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July 15, 2012

Business briefs: July 15, 2012

New associate

PLATTSBURGH — Brandon Epps has joined Coldwell Banker Whitbeck Associates as a full-time sales associate working out of the Plattsburgh office.

Prior to joining Coldwell Banker Whitbeck Associates, Epps met the New York real estate licensing requirements and completed the comprehensive Coldwell Banker training program, including Coldwell Banker Springboard and Coldwell Banker e-faststart.

“We’re happy to have Brandon on our team,” said Peter Whitbeck, broker/owner. “He has an excellent background and is extremely knowledgeable about the North Country market.”

Epps is a long-time Plattsburgh resident and Plattsburgh High School graduate. He has been a private business owner of a local restaurant, Minnie’s, and has been employed by Clinton Community College.

Coldwell Banker Whitbeck Associates, located at 20 Miller Street in Plattsburgh and 2577 Main Street in Lake Placid, has been an affiliate of the Coldwell Banker System for more than seven years.

Help for disabled

PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Center for Independence (NCCI), in conjunction with funding from the TD Charitable Foundation, will be presenting a series of educational opportunities aimed at providing both basic and advanced knowledge and skill development that will enable people with disabilities to navigate and access small-business opportunities.

Part 1 of this series will focus on the basics including small business in today’s economy, types of small businesses, and advantages and disadvantages of owning a small business particularly as a person with a disability.

The event will be held at the NCCI, 80 Sharron Avenue in Plattsburgh, on Thursday from noon to 1:30 p.m. RSVP to 563-9058.

Hotel designation

PLATTSBURGH — The Microtel Inn & Suites hotel at 554 Route 3 has changed its name to Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham, according to Salmon Run Development Co. LLC.

Part of a larger, chain-wide effort by the Microtel brand, the rebranding is designed to leverage the well-known Wyndham name to grow consumer awareness.

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