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Thursday, July 16, 2009

New Shop, Pottery/Fiber Exhibit, KeyBank, Occasional Shop

Shop Opens in Tupper Lake
Bryant Gonyea opened Adirondack Rustic Design and Furniture Company on Park Street in Tupper Lake on June 1. The store sells Amish, Adirondack and antique furniture. Adirondack Daily Enterprise,
June 25, 2009, p.3

Gallery Features Three-Dimensional Works
The Atea Ring Gallery is exhibiting the primitive hooked rugs of Cheryl Raywood, pottery of Robert Segall and paintings, drawings and etchings of Harold Weston (1894-1972) through July 22. 236 Sam Spear Road, Westport. Hours: Thurs. - Sat., 11-4. Press-Republican,
July 2, 2009, p. A7, Out & About Section

KeyBank Offers Women-Owned Businesses the Key4Women Program
KeyBank has provided more than $2 billion in capital to qualified women-owned businesses since 2007 and promises to lend another $3 billion by 2012. Locally, Denise Prell, Prell's Custom Designs, 18 Clinton St., Plattsburgh, NY, has enjoyed the benefits of participating in the KeyBank initiative; the Key4Women program, "designed to channel customized banking service, access to capital, networking opportunities and ongoing education to women entrepreneurs across the country. ...
Nationwide 10.1 million women-owned businesses make up 40 percent of all privately held companies, employ 13 million people and generate annual sales of $1.9 trillion. In the twelve-county region of upstate New York there are 23,797 women-owned businesses.
Margaret Soderquist, area sales manager for KeyBank, explains that "Women value the socializing, networking, self-satisfaction and the pride that comes with owning a business." Press-Republican, July 5, 2009, p.D1, Business Section

Retail's Next Wave
The "occasional" sale - held in homes or rental spaces on only a handful of days per year - may be poised to become the retail model of the recession. And with good reason. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 74,000 retail stores closed in the first half of 2008. In addition to low overhead, pop-up storefronts offer the kind of flexibility that small-business owners rarely see. Visit www.lolabboutique.com, www.thehogshed.com, www.barnbarnbaby.com. Country Living, July 2009, p. 20


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