NBT Bank is hosting a webinar series educating business leaders on the latest information surrounding all facets of addressing cyber threats from awareness to prevention and response.
Presenters include NBT Bank director of information security Terra Carnrike-Granata, director of cash management and government banking Margaret Scopelianos, information security manager Andrew Frisbie and NBT Insurance Agency president Tucker Lounsbury.
The events are free to attend, and guests may join one or all sessions.
“Are You Covered? Proactive Controls You Need Now” will be held on Friday, April 23. It will outline how to integrate cyber liability insurance into your cybersecurity program while also leveraging banking controls to protect financial assets.
“After A Breach: Effective Incident Response on Friday,” will be held April 30. The team will share the fundamentals of incident response planning, and tips on how to respond to a ransomware attack or an email account takeover in Microsoft 365.
“Cybercrime Survivors: Stories & Lessons Learned” is schedule for Friday, May 7, and will feature a virtual roundtable hosted by all four of our presenters. The team will discuss valuable lessons from actual cyber-attacks, as well as answer questions submitted on topics from cybersecurity to cash management and more.
To register, visit www.nbtbank.com/CybersecurityRSVP.
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Ferraro, Amodio & Zarecki, CPAs, a forensic accounting, business valuation and business advisory firm and Hudson Forensic Solutions, a boutique forensic firm, have announce a merger.
The union, designed to provide the Hudson Valley with expanded services in business valuations, fraud and financial investigations, economic damage analysis, litigation support, expert testimony, as well as business growth consulting, exit planning and investment banking services.
As a result of the merger, FAZ, based in Saratoga Springs, now also operates out of White Plains, covering Westchester County and the entire Hudson Valley.
“Combining with John Loughren and Hudson Forensic Solutions gives us a wider geographic reach, expanded resources and proven expertise for enhanced performance on our business valuation, forensic accounting and business advisory engagements,” FAZ partner Stephen Ferraro said.
“We are excited to have joined forces with FAZ to bring premier forensic accounting, business valuation, growth consulting and exit planning services to our Hudson Valley clients, COIs and referral sources,” HFS Managing Partner John Loughren said.
FAZ is a forensic accounting, business valuation and business advisory firm committed to serving attorneys, claims professionals, business owners and others.
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Fingerpaint, a health and wellness marketing agency based in Saratoga Springs, has executed a strategic investment in Leaderboard Branding, a global naming and branding business headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., to grow its portfolio of companies.
Details of the transaction were not disclosed.
The investment in Leaderboard Branding is expected to increase Fingerpaint’s global reach and expand services to better support clients in earlier stages of the commercialization process.
As part of the transaction, Brannon Cashion, a managing partner at Leaderboard Branding, will join Fingerpaint’s operating board. He brings over two decades of leadership experience in the global healthcare naming and strategic branding space.
Leaderboard Branding joins Fingerpaint companies 1798, a market access and commercialization firm that specializes in healthcare consulting services including patient and provider access services, financial impact analysis and analytics, competitive intelligence, and pull-through solutions; and Photo 51, a consultancy focused solely on advanced therapeutics, such as gene and cell therapies.
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The Mom’s Choice Awards has named Lucky’s Adventures Children’s Book Series as among the best in family-friendly media, products and services.
The MCA evaluation process uses a propriety methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal, and cost.
“We are thrilled to earn the Mom’s Choice Awards Honoring Excellence Gold Seal of Approval,” said author Elizabeth Macy.
To be considered for an award, each entrant submits five identical samples for review. Entries are matched to evaluators in the MCA database. Evaluators are bound by a strict code of ethics not only to ensure objectivity, but also to ensure that the evaluation is free from manufacturer influence. The five evaluations are submitted to the MCA Executive Committee for final review and approval.
With the evaluation now complete, the review samples of Lucky’s Adventures Books will be donated to schools, libraries, and nonprofit organizations.
Macy has written three children’s picture books in the series, inspired by the true story of when her dog, Lucky, was lost in Saratoga for four days.
Visit www.LuckysAdventures.net for additional information.
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The Saratoga Automobile Museum hosted a successful Brooks’ BBQ fundraising event on April 6 to benefit the museum’s educational and exhibit programming.
The fundraiser also benefited Shelters of Saratoga, Inc., the Franklin Community Center, Inc., the Spa Park State Park Police, and the Saratoga Springs police and fire departments, with nearly 500 donated dinners.
The dinners were donated from museum board members and the community at large.
“In the midst of the pandemic we received an incredible amount of support from the community,” said Carly Connors, executive director. “We wanted to pay that support and kindness forward by donating dinners to local organizations that are helping people of our community. .”
The Museum will be hosting another Brooks’ BBQ fundraiser on Friday, June 18, in conjunction with the Antique Automobile Club of America’s (AACA) regional meet in the Saratoga Spa State Park.
For more information about the Museum, visit saratogaautomuseum.org.