Startup: The 1000 Islands Cruet

The 1000 Islands Cruet

Tom J. Novobilski, co-owner, The 1000 Islands Cruet. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

Tom J. Novobilski, co-owner, The 1000 Islands Cruet. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

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