FLTG Recognized With Galanis Award

The Finger Lakes Technologies Group Inc. family of companies has won a 2010 Galanis Award for Excellence in Family Business, in recognition of the company’s financial stability, innovation, quality of life for employees, record of growth and contributions to the community.The award was presented Oct. 20 at a luncheon ceremony at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Buffalo, N.Y. Each year, the Galanis family – founders of Sealing Devices Inc. – and Alfred University honor excellence in Western New York family firms.“Being honored with this award is extremely special to our family of companies and to the Griswold family personally,” said Paul H. Griswold, president and CEO, Finger Lakes Technologies Group and Ontario and Trumansburg Telephone Companies. “We are deeply honored to be recognized for operating a highly successful family business that has greatly contributed to the Western New York economy, workforce and quality of life for more than 100 years.” About the Galanis AwardsThe annual awards are made possible by a gift from the Galanis family, founders of Sealing Devices Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of o-rings, gaskets and seals located in the Buffalo suburb of Lancaster, N.Y. More than 50 family firms in Western New York have been honored since 1999, when the Galanis family began sponsoring the awards.About FLTG/OTTCFinger Lakes Technologies Group (www.fltg.com) is one of an elite group of Western New York companies certified to provide the convergence of voice, data, video and Internet technologies. The company’s 100-year history in telecommunications provides unparalleled experience in Voice over Internet Protocol telephony. A Cisco premier certified partner, FLTG is a subsidiary of Ontario and Trumansburg Telephone Companies (www.ottctel.com). Headquartered in Victor, N.Y., FLTG and its parent companies have offices in Phelps and Trumansburg, in addition to Buffalo. The companies employ 80 people combined.

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