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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

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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.

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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

Saratoga Jewish Community Arts

Apr 1, 2015

  Saratoga Jewish Community Arts, celebrating its fourth season, is a series of programs coordinated by Temple Sinai of Saratoga with diverse collaborating organizations.  The series is underwritten by a grant from the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York and offered intermittently from September through May. Programs are diverse and cover a broad range of interests and themes using film, live performances and lectures for the broader Saratoga and beyond communities. 

Advanced Energy Panels

Apr 1, 2015

Advanced Energy Panels (AEP) is a Capital District manufacturer of interior window insulating panels. They custom build and install panels to air seal and insulate window openings giving customers an opportunity to cut their fuel bills and increase their comfort at the same time.

Home Made Theater

Apr 1, 2015

To celebrate their 30th season, Home Made Theater is bringing back the first show they did at the Spa Little Theater.

In this Broadway classic, it’s Christmastime, 1938 in a small Ohio town when famed author and radio personality Sheridan Whiteside comes to dine at the Stanley family home. A slip on the ice outside lands “Sherry” in the Stanley’s living room for a tumultuous, six-week convalescence, filled with high comedy, low farce, and an array of eccentric, lovable characters.

Upstate Divorce Mediation

Apr 1, 2015

  Upstate Divorce Mediation is here for you at a time when you most need support. Our offices are located in Albany, Saratoga and Catskill.

Few things are as difficult as going through a divorce.  That's why at Upstate Divorce Mediation, we work with you to make your divorce as easy, painless, and peaceful as possible. Our goal is to help you move toward an uncontested divorce and separate lives by focusing on meaningful dialogue, equitable sharing of resources, and the overall well-being of your children.

Godfrey Financial Associates

Feb 27, 2015

Godfrey Financial Associates is a different kind of financial advisory firm –for 20 years, they have been disrupting the status quo. The typical “Wall Street” approach is generally not in the best interests of the end consumer. At Godfrey Financial, a strict fiduciary relationship is maintained with all clients. This means that your interests come first, always. Godfrey Financial Associates provides retirement planning, estate planning, and investment management for women and baby-boomers throughout New York’s Capital Region. 


Safe Harbors of the Hudson

Feb 27, 2015

Safe Harbors of the Hudson is a large scale, non-profit re-development project in the City of Newburgh with the mission of transforming lives and building communities through housing and the arts. The Safe Harbors project includes the Cornerstone Residence, supportive housing for 128 of our most vulnerable neighbors; the Lobby at the Ritz, our performing arts venue; the Ann Street Gallery, our contemporary visual arts venue and the historic Ritz Theater, which Safe Harbors is committed to restoring into a large scale performance space for the community.

Sholes & Miller LLP

Feb 27, 2015

  When medical professionals, hospitals, nursing homes and other health care providers in New York and Connecticut have legal concerns, they turn to the experienced and reliable law firm of Sholes & Miller. The attorneys at Sholes & Miller have a long history of successful representation of physicians and professionals in many heath care specialties.

Epoch, a cooperative art & craft gallery, features some of Vermont’s finest artisans working in a variety of disciplines. Each day, the gallery is staffed by one of the artisan members, offering their unique view of the creative process. Learn more.

Spicer Art Conservation, LLC. has been caring for collections from museums, historical societies, state agencies, businesses, collectors and private owners since 1995. The focus has always been to provide long-term collection care and preservation of artifacts while working closely with the needs of the owner. Learn more.

The Sweater Venture was born out of an interest in learning about and appreciating the customs, cultures and values of societies diff erent from mine in far away corners of the world. More than 25 years later, with all those far-away corners now so much closer, The Sweater Venture tries to hold on to those core values as tightly as ever. This means working as directly as possible with the many artisans whose work contributes to their collections. Learn more

The Union College Concert Series’ 2014-2015 Season offers fifteen performances by a wonderful array of leading international artists and ensembles that you won’t want to miss. There’s something for everyone – six debuts, some of your favorite artists, two all-Beethoven programs, and even Schubert’s Winterreise song cycle. Learn more.

Armory Garage is the Capital Region’s number one volume Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram dealer with the largest new inventory. If you’re looking to save a few dollars but still be factory certified, Armory stocks late model Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram as well as having Albany’s largest foreign and domestic used car selection at one location. Learn more.

The Carey Institute for Global Good is dedicated to making a better world by contributing to a strong, educated and just society through residencies and initiatives in Journalism and Public Policy, Agriculture and Arts and Music.  

Hudson Kitchen and Bath is a Design Build Firm specializing in Kitchen and Bath remodeling in the greater Hudson Area. At HudsonKB, a team of Design Professionals and Fine Home Builders provide initial consultation, schedules, budgets and all construction activities to develop projects lasting quality and distinction. Their management philosophy is to always provide professional management skills to a project that will always insure the quality, timeliness and competitive pricing of all projects.