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“Parklet” Fees in Plattsburgh Going Back to Downtown

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You may have noticed that Outdoor Parklets are in full operation in Downtown Plattsburgh..  Those are the concrete barriers that quarden off one or two parking spaces.. Typically used by the downtown restaurants for outdoor dining..  This year, the City Council charged a nominal fee for those parking spaces and Mayor Calnon recently announced that…

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Town of Plattsburgh Looks to Invest $200k in Local Business

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The Town of Plattsburgh says they’ll be looking to invest close to $200,000 in local businesses…  In fact, they plan to reach out to entrepreneurs and business owners in the Town and provide at least ten with $20,000 micro grants…   Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor Bassett Says the Small Business Administration out of Plattsburgh State will…

K&J – Touring Plattsburgh’s Vibrant New Marina

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Members of Plattsburgh’s City Council and Department Heads toured the new City Marina Building on Thursday afternoon..  Councilman Mike Kelly says the Marina is just one more statement about the community. “I am so impressed by what we’ve done here,” Kelly commented, “I would be so nice to be able to dock your boat here…

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ROOST bidding for 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships

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The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism in Lake Placid says the community has placed a bid to host the 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championships.. A half Ironman distance competition that welcomes more than 4,500 athletes and their family and friends from over 90 countries. Lake Placid is one of 40 potential North American Host Region representatives…

Chamber Joins Cuomo’s Trade Delegation to Cuba

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that leaders from business and higher education will be joining New York’s trade mission to Cuba – the first Governor-led state trade mission to Cuba since President Obama began the process to normalize diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba. The trade mission delegation will depart on April…

Parklet Approval means $3,300 Investment in Downtown Plattsburgh

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The City Council on Thursday approved 5 requests to use a total of 11 parking spaces in downtown for use in front of their respective establishments for outdoor dining from May 1st through September 30th…   Earlier this year, The City Council began work on a new policy designed not only to provide incentives for these…

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fDi Mag Ranks Plattsburgh #2 Micro American City of the Future

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The North Country Chamber of Commerce and the Development Corporation of Clinton County are welcoming news that fDi Magazine (Foreign Direct Investment), a publication of the Financial Times of London, has ranked Plattsburgh as the #2  Micro American City of the Future, advancing from its #4 ranking two years ago. The city rankings are released every two…

Job Fair Highlights Local Businesses Need for Qualified Candidate

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Last week we spent some time talking about affordability for students in higher education and that was followed up with a look at all of the financial implications of getting a good education these days and then in a competitive job market.. Converting that education into a solid career that will allow a graduating college…

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Entrepreneurship Programs at SUNY Plattsburgh

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Our Look at Education today, with the help of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik… Brings us to that well known question of affordability and a focus for institutions on where students will be heading after they graduate…  One student at SUNY Plattsburgh is very focused on this issue..  Kevin Clayton is the President of the SUNY Plattsburgh…

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Nominate the Faces of the Future

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For the last several years, Strictly Business Magazine has been dedicating an annual issue to the Faces of Our Future…. They’re looking for young professionals who defy their generational stereotypes by demanding more for themselves, their peers and their communities. This year, the magazine is inviting the business community to nominate 40 professionals under 40.. …

Funding for Chamber’s Training Program Gets 24% Increase

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The North Country Chamber of Commerce On the Job Training Program has been approved for an additional year as part of the recently enacted 2015-16 State Budget, with a 24% increase in funding. For many years, the North Country Chamber has been one of seven chambers around the state to operate a “Chamber of Commerce…

7 New Guidelines for Plattsburgh’s Downtown “Parklets”

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The City Council has begun accepting applications for downtown businesses to use parking spaces outside of their locations from May 1st through September 30th…  As part of the application process this year, the city has approved a new set of 7 Parklet guidelines hoping to keep the areas cleaner and well maintained both inside and…

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Town Considers Resolution of Support for Oil Train Task Force

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Councilors in the Town of Plattsburgh are considering the approval of three separate resolutions supporting the efforts of the Clinton County Oil Train Task Force.. One targets the Federal Department of Transportation, another targets New York State’s DOT and the third is one that would be mailed to the oil companies and to the railroads.…

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City Presents “Most on the Coast”

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The City of Plattsburgh Presents The Most on the Coast, an Adirondack Coast Market Day on Saturday, May 2, 10a.m.-4p.m. at the Crete Civic Center.  The Most on the Coast is a diverse showcase of the best that our region has to offer, including handmade crafts, local artists, food vendors, beer and wine tasting, live…

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Gillibrand Pushing Legislation towards Paid Leave

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With 4.1 million New Yorkers serving as family caregivers, today U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand reintroduced legislation that would create paid family leave, including maternity and paternity leave, personal medical leave, and spousal support. Gillibrand’s Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act would establish a national, gender-neutral paid family and medical leave insurance program, ensuring that…

N.C. Chamber Welcomes US/Canada Pre-Clearnace Agreement

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     The North Country Chamber of Commerce is welcoming the announcement by the U.S. and Canadian governments of a long sought agreement on pre-clearance within the framework of the Beyond the Border Action Plan.”The Beyond the Border process has provided an important opportunity for the U.S. and Canada to jointly build our connections while…

Rabideau Reflects on Approval of Lake Flower Lodge PUDD

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The Lake Flower Lodge, a proposed destination resort hotel on the shores of Lake Flower in Saranac Lake is one step closer to reality this morning… That’s because The Village Board voted unanimously on Monday evening to approve passage of the zoning changes as part of a law creating a Planned Unit Development District for…

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SUNY Presidents Ask Legislators to Invest in Higher Education

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Presidents from North Country area State University of New York campuses and local community leaders urged state elected officials on Monday to continue their bold leadership in supporting New York’s public higher education sector, asking for the creation of a new Investment Fund and an extension of NYSUNY 2020 — including the broadly successful rational…

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City of Plattsburgh Updates ADA Grievance Procedures

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The City of Plattsburgh has clarified their grievance procedure.. Mayor Calnon says In years past, the city has regularly looked at policies like this one in order to assure that they’re as up to date as possible.. and this policy specifically looks at issues relating to the needs of the handicapped.. The Grievance Procedure was…

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North Country Chamber: Confidence Index Shows Real Optimism

The North Country Chamber of Commerce has released the results of its Annual Issue Survey, conducted in February and drawing a response rate of 14% from the 4,200 businesses surveyed in Clinton, Franklin, Essex, Hamilton and northern Warren Counties. In one feature of the survey, the Chamber establishes the annual “BUSINESS CONFIDENCE INDEX”, which is…