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Boat company opens showroom

SILVER BAY -- The Hacker Boat Company has opened its first showroom at the company's headquarters at 8 Delaware Ave. on the shores of Lake George. The showroom will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays through August.

The facility houses five new Hacker-Craft boats, company memorabilia and artwork, along with the sales and marketing offices.

The Hacker Boat Company hand builds mahogany motor boats at a 32,000 square foot production facility in Ticonderoga.

Driscoll appointed to charity's board

QUEENSBURY -- Prospect Child & Family Center recently appointed Bennet Driscoll Jr. to its board of directors.

Driscoll is executive director of the Association for the Hearing Impaired, Inc. in Queensbury. He is a member of the House of Grace of the Adirondacks, Voices of the Heart and the Kiwanis Club of Glens Falls, and serves on the Glens Falls Common Council.

Driscoll received his B.S. from Boston University in 1980.

He lives in Glens Falls with his wife Tawn and their son Sean.

Area winery wins medals at tasting

LAKE GEORGE -- Adirondack Winery has announced that four of its wines recently earned medals at the 24th annual Tasters Guild International Competition.

Adirondack Winery's Amethyst Sunset (Blackberry Merlot) and Prospect Mountain White (Peach Chardonnay) were awarded Gold Medals, its Winter Concerto (White Chocolate Port) won Silver and Muscat took home Bronze.

Tasters Guild International is a Wine and Food Appreciation Society based in Grand Rapids, Mich. This year's wine competition brought 30 wine industry experts together to judge the wines submitted from all over the world. "We are particularly pleased to have earned gold medals at this competition as we only entered four wines, and this was an international competition where our wines were judged alongside 1,847 wines entered by 335 wineries from 11 countries," said Adirondack Winery president Sasha Pardy.

With these latest medal wins, 22 of Adirondack Winery's wines have earned 39 medals to date.

Quinlan joins staff of medical group

GLENS FALLS -- Medical Business Associates, Inc has announced the addition of Jane M. Quinlan to its staff.

Quinlan has more than 20 years practice management experience and has worked with many specialties and practice management systems.

She earned her M.B.A. from Russell Sage College and is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives.

Quinlan is a board member and immediate past president of the Northeast Chapter of the New York Medical Group Management Association and an active board member of Branford Hall in Albany.

Medical Business Associates, Inc. was established in Glens Falls 18 years ago to respond to the ever-increasing needs of physicians for professional billing and management services.

Area businessman earns credentials

GLENS FALLS -- Jonathan "Pete" Steffan, managing partner of Grove Associates, has earned the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the Human Resource Certification Institute, the credentialing body for human resource professionals.

To obtain SPHR certification, applicants must pass a comprehensive examination and demonstrate an extensive background of professional human resource experience. Fewer than 55 percent of those seeking the designation are successful on the first attempt.

Grove Associates is a management consulting and training firm, specializing in organizational and leadership development now in its 22 year.

Steffan lives in Queensbury with his wife and business partner, Gretchen.

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