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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 »»

The Final Cost

May 4, 2014 In the funeral home business, territory is everything. more »»

Back in small business

April 27, 2014 GLOVERSVILLE — For the second time in his life, Tom Wojciechowski is the owner of a small, independent pharmacy. A few weeks ago, Wojciechowski opened Tom’s Family Pharmacy at 47 S. Main St. more »»

Paying for Prom

April 20, 2014 The national average cost of attending prom actually dropped this year after several years of steep increases, according to a national survey. more »»

The Power of Zero

April 6, 2014 Local manufacturers got a pleasant surprise Tuesday when the state budget cut their income taxes from 5.9 percent to zero percent. more »»

Prolonged winter weather has hurt this year’s maple syrup crop

March 30, 2014 By JASON SUBIK The Leader Herald For this year’s maple syrup crop, the next 10 days will tell the tale. more »»

Johnstown’s Miracle Mile

March 23, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — Real estate developer Michael Wachs likes to say that most of America is “over-stored and under-served. more »»

Day care costs

March 16, 2014 It was about three years ago when the Rainbow Play School in Gloversville began to see a change in the number of local families able to pay for day care services. more »»

Winter weather winners

March 9, 2014 When Robin Rowback first acquired the Beacon Wearhouse in April, she had no idea her new business was about to do the best business its done in nearly a decade. more »»

Restaurant business model focuses on local produce

March 2, 2014 FORT PLAIN —It was during hour-long drives to Albany or Utica that Fort Plain native Aaron Katovitch realized the potential for a “farm to table” restaurant in his hometown. more »»

New whey of doing business

February 23, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — For years, Fage U.S.A. officials believed there was simply no way to turn their whey into a profitable substance. ­Whey is the liquid that’s left over after yogurt or cheese is made. more »»

Fitness business

February 9, 2014 For Maria Keller, teenagers are always the hardest. more »»

Ticket to the big game

February 2, 2014 If there’s a major sporting event going on in the United States, there’s a good chance Mike Walsh is going to be ther. more »»



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