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August 11, 2013

Business briefs: Aug. 11, 2013

New representative

PLATTSBURGH — Joseph Congelosi Jr. has joined the UFirst Federal Credit Union team as a member service representative.

Congelosi graduated from Plattsburgh State in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Media Communications. He studied abroad at Liverpool Hope University in the United Kingdom for three of his semesters. He will be working out of the Plattsburgh branch office.

Congelosi can be reached at 324-5700 or through email at jcongelosi@ufirstfcu.net.

Established in 1971, UFirst has been serving the financial needs of its members in Clinton County for 41 years. UFirst has locations in Plattsburgh and Rouses Point and can be reached at 324-5700 or at www.ufirstfcu.net. 

Windsurfing fest

PLATTSBURGH — This September, the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, a division of the North Country Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Plattsburgh will welcome the American Windsurfing Tour (AWT) to the shores of Lake Champlain. AWT, presented by Trade Wind Events, is going into its fourth year and has previously held events throughout California, Hawaii, Mexico and Peru.

On Sept. 28 and 29, Lake Champlain will be filled with free nonstop windsurfing action and fun for all skill levels including freestyle feature; bump-n-jump; slalom/formula racing; a windsurfing, kiteboarding and paddleboard exhibition; Cumberland Bay long distance race; family fun race; demos and clinics; appearances by pros Kevin Pritchard and Tyson Poor; a pancake breakfast with proceeds supporting the Imaginarium Children’s Museum; awards, prizes and raffles; evening music; and a barbecue.

For more information on the American Windsurfing Tour and the Lake Champlain Windsurfing Festival, visit americanwindsurfingtour.com/new-york.

Grant bestowed

TICONDEROGA — Robin and Scott Hearburg, owners of McDonald’s of Ticonderoga, recently presented a $5,010 check from Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) to John Bartlett, Kiwanis president, and John Donohue, Ticonderoga Elementary-Middle School principal.

RMHC recently provided the grant to Ti’s Elementary-Middle School for its Kiwanis sponsored BackPack Program, which sends eligible students home each Friday with backpacks stuffed with child-friendly food to help them eat healthy over the weekend.

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