Spotlight on WAMC Underwriters

Spotlight introduces a few new underwriters to you each month. WAMC relies on the support of our underwriters and are pleased to present them to you. Read about them here and in some cases visit their home page directly from the Spotlight. Please take a few minutes to learn more about how the people who help us can help you. - Melissa Kees, Underwriting Sales Manager

Interested in becoming an underwriter? Get more information here.


Sep 1, 2016

  EverPresent was founded in 2012 with the goal of becoming “the memories company” for families. Their team of over 40 technicians, designers and specialists help families take control of their photos and videos through organizing and scanning services. Offerings include photo scanning, slide & negative scanning, photo album and scrapbook scanning, VHS to DVD, film reel to digital transfers, custom design service for photo books and slideshows, digital photo organizing and in-home appointments with certified photo organizers.

Adelphi University

Jun 8, 2016

  Nationally ranked Adelphi University offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training in a thriving doctoral research school. Since 1896, they’ve been dedicated to providing their students with a personalized education that puts them on the path to a successful career. Their Hudson Valley Center, founded in 1973, offers the College of Nursing and Public Health’s R.N. to B.S. in Nursing program as well as the School of Social Work’s M.S.W. program and postgraduate certificates.

Ruge's Subaru

Apr 27, 2016

  Ruge's has served drivers in the Hudson Valley since 1935.

Family owned and operated for 4 generations on Route 9 in Rhinebeck, NY.

Watson & Associates

Mar 21, 2016

  Watson & Associates, Occupational Hygiene and Safety, LLC (Watson & Associates) provides comprehensive industrial hygiene, safety and training services from our Greenville, New York office.  Our clients include industrial/commercial facilities, and contractors, as well as governmental agencies at the federal, state and local level. The company provides a full range of services in the Northeast.

Dreyer Boyajian LLP

Mar 21, 2016

  Whistleblower laws are one of the most important tools in combatting fraud against federal, state, and local governments.  Whistleblower laws incentivize private citizens who step forward to report their knowledge of fraud committed by entities or individuals, even if they personally have not been damaged by the fraud.   These laws provide awards of up to 30 percent of the total amount recovered by the government.  Because these actions may involve millions of dollars in fraudulent claims, the reward to the whistleblower can be substantial. 

Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Feb 9, 2016

  In 1986 the Seneca Lake Wine Trail was formed in the heart of New York State’s Finger Lakes region to attract more visitors to experience its rich history, beauty, and production of world-class wines. In 2016 the Seneca Lake Wine Trail celebrates its 30th Anniversary, and is the largest and most active wine trail in New York State with a community of over 35 wineries, a distillery, seven breweries and a meadery.

Home Made Theater

Feb 9, 2016

  HMT produces a four show season, between October and May.  We offer dinner theater packages with area restaurants for the three "main-stage" productions. Each December we offer a "Theater for Families" production. HMT also offers acting classes for children, teens, and adults.


By Tennessee Williams

Weekends Feb 12-28

The College of St. Rose

Jan 7, 2016

  The College of Saint Rose is a progressive community of scholars focused on gaining knowledge and applying what they’ve learned to make the world around them better. Located in the heart of Albany, the New York state capital, Saint Rose offers a private, independent, coeducational college experience in a vibrant urban setting. For information about upcoming performance events, please click here.

Putnam County Tourism

Jan 7, 2016

  Come to Where the Country Begins! Wherever your interests lay, Putnam County has something for everyone. Explore all that the county has to offer while enjoying the stunning Hudson River as your backdrop.

County Players

Dec 8, 2015

  County Players was born in 1958. Now, more than half a century later, we are proud to present our 58th season. During our lifetime, we have presented over 200 productions and have served thousands of theatregoers who continue to reward our efforts with their loyal attendance. Clearly, they share our belief that we provide excellent theatre. In 1977, we acquired the old Academy Theatre in the Village of Wappingers Falls, and through countless hours of volunteer efforts, we have turned a crumbling relic into a living theatre – The County Players Falls Theatre.

Shire City Sanctuary

Dec 8, 2015

  Shire City Sanctuary is located in the heart of Pittsfield, the biggest city in Berkshire County, MA.  It is the first Makerspace in the Berkshires offering screen-printing and commercial sewing equipment, studio, event, meeting, teaching, and presentation space.  Workspace, collaboration, tutorials and classes are available to members. Shire City Sanctuary also houses a production kitchen available for food-based businesses.  Shire City Sanctuary is a key player in the Berkshires’ Creative Economy, an area long renowned for both its natural beauty and sustainable creativity.

Boudoir Baby

Oct 8, 2015

  There are many great shops along the streets of Saugerties, New York. If you have small children or are having a baby, have a baby or know someone who is or has one - you must visit this shop - “Boudoir Baby Fine Nursery & Children Furniture”. The Pink Brick Exterior only gives you a clue of what is in store here!

The Opalka Gallery

Oct 8, 2015

  The Opalka Gallery, a contemporary art and design facility at The Sage Colleges’ Albany campus, presents a ground breaking exhibition, “From Concept to Console: The Art and Aesthetics of Video Game Design,” through December 13.

Saratoga Chamber Players

Sep 4, 2015

  When Fall arrives, the Saratoga Chamber Players kicks off its season ofchamber music. Artistic Director, Jill Levy, brings together professionalmusicians from Europe, Asia, Canada and the U.S. to create a varied set ofconcerts. The 2015-16 season marks its 29th year of operation. 

Levy is also concertmaster of the Albany Symphony Orchestra, a
position she has held since 1993 after several years with the Pittsburgh
Symphony. In 1994, SCP’s founding Artistic Director, Lucy Manning,
moved out of the area and asked Levy to take the reins of the organization.

Independent Consumer Advocacy Network

Sep 4, 2015

  The Independent Consumer Advocacy Network is New York State's ombuds program for managed long term care.  ICAN was established by Community Service Society in December 2014, with funding from the State of New York.  ICAN provides consumer education and assistance to people enrolled in Medicaid managed care plans that cover long term care services.  Through our telephone hotline, community outreach, and website, ICAN counselors provide free, confidential assistance to consumers who have questions or problems with their health insurance.

Norman Rockwell Museum

Sep 4, 2015

  Norman Rockwell Museum is located on 36 park-like acres in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, Rockwell’s hometown for the last 25 years of his life. Open year round, the Museum holds the world’s largest collection of original Rockwell art, as well as the artist’s original Stockbridge studio. Changing exhibitions feature the work of Rockwell and other contemporary and past masters in the field of illustration.  Enjoy the art of New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast, on view through October 26.

Catskill Forest Association

Sep 4, 2015

  Foresters, bird-watchers, hikers, gardeners, farmers, orchardists and natural resource professionals have at least one thing in common; they are all impacted by white-tailed deer. The Nature Conservancy first rang the alarm bell in 2013 when the organization stated that “no other threat to forested habitats is greater at this point in time – not lack of fire, not habitat conversion, not climate change. We can argue about which threat is more significant than another, but no one who walks the eastern forests today can deny the impact of deer to forest condition.”


Aug 6, 2015

  LiveWell, also known as Albany Psychological Services for Eating Disorders is a psychological practice committed to the treatment of those who are affected by Eating Disorders.  For years, people of the capital district have been forced to seek treatment out of the area leaving behind family, friends, jobs, and school, all of the things that make living a healthy life so important.  LiveWell aims to provide patients with sound care while keeping them in their lives.


Jul 2, 2015

 VOICETheatre is an Off-Broadway company with a summer home in Woodstock, NY. Professional artists create new productions and explore relevant dimensions of classic works. They cherish comedies as well as serious material because laughter diminishes our differences and unites us like nothing else.

Learn more at

Albany Realty Group

Jul 2, 2015

  Albany Realty Group is a local, woman owned business enjoying success since its inception in 2003.  Primarily a residential resale real estate firm, commercial and new construction projects also fall within their purview.

Located on Osborne Rd. in the Town of Colonie, the office is centrally situated allowing agents to cover the entire capital region with ease.

Marie Bettini, CBR, CRB, e-Pro, GRI Real Estate Broker Albany Realty Group Edit | Remove

Neptune's Harvest Organic Fertilizer

Jun 10, 2015

  Ocean Crest Seafood’s Inc., a wholesale fish and seafood company, is the parent company of Neptune's Harvest Fertilizer's in Gloucester, MA,.  In need of a new, more environmentally safe and cost effective method of disposing of the fish remains, called gurry, that are created after processing, Ocean Crest got together with researchers from the University of Massachusetts' marine science research center and, using an existing facility, developed the process of turning the gurry into fertilizer, which allows the company to utilize 100% of the fish.

Annese & Associates

May 29, 2015

  Annese is in The Business of Connectology – Our connections extend beyond devices and networks; we connect people to people, and ideas to action.

Valley Management

May 29, 2015

  The Valley Management is a property management company located in Hudson New York, between the Catskill and Berkshire Mountains. We offer services to owners or renters who are either local or out of the area. We can lend a hand to get the job done, even if you are not around. We are trust worthy to know we will be there, when you are not available to be. Our company would like to take the stress of managing your property away, allowing you more time with family, friends and your career.


Some of our services:


May 29, 2015

  Saratoga Performing Arts Center, located in the historic resort town of Saratoga Springs in upstate New York, has established a reputation as one of America’s most prestigious summer arts festivals. Its tranquil setting in a 2,400-acre park preserve surrounded by hiking trails, geysers, and natural mineral springs draws vacation crowds and arts connoisseurs each year to SPAC’s summer programming.

Glenmont Abbey Village

May 29, 2015


   Glenmont Abbey Village—a brand new apartment community for active, independent adults 55 and up—is now under construction in Glenmont, NY. A project from Troy, NY-based The United Group of Companies, Inc., the community is expected to be complete in late 2015.


May 29, 2015


  MANITOGA, is the House, Studio and 75-acre Woodland garden of mid-century designer Russel Wright (1904-1976) located in Garrison, NY. It is one of the few 20th century modern homes open to the public in New York State.

Audio Video Corporation

May 29, 2015

  For more than sixty years, Audio-Video Corporation (AVC) has been providing clients in NYS and New England with expertise in audio visual integration and unified communication planning, with a focus on fostering long term partnerships. We believe that familiarity with our client’s technology needs enables us to provide unparalleled customer support and fulfillment.

Omega Institute

May 1, 2015

  Omega Institute for Holistic Studies is a premiere educational retreat center, tourism destination, and leading nonprofit organization in New York’s Hudson Valley region.

Preferred Mutual Insurance

Apr 1, 2015

  Preferred Mutual Insurance Company provides property and casualty insurance coverage to more than 235,000 individual and business customers through a network of more than 450 independent agents throughout New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  The mutual insurance company, in business since 1896, employs more than 260 employees and is headquartered in New Berlin, New York.  The Company is rated “A” for excellent through A.M. Best.

Why Preferred Mutual is the Confident Choice