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May 2, 2010 By KAYLEIGH KARUTIS, The Leader-Herald Two Johnstown businessmen are hoping to expand their business, which installs propane-injection fuel systems for diesel engines, after an initial... more »»

Budding Early

April 25, 2010 JOHNSTOWN — Unseasonably warm weather earlier this spring didn’t affect the business of fruit growers in the region, but the possible danger of a severe hard frost on future produce lingers until th... more »»

Adirondack Chairmaker

April 18, 2010 GLOVERSVILLE — What started as a favor has turned into a business for Peter and Christine Schoonmaker. more »»

New Doesn’t Mean Better

April 11, 2010 While some television commercials urge tax filers to file their returns online, using a free Web site or software that must be purchased, local tax preparers say often times, filing with a... more »»

Waiting Game

April 4, 2010 GLOVERSVILLE — Though health care reform measures have passed and will begin to take effect over the next few years, local businesses say they are still struggling to wade through the details of wha... more »»

Plaza Renewed

March 28, 2010 JOHNSTOWN — The city’s Briggs Street Plaza — at Briggs Street and Jansen Avenue — is rapidly becoming one of the hottest and vibrant small shopping spots in the count. more »»

Family Tradition

March 21, 2010 The Lanzi family has kept one key ingredient since the 1920s — hard work. That approach has carried three generations of Lanzis to success in the restaurant business. more »»

New Regulations

March 14, 2010 Area organic dairy farmers say they are happy to hear of new regulations passed down from the United States Department of Agriculture that will require them to do what they say they’ve been doing al... more »»

Slow Season

March 7, 2010 Although lack of snow can make residents’ lives easier, the companies that remove snow feel otherwis. more »»

Tapping for Syrup

February 28, 2010 People waiting for the genuine taste of maple syrup can look forward to what area producers are calling an optimistic sugar season this yea. more »»

Surprise Fees

February 21, 2010 JOHNSTOWN — Industrial development agencies across New York state, including those serving Fulton and Montgomery counties, are being hit with thousands of dollars in fees by the state, which is... more »»

Still Dancing at 30

February 14, 2010 AMSTERDAM — While Walter Porath Jr. more »»

Debatable Plan

February 7, 2010 GLOVERSVILLE — New York state may transition from one type of economic development program to another, but local officials and business leaders are unsure whether the proposed new Excelsior Jobs... more »»

Cracking New Markets

January 31, 2010 GLOVERSVILLE — Fulton County Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry President Wally Hart was at a function in Albany when, after finding out he came from Gloversville, a woman there told him that... more »»

More Than Fuel-n-Food

January 24, 2010 MAYFIELD — Lou Stutzke has come a long way since the days when he was driving a dump truck at age 20. more »»

Shuffle at the EDC

January 17, 2010 GLOVERSVILLE — A change in top administrative positions at the Fulton County Economic Development Corp. more »»

Employment Woes

January 10, 2010 Fulton County’s status as having the highest unemployment rate in the state, excluding New York City, at 9.5 percent in November is a troubling but not surprising statistic, local officials said. more »»

Last of his Kind

January 3, 2010 GLOVERSVILLE — John DeRosa is the last of the shoemaker breed. more »»

Soaring Health Costs

December 27, 2009 Health insurance rate hikes for 2010 premiums have many local employers looking for a second opinion on their health plans. more »»

Thick Red Tape

December 20, 2009 Local business owners say the resources available for them from the state are overshadowed by cumbersome and convoluted procedures for some of the simplest of task. more »»



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