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Mayor Patrick Madden today announced the launch of a local campaign to remind Troy residents to wear face masks in public to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and support a safe reopening of Troy & the Capital Region. The citywide effort features Troy business owners, local officials, neighborhood leaders, and Troy families wearing masks and…
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 27, 2020) – Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, announces a new Of Counsel, Susan M. DiDonato. Susan DiDonato brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Firm and we are pleased to announce that she is joining us. Ms. DiDonato regularly provides advice to school districts with…
At Your CBD Stores, the health, wellness and safety of our customers and our colleagues are our first concern. As part of “NY Forward” Our store has affirmed with New York State that our operation is in accordance with COVID-19 guidance as provided by the New York State Department of Health. Compliant with Phase-1 Retail, we are open for Curbside…
Woodland Hill Montessori School’s Board of Trustees has announced that it has named Michelle Edwards as the new Head of School, effective July 1, 2020. Michelle has served as Assistant Head of School for the past four years and played a critical role in the establishment of the Toddler program at WHMS in 2012. Michelle will succeed Susan Kambrich…
Starting now and hitting the finish line on June 20th, STRIDE Adaptive Sports is helping people around the Capital Region to stride toward an empowering response to the COVID-19 crisis. According to STRIDE founder and CEO, Mary Ellen Whitney, the organization will be holding a virtual event where both people with disabilities and the able-bodied…
CAP COM Federal Credit Union has announced a $15,000 donation to St. Peter’s Health Partners. The donation will be used to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) for the hospital’s frontline workers, and follows a large gift of masks to the hospital last month. As an annual spring luncheon hosted by the financial services arm of the credit…
The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S Department of the Treasury, released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and detailed instructions for the application.  The form and instructions inform borrowers how to apply for forgiveness of their PPP loans, consistent with the Coronavirus Aid…
In an attempt to find clinical placements for 35 Saint Rose master’s degree students in communications sciences and disorders so they can remain on schedule for their certification and August graduation, we are asking for your help. The 35 communications sciences and disorders students are in need of anywhere from 30 to 200 hours over the next…
Everything UR, located in Brunswick, NY is offering a limited-edition run of 50 'BRAVE' T-Shirts honoring COVID-19 frontline heroes. ALL proceeds from the sales of these 50 limited-edition t-shirts, including shirt and production costs, are being donated to support the frontline heroes at Vanderheyden. This past week we had the pleasure of…
*Drive-Thru Donation Drop Offs are Scheduled for 5/27 & 6/24; Community Fund set up at CAP COM FCU.* Integra HR, LLC has officially launched their Give Back & Impact Campaign. In conjunction with the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce and Capital Region Cares, the campaign aims to raise awareness and show appreciation for the…
Joslyn McArdle, a 2013 Leadership Institute graduate was appointed to the Joy US Foundation board of directors for 2020. Joslyn is serving as the Director of Communications and will oversee a website re-design and has already updated branding for the organization. Ms. McArdle was also nominated and selected to serve as an Elevate Ambassador for…
As the demands that surround COVID grow every day, bandwidth has certainly been one that has exploded. As more and more people work from home, stream their interactions and learn online, INOC has seen a tremendous uptick in client demand for bandwidth, pushing the need for larger and more diverse capacities. Working in conjunction with Ekinops and…
Evergreen Commons Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, a 240 bed skilled nursing facility in East Greenbush, NY is noted to be one of the very few skilled nursing facilities or nursing homes to still be Covid-19 free amongst their residents. On Monday, May 11th Evergreen Commons administration and management, in conjunction with the NYS DOH decided…
(written and submitted by The Bonadio Group) Congratulations! You received your CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, now what? Many construction contractors have received their loan proceeds which starts the 8-week tracking period for debt forgiveness. While the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is still regularly providing…
The Arts Center of the Capital Region (ACCR) and the Rensselaer County Complete Count Committee today announced the launch of a video contest asking local teenagers to create unique, exciting videos to promote the 2020 Census in Rensselaer County. Teens from ages 13-19 are invited to submit a video to be broadcast by the Rensselaer County Complete…
In a joint statement today the CEOs of Unity House and Northeast Career Planning, two longstanding Capital Region human services organizations, announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding that positions them to work toward a merger by the end of 2020. Unity House CEO Chris Burke and Northeast Career Planning CEO Nancy Rider said…
National Small Business Month kicks off with the launch of a $150,000 small business stabilization fund provided by the KeyBank Business Boost & Build Program powered by JumpStart. Administered by the Center for Economic Growth, the Capital Region Urban Core MWBE Emergency Relief Fund will support MWBE small business in the Capital Region’s…
To help businesses keep their workforce connected during the pandemic shutdown and after, GTM Payroll Services is offering Mojo Employee Engagement. Mojo drives the types of communication, collaboration, and behaviors that foster high organizational engagement. It keeps employees fully connected and productive, whether they are working in the…
Scott Film Realty has been selected for the 2020 Best of Saratoga Springs Award in the Real Estate Agents category by the Saratoga Springs Award Program.  Each year, the Saratoga Springs Award program identifies companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that…
(Submitted by E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy LLP) The annual opportunity to challenge the assessment on your property opens May 1, 2020. During the next few weeks, until May 26, you must file a grievance in the community in which your property is located. The attorneys at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy file on behalf of their clients each year to…
Mayor Patrick Madden today announced the launch of a local campaign to remind Troy residents to wear face masks in public to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and support a safe reopening of Troy & the Capital Region. The citywide effort features Troy business owners, local officials, neighborhood leaders, and Troy families wearing masks and…
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 27, 2020) – Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, announces a new Of Counsel, Susan M. DiDonato. Susan DiDonato brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Firm and we are pleased to announce that she is joining us. Ms. DiDonato regularly provides advice to school districts with…
At Your CBD Stores, the health, wellness and safety of our customers and our colleagues are our first concern. As part of “NY Forward” Our store has affirmed with New York State that our operation is in accordance with COVID-19 guidance as provided by the New York State Department of Health. Compliant with Phase-1 Retail, we are open for Curbside…
Jun
04
Not so fast! It’s time to return to the workplace, but you’ll want to make sure you address some key issues. Join us for a presentation and Q&A…
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST
Jun
05
In 2015, the Chamber developed CEO Roundtable Discussions with much success.  The purpose is to bring together small groups of CEOs, presidents and/or…
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. EST
Jun
16
The Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce and CAP COM Financial Services are teaming up to deliver a live presentation about steps you can take…
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST