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September 30, 2012

Business briefs: Sept. 30, 2012


Visitors to the site can expect to find the most up-to-date information on airlines, destinations, parking, travel tips and TSA. In addition, Canadian travelers, who comprise 85 percent of the airport’s passengers, can access information on border wait times, web cams and exchange rates.

“Our bi-lingual airport website continues to be our main tool for attracting and serving passengers, and it has been incredibly successful,” said Garry Douglas

, chamber president. “For example, Allegiant receives more connections to its website from ours than from any other airport website. And we also use it to continually build our subscription base for a monthly bi-lingual airport newsletter, now reaching more than 20,000 households, most of them north of the border. And it’s a primary portal for economic development and other queries about the airport as well.”

BPW awards

PLATTSBURGH — The Champlain Valley Business and Professional Women’s Club will celebrate National Business Women’s Week during the third week in October and is seeking nominations for Business Woman of the Year and Employer of the Year.

The awards will be presented at the BPW’s Oct. 23 meeting at Dino’s Restaurant on Route 3 in Plattsburgh. Tickets are on sale for $20 per person. If you are interested in attending, contact Vicki Marking at

Nominees for the Woman of the Year should meet the following criteria:

She must have been employed for a minimum of five years and must exhibit the highest degree of integrity in her daily life and be highly respected in her community. She should excel in her job as shown by contributions to advancements in her field and the community via the implementation of her job. She should exhibit creativity in the implementation of her job and have an active involvement in professional organizations in her field. The Woman of the Year should be someone who serves as a model to all working women and who exemplifies the contributions which all women are capable of making to society.

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