Upcoming Legal Changes May Result in Salary Compression

With the new requirement raising most exempt employees’ minimum salaries to $47,476 per year beginning December 1, and the NY minimum wage going to $9.70 an hour beginning December 31, wage compression is becoming a real concern to companies throughout the region. Suddenly, New York employers are facing serious salary compression, where employees in lower-level read more

Stanzi McGlynn

Digital Content Fellow, The Wild Center Like others in the Millennial generation, Stanzi McGlynn is really start- ing to come into her own. The world is recognizing that the youthful demographic brings the world a fresh perspective no matter what area of expertise they decide to pursue. For Stanzi, it’s through communication, raising awareness for read more

Adam Crosley

Branch Manager, Advisors Mortgage Group, LLC It’s a long way for the Mendenhall glacier in Alaska to a mortgage company in Plattsburgh, but that’s the route Adam Crosley has traveled. With majors in both Hotel Restaurant Tourism Management and Expeditionary Studies from SUNY Plattsburgh Adam’s dream was to work in adventure tourism and he did read more

Albert Clark

Chief Draftsman, Jeffords Steel & Engineering Albert Clark may be the quintessential Millennial — multi-tasker, connected, tech-savvy. Albert made a bold and brave career change, diverting from a planned architecture design future to become a passionate structural steel chief draftsman. When you listen to Albert talk about his work, it is clear that his pure read more

Kris Renadette

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Technology, Clinton Community College Institute for Advanced Manufacturing Coordinator When opportunity knocked on Kris Renadette’s door, he not only took a chance, but he proceeded to make the most of it—first by moving away to take a job in Albany, and again by moving back home to Plattsburgh three years ago, read more

Amanda Gokey

Director of Operations, Tropical Valley Foods, Inc. What do you get when you add a background in food service to a degree in accounting? If you’re Amanda Gokey, you get a brilliant career managing operations for a growing local specialty foods business. Amanda credits her success to persistence, realizing that not everything happens the first read more

Seth & Samuel Adams

Co-Owners, Adams Brothers Painting The Adams brothers count starting a painting business together as their biggest risk, professional success and dream job. They credit each other, and their father, with giving them the mentoring and guidance needed to succeed in a demanding and competitive industry. “My brother Seth’s optimism is unwavering regardless of what is read more