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Business of Halloween

October 12, 2014 Standing amid a display of locally grown pumpkins flanked by witch-shaped chocolates and corn wreaths, Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market manager Chris Curro remarked on the growing importance of... more »»

Spanish sausage

October 5, 2014 GLOVERSVILLE — Hidden away on Harrison Street in the former Perrone Leather building, a company called Pata Negra is slow aging meat, using a simulation of a centuries-old method for curing sausage. more »»

Local advantage

September 21, 2014 GLOVERSVILLE — Call it the Gloversville advantage —according to a recent study, local car insurance rates are lower than the state average and lower than other nearby cities. more »»

Not on empty

September 14, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — Town officials are cautiously optimistic new retail stores within the town’s commercial corridor on Route 30A will help bridge the gap in sales tax revenues caused by the closing of the... more »»

Hotel Evolution

September 7, 2014 GLOVERSVILLE — People looking for lodging in Gloversville on the website Airbnb. more »»

Boxing Business

August 31, 2014 GLOVERSVILLE — Former kickboxer Vic Trippodo wants to turn a former box making facility into an amateur boxing and MMA arena, but first he’s intent on duking it out with the city over code violations. more »»

Preparing for Growth

August 17, 2014 Four years ago, in the summer of 2010, local economic development officials were optimistic about the potential economic benefits to the local region of the GlobalFoundaries microchip fabrication... more »»

Wireless Internet

August 10, 2014 Walking through the downtown areas of Johnstown and Gloversville with a smart phone scanning for available Wi-Fi connections brings to mind the sentiments of the “Rime of the Ancient Mariner”: water... more »»

The Business of Ice Cream

July 27, 2014 There is an art to scooping the perfect homemade ice cream cone. more »»

Social Painting

July 20, 2014 For 30 years Deb Deming has taught art to Gloversville high school students. Recently, she’s expanded her teaching to a wider range of students, in a different kind of classroo. more »»

A Lifetime Selling Meat

July 13, 2014 GLOVERSVILLE — John Franco remembers the days when a delivery of chickens to Bowman’s Market meant he’d be plucking some feather. more »»

Handmade bicycles

July 6, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — When Scott Hock came back to his hometown, after having moved away following the eighth grade, he had never worked in the bicycle manufacturing industry, although he loved to ride them. more »»

Independent Workers

June 29, 2014 When Mark Gillen first went into business for himself as an independent contractor in 1985, he knew his career choice was a tradeoff between the freedom of being his own boss and the certainty of a... more »»

Visiting Fulton County

June 22, 2014 Although tourism is always an important part of Fulton County’s economy, summer tourism has the biggest economic effect. more »»

Not just Toying Around

June 8, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — Toying Around Johnstown’s storefront on North Market street is an odd combination of the new and the nostalgic. more »»

Hail Chasers

June 1, 2014 Fraser Strain knew hail was falling somewhere when he started hearing the ding, ding, ding. more »»

Tough sale

May 25, 2014 A report released by the New York state Association of Realtors on Thursday shows prices and sales are up in Fulton County, but new listings and homes for sale have dropped. more »»

Chamber signs up new members

May 25, 2014 GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a membership drive “Go Big or Go Home” in which nine teams competed to see which could bring in the most new members... more »»

Learning and Working

May 18, 2014 Before becoming the store manager for nonprofit Handy Ups N’ Downs Thrift Stores, Catherine Lopresti spent 20 years working in the retail industry, where she learned the harsh realities of working... more »»

Sour Situation

May 11, 2014 When the price of a commodity like limes goes sour, local businesses say they just have to eat it. A lime shortage across the U.S. more »»



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