Business Spotlight

November 11, 2012

Business briefs: Nov. 11, 2012

New executive

PLATTSBURGH — NBT-Latremore Insurance Agency, a division of Mang Insurance Agency LLC, has retained Brian LaPier as an account executive on its sales team.

LaPier is based in the NBT-Latremore office at 185 Margaret St. in Plattsburgh and will provide insurance services to existing and potential clients throughout the North Country and Lake Champlain Region.

LaPier joins NBT-Latremore with more than 10 years of insurance-industry experience. A Certified Insurance Counselor, he has centered his focus on commercial insurance with an emphasis on distributors, contractors, municipalities and school districts. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business and a minor in Accounting.

He is active in his community, serving as a board and committee member for the local YMCA and also as a coach for several youth baseball and hockey teams in the area.

Richard R. Mirabito, chief executive officer of NBT-Latremore, welcomed LaPier to his team of insurance professionals. “His industry experience, knowledge and community commitment will be a benefit to our customers in the North Country,” he said.

Mang Insurance Agency, a full-service insurance agency based in Norwich, provides a wide range of insurance services to individuals and businesses from more than 20 offices in upstate New York and Vermont. The company is a subsidiary of NBT Bancorp Inc.

Halloween benefit

PLATTSBURGH — The Halloween Festival held Oct. 27 at Plattsburgh Housing Outlet collected $5,300 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Burlington for a lifetime total donation of $47,214.

A record 800 children and their families enjoyed the festivities of the day. Participants were asked to make a $1 donation to trick or treat in Plattsburgh Housing Outlet’s display homes, staffed and sponsored by area businesses and organizations. Many of the businesses got into the spirit by decorating the porch of their home and dressing in costume.

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