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December 2011 Archives

Have you ever been to the Schroon Lake Bed & Breakfast? This Adirondack Inn combines antique charm with modern amenities, and makes a perfect place for a weekend getaway. Waking up in the Adirondack Mountains and being served a homemade, artisan breakfast made with local ingredients is the best start to anyone's day.

Schroon Lake Bed & Breakfast recently entered a contest on YouTube. The "My Business Story" contest asked users to upload a video to share their story, and to encourage other small business owners across the nation to support each other. Schroon Lake Bed & Breakfast won the contest in the Travel New York category.
Residents of Saranac Lake, a small community in the Adirondacks with a year-round population of about 5,000, have come up with their own answer to an issue that has been inconveniencing them for almost a decade. This is a heartwarming story that got national attention, having been highlighted by the New York Times Business Day section back in November.

After the Ames department store went out of business in 2002, the closest place to buy basic necessities such as bedding and underwear was Plattsburgh, about 50 miles away. The community decided against a 12,000 square foot Wal-Mart store being built, which would likely put most local retailers out of business. Instead, the residents of Saranac Lake raised capital, and opened their own department store!

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Photo Courtesy of the The Community Store in Saranac Lake on Facebook