City & State magazine has announced their 2021 Power 100 list. This list highlights industry leaders that have helped to keep upstate on the upswing through the coronavirus pandemic.
The Upstate Power 100 features an impressive array of elected officials, business executives, educators, advocates and many others who have used their leadership and power to make a difference.
We are proud to say, our leader and president, Gary Dake has been named to this prestigious list.
Congratulations Gary on this well deserved honor.
Below is the feature in the publication.
Gary Dake, President, Stewart’s Shops
Gary Dake ( Stewart’s Shops Saratoga Springs, NY )
The popular convenience store chain Stewart’s Shops, an embodiment of upstate life, isn’t just known for its delicious ice cream. Gary Dake instituted a “no mask, no service” policy to protect workers and customers from COVID-19 and held a fundraising drive for area children’s charities that exceeded $1.88 million last year. More Stewart’s stores are on the way after Dake invested $45 million in store expansion and bought its regional competitor Red-Kap.