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Accent is pleased to announce the highly anticipated opening of their newly renovated workplace, which also serves as their showroom. The result of Accent’s workplace transformation is nothing less than you’d expect walking into a skillfully designed showroom in New York City. The new landscape is designed to stretch the imagination for businesses…
A Decade of Giving from the Arrow Family of Companies Exceeds $4 Million GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (February 24, 2020) — As we embark on a new decade, the Arrow Financial Corporation Family of Companies is pleased to share that its local charitable giving over the past 10 years has exceeded $4 million. Over the years, Glens Falls National Bank and Trust…
The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York is challenging businesses and agencies across our 22 counties to GO PURPLE for Purple Day®* on March 26th! This is a global awareness day sponsored by the Anita Kaufmann Foundation and Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia with the purpose of raising awareness of epilepsy so that those affected by it…
The Tri-City ValleyCats will host their Annual Job Fair at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy on Saturday, March 14 from 10:00am - 12:00pm. The Class A affiliate of the Houston Astros will be holding on the spot interviews for various positions for their 2020 season.  Potential employees must be over the age of 15 and have the ability to work during…
Mayor Madden today announced the City of Troy will hold an informational meeting for the Collar City’s annual Earth Day Cleanup event. The meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 26, in the Main Conference Room at City Hall (433 River Street). All interested residents and community members are invited to attend and provide…
STRIDE is hosting the 5th annual 100k Vertical Challenge at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort , a 12-plus-hour team relay race to raise funds and awareness for STRIDE Adaptive Sports programs serving youth and Wounded Warriors with disabilities. Approximately 23 teams of four members will make the attempt, but at its heart, the real competition is in…
KeyBank announced Amanda Goyer has been named corporate responsibility officer for the Capital Region Market. She is responsible for the implementation of KeyBank’s Community Benefits Plan, specifically in the areas of mortgage lending, small business lending, community development lending and strategic philanthropy. She is based in KeyBank’s…
Mayor Patrick Madden today announced the City of Troy’s upcoming Household Hazardous Waste, Electronic Recycling Collection, and Shredding Day has been scheduled for Saturday, April 11th, from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. The event provides Troy residents the opportunity to safely dispose of hazardous materials not accepted through the city’s normal garbage…
The Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced that Chamber President, Kate Manley, has been elected to serve on the board of directors for the Chamber Alliance of New York State (CANYS). CANYS is an association consisting of more than 70 Chambers of Commerce throughout New York State. Their board of directors is comprised of 10…
MEMBERS Financial Services, now “First New York Retirement and Investment Services” is pleased to introduce Christian Cuevas, our new Associate Financial Advisor! Christian is an experienced financial services professional.  He is a graduate from the University at Albany and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with concentrations…
Joshua Wainman has been promoted to President of Wainschaf Associates. Wainman will be responsible for the daily oversight of all construction and development related activities. He will hold a specialized focus on portfolio growth and continued client satisfaction. 
The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board have announced that Troy City School District Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Donna Watson has been offered a Fulbright Leaders for Global Schools Program grant. Dr. Watson is one of 20 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad through the…
Contact: Julie Manteria UHY Advisors, Inc. D: 212 381 4713 [email protected] | www.uhy-us.com UHY LLP Welcomes New Partner in Capital Region Albany, N.Y. – February 12, 2020 – UHY LLP (“UHY”) today announced that Michael Poveda has joined the firm as an Assurance and Advisory Partner. Based in the firm’s Capital Region, Albany, NY office,…
Former U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson ’86 Ph.D.  – scholar, author, and decorated military veteran – has been named the 12th president of Siena College. Dr. Gibson’s five-year term will begin July 1, and he will be formally inaugurated in a campus ceremony this fall.   Dr. Gibson’s appointment was approved unanimously by the College’s Board of Trustees in…
The Albany Academies announced today that they have received a $3 million legacy gift from a former student, with the potential for an additional $750,000 donation after final probate. The bequest, one of the largest legacy gifts the schools have ever received, came from Robert L. Gifford, who died in 2018 at his home in Sarasota, Fla. Gifford was…
Fenimore Asset Management, an independent, Capital Region-based investment advisory firm and manager of the FAM Funds family of mutual funds, announces that nationally recognized investment industry leader, author, and consultant Fran Skinner has joined its Board of Directors. Ms. Skinner is a partner and co-founder of AUM Partners, LLC, an…
Columbia High School and The Sage Colleges have agreed on a new college pathway for high school students, while at the same time, addressing a nationwide problem in education. Officials from both schools signed an Early Assurance Agreement on Monday afternoon that will establish a pathway for Columbia students to matriculate to Russell Sage…
The Chazen Companies, an employee-owned multidisciplinary consulting firm, announced the promotion of Richard “Rick” Loewenstein, P.E. to Chief Executive Officer, effective February 1, 2020. He succeeds Mark Kastner, P.E., President, as the leader of the firm. Loewenstein had served as Chazen’s Chief Operating Officer since September 2018…
Touting four years of financial stability, neighborhood and infrastructure investment, and economic growth in the Collar City, Mayor Madden delivered his 5th State of the City Address on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.   Held at the newly-opened Loft 433 located atop the historic Hedley Building in downtown Troy, Mayor Madden highlighted major…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 5, 2020 Contact: Michael P. Murray, Director of Marketing (518) 487-7766 [email protected] BARBARA BRENNER NAMED PARTNER AT WHITEMAN OSTERMAN & HANNA ALBANY, N.Y. (February 5, 2020) – Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, is very pleased to announce that Barbara C. Brenner has…
Accent is pleased to announce the highly anticipated opening of their newly renovated workplace, which also serves as their showroom. The result of Accent’s workplace transformation is nothing less than you’d expect walking into a skillfully designed showroom in New York City. The new landscape is designed to stretch the imagination for businesses…
A Decade of Giving from the Arrow Family of Companies Exceeds $4 Million GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (February 24, 2020) — As we embark on a new decade, the Arrow Financial Corporation Family of Companies is pleased to share that its local charitable giving over the past 10 years has exceeded $4 million. Over the years, Glens Falls National Bank and Trust…
The Tri-City ValleyCats will host their Annual Job Fair at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy on Saturday, March 14 from 10:00am - 12:00pm. The Class A affiliate of the Houston Astros will be holding on the spot interviews for various positions for their 2020 season.  Potential employees must be over the age of 15 and have the ability to work during…
Feb
28
A panel discussion featuring State representatives addressing issues facing our communities.  The Chamber's "Meet the Legislators" event provides members…
11:30 a.m. Registration & Luncheon; 12 - 1:00 p.m. Panel Discussion and Q&A
Mar
10
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
12
Join us for a Quick Learn on QuickBooks for Small Business, presented by MicroKnowledge. Live demonstration presented by Kathleen Pingselski on the …
8-8:30 a.m. check-in & refreshments; 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. training session