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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
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
Thursday, June 26 2014
School is out for the summer, and many Schenectady kids will be eating lunch, though not at school. For more than 80 percent of students in the Schenectady City School District those who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches, lunch will not be eaten in the school cafeteria. Thanks to the District’s opting for the Community Eligibility Option, all who attend the City Schools get free ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Thursday, June 26 2014
U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko announced that Schenectady County Airport will receive $181,710 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The federal funding will be used to design the rehabilitation of the runway. Once rehabilitated, this project would ensure safer airfield operations at the airport by improving the ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Political, Economic, Human Interest
Thursday, June 26 2014
The Rev. Kenneth J. Doyle, Chairman of the Albany County Airport Authority, announced the major expansion and relocation of the Airport's Foreign Currency Exchange. Travelex, the world's largest non-bank foreign currency exchange provider with more than 200 locations in the United States, has assumed full operation of the Airport's Foreign Currency Exchange. The Travelex store is ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Thursday, June 26 2014
UHY Advisors NY, which began in 1964 in a small office on Colvin Avenue in Albany, and expanded to become part of the network that comprises one of the 20 largest accounting firms in the country as reported by Accounting Today, is marking its 50th anniversary in 2014. “We’re proud to celebrate 50 years of service in New York and look forward to carrying on the tradition of excellence ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Thursday, June 26 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: Chamber, Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Thursday, June 26 2014
Horizon Bradco has expanded with the opening of a 10,000 square foot facility in Pompano Beach, Florida. This location, which is the third for the company, includes both an office space and a warehouse with parts department. There are plans to open a state of the art test kitchen and training center in 2015. This facility provides Horizon Bradco the ability to better serve the increasing demand of ...read more
Categories: Economic, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, June 26 2014
Schenectady VanCurler Music, inside Proctors Theatre Arcade at 432 State Street in downtown Schenectady, will celebrate its 30th Anniversary on Tuesday, July 1! Florence, Rhoda, Shawn and all the staff would like to share with you this celebration with a 30 percent discount on everything in the store from Monday, June 30 through Thursday, July 3. Stop in, browse the store's phenomenal ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, June 26 2014
Michael R. Suprunowicz received the 2014 Crystal Apple Award as the Outstanding Alumnus of the Schenectady City School District. It was awarded by The Schenectady City School District Educational Foundation, Inc., whose mission is to provide funds for the enhancement of learning for students in Schenectady Public Schools. Mr. Suprunowicz graduated from Linton High School in 1973, after having ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Thursday, June 26 2014
Please join fellow SCCC alumni and friends for a summer evening at the Top of the Hill Bar & Grill at the Tri-City ValleyCats, Joseph L. Bruno Stadium on Thursday, July 17. Game time is 7 p.m. The best part? Your meal will be prepared by SCCC Culinary students. Located adjacent to the scoreboard in the left field, the Top of the Hill Grill offers a breathtaking elevated view of "The ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, June 24 2014
Please join Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region for The Chef's Challenge on Thursday, July 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Excelsior springs, adjacent to the Marriott in Saratoga Springs. This great event is being hosted by Kevin and Shanna from The River Morning Show. There will be two competitions and one culinary treat for all! Competing head to head with secret ingredients which ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Fun Facts, General News Article
Tuesday, June 24 2014
Please join the Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region on Friday, July 20 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at Rollarama Skating Center, 2710 Hamburg Street, Schenectady for a roller skating party and fundraiser. Cost is $6 per person and includes skate rentals. To make your reservation, please contact Lisa Janicke at 518.355.2191 or e-mail outreach@albanyautism.org .
Categories: General News Article, Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 24 2014
County Waste & Recycling will be hosting a benefit golf tournament on Saturday, July 19. Benefits will go toward The Ronald McDonald house Charities of the Capital Region, Inc., Ronald McDonald House of Albany, The Care Mobile and The Family Room at Albany Medical Children’s Hospital. To be a sponsor or to participate in the golf tournament, please contact Kelli Smith at 518.877.2316 or ...read more
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Tuesday, June 24 2014
Please join The Business Council and Center For Economic Growth on Tuesday, July 1 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. for The Mighty Middle Market at The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, 660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany. The Empire State is home to one of the nation’s largest middle market sectors, representing 10,000 businesses. Defined as companies with annual revenues of $10 million to $1 billion, ...read more
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Tuesday, June 24 2014
The New York Racing Association, Inc. announced the all-new Berkshire Bank Family Mondays at Saratoga Race Course. The weekly family festivals will be held each Monday of the meet at the Saratoga Pavilion, located inside the entrance to the Reserved Seats Office near the Carousel, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Admission to Saratoga Race Course is free for children 12 and under when accompanied by an ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, June 24 2014
Please join the Schenectady County Historical Society, 32 Washington Avenue, Schenectady on Saturday, June 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. as they present "Canals and Railroads: From Collaboration to Competition" opening reception. This great event was developed by the Alco Technical and Historical Society. The reception will feature a special presentation by ATHS historian and exhibit curator, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
Monday, June 23 2014
The Chamber of Schenectady County recently recognized three of its Ambassadors for their work on behalf of the Chamber. Maya McNulty, owner of Up In Your Business, a marketing company located in Schenectady, was recognized as the Chamber’s Ambassador of the Year for 2013. “Maya was everywhere as a Chamber Ambassador last year. She attended almost all of our grand opening ribbon ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Monday, June 23 2014
Kinderhook Bank has announced its expansion into downtown Albany with a branch opening at 39 North Pearl Street. “We are very excited to expand our branch network into downtown Albany and provide more outlets for community banking at its best,” said John A. Balli, Kinderhook Bank’s Chief Executive Officer. “The branch will have our signature relaxed atmosphere where the ...read more
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Monday, June 23 2014
Experience and Creative Design, located at 510 Union Street, Schenectady is offering 50 percent savings on Root Candles. Each richly scented candle is proudly made in the USA of premium waxes and natural woven wicks for pure, clean flames that burn longer than ordinary candles. Stop by today to support Root Candles and other American-made products!
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Monday, June 23 2014
This is the last chance to register for Center for Economic Growth 18th Annual Technology Innovation Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, June 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Century House, Albany. Come celebrate and honor their most innovative and growth-oriented companies and individuals making great strides in Tech Valley. Martin Babinec, serial entrepreneur and Upstate venture catalyst, will ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Human Interest