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Tuesday, January 27 2015
Special Olympics New York will be hosting its first annual Heat & Sweet , the ultimate young professionals cocktail mixer. Heat & Sweet will be held at the Palace Theater in downtown Albany on Thursday, February 12 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. Spicy and sweet food will be prepared the Chefs’ Consortium and served by The Albany Professional Permanent Firefighters Association. Paired tastings ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, January 27 2015
The New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association and its valued co-sponsors and tourism partners cordially invite you to the 2015 Legislative Roundtable Breakfast on Thursday, February 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Albany Marriott, located at 189 Wolf Road in Albany. Connect with hospitality and tourism industry professionals for a discussion on how tourism plays an important role in ...read more
Categories: Economic, Chamber, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, January 27 2015
Research shows that investing in the financial health of employees is good for a business’ bottom line, while also helping reduce employee personal debt and absenteeism from the workplace. Get info on how MyFreeTaxes can help improve your company’s bottom line today by going to http://www.myfreetaxes.com .
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article
Tuesday, January 27 2015
Super Bowl just not your thing? Then come to the Mabee Farm Historic Site this Sunday, February 1 for "Howlin' at the Moon" featuring Running the River. Enjoy a night of lively classic country, rock, folk, Irish, blues, and fiddle tunes with Running the River. Also featuring brotherly duo Tophenjamin mixing the sounds of bluegrass, R&B, jazz and rock. Music begins at 7 p.m., and ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Fun Facts, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, January 27 2015
The ValleyCats Sweetheart Package is a unique Valentine's Day gift perfect for that special baseball fan in your life. Purchase of the ValleyCats Sweetheart Package will be entered to win a one-night stay at the Albany Marriott. This special is good through February 13. Package includes: Two Premium Box Uncle Sam Mini-Plan Packages Two ValleyCats t-shirts Two guaranteed premium giveaway ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, January 27 2015
On January 1, the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York changed its name to the Alliance for Positive Health. The organization's mission remains the same - to reduce the impact and incidence of HIV/AIDS and other serious medical conditions. It is still focused on providing its clients and their families with the very best services, from care management to preventing new cases of infections ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, January 27 2015
With the filing season approaching, the IRS joined with national tax organizations to provide people with new options to get information and tips on selecting tax professionals and avoiding unscrupulous preparers. Filing season opened January 20. The IRS began accepting tax returns electronically on the same date. Paper tax returns began processing at the same time. The Interactive Tax Assistant ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Community, Economic
Tuesday, January 27 2015
Organizers of the Edison-Steinmetz Statuary Project have launched a website at www.2wizards.org . The site offers information on the objective of the project, which is to not only recognize these great men, but to inspire future generations to aspire to accomplish great works and give back to our community. Bronze statues will be erected in a park located at the intersection of Erie and South ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Chamber, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, January 27 2015
WMHT-TV will air three local documentaries on Sunday afternoon celebrating Albany’s history over the past century. Viewers will have the opportunity to view 4.5 hours of local history beginning at 1 p.m. and concluding before kickoff of the big game. The documentaries to be featured are The Neighborhood That Disappeared, Lower Lancaster Street and The O'Connell Corning Years: The ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, January 27 2015
This small business webinar is presented by New York Area Stakeholder Liaison Field, Department of Labor (Employee Benefits), and Small Business Administration. The webinar will air Thursday, February 19 from 10 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Take advantage of the first virtual Construction Small Business Forum from the convenience of your office or home. Presenters will provide information on the following ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Friday, January 23 2015
What if you could walk again? Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, a member of St. Peter’s Health Partners, the region’s largest health system, unveiled its recently acquired ReWalk™ robotic exoskeleton system – a first-of-its-kind technology in the greater Capital Region and one of only a few in New York State – that helps paraplegics and individuals with lower limb ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Friday, January 23 2015
Small and large businesses alike have an opportunity to save money and promote sustainable business practices through recycling and waste reduction programs. The Schenectady County Environmental Advisory Council’s Recycling Team would like to provide you with support to help you and your business capture valuable materials from the waste stream by providing: Educational Materials Technical ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Friday, January 23 2015
Fenimore Asset Management announces that Wilma H. Jordan, Founder and CEO of The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc. (JEGI), has joined the Fenimore Asset Management Independent Directors’ Board. Ms. Jordan leads the most successful independent investment bank for the media, information, marketing, and technology sectors. Since 1987, JEGI has completed more than 500 M&A transactions for global ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Friday, January 23 2015
Anyone seeking information about and employment in the hospitality industry is invited to attend Schenectady County Community College’s 20th annual Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Tourism Learning Expo on Wednesday, January 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Lally Mohawk and Van Curler Rooms in Elston Hall on the SCCC campus. This event is a great opportunity for job seekers to speak with ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
Friday, January 23 2015
Check out what Maple Ski Ridge has coming up for you over the next few months! January is Learn to Ski/Snowboard Month Free Beginner Group Lessons now until Tuesday, January 27. Tuesday -Friday 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and7 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 28 - February 1 Bring a friend & get your lift ticket FREE! Call 381.4700 to reserve your lesson ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Friday, January 23 2015
Empire State Development (ESD) has announced that Von Roll USA, Inc., a global market leader for insulation products, systems and services, will invest $21 million to expand operations at its Schenectady County manufacturing plant, retaining 155 jobs and creating 18 new jobs. Von Roll will expand operations in New York State as it consolidates work from its facility in New Jersey, and modernizes ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Human Interest
Friday, January 23 2015
Sunmark Federal Credit Union has named veteran leader Frank DeGraw interim president and chief executive officer (CEO), promoted three senior leaders to the credit union’s executive leadership team and promoted one to senior vice president. The moves are a part of a long-anticipated transition and growth plan. DeGraw has been with Sunmark for 15 years, serving most recently as executive ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Friday, January 23 2015
The Schenectady Jewish Community Center will be holding open interviews for the Membership Desk Associate Position on Tuesday, January 27 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please bring a current resume and be prepared to fill out an application. The JCC is seeking a candidate that is reliable, professional, computer literate, energetic, and friendly. The ideal candidate would have an interest in children, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Friday, January 23 2015
Capital District Payroll is pleased to announce the admission of Nicole V. Parisi as an owner/partner and promotion to Chief Operating Officer. CDP was founded in 1999, and Nicole started working as a payroll clerk in 2001. In 2010, she became the Payroll Manager. "Nicole has played an integral role in managing the business for the last five years and has been instrumental in the recent ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, January 20 2015
Stewart’s Shops celebrated the grand opening of its 24th store in Schenectady County with a ribbon cutting on Friday, January 16. Stewart’s employees, Niskayuna Town Officials and local dignitaries joined in the celebration of the new store located at 1502 Balltown Road in Niskayuna. The new store features all of the Stewart’s brand products as well as a variety of fresh ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, January 20 2015
Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna, LLP presents Into the H-1B Fray 2015: The Fight for Work Visas Begins Again, an Immigration breakfast briefing series on Wednesday, January 28. The H-1B “specialty occupation” visa is the most important and flexible U.S. work visa. H-1B visas are numerically limited to 85,000 visas each year, however, a recovering economy means that demand will again ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, January 20 2015
Christine Pekar, Store Manager gets ready to cut the ribbon during the grand opening of the new Starbucks in Niskayuna's Shoprite Square. Joining Christine are local dignitaries and officials from the Town of Niskayuna. The new free-standing Starbucks features a drive-through as well as café seating and replaces a store that was located in the main plaza.
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, January 20 2015
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the grand opening of 845 Commons, a $26.2 million affordable housing development that provides 155 homes and support services for formerly homeless men, including veterans and those with disabilities. The project is the renovation of a historic, dilapidated industrial building at 845 Broadway into state-of-the-art, energy-efficient apartments. “Every New ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Political
Tuesday, January 20 2015
The Chamber of Schenectady County was delighted to partner with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to distribute a survey on the demand for credit among businesses. The results are used to brief local and national policymakers and help shape programs that serve small businesses. Following is a synopsis of the results. Key findings include: There are wide differences in credit demand between ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, January 20 2015
Do you have business goals for 2015? Let The Community Loan Fund help you achieve them with an eight-week business planning course. This course begins on Saturday, January 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at 920 Albany Street in Schenectady. Topics include: developing a business plan, strategic planning, marketing, sales forecasting, financial management and analysis, and legal, insurance and tax issues. ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, January 20 2015
The Stakeholders is now accepting nominations for its fourth annual GET ON BOARD (GOBY) Awards. Stakeholders, Inc. is asking individuals and businesses to nominate extraordinary examples of philanthropy and volunteerism. Please call Catherine Hedgeman at 518.573.3108 for more information or visit www.gobyawards.com for more information on how to nominate a worthy candidate. Award winners will be ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, January 20 2015
The Schenectady County Historical Society proudly presents its seventh season of the Howlin’ at the Moon concert series at Mabee Farm Historic Site. The 2015 season will be the most exciting and ambitious Howlin’ year yet, with 12 scheduled events. Each month on the full moon, Mabee Farm will host an evening of live music, featuring regional folk and bluegrass artists. Summer concerts ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, January 20 2015
Darcy Knapp Consulting, Inc. will be hosting a Live Google Streaming Seminar on Wednesday, February 11 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. This seminar will be held at the Holiday Inn Express & Conference Center located at 400 Old Loudon Road in Latham. Admission is free. To register please click here . Agenda: 11 a.m.-12 noon- Networking & Registration 12 noon -1 p.m.- Live Stream Google Seminar with ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, January 20 2015
All classes will be held in the Swanker Board Room at the Central Location at 99 Clinton Street. Those registering must have a valid Schenectady County Public Library Card. To register for classes, please call 518.388.4511 or sign-up at SCPL.org . Registration begins Monday, January 26. Computers for Novices Wednesday, February 4 from 9- 10:30 a.m. An introduction to computers for absolute ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, January 20 2015
On Thursday, February 19 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. there will be an Area Wide Construction Small Business Webinar Forum presented by New York Area Stakeholder Liaison Field, Department of Labor (Employee Benefits), and Small Business Administration. Take advantage of the first virtual Construction Small Business Forum from the convenience of your office or home. Presenters will provide information on ...read more
Categories: Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, January 20 2015
Berkshire Bank will host an informative seminar about implementing the EMV (chip) credit card processing and what businesses need to know at the Niskayuna branch, 120 Mansion Avenue, on Wednesday, January 21 at 8 a.m. The seminar is complimentary; feel free to bring a guest. A RSVP is appreciated, but not necessary. If you have any questions, please call Kim Rainey at 518.377.0960.
Categories: Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest
Friday, January 16 2015
It's a new year, and with it comes a new generation of healthcare for Schenectady Chamber members! Let's say it’s 7 p.m. on Friday night, and you have an unanticipated medical event: A jammed finger that could be broken, a twisted ankle, a hit to the head, a knife cut, a bug bite, a severe cough or any other emergency for you might need to see a doctor. What do you do? What if you ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Friday, January 16 2015
Sequence Development announced that it has formed a partnership with Saratoga-based Piper Boutique founder Alessandra Bange-Hall to develop a host of retail operations throughout the Capital District. Bange-Hall has signed a lease to take on 2,600 square feet of space in downtown Schenectady at Sequence’s mixed-use development at the former Foster Hotel on State Street. “We talk ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Human Interest
Friday, January 16 2015
Mahoney Performance Institute (MPI) is excited to announce its spring programs for seasoned executives and high-potential managers. Recharge and heighten your leadership skills throughout the year with MPI's Annual Roundtable Series. While building on the training and tools received through core MPI coursework, Roundtables examine real-world challenges in greater depth, digging into the ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Community
Friday, January 16 2015
The Board of Directors of the Schenectady Metroplex Development has approved funding to move forward with site work and demolition at the former Curry Road Plaza in the Town of Rotterdam. Anthony Jasenski, Chairman of the Schenectady County Legislature said, “The redevelopment of Curry Road Plaza has been a top priority for me and the County Economic Development Team and is something that ...read more
Categories: Economic, Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Friday, January 16 2015
The Junior League of Schenectady and Saratoga Counties, Safe Inc., and WMHT Educational Telecommunications present a free preview screening of A Path Appears . The movie goes to the USA, Colombia and Kenya to uncover the harshest forms of gender-based oppression and human rights violations, and solutions being implemented to combat them. The event takes place on Wednesday, January 21 from 6:30 to ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Friday, January 16 2015
The shareholders of McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C. are pleased to announce the election of Scott A. Barbour and Richard D. Cirincione as the firm’s new Managing Principals. As Managing Principals, Mr. Barbour and Mr. Cirincione will oversee the firm’s daily operations, finances and strategic initiatives. “As managing principal, I look forward to growing our firm ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Friday, January 16 2015
Community Loan Fund is offering an intensive eight-week business planning course beginning Saturday, January 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The course will be held at 920 Albany Street in Schenectady. Learn what you need to know to start and run a successful organization or small business. Topics include: Developing a business plan, strategic planning, marketing, sales forecasting, financial ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Economic
Friday, January 16 2015
Super Saturday Sampling returns to the Niskayuna Co-Op on Saturday, January 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Co-Op is located at 2227 Nott Street by Balltown Road. Scheduled vendors include Aidell's Sausage, Three Chicks and a P Hummus, Vermont Fresh Pasta and Wash Green laundry products. "We are pleased to expand our sampling program on the third Saturday of every month and hope to see ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Friday, January 16 2015
Stop into Orangetheory Fitness Niskayuna to reserve one of the limited discounted memberships available for "The Best One-Hour Workout in the Country" coming soon to Niskayuna -- as seen in the New York Times . Orangetheory Fitness is located at 3333 Consaul Road in Schenectady in the Niskayuna Hannaford Plaza. Operating hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Friday, January 16 2015
The River Stone Manor's Annual Valentine's Dinner will be Saturday, February 14 from 6 p.m. to 12 midnight. Reservations must be made in advance. Please call 382.8322 or email info@riverstonemanor.com . Payment must be received by February 7 to secure your reservation. Also, please specify if you are arriving with a group. Tickets are $60 per person. The night includes live ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Friday, January 16 2015
SaxBST is pleased to announce the following new hires: Todd Teresco, CPA joins the firm’s Tax department as a Senior Manager. He previously worked for another local CPA firm. Todd is a graduate of the College of Saint Rose and resides in North Greenbush. Ayaka Minoura joins the Tax department as an Associate. She previously worked for another local CPA firm. Ayaka has a Master of Science ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Friday, January 16 2015
You are invited to join the Schenectady County Human Rights Commission as they honor and remember Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sunday, January 18 at 2 p.m. at the Mount Olivet Baptist Church in Schenectady. This year's program is dedicated in remembrance of a tireless advocate and founder of the Schenectady County Human Rights Commission's Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition, Rev. Eloise M. ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, January 15 2015
Visit Maple Ski Ridge, the Capital Area's number-one winter sports center, now with weekend (Friday-Sunday) snow tubing! Chamber members and employees can enjoy special savings at Maple Ski Ridge. Just say, "I heard it from the Chamber," and enjoy discounted lift tickets and ski packages. Family four-packs of lift tickets are buy-three-get-one-free! That's four all-day lift ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, January 13 2015
Taj Mahal Restaurant is delighted to launch the Bengali Music and Dinner Night at 6 p.m. on Saturday, January 31 with an exclusive menu featuring Bengali delicacies and music by local artists to bring you the moods and melodies of Bangla Music. As you know, India is represented by a myriad of sub-cultures. This event series begins with a tribute to Bengal, home to cultural and intellectual ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, January 13 2015
An IRS Small Business Webinar Presented by Internal Revenue Service Stakeholder Liaison Field Office will be on Thursday, January 15 from 10 to 11 a.m. View this virtual Webinar from the convenience of your office or home. IRS presenters will provide an introduction to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and discuss two tax provisions included in the ACA: The Individual Shared Responsibility ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Community
Tuesday, January 13 2015
October 1, 2015 is the date by which all businesses accepting credit cards need to have terminals that are EMV-capable ( e.g., chip and PIN cards). Many of the Retail Council’s credit card processing customers have received calls from solicitors who tell them their terminals needed to be EMV-capable by January 2015. This is FALSE and they are using scare tactics to get your business. ...read more
Categories: Economic, Chamber, General News Article
Tuesday, January 13 2015
Northeast Parent & Child Society has been named a recipient of a national competitive grant from the American Honda Foundation. Northeast, an affiliate of Northern Rivers Family Services, will use the funds to help develop and provide energy efficiency career skills training for young adults from its YouthBuild Schenectady program along with eight other YouthBuild programs in Ulster, Dutchess, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
Tuesday, January 13 2015
It's a new year, and that means that Superbowl Sunday is right around the corner! That also means that it's time for the SICM Food Pantry's annual "Souper" Bowl Fund Drive! One hundred percent of the monies raised from this drive will be used to help the Pantry feed those in need throughout Schenectady County. We invite you to join a winning team to ensure another successful ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Human Interest
Tuesday, January 13 2015
Chef Kevin Brown and local beer author Chad Polenz invite you to Mardi Gras Beer Dinner at Café NOLA located at 617 Union Street, Schenectady. Chad Polenz writes about beer news, events and trends for the Times Union on the "Beer Nut" blog. He also posts daily beer reviews on his website chadzbeerreviews.com . Chad will be selling signed copies of his new book The Handbook of ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, January 13 2015
Up IN Your Business brings you two marketing boot camp events that you shouldn't miss! On Monday, February 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Berkshire Bank in Niskayuna, attend a three-hour marketing boot camp to learn 7 Proven Steps to Propel Business Growth . Perfecting your Elevator Speech Social Media- Twitter Communication vs Content Why Email Marketing is Essential SEO Stop Procrastinating ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, January 13 2015
Join Karen Weiner as she presents Finding Your Ancestors: In Immigration and Naturalization Records on Saturday, February 7 at 2 p.m. This event will be at the Schenectady County Historical Society located at 32 Washington Avenue in Schenectady. Admission is $5; members of the Schenectady County Historical Society are free. Travel back in time and learn how to find illuminating documents that ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Friday, January 09 2015
SanDyE’s Café, located at 1316 Nott Street, Schenectady, is pleased to announce extended hours to better serve its customers. New hours are: Monday and Tuesday: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. SanDyE’s thanks all for your continued support. Visit soon to sample the extended menu and baked goods selection!
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Friday, January 09 2015
Get Your Head in the Cloud! Are you making use of cloud services to save your business time and money? The days of buying expensive software or hardware to run a business are long gone. Cloud services are Internet-based services, like timekeeping and billing, document management, customer retention, calendaring and so much more. Indeed, there is a low- to no-cost cloud service available for most ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Friday, January 09 2015
The Law Firm of McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C. is pleased to announce that Megan B. Van Aken has joined the firm as an associate, working in the Firm’s Matrimonial and Family Law department. Ms. Van Aken is an experienced civil litigator who has been practicing since 1999. She has focused her practice on matrimonial law, family court matters, plaintiff's personal injury, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Friday, January 09 2015
Ballston Spa National Bank recently partnered with bank customers to provide assistance to area food pantries. During the bank’s fifth annual food drive, customers gave nearly $3,400 in monetary donations and in response BSNB provided a matching gift of $3,400. The combined total of $6,800 benefits twelve organizations located across the region. Non-perishable food items were also ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, General News Article, Community
Friday, January 09 2015
The Joan Nicole Prince Home, a community home for the terminally ill, is now offering caregiver training to the community as well as potential volunteers. Utilize the Home’s experience and reputation to educate you in “hands-on” caregiving skills. Compassionate and caring individuals are needed to assist with resident caregiving in a beautiful homelike environment. The Home is ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, General News Article, Community
Friday, January 09 2015
Schenectady County Human Rights Commission presents Martin Luther King, Jr. 2015 Celebration. Sunday, January 18 come to Remember! Celebrate! Act! Share the Dream at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Assembly Hall located at 1068 Park Avenue in Schenectady. Beginning at 2 p.m. there will be a tribute to Rev. Eloise M. Frazier followed by a 2:30 p.m. program featuring keynote speaker Rev. Horace ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, General News Article, Community
Friday, January 09 2015
Enjoy signature drinks and eats with a 1920s vibe: Running model trains, music, planetarium shows & more. Drinks will be served in teacups just like during Prohibition. This miSci after-hours event will feature music by jazz trio Jeff Nania (sax), Mike Lawrence (upright bass), and Dave Gleason (keyboard). Sparks and Spirits will be on Thursday, January 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the miSci museum ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Fun Facts, General News Article
Friday, January 09 2015
Congratulations to Family & Child Service of Schenectady for marking its 85th anniversary on Thursday, January 8. The agency opened on January 8, 1930 as the initial project of the Junior League of Schenectady to help it gain admission to the National Association of Junior Leagues. The agency was originally entitled the "Family Welfare Bureau” and had the financial assistance of the ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Community
Friday, January 09 2015
The Leadership Tech Valley (LTV) Class of 2015, a dynamic group of local leaders in various professions, is excited to announce its request for proposals to complete a service project that will benefit a local nonprofit organization. If you or someone you know represents a nonprofit that could use our help, read on! LTV’s goal is to partner with an ambitious nonprofit organization on a ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Human Interest, General News Article
Friday, January 09 2015
WMHT-TV (PBS) will broadcast a new program commemorating the passing of the late Mario Cuomo, former governor of New York State. In this program entitled MARIO CUOMO: IN HIS OWN WORDS , Mr. Cuomo looks back at his childhood, his family, his baseball career and his extraordinary political career. The conversation is taken from an interview taped with Mr. Cuomo in October 2013 for a new documentary ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, January 06 2015
Happy New Year! It's 2015, and the Chamber is looking forward to sharing some “Good News” stories at its annual Good News Luncheon in April. Do you have “Good News” to celebrate or know of a business or organization that does? If so, click here to nominate them! Winners will be acknowledged at our annual luncheon on Thursday, April 30 at River Stone Manor. An expected ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Human Interest
Tuesday, January 06 2015
Visit Mabee Farm Historic Site on Saturday, January 17 at 2 p.m. for Heritage Hops: A Conversation with Dietrich Gehring. New York State has a long history of hops production, from the mid-1800's boom and decline to today's Farm Brewery Act. Join hops farmer Dietrich Gehring to discuss the impact of hops today, and his efforts to grow Helderberg hops, a type used by a farmer who is ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, January 06 2015
Stewart’s Shops invites you to a Grand Opening celebration at its new shop location at 1502 Balltown Road, Niskayuna. Be a part of the official opening of the shop during a ribbon cutting ceremony at 12 noon on Friday, January 16. This new, convenient location will offer a variety of food, snack, and beverage options, including fresh made pizza (pie and by the slice), and the rest of your ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, January 06 2015
In an effort to continue to support the City Mission’s efforts, docSTAR/Astria Solutions will be collecting clothing donations in the Big Red Bin located in its parking lot at 2165 Technology Drive in Schenectady through January 31. The City Mission says it is most in need of men’s large and extra-large items, but also takes donations of women’s and children’s items. Time ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, January 06 2015
Award-winning author Jennifer Donnelly will speak at Schenectady County Public Library on Sunday, January 11 at 2 p.m. Her latest children's book is Rogue Wave . This is the second book in her epic saga beginning with Deep Blue . This program is free and open to the public. There will be refreshments and giveaways. A book sale and signing will follow the program. The program will be in the ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, January 06 2015
On Friday, January 23 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., there will be a forum on Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) at Schenectady County Community College in the Stockade 101 Lecture Hall. Learn about the new NYS SDVOSB certification process and get help with: The application process Certification Contracting with NY State The discussion panel will include: Amy Amoroso - Director, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, January 06 2015
Brown’s Archery, located at 503 Nott Street in Schenectady, is now a Carbon Express Crossbow dealer. Carbon Express has a long history of breakthrough innovations in crossbow design and functionality. In addition, Brown's will carry the complete line of Carbon Express crossbow accessories.
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, January 06 2015
There will be a ribbon cutting on Friday, January 9 at 11 a.m. for the official grand opening of Jade Bistro. Jade Bistro is located at 120 Mohawk Avenue in Scotia.
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, January 06 2015
On Thursday, January 8 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., all H & R Block offices will be providing free advice on the implications of the Affordable Care Act and the impact to your taxes or refund. H & R Block will have its highly trained tax professionals and Affordable Care Act specialists on hand to answer your questions. No appointment is necessary, and this service free to the public. To find ...read more
Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, January 06 2015
Anthony Jasenski, Sr., Chair of the Schenectady County Legislature, announced that more than 800 Schenectady County households took advantage of the Schenectady County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program in 2014. More than 6,800 gallons of hazardous liquids and 14,500 pounds of hazardous materials were collected during the program, an increase of 5 percent and 32 percent respectively. ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Political
Tuesday, January 06 2015
The Albany Business Review reported last week that EP&M International has developed a website where clients can select the materials they need for an exhibit, specify when and where it's headed, and the company, along with its more than 26 international partners, will deliver, set up and take down the display. For full article, please click here .
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, January 06 2015
Schenectady officials announced that Atlantic Development based in Hingham, Massachusetts has optioned a three-acre site at the corner of State Street and Brandywine Avenue in the City of Schenectady and plans to develop the site for retail uses. The company plans to invest more than $6 million in the new project. D.J. MacKinnon, CEO of Atlantic Development said, “This site is a major ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, January 06 2015
Johnny's Italian American Restaurant brings you a guest bartender showdown to benefit the Schenectady Kiwanis Club Youth Grant Program. This event will be on Thursday, January 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. This battle of the bartenders features Angelo "The Assemblyman" Santabarbara battling it out for winning title against Chuck "The Chamber" Steiner. The winner is the guest bartender ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, January 06 2015
Governor Cuomo signed the Wage Theft Reform bill on December 29. This repeals the Labor Law mandate eliminating the requirement that before February 1 of each year that employers notify and receive written acknowledgement from all in-state employees about their rate of pay, allowances, pay day and other information -- a notice that largely replicates information that is also required to be on each ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Political