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Thursday, August 21 2014
The Stakeholders are pleased to announce the Community IMPACT Awards on Wednesday, November 12, which will be presented by the Stakeholders Corporate Volunteer Council. The Corporate Volunteer Council is committed to increasing corporate volunteer participation and opportunities among Service Area businesses. They accomplish their mission of promoting corporate volunteerism by providing a platform ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, August 21 2014
Myers Studio celebrates and enters its 30th year in downtown Schenectady by opening on Tuesday, September 2 this year! Miss Darlene Myers, founder and director, has produced professional ballet dancers for numerous companies, dancers for Broadway and modern companies in the states and abroad along with many dancers acquiring multiple college dance scholarships throughout the years. Registration ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, August 21 2014
The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) and the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission (APBPC) have teamed up to offer access to the Preserve’s Discovery Center on specific Saturday trips. Beginning Saturday, August 30, customers will be able to use Route #155 (Suburban Circulator) to access the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center (195 New Karner Road) between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Thursday, August 21 2014
The Heritage Home for Women will host a yard sale on Thursday, September 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon (rain date is Friday, September 5) at 1519 Union Street, Schenectady. There will be furniture (some antique), craft supplies and many other treasure for sale. All proceeds will benefit the home. For more information, please call 518.374.6921.
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, August 21 2014
Back-to-school time is almost here, so One Huge Savings at 1703 Union Street, Schenectady is giving away a backpack full of school supplies! Winning is easy! Starting now through Sunday, August 24, if you spend $10, you'll receive a ticket for your chance to win. The winner will be drawn on Monday, August 25.
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, August 21 2014
Please join the Tech Valley Nonprofit Business Council for "Build Successful Leaders Throughout Your Organization" on Thursday, September 18 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Shaker Ridge Country Club, 802 Albany-Shaker Road, Loudonville. This interactive program offers specific strategies for developing leaders throughout your organization. Join the discussion regarding how to develop a ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, August 21 2014
The Schenectady Chamber and Berkshire Bank are pleased to announce that they have formed an alliance in order to provide Chamber members with another option for low-fee merchant processing. Berkshire Bank and its partner Elavon offer a large range of products and programs for you to choose from that will create endless opportunities to conduct business while accepting credit and debit card sales, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, August 21 2014
Justin M. Birzon has joined Deily & Glastetter, LLP (D&G) as an associate to the firm’s Collections & Replevin team. Justin handles litigation in state and federal courts in New York and Connecticut. He focuses on retail and commercial collections and has experience in both pre- and post-judgment remedies. He also focuses on provisional remedies enforcement of security interests ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Thursday, August 21 2014
“After attending the DJ Times Expo for so many years, winning DJ of the year is a dream come true," said Vinny Liotta of Events by Cool Cat. Cool Cat is a family-owned and -operated special event entertainment company specializing in weddings, bar / bat mitzvahs, school, corporate and private events throughout the upstate New York area. Each year, DJ Times magazine hosts the largest DJ ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, August 19 2014
More than 30 restaurants and eateries throughout the greater Capital Region are offering special pricing and menus in celebration of the Travers during the fifth annual Travers 1864 Restaurant Week from now until Thursday, August 21. During the five-day event, diners will enjoy a three-course meal at participating Capital Region restaurants for the prix-fixe cost of $18.64, the year of the ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, August 19 2014
St. George Greek Orthodox Church will holds its 39th Annual Greek Festival on Friday, September 5 through Sunday, September 7. Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 12 noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday. The festival will take place at the Hellenic Center located at 510 Liberty Street, Schenectady (which is directly opposite the Schenectady County Public Library). The church is ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, August 19 2014
For the first time since the Firm’s foundation in 1971, a non-Certified Public Accountant has been appointed partner at Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C. (TBC). Steven M. Egna, who has directed the Business Advisory Services division at TBC for almost a decade, joins the rank of partner. After serving in various leadership, management and analytical roles for nearly 20 years, Egna ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, August 19 2014
Cafe NOLA, 617 Union Street, Schenectady kicks off a week of events starting off on Wednesday, August 20 at 6 p.m. with a Ladies Night Shopping Extravaganza. Shop, eat, drink and socialize with happy hour drink specials! Lot of local vendors will be there, and Angela Kaufman will be doing Tarot Card Readings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Please e-mail Angela at trionfi78@gmail.com to reserve your ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, August 19 2014
Family & Child Service of Schenectady invite you to attend its 9th Annual Golf Ball Drop on Friday, September 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Stadium Golf Club, 333 Jackson Avenue, Schenectady. The helicopter drop will occur at 6:30 p.m. A $50 reservation includes dinner and the “ownership” of one golf ball. The event centers around 1,000 numbered golf balls that are dropped from a ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, August 19 2014
On September 17, 1969, Schenectady County Community College (SCCC) opened its doors for the first time. On that historic day, 659 students entered and created a new community. As the College celebrates its 45th Anniversary this year, we reflect on the original vision of our Founders: to provide a place of learning for diverse students and to prepare them for success as leaders in society. At that ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, August 19 2014
CapitalDistrictCoupons.com is excited to announce its Customer Appreciation & Business Networking Night at Marotta's Bar-Risto, 611 Union Street, Schenectady one of their very loyal customers will take place on Wednesday, August 27 from 6 to 10 p.m. The goal with this event is to say "Thank You" to current customers, introduce the concept to prospective customers and the public ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, August 19 2014
Please join the Schenectady Kiwanis for its 4th Annual Classy Chassis Contest on Saturday, September 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain date is Sunday, September 14) at Crosstown Plaza, Route 7 and Watt Street, Schenectady. This event is free for spectators. For category and forms, please visit www.classychassiscontest.com . Early bird entrance fee is $10 for first category, $8 for each additional ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, August 19 2014
The Capital Job Development Group will host a Schenectady Job Fair on Wednesday, September 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady. Set up will be at 9 a.m. and unload is behind Proctors Theater. Cost is $275 for an 8-foot booth with pipe, drape and skirting and includes listing, locator map, lunch and small ad in the Gazette . Deadline to be included in Job Fair Map ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, August 14 2014
The Schenectady County Metroplex Board of Directors met and approved a $50,000 façade matching grant for 140 Erie Boulevard as well as three other projects in downtown Schenectady and a major renovation of a vacant retail store in Rotterdam. The project at 140 Erie Boulevard involves an upgrade to the exterior of the 17,000 square foot, two-story building including exterior painting, new ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, August 14 2014
McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C. announced that ten of its attorneys have been named to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers list as top attorneys for 2014. The McNamee, Lochner, Titus & William's attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2014 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list are: Glen P. Doherty -- Employment and Labor Kevin Laurilliard - Construction and Surety Christopher ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, August 14 2014
The Schenectady Day Nursery (SDN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Julia Hayden, of Charlton to the newly created position Director of Development. Hayden will work with the Board and community to oversee all aspects of the organization's philanthropic endeavors. "We look forward to welcoming Julia, who brings a vast knowledge of marketing and fund development to the ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, August 14 2014
Come join Perreca's this Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. at 33 North Jay Street, Schenectady, as the business turns 100 years old and celebrates with a free concert by the Refrigerators and a birthday bash block party in the street. There will be: Free concert by The Refrigerators Dancing in the street Food available for purchase Good old-fashioned family fun
Categories: Fun Facts, Community, Economic, Human Interest
Thursday, August 14 2014
How do you become number-one Worldwide on Google Play store? Here are four steps: Work hard Follow up with your clients Establish a "no negative people" zone Ask for the sale. How do you get to the next level in your career? Networking has proven to be the most strategic and valuable asset to success. Write your plan down, be as specific as you can with your goals setting and reward ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, August 14 2014
The Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority completed its updated review of the Mohawk Harbor project required by the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). Metroplex originally completed the SEQRA review of the Alco site redevelopment project in 2010. An update to the project plan was considered as the project scope has expanded to include waterfront boat access as well as the ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Economic
Thursday, August 14 2014
Jack's Place has rescheduled its ground breaking for Wednesday, August 20 at 2:30 p.m. at 17 Rosa Road, Niskayuna. The mission and goal of Jack's place is to provide a "home" for the families of out-of-town patients in area hospitals and long-term care facilities while their loved ones are rehabilitating.
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, August 14 2014
Empire State Youth Orchestras (ESYO) announced that it recently received a $10,000 grant from the Bender Family Foundation. The funds will be used to expand ESYO’s City Instruments Training Program that provides free, private music lessons to inner-city youth in Albany and Schenectady middle schools. The “City” program, which has no earned income and is funded by contributions ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Thursday, August 14 2014
The Schenectady County Historical Society invites regional artists to submit proposals for its upcoming Schenectady Inspires! exhibition series at the Mabee Historic Site. The exhibition series will be located in the gallery on the first floor of the Franchere Education Center at Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam Junction. Each exhibition within the series will be on view for 3 to 4 months. ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, August 14 2014
Leonard D’Arrigo, a partner with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna in Albany, was recently named one of Super Lawyers’ New York Rising Stars. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only five percent of lawyers in the state receive this recognition. Mr. ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, August 14 2014
Saturday, September 6 marks the 9th Annual Schenectady Little Italy Street Fest: A Taste of Italy! The event will feature some of Schenectady’s most well-known Italian bakeries, restaurants, pastry and spumoni shops from 12 noon to 9 p.m. These legends of North Jay Street will be featuring classic Italian favorites that our community has come to know and love for over 90 years. ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Monday, August 11 2014
The 11th Annual Mabee Farm Arts & Crafts Festival will be held on Saturday, August 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mabee Farm Historic Site, 1100 Main Street Route 5S, Rotterdam Junction. The festival will feature the best quality in local area arts and crafts including handmade pottery, fine art, hand wovens, candles, jewelry, fine arts, wood crafting, funiture and so much more. Come join ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Monday, August 11 2014
Starting on Saturday, September 6, Peter Pause Restaurant will be open for breakfast on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The restaurant, now under new ownership, is located at 535 Nott Street in Schenectady.
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Monday, August 11 2014
Sandye's Cafe, 1316 Nott Street, Schenectady will host a "Family Night" on Thursday, August 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. There will be balloon animals, a cupcake station, vendors and much more, so bring the kids and stop in!
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Community, Fun Facts
Monday, August 11 2014
Governor Cuomo has announced that more than 100,000 available jobs across the state are now listed on the Jobs Express website . The site sorts thousands of jobs by region and occupation, and also allows users to search jobs based on zip code and travel distance. As of July 2014, there were 8,000 jobs employment opportunities in the Capital Region listed on the Jobs Express website. New ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Monday, August 11 2014
The Jazz Institute at Proctors, featuring special guest saxophonist Jerry Weldon, began its second week on Monday, August 11, offering the opportunity for young musicians to learn from masters. Nationally renowned saxophonist and instructor Keith Pray, and Arthur Falbush, music professor at SUNY Oneonta, lead a group of instructors covering every instrument class using no sheet music, all by ear! ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Fun Facts, Community, Human Interest
Monday, August 11 2014
The annual Capital District Scottish Games started as a picnic organized by Clan MacRae for immigrant Scots in 1939. The Games are now celebrated by 15,000 enthusiastic spectators, who come early to see the opening massed pipes and drums at 12 noon and stay to watch the caber toss, highland dancing, visit the clan tents, see the Scottish Breed Dog show and watch Celtic entertainment in the huge ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Monday, August 11 2014
Regency Jewelers, located at 1540 Altamont Avenue in Rotterdam, is offering a unique sale opportunity to save a large amount on in-stock jewelry. Their excess is your gain, and they offer you the chance to buy at just 10 percent over their cost. That's crazy, right? Simply select an item, and they will give you their cost and add 10 percent to it. You will never see a sale like this again, so ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Monday, August 11 2014
The Tech Valley Nonprofit Business Council is calling for award nominations. Do you know an individual or organization making a difference in the economic vitality and quality of life in Tech Valley? The deadline is Thursday, August 21. The winners will be recognized at the 2014 Nonprofit Awards Luncheon on Friday, November 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Albany Marriott. Please click ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Chamber, Community
Monday, August 11 2014
CapitalDistrictCoupons.com is excited to announce its Customer Appreciation & Business Networking Night at Marotta's Bar-Risto, one of their very loyal customers! The goal with this event is to say "Thank You" to current customers, introduce the concept to prospective customers and the public who support local businesses, provide the opportunity to network and -- most importantly ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Community, Fun Facts
Monday, August 11 2014
New York State's Empire State Development Job Development Authority provides direct loans for the growth of manufacturing and other eligible businesses within New York State by assisting in financing a portion of the cost of acquiring and renovating existing buildings or constructing new buildings (“Real Estate” projects) or for purchasing machinery and equipment ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Chamber, Economic
Monday, August 11 2014
Have you been told that you need to be more strategic? Being more strategic doesn’t mean making decisions that affect the whole organization or allocating scarce budget dollars. It requires only that you put the smallest decision in the context of the organization’s broader goals. Nurturing a relationship, such as one that could provide unique insight into a supplier, a customer, or a ...read more
Categories: Economic, Chamber, Education, General News Article
Monday, August 11 2014
Seems this is the question when considering alternative fuel and electric vehicle choices on the market today. Automakers have increased their offerings significantly over the past couple years. In 2011 it was estimate that there were over 11 million alternative fuel and electric vehicles on the road. [ 1 ] It is expected that the adoption of these vehicle technologies will continue to grow at ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Education, Economic
Monday, August 11 2014
Capital Region based Real Estate Investment Group, Action Investors Network joined forces with Things of My Very Own (TOMVO) at its most recent meeting to raise over $5,000 for the nonprofit cause. Group organizers Glenn Schworm and Amber Higgins solicited donations from member sponsors with hopes of raising money to donate toward TOMVO’s building fund. After having been moved by founder ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, August 07 2014
Please join the Glenville Rotary on Saturday, August 23 at Indian Meadows Park, 155 Droms Road, Glenville for the Muddy Sneaker 5K Trail Run to benefit Things of My Very Own, Inc. and other Rotary projects. The 5K run will kick off with registration at 8 a.m. with the run taking off at 9 a.m. Make sure to bring your bathing suits, as the Greater Glenville Y will open its pool after the race to ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Thursday, August 07 2014
Music Haven's final concert of this milestone 25th Anniversary Music Haven season is on Sunday, August 10 at 7 p.m. and features a remarkable 11 piece ensemble called Ghost Train Orchestra, which pays homage to the big band and chamber jazz of Harlem and Chicago in the 1920s and 1930s. For composer/arranger/trumpeter Brian Carpenter, what began as a special project to mark the 90th anniversary ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Thursday, August 07 2014
The second annual Niskayuna Co-Op/SICM carnival is scheduled for Saturday, August 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Niskayuna Co-Op's side parking lot, 2227 Nott Street, Niskayuna. More than 40 local businesses have donated prizes for the silent auction which starts at 11 a.m. Activities include a free five-in-one bouncy bounce, super Saturday sampling and silent auction. All proceeds will go ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Thursday, August 07 2014
Please join Fogg's Automotive on Wednesday, August 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. for a Brooks House of BBQ drive-thru only at 642 Saratoga Road, Glenville. Chicken dinners are $11 and half chicken dinners are $6. This great event will benefit the MS Walk.
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Thursday, August 07 2014
Super Lawyers has chosen 10 Carter Conboy attorneys for inclusion in its Upstate New York Super Lawyers list for 2014. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor, and Carter Conboy is proud to have ten of its attorneys named to this distinguished group of attorneys. The Carter Conboy attorneys, honored ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Thursday, August 07 2014
Marvin and Company, P.C. is growing and is pleased to announce the addition of four new hires to its team as well as several staff promotions. “Marvin and Company is excited to welcome Veronica, John, Charles and Daniel to our staff and we’re proud of the hard work of our promoted staff,” said Director Kevin O’Leary, CPA. “These professionals strengthen our firm, ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Thursday, August 07 2014
Open Stage Media’s LGBT-focused film review and chat program Movie Q was recognized this week at the first-ever joint national conference of the Alliance for Community Media (ACM) and the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC). The ACM/NAMAC conference, dubbed State & Main, took place in Philadelphia, Wednesday through Friday, August 6 through 8. Movie Q was honored for ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Thursday, August 07 2014
Couch White, LLP is pleased to announce that Patrick J. Higgins has joined the firm as a partner. Mr. Higgins comes to Couch White with more than 29 years of practice in civil litigation. Prior to joining Couch White, Mr. Higgins was a partner at Powers & Santola in Albany. “Pat’s extensive litigation expertise is an important addition to our firm,” said Robert M. Loughney, ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Thursday, August 07 2014
The Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, the development arm of Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, will host its annual “Day at the Races” event at the Saratoga Race Course, on Friday, August 22 (gates open at 11:30 a.m., post time at 1 p.m.), At The Rail Pavilion and Paddock Tent, Saratoga. The event will offer guests a trackside view of all the live racing action, as well as ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Fun Facts, Community, General News Article
Thursday, August 07 2014
Please join Ellis Medicine on Saturday, August 23 at 10 a.m. for a free seminar entitled "Use Your Head: Be Smart About Concussions" at Saratoga National Bank & Trust Company, 386 Clifton Park Center Road, Clifton Park. This is a community education program to learn more about concussions and how to keep athletes safe on the field this season. Featured speaker will be Audrey Paslow, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
Thursday, August 07 2014
Please join The Stakeholders on Friday, August 22 starting at 10 a.m. at Albany Law School, 80 New Scotland Avenue, Albany to learn "How to Comply with the NYS Not-For-Profit Revitalization Act". The Act is the first major revision to New York’s nonprofit laws in more than 40 years. Its provisions apply to nonprofits that are incorporated in New York, but one significant section ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Thursday, August 07 2014
Two hires have been announced at Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C. The newest members of the staff are both key hires for the Valuation, Forensic & Advisory Services division. The Firm’s newest Analyst, Shawn Barhorst, was hired to handle a wide array of department responsibilities that will assist the division in providing business valuations, succession planning and strategic ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Thursday, August 07 2014
Please join the Schenectady County Historical Society (SCHS), 32 Washington Avenue, Schenectady on Saturday, August 16 at 2 p.m. for its "Search for the Underground Railroad in Upstate New York" book talk and signing. Much of the history of the Underground Railroad remains shrouded in secrecy. So much so that some historians have even doubted its importance. The Search for the ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
Thursday, August 07 2014
Live Life Local on Sunday, September 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Times Union Center! Local food and beverage vendors, shops, artists and artisans (including farmers, food vendors, bakeries, restaurants, painters, craftspeople), and nonprofit organizations operating in Albany County are invited to sell and provide samples of their products and services to the public. This festival provides an ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, August 05 2014
The Tech Valley Global Business Network is pleased to announce the honorees for its Excellence in Global Trade (“Globie”) Awards: Large Manufacturer – AngioDynamics ; Small/Medium Manufacturer – Ross Valve Manufacturing Co., Inc. ; Trade Partner – Ithos Global Inc. ; Award for International Services – Celtic Tours World Vacations ;Trader/Broker – Hill ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Chamber, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, August 05 2014
The Schenectady JCC will host its annual junior and adult mixed round-robin tennis tournament (ages 12 and older) on Sunday, August 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the JCC tennis courts, 2565 Balltown Road, Niskayuna. The round-robin format will feature continuous play; partner matching available; and draws are unsanctioned. Cost is $14 per player and $11 per player for JCC member. Pre-registration ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest, Fun Facts
Tuesday, August 05 2014
Please join Mazzone Hospitality for "An All American Clambake" this Thursday, August 7 at 6 p.m. on the waterfront patio at the Glen Sanders Mansion, One Glen Avenue, Scotia. Cost is $40 per person and includes: Cash bar Steamed clams Wood-fired lobster pizza New England clam chowder Boston baked chicken Roasted potatoes Corn on the cob Strawberry shortcake bar There will be specialty ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Fun Facts, General News Article, Community
Tuesday, August 05 2014
Trustco Bank was founded in 1902 and has provided the residents of Schenectady with a full-service, affordable banking solution. The new look of its Upper Union Street branch - originally opened as Trustco's fourth location in 1946 - gives customers a new drive-up ATM and drive-up teller window. The inside of the branch was fully remodeled to give the customers a modern banking experience ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Chamber, Human Interest, Community
Tuesday, August 05 2014
U.S. banks are switching up the insides of your customers’ credit cards. They’re adding something called EMV technology, which stands for “Europay, MasterCard, and Visa.” Translation: Credit cards will be equipped with a super-small computer chip that’s extremely hard to counterfeit. So how exactly will this affect your business? For starters, you’ll need a new ...read more
Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, August 05 2014
The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys™ (AIOFLA) has named Carter Conboy’s Michael J. Catalfimo to its “10 Best” Family Law Attorneys list in New York for 2014. The AIOFLA is an impartial third-party attorney rating organization which compiles its annual “10 Best” attorney ratings list by State based on an attorney’s leadership and achievement in ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, August 05 2014
Sunmark Federal Credit Union announced that Glen Stacey has been hired as Content Marketing Specialist. In this position, Stacey is responsible for developing branding, promotional and positioning opportunities for Sunmark, while also assisting with content management. Additionally, Stacey will participate in the development of marketing, communication, channel strategies and concepts that help ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, August 05 2014
Schenectady Day Nursery’s 14th Annual Steak & Lobster Fest Fund Raiser is set for Thursday, August 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Picnic Pavilion in Schenectady’s Central Park. Eat in or take out options are available for lobster, steak or surf & turf dinners complete with potato, corn, slaw, roll, and dessert. A hot dog menu is available for children. This year’s event will ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, August 05 2014
Please join Coffeetime@Hellasbakery, 1491 State Street, Schenectady on Friday August 8 for a buy-one-get-one-free beef or chicken gyro. This promotion is for one day only! Make sure to put your order in via online at www.coffeetimehellas.com or text at 518.698.9070 with the promo code Zeus Jeter. This promotion cannot be combined with any other offer or coupon. Limit one per customer, please, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, August 05 2014
The Morelli Art Museum & Design Studio in Amsterdam is presently enrolling teams from colleges, universities and schools throughout the state in its Fall 2014 national "We Are One" Art/Education program to promote tolerance and human understanding. See images and history at www.morelliart.com . Five classes have already enrolled from Fulton Montgomery Community College, Amsterdam ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, August 05 2014
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman joined with elected officials and staff from the Capital Region Land Bank to announce a new, competitive round of funding for New York State land banks that are working to rebuild and restore neighborhoods hit hard by the housing crisis. The event also celebrated the long-awaited demolition of a highly distressed property at 722 Eastern Avenue in Schenectady, ...read more
Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Political
Tuesday, August 05 2014
The Dan DiNicola Memorial Little Italy Film Festival with free outdoor summer movies with Italian themes is set for five consecutive Fridays in the parking lot behind More Perreca’s Italian Kitchen in Schenectady’s Little Italy. This week’s film, Fellini’s “8 ½, is an especially good fit for the series. This, the most influential and successful European art ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, August 05 2014
Please join New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON) on Thursday, August 14 from 10 to 11 a.m. for a free webinar on "How Savvy Nonprofits Save Money on Unemployment Costs." Did you know that several states - including New York - have announced increases of their unemployment taxable wage bases effective 2014? Several states had an April 30 deadline to submit their 1st quarter 2014 ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
Tuesday, August 05 2014
As part of its summer Howlin’ at the Moon Concert Series, the Mabee Farm Historic Site will host opener Mark Baptiste and headliner Three Quarter North on Sunday, August 10. The concert will be held at 7 p.m. at Mabee Farm Historic Site, located at 1100 Main Street in Rotterdam Junction. The six members of Three Quarter North’s love of bluegrass, combined with creative folk music ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, August 05 2014
D2 Media Consultants, Schenectady’s leading marketing, public relations, and advertising agency, has launched a new brand and website ( http://d2mediany.com ). The new brand reflects D2′s mission to deliver groundbreaking services that exceed expectations and consistently take aim at conventional wisdom for the benefit of our clients and our world. “We are bold in our vision and ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, August 05 2014
The Schenectady Foundation announced a total of $74,000 in scholarships awarded to students in Schenectady County. In addition to its annual Erbacher Scholarships to students pursuing careers in teaching (two students received $10,000 each), TSF awarded seven Young Leadership Scholarships totaling $50,000, and a $4,000 award to the inaugural recipient of the Schenectady STEM Scholarship. ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, General News Article
Wednesday, July 30 2014
Volunteers from CAP COM Federal Credit Union arrived at Marrilac Family Shelter last Friday, July 25 with a trailer full of ponies, goats, sheep and rabbits. The animals were a surprise for the children residing at the shelter, which is operated by St. Catherine’s Center for Children in Albany. CAP COM arranged for Dream Ponies and Zoo out of nearby Charlton to provide the pony rides and a ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 30 2014
Cisco Carrig has joined Groff NetWorks as a Network Administrator. Previously, Cisco was a Support Manager at Bespoke Software. Cisco career includes being a contractor, sales manager and controller. He studied accounting and computer science. Cisco's hobbies include photography, cycling, hiking, auto racing and collecting vintage synthesizers. Cisco and his wife keep busy tending to their ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Community
Wednesday, July 30 2014
Saratoga Harness Racing, Inc. (SHRI) and Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) announced that they have executed a binding term sheet and are close to finalizing a five-year management contract wherein CDI will manage Saratoga Casino and Raceway in Saratoga Springs, NY and Saratoga Casino Black Hawk in Black Hawk, CO. Once finalized, the management contract will become effective as soon as CDI ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Wednesday, July 30 2014
docSTAR, an award-winning developer of cloud and on-premises enterprise content management (ECM) software and GEO-Jobe® GIS Consulting, an Esri® Business Partner, announced the creation of the eclipse for ArcGIS platform. eclipse for ArcGIS combines Geographic Information System (GIS) data and ECM by providing a centralized location for government organizations and commercial businesses to ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Wednesday, July 30 2014
As the family name you’ve grown to know and trust over the last 34 years, Duell Plumbing, Heating and Cooling is very proud to announce a new addition to the Duell family – a top-of-the-line sewer camera for all your sewer cleaning and inspection needs! Video cameras have become one of the most valuable tools in the plumbing business. Specially made waterproof cameras allow for a ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Wednesday, July 30 2014
Ghost Train Orchestra will take the Agnes McDonald Music Haven Stage with Colleen Pratt at 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 10 in Schenectady's Central Park. This concert is free to the public. Directions and a full schedule is available at www.musichavenstage.org . Brian Carpenter has one foot well placed in the past. In 2006, the composer/arranger was hired as the musical director for an event ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Community, Economic, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 30 2014
Planetarium shows at the region’s science center have just gotten a boost. miSci, the Museum of Innovation and Science, recently installed a new high definition, full-dome, computerized projector in the Suits-Bueche Planetarium. Using a series of mirrors to project on the full 30-foot dome, the new projector provides a much more immersive experience and allows for new planetarium shows, such ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, July 30 2014
Richmor Aviation began construction on its new $1.2 million, 20,000 square foot hangar with a “Steel Up” ceremony held at the Schenectady County Airport on Thursday, July 31. Anthony Jasenski, Chairman of the Schenectady County Legislature said, “Schenectady County thanks Richmor Aviation for its continued partnership at our County Airport and this $1.2 million investment. This ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Wednesday, July 30 2014
Save the dates of Thursday, August 14 through Sunday August 17 for Cafe NOLA's, 617 Union Street, Schenectady 'Halfway to Mardi Gras Weekend Party'. This is one party you will not want to miss! There will be live music, Cajun food, beads and Abita Beer. Come dressed in your best Mardi Gras attire. For more information or questions, please call 518.357.8628 or visit www.cafenolany.com ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Wednesday, July 30 2014
Schenectady County is proud to announce the return of Schenectady County Family Movie Nights. These FREE family entertainment events will be brought to communities around Schenectady County in August. The fun starts each night at 7 p.m. with entertainment and activities by Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady and the Scotia Glenville Children’s Traveling Museum, followed by outdoor ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, July 30 2014
Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C. (TBC) has announced that five accountants have been selected to assume new positions of managers, supervisors and senior accountant. They are Michael D. Cesternino, Ryan McEvoy, Kristi Mason, Mark J. Sagan, and AJ Zarrelli, all of whom are CPAs. Both Cesternino and McEvoy have been named audit managers after previously holding positions as audit ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, July 29 2014
Please join us for a three-part series of workshops to help small businesses create or improve their online marketing. You will also find out how to measure and understand the results of your efforts. The Chamber has partnered with the Times Union to show us how you can get produce and evaluate your online marketing. What Can Website Reports Tell You? Tuesday, September 16 at 7:30 a.m. The ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, July 29 2014
Family and friends help cut the ribbon during the ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, July 24 at Schenectady’s newest restaurant, E.K.’s Cibo, 1702 Chrisler Avenue Schenectady. E.K.’s Cibo is owned by Scott Carlton and Kimberly Ferraro. Having worked in the food and beverage business at several locations in the Capital Region, Scott and Kim decided it was time to come home and ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article
Tuesday, July 29 2014
Cella Bistro, 2015 Rosa Road, Schenectady is participating in the Travers 1864 Restaurant Week from Sunday, August 17 through Thursday, August 21. In connection with the event, Cella Bistro was chosen to receive one week of free on-track digital advertising at Saratoga Race Course this summer! Cella Bistro's ad will appear an average of ten times per day on the track's led infield tote ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Community
Tuesday, July 29 2014
The Empire State Aerosciences Museum, located at Schenectady County Airport in Glenville, will celebrate its 30th Anniversary during the week of August 8 through 17 with a full slate of events and activities. One of the highlights will be a visit by the Commemorative Air Force’s World War II B-17 Flying Fortress and flights and ground tours of this legendary plane will be offered. Throughout ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Community
Tuesday, July 29 2014
Free outdoor summer movies with an Italian theme kicked off the Dan DiNicola Memorial Little Italy Film Festival on Friday, July 25, and will continue for four more consecutive Fridays in Schenectady’s Little Italy in the parking lot behind Perreca’s, 33 North Jay Street. Other films in the series are “Big Night,” one of the great food movies of all time, on Friday, August ...read more
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Tuesday, July 29 2014
Come join Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County for its Second Annual "Women Build" BBQ Bash Fundraiser at the Central Park Pavilion on Sunday, August 3 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. This years event will be hosted by Dori Marlin of Channel 6 News. A steak dinner will be catered by Outback Steakhouse in Clifton Park, and live music will be provided by Goin' Back. Come stake your claim in ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, July 29 2014
James J. Dean, CHSP has been promoted to Vice President of Operations from Project Executive/Senior Project Manager of Sano-Rubin Construction Services, LLC. He will be responsible for the oversight and management of all construction operations and department personnel. Mr. Dean brings extensive management experience to his new role having previously been responsible for operations and ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, July 29 2014
Please mark your calendars for Thursday, September 25 for the Baptist Health System Foundation's 8th Annual Alfred Kahler Memorial Golf Tournament 18-hole team scramble at Mohawk River Country Club and Chateau, 847 Riverview Road, Rexford. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. Cash bar, grand buffet, raffles, silent auction and awards will take place at 5 p.m. To ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 29 2014
Andrei Krasnokutski has been promoted to Assistant Vice President and Commercial Lender at Ballston Spa National Bank according to Christopher R. Dowd, President and CEO. In this position, Krasnokutski is responsible for developing and managing commercial loan relationships. Krasnokutski joined BSNB in 2012 as a Senior Credit Analyst, and has more than 10 years of experience in the banking ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Community
Tuesday, July 29 2014
Please join Experience and Creative Design, Ltd. at 510 Union Street, Schenectady for a 40-percent-off storewide sale! The store is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed on Sunday. For more information or questions, please call 518.374.6885.
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, July 29 2014
Please join the Schenectady County Historical Society (SCHS), 32 Washington Avenue, Schenectady on Saturday, August 16 at 2 p.m. for its "Search for the Underground Railroad in Upstate New York" book talk and signing. Much of the history of the Underground Railroad remains shrouded in secrecy. So much so that some historians have even doubted its importance. The Search for the ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 29 2014
On Thursday July 31 at 11 a.m., Richmor Aviation will celebrate the steel going up for its new state-of-the-art 20,000-square-foot business aviation hangar being constructed at the Schenectady County Airport, 19 Airport Road, Scotia. This transformative project will solidify Schenectady County Airport as the business aviation gateway into Tech Valley. Please join many fellow community and ...read more
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Tuesday, July 29 2014
Please join River Stone Manor for its Second Annual Friends & Family Golf Outing on Monday, August 25 at Schenectady Municipal Golf Course. Tee-off time is at 9 a.m., and the event is a four-person scramble. Cost is $120 per person and includes 18 holes, cart and lunch at the turn followed by a three-hour open bar with steak and chicken barbeque at River Stone Manor (times to be announced). ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Fun Facts
Thursday, July 24 2014
Family, friends, local dignitaries, chamber ambassadors and State Farm agents and supporters celebrated the opening of the State Farm Insurance John Cioccke Agency on Wednesday, July 23 with a ribbon cutting. “There were many options and areas for me to open my office but I wanted to be in Schenectady. I grew up on Robinson Street, played in Central Park and went to High School just up the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 23 2014
In cooperation with the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society (MHHS), the Animal Protective Foundation (APF) will hold its first Feline Fest from Thursday, July 24 through Sunday, July 27. The four-day event will offer special adoption prices for cats and kittens at the Animal Protective Foundation (APF) Shelter in Glenville, its satellite location at PetSmart in Mohawk Commons, Niskayuna, the Humane ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 23 2014
Orenda Yoga & Healing Arts, 457 Route 146 in Guilderland Center has Summer Wellness Packages available for purchase until Thursday, July 31. For a $250 value, pay just $99 and you could use up your entire package in just one week. Package includes: 10 yoga flex classes Two bonus yoga flex classes $25 off massage or Reiki $25 off wellness consultation One wellness workshop One wellness ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, July 23 2014
The Law Firm of McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C. is pleased to announce that Dana P. Stanton has joined the firm as an associate, working in the Environmental Law, Land Use Law, Energy Law, Commercial Litigation and Criminal Defense practice areas. Ms. Stanton received her J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from Albany Law School of Union University in 2013. She was an Associate Editor of ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 23 2014
The team at Spiral Design Studio is thrilled to introduce Takara Wiles as their new Project Manager. A seasoned marketing and development professional, Takara’s passion for marketing and communication excellence, coupled with her devotion to philanthropy within our community, make her an ideal fit for the Spiral family. She’s a natural leader who’s a perfect match for their ...read more
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Wednesday, July 23 2014
Please join the Joan Nicole Prince Home on Monday, August 18 at Mohawk Golf Club, 1849 Union Street, Schenectady for its Second Annual Golf Tournament. Registration and breakfast begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. Lunch and awards will take place at 3 p.m. Cost is $175 per player and includes continental breakfast, golf cart, snacks and lunch. If you would like to ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, July 23 2014
The Visiting Nurse Service Foundation will host the 14th Annual Fore the Foundation Golf Tournament on Friday, September 12 at the Ballston Spa Country Club, Route 67 in Ballston Spa. Registration and breakfast begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. There will be a special gift for all golfers and prizes for the closest to the pin, longest drive, putting contest, raffle prizes, silent ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, July 23 2014
The Stratton VA Medical Center, in partnership with the Melvin Roads American Legion Post 1231, 200 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, will host a Veteran Job Fair on Thursday, August 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The job fair is open to active duty service members, reservists, National Guard, veterans of all eras and their spouses. Participation is free. For more information or to participate, please call ...read more
Categories: Political, Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 23 2014
Please join the Schenectady County Historical Society, 32 Washington Avenue, Schenectady on Saturday, August 9 at 2 p.m. for "Leaning into the Storm: Perfectionism in Antebellum New York. New York State was a place of rapid change in the antebellum era, an epicenter of social reform movements, inspired largely by Yankee immigrants from New England. Uncertainties associated with revolutions ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 22 2014
The 86 person accounting and advisory firm Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C. (TBC) announced that Robert L. Kind, CPA has been appointed to the shareholder group. Joining the Firm in 1998, Kind had previously served as a partner for the last six years. With his promotion there are ten shareholders at TBC and Kind, 38 years old, is now the youngest owner. “Rob’s dedication to ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 22 2014
The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) will hold a series of public meetings to gather feedback on proposed fare products as part of its New Fare Collection System that will feature smart card and mobile ticket technology. The proposal includes no changes to the cash/base fare to ride fixed route buses or on BusPlus. There will be no changes to the cash/base fare to use STAR or NX ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 22 2014
Brown’s Brewing Company has just been added to the list of brewers for The Science of Brewing, an after hours event at miSci on Thursday, July 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. This event brings six brewers from throughout the region to miSci. Brown’s Brewing Company joins Davidson Brothers, C.H. Evans Brewing, Keegan Ales, Saranac, and Steadfast Beer Co. for an evening of beer sampling, delicious ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 22 2014
Please join Myers Dance & Northeast Ballet Co. this Friday, July 25 for an Open House from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at 418 Liberty Street, Schenectady. Director Darlene Myers will present all-new choreography to celebrate the end of the summer program. The company will also be taking fall registration for classes. All are welcome, and there is no charge. Refreshments will be served.
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 22 2014
Carter Conboy is pleased to announce the addition of two associate attorneys to their Albany office. Asish A. Nelluvely practices in the areas of civil litigation, labor and employment law, and municipal law in federal and state courts throughout New York. Prior to joining Carter Conboy, Ms. Nelluvely litigated complex lead paint and toxic substance claims in western, New York. She is a graduate ...read more
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Tuesday, July 22 2014
CBRE-Albany, the Capital District’s largest volume commercial real estate broker, is pleased to announce that Andrew Mangini has joined the firm as a licensed salesperson. Andrew will be specializing in the sale and leasing of office, industrial, and investment real estate. Prior to joining CBRE-Albany, Andrew owned a property management/maintenance company for over a decade. He brings ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 22 2014
Please join this Thursday, July 24 at 2 p.m. for an IRS webcast on How to Apply for Tax-Exempt Status. Topics include: General requirements for applying for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status Application Forms 1023, i1023, 1023-EZ and 1024 Requirements for filing each application Filing tips for applying for tax-exempt status Exempt organizations resources To register for the webcast, please click ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 22 2014
To celebrate five years in business, Buzz Media Solutions will be awarding one area nonprofit organization a complete website package in their Great Summertime Website Giveaway. Organizations can register immediately at www.BuzzMediaSolutions.com . The contest, which begins on Friday, August 1 and ends on Sunday, August 31, will use online voting to determine the winner. The contest is open to all ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 22 2014
Albany based accounting and advisory firm Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C. (TBC) has announced the promotion of two audit managers to partners. Joining the ranks of partner are Scott A. Kind, CPA and Sarah Robinson, CPA. Kind joined the Firm in 2002 and Robinson has been with TBC since 1999. “We are thrilled to welcome these two dynamic people to our partner group. Both Sarah and ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 22 2014
Please join Team Berkshire today, Tuesday, July 22 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Recovery Sports Grill, 1925 Curry Road, Rotterdam for "Dining to Donate." The restaurant will donate 15 percent of your order to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. There will also be a silent auction and a raffle. If you cannot attend and would like to donate an item or make a donation, please contact Kim ...read more
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