March 2015 Healthy Women Feature Story: “Me Time”

When ‘all about you’ is healthy

Laurie LaGorga gives a pedicure at Harmony Day Spa, Watertown. Working women need to take regular time outs for themselves to stay healthy. Photo by Amanda Morrison, NNY Business.

Laurie LaGorga gives a pedicure at Harmony Day Spa, Watertown. Working women need to take regular time outs for themselves to stay healthy. Photo by Amanda Morrison, NNY Business.

By Joleene Moody
NNY Business

For years we’ve heard experts tell us the importance of self-care. They even tell us how. Exercise. Mediate. Do yoga. Eat right. Mediate again. But we don’t listen. Or if we do listen, we don’t think “me” time is as important as attempting to do 27 other things simultaneously. [Read more…]

March 2015 Small Business Startup: Barkeater Craft Brewery

BarkEater Craft Brewery

Dean T. Richards, owner and head brewer, BarkEater Craft Brewery. Photo by Norm Johnston.

Dean T. Richards, owner and head brewer, BarkEater Craft Brewery. Photo by Norm Johnston.

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March 2015: Business Briefcase

TI Realty joins national franchise network

Melanie Curley, who opened Thousand Islands Realty in 2006, will lead the office now known as Weichert, Realtors — Thousand Islands Realty.

Melanie Curley,Weichert Realtors – Thousand Islands Realty

Weichert, Realtors recently welcomed Thousand Islands Realty and its team to the national Weichert franchise network. [Read more…]

March 2015 Healthy Women Feature Story: Mentorship

Start with you through mentorship

Lecelle Providence, a mementorship and physical well-being coach, hugs one of her clients recently at her fitness club, Total I.M.P.A.C., 55 Main St., Gouverneur. A good mentor can help in times of stress. Photo by Melanie Kimbler-Lago, NNY Business.

Lecelle Providence, a mementorship and physical well-being coach, hugs one of her clients recently at her fitness club, Total I.M.P.A.C., 55 Main St., Gouverneur. A good mentor can help in times of stress. Photo by Melanie Kimbler-Lago, NNY Business.

Come together to create a ‘force that is really powerful’

By Joleene Moody
NNY Business

When it comes to dealing with challenging situations, moving through rough relationships or even getting into better physical and mental shape, there’s no question that we can make it through with love and support from friends or family. But sometimes the push we need or encouragement we desire isn’t readily available. Friends get too busy. Family gets too involved. And without our super-weapon of reassurance, we may shut down or give up completely. [Read more…]

March 2015 Business Scene

GWNC Chamber of Commerce 63rd Israel A. Shapiro Citizenship Award dinner

Hilton Garden Inn, Watertown, hosted the 63rd Israel A. Shapiro Citizenship Award presentation and dinner Feb. 12. [Read more…]

March 2015 Healthy Women Feature Story: Working From Home

Managing the distracted mother

Michelle Collins is a business advisor at the New York State Small Business Development Center at SUNY Canton. She teaches a Women’s Business Bootcamp twice a year to help working women  of all types. Photo by Melanie Kimbler-Lago.

Michelle Collins is a business advisor at the New York State Small Business Development Center at SUNY Canton. She teaches a Women’s Business Bootcamp twice a year to help working women
of all types. Photo by Melanie Kimbler-Lago.

Women who work from home need to set limits to succeed

By Joleene Moody
NNY Business

During the past decade, the number of mothers working from home has significantly increased. Nearly 75 percent of the 10 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. are a one-woman production, run largely by women with children, according to data from the Center of Women’s Business Research. [Read more…]

March 2015: Business Tech Bytes

Recognize the women around you

Columnist Jill Van Hoesen

Columnist Jill Van Hoesen

Today’s business world is very different from 50 or even 25 years ago. Advancing technology and evolving work and family roles of women have contributed to the modern business environment. The expanded role of the working woman has caused changes in many different aspects of life. According to a study by White & Rogers, “women constitute approximately 47 percent of the total labor force with most women remaining in the workforce for at least 30 years.” [Read more…]

March 2015: Economically Speaking

Commit to new ideas to prosper

Columnist Tom Sullivan

Columnist Tom Sullivan

In today’s world we hear and see the words economic development used in so many ways that it creates a plethora of different expectations. As communities, we are all trying to improve our financial outlook in order that we may, hopefully, pay less in taxes. [Read more…]

March 2015 Healthy Women Feature Story: Female breadwinners

Women as primary breadwinners

Taylor Grinstead is an active duty Army soldier while her husband, Wes, stays home with their 1-year-old son, Wyatt. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

Taylor Grinstead is an active duty Army soldier while her husband, Wes, stays home with their 1-year-old son, Wyatt. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

By Joleene Moody
NNY Business

Taylor Grinstead isn’t like most modern women. Yes, she is a working woman. She is also a mother, soldier, caregiver and wife. But she differs from the majority of working mothers because she is the primary breadwinner. And right now, she wouldn’t have it any other way. [Read more…]

March 2015: Small Business Success

Cut clutter and prioritize for good

Columnist Sarah O'Connell

Columnist Sarah O’Connell

I am definitely off the New Year’s resolution bandwagon. It’s the worst time of the year to try to take on a slew of new behaviors. We are just coming off an extensive holiday season, we’re exhausted, and the weather is doing its relentless winter thing. I’ve decided that my new resolution month is going to be March. Spring is coming, the sap is stirring, and I always have more energy as the days get longer. So let’s look at a couple of resolutions I’ve made this month for my personal and business life. [Read more…]