Out of the 23 businesses that line Main Street, 70% of them are owned by women including the Pear Tree, Tab’s Grill & Cantina, the Celtic Knot, the Clinic Physical Therapy, Natures’ Storehouse, Josie’s Little Pizzeria Bar and Lounge, Grasse River Outfitters, the Beauty Bar, Sweet Retreat… Read More ⇒Main Street Women in Business

Josiah Martin knew taking over the family pretzel bakery would be a challenge, but the next three years would present hurdles for the business that he could not have anticipated. On the morning of December 12, 2020, Martin awoke to a fully-engulfed fire that destroyed the factory, as well Ma… Read More ⇒A Delicious Legacy: Martin’s Pretzels lasts generations and continues with successful family ties

For the north country, as large and rural as it is, telehealth has become a valuable tool to providers and patients alike, and even more so during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the biggest benefits of telemedicine is the expansion of access for rural areas where patients would otherwise need… Read More ⇒Digital Equity: Benefitting the north country’s health climate through access to needed telehealth services

With the world of real estate sales shifting more online, making it easier than ever for sellers to showcase homes and potential buyers to view them easily from wherever they happen to be at the time, how can a seller or real estate agent ensure the home is being shown to its full potential? Read More ⇒Picture Perfect: North country real estate photography, videography business owners talk tips for making your home look as good as possible on camera

Separately, the Resolution Center of Jefferson and Lewis Counties, and the Family Counseling Service of NNY were serving the north country and their families without any connection to one another. However, as of July 2020, they are both under the same roof on Washington Street in Watertown, … Read More ⇒Advocating for Those in Need: Family Counseling Service of NNY partnerships allow for organization to be “One-Stop-Shop” for array of integral programming

Guaranteed Rate, a mortgage and loan provider that has offices nationally, arrived in Watertown in November of 2020 under the leadership of Lorie and Mark Converse. The couple met almost 10 years ago when Mrs. Converse worked at a different lending agency and Mr. Converse was a real estate broker. Read More ⇒Guaranteeing Satisfaction: Watertown couple offering mortgage services, specaializing in VA loans

Cognizant of the importance of local produce, the state of New York is dedicated to connecting farmers directly to consumers in any way it can, be it with marketing, grants, product testing and more. Two programs that directly support this connection effort are the New York State Grown &… Read More ⇒Certifications and Marketing: State programs help to connect producers and consumers, boost agribusiness sector

Shut your eyes and think of flowers, fresh air and fine herbs. These are the smells that seduce you the moment you step foot on Our Little Grewve Farms. Once there, you are no longer part of the modern world, with its processed foods and pesticides and petroleum fumes. Instead, you are inche… Read More ⇒The Grewve Philosophy of Sustainable and Regenerative Farming: Creating a conscious agribusiness

Stephen A. Karon, executive director for the Sci-Tech Museum of Northern New York, has worked for over a decade furthering the mission of the nonprofit founded in 1983, set on helping the public gain a better understanding of science and technology. While the COVID-19 pandemic may have slowe… Read More ⇒NNY Q&A: Watertown’s Sci-Tech Museum executive director talks mission, pandemic and the future