Creatacor Inc., an exhibit design, fabrication and trade show management provider in Clifton Park, took home four silver awards from the 2017 ADDY Awards, hosted by the Albany Ad Club on March 3 at Proctors GE Theater in Schenectady.
As the local version of the American Advertising Awards, the Albany ADDYs recognize the best advertising work being done in the Capital Region.
Creatacor received a silver award for each of its four nominated entries, one in the category of Product or Service Sales Promotion: Sales Promotion Campaign and three in the category of Out-Of-Home: Single Installation.
The work was completed on behalf of the following clients: rNRG, a renewable energy firm; DSM, a global health-focused company; Callaway, which specializes in golf equipment; and MINDBODY, which provides cloud-based software to the wellness industry.
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The Adirondack Trust Co. has again earned a 5-Star rating from BauerFinancial, a national bank rating firm.
A five-star rating indicates that the bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more. In addition, by earning the top honor for 43 consecutive quarters in a row, the bank was named an “exceptional performance bank” by BauerFinancial.
BauerFinancial Inc., based in Coral Gables, Fla., has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983.
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Saratoga Financial Services has partnered with the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, Confidata and Fingerpaint to host the 6th annual Shred Event on Saturday, April 29 from 9:30 a.m. until noon in recognition of Earth Day.
The drop-off site will be at the Fingerpaint parking lot at 18 Division St. in Saratoga Springs.
All paper documents are shredded, baled and shipped to local paper mills to be recycled for reuse.
There is a five-box maximum. Once the shredding truck is full, items will not be accepted for destruction. The event is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The companies have also joined with the local food pantry at the Franklin Community Center in Saratoga Springs and will be accepting donations in an effort to restock the pantry to help local families in need.
For guidance on what kinds of old documents and confidential files to keep or shred, visit Saratoga Financial Services’ website at www.SaratogaRetire.com for a list of suggestions. Staff will also be there to answer questions.
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Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte CPAs, PC was recently named to Accounting Today’s 2017 Top 100 Firms Plus Accounting’s Regional Leaders list in mid-March. The company made the Top Firms: Mid-Atlantic Area list.
Among the list of the top 35 firms in the areas that consist of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, TBC was in the 32nd slot and a 4.3 percent rate of growth over the past year. This was the first year TBC has been included in the annual report measured by firm revenue.
Starting with only four employees, today it employs 95 associates, including 53 CPAs. The firm’s commercial clientele includes real estate developers, construction contractors, distributors, manufacturers, professional service firms, automotive dealers, retailers, technology companies, and wholesalers among other businesses.
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Capping off a year in which its employees volunteered more than 3,100 hours, Ballston Spa National Bank (BSNB) recently contributed $16,000 to organizations across the region. Organizations were chosen, in part, based on employees who nominated causes to which they were personally connected.
The groups chosen to receive the donations include, but are not limited to: Ballston Spa Area Community Center, Capital District YMCA Circle of Champs program, Code Blue of Shelters of Saratoga, Double H Ranch, Make a Wish Northeast New York, Newmeadow School, Northeast Kidney Foundation/ William Cromie Children’s Dialysis Fund, Rebuilding Together Saratoga County, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region.
Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council, Saratoga County Rural Preservation Company, Schenectady City Mission, Stillwater Area Community Center and Wellspring.
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Spring class registration at the Academy for Lifelong Learning (A.L.L.) continues through mid-April.
Some classes are still open, including several lecture series. The spring term is sponsored by Prestwick Chase.
Spring term class registration and membership application packets are available in area libraries, the Academy office, 111 West Ave., in Saratoga Springs, or on the website at www.esc.edu/all. Registration forms are being accepted for open classes through the beginning of the term. Several classes are full and waiting lists have been started. Call the Academy office for current class availability at 587-2100, ext. 2415.
Classes cover a wide range of genre including: history, art, media, health, religion, writing and economics. Volunteer-led classes typically meet for two hours once a week for four to eight weeks. Most classes are held in SUNY Empire State College classrooms at 111 and 113 West Ave. in Saratoga Springs with several “on site” offerings at a variety of local outdoor venues.
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The Adirondack Trust Co. announced the three winners from its inaugural Strive Achievement President’s Award Ceremony.
2017 President Award recipients were Lisa Doyle, James Meehan and Priscilla Petta.
A ceremony was held recently at the Saratoga Golf and Polo Club. Each recipient received a trophy presented by company President Stephan von Schenk for demonstrating the bank’s leadership principles.
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Saratoga National Bank and Trust Co. was recognized in March as a 5-Star Superior bank by BauerFinancial Inc., a bank rating and research firm.
Saratoga National has earned this designation for the past 32 consecutive quarters.
The 5-Star rating indicates Saratoga National Bank and Trust Co. is one of the strongest banks in the nation. To earn 5 Stars, banks must excel in areas of capital quality, asset quality and profitability, according to Karen Dorway, president of BauerFinancial.
Based in Coral Gables, Florida, BauerFinancial has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983.
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The Adirondack Trust Co. will hold its annual personal document shredding day on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to noon at its Mabee Building, 31 Church St., Saratoga Springs.
People can bring their personal data for confidential destruction. Items that will be accepted for shredding include sensitive papers (white or color), carbon paper, file folders, old checkbooks, bank statements, expired credit cards or debit cards, and plastic ID cards. Paper items with staples and/or paperclips will be accepted, they do not need to be removed prior to shredding.
There is a two-box limit for each person.
For more information, visit www.info.AdirondackTrust.com/ShredDay.
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The Adirondack Samaritan Counseling Center will sponsor a fundraising golf event on May 13 at Airway Meadow Golf Club.
The 18-hole, four-player scramble will benefit the Helping Hand Fund, which helps people in need access the services of the counseling center.
The center is a nonprofit group that has served the area since 1983. It provides professional psychotherapy, counseling and educational services to facilitate emotional and spiritual health for families and individuals of varied means, including veterans and their families.
There will be prizes and on-course competitions. The fees cover the golfing, as well as a buffet and beer and wine through the day. People can also pay for just the buffet.
Fees are $89 per player for non-members, $45 for diamond members, $60 for platinum members and $65 for gold members. People attending the buffet only pay $35.
There will also be a silent auction to benefit the Helping Hand Fund.
For more information call the golf club at 792-4144.