Providing Complete Brewing Solutions

August, 2017

In 1920, due to Prohibition, breweries across the United States were closed down or began making malt (barley that has been steeped, germinated, or dried for brewing, distilling, or vinegar making) for other purposes. The home brewing of beer with an alcohol content higher than 0.5 percent remained illegal until 1978, when Congress passed a read more

In New York State, Paid Family Leave Begins Jan 1st

August, 2017

On January 1, 2018, a new mandatory insurance benefit goes into effect in New York, making all private sector employees eligible for paid time off to care for a family member. Unlike the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which only applies to companies with 50 or more employees, New York’s new law will apply to read more

Tammy Sherman

August, 2017

Occupation: Senior Operations Manager Company: Fujitsu Frontech North America Hometown: Plattsburgh Family: Jake, husband of 28 years; adult children including a daughter, son, and a stepson Tammy Sherman’s career story is a classic tale of hard work, dedication, and persistence paying off. She is also a shining example of someone who bucked the prevailing tides read more

After Hour Imaging

August, 2017

If you had told Jim Morgan Jr. years ago that he’d be operating a medical imaging facility in Plattsburgh and employing his dad, he’d have suggested a reality check or maybe a psychiatric consult. The junior Morgan was born and raised in the North Country while his dad, Jim Sr., was working at CVPH Medical read more

Coaching Employees Through Organizational Change

August, 2017

Without a doubt, business plans, spreadsheets, and process flowcharts are essential for the smooth functioning of a successful business. Many hours of number crunching, market analysis, and carefully crafted what-if scenarios can produce a nearly fail-safe plan of action. Unfortunately, a strong plan in writing means nothing without committed people to bring the ideas to read more

Woodmenlife: Insures Something Different

August, 2017

Joseph Cullen Root founded WoodmenLife over 127 years ago in Omaha, Nebraska. The name of the insurance company was a tribute to Root’s vision of caring for those in need. The early pioneers cleared the forests to provide shelter and protection for their families; Root offered “…protection through life insurance.” The name remains a powerful read more

Clinton Community College

August, 2017

Most of us would agree that the Plattsburgh/North Country area is poised for exciting things, thanks to a 20-year set of strategies aimed at positioning our economy for future success. We have remained a place that makes things and are in the right sectors to remain a manufacturing hub for years to come. Our Transportation read more

August 2017

August, 2017

No matter what industry you are in, change is necessary if you are going to keep up in an evolving business world. Whether it is change in the products or services you offer; in your technology, your staff, or your physical plant, change is in your future. In this issue of Strictly Business we have read more

Game Changers

August, 2017

There is a quote making the rounds on LinkedIn—featured in a photo of a nondescript stairwell where on the wall are printed the words, “The most dangerous phrase in the language is, ‘We’ve always done it this way.’” The phrase is attributed to Grace Hopper, a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy and pioneer in read more

July 2017

July, 2017

In this issue of Strictly Business we offer you a look at several producers doing business in our area. We’ve defined producer as someone who creates something, for example award winning television producer Paul Frederick, as well as the people at The Strand who offer opportunities for local artists to display their works and for read more