Service Equals Success

August, 2019

“This community has always been friends telling friends,” said Ray Guay from the well-organized showroom at Ray’s Appliance Sales and Service in Rouses Point, New York. “We work only with appliance manufacturers who support us as dealers and therefore support customers. As we become more of a ‘throwaway’ society, we want to sell products that read more


Steve Moore

August, 2019

Occupation: Co-owner, Condo Pharmacy Education: Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Hometown: Plattsburgh Professional Involvement: President-elect of the Pharmacy Society of the State of New York (PSSNY), member of National Community Pharmacists Association. Family: mother Jean and brother Dave Condo Pharmacy in Plattsburgh has been run by the read more


Mitigating Risk

August, 2019

Asbestos and mold are common in our environment and have the potential to cause serious diseases. How to address these issues, as well as other environmental concerns, can be a complex problem that requires guidance from experts. Plattsburgh is home to a consulting firm, KAS, Inc., whose specialists can help you navigate the laws and read more


50 Years of Service

August, 2019

Golden’s Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning earned $2.60 in its first month in business in 1958. Since then the company has flourished but the modest initial income still amuses the current owners, Justin and Gretchen Rabideau. Gretchen’s grandparents, the Goldens, founded the business and operated it until they turned it over to their daughter and her read more


If You Need It, We Have It

August, 2019

It’s not a stretch to say that Taylor Rental offers almost anything a business or homeowner might need. The business that Chris Akey started on Route 3 in Plattsburgh in 2005 has grown exponentially since then. “We can offer you anything from a paperclip to an excavator,” said Parts and Service Manager Kahla Facteau. The read more


August 2019

August, 2019

In this issue of Strictly Business we take a look at companies in the service sector of the North Country’s economy. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics service has been the country’s main source of employment and output during the past decade. Our cover article features Taylor Rental, which started as an equipment rental read more


Staying On Top of Our Most Important Dynamic

July, 2019

The last couple of months have been eventful in the context of our all-important U.S.-Canadian economic partnership. And the North Country Chamber of Commerce has been acting and engaging at all possible levels in multiple ways. It’s simply what we do. In mid-May, we welcome the long-delayed lifting of U.S. tariffs on Canadian aluminum and read more


A Fresh Start

July, 2019

A FAMILY EVENT Robby Knowles was four months old the first time he spent a Saturday evening at Airborne Speedway. While he and his mother enjoyed the view from the VIP booth, his father and his uncle were (likely) working as announcers and giving track fans an entertaining evening of racing. “That was my first read more


Take Me to the River

July, 2019

Like the proverbial question, ‘If a tree falls in the woods…’ Adirondack River Rentals at Baggs’ Landing off Route 9 north of Keeseville, New York begs the question, “If there is no physical building that opens with a key, is it really a ‘turnkey’ operation?” New owner and partner Greg Johnson would answer an enthusiastic read more


Sail Away

July, 2019

What to do?? The Strictly Business editorial calendar called for a July issue based on the theme “Great Things to do in the North Country During the Summertime”. We had numerous suggestions for articles but a problem emerged. The biggest event, one that draws thousands of people to Plattsburgh — the annual Mayor’s Cup and read more