Business

Erie Canal House more than just a piece of history

CANAJOHARIE — When Michele and John McGlone bought their first mixed-use commercial property in the village of Canajoharie at a bankruptcy auction in 2012, they saw it as a strategic investment in the future of the area. After making substantial renovations, including solar panels and a ...

NBT Bank hires Adamchick as Canajoharie branch manager

CANAJOHARIE — NBT Bank Eastern New York Territory Manager Michael Bowker recently announced Kimberli Adamchick has been hired as branch manager for the Canajoharie office. Adamchick has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining NBT Bank, she ...

This is the year to put Scaffold Law to bed

For many years now, the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce has had as a priority the repeal/reform of New York State Labor Laws 240/241, more commonly known as the Scaffold Law. First imposed in 1885, at a time when worker safety was largely neglected and most modern safety ...

Anderson-Negele celebrates 500 days safe

FULTONVILLE — The global headquarters of Anderson-Negele recently celebrated surpassing 500 days without a lost-time accident or Occupational Safety and Health Administration recordable safety incident. With total exposure of almost 250,000 employee hours, the focus of the entire ...

NEW POSITION

Richard Lee Jr., of Johnstown, has joined National Bank of Coxsackie in Glenmont. Lee comes with a wealth of experience in banking, and he will work to continue to develop NBC’s growing, business loan portfolio in the Capital Region. Lee joins National Bank of Coxsackie working out of their ...

Chamber continues fight for tax reform

This year’s New York State legislative session already started out with an unexpected $4 billion plus deficit that needs attention. Now this will be a huge task to cope with, considering state government’s inability to manage finances in a common-sense and efficient manner. I don’t ...

NBT Bank increases wages due to reform act

Employees of NBT Bank will see a pay increase due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a federal tax reform legislation. NBT Bancorp officials announced a profit to their shareholders and the company’s net income rose $3.8 million from the previous year allowing for the generous sharing of the ...

NEW LOCATION

Derby Office Equipment celebrated its new location with a Chamber ribbon cutting event. They are now located at 1040 E. Fulton St., Gloversville and are in a new, brighter, modern space where they are selling, leasing and renting Canon printers and equipment (they are an authorized dealer) and ...

OPEN FOR BUSINESS

The Saucy Italian has opened at its new location at 22 N. Market St. in Johnstown and the Chamber held a ribbon cutting to celebrate. The Saucy Italian started in a food truck located on Route 5 in Fonda. Since opening the restaurant owner Annette Cavallaro has expanded the menu. She now has a ...

Gloversville BID names board of directors, officers

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Business Improvement District elected at its Annual Meeting on Jan. 31, its 2018 Board of Directors and Slate of Officers. The Gloversville Business Improvement District is committed to creating an attractive area in downtown Gloversville that will ...

Can anything stop the stock market’s relentless rise?

By STAN CHOE and MARLEY JAY The Associated Press NEW YORK — It’s been 365 days since the Dow Jones industrial average first crossed 20,000, and it’s already up another 30-plus percent as the stock market’s relentless rise to records keeps going. Few market watchers see a sharp ...

Comcast hopes for a TV windfall from Super Bowl, Olympics

By TALI ARBEL The Associated Press NEW YORK — Comcast’s NBC is airing both the Super Bowl and the Olympics in February, a double-whammy sports extravaganza that the company expects to yield $1.4 billion in ad sales, helping it justify the hefty price it’s paying for both events. NBC ...

JPMorgan raising wages, hiring, opening more branches

By KEN SWEET The Associated Press NEW YORK — JPMorgan announced Tuesday that it will boost wages, open new branches and hire thousands of new workers, citing improved economic performance and sweeping changes to the U.S. tax code. Wages will rise to between $15 and $18 an hour from a ...

Tax law makes small businesses rethink ideas

NEW YORK (AP) — As Congress debated a new tax law at the end of last year, Jerell and Elissa Klaver began revising their company’s plans for 2018. The Klavers crunched the numbers, estimating how a lower tax rate and bigger deductions on equipment purchases could help increase their sales ...

Don’t want to bother with cat litter? Japan offers robots

By YURI KAGEYAMA The Associated Press TOKYO — Japan, home of the “kawaii” cult of cute, has always had a soft spot for companion robots, in contrast to the more industrial or mechanical types used for assembly lines, surgeries and military missions. The Associated Press spent some ...

Authentically handmade?

By ALEXANDRA OLSON The Associated Press NEW YORK — Guatemalan women skilled in traditional Mayan beadwork technique have made chic pillows and pouches for West Elm. Hand-dyers in India, using petals collected from discarded Hindu temple floral offerings, help craft scarves for Eileen ...

Edmunds recommends 15 used cars for under $15K

By WILL KAUFMAN Edmunds Depreciation may be the bane of new-car buyers, but it’s also the reason so many shoppers buy used. We scoured our annual Edmunds New Car Buying Guides from years past to see what cars we loved back in the day can now be had for $15,000 or less. For each vehicle, ...

Trump claims credit for what is still mostly Obama’s economy

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump relentlessly congratulates himself for the healthy state of the U.S. economy, with its steady growth, low unemployment, busier factories and confident consumers. But in the year since Trump’s inauguration, ...

Intel underfoot: Floor sensors rise as retail data source

By IVAN MORENO The Associated Press MILWAUKEE — The next phase in data collection is right under your feet. Online clicks give retailers valuable insight into consumer behavior, but what can they learn from footsteps? It’s a question Milwaukee-based startup Scanalytics is helping ...