Business Spotlight

April 6, 2014

Business briefs: April 6, 2014


BLD’s business model includes an economic commitment to the Adirondack Park. It has partnered with the Adirondack Mountain Club to give 1 percent of revenue to ADK to help protect and preserve the park.

“ADK is proud to partner with an Adirondack entrepreneur who has married the values of economic development with ecological and environmental conservation,” said Deb Zack, director of membership and development. “BLD strives for the lightest carbon footprint possible in all the stages of making a t-shirt.”

BLD’s t-shirts include four designs: Paddler, Newt, Trekker and Black Bear and are offered in men’s, women’s and youth sizes. The company will introduce additional products, including sweatshirts, hats and technical clothing this summer and fall. BLD products are available at the company’s website,, and in various Adirondack retail outlets.

Job Fair

PLATTSBURGH —  The North Country Chamber of Commerce Job Fair will be held on April 23 at the West Side Ballroom, 253 New York Road, Plattsburgh, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the North Country Chamber of Commerce, OneWorkSource, North Country Workforce Investment Board, JSEC, Hometown Radio, Hall Communications, Plattsburgh-North Country Service Corp. and WPTZ-TV, attendees will have the opportunity to find out what jobs are available in the region.

Local companies will have representatives on hand to accept resumes, give out applications, set up interviews, and/or talk about career opportunities with their organization. Some of the organizations participating are Advocacy and Resource Center, Camoplast Solideal, Casella Waste, Centers for Care, Charter Communications/Business, CVPH Medical Center, Dana’s Downtown Grill, ETS, Inc.,FedEx Ground/Home Delivery, The Galley at Westport Marina, Glens Falls National Bank & Trust Company, Hall Communications, Heartland Payment Systems, Hometown Radio Inc. and IEC Holden Inc.

Also, Johns Manville, Liberty Tax Service, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Manpower, Miner Institute, Mold-Rite Plastics LLC, New York Army National Guard, North Country Workforce Partnership Inc., Residential Resources, Spherion Staffing, SUNY Plattsburgh, Westaff, Woodmen Of The World Life Insurance, WPTZ-TV and others will be included.

Booths are still available for North Country Chamber members and associate members for $295 and non-members at $395.

For more information, contact the chamber at 563-1000 or visit

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