Spotlight on Business


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MOOERS — Sample Lumber Company has come a long way since 1989. more

May 12, 2017 12:00 PM The Sun

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The Holy Grail has been found for gun lovers, and it’s tucked away in a sleepy little ski town in the southern Adirondacks. more

Apr 17, 2017 6:00 AM NCL Magazine


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Law Office of Justin Herzog back in business after numerous setbacks more

Mar 6, 2017 8:00 AM The Sun

FERRISBURGH — This week, the Eagle visited Zev Langenaur at Green Mountain Pet and Tack in Ferrisburgh to learn more about their products and services. more

Mar 3, 2017 12:00 PM The Vermont Eagle


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Yes that’s right folks: 10 years of ownership, but the Charboneau’s history with the local business does not end there. more

Apr 28, 2016 6:00 AM NCL Magazine

As a nation, we tend to look at disabilities and special needs requirements as statistics. For example, one out of nine children younger than age 18 receive special education services, and nearly 21 million families have a member with special needs, according to the U.S. Census Bureau Report, "Disability and American Families". These numbers give us pause, but for parents of children with special needs the number that means the most is one. One child. That’s what it takes to make it real. more

Jul 15, 2015 6:00 AM The Sun

For recent college graduates, a recent Economic Policy Institute study paints a good-news, bad-news picture of your job prospects. The good news: you’re more likely to land a job than your peers in recent graduating classes. The bad news: you’re probably going to be underemployed and underpaid. more

Jun 17, 2015 6:00 AM The Sun

In America today, more than 23 million small businesses create 66 percent of all new jobs and account for 54 percent of all domestic sales. These businesses are in our largest cities and smallest towns, occupying everything from our tallest skyscrapers to the humblest of living room corners as they innovate, sell and service their way to success. They are the bedrock of our country, drivers of our economy, and backbone of our communities . . . and contrary to reports that they are doomed to fail (and many do) they are not going anywhere. more

Apr 22, 2015 12:00 AM The Sun

Albany Walk In Care Medical Treatment is pleased to announce they are now in-network with United Health Care’s Empire Plan! more

Mar 18, 2015 3:24 PM The Sun

It was a Christmas present to the town and region. more

Mar 3, 2015 2:30 PM The Sun

For many, it is easy to avoid the difficult, especially when the topic is money and the “difficult” is discussing divorce and finances. We think: it won’t come to that or I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it or the lawyers will handle it. And that’s understandable—divorce is one of the most stressful things a person can go through in life. However, to ignore it, to not confront it and plan for it can be a costly mistake. more

Feb 18, 2015 9:12 AM The Sun

There's a popular piece of advice offered to many new business owners. Hire the best lawyer you can, because if you're successful, you're going to need one. It is advice often offered half-heartedly—in jest—or received with cynicism. But there is wisdom in it. As your business grows, it becomes subject to more opportunities and more risks, and a skilled lawyer can help you navigate both. more

Jan 21, 2015 12:33 PM The Sun

When talking about personal finances, it’s easy to get lost in the broadness of the term. For starters, it covers everything from how we budget to how we spend, borrow, save, invest and earn. In addition, it often carries the connotation of being a day-to-day thing. But if we take a step back and really take a close look at why personal finances matter, the focus becomes very clear. How we manage our personal finances matters because it is what allows us to build wealth more

Dec 10, 2014 6:00 AM The Sun

: According to the National Retail Federation’s Holiday Consumer Spending Survey, the average person celebrating Christmas, Kwanzaa and/or Hanukkah will spend $804.42 in 2014. Many of us will at least partially use credit cards for these purchases. This article provides readers with an overview of how credit cards, if used responsibly, can be help people earn valuable rewards and better manage their holiday spending. It also provides readers with tips on how to make their online shopping experience more secure. more

Nov 19, 2014 6:00 AM The Sun

As children, we feared the unknown. Shadowy tree branches on our walls were the beckoning, spindly fingers of witches. The settling of the house was the groan of monsters. And the wind hissing through the cracks of poorly insulated windows was the shriek of tortured souls—which surely, alone in our rooms, was a fate we could not escape more

Oct 15, 2014 1:10 PM The Sun

The late Maya Angelou once said: “To make a difference is not a matter of accident, a matter of casual occurrence of the tides. People choose to make a difference.” This rings true for all volunteers. Throughout America, the communities in which we live, work and play are better because so many give so selflessly of themselves. They choose to make a difference, and what they do is not nearly as important as the fact that they are simply doing something—something of substance that fills a need. Volunteering to serve on a nonprofit board is a little different. Effective board service is about much more than filling a seat at the table and attaching your name to a cause. more

Sep 15, 2014 1:39 PM The Sun

When we talk about the cost of college education and student loan debt, we often talk in terms of rising tuition rates and the total amount of money borrowed by recent graduates. We do this for good cause: the cost of college is becoming unaffordable for too many students, and the average amount of debt — $29,400 per borrower, according to the Institute for College Access & Success — is a heavy burden for our youngest workers. Rarely do we talk about the student loan debt shared by parents, but we should because it’s significant. more

Aug 20, 2014 9:56 AM The Sun

The issue most people face when they come into money is they don’t know what do with it. Unlike the income we earn, we don’t have a plan for windfalls. It’s not part of our budget, so it’s easy to think of it outside the scope of our day-to-day expenses and long-term financial goals. This is the mistake. When newfound money is not part of our plan, it’s easy to spend. It’s also easy to overestimate its true value. more

Jul 14, 2014 1:06 PM The Sun

Life changes have a way of making us feel like fish out of water. They pull us from the familiar and leave us with an internal desire to wiggle back to a place we are more accustomed to—a place that makes us feel safe. Sometimes these changes are small, like shopping at a new grocery store or being rerouted on your way to work by a detour in the road. Other changes, such as starting a new job or school, are more monumental. But when it comes to really pushing us out of our comfort zone, few things knock the fish tank over quite like a move. more

Jun 16, 2014 3:18 PM The Sun

On January 10, 2014, the Ability-to-Repay and Qualified Mortgage Rule of the Dodd-Frank Act was implemented. In short, the rule prohibits lenders from approving a mortgage loan unless they can, according to the Mortgage Banker Association, “make reasonable and good faith determination, based on verified and documented information, that the consumer will have reasonable ability to repay the loan according to its terms. more

May 14, 2014 6:00 AM The Sun

  • Fran O’Rourke, Senior Vice President, Key Private Bank

  • Ruth Mahoney, President, Capital Region, KeyBank

  • Muhammad Ahmad opened Exit 29 Sunoco on Christmas Eve and has been seeing, “better than expected” business during the winter months.

  • Carin Urban, Vice President, Retail Banking, KeyBank

  • Carin Urban, Vice President, Retail Banking, KeyBank

  • Kate Otis, Vice President, Community Relations, KeyBank

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