Barbara Rice

By Michelle St. Onge | Photos Supplied Hometown: Saranac LakeFamily: Husband Chad McCarthy and son Cal RiceEducation: B.A., Business and Economics at SUNY Plattsburgh; Pre-med studies at Bennington College; Physician Assistant degree at Albany Medical School Occupation: Executive Director of the Adirondack Park AgencyCommunity Involvement:Board member, Cloud Splitter Foundation; service in various organizations relative to her professional read more

Scottie Emery-Ginn

By Justine Parkinson | Photo by Jessica McCafferty Hometown: Richmond, VAEducation: Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering & MBA, University of VirginiaMaster’s degree in Electrical Engineering, MITOccupation: Vice President of Electrical Engineering, IBMCommunity Involvement:New England Federal Credit Union – Board MemberSt. John’s Episcopal Church, Essex, NY – Warden Scottie Ginn is the proud daughter of Major read more

Neil Fesette

By Michelle St. Onge | Photo by Ty Kretser Hometown: Plattsburgh, NYFamily: Wife, Connie; two adult daughters, Reagan and RyleeEducation: B.S., Food, Hotel, and Tourism Management (R.I.T.), CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member), CPM (Certified Property Manager)Occupation: Principal Broker and Owner, Fesette Realty and Fesette Property Management When Neil Fesette graduated from high school at the read more

Carol McLean

By Michelle St. Onge | Photo by Jessica McCafferty Restaurants have always been a second home for Carol McLean, owner of Irises Cafe and Wine Bar in Plattsburgh. Her first restaurant job was in Peru at the age of 14, and she’s been involved in the industry ever since. “I’ve always looked at restaurants as read more

Steve Cacchio

By Michelle St. Onge Hometown: Pleasant Valley, New YorkFamily: Wife, Carol, and two adult childrenEducation: B.A., Economics and Finance from the University of Hartford (Connecticut); M.S., Accounting from Syracuse UniversityOccupation: President and Chief Executive Officer ofChamplain National BankCommunity Involvement: Board member North Country Chamber of Commerce, Elizabethtown Community Hospital and Willsboro Development Cooperation. Recently completed read more

Dr. Lolita Kincade

By Michelle St. Onge | Photo by Jessica McCafferty Hometowns: Hinesville, Georgia,and San Bernardino, CaliforniaFamily: Husband, Daniel, and two small children, Lia’Rose and KasonEducation: B.A., Psychology (University of California, Riverside); M.A., Educational Counseling (University of La Verne); Ph.D., Family Studies with a concentration in Health Promotion and Planning (Loma Linda University)Occupation: Associate Professor & Chair, read more

Alan Booth

Time provides perspective. Alan B. Booth, a longtime resident of Plattsburgh, NY and the former owner of Booth Insurance, values both the business and the personal lessons that come with time. In 2018, Strictly Business featured Booth Insurance, founded by Alan’s grandfather, Harry Booth, as it reached its 100th year in business. After two years read more

Tammy Perrotte-Sears

By Michelle St. Onge | Photo by Jessica McCafferty Issue: December 2022 HOMETOWN: Schuyler Falls, NYFAMILY: Husband, Dale Sears; two adult children, two adult stepchildren, and six grandchildrenOCCUPATION: Associate Broker for RE/MAXCOMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Longtime volunteer and current Director, The Christmas Bureau, support for Girl Scouts, Business and Professional Women, Past President and member, Clinton County Board of read more

Donny Phaneuf

By Michelle St. Onge | Photo by Jessica McCafferty Issue: November 2022 Hometown: PlattsburghFamily: Wife Kim, adult children Jacob and JonahOccupation: Former owner Lake Champlain RoofingCommunity Involvement: Captain and Training Officer Cumberland Head Volunteer Fire Department,member Professional Roofing Advisory Council Donny Phaneuf has the North Country covered. You can’t drive far in the North Country without passing read more

Anita Bodrogi

By Justine Parkinson | Photo by Ty Kretser Issue: October 2022 Hometown: Plattsburgh, NYFamily: Husband Glenn Lyons and son JohnEducation: Graduated from the New YorkCollege of Osteopathic Medicine in 2001Occupation: Family practitioner at INHEALTH Family Medicine in Plattsburgh Anita Bodrogi’s parents immigrated to the U.S. from Hungary in 1957 and originally settled in Chicago. The Midwest is read more