History, Holism, and Human Potential

By Ahren Von Schnell | Photos Supplied by the Clinton County Historical Museum The Plattsburgh Y.M.C.A. has been strengthening bodies, minds, and community for nearly one hundred fifty years. This is altogether fitting for an offshoot of an international organization which had, as its original mandate, the mission of protecting and cultivating these virtues in read more

Navigating a Changing Workplace

Moderator: Carol Blakeslee-Collin | Photos by Ty Kretser A distinguished group of community and business leaders with extensive experience in business development, government, human resources, finance, publishing, and technology, gathered for a morning conversation at the 33rd annual Strictly Business Forum. Their passion for their work and love of the area showed through their comments read more

A Table of Cheerleaders

Moderator: Nicholas Southwick | Photos by Ty Kretser As the 33rd annual Strictly Business Forum began, I welcomed: John Bernardi: President/CEO, United Way of the Adirondack Region Inc.April Bingel: Senior VP/Investment Officer, Wells Fargo AdvisorsHeidi Breton: Human Resources Manager, Schluter Systems L.PMichael Carpenter: President/CEO, The Northeast Group andMHAB Lifeskills CampusJeff Chauvin: Buyer, Curtis LumberKristy Kennedy: read more

The Who of Table Two

Moderator: Chris Chamers | Photos by Ty Kretser The 33rd annual Strictly Business Forum was my first, both attending and moderating, and firsts were a common theme for our discussions. The members of Table 2 included:Maria Alexander, Executive Director of the Senior Citizens Council.Garry Douglas, President/CEO, North Country Chamber of Commerce.Chris Hay, CEO/President, Dannemora Federal read more