May 2016: Feature Story

Sky Skarf takes flight

Amber Stevens, left, and Heather E. Hlad are creators of the Sky Skarf. The product, which provides comfort when traveling, was launched with help from Clarkson University’s Shipley Center.

Amber Stevens, left, and Heather E. Hlad are creators of the Sky Skarf. The product, which provides comfort when traveling, was launched with help from Clarkson University’s Shipley Center.

Lewis women turn airline discomfort into entrepreneurial venture

By Alan Rizzo, NNY Business

When they invented a silk scarf to make traveling by air a warmer, quieter, more germ-free experience, Lewis County residents Heather E. Hlad and Amber Stevens never expected that their invention would get as much feedback as it has, and be used for purposes outside an airplane cabin. [Read more…]

May 2016: People on the Move

New partners at BCA

BCA Architects & Engineers, Watertown, recently named five new partners: Scott Duell, AIA; Jeffrey McKenna, PE; Travis Overton, AIA; Gregor Smith, PE; and Corey Reid, PE. [Read more…]

May 2016: Entrepreneur’s Edge

On mud, entrepreneurship and flowers

Joleene Moody

Joleene Moody

It’s May. (I’m sure you knew that.)

This is the time of year when I am reborn. I hibernate in the winter. But come spring, I grow new petals and my stem gets taller as I look up and drink in the sun. It’s lovely, beautiful, glorious May. And it’s a brand new season. [Read more…]

May 2016: Nonprofits Today

Nurturing the next generation of giving

Rande Richardson

Rande Richardson

In the most recent issue of NNY Living magazine (Spring 2016), Norah Machia, who has long written about the work of the region’s nonprofit organizations, presented inspiring examples of the next generation making a real difference. If you accept the premise that vibrant communities need things that government can’t, won’t or shouldn’t provide and that the private sector has not found a way to make profitable, then you also believe that our charitable sector needs passionate supporters of all ages and backgrounds who are willing to give time, talent and treasure. [Read more…]

May 2016: Real Estate Roundup

A final word on property disclosure forms

Lance Evans

Lance Evans

In March and April, I wrote about two state-required real estate forms. The first was the Agency Disclosure form, which is used by real estate licensees every time they work with a new client or customer in a residential real estate transaction. This includes a provision for advanced consent for the firm to represent both the seller and buyer in the transaction. There is a form for the seller/buyer transaction and a separate one for the landlord/tenant transaction. The other form, used in almost every transaction that involves the sale of a one- to four-unit home is the Seller Property Condition Disclosure. [Read more…]

May 2016 20 Questions: Grant Sussey, Watertown Airport

Growth in full flight

Watertown International Airport manager Grant W. Sussey talks about several projects in his office at the county-managed airport. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

Watertown International Airport manager Grant W. Sussey talks about several projects in his office at the county-managed airport. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

Sussey: Watertown Airport on pace as driving force for region’s economy

Serving as Watertown International Airport’s first airport manager, Grant W. Sussey, stepped into the role during a period of extensive growth involving substantial projects like the runway extension and an addition on the airport’s terminal to make space for TSA checkpoints. He sat down with us this month to discuss the continued success of the airport’s operations and plans to transform it into a future economic driver of the region. [Read more…]

May 2016: Small Business Success

Are you ready to open for business?

Sarah O'Connell

Sarah O’Connell

It’s very challenging to operate a seasonal business that’s open only part of the year, but it’s a financial necessity when your business depends on the weather and tourism. At the Small Business Development Center, our new clients often state that they are going to operate their weather- or visitor-dependent business year-round, but after the first year they often realize that it’s not financially viable to maintain payroll, utility and other expenses when the sales are just not there. [Read more…]

May 2016: DBAs

DBA (doing business under an assumed name) certificates filed at the Jefferson County Clerk’s office April 4 to April 28, 2016

April 28:

Detailed Cleaning, 17481 State Route 11, Lot 9-0, Watertown, Steffany Taylor Delaney, 17481 State Route 11, Lot 9-0, Watertown.

CWC Customs, 28791 County Route 69, Copenhagen, Jeremy J. Cronk, 28791 County Route 68, Copenhagen.

Green and White Outdoor Care, 114 Francis St., Watertown, Daniel Clark O’Brien Jr., 114 Francis St., Watertown.

April 27:

Trim the Reininger Island Mowers, 42814 Headland Ave., Thousand Island Park, Timothy J. Reininger, 42814 Headland Ave., Thousand Island Park, Jeffrey M. Reininger, 45 Dake Ave., Rochester.

Kingdom Kitchen, 715 Lansing St., Watertown, Dominic Khareef Hodges, 715 Lansing St., Watertown.

Otter Lawncare, 467 N. Washington St., Carthage, Dalton Q. 7696 Marshey Road, Harrisville, James D. Uhlinger III, 9756 Route 12, Copenhagen, Logan R. Dunn, 174 N. Main St., Black River.

TI Lettuce, 15906 County Route 181, Clayton, Matthew Lee Scudder, 15906 County Route 181, Clayton.

April 26:

LMS Interior Painting, 7 North Park St., Adams, Lauren Marie Smith, 7 North Park St., Adams.

April 25:

Outkast Drama, 918 Academy St., Watertown, Scott David Thomas, 918 Academy St., Watertown.

5 Co., 19033 State Route 11, Watertown, Mary Grace Britt, 324 Bugbee Drive, Watertown.

Home Accents, 15086 Jacobs Road, Watertown, Charles Richard Hunt, 15086 Jacobs Road, Watertown.

April 22: 

Milk and Bones, 1132 Gill St., Watertown, Caitlyn Cordova, 1132 Gill St., Watertown.

April 21:

Woody’s Lawncare, 10629 Cobbville Road, Adams, Jason M. Woodworth, 10629 Cobbville Road, Adams.

April 20:

Freedom Remodeling, 25421 State Route 3, Watertown, Keith Robert Graves, 25421 State Route 3, Watertown.

Shear Ink, 332 Arsenal St., Watertown, Tina Peck, 151 Bowers Ave., Watertown.

Tarot Café, 50 Public Square, Suite E3, Watertown, William Seth Michael Hill, 207 Parker St., Watertown.

D.C. Northern D.C., 119 LaFargeville Road, Theresa, Jess Loren McMahon, 119 LaFargeville Road, Theresa, Scott William Whitaker, 10584 County Route 8, Chaumont.

Max Mill Gold, 23227 State Route 342, Watertown, Mason & Associates Holdings LLC, 23227 State Route 342, Watertown.

Rainman Ray’s Grub on the Run, 32766 State Route 3, Carthage, Raymond G. Hall, 32766 State Route 3, Carthage.

April 19:

Joanette’s Firewood, 600 W. Grove St., Dexter, Robert H. Joanette, 600 W. Grove St., Dexter.

Aerial Imaging of NNY, 20515 weaver Road, Watertown, Paul K. Grinold, 20515 Weaver Road, Watertown.

April 18:

Safety Services of Central NY, 26861 Clear Lake Camp Road, Theresa, John D. Weagraff, 26861 Clear Lake Camp Road, Theresa.

Phillips Law, 315 Flower Ave. W., Watertown, Ann E. Phillips, 315 Flower Ave. W., Watertown.

Red, White + New, 25861 Hinds Road, Watertown, Robert W. Briscoe, 25861 Hinds Road, Watertown.

Eastern Shore Services, 534 John St., Carthage, Fanci N. Copley, 534 John St., Carthage.

April 14:

CNY Caulking and Services, 869 South Massey St., Watertown, Randy Joseph Comenole, 869 South Massey St., Watertown.

Salon at Studio B, 720 Washington St., Watertown, Belinda K. Cornell, 218 Flower Ave. E., Watertown.

Dream Chaserz, 1032 State St., Apt. 2, Watertown, Alonzo C. King III, 1032 State St., Apt. 2, Watertown.

April 13:

Hampbiz Solutions, 526 Merrick St., Clayton, Donna Marie Hampson, 526 Merrick St., Clayton.

Eco Wild Consulting, 5809 State Route 11, Adams, Kaitlynn Rose Elizabeth Murray, 5809 State Route 11, Adams.

Eat This, 602 Webb St., Clayton, Susan P. Lyth, 602 Webb St., Clayton, Keith D. Strouse, 602 Webb St., Clayton.

Deckhand Café, 246 James St., Clayton, Benny L. Fisher, 25462 Miller Road, Watertown.

April 12:

Kaylee Meagher Enterprises, 19676 Staplin Road, Black River, Kaylee Meagher, 19676 Staplin Road, Black River.

U-Mart Foods City, 223 JB Wise Place Suite 25, Watertown, Ederin Igho Akiti, 65 Public Square, Watertown, Elizabeth Jackson, 65 Public Square, Watertown.

April 11:

Chaumont Bay Marina, 11599 Circle Drive, Chaumont, Mark Anthony Morina, 41 Hawkes Road, Sebago, Maine.

April 8:

Bella Posa, 6354 Applewood Drive, Fort Drum, Kristy Lynn Magdich, 6354 Applewood Drive, Fort Drum.

P.S. Enterprise, 24736 County Route 138, Sanford Corners, Peter M. Stewart, P.O. Box 137, Calcium, Jonathon H. Kenney, P.O. Box 95, Calcium.

April 7:

Belts And Everything Else, 56 Bridge St., Carthage, Sarah Hastings, 317 South Clinton St., Carthage.

Route 26 Dairy Service, 30971 State Route 26, Theresa, Kenneth C. Clyde, 30971 State route 26, Theresa.

April 6: Ken’s Engine Repair Shop, 252 Furnace Island, Carthage, Kenneth J. Meyers, 10435 Aubel Road, Carthage.

Gone Fishin Charters, 8418 Lyng Road, Henderson, John Scott Grandjean, 8418 Lyng Road, Henderson.

Gibeau’s Sports, 21182 Salmon Road, Watertown, Daniel R. Gibeau, 35946 State Route 126, Carthage, Nicholas Gibeau, 35946 State Route 126, Carthage.

April 5:

Carkeys, 22503 State Route 11, Watertown, Brandon J. Sweet, 16947 Churchill Road, Watertown.

LB Card Creations, 21077 Storrs Road, Sackets Harbor, Laura B. Young, 21077 Storrs Road, Sackets Harbor.

Murray’s Contracting, 264 Marsh Road, Norfolk, Roger Lee, 264 Marsh Road, Norfolk.

Shakin and Movin, 8483 Leray St., Evans Mills, Troy Michael Stewart, 8483 Leray St., Evans Mills.

Cuttin’ It Close Lawn Care, 28353 Old Town Springs Road, Chaumont, Justin Henderson, 28353 Old Town Springs Road, Chaumont.

A&T Auto Sales, 667 Fairbanks St., Watertown, Alan D. Harris, 29363 State Route 12, Watertown, Tracey Lynn Sweet, 29363 State Route 12, Watertown.

Bay Automotive, 45024 State Route 12, Alexandria Bay, Robert P. Fasshauer III, 24589 Elm St., Redwood.

Comfort Café, 615 Coffeen St., Watertown, Anna Patterson, 24255 State Route 11, Calcium, Katlynn Patterson, 24255 State Route 11, Calcium.

April 4:

Fulmer Masonry, 37214 Deferno Road, Clayton, Donald J. Fulmer Jr., 37214 Deferno Road, Clayton.

Loomis Digital, 25451 State Route 283, Watertown, Aaron L. Rutter, 953 Hollister Road, Oswego.

Gordon’s Growpro Greenhouse, 32037 County Route 37, Philadelphia, Kim M. Gordon, 32037 County Route 30, Philadelphia.

Hair We Go, 332 Arsenal St., Watertown, Bradley A. John, 418 Cross St., Watertown.

May 2016: Business Scene

Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at Community Bank

Community Bank’s West Carthage branch hosted the April Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours on April 13. [Read more…]

May 2016: Business Tech Bytes

Engage employees in cybersecurity

Jill Van Hoesen

Jill Van Hoesen

It’s back, even though it never really went away. Ransomware, IRS, email and telephone scams. Cyber threats like these are very real to your business and are seen in the headlines almost daily. Do you think it will be the work of outsiders, malicious hackers trying to pilfer your customer’s confidential information? The biggest threat to your customers and your business can come from within. Negligence and ignorance of your employees is always very easy prey for cyber criminals. [Read more…]