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February 17, 2013

Business briefs: Feb. 17, 2013

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The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization that serves, markets and promotes the Ticonderoga area including, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Hague, Moriah and Putnam.

Beer, food tasting

PLATTSBURGH — The Fourth Annual Fiddles, Vittles and Ales event, An Evening of Fine Beer & Food Tastings, to benefit the ARC Foundation will be held Saturday, March 16, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the West Side Ballroom, 253 New York Rd, Plattsburgh.

Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door or $270 for a table of 10. 

Tickets Include three free beer tastings, a personal tasting glass sponsored by Studley Printing and Bark’s Beer Cave, four food tastings, and an Irish Dinner and music by INISHEER.

Beer sponsors include Great Adirondack Brewing Co., Legend’s Bistro, Brewpub & Winebar, McCadam Distributing and Plattsburgh Distributing.

Silver sponsors include Stafford, Piller, Murnane, Plimpton, Kelleher & Trombly, PLLC, and Dannemora Federal Credit Union.

For tickets or more information, call Beth Davis at 563-0930 or 593-7828.

Funding provided

PLATTSBURGH — New York State Electric and Gas has provided $7.43 million in assistance to 158 nonresidential customers in 18 counties that suffered damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in August and September 2011.

“Our goal was to help as many eligible customers as possible recover from storm and flood damage, and we are proud of the results we achieved,” said Mark S. Lynch, president. “Our programs were designed to give customers easy and quick access to grant funding, and by all accounts we succeeded. Customers who received grants were extremely appreciative.”

The programs included:

▶ The Emergency Community/Municipality Assistance Program to help offset the cost of repairing or replacing customer-owned electricity and natural-gas infrastructure. Grants up to $100,000 were awarded.

▶ The Emergency Building Redevelopment/Revitalization Assistance Program to help offset recovery costs incurred by commercial and industrial customers as well as larger farms; agri-businesses, including food-processing companies; large residential-type establishments; retail and mixed-use development facilities; and educational/medical institutions. Grants up to $200,000 were awarded.

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