From a young age Mark Yonally learned the importance of giving back. As an Eagle Scout his troop was very focused on community service and it taught him that even though something may be too difficult for one person, when combined with the efforts of others, those efforts can have a big impact. Now, as one of the owners of B. Lodge and Co., Mark is making a big impact in his professional life.
For more than a 150 years B. Lodge and Co. has been a staple in the downtown Albany landscape, and one reason for that is because of their unwavering commitment to the community. Now with a reputation as a strong community partner, Mark and his team are a valuable resource, offering deeply discounted merchandise to a number of organizations in the Capital Region, allowing those organizations to provide coats, hats, gloves, socks, and other items to those who need it.
Through the generosity of Mark and his team, 6,000 coats were purchased through B. Lodge and Co. for distribution across the area. “The way I look at it is the better I’m able to do on price for the organizations purchasing these items, the more people we are able to collectively help,” said Yonally.