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Business

Business Professional, Business Partner awardees named by chamber

GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Business Education Partnership recognizes a business professional and business partner each year for their sustained interest and continuing participation in activities that strengthen and enhance public education in the ...

Littauer has new CT scan technology

GLOVERSVILLE — Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home purchased a new Computed Tomography (CT) machine. The hospital started clinical trials with patients April 6. Since then, the 128-slice General Electric (GE) Revolution EVO CT machine has been delivering higher resolution images, ...

Montgomery County names Cuba Havana as June Small Business of the Month

AMSTERDAM — For three-plus months many essential workers have faced relentless workloads because of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially healthcare employees and first responders working on the front lines against the virus. To help those caring for others during this time of unprecedented ...

Capital Region hardware retailer expands west to Mohawk Valley

PALATINE BRIDGE — Expanding their presence in upstate New York, Angelo, Giovanni, and Erika Grasso of Hatchet Hardware have announced that they have reopened the doors of 6133 NY-5 (Dutchtown Ace Hardware) as Hatchet Hardware of Palatine Bridge as their fourth location on May 29. The ...

New life for a local fixture: CRG tours Five and Dime Store and restaurant

NORTHVILLE — Just a few years ago the Northville Five and Dime Store was losing money competing against super stores, pharmacies and modern dollar stores that sprang from the business model originated by five and dime shops that were popular around the country in the early 20th ...

Historic Broadalbin Hotel invites overnight guests after renovations

BROADALBIN — Visitors to the area seeking overnight accommodations with good eats and an old-world charm have a new place to rest their heads and fill their stomachs, as the Historic Broadalbin Hotel, as of this July, is now accepting reservations to all of its fully restored inn rooms, all ...

BNJ Bargains offers discounts while giving back to community

GLOVERSVILLE — Joe Sierra of BNJ Bargains Variety Store in Gloversville has a simple message for local consumers on the hunt for shopping deals. “If you’re looking for something, ask me first before you go out and buy it. Because usually I have it or can get it,” Sierra said on Nov. ...

Vida-Blend breaks ground

AMSTERDAM — The Florida Business Park Extension on Route 5S in the town is set to add yet another asset to its already impressive and still growing roster of businesses in the region, as county officials on Oct. 25 held a ground-breaking ceremony, marking the beginning of construction of a ...

Campus field trip

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton-Montgomery Community College Board of Trustees took a field trip during Thursday’s meeting to tour areas of the campus that were renovated over the summer as part of the college’s 2019 capital project work. FMCC Acting President Greg Truckenmiller led the group ...

Tourism on the rise

VAIL MILLS —Tourist spending is on the rise in Fulton County, according to officials from the Fulton Montogmery Regional Chamber of Commerce, as statistics provided by New York state and the Chamber show that revenue from travelers has increased by 27.1 percent between 2014 and 2018, with a ...

Welcome to The Stitch!

JOHNSTOWN — New life has taken up residence in a long vacant building, shaped through the longevity of a city based leather finisher supplying designers internationally that celebrated its 50th anniversary this month and the grand opening of the restored building. Local leaders attended ...

A stepping stone:

GLOVERSVILLE — Ruby & Quiri, Inc of Johnstown recently made a lasting contribution toward the revitalization of the Glove Theatre by donating and installing carpeting to the entrance way and concession stand areas of the historic downtown building — a donation valued at roughly ...

Frank’s Gun Shop grand opening celebration slated for new location

AMSTERDAM — After more than a year’s worth of renovation work, Frank’s Gun & Tackle Shop officially opened the doors to its new location at 3831 Route 30 on Aug. 5 and will host a grand opening celebration on Sept. 7 to mark the occasion. “It took us a year and two months [to ...

Bob’s Bargain Outlet offers big savings

JOHNSTOWN — For Bob Lockwood and family, Bob’s Bargain Outlet is a labor of love and reward. Located at 248 N. Comrie Ave. inside the Pyramid Mall, Bob’s Bargain Outlet offers a plethora of items acquired wholesale through retailers as a result of returns, liquidations and overstock. ...

One last dance for TicTacToes

GLOVERSVILLE - TicTacToes Manufacturing Corp., located at 1 Hamilton St. — a business that most recently specialized in adult dancing shoes and which, at its height, employed 375 workers while maintaining factories in Skowhegan, Maine; Aguadilla, Puerto Rico; Amsterdam, NY, and a warehouse in ...

A ‘Second Wind’ for all

JOHNSTOWN — Shawn Beebie, owner and founder of Second Wind Coffee in Johnstown, always knew he wanted to make a name for himself in the field of culinary. While working at his uncle’s pizzeria in Gloversville and mulling over his own culinary ambitions, a friend and restaurant owner gave ...

A new beginning for a local fixture

GLOVERSVILLE — After more than 100 years of continuous Pecks family operation, Peck’s Flowers of 105 N. Main St. in Gloversville has a new set of owners ready to continue on the traditions of the century-old flower service while adding a new modern twist. Marissa Stevens and her husband, ...

Go for it!

GLOVERSVILLE — Those looking to improve their physical health and overall well-being can find the individualized support they need to achieve their goals at a new downtown personal training studio. Longtime personal trainer and Gloversville native Jarrod Johnson held the grand opening of ...

True Value: A boon to downtown

GLOVERSVILLE — Community members will have a good reason to head into downtown next weekend to do some hardware shopping as the newly-opened Gloversville True Value Hardware at 25 Bleecker St. is set to host its grand opening celebration on June 29. Gloversville True Value grand opening ...

Paddlers on the Mohawk

AMSTERDAM — There’s a lot going on down by the Mohawk River in Amsterdam these days. From the summer concert series and various festivals taking place at Riverlink Park to the tranquil river walk provided by the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook Pedestrian Bridge, the city offers plenty of ...