July 22, 2012

Business briefs: July 22, 2012


---- — New physician

ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown Community Hospital is welcoming Dr. Mary Glickman to its staff.

Glickman will be establishing her full-time family practice at the Elizabethtown Community Health Center. She will also be on-call for emergency situations at the hospital as part of the scheduled rotation with the hospital’s other physicians. She will be accepting patients beginning Monday.

Glickman, a native of Minerva, is excited about establishing her medical practice in the area.

“I’m looking forward to working in this small but bustling Adirondack community where we really get to know our neighbors,” she said. “I’m excited about becoming an integral part of the Elizabethtown health center and the hospital, using my training and expertise to assist families in our region.”

Glickman holds degrees in philosophy, public health and medicine. She brings a wide range of experiences to her position including time spent as a Peace Corps volunteer working in West Africa, working as a research assistant in the Psychology Department at the University of Arizona and experience working for various health-education organizations.

According to Hospital CEO Rod Boula, Glickman will be a welcome addition to the organization. “It’s important that our area residents have access to primary-care physicians close to home,” he said.

To help bring Glickman back to the area, Elizabethtown Community Hospital helped her secure funding from the Doctors Across New York program, which helps pay a physician’s medical school bills in exchange for the commitment to practice in a medically underserved area.

Glickman received a master’s degree in public health from The University of Arizona and received her medical degree from Pennsylvania State University. She completed her residency training at the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine.


Retirement announced

PLATTSBURGH — Paul Sands, president and general manager since 1998 of WPTZ-TV/WNNE-TV, the Hearst Television Inc. NBC affiliates serving the Plattsburgh-Burlington, Vt., television market, will retire at the end of the year, capping a 38-year television career. Kyle Grimes will succeed Sands as president and general manager, as announced by Hearst Television President & CEO David J. Barrett and Executive Vice President Jordan Wertlieb.

“Today’s announcement of a management transition at WPTZ/WNNE takes on special significance with Kyle Grimes succeeding his one-time mentor, Paul Sands, at the helm of our stations,” Barrett said. “Paul has had an outstanding television career spanning 38 years and serving as the president of WPTZ/WNNE since 1998. Prior to his service with Hearst Television, Paul’s distinguished career includes positions as a news executive with several of our industry’s most prominent companies and stations.”

Sands will work with Grimes over the next few months to facilitate a seamless management transition.

Grimes’s appointment represents a homecoming, as he served as the stations’ news director from 2005 to 2008. More recently, he served as news director at WPBF-TV, the Hearst ABC affiliate serving West Palm Beach, Fla. Under his leadership, the station made great strides in local news ratings and earned a 2012 Florida Associated Press Award for Best Newscast.

During his time as news director and, previously, executive producer at WPTZ/WNNE, the stations earned three New York State Associated Press Awards for Best Newscast and a 2003 Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Documentary from the Radio Television Digital News Association. He is also the recipient of a Radio Television Digital News Foundation fellowship.

Before his first tour at WPTZ/WNNE, Grimes was a newscast producer at Hearst’s KCRA-TV/KQCA-TV in Sacramento. He began his career at Hearst’s KSBW-TV, serving the Monterey/Salinas, Calif., TV market. He holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University.


Affiliation announced

LAKE GEORGE — The Adirondack Brewery has entered into a partnership with High Peaks Distributing of Saranac Lake to expand their locally crafted beer distribution.

Located in the Village of Lake George, the Adirondack Brewery was solely distributed within the 11 counties of Northeastern New York State, currently serviced by DeCrescente Distributing Co. Inc. Monday, June 26, marked the first pick up by High Peaks Distributing, a shipment of Bear Naked Ale & Dirty Blond kegs.

The expanded territory will now include Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties as well as the Long Lake Township in Hamilton County.

“By working with DeCrescente Distributing, another family owned, local distributor, we have been able to grow our brand 300 percent in the last year and a half. Paired with our new greatly expanded facility and increased production, we decided now was the time to open up our distribution area and High Peaks made the most sense,” said John Carr, owner of the Adirondack Pub & Brewery.

“Located in the heart of the Adirondack Park, we feel that our product will do very well in this area.”

The general manager of High Peaks, Jon Dubee, added that they are very happy to add Adirondack Brewery to their portfolio and to provide the best beer service in the Adirondacks.

High Peaks Distributing, formerly Highland Beverage, has been operating in the Adirondacks since 1977, servicing their territory longer than any other beer distributor there. They have been an advocate of craft beers since the early 1980s.

For more information about Adirondack Pub & Brewery, visit, like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @AdkBrewery.


Music business

RIVERVIEW — Local musician Ryan Rock has started a local independent music-recording business, RJR/River Rock Records , in Riverview in the Town of Saranac.

Local artists who wish to make low-cost recordings of their material online or on CD, or releases on River Rock Records, may contact him at or by phone at 293-8840.

RJR’s music is available for free listening at


New hires

LAKE PLACID — Adworkshop, Northern New York’s employee-owned digital marketing agency, has added two new employees to its communications and search-marketing teams. Adworkshop employees 29 full-time professionals in its Lake Placid office.

Stanzi McGlynn of Montoursville, Pa., joins Adworkshop’s public relations division, Inphorm Inc., as a PR, content and social-media specialist. McGlynn most recently worked as a community economic development agent for the United States Peace Corps in Senegal. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and fine arts from St. Lawrence University.

Duncan Lawrence of Middlebury, Vt., will be working as a search marketing specialist. Lawrence previously worked as an executive assistant at a local non-profit and brings his experience in social media and behavioral analysis to his new role in Adworkshop’s growing search-marketing department.

More information can be found at, and


Store manager

PLATTSBURGH — Maurices, a leading national specialty store for fashion-conscious customers, has named Andrea Langlois as store manager in Plattsburgh. Langlois is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the store, including sales performance, visual presentation and personnel recruitment and training.

Maurices, a brand of Ascena Retail Group Inc., operates more than 800 stores in 44 states. Maurices stands for fashion, quality, value and customer service. Offering sizes 1-26, styles are inspired by the girl in everyone, in every size. For store information and to shop online, visit


Winners announced

PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts and the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau recently hosted the Adirondack Coast ARTWays Project unveiling event to announce the winner of the inaugural round, “Set Sail.”

Focused on the history, events, festivities and importance of Lake Champlain to the region, 16 entries were submitted. Jodi and Todd Brunner of Plattsburgh took first place with their artwork titled “Set Sail.” This piece was created by the husband-and-wife duo using graphic design and illustration.

“In creating this work, we based the imagery around the lake and wanted to evoke a feeling of past and present, achieved through a combination of both hand tooled and digital illustration,” The Brunners explained. “There are echoes of the area’s military history present in the illuminated skies above as patriotism ripples through the waters of Lake Champlain. The ships share that theme and also represent the recreational boating and races that take place in the area. The inclusion of Champy denotes the great legend of our region.”

“Jodi and Todd’s vibrant and playful image captures the essence of what the Adirondack Coast ARTWays Project is all about,” said Janine Scherline, executive director of the NCCCA. “The basic concept involves celebrating the region’s treasures through place-based artwork by local artists, forming an intrinsic collaboration between arts and culture and tourism.”

She said the choosing of a winner brings ARTWays from concept to reality and the Brunners’ image is one that everyone will identify with and embrace.

As the winners of the first round, reproductions of the Brunners’ artwork are available on magnets and posters that can be purchased at the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts and the North Country Chamber of Commerce.

Adirondack Coast ARTWays project sponsors included Mountain Lake PBS, CVPH Medical Center, Pfizer, Studley Printing/Lake

Champlain Weekly, Best Western Inn at Smithfield, Ground Round Restaurant, Tip Top Frames Art Center & Gallery and Meadowbrook Healthcare.