Announcing the hire of Candice Frye from LARAC

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Announcing the hire of Candice Frye from LARAC

We are thrilled to announce the hiring of Candice Frye as Marketing and Communications Associate.

Candice has ten years of experience working in the arts and nonprofit business sector. She has a passion for working with nonprofits, community collaborations, and Glens Falls.

“It’s huge for Advokate to have access to Candice’s ideas, energy and enthusiasm,” says Kate Austin-Avon, Founder and CEO of Advokate. “We already know we jive from our work together with the Arts District of Glens Falls, LARAC, and the Glens Falls Collaborative. Candice can do anything she sets her mind to, she’s connected to everyone, and she’s an optimist. I’m looking forward to discovering what we can invent with Candice’s expertise aboard, and she’s already brainstorming several events that will serve our clients and our community. She knows our people and what they need. I am absolutely delighted to be making this announcement.”

After being a part of the LARAC team in Glens Falls for more than ten years, Candice recently left her position as Executive Director to pursue her new independent adventure managing short term rental properties in the Adirondack and Saratoga area. She has also been an instrumental piece of the Arts District of Glens Falls and is Vice President of the Glens Falls Collaborative, and has been responsible for numerous festivals in Downtown Glens Falls. She is a frequent volunteer.

“When I made the difficult decision to leave LARAC I knew I wanted a way to stay connected with the community I have grown to love over the past decade,” says Candice. “I’m so excited to have the opportunity to continue to build strong businesses and support our community with the rest of the Advokate team! It is a pleasure to work with a team of creative and kind co-workers who have the same goals of providing the best service possible while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.”

Kate Austin-Avon

Kate E. Austin is known for her creative advocacy. She is a regular speaker on branding and social media with educational institutions and Chambers of Commerce. She owns and operates Advokate, LLC. Currently she serves on the boards of the Glens Falls Business Improvement District, is on the World Awareness Children’s Museum’s Advisory Council, and is involved in the Jackson Heights PTA. Originally from Killington, Vermont, she studied art at Hartwick College and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Art from Empire State College. She is a mother of three.