Capital Communications, Albany, N.Y., held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newest branch in Cohoes. Assemblyman Ronald Canestrari, Barbara Hildreth, chair of the Business Council of Cohoes of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce and Cohoes Mayor John T. McDonald III attended the ceremony. The ceremony included a special check presentation to the winners of the Capital Communications Cares Foundation’s BIG Benefit Raffle. Beatrice Bohm of Kings Park, N.Y., won the $10,000 grand prize. Carrie Shumate and Kristin Stanolind of Midland, Texas, won the $5,000 prize. Five $1,000 winners were Ed DerGurhian of Troy, N.Y., Robert Meier of Standisfield, Mass., Steve Nissen of Niskayuna, N.Y., Nic Marini of

Guilderland, N.Y., and Lynn Radz of Duanesburg, N.Y. The foundation is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year and has given more than $700,000 in monetary and in-kind donations and more than 7,500 volunteer hours to various charities and organizations.

America First Credit Union, Salt Lake City, announced the grand opening of its Salt Lake City State Street branch. The branch is the 79th America First branch. American First named Brian Brand as the manager of the new branch. Brand started with America First in 1999 as a teller at the Midvale Harmons branch.

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