Business

Small Business Week

In recognition of National Small Business Week this week, Congressman Owens is highlighting the economic importance of small businesses and entrepreneurs. This year marks the 51st annual National Small Business Week honoring the vital role of small businesses and the passion of U.S. entrepreneurs. “Small businesses are critical for U.S. economic growth and job creation,…

K&J – Cornell Uihlein Maple Research – Dr Michael Farrell

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Today on the K&J Show, we’re considering the possibilities when it comes to more efficient maple syrup production in the Northeast.. Join us for a look at new technology and additional streams of revenue in the maple industry, including Birch, and Walnut.. We’re speaking today with Congressman Bill Owens and The Director of the Cornell…

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Tail Of the Pup Gets North ELba Permit for Live Music

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There’s one sure sign of Spring in the Adirondacks and that’s when the Tail of the Pup Receives it’s Outdoor Music Permit for the summer..  Money is definitely a motivator when it comes to keeping the bands inline on the outdoor stage and the Permit for the Tail of the Pup let’s them go until…

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Small Business Week

It’s officially Small Business Week and The Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce along with it’s partner organizations are Celebrating by hosting daily events throughout the entire week including Wellness Summits, Public Speaking Workshops, and tutorials on how to apply for grants…The Chamber is offering as much as they can in to ensure the success of small…

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ADKYP Welcomes Erin Duprey

The Adirondack Young Professionals (ADK YP), a nonprofit organization focusing on attracting and retaining young professionals in the area, is proud to introduce its new board member and treasurer, Erin Duprey. Erin is a native of Peru, New York. She received her MBA in accounting from SUNY Oswego in 2009. Erin currently is a staff…

A New Chamber Alliance

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The Daffest Derby grudge match between the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Director, Katy Van Anden and the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce Events Coordinator, Michelle Clement has stemmed more than a little friendly competition. Though the match was fierce it acted as a kick off for a new Chamber alliance initiative.   After…

PBS’s Recore Retiring

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Alice Recore, President and Chief Executive Officer at Mountain Lake PBS for the last 11 years, has decided to retire by the end of 2014. Ms. Recore has agreed to assist in the search for a successor, and ensure a seamless transition to new leadership. “It has been an honor and privilege to lead this…

Supreme Court Hears Arguments; Aereo vs Broadcast TV

Back in 1982, Motion Picture Association of America President Jack Valenti employed some dramatic rhetoric to convince Congress that home VCR recordings ran afoul of the 1976 Copyright Act and posed a dire threat to his industry: “I say to you that the VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as…

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Comcast – The Latest to Disclose Political Contributions

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli says there’s a new shareholder agreement with media and technology company Comcast Corp. to disclose political spending made with corporate funds. In December, as trustee of the New York State Common Retirement Fund (Fund), DiNapoli filed a shareholder resolution calling for the company to make public its political…

Intermittent Transmitter for WNBZ

WNBZ has been dealing with a power failure which has affected our transmitter beyond the normal operations of a generator. Because of this the transmitter has been on and off through the weekend and early Monday Morning..  Our broadcast antenna is located approximately 300 feet above the ground on a tower at the top of…

Network Glitch Plagues WNBZ

A glitch in the network switching at the WNBZ studios in Saranac Lake on Wednesday caused an internal failure in the digital operations and brought the broadcast faculties as well as the online content to a halt for more than three hours. The resulting switch to backup systems is typically seamless but as with any…

Alcoa Avoids Layoffs at Massena’s East Plant

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced an agreement with Alcoa that will avoid layoffs at the aluminum manufacturer’s Massena operations in connection with the company’s plans to close its Massena East potlines by the end of this month. “The news in January of Alcoa’s plans to deal with the global changes in the aluminum markets led…

Could Part of Downtown be Closed to Vehicles?

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Is there an area in Downtown Plattsburgh that could be closed off for pedestrian foot traffic only.. That’s the question proposed for consideration by City Councilman Josh Kretzer.. “There is support from the Chamber and the Development Corporation who have both offered to be part of the process,” Krestser tells the CIty Council, and he continued…

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Careers in Health Care

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Students like Gabriels resident Andrew James are well on their way of realizing the dream of a healthcare career, thanks to a scholarship program offered by the Adirondack Health Foundation. The Foundation awards up to three $3,500 scholarships annually to traditional or non-traditional students from the northern Adirondacks and Tri-Lakes region who have been accepted…

The First “First Weekend” In Plattsburgh starts April 4th

The First Weekend in April is also the First First Weekend for Downtown Plattsburgh… First Weekend’s Events Committee Co-Chair Leigh Smionette says some favorites from last year will be returning and they’re looking to come back bigger and better than ever.. First weekend activities will begin Friday at Peabody’s with another Celebrity Bartending event, followed…

K&J – Regionalism in the North Country

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Today we’re at a First of it’s kind event for the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce which was held at the Wild Center on Friday Night…  Stephanie Radcliff is the Executive Director of the Wild Center, which is an integral part or the community in Tupper Lake…  She was looking over the activity in the…

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Netflix and Disney are Coming to New York State

The Walt Disney Company, Marvel and Netflix are creating a new series in New York which will bring Marvel’s ‘flawed heroes of Hell’s Kitchen’ characters to Netflix. Produced by Marvel Television, in association with ABC Television Studios, this series is Marvel’s most ambitious foray yet into live-action television storytelling and represents the largest film or…

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Bolstering Entrepreneurs with Class

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The Adirondack Economic Development Corporation in conjunction with the village of Saranac Lake has developed a program designed to initiate a class for entrepreneurs interested in starting up a new business or expanding their business.. It’s focused primarily on smaller businesses who are in need of capital to get their projects off the ground.. The…

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St Joe’s Awarded “Best Place to Work”

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St Joesph’s Rehabilitation Center is again One of the Best Companies to Work for in New YorkState..   In fact for the third year in a row, St Joseph’s has been at the top of the report which is sponsored by the New York State Society for Human Resource Management..  The program ranks the best places…

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No Taxes for North Country Manufacturing – Part of Governor Cuomo’s proposal for 2014

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced details of a more than $2 billion tax relief proposal on Monday. The proposal is designed to increase economic opportunity and attract and grow businesses across the State. In a statement Governor Cuomo’s office attributes a reduction in the deficit to responsible fiscal management in state government. The Governor’s Office…

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