November 2019

November, 2019

Location, Location, Location!! The North Country’s advantageous position on the north/ south corridor that connects Canada to the U.S., is one of our greatest assets. In this issue of Strictly Business we bring you a look at some of the companies and people who are taking full advantage of our location. In this issue we read more

A.N. Deringer: Celebrating 100 Years

November, 2019

“I’ve been in this business since 1987, and over the years, people ask me what I do,” explained Michael Lahar, Corporate Compliance Manager, speaking from A.N. Deringer’s offices in Champlain, NY. “I tell them that, within the first hour of their day, customs house brokers have been involved with everything they’ve eaten, touched, worn, and read more

Taking People Places They Want To Go

November, 2019

Not many people realize (know) that Nova Bus’s Plattsburgh plant includes two different assembly lines. Built in 2009, the plant includes a Nova bus assembly line and a Prevost line. Both turn out buses that take people places but they produce two entirely different products. The Nova side of the plant assembles transit or city read more

NAmTrans: A Support System for North Country Transportation Companies

November, 2019

In the three years since Joel Wood graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with degrees in Economics and Political Science, he has been busy. Wood spent nearly four years working for Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, a position he started as an intern while still in college. Later he became her constituent liaison, helping district residents with federal agency read more

Doug Hoffman

November, 2019

Hometown: Saranac Lake and Lake Placid, NY Family: Carol, wife of 46 years, three adult children, six grandchildren Education: A.A.S. in Business/Accounting from North Country Community College, B.A. in Business from SUNY Plattsburgh, M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut Occupation: Business advisor, coach, and C.P.A at Hoffman Eells Group, C.P.A.s Community Involvement: Lions Club, Adirondack read more

Behind Closed Doors

November, 2019

You don’t really notice them, but they’re everywhere. Like many common items, if you have one, you give it no thought unless it malfunctions or wears out. While not the architectural focal point of any building, garage doors perform a necessary task. Some are stylish and modern looking, while others are just plain and functional. read more

Ready To Continue Advancing

November, 2019

For at least the 28th year, the Board and management staff of the North Country Chamber of Commerce engaged in an annual Strategic Planning Retreat recently in Lake Placid. The purpose was to assess our progress and performance over the prior twelve months, update our strategies and priorities for the year ahead and solidify our read more


November, 2019

Georgia-Pacific has made a large donation of paper products to United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. This donation includes over 3,000 cases and approximately 144,000 rolls of Quilted Northern Ultra Plush® bath tissue, which was manufactured here at Georgia-Pacific’s Plattsburgh Mill. This large donation will be available to area non-profits through United Way and read more

All On The Same Team

November, 2019

Imagine owning a business and forgetting to list that in your professional bio. This happened to at least half of the women featured in this article. Imagine being so successful that you fail to not only bullet point, bold, italicize, underline and all caps BUSINESS OWNER under your list of accomplishments, but you forget to read more

October 2019

October, 2019

Why did we choose to call an issue of Strictly Business Mile Marker 152? Because 152 is the Route 3 exit from I-87 North, the entrance to the busiest business district in the area and the gateway to businesses in the city. Our cover article focuses on Cathy Forget, the manager of the American Automobile read more