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


Not Just A Road Service Anymore

October, 2019

“People think of AAA as primarily a road service. We do that, of course, but we are also the only full-service travel agency in the North Country,” said Cathy Forget, manager, of the American Automobile Association office on Booth Drive off Route 3 in Plattsburgh. “In addition, AAA is now offering a complete line of read more


New York’s Own: NBT Bank

October, 2019

Norwich, New York is a small town in the rolling hills of the central part of the state. It was once a booming manufacturing center, with a canal and railroads connecting it to larger cities like Syracuse and Binghamton. In the 1850’s, it was home to the largest hammer company in the U.S., the Borden read more


Coming Down The Pipe

October, 2019

Hulbert Supply has been located on Route 3 in Plattsburgh since Donald Hulbert built on property adjacent to his house in 1947. Originally Hulbert’s was a wholesale plumbing supply business selling only to contractors. Today anyone is welcome to shop with them. In its more than 70 years in business Hulbert’s has grown and evolved. read more


Michelle Cromwell

October, 2019

HOMETOWN: Trincity, Trinidad OCCUPATION: University Executive; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant; yoga teacher; Reiki master teacher FAMILY: 24-year-old son Kidane EDUCATION: Diploma in Music Education from Valsayn Teachers College; B.S. in Social Work, University of the West Indies; M.A. in Dispute Resolution; and Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Nova Southeastern University (Florida) SB: What read more


Playing With Cars

October, 2019

A GUMPTIOUS BEGINNING The Bailey Ford story began in the late 1930’s when a hard-working, community-focused mechanic named Albert Bailey Sr. found himself on the cusp on a grand opportunity. By 1942, just as the United States was joining the effort in WWII, Bailey Sr. was awarded a Ford franchise in Dannemora, New York and read more


Righting a Wrong

October, 2019

THE LAW FIRM of Martin, Harding and Mazzotti specializes in personal injuries, representing those who have been hurt in a wide variety of circumstances. They take cases involving motor vehicle collisions, medical malpractice, defective products, and many others. Founded in the Albany area over 20 years ago, the firm has grown and now has offices read more


Another Reason To Visit Downtown

October, 2019

Entering Ashley HomeStore in the charming, historic Marshall’s Hardware building at 84 Margaret Street, Plattsburgh, is like arriving at your dream home. Furniture in each section of the multi-level store is grouped by decorating collections and arranged into open-concept rooms. A living room featuring a modern farmhouse style—complete with artwork, clocks, pottery, and framed photographs—beckons read more


North Country Works

October, 2019

As our area workforce remains in tight mode with continuing economic growth in manufacturing and other regional sectors, it should come as no surprise that the North Country Chamber and our subsidiary, NAmTrans, have been in active discussion with our member employers and our workforce development partners to identify new programs and approaches we can read more


NAmTrans In High Gear

September, 2019

Two years ago, the North Country Chamber of Commerce announced the planned creation of the North American Center of Excellence for Transportation Equipment — NAmTrans for short. The Chamber subsidiary is modeled after the Center of Excellence for Land Transportation in Quebec which mentored our early plans, and is now an organizational framework for linking, read more