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Thursday, November 20 2014
The Schenectady Legends Men's Basketball team will be playing games in our area soon! On Saturday, November 29 at 7 p.m., the Legends will take the court at the Schenectady YMCA, located at 433 State Street. Get your tickets now! For a full schedule, ticket and sponsor information, please visit www.schenectadylegends.com .
Categories: Fun Facts, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, November 20 2014
The Scotia-Glenville Junior Tartans Football and Cheer is a non-for-profit organization that stresses physical fitness in youth ages 5-13 years of age, in either football or cheerleading in the Scotia and Glenville communities. This past weekend, the cheerleaders competed at the AYC Big East Regional Cheer Competition in Trenton, NJ. The Senior Squad finished in third place, which earned the team ...read more
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Thursday, November 20 2014
The Open Door, located at 128 Jay Street in Schenectady, will host Josh Kilmer-Purcell & brent Ridge, authors of The Beekman 1802 Cookbook Series , for a book signing on Saturday, November 29 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. About The Fabulous Beekman Boys Josh Kilmer-Purcell and brent Ridge are the founders of Beekman 1802, the lifestyle company centered are their farm in Sharon springs, NY and ...read more
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Thursday, November 20 2014
The photo to the left is of Justus Belfield, the 98-year-old Army veteran in uniform giving his final salue on his last Veterans Day on Earth in the room he shared with Lillian, his beloved wife of 72 years at Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Scotia. The original photo, which went viral on Facebook, was taken by Maketing Associate Nancy McKiernan, capturing what was then only ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Thursday, November 20 2014
United Way of the Greater Capital Region has committed $807,608 in grants to 34 programs and services in Schenectady County aimed at helping individuals and families meet their basic needs for food, shelter, and safety, and improve their education, income, and health. “We’re able to make these investments thanks to the generous support of our community,” said United Way of the ...read more
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Thursday, November 20 2014
TrustCo Bank Corp NY is renovating local area parks. Quackenbush Park in Schenectady, located by Mont Pleasant Elementary School, was the first. Trustco paved and lined the basketball courts and supplied trash cans and new park benches for people to enjoy while watching games. The bank also paid for signage so locals will know the park area. Trustco will hold an unveiling at the Quackenbush Park ...read more
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Thursday, November 20 2014
All Aboard! The Trains & Toys Holiday Show opens Thanksgiving Friday, November 28 at miSci, the Museum of Innovation and Science. The popular model trains are back at miSci! This year’s exhibit featuring running model trains, and science toys you don’t have at home opens just in time for Capital Region residents to take advantage the Thanksgiving Friday day off from school and work ...read more
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Thursday, November 20 2014
Old Saint Nick will press the button to light an more than 40-foot evergreen tree at Trustco, 1620 Union Street (corner of Upper Union Street and Woodland Avenue) in Schenectady on Tuesday, December 2 at 6 p.m. The event includes light refreshments and carols by the Calvary Tabernacle Choir. It is free and open to the public. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras as Santa will meet ...read more
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Thursday, November 20 2014
Chamber Ambassador Mike Horelick, promotional consultant with Creative Marketing Concepts, was recognized by Chamber staff and his fellow ambassadors at their November meeting as Ambassador of the third quarter of 2014. “Mike is a pleasure to work with, and we are very fortunate that he continues to represent us as a Chamber Ambassador,” stated Scott Osswald, Membership Development ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, November 19 2014
Effective December 3 , emergency services will no longer be offered at the Ellis campus on McClellan Street, Schenectady. All emergency services in Schenectady will be provided at Ellis Hospital on Nott Street. Please note that the other services offered at Ellis' McClellan Street Health Center campus are still open. To find out more, please click here .
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Wednesday, November 19 2014
The Hudson Valley Writers Guild, in conjunction with Schenectady County Public Library, will hold its annual Community of Writers reading on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. in the McChesney Room. The event will be held at Schenectady County Public Library, 99 Clinton St. and is free and open to the public! The series presents local writers in various genres to highlight the writing talent in our ...read more
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Wednesday, November 19 2014
Mayor Gary McCarthy this week announced that nine more blighted buildings in Schenectady will be demolished. Mayor McCarthy said, “We have put together $7 million in State grants, federal loans, local assistance and private resources to help rebuild our neighborhoods. Today, I am pleased to say that we are moving forward with the demolition of nine more buildings.” The nine buildings ...read more
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Wednesday, November 19 2014
Lorenzo’s Café, 1500 State Street, Schenectady is now open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. “Our customers asked us to stay open longer so they could also come in for dinner,” stated owner Matt Restifo. Lorenzo’s also offers full service catering for your holiday parties. For details, give Matt a call at 518.372.2219.
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Wednesday, November 19 2014
SI Group Inc., a manufacturer of specialty resins and adhesives used in packaging, electronics and tires, will expand production capacity at its plant in Newport, Tennessee. SI Group, headquartered in Niskayuna, New York, announced the expansion plan Friday. The 108-year-old company produces Biphenol, a raw material used in advanced engineering plastics including polyesters and polycarbonates, in ...read more
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Wednesday, November 19 2014
1st National Bank of Scotia President and CEO John Buhrmaster was one of seven speakers who presented yesterday at the 25th Special Seminar on International Banking and Finance in Tokyo, Japan. Buhrmaster, who currently serves as chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), the nation’s voice for more than 7,000 community banks of all sizes and charter types, spoke about ...read more
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Wednesday, November 19 2014
Christopher R. Dowd, president and CEO of Ballston Spa National Bank (BSNB), has been elected chairman of the Independent Bankers Association of New York State (IBANYS). Dowd, who previously served as vice chairman and as treasurer, was elected to the new position earlier this year during the IBANYS Annual Convention. His one-year term begins immediately. Dowd has more than 25 years of experience ...read more
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Wednesday, November 19 2014
Bridges to Youths views our community through the lens of young people — teens and young adults — to help us better understand how they see their lives and prospective futures. The goal of the conference is for participants to coalesce around a vision for how we can engage and support our young people to success. The conference sounds a “Call to Action” for us to work more ...read more
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Wednesday, November 19 2014
Anna Zarrillo, left, joins the Merriam Agency as a Customer Service Representative in our Health and Benefits Department. She brings with her experience in benefits enrollment with a concentration in Flexible Spending Account processing and administration. Shannon McMeel, right, joins the Merriam Agency as Manager of TPA Services in our Health and Benefits Department. She brings with her many ...read more
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Wednesday, November 19 2014
WMHT-TV (PBS) has announced the scheduling of two new documentaries that capture our region’s history and heritage. “One More Ride: The Hoffman’s Playland Story” will premiere on Saturday, November 29 at 9 p.m. “The Neighborhood That Disappeared” will premiere on Friday, December 12 at 8 p.m. Each will receive multiple airings following the premiere broadcasts. ...read more
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Wednesday, November 19 2014
On Saturday, December 6, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady will escort 30 club members to partake in a very special “Give-Back” event hosted and sponsored by Dr. Jeffrey Backer and the Scotia Glenville Dental Center. Thirty children of the community’s most needy children will receive a wide range of dental services free of charge. Scotia Glenville Dental Center invites ...read more
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Wednesday, November 19 2014
SaxBST is pleased to announce the following new hires: Carol Kenyon , CPA, left, joins the firm’s Business Advisory Group as a Manager. She previously worked for another local CPA firm. She is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University and resides in Schenectady. Chelsey Wei, right, joins the accounting and auditing team as a Senior Associate. She previously worked for another local CPA ...read more
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Wednesday, November 19 2014
Mexican Radio, located at 325 State Street in Schenectady, will be selling pumpkin brownies and cookies on its patio during the 47th Annual Gazette Holiday Parade on Saturday November 22 at 5 p.m. Brownies and cookies are $3 each, and 100 percent of the profits will be donated to Peppertree Rescue. The restaurant will also be collecting for Peppertree Rescue during the entire month of December. ...read more
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Monday, November 17 2014
Women who serve as the primary wage earners for their families and seek financial assistance to continue their education or receive training can now apply for the Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education and Training awards for women (formerly the Women’s Opportunity Awards). Applications are available at soproptmistofschenctady.org or by contacting Jane Golub, Chair, ...read more
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Monday, November 17 2014
As many are prepare for the Thanksgiving Holiday ahead, the team members at Things of My Very Own, Inc. (TOMVO) have been preparing for another event: A birth. On Friday, November 14, TOMVO launched its Holiday Adoption Program, which allows at-risk children to "adopt" stuffed animals for which they will care. Volunteers were seen wearing teal scrubs and stethoscopes as they walked ...read more
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Monday, November 17 2014
Capital District Payroll Manager Nicole Parisi cuts the ribbon to celebrate their 15th Anniversary last week at a reception held at 376 Broadway, Schenectady. Joining Nicole (from left) are Jeffrey Donofrio, MBA, CBA, Karen Donofrio, Capital District Payroll founding partner Gerard Parisi, Mrs. Jennifer Santabarbara and Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara. Focusing on companies with 20 employees or ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article
Monday, November 17 2014
Please join the Chamber for the final Business After Hours mixer of the year on December 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. and help us kick off the holiday season! Our hosts will be Cornell’s Restaurant, a Schenectady tradition that both families and businesses have enjoyed for generations! They love bringing people together with excellent food in a warm atmosphere. We will also be collecting Toys for ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Monday, November 17 2014
On Wednesday, family, friends, local officials, and Chamber Ambassadors officially welcomed Wolff’s Biergarten Und Wurst Haus to Schenectady. Located at 165 Erie Boulevard, Wolff’s is the newest business to open in the recently completed $14 million reconstruction of Erie B oulevard . This is the second Wolff’s Biergarten to open in the Capital District under the leadership of ...read more
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Monday, November 17 2014
The Open Door, located at 128 Jay Street in Schenectady, will host Walt Robb author of Taking Risks: Getting Ahead in Business and Life , for a book signing on Thursday, November 20 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The Open Door will also host Gregory Maguire, author of Egg & Spoon , for a book signing on Saturday, November 22 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. About Taking Risks: Getting Ahead in Business and ...read more
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Monday, November 17 2014
Join the Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region to play musical games, learn basic rhythm, and try out instruments you've probably never seen on Saturday, November 22 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 101 State Street in Schenectady. RSVP is required and space is limited, so reserve your tickets now! The cost is $10 per participant. To reserve your ticket, pleast contact Lisa Janicke at ...read more
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Wednesday, November 12 2014
Carter Conboy has been selected as a 2015 “Best Law Firm” in America by the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. This marks the sixth straight year that the firm has been honored as a “Best Law Firm” in the Albany metropolitan area. The U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® specify that firms that are recognized as “Best Law Firms” ...read more
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Wednesday, November 12 2014
Attorney Richard A. Fuerst has recently been selected to the 2014 Upstate New York Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, November 12 2014
Celebrate the holiday season with co-workers, friends and family at Mohawk Golf Club this season. See the beautifully decorated Clubhouse, enjoy a great meal, then dance the night away as our DJ plays a selection of holiday favorites. Current available dates are Friday, December 19 and Saturday, December 20 Events Include: Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres begin at 6:00pm Dinner stations ...read more
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Wednesday, November 12 2014
The Chazen Companies are pleased to welcome Michael Budris as Senior Project Engineer/Project Manager in our Capital District Office. Prior to joining Chazen Mr. Budris worked at Delaware Engineering in Albany, NY where he spent ten years designing water and wastewater infrastructure projects. Some notable projects include the proposed Town of Catskill Sewer System, coordination of Hurricane Irene ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, General News Article, Community
Wednesday, November 12 2014
"Tasting Notes" is an evening of select wines, harmoniously paired with the creations of the SCCC culinary school, complementing music performed by members of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra. Please join the Symphony as they enjoy a four course dinner, four musical selections, and six great wines. This triad of tastes and tones is not to be missed! The event will take place on ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Fun Facts
Wednesday, November 12 2014
Brown School opened its doors to the community to honor both local veterans and those currently serving in the armed forces during a special ceremony. Among those honored included John and Karen McKenna, whose son Captain John McKenna IV was killed in the line of duty. Brown School took special care to prepare for the school-wide and community event, which involved songs and special honors within ...read more
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Wednesday, November 12 2014
Schenectady County Historical Society is excited to announce that it will be hosting a book talk on Electric City: General Electric in Schenectady presented by Julia Kirk Blackwelder on Thursday, November 20 at 6 p.m. at Schenectady County Historical Society, located at 32 Washington Avenue in Schenectady. Electric City: General Electric in Schenectady explores the history of General Electric in ...read more
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Wednesday, November 12 2014
Seth R. Leech, a partner with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, was recently honored by the New York State Bar Association with the National Pro Bono Award on October 14, the kickoff for National Pro Bono Week. The American Bar Association established National Pro Bono Week to support local efforts to expand the delivery of pro bono legal services, ...read more
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Wednesday, November 12 2014
Kitchen Jazz will be at the Stockade Inn, 1 North Church Street, Schenectady, on Thursday, November 20 at 7 p.m. Kitchen Jazz features vocals and instrumentals from Cole Porter, through jazz standards, to Joni Mitchell. Vocalists Richard Genest and Sylvie Briber are backed up by Dave Kitchen, guitar, Jim Connelly, bass, and Norm Ainslie, drums. Dave Kitchen, who gave the band its name, has been ...read more
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Wednesday, November 12 2014
The ASA Office will be OPEN!! The ASA will have its doors open on Saturday, November 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. during the parade for limited inside viewing, an open bathroom and hot chocolate served by the members of the Adult Autistics Aware Group! Please stop by for a visit and some holiday cheer!
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, November 11 2014
Joe's Crab Shack will support the Visiting Nurse Service Foundation with the Eat at Joe's Charity Event on Thursday, November 20 from 11 a.m. to 12 midnight at Joe's Crab Shack, located at 579 Troy-Schenectady Rd in Latham. For this event, a portion of every check will be donated to the Visiting Nurse Service Foundation!!!! Everyone loves Joe’s anyway….so why not dine and ...read more
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Tuesday, November 11 2014
The Niskayuna Consumer Cooperative will be having its 71st Annual Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, November 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event will feature chef tastings from Chef Andre Begnaud formerly of Mello Joy. samplings around the food market, a raffle and special guests. Board members will be at the Co-Op to assist new members and to answer customer questions. This is a yearly event ...read more
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Tuesday, November 11 2014
Sundays from November 16 to January 4 are GE Kids In Free Days at miSci, the Museum of Innovation and Science when children 12 and under will receive free admission to the museum, floor programs, and planetarium shows when accompanied by a paying adult. “We are very excited to be participating in the GE Kids In Free program again this year,” said miSci Executive Director Mac Sudduth. ...read more
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Tuesday, November 11 2014
Join AAA Northway Travel for a presentation on Trafalgar's Italian Concerto, departing May 17, 2015 for 12 days. The event will take place on Tuesday, November 18 at 6 p.m. at the Schenectady Travel Center, located at 1626 Union Street in Schenectady. For more information or to reserve a spot, please visit www.AAA.com/Events .
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Tuesday, November 11 2014
Wondering where you can find the best food in town on November 21st? Look no further. Every year the cuisine at the Beaujolais Nouveau celebration just keeps getting better, and this year is no exception. This year's restaurants include: Angelo’s Tavolo Athos Restaurant Coccadotts Cake Shop The Cookie Factory Creó Crystal Rock/ Vermont Pure Spring Water Dutch Desserts, Inc. ...read more
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Tuesday, November 11 2014
More than 50 chief executive officers will be sharing the hard lessons they learned growing their companies at the Business Opportunities to Success Summit (BOSS) on Wednesday, November 12. The second annual BOSS event will once again spotlight a variety of leaders from several industries throughout the region who will each deliver 5-minute concise, candid insights on what experience has taught ...read more
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Tuesday, November 11 2014
Albany Business Review's annual Best Places to Work Program honors the area’s best companies. Come have some fun and discover how these companies go above and beyond the norm to foster an enjoyable and meaningful work environment for their employees. They will be honored at a luncheon on Friday, December 5 at the Hilton Garden Inn Troy. Congratulations to the Chamber’s 2014 member ...read more
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Tuesday, November 11 2014
Cella Bistro will collect Christmas cards for our troops at the restaurant through Tuesday, November 25. Sign a card with your personal message when you dine there, or drop off one or several as you pass by Cella Bistro over the next two weeks. Cella Bistro is located at 2015 Rosa Road in Schenectady. Cards cannot contain glitter or metal. Please do not include the envelope, only the card. Cards ...read more
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Tuesday, November 11 2014
Storytime Time (the area’s only pre-booked comedic storytelling show!) returns at Café NOLA in Schenectady on Wednesday, November 12 at 7 p.m. The show will continue its run on the second Wednesday of every month. The show, hosted by Ethan Ullman (as heard on The Howard Stern Show and the popular RISK! storytelling podcast hosted by Kevin Allison), and introducing co-host Talia Cass, ...read more
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Tuesday, November 11 2014
Celebrate the diverse history of Schenectady County through the artwork and family photographs of local artists and community members in our newest exhibition, "Where Do You Come From?" The exhibit, on display at the Mabee Farm Historic Site through February, highlights the stories of our community through photographs, collages, sculptures, and more. The exhibit is one part of the ...read more
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Tuesday, November 11 2014
The Open Door, located at 128 Jay Street in Schenectady, will host Mark Teague, author of The Tree House that Jack Buil t, for a book signing on Saturday, November 15 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. About The Tree House that Jack Built This is the most exciting tree house ever! Bestselling illustrator Mark Teague's spellbinding pictures bring irresistible rhyming text to life brimming with animals ...read more
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Tuesday, November 11 2014
Ballston Spa National Bank is organizing an annual food drive in an effort to help alleviate hunger during the holiday season. Throughout the month of November, all BSNB locations will be collecting non-perishable food items that will be donated to local food pantries. In addition to non-perishable food items, this year BSNB will also be accepting monetary donations and will match the total amount ...read more
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Tuesday, November 11 2014
Laurie’s Gluten Free Goodness, 220 Vley Road, Scotia, is now accepting orders for gluten-free holiday pies. Orders are accepted through Friday, November 21 for pick up on Tuesday, November 25 by 5 p.m. Pie choices include: Apple, cherry, pumpkin, blueberry, apple crumb, apple blueberry, banana cream, chocolate cream, coconut cream and pecan. To order, please call 374.3454, visit the website ...read more
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Tuesday, November 11 2014
There will be celebrations of American manufacturing in Schenectady at Tough Traveler, 1012 State St., Schenectady, NY 12307, on the following days of the upcoming Holiday Season: American Made Matters Day, Wednesday November 19 Small Business Saturday November 29 Makers Monday, December 1 Light refreshments will be served, selected Tough Traveler products will be offered at discounts for the ...read more
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Tuesday, November 11 2014
The Chamber of Schenectady County and the Unified Military Affairs Council (UMAC) are proud to declare the 2014 "To Honor & Serve Breakfast" a resounding success! A thank-you to all those who came out to help us show our gratitude to our veterans and active duty military members.
Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, November 11 2014
Crisafulli Bros. Plumbing & Heating Contractors, Inc. hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate its 75th year in business and its continued expansion on Thursday, November 6. Company president Andrea Crisafulli Russo celebrated with local elected officials and representatives from the area chambers and the Center for Economic Growth.
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Thursday, November 06 2014
Schenectady County Community College’s renowned School of Music – one of only a handful of nationally accredited two-year programs and a catalyst for magnificent performances throughout the Capital Region – recently made it a lot easier for its graduates to transfer to top four-year programs with new articulation agreements. These allow for seamless transfer of credits from SCCC ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Thursday, November 06 2014
All Brand Cleaners and Sewing Center, 1745 Chrisler Ave. in Schenectady, is now a Bissel Warranty Service Center. In addition, All Brand has added the Maytag brand of vacuums and is a certified Maytag warranty center.
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Thursday, November 06 2014
On Thursday, November 13, Nikos Johnson, a third-grade student at Jefferson Elementary School in the Schalmont Central School District, will be treated as a "Millionaire for the Day" by First New York Federal Credit Union. First New York Federal Credit Union has been teaching thousands of area students for years to save their money through its KID$ (Keep Investing Dollars Savings) ...read more
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Thursday, November 06 2014
Thirty-nine individuals have been selected to participate in the Leadership Tech Valley program, which unites individuals from diverse fields and backgrounds to learn more about themselves as leaders and how to best serve their organizations and community. Leadership Tech Valley is a shared initiative of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber and The Chamber of Schenectady County. Ten monthly ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Education, Human Interest
Thursday, November 06 2014
Friends and Family of Ann Marie Romano are sponsoring a Benefit Ziti Dinner on Sunday, November 16. The benefit will be held at the Rotterdam Elks Club, 1152 Curry Road, Rotterdam from 12 to 6 p.m. The benefit is being held to help Ann Marie Romano, a 56-year-old woman suffering from a brain tumor. No donation is too big or too small. Please make checks or money orders payable to the "Friends ...read more
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Thursday, November 06 2014
Key Private Bank announced that Bernadette Bisaillon has been named vice president and relationship manager for the Capital Region. She is responsible for providing professional individuals and practices with comprehensive financial solutions covering financial planning, investment, insurance, cash management and credit needs. Bisaillon is based in Key's New York Region headquarters office ...read more
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Thursday, November 06 2014
Darn Good Yarn was started by Nicole Snow, a US Air Force Veteran. After leaving the Air Force, she decided that she wanted to “unwind” with yarn. In early 2008, Nicole decided to take two of her passions in life, art and helping others, and combine them. The result was Darn Good Yarn: A yarn and fiber importer, wholesaler and retailer. The mission was simple: Provide phenomenal ...read more
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Thursday, November 06 2014
On Thursday, November 13, bestselling author and prominent sportswriter Mike Lupica will present a lecture with Q&A at Schenectady County Community College. The talk will be in the Taylor Auditorium at 7 p.m. with a booksigning at 8 p.m. Mr. Lupica’s appearance is a fundraising event to benefit the Foundation for Mohawk Valley Libraries.Mike Lupica is an award winning sportswriter who ...read more
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Thursday, November 06 2014
The Regional Alliance for a Creative Economy (RACE), led by the Center for Economic Growth and the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, has announced the full list of speakers for the Capital Region Creative Economy Regional Summit on November 13. The Regional Summit will take place Thursday, November 13, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Proctors’ GE Theater, 432 State Street in ...read more
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Thursday, November 06 2014
SaxBST is proud to announce it's "Fist-to-Five" event, being held on Wednesday, November 12 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Wolfert's Roost Country Club. "Fist-to-Five" is focused on the not-for-profit community and involves a series of seminars on different topics. The phrase Fist to Five is a metaphor for bringing consensus among a group of people. A "fist" represents ...read more
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Thursday, November 06 2014
Fenimore Asset Management this week announces its 40th Anniversary of independent investment management. Fenimore Asset Management offers separately managed accounts through the Fenimore Private Client Group and is the investment advisor to FAM Funds. Its mission is to help investors preserve their wealth and grow it over the long term. Thomas O. Putnam founded Fenimore Asset Management in 1974 as ...read more
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Tuesday, November 04 2014
La Moda Lisa will be hosting its monthly Open House this Thursday, November 6 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The store is filled with great items for holiday gifts and for your home or wardrobe. All items for sale will be available for the next price down on the price tag. For example: If it's full price, you'll get the next price of 15 percent off. If the price is already reduced by 15 percent, ...read more
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Monday, November 03 2014
John R. Dunne, Senior Counsel with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, was honored at the Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York’s 40th Anniversary Celebration on October 24, 2014. Other honorees include: Jeffrion Aubry, Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore; Professor Daniel Moriarity; and the Appellate Division, Third Department in Honor of Hon. ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Political, Community, Education, Human Interest
Monday, November 03 2014
As incidents of an aggressive telephone scam continue across the country, the Internal Revenue Service unveiled a new YouTube video with a renewed warning to taxpayers not to be fooled by imposters posing as tax agency representatives. The new "Tax Scams" video describes some basic tips to help protect taxpayers from tax scams. These callers may demand money or may say you have a refund ...read more
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Monday, November 03 2014
E.K.’s Cibo, located at 1702 Chrisler Ave. in Schenectady, is now offering a special four-course meal Monday, November 3 through Thursday, November 6 for just $20.14!! For more information, please call 518.952.4210. E.K.’s Cibo is open Monday through Thursday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday until 10 p.m.
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Monday, November 03 2014
Join Cafe NOLA, located at 617 Union Street in Schenectady,for a Guilderhaven fundraiser for "Mysteries of the Bayou," on Wednesday, November 5 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Enjoy Cajun Cuisine or American Fare, psychics, mediums, and open mic and more! A portion of all proceeds will benefit animals in the community. For more information, please call Joyce at 518.339.4164 and visit ...read more
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Monday, November 03 2014
Dr. Ryan Shaw and Dr. Amy Donovan cut the ribbon to celebrate the grand opening of their business, Thrive Chiropractic at 353 Saratoga Road in Glenville. Amy and Ryan have always believed in living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle and have opened their practice to provide a vitalistic approach to healthcare for the entire family that is affordable. Hours of operation are: Monday, Wednesday and ...read more
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Monday, November 03 2014
Starting Thursday, January 1, 2015, employers with the equivalent of 100 or more full-time employees must offer “affordable” care that meets minimum-value specifications (as determined by minimum-value calculations) to 70 percent of their full-time employees, to fulfill the employer mandate. By 2016, large employers will need to provide coverage to at least 95 percent of their ...read more
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Monday, November 03 2014
The Tech Valley Nonprofit Business Council (TVNBC) will present its 2014 Nonprofit Board Service Award to Schenectady Day Nursery (SDN) Board Vice President Larry Cioffi. The “TVNBC Board Service Award” recognizes individuals for exemplary contributions to the vitality of the region. Cioffi and four other honorees: Max Yurenda, CEO/Executive Director, Double H Ranch, Nonprofit ...read more
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Monday, November 03 2014
Yoga Across America, the Capital District YMCA, and the American Red Cross have formed a unique collaborative yoga fundraising event in honor of Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2014. This event — a fun and innovative yoga class — is set for Sunday, November 9, 2014, from 1:00 to 3:00pm at the Southern Saratoga YMCA in Clifton Park, New York. This community focused event will focus on ...read more
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Monday, November 03 2014
Join Ellen Stimson , author of Good Grief: Life in a Tiny Vermont Village , for a book signing on Saturday, November 8 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Open Door, 128 Jay Street, Schenectady. The author of the hilarious memoir Mud Season returns with further adventures and misadventure. Ellen Stimson has the uncanny ability to take any situation and tell a story brimming with joy, struggle, ...read more
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Monday, November 03 2014
Register for the Ellis Medicine Cardiac Classic 5k on Thanksgiving Morning, Thursday November 27, at Central Park in Schenectady. Join the annual Thanksgiving tradition and get registered for the Cardiac Classic. The 5k Road Race, Wellness Walk, and Fun Run draws more than 1,800 runners and walkers to Schenectady’s Central Park each year. All proceeds support Ellis Medicine’s Wright ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Monday, November 03 2014
Stakeholders, Inc. has announced the winners of the 2014 Community IMPACT Awards designed to recognize companies who have provided exemplary volunteer services in New York’s Capital Region. The IMPACT Awards will be presented in a Hollywood-style ceremony on November 12 at the GE Theatre at Proctors in Downtown Schenectady, New York. Two hundred Capital Region business and community leaders ...read more
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Monday, November 03 2014
Please join the Joan Nicole Prince Home in providing safe end of life care to the residents of our community who at this time in their life are so vulnerable. The gala will take place on Saturday, November 15 from 6 to 11 p.m. at Glen Sanders Mansion, located at One Glen Avenue in Scotia. Enjoy cocktails and appetizers as you browse the silent auction before dinner in the ballroom, followed by ...read more
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Monday, November 03 2014
The Electric City Food Cooperative is proud to announce it will host a fun night of farm-to-table dinner and dance, "Meet Us at the Schenectady Armory," to benefit its Capital Campaign. The event will take place on Saturday, November 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Armory, 125 Washington Ave in Schenectady. Tickets are $55 for non-members and $45 for members. To reserve a seat or for more ...read more
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Thursday, October 30 2014
The Chazen Companies are pleased to welcome Matthew Williams as Environmental Health and Safety Specialist in our Capital District office. Mr. Williams will be working with Saratoga Safety, A Chazen Company, conducting on and off-site training to clients from a multitude of industries. Mr. Williams earned his Bachelor of Environmental Science from SUNY Plattsburgh in 1999. He also attended Office ...read more
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Thursday, October 30 2014
The Capital District Transportation Authority has announced the rollout of a Real-Time Passenger Information (RTPI) pilot program for its fleet of fixed-route buses. RTPI takes the guesswork out of waiting and puts the power of riding in the customer’s hands by using Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) software to determine bus location and speed. “We are pleased to roll out the one thing ...read more
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Thursday, October 30 2014
Several community groups and companies will partner to hold a fundraiser and honor Capital Region homeless veterans from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 8 at the Scotia Diner, located at 114 Mohawk Avenue in Scotia. The event, which is open to the public, will honor the service of 20 veterans who live in area VETHELP facilities as they work to restart their lives. “We often associate ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, General News Article, Community
Thursday, October 30 2014
More than 250 prominent businesses, education and community leaders will come together Friday, November 14 at The Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia to celebrate SCCC’s 45th Anniversary. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by a celebration highlighting the accomplishments of the past 45 years. Come enjoy a night of fun with entertainment from John ...read more
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Thursday, October 30 2014
SCORE, a business partner of the Schenectady County Chamber of Commerce, has been named a Top 100 Champion for the fourth consecutive year by the 2014 Small Business Influencer Awards. The Small Business Influencer Awards, now in their fourth year, are designed to honor those providing assistance to entrepreneurs and small business owners by helping them achieve success. SCORE, which has 6 local ...read more
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Thursday, October 30 2014
Applied Robotics hosted close to 200 people during Manufacturing Week October 3 through 9, giving tours to students from all local high schools as well as a public tour which Congressman Paul Tonko attended. MFG Day addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is and what it ...read more
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Thursday, October 30 2014
Kinderhook Bank is pleased to announce that Anita Domanico, formerly of KeyBank, NA, has been appointed to the position of Senior Personal Banker at their new downtown Albany branch at 39 North Pearl Street.
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, October 30 2014
The Job Service Employer Committee (JSEC) is proud to announce the "Introduction to OSHA" presentation on Friday, November 7 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Sunmark Federal Credit Union, located at 1187 Troy-Schenectady Rd in Latham. This presentation will incorporate Business’s rights and responsibilities with the inspection procedures, criteria, types of violations and fine structure. The ...read more
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Thursday, October 30 2014
John R. Dunne, Senior Counsel with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, was recently honored with the New York Law Journal’s Lifetime Achievement Award at a reception held in New York City on Tuesday, October 14. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes lawyers each year who have built stellar reputations as advocates and used their positions to ...read more
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Thursday, October 30 2014
Congratulations to Curtis Lumber kitchen designer, Jacques LaGere, who won the Best Kitchen Award for his design for Brian Smith of Classic Homes. LaGere was also runner-up for Best Kitchen for Dave DePaulo of Bella Home Builders. Hats off to Curtis Lumber customers who brought home awards: Classic Homes, Bella Home Builders, Belmonte Builders, and Witt Builders. Curtis Lumber was a Silver Spike ...read more
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Thursday, October 30 2014
The Schenectady Business Advocacy Council (BAC) is pleased to present video interviews with your 2014 New York State 110th Assembly District candidates, Phil Steck and Tom Jasiewicz, on issues that affect businesses in Schenectady County and around the Capital Region. Please click here to view the candidate interviews on our website. Please remember to vote on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4!
Categories: General News Article, Chamber, Community, Human Interest, Political
Thursday, October 30 2014
Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, a member of St. Peter’s Health Partners – the region’s largest health system – will celebrate the launch of its 11th “Art for the View,” a one-of-a-kind, international exhibition featuring artworks by individuals from around the world who live with physical or mental disabilities. A gala opening reception will be held Friday, ...read more
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Thursday, October 30 2014
On Thursday, November 6 at the Holiday Inn on Wolf Road, there will be an informative presentation about engaging students of all ages in reading and writing literacy. There will be a inspirational presentation while you enjoy a full breakfast! Guest presenter Coleen Paratore is an acclaimed author from Troy and a DYNAMIC speaker! She will address the importance of literacy skills to the success ...read more
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Thursday, October 30 2014
Harvest season is here, and Schenectady Habitat is in the midst of its HOPE Harvest campaign to raise funds to build a new home for another hard-working family. Habitat needs your help to get this build started! If 100 people raise $100 each, the organization will meet its goal of $10,000 to start this build. Ask your friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, students, teachers -- anyone you know -- ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Thursday, October 30 2014
You're invited to join the DSIC and hundreds of guests to enjoy one of downtown's biggest annual parties, featuring fantastic food from nearly two dozen Schenectady restaurants, a super silent auction and presentation of the annual Building Block Awards. The event will take place on Thursday, November 6 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at GE Theatre at Proctors on State Street in Schenectady. ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest, Fun Facts
Tuesday, October 28 2014
The online world is an important component to every business. Better search results will help a company remain relevant in the eyes of its customers. The look and feel of a website is important to potential customers and it says a lot about what kind of company it is and how it should be perceived. A flashy website can be nice, but just as important is the content of the site. In Search Engine ...read more
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Tuesday, October 28 2014
The Schenectady Business Advocacy Council (BAC) is pleased to present video interviews with your 2014 46th New York State Senate District candidates, Cecilia Tkaczyk and George Amedore, on issues that affect businesses in Schenectady County and around the Capital Region. Please click here to view the candidate interviews on our website. Please remember to vote on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4! ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Political, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, October 28 2014
Family, friends and local dignitaries join Dr. Matt Battiste (pictured is holding nine-month-old son Louis) as Dr. Lindsey Battiste gets ready to cut the ribbon to officially open Schenectady Pediatric Dentistry and Battiste Orthodontics, 1019 Keyes Avenue, Schenectady. Both Dr. Matt and Dr. Lindsey have family ties to upstate New York and felt Schenectady offered the perfect location and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, October 28 2014
Discover wall-to-wall science with more than 45 presenters from throughout the Capital Region and beyond, Friday, November 7 to Sunday, Novemner 9 at miSci, 15 Nott Terrace Heights in Schenectady! Admission is free! Please visit www.miSci.org for daily schedules and special Kick-off event Thursday, November 6 & Bonus Dudley Observatory Skywatch Lecture and Star Party Friday, November 7. For ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Tuesday, October 28 2014
The Autism Society is excited to announce its first-ever Sensory-Friendly Trunk or Treat Event to be held on Thursday, October 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Spotted Zebra Learning Center at 26 Computer Drive East, Albany. The organization is looking for volunteers to help make this a super-fun event for individuals in our community. To do so, people are needed to decorate trunks and pass out treats OR ...read more
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Tuesday, October 28 2014
Family, friends, Chamber Ambassadors and elected officials helped Jennifer Wells celebrate the grand opening of Ms. J’s Salon and Boutique at 509 Union Street with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, October 23. A family-owned business, Ms. J’s Salon is a full-service hair and nail salon with affordable prices. Discounts are always offered to students, educators, city employees and nonprofit ...read more
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Tuesday, October 28 2014
John R. Dunne, Senior Counsel with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, was recently honored with the New York Law Journal’s Lifetime Achievement Award at a reception held in New York City on Tuesday, October 14. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes lawyers each year who have built stellar reputations as advocates and used their positions ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Political
Tuesday, October 28 2014
The Business Review reported this week that Synthesis Architects in Schenectady is the preferred designer for an upcoming, $13.1 million renovation of the Times Union Center in downtown Albany, New York -- a major upgrade as the arena approaches its 25th anniversary and wants to bring back the NCAA Division I men's basketball and hockey tournaments. Bob Belber, regional general manager for ...read more
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Tuesday, October 28 2014
Walter Gannon, Stewarts Store Manager, presented a $2000 check to Shane Bargy, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Schenectady County while celebrating the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the new Stewarts at 672 Mariaville Road in Rotterdam.
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, October 28 2014
Schenectady Inner City Ministry (SICM) is holding its sixth annual fundraising dinner event to benefit the emergency food pantry. On Sunday, November 9, “Harvest for the Pantry” will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. at First Reformed Church of Scotia, 224 North Ballston Avenue. The event will feature a homemade dinner and a pick-a-prize game. New dinner choices this year include chicken, ...read more
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Tuesday, October 28 2014
Capital Region chefs will come together once again to serve up a delectable feast to benefit Living Resources at the 24th annual Culinary Cornucopia, presented by Hannaford Supermarkets with support from Dunkin’ Donuts, on Sunday, November 2. The event will begin during the day when a number of the area’s most accomplished chefs come together for a series of closed-door competitions ...read more
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Tuesday, October 28 2014
Make dinner a selfless act by joining Chipotle for a fundraiser to support Northern River Family Services. Just go to the Schenectady and Albany Chipotle locations on Wolf Road Tuesday, November 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. Print out or use your smart phone to show the fundraiser flyer to the cashier and tell them that you are supporting the cause to ensure that 50% of the proceeds from your purchase will ...read more
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Tuesday, October 28 2014
The Town of Glenville Department of Planning and Economic Development is hosting its first session in a series of neighborhood meetings. The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 6 at 7 p.m. in the Glenville Senior Center, located at 32 Worden Road. Residents from both the Town of Glenville and the Village of Scotia are invited to participate. The purpose of the meetings is to provide ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Political
Tuesday, October 28 2014
NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website, recently conducted a study to find the fastest-growing cities in New York – and Schenectady ranked 19th. To find New York’s fastest-growing communities, NerdWallet evaluated 188 cities, towns and census-designated places and examined the following variables: Population growth Employment growth Income growth Schenectady makes the list thanks to ...read more
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