WERC's 30th Anniversary Awards Celebration

Oct 2, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn Troy
235 Hoosick St, Troy, NY 12180
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Thank you to our Sponsors:

Thank you to all our amazing sponsors. You helped make these 30 years possible!

Benefactor Sponsor
Becton, Dickinson and Company / CR Bard
Patron Sponsor
MVP Health Care
Greater Capital Association of REALTORS
BBL Hospitality
Workforce Development Institute
Design, Print & Media Sponsor
Spiral Design
Albany Business Review
Capital Region Living
Snyder Printers
Friend Sponsor
New York State Congressman Paul Tonko
redShift Recruiting
Capital District Transportation Authority
County Waste & Recycling
Neil-Jane-William-Estelle Golub Family Foundation
Renaissance Hotel Albany
Corey Jamison Consulting
Capital District HR Professionals, LTD
Community Care Physicians, P.C.
Hope DeRocha
Partner Sponsor
Duncan & Cahill, Inc.
Hammock Way of Life
Ambient Environmental, Inc
Ferraro, Amodio & Zarecki CPAs
Patricia Blais
Beacon Health Options
Carpenter Contractor Trust
Community Resource Federal Credit Union
Hudson River Community Credit Union
Susan Bailey
Capital Region BOCES
Colonie Senior Service Centers, Inc.
Delark HR Solutions
E. Stewart Jones, Hacker, Murphy Law Firm, LLC
East Greenbush Window Coverings
Emma Willard School
Equinox, Inc.
EYP Architecture and Engineering, P.C.
Kinderhook Bank
Linehan College Counseling
Maximus, Inc.
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc.
Mosaic Associates Architects
Strategic Pension Services, LLC
The College Of Saint Rose
The Third Zone
Turf Hotels
Ungerman Electric, Inc.
SMPR Title Agency
Thank you to our Vendors:

This year marked the 30th Pearl Anniversary of WERC, formerly known as the Albany Displaced Homemaker Center.  The symbol for a 30th Anniversary is a pearl which signifies transformation and potential.  It begins as a grain of sand and is cultivated into something of great worth and beauty.  A Pearl also symbolizes wisdom acquired through experience as well as generosity, integrity, and loyalty. 
This year’s 30th Anniversary Awards Celebration, was on October 2, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn Troy. WERC recognized 30 Pearls of WERC Awardees along with two Pearls of Distinction for their contributions that have ensured WERC’s ongoing success. 

Our Honorees

WERC’s “Pearls of Distinction” 

Marjorie Adams, WERC’s Employment & Training Coordinator and KeyBank

WERC’s “Pearls of Wisdom & Empowerment”

Senator Neil D. Breslin, 44th Senate District; Jane N. Golub, the Golub Foundation; Denise Horan, Integrated Management & Sales Consulting; Kathy Lanni, SEFCU; Willie Miranda, Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc.; Lauren Payne, Spiral Design; Kathleen Pingelski, MicroKowledge Inc.; Alissa M. Quinn, UBS Financial Services; Ellen Sax, MVP Health Care; and Paula A. Stopera, CAP COM.

WERC’s “Pearls of Friendship”

Alliance Worldwide Investigative Group, Inc.; Austin & Co., Inc.;  BBL Hospitality; Angela S. Beddoe, HerLife; Paul Conti, College of St. Rose; Andrea Crisafulli, Crisafulli Bros. Plumbing & Heating Contractors, Inc.; CSEA  Local 1000; Susan Law Dake, Stewart's Shops; Deily & Glastetter, LLC; Joan Heffler, Joan Heffler Photography; Katherine Horan; M&T Bank; Maximus,  Inc.Mirror Lake Inn; Vikki Moran, Capital Region LivingMagazine; Ann Reis, Capital District HR Professionals LTD; Harriet Rifkin, Rifkin & Associates, LLC; Dona Snyder-Reardon, Snyder Printer; TD Bank; and Benita Zahn, News Channel 13 WNYT.

2018 WERC 30th Anniversary Awards Prize Packages

1st Prize

Lakeside Luxury at Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa, Lake Placid – 2 Nights with Breakfast & Gift Card for The View Restaurant - $1,100+

2nd Prize

North Country Getaway at Large 3-Bedroom Waterfront Condo, on First Lake near Old Forge, for 2 Nights donated by Anne Garbarino, Billy's Restaurant, Lake George Cruise for 2, EMS Kayak Rentals - $1,000+

3rd Prize

“Date Nights” Package - Jack's Oyster House, Vintage House, 677 Prime, 15 Church, New World Bistro, Swifty’s Restaurant & Pub, Theresa Girzone Jewelry, Pearl Ring from Rafi, the Singing Jeweler, 3 Bottles of Wine (red, white, rose’) - $900+

4th Prize

Health & Wellness Package - Apple watch with iTunes, John Paul Salon & Spa, The Revolution Spinning, Honest Weight Food Co-op, Massage Gift Certificates Body Professionals & Ashley Uccellini - $850+

5th Prize

"Around the Town” Fun Package – Overnight stay at Hilton Garden Inn Troy, Overnight stay at the Renaissance Hotel Albany, Premiere Limo Ride, Proctors Tickets, Palace Theater Tickets, Albany Empire Tickets, The Pottery Place - $800+