Business

AMC Welcomes new CFO

Adirondack Health is proud to welcome a seasoned professional to serve as its new Chief Financial Officer. Greg Moore began work as a member of Adirondack Health’s executive leadership team recently, and has settled into the community with his wife and two children.  His most recent position was as interim Chief Executive Officer at Pioneers…

Jobs Jobs Jobs – New York September Jobs Report

NYS Adds 2,900 Private Sector Jobs in September – Job Count Reaches an All-time High   The State Department of Labor reports the addition of 2,900 private sector jobs in September. That brings the state’s job count to an all-time high of 7,337,000. According to the September report, the state has added 107,200 private sector jobs…

Credit Unions Reporting Growth in All Categories

LOCAL CREDIT UNIONS ARE SHOWING FINANCIAL GROWTH New York’s credit unions continue to show across-the-board growth in all fundamental categories, including membership, lending, assets and savings through the 2nd quarter of 2012. In so doing, they have exceeded the national averages in each of those areas as well. Membership growth atNew Yorkcredit unions over the…

NBT Bank Announces Merger with Alliance Financial

NORWICH, N.Y. and SYRACUSE, N.Y. – NBT Bancorp Inc. (NBT) (Nasdaq:NBTB) and Alliance Financial Corporation (Alliance) (Nasdaq:ALNC) announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Alliance will merge with and into NBT. The merger is valued at approximately $233.4 million and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2013 subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt…

NFIB September Report shows Low Expectations

The National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Optimism Index is released at 7:30am Tuesday.. Low expectations and pessimism summing up the NFIB report (released just a few minutes ago) for the small-business community.  The Small Business Optimism Index loses 0.1 points and falls to 92.8. The report suggests the reading was pulled down by…

Activists and Coporate CEOs Together at Last!

“Oil and Water” Meet on Wall Street What happens when social activists and corporate executives are thrown together in a conference setting over two days in a Wall Street meeting place? The people who put together Commit!Forum2012 say good things happen, and that the world moves a little bit toward a better place. The forum,…

Forever Wired Conference in it’s 4th Year

The fourth annual Forever Wired Conference happens Friday, atClarksonUniversity… This year’s focus is the state of broadband in the Adirondack North Country and the progress made in generating greater awareness and economic opportunities along with a discussion of responsible and sustainable economic growth in theAdirondacks. Conference Chair Kelly Chezum says “Forever Wired has been the…

Harrietstown Candidates clarify their positions on Business Park

The Town of Harrietstown is going to have a new Supervisor come Election Day…   and in a regular feature here on WNBZ, we’re taking a regular look at the positions of the two candidates..  We’re going to look more closely at the Town’s Business Park and more specifically today, we’ll hear on Candidate lay out…

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Department of Labor Says New York Adds 102,700 Private Sector Jobs in 2012

In 2012,New YorkState’s economy added 102,700 private sector jobs, the State Department of Labor reported today.  This year-to-date increase in the job count contributed to the state’s recovery of 348,000 private sector jobs since November 2009. New YorkStatehas regained all of the private sector jobs it lost during the state’s recession.  Only four other states have…

Training for Alcohol Intervention Procedures offered at Plattsburgh State

A Free Training program is offered through local sheriffs offices and STOP-DWI programs along with several additional drug and alcohol task forces… The Groups are inviting restaurants, hotels, bars, nightclubs and all on-premise liquor license holders to participate in the Training for Intervention Procedures program… It’s called TIPS for short and the program is being…

Google’s in Town

Google Map’s Street View came to the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid on Friday morning. Jim Hilker, Google’s videographer based in Ithaca, will create 360-degree, up and down views of the entire resort property, including the Cottage Café, pictured here. The technology allows for browsers to take virtual tours of businesses…

NBT Lake Placid completes building Renovation

CHANGES ON MAIN STREET: NBT BANK CELEBRATES RESTORATION OF MAIN STREET BRANCH You may have noticed some changes at the NBT Bank on Main Street. “When the front of the building and the big fan window were removed, our customers and the community were initially confused and upset to see it go,” said Camilla Palumbo,…

K&J Show – Active Motif Coming to Saranac Lake

The end of Labor Day marks the approach of another Biotech Company’s arrival in SaranacLake.. On November 1st, 2012, Active Motif will begin operations in their newly designed facility complete with it’s own hydroelectric turbine pump and a biotech neighbor, Myriad RBM, across the river in the old Village Offices. Active Motif is moving into…

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AARCH FOCUSES ON MAIN STREET

This workshop is free and is being sponsored by Adirondack Architectural Heritage and the Preservation League of New York. Speakers will cover a range of topics including: the National Register of Historic Places, code requirements in historic buildings, and how to use tax credits in a restoration project. Many North Country communities are struggling, as…

Labor Day – an opportunity for CSEA

The strength of America is in our shared community, not the rugged individual’s survival of the fittest A Message from Danny Donahue – President of CSEA — It’s time to get real about the importance of community and collective action in all our lives. There’s a popular myth about rugged individualism in America, but no…

Water plus Color at Adirondack Artists Guild

Adirondack Artists Guild – New feature Begins August 31st with reception 5p-7p “Water+Color,” a collection of paintings by Jacqueline Altman, will be the featured exhibit at the Adirondack Artists Guild from August 31 through October 3. Water+Color is a constant theme for the artist. Ms. Altman is intrigued by both in her art and in…

Business Council Releases Voters’ Guide

– The Business Council of New York State Inc. released its 2012 Voters’ Guide, which measures New York State legislators’ commitment to promoting fiscal reform and improving the state’s economic climate by scoring their votes on key legislation during the 2012 session. All 212 seats will be up for re-election in 2012, and our Voters’ Guide…

A New Account Clerk for the VIllage of Saranac Lake

At a previous board meting, Saranac Lake’s village board approved a search for an account clerk who would be responsible directly to the Village Treasurer. At the latest meeting, a resolution is proposed to hire Alana M Sharland from Malone to fill that position subject to the customary  probationary period. The Staff has conducted several…