On Tuesday morning at the Appel Inn in Guilderland. The YMCA held a breakfast to honor the students of five school districts on their volunteerism along with a few educators as well.

Kevin Smith, senior client relationship manager at Fenimore Asset Management, earned the Retirement Income Certified Professional designation from The American College of Financial Services.

ALBANY — Laberge Group, which provides engineering, architecture, surveying, and planning services, has recently hired seven employees:


These local members of the State National Guard have recently re-enlisted:

— Staff Sergeant Kenneth Allen from Delmar will continue service with the 1427th Transportation Company;

— First Sergeant Jeffrey Quivey from Altamont will continue service with the 222nd Chemical Company; and

GUILDERLAND — Jason Wells from Guilderland, assigned to the Joint Force Headquarters of the New York National Guard, received a promotion to the rank of sergeant first class.

Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential.