At Your Service by Maggie Inge

At Your Service by Margaret Inge is a weekly column that examines a number of business issues directly related to the Central Catskills’ service economy.

At Your Service: Nov. 17, 2010

Thirteen is said to be a lucky number and for many area service providers that will prove to be true. This week we begin nominations for the Thirteenth Annual Best Service Awards in which readers have the opportunity to name those who have provided extraordinary service over the last year.


At Your Service: Nov. 10, 2010

Two stores, different product lines; their customers can only afford their goods and services when/if they have been able to pay their mortgage and utilities and put food on the table. They are like most businesses these days; a marginal economy puts them in direct competition for the same disposable income.


At Your Service: Nov. 10, 2010

Two stores, different product lines; their customers can only afford their goods and services when/if they have been able to pay their mortgage and utilities and put food on the table. They are like most businesses these days; a marginal economy puts them in direct competition for the same disposable income.


At Your Service: Nov. 3, 2010

We all too often think of compromise as a lowering of standards, but reality is quite to the contrary. Compromise, well done, is the creation of something new that brings together the best of many ideas from different sources. It is how better standards are born.


At Your Service: Oct. 27, 2010

The future is calling; who will answer?

Next week is the mid-term elections. Of course, this is not news to anyone who watches television, reads the papers or passes along the byways. No matter which way you turn, we are bombarded by the slogans and slanders that have come to typify our election process.