December 2015: Business Briefcase

ECONOMY

St. Lawrence County sales tax revenues down

Sales tax revenues in St. Lawrence County are continuing to decline compared with a year ago. [Read more…]

November 2015 Cover Story: Gifts of Giving

Gifts of giving brighten the region

Margot C. Jacoby, with her daughter, Martha Papworth O’Neill. Martha died in 2010 after a fight against renal cell carcinoma, a rare form of kidney cancer. Mrs. Jacoby and her husband, Douglas, have established the Martha Papworth O’Neill Scholarship at the JCC Foundation. The scholarship in Martha’s name is given each year to a non-traditional student enrolled in humanities and social sciences. A scholarship fund was also set up in Martha’s name at Cazenovia College, where she had served on the Alumni Board of Directors.

Margot C. Jacoby, with her daughter, Martha Papworth O’Neill. Martha died in 2010 after a fight against renal cell carcinoma, a rare form of kidney cancer. Mrs. Jacoby and her husband, Douglas, have established the Martha Papworth O’Neill Scholarship at the JCC Foundation. The scholarship in Martha’s name is given each year to a non-traditional student enrolled in humanities and social sciences. A scholarship fund was also set up in Martha’s name at Cazenovia College, where she had served on the Alumni Board of Directors.

Across Northern New York, philanthropy large and small aids causes and honors memories while building legacies that leave the north country a better place

By Norah Machia, NNY Business [Read more…]

October 2015 20 Questions: On Leadership

On leadership

Lessons and advice from north country leaders

Since NNY Business began publishing monthly in December 2010, we have featured a wide-ranging, in-depth interview with a different north country business or leader 11 times a year, skipping December for our 20 Under 40 emerging leaders issue. Our 54 featured interviews to date have not been limited to the for-profit sector. We’ve sat down with nonprofit and not-for-profit leaders, and educational and health care leaders. The 20 questions that follow are the best of leadership from nearly five years of interviews. [Read more…]

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

By Lorna Oppedisano, NNY Business [Read more…]

October 2015: Business Briefcase

MANUFACTURING

Plant closure delayed

Nirvana Spring Water now intends to close its plant in November, with no layoffs expected until the middle of next month. [Read more…]

Samaritan starts work on clinic transfers to Family Health Center

Joey Marie Horton, executive director of the North Country Family Health Center, and Thomas H. Carman, CEO of Samaritan Medical Center, discuss the new role for the North Country Family Health Center with six other Samaritan facilities. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

Joey Marie Horton, executive director of the North Country Family Health Center, and Thomas H. Carman, CEO of Samaritan Medical Center, discuss the new role for the North Country Family Health Center with six other Samaritan facilities. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

WATERTOWN — Samaritan Medical Center is exploring the possibility of transferring ownership of its six community health facilities to the North Country Family Health Center. [Read more…]

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

By Lorna Oppedisano, NNY Business [Read more…]

August 2015 Feature Story: Health Care

Critical coverage

Samaritan Medical Center Hospitalist Program director Dr. David J. Flint cares for a patient at Samaritan Medical Center. The Watertown hospital has 10 such medial professionals on staff who care for the most critically ill while giving primary care physicians a break from being on call. Photo special to NNY Business.

Samaritan Medical Center Hospitalist Program director Dr. David J. Flint cares for a patient at Samaritan Medical Center. The Watertown hospital has 10 such medial professionals on staff who care for the most critically ill while giving primary care physicians a break from being on call. Photo special to NNY Business.

‘Hospitalists’ help deliver primary care to most ill

By Gabrielle Hovendon, NNY Business [Read more…]

August 2015 Feature Story: Health Care

Patients as partners

Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, is starting a new advisory council that will include former patients as members. The health care provider aims  to receive feedback from people who have experienced care as consumers so hospital officials can better address patient needs and solve problems. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, is starting a new advisory council that will include former patients as members. The health care provider aims to receive feedback from people who have experienced care as consumers so hospital officials can better address patient needs and solve problems. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

Samaritan seeks members for new advisory council

By Joleene Moody, NNY Business [Read more…]

August 2015 Feature Story: Health Care

Healing local wounds

Emily Bachmann shows the hyperbaric chamber, which oxygenates the body and facilitates healing, at Samaritan Medical Center’s new outpaitent   Advanced Wound Care Center on Coleman Avenue, Watertown. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

Emily Bachmann shows the hyperbaric chamber, which oxygenates the body and facilitates healing, at Samaritan Medical Center’s new outpaitent Advanced Wound Care Center on Coleman Avenue, Watertown. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

Samaritan’s new center offers broad range of care

By Eli Anderson, NNY Business [Read more…]