John R. Koelmel, President and CEO of First Niagara Financial Group, Inc., presides over the opening bell.
April 14, 2008 - First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.
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John R. Koelmel, President and CEO of First Niagara Financial Group, Inc., presides over the opening bell to celebrate the financial services company's 10th anniversary as a public company.
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Mr. Koelmel will be joined by four 5th grade students, all from Upstate New York. Bradley Schneider, Lockport, Brooke Testa, Rochester, Griffin Lenkiewicz, Baldwinsville, and Lauren Juliana Litz from Niskayuna won a recent essay contest. The 4 students and their parents received an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City, including transportation, hotel, sightseeing, and the market opening at the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square. In addition to the trip to New York City and attending the NASDAQ market opening, the winners earned $1,000 donations to their elementary schools for computer equipment, plus $250 personal savings accounts at their local First Niagara Bank branches. The students were winners of an essay contest answering the question: "What new business would you start to help people in your community?" First Niagara selected the top essays from 400 entries across Upstate New York.
For more information about First Niagara Financial Group, Inc., visit www.fnfg.com
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