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The business of being Santa

November 29, 2015 When Donald Guernsey, of Broadalbin, first decided to take his likeness to Santa Claus and turn it into a small seasonal business, he knew he looked the part, but he still had a lot to learn. more »»

Job creation

November 15, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — For S.W. Skin Care Cosmetics, a $15,000 Microenterprise Grant to purchase new equipment has led to a plan to double the size of the business. Sherry Wieszchowski, co-owner of S.W. more »»

Toy Cluster

November 8, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — In a case of multiplication, one collectible toy store has resulted in three independent businesses selling toys and games in downtown. more »»

Perth native hired at research firm

November 8, 2015 PERTH — Town native, John Orlowski was recently hired as an extension soybean agronomist for the Delta Research and extension center, according to a news release. more »»

The Speedway Effect

November 3, 2015 The Leader Herald JOHSTOWN — When Zee Zulfi, owner of ZZ Petroleum, first began building his new gas station at the corner of East Fulton Street and Elwood Avenue, he was always puzzled by why gas... more »»

Hard Apple Cider

October 11, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — Growing up on his family’s apple orchard Mitch Rogers learned how to make apple wine, also known as hard cider. more »»

Fitness Business

October 4, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — When John Hogan first saw the Pylo Soft Box equipment at the Fulton County YMCA, he said he knew his days of lifting weights were over. “I’ve always been as stiff as a board. more »»

Businesses react to changing venue for holiday tradition

September 27, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — The Classic Image Johnstown Holiday Parade has long been the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season for retailers in downtown Johnstown. more »»

Evolving business

September 20, 2015 GLOVERSVILLE — Even for local people, the name Robison & Smith was sometimes difficult. more »»

Security Enhancement

August 30, 2015 Starting Oct. more »»

Thruway stop

July 12, 2015 RANDALL — A new Thruway rest stop area aimed at helping to promote tourism along the Mohawk River is being constructed this summer in Montgomery County. more »»

Animal Land

June 28, 2015 BROADALBIN — Like an endangered species, Dave Eglin’s Adirondack Animal Land is the last of its kind in the local region. But that wasn’t always so. more »»

Finally, fireworks!

June 20, 2015 For decades Jerry Groom, owner operator of Groom’s General Store, Route 10, Caroga Lake, has seen the popularity of fireworks among tourists who come into his town. more »»

Top workplaces

June 14, 2015 Employees at Fulton-Montgomery Community College, Townsend Leather and Community Health Center all picked their workplaces as among the top 50 in the Capital Region, according to a survey by... more »»

Music man

June 7, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — When Mark Nightingale was 15 years old in 1980, living in Galway, he wanted to own a stringed instrument and he knew there was only one way that was going to happen. more »»

Camping season

May 24, 2015 GLOVERSVILLE — Owning a private campground in Fulton County tends to be a long-term enterprise. more »»

Growing Business

May 17, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — If Studio Herbage has one signature product it would be the polygonum bud vase. more »»

Mom's the boss

May 10, 2015 Ask four different mothers what it’s like to manage their own children and their businesses at the same time, and you’ll get four very different answers. more »»

Unemployment Strikeforce

May 3, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — The New York state Department of Labor has assigned its Unemployment Strikeforce to take aim at Montgomery County’s longterm unemployment problem. more »»

Going Digital

April 19, 2015 BROADALBIN — At the end of last summer the owners of the Ozoner 29 Drive-In in Broadalbin and El Rancho Drive-In in Palatine Bridge were faced with a difficult choice — make the costly upgrade to... more »»

Meat-selling machine

April 5, 2015 BROADALBIN —Years ago, Paul Kisielis, learned a valuable lesson from his father Bernard Kisielis, the founder of Meatland. more »»



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