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Company gets grant for community service

KeyBank representatives present Donald Savoie (center with check), owner of The Adirondack Wood Floor Co., a $5,000 grant for his company’s contributions to the community. (Photo submitted)

AMSTERDAM — KeyBank presented the Amsterdam-based Adirondack Wood Floor Co. a $5,000 grant for its commitment to the Capital Region, according to a news release.

The grant is one of 14 awarded to businesses throughout KeyBank’s footprint in recognition of Small Business Month.

“At KeyBank, we understand small businesses are fundamental to economic growth within communities — when small businesses succeed, communities thrive, so we are excited to celebrate best-in-class examples with this year’s Small Business is Key contest winners,” said Ruth Mahoney, market president.

“We’re looking forward to continuing our partnership with local businesses and seeing the positive outcomes they have on their local communities.”

Founded in 1990, the Adirondack Wood Floor Co. specializes in the sale and installation of wood floors and has a branch in Gloversville. All products are made in the state, directly benefiting the local and regional economy. Not only does the company take great pride in milling local materials, but they are also committed to the betterment of the community, the release said.

The release goes on to say that in addition to owner Donald Savoie’s personal volunteer efforts, which includes filling backpacks with food for at-risk youth, The Adirondack Wood Floor Co. supports the Greater Amsterdam Lions Club, Amsterdam Inman Senior Center and New York State Troopers Association. The company also annually donates $1,000 to provide community service awards to deserving high school seniors and $500 to sponsor the Northern Rivers Child Adoption Center annual holiday party.

Created in 2017, the Small Business is Key contest, in alignment with Small Business Month, highlights the lasting impacts of small businesses. Each regional winner was selected based on the business’s impact on the community it serves and the degree to which it makes the community a better place. The contest is an opportunity for KeyBank to invest back in the communities they serve.

“We’re thrilled to be able to recognize small businesses that positively impact our communities,” said Amy Rossi, manager of KeyBank’s Amsterdam branch, who nominated Savoie’s company for the award.

“The Adirondack Wood Floor Co has demonstrated their commitment to Amsterdam and the greater Capital Region through volunteer work and investment in the community.”

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