The Fulton County Barber Shop is not just a place to get a haircut. It’s also a comfortable place to hang out with friends and a prime example of a young entrepreneur investing—and thriving—in the revitalization of downtown Gloversville.
What started out as a local mom-and-pop canopy shop in Gloversville grew into a multinational corporation and one of the leading suppliers of recreational boating parts and aftermarket accessories to the marine industry.
What do Humvees traversing Afghanistan’s rugged terrain have to do with students at Northville Central High School? Students assisted Johnstown manufacturer Electro-Metrics in the prototyping process for the vehicle’s antennae and a gun mount, right in the fabrication lab at their school, thereby playing an important part in providing this critical equipment to the United States military.
While it was once the crown jewel of the Schine Brothers movie theater empire, the iconic Glove Theatre in Gloversville had become an eyesore for the city by the mid-1990s. In fact, the building was scheduled for demolition in 1995 so that the property it occupied could be turned into a parking lot.
Tom Vaughan intends to be the motivating force to bring farmers together to overcome what he describes as a food crisis in the United States, and he is doing it right here in Fulton County and neighboring Montgomery County.
In the village of Northville, Fulton County’s gem on the shores of the Great Sacandaga Lake, people can enjoy the nostalgic experience of shopping at a 5 and 10 store and then step next door for a bite at a newly opened upscale eatery outfitted with the latest in health promoting UV-C lighting.
Whatever a company’s workforce needs are, the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery (HFM) BOCES is one of three educational institutions in Fulton County that is positioned to meet those needs, even creating new programs when necessary.
The Summer Concert Series, sponsored by the Sacandaga Valley Arts Network (SVAN), draws crowds of over 350 people who have come to connect, enjoy a picnic dinner or takeout from a local restaurant, and listen to free concerts in a variety of musical genres, with the stunning Great Sacandaga Lake as a backdrop.