Business Expo 2018

May, 2018

The 30th annual edition of the largest business-to-business event in the North Country is coming up quickly! This year’s Business Expo will take place on Thursday, June 7th at the SUNY Plattsburgh Field House and, once again, it will be the business event of the year in our region and everyone should take full advantage. read more

Yes, Virginia, New York Is An At-Will Employment State

May, 2018

In last month’s issue, we looked at the
proliferation of “protected statuses”
which have greatly increased the ability of employees to go to an administrative
agency such as the Division of Human Rights
(DHR) or the Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission (EEOC) and complain that they
have been discriminated against based on one
of these protected statuses. What exactly are
these protected statuses? In read more

Beyond Business

May, 2018

As spring commits to the North Country and we begin to come out of our seasonal slumber we anticipate several sunny celebrations. Mother’s Day and prom season give way to Dad’s and grad’s celebrations in the month of June. Enthusiasm runs high, but few North Country residents embrace this time of year more than the read more

The Alice T. Miner Colonial Revival Museum: It Began With A Gift of Porcelain

May, 2018

“This museum is a time capsule of what people in the early 20th century thought was worth preserving,” said Ellen Adams, director and curator of the Alice T. Miner Museum in Chazy. “Alice could have created a traditional museum—putting objects in glass cases—but she was in tune with what was happening in other museums at read more

Mimi Lane

May, 2018

When Mimi Lane was an undergraduate studying to be a biomedical engineer, she was one of only five women in her class. Throughout her career
she has managed to thrive in a largely male-dominated industry, rising to take the helm at General Composites, a contract manufacturer of efficiently made high-end composite components for virtually all markets. read more

Celebrating the Resilience of the Human Spirit

May, 2018

In 2004 a meeting at the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts launched the North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association. Seven years later members were proud to finally open a brick and mortar museum located in AuSable Chasm, NY. The museum tells the stories of the freedom seekers who passed through the North Country read more

Old Base Museums Campus: Five Museums Within 500 Feet

May, 2018

Origin of the Plattsburgh Barracks: If you could take a time machine back to October 11th, 1776, you could witness the Battle of Valcour Island. Benedict Arnold lost that battle but delayed the British invasion. This gave the Americans time to regroup, flee south, and prepare for another fight at the Battle of Saratoga. Arguably, read more

Fort Ticonderoga: Interpreting History

May, 2018

“We have the restored fort, we have this history— the Fort Ticonderoga narrative. We have these collections and the landscape, but since I’ve been here it’s what we are doing with it.” Since her arrival in 2010 Beth Hill, the president and CEO of Fort Ticonderoga, has turned a fading historic icon into a major read more

May 2018

May, 2018

When you count up the North Country’s assets, at the top of the list will be the beauty of the area, our people and our rich history. In this issue of Strictly Business we take a look at how that history is being preserved and the impact it has on today. Our cover story features read more

Whiteface Gets a Facelift

April, 2018

Aaron Kellett, general manager at Whiteface Mountain, grew up skiing the mountain. His father began working there in the 1980s on ski patrol and Aaron has worked almost every job there since his teens. He, better than anyone, knew that the writing was on the wall for the area’s cramped, outdated facilities. Over the recent read more