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September 15, 2013

Business briefs: Sept. 15, 2013

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In her new position, Lamitie is responsible for managing the organization’s fundraising events, annual campaigns, planned giving programs and communications initiatives. She will help shape and execute a strategic plan that is designed to ensure patients and families receive exceptional Hospice care by compassionate and skilled health-care professionals.

Prior to joining Hospice, Lamitie was employed at Alice Hyde Medical Center for more than 13 years, most recently as the director of communications and philanthropy. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from the State University at New Paltz.

Honors received

PLATTSBURGH — Several Adirondack Coast lodging properties have been spotlighted with awards, according to the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau .

These awards include the 2013 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on Trip Advisor and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.

Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on Trip Advisor receive this award. To qualify, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher out of a possible five as reviewed by travelers on Trip Advisor and must have been listed on Trip Advisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

Award winners include Comfort Inn & Suites, Plattsburgh; Hampton Inn & Suites, Plattsburgh; Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Malone; La Quinta Inn & Suites, Plattsburgh; Microtel Inn & Suites, Plattsburgh; Point Au Roche Lodge, Beekmantown; and The Best Western Plus the Inn at Smithfield in Plattsburgh.

The Choice Hotels Platinum Award for 2013 is reserved for the top 3 percent of properties in the brand with only 37 properties in the USA out of 1,263 receiveing this award. The rankings are based on guest survey feedback for likelihood to recommend, overall room condition, staff service, cleanliness of bedroom and bathroom and brand standard compliance. This award was received by Comfort Inn & Suites of Hogansburg

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