Business Spotlight: November 6, 2021 | Local News
ADK North Country Association hosts free webinar
LAKE SARANAC – The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) will host a free webinar on Small Business Ownership Through Improving Personal Financial Management.
Staff from the Center for Businesses In Transition (CBIT) and Center for Pandemic Responses (CPR) at ANCA are partnering with the Adirondack Economic Development Corporation to deliver the webinar.
It will be held on Tuesday, November 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. via Zoom.
Registration is available online: adirondack.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=154
Alice Hyde honored with the risk management award
MALONE – UVM Health Network – Alice Hyde Medical Center was recently honored for its employee risk management and safety programs, receiving the PMA Companies’ Risk Management Leadership Award for 2018, 2019 and 2020.
The award is the insurance company’s highest honor and recognizes exemplary risk management and employee training and support programs focused on reducing workplace injuries. To be eligible for the award, organizations must meet strict criteria regarding long-term workers’ compensation claim rates and must be nominated by third-party consultants who evaluate safety, training, education and management programs. employee risk.
“I have been with PMA for 20 years in this role, and this is only the second time that I have the pleasure of helping present this award,” said Brad Oddo, PMA Key Account Manager.
Hospital executives said the recognition highlights the innovative work of the Occupational Health and Wellbeing (OHW) department of Alice Hyde, who has led the development and implementation of numerous health and wellness programs. risk management, injury reporting and follow-up for the past several years, in addition to administering numerous programs, screening, vaccination and employee surveillance protocols related to the hospital pandemic. The department consists of Regional Director Greg Freeman; Stephanie Barse, OHW Program Manager; Ashley Barnett, MOA; and Rosanna Secore, IAA.
“The fact that the team has taken such great care of our staff during this tumultuous time shows how dedicated and hardworking they are,” said Alice Hyde associate vice president of patients and people, Emily Campbell. “Being able to do that on top of everything else is really amazing. “
Michael Wilson, CSP, regional director of risk control for PMA, estimated that the department’s programs have helped the organization and its employees avoid more than $ 8 million in lost time and other expenses associated with workplace injuries, 2016 to 2020. He said the estimate is based on factors such as average injury and compensation rates for workers from similar organizations.
“Your performance has been excellent and you deserve more than this award,” Wilson said.
Freeman said the team’s approach to reinventing workplace safety and risk management is broad, and thanked leaders and clinical teams across the organization for their support and contributions to the department’s efforts.
“The question we try to answer every day is’ how do you give people the tools they need to stay safe? No one comes to work with the intention of getting hurt. Our goal is to identify the root causes and eliminate them.
AEDC recognized by the State for its “exceptional performance”
SARANAC LAKE – Adirondack Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) received the Outstanding Performance Award from New York Empire State Development for the 2020-2021 Entrepreneurship Assistance Center (EAC) program.
AEDC works with its EAC clients to provide access to capital for business start-ups and expansion. The organization maintains five loan funds for these purposes and is partnering with other regional economic development organizations and financial institutions to mobilize project funds. The AEDC has also played a role in helping small businesses apply for state and federal grant funds as part of the economic recovery from COVID-19.
The award recognizes an organization for its high level of achievement of state objectives in business development and service.
“AEDC is delighted to receive this award for the second year in a row,” said AEDC Executive Director Victoria Zinser Duley. “The EAC program is a fantastic network of partners in New York State. As economic challenges continue to be our reality, we have worked diligently to help the small businesses that are so vital to our local economies.We are inspired to do all we can to help businesses survive and thrive in our region. region and the EAC program is one of our primary means of serving the region. ”
AEDC has been working in the region as an EAC for over 20 years. New York State’s 24 ABCs provide instruction, training, technical assistance, and support services to new and aspiring entrepreneurs in local communities across the state. This includes annual boot camp entrepreneur courses, one-on-one business advice, assistance to minority / women owned businesses, virtual training, and links to funding opportunities. The program is administered by Empire State Development (ESD), the state agency committed to facilitating business growth and job creation in New York State.
Charter adds a Spanish-speaking religious network to its programming
PLATSBURGH – Charter Communications, Inc. recently added the Spanish language religious network ESNE TV to its Spectrum TV range. ESNE TV, which focuses on programming for the Hispanic Catholic community, is available at no additional cost to subscribers of Charter’s Mi Plan Latino and Latino View TV packages.
“Adding ESNE TV to our Latino-focused video offering will give our customers access to even more religious programming in Spanish,” said Tom Montemagno, executive vice president of programming acquisition. “ESNE TV’s wide variety of programming, including live services, movies and shows, aligns with our commitment to provide programming that meets the interests of our subscribers and the communities we serve. “
Launched in 2002, Los Angeles-based ESNE TV provides daily live coverage of Holy Mass, including from the Vatican with Pope Francis on special occasions. The network also broadcasts Vatican news, liturgical celebrations, films and documentaries, and other programs focused on religious stories of interest to the Catholic-Hispanic community. Daily broadcasts include “En El Corazon de Jesus”, a daily gospel reading according to the liturgy of the Catholic Church, and “Siempre Alegres”, a daily broadcast live from ESNE TV studios in Guadalajara, Mexico .
“ESNE is more than a channel, it is a connection with God and offers the Catholic community a way to celebrate their faith and keep their spirituality at the forefront of their daily life,” said Rosie Sayes, Director of Content for ESNE TV. “We are delighted to make ESNE available to Charter Spectrum TV customers across the country and to bring our faith-centric programming to an even larger Spanish speaking audience. ”
Mi Plan Latino by Spectrum TV offers more than 140 channels in English and Spanish, including more than 75 channels in Spanish and several channels offering denominational programming.