Cover Story

A Force for Good


Meg is a councilor and deputy supervisor in the Town of Plattsburgh, elected for the first time in 2014. She currently serves on the...


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Publisher's View

June 2016

Each year we devote an issue of...


Featured Stories

Young Man in a Hurry

I met Jim and Laura Kopaska in...


Rise and Shine You Two

On developing her skills and client base...


Libby Hyatt

Banquet Coordinator, Adirondack Room at Butcher Block...


Richard Jarrette – Mold-Rite Plastics, LLC & ISO Coordinator

Meeting Rich Jarrette feels a little like...


Heather Wright – Real Estate Agent, Fesette Realty

Hometown: Ogdensburg, NY Age: 33 Education: Heuvelton...


Other Stories

Ashley & Brittany Taylor

Owners, The Bagel Pit In March 2014, Brittany and Ashley Taylor formed B.A. Sister Enterprises, took out a personal loan, purchased Baxter’s Bagels on Brinkerhoff Street in downtown Plattsburgh,...


Stanzi McGlynn

Digital Content Fellow, The Wild Center Like others in the Millennial generation, Stanzi McGlynn is really start- ing to come into her own. The world is recognizing that the...


Adam Crosley

Branch Manager, Advisors Mortgage Group, LLC It’s a long way for the Mendenhall glacier in Alaska to a mortgage company in Plattsburgh, but that’s the route Adam Crosley has...


Albert Clark

Chief Draftsman, Jeffords Steel & Engineering Albert Clark may be the quintessential Millennial — multi-tasker, connected, tech-savvy. Albert made a bold and brave career change, diverting from a planned...


Kris Renadette

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Technology, Clinton Community College Institute for Advanced Manufacturing Coordinator When opportunity knocked on Kris Renadette’s door, he not only took a chance, but he proceeded...


Amanda Gokey

Director of Operations, Tropical Valley Foods, Inc. What do you get when you add a background in food service to a degree in accounting? If you’re Amanda Gokey, you...


Seth & Samuel Adams

Co-Owners, Adams Brothers Painting The Adams brothers count starting a painting business together as their biggest risk, professional success and dream job. They credit each other, and their father,...


Danielle Johnson

Economic Development Assistant, North Country Chamber of Commerce When Danielle Johnson agreed to work with the Shine On program at SUNY Plattsburgh she knew her efforts would help young...


Shey Schnell

Director of Food and Nutrition Services, University of Vermont Health Network Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Shey Schnell has come a long way in his career, but his desire is...


Erin Hynes

Growing up in Plattsburgh as a self-described “Air Force brat,” Erin Hynes became interested in community and economic development at a young age. “I lived through the closure of...


Mikey Lemieux – Creative Director, Boire Benner Group

Mikey Lemieux was the drummer, the guy that set the tone, kept the beat, got the chicks (oh wait, that’s the lead singer!). The once aspiring rock star who...