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Wednesday, July 30 2014
Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C. (TBC) has announced that five accountants have been selected to assume new positions of managers, supervisors and senior accountant. They are Michael D. Cesternino, Ryan McEvoy, Kristi Mason, Mark J. Sagan, and AJ Zarrelli, all of whom are CPAs. Both Cesternino and McEvoy have been named audit managers after previously holding positions as audit ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 30 2014
Planetarium shows at the region’s science center have just gotten a boost. miSci, the Museum of Innovation and Science, recently installed a new high definition, full-dome, computerized projector in the Suits-Bueche Planetarium. Using a series of mirrors to project on the full 30-foot dome, the new projector provides a much more immersive experience and allows for new planetarium shows, such ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 30 2014
Save the dates of Thursday, August 14 through Sunday August 17 for Cafe NOLA's, 617 Union Street, Schenectady 'Halfway to Mardi Gras Weekend Party'. This is one party you will not want to miss! There will be live music, Cajun food, beads and Abita Beer. Come dressed in your best Mardi Gras attire. For more information or questions, please call 518.357.8628 or visit www.cafenolany.com ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 30 2014
Ghost Train Orchestra will take the Agnes McDonald Music Haven Stage with Colleen Pratt at 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 10 in Schenectady's Central Park. This concert is free to the public. Directions and a full schedule is available at www.musichavenstage.org . Brian Carpenter has one foot well placed in the past. In 2006, the composer/arranger was hired as the musical director for an event ...read more
Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Community, Fun Facts
Wednesday, July 30 2014
Schenectady County is proud to announce the return of Schenectady County Family Movie Nights. These FREE family entertainment events will be brought to communities around Schenectady County in August. The fun starts each night at 7 p.m. with entertainment and activities by Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady and the Scotia Glenville Children’s Traveling Museum, followed by outdoor ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 30 2014
As the family name you’ve grown to know and trust over the last 34 years, Duell Plumbing, Heating and Cooling is very proud to announce a new addition to the Duell family – a top-of-the-line sewer camera for all your sewer cleaning and inspection needs! Video cameras have become one of the most valuable tools in the plumbing business. Specially made waterproof cameras allow for a ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 30 2014
Richmor Aviation began construction on its new $1.2 million, 20,000 square foot hangar with a “Steel Up” ceremony held at the Schenectady County Airport on Thursday, July 31. Anthony Jasenski, Chairman of the Schenectady County Legislature said, “Schenectady County thanks Richmor Aviation for its continued partnership at our County Airport and this $1.2 million investment. This ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 30 2014
docSTAR, an award-winning developer of cloud and on-premises enterprise content management (ECM) software and GEO-Jobe® GIS Consulting, an Esri® Business Partner, announced the creation of the eclipse for ArcGIS platform. eclipse for ArcGIS combines Geographic Information System (GIS) data and ECM by providing a centralized location for government organizations and commercial businesses to ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 30 2014
Volunteers from CAP COM Federal Credit Union arrived at Marrilac Family Shelter last Friday, July 25 with a trailer full of ponies, goats, sheep and rabbits. The animals were a surprise for the children residing at the shelter, which is operated by St. Catherine’s Center for Children in Albany. CAP COM arranged for Dream Ponies and Zoo out of nearby Charlton to provide the pony rides and a ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Wednesday, July 30 2014
Saratoga Harness Racing, Inc. (SHRI) and Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) announced that they have executed a binding term sheet and are close to finalizing a five-year management contract wherein CDI will manage Saratoga Casino and Raceway in Saratoga Springs, NY and Saratoga Casino Black Hawk in Black Hawk, CO. Once finalized, the management contract will become effective as soon as CDI ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 30 2014
Cisco Carrig has joined Groff NetWorks as a Network Administrator. Previously, Cisco was a Support Manager at Bespoke Software. Cisco career includes being a contractor, sales manager and controller. He studied accounting and computer science. Cisco's hobbies include photography, cycling, hiking, auto racing and collecting vintage synthesizers. Cisco and his wife keep busy tending to their ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, July 29 2014
Please join us for a three-part series of workshops to help small businesses create or improve their online marketing. You will also find out how to measure and understand the results of your efforts. The Chamber has partnered with the Times Union to show us how you can get produce and evaluate your online marketing. What Can Website Reports Tell You? Tuesday, September 16 at 7:30 a.m. The ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Education, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 29 2014
Cella Bistro, 2015 Rosa Road, Schenectady is participating in the Travers 1864 Restaurant Week from Sunday, August 17 through Thursday, August 21. In connection with the event, Cella Bistro was chosen to receive one week of free on-track digital advertising at Saratoga Race Course this summer! Cella Bistro's ad will appear an average of ten times per day on the track's led infield tote ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 29 2014
The Empire State Aerosciences Museum, located at Schenectady County Airport in Glenville, will celebrate its 30th Anniversary during the week of August 8 through 17 with a full slate of events and activities. One of the highlights will be a visit by the Commemorative Air Force’s World War II B-17 Flying Fortress and flights and ground tours of this legendary plane will be offered. Throughout ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 29 2014
Come join Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County for its Second Annual "Women Build" BBQ Bash Fundraiser at the Central Park Pavilion on Sunday, August 3 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. This years event will be hosted by Dori Marlin of Channel 6 News. A steak dinner will be catered by Outback Steakhouse in Clifton Park, and live music will be provided by Goin' Back. Come stake your claim in ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, July 29 2014
Free outdoor summer movies with an Italian theme kicked off the Dan DiNicola Memorial Little Italy Film Festival on Friday, July 25, and will continue for four more consecutive Fridays in Schenectady’s Little Italy in the parking lot behind Perreca’s, 33 North Jay Street. Other films in the series are “Big Night,” one of the great food movies of all time, on Friday, August ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, July 29 2014
James J. Dean, CHSP has been promoted to Vice President of Operations from Project Executive/Senior Project Manager of Sano-Rubin Construction Services, LLC. He will be responsible for the oversight and management of all construction operations and department personnel. Mr. Dean brings extensive management experience to his new role having previously been responsible for operations and ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, July 29 2014
Family and friends help cut the ribbon during the ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, July 24 at Schenectady’s newest restaurant, E.K.’s Cibo, 1702 Chrisler Avenue Schenectady. E.K.’s Cibo is owned by Scott Carlton and Kimberly Ferraro. Having worked in the food and beverage business at several locations in the Capital Region, Scott and Kim decided it was time to come home and ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article
Tuesday, July 29 2014
Andrei Krasnokutski has been promoted to Assistant Vice President and Commercial Lender at Ballston Spa National Bank according to Christopher R. Dowd, President and CEO. In this position, Krasnokutski is responsible for developing and managing commercial loan relationships. Krasnokutski joined BSNB in 2012 as a Senior Credit Analyst, and has more than 10 years of experience in the banking ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 29 2014
Please join the Schenectady County Historical Society (SCHS), 32 Washington Avenue, Schenectady on Saturday, August 16 at 2 p.m. for its "Search for the Underground Railroad in Upstate New York" book talk and signing. Much of the history of the Underground Railroad remains shrouded in secrecy. So much so that some historians have even doubted its importance. The Search for the ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 29 2014
On Thursday July 31 at 11 a.m., Richmor Aviation will celebrate the steel going up for its new state-of-the-art 20,000-square-foot business aviation hangar being constructed at the Schenectady County Airport, 19 Airport Road, Scotia. This transformative project will solidify Schenectady County Airport as the business aviation gateway into Tech Valley. Please join many fellow community and ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article
Tuesday, July 29 2014
Please join Experience and Creative Design, Ltd. at 510 Union Street, Schenectady for a 40-percent-off storewide sale! The store is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed on Sunday. For more information or questions, please call 518.374.6885.
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, July 29 2014
Please join River Stone Manor for its Second Annual Friends & Family Golf Outing on Monday, August 25 at Schenectady Municipal Golf Course. Tee-off time is at 9 a.m., and the event is a four-person scramble. Cost is $120 per person and includes 18 holes, cart and lunch at the turn followed by a three-hour open bar with steak and chicken barbeque at River Stone Manor (times to be announced). ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Fun Facts
Tuesday, July 29 2014
Please mark your calendars for Thursday, September 25 for the Baptist Health System Foundation's 8th Annual Alfred Kahler Memorial Golf Tournament 18-hole team scramble at Mohawk River Country Club and Chateau, 847 Riverview Road, Rexford. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. Cash bar, grand buffet, raffles, silent auction and awards will take place at 5 p.m. To ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Thursday, July 24 2014
Family, friends, local dignitaries, chamber ambassadors and State Farm agents and supporters celebrated the opening of the State Farm Insurance John Cioccke Agency on Wednesday, July 23 with a ribbon cutting. “There were many options and areas for me to open my office but I wanted to be in Schenectady. I grew up on Robinson Street, played in Central Park and went to High School just up the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 23 2014
Orenda Yoga & Healing Arts, 457 Route 146 in Guilderland Center has Summer Wellness Packages available for purchase until Thursday, July 31. For a $250 value, pay just $99 and you could use up your entire package in just one week. Package includes: 10 yoga flex classes Two bonus yoga flex classes $25 off massage or Reiki $25 off wellness consultation One wellness workshop One wellness ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 23 2014
The Stratton VA Medical Center, in partnership with the Melvin Roads American Legion Post 1231, 200 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, will host a Veteran Job Fair on Thursday, August 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The job fair is open to active duty service members, reservists, National Guard, veterans of all eras and their spouses. Participation is free. For more information or to participate, please call ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Political
Wednesday, July 23 2014
Please join the Schenectady County Historical Society, 32 Washington Avenue, Schenectady on Saturday, August 9 at 2 p.m. for "Leaning into the Storm: Perfectionism in Antebellum New York. New York State was a place of rapid change in the antebellum era, an epicenter of social reform movements, inspired largely by Yankee immigrants from New England. Uncertainties associated with revolutions ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, July 23 2014
In cooperation with the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society (MHHS), the Animal Protective Foundation (APF) will hold its first Feline Fest from Thursday, July 24 through Sunday, July 27. The four-day event will offer special adoption prices for cats and kittens at the Animal Protective Foundation (APF) Shelter in Glenville, its satellite location at PetSmart in Mohawk Commons, Niskayuna, the Humane ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Wednesday, July 23 2014
The Law Firm of McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C. is pleased to announce that Dana P. Stanton has joined the firm as an associate, working in the Environmental Law, Land Use Law, Energy Law, Commercial Litigation and Criminal Defense practice areas. Ms. Stanton received her J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from Albany Law School of Union University in 2013. She was an Associate Editor of ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Wednesday, July 23 2014
The team at Spiral Design Studio is thrilled to introduce Takara Wiles as their new Project Manager. A seasoned marketing and development professional, Takara’s passion for marketing and communication excellence, coupled with her devotion to philanthropy within our community, make her an ideal fit for the Spiral family. She’s a natural leader who’s a perfect match for their ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 23 2014
Please join the Joan Nicole Prince Home on Monday, August 18 at Mohawk Golf Club, 1849 Union Street, Schenectady for its Second Annual Golf Tournament. Registration and breakfast begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. Lunch and awards will take place at 3 p.m. Cost is $175 per player and includes continental breakfast, golf cart, snacks and lunch. If you would like to ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 23 2014
The Visiting Nurse Service Foundation will host the 14th Annual Fore the Foundation Golf Tournament on Friday, September 12 at the Ballston Spa Country Club, Route 67 in Ballston Spa. Registration and breakfast begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. There will be a special gift for all golfers and prizes for the closest to the pin, longest drive, putting contest, raffle prizes, silent ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 22 2014
The 86 person accounting and advisory firm Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C. (TBC) announced that Robert L. Kind, CPA has been appointed to the shareholder group. Joining the Firm in 1998, Kind had previously served as a partner for the last six years. With his promotion there are ten shareholders at TBC and Kind, 38 years old, is now the youngest owner. “Rob’s dedication to ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 22 2014
The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) will hold a series of public meetings to gather feedback on proposed fare products as part of its New Fare Collection System that will feature smart card and mobile ticket technology. The proposal includes no changes to the cash/base fare to ride fixed route buses or on BusPlus. There will be no changes to the cash/base fare to use STAR or NX ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 22 2014
Brown’s Brewing Company has just been added to the list of brewers for The Science of Brewing, an after hours event at miSci on Thursday, July 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. This event brings six brewers from throughout the region to miSci. Brown’s Brewing Company joins Davidson Brothers, C.H. Evans Brewing, Keegan Ales, Saranac, and Steadfast Beer Co. for an evening of beer sampling, delicious ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 22 2014
Please join Myers Dance & Northeast Ballet Co. this Friday, July 25 for an Open House from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at 418 Liberty Street, Schenectady. Director Darlene Myers will present all-new choreography to celebrate the end of the summer program. The company will also be taking fall registration for classes. All are welcome, and there is no charge. Refreshments will be served.
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 22 2014
Carter Conboy is pleased to announce the addition of two associate attorneys to their Albany office. Asish A. Nelluvely practices in the areas of civil litigation, labor and employment law, and municipal law in federal and state courts throughout New York. Prior to joining Carter Conboy, Ms. Nelluvely litigated complex lead paint and toxic substance claims in western, New York. She is a graduate ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 22 2014
CBRE-Albany, the Capital District’s largest volume commercial real estate broker, is pleased to announce that Andrew Mangini has joined the firm as a licensed salesperson. Andrew will be specializing in the sale and leasing of office, industrial, and investment real estate. Prior to joining CBRE-Albany, Andrew owned a property management/maintenance company for over a decade. He brings ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 22 2014
Please join this Thursday, July 24 at 2 p.m. for an IRS webcast on How to Apply for Tax-Exempt Status. Topics include: General requirements for applying for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status Application Forms 1023, i1023, 1023-EZ and 1024 Requirements for filing each application Filing tips for applying for tax-exempt status Exempt organizations resources To register for the webcast, please click ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 22 2014
To celebrate five years in business, Buzz Media Solutions will be awarding one area nonprofit organization a complete website package in their Great Summertime Website Giveaway. Organizations can register immediately at www.BuzzMediaSolutions.com . The contest, which begins on Friday, August 1 and ends on Sunday, August 31, will use online voting to determine the winner. The contest is open to all ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 22 2014
Albany based accounting and advisory firm Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C. (TBC) has announced the promotion of two audit managers to partners. Joining the ranks of partner are Scott A. Kind, CPA and Sarah Robinson, CPA. Kind joined the Firm in 2002 and Robinson has been with TBC since 1999. “We are thrilled to welcome these two dynamic people to our partner group. Both Sarah and ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 22 2014
Please join Team Berkshire today, Tuesday, July 22 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Recovery Sports Grill, 1925 Curry Road, Rotterdam for "Dining to Donate." The restaurant will donate 15 percent of your order to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. There will also be a silent auction and a raffle. If you cannot attend and would like to donate an item or make a donation, please contact Kim ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Friday, July 18 2014
The Preservation League of New York State announced the launch of a demonstration project designed to breathe new life into upstate New York's vacant and underutilized industrial buildings. The Preservation League is working with Troy Architectural Program (TAP) to create development and rehabilitation plans for selected buildings, to illustrate the potential of the sites and to celebrate ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Friday, July 18 2014
Tapping into the Arts is an innovative arts education program with a special focus on Schenectady County's active senior citizens, youth and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The program will offer a variety of three-day mini-courses and one-day workshops including Live Life Through Dance, Acting 101, Silk Flower Arrangements and Wreaths, Warming Up to Watercolors, ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Friday, July 18 2014
E.K.Cibo’s, located at 1702 Chrisler Avenue, Schenectady is offering a weekly special four-course menu for $20.14 to celebrate its opening. The special menu includes a choice of: Three appetizers Soup or salad Four entrees Two desserts In addition, E.K. Cibo’s offers an extensive menu of Italian-American selections. The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday from 4 to 10 p.m. ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Friday, July 18 2014
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced this week that the State will partner with more than 100 private companies, led by GE, to launch the New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium. The Consortium will invest over $500 million and create thousands of high-skilled, high-paying jobs in Upstate New York over the next five years – including at least 500 in the Capital region – ...read more
Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Political
Friday, July 18 2014
Mohawk Honda employees along with local dignitaries celebrate the completion of the recent expansion with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, July 16. The expansion includes five new express service bays, two additional detail bays and a new service called the "Auto Butler". Roughly 15 new jobs will be added as a result of the expansion. "This is an important investment for the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Friday, July 18 2014
In a move designed to provide greater choice to Capital Region seniors seeking independent housing, Summit Senior Living, LLC announced plans to construct a 110-unit rental complex called The Meadows at Glenwyck near the intersection of Dutch Meadows Lane and Route 50 (just behind Walmart) in Glenville. The three-story apartment project, which is already underway, will be situated on nine acres ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Friday, July 18 2014
On Monday, July 14 while at the GE Plant in Schenectady, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer pushed to preserve the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, which helps support thousands of jobs and over $1 billion in sales for companies in the Capital Region. Schumer explained that the Ex-Im Bank provides financing to foreign companies in order to help them purchase U.S. goods, such as those produced at General ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Friday, July 18 2014
This year, the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation's (DSIC) Annual Meeting goes casual! Mix and mingle with your fellow business leaders at downtown's brightest new dining destination, Mexican Radio, 325 State Street, Schenectady. â??DSIC will be celebrating another great year of programs and services. Come enjoy complimentary appetizers and pick up your copy of the DSIC's ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Friday, July 18 2014
The Business Review reported this week that Scott Stevens has invested more than $500,000 to bring jobs and his business' powder coating process in-house. Stevens, president and founder of Dimension Fabricators in Glenville, says the move will help prevent surprise shortages in raw materials, decrease transportation costs and reduce turnaround time. The company welds and transports rebar ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Friday, July 18 2014
Schenectady County officials announced this week that the long-vacant former Grand Union at 2696 Hamburg Street in Rotterdam will receive a $2 million upgrade by Highbridge Development, new owners of the building. Superior Business Products has signed a lease to occupy 25,000 square feet of space in the renovated building. The Hamburg Street corridor recently received news that NYS DOT will ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Friday, July 18 2014
The Empire State Aerosciences Museum, located at Schenectady County Airport, 250 Rudy Chase Drive in Glenville, will celebrate its 30th Anniversary during the week of August 8 through 17 with a full slate of events and activities. One of the highlights will be a visit by the Commemorative Air Force’s World War II B-17 Flying Fortress – flights and ground tours of this legendary plane ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Friday, July 18 2014
Pictured from left: Frank Pecoraro, AP Business Support Group; Allison Lowe, Northwestern Mutual; Melissa Kelly, AAA Northway; Ruth Schulman, First New York Federal Credit Union; Noel Kaminski, Northwestern Mutual; James Dick, Merriam Insurance Agency; Shawn Daley, Sykes-Mallia Associates, Inc.; Karen Stratton, The Traveling Vineyard; Scott Osswald, The Chamber of Schenectady County; and Maya ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article
Friday, July 18 2014
On Wednesday, July 16, CareTeam Medical Supply, LLC celebrated its one-year anniversary. Since opening its showroom doors in Glenville a year ago, the business has connected with wonderful people like yourself. CareTeam wanted to take a moment to show its appreciation to loyal customers and wonderful referral providers by offer a 10% off your next purchase by using online coupon code 12345. Stop ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Friday, July 18 2014
The Chamber, local dignitaries, family, friends and residents of the Village of Scotia came out on Thursday, July 17 to help celebrate the opening of Mohawk Tap Room & Grill with a ribbon cutting. Owners Mike and Stephanie Martini recently opened " their own place " after many years working in the food and beverage field. Located at 153 Mohawk Avenue in the heart of downtown Scotia, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Friday, July 18 2014
On Thursday, July 31 Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region will host the agency's Third Annual Chef's Challenge fundraiser at Excelsior Springs, adjacent to the Courtyard by Marriott downtown Saratoga Springs. Chef's Challenge will run from 6 to 8 p.m. for general admission guests, and 5:30 to 8 p.m for honorary guests. The main event will feature 2013 Chef's Challenge ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 15 2014
The Chamber of Schenectady County joined more than 800 organizations from across the country and wrote to urge Congresses support for reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) before its charter expires on September 30. Ex-Im provides loans, loan guarantees and export credit insurance to help cover financing gaps for American exporters. It helps level the playing field for U.S. ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Education, General News Article
Tuesday, July 15 2014
Since business it all about making it all worth it, an important step in your success is calculating your return on investment (ROI), because this is directly tied to your profit and, ultimately, to your success. The return on investment, or ROI, is often mistaken for the profit because both terms refer to a very similar thing. Their similarity is justified because the ROI is in fact a variation ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article
Tuesday, July 15 2014
Today's small business owner is confronted with new business problems and opportunities on a regular basis. It is all too common for small business executives to only look inside their particular industry when in fact running a company requires the ability to look outside the business for solutions, ideas, and best practices. One example often cited is that football coach Knute Rockne got the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Education, General News Article
Tuesday, July 15 2014
Please join the Rotterdam Sunrise Rotary for its 36th Annual Memorial Golf Tournament on on Tuesday, August 12 at Schenectady Municipal Golf Course. Check-in and continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. with shotgun start at 9 a.m. There will be lunch at the turn and buffet dinner along with various contest, prizes, raffles and awards. Cost is $150 per golfer and includes green fees, carts and meals. ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 15 2014
The Partners of Deily & Glastetter, LLP are pleased to announce the promotion of Jessica Harriman to the position of Staff Manager-Executive Assistant to the Founding Partner for the firm’s growing Litigation business. Jessica will report to the Managing Partner, Joann Sternheimer. “Jessica will embrace this new opportunity to learn, grow, and contribute to the firm's success ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 15 2014
Capital Region residents are in for a thrilling summer of circus arts and urban dance as Cirque Éloize returns to Proctors with the international hit iD. Directed by Jeannot Painchaud, iD (pronounced eye-dee) is a high-energy production, blending circus, street dance and hip-hop. The show will be presented, in its Schenectady debut, at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady, from Friday, ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Fun Facts, General News Article
Tuesday, July 15 2014
Empire State Youth Orchestra has extended the deadline for its Art Contest for High School Artists announced previously this past spring. The new deadline for submissions is Monday, August 11. The call is for artwork to illuminate the close connection between the visual arts and music. The orchestra’s October 25 concert, titled “Symphonic Landscapes of America,” will explore ways ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Community
Tuesday, July 15 2014
Please join Brown's Archery on Sunday, July 20 from 7 a.m. to 12 noon at Fish House Fish & Game Club, 478 Fayville Road, Broadalbin for Customer Appreciation Day. Come get close to live birds of prey such as owls, hawks, falcons and more. Come demo the latest bows/crossbows from Bear, Hoyt, Obsession, Martin, Parker & Excalibur. There will be breakfast sandwiches and coffee available ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, General News Article, Community
Tuesday, July 15 2014
To celebrate five years in business, Buzz Media Solutions will be awarding one area nonprofit organization a complete website package in their Great Summertime Website Giveaway . Organizations can register immediately at www.BuzzMediaSolutions.com . The contest, which begins on Friday, August 1 and ends on Sunday, August 31, will use online voting to determine the winner. The contest is open to ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Community
Tuesday, July 15 2014
Northeastern Fine Jewelry announced a new contest with The New York Racing Association, Inc. where one individual will win the opportunity to propose to his or her partner in the Winner’s Circle at Saratoga Race Course. The surprise engagement package will include a free Tacori engagement ring and engagement party at Saratoga Race Course. Individuals can enter the contest by visiting the ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Fun Facts, General News Article
Tuesday, July 15 2014
Join the ValleyCats on Thursday, July 17 with a 7 p.m. first pitch for Schenectady Night at "The Joe," Arts in the Ballpark sponsored by Proctors! Special ticket offers for members of Schenectady Chamber are available by calling Ben Whitehead at 518.629.2287, ext. 19. Cost is $4 for Grandstand Seats, $6.50 Reserved Box and $8.50 Premium Box. Reserve your tickets today and join fellow ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Fun Facts, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 15 2014
Please join Maple Ski Ridge on Saturday, July 19 for its Third Annual Run the Ridge. This 5K Mud Run will kick off at 7:30 a.m. with registration and check-in and the 5K will start at 8:45 a.m. with Fast & Furious then 10 and 11 a.m. Heat and a 2K Family Mud Run at 1 p.m. The course is designed by local military mud runners, some untouched terrain from Mother Nature and features built by ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Fun Facts, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 15 2014
245 Broadway LLC WELCOMES Empire State College, State Farm Insurance, and Easy Method Driving School as new tenants to 245 Broadway. Only one commercial spot remains ..... 2,500 sf +/- sf. ...... No real estate taxes for 10 years! Across from Villa Italia. Call Paul Nichols at 518-269-2858 for more detail.
Categories: Community
Tuesday, July 15 2014
Free outdoor summer movies with an Italian theme are set for five consecutive Fridays in Schenectady’s Little Italy. “Moonstruck,” the iconic, romantic Italian / American comedy starring Cher, Nicholas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Vincent Gardenia, Danny Aiello and Julie Bovasso launches the Dan DiNicola Memorial Little Italy Film Festival in the parking lot behind Perreca’s, 33 ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 15 2014
Carter Conboy is seeking a File Specialist to join their Albany, NY office. Candidates should have experience in a professional office setting, maintain a valid NYS driver’s license, have a proficiency in the use of general office equipment such as copiers and scanners, and be a flexible team player. Established in 1920, Carter Conboy is proud to be one of the Capital Region’s oldest ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 15 2014
A construction launch for the Capital Region's newest senior living community, The Meadows at Glenwyck, took place on Tuesday, July 15. This 110-unit apartment project by Summit Senior Living, LLC is set to be completed in spring 2015. The Meadows at Glenwyck will offer some of the most affordable senior housing in the Capital Region with no entrance fees and access to a Senior Engaged Life ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 15 2014
miSci, the Museum of Innovation and Science, welcomes the Capital District’s newest electric car charging station, located at the parking lot entrance at the science center on Nott Terrace Heights in Schenectady. The station was donated by National Grid and is part of the ChargePoint network of charging stations. Charging is free and can be activated using a ChargePoint card or mobile app. ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 15 2014
Live Simple: Mind, Body & Soul is celebrating its first anniversary by offering 30 or 60 minute Reiki sessions for only $20.14! This offer is good for one session per person through July 31, 2014. Please call 518.878.3138 to schedule an appointment.
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 15 2014
Please join Jack's Place for the Ninth Annual Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, August 15 at Western Turnpike Golf Club, 2350 Western Avenue, Guilderland. Continental breakfast begins at 7 a.m. with start of the scramble golf round at 9 a.m. Lunch will be at 11:30 a.m. at the ninth hole, followed by a cocktail reception at 3:30 p.m. and dinner at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $140 per golfer, and dinner ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, July 10 2014
Tapping into the Arts is an innovative arts education program with a special focus on Schenectady County's active senior citizens, youth and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The program will offer a variety of three-day mini-courses and one-day workshops including Live Life Through Dance, Acting 101, Silk Flower Arrangements and Wreaths, Warming Up to Watercolors, ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 09 2014
The Schenectady County Historical Society is pleased to accept applications from area crafters and vendors for its upcoming Arts & Crafts Festival. Interested applicants: Please click here for the application form. The Arts & Crafts Festival will take place on Saturday, August 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mabee Farm Historic Site, 1100 Main Street, Rotterdam Junction. Cost is $5 for ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 09 2014
Regency Jewelers at 1540 Altamont Avenue, Schenectady is hosting a Name-Your-Price Sale from now until Thursday, July 31! Yes, it is what it sounds like! Stop in and tell the staff what you want to pay for an item, and no reasonable price will be refused. Have you ever thought to yourself, "If I could buy it for X, I would," or you've seen something in the case and thought, "If ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 09 2014
Asphalt Contractor , the nationally recognized equipment magazine serving commercial construction contractors, has selected TransTech Systems, Inc.’s PQI Model 380 as one of the preferred construction products of 2014. TransTech Systems was chosen as an award winner for the 2014 Top 30 Editor’s Choice Awards by the Asphalt Contractor editorial staff for meeting a set of criteria ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Wednesday, July 09 2014
Can’t find the time to get to the beach this Summer? Don’t worry, Schenectady County is bringing the beach to you at this summer’s biggest beach party right on State Street with the return of Schenectady County SummerNight . You won’t want to miss all the fun as Schenectady County SummerNight celebrates its ninth year on Friday, July 11 from 5 to 10 p.m. , along ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 09 2014
In 2013, the Capital Region Regional Economic Development Council was recognized for its expanded input from stakeholders. That input helped advance regional strategies, build on existing partnerships and implement new strategies and goals in nanotechnology, agriculture and tourism. This year, Governor Cuomo has set new priorities for economic growth, and the Council is seeking public input to ...read more
Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, July 09 2014
Please join Habitat For Humanity of Schenectady County for its Second Annual Women Build BBQ Bash Fundraiser on Sunday, August 3 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Central Park Pavilion, 500 Iroquois Way, Schenectady. This fabulous night, hosted by Dori Marlin of CBS6 Albany, includes live music by Goin' Back, great steak dinner catered by Outback Steakhouse - Clifton Park and an opportunity to win ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 09 2014
In the world of business, corporate culture is often defined as a blend of the values, beliefs, taboos, symbols, rituals, and myths that companies develop over time. In continuing efforts to support area innovators and entrepreneurs, the Business Opportunities to Success Summit (BOSS) Resource Forum hosted by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will feature several Capital Region top executives as ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 09 2014
Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of The Eddy not-for-profit network of services and member of St. Peter’s Health Partners – the region’s largest health system – has opened its newest outpatient physical therapy site, Sunnyview Therapy Services, at Socha Plaza, 115 Saratoga Road, Suite 100, Glenville. The new 2,200-square-foot site offers convenient access to ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Wednesday, July 09 2014
Please join the Schenectady Kiwanis Club on Wednesday, July 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Johnny's 433 State Street, Schenectady for The Battle of the Bartenders! Come support your favorite bartender and help our local children in need. Mayor Gary McCarthy and Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara will be competing for the title of 'Best Bartender', and you will be the judge! The bartender with the ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, July 08 2014
Please join Backstage Pub throughout the summer for its free NY State Brewery Tours with free drinks and a free gas card giveaways. Every two weeks, Backstage Pub will promote a different NY State Brewery and DeCrescente will offer a brewery tour and gift card to one lucky person (one for each brewery). Below are the dates for each brewery: Tuesday, July 1 through Monday, July 14 - Captain ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 08 2014
Tickets are still available for Chip Coffey - Psychic and Medium for Friday, July 11. La Moda Lisa and Glen Sanders Mansion will host the soiree and gallery reading. Chip is the internationally acclaimed psychic, medium and star of A&E's hit shows: "Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal" and "Paranormal State." The evening will feature two separate events: 5:45 ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Fun Facts, General News Article
Tuesday, July 08 2014
Please join the Glenville rotary on Saturday, August 23 at Indian Meadows Park, 155 Droms Road, Glenville for the Muddy Sneaker 5K Trail Run to benefit Things of My Very Own, Inc. and other Rotary projects. The 5K run will kick off with registration at 8 a.m. with the run taking off at 9 a.m. Make sure to bring your bathing suits, as the Greater Glenville Y will open its pool after the race to ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
Monday, July 07 2014
Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced that legislation he authored to accelerate the implementation of the Upstate New York Musical and Theatrical Production Tax Credit has passed the Assembly (A.10049). Under the bill, production companies would be eligible for the tax credit during the 2014 tax year – one year ahead of schedule. “My focus continues to be cutting taxes and ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Political
Monday, July 07 2014
Attend the next Up The Biz lunch and connect with business professionals on Tuesday, July 15 at 12 noon at Portofino's, 831 New Loudon Road, Latham. They welcome guest from all industries. It's free to network and lunch cost $15. Special guest speaker Erik Bunaes a Constant Contact Expert talks about Email Marketing for Small Businesses. As a bonus event photographer Dave Feiden will be ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Monday, July 07 2014
Kinderhook Bank announced the hiring of Scott E. Armando as Vice President, Branch Manager & Business Development Officer for their new downtown Albany branch at 39 North Pearl Street. “Scott is a seasoned bank officer who brings his knowledge and expertise of the Albany market to Kinderhook Bank,” said John Balli, Chief Executive Officer. “He will be responsible for ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Monday, July 07 2014
The Upstate Theater Coalition for a Fairgame announced Memorandums of Understanding with ten of the 17 casino applicants vying for four new licenses available in three upstate New York sectors: the Southern Tier, the Catskills and the Capital Region. The coalition is composed of senior executives from municipal and not-for-profit live entertainment facilities, including Proctors (Schenectady); ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Monday, July 07 2014
Please join Brown's Archery on Sunday, July 20 from 7 a.m. to 12 noon at Fish House Fish & Game Club, 478 Fayville Road, Broadalbin for Customer Appreciation Day. Come get close to live birds of prey such as owls, hawks, falcons and more. Come demo the latest bows/crossbows from Bear, Hoyt, Obsession, Martin, Parker & Excalibur. There will be breakfast sandwiches and coffee available ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Community
Monday, July 07 2014
The SICM Summer Lunch program is off to a great start! The program started up for the Summer of 2014 on Monday, June 30, and will is in full swing. It will continue at many sites through Friday, August 29. Although the program started on Monday, June 30, the official kickoff to the program (for Schenectady and the entire Capital Region) will be held on Wednesday, July 9, at 11:30 a.m. at Jerry ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest
Monday, July 07 2014
For many years, The Gazette Newspaper has sponsored a summer photo contest. In years past, its conference room table would be covered with hundreds of photographs on judging day. A few years ago, the paper switched to a digital-only version of the contest accessible via www.dailygazette.com or through Facebook.com/DailyGazette. The contest runs for five weeks, this first submission deadline is ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
Monday, July 07 2014
Proctors will soon have its classic 432 State Street marquee digitally renovated and repaired for the 21st century. The “facelift” will also include restoration and re-painting of the familiar Schenectady landmark. As part of the $250,000 project, which is blessed by local historical committees, the smaller Stratton Plaza marquee will be renovated in place; a digital sign panel will be ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Monday, July 07 2014
It's that time of year again! Though the Tech Valley Global Business Network Awards Dinner isn't until Thursday, October 30, the nomination process starts now! The deadline of Thursday, July 17 is coming up quickly. If you know of a business that is working internationally, please tell us about them! Please click here for the nomination form and application and to see previous award ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 01 2014
Helping Hands School, which serves children with special needs from ages 3 to 5, is relocating after 33 years to a new facility in Clifton Park. The move will place all programs for the 200-plus children under one roof for the first time in the school’s history. Helping Hands School was founded in 1981, teaching children with a customized curriculum on a scenic five acres of farmland. ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 01 2014
John Robinson, an inspirational and motivational speaker, set out on his Journey Along the Canal on June 29. John, the CEO of Our Ability, is biking across the state with stops at NYSARC Chapters along the way to increase and bring attention to the many abilities and talents of individuals with disabilities in the community. His journey will bring him to Schenectady on Thursday, July 10 around ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, July 01 2014
docSTAR, an award-winning developer of cloud and on-premises enterprise content management software, announced it has been selected to provide its ECM platform including intelligent document and data capture, rules-based workflow, electronic forms and integration suite to the Missouri State Retirement System (MOSERS). Located in Jefferson, Missouri, MOSERS is a public employee retirement system ...read more
Categories: Economic, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, July 01 2014
AAA Northway Members save more than $10 on the gate price for season passes at $59.99 each to the Great Escape. Included with each gate pass is a parking season pass as well. Stop by your local AAA Northway Travel Center at 433 State Street, Suite 300, Schenectady to purchase tickets. For more information, please call 518.370.5400.
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts
Tuesday, July 01 2014
Northern Rivers Family Services, parent company of Parsons Child and Family Center and Northeast Parent & Child Society, announced today that John Henley has assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer upon the retirement of former CEO Raymond Schimmer. Henley has served as Executive Vice President of the combined $82 million agency since its formation in 2012. “John Henley is uniquely ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, July 01 2014
This Fourth of July weekend, many people will be traveling, firing up the backyard grill, or enjoying fireworks with family and friends. The American Red Cross offers a series of tips to follow for everyone to safely enjoy their holiday activities. "The Fourth of July is a great summer holiday, and the Red Cross wants to make sure that people stay safe while they celebrate it," said ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, July 01 2014
The Chamber, along with family, friends and local dignitaries, celebrated the opening of WET Beauty Lounge with a ribbon cutting last week. From left, pictured are Diane Marco, Schenectady City Councilwoman Leesa Parazzo, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, WET Beauty Lounge owners Richard and Tamie Fowler, Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy, City Councilwoman Marion Porterfield, DSIC Executive ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 01 2014
Enjoy the sounds of Rattail Jimmy this Saturday, July 5 at 8 p.m. at Shady Harbor Marina's Boathouse Grille. You'll hear all your favorite hits of the 80s by Bon Jovi, Aerosmith and more! No cover charge. The marina is located on Shady Harbor Drive in New Baltimore, NY. For information, please call 518.756.8001.
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts
Tuesday, July 01 2014
From July 1 through September 15, 2014, spend $10 or more on your Berkshire Bank Debit MasterCard when paying for a meal, and MasterCard will donate up to $4 million to Stand Up To Cancer - once previous cent at a time! For more information, please visit www.causes.priceless.com .
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Education, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 01 2014
If you are a cleantech executive or entrepreneur looking to deepen your connections with industry leaders and launch a renewable energy business, then NY EXCEL is for you! Skidmore College and NYSERDA present NY EXCEL - the New York Executive Clean Energy Leadership Institute. This week-long cleantech boot camp takes place August 3-9 on the Skidmore campus. The program is open to a host of ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article, Community, Education, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 01 2014
Samaritan Council Center of the Capital Region has introduced the Strong Families Schenectady website as a way of connecting people with interagency consultation, conferences, workshops, trainings and case consultation groups that have been developed with the goal of increasing and enhancing the understanding of leadership, supervision, direct care and collaboration from a multisystemic ...read more
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