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In Safe Enough to Soar (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2018, ISBN 9781523098057) bestselling authors and inclusion experts Frederick A. Miller and Judith H. Katz introduce the concept of “interaction safety” and demonstrate how it can help create a work environment of trust, inclusion, and collaboration. Some organizations ensure the physical safety…
The Bonadio Group’s Albany office raised $3500 for Habitat for Humanity Capital District, continuing a tradition of giving back at the firm’s annual construction summit gathering held on February 5 at Albany Marriott. More than 100 area executives attended the summit in Albany to learn more about upcoming market trends and industry happenings as…
Winter Concession will be available on Saturdays from 11a.m. until 2p.m. inside the Barn at the Town Park. Winter Concession will remain open until further notice. Sledding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, hiking, and playground available. Skating on the Pond is open weather permitting. Please check website for safety updates. Eastgreenbush.org…
NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!  Join us in celebrating the contributions and achievements of people who make our community a better place by giving their time and talent and nominate a candidate for Philanthropist of the Year! WHO DESERVES THIS AWARD? The award recognizes the achievements and contributions of an individual who has given their time,…
The Chazen Companies has been selected by The American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC) for a 2019 Silver Award in Engineering Excellence. ACEC is a group of consulting engineering firms from across New York State with a mission to promote the business interests of member firms through networking, advocacy, education and…
The Tri-City ValleyCats and Make-A-Wish Northeast New York have announced a partnership with the world famous Harlem Globetrotters to host “Swishes for Wishes Night” at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium this summer. This unique fundraising theme night will take place on Sunday, July 28 as the ValleyCats take on the Connecticut Tigers at 5:00pm.  The…
The Northern Rivers Family of Services board of directors has elected Justin Priddle as its new president at a recent board meeting. Rose Miller was newly elected as vice president. Returning members are John Malone, secretary; and Susan Evans, treasurer. Priddle will provide oversight and stewardship for the $80 million human services nonprofit…
Wojeski & Company CPAs has raised $41,723 for the Wojeski Fund, which benefits low-income children and adolescents in Rensselaer County. The Fund was founded by Dave Wojeski in 2004 and has raised over $274,000 to date. One hundred percent of the funds raised go to needy children in the community; there are no administrative charges for the…
Alaant Workforce Solutions (Alaant), the Capital Region’s leading professional workforce services firm, today announced it has won two prestigious awards for superior performance – the Best of Staffing® Client Award and Best of Staffing® Talent Award – based exclusively on outstanding service ratings given by the companies, candidates and placed…
Each year the Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County hosts a Literacy 5k in early May. The event brings in runners of all levels from all around the capital region! This year's run will take place on 5/5 at the Schodack Island State Park.  This year, Chamber members can take advantage of a special discount code. The first 25 people to sign up…
SEFCU, one of the largest credit unions in upstate New York, donated $20,000-worth of fleece blankets, winter coats, socks, toiletry kits, sheet sets, and new sleeping cots to 11 shelters within its branch footprint, to accommodate the surplus in shelter guests on the coldest nights. During the 2018 Holiday Sharing campaign, SEFCU employees and…
Erin Luciano has been appointed Business Development Manager at Fenimore Asset Management, the investment advisor to FAM Funds, with offices in Albany and Cobleskill. Erin, a Malta resident and Mechanicville native, works from Fenimore’s Albany office and serves both individual and institutional investors.  Prior to joining Fenimore, Erin was the…
Couch White, LLP is pleased to announce that, effective January 1, 2019, James E. Walsh joins the firm as Of Counsel.   The addition of Walsh, expands the firm’s existing Commercial and Complex Litigation, Real Estate and Environmental practice groups. “Mr. Walsh is a highly experienced public and private attorney who has tremendous experience in…
ALBANY, New York, February 7, 2019 – BST & Co., LLP today announced that Tomas Nicholus has been appointed tax manager at the Capital Region-based financial and management consulting firm. Nicholus formerly served as senior tax associate and has nearly a decade of experience in finance and accounting. As tax manager, Nicholus works with…
The New York State Education Department released the 2018 Graduation rates yesterday. For the third consecutive year, Troy High Schools graduation rates have increased and exceed statewide averages. With 296 graduates, Troy High School’s 2018 graduation rate is at 88 percent, up one percentage point from 2017. Troy High School is also five…
KeyBank announced April Ulrich, vice president, has been promoted to area leader, Retail Banking, for the Capital Region. She is responsible for branch administration and sales management of 12 branches in KeyBank’s Albany North territory, which covers parts of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Warren counties. She is based in KeyBank’s Cohoes…
Saratoga National Bank and Trust Company is pleased to announce that Karen Mason has been named Regional Manager. In her new role, Ms. Mason will oversee branch operations and sales at all 10 Saratoga National Bank offices, with an 11th opening soon in Rotterdam. She joined Saratoga National in 2015 and has more than 30 years of banking experience…
CAP COM Federal Credit Union announced earlier this month that Paula Stopera, the credit union’s President and CEO, will retire in late May 2019. Christopher McKenna, CAP COM’s Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of its mortgage subsidiary, Homeowners Advantage, will take the reins as the organization’s new President and CEO. In…
MVP Health Care Senior Leader of Pharmacy Strategy and Management James Hopsicker has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP). Hopsicker has been a member of AMCP for more than 20 years and remains active within the organization as part of the AMCP Educational Affairs Committee. He is also immediate…
DeCrescente Distributing Company (DDC) and Shmaltz Brewing Company are excited to announce that DDC has become the exclusive distributor of Shmaltz’s award-winning core beers as well as their coveted special releases throughout the Capital Region. Starting immediately, DDC will distribute all draft and package versions of Shmaltz’s core beers,…
The Bonadio Group’s Albany office raised $3500 for Habitat for Humanity Capital District, continuing a tradition of giving back at the firm’s annual construction summit gathering held on February 5 at Albany Marriott. More than 100 area executives attended the summit in Albany to learn more about upcoming market trends and industry happenings as…
Winter Concession will be available on Saturdays from 11a.m. until 2p.m. inside the Barn at the Town Park. Winter Concession will remain open until further notice. Sledding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, hiking, and playground available. Skating on the Pond is open weather permitting. Please check website for safety updates. Eastgreenbush.org…
In Safe Enough to Soar (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2018, ISBN 9781523098057) bestselling authors and inclusion experts Frederick A. Miller and Judith H. Katz introduce the concept of “interaction safety” and demonstrate how it can help create a work environment of trust, inclusion, and collaboration. Some organizations ensure the physical safety…
Feb
28
2019 Economic Outlook: How Macro Impacts the Micro for Your Business. The investment team at Bouchey Financial Group consisting of Steven Bouchey, CFP®;…
11:30 a.m. Check-in & luncheon; 12 -1 p.m. Presentation
Mar
05
Harness YOUR power within, build professional and personal networks and find inspiring mentors. Learn how to amplify your voice and be heard. Join top…
11:30 a.m. Check-in & Luncheon; 12 - 1:30 p.m. Mentoring Conversations
Mar
21
Get connected, develop leads and build relationships at our one-of-a-kind, fast-paced networking event. These events are a fun and effective way to focus…
11:30 a.m. Check-in & Luncheon; 12 - 1:15 p.m. Networking