SLCLDC Provides Microenterprise Loan to Adirondack Battery

Living in a battery based, off grid inverter powered home makes dealing with batteries a 24/7 experience for Amanda Potter.  In 2010 Amanda applied the knowledge gained through her personal experience to form Adirondack Battery, LLC, a wholesale and retail distributor and supplier of multiple types of batteries. 

As a battery specialist Amanda provides superior product knowledge, battery sizing and identification and recommendations for proper maintenance and charging.  She specializes in identifying battery issues and supplies new, fresh and high quality batteries to solve the problems with direct order and delivery service to her customers.  She also offers to pick up service for expended batteries that can be recycled.

Adirondack Battery’s current market includes approximately a 100 mile radius of Amanda’s home in Hopkinton which covers Clayton along the Canadian border to Plattsburg, down to the southern part of the Adirondacks over to the greater Watertown area.  A $20,000 loan from the St. Lawrence County Local Development Corporation is providing financing for working capital to support future growth of the business, and to purchase testing and charging equipment.  The loan will enable Adirondack Battery to expand its current product line and reach a broader customer base.  Funds will also be used to equip a mobile display unit that will demonstrate solar panels, an inverter wired to an AC panel box with receptacles and storage batteries. 

“This is the type of niche business that the SLCLDC microloan fund was designed to support.  By being based at her home Amanda is able to keep her costs down while building the business to the point where she can add employees,” states Raymond Fountain, SLCLDC Chief Executive.  “We are happy to provide assistance to Adirondack Battery to support this growth.”

Amanda has spent the last year learning the market and discovering her best opportunities in the industry.  While a number of retailers offer batteries, not many deal in the upscale and diverse lines that Adirondack Battery supplies, and not with the knowledge and customer service Amanda brings.  As the area’s distributor for Northeast Battery, Amanda has access to brands such as Trojan, Odyssey, Enersys, and Fullriver.  These companies represent the finest manufactured and top selling batteries worldwide, many of which their applications could not previously be addressed locally or by a face-to-face representative.

"I am extremely grateful for the support of the Local Development Corporation for helping me grow and expand Adirondack Battery,” states Potter.  “This leg-up is providing me with the opportunity to provide all community members and businesses in Northern New York with the very best Renewable, Re-usable and Re-cyclable Batteries.  Whether starting your car, truck, tractor, bike or boat, backing up the electricity to your furnace or oxygen machine, Adirondack Battery can supply you with the top-of-the-line batteries for every and all applications."    

For more information please contact Amanda Potter at Adirondack Battery, (315) 212-2114 or  A website is currently under construction.


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December 7, 2018 Meeting Notice

The St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency is scheduled to meet on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 8:30 AM at the Ernest J. LaBaff Industrial Building, 19 Commerce Lane, Canton.  Meetings of the St. Lawrence County IDA - Local Development Corporation, St. Lawrence County IDA - Civic Development Corporation and St. Lawrence County Property Development Corporation will immediately follow.