North Country Regional Economic Council discusses other options for Downtown Revitalization

The north country communities that are unsuccessful in the competition for $10 million in downtown revitalization funding may have other funding options available to them. [Read more…]

Search & Rescue secures contract with town of Croghan

Lewis County Search & Rescue came out in force to Monday’s Town Council meeting, bringing along three ambulances and a rescue truck. [Read more…]

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…]

Lewis County maple products promoted at food show in England

Lewis County maple products traveled “across the pond” to a major food show in England. [Read more…]

Lewis maple producers say season has been a good one

Despite the unseasonably warm winter, area maple producers say this season has been a sweet one.

“It’s been a good season,” Lyle J. “Jake” Moser from Moser’s Maple, Kirschnerville, just outside of Croghan, said Sunday while handing out syrup samples to Maple Weekend visitors. “We did make a full crop.” [Read more…]

April 2015 Agribusiness Feature Story: Maple

Liquid gold

Previous page, top, buckets collect sap on maple trees at Massey Ranch. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

Previous page, top, buckets collect sap on maple trees at Massey Ranch. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

Maple production a key to agribusiness growth in north country, state

By Lorna Oppedisano, NNY Business

The snow is melting. The temperature is rising. The sap is running. It’s maple season, and Northern New York’s sweetest industry is on the rise. [Read more…]

A proud tradition: Fourth generation takes reins at Croghan Meat Market

John M. Campany and daughter Blaine E. stand behind the meat counter at Croghan Meat Market. Ms. Campany is purchasing the market from her parents, becoming the fourth-generation family member to produce Croghan Bologna. Photo by Justin Sorensen/NNY Business.

One of the north country’s most tightly guarded recipes is now in the hands of a new generation of family at Croghan Meat Market.

Blaine E. Campany, whose great-grandfather, Elmer “Buddy” Campany, purchased the market and the original recipe for Croghan Bologna in 1919, recently took the reins as general manager at the century-old store in the heart of the village’s downtown.

Ms. Campany, 23, is buying the business from her parents, plant owners John M. and Charmaine V. Campany. The move comes at a historic time for the Lewis County favorite as 2013 also is the market’s 125th year in operation, the past 94 by the Campany family. [Read more…]