Major Changes to New York’s Harassment Laws Make Administrative Claims More Likely

On Monday, August 12, 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a major expansion of the state’s workplace harassment and anti-discrimination laws. The amendments continue to expand employer obligations to prevent and prohibit all forms of harassment based on protected characteristics. The mandatory sexual harassment and discrimination training, together with headline news around the country read more

Small Business is a big Chamber Priority

From restaurants and hospitality businesses to contractors, professional services and even manufacturers, small businesses have always made up the great majority of the North Country Chamber’s membership and they always will. And our many direct business support services as well as activities, such as our advocacy efforts in Albany and Washington, reflect this. As we read more

Out on a Limb

Steve Frazier is a professional climbing arborist. He owns and operates Arbor-Ops LLC, an expert tree service, out of Keeseville, NY. “By the nature of my job I am considered an industrial athlete, my gym is your yard,” said Frazier. He acknowledges that tree climbers are a breed apart, and he may just be more read more

A Legacy of Service

When you ask Kevin Broderick how long he has been in business, you had better pull up a stool because it’s not a short story. It can’t be, because it goes back almost three quarters of a century. “It all started with my dad, Maurice,” Broderick began. “He was honorably discharged from the Navy during read more

Service Equals Success

“This community has always been friends telling friends,” said Ray Guay from the well-organized showroom at Ray’s Appliance Sales and Service in Rouses Point, New York. “We work only with appliance manufacturers who support us as dealers and therefore support customers. As we become more of a ‘throwaway’ society, we want to sell products that read more

Mitigating Risk

Asbestos and mold are common in our environment and have the potential to cause serious diseases. How to address these issues, as well as other environmental concerns, can be a complex problem that requires guidance from experts. Plattsburgh is home to a consulting firm, KAS, Inc., whose specialists can help you navigate the laws and read more

50 Years of Service

Golden’s Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning earned $2.60 in its first month in business in 1958. Since then the company has flourished but the modest initial income still amuses the current owners, Justin and Gretchen Rabideau. Gretchen’s grandparents, the Goldens, founded the business and operated it until they turned it over to their daughter and her read more

Staying On Top of Our Most Important Dynamic

The last couple of months have been eventful in the context of our all-important U.S.-Canadian economic partnership. And the North Country Chamber of Commerce has been acting and engaging at all possible levels in multiple ways. It’s simply what we do. In mid-May, we welcome the long-delayed lifting of U.S. tariffs on Canadian aluminum and read more