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June 2, 2013

Business briefs: June 2, 2013

Promotion announced

PLATTSBURGH — Eric McDowell has been promoted to loan officer at UFirst Federal Credit Union.

He joined UFirst in January 2006 as assistant head teller. Since then, he has held many positions including head teller for four years and senior accounting clerk for the past three years. Now, in his new position, McDowell will be interviewing member applicants for loans and processing loan applications. He will also be helping members fulfill their dreams by providing the right loan for them to achieve their goals.

In 2013, McDowell will be celebrating eight years of service with UFirst. In 2012, he received his bachelor’s degree in Business from SUNY Plattsburgh.

He will be working out of the Plattsburgh branch office and can be reached at 324-5700 or through email at

Established in 1971, UFirst Federal Credit Union has been serving the financial needs of its members in Clinton County for 41 years. UFirst FCU has locations in Plattsburgh and Rouses Point.

Appreciation Day

PLATTSBURGH —The Margaret Street Office of Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Co. raised funds for various military support organizations during a Community Appreciation Day on May 24.

The event generated $143 in donations for the local American Legion Auxiliary and the Wounded Warrior Project, which helps wounded soldiers and their families. In addition, the Office at 25 Margaret Street collected six old or torn U.S. flags to be properly retired at an American Legion Flag Day ceremony. The public can continue to drop off their worn flags at the branch through June 7.

The Community Appreciation Day also featured food, document shredding, face-painting, giveaways and informational displays by the VA Clinic and the American Legion. The event was held to show appreciation for the bank’s neighbors and assist local causes.

Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Co. provides banking and financial services through 29 offices in Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Essex and Clinton counties. It is rated a 5-Star Superior institution by BauerFinancial.

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