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

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

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


Aimee Clinton

Family Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified, Adirondack Medical Practice Hometown: Ticonderoga, NY Age: 27 Education: Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Binghamton University; BS, Nursing, Binghamton University; BA, Biology, Keuka College Community Involvement: Due to recently relocating to the area my husband, Michael, and I are still getting accustomed to the area. We have not started any community programs, read more


Ellen Silverman

Strictly Business awards a scholarship to a resident of Clinton, Essex or Franklin County who is a full-time student in SUNY Plattsburgh’s School of Business & Economics. The 2017 winner of the scholarship is Ellen Silverman, a rising senior who is triple major- ing in Accounting, Business Administration, and Management Information Systems. Born in Peru, read more


John Donohue

Regional Customer Service Center Manager, Superior Plus Energy Services Hometown: Plattsburgh, NY Age: Under 40 Education: BS, International Marine Transport and Trade, New York Maritime Academy, Throggs Neck, NY Community Involvement: Active member of the St. Peters Catholic Church Community. What’s your biggest professional success? I believe the definition of professional success varies from person read more


Megan Tedford

Development Specialist, Joint Council for Economic Opportunity (JCEO) Hometown: Peru, NY Age: 24 Education: BA, Binghamton University Community Involvement: ADKYP, Plattsburgh Noon Rotary Club, Good Scout Award Dinner Committee, JCEO’s Community Action Angels What’s your biggest professional success? In April, I facilitated a Poverty Simulation—an event where participants try to meet their basic needs while read more


Charles J. Wolff

Patrolman, Plattsburgh Police Department Hometown: Ellenburg, NY Age: 34 Education: Some college Community Involvement: While I don’t have as much free time to interact with the community off duty, I always make time for kids at the parks while I’m on duty. If I’m not tied up, I always try to stop by the parks read more


Andrea Clark

Supply Chain Manager, Norsk Titanium Hometown: Originally Berlin, Germany, but now Dannemora, NY Age: 30 Education: BA, International Business, and MA, Industrial Sales and Innovation Management, HTW Berlin, University of Applied Sciences Community Involvement: Member, North Country Connection Program, North Country Chamber of Commerce; participant in dance classes. I’m new to the North Country and read more


Michael Cashman

Current Occupation: Supervisor, Town of Plattsburgh Hometown: Carver, MA Family: Wife, Olivia; three dogs: Trotter, Valcour, and Jo Education: MS, counseling and agency, and BS, speech communication from SUNY Plattsburgh Community Involvement: Many leadership roles spanning several organizations including the United Way, Adirondack Young Professionals, Clinton County Supervisor’s Association, and the Clinton Community College Foundation. read more