The Maples Ranch, located in the heart of snowmobile country, is looking towards growth in the hospitality industry. Keep reading to learn more about the restaurant and why Lewis County is the exact spot where they want to be.
Business Name. The Maples Ranch, 8482 NYS 12, Lowville, NY 13367
Owner. Steve Sweredoski
Number of Years in Business. 15 years
Number of Employees. 5-10
Describe your success story. Our success has always depended on finding the need and filling it. In the hospitality arena, customer service is king. Our reputation rides on every plate that leaves our kitchen. It's not about how good we were on the last event, it's about how good we are right now that counts.
Why did you choose to do business in Lewis County? I was born and raised in Lowville. Although I lived away for a number of years, I would come back to visit routinely. Having experienced most of the Country, I found Lewis County to be a rather unique setting. The county's proximity to Lake Ontario and the Adirondacks lends itself to beautiful vistas, recreation and tourism. The friendly North Country people are also another great reason to open a business in Lewis County.
What are the advantages of doing business here? The location of our County is one of it's major advantages, placed in the middle of everywhere. Our four distinctive seasons attract tourism and recreation dollars year round. Also, our local population provides solid business patrons and a ready supply of qualified labor.
What advice would you give to someone starting a business in Lewis County? As in any area, opening any type of business requires proper planning, capitalization, and perserverance. There are numerous business resources to draw from - such as the Lewis County IDA. Take advantage of the many resources available to you.