PLATTSBURGH — Kyle Reece has joined RE/MAX North Country as a licensed salesperson. Reece graduated from Beekmantown High School and went on to study Real Estate Investing, specializing in multi-family housing.
“Being raised in a military family has taught me the importance of leadership, communication, follow-up, equality and dedication.” Reece said. “These are all qualities that will help me in my real estate business.”
Reece is an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America and has been a consultant with Reece’s Crew Landscaping & Design since 2010.
“We are excited to have Kyle here at RE/MAX North Country,” Broker Tina Calkins Covey said. “He is a wonderful addition to our already successful office.”
RE/MAX North Country is located at 68 Cornelia Street in Plattsburgh. Reece can be reached at 563-1200 or email@example.com,
PLATTSBURGH — Geoffrey’s Pub, WEZF-WCPV-WXZO-WEAV and Della Auto Group will co-host this month’s North Country Chamber of Commerce Holiday After Hours.
The chamber invites area business people to the special holiday event on Thursday, Dec. 19, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Geoffrey’s Pub.
Attendees will enjoy food and a cash bar while making new business contacts and are encouraged to bring a business card to enter to win door prizes.
Business After Hours is open to all chamber members and their employees. Not-yet-members are encouraged to contact the chamber for a special-guest pass.
Admission is $3 with a reservation and $4 without. For more information, or to make reservations, call the chamber at 563-1000.
PLATTSBURGH — The Cornelia Street Office of Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Co. on Dec. 14 will host a Saturday with Santa event to benefit the Clinton County Christmas Bureau.
The event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 308 Cornelia St. will include visits and free pictures with Santa, a holiday story time, a showing of the “Polar Express” and refreshments all day.
The public is encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Christmas Bureau, which provides gifts, clothes and other items to local low-income families. The organization is also accepting batteries and monetary donations.
For more information, call 566-6650.
Also, the Port Henry Office of the bank raised $500 for the North Country SPCA during a pet-themed Community Appreciation Day on Nov. 22.
A raffle of gift cards to nine local businesses generated donations. In addition, boxes of supplies and food were collected, and the nonprofit was able to recruit new volunteers and find homes for some of its adoptable pets. The event also included free food and giveaways.
Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Co. provides banking and financial services through 30 offices in Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Essex and Clinton counties. It hosts Community Days throughout the year as a way to show appreciation for its customers and neighbors and to assist local causes.
DANNEMORA — Dannemora Federal Credit Union (DFCU) has received a rating of “A-” or “Excellent” for financial strength from the independent Weiss Ratings firm, the nation’s leading independent provider of rating and analyses of financial-service companies, mutual funds and stocks.
This review is a part of a process that Weiss Ratings goes through each quarter, monitoring the financial strength of more than 7,500 credit unions across the nation. This rating recognizes DFCU as “Weiss Recommended,” offering “outstanding financial stability for its consumers, vendors and employees.”
“Weiss Ratings’ proprietary model uses more rigorous standards than other rating agencies, placing greater emphasis on a company’s future financial solvency and its ability to withstand severe economic adversity,” wrote the Weiss Ratings team, in notifying DFCU of its status. “Achieving this Weiss financial-strength rating is a true distinction.”
Weiss Ratings accepts no payments for its ratings from rated institutions. More information about Weiss Ratings and its standards for evaluating financial institutions are available on their website at www.weissratings.com.
Named to list
WILMINGTON — Smarter Travel has included Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington in its listing of the 10 Best International Ski Destinations.
Whiteface Mountain was one of only three ski resorts in the United States to make the list. Recognized worldwide as the Olympic mountain for hosting the 1980 Olympic Winter Games alpine events, and for having the greatest vertical east of the Rockies at 3,430-feet, Whiteface, Wilmington and the Lake Placid region were also touted for a unique array of off-hill activities that guests can experience such as biathlon, skeleton sliding and bobsledding.
“You can never get tired of receiving accolades that distinguish our ski resort from any other resort in the Northeastern United States and beyond,” said Olympic Regional Development (ORDA) President/CEO Ted Blazer. ORDA manages Whiteface and all of Lake Placid’s Olympic venues as well as Gore Mountain in North Creek and Belleayre in Highmount. “It’s a testament to not only the hard work of ORDA’s staff but to everyone in this region that helps to make this place so unique and special to everyone who visits.”
The listing in Smarter Travel comes just a few weeks after Lake Placid was also mentioned in the November issue of Destinations Travel Magazine. The article describes the upstate New York community as “charming” and “history filled.” It goes on to say that “regardless of the season, Lake Placid has something for just about everyone.”
For 23 consecutive years, Whiteface-Lake Placid has been selected as the top destination for Off -Hill Activities by readers of SKI Magazine. The 2014 survey also tabbed Whiteface as the 10th top ski resort in the Eastern United States. Whiteface also received kudos for Après Ski Activities (No. 4), Challenge (4), Scenery (5), Character (6), Dining (9) and Overall Value (10).
This spring, SnowEast Magazine readers chose Whiteface-Lake Placid as New York State’s number-one ski resort. The more than 6,000 participants in the survey also named Whiteface-Lake Placid as the east’s second overall favorite ski resort and the east’s most scenic.
For more information on the Olympic venues and events, and for web cams from five locations, visit www.whiteface.com.