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February 17, 2013

Business briefs: Feb. 17, 2013

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▶ The Emergency Agriculture Assistance Program to help offset the cost of repairing or replacing customer-owned electricity and natural-gas infrastructure at smaller farms and agri-businesses. Grants up to $50,000 were awarded.

In October 2011, NYSEG requested and received approval from the New York State Public Service Commission to spend up to $7 million to assist eligible nonresidential customers affected by Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee. In 2012, the company requested and received approval to spend additional economic development funds on the program to accommodate customer needs.

New vice president

PLATTSBURGH — Craig Ormsby of Plattsburgh took the oath of office recently as the 2013 Adirondack Region vice president of the New York State Association of REALTORS (NYSAR) during the association’s inauguration ceremony held in conjunction with its business meetings at The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany.

Ormsby, a realtor for 12 years, is the broker/owner of Ormsby Realty in Plattsburgh.

Ormsby is a member and former two-term president of the Clinton County Board of REALTORS (CCBR). He was CCBR’s Realtor of the Year in 2010 and has served on many of its committees including MLS, grievance and education.

At the state level, Ormsby has served on the NYSAR Board of Directors in addition to various committees including housing opportunities, communications and public relations and the seller’s disclosure working group.

Active in the community, Ormsby has served as a director of the Clinton County Fair Board, was vice president of the Sons of the American Legion, and acted as a promoter for both the Champlain Valley Motorcycle Rally and Lake City Speedway.

The New York State Association of REALTORS is a not-for-profit trade organization representing more than 47,000 of New York State’s real-estate professionals.

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