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   Volume 11, Edition 8

                                                     4-Star Accredited Chamber of Commerce                          August, 2011

    Introducing Enhanced Member Features for the
NE Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber Website
                                                                                    The Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber
                                                                                    of Commerce will be launching a new and member-
                                                                                    friendly website on August 1st.

                                                                                    The improvements made will benefit our current
                                                                                    members, visitors to the area, and new businesses
                                                                                    interested in joining.

                                                                                    A few of the new features include; a member login
                                                                                    area, member-to-member discounts, hot deals for
                                                                                    the community, a posting area for employment
                                                                                    opportunities, improved website advertising and
                                                                                    enhanced member listings.

                                                                                        CLICK HERE TO
                                                                                      VIEW NEW WEBSITE
                                                                                    As a Member, you will have access
                                                                                     to a secure Member Login Area,
                                                                                        here is what you will see...

At the Member Login Area, a member is able to have a one-on-
one experience with how their information is displayed with
the chamber.

A member will be able to:

• Update your Businesses Information
• With the Purchase of an Enhanced Listing, you will be able
to Add Directions, Photos/Logos, Keywords, Links, etc.
• Select/Update your Business Categories
• Add Hot Deals (discounts) for Visitors to the Chamber
• Post Employment Opportunities you have to offer
• Your Businesses Upcoming Events for the Community

For more information, call 315.788.4400 or email marketing@



This month we focus on education             fortunate to have Jefferson Express, a
and business. This is a topic I feel very    virtual traveling classroom that can be
strongly about and its relevance to the      customized for your business needs.
workforce. We continue to hear the           I have to admit I am not the sharpest
complaint that no one wants to work or       tool in the shed, but I have been smart
there aren’t qualified people. I don’t       enough to try to continually “educate”
believe it, there is a segment living off    myself along the way. It can be as easy as
entitlements, but by and large folks want    taking a vendor factory tour, attending
to work and are willing to learn if there    trade shows or simply asking your peers
is an incentive.                             at a Chamber Business After Hours,
                                             “How did you do that? ”.
I know with my Chamber staff and in
our foodservice companies, we are            I have always believed that our lives
constantly trying to educate and inform      read like a book and when it’s all said
our employees. It can be as simple as        and done some of us end up with a ‘bro-
having them read a book about customer       chure” and others end up with “ War and
service, a webinar, a local College course   Peace”. Please take a moment to think
or employer contributions to degree pro-     about what you still need to learn and
grams. If you can justify a new roof or      add a page to your “ life book”… if you
upgraded décor, you can justify invest-      stop learning, you stop living.
ing in employees. It is just as important.
We also have so many resources, from         Peter
fantastic BOCES programs, Adult Con-
tinuing Education at JCC and we are very

 New Member Profiles                                                                               ThANk YOu TO OuR JulY
                                                                                              BuSINESS AFTER hOuRS SPONSORS:
Maggie’s on the River                           Rosner Financial Group
Bernie Bernherdt                                Sam Rosner
500 Newell Street                               120 Washington Street Suite 420
Watertown, NY 13601                             Watertown, NY 13601
Phone: 315-405-4239                             Phone: 315-775-8755                           Fax: 315-788-9777
Maggie’s on the River is situated in a
completely remodeled former warehouse.          Rosner Financial Group provides one on
The interior boasts original brick walls,       one contact with a financial advisor to
exposed ceiling beams and pipes with an         their clients. Helping them with financial
‘’urban hip’’ look and feel. Enjoy great        planning, as well as retirement and
view of the Black River and kayakers from       investment planning. Rosner Financial
any of our 3 floors or the attached river       Group is a small business that under-
view deck. Our 1st floor boasts over 20         stands the challenges facing North Coun-
flat screen TV’s, 35 beers on tap and over      try businesses. We utilize tax-advantaged
100 different bottles. Our 2nd floor is a       plans to provide the following services:
relaxed casual dining atmosphere with           Retirement Plan Design and Servicing,
live music Friday and Saturday nights.          Health Insurance Plan Design, Proactive
                                                Tax Planning, and Cash Management
Park Antiques & Riverview Cottage               Rosner Financial Group’s licensed
Gifts                                           advisors are committed to helping you
Sharon & Carl Castro                            plan for a secure retirement, including:
PO Box 14                                       Investment Portfolio Review, Investment
Wellesley Island, NY 13640                      Advising, Financial Planning, Proactive
Phone: 315-778-2400                             Tax Planning, Life Insurance Analysis,
                                                Disability & Long Term Care, and Educa-
A Wellesley Island shopping experience is       tion Funding Techniques
not complete with a stop at the nostalgic
and historic Wellesley Hotel which is           Woodforest National Bank
filled with quaint shops including Park         Ramon Rivera
Antiques. The largest and finest selec-         20823 NYS Route 3
tion of estate and vintage jewelry and a        Watertown, NY 13601
full variety of antiques, Victorian and         Phone: 315- 785-6471
primitive furniture, glassware, pottery,        Fax: 315-785-6473
lighting, books, art and fishing nautical       Website:
items, garden and architectural items are
waiting for you to discover. You will love      This is a full service bank offering
the variety and a trip down memory lane.        checking, savings, CD’s, IRA’s and loans.
                                                Western Union Services as well as limited
Pearls Pastry Shoppe                            check cashing services are available. It is
Melinda Shear                                   conveniently located inside Wal-Mart.
10 Main Street                                  Their expert staff stands ready to care for
Adams, NY 13605                                 all of you banking needs. Open 7 days a
Phone: 315-232-4903                             week and only closed on Christmas Day

Old family recipes for pies, cookies,           Central New York Mixed Martial Arts
oatmeal chocolate chip bars and mashed          Spencer Paige
potato doughnuts are just some of the           1851 State Street
tasty treats that will be featured at Pearl’s   Watertown, NY 13601
Pastry Shoppe. This small town bakery           Phone: 315-788-7426                            Co-Sponsored by Uncle Sams Boat
is certain to be a big tease to your taste
buds with bursting flavors in all types                                                             Tours & RJ’s Catering
of pastries, donuts, breads, cakes, pies,       CNY MMA offers high quality Mixed
turnovers and cookies. You are sure to          Martial Arts training which includes

                                                                                                DON’T FORGET!
enjoy and relax in their retro style, 1950’s-   a unique blend of Thai Boxing, no-gi
themed bakery. It will be open 6 days a         grappling, boxing and Judo. You can ex-
week. Tuesday-Saturday 6am-2pm and              perience better health, improved fitness,
Sunday 7am-1pm. OPENING SOON!!                  greater confidence, and more energy. You
                                                deserve it all and CNYMMA can help.            the Summer Business After Hours,
                                                Their location offers easy access to their
                                                facility for both Watertown and Fort
                                                Drum residents and plenty of parking.
                                                                                              JUNE, JULY, AUGUST, AND
                                                                                                Are Scheduled for Thursdays!!!!

       ACS – Empowering Education
                      By: Angela Charles, Employment Readiness Educator
At Army Community Service             following workshops at ACS, please    etc), and repairing credit. For a       start Your Career with LinkedIn,
(ACS) we believe learning is a        contact the respective ACS pro-       list of upcoming classes, please call   Federal Employment Resumes,
lifelong process. Through continu-    gram or contact the main informa-     (315) 772-0050/5196.                    Build Your Own Business, Finding
ing education and professional de-    tion line at (315) 772-6556.                                                  a Job using Social Networking,
velopment, we are able to provide                                           Family Advocacy Program (FAP)           Negotiating Job Offers, Career &
the most effective and innovative     Army Family Team Building             provides support, education and         Life Portfolio, Career Fair Prep,
workshop solutions for the Fort       (AFTB) is a series of training        training to help improve com-           and Employment 101. For a list of
Drum, Watertown, and North            modules taught to cover topics        munication skills through various       upcoming classes, please call (315)
Country communities. There            such as basic information about the   workshops including: Personal           772-9611/2737.
are a variety of opportunities to     Army, personal growth skills and      Conflict Resolution, Managing
engage in training and professional   leadership skills. The program also   Group Conflict, Conflict in the         Mobilization and Deployment
development within ACS, and our       provides an excellent, week long      Workplace, Stress Management,           (MOB/DEP) provides training
various workshops are developed       Instructor Training and Briefer       Time Management, and Anger              and education to prepare Army
with the intentions to sharpen your   Training course. For a list of        Management. For a list of upcom-        Family members to thrive and be
people, professional and technical    upcoming classes, please call (315)   ing classes, please call (315) 772-     successful through all stages of
skills. These practical, hands-on     772-6710/9229.                        6929/4244.                              deployment. A great workshop
learning opportunities allow you to                                                                                 available to employees and com-
improve in areas such as behavior     Financial Readiness and Army          Employment Readiness Program            munity members is OPSEC and
change communications, training       Emergency Relief (AER) combine        (ERP) offers a series of career and     Social Networking Safety for Fam-
and facilitation, social marketing,   to provide realistic, timely, and     professional development work-          ily Members, which identifies the
and budget management.                achievable financial solutions.       shops to enhance employment and         unique risks posed to the military
                                      Financial Readiness offers classes    technical skills. Workshops offered     community by social media outlets
The following workshops are of-       on a variety of topics including:     within ERP empower and equip            and teaches how to best utilize so-
fered in-house and some can be        budget development and manage-        people with the skills needed to        cial networking sites while protect-
contracted to off-site locations      ment, debt liquidation, investing,    effectively network and seek em-        ing oneself and family members
upon management’s consent.            consumer rights and obligations,      ployment in today’s society. These      online. For upcoming workshop
Workshops are provided at no cost.    building wealth for retirement, ma-   workshops include: Facebook for         dates, please call (315) 772-0470.
If you are interested in any of the   jor purchase planning (cars, home,    Marketing Development, Jump-

                                                   What is PTAC?
            PTAC is the Procurement Technical Assistance Programs                                Our services include:
             that were authorized by Congress in 1985 to increase the                       • One-on-one client counseling
            number of businesses capable of participating in the gov-                      • Easy access to bid opportunities
            ernment marketplace. These services are at no cost to the                       • Classes and training seminars
                        companies looking for assistance.
                                                                             To find out more information please contact Stephen Barr at
                 The North Country PTAC can help business by:               the Chamber or visit our website
                  • Completing registrations and certifications
                          to get started with contracting
                  • Learn about bid solicitations, proposals and
                                                                                               Stephen Barr
                              other contracting topics                                        Tel: 788.4400
                   • Participate in the government marketplace                  
            • Grow your business by generating sales and creating jobs

                                                           August: IMMUNIZATION
                                                                   AWARENESS MONTH
                                           school or day care. They may be            ness, swelling or soreness where the            A Time to Remember. A Time to
                                           needed for employment or travel.           shot was given; a slight fever; drowsi-         Prepare.”
                                                                                      ness, crankiness, poor appetite; a mild
                                           If you are pregnant or planning to         rash or temporary joint pain. Serious           The EXPO will be held at the JCC
                                           become pregnant, talk to your doctor       reactions, such as trouble breathing or         Gymnasium and Gym Parking Lot
                                           about immunizations.                       a fever of 104.5 or higher, are rare. If        from 10am until 4pm and is free of
                                                                                      you or your child has an unusual reac-          charge to the public.
                                           The immunization schedule for              tion, call your doctor. It is much more
                                           children and adolescents includes          dangerous for a child to risk getting           For more information or to inquire
Immunizations or vaccines help             vaccines for:                              the diseases than it is to risk having a        about sponsorship or participat-
protect you or your child from disease                                                serious reaction to a vaccine.                  ing contact Rafael Yanouri or Mark
and reduce the spread of disease to        Bacterial meningitis                                                                       Zegarelli at 315-777-8377 or email to
others. While most are given as a shot     Chickenpox                                 Were you aware that since 2004,       
(injection), some are given by mouth       Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis          National Preparedness Month is
(pill or liquid) or by spray (aerosol)     (whooping cough)                           observed each September in the                  Initial rate requests from insurance
into the nose. Regardless of the way a     Flu – not given to children younger        United States of America? Initiated             carriers have gone to NYS Insurance
vaccine is administered each vaccine       than 6 months                              in Jefferson County by Servpro of Jef-          Department for review / approval for
is made up of parts of weakened or         Haemophilus influenzae type b dis-         ferson County, Preparedness Month               plan year 2012. These requests are
killed bacteria or viruses of a specific   ease (Hib disease)                         encourages Northern New Yorkers to              for increases between 10% and 19.9%
disease. The amount is not enough          Hepatitis A and B                          take simple steps to prepare for emer-          for many plans! With rolling rates in
to give you the actual disease but it      Human papillomavirus (HPV)                 gencies in their homes, businesses,             place, it may be worth a look to check
causes your immune system to make          Measles, mumps and rubella                 schools and communities.                        out other health plan options at this
antibodies that will recognize and         Pneumococcal disease                                                                       time; perhaps even lock in for the next
attack the organism if you are ever        Polio Rotavirus                            On September 17, 2011 the 1st Na-               12 months and avoid the end of the
exposed. A vaccine may not always                                                     tional Preparedness Month EXPO                  calendar year increase with a “new”
prevent the disease completely but it      Immunizations start right after birth,     in NNY will be held in Watertown.               plan. We have plans for any size com-
will make the disease much less seri-      and many are given throughout a            Jefferson Community College, FEMA               pany; from sole proprietors to large
ous if you do get it. Some immuniza-       baby’s first 23 months. Booster shots      and campaign are partner-             employers. For a one on one review,
tions are given once while others may      occur throughout life. Fewer im-           ing with Servpro of Jefferson County            contact me at your friendly neighbor-
require several doses over time.           munizations are needed after age 6 but     to present an event that will bring             hood Chamber… 315-788-4400 or
                                           older children and teens need shots        exhibitors including American Red     
Why get immunized you ask? Im-             too. Some shots are also given during      Cross, Jefferson County Emergency
munizations                                adulthood.                                 Management, area fire departments,              Dennis Baeslack
                                           It is important to keep a good record      S.T.A.R. Divers, and many other                 VP, Member Benefits
1. protect you or your child from          of the vaccine including any reactions.    participants together to educate and            GWNC Insurance Agency
dangerous diseases                         When you enroll your child in day          empower our communities to prepare
2. help reduce the spread of disease       care or school, you may need to show       for and respond to emergencies.
3. cost less than getting treated for      proof of immunizations. Most side          Servpro is seeking other businesses
the diseases that the shots protect you    effects from vaccines are minor, if        and participants to join up and be part
from                                       they occur at all. Ask your doctor or      of this “full spectrum of prevention,
4. have very few serious side effects      pharmacist about the reactions that        protection, response and recovery…”
5. are often needed for entrance into      could occur. They may include: red-        This year’s slogan is “This September:

          Renewed Memberships for JULY T                                                                                              han k you
  •	    NNY	Online                         •	   Rusty	Johnson	Masonry                •	   C&S	Engineers,	Inc                     •	    Schwerzmann	&	Wise,	PC
  •	    Clyde	Roberts                      •	   Johnson’s	Sand	and	Gravel            •	   Cleveland	Funeral	Home                 •	    Ronson’s	Gold	Star	Liquors
  •	    Black	River	Drive-In               •	   Ziegler	Truck	&	Diesel	Repair        •	   Watertown	Dental	Health	               •	    Spring	Drive	Graphics
  •	    Cota	Flooring                      •	   Clipper	Inn                               Group                                  •	    Bradley	Hardware
  •	    	Dr.	Guitar	Music	                 •	   Caprara’s                            •	   Stature	Electric                       •	    Singer	Castle/Dark	Island	
  •	    Jefferson	County	SPCA              •	   Martin	P	Schatz,	Consulting          •	   PTL	Contracting                              Tours
  •	    North	Country	Store                •	   Netto	Welding	Supply	LLC             •	   Jefferson	Concrete                     •	    Country	Peddler
  •	    Westelcom                          •	   	Willowbrook	Enterprises,	Inc	       •	   Stewart’s	Shops                        •	    Route	342	Karts	&	More
  •	    Ontario	Place	Hotel                •	   Scotty’s	House	of	Barbeque,	         •	   Akwesasne	Mohawk	Casino                •	    Community	Bank	NA
  •	    Schermerhorn	Harbor                     Catering                             •	   C.R.	Waters	Jr.                        •	    MVP	Healtcare
  •	    Columbia	College                   •	   Natural	Basket                       •	   Alpine	Fence

                                             Stay Competitive!
              Invest in your Business, your Employees &
                 maybe Yourself by Furthering your
                         Education & Training.
                    Here are few programs/classes available to you in the North Country

The SUNY North Country Con-           ment goals. For example, SUNY          Maybe you started taking college      a degree plan that works ideally
sortium is a partnership of seven     Oswego, SUNY-IT, and SUNY              classes a while ago, but juggling a   for them. Students have a choice
SUNY institutions that serve Fort     Upstate Medical are all actively       family and a job as well convinced    about the format of their courses
Drum and Northern New York.           engaged with the FDRHPO’’s             you to put your studies on hold.      – they can work one-on-one with
Originally established to expand      efforts to recruit and train health    Or maybe you focused on a job         an instructor in an independent
opportunities to higher educa-        care workers to meet this region’s     right away, but now you find that     study, take online classes, meet
tion in the North Country when        burgeoning health care needs.          you can’t progress any further        in small groups with a few other
Fort Drum expanded in 1985, the       SUNY Potsdam offers a masters          without a degree. Or perhaps          students and the instructor, or
consortium offices are located        degree in Organizational Leader-       you just finished your associate      choose from a growing number of
in the Education Center at Fort       ship in Watertown that helps           degree at Jefferson Community         short-residency courses that com-
Drum, providing convenient ac-        businesses and not-for-profits         College and you don’t want to         bine face-to-face meetings with
cess for soldiers, military family    accomplish their succession plans      leave the North Country to get        independent work throughout the
members, and the community.           by preparing the next generation       a bachelor’s degree. No matter        semester.
The member institutions offer         of mid-level to senior leaders.        what your history is, Empire State
residents of Fort Drum and            SUNY Canton is bringing a              College, part of the State Univer-    Empire State College works
Northern New York a total of 8        motorsports program to Jefferson       sity of New York, is ready to meet    closely with Jefferson Community
certificate programs, 36 associ-      County that complements the            you where you are and help you        College through the Pathways
ate degrees, 27 bachelor degrees,     region’s focus on tourism and          build your future.                    Program. Any JCC graduate
and 19 masters degrees that can       recreation. Please see the articles                                          can transfer into a bachelor’s
be completed locally or through       about SUNY Jefferson and Em-           Empire State College was founded      degree program at ESC, and all
distance education.                   pire State College for highlights of   in 1971 by the visionary SUNY         of the JCC credits are accepted
                                      their exciting initiatives.            Chancellor Earnest Boyer to be        into an ESC degree. Students
Most Consortium students are                                                 a different kind of college, one      can work with faculty mentors at
non-traditional students – work-      Member Institutions:                   that serves adults in a flexible,     the Watertown Unit right on the
ing adults seeking to enhance                                                student-centered way. More than       JCC campus, or at the Fort Drum
their qualifications within their     • Jefferson Community College          60,000 students have graduated        Unit with staff with expertise in
current careers or to acquire cre-    • SUNY Canton                          since then. The college has 35 of-    educational funding for veterans,
dentials for a new career. Because    • SUNY Empire State College            fices throughout New York state,      active-duty soldiers, and military
of the student demographics,          • SUNY Institute of Technology         but the local face of the college     spouses. Students can also take
courses and degree programs           at Utica/Rome                          has been part of the extended         courses online, from a distance,
are designed to be convenient         • SUNY Oswego                          Watertown community for a             making it possible to continue
around traditional work sched-        • SUNY Potsdam                         long time. The Watertown ESC          studies anywhere, anytime.
ules. Classes are available in        • SUNY Upstate Medical Uni-            staff has been serving students
traditional classroom settings, as    versity                                locally for 34 years, and the Fort    Students at Empire State College
well as though online, hybrid, or                                            Drum ESC staff has been working       can choose from 11 different ar-
guided independent study modes.       Contact Info:                          with civilians, soldiers, military    eas of study (majors) at the associ-
Shorter 8-week semesters and                      spouses, and veterans for 20.         ate and bachelor’s degree level,
weekend classes are also available.   (315) 773-9007                                                               and from five different master’s
                                      Offices located at the Fort Drum       Empire State College students in      degree programs or new School
The broad array of degree pro-        Education Center (4300 Camp            the North Country work with a         for Graduate Studies certificates
grams available through SUNY          Hale Road)                             faculty advisor, called a “men-       in specialized areas. All under-
Consortium schools directly                                                  tor,” throughout their time at        graduate students design their
assists the North Country in                                                 the college who advises them on       own degree plan with the help
achieving its workforce develop-                                             course choices and how to design      of their faculty mentor, which
                                                                                                                             COnTInuEd On PAgE 12

                                                                                                                     Intermediate Excel
                                                                                                                     2007, CED 020 701
                                                                                                                     Wednesday, 9/28
                                                                                                                     Wednesday, 10/5
                                                                                                                     1:00 - 4:00p
means that students can really
focus on their own goals and inter-                                                                                  Creating Graphics
ests. Individually designed degree                                                                                   with Publisher, CED
plans also mean that transfer                                                                                        040 701
credits from other sources, such as                                                                                  $40
prior colleges or military service,    Professional            SBDC’s Entrepreneur-       9:00- 4:00p                Thursday, 11/3
can fit more easily into an Empire                             ial Course, SBC 214                                   6:00 - 9:00p
                                       Growth                  701
State College degree.
                                       Workshops               $195
                                                                                          Technology Series          Intro to Microsoft
Another way that Empire State                                  Thursday, 15-Sep           Workshops                  Publisher I, CED 017
College helps students quickly                                 Thursday, 27-Oct                                      701
finish a degree that accommodates      Critical Thinking:      6:00 - 9:00p               Intro to MS Word,          $40
their personal goals is by offer-      Customer Service,                                  CED 054 701                Tuesday, 11/1
ing credits for prior college-level    CED 149 701             Basics of Grant writ-      $40                        6:00 - 9:00p
learning on the job or in other life   $50                     ing, CED 152 701           Monday, 11/7
circumstances. Up to 40 credits        Monday, 10-Oct          $75                        6:00 - 9:00p               Entrepreneur/
                                       9:00 -- NOON            Tuesday, 8-Nov
toward an associate degree can be
                                                               Tuesday, 15-Nov            Intro to PowerPoint,       Small Business
earned through this prior learning
assessment process, up to 96 credits   Conflict Management     6:00 - 9:00p               CED 027 701                Certificate Pro-
toward a bachelor’s degree, and up     & Team Building, CED                               $40                        gram
to 24 toward the Master of Business    147 701                 Interview Skills, CED      Monday, 10/3
Administration degree.                 $65                     145 701                    6:00 - 9:00p               Nurture your inner-
                                       Monday, 10-Oct          $40                                                   leader! New this fall
Our two local offices hold under-      1:00 - 5:00p            Wednesday, 5-Oct           Computer Basics Sat-       is the opportunity
graduate information sessions each                             5:00 - 8:00p               urday, CED 031 701         for you to complete a
month where you can learn more         Creating a Business                                $90                        non-credit leadership
about the college, describe your       Plan (no class 9/5,     WorkNOW, CED 187           Saturday, 10/22            certificate. All profes-
own background, and see if Empire      10/10), CED 558 701     701                        Saturday, 11/5             sional growth and
State College would be a good fit      $218                    $200                       1:00 - 4:30p               technology workshops
for you. Visit our website to see      Monday, 29-Aug          T/Th, 13-Sep                                          apply to this certificate.
dates of these information sessions:   Monday, 5-Dec           T/Th, 15-Sep               Computer Basics, CED       When you reach a total Or         4:00 - 5:20p            9:00- 4:00p                031 702                    of 12+ hours of train-
feel free to contact us in person,                                                        $90                        ing we will issue you a
by phone, or by e-mail for more        Insurance Options for   WorkNOW, CED 187           Monday, 11/7               non-credit leadership
details:                               Sm. Businesses, SBDC    702                        Monday, 11/21              certificate!
                                       206 701                 $200                       1:00 - 4:30p
Empire State College – Watertown       $40                     T/Th, 11-Oct                                          For entrepreneurs, we
1220 Coffeen St.                       Thursday, 13-Oct        T/Th, 13-Oct               Intro to Excel 2007        have collaborated with
315.786.6541                           6:00 - 8:00p            9:00- 4:00p                (evenings), CED 007        the Small Business                                                                        701                        Development Center
                                       Small Business Ac-      WorkNOW, CED 187           $100                       (SBDC) to create the
Empire State College – Fort Drum       counting, SBC 199 701   703                        T/Th, 9/13                 Entrepreneurship/
JCC campus, Higher Education           $40                     $200                       T/Th, 9/22                 Small Business cer-
Center Fort Drum Education             Thursday, 29-Sep        T/Th, 8-Nov                6:00 - 9:00p               tificate. Participants in
Center                                 6:00 - 8:00p            T/Th, 10-Nov                                          this workshop series
4300 Camp Hale Road                                            9:00- 4:00p                Intro to Excel 2007,       will learn or brush up
315.773.6139                           What Business Should                               CED 007 702                on practical business                       I Start?, SBC 118 701   WorkNOW, CED 187           $100                       topics that prepare
                                       $40                     704                        T/Th, 10/18                them for small business
                                       Tuesday, 1-Nov          $200                       T/Th, 10/27                and entrepreneurial
                                       6:00 - 8:00p            T/Th, 13-Dec               1:00 - 4:30p               success.
                                                               T/Th, 15-Dec

                                                                     Regardless of past accomplish-        reaching and can positively impact
                                                                     ments, personnel will shape the       your bottom line.
                                                                     long-term success of any business.
                                                                     Making an investment in yourself      Spending a little time on profes-
                                                                     and your staff is more important      sional development now can save
                                                                     to the future of a business now       money in the future, and the fol-
                                                                     than ever before. While finding       lowing are just a few examples:
                                                                     the right professional development
                                                                     for you or your employees can be      • An increase in skills can increase
                                                                     a challenge, the benefits are far     efficiency and productivity
                                                                                                                      COnTInuEd On PAgE 13
• An increase in the skill level of
employees means they are more
eligible for internal promotions,
decreasing the cost of training
new people for managerial level
                                         The Homework Assistance with Parental Involvement (HAPI) pro-
• High employee satisfaction also        gram, through ADHD Educational Services, assists students with their
leads to a reduction in employee         homework by teaching the skills necessary to complete assignments. The
turnover                                 program also forms a positive bond between the educational community
                                         and the family to promote the academic success and self-confidence of
• An increase in skills will enable      the child.
employees to be adaptable and
creative in a changing economy           Using an informal approach to learning, flexible scheduling, professional
                                         instruction and positive reinforcement, students receive assistance and
Affordable professional develop-         encouragement to complete homework tasks and parents learn strategies
ment training can be found in            to help their children in the education process.
Northern New York at Jefferson
Community College, through Jef-          Students who come into the HAPI program receive assistance from the
ferson Express. Jefferson Express        mentor in completing homework assignments. They learn study skills to
is funded through the American           prepare for upcoming tests. The mentors teach organizational skills and
Recovery and Reinvestment Act            how to use reference materials. The students also learn how to help each
(ARRA) Broadband Technology              other thus building social skills.
Opportunity Program (BTOP)
award, which allows training to          Parents, who have children participating in the HAPI program, learn
be provided to area businesses for       how to interpret homework assignments, as well as promote learning at
professional development purposes        home. They determine a time and a place for the completion of assign-
at an affordable rate.                   ments and by doing so they alleviate the stress of homework on the fam-
                                         ily. And most importantly, parents become positively connected to their
A mobile computer lab complete           child’s academic setting.
with 15 laptops, Jefferson Express
can bring an instructor and techni-      A very pivotal piece of the HAPI program is that of the Supervisor. This
cian to any location to provide the      individual communicates with principals, teachers and parents on a reg-
training needed. Several Northern        ular basis. He or she observes the student in the classroom setting as well
New York organizations, both             as completes regular home visits with the families. This process allows
for-profit and non-profit, have          the Supervisor to help monitor classroom and homework assignments
been able to take advantage of the       that need to be completed by the student, and monitor any behavioral is-
Jefferson Express services and hold      sues that are taking place in both the school setting and in the home. The
professional development work-           Supervisor also makes referrals for any needs the HAPI families have.
shops in their offices. To date,         He or she also attends any family court matters, as well as any doctors
Jefferson Express has reached over       appointments that the family needs for him or her to attend.
340 community members in Jef-
ferson and Lewis Counties with job       It is our goal to raise academic standards and improve classroom behav-
readiness, digital literacy skills and   ior through one-on-one parental homework integration and to provide
professional development.                collaborative support for the classroom teacher.
According to Jayn Graves, Chief
Professional Officer of the United
Way of Northern New York, Inc.,
“Jefferson Express provided us
with a really professional computer
training center right in the comfort
of our own office. It really made
the training for our new campaign
software pay off. We can’t recom-
mend Jefferson Express and the
JCC Continuing Education staff
highly enough.”

For more information on how
Jefferson Express can provide
Professional Development to you
or your employees, please call 315-
786-6591, or wsnyder@sunyjeffer-

                                                                 Planning For Business
     ADHD                                                        Education? Must Read
  Educational                                                                           By Er. Raj Kumar

    Services                                    In today’s era, almost everyone
                                                wants to be his/her own boss, if
                                                you are one of them, then you
                                                                                      sales, investment and finance.
                                                                                      Most renowned B-schools are
                                                                                      situated in North America, UK
                                                                                                                           • Get a better job
                                                                                                                           • Increases chance of promotion
                                                                                                                           • Conflict resolution
     in the                                     have to establish your own busi-
                                                ness and should have enough
                                                knowledge and education to
                                                                                      and Australia.

                                                                                      A good B-school prepares
                                                                                                                           • Increases understanding of
                                                                                                                           • Increase sales
   Workplace                                    grow it. There are many well-
                                                known personalities who suc-
                                                                                      student’s skills in marketing
                                                                                      and sales, finance, conflict
                                                                                                                           • Develop leadership qualities
                                                                                                                           • Improve professional profile
                                                ceeded in business field without      resolution, leadership skills,
                                                any formal business education.        stress management, communi-          Some positive news for MBA
                                                One can learn the business skills     cation skills. Students gaining      students from the Career Ser-
                                                on the job but it is a long journey   business education may opt to        vices Council, the association of
ADHD Educational Services, a member of          with lots of uncertainties.           enrol in speciality studies that     MBA careers officers. It is latest
the greater Watertown - North Country                                                 can enhance their personality        Recruiting Trends Survey, says
Chamber of Commerce, has been servic-           Now business world becomes            and professional outlook. It is      that 76% of business schools re-
ing children and adults with AD/HD in           more complex than it was earlier.     estimation that MBA salaries are     ported an increase in on-campus
the region for 11 years. This small busi-       Consequently, to make money           35% higher than regular gradu-       recruiting this spring up from
ness strives to make a difference in the        in modern business world, you         ates. As they can make better de-    38% last year. The survey, which
individual and corporate lives of those         have to get a business degree         cisions for better investment and    focuses predominantly on North
who deal with AD/HD on a daily basis            from a renowned B-school. Busi-       understand sales and marketing       American schools, also found
and is ready to bring to your corporation a     ness Diploma and Certificate          strategies, they help in growth of   a big increase in the number of
knowledge of and strategies for those liv-      Programs, Associate’s Degree          business economy.                    full-time job postings. Around
ing as AD/HD adults in your work world.         in Business Administration,                                                half of schools said that over
                                                Bachelor of Business Admin-           There are bunch of reasons to ac-    75% of the full-time cohort have
Some adults with AD/HD may struggle             istration and Master of Busi-         quire business education. Some       already received a job offer. This
with a variety of special challenges in the     ness Administration are some          of them are:                         compares with just 10% last year.
workplace, including poor communica-            business management courses                                                The number of students receiv-
tion skills, distractibility, procrastination   available in institutes. There are    • Establish new business             ing internship offers, however,
and difficulty managing complex projects.       many institutes which provide         • Improve existing business          was roughly the same.
Each individual with AD/HD has a dif-           online distance education for         • Make better investment deci-       Always remember, “Don’t work
ferent set of challenges. Therefore ADHD        management courses. Business          sions                                for your money; let your money
Educational Services will provide these         educators teach the principles        • Become a better and more ef-       work for you”.
individuals with tips for recognition of        and fundamentals of market,           fective project manager
AD/HD, improving on-the-job function-
ing including irregular attendance, and
provide suggestions for coping (employer
and employee) with many of the symp-
toms or impairments associated with AD/
HD. A team approach, to all of the above,
                                                              7 Essential Steps For
is essential for increased productivity of
the individual and/or the company.                         Effective Employee Training
We look forward to the challenge of                                                         By Linda Pophal
coaching companies through a series of
workshops and seminars geared to edu-           Hiring new employees can be           1) Focus on Individual Staff         training can either be too basic
cate business owners and their employees        stressful enough. Once they           Needs                                for a new staff member causing
on essential and up- to - date business         show up on that first day of                                               them to wonder “is this job go-
skills and workforce development training       work you may feel like your           Not every new - or existing -        ing to be challenging enough?”
on AD/HD.                                       job is over - but it’s just begin-    employee has the same training       or too advanced causing them to
                                                ning. Making sure you provide         needs. A new employee with           worry “will I be able to succeed
                                                appropriate training, from the        extensive experience doing the       in this position?
                                                “get go,” can make the differ-        same type of work that will be
                                                ence between a long-term, loyal       done in their new job will obvi-     The first step in any train-
                                                and effective employee and an         ously need less formal training      ing process is to evaluate the
                                                ineffective slacker! Following are    than a new employee who has          individual needs of the trainee
                                                “7 Essentials” of effective staff     never specifically done this type    - where are they at in terms of
                                                training, simple techniques that      of work before.                      their knowledge, skills and abili-
                                                can be easily implemented for                                              ties related to this job? Where do
                                                maximum results.                      Too often training is designed       they need to be? Training should
                                                                                      to be “one size fits all.” Generic   focus on filling that gap.
                                                                                                                                    COnTInuEd On PAgE 15
                                           in critical skills and knowledge          the training to determine whether          6) Choose the “Right” Training
2) Create a “Desire to Learn”              needed to perform in their jobs.          the training has “stuck.” Maybe it’s       Method
The most effective training is deliv-      But many people can be motivated          an evaluation of performance by
ered to trainees who are motivated         by the prospect of developing new         supervisors and peers. In any event,       People have different learning
and interested - who have a “desire        skills and abilities. Do whatever         make sure that you build in some           styles and preferences. Some people
to learn.” In most cases, new              you can to avoid making trainees          means of measuring training effec-         read the instructions first, others
employees do come to you with              feel “incompetent” or “stupid.”           tiveness. And, if you find that the        refer to the instructions only after
that desire. They’re fresh. They’re                                                  training has not been effective, take      they’ve tried to “figure it out” on
motivated. They want to succeed            3) Make Learning “Fun”                    the time to reevaluate the methods         their own. Some prefer theory;
in their new position. But what if         Learning doesn’t have to be te-           and processes used and to make             others hands-on application. To the
you’re re-training an employee for a       dious.                                    necessary adjustments.                     extent that you can (obviously it
different position? One that he/she                                                                                             can get expensive to design individ-
may not necessarily be interested          Professional trainers speak of            5) Help Employees Apply Learning           ual programs for every employee...)
in? Or what if you’re training an          “creating a learning environment.”        to the Job                                 make an effort to match training
employee on technology that he/she         This means many things, including                                                    methods to learning preferences of
is intimated by? These situations          the need to remove trainees from          Just learning concepts without             employees.
can create anxiety and hamper the          their day to day responsibilities         understanding how those concepts
effectiveness of training.                 so they can focus on the training         apply to the “real job” is a waste of      7) Follow up and Evaluation
                                           and making sure there is enough           training time and money. Employ-
How can you create a desire to             variety built into the training that      ees need to understand how what            How many employees (and busi-
learn? Here are some tips:                 trainees will remain engaged. For         they’re learning applies to what           ness owners!) have 3-ring binders
                                           example, a straight lecture for six       they will be doing. One way of             from training sessions that they’ve
• Listen to the employee’s concerns.       hours isn’t “fun” for anybody -           ensuring that this transfer will take      never looked at after the training
If you can understand - and ad-            including the trainer. But lecture,       place is to involve supervisors and        ended? Training is an ongoing
dress - the employees’ worries and         combined with exercises, small            coworkers in the training process.         process, not a discrete event that
insecurities about training, you           group discussion, hands-on appli-         They should understand what is             occurs once and is then forgotten.
can remove a significant barrier to        cation of things learned, etc., will      being done in training and should          Make sure that you’re building in
learning.                                  help to break up the monotony and         be “partners” in ensuring that the         methods of following up on what
                                           ensure more effective outcomes.           value of the training is supported         was learned, evaluating the effec-
• Provide examples of specific,                                                      and reinforced in the work setting.        tiveness of that learning, modify-
tangible ways that the training will       4) Develop an Evaluation Plan             When supervisors “scoff” at the            ing future training, etc.
help the employee.                         Training should never be done sim-        training or consider it a waste of
                                           ply for the sake of training. Make        time, never reinforcing to employ-         And, don’t assume that once you’ve
• Involve the employee in establish-       sure that you have some method in         ees how what they learned applies          “trained” an employee your job is
ing training objectives, timeframes        place to evaluate the effectiveness       to their jobs, it sends a signal that      done. You should be continually as-
and methods (more on these later).         of the training. Maybe this is a pre      the training was useless - and un-         sessing your employees’ knowledge,
                                           and post-test to determine whether        dermines your investment (in time          skills and abilities and providing
• Focus on “development” not               specific concepts have been               and dollars) in that employee.             training, as necessary, throughout
“remediation.” Nobody likes to feel        learned. Maybe it’s a post-evalua-                                                   their employment.
that they’re inadequate or lacking         tion done three to six months after

       Governor Cuomo Signs Bill to Expand Small Business Access
                   to Credit and Equity Investments
Bill authorizes use of federal funds for   ers,” Governor Cuomo said. “These         approximately $25 million for this         for these programs. The exact award
New York State small business pro-         programs will help increase access to     program                                    that the state will receive is expected to
grams and establishes a new seed-stage     critical capital and credit for a wide                                               be announced this summer.
equity fund                                range of small businesses, giving them     •The bill amends New York’s Capital
                                           the tools they need to kick-start the     Access Program, which provides              Empire State Development President,
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today             economy across our state. With these      matching funds to loan loss reserve        CEO & Commissioner Kenneth Adams
announced that he has signed a bill to     programs, we are also making it easier    pools at financial institutions as an      said, “Vibrant small businesses are the
enhance small businesses’ access to        for minority- and women-owned busi-       incentive to increase small business       backbone of a strong economy, and
capital and credit in New York State.      ness enterprises to secure bonding for    lending; the bill expands the range of     thanks to Governor Cuomo and the
The bill authorizes the use of federal     state contracting and we are creating a   New York-based financial institutions      Innovative NY Fund, they are getting
funds for three New York State small       supportive environment for small busi-    that can participate in the program,       stronger. With the introduction of
business programs: the Innovate NY         nesses throughout in New York.”           which had been active only as a pilot      the Innovate NY Fund, we will better
Fund, the New York State Capital                                                     program from 2002-05; the bill pro-        support our new high growth firms by
Access Program, and the Bonding             The bill authorizes the use of federal   vides approximately $18 million for        making critically needed ‘seed-stage’
Guarantee Assistance Program. New          funds that are available through the      this program                               capital available to small businesses
York will receive up to $55.4 million      U.S. Department of the Treasury’s          •The bill activates New York’s Bond-      that have the potential to grow rapidly
through this initiative. These funds are   State Small Business Credit Initia-       ing Guarantee Assistance Program,          and create jobs. These programs will
expected to leverage at least $800 mil-    tive for three economic development       which provides credit to help small        provide small businesses with greater
lion in private investment and create      programs:                                 and minority- and women-owned              access to additional credit from tradi-
thousands of jobs.                                                                   businesses secure bonding; the bill        tional and alternative financial institu-
                                            •The bill establishes the Innovate NY    provides approximately $10 million for     tions, rebuilding our economy from
                                           Fund, a new seed-stage equity fund        this program                               the ground up.”
“Small business innovation is key to       to support innovation, job creation,
creating a more efficient and effective    and high growth entrepreneurship           New York is eligible to receive approx-   New York State Senator James S. Alesi,
economy that works for all New York-       throughout the state; the bill provides   imately $55.4 million in federal funds     Chairman of the Senate Committee

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 Check Out the 2011                                             August-Sept. Events Calendar
             Sometimes we need to take a break from the same-old office routine, take the family out to one of these great local events...

August              Historical Society, August 6,
                    Watertown,          Annual Block
                                                              August 12,
                                                              Smga Ne/Ny
                                                                                    ton, Clayton
                                                                                    Opera House,
                                                                                                          August 26,
                                                                                                          Victorian Tea
                                                                                                                               September 1,
                                                                                                                               The Ultimate
                                                                                                                                                     September 10,
                                                                                                                                                     Village Wide Yard
                    315.788.4503        Dance Fund Raiser     Wounded Warrior       315.686.2200          & House Tour,        Johnny Cash           Sale, Alexandria
July 29-                                for the Town of       Golf Tournament                             Alexandria Bay,      Tribute Show,         Bay, 315.482.9531
August 26,          August 5,           Watertown Fire        Salute The Military   August 19,            315.482.4586         Alexandria Bay,
Victorian Tea       Preservation        Department,           Golf Association,     Annual Tractor                             315.482.4976          September 10-11,
& House Tours,      Hall Jazz Band,     Watertown,            Watertown Golf        Caravan & Dish        August 26- 28,                             1000 Islands Model
Alexandria Bay,     Clayton, Clayton 315.788.9103             Club Thompson         to Pass Dinner,       11th Rockin’ the     September 1-5,        Train Fair, Cerow
315.482.4586        Opera House,                              Park, Watertown,      LaFargeville, Stone   Bay, Alexandria      11Th Annual           Recreation Park
                    315.686.2200        August 6,             315-772-7781          Mills Agricul-        Bay, 315.482.9531    Blues In The Bay,     Arena, Clayton,
July 29-                                AANNY Art Auc-                              tural Museum,                              Alexandria Bay,       315.686.4123
September 26,       August 5-6,         tion, Sackets Har-    August 12,            315.658.2353          August 27,           315.482.9531
Birds of the Rivers Bargain Days, Ad- bor, 315.646.3502       Bobcats, Bears and                          Ralph Stanley &                            September 11,
& Wetlands: Na- ams, 315.232.4215                             Brews, NYS Zoo at    August 19,             the Clinch Moun-     September 2,          Annual Bluegrass
ture Photographs                        August 6,             Thompson Park,       Golfing for Com-       tain Boys, Clayton   Hotel California,     Picnic, LaFar-
by Martin Zon-      August 5-7,         Hey You: Pink         Watertown, www.      munity Action          Opera House,         an Eagles Tribute     geville, Stone Mills
nenberg, Clayton, 47th Annual Boat Floyd Tribute               Planning Council       Clayton,             Show, Clayton Op-     Agricultural Mu-
315.686.4123        Show and Auction, Band, Clay-                                  of Jefferson           315.686.2200         era House, Clay-      seum, 315.658.2353
                    Antique Boat        ton, Clayton          August 12-21,        County, Inc., Wa-                           ton, 315.686.2200
August 1 - 7,       Museum, Clayton, Opera House,             Bill Johnston Pirate tertown Golf Club August 27,                                      September 16-17,
Gouverneur and St. 315.686.4104         315.686.2200          Days, Alexandria at Thompson Park, 5th Annual Tug                September 2-4,        Outdoor Rec-
Lawrence County                                               Bay, 315.482.9531 (315) 782-4900          Hill 500 Ben-          Annual Fall Craft     reation Show,
Fair, 315-287-3010 August 5-7,          August 6-7,                                                     efit Ride, Tuggers,    Fair, Alexandria      Cerow Recreation
                    1OOO Islands        Dingman Point         August 13,           August 19-21,        Barnes Corners,        Bay, 315.482.9531     Park, Clayton,
August 1 - 5,       Summer Duals        Artists Studio        10th Annual          Stone Mills Old      (315)688-2627                                315.686.3771
Jefferson CSI       Wrestling Event, Tour, Alexandria         Chicken & Rib        Farm & Home                                 September 3 & 4,
(Grades 5-8),       Cerow Park Recre- Bay, 315.482.5954       BBQ, Thousand        Days & 10th An- August 27,                  Ted Keegan, Clay-     September 17,
Jefferson Commu- ation Arena, Clay-                           Islands Mu-          nual Fiber Festival, 3rd Annual Sackets     ton Opera House,      Oktoberfest,
nity College        ton, 315.686.3771 August 8,               seum, Clayton,       LaFargeville, Stone Harbor Car Show         Clayton, 315.686      Cape Vincent,
Watertown,                              Children’s Home       315.686.5794         Mills Agricul-       Sackets Harbor,        .2200                 315.232.4215
315-786-2438        August 5-7,         of Jefferson County                        tural Museum,        315.646.2321
                    42nd Annual         Golf Tourna-          August 13,           315.658.2353                                September 3,          September 17,
August 1,           Juried Arts & Craft ment, Sackets         NCAC 3rd An-                              August 27,             7th Annual Hogs       Boldt Castle Wine
Daisy Discovery II Fair, Stone Mills    Ives Hill Country     nual Summer          August 20,           Pickin in the          & Hot Rods Poker      Festival and Farm-
(Ages 5-7) Max 12, Agricultural Mu- Club, Watertown,          Arts Festival, The A Day On The           Vineyard Bluegrass     Run, Thousand         ers Market, Boldt
Jefferson Com-      seum, LaFargeville, 315.788.7430          North Country        River, Cape Vin- Weekend, Coyote            Islands Mu-           Castle Alexandria
munity College,     315.658.2353                              Arts Council,        cent, 315.654.2481 Moon Vine-               seum, Clayton,        Bay, 315.482.9724
Watertown,                              August 10,            Watertown’s                               yards, Clayton,        315.686.5794
315-786-2438        August 6,           The Sax Pack,         Public Square,       August 20,           315.686.5600                                 September 18,
                    Shania Twin Live Clayton, Clayton         315.785.9238         Roller Derby,                               September 3,          7th Annual Har-
August 2 & 16,      at the Parking Lot Opera House,                                Watertown            August 27-28,          Shania Twain          vest Festival with
Jazz Jam, Musicol- Concert, Alexan- 315.686.2200              August 13,           Fairgrounds          29th Annual Juried     Tribute Show,         Pig & Corn Roast,
ogy, Watertown, dria Bay, Riveredge                           Autos On The         Arena, Watertown, Craft Show & Sale,        Clayton Opera         LaFargeville, Stone
315-681-4292        Resort Hotel,       August 11,            River, Cape Vin- 315.785.7836             Cerow Recreation       House, Clayton,       Mills Agricul-
                    315.482.9917        Mike Super:           cent, 315.654.2481                        Park Arena, Clay-      315.686.2200          tural Museum,
August 3,                               Magic & Illusion,                          August 20-21,        ton, 315.686.4123                            315.658.2353
SUNY Potsdam        August 6,           Clayton, Clayton      August 13-14,        34th Annual 1000                            September 3,
Organizational      All Day Christian Opera House,            47th Annual An- Islands Rotary Gun August 28, 2nd                Blues in the          September 25,
Leadership Infor- Concert, Carthage, 315.686.2200             tique Show & Sale, & Sportsmen’s          Annual River Rat       Winery, Thousand      14th Annual
mation Session at Turning Point Park                          Cerow Recreation Show and Sale,           Triathlon, Clayton,    Islands Winery,       Vintage & Classic
JCC, Fort Drim                          August 12,            Park Arena, Clay- Recreation Park         315.686.4123           Alexandria Bay,       Street Meet, Down-
Education Center August 6,              Downtown Busi-        ton, 315.686.4123 Arena, Clayton,                                315.482.9306          town Clayton,
Ft Drum,            Eveleigh &          ness Association’s                         315.783.6917         August 30,                                   315.686.3771
800-458-1142        Towles Memo-        Box Lunch Revue,      August 18,                                Clayton Commu-         September 9- 10,
                    rial Golf Tourna- Jefferson County        3rd Annual           August 20- 21,       nity Band Concert,     27th Annual Bravo     September 25,
August 4,           ment, Highland      Historical Society,   Victorian Garden Celeste Letendre Clayton, Clayton               Italiano Festi-       War of 1812 Walk,
Alex Bay Historical Meadows Golf        Watertown,            Fashion Show Lun- Memorial Tennis Opera House,                   val, Watertown        Sackets Harbor,
Society Gallery     & Country Club, 315.788.4503              cheon, Jefferson     Tournament,          315.686.2200           Fairgrounds,          315.646.1000x200
Presentation,       Watertown,                                County Historical Cape Vincent,                                  315.782.1080
Alexandria Bay,     315.785.0108        August 12,            Society, Water-      315.654.2512
                    August 6,
                                        47th Annual An-
                                        tique Show,
                                                              town, 315.782.3491
                                                                                   August 21,
                                                                                                        September              September 9- 11,
                                                                                                                               5th Annual Chopin
August 5,           18th Annual         Wine & Cheese         August 18-21,        BRVHA Horse          September 1,           Piano Competi-
Downtown Busi- Hospice Regatta, Preview, Cerow                Red, White &         Show, Watertown Murder Event                tion, Cape Vincent,
ness Association’s Sackets Harbor,      Recreation Park       Tuna, Another        Fairgrounds,         @ Singer Castle,       315.654.2413
Box Lunch Revue, 315.646.2321           Arena, Clayton,       Side-Splitting       Watertown,           Alexandria Bay,
Jefferson County                        315.686.4123          Comedy, Clay-        315.785.9622         315.482.4976
on Commerce, Economic Development          Schimminger, Chairman of the As-              to assist businesses that are launching         About Empire State Development
& Small Business and lead sponsor of       sembly Committee on Economic                  new inventions by granting funds for            Empire State Development is New
the bill in the Senate, said, “I commend   Development, Job Creation, Com-               products to get out of the inception            York’s chief economic development
Governor Cuomo for making his top          merce & Industry and lead sponsor of          stage and into the marketplace.”                agency and administrator of the
priorities this session revitalizing New   the bill in the Assembly, said, “I am                                                         statewide business resource portal New
York’s economy and putting people          very pleased that Governor Cuomo              About the State Small Business Credit           York First ( [2]).
back to work. Today’s legislation is       signed this legislation into law. The         Initiative                                      The mission of Empire State Develop-
a step in the right direction, provid-     Innovate NY Fund will do exactly                                                              ment is to promote business investment
ing New York’s hundreds of small           what New York State is in desperate           President Obama signed into law the             and growth that leads to job creation
businesses access to more than $50         need of – creating and retaining jobs         Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 on Sep-         and prosperous communities across
million in federal funds, and empower-     in homegrown high-tech companies by           tember 27, 2010 to help increase credit         New York State. ESD also oversees the
ing emerging businesses through the        investing approximately $25 million in        availability for small businesses. The          marketing of “I LOVE NY,” the State’s
Innovate NY Fund. Ultimately, these        seed-stage funding to New York State          Act included the State Small Business           iconic tourism brand. For more infor-
vital funds will further our efforts to    businesses. Up until now, government-         Credit Initiative, a $1.5 billion program       mation on Empire State Development,
revitalize our struggling economy and      sponsored research helped support             administered by the U.S. Department of          visit [3].
create new jobs, and no one could argue    the invention of numerous ideas and           the Treasury intended to provide direct
that New York doesn’t need new jobs        products that could benefit society, but      support to states for use in programs           Source URL: http://www.governor.
right now.”                                fell short of advancing products beyond       designed to increase small businesses’
                                           the inception stage. The creation of this     access to credit.                               allBusinessAccesstoCredit
New York State Assemblyman Robin           new fund will increase the State’s ability

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ANNOUNCEMENTS/                             products.                                    senior care facility. A letter               Jody L. Pettit, general
AWARD                                                                                   of intent has been signed                    manager at Hilton Garden
                                           In the less-than-40,000                      between Samaritan Medi-                      Inn; Katherine Watson,
Otis Technology: Otis                      circulation category, the                    cal Center and Washing-                      human resources direc-
Technology, manufac-                       Times won first place in                     ton Summit Associates,                       tor at Timeless Frames;
turer of the world’s most                  Newspapers in Education                      LLC to proceed with the                      Jill L. Parker, corporate
advanced gun cleaning                      and Single Copy; second                      acquisition of 18 acres of                   administrative manager
systems, is proud to be a                  place in Subscription Sales                  land located in the Town                     for City Electric Co.; John
recipient of the seventh                   & Retention, Newspapers                      of Watertown.                                F. Tabolt, Plan manager
annual Progressive Manu-                   in Education and Single                                                                   at InterFace Solutions,
facturing 100 Award.                       Copy, and third place                        Davidson Auto Group:                         and Jim Hummer, general
                                           in Subscription Sales &                      Has plans to build three                     manager at FiberMark.
Jefferson Community                        Retention.                                   facilities between Gillette
College: Jefferson County                                                               Road and F.X. Caprara Kia                    Italian-American Civic
will contribute $4.47 mil-                 North Country Chil-                          on the west side of Route                    Association: Has hired
lion to JCC for the 2011-12                dren’s Clinic: The North                     11 south of the city for its                 chef Geoffrey M. Puccia
school year. This is an                    Country Children’s Clinic                    new GM Super Center.                         to mix traditional Italian
increase of $213,000 over                  in Watertown will receive                                                                 cooking with some new
the previous year.                         a $64,805 federal grant to                                                                menu items. Mr. Puccia
                                           continue providing in-                       NEW EMPLOYMENT/                              plans to include home-
River Hospital: Donated                    school health care.                          RETIREMENTS                                  made pasta and dishes
a wheelchair van to the                                                                                                              associated with different
Thousand Islands Emer-                     Hospice Foundation of                        Jefferson Community                          regions and seasons.
gency Rescue Service.                      Jefferson County: Hos-                       College: Jefferson Com-
                                           pice Foundation of Jeffer-                   munity College appointed                     City of Watertown: Ann
Sackets Harbor: Travel                     son County’s 11th annual                     David J. Schissler, as                       M. Saunders was selected
magazine has named                         golf tournament, held July                   executive director of the                    as the next city clerk for
Sackets Harbor as one of                   14 at the Thousand Islands                   Faculty-Student Associa-                     Watertown. She will be-
the top eight summer lake                  Country Club, Wellesley                      tion.                                        come clerk when Donna
towns.                                     Island, raised $73,000 for                                                                Dutton retires at the end
                                           Hospice programs.                            Workforce Investment                         of the year.
Watertown Daily Times:                                                                  Board: The Jefferson
The Watertown Daily                                                                     County Board of Legisla-                     Hospice Foundation of
Times’s advertising and                    EXPANSIONS                                   tors appointed the mem-                      Jefferson County: Linda
circulation departments                                                                 bers of the Workforce                        R. Sharlow will retire as
recently won several state                 Samaritan Medical                            Investment Board during                      executive director of the
awards for excellence                      Center: Samaritan Medi-                      its July 5 meeting. The                      Hospice Foundation of
in marketing the paper                     cal Center has selected a                    14-member board will                         Jefferson County.
and promoting customer                     new site for its 288-bed                     include new members
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