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Thursday, April 17 2014
The Board of Directors of the Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority met and approved more upgrades along Eastern Avenue, a key corridor in Schenectady County that connects Niskayuna and Upper Union Street to downtown Schenectady. The Board also began the State mandated process required to sell the Foster Building on State Street to a developer who will renovate the building for a ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Thursday, April 17 2014
Sandye's Cafe, 1316 Nott Street, Schenectady is offering a 10 percent discount to all friends & family now through Sunday, April 20. For menu options or for store hours, please visit www.sandyecafe.com or find them on Facebook.
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Thursday, April 17 2014
Please join Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons High School for the Diocesan 5K Dash on Saturday, May 3 from 8 to 10 a.m. at The Crossings, Town of Colonie Park, South Pavilion. This is open to the public and the entry fee is $15 for students in Diocesan Catholic Schools, $20 for early-bird adult / non-students on or before Thursday, May 1 and $25 the day of the race for all participants. For additional ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, April 16 2014
Are you paying too much for your credit card processing? Fed up with poor customer service? Can’t decipher your statement and have no idea what you’re paying for? Let the Chamber of Schenectady County be of assistance! We’re proud to announce a new addition to our menu of member benefits: A credit card processing program through the Retail Council of New York State. The Retail ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, April 16 2014
On Wednesday, April 23, Excelsior College will recognize the Times Union and Deborah Onslow for their commitment to education and the Capital Region community as part of the 7th Annual Partners in Lifelong Learning Event at the New York State Museum. Initiated in 2008, Excelsior's Partners in Lifelong Learning Award draws attention to the importance of lifelong learning while funding ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Wednesday, April 16 2014
Please join Tri City Rentals on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for their 4th Annual Spring Clean…Live Green E-Waste Collection Event! Celebrate Earth Day and recycle your unwanted electronic items at any of five convenient drop-off locations throughout the Capital Region (Colonie, Guilderland, Schenectady, Brunswick, and Queensbury). Through Tri City Rentals' partnership ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Wednesday, April 16 2014
Short and Stout Tea Shoppe, 1736A Western Avenue, Albany (just across the street from Westmere Fire Station) will host a Children's Story-Time Tea Party at on Saturday, April 19 at 2 p.m. Local author/illustrator Ruth Ann Abrahamson will share spirited readings from her first two titles, The Adventures of Magic Cookie Bean and Paris and the Purple Purse. Magic Cookie Bean is a precocious ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Wednesday, April 16 2014
In conjunction with the Environmental Clearinghouse of Schenectady (ECOS), the Mabee Farm Historic Site invites the public to the Earth Day Event to be held on April 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will take place on the grounds of the Mabee Farm Historic Site, 1100 Main Street, Rotterdam Junction. The event will include the dedication of the Win Bigelow Memorial Nature Trail at 12 noon, ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Wednesday, April 16 2014
Mohawk Ambulance Service is proud to welcome Heather Orvis and Alishia Snyder to its staff of paramedics. Both women were Mohawk Ambulance employees and decided to further their training to be of greater service. Orvis began working with Mohawk Ambulance in 2012, having previously worked for Sunnyview Hospital as a certified nurse assistant on the brain injury floor. She is PALS, ACLS, CPR and ...read more
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Wednesday, April 16 2014
Please join the Small Business Development Center for its Veteran's Business Seminar Series on Wednesday, May 14 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Navy Operational Support Center, Rudy Chase Drive, Glenville. Are you starting a business? Own a business? Expanding a business? If so, come learn about Cloud Computing - Making Sense of the Technology and How it Can Benefit You and Your Business. This ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
Wednesday, April 16 2014
Enjoy an incredible evening of gourmet cuisine, premier networking, exciting silent auction, live music and a ground fireworks display. All this and more while experiencing the wonders of miSci (Museum of Innovation and Science). Friday evening, May 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. at miSci, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady. Cost is $125 per person benefits miSci programs and exhibitions. For more ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Wednesday, April 16 2014
The Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region is offering an intensive eight-week business planning course beginning Saturday, May 3. Learn what you need to know to start and run a successful small business. Topics include: Developing a business plan Strategic planning Marketing Sales forecasting Financial management Analysis, and legal Insurance and tax issues. This course will be held at 920 ...read more
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Wednesday, April 16 2014
Please join Habitat For Humanity, 115 North Broadway, Schenectady on Tuesday, April 22 to celebrate Earth Day at ReStore Restoration Event from 6 to 8 p.m. Tina Cullum, designer and owner of REthink Design, will be putting on a workshop to showcase her talents for repurposing and refinishing items found at the ReStore. Come join us for a fun, informational and handy workshop to lean tips on how to ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Wednesday, April 16 2014
Have you ever wondered what your animals are thinking or feeling, or felt that they were trying to communicate with you but you weren't able to understand? Here’s a unique opportunity to study with animal communication specialist David Louis. The APF will host an Introduction to Animal Communication class consisting of three sessions, Thursday, May 1, 8, and 15, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Wednesday, April 16 2014
Your friends and neighbors are developing plans and support for a financially sustainable, one-stop natural and local food shopping experience in Schenectady and they want you to be a part of it. Come to "Meet Us On The Bridge," an event to introduce the Electric City Food Co-op to the Schenectady Community on Saturday, April 26 from 5 to 8 p.m., 1473 Erie Boulevard. The event will ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Monday, April 14 2014
The League of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra has announced winners of its 51st Anthony P. Stefan Scholarship Awards. Auditions were held at the First Reformed Church in the Stockade. First place winner is Tristan Jarvis, second place winner is Evan Ducreay and third place winner is Hannah Dick. The competition is held in honor of former SSO conductor and concertmaster Anthony R. Stefan, who ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Monday, April 14 2014
Paul Mitchell the School in Schenectady is now offering financial aid to those who qualify! The school, which boasted a 88% placement rate in 2012, is now ready to guide prospective students through the financial aid process. Students can complete the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and may apply funds and loans to their tuition and technical kit. "Financial Aid will allow ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Monday, April 14 2014
The Schenectady County Legislature has passed a resolution in support of the Municipal Health Insurance Savings Act that encourages the Governor and the State Legislature to approve Assembly bill 8362-A and Senate bill 6633. Introduced by Assemblymember Phil Steck the bill would allow municipalities such as towns, villages, and school districts to join county self-insured health plans as a way to ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Monday, April 14 2014
Please join the Joan Nicole Prince Home for its 5K Walk/Run event on Saturday, May 3 with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. and walk/run at 9 a.m. in Central Park at the Pavilion, Schenectady. Come support a local nonprofit dedicated to providing compassionate end-of-life care to the residents it serves. To make your reservation, please click here . Forms are available by visiting ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Monday, April 14 2014
Mayor Gary McCarthy wishes to remind the residents of the City of Schenectady that the warmer weather signals the beginning of the construction season. Homeowners wishing to replace their sidewalks and/or pave their driveways need to ensure that the contractor they hire receive a permit from the Department of Engineering at City Hall, prior to commencing the work. Homeowners who wish to perform ...read more
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Monday, April 14 2014
Please join Girls, Inc. at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 for an extraordinary evening at Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia, as the organization celebrates its 25th Annual Dinner and Auction. Their program and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. This is their largest fundraiser of the year! Some guests will leave with a bottle of wine from the new "wine pull." Fabulous items will be up for bid in ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Monday, April 14 2014
Please join the Musicians of Ma'alwyck on Saturday, April 19 at 3 p.m. at First Reformed Church, 8 North Church Street, Schenectady for their last concert of the season! The Musicians of Ma'alwyck will be performing with guest artists Paige Griggs, Jean Leonard, Susan Fedak, Time Reno, Charles F. Schwartz and organist Alfred V. Fedak. Dancer Gwenaelle Chabuad Benoliel will be performing ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Thursday, April 10 2014
Please join Backstage Pub for its Live Music Saturdays at 501 Smith Street, Schenectady. This Saturday, April 12 from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., it's the return of the Bremners. Mersey beat acoustic rock and more, with influences from The Beatles, Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds. There is no cover charge for live music Saturdays.
Categories: Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Community
Thursday, April 10 2014
As part of its ongoing Howlin’ Cabin Fever Concert Series, the Mabee Farm Historic Site will host Shadowland on Tuesday, April 15. The concert will be held at 7 p.m. at the George E. Franchere Educational Center located on the Mabee Farm Historic Site at 1100 Main Street in Rotterdam Junction. Band members Amy Collins, Mark Emanatian, and Tom Dolan, play Celtic-American-Roots music. Always a ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Community
Thursday, April 10 2014
Coldwell Banker Prime Properties ( www.coldwellbankerprime.com ) has been named a Platinum Award winner by the Cartus Broker Network. Cartus is a worldwide leader in employee relocation solutions. Platinum is the highest level of the Excellence Awards presented to principal brokers. Excellence Award recognition is based on performance results related to a wide variety of goals, including customer ...read more
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Thursday, April 10 2014
It's time to make your picks in the annual rundown of the region’s finest businesses, places and things in the Times Union’s Annual Readers’ Poll. Anyone who makes selections in at least 20 of the categories below will be entered in a drawing for an iPad. Hurry! Online voting ends at 12 noon on Thursday, April 24. Click here to cast your ballot.
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Thursday, April 10 2014
CAP COM Federal Credit Union, through its CAP COM Cares Foundation, will award $50,000 to college-bound members with its Weidner “Ed” Davis Scholarship this spring. “We believe in education and, with the credit union’s College Bound program, we have made it our business to help families find affordable ways to send their children to college. The Scholarship Program is just ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, April 10 2014
They say “many hands make light work,” and that’s the idea behind Schenectady Inner City Ministry’s (SICM’s) Third Annual Day of Service, planned for Saturday, April 26. Once again, the focus is on City Parks that SICM uses to host its Summer Lunch Program, and SICM is lining up many volunteers to make light of the work. Last year over 150 volunteers participated, and ...read more
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Thursday, April 10 2014
Kowabunga! During the month of April, kids will have the opportunity to feel like they’re at the beach when visiting their credit union as they get tips on how to surf and save. Like surfers, young savers need tools and techniques to improve their skills. And we’re here to help youth start on the path to healthy savings habits. During the week of April 20 through April 26, First New ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, April 10 2014
Bereavement support staff from Haven will facilitate a general bereavement support group on six consecutive Mondays, beginning Monday, April 29, and ending June 9 (no session on May 26, Memorial Day). Each 75-minute session will begin at 6 p.m. Haven is a non-denominational support program that honors and respects all spiritual beliefs. The group is open to anyone who has experienced the death of ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, General News Article, Community, Education
Thursday, April 10 2014
Sandye's Cafe, 1316 Nott Street, Schenectady would like to congratulate Union Hockey Team by offering a 10% discount to all students and employees! All you have to do is show them your ID to get this savings.
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, April 10 2014
Your friends and neighbors are developing plans and support for a financially sustainable, one-stop natural and local food shopping experience in Schenectady and they want you to be a part of it. Come to "Meet Us On The Bridge," an event to introduce the Electric City Food Co-op to the Schenectady Community on Saturday, April 26 from 5 to 8 p.m., 1473 Erie Boulevard. The event will ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Community
Thursday, April 10 2014
Short and Stout Tea Shoppe, 1736A Western Avenue, Albany (just across the street from Westmere Fire Station) will host a Children's Story-Time Tea Party at on Saturday, April 19 at 2 p.m. Local author/illustrator Ruth Ann Abrahamson will share spirited readings from her first two titles, The Adventures of Magic Cookie Bean and Paris and the Purple Purse . Magic Cookie Bean is a precocious ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, April 10 2014
Please join CAYP, Tech Valley YPN, Albany Rotary, ASAP and Key For Woman on Thursday, April 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Sixty State Place, 60 State Street, Albany. This is a free networking mixer! The event includes complimentary hors d' oeuvres courtesy of Healthy Cafe and a cash bar from our friends at The Capital. Please bring your business cards to exchange and enter the raffle drawing. ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, General News Article
Thursday, April 10 2014
Introducing the most dynamic, engaging, and interactive way to explore places to eat, play, shop, and stay! Your Schenectady County Chamber of Commerce has accepted an invitation from the Google Business View Photographer to create this 360 Virtual Business Guide. All businesses are welcome to sign up to have the Google Photographer bring the Business View 360 Virtual Tour camera inside your ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Human Interest, Community
Tuesday, April 08 2014
Please join the LaGuardia Gateway Partners Team for an open house on the available subcontracting and procurement opportunities on the LaGuardia Central Terminal Building Replacement Project. This great event will take place on Wednesday, April 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Convention Center, Meeting Room 4 & 5, New York State Office of General Services, Empire State Plaza, Albany NY. ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, April 08 2014
Wanda Rose Miller, a Financial Advisor at First New York Federal Credit Union, registered through CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. has received the 2014 Women of Distinction award in recognition of her superior performance, value and overall contribution to the financial services industry. Women of Distinction is an award presented by CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. recognizing the top female financial ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, April 08 2014
IMCC St. James L.L.C, a subsidiary of Inland Mortgage Capital Corporation, announced that it has signed a lease with Starbucks Corporation to occupy a new 1,750 square foot building at ShopRite Square in Niskayuna, NY. The new Starbucks will be located near the TD Bank branch. The Starbucks lease continues a multimillion dollar redevelopment of the shopping center, including the acquisition and ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, April 08 2014
The Niskayuna Co-Op's Annual Earth Day Art Contest K-8 is back! Applicants should pick up a brown bag at the Niskayuna Co-Op and decorate it with an Earth Day theme. Return decorated brown bags to the Co-Op before 8 p.m. on Monday, April 21. Any medium, any school, for students in grades K through 8. Put your name, school/grade and phone number on the back of the bag. TCBY Prizes will be ...read more
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Tuesday, April 08 2014
Lauren Groff, Founder of Groff NetWorks, has joined a select group of leading IT experts from across North America to co-write the forthcoming book entitled, The Business Owners Guide To IT and All Things Digital: 20 Critical Facts Every Business Must Know To Maximize Their Company’s Efficiency, Security, Employee Productivity And Profits . Nick Nanton, Esq. along with business partner JW ...read more
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Tuesday, April 08 2014
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko praised the inclusion of critical federal funds in President Obama’s budget proposal for 2015, aimed at cleaning up the former Scotia Navy Depot in Glenville, New York. Both federal officials vowed to work with their colleagues in the Senate and House to fulfill this funding request as each chamber crafts their own budget plan. ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Political, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, April 08 2014
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has asked us to partner on its brief Spring Small Business Credit Survey about small business’ performance, financing choices and borrowing experiences. The results of the survey will be shared with the media, local and national policy makers, Federal Reserve officials in Washington and all partner organizations. Responses are completely confidential and ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, April 08 2014
Mazzone Hospitality is hosting Angelo's Restaurant Week from Monday, April 7 through Friday, April 11. This is a fabulous three-course meal. Visit Angelo's 677 Prime or Prime at Saratoga National for $45 plus tax and gratuity; or try Aperitivo Bistro, Angelo's Tavolo, Angelo's Prime Bar + Grill or Tala Bistro for $25 plus tax and gratuity. To view the menus and to make your ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, April 08 2014
BlueShield of Northeastern New York announced that Shelly Marcantonio has been promoted to Director of Sales and Account Retention. Marcantonio, responsible for all BlueShield commercial account retention and sales activity, reports to Vice President of Commercial Sales, Michael Conroy as part of Regional Executive Dr. Kirk Panneton’s leadership team. Previously, Marcantonio served as ...read more
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Tuesday, April 08 2014
The Schenectady Cancer Foundation is proud to announce it will hold its Fourth Annual Gala, “ A Lot of Night Music ” on Saturday, April 12 at the Mohawk Golf Club in Schenectady. Monies raised from this event will support Schenectady Cancer Foundation’s Transportation and Educational Outreach Programs offered at no cost to residents of Schenectady County. Since 2009, the ...read more
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Tuesday, April 08 2014
Please join New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. for a webinar on Complying with Nonprofit Revitalization Act: Practical Webinar for New York Nonprofits presented by David Watson, Esq., Sr. Vice President of Legal Accountability Services, NYCON and Michael West, Esq., Legal Advisor, NYCON. The Nonprofit Revitalization Act is a landmark change in the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law of the State of ...read more
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Tuesday, April 08 2014
The Visiting Nurse Service Foundation will hosting the 14th Annual Fore the Foundation Golf Tournament on Friday, September 12 at the Ballston Spa Country Club. New this year, they now have a naming opportunity for this popular event. According to Foundation Director Donna Reichel, “This is a wonderful opportunity for a business to show its support while gaining extensive exposure for the ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Tuesday, April 08 2014
Please join Eighth Step on Saturday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the underground at Proctors, 432 State Street as they present Lou & Peter Berryman and Steve Gillette an dCindy Mangsen for the cd release: Berrymania. Two of their very favorite duos bring lyrical wordplay, remarkable musicianship, whimsy, harmonies and downright hilarity. Singer-songwriter Steve Gillete (Darcy Farrow) and soprano ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, April 03 2014
You’ve all heard the news: Quirky will be opening its new office in downtown Schenectady in May! The company will start with approximately 30 employees, but it expects to create 150 additional jobs within three years. Quirky makes invention accessible by bringing real people’s product ideas to life. To take ideas from pipe dream to consumer product, an in-house team of designers and ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Chamber, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, April 02 2014
You are cordially invited to an artists' reception on Thursday, April 10 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Schenectady County Community College (SCCC) Lally Mohawk Room to view the first annual SCCC Student Art Exhibit along with a special celebration of the late Sister Mary S. Greco. On display will be 20 works from SCCC students as well as 10 works from Sister Mary, who spent considerable time on ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Education, General News Article
Wednesday, April 02 2014
Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, LLP is continuing its 2014 Immigration Breakfast Briefing series with an overview of the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification process and requirements. In this era of ever-increasing enforcement, it is critical to have an understanding of the I-9 hiring process as well as compliance requirements. ICE takes a “no-tolerance” approach to I-9 completion ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, April 02 2014
During the month of April, Schenectady City Hall’s clock tower will be bathed in blue for Autism Awareness month. Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disability that typically appears during the first two years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum disorder” that ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Wednesday, April 02 2014
Dine out at a participating restaurants on Thursday, April 24, 2014 and a percentage of the price of your meal will be donated to help the AIDS Council provide services to people living with HIV/AIDS in your community. Participating in Dining Out For Life® is easy: Choose a participating restaurant. Find a list of participating restaurants by clicking here . Gather a group of people and call ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Wednesday, April 02 2014
Please join Schenectady County Community College on Wednesday, April 23 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for a course entitled "Social Media Marketing Made Simple" (CRN# 11182 CFN 934-01). The instructor for this course will be Erik Bunaes. You’ve probably heard of social media. You may even understand the value social media can bring to your business. Now wondering how to start? In this ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
Wednesday, April 02 2014
Please join Backstage Pub for its Live Music Saturdays at 501 Smith Street, Schenectady. This Saturday, April 5 from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., please welcome back Carey Ahner. There is no cover charge for live music Saturdays.
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Wednesday, April 02 2014
Want to catch up on business activity and opportunities in Glenville? If you do, then please join Town of Glenville and its Small Business and Economic Development Committe on Thursday, April 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at River Stone Manor, 1437 Amsterdam Road for the 3rd Annual "Let's Talk Business" Expo. This informative evening is designed to showcase many of Glenville's ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, April 02 2014
miSci (museum of innovation and science) is offering April Break Hands-on Science Classes, hands-on fun for children in third through eighth grade, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, April 14 through Friday, April 18. Registration is open and space is limited. miSci is offering the following classes during April Break: Astro Kids (grades 3 – 5) Take a journey into space and learn all about our ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Wednesday, April 02 2014
Please join Berkshire Bank on Wednesday, April 23 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for their Network and Grow Your Small Business: Meet and Greet at 120 Mansion Boulevard, Niskayuna. Bring your business cards and share your business story! Food and refreshments provided by Sandye's Cafe, 1316 Nott Street, Schenectady. To reserve your speed networking place, please e-mail krainey@berkshirebank.com or ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Wednesday, April 02 2014
On Friday, April 4 at 7 p.m., Empire State Youth Orchestras (ESYO) will present a benefit concert to support Northern Rivers Family Services at the Cathedral of All Saints in Albany. ESYO’s Youth Orchestra, under the direction of its Music Director and Conductor, Helen Cha-Pyo, will perform Rimsky-Korsakov’s Russian Easter Festival Overture, the second movement from ...read more
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Wednesday, April 02 2014
Please join the State of New York for the 2014 Dr. Dr. King Career Fair on Thursday, April 17 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center. The New York State Department of Labor is proud to sponsor this free event in collaboration with the Office of General Services, the City of Albany, Albany Broadcasting, the Times Union, WRGB CBS 6, and the Capital District Transportation ...read more
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Wednesday, April 02 2014
The Eighth Step welcomes several long-time musician friends from its days in Albany presenting the kickoff concert for Sloop Clearwater’s Pumpkin Sail (an annual two-week journey from Albany to South Street Seaport, NYC), and others whose performing lives were intertwined with Pete Seeger’s, at 7 p.m., Friday, April 4, at the Eighth Step at Proctors (Fenimore Gallery stage). Several ...read more
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Wednesday, April 02 2014
In many of our mentoring sessions, we often talk about emulating the 'big boys.' Just because you’re a small business doesn’t mean you can’t employ some of the same strategies as big business. To that end, we have an opportunity to learn from one of the big boys in the recent Super Bowl advertisement competition. In this competition, one of the winners again was ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Economic, General News Article
Wednesday, April 02 2014
The Small Business Health Care Tax Credit helps small businesses and tax-exempt organizations pay for health care coverage they offer their employees. A small employer is eligible for the credit if it has fewer than 25 employees who work full-time, or a combination of full-time and part-time. For example, two half-time employees equal one employee for purposes of the credit. For 2013, the average ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Economic, General News Article
Wednesday, April 02 2014
35 Marketing Ideas… Maybe one will work for you! Network at your local Chamber of Commerce. This is a classic marketing idea for small businesses because it can yield big dividends. Association with the Chamber will make your events more credible, and you can find new partners or clients, or discover opportunities to teach or speak. Create relevant content on your website. Blog categories ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Economic, General News Article
Monday, March 31 2014
Please stop on in at Experience and Creative Design, Ltd., 510 Union Street, Schenectady for Easter decorations and spring door pieces on sale now until Friday, April 11! These items are 25 percent off, so hurry in while supplies last.
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Community
Monday, March 31 2014
The Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci) and The Dudley Observatory have each received $2,500 Capital District Library Council (CDLC) grants to assist with the cataloging and digitization of historic photographs, films, print materials and artifacts from their collections and making them available to the public through the New York Heritage website at http://newyorkheritage.org . miSci will ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
Monday, March 31 2014
The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) and The Schenectady Chamber of Commerce present a lunch-and-learn event: “Energy Efficiency is Within Your Reach.” If you are planning on making your business more energy efficient or are looking for ways to reduce your monthly energy costs, please attend this free seminar! April 2, 2014 | 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The Chamber of Schenectady County ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Human Interest
Monday, March 31 2014
The Water's Edge Lighthouse Restaurant and Terrace banquet facility will host a job fair on Sunday, April 6 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. This popular waterfront destination features an outdoor patio, riverside Cabana Bar, as well as their traditional dining room and bar. Positions are available for experienced servers in the restaurant and banquet facility, as well as busers in both facilities. The ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Monday, March 31 2014
Decker’s Landscape & Aquatics was proudly awarded the 'Best of Show' and 'People’s Choice' Awards at the Capital District Garden & Flower Show held at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy. Decker´s landscape exhibit for the Storybook Gardens theme was bursting with spring color and cascading waterfalls. Decker´s Landscape & Aquatics is a ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Monday, March 31 2014
Please join SCORE on Thursday, April 10 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Berkshire Bank, 151 Vly Road, Colonie, for the Small Business Symposia "Developing and Utilizing Marketing and Promotional Tools." The presenters will be Don Finney, Certified Score Mentor, and Ken Moore, Certified Score Mentor and Strategic Management Professor for the State University of New York - Albany. Attendees will ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest, Education
Monday, March 31 2014
Philip Morris, CEO of Proctors, Senator Elizabeth O’C Little (R-Queensbury) and Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) thanked Governor Cuomo, Senate Leaders Skelos and Klein and Assembly Speaker Silver for the inclusion of the Upstate New York Musical and Theatrical Production Tax Credit in the 2014-15 New York State Budget. The purpose of the measure is to provide a 25% tax ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Fun Facts, Political, Community, Human Interest
Monday, March 31 2014
Please join the Schenectady County Human Rights Commission and Union College for the Schenectady County Community Pride Walk, an awareness walk to stimulate dialogue and inspire action within the community to enhance advocacy for LGBT concerns in Schenectady County, on Saturday, April 12. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with the walk at 12 noon and a rally at 1 p.m. at Union College (use the ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Friday, March 28 2014
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that Quirky, an invention company headquartered in New York City, will open an office in downtown Schenectady. Quirky will occupy two floors at the Center City building at 433 State Street, and plans to create 180 new jobs in downtown Schenectady within the next three years. “We are continuing to see companies build and expand operations across our state ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Friday, March 28 2014
Quirky believes that the best ideas in the world aren’t actually in the world - they’re locked in people’s heads. They exist to solve that problem! Quirky will host a career fair on Thursday, April 3 from 12 to 2 p.m. at Key Hall in Downtown Schenectady. They are looking to meet people who have experience in the following areas only: Customer Support Representative Technical ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, General News Article, Community
Wednesday, March 26 2014
Please join Backstage Pub for its Live Music Saturdays at 501 Smith Street, Schenectady. This Saturday, March 29 from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., it's Karaoke Night with DJ Bob Barber of Digital Entertainment. There is no cover charge for live music Saturdays.
Categories: Fun Facts, Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Wednesday, March 26 2014
The City of Schenectady will host a Capital Region Summit entitled “Strengthening Cities, Communities and Homes” on April 9 and 10, 2014. Building upon last year’s highly successful City of Schenectady Realtors’ Day, this year’s summit has broadened its agenda and is targeted toward introducing and enhancing working partnerships focused on housing and community ...read more
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Wednesday, March 26 2014
The Center for Economic Growth and the Greater Capital Region Workforce Investment Boards invites you to join them for a panel discussion with leading industry experts about the jobs available in various tech sectors in the Capital Region on Friday, April 4 from 9 to 11 a.m. at The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, 660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany. Come hear from professionals in technology based ...read more
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Wednesday, March 26 2014
Annie & The Hedonists return to The Eighth Step for an evening of acoustic blues, jazz/swing and roots Americana, joined in concert by dobro wizard Kevin Maul at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, March 29, at Eighth Step at Proctors (Underground), 432 State Street, Schenectady. “If this is hedonism, I’m in” – North Country Public Radio; “Joyful, Bohemian…nostalgic ...read more
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Wednesday, March 26 2014
The Stakeholders, Inc. has announced the winners of the 2014 GOBY Awards (Get on Board Volunteer Awards) designed to recognize companies, organizations and individuals who have provided exemplary volunteer services in New York’s Capital Region. The GOBY Awards will be presented in a Hollywood-style ceremony on Wednesday, April 23, at the GE Theatre at Proctors, 432 State Street in Downtown ...read more
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Wednesday, March 26 2014
Brown School recently educated students and the community about the brain as part of the national Brain Awareness Week in early March. Students researched areas of the brain and completed related projects. The community was invited to "Brain Burst" where experts presented material on their brain area of expertise. Special presenters included: Dr. Mac Sudduth of miSci, Dr. Alison Curley ...read more
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Wednesday, March 26 2014
The Schenectady Legends, a five-year-old minor league professional basketball team in the Independent Basketball Association (IBA) and formerly of Albany, are coming to the Duanesburg Area Community Center (DACC) at 7 p.m. on April 11 and 12, 2014 to play the IBA's leading Wisconsin (Racine) Storm! The Legends are about affordable fun, family, rim-rocking professional basketball ...read more
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Wednesday, March 26 2014
On Friday, April 11 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., come on out to Trinity Presbyterian Church at 185 Swaggertown Road, Scotia for the Second Annual Zumba Fitness Fundraiser to honor the memory of Tammy and Jessie McCormack and raise money and awareness and treatment of those affected by domestic violence. Many of your favorite Zumba Fitness instructors are coming together to show support! There will be ...read more
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Tuesday, March 25 2014
Carmel Patrick, a non-profit management professional with more than 30 years of experience in fundraising, grant writing, marketing and community development, has been appointed Director of Development at the Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci). Patrick comes to miSci most recently from Schenectady County Community College, where she served as Executive Director of Development since 2010. ...read more
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Tuesday, March 25 2014
Printz & Patternz has always been a huge supporter of local small business, so the company decided to take it to the next level! This is an opportunity for all small businesses of the Capital District to get their name out to the masses. Capital District Coupons will not be just a coupon site, but a complete marketing and advertising vehicle as well. You might ask, "Why would the world ...read more
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Tuesday, March 25 2014
Please join ShaunMahoney Consulting on Tuesday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, May 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for "Women Leading Today - Spring 2014" at Schuyler Meadows Country Club, 7 Schuyler Meadows Road in Loudonville. This program is an intense two-day training course for rising women leaders in Tech Valley. It is designed and presented by business executives and ...read more
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Tuesday, March 25 2014
It's exciting what you can do with a home equity line from Berkshire Bank, but not as exciting as winning a year of payments. Get a great rate* on an equity line for the life of your loan and a chance to win ca$h! What would you do? Maybe it's home improvements or repairs, planning a dream vacation, making a major purchase, education or debt consolidation - a home equity line may be right ...read more
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Tuesday, March 25 2014
The Albany Devils will host the first-ever “Albany Devils Fight Cancer Night” on Saturday, March 29 against the Worcester Sharks at the Times Union Center at 5 p.m. Tickets are $18 with $5 benefiting the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at the Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center. Supporters will have the opportunity to donate $5 at the game and ...read more
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Tuesday, March 25 2014
Paul Fahey will now lead Proctors' internal marketing and PR agency as the new Director of Marketing. The agency is responsible for promoting a diverse portfolio including Proctors and Capital Repertory Theatre, Proctors School of the Performing Arts, Open Stage Media, the Tourism Promotion Agency for Schenectady County and the district energy plant Marquee Power, among other entities. ...read more
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Tuesday, March 25 2014
On Thursday, March 27 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., law enforcement officers and local officials will take their oath to “serve and protect” to a new level, trading in their handcuffs and badges for menus and serving trays at the “Law and Orders” event taking place at various Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar locations throughout the Capital District. Law enforcement ...read more
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Tuesday, March 25 2014
Please join Schenectady Habitat for Humanity a ground-breaking ceremony for its 7th Women Build house in Schenectady on Saturday, March 29 at 2 p.m. The house will be located at the corner of Van Vranken Avenue and Salina Street. Come celebrate with Schenectady Habitat for Humanity Women Build and the Saxon Family as they start their journey toward homeownership.
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Tuesday, March 25 2014
Please join Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region for Bowl for Kids' Sake on Friday, April 4 from 4 to 10 p.m. at Spare Time in Latham and family / school bowl on Saturday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Spare Time in Latham and 1 to 3 p.m. at Saratoga Strike Zone, Saratoga Springs. Each participant receives two complimentary games and shoe rental, pizza, and a beverage. All donors ...read more
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Tuesday, March 25 2014
Have you been pining all winter for a Jack Burger? Well, the wait is over! Jumpin' Jack's Drive-In will be open for the season this Thursday, March 27. Stop in at 5 Schonowee Avenue, Scotia for your favorite treats of the season!
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, March 25 2014
Transfinder president and CEO Antonio Civitella will be the featured guest at the next Startup Grind, scheduled for this Thursday, March 27 at the Beahive, 418 Broadway in Albany. Civitella heads Transfinder, one of the nation’s leaders in school bus routing software. Transfinder landed on Inc. magazine’s “fastest-growing companies” list for the past eight straight years. ...read more
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Tuesday, March 25 2014
Please join Musicians of Ma'alwyck and Membra Jesu Nostri on Friday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian for their Works for Good Friday and Holy Saturday. This is part of Good Friday services, free-will offering taken. Musicians of Ma'alwyck will perform on Saturday, April 19 at 3 p.m. at First Reformed Church, Schenectady. Cost is $25 for adults and $10 for students. The ...read more
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Tuesday, March 25 2014
Schenectady County will be hosting a public meeting on Tuesday, April 1 to discuss proposed trail crossing improvements at State Route 5S in Rotterdam. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Rotterdam Junction Firehouse, 1215 Main Street, Rotterdam Junction. The project’s goal is to improve safety when trail users cross NYS Route 5S on the Mohawk Hudson Bike Trail. The project is a ...read more
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Tuesday, March 25 2014
W. A. Waheed (holding scissors) along with family, friends, grandchildren and local officials celebrated the grand opening of the Taj Mahal restaurant at its new location, 142 Clinton Street in downtown Schenectady, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, March 20. Taj Mahal features authentic Indian cuisine and is open every day for dinner from 4 to 9 p.m. There is a lunch buffet served ...read more
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Thursday, March 20 2014
Join the Chamber in supporting tax reform. The Governor and the Legislature are working to approve the 2014-15 state budget by March 31. There are several proposed tax reforms that our legislators are considering. Your opinion is critical and makes a difference! Here are key issues for which the Chamber has been advocating. We encourage you to send an e-mail to your representatives with the links ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Political, General News Article, Economic
Thursday, March 20 2014
Leadership Tech Valley is a dynamic, interactive program that provides skill development and community immersion experiences that enable participants to grow personally and professionally as they explore issues and opportunities in Tech Valley. It provides opportunities for individuals from diverse fields and backgrounds to come together and address regional challenges, enhance their leadership ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Education, Human Interest
Thursday, March 20 2014
One HUGE Sale has undergone a lot of changes this past week, including changing its name. The new name is One HUGE Savings, which sometimes may also be referred to as OHS! In addition to the name change, the store has updated its register system. You can begin earning stars right away the same way as before. Spend $15 in 10 separate transactions and earn 15% off any future purchase. In addition, ...read more
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Thursday, March 20 2014
Please join SCORE on Wednesday, March 26 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at Tec-Smart, Saratoga Technology and Energy Park (STEP), 345 Hermes Road, Malta for the Small Business Symposia "Building and Sustaining Lasting Strategic Partnerships." The presenter will be Craig Horneck, Certified SCORE Mentor and retired manager of partnerships for GE Power and Water. The take-aways will be: Are you ...read more
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Thursday, March 20 2014
Please join Schenectady County Community College on Wednesday, March 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. for a course entitled "Grow Your Business with E-mail and Social Media" (CRN# 11184 CFN 955-01). The instructor for this course will be Erik Bunaes, and the course is designed to give small businesses and nonprofit organizations some simple ideas for growing their organizations using e-mail marketing ...read more
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Thursday, March 20 2014
Please join Backstage Pub for its Live Music Saturdays at 501 Smith Street, Schenectady. This Saturday, March 22, from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., stop in and enjoy the return of local favorite Mike Jessup as he plays an eclectic mix of modern and classic rock. There is no cover charge for live music Saturdays.
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Thursday, March 20 2014
Please join Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region for its 2nd Annual Autism Conference on Saturday, April 5 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Sage Colleges, 651 First Street in Troy (Bush Memorial Center). For more information or to register, please call Kelly Gansfuss at 518.244.2217, e-mail gansfk@sage.edu or visit sage.edu/newsevents/treatment-of-autism/
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Thursday, March 20 2014
The 17th Annual New York State Cyber Security Conference (NYSCSC ‘14) and 9th Annual Symposium on Information Assurance (ASIA ‘14) is a two day event co-hosted by the New York State Office of Information Technology Services Enterprise Information Security Office, the University at Albany’s School of Business and College of Computing and Information, and The NYS Forum, Inc. The ...read more
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Thursday, March 20 2014
The Tri-City ValleyCats have announced the 4th Annual National Anthem tryouts on Saturday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Crossgates Mall in Guilderland. The ValleyCats will partner with Oldies 98.3, with Jaime Roberts from the Jaime in the Morning Show serving as the event emcee. The top performance will have the opportunity to perform the National Anthem prior to a premium fireworks night ...read more
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Thursday, March 20 2014
The Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region officially opened its satellite office at 920 Albany Street in the Hamilton Hill neighborhood of Schenectady on Thursday, March 20. The Community Loan Fund will be located at the Schenectady County Business Center. The County is donating space to the Loan Fund for the office. “Schenectady County is proud to be partnering with the Community Loan ...read more
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Thursday, March 20 2014
CDPHP has awarded $750,000 to local physicians for achievements in patient satisfaction, quality of care, and efficiency in health care services. The practices, all which are part of the CDPHP Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) initiative, serve as an example of how coordinated health care can improve peoples’ lives and lower health care costs. The practices that earned performance bonuses under ...read more
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Thursday, March 20 2014
John McDonald, a 16 year member of the Saratoga Springs Lions Club, is the recipient of the 2014 Baptist Health System Foundation Community Service Award. Mr. McDonald was selected from all the nominations that were sent in and voted upon by Baptist Health System Foundation Board Members. John will be presented with his award, along with a check for $2,000 to benefit a not-for-profit ...read more
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Thursday, March 20 2014
On April 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Albany High School will host its third annual career fair (informational only). The school has had much success over the last two years with more than 50 businesses and nearly 500 students attending each year. Lunch and beverages will be provided by the school's Culinary Arts Program. If you are interested in participating, please navigate to ...read more
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Thursday, March 20 2014
Please join Mazzone Hospitality for Dinner and a Show at Key Hall @ Proctors, 436 State Street, Schenectady on Sunday, June 1. Dinner is from 4 to 6:10 p.m. following by Phantom of the Opera at 6:30 p.m. This lavish station-style dinner is complete with wonderful hors d'ouevres, a bountiful dinner buffet and a dessert station filled with French pastries and petit fours. In addition, a glass ...read more
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Thursday, March 20 2014
First New York Federal Credit Union is expanding its financial literacy outreach by offering Chamber member businesses and their employees a free credit score! With all the store breaching going on of late, it's wise to check your credit to make sure your identify is safe and what's on your report should be there. For more information or to make your appointment, please call Ruth Schulman ...read more
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Thursday, March 20 2014
Cris Williamson, feminist singer songwriter-guitarist whose brilliant lyrics and powerful, expressive voice continue to enrapture audiences, will introduce in concert a double CD (24 songs) at 7:30 p.m., on Friday, March 28 at Eighth Step at Proctors, (GE Theatre, 432 State Street, Schenectady). Today, with more than 30 full albums to her credit, Williamson continues to tour, adding new material ...read more
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Thursday, March 20 2014
Please join CEG on Friday, March 28 from 7:30 with continental breakfast and program from 8 to 9 a.m. for Tech Valley and Beyond: Growing Sustainable Infrastructure At The Speed Of life at Hampton Inn, 25 Chapel Street, Albany. This is an update on the regional infrastructure initiative which brings together a network of stakeholders representing business, government, education and community ...read more
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Thursday, March 20 2014
Family & Child Service of Schenectady will dedicate its agency program office at 1007 Maryland Avenue in Schenectady on Thursday, March 27 and honor four local contributors whose support made use of the building possible. The Wright Family Foundation Inc., Fenimore Asset Management Inc., John Edwards of Sage Engineering Associates, LLP and John and Cornelia Hume will be honored for their ...read more
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Tuesday, March 11 2014
Like AAA Northway for an entry to win a 4-pack of season passes to the Great Escape with parking included. Follow us on Twitter for more chances to win. Second prize is a $50 gift card from AAA Northway. Visit AAA.com/Contest for details.
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