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Week of January 23 – January 29, 2015



Business Briefs David Cumming Receives CFP Certification SARATOGA SPRINGS — Morgan Stanley recently announced that David L. Cumming RICP, CRPS, a senior vice president, financial advisor, executive financial services director in the firm’s wealth management office in Saratoga Springs, has been awarded the CFP certification. Cumming has worked at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and its predecessor firms since 1994. In addition to providing financial planning services, he provides a variety of other advisory and non-advisory financial services, including brokerage services, to clients.

Saratoga Center for the Family Grows Clinical Staff

to manage stress, loss and grief, and children’s medical, mental health and school-based issues.

Agrochem Plans Saratoga Expansion SARATOGA SPRINGS — Agrochem, a business aiming to make better sanitizing products for dairy operations, is looking to grow. Owners John and Rob DeMarco started Agrochem a decade ago in a small trailer outside of the W.J. Grande Industrial Park in Saratoga. Soon enough, the business was large enough to move into the warehouse. Now, Agrochem has taken over the 30,000-square-foot space. Agrochem, now recording between $10 million and $20 million in annual sales, is proposing a 5,000-square-foot expansion. The project is before the Saratoga Springs Planning Board. The DeMarcos say the project will help utilize more space inside the warehouse so Agrochem can produce more product and move its annual sales into the range of $20 million to $25 million.

GlobalFoundries Seeks Power Boost for Chips Tracy M. Gilbert, ATR, LMHC. Photo provided.

Janet Larsen, LMHC. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Center for the Family continues to grow with the recent hire of two new counselors — Tracy M. Gilbert and Janet Larsen. Gilbert is licensed in New York and Massachusetts as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and is a registered art therapist (ATR). She has worked in the field for more than 10 years. She specializes in helping clients use creativity to express their feelings and emotions and to empower those who feel like they have no voice to be heard once again. Larsen joins the center with more than 18 years of experience with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings. She utilizes person-centers strength-based and solution-focused psychotherapy to those seeking suggestions on how

MALTA — GlobalFoundries reportedly wants to expand its $10 billion computer chip manufacturing plant in Malta to include another central utilities building and bulk gas yard, as well as more high-voltage transmission capacity. AspokesmanforGlobalFoundries says the improvements are needed to support additional customer demand and new tools that will be installed at

its Technology Development Center, where the firm creates the next-generation of semiconductors for tablets, smartphones and wearable devices. The semiconductors are manufactured inside Fab 8, a 1.7-millionsquare-foot facility that includes a 300,000-square-foot “cleanroom.” About 3,000 people work at GlobalFoundries in the Luther Forest Technology Campus.

Volunteers Needed to Help Local Youth CLIFTON PARK — CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services is accepting new adult volunteer applications for its Homework Help and CAPteen programs. CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services is a social service agency located in Clifton Park. CAPTAIN operates as a runaway and homeless youth shelter, street outreach services, Teen Talk Helpline, emergency food pantry, family assistance program, and various youth leadership programs. To fill out an application, visit or call Mary at 371-1185.

PRSA Presents “Communicators on Communications” ALBANY — The Capital Region chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is hosting “Communicators on Communications,” featuring a panel of four area experts discussing regional communications, the current and ever-changing trends in PR, and lessons learned from the big stories of 2014.

The breakfast event will offer local professionals an opportunity to network with peers, while also learning about the leading strategies and tactics being utilized by some of the region’s prominent communications agencies. SEFCU’s VP of Marketing, Nicole Stein, will moderate the panel that will include: Jonathan Pierce, founder and president of Pierce Communications;

Paul Larrabee, executive VP and managing director of Corning Place Communications; Liz Grimes, public relations director at Overit; and Jake Dumesnil, managing partner at Gramercy Communications. The event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28 at SEFCU’s Dora Maxwell Auditorium in Albany.

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