Business Spotlight

April 1, 2012

Business briefs: April 1, 2012


Young Careerist

PLATTSBURGH — The Champlain Valley Business and Professional Women have announced that applications are now being accepted for participation in the 2012 Virginia Allan Young Careerist Program to be held Tuesday, April 17, at American Legion Post 20 on the Quarry Road in Plattsburgh.

The program is a high-profile signature program that recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of young professionals. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for encouragement, support and recognition of women and men in the early stages of their careers.

Young Careerist representatives must meet the following criteria:

▶ Must be between 21 and 35 years of age.

▶ Must have been employed in business or professions with at least one year of full-time work experience.

▶ Must be living, working or training, or continuing their education, in New York State or Vermont.

▶ Must support the goals, objectives and legislative platform of the BPW Foundation.

This year's four-minute speech topics include career paths of those around you, employee retention, diversity departments in the workplace, and mentoring programs.

A certificate, pin and one-year BPW membership will be awarded, as well as the opportunity to proceed to the state level competition in Vermont.

Applications are due by Friday. For more information and/or for applications and background materials, interested candidates may contact Vicki Marking, 2012 Young Careerist chairperson, at 324-9322 or via email at

Recycling program

PLATTSBURGH — New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) can help customers jump start their spring cleaning by recycling those second refrigerators or freezers that have outlived their usefulness.

Customers who participate will receive a $30 check and stand to save as much as $150 a year in electricity charges.

"Participating in this program is an easy way to instantly improve your home's energy efficiency and start saving money," said Mark S. Lynch, president of NYSEG. "It's as simple as making a phone call to schedule a time to have us pick up your old refrigerator or freezer."

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