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September 1, 2013

Business briefs: Sept. 1, 2013

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The museum features the largest collection of Winter Olympic artifacts outside the International Olympic Committee’s museum in Lausanne, Switzerland. Attendees may check out the amazing collection, network with area business people and make new contacts at Business After Hours.

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be provided. Business cards will be entered in a drawing for official 1980 Olympic merchandise. The museum is located at 2634 Main Street, Lake Placid; the entrance is adjacent to the Box Office.

Admission is $2. For more information or to make reservations, call Kelsey at 523-2445, Ext. 108.

Business After Hours is open to members of the Business Council, North Country Chamber of Commerce and all partner chambers. The Business Council is a division of the North Country Chamber. Anyone who is not yet a member of the NCBC or any partner member may call for a guest pass.

Donations raised

PLATTSBURGH — Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub has raised more than $600,000 for the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute from fundraising efforts that took place throughout New England and New York from July 8 to Aug. 11.

Through the generosity of Ninety Nine Restaurants’ guests and team members, along with runners in the Falmouth Road Race and riders in the Pan Mass Challenge, funds were raised for the Jimmy Fund through adding $1, $3 or $5 (or more) to the total guest check and various in-restaurant events.

“This year marks our seventh year supporting the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,” said Ninety Nine Restaurants President John Grady. “We have dedicated staff and loyal guests in our communities who are looking to make a difference and we sincerely thank everyone who generously donated.”

This year’s Jimmy Fund fundraiser raised more than $277,000 from in-restaurant donations at the 105 Ninety Nine Restaurants’ Northeast locations combined with $323,000 from support and donations at in-restaurant events and from fundraising efforts for the Falmouth Road Race and the Pan Mass Challenge to reach the total of more than $600,000.

This year’s fundraiser marks a $170,000, or 40 percent, increase over last year’s effort, which raised $430,000. 

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