The BackPack program gets a gift

TICONDEROGA – International Paper Foundation recently donated a bag to the Tikonderoga area.

Launched in 1952, the Foundation provides millions of dollars each year to nonprofits that meet critical needs in the communities where their employees live and work. The causes of the foundation’s signature are child hunger, children’s health, health and well-being, and disaster relief.

The BackPack program sends home children from local schools over the weekend in well-balanced, off-the-shelf, and easy-to-prepare food bags. Locally, international paper workers volunteered regularly to fill bags.

The program runs throughout the year and caters for 34 weekends during the school year and summer. Food for bags is purchased from the Northeast New York Regional Food Bank, which plans menus for the weekend, orders food and delivers food to schools across the North.

A.D. The first launch of the 2013 Ticonderoga Backpack Program served 30 children at Ticonderoga Primary School. The program has expanded. By the end of last school year, the bag program was serving food to 280 eligible children in seven local schools – Tikonderoga, Crown Point, St. Mary’s, Nam Thamm, Lake Sharon, Moria and Peru.

That is filled with over 9,300 bags of nutritious food each year. In addition, there is a summer meal program that offers an additional 7,500 meals.

The Tikonderoga Area Backpack Program hopes to grow and expand this program and provide more food for more and more children in need. The cost of sponsoring one child per school year is $ 183, and 100% of all donations are used to purchase backpacks.

Aderondk Bank Appoints New Lending Officer

UTICA – Adirondk Bank has announced the appointment of John F. Bufa, Chief Executive Officer, as Chief Executive Officer.

The community-owned and fully operational Community Bank has had $ 1.05 billion in assets since June 2021 and is headquartered in Utica. It operates in 19 locations in upstate New York.

Prior to joining Adrondk Bank in September 2019, Bufa had 34 years of experience with NBC Bank as regional president of the Mohawk Valley, including five years as a business lender and head of business development in the Greater Utika / Rome area.

President Roco F. Arkuri said: “Since joining John Bank, he has served as our Chief Credit Officer and has worked hard to address our short-term needs to streamline and grow our debt management. The CEO said. In his new role as Chief Creditor, John will leverage his business lending and business development experience and strong ties to the Mohawk Valley business community to coordinate the activities of our business lender unit.

It also oversees the development of the Bank’s overall sales and business development program. I am delighted to receive Adrondk’s opportunity to expand our business and banking-led sales under the leadership of John.

Adirondk Bank VP takes on a new role

UTICA – Adirondk Bank will soon take over the responsibility of developing a small business loan for the bank, Senior Vice President Kenneth J. Finegan said.

As of June 2021, Adirondk Bank is a privately owned and fully-fledged community bank with $ 1.05 billion.

Headquartered in Utica, it operates in 19 locations via New York.

According to President and CEO Roco F. Arkuri, Fingan has played a key role in the Bank’s business lending business during his 29 years there.

“Ken led the Bank’s Payment Check Protection Program (PPP) initiative. With this additional responsibility, Ken will use his experience and relationships with the local business community to lead the Bank’s newly created microfinance loans to meet the microfinance needs of small businesses in the Mohawk Valley and our new central and northern markets. York. “

Adirondk Bank introduces Pellegrino

UTICA – Adirondk Bank recently promoted Elizabeth A. Pellegrino to senior vice president and chief financial officer.

As of June 2021, Adirondk Bank is a privately owned and operated community bank with $ 1.05 billion. At Utica’s headquarters, the bank has 19 locations in northern New York.

Pellegrino joined Adirondk Bank in February 2020.

She has been senior vice president of credit management since September 2020.

“Home is a company with more than 25 years of experience in business loan, business loan management and credit sports,” said Roco F. Arkuri, President and CEO. She has been a great addition to our credit management team, and I look forward to continuing to contribute to the success of Adrondk Bank as its Chief Credit Officer.

Jerry Emerich chose alternative angus delegates

MOOERS – Mark McCully, CEO of the American Angus Association, recently announced that he has been selected as an alternate delegate to the 138th American Angus Association® ጉባኤ Delegation, on Monday, November 8, at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Worth, Texas.

The American Angus Association is the largest bull organization in the United States, Canada, and many other countries with about 25,000 members.

Emerich, a member of the association, is one of 217 angus breeders selected by his state to serve as an alternate representative at the annual meeting. State delegates representing the United States and Canada will attend the business meeting and elect new officers and five directors to the Board of Trustees of the United States.

The King’s Convention, held in conjunction with the 138th Annual Delegation Conference, will be held in Texas from November 6 to November 8. The King’s Convention provides opportunities for real-world education and face-to-face networking.

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