Seth & Samuel Adams

June, 2016

Co-Owners, Adams Brothers Painting The Adams brothers count starting a painting business together as their biggest risk, professional success and dream job. They credit each other, and their father, with giving them the mentoring and guidance needed to succeed in a demanding and competitive industry. “My brother Seth’s optimism is unwavering regardless of what is read more


Danielle Johnson

June, 2016

Economic Development Assistant, North Country Chamber of Commerce When Danielle Johnson agreed to work with the Shine On program at SUNY Plattsburgh she knew her efforts would help young girls learn self-confidence and resilience. Little did she know the experience would help shape her life as well. “The program put me in touch with strong read more


Shey Schnell

June, 2016

Director of Food and Nutrition Services, University of Vermont Health Network Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Shey Schnell has come a long way in his career, but his desire is much greater than his current position—he hopes someday to have a job where he can influence health care decisions and patient-centered care on a national level. read more


Erin Hynes

June, 2016

Growing up in Plattsburgh as a self-described “Air Force brat,” Erin Hynes became interested in community and economic development at a young age. “I lived through the closure of the Plattsburgh Air Force Base,” she explained. “My father was the Base Transition Coordinator for the Air Force. I knew back then that I wanted to read more


Rise and Shine You Two

June, 2016

On developing her skills and client base and opening her own shop, Randi said, “I always wanted to do this, but I didn’t think I would do it this soon! It was such a scary move. But after years of encouragement from family, friends. and clients I decided to make the move. My current landlord, read more


Libby Hyatt

June, 2016

Banquet Coordinator, Adirondack Room at Butcher Block Restaurant Libby Hyatt has found her sweet spot. After working in restaurants for years (she started at age 16) and spending time as a sales rep for a food distributor she has combined her love for the restaurant business with her customer relationship skills to become an event read more


Mikey Lemieux – Creative Director, Boire Benner Group

June, 2016

Mikey Lemieux was the drummer, the guy that set the tone, kept the beat, got the chicks (oh wait, that’s the lead singer!). The once aspiring rock star who gave the rhythm to bands like Hello Control, Perfect Salesmen and Resonator, Mikey found a home and passion in his work at Boire Benner. Tapping in read more


Casey Kourofsky – Systems Administrator, Plattsburgh Police Department

June, 2016

Casey Kourofsky is a testament to her North Country upbringing. She is smart, thoughtful, talented, hardworking, and genuine as defined by the many law enforcement officials she supports. Raised by entrepreneurial parents with an amazing life story, Casey took the lessons that inspired her growing up on a dairy farm to build her life story. read more


Richard Jarrette – Mold-Rite Plastics, LLC & ISO Coordinator

June, 2016

Meeting Rich Jarrette feels a little like meeting Clark Kent; mild mannered and quiet. He may not be “Superman”, but he truly is a super man. Early in his career, Rich spent more than ten years navigating the “big-box” retail management landscape at Sam’s Club (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc). He passed up an opportunity for advancement read more


Heather Wright – Real Estate Agent, Fesette Realty

June, 2016

Hometown: Ogdensburg, NY Age: 33 Education: Heuvelton Central School, Plattsburgh State BA in English Literature, Plattsburgh State Certi cate in Communication Disorders & Sciences, Manfred School of Real Estate Community Involvement: Clinton County Board of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Active Member of Young Professionals Network, Clinton County Historical Association and Museum Member, CCBR Events read more