Twinstate Technologies: Upcoming Events and Causes in Plattsburgh

Summer might be over, but that doesn’t mean that our schedules and events are cooling down! See what Twinstate has planned for this month. 


NYCOM Conference 

Lake George, NY will be home to the NYCOM (New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipalities Officials) Conference from October 16th – 18th at the Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center. Here, municipality engineers, Superintendents of Public Works, and other municipality professionals come to learn about new state and federal regulations, new technologies, best practices, municipality issues, emergency response management and more. Andrea Dumas, Technical Solutions Consultant, will be representing Twinstate Technologies over the two-day event as an exhibitor.

Local Business Blood Drive

Twinstate Technologies, Taylor Rental, and local businesses are  giving back to the community. We have teamed up with Taylor Rental, My Cup of Tea, Valley Vending, Rulfs Orchard, Studley Printing and Plattsburgh Brewing Company to benefit the North Country Regional Blood Center on Friday, October 20th from 11 am – 2 pm. Our blood drive will take place at Taylor Rental on Route 3 in Plattsburgh and feature speeches from the Center, Twinstate owners and Mike Mitchell, a local leukemia survivor who will share his story.

Donors will receive lunch, enjoy music, get a free beer voucher for Plattsburgh Brewing Company and also have a chance to win prizes as a ‘thank you’ for their generous donations. This event is open to the community so that anyone who is willing to donate blood will have the chance to do so. It is with efforts like this and blood donations that the Center can provide over 95% of the blood used in hospitals throughout the North Country. Interested in donating? Join us next week!

Protect Your Manufacturing or Small Business from Current Cyber Threats 

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and Twinstate is sponsoring and participating in the event hosted at Clinton Community College on Friday, October 20th from 12 pm – 4 pm. Twinstate experts, Alex Insley, Unified Defense Strategies Technical Manager, Peter Pokorny, System Administrator, and CEO Devi Momot, CISSP®, GSLC®, GISP®, will be presenting throughout the day on topics surrounding cybersecurity for small businesses. Topics include Fool-Proofing Your Business Starts with Management and Getting Practical with Cybersecurity, co-presented with SUNY Plattsburgh’s Center for Cybersecurity and Technology, are aimed at local business managers and owners to help educate and navigate them to better information security.

Business Continuity: When All Else Fails

Twinstate is hosting yet another free informational webinar on Wednesday, October 25th from 11 am – 12 pm for all those who are interesting in learning more about how to best protect their business-critical data. Leading the webinar are Twinstate experts Alex Insley, Unified Defense Strategies Technical Manager and Peter Pokorny, System Administrator to educate on the importance of business continuity for your business, common incidents that cause downtime and data loss, what your business is risking without a plan and the economic value of putting a plan in place. Join us to learn more about business continuity.


Other recent events include DerbyCon, an annual cyber convention held in Louisville, Kentucky which draws thousands of hackers, tech experts, and hobbyists from around the country to talk all things tech. Twinstate members traveled to experience the excitement for themselves and had the opportunity to participate in trainings and demonstrations of new products and techniques that are about to influence the tech industry. Also, Twinstate was proud to be a sponsor at The Saratoga Country Chamber Business Expo on October 5th. Team members Paul Hart and Charlie Weintraub, both Technical Solutions Consultants from Twinstate’s Latham, NY office along with Alex Insley, Unified Defense Strategies Technical Manager represented the company at the expo. As a company, Twinstate enjoys taking opportunities to network throughout the Northeast and seeing our customers surrounding all our offices.