#hellofromnoco We are the North Country Showcase. We are neighbors, friends, and family that came together to showcase the best of the best of the North Country. The idea started back in 2016 when a group of like-minded individuals got together to look at possibly buying the St. Lawrence Centre Mall in Massena, NY.
The venture turned out to be bigger than expected, so with the guidance of our fearless leader, Karen St. Hilaire, we collectively decided to move forward with a community-owned shop that focuses on quality items made or produced in our seven county area of the North Country region of New York.
The Seven County Explorer is the blog for the store. We will have features of the artists and producers whose goods are for sale, information on how you can help small businesses in your area to help stimulate the economic growth that is needed here in the North Country, and we will also highlight some unique events and destinations around the region.
The main voice you’ll hear from is me, Jessica, a North Country transplant and shareholder of the store. We will also feature other voices of the North Country such as other shareholders, employees, featured artisans, other community members, and other people we find interesting!
We want to hear from you! If you have a recommendation for a future blog topic please email me at [email protected]