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May 6, 2012

Business briefs: May 6, 2012


The event was highlighted by the Coldwell Banker Housing Town Hall, which featured Karl Rove and Robert Gibbs, Republican and Democratic party strategists, respectively. Michael Zimbalist, vice president, research and development operations, The New York Times; Patrick Grandinetti, head of industry, real estate, YouTube; and Lee Jones, head of media solutions, Google Inc., also spoke.

Jim Gillespie, chief executive officer for Coldwell Banker Real Estate along with Budge Huskey, president and chief operating officer, also presented, while Michael Fischer, chief marketing officer, unveiled the Coldwell Banker marketing campaign.

Attendees were provided insight and advice on timely industry trends such as underscoring the true emotional value of home ownership, leveraging the power of video and social media to help buyers and sellers, and highlighting traditional best practices to ensure extraordinary customer service.

Coldwell Banker Whitbeck Associates, located at 20 Miller St. in Plattsburgh and 2577 Main St. in Lake Placid, can be reached at 562-9999 and www.cold

Award received

PLATTSBURGH — Dame Motor Sports Inc. of Plattsburgh has earned the 2011 Council of Excellence award for distinguishing itself and its team as outstanding providers of consumer and wholesale financial services to its customers.

In 2011, only 140 powersports dealerships nationwide were awarded Council of Excellence status out of 1,043 participating dealerships, making this dealership exceptional.

"Our Council of Excellence dealerships apply their financial-services skills and expertise to offer the kind of service and support that our Honda powersports customers understand and appreciate," said Stephen Smith, senior vice president of Americna Honda Finance Corp.

"We couldn't have achieved this recognition without our loyal customers, it is a great honor," said Mark Dame, co-owner and operator.

Dame Motorsports Inc. offers the complete line of Honda powersports products as well as a full array of financing options from Honda Financial Services.

Grant awarded

CHAZY — The Chazy Public Library has received a $500 grant from the Stewart's Holiday Match Program for the purchase of children's books for their newly expanded library.

The library staff has expressed its appreciation to Stewart's and their patrons for supporting children's education through the grant.

Fundraiser set

LAKE PLACID — Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf in Lake Placid will host the Sixth Annual Putting for Patriots fundraiser from now through May 28.

This event will support Hope for the Warriors, Homes for our Troops and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).

For more information, visit

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