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October 7, 2012

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Glens Falls National Bank provides banking and financial services through 29 offices across five counties. 

Bank rating

PLATTSBURGH — Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Co. was recently recognized as a 5-Star Superior bank by the nation’s leading bank-rating and research firm, BauerFinancial Inc. Glens Falls National has earned this designation for the past 22 consecutive quarters.

The rating, awarded in September, indicates Glens Falls National Bank is one of the strongest banks in the nation. To earn this rating, banks must excel in areas of capital quality, asset quality and profitability.

“The 5-Star rating tells customers that Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Co. is deserving of their trust and respect,” said Karen L. Dorway, president of BauerFinancial.

More information can be found at www.gfnational.com.

Based in Coral Gables, Fla., BauerFinancial has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays BauerFinancial to rate it, nor can any choose to be excluded. Consumers may obtain free star ratings by visiting www.bauerfinancial.com.

Winner unveiled

PLATTSBURGH — On Saturday, Oct. 6, the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts and the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau will unveil the winner of the second round of the Adirondack Coast ARTWays Project.

The second round, Adirondack Coast Harvest, focused on the region’s deep ties to agriculture. The event will be at 1 p.m. where attendees may learn more about the project, talk to the artists and see the entries and winning artwork unveiled.

The event will be immediately followed by the Adirondack Coast Wine, Cider and Food Festival taking place from 2 to 8 p.m. This festival is one of a kind to the region and will serve up unique local cold-climate wines, ciders and farm products from local artisans. It will be held at the Crete Civic Center in Plattsburgh.

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