College For Every Student partners with GE
ESSEX — College For Every Student can raise up to $10,000 this week as featured nonprofit partner of GE.
General Electric chose the Essex-based program that helps under-served youth to go to college as its featured nonprofit partner for this week.
GE gives $1 to College For Every Student each time someone clicks on "Like GE on Facebook," submits a photo and caption or votes on a submission at https://www.celebratewhatworks.com.
As of 1:30 p.m. Monday, the organization had earned $897 on the website.
The "What Works Project" aims to shift America's focus from what isn't working to what is working, a press release said. And through the power of positivity, it helps fund organizations that are supporting American jobs.
"CFES was chosen because of its success in getting low-income students on the track to college, a critical step in building America's economy," the release said.
Follow state tax news on Twitter
ALBANY — Taxpayers and tax professionals can keep up on many state-related tax issues on Twitter now.
Follow the New York State Tax Department @NYStaxnews to get a "direct feed" from the department on a regular basis. The posts announce initiatives and services such as filing reminders, the location of clinics that help low-income taxpayers complete returns, or the details of critical and timely changes to the tax law, and more.
Also, see quick, jargon-free YouTube videos at www.tax.ny.gov that cover such topics as avoiding common income tax errors, using Sales Tax Web File, home property taxes and assessments, e-file requirements, the new refund debit card for individual taxpayers, or record keeping requirements for sales tax vendors.
Two Adirondack publications join forces
SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Explorer newsmagazine and online journal Adirondack Almanack have integrated their online presence.
A nonprofit newsmagazine, The Adirondack Explorer, was founded in 1998. Its focus is environmental issues, outdoor recreation, natural history and general news about the Adirondack Park.
The Almanack, created in 2005, covers many topics, including the arts, history, outdoor recreation and the environment. It also posts a daily list of regional-news links.
The partnership will produce website designs, new mobile apps and a greater social-media presence, a press release said.
Both organizations will be hosted on their own domains: www.adirondackalmanack.com and www.adirondackexplorer.org.