Price Chopper Supermarkets, owned by one of Schenectady County's largest corporations, the Golub Corporation, is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a six-week long bonanza of special promotions and giveaways.
The public celebration began on Sunday, Sept. 30, and will continue until Saturday, Nov. 10. Each week of celebration has a different theme recognizing the family, Price Chopper's brands, the community, Price Chopper's associates, the company's innovations and growth.
Price Chopper Supermarkets started in the 1930s as Golub's Cash and Carry, which was founded by Lewis Golub and expanded by his sons, Ben and Bill Golub. Today Price Chopper Supermarkets is still a family-owned and managed chain with 116 stores in six states and more than 24,000 associates, who collectively own more than 50 percent of the company. Price Chopper has annual sales in excess of $3 billion.
Schenectady County Chamber of Commerce president Charles Steiner said the Golub Corporation and the Golub family are important fixtures within the Capital District and especially in Schenectady County. The Chamber of Commerce has given the Golub Corporation the title of Corporation of the Year in honor of Price Chopper's 75th anniversary.
Steiner said the Golub Corporation is a good corporate citizen, taking care of its customer and also realizing the value of the community.
The Golub Foundation is involved in various charities throughout the Capital District and the company has made numerous contributions to organizations within Schenectady, including Proctor's and Bellevue Woman's Hospital.
Their investments in the community its not just in dollars, Steiner said. "Their people are well invested in numerous community organizations across the board. I can't really think of an area where they aren't invested."
Steiner said it is also important to note that the corporation was founded in Schenectady and the company's corporate headquarters are still within the county in Rotterdam.