Collaboration is the Key

In his closing remarks to wrap up the 30th annual Strictly Business Forum, North Country Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Garry Douglas advised of the importance to “Never Waste Failure.” The relationships and partnerships that have been built in the North Country, particularly in the past 25 years since the closing of the Plattsburgh  Air Force Base, read more




Table Two 2017: A Year of Growth and New Challenges

In a room full of local leaders, innovators, strategists, and passionate community advocates, a bystander would have been remiss in not taking advantage of the opportunity to engage. Against the backdrop of a continuously changing modern economy, Forum participants voiced both unique and unanimously shared challenges throughout the room. Table Two included a dynamic and 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


Extending a Mental Health Lifeline

Many Strictly Business readers will recognize Bonnie Black as a frequent contributor on topics related to human resources and employee well-being. As director of Behavioral Health Services North’s (BHSN) Employee Assistance Services, she works with 160 businesses and organizations in the Tri-County area to pro- vide support services for employees experiencing personal problems that affect read more




The Year In Review: Employment Law

The year 2016 brought major developments in employment law. Many of the headline-grabbing developments came out of federal agencies, most of which are now called into question with the looming change in administration in Washington. However, there have also been a number of important developments at the state level, which are likely to be challenges read more