LEADERSHIP &PLANNING

May, 2020

THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC HAS LEFT MUCH IN ITS WAKE. THE WORD SOCIAL SEEMS UNFINISHED IF IT ISN’T FOLLOWED BY THE WORD DISTANCING. BUT NOT TOO CLOSE — SIX FEET APART AT LEAST. FOR MANY OF US OUR HOMES HAVE BECOME OUR WORKPLACE, ALL IN AN EFFORT TO DEFEND US FROM AN INVISIBLE, POTENTIALLY LETHAL, ENEMY. read more


JODY PARKS

May, 2020

HOMETOWN: Cadyville, New York FAMILY: Husband, Jon; son Griffin; pets: Dixi, Oreo and Nacho EDUCATION: B.A., Mass Communication, SUNY Plattsburgh OCCUPATION: Executive Vice President, North Country Chamber of Commerce Jody Parks has been a well-known face at the North Country Chamber of Commerce for over 25 years. She has been a driving force both behind read more


STORIES OF SUSTAINABILITY

May, 2020

Beardsley Architects + Engineers: Throughout our 121 years, Beardsley Architects + Engineers has weathered many storms. Our firm has endured the Spanish Flu, two World Wars, the Great Depression, and Post Modernism. Now more than ever we rely on the shared experience of our team to address the needs of our clients as we navigate read more


Keeping Community Initiatives ALIVE

May, 2020

The local not-for-profit JCEO has a straightforward mission: to alleviate poverty through practical, timely and innovative services that emphasize and develop problem solving skills in people. Officially known as the Joint Council for Economic Opportunity of Clinton and Franklin Counties, Inc., the organization’s roots date back to 1964 and President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. read more


THIS CHALLENGE IS OUR GREATEST SUCCESS STORY

May, 2020

“The Letter” – Messenger of Sympathy and Love, Servant of Parted Friends, Consoler of the Lonely Bond of the Scattered Family, Enlarger of the Common Life, Carrier of News and Knowledge, Instrument of Trade and Industry, Promoter of Mutual Acquaintance, Of Peace ad of Goodwill Among Men and Nations. Dr. Charles W. Eliot, President of read more


Enhancing

May, 2020

‘BOUNCING BACK’ IS WHAT WE’RE HEARING ABOUT THE ECONOMY, OUR HEALTH, OUR COMMUNITIES. TRUE – THAT’S OUR HOPE, BUT WITHIN EACH OF US IS THE CAPACITY TO DO SO MENTALLY. Your RESILIENCE During this imposed physical distancing with a majority of our workforce working remotely or, perhaps, not at all, there are times when we read more


ONE OF THOSE TIMES WHEN CHAMBERS MATTER MOST

May, 2020

From the first day that this pandemic was confirmed and the major impacts began to really take hold, the North Country Chamber has endeavored to position itself firmly and reliably as a voice and support system for regional business, playing a key role in terms of information, guidance, facilitation, advocacy, and support. We made the read more


MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

March, 2020

Mergers and acquisitions among major companies have long been an occasional occurrence in any area engaged in manufacturing. But in the new age of globalization, with intense new competition from China and other parts of the world, competitiveness argues strongly for both the merger of like companies to create stronger combinations and the acquisition of read more


FROM DEATH KNELL TO SUCCESS STORY

March, 2020

It is likely that Don Duley sold the first house in town after the Plattsburgh Air Force Base (PAFB) closure announcement in 1993. It was a time of dread, when realtors and business people from every sector wondered if they’d ever close a deal again but that particular deal was set in motion well before read more


BOMBARDIER: THE BEGINNING OF IT ALL

March, 2020

When Plattsburgh Air Force Base was unexpectedly chosen for closure in 1994, chaos, a sense of mourning and deep anger suffused the community. Outside forces were about to bring a cataclysmic change to the area. It was a dark time. But then a Canadian company got a contract to build railroad cars and they needed read more