Thursday, May 3, 2007

Success is their bag

Another ARCC member, another award.

You guys are incredible, all 1000+ of you. Today let's shine a light on Cost Control Associates. Keith Laake let us know today that Cost Control Associates will receive an SBA Small Business Excellence Award in Albany on May 7th. The full press release is below:

QUEENSBURY - Cost Control Associates, an independent utility consulting firm headquartered in Queensbury, NY announced today that it will be a recipient of the Small Business Excellence Award. The award will be made to Cost Control Associates jointly by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the New York Business Development Corp. at an awards ceremony in Albany on May 7th. The ceremony will recognize Cost Control Associates along with 24 other award recipients for consistently showing excellence in the operation of a growing business.

Company President, Keith Laake, states “We are pleased to receive this award that recognizes our accomplishments. It especially gives recognition to our employees who have worked hard to make our Company a great success.” In its history, Cost Control Associates has twice-received SBA funding. First in 1999 when working capital loan was received and then again in 2001 when an SBA 504 Loan was obtained to help in financing the purchase of its office building.
According to Mr. Laake, “We are fortunate to have found lending partners, Glens Falls National Bank & Trust and the New York Business Development Corp. who worked with us in obtaining SBA financing. Without this financing, we would have been unable to grow the company to today’s levels.”

From its beginnings in 1991, Cost Control Associates has emerged into a national presence through the assistance it provides businesses, governments, and other organizations in reducing energy, cellular, and telecommunications costs. Their cost recovery and reduction program identifies errors and savings opportunities in clients’ energy and telecom bills. They also assist clients in buying energy, cellular, and telecommunications services. Over the past fifteen years, Cost Control has produced millions of dollars in recoveries and savings for its clients.

Congratulations to Cost Control Associates!

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