Lori and Danny Matton purchased the 7am – 11pm Mini Mart in 1999. Their store was only 880 square feet and they only had 6 gasoline fueling positions. The Mattons knew that if they were to continue growing the business, they needed more space. Plans were made to build a new 4,000 square foot facility that included a deli and 16 gasoline fueling positions.  
The Mattons needed assistance in preparing their business plan and financial projections to include the new construction, change in gasoline supplier, expanded product offerings and the addition of a deli.
Client Quote:
“We wouldn’t have this story without all the help we obtained from the SBDC. Going into this project we really had no idea where to start or what we were getting into, since we had never borrowed money on a commercial loan before. Karen Stehlin helped us from the beginning to the very end. Her expertise in many areas made us more positive throughout this large project. We felt very comfortable asking questions, and when there were frustrating banking issues, she was there to help us through.”



North Country gets $61.4 million for projects

The North Country Regional Economic Development Council was awarded $61.4 million Thursday afternoon in the sixth round of state funding disbursement....

Grants available for Upper Hudson Recreation Hub

Up to $750,000 in grants will be available to municipalities, nonprofits and local businesses located near Boreas Tract

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