The Empire Award recognizes businesses and companies in New York state that are leaders in their industries, use innovative methods or products, increase jobs and economic growth, and make significant community contributions. Ms. Murtagh is also a teacher aide at Nightengale Elementary School, where the award was presented.
“This is for 2 Mama Birds for all the good things you do in the community,” Sen. Griffo told Mrs. Murtagh in presenting the award. “So this was developed and each year we try to go visit a few businesses. We just want to say thank you,” he said.
He said they should also continue to find ways to ensure the businesses can succeed and be profitable. Sen. Griffo said he was familiar with 2 Mama Birds, having visited and met with Mrs. Murtagh and her husband, Ben.
“I think we need to do a lot more for businesses in this state and look at regulatory reform and some of the challenges that they face. A big undertaking to start a business is always challenging. One of the things we suggested was can we at least acknowledge them when we visit, because I visit a lot of businesses, to express our appreciation for all the good things they do in the community and hope they are successful,” Sen. Griffo said. He said he had proposed the concept for the Empire Award.
The Nest by 2 Mama Birds is located at 51 Main St., Massena. It’s open from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. “They’re great community people. They care about the people,” he said.
Source www.nny360.com As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Sen. Griffo also traveled to Potsdam to present the Empire Award to The Clarkson Inn. In addition, he met with Mayor Reinhold “Ron” Tischler, Administrator Gregory Thompson, Planning and Development Director Frederick Hanss and others to check on the progress of improvements to Garner Park, for which he obtained funding.
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