Canton, NY, Jan 05, 2011 — Six year ago, then-Senator Hillary Clinton came to Clarkson University in Potsdam. She met local artisans and browsed their tables of handmade scarves and soaps and fishing rods. And she announced a new collaboration between Ebay, Clarkson, and the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce to get those products to bigger markets.
The Northern Adirondack Trading Cooperative was born. It's since trained hundreds of local entrepreneurs in how to make websites and network and market online. A new 14-week course begins next Thursday at four locations across the North Country, in Canton, Malone, Watertown and Westport.
David Sommerstein talks with Ruby Sprowls, director of the Northern Adirondack Trading Cooperative, clothes designer Mary Gwyneth Holland from Colton, and Pam Rose, office manager of Boyden Brook Body Works in Canton.