May 02

AIM receives a 2011 Small Business Excellence Award from the SBA.

The U.S. Small Business Administration held an awards luncheon in Albany, NY where AIM was among 25 other area businesses honored with the 2011 Small Business Excellence Award. AIM was nominated for the award by the Adirondack Economic Development Corporation (AEDC).

Below is an excerpt from the Press Republican article: “Business Briefs: May 8, 2011

Business winners

ALBANY — Small businesses specializing in a variety of industries, from artisan baked goods to textile manufacturing, will be recognized at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 13th Annual Small Business Excellence Awards luncheon in Albany.

The SBA, the New York Business Development Corp., area lenders and economic developers will recognize these successful businesses at a luncheon and awards ceremony on Monday at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon will be held at The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany.

In addition to 24 Small Business Excellence award winners, SBA will recognize two National Small Business Week award winners for their outstanding achievements and the positive impact they’ve had on the economy and communities in upstate New York. A detailed profile on each winner will be issued following the luncheon.

Winners include Aquatic Invasive Management, LLC, of Lake Placid, owned by Thomas Thomson and Andrew Lewis; ASEPT PAK Inc. of Malone, owned by Dr. Gary Hanley; Mountain View Pediatrics, PLLC, of Plattsburgh, owned by Dr. Heidi Moore and Dr. Robert Moore; and Pearl Physical Therapy, PC, of Plattsburgh, owned by Elizabeth Pearl.

For more information about all of the SBA’s programs for small businesses, visit

Apr 11

AIM in the Albany Times Union

Divers targeting Asian Clams: Mats spread on floor of Lake George to smother invaders.

By BRIAN NEARING Staff writer

LAKE GEORGE — Scuba divers plunged into the 40-degree, gray-blue waters of Lake George on Monday to start laying down acres of mats on the bottom in a bid to snuff out an aquatic invader.

The mats target the fast-breeding Asian clam, an invasive species that was found last summer in the lake about a thousand yards north of Million Dollar Beach in the village of Lake George.

Now, officials hope the mats will smother hundreds of thousands of clams — which took just three years to grow — before the invaders can reproduce again next month and spread elsewhere in the lake. During the next three weeks, divers will lay down more than 900 overlapping mats over a six-acre section of lake bottom, sealing off the clams from dissolved oxygen in the lake, said Sandra Nierzwicki-Bauer, director of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute‘s Darrin Fresh Water Institute….Click Here to read more.

Nov 10

AIM got a shop!

Located in Au Sable Forks, NY, the shop is over 2,000 square feet with high ceilings, roll-up doors and attached offices with views of the Au Sable River.
AIM will look forward to easier vehicle, boat and small engine maintenance; solid organization with all parts and pieces in one location; and increased efficiency in the field with highly organized and prepared boat crews.

May 30

AIM in the Press Republican

Startup Company Attacks Milfoil.

By MELISSA HART Contributing Writer

On a recent hot day in late May, a team of divers is hard at work on Brant Lake, situated along Route 8 in Warren County. While the cluster of a motor boat, a few kayaks and inner tubes makes it appear that the crew is there for fun in the 90-plus heat, they are on a mission: To do some underwater weeding.

What acid rain was for the 1980s, Eurasian milfoil was for the past decade. In the latter half of the 2000s, as more Adirondack lakes became overrun with aquatic invasives, nonprofits started coming up with ways to combat the problem….Click Here to read more.

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