September 2016: Small Business Startup

Maple Rock Bed & Breakfast

JASON HUNTER n WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES Audrey Roberts sits in the living room of her bed and breakfast, Maple Rock B&B, at 719 Old Potsdam Parishville Road in Potsdam on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.

JASON HUNTER n WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES
Audrey Roberts sits in the living room of her bed and breakfast, Maple Rock B&B, at 719 Old Potsdam Parishville Road in Potsdam on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.

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April 2015 Cover Story: All in the Family

Keeping family in business as times change

William C. Brown & Son owners Arel B. Brown  and wife, Barbara, in front of their Maytag Home Appliance Center, 5503 Shady Ave., Lowville. The third-generation family business, which specializes in plumbing, heating and air conditioning service and appliance sales, is celebrating its 100th  anniversary this year. Photo by Norm Johnston, NNY Business.

William C. Brown & Son owners Arel B. Brown and wife, Barbara, in front of their Maytag Home Appliance Center, 5503 Shady Ave., Lowville. The third-generation family business, which specializes in plumbing, heating and air conditioning service and appliance sales, is celebrating its 100th
anniversary this year. Photo by Norm Johnston, NNY Business.

For three north country family businesses – one just starting out, another a century old – the recipe for lasting success is simple: communicate openly among partners and welcome customers as family.

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