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A Fine Win for Local Winery

January 27, 2013 CHARLESTON — Add equal parts skill, patience, passion and dedication. Let ferment about 14 years and the product is a budding winery putting Montgomery County on the state’s wine country map. more »»

Cuomo proposes changes to equal-pay provision

January 20, 2013 ALBANY — Under the current state Labor Law’s Equal Pay provision, employees who perform the same job cannot be paid differently based on their gender. There are several exceptions to that rule. more »»

Antique store making new memories

January 20, 2013 NELLISTON — MaryAnn Pierpont always has been fond of antiques and dreamed of opening a shop. In November, she made her dream a reality when she opened Memories Old & New at 62 E. Main St. more »»

Many hopeful about job market in new year

January 13, 2013 Hiring levels nationwide are creeping up toward where they were before the recession began in December 2007 according to the latest data from the U.S. Labor Department. more »»

A Textile Tale

January 7, 2013 AMSTERDAM — Anyone looking for optimism in local economic development need not look far for an American manufacturer weaving a positive tale on a loom of renewed possibilities. more »»

Wheel House

December 30, 2012 JOHNSTOWN — After nearly 40 years Don Brown Bus Sales Inc. more »»

Local employers discuss a possible minimum wage hike

December 16, 2012 With what’s been called a “coalition governance” structure shaping up in the state Senate as the Independent Democratic Conference and the Republican Conference join forces, some senators say a... more »»

Be Our Guest: Site managers say heritage tourism boosts interest in region

December 9, 2012 Over the past few years the recession helped some families rediscover what may be a short drive from their own backyard. more »»

Evergreen Thumbs: Local Christmas-tree farm owners talk business

December 2, 2012 As the English version of the German folk tune turned Christmas carol is sung: “O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, your branches green delight us! They are green when summer days are bright. more »»

Rediscovering Downtown: Symposium to fuse leaders’ ideas for downtown revitalization

November 25, 2012 It’s a tale of two cities for many downtowns in upstate New York as the faded memories of packed sidewalks clashes with the boarded-up empty display windows of today. more »»

New business: Panera Bread in Amsterdam

November 25, 2012 AMSTERDAM — The new Panera Bread cafe and bakery is nearly complete at the Amsterdam Commons on Route 30 in the town. Panera is scheduled to open on Dec. 5. more »»

Tech Initiative unites businesses, educators in 13 counties

November 18, 2012 About three years ago the Johnstown school district introduced the Young Entrepreneurs Academy in which students gain real-life experience starting their own businesses. more »»

Businesses and individuals step up after 'superstorm'

November 11, 2012 Standing amid boxes and bags stuffed with clothing, blankets, tools and other goods, Eileen King relayed the story of her two sisters’ survival in Staten Island as the Oct. more »»

Council hears message from Saratoga leader

November 11, 2012 JOHNSTOWN — The Business and Industry Council breakfast hosted by the Fulton Montgomery CEO Roundtable featured keynote speaker Shelby Schneider on Wednesday. more »»

Labor Pains

November 4, 2012 Fulton County’s unemployment rate remains second only to Bronx County in the list of counties with highest unemployment rates in the state. more »»

New salon opens in Gloversville

November 4, 2012 GLOVERSVILLE — Megan Hornbeck always has enjoyed helping others feel their best. That’s part of the reason she decided to open the city’s newest beauty salon, Meg’s Beauty and Beyond. more »»

Businesses consider cloud-based data backup and recovery plans

October 28, 2012 GLOVERSVILLE — Shelly Becker, owner of the High Rollers Family Fun Center on Route 30 in Amsterdam, has been working to computerize the longstanding local business’ files. more »»

New fitness company offers suspension training

October 15, 2012 AMSTERDAM — Suspension training isn’t a new concept, but the studio-style TRX Affiliate gym Hosner Fitness offers a unique boutique-style setting for suspension training classes for all physical... more »»

Powder Paradise: Royal Mountain invests in snow-making

October 14, 2012 CAROGA LAKE — Flecks of gold and red sprinkled the grassy landscape at Royal Mountain as the trees’ color-changing leaves floated to the ground along the trails Wednesda. more »»

Consumers have varied preferences, options when it comes to heating

October 7, 2012 Wood pellets, coal, oil or natural gas — it’s all a matter of heating preference. For some, the convenience of oil and natural gas are important. more »»



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