PLATTSBURGH — Jennifer Dubuque has been appointed associate vice president for development at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh. Dubuque comes to Plattsburgh by way of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., where she served as an advancement officer and associate director of major gifts.Dubuque was at Rensselaer for 10 years and saw the associate vice president position at Plattsburgh as an opportunity to use her experience to help the college and the Institutional Advancement team develop and improve on existing programs. "My in-laws reside in Rouses Point, so this was also an opportunity to move closer to family," she said.Her goals are to learn about the culture of Plattsburgh and get to know the college and its community members, including faculty, staff, students, administrators and Plattsburgh community members.Dubuque will work closely with Anne Hansen, vice president for advancement."Jennifer will play an integral role in assisting the advancement management team to build an integrated advancement program, which is focused on fostering lifelong relationships with students, alumni and friends," Hansen said.Dubuque will provide overall direction for the development office, including overseeing and directing the activities of annual-giving staff members as well as building a major-gift program.
PLATTSBURGH — Travis Carter of Lake City Mortgage has been named Loan Officer of the Year for 2006.Carter closed 113 loans for $11.8 million in loan volume. David Abernethy came in in second place by closing 73 loans for $6.8 million.Both maintain a book of business that includes first-time home buyers, investment properties and refinances.
PLATTSBURGH — This year marks the 30th Anniversary of Hot Spring Spas, maker of the world's number-one-selling brand of portable spas. To commemorate this milestone, the company introduced the Aria spa, a five-person hot tub featuring 35 jets and a factory-installed music system.According to Kay Hubbell, owner of Lake Champlain Pools, a local Hot Spring spa retailer, many North Country residents have discovered the benefits of hydromassage and spa ownership.The warmth and buoyancy of warm water can help reduce stress, soothe sore and tired muscles, ease arthritis pain and even provide a better night sleep. The massaging action of the jets stimulates the release of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers.With today's advanced technology, hot tubs are easy to own and operate and are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and offer a variety of options, including lighting and music systems. The commemorative Hot Spring Aria spa features a sleek cabinet profile, beautifully styled interior and sweeping curves, which add contemporary flair to any outdoor space.
CHATEAUGAY — A 40-pound block of McCadam Extra Sharp Cheddar has been judged "U.S. Champion" at the 2007 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest held this year in Milwaukee, Wisc.Located in Chateaugay and known as makers of New York's finest cheeses since 1876, McCadam Cheese dominated the cheddar categories en route to winning four awards in total, three of them first-place blue ribbons, plus the honor for overall best cheese.McCadam Sharp Cheddar, McCadam Extra Sharp Cheddar and McCadam Empire Jack all captured top honors in their categories, while a medium McCadam Cheddar earned a second-place ribbon."What great recognition for our farmers, our employees and the state of New York," said Ron Davis, who oversees all cheese making operations for McCadam. "We were pleased last year to have a McCadam cheddar place at the 26th biennial World Championships, but winning the title of United States Champion this year really highlights our cooperative's commitment to high quality, great-tasting dairy products."