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May 19, 2013

Business briefs: May 19, 2013


On April 27, the Credit Union sent a team to the Autism Alliance Walk at the Oval in Plattsburgh. Team members donated a total of $879 through contributions from friends, family members, DFCU members and the matching of the DFCU Board of Representatives.

Course completed

PLATTSBURGH — Andrew Beach of Taylor Rental in Plattsburgh has completed the 20-week-long course for the American Welding Society.

Beach is now certified as a welder, welding operator and tack welder. By passing all the qualified tests, he will benefit Taylor Rental with fabrication and repairs.

Beach has been with Taylor Rental for five years and serves the company in Plattsburgh and their newest location in Saranac Lake.

Food drive

PLATTSBURGH — Maurices of Champlain Centre in Plattsburgh is holding a food drive to benefit the Plattsburgh Interfaith Food Shelf.

”While we participate in a number of Maurices-sponsored benefits throughout the year, we are especially proud when we have the opportunity to support causes right here at home,” said Store Manager Kendra Taro.

The food drive begins on Saturday, June 1, and continues through Sunday, June 30. Customers can drop off their donations any time during store hours, which are Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Items needed include non-perishable food items.

For each donation, people will receive a coupon for 20 percent off any one regular-priced Maurices item. Maurices offers clothing and accessories for fashion-savvy young women in sizes 1 to 18. Today, Maurices operates more than 833 stores in 46 states and Canada.

Appreciation Day

PLATTSBURGH — The Margaret Street Office of Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Co. will host a Community Appreciation Day on Friday featuring food, giveaways and fund-raising activities to benefit military support organizations.

Festivities are planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the branch, located at 25 Margaret Street in downtown Plattsburgh. There will be free hot dogs and chips, document shredding, hand-held flags in honor of Memorial Day, a military humvee, a bounce house and face-painting. In addition, the VA Clinic and American Legion Post 20 will be on-site to raise awareness about their organizations.

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