Jul 11, 2005 — A small business initiative in St Lawrence County was a finalist in a world chamber of commerce competition. The Northern Adirondack Trading Cooperative, known locally as the "ebay project," links up artisans and small business owners with technology to help them reach national markets. The Cooperative was launched two years ago with the support of Senator Hillary Clinton.
Representatives for the St Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce went to South Africa for the competition. They didn't win the award, but they brought back stories. Gregory Warner spoke with the head of the ebay project, Ruby Moore, after her return.
The Chamber is launching another round of the Northern Adirondack Trading Cooperative this fall, with workshops in Canton and Paul Smiths. If you're an artisan or have an idea for a small business you can call Ruby Moore at 386-4000. Go to full article
Jun 07, 2005 — 17 artisans from the North Country caravanned to New York City this weekend. They set up booths at one of the largest one day street fairs in the country. The fair stretched for 20 blocks down 2nd avenue in Manhattan. Woodworker Dave Crosby called in by cell phone just after the fair ended.
Dave and the other artisans are part of the Northern Adirondack Trading Cooperative; a project organized by the St Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce. The cooperative is an international finalist for a World Chamber award for micro-enterprise initiatives. Go to full article
Oct 23, 2003 — 16 St. Lawrence County business owners recently spent the day at Ebay University to learn how to sell their products on the largest Internet site for worldwide sales. Jody Tosti has more. Go to full article