Anders Tomson Honored at BID Annual Meeting

Anders Tomson Honored at BID Annual Meeting


The Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) presented the 5th Annual James M. DiNapoli Award to Anders Tomson, President and CEO of Chemung Canal Trust Company, at the BID’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Sixty State Place. Created in 2013 in honor of a founding member and inaugural Chairman of the Downtown BID, the James M. DiNapoli Award is given annually to an individual, organization, or business that has exemplified Mr. DiNapoli’s spirit of partnership with the BID in shaping the direction of downtown Albany.

Mr. Tomson has been an important figure in downtown Albany for the past 20 years through his time on the Capitalize Albany Corporation Board. His active role reaches far beyond a Board room however; as President of the Capital Bank division of Chemung Canal Trust Company, he moved their regional headquarters and new bank branch into Downtown in 2015, playing a key role in the redevelopment of Wellington Row.

“It’s not about the project, it’s about the people. I’ve had the privilege of working with Albany elected officials, developers, and community members, and their commitment to making our city a better place is very inspiring,” said Anders Tomson. “After being an advocate for so long, I’m excited that through Capital Bank’s investment in Downtown we can continue to play a meaningful role and be an engine for progress.”

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