September 22, 2013

Business briefs: Sept. 22, 2013


The program, offered to all young visitors of the center, teaches about the Adirondacks while exploring the exhibits, real specimens and natural sites using a newly enhanced, illustrated guidebook and questions adapted to specific age groups. More than 1,100 youngsters participate in this program annually.

The Junior Naturalist Program is a self-guided, environmental-education activity fitting into the center’s “no child left inside” programming, focused on engaging children in the natural world. The program is among the center’s most popular self-led activities for visitors coming from the community, local and regional schools, youth and church groups, as well as summer camp and seasonal museum visitors.

Community Bank seeks to strengthen the activities of organizations throughout the Tri-Lakes region that benefit the education and well-being of area residents. For more information, contact The Wild Center at 359-7800 or visit 

Women in Business

PLATTSBURGH — A Celebration of Women in Business will be held Oct. 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the West Side Ballroom.

Everyone who attends will be automatically included in the Amazing iPad Giveaway courtesy of the event’s sponsor, Stafford, Piller, Murnane, Plimpton, Kelleher and Trombley, PLLC. 

Sen. Betty Little and the North Country Chamber of Commerce invite everyone, both men and women, who want to help celebrate women in business in the North Country to enjoy lunch, a “15-minute drill” on networking and the insights of keynote speaker Patricia O’Gorman. O’Gorman is a veteran of numerous television appearances including Good Morning America, Today and AM Sunday.

Those interested may choose to stay after the lunch for a workshop designed specifically for minority- and woman-owned businesses. Register or learn more about this event by calling the chamber at 563-1000.

Open house

PLATTSBURGH — Anyone who wants freedom from conflicts with weight, eating and body image may join Ilene Leshinsky for an open house on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Leshinsky will present an overview of her BodySense program. Participants can meet her, enjoy light refreshments, ask questions and register if they want for the fall BodySense Basics groups and other fall programs.

The open house will be held at her office at 159 Margaret St., Suite 300, in Plattsburgh. Call 570-6164 for more information or visit

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