LATHAM — While recently celebrating their 38th year in business, Morningside Gallery owners, Paul and Patrice Martterer, felt a strong sense of things coming full circle. The couple was completing a move within Latham’s Newton Plaza, to a storefront they first occupied 30 years ago when they moved into the plaza from their start-up location elsewhere in Latham. Like so many milestone events, this anniversary caused a moment of reflection on their journey. Having weathered the usual “start-up” hurdles, their 38 years has required navigating a couple of recessions; the aftermath of 9/11; the 2008-09 financial crisis; and most recently, the ongoing pandemic. Collectively, these challenges look forbidding, and it would be easy to take all the credit for overcoming them. Paul and Patrice, however, realize that they really didn’t “go it alone.” A strong customer base with whom they have developed relationships had helped them along, through their patronage and sincere concern during “down” times. It leaves these owners grateful, realizing that their business life has been more than just a series of retail transactions.