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May 26, 2013

Business briefs: May 26, 2013

New manager

PLATTSBURGH — Tracy Berry has joined the agency as the human resources manager at Northern Insuring/Northern Benefits.

“Tracy brings a wealth of expertise and experience to our organization,” said Deena Giltz McCullough, president. “She will add depth to an already experienced management team and will assist in growing our business in emerging and core areas, human resources consulting and enhancing our Life and Employee Benefits Division services.”

Berry is a graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh with a degree in both Accounting and Business. For the past eight years, she focused on health care, more specifically long-term care. Prior to joining the team at Northern, she was the chief financial officer and director of Human Resources for Evergreen Valley Nursing Home.

Name change

LAKE PLACID — The dental office of Dr. David Balestrini has changed its name to Lake Placid Family Dental.

This change more accurately reflects the focus of their team of dental professionals on their patients, families and friends. The business name has changed, but the same team, the same care and the same location will still be in place.

“We are committed to providing patients with personalized, modern dentistry in a friendly, professional and comfortable setting,” Balestrini said. “This new name communicates our mission to treat patients for their lifetime.”

Lake Placid Family Dental offers general dentistry services including whitening, tooth-colored fillings, implants, crowns, dentures, root canals and other services..

New patients are currently being accepted at the business at 2358 Saranac Avenue. They can be reached at 523-2406 or visit

Award bestowed

PLATTSBURGH — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has donated an award of $4,360 to Literacy Vounteers Of Clinton County Inc. in Plattsburgh to support literacy programs.

“At Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of serving others throughout the communities we serve,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “It’s exciting to see the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s outreach in action as we partner with organizations to further education and literacy and make a real difference in people’s lives.”

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