PUBLISHER’S VIEW

ACCORDING TO THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, in 2019 (the last year for which statistics are available) small businesses accounted for 44 percent of economic activity in the United States. They created two-thirds of new jobs and delivered 43.5 percent of the United States’ gross domestic product. In addition to keeping the economy running, small businesses read more





KIM MANION

Hometown: PlattsburghFamily: Spouse Dennis, daughters Ella and Annie, and adult stepdaughters Caitlin and MeghanEducation: B.A. in Finance (Boston College), M.A. in Human Resources (Marymount University in D.C.)Occupation: Disaster and Business Transition Consultant at the Adirondack North Country Association and former owner of Maui NorthCommunity Involvement: Jesuit Volunteer Corps, former North Country Chamber of Commerce Board read more





MAKING A DIFFERENCE: ONE DAY AT A TIME

THE NORTHEAST GROUP of companies, founded by Herb Carpenter, has been serving the North Country since the early 1980’s. Begun as a small printing company, it expanded into mailing and publishing. In 1999 a second-generation Carpenter joined the family business and helped drive a further expansion of services into fulfillment and distribution. But that growth, read more