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School is hard. Being a teenager is hard. These things are even harder when a kid is struggling with behavioral health issues. One in five youths between ages 13 and 18 have or will have a serious mental illness. One in ten has a mood disorder, one in ten has a behavior or conduct disorder, and one in eleven has an anxiety disorder. That’s why…
Northern Rivers Family of Services announced that Amy DiRamio, LCSW-R, has been named Executive Program Director of Behavioral Health, overseeing Northern Rivers Behavioral Health Centers (BHCs) in Albany and Schenectady. The BHCs, located at 401 New Karner Road in Albany and 530 Franklin Street in Schenectady, are New York State Office of Mental…
Mayor Patrick Madden announced the City of Troy will host an overnight stop of the 2018 Great Race, the world’s premiere vintage car rally, on Sunday, June 24. Hemmings Motor News’ the Great Race will bring 120 of the world’s finest antique automobiles to the Collar City for the event – presented locally by Brown’s Brewing Company – with the first…
MaryKate Kraus has been named the director of high school programming and educational outreach at Hudson Valley Community College. Kraus has worked in higher education since 2004 and brings a variety of skills and experiences in the college setting to the position. In her role at Hudson Valley, Kraus will oversee programming for the College in the…
Tech Valley Center of Gravity in Troy will host an exploration of the depth and breadth of the digital game ecosystem in the Tech Valley at a workshop it is hosting on Wednesday, March 7 from 1 to 7 pm. Participants will learn about the companies included in this ecosystem, what they do and who they work with and how during a panel discussion…
The Collar City is nearing the completion of the community’s Comprehensive Plan, a guide for municipal decision-making, investment, development, and land use planning in Troy. Mayor Patrick Madden announced the City’s Planning Commission will conduct the first of two public hearings of the Realize Troy Comprehensive Plan – the City’s first in over…
With blood and platelet donations being distributed at hospitals faster than donations can be collected, Mayor Patrick Madden is encouraging Collar City residents to give blood to help the American Red Cross eliminate a nationwide winter shortage.  Mayor Madden said, “With a nationwide blood shortage reaching a critical level, the need for…
Unity House has announced two recent promotions: Dave Warren has been promoted to service director of the organization’s Community Resources programs, and Tabitha Dunn has been named service director of Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services programs. In his new role, Warren is responsible for oversight of Unity House’s crisis intervention;…
After 18 great years it was time for us to update the eBizDocs brand. Our new color scheme, slogan, logo and design directly represent, how we feel, where our industry is heading. With the changing landscape we knew it was time for us to make this change and give our customers a new fresh look, while catching the attention of new customers through…
In December the IRS issued a notice that delays the furnishing deadline for 2017 ACA Reporting and President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, eliminating the individual mandate penalty beginning in 2019. A failure to obtain acceptable health insurance in 2017 and 2018 could result in a penalty for the individual. To read entire article …
On Jan. 22, 2018, President Donald Trump signed into law a short-term continuing spending resolution to end the government shutdown and continue funding through Feb. 8, 2018.  The continuing resolution impacts three taxes and fees under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). To read entire article click here.
The Office of Career Planning at The Sage Colleges is among eight college and university career centers in New York’s Capital Region working together on a career fair for students studying science, technology, engineering, mathematics and the health sciences. The colleges – Sage, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Maria College, Siena…
ALBANY, N.Y. (February 6, 2018) – Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, has announced two new partners: Nicole S. Green and Scott D. Shimick. Nicole Green joined Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP in 2009. Ms. Green practices in many areas of corporate and business law including mergers and acquisitions,…
TBC is continuing to expand its workforce, hiring eight full-time employees since July.  The first new-hire, Sue Blair, was hired as TBC’s operations specialist. Blair started in mid-July, and came to TBC with over 20 years of experience in the engineering and construction industries. Kristina Farrell and Karen Jennings were both hired in late…
The Albany Business Review has named Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C. (TBC) as the area’s largest CPA firm, according to a list that ranks CPA firms based on the number of Certified Public Accountants employed in their Capital Region office. The list was published on Friday, February 2, 2018. TBC has finished as the area’s largest firm…
CEO is happy to announce that Sue Rosa has been named the new Vice President for the organization. Ms. Rosa has been with the agency for more than two decades, and is advancing from her former role as Chief Administrative Officer. Ms. Rosa, a graduate of Russell Sage and former resident of Troy for over 20 years, has directed the Human Resources…
During the month of February, the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will be illuminated with pulsing red lights as part of the American Heart Association’s effort to remind people that heart disease is the number one killer of women in America. According to Paul Martin,…
When cold weather hits, local residents who are struggling to pay energy bills wonder how they can make ends meet and still keep warm. Many find themselves in need of extra help as usage and costs go up when the temperatures drop. With another very generous grant from the National Grid Foundation, Catholic Charities is able to provide emergency…
Community Resource Federal Credit Union employees raised funds and participated in the 21st Annual Garden Bowl for Capital Roots on Saturday, January 26, 2018. The fundraiser, held at Uncle Sam’s Lanes in Troy, helps the nonprofit organization support its food access programs including 51 Community Gardens, the Veggie Mobile, Healthy Streets and…
Small business owners know how mandates can increase health insurance costs. Lawmakers have introduced 71 new coverage mandates since their return to Albany earlier this month. Unfortunately, that is not the worst of it.    There is an immediate threat to your coverage. It is a 14 percent "assessment" on some health insurers included in Governor's…
School is hard. Being a teenager is hard. These things are even harder when a kid is struggling with behavioral health issues. One in five youths between ages 13 and 18 have or will have a serious mental illness. One in ten has a mood disorder, one in ten has a behavior or conduct disorder, and one in eleven has an anxiety disorder. That’s why…
Northern Rivers Family of Services announced that Amy DiRamio, LCSW-R, has been named Executive Program Director of Behavioral Health, overseeing Northern Rivers Behavioral Health Centers (BHCs) in Albany and Schenectady. The BHCs, located at 401 New Karner Road in Albany and 530 Franklin Street in Schenectady, are New York State Office of Mental…
Mayor Patrick Madden announced the City of Troy will host an overnight stop of the 2018 Great Race, the world’s premiere vintage car rally, on Sunday, June 24. Hemmings Motor News’ the Great Race will bring 120 of the world’s finest antique automobiles to the Collar City for the event – presented locally by Brown’s Brewing Company – with the first…
Feb
22
A representative from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be available at the Chamber office.  This service is available to all businesses…
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Feb
27
Learn how to harness YOUR power within, build professional and personal networks and find inspiring mentors! Join top women professionals as they share…
7:30 a.m. Check-in & Breakfast; 8 - 9:30 a.m. Mentoring
Mar
07
Attend this dynamic discussion and Q&A with the presidents of area colleges at the Chamber's popular College Presidents Panel Discussion. Learn what’s…
7:30 a.m. Check-in & Breakfast, 8-9:30 a.m. Panel Discussion