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Saranac Lake Partnering with Regional Tourism Office

AUDIO – 041213 – ROOST partners with Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

Essex County ratchets up its marketing efforts. The Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce and local legislators join ROOST in a marketing partnership.

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Unemployment in Essex County one of the Highest in State

Essex County has the 4th highest unemployment rate in the State. That’s according to November unemployment reports released today by the State Department of Labor Statistics. According to the report, the state’s private sector job count increased by 88,000 from November 2011 to November 2012. Tomkins County has the lowest unemployment in New York at…

Holiday Sales Watch Reports “Upswing” in Shopping

Shoppers sprinted from the Thanksgiving dinner table to snatch up early bargains and continued buying throughout the weekend to deliver a solid start to the holiday season for New York state’s retailers. Seventy-four percent of merchants surveyed by the Retail Council of New York State early this week said their sales for Black Friday weekend…

Village Welcomes Active Motiff

Village Set to Welcome New Biotech Company Saranac Lake will officially welcome its newest corporate citizen and biotech company, Active Motif, at 6 pm, December 4th, with a reception and ribbon-cutting event which will be held at its 21 Main Street location. This new Active Motif site is in the former “water building” and is…

Saranac Lake Chamber Hires Katy Van Anden as Executive Director

The Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce Hires Katy Van Anden as their new Executive Director.  Katy is a graduate of Saranac Lake High School, and grew up learning the ins and outs of small business managing her parent’s local delicatessen and catering business The Lakeview Deli.   She pursued her college career at the Massachusetts College…

Remember to Read the Fine Print on Gift Cards

DiNapoli Cautions New Yorkers To Read Fine Print When Purchasing Holiday Gift Cards State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli urged New Yorkers to pay special attention to fees and expiration dates when purchasing gift cards as holiday gifts. “If you plan on giving gift cards this holiday season, my advice is pay attention,” DiNapoli said. “Some…

ORDA Winter Job Fair – Set for this Wednesday

ORDA Job Fair for Winter Season Employment, Wednesday, Nov. 14 Full and Part-Time Positions Available  LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) and Centerplate Food Service will host a job fair at the Whiteface Mountain Base Lodge, Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both full-time and part-time positions are…

Hannaford Supermarkets commemorates its 25th anniversary

First Hannaford store in New York opened in Queensbury in 1987 Grocer currently owns and operates 49 stores throughout Greater Capital Region, Hudson Valley and Utica areas Hannaford Supermarkets will celebrate a quarter century of serving shoppers in New York when the grocery chain this week marks the 25th anniversary of the first Hannaford to…

NY Tax Revenue Down / SUNY Research Foundation Employee Fired for Abuse

DiNapoli: State Tax Revenue Short of Targets Tax revenue through the first six months of the state’s fiscal year was 0.2 percent lower than last year and $213 million short of projections, according to a mid-year state revenue analysis released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Collections would have to grow 6.4 percent for the remainder…

AMA Honor Event now at Left Bank Cafe

Village Changes Venue for Civic Testimonial Event Coordinator Katy Van Anden announced today that the venue for the first-ever village Civic Testimonial, honoring the American Management Association (AMA) on the evening of November 1st, is changed to at The Left Bank Café on Broadway.  “Logistically, the Left Bank Café makes the most sense for us right now,”…

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…