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The Sage Colleges meets or exceeds all requirements necessary to be considered compliant with New York state’s 129-B Enough is Enough (EIE) law according to an audit of policies and procedures around campus sexual assault conducted by the New York State Office of Campus Safety.  In the review of 240 colleges and universities, Sage was among 95…
Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C., an Intellectual Property law firm based in Albany and Rochester, New York, is pleased to announce seven Attorneys have been named as “Upstate New York 2017 Super Lawyers” by the publishers of Thomson Reuters. Partners Susan E. Farley, Nicholas Mesiti, David P. Miranda, Victor Cardona and Alana M. Fuierer…
The Costumer will be celebrating 100 Years of Community, Customers and Colleagues on September 24, 2017 between 1-4pm. Invited guests will be given a unique opportunity to preview “Well-Dressed in Victorian Albany: 19th Century Fashion from the Albany Institute Collection”, which opens October 7, 2017. Erik Johnsen, Owner and President, said, “We…
Dunkin’ Donuts and Amtrak today announced the expansion of their partnership to now offer Dunkin’ Donuts Original Blend and Dunkin’ Decaf hot coffee on board Amtrak Northeast Regional trains. The newest phase of this partnership follows the successful April launch of Dunkin’ Donuts hot coffee on board Amtrak Acela Express high-speed trains…
Mr. William Przylucki and Ms. Karen Gregory have been appointed to the Board of Community Maternity Services, an agency of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany. Mr. Przylucki has served for over thirty-six years in various roles in different human services organizations, including for New York State, and spent 23 years working for Catholic…
The Hudson Valley Community College Foundation named local businessman Peter Marx the 2017 recipient of its Outstanding Philanthropist Award. Marx received the award during the college’s annual Leadership Donor Reception on Sept. 14 at the Franklin Plaza Rooftop Terrace in Troy. The award is presented annually to an individual, couple or family…
Martha “Marty” Desmond has been named the chairperson of the Nursing Department at Hudson Valley Community College. Desmond has 37 years of experience as a registered nurse. She joined the Hudson Valley faculty in 2008 and most recently served as the interim department chair. In 2015, she earned a Merit Award for her dedication and commitment to…
On September 19, dads, step-dads, grandfathers and uncles (and some moms, too!) participated in the annual Dads Take Your Child to School Day. All five Troy City School District elementary schools participated. Dads were welcomed with a breakfast and had the opportunity to visit classrooms and read with their children. Actively involved fathers…
YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc., in collaboration with The Arts Center of the Capital Region announces open call for written submissions from artists for YWCA-GCR’s 3rd Annual Brava Fundraiser, emceed by Nia Hamm, Reporter, WYNYT-TV newsChannel 13, on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the Arts Center of the Capital Region. We invite writers to…
How can families give their elderly loved ones the care they need while also taking care of their own children, careers, and other responsibilities? An estimated 40 million Americans now care for a senior parent, relative or friend. However, family care usually isn’t enough to meet the demands of the senior and the family. The solution in many of…
Today TEDxAlbany, an independently organized event annually sponsored by Overit, announces its call for speakers. This year’s daylong event will take place on Thursday, December 7 at Overit’s offices on New Scotland Avenue in Albany. All interested speakers are encouraged to submit thought-provoking presentation ideas via TEDxAlbany.org. Launched…
Kinderhook Bank (OTCQB: NUBK) has opened a full-service banking center at 197 Delaware Avenue in Delmar, NY just steps away from its former location in the Delaware Plaza.   “As a local community bank, convenient branch locations and services are very important to our customers. The need for a personal relationship with their bank, plus the…
Nurse.org, the web’s leading career site for nurses, has recognized St. Peter's Hospital as one of the best hospitals for nurses to work for in New York. Over the past two years, Nurse.org has collected more than 1,747 reviews by nurses at 176 New York hospitals about their workplace satisfaction. Reviews in New York state have revealed that St.…
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany is deploying six employees to Houston, Texas, to assist with the storm recovery from Hurricane Harvey. All six employees volunteered for the two week deployment and are leaving on Monday, September 18th. The list includes Bob Boehlert, Peter Catal, Samantha Coluccio, and Alisa Nurminen from Catholic…
Cybersecurity isn't what it used to be. No longer a secret art practiced by a few underground criminals, cybercrime has become standard vocabulary in our lives. It's everywhere - in our board rooms, our workplaces and our homes. It's ambient, like the air we breathe. Despite its global impact, it is largely invisible due to our continued…
Chelsea Diana, Albany Business Review Mike Hickey, who has led some of the fastest-growing technology companies in the Albany, New York, area, has been named CEO of Monolith Solar, the solar panel installation company. The company has more than doubled its employee count this year to almost 150 people and has seen 300 percent revenue growth since…
Linda Hillman, former longtime president of the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce, has joined Pierce Communications as the firm's executive advisor. In her new role, Hillman will participate in the firm's business and relationship development and provide senior level counsel to clients on issues ranging from government affairs,…
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) alumnus and former CEO and co-founder of digital video brand advertising company YuMe Jayant Kadambi ’85, M.S. ’86, has been selected as the 2017 William F. Glaser ’53 Rensselaer Entrepreneur of the Year. Established in 1990, the award brings the world of entrepreneurship and innovation into Rensselaer…
Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis Engineering & Surveying, a firm specializing in structural and site engineering and surveying services in Clifton Park, NY, is proud to announce we are now a Design Professional Corporation (D.P.C.). As a D.P.C., as opposed to our previous P.C. (Professional Corporation) ownership structure, a limited number of the…
The Chazen Companies, an employee-owned, multi-disciplinary firm providing civil engineering, land surveying, planning, environmental and safety consulting, landscape architecture, construction services and transportation planning and engineering, is pleased to announce Christopher J. LaPorta, EIT has been promoted to Project Engineer. LaPorta, an…
The Sage Colleges meets or exceeds all requirements necessary to be considered compliant with New York state’s 129-B Enough is Enough (EIE) law according to an audit of policies and procedures around campus sexual assault conducted by the New York State Office of Campus Safety.  In the review of 240 colleges and universities, Sage was among 95…
Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C., an Intellectual Property law firm based in Albany and Rochester, New York, is pleased to announce seven Attorneys have been named as “Upstate New York 2017 Super Lawyers” by the publishers of Thomson Reuters. Partners Susan E. Farley, Nicholas Mesiti, David P. Miranda, Victor Cardona and Alana M. Fuierer…
The Costumer will be celebrating 100 Years of Community, Customers and Colleagues on September 24, 2017 between 1-4pm. Invited guests will be given a unique opportunity to preview “Well-Dressed in Victorian Albany: 19th Century Fashion from the Albany Institute Collection”, which opens October 7, 2017. Erik Johnsen, Owner and President, said, “We…
Sep
26
Designed to help individuals new to WordpPress environment learn how to maintain an existing Wordpress site from content to publishing. This course…
8 - 8:30 a.m. Check-in & Refreshments; 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Training Session
Sep
28
Learn how to craft your perfect pitch to ensure your message hits the right note. Showcasing your expertise and credibility in an engaging manner, while…
7:30 a.m. Check-in & Breakfast; 8 - 9:30 a.m. Program
Oct
12
Get connected, develop leads and build relationships at our one-of-a-kind, fast-paced networking event! These luncheons are a fun and effective way to…
11:30 a.m. Check-in & Lunch, 12 - 1:15 p.m. Networking