June 3, 2012

Business Briefs: June 3, 2012


---- — New shareholders

PLATTSBURGH — Lucy Carroll, CPA, and Holly A. Morrow, CPA, have become shareholders in Abbott Frenyea & Russell CPA’s, P.C.

Carroll graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. Following graduation, she joined the firm and in 1990 she became licensed to practice as a certified public accountant in New York State.

She has more than 24 years of experience in accounting and tax services and is now focused almost exclusively on taxation including estate and trust taxation. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Active in the local community, she has served on the boards of numerous not-for-profit organizations.

Morrow is a certified public accountant with more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of taxation and financial accounting with a focus on auditing and reporting. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Accounting from Plattsburgh State in 1990 and her license to practice as a CPA in 1992. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is a life-long resident of Keeseville.

Abbott Frenyea & Russell offers a full range of business and personal-financial services including financial reporting, tax planning and management-consulting services. The firm includes six CPAs with diverse accounting and tax experience and a dedicated support staff that together meet the individual needs of clients.



PLATTSBURGH — Hannaford Supermarkets

has implemented the broadest sustainable seafood policy in the U.S. supermarket industry, covering more than 2,500 products sold across the store, whether those products are fresh, frozen, canned or packaged.

Representatives of Hannaford Supermarkets and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute will outline the first-in-the-country sustainable seafood accomplishment, which allows shoppers the confidence that any seafood product purchased at Hannaford has been harvested in a responsible and sustainable manner.

Hannaford’s multi-year effort to achieve this industry-leading milestone has been driving sustainability improvements among dozens of suppliers and involved product changes in more than 50 instances.

Pharmacy online

PLATTSBURGH — Condo Pharmacy

has joined forces with Keep Your Pharmacy Open in hopes of expanding their reach and providing better customer service. Their Facebook page, My Local Pharmacy, has more than 64,000 fans and has a reach of almost 300,000 people.

Independent pharmacies are gaining more strength to combat advertising campaigns by big-box stores. It has been proven that independent pharmacies rank higher in customer service, knowledge about medicine, and make fewer mistakes than their corporate competitors, according to the company.

Condo Pharmacy is locally owned and operated by Steve Moore. Moore and his staff understand the impact social media has on independent businesses, and how necessary it is to push the boundaries of what customer service can be. With 850 million active users on Facebook, the aim is to strengthen the store’s relationship with its customers and the community as a whole.

Having a Facebook page enables the pharmacy and its users to interact on a daily basis, which allows for a relay of store, health, sale and neighborhood information. The store looks forward to establishing an open dialog and providing a forum to exchange ideas with its patrons outside of the store.

Find them at www.face

Car show

PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Chamber of Commerce

will present the 14th Annual Great Adirondack Car Show, Craft Fair and Giant Garage Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Crete Center. Visitors will see cars, trucks and motorcycles from every era competing in 30 different classes. Participants may enter their vehicle before June 11 for $10.

This family event also features a Giant Garage Sale along with a Craft Fair. Participants can turn their stuff into cash by setting up a table and selling items, or they may wander through the tables and find treasures to take home. Space is available for $20 in advance or $30 at the show.

General admission to all three events is $3 per person. Children 12 and younger are free.

Sponsored by The Chauvin Agency, Hometown Radio WIRY, The City of Plattsburgh and WOKO, this event is fun for the whole family. For more information, call the chamber at 563-1000 or go to www.northcountry

Business Expo

PLATTSBURGH — The 24th-annual Business Expo

will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the SUNY Field House. Admission is $5. Sponsored by TwinState//Voice.Data.Video, WPTZ, Denton Publications, AT&T, Buck Supply and Distribution and Curtis Lumber, this is an opportunity to find out what area businesses can do for you.

Booths represent just about every sector of the business community. In addition to learning what they have to offer, participants will also make hundreds of new business contacts.

Free drawings are availabale for door prizes. Everyone who enters will get a free spin on the “Spin It To Win It” game with hundreds of prizes donated by exhibitors. Free coffee will be available throughout the day courtesy of La Quinta Inns & Suites and TD Bank. Lunch will also be available for purchase.

The Après Expo Celebration will be held at the Naked Turtle immediately following the Expo. Everyone is invited to attend and there is no admission, but call the chamber at 563-1000 to RSVP.

More information, including a list of exhibitors, can be found at www.north or call the chamber at 563-1000.

Business mixer

WESTPORT — The Galley at Westport Marina

, located at 20 Washington St., Westport, invites everyone to the Essex County Business Council Business After Hours mixer to be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. June 14.

Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar while getting together with friends and networking with new business contacts.

Business After Hours is open to members of the Essex County Business Council, North Country Chamber of Commerce and partner chambers. The council is a division of the North Country Chamber. Those who are not yet a member of the ECBC or any partner members may call for a guest pass.

Admission is $2. For more information, or to make reservations, call Arlene at 523-2445, Ext. 133.