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The College Suites at Hudson Valley: The Home Of Champions

The United Group of Companies, Inc. was pleased to partner with the Tri-City ValleyCats, the Capital Region’s most prestigious minor league baseball team; providing luxurious housing for players and coaches for the entire 2018 season. The ValleyCat...

UGOC Spotlight: National Intern Day

The United Group is very fortunate to once again employ an ambitious and skilled group of high school and college student interns, and was thrilled to recognize National Intern Day on Thursday, July 26. In a few short months, these motivated student ...

Two United Group Employees Praised for Lifesaving Efforts

Two United Group employees were recently recognized for their efforts going above and beyond the call of duty to help save a life at Campo Felice, an independent senior living community in Fort Myers, FL. Joe Konkolics, Security Officer and Maintenan...

Staying Fit With United Group

The United Group Team, once again, laced up their sneakers and headed to Peebles Island State Park for an action-packed afternoon of wellness, learning and exercise at the 2018 United Group Wellness Fair. The Wellness Fair began with a scenic hike on...

UGOC Honors Recent United University Graduating Class

This month, the United Group honored team members who recently earned an Associate Degree from United University, which is a management training program that is designed to provide exceptional training and tools to motivate, promote and support emplo...

New UGOC Employees Reflect On “Community Assistant Workshop”

United Group’s newly hired Community Assistants were warmly welcomed to the United Group Team this month at the first ever “Community Assistant Workshop,” which was hosted at College Suites at City Station. Community Assistants play an impactfu...

United Group Reflects On Mental Health First Aid Training

According to the Mental Health Association in New York State, 20% of youth aged 17-25 suffer from mental health issues. The state of mental health, especially for the younger generations in the United States has been put under the microscope in recen...

Resident Spotlight: Don Fritz’s Next Mission

Donald Fritz carried out countless missions while serving in the United States Army during the Korean War. Sixty one years later, Fritz packed his bags for one more mission, this time during the wee hours of Saturday, to catch a flight to the nation...

Resident Spotlight: Meet Student Athlete Linnea D’Acchille

Meet College Suites at Hudson Valley resident, Linnea D’Acchille. Born and raised in Easton, NY, and a proud alumni of Greenwich Central School, Linnea started kicking footballs a few short years ago, her unique talent eventually led her to Hud...

Managers Retreat 2017: Uniting the United Group Team In Lake Placid

The United Group hit the high peaks this September when property managers from New York, Colorado, Florida and Georgia all united in Lake Placid, NY for a three-day “Managers Retreat.” Property managers had the unique opportunity to learn more ab...

A Wellness Fair To Remember

A few years ago, the United Group of Companies, Inc. (United Group) singlehandedly created an award-winning, innovative seven-prong program geared for active adults at all of their independent senior living communities across the country. It’s call...

Everyone Should Know These Simple Steps To Downsizing

Americans own a lot of stuff. You name it, we own it: huge televisions, every imaginable kitchen appliance, bins of tangled holiday decorations, lawn mowers, snow blowers, new furniture, old furniture, even OLDER furniture; it’s all collecting dust...

Cortland Crush found their home away from home at the Suites

One of the most imperative keys to successfully decompressing and unwinding after a long day is having a place to come home to where you feel comfortable and relaxed. Some people are frequently on the road or in the air traveling whether for work or....

The key to successful senior resident retention

Have you ever heard the saying, “happy wife, happy life?” Probably. What about, “happy residents, happy life?” Probably not. But in real estate, it’s true. There comes a point in a person’s life where the upkeep of owning a home becomes t...

5 Things You Need But Don’t Actually Have

Life is full of tangible items we have but don’t need, and things we want but don’t have. The newest iPhone, a smart watch, another pair of shoes, the newest video game. But what about the items we need, but don’t actually have? These may......

Company Volunteering 101

There isn’t anything like giving back to your community – showing appreciation for all it’s done for you, showcasing humble respect, helping someone who may be in need. Whether you choose to volunteer in your free time or sign up for a grea...

A Man of Music, Faith and Service

Meet Mahadhi Walker – a student, worker, and passionate 25 year old. In conjunction with being a full-time student, Mahadhi works as Resident Director at College Suites at Washington Square. He was born in Staten Island, NY and moved upstate ...

How to Stay in Bed an Extra 99 Minutes Every Wintery Morning

As told by a recent college graduate. Mornings are hard. Unless you’re a superstar and have no trouble waking up at 5AM to head to the gym before work, getting out of your cozy and warm cloud is hard. If you’re anything like me, you......

Tell Us Your Story: As Told by Blood Donors

Did you know that donating up to one pint of blood can help save as many as three lives? According to the American Red Cross, someone in the United States needs blood every two seconds, which requires 41,000 pints to meet that demand. An estimated......

Meet Keith Axelrod: Managing Director and Running “Superman”

Keith Axelrod, Managing Director of Finance at The United Group of Companies, Inc., has seized our attention. From what he has achieved professionally, to everything he holds close to his heart in his personal life, he has quite the list of titles an...

21 Tips to Staying Fit with a Desk Job

Adjusting to a sedentary desk job can be a challenge. Between your commute, your 8 to 9 hour work day, and parking yourself on the couch after a day filled with stressful meetings, you can find yourself bent at the infamous 90° angle of the......

Are You Socially FIT?

It’s no question that social media has begun to dominate the way in which companies market their brand, products and services. With the boom of sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram, incorporating social media into your marketing e...

The Dos and Don’ts of Property Management

Property management is the operations and oversight of real estate property. The United Group of Companies, Inc. manages senior, student, and multi-family residential properties. It takes a particular type of individual to be successful in managemen...

9 Reasons to Visit Clayton, NY

Clayton, NY is a quaint little town that slides under the radar. I didn’t know it existed until I went there for a business trip – and I fell in love. Clayton is a petite, darling town that holds the charm of an old city and possesses the......

Governor Cuomo’s Office Thanks College Suites at Plattsburgh

On June 6, 2015, Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, NY. Matt and Sweat were deemed missing when their cells were found unoccupied after the facility’s 5:30AM bed check. The manhunt required doz...

6 Ways United Group Cares

As a whole, The United Group of Companies, Inc. cares for a wide range of people, events, and topics. We want to share the passion we have for our company by transforming that passion and using it to benefit others. The following are six examples of...

Live. Learn. Relax. at College Suites at Plattsburgh

There is no doubt that college can be stressful for any student – we’d be lying if we said it wasn’t. Trying to find the balance between completing school work and maintaining a social life can be challenging. It can take some students almost a...