The Opposite of Addiction is Connection

According to the Surgeon General’s report, “Facing Addiction in America,” addiction is a chronic, but treatable, disease of the brain’s reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. It is not a moral failing. In fact, genetics and life circumstances play a major role in someone’s susceptibility to addiction. For example. those who have difficultly connecting with read more






George Barnett Sr.

HOMETOWN: Beekmantown EDUCATION: B.S., Business, Bradley University, Peoria, IL OCCUPATION: President, Touraid Travel PAST COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Elk’s Club, Rotary Club, North Country Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, numerous United Way committees From retail to real estate to tourism, George Barnett, Sr. has a storied career that has made an impressive impact on the greater read more




November 2018

Our topic for this issue of Strictly Business, Paradigm Shifts, offers us an opportunity to present the stories of businesses and not-for-profits that have made major changes in their business models over time. Our cover feature, St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers based in Saranac Lake, brings you an eye-opening look at this amazing read more


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