June 2015 Feature Story: Military Moms Food Truck

Comfort food on wheels

Carol Rosenberg, Fort Drum, will take to the streets with her newly minted Military Moms food truck. Mrs. Rosenberg has been developing her business and the truck for about three years. Her journey includes an appearance on the popular Food Network series, “The Great Food Truck Race.”  Photo by Norm Johnston, NNY Business.

Carol Rosenberg, Fort Drum, will take to the streets with her newly minted Military Moms food truck. Mrs. Rosenberg has been developing her business and the truck for about three years. Her journey includes an appearance on the popular Food Network series, “The Great Food Truck Race.” Photo by Norm Johnston, NNY Business.

After three years and a national food show, Military Moms hits the road

By Gabrielle Hovendon, NNY Business

It’s been a long and bumpy road for Carol Rosenberg to develop her Military Moms Food Truck — much longer and bumpier than the ones she’ll be traveling when her new food truck hits the streets this month. [Read more…]

May 2015 Business Scene

GWNC Chamber of Commerce Job & Career Expo

The Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce and The WorkPlace presented the 2015 Job & Career Expo at the Bruce M. Wright Memorial Conference Center on Thursday, April 9.


 

GWNC Chamber Business After Hours

The Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce held its April Business After Hours at Jose O’Connor’s, Carthage, on Wednesday, April 15. The event was co-sponsored by Carthage Area Hospital and USO Fort Drum. 

May 2015 Business History: Graphic Controls

Recording a legacy

Graphic Controls Corp’s Recording Chart Division in Clayton. The firm was once a major employer in the St. Lawrence River village. Photo from Watertown Daily Times Archives.

Graphic Controls Corp’s Recording Chart Division in Clayton. The firm was once a major employer in the St. Lawrence River village. Photo from Watertown Daily Times Archives.

Graphic Controls provided ‘consistent’ jobs for Clayton

By Lorna Oppedisano, NNY Business

When one thinks of Clayton, “waterfront destination” typically comes to mind. But within the past century, the riverfront village was home to Graphic Controls, a Buffalo-headquartered manufacturing plant that produced recording charts for industrial and medical applications. In its day, the firm was one one of Clayton’s largest employers. [Read more…]

May 2015: Business Tech Bytes

Vendor management made easy

Columnist Jill Van Hoesen

Columnist Jill Van Hoesen

Large, small or in-between, an increasingly common thread among all organizations is information technology vendor management. Vendor management finds most in the role of customer as your business navigates your numerous IT provider offerings, while trying to integrate the best functions and features from each so your business operates effortlessly. [Read more…]

May 2015: Agri-Business

A few ideas to ponder for our future

Columnist Jay Matteson

Columnist Jay Matteson

In March, a group of agencies and private businessmen participated in a “Big Ideas” session hosted by the North Country Regional Economic Development Council. The purpose was to generate ideas that will allow us to compete with regions across the state for economic development money. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo proposed a competition in which a region could land $500 millon in taxpayer money to grow the local economy and create jobs. As I sat with other “big thinkers” I saw even more the potential for agriculture to help our region’s economy. Here are some “ideas” to ponder. [Read more…]

May 2015: Commerce Corner

Improve your best assets, quality

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” — Thomas Edison

Columnist Lynn Pietroski

Columnist Lynn Pietroski

Ever have that employee who has so much potential but puts forth little effort? Or do they fail to recognize their own abilities? [Read more…]

May 2015: Nonprofits Today

Volunteers add value to nonprofits

Columnist Rande Richardson

Columnist Rande Richardson

In the world of philanthropy, there is a desire to find the alignment of passion, purpose and planning, always recognizing that giving back includes time, talent and treasure, all working together for greater impact. One of the most competitive advantages nonprofit organizations hold is the availability of volunteers. Our region’s charitable organizations have both the need and privilege of attracting individuals who, like donors, make a conscious choice to support and advance an organization’s work and mission. Nearly 63 million Americans volunteered at least once during 2014. For many nonprofits, operating without volunteers would be impossible. [Read more…]

May 2015: Economically Speaking

North country is poised for growth

Columnist Michelle Capone

Columnist Michelle Capone

The north country is home to many successful businesses, and each day new businesses are born. They are born at the dinner table or in the college lab or on the back of a napkin. Several programs and services are available to assist start-up or existing businesses. [Read more…]

May 2015 20 Questions: Jeffrey L. Proulx, Save-A-Lot

Behind a value brand

Save-A-Lot franchisee and store owner Jeffrey L. Proulx in his Canton corporate office and training center. Photo by Melanie Kimbler-Lago, NNY Business.

Save-A-Lot franchisee and store owner Jeffrey L. Proulx in his Canton corporate office and training center. Photo by Melanie Kimbler-Lago, NNY Business.

For Save-A-Lot franchisee, focus on quality, service sets stores apart

Jeffrey L. Proulx owns eight Save-A-Lot grocery stores across the north country and Southern Tier. He employs about 180 people. He’s been in the business for more than 25 years, and his father was a grocer before him. One might say he has grocery business in his blood. This month, Mr. Proulx gave us a look into the industry, dispelled a few Save-A-Lot myths and shared his secrets for success. [Read more…]

Mat 2015 Real Estate: Top Transactions

Top 10 property sales by price recorded in the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office in March 2015:

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