Get your game on — again

Retro gaming systems get Infinite Lives thanks to innovative store

Retro Nintendo Entertainment System and Atari 2600 game cartridges are seen lining the shelves at Infinite Lives. The systems are just two of the retro gaming platforms that customers can purchase games for at the store. Photo by Amanda Morrison.

By Chris Brock
NNY Business

The game plan for Mitchell J. LaBarge began by accident.

His independent video game store started as a repair business.

“The whole repair thing started because I had some friends who had Xboxes that were broken,” he said. “They knew I was kind of handy with that sort of stuff.”
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A ‘detail-oriented’ drive to succeed: Lunman’s Furniture marks six decades of sales in South Jeff area

David H. Lunman in one of the kitchen displays that he designed inside of Lunman's Furniture showroom in Adams. Mr. Lunman was one of the first kitchen designers to use a computer for design work. Photo by Amanda Morrison.

Lunman’s Furniture and Appliance Center, 70 N. Main St., Adams, is celebrating its 60th year in business in southern Jefferson County.

Jack Lunman opened his store in 1952 on N. Main Street. At that time he sold Zenith television sets and appliances. Mr. Lunman retired in 1984, which opened the door for his son, David H., to take over full-time store ownership.

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Berry Brothers Lumber rolls with the changes

Lee Berry of Berry Brothers Lumber in Adams holds scrap cardboard and wood in front of the animal bedding that it is recycled into. Photo by Justin Sorensen.

By Joleene DesRosiers
NNY Business

Berry Brothers Lumber in Adams has undergone some extreme transformations over the past 60 years that owners Gary and Lee Berry never could have anticipated. From overseas industry changes to a fire in 2008 that devastated the facilities, the company that started as a saw mill in 1947 has managed to keep its doors open, despite any changes. Berry Brothers Lumber still handles wood – but in a completely different way. [Read more…]

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Welcome to the new now in business

Rhonda Abrams, a speaker and writer on small business issues, recently shared an article she wrote for USA Today in 1997. Now, 1997 doesn’t sound that long ago (to me, anyway). But when you consider the changes that the Internet has brought, not just to our personal lives but to our businesses as well, it’s staggering.

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