August 26, 2012

Business briefs: Aug. 26, 2012


---- — Scholarship recipients

TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union (TFCU) has awarded its 2012 TFCU academic scholarships. Three $500 grants were awarded in 2012. The recipients are Marissa C. Titus of Crown Point Central School, Joseph Gonyeau of Ticonderoga High School and Nathan Lenhart of Ticonderoga High School.

Titus will attend Binghamton University where she will major in Biology, Pre-Med. Gonyeau will attend Siena College to major in Business Administration. Lenhart will attend Westfield State with a major in Education.

“We are glad to have contributed to the financial education of these three outstanding members.” said TFCU President and CEO Shawn Hayes

. “We wish them all the best in their future endeavors.”

Each year, TFCU awards scholarships to graduating high-school seniors who are TFCU members, have displayed outstanding academic and extracurricular achievements and demonstrated an awareness of the “people helping people” Credit Union philosophy. Applicants are judged by representatives of the Credit Union Association of New York (CUANY) located in Albany.

Students interested in applying should look for 2013 scholarship applications to become available this fall at any of the Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union’s three branch locations: 1178 State Route 9N, Ticonderoga; 43 Meacham Street, Port Henry; and 7519 Court Street, Elizabethtown. For more information, visit a TFCU office or contact Pamela Nolan at 585-6725.

Award received

PLATTSBURGH — Stewart’s Shops , an employee and family-owned company headquartered Saratoga Springs, has received an award for its Dark Chocolate ice-cream flavor, which has been been named the world’s best at the 2012 World Dairy Expo for the second time in three years.

Stewart’s Half & Half also reached the podium for the first time with a third best in the world. The Expo is an international competition held annually in Madison, Wisc.

Each entry is ranked on flavor, body, texture, melting quality, color and appearance. “We make all of our ice cream and Half & Half with fresh and local milk at our dairy in Greenfield, N.Y.,” said Stewart’s President Gary Dake. “It is rewarding to have our partners’ hard work recognized.”

Dark Chocolate is featured in a premium pint and is one of three chocolates in the Chocolate Trifecta full half gallon. To celebrate the honor, all premium pints of Stewart’s ice cream will be on sale for $2.29 this coming week at all 328 Stewart’s Shops.

The awards will be given out on Oct. 2 at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisc.

Business honored

SYRACUSE — Agri-Mark, a northeast dairy cooperative, will receive the New York Dairy of Distinction 2012 Business of Distinction award at a special ceremony on Monday at the New York State Fair in Syracuse.

“Agri-Mark and its Cabot and McCadam dairy brands exemplify the very best in the dairy industry. This award is presented to Agri-Mark in recognition for all it has done to support and promote the dairy industry throughout New York State and across the nation,” said Nancy Putman, secretary of Dairy of Distinction’s New York chapter. “Many of the members of Dairy of Distinction’s New York chapter are members of the Agri-Mark dairy cooperative, and we are thrilled to recognize the good work and deeds they do in support of their communities and the industry at large.”

She said that when they looked at all Cabot has done through its 2012 Community Tour and Reward Volunteers programs, and all McCadam has done to support the communities they serve throughout the state by donating products and services to non-profits and local organizations, it was an easy decision.

“We take great pride in everything we do and this award is a fine testament to the hard work and dedication of all our farm-family owners and the employees of Cabot and McCadam,” said Neal Rea, chairman of the Board of Agri-Mark

For more information about Agri-Mark, visit