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Millennial Money: De-stress holiday debt with a payoff plan

By SEAN PYLES NerdWallet In a holiday season that many of us will spend apart from loved ones, gift-giving might feel even more important than usual. After all, if you can’t travel to see family, at least you can see them unwrap gifts over a video call, right? And just as many families ...

Loss of ‘snowbirds’ another hit to U.S. tourism

By TERRY TANG and TERRY SPENCER The Associated Press PHOENIX — This is the first winter in five years that Steve Monk and his wife, Linda, haven’t driven to Arizona from their home in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. They typically leave Canada to hunker down in warmer climates for ...

How to spot fake shopping sites and avoid being scammed

By JOSEPH PISANI The Associated Press NEW YORK — Ben Black bought what he thought was a well-priced drone online. But the drone never showed up, the site stopped responding to his emails and he never got his $100 back. He was scammed. “I’m pissed I got caught in it,” says ...

Restaurant owners consider loans, house sales to stay afloat

By SUSAN HAIGH The Associated Press For the past 27 years, the husband-and-wife owners of the Water Street Cafe have worked to make their restaurant a beloved establishment in the seaside borough of Stonington, Connecticut. But less than a year after the coronavirus hit, they’re just ...

Sportsman’s Den named Small Business of the Month

FONDA — Motivated by a personal passion for the outdoors - especially hunting and fishing — Tanya Towne, owner/operator of The Sportsman’s Den in Fort Plain, has something for anyone looking to explore Montgomery County’s extensive recreational opportunities. To thank Towne for the ...

County executive, business leaders discuss efforts to promote employers

FONDA — Business leaders in Montgomery County recently met with local representatives to discuss efforts to help promote employers who face issues brought on by rising COVID-19 cases. As virus cases continue to rise, Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort and members of the Business ...

First Choice Financial Federal Credit Union hosts 48th annual meeting

First Choice Financial Federal Credit Union recently hosted its 48th Annual Meeting at the Main Office located at 355 Hales Mills Road, Gloversville. Vince LaPorta, Chairman of the Board, conducted the business meeting extending a warm welcome to the membership in attendance and spoke ...

RIBBON CUTTING

A grand opening event recently took place at DeGiulio Brothers Flooring LLC. The DeGiulio Brothers Flooring showroom is now open in their new location 661 State Highway 29 in Broadalbin. They have renovated the old MaryAnn’s restaurant for their flooring showroom. The showroom is now complete ...

Bouchey & Clarke sponsors chamber program

GLOVERSVILLE — Bouchey & Clarke expressed support for businesses hit most deeply by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Fulton Montgomery region through sponsorship of the “Fulton Montgomery RESILIENT” campaign of the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President Mark ...

Stewart’s Shops reaches agreement to purchase Red-Kap

Stewart’s Shops recently announced it was expanding its fuel distribution business. Red-Kap, a locally owned family run business, much like Stewart’s, is under contract with Stewart’s. Stewart’s will acquire eight convenience stores, three car washes, a 75-plus dealer network and ...

Nine Pin Cider now available at Stewart’s

ALBANY and SARATOGA SPRINGS — Nine Pin Ciderworks, New York’s first farm cidery, and Stewart’s Shops have announced that Nine Pin’s cider products are now available at 134 locations across New York State. This marks the first time Nine Pin Cider products can be found at Stewart’s ...

Hill & Markes officially launches mobile app

AMSTERDAM — Hill & Markes recently launched the Hill & Markes Mobile App. The app is available to download on the iPhone App Store and Google Play Store. The Hill & Markes mobile app provides the full website experience and access to the company’s entire product line ...

RIBBON CUTTING

The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for the Mayfield Conference Center on Nov. 14. Mayfield Conference Center is a multi-purpose community center.  They have office space for businesses, co-working space for business professionals and a large hall for ...

Transitions program set to expand to Albany

MAYFIELD — Transitions, a premier program designed to advance college and career success for young adults with autism spectrum disorders and other learning differences, has announced its expansion into Albany. The first Transitions campus is located in Mayfield, where the program was ...

Beech-Nut, National Grid work together to improve energy efficency

AMSTERDAM — National Grid is supporting commercial and industrial customers across the state with energy use planning aimed at reducing operating costs and reaching renewable energy targets. Among customers National Grid is working with through its Strategic Energy Management Partnership, or ...

Johnstown Restaurant Supply owner to retire

JOHNSTOWN — It’s been a labor of love for nearly 70 years, but the time is right for Marie Kaseta Barr, owner of Johnstown Restaurant Supply at 132 W. Main St., to close its doors in a retirement liquidation. The store will remain open through the holidays with closeout sales. ...

Miracle Ear expresses support for businesses affected by COVID-19

Miracle Ear recently expressed support for businesses hit most deeply by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Fulton Montgomery region through sponsorship of the “Fulton Montgomery RESILIENT” campaign of the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President Mark Kilmer said the ...

Dollar General now open in Caroga Lake

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General recently announced that its store at 3266 State Route 29A in Caroga Lake is now open. Normal hours of operation may be found online or through the Dollar General app.    Dollar General stores are proud to provide area residents with a convenient ...

VALK HONORED

Bridgia Valk, Manager of the Johnstown McDonald’s has won an Outstanding General Manager Award, an accolade that recognizes the top performing McDonald’s Restaurant Managers. Valk was one of 33 McDonald’s Restaurant managers from New York state to receive the honor, which included a cash ...