Friday, 18 September 2015 11:40

Business Briefs 09/18/15

Hayes Picked to Lead Animal Shelter

MILTON — The Saratoga County board of Supervisors hired Jason Hayes to run the Saratoga County Animal Shelter in Milton beginning September 25. 

Hayes most recently served as a manager at the Hudson Mohawk Humane Society and will be filling the vacancy left by Deborah Oligny’s resignation last June. 

Humane Society Grand Opening

WILTON — The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society hosted a Grand Opening of its new facility located at 4255 Route 50 in Wilton at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 18. The former H.O.P.E. facility site is managed by Jeanette Sparks and is under the medical direction of Julie Whipple, DVM. 

This expansion will serve Saratoga, Washington, Warren and other counties through adoption events, low-cost spay and neuter and microchipping programs, cat fostering, and adoption programs.

Founded in 1887, the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society is the largest animal protection agency in New York’s Capital Region and serves as the SPCA for Albany and Rensselaer Counties, investigating and prosecuting cases of animal cruelty. The Society receives no local, state or federal government funding, nor does it receive funding from any national groups such as ASPCA or Humane Society of the United States. For more information, contact (518) 434-8128 or visit

Local Biz Seeks Votes for Super Bowl Contest

ROUND LAKE — Death Wish Coffee Company, based in Round Lake, is one of 10 finalists in an online competition, sponsored by software company Intuit Quickbooks®, vying for a 30 second commercial spot, which will air on Sunday, February 7, during the Super Bowl.  

The small business known for producing the “World’s Strongest Coffee” is up against some pretty impressive players, competing for air time during football’s biggest game in the “Small Business Big Game” contest.

Death Wish Coffee fans are being asked to cast their votes daily and to spread the word as much as possible between now and November 3. Look for Death Wish Coffee Company in the list of 10 finalists at The social media campaign hashtag is #iwantmydeathwish.

Owner and creator Mike Brown first came up with idea of Death Wish Coffee about 4 years ago while working in his coffee house, Saratoga Coffee Traders, in Saratoga Springs. Customers kept demanding the strongest coffee he had, motivating him to come up with a brew like no other. Through a special roasting process, a lot of experimentation and the perfect blend of beans, Brown and his staff believe they’ve officially created the world’s strongest coffee—and now they’re hoping to tell the masses about it by winning this contest.

Brown said, “We’ve definitely got an amazing fan base already, and we’re so thankful, but obviously winning a chance to run a spot during sports’ biggest game would be the chance of a lifetime for our business.”

D’Orazio and Peterson Selected to Super Lawyers

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Scott M. Peterson and Giovanna A. D’Orazio, partners of D’Orazio Peterson LLP, a Plaintiff’s Employment and Serious Injury law firm, have been selected to the 2015 Upstate New York Super Lawyers List in the field of Plaintiff’s Litigation. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law.

For more information about D’Orazio Peterson LLP, visit

Alzheimer’s-Friendly Business Program 

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Saratoga is launching a new campaign designed to make the community more Alzheimer’s friendly. Through the Alzheimer’s Friendly BusinessSM program, the Home Instead Senior Care office will provide free training to local businesses to help equip employees with information and resources needed to welcome families who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.

Local businesses can work directly with the local Home Instead Senior Care office to coordinate an in-person training. An interactive, online version of the training also is available at Once the training is successfully completed, businesses will receive a window cling with the Alzheimer’s Friendly Business designation. The designation will be valid for two years.


For more information about the Home Instead Senior Care network’s Alzheimer’s Friendly Business program and to access additional resources, please visit or call 518 580-1042.

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Property Transactions

  • BALLSTON Edward Swanson sold property at 234 Round lake Rd to Amanda Dealo for $275,000 Brookview Court Inc sold property at 31 Arcadia Ct to Megan McCormack for $356,469 Kathryn Schneider as trustee sold property at 7 Sycamore St to Terri Allen for $401,500 CORINTH Louis Faraone sold property at 91 Main St to Michaela Bovee for $220,000 Brendon Emery sold property at 1 Mill Creek Rd to Paul Posson for $410,000 GALWAY Lisa Letourneau sold property at 2467 Galway Rd to Jason Barnes for $402,000 Frederick Puliafico sold property at 3011 South Shore Dr to Joann Gallucci for $235,000…