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The School of Architecture has been ranked the 13th best undergraduate program in the nation by the architectural research organization DesignIntelligence. This is the highest ranking in the history of the School of Architecture. The DesignIntelligence Quarterly’s annual “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools” edition is the most sought…
The Sage Colleges inaugurated Dr. Christopher Ames as its 10th President. The Inauguration Ceremony was attended by more than 300 students, faculty, staff, and members of the board of trustees, as well as community leaders and political officials. The event, held in the Schacht Fine Arts Center theater on the Russell Sage College campus in Troy,…
The mayors of Albany, Schenectady, and Troy, county officials, nonprofit leaders and others joined today to officially create the nation’s first regional Green & Healthy Homes InitiativeTM (GHHI) partnership. The GHHI Compact Signing Ceremony, held at the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce, marked the official creation of the partnership…
The Teaching Gallery at Hudson Valley Community College announces Vivid Forms: Cut Paper and Installations, an exhibition by Rhode Island artist Barbara Owen on view Oct. 26 – Dec. 2, 2017. Owen discusses her work on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium; a reception follows from 4 to 6 p.m. in the…
The American Red Cross of Northeastern New York is pleased to announce its 2017 Real Heroes award recipients. These individuals – ordinary citizens who have performed extraordinary acts of service in our community – will be honored at the Real Heroes Breakfast on Thursday, November 2 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy. The Red Cross’ 2017 Real…
The Sage Colleges today announced that it has received a $1.2 million gift from Chet and Karen Opalka in support of the Opalka Gallery on the Sage College of Albany campus. The Opalkas contributed $2 million to construct the gallery prior to its grand opening in 2002, and worked closely with founding director Jim Richard Wilson to establish the…
TimesUnion.com The Palace Theatre's executive director, Holly Brown, is stepping down at the end of this month at a time when the historic venue is at the onset of an ambitious renovation and expansion plan, and has recently been embroiled in city politics over its ownership. She will be succeeded by Susan Rosko Fogarty, who worked for more than…
First New York Federal Credit Union is proud to announce that Shareta Garnes has been promoted to Member Service Representative in the company’s Albany Branch. Shareta began her career at First New York as a teller in 2016. Prior to joining First New York Federal Credit Union, Shareta worked as a Customer Service Representative at Maximus Inc.…
Capital Region employers remain optimistic they will continue to add jobs, even as they face persistent challenges in finding skilled employees, as well as growing pressure to meet the salary demands of prospective candidates. Those findings are contained in the latest Linium Hiring Index released by Linium Recruiting, the region’s leading…
Vikki Moran, Publisher of Capital Region Living Magazine recently visited the Grand Tremezzo Villa in Lake Como, Italy as the only travel journalist representing upstate NY. The trip, at the request of the property, was to showcase the newly renovated hotel and the surrounding area to leading travel writers. Mrs. Moran was joined on the trip by…
Unity House and its Domestic Violence Services program will present its 2017 Coordinated Community Response Award to Barbara Devore, director of development of the Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley, on Thursday, Oct. 19 at an event and art show marking Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Devore is being honored for her strong…
With tremendous support from the local community, Saratoga Brewing and DeCrescente Distributing Company are pleased to announce that they have raised $16,000 through their coaster and pinup program, as well as special events, in support of the Saratoga WarHorse Foundation. “Now in our third year, this program has evolved tremendously,” said Max…
The Sage Colleges announced that the recently-concluded Centennial Campaign for Sage raised $62,478,869, significantly surpassing its original $50 million goal. The campaign, which coincided with the celebration of Sage’s 100th year, was the most successful fundraising effort in its history. The 1994 Students & Scholars campaign raised $17.3…
With the search for a new president well underway and several top administrators retiring, Hudson Valley Community College will turn to veteran higher education leaders to take an interim role in two vice presidential positions. At its September meeting, the college’s Board of Trustees approved the selection of MaryAnn Janosik, Ph.D. and Vance…
Capital Roots held their 11th annual ‘Autumn Evening in the Garden’ gala last month, breaking fundraising, attendee and participant records in the process. The event was held on September 28 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy. The local non-profit, which works to provide access to fresh food and green spaces for all in the Capital Region, hosted…
Bailey Van Deest, Evening Reporting Center Program Coordinator, St. Anne Institute, was recently honored at the YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc. 2017 Resourceful Women’s Luncheon as an Emerging Professional. The Evening Reporting Center is a comprehensive community-based, after-school intervention/alternative to detention program designed…
Chairman Neil Kelleher and the Presidential Search Committee are pleased to recommend three candidates to the Board of Trustees, the campus, and the community for the Presidency of Hudson Valley Community College. The candidates are Dr. Ann Marie Murray; Dr. Roger Ramsammy; and Dr. Julie White. You can find more information about each of the…
ValleyCats General Manager Matt Callahan has been awarded the 2017 New York-Penn League Robert Stedler Executive of the Year Award, one of the league’s top individual honors. The award was voted on by executives from each of the 14 teams in the New York-Penn League. “To be recognized by my peers, the many talented and hardworking individuals…
architecture+, a design and service oriented architecture and planning firm in Troy, New York, has announced that Aaron Barker has joined the firm as an Architectural Designer. Barker, of Troy, New York, has worked at architecture+ since 2014 as a Student Intern while completing a Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.…
The Chazen Companies recently held their annual golf outing at Thunderhart Golf Course in Freehold, NY and raised over $1,000 for hurricane relief. Mother Nature had just wreaked its havoc on Texas and Florida in the forms of Hurricane Harvey and Irma. Many stories told are of the kindness, care, compassion and assistance of those aiding victims…
The School of Architecture has been ranked the 13th best undergraduate program in the nation by the architectural research organization DesignIntelligence. This is the highest ranking in the history of the School of Architecture. The DesignIntelligence Quarterly’s annual “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools” edition is the most sought…
The Sage Colleges inaugurated Dr. Christopher Ames as its 10th President. The Inauguration Ceremony was attended by more than 300 students, faculty, staff, and members of the board of trustees, as well as community leaders and political officials. The event, held in the Schacht Fine Arts Center theater on the Russell Sage College campus in Troy,…
The Sage Colleges today announced that it has received a $1.2 million gift from Chet and Karen Opalka in support of the Opalka Gallery on the Sage College of Albany campus. The Opalkas contributed $2 million to construct the gallery prior to its grand opening in 2002, and worked closely with founding director Jim Richard Wilson to establish the…
Oct
20
Join us in honoring Bob Horan's legacy of collaborations between business and education to close the skills gap. Online registration has closed; walk-ins…
7:30 a.m. Check-in & Breakfast; 8-9 a.m. Program
Oct
24
Review the principles of effective presentation design and delivery. Learn how to organize content, formatting, colors and many other tips. Topics Include…
8 - 8:30 a.m. Check-in & Refreshments; 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Training Session
Oct
26
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