Saratoga National Bank and Trust Co. was recognized in September as a 5-Star Superior bank by BauerFinancial, Inc., a bank rating and research firm.
Saratoga National has earned this designation for the past 30 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.
The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership will hold the inaugural Saratoga County Prosperity Summit on Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Saratoga Springs City Center.
Designed for public officials from Saratoga County and members of the regional business community, the free summit will cover a variety of topics, from the state of economic development to case studies and community preparedness.
Speakers include U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko; Jeff Finkle, president of International Economic Development Council; Hugh Johnson, partner and chief investment officer at Hugh Johnson Advisors; Matt Jones, founder of the Jones Firm; Tom Savino, associate broker at CBRE-Albany; Rocky Ferraro, executive director at Capital District Regional Planning Commission; Rob Camoin, president and CEO at Camoin Associates; Brian McMahon, executive director at New York State Economic Development Council; Mike Yevoli, regional director at Empire State Development – Capital Region; Tom Kucharski, president and CEO at Invest Buffalo Niagara.
To see the full agenda and for additional information, visit saratogapartnership.org/summit.
The Law Firm 500 Award team has ranked D’Orazio Peterson LLP in Saratoga Springs No. 34 on its Law Firm 500 honorees list.
The published list recognizes law firms that have achieved significant growth in revenues, and showcases the top 100 fastest growing law firms in America. Each nominee was evaluated by an outside accounting firm, and subjected to an identical review process.
The Saratoga Women in Business (SWIB) group will hold its bi-monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 5-7 p.m. at Julie & Co. Realty, 18 Division St., Suite 314, Saratoga Springs.
The SWIB group targets female business leaders in the greater Saratoga Springs area and offers free bi-monthly fellowship opportunities. Wine and light snacks, sponsored by area businesses, are provided and door prizes awarded. Voluntary cash contributions will be collected at the door in order to help fund future SWIB events.
Every SWIB meeting includes a five-minute presentation by a local woman-led, nonprofit organization. The November non-profit spotlight will be on Saratoga Hospital’s Flower and Fruit Mission, which raises money to benefit the hospital’s William J. Hickey Women’s Services unit and provides scholarships for advanced nursing education.
To learn more about SWIB or to register for the networking event, visit www.saratogawomeninbusiness.com. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 9.
The Saratoga Springs Referrals recently donated $500 to support the programs and services of Franklin Community Center.
The group is comprised of a network of professionals from the Saratoga area who build business relationships through quality referrals.
Franklin Community Center relies heavily on the support of the community to provide services to less fortunate community members.
Soroptimist International of Saratoga County is seeking applicants for the Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award, created in 2000 as a way to recognize girls for their volunteer service to communities and schools.
The program honors young women between the ages of 14 and 17 whose volunteer efforts include helping other disadvantaged girls; fighting drugs, crime and violence; cleaning up the environment; and working to end discrimination and poverty. Volunteer actions that benefit women and girls are particularly valued.
The program is named after Violet Richardson Ward, the first president of the first Soroptimist club in 1921.
The group is interested in applicants that have demonstrated initiative in both identifying a problem and trying to solve it and had significant and noteworthy accomplishments as volunteers.
To request an application form, email soroptimistVR@gmail.com or visit www.soroptimistsaratoga.org to download the application. Applications submissions are due to Soroptimist International of Saratoga County by Dec. 31.