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A collaborative community business plan? Part 1

March 28, 2015 Are there new opportunities to work together? Some of this you are undoubtedly doing already, others ideas are emergin. more »»

Spring and a huge Adirondack What’s New Festival?

March 21, 2015 Does spring symbolize the end of a challenge and the promise of a new opportunity? Does the Adirondack calendar really begin in spring? --- January or May? Jan. more »»

Saturday Community Conversations: the Park as a model?

March 14, 2015 This week we introduce a new feature to Adk Biz Today: Saturday Community Conversations. On occasion I will reach out to folks to talk about Adirondack community sustainability and business life. more »»

Thinking of out before getting in?

March 7, 2015 Is the trend of handing off businesses to the next generation of family in decline? In a broader context, as entrepreneurs do we think enough about how to get out while we are Iin business? One... more »»

Support for Adirondack small businesses and communities?

February 28, 2015 “Inspire a culture of entrepreneurship with a globally competitive workforce and diverse business base” was one of four key goals discussed at the Adirondack Economic Strategies Implementation... more »»

Being ‘groovy’ in the Adirondacks?

February 13, 2015 Most of us have heard of the various definitions of being from the Adirondacks. These may include: -You live here -The ability to take on incredibly diverse tasks -Often spelling spring “s-o-u-t-h. more »»

Linking communities, part 3

February 7, 2015 In this three-part series, we have been talking about if there are growing differences between communities in the Adirondacks. more »»

Linking Adirondack communities, part 2

January 31, 2015 We know there are huge differences between communities within and outside the Blue Line. more »»

A growing Park divide?

January 24, 2015 Is there a growing gap between the communities in the Adirondack Park? It may not be in a way we think as there is an almost unprecedented cooperation between communities. more »»

Those moments of uncertainty

January 17, 2015 3-D printing. Retail and the customer “multi-channel” buying process. Customers who invest in your business. more »»

Building a Forum for the Future, Part 2

January 10, 2015 We have a great deal of energy on the community development front. more »»

2015: Building a forum for the future? Part I

January 3, 2015 We have a lot of energy going on in the economic front. more »»

‘Adirondack Community Business Kits’ Part II

December 13, 2014 Can a proposed Adirondack Business Trail lead an entrepreneur to the end of the rainbow? Okay, maybe not, but can it be a pathway to help an entrepreneur whether it be someone local or coming into... more »»

An Adirondack business assistance trail?

December 6, 2014 It can get so complicated, we forget the simple things might hel. more »»

30 years of thankful reflections

November 29, 2014 I was downright nervous. I had never experienced anything like this before. - Something new - It was the Monday after Thanksgivin. more »»

Adirondack community perspectives — a view from you

November 22, 2014 It’s hard to admit you don’t know something — especially when folks think you should. As an economic development practitioner, I know a little about putting plans together to move forwar. more »»

Are We ‘Work-trepreneurs’ or ‘Entrepreneurs?’

November 15, 2014 Ah, what? Technically this may be called “self-employed.” I just didn’t realize that self-employed meant not really being employed at anything but everything. more »»

November: a new look for 2015?

November 8, 2014 2015 —?Can you believe it? What happened to… 2008? I am a bit tired now, from the “sumfal” season (If you got what that means, you are a seasoned Adirondacker!). more »»

Stuck in the hourglass?

October 25, 2014 Many of us who are involved in community efforts or business, like to come up with new ideas. more »»

Is it time to redefine Adirondack tourism? Part 4

October 18, 2014 In business, it is important to have a clear and concise identity. This is more than advertising. more »»

Do we really know what tourism is? Part III

October 11, 2014 In Adirondack tourism, the bottom line is our nature. OK, this includes your nature as well. The human and natural environment together are what we have to offer in this new “experience econom. more »»



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