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Monday, October 20 2014
A Place for Jazz will present the John Menegon Quartet in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 24 at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady, 1221 Wendell Ave. For more information and tickets, please visit www.aplaceforjazz.org or call 518.393.4011.
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Monday, October 20 2014
Berkshire Bank and Goatcloud Communications are excited to announce a "Lunch & Learn" event, Online Ads Made Simple, on Wednesday, October 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Berkshire Bank, located in the Mansion Square Shopping Center in Niskayuna. There is a world of opportunity to carry out exceptionally targeted and budget-friendly advertising online, but it seems mystifying. ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Monday, October 20 2014
The Schenectady Business Advocacy Council (BAC) is pleased to present video interviews with your 2014 20th Congressional District candidates, Paul Tonko and Jim Fischer, 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
Monday, October 20 2014
The Chamber of Schenectady is proud to announce it has launched a new, responsive website. An increasing number of our members are viewing our site on mobile devices such as iPhones, iPads, tablets, Blackberrys and Android phones. Because of that, we are excited to announce improvements to the way our website displays on various mobile devices, making it easier to read and click for more ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Monday, October 20 2014
Yoga Bliss on the Blvd., 140 Erie Boulevard, Schenectady held a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, October 15 to celebrate their opening a weekend open house. Owner Mary Clare O’Connor wanted to open a place where it is all good, where people could feel the strength of goodness of who they are and practice yoga as the art and science of healthy living. “I am trained in Kripalu yoga," ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Monday, October 20 2014
The Open Door, located at 128 Jay Street in Schenectady, will host Craig Gravina & Alan McLeod, authors of Upper Hudson Valley Beer , for a book signing on Saturday, October 25 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The Open Door will also host Lyrysa Smith, author of A Normal Life: A Sister's Odyssey Through Brain Injury , for a book signing on Sunday, October 26 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. About Upper ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Monday, October 20 2014
The Empire State Aerosciences Museum (ESAM) is proud to announce that it will hold it's annual "Haunted Hangar" event on Saturday, October 25 from 4 to 8 p.m at Schenectady County Airport on Route 50 in Glenville (across from Socha Plaza). Come to the museum ready for some spooks, tricks, or treats! Admission is $5 and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Categories: General News Article, Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Monday, October 20 2014
Across the country, manufacturing and production is returning to the U.S. And it’s a trend that’s likely to continue thanks to lower energy costs, higher U.S. worker productivity, increasing labor costs overseas and, of course, the logistical advantages of U.S.-based production. This is great news for the U.S. economy and the small business community. Tapping into a large commercial ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article, Human Interest
Monday, October 20 2014
Owner and founder of Devachan Curly Girl Handbook 1 and 2 Lorraine Massey has donated her entire year’s salary to the charity Keep a Child Alive. Lorraine is traveling around the country and the world to other curly stylists and their salons in order to cut hair and raise money for Keep a Child Alive. She will be stopping at Moisture Salon on Sunday November 23 to cut all day alongside Ron ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Monday, October 20 2014
The Niskayuna Community Foundation, an affiliate of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, has announced that it has received a bequest of $500,000 from the estate of Harriet F. Wall. The $500,000 bequest will be added to the Niskayuna Community Foundation’s Endowment Fund. Through this fund, the Niskayuna Community Foundation is able to award generous grants to local ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Monday, October 20 2014
Curtis Lumber is excited to announce its 12th Annual Hardwood Halloween Sale on Thursday, October 23 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Curtis Lumber on Rt. 67 in Ballston Spa (just off Northway exit 12). Fresh selection of woods have arrived along with deep discounts all night long! Enjoy incredible savings on in-stock, native and imported hardwoods, turning stock, thin stock, pen blanks, fine finishing ...read more
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Friday, October 17 2014
2015 Season Passes for The Great Escape are now available for AAA Member price of $52.86! Purchase your 2015 Season Pass at AAA Northway and process at Great Escape before Sunday, November 2 and UPGRADE TO GOLD FREE! Please visit www.AAA.com/Tickets for details or visit our Schenectady Travel Center at 1626 Union Street.
Categories: Human Interest, Fun Facts, Community, General News Article
Thursday, October 16 2014
The Chamber of Schenectady County’s Business Advocacy Council is pleased to announce that it has produced 12 interviews with the candidates for Congress in the 20th District of New York State, the 46th and 49th Districts of the NYS Senate and the 110th, 111th and 112th districts of the NYS Assembly. The interviews address issues of importance to business and the community at large. The ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Political, General News Article
Thursday, October 16 2014
The Schenectady JCC, located at 2565 Balltown Road in Niskayuna, invites the community to Capital Capabilites , a family-friendly event on Sunday, October 19 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., celebrating the artistic talents of individuals with developmental and other disabilities. The Second Annual Capital Capabilities event will feature inclusive demonstrations incorporating a theme of dream, create and ...read more
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Thursday, October 16 2014
In celebration of five years since Global Foundries broke ground in Malta, CEG is proud to announce its 2014 Annual Meeting will be located at Global Foundries Fab 8 on Thursday, October 23. Parking will be available at TEC-SMART, 345 Hermes Avenue in Malta. Buses will then transport guests to Global Foundries starting at 4:30 p.m. The CEG Annual Meeting is a celebration of the year's ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, October 16 2014
Maple Ski Ridge is proud to announce its new General Manager, Karen Doyle. Karen has been running the inside operations at Maple Ski Ridge for the last seven years. She is very excited to step into the new role of General Manager; it is her mission to ensure the highest level of customer service for all of Maple Ski Ridge's guests. As the Ridge grows and continues to offer constant ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Thursday, October 16 2014
Proctors is excited to host a free screening of local film maker's new documentary Soldier's Sanctuary. The screening is open to the public and will be held at Proctors GE Theatre on Tuesday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. For more information about the film, please visit www.soldierssanctuary.com .
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, October 16 2014
Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy, Capital Region Land Bank Chairman Robert Hoffman and Amsterdam Mayor Ann Thane today celebrated news from State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman that the Capital Region Land Bank has received a $3 million grant to help promote neighborhood revitalization efforts. Chairman Robert Hoffman, a member of the Schenectady County Legislature, said “This is a very ...read more
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Thursday, October 16 2014
Executives Unplugged is an unrivaled young professional experience that exposes the true talent and insights of your favorite movers and shakers, CEOs, authors, and idea-generators from around the Capital Region in a relaxed and casual setting. Learn how they came to be the people we admire today. The event takes place on Thursday, November 13 at 5:15 p.m. at The Van Dyck, 237 Union Street in ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, October 16 2014
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is conducting a Small Business Credit Survey. This short survey will ask about your business’ performance, financing choices, and borrowing experiences. Responses are confidential and will help improve programs and services for small business owners. Click here to take the survey. Thank you for participating. For questions, please contact ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, October 16 2014
Local nonprofit Things of My Very Own, Inc. won second place in the Third Annual National Diaper Bank Best Idea Contest in Kansas City, MO, last week. The guidelines for the competition were open to the “Best Idea” in areas of marketing, development, distribution or any other area that would benefit diaper distributing social-welfare service providers. Two weeks ago, Things of My Very ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Thursday, October 16 2014
Mahoney Performance Institute's fall classes for employees, managers and executives are filling up fast! New Manager Program - SOLD OUT! Contact us to reserve for next session. This course is best for new managers or first-level managers and those targeted for promotion to a manager position. Led by Shaun Mahoney or one of his hand-picked of MPI trainers. Women Leading Today October 23, 10 ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Thursday, October 16 2014
Enjoy a night of mixology and molecular gastronomy at miSci, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady on Thursday, October 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be door prizes, a cash bar, specialty drinks, food science, live music, interactive exhibits, planetarium shows & more! Featuring Jay "JayTheBartender" Larkin & Food by SCCC Culinary Arts Program & Chef Michael Stamets. ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Community, Fun Facts
Thursday, October 16 2014
Schenectady County continues its efforts to streamline County Government by holding the 2014 Foreclosed Property Auction on Saturday, October 25. The auction will be held at Schenectady County Community College, The Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, at 11a.m. (registration begins at 9:30 a.m.). “Schenectady County continues our efforts to sell unneeded property and get them back on the tax rolls to ...read more
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Thursday, October 16 2014
Kinderhook Bank has opened a new banking office in downtown Albany at 39 North Pearl Street. “It’s really exciting to be in downtown Albany and bring our style of community banking at its best,” said John A. Balli, Kinderhook Bank’s Chief Executive Officer. “The branch has our signature relaxed atmosphere where the staff builds one-on-one relationships with our ...read more
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Thursday, October 16 2014
SaxBST has been named a Top Five Best of the Best firm in the Northeast Region and an "IPA 100" firm by INSIDE Public Accounting. Selected and ranked exclusively on performance in areas such as growth, profitability, staff, culture, and benefit metrics, the Best of the Best firms are recognized as the most successful in the profession. The Northeast Region is comprised of New York, New ...read more
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Tuesday, October 14 2014
Schenectady County Community College was one of only 13 organizations from across the country selected to receive a sizeable health careers grant. This will allow the College to begin offering an innovative Community Health Worker training initiative, the only one of its kind in the Capital Region, and expand on current health care training programs. The Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP), ...read more
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Tuesday, October 14 2014
The Schenectady County Historical Society and the YWCA Northeastern NY invite you and your family to sponsor a tree in the 2014 Festival of Trees! Over a thousand people came to last year's Festival to enjoy the collection of decorated trees. Local businesses and organizations have always participated, and this year they are encouraging families and individuals to join our celebration as well! ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, October 14 2014
The Saratoga Casino and Raceway Foundation is currently accepting grant applications for the 2014 cycle. The Foundation exists to support charitable and public benefit organizations whose mission is the betterment of quality of life, health and welfare of Saratoga County residents. To qualify for a grant, organizations must be classified as a not-for-profit organization by the Internal Revenue ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Community
Tuesday, October 14 2014
The Albany Devils will host an array of promotional nights and events to support the Capital Region during the 2014-15 season. In all, 11 games at Times Union Center will have a community-betterment theme, starting with the Home Opener on Saturday, October 18 at 5:05 p.m. with Mayor Kathy Sheehan’s “Cash for Coats.” “Beginning the season with Mayor Sheehan’s ...read more
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Tuesday, October 14 2014
miSci is very excited to be hosting the Science Festival of the Capital Region from Friday, November 7 to Sunday, November 9 – and expect 3,000 to 5,000 visitors to miSci during that time. With that many guests, they will need a lot of volunteers to help out! Volunteer duties include everything from helping out on the Museum floor with hands-on STEM activities to helping direct traffic in ...read more
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Tuesday, October 14 2014
Chamber Ambassadors Margie Miller of Curtis Lumber and Donna Gigone of the Greater Glenville Family Branch of the Capital District YMCA were recognized during the September Ambassador meeting as “Ambassadors of the Quarter” for the second quarter of 2014. “Both Margie and Donna have been recognized before as Ambassadors of the Quarter because of their commitment to the Chamber ...read more
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Tuesday, October 14 2014
Applied Robotics held a public tour for Manufacturer's Week and put on display all the fascinating work they do! Chamber President Chuck Steiner was fortunate to get a tour and first-hand look at the excitement.
Categories: Human Interest, General News Article, Community
Tuesday, October 14 2014
The Schenectady County Historical Society is excited to announce the opening of a new exhibit, Hops & Hogsheads: Beer from Colonial to Craft Brew. This new exhibit explores the impact of beer on the region's early Dutch Settlers, winding through history to today's two Schenectady County breweries. From the moment beer first entered New York in 1609 aboard Henry Hudson's Haelve ...read more
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Tuesday, October 14 2014
The Open Door, located at 128 Jay Street in Schenectady, will host Jeanne Mackin, author of The Beautiful American , for a book signing on Saturday, October 18 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. About The Beautiful American The Beautiful American portrays the extraordinary relationship between two passionate, unconventional women whose friendship spans from 1920s Paris through World War II.
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Fun Facts
Tuesday, October 14 2014
One of the last courses the students take in the MBA Program is a Capstone course. This course is intended to integrate all of the student's course work and step them into the business world. The project in this course is for a team of four students to develop a full comprehensive business plan for a real company at no cost to the company. The plans are realistic and something that the company ...read more
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Tuesday, October 14 2014
Never underestimate the power of a hug. This simple little gesture can lower stress and blood pressure, lift a bad mood, release anti-aging chemicals, and most important of all, make someone's day. On October 14, students and staff of Paul Mitchell the school Schenectady will do their part to help America meet its hugs quota for the day by hitting the streets to spread a little love! Day ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest, Fun Facts
Tuesday, October 14 2014
WMHT-TV (PBS) has announced plans to partner with independent filmmaker Julie Casper Roth to create a new documentary that documents the history of the LGBTQ movement in New York's Capital Region while addressing its contemporary challenges. A Kickstarter Campaign has been launched to help raise necessary funds to complete the film. A state worker transitioning from male to female. A teenager ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, October 09 2014
Please join Buzz Media and Schenectady County Community College for a panel discussion on issues relating to working women, including gender equality, “glass ceiling”, sexual harassment and discrimination based on pregnancy or motherhood. The event takes place on Wednesday, October 15 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Schenectady County Community College in Stockade 101, 78 Washington ...read more
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Thursday, October 09 2014
SACC TV will host its first annual Halloween Party and celebrate their 40th Anniversary on Friday, October 24 from 7 to 11 p.m. The Schenectady Veterans, located at 718 Union Street, Schenectady, will host the event and Villa Tuscan Grill will cater. Enjoy dancing, entertainment, prizes and dinner for just $30 per person. Costumes encouraged! For tickets and information, please call 518.831.9145 ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, October 09 2014
Join Tech Valley Global Business Network for an evening of connections and conversations at the Annual “Globies”. The Global Business Network, a shared initiative of the Chamber of Schenectady County, Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber, Center for Economic Growth and Chamber of Southern Saratoga County, connects companies throughout the region who are successfully engaged in international ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, General News Article, Community
Thursday, October 09 2014
Capital Region business, community and philanthropic leaders will gather on Saturday evening, October 18, 2014 at Glen Sanders Mansion, to honor Stephen M. Berk with the Rabbi Michael M. Szenes Humanitarian Award and Ted and Raquel (z’’l) Vinick with the Inaugural Paul S. Swartz Social Justice Award at the 2014 Gates of Heaven Humanitarian Awards Gala. The event will kick off at ...read more
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Thursday, October 09 2014
Mohawk Ambulance Services is pleased to welcome John J. LuBrant as director of operations. LuBrant has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience and most recently served as the chief of police for the Niskayuna Police Department. During his 31 year tenure with the department, he moved up the ranks from patrolman to detective, detective sergeant, lieutenant and finally chief, a position he ...read more
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Thursday, October 09 2014
Has it been two years already? Time sure does fly when you're saving money! Please join One Huge Savings as they celebrate their two year anniversary this Saturday, October 11 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 1703 Union Street in Schenectady. Stop by and take advantage of free face painting (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), holiday treats, special sales for more HUGE SAVINGS, plus everyone gets a free gift! While ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Fun Facts, Community, General News Article
Thursday, October 09 2014
Home-Based Businesses Take Note: The IRS has provided a webinar that is available for your viewing on the IRS Video Portal at www.irsvideos.gov/BusinessUseofYourHome/ . The webinar includes a discussion on: Simplified and Regular Option for claiming the home office deduction Requirements for qualifying to deduct expenses Types of expenses you can deduct and how to figure the deduction...and more ...read more
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Thursday, October 09 2014
The Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority and Norstar Development USA, LP have agreed to work together to convert the vacant former YMCA building at 13 State Street in downtown Schenectady into 61 senior apartments. The two organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to redevelop the 104,000 square foot, four-story building on lower State Street. Richard L. Higgins, ...read more
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Thursday, October 09 2014
Please join Big Brothers Big Sisters as the organization celebrates 50 years on Thursday, October 15 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Pat's Barn, located at 110 Defreest Drive in Troy. The evening will feature live entertainment, a key raffle, photo booth, live and silent auction, cigar rolling, and a Happy Hour for Honorary Committee guests. The goal is to raise $65,000 for Big Brothers Big ...read more
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Thursday, October 09 2014
miSci is excited to announce that it will host the miSci Science Festival from Friday November 7 to Sunday November 9. They expect more than 3,000 visitors to attend for the chance to explore nanotechnology, robotics, natural sciences, chemistry, and more! For a daily schedule of performances, workshops and demos, please visit www.miSci.org . But they need volunteers to work in shifts on the ...read more
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Thursday, October 09 2014
Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, proudly welcomes three new associates: Daniel Hubbell, Thomas J. (“T.J.”) Ruane and Claiborne Walthall. Mr. Hubbell, of Tivoli, N.Y. obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Albany Law School in May 2014. In addition, he graduated with a M.S. degree in Non-profit /NGO Leadership from The University of ...read more
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Thursday, October 09 2014
McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C. is pleased to announce that shareholder Amy S. O’Connor has been named the Best Lawyers® 2014-15 Elder Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Albany, NY. Only a single lawyer in each practice area, in each community, is honored as a "Lawyer of the Year." In addition, Ms. O’Connor has been selected by her peers for inclusion in ...read more
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Thursday, October 09 2014
Please join Up In Your Business for an afternoon of networking, lunch, and learning on Tuesday, October 14 from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at Nico's Rooftop Tavern & Pizza, located at 441 State Street in Schenectady. Registration is free ! Topic : IT Solutions for Small Businesses. Guest Speaker: Lauren Valentine from Premiere IT Solutions reveals facts you should know! For more information or ...read more
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Thursday, October 09 2014
Sondra's Fine Jewelry is proud to support and host three great causes in the coming month. Sondra's Fine Jewelryt is located at 1624 Upper Union Street in Schenectady. The events include: The Rumors Salon "Pink Hair Tour" will be hosted under the tent at Sondra's on Saturday, October 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Purchase your Pink Hair Extension for $10 and show your support ...read more
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Tuesday, October 07 2014
Doc Spring’s Rehabilitated Dixieland Band, the rock and roll band “Gordon Street,” Greek dancers, a native drum pow wow, psychic readings, treats for pets, seasonal food, gourmet marketplace, charity flea market, the US Marines kicking off Toys for Tots campaign, tie-ins to benefit Cancer research and rescue dog adoptions, pony rides and other children’s activities mix it ...read more
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Tuesday, October 07 2014
Schenectady JCC is proud to host "Capital Capabilities," a coalition of nonprofits in the capital region that work with people with disabilities and whose mission is to "enlighten the abled community about people with disabilities." The event will take place on Sunday, October 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Schenectady JCC, located at 2565 Balltown Road in Niskayuna. Join JCC and their ...read more
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Tuesday, October 07 2014
Please click here and watch Mountain View Marketing's interview profile of local Schenectady business owner Tamie Fowler and her experiences opening WET Beauty Lounge, right here in Schenectady!
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, October 07 2014
Mayor Dayton King of Gloversville today announced his support for Rivers Casino & Resort at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady. Chief among the mayor’s reason for supporting the project is that Rivers Casino & Resort is the only Capital Region proposal with a plan to build a regional employment and job training pipeline to fill the projected 1,200 permanent jobs at the gaming facility. ...read more
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Tuesday, October 07 2014
The Schenectady Foundation brought its Golden Grants campaign to a close by awarding a $1 million transformational grant to help Schenectady families build bridges out of poverty to sustainable lives. The grant, awarded to the Schenectady Bridges Partnership, is the capstone of the Foundation’s 50th Anniversary Golden Grants program, which has resulted in more than $2.5 million in grants and ...read more
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Tuesday, October 07 2014
This showcase event, presented by the Tech Valley Nonprofit Business Council (TVNBC), will feature representatives from many of the area's colleges and universities and provide community nonprofits with an opportunity to review the tremendous array of programs and services available to them beyond one day charitable service events. The evening will feature a brief keynote highlighting ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, October 07 2014
The Tech Valley Nonprofit Business Council(TVNBC) recognizes the contribution of nonprofit organizations as a vital economic force in Tech Valley, one that has a tremendous impact on the quality of life for all residents. In support of the TVNBC mission, we wish to recognize individuals and organizations for exemplary contributions to the vitality of our community. The Tech Valley Nonprofit ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, October 07 2014
Startup Grind is proud to announce it will host guest speaker Rick D'Errico of New York BizLab on Wednesday, October 8 at 6 p.m. at Overit, located at 435 New Scotland Ave in Albany. The New York BizLab is a business accelerator that provides tech companies with a wide range of services, including the fastest Internet connection in the region. Accelerator companies will gain access to: ...read more
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Tuesday, October 07 2014
The Open Door is proud to announce it will host a book signing with author Mark Supley with his book, Capital Region Motorcycling , on Saturday, October 11 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m at The Open Door, located at 128 Jay Street in Schenectady. This title features more than 200 vintage images and chronicles motorcycling history in the area. The author reveals many activities, including road tours, polo ...read more
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Tuesday, October 07 2014
FAM Funds, a mutual fund company with shareholders nationwide, today announces its 28th Annual Shareholder Informational Meetings. The meetings are free and open to the public. “We want to share our views on the long-term investment landscape and what this means to investors both today and in the future,” said Tom Putnam, Founder & Chairman of FAM Funds. The meetings are Tuesday, ...read more
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Tuesday, October 07 2014
Maple Ski Ridge is excited to announce it will hold its 7th Annual Fall Fest on Saturday, October 11. Fall Fest includes events such as a 5k Trail run, Car Show, Craft Show, Tractor Show and Agility Contest, Pie Eating Contest, Cupcake Bake-off and so much more! An all day pass for the kids play area will be available for $5. Chairlift and hay wagon rides will also be available for $5. There are ...read more
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Tuesday, October 07 2014
Local and State dignitaries along with the owners of The Daily Gazette celebrated the newspapers 120th anniversary with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, September 20. First published on October 1, 1894, The Daily Gazett e has remained a independent family-owned newspaper.
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Tuesday, October 07 2014
The Center for community Justice is proud to invite you to help them achieve their program goals by supporting their first annual "Small Bites for Big Changes" event on Wednesday, October 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. at miSci, 15 Nott Terrace Heights in Schenectady. Enjoy a silent auction, entertainment by the Johnny Angerosa Trio, plus selections of delicious foods from the finest area ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Tuesday, October 07 2014
With the elections around the corner, what are we thinking about as we head to the polls? Let's boil it down. Taxes, regulations, economic growth and job creation are all key issues in state campaigns this year. Is New York becoming more competitive? What are the key policy challenges facing the governor and Legislature in the next few years? How do the major parties and candidates differ in ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, October 02 2014
The Schenectady County Community College Board of Trustees is pleased to be working with executive search firm Isaacson, Miller in the process to select the College’s next President. Isaacson, Miller, a well-respected, national firm established in 1982 that has assisted numerous colleges in finding the best available leaders, through a rigorous, detailed search process, was selected by Board ...read more
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Thursday, October 02 2014
The Shady Harbor Marina is excited to announce it will be presenting Shake, Rattle, and Roll Dueling Pianos, Saturday, October 4 at 8 p.m. at the their Boathouse Grille. A rock 'n roll party where you control the playlist! Equal parts concert, comedy and cabaret, you'll laugh-along, dance-along, and sing-along! For more information or to make a reservation, please call 518.756.7300.
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, October 02 2014
The Chazen Companies are pleased to announce Barbara Beall, PWS, LEED AP, Director of Wetland and Ecological Services, will be presenting at the Wetland Regulation Seminar in Latham, NY on December 4, 2014. Ms. Beall will join a panel of industry experts to discuss how wetland regulations are evolving and how practices may be impacted. Among the many topics to be discussed are Defining and ...read more
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Thursday, October 02 2014
Carter Conboy is pleased and honored to announce that retired Appellate Division Justice, Thomas E. Mercure, is joining the firm as Counsel and will be engaged in the firm’s appellate advocacy, ethics, complex civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution practices. Justice Mercure retired in March of 2014 after serving for more than twenty-five years as Associate Justice of the ...read more
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Thursday, October 02 2014
Sandye's Cafe is excited to offer a mason jar painting event on October 8 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For just $30, you can enjoy some delicious cider, paninis with a side, and pumpkin cookies. Then, at the end of the night, take home a beautiful, handpainted mason jar!
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, October 02 2014
The SUNY College and Career Counseling Center (SUNY SCCC) at Schenectady County Community College is holding its annual Job Fair on Tuesday, October 7 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. The Job Fair will take place in the Arcade area (first Floor) of SCCC Center City, located in the heart of downtown Schenectady at 433 State Street.
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, October 02 2014
Join the Capital Region Theological Center for its annual Fall Celebration Dinner, "In a Changing World," on Monday, October 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Glen Sanders Mansion. It will be a special opportunity to hear from Bishop Edward Scharfenberger who is new to the Albany Catholic Diocese. He will share his view of the opportunities and challenges facing faith communities along with his ...read more
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Thursday, October 02 2014
Please join Peaceful Acres Horses Saturday October 11, for another rockin' time with 18 Strings Of Trouble and The Back 40 Band ! Winter time is very costly and filling up barns with hay and grain is what keeps the rescued horses, ponies and donkeys at Peaceful Acres Horses happy and healthy. Your purchase of a $45 ticket to Peaceful Acres Horses event will purchase 1 round bale of hay that ...read more
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Thursday, October 02 2014
Explore the Historic Stockade after dark and discover the neighborhood’s haunting past! Stick around after the tour for hot cider and treats. Tours begin at the Society headquarters at 32 Washington Avenue and the museum will be open afterwards. Candlelight Tours will be held on Friday October 10, Friday October 17, and Friday October 24 at 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. For tickets and more ...read more
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Thursday, October 02 2014
Although the fall season is just underway across upstate New York, many already are looking to forecasts for the coming winter. On the energy front, natural gas heating customers in upstate New York could see an overall reduction of 10 percent or more on their total natural gas bill this winter compared to last year, while electricity customers are projected to see bills that are 3 percent to 9 ...read more
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Thursday, October 02 2014
The Executive Mentorship Program - presented by the Tech Valley Young Professionals Network (YPN) - connects ambition young professionals with seasoned, high-level business leaders to support their professional and personal development. Benefits Business leaders (mentors) help shape young professionals' futures by sharing their knowledge and providing a first-hand glimpse of careers and life ...read more
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Thursday, October 02 2014
Enjoy a night of mixology and molecular gastronomy at miSci, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady on Thursday, October 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be door prizes, a cash bar, specialty drinks, food science, live music, interactive exhibits, planetarium shows & more! Featuring Jay "JayTheBartender" Larkin & Food by SCCC Culinary Arts Program & Chef Michael Stamets. ...read more
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Thursday, October 02 2014
Schenectady-based Merriam Insurance, which announced the deal on Tuesday, did not disclose financial terms. The acquisition closed the previous Monday. Corporate Benefit Planning is located in Latham, NY. Carol Bowman, prior Manager of CBP, said, “We strongly believe that The Merriam Agency will continue the personalized and excellent service we have provided to our valued clients and we are ...read more
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Tuesday, September 30 2014
The Legends are proud to announce today that Scott Knapp '01 Siena College NY has been named the head coach of the Schenectady Legends for the 2014 winter season. Local college sports fans will recall that Scott Knapp, Siena College '01, is the school's all-time leader in three-point field goals with 293. He is also the program's all-time leader in free-throw percentage (89.6 ...read more
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Tuesday, September 30 2014
Give a gift to those you work with or that work for you by having a private sale event just for co-workers, employees and their friends and family! Here's how it works: Book your evening by calling Regency Jewelers at 518.393.4620 anytime from now until December 20. Name the evening, let your associates know, and that's it! Here's what you receive: ALL purchases on that night are only ...read more
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Tuesday, September 30 2014
A Place for Jazz is excited to present vocalist Alexis Cole and her quartet, featuring pianist Harold Mabern, in concert on Friday October 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady, 1221 Wendell Avenue. For tickets and information, please visit www.aplaceforjazz.org or call at 518.393.4011.
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Tuesday, September 30 2014
Identity theft is a growing problem for consumers and Sunmark would like to help protect its members' confidential information by hosting a FREE Shred Day! On Saturday, October 11 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Sunmark will be offering FREE document shredding at itsLatham branch, located at 1187 Troy Schenectady Road. This is a great opportunity to safely destroy any personal information, such as ...read more
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Tuesday, September 30 2014
The Schenectady County Historical Society will host an open house of its museum and library on Wednesday, October 1 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. All members of the public are invited to come to the open house at 32 Washington Avenue in Schenectady. The library portion of the open house will provide a rare look at the library's archival storage area, which is not normally open to the public. The ...read more
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Tuesday, September 30 2014
Harvest season is here, and Schenectady Habitat will launch its HOPE Harvest campaign on Wednesday, October 1 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 -- ...read more
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Tuesday, September 30 2014
La Moda Lisa, located at 160 Saratoga Road, Glenville, will host an Open House this Thursday, October 2, all day! The entire store will be on sale, and a new crystal bangle cuff will be given away with every $50 purchase! All full price items are 15 percent off; all clearance items are 50 percent off, and there will be complimentary chair massages from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
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Tuesday, September 30 2014
Grief is the natural response to loss, but not all losses are acknowledged, supported or shared. Share your sorrows at "Disenfranchized Grief," a monthly caregiver support group facilitated by Douglas Burleigh, Hospice Chaplain at The Community Hospice. The group will meet Tuesday, October 15 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Baptist Health Nursing & Rehab Center, located at 297 N. Ballston ...read more
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Tuesday, September 30 2014
You can help raise money for the Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region! All you need to do is go online and vote for Mrs. Saratoga County Nancy Katinas for Fabulous Face ! It's only $2 per vote, and all proceeds go to contestants' local charities. Mrs. Saratoga County has chosen the charities Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region and Nick's Fight to Be Healed . If she ...read more
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Tuesday, September 30 2014
Finding a gift during the holidays can be a difficult task, but Tough Traveler makes it easy! With more than 600 products available in-store or online, you're sure to find a high-quality gift for someone special this holiday season, made right here in Schenectady. And for the week of November 10 to 17, Tough Traveler is happy to offer all Chamber Members a 10 percent discount on all its ...read more
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Tuesday, September 30 2014
The Galesi Group and Rush Street gaming have developed a video outlining the proposed project to build Rivers Casino & Resort at Mohawk Harbor. The video, entitled “Schenectady is Ready,” makes a strong case for the need and potential rewards of the development of a casino in Schenectady. Click here to view it.
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Tuesday, September 30 2014
KeyBank is proud to announce it will host Rebecca Halstead, a retired Brigadier General for its Key4Women Forum on Wednesday, October 8 starting at 8 a.m. at Wolforts Roost Country Club, 120 Van Rensselaer Blvd., Albany. Rebecca Halstead founded her own leader consultancy company, STEADFAST Leadership, following her 27 years of service in the U.S. Army. She has a proven record of leading change, ...read more
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Friday, September 26 2014
You still have a chance… We’ve had great reviews of our first two sessions.There is still room for you for the third and final session in our Internet seminar series, "How Are Consumers Searching for Your Products and Services?" Join us on Tuesday, September 30 at 7:30 a.m. at The Chamber of Schenectady County, 306 State Street, Schenectady in the third-floor conference ...read more
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Friday, September 26 2014
A Place for Jazz will present the George Garzone Quartet in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 26 at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady, 1221 Wendell Ave. For more information and tickets, please visit www.aplaceforjazz.org or call 518.393.4011.
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Friday, September 26 2014
Thursday, October 2 marks the 3rd Annual Wing Walk presented by Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corp. and Schenectady County Visitors Agency (SCVA). From 5 to 8 p.m. wing lovers will try samplings from sixteen downtown Schenectady restaurants and vote for their favorite. This year expect to taste more than just the classic hot wing. Competing restaurant The Bier Abbey, for example, will offer a ...read more
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Friday, September 26 2014
Two years ago, EYP made a move to become a leader in high-performance buildings. The firm — founded in Albany, N.Y., in 1972, and now encompassing 375 employees in 12 offices — had a history of energy efficiency, both with its portfolio and in its own offices. But the firm wanted to make that commitment global. “We decided that our vision would be for every building to become a ...read more
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Friday, September 26 2014
Please join the Town of Glenville in celebrating its 5th Annual Glenville Oktoberfest, this Saturday, September 27 in Maalwyck Park. Doors open at 12 noon and close with a fantastic fireworks display at 9 p.m. There will be a delicious Food Court by Scotia-Glenville Businesses, authentic German foods, live bands, and, of course, a Biergarten. The event does not stop there! Bring the whole family ...read more
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Friday, September 26 2014
Alaina Baldwin was recently promoted to Accounting Specialist for First New York Federal Credit Union. Baldwin joined the credit union in April 2011 as a Teller in the First New York Federal Credit Union Rotterdam Branch. She is a graduate of Mohonasen High School and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Hartwick College. First New York Federal Credit Union was founded in 1937 as ...read more
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Friday, September 26 2014
On Saturday, September 27, Schenectady County will host one of the biggest nights of live, local music in Downtown Schenectady at Schenectady County’s Battle of the Bands . “Schenectady County invites you Downtown to experience the excitement of our inaugural Battle of the Bands ,” said Cathy Gatta, Chair of the Legislature’s Committee on Tourism, Arts and Special Events. ...read more
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Friday, September 26 2014
Marie DeBrocky, owner of Head to Tail Pet Wellness Center, has been re-elected chair of the Upper Union Street Business Improvement District. Peter Musler, owner of Musler’s Fine Women’s Wear, is the vice chair. Maureen Gebert, a community volunteer and founder of Stockade Walking Tours, is the secretary. Lisa F. Tamburello, a recently retired Trustco branch manager is the treasurer. ...read more
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Friday, September 26 2014
Proctors has just added 4 new shows to their 2014-2015 lineup. Get your tickets now! Steve Miller Band - Sunday, November 16 Robin Quivers - Saturday, November 29 Jay Leno - Friday, March 20 Paul Anka - Wednesday April 22 For more information, please go to proctors.org , visit Proctors' box office, or call 518.346.6204.
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Fun Facts
Friday, September 26 2014
There's still time! Please join us for some fun and a joint networking event celebrating the 6th Annual Chamber Cup at the Edison Club! Come cheer on the winning teams of the Chamber of Schenectady County’s Harry Apkarian Memorial Golf Classic and the 2014 Chamber of Southern Saratoga County’s Annual Golf Tournament as they compete for the coveted cup! You don't have to be a ...read more
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Friday, September 26 2014
TransTech Systems proudly announces the addition of Michael Giacoma as Senior Project Engineer. “We are very excited to have Mike join our team. He brings a level of engineering and prototyping to help move our products to the next level,” said Jaret Morse, Chief Operating Officer at TransTech Systems. Mike comes to TransTech Systems from Anderson Instruments, where he was Product ...read more
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Tuesday, September 23 2014
The Small Business Albany Showcase will be taking place Wednesday, October 1 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m at the Holiday Inn Express & Conference Center, Route 9 in Latham. Admission is FREE! For more information and to register for your free admission tickets, please click here .
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Tuesday, September 23 2014
The Fireplug 500 Walk for Animals has evolved over the last 20+ years, but the Animal Protective Foundation’s (AFP) goal is still the same: to raise money for its vital animal welfare programs. The AFP encourages everyone to help them reach their fundraising goal of $60,000 by collecting donations to help animals in our community.Want to do even more to help? Then please consider joining ...read more
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Tuesday, September 23 2014
Schenectady law firm Higgins, Roberts & Suprunowicz, P.C. is proud to announce that its managing member, Michael R. Suprunowicz, Esq., has been selected to the 2014 Upstate New York State “Super Lawyers” list, and member Richard A. Fuerst, Esq. has been selected to the 2014 Upstate New York “Rising Stars” list. Each year, no more than 5% of the lawyers in the state ...read more
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Tuesday, September 23 2014
A Brown School student, his family and some classmates recently participated in the Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) Walk for Food Allergy at The Crossings of Colonie. Blake Mahieu, a third-grade student, has a severe nut allergy. He works hard to raise awareness and funds for those affected by a food related allergy. FARE hosts events across the country where participants walk a few ...read more
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Tuesday, September 23 2014
CAP COM Federal Credit Union held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House Celebration for its new Financial Center in Colonie last Thursday evening. CAP COM President/CEO Paula A. Stopera was joined by Colonie Town Supervisor Paula Mahan and BBL President Steve Obermayer for the official ribbon cutting. Invited guests enjoyed tours, a wine tasting and entertainment by the New York Players ...read more
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Tuesday, September 23 2014
For two dates only, Mohawk Golf Club offers Chamber members the opportunity to play 18 holes of golf with a cart and a $10 lunch credit for the amazing price of $60 per person! The dates for this deal are: Friday, September 26 Tuesday, September 30 Mohawk boasts a spectacular 18-hole Parkland course with uniquely designed raised greens complexes, protected by strategically placed sand traps, and ...read more
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Tuesday, September 23 2014
The Stockade Walkabout is just days on Saturday, September 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m, and there are lots of unique spaces on the tour this year. View gorgeous, restored, private homes in New York State's first historic district. For information and to purchase tickets, please click here .
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Tuesday, September 23 2014
The Memphis King BBQ, 1902 VanVranken Ave, Schenectady celebrated its first anniversary with a ribbon cutting on Friday, September 19 at 11 a.m. hosted by The Chamber of Schenectady County along with family, friends, Chamber Ambassadors and local dignitaries. Schenectady native and owner Bob Canton has been cooking food since he was 12 years old. “I learned how to BBQ the pure southern ...read more
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Tuesday, September 23 2014
Almost 3,000 people attended the 109th Airlift Wing’s Family Day at Stratton Air National Guard Base. Chamber member TransTech Systems, along with members of the Chamber's Unified Military Affairs Council (UMAC), volunteered a group of employees and friends to cook and serve chicken wings at the event. “It’s a small way to say thank you to those that serve our country. We are ...read more
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Tuesday, September 23 2014
In honor of Disney’s NEWSIES , the Theatre Guild at Proctors hosts its annual Un-Gala, celebrating local media and the impact of newspapers on the arts. Spread the News: Stars & Stories will be held in Robb Alley at Proctors, Thursday, October 9 at 5:30 p.m. The night will feature a look back at the arts through the media eye and highlight NEWSIES , which launches its North American ...read more
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Tuesday, September 23 2014
Local officials and Old Dominion Freight Line executives cut the ribbon to officially open a new facility in Glenville. Located in the Glenville Business and Technology Park, the new building has 40,000 square feet of space and features 33 bays. This facility is 40 percent larger than the company's former Albany location. The Glenville facility is a cross-dock center — a long, ...read more
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Tuesday, September 23 2014
Please join the Community Loan Fund for its annual celebration of 29 years of community-based economic development in the Capital Region on Wednesday, October 1 at Key Hall in Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady. The annual event is a wonderful mix of delightful music, delicious food and exceptional camaraderie. Funds raised help to underwrite the cost of their free business counseling and ...read more
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Tuesday, September 23 2014
Schenectady Symphony Orchestra (SSO) is proud to announce that registration is now open for its "Beat Beethoven" 5K run! Held in Central Park, Schenectady on Sunday, October 5 at 9:20 a.m., the 5k offers runners and walkers a great opportunity to support the SSO while also having a great time! Runners will race to a broadcast of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra’s 2007 performance ...read more
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Tuesday, September 23 2014
The Albany Business Review will honor seven recipients for the contributions they have made to the growth of the Capital Region business community on Wednesday, November 5 from 5:45 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Troy, 235 Hoosick Street, Troy. The 2014 honorees are: Company of the Year: Autotask Executive of the Year: Dr. John Bennett, CEO, CDPHP Nonprofit of the Year: Capital District ...read more
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Tuesday, September 23 2014
In honor of the Daily Gazette’s 120th anniversary this year, the newspaper plans to celebrate and promote its history and progress in our community! From October 1 to 19, during the run of "Newsies" at Proctors, you're invited to participate in "The Daily Gazette 120th Anniversary Vodka Martini" cocktail contest with other local bars/restaurants as well as DeCrescente ...read more
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Tuesday, September 23 2014
After 15 years performing around the world, Dralion will make its finale curtain call in January 2015. From October 2-5, Albany will have its final opportunity to experience this unique and colorful Cirque du Soleil signature production that has performed in more than 150 cities. Dralion will be presented at the Times Union Center for six performances only. Advance tickets for Dralion are ...read more
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Tuesday, September 23 2014
Helping Hands School, which serves children with special needs from ages 3 to 5, received a check this summer from Collision Experts for $7,500 today to go toward the construction of a playground at the site of its new home. Not wanting the school to open without a playground, Collision Experts oversaw the fundraising effort for the entire playground. Helping Hands is relocating after 31 years ...read more
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Wednesday, September 03 2014
A Place for Jazz announced its Fall Concert Series featuring five evenings of world-class jazz in the Capital Region. The series begins on Friday, September 12 and continues every other Friday through November 7. All concerts begin at 7:30 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady, 1221 Wendell Avenue, Schenectady. Tickets are $15. To order, please call 518.393.4011, e-mail Tim ...read more
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