Saratoga National Bank and Trust Co. has again been named a Top Small Community Lender by the U.S. Small Business Administration for the Capital Region.
This is the fourth consecutive year Saratoga National Bank has received the award.
The SBA recognizes the most active 7(a) lenders in three asset-size groups. In the 2017 federal fiscal year ended Sept. 30, Saratoga National Bank approved 12 loans worth over $550,000 in SBA loans, making it the top-performer in its category for the Capital Region.
Saratoga National Bank has been an SBA lending partner since 1988. Its commercial lending team covers the greater Capital Region from Albany to Saratoga counties.
Mannix Marketing Inc., a digital marketing agency and SEO company based in Glens Falls, was named the winner of the 2017 US Search Awards in the Best Use of Search/Retail category.
Mannix was recognized for its work on an organic SEO campaign for Gettysburg Flag Works, beating nine other nominees named to the shortlist. The fifth-annual US Search Awards recognize leading SEO, PPC and digital marketing organizations based or working in the United States.
All categories were judged by an international panel involving pre-scoring and a face-to-face panel discussion.
Developed and facilitated by senior digital marketing strategist Jessica Tracy and digital marketing and social media strategist Amberly Rundell, Mannix Marketing’s campaign focused on increasing organic search traffic from individuals and businesses looking to purchase products from Gettysburg Flag Works, a leading provider of fully customizable flags and banners.
Saratoga Casino Hotel has received a prestigious 4-Diamond hotel rating from AAA.
AAA Diamond ratings represent a combination of the overall quality, range of facilities, and level of services offered by the property. A 4-Diamond rating signifies a refined, stylish hotel with extensive amenities and a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.
AAA estimates that of the 28,000 hotels they review annually, only 5.9 percent qualify to receive the 4-Diamond accreditation.
Saratoga Hospital is one of just seven hospitals in New York state—and the only facility in the Capital Region—to receive an A for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group for fall 2017.
It is Saratoga Hospital’s fourth A in a row.
A national nonprofit healthcare ratings organization, the Leapfrog Group assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals, based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms. Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades are assigned twice each year. For fall 2017, Saratoga Hospital is one of 832 nationwide awarded an A for keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.
The hospital made a significant investment in patient safety as part of a recent $34 million renovation and expansion, including 10 state-of-the-art operating suites and a new intensive care unit equipped with the latest infection control technology. The hospital also recently installed “smart” IV pumps in all facilities as added protection against medication errors.
Barnes & Noble is hosting a book fair to benefit the Academy for Lifelong Learning at their Saratoga Springs location at 50 Wilton Square on Saturday, Dec. 9.
A portion of the proceeds from purchases on that day will benefit the Academy, which will have a table setup between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. where people can get a voucher and a chance to win a $50 store gift card.
A gift wrapping station will be staffed by A.L.L. volunteers to wrap your purchases for free.
Founded in 1992, the Academy is a nonprofit, membership organization of 430 members who share a love of learning. An independent entity, A.L.L. is sponsored by SUNY Empire State College. For more information, contact the Academy office at (518) 587-2100 ext. 2415 or go to www.esc.edu/all.