September 2015: Real Estate Roundup

A busy summer for local Realtors

Columnist Lance Evans

Columnist Lance Evans

Between listing, selling, renting and appraising real estate, north country Realtors participated in several events across the region and beyond this summer. [Read more…]

September 2015 Feature Story: RBC Wealth Management

All eyes on the future

RBC Wealth Management-U.S. CEO John G. Taft, left, with Cyril Mouaikel, managing director-branch director of RBC’s Watertown branch, in Mr. Mouaikel’s new office atop Washington Street, Watertown. The investment advisory firm built a new branch office at 19485 U.S. Route 11, across from the CANI building in the new Washington Street Business Park under development by Purcell Construction Co. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

RBC Wealth Management-U.S. CEO John G. Taft, left, with Cyril Mouaikel, managing director-branch director of RBC’s Watertown branch, in Mr. Mouaikel’s new office atop Washington Street, Watertown. The investment advisory firm built a new branch office at 19485 U.S. Route 11, across from the CANI building in the new Washington Street Business Park under development by Purcell Construction Co. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

RBC’s Watertown branch digs in atop Washington Street

By Joleene Moody, NNY Business [Read more…]

September 2015: Business Briefcase

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

New JCED website

Featuring videos of board meetings and other new resources, Jefferson County Economic Development recently launched a new website at jcida.com. [Read more…]

September 2015: Commerce Corner

Make a successful seasonal transition

Columnist Brooke James

Columnist Brooke Rouse

Fall brings beautiful colors, holiday preparations and harvest season. It also brings shorter, cooler days that signal it is time to prepare for hibernation. In the north country, we know that hibernation, given our long winters, is not a productive option. Business trends and cycles, as well as time and weather-dependent projects, may help direct fall planning for a successful seasonal transition. Being aware and strategic now may lead to your most successful year yet, whether you are a new entrepreneur or a veteran business owner. [Read more…]

September 2015: Small Business Success

Pick the right kind of wave to ride

Columnist Sarah O'Connell

Columnist Sarah O’Connell

I had a chance to visit Melbourne Beach, Fla., a few years ago and learned that it was one of the top surfing spots in the eastern United States. It was fascinating to watch the line of surfers floating on their boards, letting wave after wave pass by until all at once they’d start paddling furiously toward shore, standing, and then riding the curl until they either fell or it ran out. I wondered how surfers knew that a certain wave was going to be “the one.” [Read more…]

September 2015: People on the Move

Sackets Harbor native honored in Washington

The Washington, D.C., Chamber of Commerce recently named Michael Akin, president of Reingold LINK, as its 2015 Young Entrepreneur of the Year. [Read more…]

September 2015: Economically Speaking

DANC at 30: Strengthening our area

Columnist Michelle Capone

Columnist Michelle Capone

The Development Authority of the North Country was created in 1985 under Article 8, Title 29 of the Public Authorities Law to provide infrastructure, services and economic development in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. It is a self-supporting public benefit corporation overseen by a 13-member board of directors. This is its 30th year of operations. [Read more…]

September 2015 20 Questions: Erin E. Gardner, Superintendent, parks and recreation department, City of Watertown

A vision for parks & rec

City of Watertown Parks and Recreation Superintendent Erin E. Gardner reflects on her three-year tenure last month in her temporary office at the Watertown Fairgrounds off Coffeen Street. Photo by Amanda Morrison, NNY Business.

City of Watertown Parks and Recreation Superintendent Erin E. Gardner reflects on her three-year tenure last month in her temporary office at the Watertown Fairgrounds off Coffeen Street. Photos by Amanda Morrison, NNY Business.

After three years, excitement still stirs in city’s parks chief

When Erin E. Gardner transitioned from executive director of a senior living residence to superintendent of parks and recreation for the city of Watertown in April 2012, her new job came with a few surprises. Since that time, Mrs. Gardner has worked to improve the department’s relationship with the community and make a positive impact on the area. This month, she sat down with NNY Business to discuss the work she’s done, the state of local projects such as the city arena and dog park, and her vision for parks and recreation. [Read more…]

September 2015: Entrepreneur’s Edge

Start making choices for yourself

Columnist Joleene Moody

Columnist Joleene Moody

What follows is something many will almost immediately disagree with, mostly because we would rather cut our left arm off than allow ourselves to see the truth within us. But as a coach, I would be remiss if I didn’t point it out. My job is to hold up a mirror to those who are unintentionally sabotaging themselves. So if you want to get mad at me and tear this out of the magazine and stomp all over it, that’s OK, too. I’ll still love you. [Read more…]

September 2015: Business Tech Bytes

Windows 10: Devil is in the details

Columnist Jill Van Hoesen

Columnist Jill Van Hoesen

Whether in an email, text message or on a website, aren’t you noticing more and more often an online ad for something you just Googled? This is being led by some of the biggest players in the market. Adobe’s bold move with its Creative Suite, as an online-only offering, Microsoft’s Office 365 and Google apps are rapidly increasing the spread of cloud-based software-as-a-service platforms. Convenient, cutting-edge SAAS is rapidly becoming commonplace for home and business while driving a whole new way of gathering data on how we are using their products. Now with the introduction of Windows 10, software giant Microsoft has even gone one step further and integrated this kind of behavior monitoring into the core operating system, taking the issue of online privacy to a whole new level. [Read more…]