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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The award-winning architecture firm, known for its innovative and sustainable projects, takes home two more AIAENY design awards Saratoga Springs, NY, June, 2022 - Phinney Design Group won two design awards from The American Institute of Architects Eastern New York (AIAENY) that were presented at an awards reception at the…
Company Release - 6/30/2022  First U.S. Community Bank Holding Company to Issue a Bond Dedicated to Supporting Social & Environmental Projects BOSTON, June 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: BHLB) ("Berkshire" or the "Company") announced today the completion of the public offering and sale of its inaugural…
Troy, N.Y. – Pattison, Sampson, Ginsberg & Griffin, PLLC has added two new summer law clerks, Lindsay Carr and Michael Pitcher, to the firm headquartered in Troy. A student at Albany Law School, Carr has joined Pattison, Sampson, Ginsberg & Griffin as an intern following her second year of law school. In this role she will conduct legal…
Troy, N.Y. – David L. Bach of Burnt Hills, who has served as Associate Commissioner of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, Division of Child Welfare and Community Services since 2019, has been appointed as the new CEO of Unity House. Last spring, longtime Unity House CEO Chris Burke announced that he would retire in mid-2022…
Small Businesses with 100 or Fewer Employees May Receive Tax Credits for Costs Incurred to Increase COVID-19 Safety  Governor Kathy Hochul announced the opening of the initial intake tool to help small businesses determine their eligibility for the COVID-19 Capital Costs Tax Credit Program. The $250 million COVID-19 Capital Costs Tax Credit…
3 in 4 companies have increased hiring this year, and two-thirds will continue throughout 2022, but 87% say it’s challenging, the highest number since the survey was launched in 2015  Amid a labor shortage, employers continue to resist hiring remote employees, though productivity among remote and hybrid workers is not an issue Albany, NY – Despite…
An experienced professional who processed more than $64M in commercial SBA loans in 2021, Morgan will lead build out and development of Pioneer’s SBA presence in the Capital Region Albany – Pioneer, a leading financial institution in New York’s Capital Region, today announced the launch of its new U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) program,…
Albany Diocesan Cemeteries is pleased to announce the groundbreaking for a new Community Garden Mausoleum in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Troy, and St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Glenville, NY. St. Nicole’s Community Garden Mausoleum in St. Mary’s Cemetery, 79 Brunswick Rd. Troy, NY 12180, and St. Edward the Confessor Community Garden Mausoleum in St.…
This year, two seniors at Tech Valley High School will earn both their high school diploma and an associate degree from Excelsior College. With hard work and determination, Mina Olsson and Zoey Flansburg took college courses alongside and as part of their high school curriculum. Thanks to an innovative partnership between Excelsior College and…
Troy, N.Y.: Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County needs volunteers in Albany County and Rensselaer County. Anyone who is interested can attend a free information session on Wednesday, July 13 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. via Zoom. To register, contact [email protected] LVORC trains volunteer tutors to be paired with adult learners; reading…
HVCC President is Only United States Representative on WFCP Board Troy, NY – Hudson Valley Community College President Roger Ramsammy, Ph.D. was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP). Formally established in 2002, the WFCP offers members “a forum to exchange best practices and…
Doane Stuart is pleased to announce the hiring of a new Director of College Counseling! Please join me in welcoming Mr. Todd Crandall to the Doane Stuart Community. Mr. Crandall has spent 36 years in education, including ten years as a College Admission Director and the past 26 years as the Director of College Counseling at La Salle Institute. …
ALBANY – CAP COM Federal Credit Union and its charitable giving arm, the CAP COM Cares Foundation, hosted their annual charity golf tournament Monday, June 6 at Saratoga National Golf Course. This year marked the 27th annual fundraiser which hosted 184 golfers and raised $158,980, a new record for the tournament. Funds raised are distributed to…
The Dwight Marvin Library at Hudson Valley Community College has been awarded a $20,000 grant by the American Library Association (ALA) to help fund student technology access through the organization’s COVID Library Relief Fund. The grant covers a six-month period, during which time the library will partner with the college’s Information…
Cobleskill, N.Y. (June 8, 2022) – Joe LeRoy, CFP®, has joined Fenimore Asset Management’s growing team as an Investor Relations professional. Fenimore is an independent, Capital Region-based investment management firm and manager of the FAM Funds family of mutual funds. Mr. LeRoy works alongside investors sharing Fenimore’s distinctive and…
A new leader for the Rensselaer County Department of Employment and Training has been selected, County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced today. Joseph Mazzariello has been nominated by McLaughlin to serve as Commissioner. The nomination will be considered at the June meeting of the County Legislature. Mazzariello would replace Brian Williams,…
Jankow Companies recently announced the purchase of Tall Oaks Apartments! Located in Niskayuna directly off Route 7, this 156-unit multi-family apartment complex will feature renovations including a new roof throughout, exterior paint, stainless steel appliances, upgraded countertops, and more. Renovation completion is expected in July 2024!
Companies Have Shared more than 1,400+ Actions That They Are Taking to Advance Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace Amsterdam, NY, June 7, 2022 – Hill & Markes joins the growing coalition pledging to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. One of over 2,000 CEOs that have come together for CEO Action for Diversity &…
Lake Luzerne, NY – Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York (GSNENY) is pleased to announce that Toni Lynn has been elected by the membership to serve on the local Council Board of Directors, as Adult Member-at-large for a two-year term, commencing June 1, 2022. Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York is one of 111 Councils chartered by the Girl Scouts…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The award-winning architecture firm, known for its innovative and sustainable projects, takes home two more AIAENY design awards Saratoga Springs, NY, June, 2022 - Phinney Design Group won two design awards from The American Institute of Architects Eastern New York (AIAENY) that were presented at an awards reception at the…
Company Release - 6/30/2022  First U.S. Community Bank Holding Company to Issue a Bond Dedicated to Supporting Social & Environmental Projects BOSTON, June 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: BHLB) ("Berkshire" or the "Company") announced today the completion of the public offering and sale of its inaugural…
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Our partners at NYS DOL have the tools to recruit and retain your workforce. Stephen Ryan, Shared Work Initiative Project Coordinator, and Laurie Thomson…
Webinar
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Did you know that recruiters and hiring managers take an average of only 7.4 seconds to review a candidate’s resumé? Using a mock resumé,  we will review…
Skills Building Webinar
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The Chamber’s Annual Golf Classic returns to The Country Club of Troy for a day of clubs, carts, and connections.   The scramble-style format provides…
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