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July 28, 2013

Business briefs: July 28, 2013

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NBT Bank offers personal banking, asset-management and business services through a network of 160 banking locations in five states.

School drive

PLATTSBURGH — UFirst Federal Credit Union will begin accepting school supplies for local schools in partnership with JCEO on Monday.

Every year, school-supply lists get longer and more expensive. Everyone can help by donating items such as notebooks, pencils, colored pencils, markers, erasers, pencil sharpeners, crayons, backpacks, pencil boxes, binders and calculators. Donations can be made at UFirst FCU offices located at 274 Rugar Street in Plattsburgh or 72 Champlain Street inside the Cornerstone Pharmacy in Rouses Point.

“Every donation will assist a local student with their school supplies,” said Linda Bourgeois, president/CEO of UFirst. “It’s nice to see the community come together in this endeavor. That is what credit unions are all about, people helping people.”

Donations will be accepted through Friday, Aug. 23. For more information, contact Jody Carpenter, VP of marketing and business development, at 324-5700 or jodyc@ufirstfcu.net.

Services expanded

SARANAC LAKE — Best known as a translation service of English to French, Adirondack Executive Services is now expanding its scope of professional expertise by launching writing and editing services in English as well as in French.

“Accurate grammar and syntax distinguishes professional businesses from the rest, and we found there is a need for such a service,” owner Sylvie Nelson said.

By reviewing projects such as the creation of a new website, revision of an existing one, the launch of a marketing campaign or the publication of an annual report, the company is committed to ensure their customer’s message is concise and professional.

“In the new era of 140-character messages, it is crucial to master the art of writing and editing,” Nelson said. “The process can be complicated and many texts end up being wordy, creating confusion. Adirondack Executive Services can help create a message that reflects its client.”

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