Prime

February, 2016

Strong, attentive and consistent pri- mary care is one of the first lines of defense against illness and disease for every North Country citizen, as well as the first resource for treatment when defenses are broken. Primary care focuses not only on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, but also on disease prevention, patient education read more


Joanne K. Dahlen

February, 2016

Job Title: Director of Marketing and Business Development, The Development Corporation Hometown: Pound Ridge, New York Family: Husband: Kjell Dahlen Education: B.A., Hollins College Community Involvement: CVPH Medical Center Advisory Board, Saranac River Trail Greenway Board of Directors, Vice President and Treasurer of the Friends of Saranac River Trail Inc., President Elect of Sunrise Rotary read more


Evaluate, Treat and Educate

February, 2016

Bright sunshine was streaming through the windows of Adirondack Periodontics, PLLC office on Route 22 south of Plattsburgh, NY when Strictly Business visited. Dr. Gordon Davis, DMD, DMSc and his staff welcome patients in a caring, professional atmosphere, ready to evaluate, treat and educate them on their path to dental health. Studies indicate that periodontitis, read more


Living on the Lake

February, 2016

As you enter the tastefully appointed foyer at 260 Lake Street, the first thing you notice is how quiet and serene it is. The carpets are thick, the furniture plush and the walls are painted in restful shades. As you are welcomed at the concierge desk, a saltwater aquarium gently bubbles nearby; you watch the read more


Providing Essential Services for the North Country

February, 2016

Any conversation about Behavioral Health Services North, Inc. (BHSN) should begin with Margaret Platt, for whose family the City of Plattsburgh is named. Platt established the original Home for the Friendless in 1874 to care for orphans and abandoned children, and BHSN has been taking care of and expanding its care of individuals, families and read more


February 2016

February, 2016

I read an interesting article recently that explored the idea of wellness. Let me summarize it for you. Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth. There are eight dimensions of wellness: Occupational: You enjoy what you do and recognize that it makes a contribution to read more


Collaboration Creates Success

January, 2016

Coming together at my table for this year’s Strictly Business Forum were: Bill Owens, former Congressman recently returned to Plattsburgh to practice law at Stafford, Owens, Piller, Murnane, Kelleher & Trombley, PLLC. Owens has been involved with the economic development of the region for over 30 years and specializes in the practice of U.S./Canada business read more


Common Themes

January, 2016

The 26th Annual Strictly Business Forum kicked o on December 2nd under overcast skies. But the mood inside the Adirondack Room at the Butcher Block was anything but gray as representatives from the region’s business, education, media, healthcare, and government sectors came together to re ect on 2015. e group around Table 5 was in read more


Facing Challenges, Finding Solutions

January, 2016

In its 26th year, the annual Strictly Business Forum brought together an eclectic mix of business and community leaders from the North Country. At Table 4, we had educational, industrial, and business leaders whose long experience, love of the area and desire for new challenges led to a lively and insightful discussion. Colin Read, Professor read more


Serious Words from the Fun Table

January, 2016

It was a December morning, warmer outside than it should have been and too early to conduct business. But for 26 years Strictly Business has been inviting movers and shakers to the annual Forum round table discussions. This year was no different except for record high global warming temps and the palpable absence of the read more