The Adirondack Trust Co. Community Fund is accepting grant applications from eligible nonprofit charities headquartered in the Saratoga, Warren and Washington county areas.
The grant window is open through Sept. 25. Grant information and application forms may be obtained from the Community Fund website at www.atccf.org/nonprofits
The fund was established in 2009 to build an endowment that acts as a perpetual source of funding for the broad array of nonprofit organizations that improve the quality of life in the community and to assist them in addressing issues of common concern. The fund also seeks to foster a community spirit of giving by providing donors with flexible ways to manage charitable donations. In 2016, the Community Fund awarded $42,270.00 in “lend-a-hand” grants to 23 local, nonprofit organizations, supporting programs in such diverse areas as veteran’s outreach, mental health services, wildlife education, homelessness prevention, youth services, and the arts.
Grant recipients will be announced by the independent advisory committee in December.
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Saratoga Springs Public Library will hold the next edition of its Brown Bag Lunch lecture series from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at the library’s H. Dutcher Community Room, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs.
The program is titled “The Burning of the Piping Rock: The True Story Behind the Novel,” presented by author Joseph Cutshall-King.
The historical mystery novel is based on the still unsolved arson of Piping Rock Casino in Saratoga Springs in 1954. The author has woven real people and events into a fictional “solution” of this crime. He will discuss the actual people, including his own family, and events of the Saratoga Springs of 1954 that drove his writing this novel.
It is produced by the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center in partnership with the library and is free of charge.
For more information contact the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center at 587-3241.
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Registration is now open for the Mannix Digital Marketing Conference, a half-day event designed to empower business owners, executives, and marketing professionals from small and medium sized businesses to succeed online.
The conference will be held Thursday, June 8, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Clifton Park.
This year’s conference features presentations on the newest Facebook marketing and advertising strategies, the most effective ways to get found in Google search results, turning websites into lead-generating machines, and the importance of brand consistency.
Attendees will also be able to register for one-on-one marketing consultations with Mannix Marketing’s digital marketing strategists. These consults are limited and require advanced sign-up, though they provide an excellent opportunity for asking specific questions and receiving personalized marketing advice.
After the conference, there will be a happy hour networking event where attendees can chat with Mannix Marketing strategists as well as make some new connections with fellow businesses.
Early bird rates expire May 19.
For more information and to register online visit www.mannixmarketing.com/mannix-digital-marketing-conference.
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Saratoga PLAN was awarded a $75,000 Conservation Partnership Grant from the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
The grant will enable Saratoga PLAN to hire its first full-time conservation director. As demand for conservation services continues to grow throughout Saratoga County, the new position will provide support for landowner recruitment, farmland protection efforts, including planning and implementation of state-funded purchase of development rights projects, completion of other priority land and conservation easement acquisitions, and oversight of PLAN’s stewardship program.