The Adirondack Trust Co. Community Fund continues to accept grant applications from eligible nonprofit charities until the submission deadline of Aug. 31.
Grant information and application forms may be obtained from the Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund website at ATCCF.org.
The fund was established in 2009. The primary mission is to perpetuate the spirit of giving that is integral to the quality of life in our region by providing flexible options for planned giving. The resulting yearly Lend-A-Hand Grants help improve the quality of life and address issues of common concern in the area.
In 2020, the Community Fund awarded 37 Lend-a-Hand Grants to local nonprofit organizations.
Since the inception of the Autumn of Giving Match Campaign in 2013, the Lend-A-Hand Grants program has provided more than 235 grants, totaling nearly $462,000 to local nonprofits. Grant awards have supported programs in such diverse areas as veterans outreach, STEM education, summer lunch programs, wildlife education, homelessness prevention, youth services, the arts, and more.
Grant recipients will be announced by the Fund’s Independent Advisory Committee in December. The Community Fund welcomes nonprofit organizations to apply for grants that represent new and creative programs.
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Quick Response was honored with the Community Partner Award the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County Salute to Business Awards at the Hilton Garden Inn in Clifton Park on June 17.
A local, family-owned and operated restoration company, Quick Response is very involved in the community. From volunteer/free services provided to first responders and nonprofits, to the annual Christmas display, community spirit is embedded in its culture, officials said.
Fabian Johnston, direct of business development, accepted the award on behalf of the company.
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NBT Bank has earned a spot on the Forbes list of America’s Best-In-State Banks 2021 announced on June 24. NBT Bank was the top-ranked national bank in New York state.
Forbes identified America’s Best-In-State Banks 2021 based on an independent survey of approximately 25,000 US consumers who were asked to rate banks at which they have or had checking accounts. Survey participants made recommendations regarding overall satisfaction; they also assessed banks in the following areas: trust, terms and conditions, branch services, digital services, customer service, and financial advice.
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Colden Company Inc. was named as one of the world’s premier managed service providers in the prestigious 2021 Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings.
Colden Company was selected as one of the technology industry’s top-performing providers of managed services by the editors of Channel Futures. For the past 15 years, MSPs from around the globe have submitted applications to be included on this prestigious and definitive listing. The MSP 501 survey examines organizational performance based on annual sales, recurring revenue, profit margins, revenue mix, growth opportunities, innovation, technology solutions supported, and company and customer demographics.
Managed services providers that qualify for the list must pass a rigorous review conducted by the research team and editors of Channel Futures that rank applicants using a unique methodology that weighs financial performance according to long-term health and viability, commitment to recurring revenue and operational efficiency.
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Saratoga Bariatric Surgery & Weight-Loss Program, a service of Saratoga Hospital, has earned reaccreditation as a comprehensive facility by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.
MBSAQIP is a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. MBSAQIP reaccreditation signifies that Saratoga Hospital Bariatric Surgery & Weight-Loss Program meets rigorous national standards for bariatric care.
To maintain MBSAQIP accreditation, a bariatric surgery program must demonstrate that it has expertly trained staff, provides comprehensive preoperative and postoperative care, and takes a multidisciplinary approach associated with the best possible patient outcomes. MBSAQIP-accredited programs also participate in a national data registry that reports on surgical outcomes and identifies opportunities for quality improvement.
The program has been MBSAQIP-accredited since 2014. The program also is recognized as a Blue Distinction Center by BlueShield of Northeastern New York and as an Aetna Institute of Quality Bariatric Surgery Facility.
The program routinely draws patients from throughout the Capital Region, North Country, Western Massachusetts and Vermont.
For more information a go to www.saratogabariatriccenter.com.