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September 30, 2012

Business briefs: Sept. 30, 2012


The workshops will be held at the Arthur LeFevre Apartments, 173 Rand Hill Rd., Morrisonville, in the community room.

For more information, call 314-3689.

Nominations sought

PLATTSBURGH — From now through Oct. 22, nominations are being sought for someone who is making a difference in the community to be MVP Health Care’s Ultimate Game Changer.

The contest invites kids age 13 and over and adults in New York and Vermont to nominate someone they feel is making a significant contribution.

“MVP is committed to helping people improve their health, their lives and our communities. We want to celebrate those individuals who make a difference in their communities by helping others,” said Denise Gonick, MVP’s president of operations. “We are looking forward to meeting the inspirational game changers who are working to make our communities healthier and better.”

A game changer can be anyone as long as they are 13 or older — kids, parents, coaches, teachers or grandparents — anyone recognized as a role model.

Starting Oct. 7, visit to vote and help determine the 10 finalists. 

The grand-prize winner will be selected from the top 10 by a panel of judges. All 10 finalists will be invited to the Game Changer Awards Dinner, featuring soccer star Abby Wambach and lacrosse legend Gary Gait. The grand-prize winner and the person who made the winning nomination will each receive $1,000.

No purchase necessary. Enter online at A nominator may enter more than one nominee so long as each entry is separate and meets all entry requirements.

Website unveiled

PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Chamber of Commerce

has announced the launch of its new website,, the official website for Plattsburgh International Airport. The bilingual site features a new look and navigation, as well as richer content.

“The upgrades to will combine to deliver a richer user experience ultimately fulfilling more of the traveler’s planning needs,”  said Chris Kreig, airport manager.

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