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May 13, 2012

Business briefs: May 13, 2012

Award received

PLATTSBURGH — Champlain Valley Audiology, PLLC, was honored recently with a Small Business Administration Small Business Excellence Award at the Desmond Hotel in Albany.

The SBA and the New York Business Development Corp. hosted the 14th-annual luncheon to recognize the achievements of local small businesses.

The North Country Small Business Development Center nominated Champlain Audiology, owned by Dr. Sharon Macner. The business provides clients of all ages with comprehensive hearing care, which includes diagnostic services, rehabilitative services and pediatric care.

Macner opened the practice with the goal of improving the quality of life for her patients through thoughtful evaluations and management of hearing loss. CVA is built on the founding principal of providing outstanding clinical and personal service to its hearing-impaired patients and their families. Since opening, CVA has captured a large segment of the market share of audiological care in the Champlain Valley with a client base that has grown to more than 1,500 patients.

Small businesses are selected for the awards based on their company's longevity, innovation, sales growth, increased employment, ability to overcome adversity or community contributions.

New CFO

DANNEMORA — Effective April 10, the president/CEO of Dannemora Federal Credit Union, Randall Martin, named Jamie Cecilia chief financial officer.

Cecilia spent the last four years in manufacturing as the manager of financial planning and reporting at Richardson Brands Co. Prior to that, he was responsible for the asset and liability management of a $1 billion credit union in Central New York.

Cecilia holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and a Master of Public Administration Degree from Syracuse University. In addition, he earned a Masters of Business Administration Degree from Union College.

Dannemora Federal Credit Union is a community chartered credit union offering personal financial services to more than 14,000 members. The credit union has more than $120 million in assets. Anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Clinton County is eligible for DFCU membership.

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