Local Economy

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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City’s Marina Building Construction on Schedule

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As temperatures begin to melt the Ice in Lake Champlain, Plattsburgh’s new marina is beginning to take shape as well.. In fact, work is well underway, iOn the Building there, if not actually being fast-tracked. The City’s Recreation Superintendent is Steve Peters, says the new facility will not only be functional, but will also welcome…

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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…

K&J – Saranac Lake Village Treasurer Paul Ellis Discusses Budget

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The Village of Saranac Lake will be holding a public hearing this evening at 5:45pm to discuss the proposed budget for the 2015 2016 fiscal year…  and in anticipation of that public hearing, we invite you to join us for the K&J show here on WNBZ… We’ll talk with Village Treasurer Paul Ellis.. Not only…

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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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Stefanik visits Clinton Community College

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik shifted her focus from Veterans issues to Education as she toured local schools and colleges in Clinton County on Thursday..  Early in the day she stopped at Beakmantown and then to CV Tec and from there in the afternoon, we caught up with her at Clinton Community College, where she met briefly…

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Lake Placid Horse Shows Confirm Three Week Summer Schedule

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The Lake Place Horse Shows announce that Sea Shore Stables, LLC will once again be title sponsor of three weeks of action-packed hunter-jumper competition, with Devoucoux, Equine Insurance Services/Great American and Woodlea Farms all stepping up to sponsor Lake Placid’s three featured Grand Prix classes! With the support of the horse shows’ sponsors, the 2015…

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.. …

Saranac Lake Formalizing Consolidated Funding Application

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Another round of Consolidated Funding Applications are coming due this spring.. and Village Trustee Paul VanCott, along with Mayor Rabideau and the Community Development Director Jeremy Evans, is working on identifying needs in the community.. “We’ve been working closely with members of the Local Development Corporation, and the Downtown Advisory Board to take a look at what…

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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…

Council Adopting Bass Fishing Conservation Plan for Tournaments

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The City of Plattsburgh has decided to implement a conservation plan focused on Bass fishing Tournaments on Lake Champlain. In a resolution The City says ACVB and the City annually host the largest number of professional bass tournaments on the lake all of which are catch and release tournaments..  They also acknowledge the importance of…

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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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Mayor Rabideau; “Budget Good for the North Country”

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Mayor Clyde Rabideau found a lot to like in the new state budget approved by state lawmakers last night in Albany, particularly the $1.5 billion earmarked for upstate economic development, broadband installation monies and increased funding for rural hospitals. Rabideau commented, “These three items alone will give the Adirondacks significant help and tax relief.” Rabideau especially…

Lake Placid Ambulance Ice Out Extended to April 15th

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The Deadline for Purchasing Tickets for the 24th annual Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service Ice Out Benefit has been extended… It was originally set for April 1st, but because of the substantial amount of ice this year they’ve extended the deadline to April 15th.. The criteria for marking the ice out on Mirror Lake is…

North Country Chamber Welcomes $1.5 Billion for Upstate Revitalization

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The North Country Chamber of Commerce welcomes the on-time state budget and is pointing to the inclusion of several key items supported by the regional business community. Garry Douglas is President of the North Country Chamber… He says “We’re already starting to take two things for granted… The on time budget.. and the 2% growth…

A Discussion about Regulating Taxis Begins in Plattsburgh

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The City of Plattsburgh has begun a discussion to investigate possible changes to their outdated rules regulating taxis.. In their work-session on Thursday the Council was joined by 5 independent taxi company owners and members of their staff to help identify the issues these operators face on a daily basis.. Plattsburgh’s Mayor, Jim Calnon says most…

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Beekmantown School Board; “PILOTs are Hurting School Budgets”

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The Beekmantown School Board is asking the Clinton County Legislature, The Development Corporation and the Town of Plattsburgh for a moratorium on adding new PILOT agreements within the Beekmantown School District. The Board in their resolution says they are opposed to any agreement that allows Payments in Lieu of Taxes that result in a reduction…

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Work Begins This Week on two I-87 Bridges in Clinton County

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Work starts this week on a $10.5 million project to replace four bridges on the Adirondack Northway –Interstate 87 – in Clinton County. The bridges are among the first under contract as part of New York State’s Scour Critical/Flood Prone Bridge Program. The Governor has requested $518 million in funding from the Federal Emergency Management…

Canada’s Counsul General Delivers Address at SUNY

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John F. Prato, consul general of Canada in New York, will deliver the Distinguished Canadian Address  Tuesday, March 24, at the Valcour Educational Conference Center, Route 9, Valcour. The Distinguished Canadian Address, sponsored by The Development Corporation in partnership SUNY Plattsburgh’s Center for the Study of Canada, recognizes select individuals who have made a profoundly…