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The Houston Astros have announced their minor league coaching staffs for the 2018 season, and have assigned Jason Bell to serve as the ValleyCats manager, Erick Abreu as pitching coach, and Jeremy Barnes as hitting coach, who returns for his second season. Jason Bell becomes the ninth manager in ValleyCats history, taking over for Morgan Ensberg…
Alan Goldberg, retired president and CEO of First Albany Companies, has been named chair of the board of directors of MVP Health Care. He previously served as vice chair of the MVP board and has been a director since 2006. He succeeds Karen Johnson. Goldberg has served on the board of directors of several publicly traded companies, including First…
Non-profit organizations and government agencies in Rensselaer County are invited to submit applications to The Louis and Hortense Rubin Community Fellows Program for its 2018-19 funding cycle. The Louis and Hortense Rubin Community Fellows Program is a cooperative venture of The Sage Colleges, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Hudson Valley…
The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) Board Chairman, David M. Stackrow has been elected as Vice-Chair of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Board of Directors. APTA is the national trade association for bus, rail, paratransit and other organizations that move people throughout North America. The association also…
City of Troy Mayor Patrick Madden announced the City Station North project, the next phase of the United Group of Companies continued investment in the Congress Street business corridor, is moving forward in the City of Troy. The proposed 228,000 square foot mixed-use development will transform an under-utilized property located at 141 Congress…
TimesUnion.com A regional airline will begin offering nonstop flights between Albany and Myrtle Beach, S.C., on April 5. Elite Airways, with a fleet of CRJ-200 and CRJ-700 regional jets, will offer service on Thursdays and Sundays, with fares beginning at $199 one-way. There is no fee for the first checked bag up to 50 lbs. or for oversized golf…
Each year the hockey team, invited by the La Salle soccer team, participates in the Breast Cancer Walk in Washington Park. This year the hockey team wanted to start their own annual benefit to support a local organization. Since La Salle has a tradition of military influences with its JROTC programs the boys thought that honoring our veterans…
Linium Recruiting, the Capital Region’s leading recruiter for professional and technology positions, today announced the launch of a Rapid Response Team dedicated to helping employers secure temporary employees – critical to keeping their businesses operating and growing – amid the start of the New York State Paid Family Leave Program. As of…
The Arts Center of the Capital Region is pleased to announce our Annual Call for Entries and the 120˚ Intercollegiate Exhibition call for submission.     Annual Call for Entries: The Arts Center of the Capital Region is pleased to announce the annual Call for Entries. Submissions will be considered for opportunities including solo exhibitions,…
The Bonadio Group, upstate New York’s largest independent provider of accounting, consulting and financial services, has promoted Kevin Testo, CPA, to partner. The promotion took effect on January 1. After six years of audit experience with a national Big 4 firm, Kevin joined The Bonadio Group in 2009. Kevin primarily focuses his time on…
With vehicle components and technology evolving so rapidly, it’s important that the college’s Automotive Technical Services students have newer cars to work on… not your grandparents’ 1976 Mercury Montego. That’s why vehicle donations like the one announced on Jan. 9 are so important. Representatives from Mohawk Honda and the Eastern New York…
January 12, 2018 (Albany, NY) – First New York Federal Credit Union will issue four $1,000 scholarships this spring. Applications for the scholarship must be submitted by the March 9, 2018 deadline. Applicants must: be a member in good standing with First New York Federal Credit Union, be a graduating high school senior, plan to attend an…
CDPHP is thrilled to announce the results of a year-long, employee-driven fundraising campaign that netted nearly $60,000 for two local charities. The efforts, all part of the CDPHP Charity of Choice campaign, gives employees the opportunity to provide both financial and hands-on support to some of the most vulnerable members of our community.…
The CAP COM Cares Foundation, the charitable giving arm of CAP COM Federal Credit Union, has announced its partnership with the Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. (MHANYS). Specifically, the CAP COM Cares Foundation has helped MHANYS furnish their Capital Region Training Center located on the fourth floor of 194 Washington Avenue in…
Albany, N.Y., January 10, 2018 – CSArch, a leading architecture, engineering and construction management firm in New York State, is pleased to announce the promotion of Daryl Mastracci, PE, LEED AP BD+C to Managing Principal. “As a leader of our firm’s engineering department, Daryl has been instrumental in the growth and management of our…
TROY, NY—Whitney Young Health announced today the hiring of two new pediatric providers, Dr. Samina Mian and Dr. Janice Kao. The addition of Dr. Mian and Dr. Kao allows for increased appointment availability, enabling more patients to be treated at the health centers located in Albany, Troy and Watervliet. Dr. Mian received her education from…
Anders M. Tomson, President and CEO of Chemung Canal Trust Company, today announced that Daniel D. Fariello has been named President of the Capital Bank Division of Chemung Canal Trust Company.  Fariello, who joined Capital Bank in December 2013, currently serves as Senior Vice President, Commercial Loan Manager and Market Executive of the company…
architecture+, a design and service oriented architecture and planning firm in Troy, New York, has announced the addition of two new staff. Julie Borden, who has worked as a student intern since May, has joined the firm full time as an Interior Designer. Borden, of Troy, New York, holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the Art…
Tax reform is here - start planning now.  The Wojeski & Company CPA Firm and Greenbush Financial Group are teaming up to host a complimentary breakfast seminar to educate local business owners and individual taxpayers on the new tax rules for 2018. We will be covering the new 20% qualified business income deduction, new tax brackets, 100%…
Hillary Hart, CPA, has been named senior staff accountant and Tina Wensley office administrator at Wojeski & Company CPAs, PC. Hart is a member of the tax team responsible for tax preparation and compliance for individuals, businesses, trusts, estates and nonprofits. With more than 10 years of experience in the field, she holds a bachelor’s…
The Houston Astros have announced their minor league coaching staffs for the 2018 season, and have assigned Jason Bell to serve as the ValleyCats manager, Erick Abreu as pitching coach, and Jeremy Barnes as hitting coach, who returns for his second season. Jason Bell becomes the ninth manager in ValleyCats history, taking over for Morgan Ensberg…
Alan Goldberg, retired president and CEO of First Albany Companies, has been named chair of the board of directors of MVP Health Care. He previously served as vice chair of the MVP board and has been a director since 2006. He succeeds Karen Johnson. Goldberg has served on the board of directors of several publicly traded companies, including First…
Non-profit organizations and government agencies in Rensselaer County are invited to submit applications to The Louis and Hortense Rubin Community Fellows Program for its 2018-19 funding cycle. The Louis and Hortense Rubin Community Fellows Program is a cooperative venture of The Sage Colleges, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Hudson Valley…
Jan
24
Learn the latest cybersecurity tips and receive actionable advice to defend your small business. Most likely, you've received an email from a co-worker,…
7:30 a.m. Check-in & Breakfast; 8-9:30 a.m. Training
Jan
25
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
06
Designed for Chamber members looking to maximize their investment by getting engaged and connected with the business community. Whether you’re a new or…
7:30 a.m. Check-in & Breakfast; 8 - 9 a.m. Benefits Overview & Networking