Tops supermarket announces new Cooperstown manager


Tops Friendly Markets announced Wednesday the promotion of Kayla Hunt to store manager at its Cooperstown location.

Hunt previously served as assistant manager of the Norwich store, according to a media release. She joined the company in 2005 as a cashier and worked her way up after being promoted to customer service lead and customer service manager.

Adult home to host open house

Woodside Hall, a Cooperstown adult home offering social day program and respite care services, will host an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 26.

For more information, contact Janet Sylvester at 607-547-0600, ext. 102, or Karen Cadwalader at ext. 101.

Investment adviser recognized

Forbes magazine named Kathleen R. Grasmeder, a managing director and financial and wealth management adviser at Morgan Stanley offices in Glens Falls and Oneonta, to its 2019 list of America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors, according to a media release.

The designation requires individuals to have a minimum of seven years of industry experience, and the ranking is based on revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and best practices learned through telephone and in-person interviews, according to the release.

“I am pleased that Kathy is representing Morgan Stanley,” said Dean Wallace, complex manager of the firm’s Glens Falls and Oneonta offices. “To be named to this list recognizes Kathy’s experience, professionalism and dedication to the needs of her valued clients.”

Mirabito hires executive

Mirabito Holdings, Inc. announced last month the hiring of Brett Hughes as director of business development.

Hughes will be responsible for the strategic leadership of Mirabito land assets and real estate projects for the continued profitable growth of the company, according to a media release.

Hughes was formerly employed as director of real estate and information technology at Fastrac Markets in Syracuse. He earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University.

“Mirabito is confident that Brett’s education and vast experience in real estate management will guide the organization towards continuous development and growth,” the company said in a media release.

Raymond Corp. wins award

The Raymond Corporation announced last week that its Greene manufacturing facility was named a Best Plants winner in the 2018 IndustryWeek contest.

The selection process for the annual competition included a detailed assessment of the plant’s operations and an in-person evaluation from an IndustryWeek editor, according to a media release. The goal of the Best Plants program is to encourage other manufacturing teams to adopt world-class practices, technologies and improvement strategies, as well as increase customer satisfaction and offer rewarding work environments for employees, according to the release.

“Continuous improvement is one of our top objectives and being recognized by IndustryWeek for our improvements means we’re succeeding in learning, growing and innovating,” said Raymond CEO Michael Field. “We’re proud of the recognition from IndustryWeek for this accomplishment. With the help of processes already in place and the adoption of new processes, we plan to exceed our performance goals as we continue to grow with our customers’ evolving needs.”

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

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