Hometown Local is an initiative started by NBC Watertown to help Small Businesses grow.  With Small businesses being the backbone of our community, we wanted to bring recognition to the owners that unlock in the morning, make all of the daily decisions and lock up at the end of the day.  All of this while holding responsibility to their loyal employees.  These folks are our friends, families and neighbors. They are just like you and I.  They are there before, during and after the sale.  To learn more about Hometown Local and how you can be a partner with NBC Watertown, contact us at 315-836-2023 or nbcwatertown45@gmail.com.

Johnson Lumber is a family owned and operated Eastern White Pine Sawmill located in Carthage. Robert and Ronald Johnson, started their adventure in 1977 with the help of their father. They currently service over 200 retail yards with Johnson Lumber products in New York State alone. Their goal from the beginning has always been to manufacture the highest quality lumber, provide top notch service, grow the business and explore new avenues and markets. Over the past 40 years Johnson Lumber has been a staple of the North Country and their community. Currently the second generation is learning and contributing to help grow Johnson Lumber for the future.

Rudd’s has been family owned and operated by Jeff and Karen Rudd since 2005. Rudd’s pride themselves on their amazing customer service and carrying a full line of hardware, clothing, footwear, lawn care products also added value to their customers. They have also been providing area farmers with their seed, fertilizer, and spraying needs. Rudd’s has something for everyone!

Carthage Savings was founded in 1888, making it the longest running “Hometown Bank” in Jefferson and Lewis Counties. Their mission is “To Provide Quality Financial Services that Exceed our Members’ Expectations while Enhancing the Communities We Serve” is a promise they have lived up to for over 130 years. They are dedicated to being a part of the North Country’s future prosperity.

White’s Lumber has been the North Country’s hometown lumber and building supplier for over 125 years. They continue to serve their customers with one mission in mind: to help them build to be the best with great products, low prices, and expert advice. Family owned and operated for over 125 years, White’s Lumber & Building Supply serves the entire region with four convenient locations in Watertown, Gouverneur, Pulaski, and Clayton. At White’s, you’ll find savings on everything you need for your next building project, plus expert advice you just can’t get anywhere else. Whether you’re fixing a leaky sink or building a brand new home, White’s Lumber is here to help.

AAMCO is one of the most trusted and recognized “automotive” brands in the country. Ezra “Ted” Ford first opened their doors in Watertown on December 1, 1979 at their Coffeen Street location. Paul Simmons Sr. came on board as a Manager in 1980 and in 1984 Paul purchased AAMCO from Ted, and has been the owner ever since. With the help of Paul’s son Paul Jr. and daughter Darcy it is truly a family operation and has been for the past 25 years! AAMCO prides itself on being ingrained in the community and giving back as much as possible.