The Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce announced their 2016 Endowment Fund winner at the Spring Business After Hours, hosted by Adirondack Barrel Cooperage on May 20th. Congratulations to Black River Bookkeeping, LLC, owner Collette Aurand, who was granted $1000. Collette plans to use the grant towards Certification courses and exams for Payroll Certification for her and her staff. Thank you to the other three member who applied as well; Heywoods Blueberries & Greenhouses, CenterPoint Christian Fellowship Church and Remsen Memorial Post 982, VFW.
In addition to hosting the Business after Hours, Adirondack Barrel Cooperage celebrated their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting. Owners Kelly and Joe Blazosky were joined by Congressman Richard Hanna, Senator Joseph Griffo, Assebblyman Ken Blankenbush, Oneida County Legislator Les Porter, and Town of Remsen Supervisor Roger Helmer for the ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the first new cooperage in Upstate New York since the prohibition era. Joe Blazosky gave tours of the facilities, explaining and demonstrating their processes of making premium American white oak barrels for the craft beverage industry. Thank you to Joe and Kelly Blazosky for hosting and congratulations on the new business.