As executive director of the Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust, Linda Garrett is working to ensure that the third largest continuous forest area in the state is protected, that the public has access to beautiful places for recreation and relaxation now and in the future, and to tease the minds an… Read More ⇒

Lance Evans believes in the north country real estate market, his team of realtors and the two real estate trade associations that he manages day-to-day operations for. With the COVID-19 pandemic causing a surge in north country home sales, Mr. Evans sat down with NNY Business magazine to di… Read More ⇒

Clayton Marina has serviced the river community through high water and now the COVID-19 pandemic. Marina sales expert Steve Lavarnway talked with NNY Business about how 2020 boat and jetki sales boomed despite the pandemic. Mr. Lavarnway says he anticipates the 2021 boat and jetski sales to … Read More ⇒

Naturally Lewis, the economic development brand created by the Lewis County IDA to promote the county, has been fostering small business development and helping businesses of all sizes navigate the murky waters of operating during a healthcare crisis. NNY Business spoke with IDA Executive Di… Read More ⇒

Daniel Daugherty has passion for his business, making beer, loving food and working with his family. Those things combined have led him to success at his downtown brewery, Boots Brewing. NNY Business sat down with Mr. Daugherty to learn more about what it’s like to work with family and how t… Read More ⇒

Since taking over as executive director of the Business Development Corporation for a Greater Massena in late 2018, James Murphy has seen changes in the community’s business climate. As an economic developer, he sees what has worked and what hasn’t worked, and offers advice for potential bus… Read More ⇒

Jana Lantry, fisheries manager for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, found inspiration at a young age to protect our native fish species and outdoor environments. Today, Lantry is one of 11 women statewide working to support DEC fisheries. As the Region 6 fisheries… Read More ⇒

River Hospital is in good hands with new CEO Emily Mastaler as she works to continue the development of hospital services and partnerships with regional hospitals. As the hospital navigated changing services due to COVID-19, the hospital finished projects that expanded physical therapy servi… Read More ⇒

Susan Godreau is SUNY Potsdam’s director of financial aid, and has worked in the financial aid office since 2005. NNY Business sat down with Godreau to talk about student services, financial aid stresses and confusion and how students can prepare for loan repayment.  Read More ⇒

Mayor Reinhold J. Tischler sat down with NNY Business magazine to discuss the recent award of Downtown Revitalization funding that the village of Potsdam has received. He discusses plans for the future and how the village hopes to enhance life in St. Lawrence County.  Read More ⇒

April Bennett returned to the north country with a mission to connect her community with health and wellness through nutrition. She has accomplished this at CCE of Jefferson County and continues to educate young and old, sharing her passion. NNY Business sat down with Bennett to talk food, p… Read More ⇒

Susan Maring and her husband, Mike, have built one of the most popular wineries in the north country from the ground up. Whether it be for their Sunday brunch, a wine tasting or a wedding, Tug Hill Vineyards has become a north country staple. NNY Business sat down with Mrs. Maring to talk ab… Read More ⇒

Alec Johnson, the youngest Johnson to join the team at Northern New York Newspapers, reflects on his journey to managing editor, how the state of journalism has changed and how the Watertown Daily Times is tackling the many industry changes to continue to deliver the best products, services,… Read More ⇒

Matt Waite grew up enjoying recreational motorsports with his great grandfather, grandfather and father. This passion for the sport has led him to managing Waite Motorsports in Adams Center and he says he continues to learn and grow with the company with the support of the north country outd… Read More ⇒

For newly elected Assemblyman Mark C. Walcxzyk, R-Watertown, his first term inn Democrat controlled Albany may be a challenge. He sat down with NNY Business to discuss his hopes for bipartisan solutions, the north country economy and what keeps him in politics.   Read More ⇒

Brittany Davis is a member of a new group of professionals aiming to attract youthful talent to Lewis County. The Lewis County Emerging Professionals group is early in its existence, but Davis says that new professionals are joining them at their monthly ‘happy hour’ gatherings where they di… Read More ⇒

Doreen Garrett started a gun-cleaning business in Lyons Falls at age 16. That business, Otis Technology, is now Lewis County’s largest private employer. She has since expanded her endeavors into the restaurant, distilling, outdoor recreational sports venue and events businesses. NNY Business… Read More ⇒

Michael Lumbis has served in Watertown’s Planning Department for 25 years and is acting as the city’s point person on a $10 million state grant to help revitalize Public Square and the downtown area. NNY Business sat down with Mr. Lumbis to discuss the direction downtown development  is taki… Read More ⇒

Senator Patty Ritchie, R-Heuvelton, has been serving the public since 1986. The St. Lawrence County native sat down with NNY Business to talk about how these experiences have shaped her approach to governing and shares thoughts on issues such as agriculture, tourism, jobs, small business suc… Read More ⇒

The St. Lawrence Leadership Institute has restarted after a six-year break. The program is run by the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with SUNY Potsdam. NNY Business sat down with Josh LaFave, executive director of graduate and continuing education at SUNY Potsdam and … Read More ⇒

Growing up along the St. Lawrence River, Jeff Garnsey comes from a long line of outdoor guides and navigators. Today, after 26 years of serving with the U.S. Navy, he is fufilling his dream of continuing the family tradition and is a master captain and guide operating Garnsey’s Classic Islan… Read More ⇒

More than 40 years ago, Joe Rich left a successful broadcasting career to start Disabled Persons Action Organization. Today, the agency helps hundreds of children and adults with disabilities. To help fund the services, the agency hosts a concert series that a study has found pumps millions … Read More ⇒

Her journey began on a path of educting the young minds in the classroom, but it wasn’t long until she found herself relocating from Florida to Fort Drum and reinventing her career from the ground up.      Karen Clark’s passion exudes enthusiasm and compassion for those who serve our country… Read More ⇒

For Burrville’s Steiners, lasting success comes down to good genes For the past 21 seasons, something special has happened in Burrville that involves one close-knit family and lot of apples. It’s where apple cider and doughnuts are happily married and old traditions continue while new ones a… Read More ⇒

For nearly 35 years, Peter J. Whitmore has managed a successful business career. The summer after he graduated from SUNY Cortland with a degree in history and education, he began working for the popular north country submarine shop, Jreck Subs. He eventually became a multi-unit franchisee an… Read More ⇒