Welcome to AXA

Welcome to AXA

The Albany Executives Association (AXA) is the premiere business and professional networking organization in the Capital District that offers members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and most importantly, referrals. Our organization is structured as one person per profession, working together to build their businesses through word-of-mouth marketing. You can find a list of our members by searching our member directoryLisa Despart Exec of the Year

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Any number of AXA members will tell you that their membership is one of their most valuable business development aides. Another key benefit is that AXA is category exclusive association ... you are the only individual who can market your product or service in your designated category.

AXA has luncheon meetings every Monday at the Italian American Community Center and host select events throughout the year. Please browse our site to learn more and feel free to contact us for more information or apply online to request membership.


Albany Fire Extinguisher 
Tom Kretzler 
215 Watervliet Shaker Road 
Watervliet, NY 12189
BUS #: 518-880-4110
FAX #: 518-880-4115
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Albany Fire Extinguisher, a third-generation family business, was established in 1948. Tom Kretzler has been involved in the organization since he was a teenager and is now company president and has been owner and President of the company for over 20 years. The company has 15 full-time employees. AFE offers sales, installation, maintenance and recharging of portable fire extinguishers and kitchen fire suppression (a.k.a., Ansul) systems. Trained service technicians performon-site service from vehicles which cover an area within an approximate 40-mile radius of Albany. Individual customers with extinguishers from residences, summer camps, boats and vehicles routinely visit the company headquarters for service and equipment purchases.

Ferri Formals and Bridals 
Marylu Aragosa 
1608 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12309
BUS #: 518-374-3464
FAX #: 518-374-1334
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Ferri Formals and Bridals was established in 1988 by Pasqualina Ferri and Marylu Aragosa. They designed custom gowns and, with no stock inventory, thef abrics were presented for one-of-a-kind creations. In the mid-90s, Silvio Ferri added an addition to showcase retail designer wedding gowns; nine years later, they moved to 1608 Union Street to offer in-stock bridal gowns, tuxedos and special ocassion dresses. In 2000, they created the Salon de Couture, showcasing upscale couture bridal lines and, in 2004, they began to offer the Vera Wang Collection, the first in the Capital Region. In 2013, Ferri was featured on the national broadcast of TLC's I Found the Gown. Ferri offers personal attention and expertise to brides, grooms and anyone dressing up for a special ocassion.

Taking the lead together...

The objective of the Albany Executives Association, Inc. shall be to institute and maintain a method of exchanging and interchanging business information among its members and fostering relationships to achieve business growth.

Contact Info

230 Washington Avenue Ext.
Suite 101
Albany, NY 12203
518-462-8535
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