October 2018

October, 2018

In this issue of Strictly Business we look at the disruptors in our business community. What we were looking for when we went in search of “disruptors” were the businesses and individuals who are producing unique products or offering new or different services. Our cover article on Norsk Titanium tells the story of how its read more


Forging In The 21st Century

October, 2018

“This is manufacturing in the 21st century,” said Mike Canario, president and CEO of Norsk Titanium as we walked through the company’s Development and Qualifications Center in the Development Corp’s Industrial Park on Martina Circle in Plattsburgh. “We are disrupting the traditional metal manufacturing supply chain.” Canario, who also serves on Norsk Titanium’s Board of read more


Leadership and Hope: Hospice of the North Country

October, 2018

Hospice offers a way to care for people who are terminally ill by focusing on pain relief and symptom management as well as emotional and spiritual issues. The primary goal of the care is keeping patients as comfortable as possible throughout the end stages of life. Comfort measures include pain management and methods for minimizing read more


Christina Lussi

October, 2018

Hometown: Lake Placid, NY Family: Daughter, Kalen; Son, Art Education: B.A. in French from St. Lawrence University, studied abroad in Switzerland and France Occupation: Co-Owner of a group of holdings: Crowne Plaza, Lake Placid Club Golf Courses and wedding venues, Lake Placid Marina and Boat Tours, and a partial interest in the Lake Placid Hampton read more


Introducing Culture Through Food

October, 2018

As you enter the new space Tenzin Dorjee and his wife, Yangchen, have created in the old Conroy’s Organics farm market café on Route 9 north of Plattsburgh, you will find an astonishing transformation. Freestanding shelving units stocked with gourmet organic, packaged foods have been cleared and replaced with plush oriental rugs to create a read more


Adirondack Flagpole – A Patriotic Legacy

October, 2018

Take a drive through the North Country and you will find a diverse selection of businesses that, collectively, form the unique footprint of our region. For now, take a trip through downtown Keeseville, New York and you will find one of the most unique businesses operating in the North Country: Adirondack Flagpoles. The Start of read more


From Mine to Manufacturing

October, 2018

Wollastonite, a mineral world renowned for its whiteness and brightness, has been mined and processed in Willsboro for more than 50 years. The Imerys facility there — formerly owned by NYCO Minerals — currently employs about 70 people. Jobs at Imerys include reliability specialists, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, skilled tradespeople and those in accounting and read more


An Essential Investment In Our Future

October, 2018

Our partners at CVES (Champlain Valley Educational Services), our BOCES for Clinton and most of Essex Counties and the home of CV-TEC, has developed a much needed capital project plan requiring approval in December. On Tuesday, December 11th, residents will be asked to vote on the capital plan, allowing it to move forward in 2019. read more


Do It Your Way

October, 2018

I recently read a blog by Entrepreneur Network contributor, Jeff Rose, on what makes him so happy in his work. Here are his ‘bullet points’: Turning off phone/computer notifications to stay in the moment. Be present when you’re spending time with others. Don’t blame other people for anything. Go after what you want. Don’t whine read more


September 2018

September, 2018

An African proverb says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” In this issue of Strictly Business we introduce you to some of the organizations and people in our village who are working to raise and educate North Country children. CFES Brilliant Pathways, a non-profit created to level the educational playing field for children read more