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George Banta

George Banta

George Banta has over 25 years of experience in the restaurant, hotel and real estate businesses. He serves as President of Banta Properties, Inc., which owns and operates three restaurants; Uno Chicago Grill in Poughkeepsie; Uno Chicago Grill in Wappingers Falls; and the Steak & Stein in New Windsor. Mr. Banta is also President of Banta Motel Co. Inc., which owns and operates 20 franchise hotels in New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He also is a partner in the following real estate holdings: Banta Realty, Banta Holdings, Banta Partners, Jegg Realty, Banta Associates, Banta Ventures, Banta Collegeview Partners, Silver Dollar Realty, and Beekman Delamater Properties LLP. Mr. Banta, who owns the Beekman Arms Inn in Rhinebeck, is a graduate of Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration. He is a director and major stockholder of Riverside Bank, a small successful community bank which operates offices in the Hudson Valley. The bank specializes in loans to doctors, lawyers, and small and mid sized businesses. Mr. Banta serves on the bank’s Audit Committee.

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