June 30, 2013

Business Briefs: June 30, 2013

Savings program

PLATTSBURGH — Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Co. employees talked about the importance of saving with more than 1,800 students at local schools this spring through the national Teach Children To Save program.

Nearly 30 bank employees delivered more than 75 presentations on saving, budgeting and prioritizing to students including at Keeseville Elementary School, Lake George Elementary School, Minerva Central School and Warrensburg Elementary School. The lessons took place during May and June.

Teach Children To Save was created by the American Bankers Association Educational Foundation in 1997 to help young people develop lifelong savings habits. It brings volunteer bankers into classrooms to discuss the basic principles of using money wisely.

Glens Falls National Bank has participated in Teach Children To Save for the last five years. To find out more about the program, visit

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.


Lodge honored

POINT AU ROCHE — The Point Au Roche Lodge recently received the Trip Advisors Certificate of Excellence Award for 2013.

The award celebrates hospitality excellence and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Winners of the certificate are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website, with only the top 10 percent receiving the award.

To qualify for the certificate, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher out of a possible five as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor.

The lodge is located at 463 Point Au Roche Rd. and can be reached at 563-8714 or visited at or on Facebook.


Employee inducted

PLATTSBURGH — Meghan McGee-Pelkey was inducted into the Young Professionals Commission (YPC) on June 13. She is the marketing and human resources assistant at UFirst Federal Credit Union.

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