Chamberwise Business Expo

May, 2019

Business Expo, the business-to-business event of the year, will take place for the 31st time on Thursday, June 6th at the SUNY Plattsburgh Field House. And it’s as fresh and powerful a business opportunity as it has ever been, so please don’t miss out. With up to 149 exhibitors drawing some 2,000 people during the read more


1 in 4 of Us… Yet All of Us

May, 2019

Mental health conditions cost the economy an estimated $193 billion dollars in lost earnings each year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. So therefore, as a business, you now know that mental health affects your bottom line. And that’s an important factor. We’re beginning to understand the impact and the ripple effect mental read more


Twisted Food from Traditional Roots

May, 2019

Walking into Lake Placid’s Salt of the Earth Bistro for the first time was like walking into a comfortable grandmother’s house but with a decidedly funky flare. Once seated at a table, the comfortable aura continued from the gracious greeting to a sense that we were the only customers in the place even though there read more


Cooking Up Latin Food For The North Country

May, 2019

Josue Chanduvi has always spent much of his time in the kitchen. “My life has revolved around food,” he said with a smile. Strictly Business’ interview with Chanduvi took place in the dining room of Grandma’s Spanish Kitchen, his restaurant in Plattsburgh’s south end. Chanduvi grew up in the North Country, the youngest of six read more


Seven Years and Counting

May, 2019

There is no denying it. The restaurant industry is a tough business. The success rate is better gauged in half lives, or longevity, rather than financial terms like return on investment. Which is why the upcoming seventh anniversary of Chef David Allen’s Latitude 44 ̊ Bistro in Plattsburgh, New York is a big deal. To read more


John Redden

May, 2019

OCCUPATION: Commissioner, Clinton County Department of Social Services HOMETOWN: Plattsburgh EDUCATION: B.A. in Business Administration from the Citadel, M.A. in Business Management from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri. FAMILY: Two adult children The Clinton County Department of Social Services is fortunate to be able to boast almost three decades of solid leadership under the direction read more


Tasty Treats, Long Table Dinners & More

May, 2019

When I first met Josh and Sarah Vaillancourt, they were at the Plattsburgh Farmers Market as Woven Meadows Farm, a pasture-based sustainable family farm. Their operation was based on a holistic perspective, seeing all aspects of the farm as interconnected as well as the farm as interrelated with the wider community and environment. “Throughout our read more


A Delicious Destination

May, 2019

Dining at the Casa Capitano, an aviation-themed Italian restaurant in Rouses Point, is the flight of a lifetime to authentic and homemade Italian cuisine. Proprietors Tom and Elizabeth Brilotti pride themselves on creating an unforgettable experience from the moment you check in to the moment your taste buds have landed. Homemade pasta, original Neapolitan pizza read more


May 2019

May, 2019

To prepare for this issue of Strictly Business which focuses on area restaurants I did a little research. Here is some of what I found. The first documented restaurant in the world opened in Paris in 1765. It served one dish: sheep’s feet in white sauce. (Be still my heart!) The Union Oyster House in read more


New Visions

April, 2019

Michael Reynolds is a happy man, working at a job he proclaims a boundless affection for. He’s an architect based in Malone, New York who has a specialty for Great Camps and boathouses, but who also designs courtrooms, beach bath houses and medical buildings as well. Reynolds has a back story that seems like he read more