Plattsburgh Farmers and Crafters Market

July, 2017

It’s a sunny Saturday morning and the sun is streaming down on the Burgh. On this par- ticular day, the unmistakable vocal stylings of Speedy Arnold add a lazy charm to the low buzz of adults and kids milling about, browsing and buying handmade food and crafts from the Plattsburgh Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market’s nearly read more


Kevin Patnode

July, 2017

“I’ll tell you,” Kevin Patnode said, leaning forward with a Brick House Nicaraguan cigar between his teeth. “One time, I was campaigning in Treadwell Mills. I knocked on a door and the guy who answered, I had put him in jail. He put his arm around me, invited me in. There were three guys on read more


The Arts Anchor in downtown Plattsburgh

July, 2017

Under the leadership of Executive Director Joshua Kretser, the mission of unit- ing the arts with our community and visitors to the Adirondack Coast is in full swing. Arts and cultural events, presented by the Strand Center for the Arts (SCA), are bringing people to downtown Plattsburgh. With a 15,000-square foot arts center and a read more


Using Facebook to market your business

July, 2017

In times past, a business might get away with ignoring social and digital media as a marketing tool to spread the word about their products and services and still be successful. These days you don’t have to look farther than the typical waiting room, customer line or restaurant table to find irrefutable evidence that things read more


Where good things grow

July, 2017

Sustainable by definition means able to be used without being completely used up or destroyed. Sustainable may well be today’s agriculture buzzword. The discussions about sustainability in relation to farming span the scope of simply adjusting lifestyles to conserve natural resources, to examining whether or not 100% sustainability is even achievable in an open system. read more


Selling Yourself Across the Border

July, 2017

We have seen a substantial uptick in issues related to intra- company/transfer pricing (Canadian “Parent” to U.S. “Subsidiary”) or to use U.S. Customs parlance “what constitutes a bona fide sale”. A recent DHS headquarters decision, H263559 RMC (“Decision”), addresses this issue. This particular Decision found that the information provided by the Parent and Subsidiary to read more


Connecting the Dots

July, 2017

If I were asked to describe the one characteristic or talent our area has proven itself to possess most strongly in the pursuit of economic development, it would be CONNECTING THE DOTS. All areas pursue and implement projects which support their economies, but usually as ends in and of themselves rather than as elements of read more


June 2017

June, 2017

One of the pleasures of publishing Strictly Business is the regular feedback we receive from readers. Most issues produce a few emails and calls; others attract a flood of comments. Our annual issue featuring up-and-coming young business people is the one that seems to create the most enthusiasm. This year’s young people’s issue features some read more


Yin & Yang

June, 2017

Danielle Talley and Morgan Gordon grew up watching their mom, retired Zone Sergeant Mary Dupell, break records and command respect throughout her 25-year career in the New York State Police. Less than 10 percent of those serving in law enforcement positions are women, and Dupell demonstrated to her girls from an early age, “You teach read more


Trevor Cole

June, 2017

Senior Planner and Director of Planning, Town of Plattsburgh Hometown: Helena, NY Age: 36 Education: BA, Anthropology (2003), and BA, Environmental Science (2006), SUNY Plattsburgh Community Involvement: Beekmantown Planning Board Member, sometime musician, Advocate for the Adirondack Coast. What’s your biggest professional success? Having a voice, being heard, and contributing to real, positive outcomes for read more