US Post Office-Johnstown is a historic post office building located at Johnstown in Fulton County, New York. It was designed and built in 1912–1913, is one of a number of post offices in New York State designed by the Office of the Supervising Architect of the Treasury Department, James Knox Taylor, it was enlarged in 1965–1966. The original section is a five-by-seven-bay, 1-story limestone structure on a granite foundation in the Classical Revival style; the entrance portico features four Doric order columns supporting an entablature. The building features semi-circular arched windows, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989
Jurga Zilinskiene MBE is an entrepreneur and founder of Guildhawk Today Translations, a global translation company. A summation in City AM described Zilinskiene as:'...one hell of a formidable businesswoman... a Lithuanian-born cross between Richard Branson and Margaret Thatcher... combined with shades of Warren Buffett, whose frugality and dislike of shopping and ostentation she shares'. Zilinskiene has been interviewed in many national newspapers about Guildhawk and her unconventional approach to business, she has appeared in the Financial Times, the Independent on Sunday, Daily Telegraph and the business website, Growing Business. In 2018 Zilinskiene was named as one of 100 women that Lithuania is proud of as part of the'100 Lithuanian Women' project, she was awarded an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II in the 2019 Birthday Honours. At 19, she moved to Britain to study law and economics at the University of London. In 2001, while at university, Zilinskiene set up Guildhawk under the name Today Translations – for which she was awarded the Shell LiveWIRE Award for Young Entrepreneurs in 2003.
Zilinskiene funded the company with £13,000 of personal investment and it continues to operate without external funding. This example of bootstrapping is rare within the City; the company has a global network of 3,000 translators and interpreters. Zilinskiene engages in government and media briefings, as well as forums organised by multinational companies. In 2006, Zilinskiene organised a trade mission with over 20 delegates from multinational organisations such as Merrill Lynch, to seize business opportunities in Lithuania; the trade mission involved Lithuanian parliamentarians and British diplomats, causing international media interest. To mark the success of the trip, Zilinskiene was given a UK Trade & Investment Certificate of Appreciation for her contribution to enhancing international trade by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. In October 2010, she was nominated to, accepted, the Freedom of the City of London at a ceremony in the Guildhall, becoming the first female Lithuanian to receive the Freeman title.
She was subsequently recognised as a Liveryman to the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers, one of the City's oldest fellowships. She sits on the China Interest Group Committee. In June 2013, Zilinskiene took part in a panel discussion at Forum One in Kaunas, the biggest business leadership event to take place in Eastern Europe; the event featured some of the brightest Lithuanian business minds and a special talk by one of Zilinskiene's business idols, Sir Richard Branson. In recognition of her sustained business success, Zilinksiene was invited to be part of the judging panel for the Shell LiveWIRE Award for Young Entrepreneurs in 2015, the award she herself received 12 years prior. In September 2016, Zilinskiene was selected to participate in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative aimed at supporting SMEs, she graduated from the programme in the same year. Shortly afterwards Zilinskiene was invited to attend an Executive Education course at Harvard Business School. In September 2012, Zilinskiene co-hosted the Courage and Benevolence Ball alongside the English actor, Sir Timothy Ackroyd at Café de Paris in London.
The event was sponsored by Guildhawk and raised money towards Epidermolysis Bullosa research and treatment for the charity, DebRA. Zilinskiene is married to a former Chief Superintendent at City of London Police. Shell LiveWIRE Award for Young Entrepreneurs in 2003. UK Trade & Investment Certificate of Appreciation, presented by Duke of Edinburgh. Named as one of'100 Lithuanian Women' that Lithuania is proud of in 2018. Order of the British Empire from Queen Elizabeth II in the 2019 Birthday Honours. Matt Cooke, reporter for BBC London News interviewed Zilinskiene in June 2011 regarding her involvement in the Ready to Supply programme run by the City of London Corporation. In October 2009, Zilinskiene was interviewed by STV about the initiative launched by Guildhawk to recruit Glaswegian interpreters; the Glaswegian interpreter campaign was similar to the recruitment of Geordie and Brooklynese interpreters. However, this was met with some trepidation and controversy around the need to translate local dialects.
In November 2016, Zilinskiene’s company advertised for ‘the world’s first emoji translator’, which received widespread media coverage. As a result of the unusual job advertisement, Zilinskeine appeared on BBC, ITV News, Vice, as well as several radio stations