Happy Anniversary to Us

March, 2020

THE FIRST ISSUE OF STRICTLY BUSINESS ROLLED OFF THE PRESS ON THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 1990. WHAT PRECEDED THAT AUSPICIOUS DAY WAS MORE THAN A YEAR OF RESEARCH, BRAINSTORMING AND PLANNING. WE PUT TOGETHER A GROUP OF FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES, OUTLINED OUR PLAN AND ASKED FOR THEIR INPUT. ALL WERE CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC AND ENCOURAGED US TO read more


Publisher’s View

March, 2020

It’s been 30 years since we took a leap of faith and produced our first issue of Strictly Business. At the time, an acquaintance told me we would quickly run out of businesses to write about. He was wrong. After three decades we are still going strong thanks to the richness and diversity of our read more


Publisher’s View

February, 2020

We write about some topics in Strictly Business every few years. Other topics are regulars. Health care is one of our most popular subjects. There are always new initiatives to improve the health and well being of North Country residents and we are eager to bring those stories to our readers. In this issue we read more


A Focus on Women

February, 2020

When I asked Dr. Susan Rech what brought her to Plattsburgh, she explained: “In the late 1980s, in the midst of completing my residence training in Philadelphia, I put my name on several bulletin boards (1980s job-search technology), and was called by a recruiter from CVPH Medical Center. Since I grew up in a small read more


John Remillard

February, 2020

By Michelle St. Onge Photo by Ty Kretser NAME: John RemillardHOMETOWN: Peru, NYFAMILY: Three adult children, four grandchildrenEDUCATION: B.A., Business Administration from LeMoyne College; M.A., Health Care from Sage Colleges in AlbanyOCCUPATION: President, University of Vermont Health Network’s Elizabethtown Community HospitalCOMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Board involvement with the Champlain Valley Family Center and the North Country Chamber read more


Hearing the Needs of the North Country

February, 2020

Sharon Macner was a senior majoring in Communication Disorders and Speech Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder and planning to go to graduate school in the field when she took a course in audiology. That experience opened a new career path for her. Audiology become a source of inspiration and changed everything. She read more


Becoming a DOC in the North Country

February, 2020

Ask a family medicine physician what he or she has done in the last week and a likely answer might be, “I delivered a baby, saw some prenatal mothers, took care of a sick newborn, did a few well-child and well-adult visits, had a difficult chronic disease case, and referred a patient to a psychologist. read more


Restoring Mobility and Improving Performance

February, 2020

Dr. Jon Mulholland’s office looks out over Margaret Street in downtown Plattsburgh from an upper floor of the old Merkel’s department store. Tall, wide windows brighten the simply decorated room. The north wall is red brick, mirroring the brick buildings up and down the street. Mulholland is a chiropractor who specializes in treating athletes. The read more


Let’s Get Fit TOGETHER

February, 2020

As winter begins to transition to spring, now is a good time to check the resolve you had at the beginning of the year. And when you’re ready to get healthier, the Wellness & Fitness Center at CVPH will be there to help you meet your goals. CHANGE IS GOOD Strictly Business recently sat down read more


The Coffee is ALWAYS ON

February, 2020

“It’s a drop in, walk in, community safe haven,” explained Denis King when asked about the All Ways to Recovery Community Center in Plattsburgh. King, the Director of Peer Engagement and Recovery Services at the Champlain Valley Family Center (CVFC), continued, “The community center offers support, education, advocacy, and hope to anyone impacted by addiction.” read more