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The Business of Love

February 7, 2016 Lower cost flower arrangements at big box supermarkets like Price Chopper or convenience stores like Stewarts Shops are putting price pressure on independent florists. more »»

Destination gunshop

January 24, 2016 BROADALBIN — Although Frank’s Gun & Tackle Shop has long been a supporter of local tourism events, such as hunting and fishing tournaments, the store’s biggest contribution to local tourism might b... more »»

State government agenda

January 17, 2016 When Mark Kilmer, the president of the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce, attended Gov. more »»

Business of Medical Marijuana

January 10, 2016 PERTH — New York’s medical marijuana market opened Thursday and, so far, has only 71 patients, according to the state Department of Health. more »»


January 3, 2016 CANAJOHARIE — With parts of it demolished, but no owner willing to finish the job, the 27-acre former Beech-Nut plant still stands at the entrance to the village, a problem with no easy solution. more »»

Still not frozen

December 20, 2015 For once, local people are complaining the weather is too warm. “It’s killing us, to tell you the truth,” Jim Blaise, the owner of Royal Mountain Ski Area said of the unusually warm December weather. more »»

Cyber sales

December 13, 2015 In the past, the Adirondack Country Store relied on a print catalog to keep in touch with its summer tourism season customers in the hope they would order more of the store’s items during the... more »»

Christmas tree season

December 6, 2015 It takes about eight to 10 years to grow an evergreen tree suitable for sale as a Christmas tree, but it only takes a week or two to cut one down too early. more »»

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 »»



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