PUBLISHER’S VIEW

February, 2021

This issue of Strictly Business is a first for us. It is the first time we have featured businesses that are 100 or more years old. Two have been passed down in the same family; two have had more than one owner but maintained an unbroken business service record. Our cover feature, Glazier Packing, was read more


An Amazing Legacy

February, 2021

“What is a legacy? It’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda, playwright The Glazier family’s success story began in a remote area of the Adirondacks in the early years of the twentieth century. It was then that Howard Glazier opened a small meat and grocery store in the hamlet read more


A Whole Lot to Celebrate

February, 2021

This is a year of celebration at Wilson’s Appliance. EV Wilson founded the business in 1921 as a door-to-door Maytag washing machine sales company. Its first storefront was located on Margaret Street (the current location of Sip restaurant). His commissioned salesmen would meet trains at Dock Street in Plattsburgh, unload gasoline-powered wringer washers from boxcars read more


Alexander C. Edwards

February, 2021

Hometown: Plattsburgh, New York Family: Wife, Patricia Chartier, daughter, Jessie Palian and son Forrest Edwards who is a third-generation member of the firm Education: High School: Mount Assumption Institute, BS. Resource Management, Syracuse University, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, BS: Business Management, SUNY Plattsburgh Occupation: Certified Public Accountant Community Involvement: Dean’s Advisory Council, read more


A Family Affair

February, 2021

Brown Funeral Home, the oldest continually operating business in Clinton County, was started by Eugene Brown in 1892. At the time Brown was a Customs Officer who traveled daily from Plattsburgh to Montreal by train. Believing there was a need for funeral services in his hometown he began his study of undertaking and embalming in read more


Ausable Chasm Through the Ages

February, 2021

On a sparkling October day in 1765, William Gilliland, an Irish immigrant who had settled on the Boquet River, set off in his flat-bottomed boat to explore northward along the west shore of Lake Champlain. Discovering the sandy, twisting mouth of a river, he followed it to still water below some rapids, and could see read more


Centuries of Commerce

February, 2021

Roots are deep in our region. No American region has been in the midst of so many conflicts, from the French and Indian Wars, to the War of Independence, then the War of 1812, and many skirmishes in between, and some since. It’s not that our region is conflict-prone. Rather, people are attracted to the read more


WHAT NEXT FOR U.S.-CANADA RELATIONS?

February, 2021

We are always pointing out that there is no greater driving force in the North Country economy than our multi-faceted economic connections with neighboring Canada. And so, as the new Biden Administration settles in Washington, the state and character of U.S.-Canadian relations going forward is a major cross border topic with our friends and partners. read more


PUBLISHER’S VIEW

January, 2021

I am pleased to welcome you to our 31st annual Forum issue of Strictly Business. This year’s event was different than any we have had before. Rather than gathering area leaders together, we met virtually to discuss what happened to their businesses in 2020 and look ahead to what they and the North Country might read more


Poised for a Renaissance

January, 2021

On the scale of times that call for resilience and change, the challenges of the last decade can be divided into two equal parts — the first nine years and the last nine months. The 31st annual Strictly Business Forum convened this December to reflect on this past year which was, without question, a year read more