Stewart’s Shops awarded $2,000 to the Richfield Springs Community Center in April through its annual Holiday Match program. From Thanksgiving through Christmas, the company matches customer donations benefiting local children’s charities.

The Richfield Springs Community Center, at 6 Ann Street, hosts a variety of children’s and family programs, including a state-certified after-school program for kids in grades K through 6 and The Zone youth program on Friday nights for those in grades 7 through 12.

Children younger than 5 and their caregivers are invited to attend Stories Come Alive, an interactive literacy program, on Friday mornings, and SOUPer Seniors provides free lunch and activities for older adults in the area every Wednesday.

For more information about programming or to rent the facility, call 315-858-3200 or visit richfieldspringscommunitycenter.org.

SBA offers loans

Loans are available to New York-based small businesses, agricultural cooperatives, aquaculture operations and private nonprofit organizations that suffered financial losses as a direct result of excessive precipitation that began on July 23, 2018, according to a media release from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

“When the Secretary of Agriculture issues a disaster declaration to help farmers recover from damages and losses to crops, the Small Business Administration issues a declaration to eligible entities, affected by the same disaster,” said Kem Fleming, director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East.  

Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available in more than 40 upstate counties, including Chenango, Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie, to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of the disaster. With the exception of aquaculture enterprises, the SBA cannot provide disaster loans to agricultural producers, farmers and ranchers. 

The loans are not intended to replace lost sales or profits, but may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred, according to the release.

Loan amounts and terms, up to $2 million and 30 years, are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition. Eligibility is determined based on the size of the applicant, type of activity and financial resources.

Applications are due by Dec. 10 and available by calling 800-659-2955, emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov or visiting disasterloan.sba.gov. Completed applications may be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. 

Real estate agents receive awards

Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties recognized 13 agents from several of its Delaware County offices for their 2018 sales achievements at a recent quarterly sales meeting, according to a media release.

“Many of our agents continue to rank among the top Coldwell Banker producers worldwide and it’s always gratifying to see their work recognized with these prestigious awards,” R.J. Long, a partner in Coldwell Banker Prime Properties, said.

Delhi employee Jill Ogden was given the Coldwell Banker International President’s Premier designation for her status among the top 1% of individual Coldwell Banker agents worldwide, according to the release.

Carol Spinelli and Jeffrey Ashton from the company’s Margaretville office, and Jacqlene Rose, who manages the CBTP Sidney office,  were given the International President’s Circle designation, signifying their sales status among the top 6% of Coldwell Banker agents worldwide. 

Earning status in Coldwell Banker’s Diamond Society and representing the top 11% of individual agents were Travis O’Dell, manager of the company’s Roscoe office, and Melissa Wakin-Mostert of the Delhi office.

Achieving Sterling Society honors and representing the top 17 % of Coldwell Banker agents worldwide were: Esther de Jong, Christine O’Shaughnessy and Reginald Oberlag from the Margaretville office; Christopher DiCorato from the Stamford office, Stephen Kaminsky from the Delhi office and Steven Rose and Maria Smith from the Sidney office.

Principal rep gains certification

Principal announced last week the designation of Jason Tabor as a certified financial planner.

CFP candidates must meet rigorous requirements across major planning areas, including insurance planning, employee benefits, investment and securities, state and federal income tax, estate tax, gift tax, transfer tax planning, asset protection, retirement and estate planning, according to a media release.

Tabor has spent more than 17 years working in the financial services industry and will continue serving as a Principal securities registered representative at the company’s Grove Street office in Cooperstown.

For more information, contact Tabor at 607-282-4161.

Sarah Eames, staff writer, can be reached at seames@thedailystar.com or 607-441-7213. Follow her @DS_SarahE on Twitter.

Recommended for you