Small Businesses Support the Local Community

It is a well known fact that Small Businesses Support their Local Community, far more than any major corporation or “Big-Box” Stores.    *For every dollar spent at a small business, 68 percent funnels back into the local community. (*Source)

Saratoga Flag is a small family business, which takes great pride in supporting non-profit organizations in Saratoga County and the surrounding region every year.

LakeTheatreLogoThis blog post is highlighting one such group:   “The Lake Theatre,” in Residence at the Holiday Inn- Lake George Resort, for the past 49 years.

LakeGeorgeDinnerTheatreThe Lake Theatre has produced a delightfully entertaining production of “Almost, Maine,” a romantic comedy written by John Cariani.  The Holiday Inn dinner-theatre venue provides a pleasantly intimate setting for live theatre, where you are up close and personal with very talented New York City actors on stage.    Audience members can choose to arrive early for the full dinner (or lunch), or choose to attend the live matinee or evening performance without a meal.  Read more about the production in The Post Star and The Saratogian Newspapers.

AlmostMainesouthern comforts“Almost, Maine” runs from July 21- September 3rd, 2016.  “Southern Comforts” (another romantic comedy) runs September 15 – October 22, 2016.  See Link https://laketheatreproductions.com/shows/  for tickets or call the **Box Office:  (518) 668-5762, extension 411. 

**MENTION THIS BLOG POST and Discount code: “Flyer”  for additional savings at the Box Office.

MORE SAVINGS!   —- SPECIAL OFFER:  Bring your ticket stub from the show, back to Saratoga Flag (by November 1, 2016) for a $10.00 discount off any USA Flag (minimum purchase: $29.00).

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Updated New York State Flag Debuts on National Stage

Saratoga Flag is very exciting to see their recently re-designed New York State Flag on the National Stage at Presidential Campaign stops, for both Republican & Democratic Candidates, in Upstate New York!

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NYSflag_Back_PresidentialCampaign_2016Read more about the NYS Flag here.

Order the Updated NYS Flag here.

SaratogaFlag.com, “Flags to Unite All People & Political Parties.”

 

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Major League Baseball Promotes Supplier Diversity

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Wendy Lewis, Sr. VP Diversity, Inclusion & Strategic Alliances at Major League Baseball (left).

Major League Baseball promotes Supplier Diversity at the MLB Diversity Business Summit.  This year’s conference was held at Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, in Phoenix, Arizona.

 

 

 

 

Saratoga Flag had the great opportunity to take part in the event again this year and is very pleased to supply a growing number of Major League Baseball Clubs with Custom flags, banners, USA Flags, specialty flags and accessories, ALL MADE IN USA!

 

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Roberto Clemente, Jr., ballplayer, broadcaster & son of Roberto Clemente Sr, Puerto Rican MLB legend, player for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1955-1972).

Read More about the 2016 MLB Diversity Business Summit here.

 

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Highlights from the South Glens Falls Christmas Parade 2015

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U.S. Mint Unveils the New Saratoga Quarter Coin

COMMEMORATING THE TURNING POINT OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION……

The New Saratoga Quarter Coin was unveiled today, in Schuylerville NY, location of the Surrender of the British Army, which occurred in 1777.

The Ceremony was held at Schuylerville High School, in Saratoga County, New York. The Saratoga Battlefield is just 10 miles South of the location of the Surrender.

Watch our video from the Ceremony….

At Saratoga in the autumn of 1777, American forces met, defeated and forced a major British army to surrender.  This crucial American victory renewed patriots’ hopes for independence, secured essential foreign recognition and support, and forever changed the face of the world.  The battlefield, a monument to the fallen and the restored country house of American General Philip Schuyler make up the three sites of Saratoga National Historical Park.  It was established as a national site in 1938.

2015 Saratoga National Historical Park (NY) Quarter reverse

The design depicts a close-up of the moment General John Burgoyne surrendered his sword to General Horatio Gates, a turning point many believe marked the ‘beginning of the end of the American Revolutionary War.’  Inscriptions are “BRITISH SURRENDER 1777,” “SARATOGA,” “NEW YORK,” “2015” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”  Design candidates were developed in consultation with representatives of Saratoga National Historical Park.

#SaratogaQuarter  #SaratogaCoin  #SaratogaMint  #SaratogaTurningPoint #MadeInUSA #USmint

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NYC LABOR DAY PARADE 2015

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NYC Union Labor Day Parade 2015

If the thought ever crossed your mind that Unions are on the decline,  you may find yourself thinking the opposite when you see thousands and thousands of Union-members marching in solidarity up Fifth Avenue at the Annual New York City Labor Day Parade (organized by the NYC Central Labor Council, & takes place the first Saturday AFTER Labor Day Weekend).   The parade kicks-off at 10am, starting at 44th Street marches up Fifth Avenue and continues till 4pm, ending at 68th Street.

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There is also a Labor Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral the morning of the parade, at 8:30am.  The pews were full with more than 500 union members and leaders.

 

Union members from a variety of industries were represented at the parade… including the following:

NYC CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL, AFL-CIO; OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE BOARDN.Y.S. AFL-CIO; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR;  PHILIP RANDOLPH INSTITUTE (APRI); ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LABOR ALLIANCE (APALA); PRIDE AT WORK (PAW);  COALITION of BLACK TRADE UNIONISTS (CBTU); COALITION OF LABOR UNION WOMEN (CLUW); LABOR COUNCIL FOR LATIN AMERICAN ADVANCEMENT (LCLAA); NEW YORK CITY ALLIANCE OF RETIRED AMERICANS (NYCARA); GREATER NY LABOR; RELIGION COALITION; NY BRANCH NAACP; JEWISH LABOR COMMITTEE; IRISH AMERICAN LABOR COALITION; ITALIAN AMERICAN LABOR COUNCIL; NEW YORK COMMITTEE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH (NYCOSH); HARRY VAN ARSDALE JR. CENTER FOR LABOR STUDIES; EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE/SUNY; CORNELL WORKER INSTITUTE; CUNY MURPHY INSTITUE; LABOR CHORUS; AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM); LOCAL 802; ASSOCIATED ACTORS & ARTISTS OF AMERICA AND LOCAL UNIONS; ACTORS’ EQUITY; SAG; AFTRA; AMERICAN GUILD OF MUSICAL ARTISTS (AGMA); WRITER’S GUILD OF AMERICA EAST (WGAE); INT’L ALLIANCE OF THEATRICAL STAGE EMPLOYEES (IATSE) & LOCAL UNIONS;  N.Y. COUNCIL OF MOTION PICTURE & T.V. UNIONS; SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION (SEIU); SEIU LOCAL 1199; SEIU LOCAL 32BJ; WORKERS UNITED; SEIU LOCAL UNIONS;  TEAMSTERS JOINT COUNCIL 16 (IBT);  IBT LOCAL UNIONS GCIU/IBT LOCAL UNIONS; AFSCME DISTRICT COUNCIL 37 & LOCAL UNIONS; AFSCME DISTRICT COUNCIL 1707 & LOCAL UNIONS; PUBLIC EMPLOYEES FEDERATION (PEF) CSEA/AFSCME; UNIFORMED FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION LOCAL 94 (UFA); UNIFORMED FIRE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION LOCAL 854 (UFOA); AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION (APWU); NY METRO AREA POSTAL WORKERS UNION;  POSTAL WORKERS BROOKLYN LOCAL; POSTAL WORKERS STATEN ISLAND LOCAL;  NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LETTER CARRIERS (NALC); NALC BRANCH 294 FLUSHING; NALC BRANCH 41 BROOKLYN; COMMUNICATION WORKERS OF AMERICA (CWA); CWA LOCAL UNIONS; NABET/CWA; IUE/CWA; CWA/NEWSPAPER GUILD OF NEW YORK; CWA/N.Y. TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION LOCAL 6; TRANSPORT WORKERS’ UNION OF AMERICA (TWU); TWU LOCALS; AMALGAMATED; TRANSIT UNION (ATU) & LOCAL UNIONS; UTILITY WORKERS’ UNION OF AMERICA, (UWUA) LOCAL 1-2;  OFFICE AND PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION (OPEIU) & LOCAL UNIONS; N.Y. HOTEL & MOTEL TRADES COUNCIL (HTC); UNITE HERE! LOCAL UNIONS; UNITED FEDERATION OF TEACHERS (UFT) & AFT LOCALS; COUNCIL OF SUPERVISORS AND ADMINISTRATORS (CSA) & AFSA LOCALS; NEW YORK STATE UNITED TEACHERS (NYSUT) & LOCALS; PROFESSIONAL STAFF CONGRESS (PSC); ORGANIZATION OF STAFF ANALYSTS (OSA); CIVIL SERVICE MERIT COUNCIL; NEW YORK TAXI WORKERS ALLIANCE; NEW YORK STATE NURSES ASSOCIATION; AIR LINE PILOTS ASSOCIATION; UNITED FOOD & COMMERCIAL WORKERS (UFCW);  RETAIL, WHOLESALE & DEPARTMENT STORE UNION (RWDSU);  UFCW/RWDSU LOCAL UNIONS; UNITED AUTO WORKERS (UAW); UAW LOCAL UNIONS; INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS & AEROSPACE WORKERS (IAMAW); BCTGM & LOCAL UNIONS; BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TRADES COUNCIL (BCTC); BCTC OFFICERS & STAFF; HELMETS TO HARDHATS; THE EDWARD J. MALLOY INITIATIVE FOR CONSTRUCTION SKILLS; NON-TRADITIONAL EMPLOYMENT FOR WOMEN; PLUMBERS LOCAL #1; STEAMFITTERS LOCAL #638; SHEETMETAL WORKERS; LOCALS #1, 2, 28, 38 & 137; HEAT & FROST INSULATORS LOCALS #12 & 12A; BOILERMAKERS LOCAL LODGE #5; MASON TENDERS DISTRICT COUNCIL: LOCALS # 66, 78, 79, 108, 279 & 1261; BLASTERS, DRILL RUNNERS AND MINERS; LIUNA LOCAL 29; LABORERS’ LOCAL #731, 147 & NPMHU LOCAL 300; CEMENT & CONCRETE WORKERS’ DC 16, LOCALS #6A, 18A & 20; PAVERS AND ROAD BUILDERS DISTRICT COUNCIL, LOCAL #1010; CEMENT MASONS LOCAL #780; PLASTERERS’ LOCAL #262; NYC COALITION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS (IUOE) LOCALS #14, 15, 30, 94, 211, 295 & 891; NYC DISTRICT COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS (UBC) LOCALS #20, 45, 157, 740, 926, 1556, 2287, 2790; TILE, MARBLE AND TERRAZZO LOCAL #7; ROOFERS AND WATERPROOFERS LOCAL #8;  IRONWORKERS DC & LOCALS #40; 46, 197, 361, 455, 580, 417 & 42; ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTORS LOCAL #1; INT’L UNION OF PAINTERS & ALLIED TRADES (IUPAT) DC 9 & LOCALS; WINDOW CLEANERS’ LOCAL #2; BRICKLAYERS & ALLIED CRAFTWORKERS LOCAL #1; INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS (IBEW); IBEW LOCAL 3, IBEW LOCAL UNIONS, ALLIED PRINTING TRADES COUNCIL, INTERNATIONAL LONGSHOREMEN ASSOCIATION (ILA), SEAFARERS’ INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NORTH AMERICA (SIUNA), MEBA, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES (AFGE), AFGE LOCAL UNIONS.

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO VIEW HUNDREDS OF PHOTOS FROM THE PARADE.  #WeAreNYC  #LDP2015

Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, trade unionists proposed a day be set aside to celeb1882_LaborDayParaderate labor on the first Monday in September.  “Labor Day” was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, which organized the first parade in New York City in 1882.

 

SaratIATSE Local 524oga Flag (a Member of IATSE Local 524) takes great pride in manufacturing numerous banners and flags for this parade and other Union-Labor events.

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Vintage-style Collegiate Felt Banners, Made in USA!

Saratoga Flag sources the highest quality wool felt fabric in order to build custom-crafted, vintage-style banners for Sports Teams, Fraternities, Universities, Trade Unions, Retail Store Displays, The Film/ Entertainment Industry and more…. MADE IN USA! 

Watch the video below for a “behind-the scenes” look at manufacturing.     Call for more info. (518) 792-1776.

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