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Furthering its mission of ‘Helping Kids be Kids,’ Pioneer’s Charitable Foundation has now invested more than $1.2M in nearly 400 local agencies that enhance the health and welfare of children Albany, NY – Pioneer, a leading financial institution in New York’s Capital Region, today marked the national celebration of Giving Tuesday by making $2,500…
With Cyber Monday and the holiday shopping season around the corner, it’s even more important to look for red flags and stay cyber safe when shopping online. The planned spend on gifts and other holiday items is expected to be $832 per person this year, according to National Retail Federation. Berkshire Bank Chief Information Officer Ryan Melle…
CEO Nitin Mhatre stated, “We’re proud to celebrate the anniversary of our NYSE listing and our long history of purpose-driven, values guided community banking. We believe that where you bank matters, and we’re building a better approach to banking while delivering steadily improving results to our communities and our shareholders. In 2022, our…
Albany, N.Y. – November 9, 2022 – Pioneer Bancorp, Inc. (“Pioneer”) (NASDAQ: PBFS), the parent company of Pioneer Bank (the “Bank”) today reported the results for the quarter ended September 30, 2022, which is the first quarter of Pioneer’s fiscal year ended June 30, 2023.  Net income for the three months ended September 30, 2022 was $5.2 million…
Cobleskill, N.Y. (November 9, 2022) – Fenimore Asset Management, an independent, Capital Region-based investment advisory firm and manager of the FAM Funds family of mutual funds, has hired William “Billy” Wise as Director, a role in which he will educate and inform financial professionals regarding Fenimore’s investment products. “With 16 years…
Commissioned Artists, Locations and Partners Announced TROY, NY (November 2, 2022) — The Arts Center of the Capital Region today announced the artist commissions for the inaugural presentation of Troy Glow, a five-week public art light festival in downtown Troy during the time of year when there is the least amount of daylight. Starting December…
Community’s Support Can Help Double the Donation to $10,000 by Sharing the Story on Social Media ALBANY, N.Y. (November 7, 2022) — Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance are pleased to announce that Northeastern Insurance Agency has earned a 2022 Make More Happen Award, which recognizes its exceptional volunteerism with Ronald McDonald House…
LaMarche Safranko Law is pleased to announced it has been named to U.S. News and World Report – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” for 2023. The firm has consistently earned this ranking for many years. To be eligible, a firm must have at least one attorney who has received high enough peer review to be listed in the current edition of Best Lawyers.…
Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County (LVORC) welcomes all kinds of volunteers, from tutors to administrative helpers and event planners. As a volunteer you can develop new skills, make friends, and see how your efforts make a difference in Rensselaer County and Albany County. Would you like to help someone to read, write, or speak and…
Cobleskill, N.Y. (October 27, 2022) — Fenimore Asset Management, an independent, Capital Region-based investment advisory firm and manager of the FAM Funds family of mutual funds, announces that the FAM Small Cap Fund was just recognized as a “Category King” in The Wall Street Journal.* “We are proud to receive this recognition,” said Andrew Boord…
Cobleskill, N.Y. (October 19, 2022) – Fenimore Asset Management, an independent, Capital Region-based investment advisory firm and manager of the FAM Funds family of mutual funds, announces the appointment of Christian Snyder, J.D., CFA®, as President. He succeeds Debra Pollard who is retiring from Fenimore at the end of 2022 after a tenure of…
The Hudson Valley Community College Foundation hosted its annual Gala on Friday, Oct. 14 2022 at the Franklin Plaza ballroom in Troy. Callanan Industries President Don Fane was honored at the event with the 2022 Foundation Leadership Award, in recognition of his service and dedication to the college and greater community. Fane is a longtime…
Regional Food Bank Receives $50,000 Grant from KeyBank Foundation The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York was awarded a $50,000 grant from the KeyBank Foundation to support children through its BackPack Program. Children are innocent victims of hunger and without proper nutrition can suffer long-lasting developmental delays. The BackPack…
On Thursday, Sept. 22, the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation held the official dedication ceremony for its new Gordon N. ’62 and Linda S. Zuckerman Alumni House, located on Whitman Court in Troy. The Foundation identified real estate ventures as a core priority during long-range strategic planning activities held in 2020. Purchased in…
The strategic collaboration elevates the best of two successful regional businesses to become the area’s largest digital transformation provider. Menands, NY. September 28, 2022 – eBizDocs, a premier electronic content solutions provider, announced today that it acquired Albany-based company, Image Data, a leading solution centric document…
Opportunities for Local Businesses to Showcase Student Art View Photos Here (Albany) – September 26, 2022. Dr. Martin Kilbridge, President of Academy of The Holy Names, announced today the successful launch of its annual Traveling Art Show. Under the direction of Art Teacher, Dana Sela, and Director of Enrollment Management, Wendy Diefendorf, the…
Hudson Valley Community College has signed an agreement that solidifies a long-term working partnership with Regeneron, a leading global biotechnology company with headquarters and manufacturing operations in New York State. For over a decade, the college’s Biology, Chemistry and Physics Department has worked closely with Regeneron, which has…
(Chatham, NY) - STRIDE knows adaptive sport, nearly all of the 18 programs are individual lifetime activity focused; but one activity they have never offered in 36 years, is waterskiing. That is why they partnered with a Connecticut group Leaps of Faith Adaptive Skiers to introduce the sport in partnership with another non-profit, whose mission is…
Five members of the academic and administrative staff recently were promoted at Hudson Valley Community College. Kathleen Petley, who has served in numerous, progressively responsible roles for over 30 years at the college, was named vice president for institutional effectiveness and technology. In this role, Petley will serve as a member of the…
Furthering its mission of ‘Helping Kids be Kids,’ Pioneer’s Charitable Foundation has now invested more than $1.2M in nearly 400 local agencies that enhance the health and welfare of children Albany, NY – Pioneer, a leading financial institution in New York’s Capital Region, today marked the national celebration of Giving Tuesday by making $2,500…
With Cyber Monday and the holiday shopping season around the corner, it’s even more important to look for red flags and stay cyber safe when shopping online. The planned spend on gifts and other holiday items is expected to be $832 per person this year, according to National Retail Federation. Berkshire Bank Chief Information Officer Ryan Melle…
CEO Nitin Mhatre stated, “We’re proud to celebrate the anniversary of our NYSE listing and our long history of purpose-driven, values guided community banking. We believe that where you bank matters, and we’re building a better approach to banking while delivering steadily improving results to our communities and our shareholders. In 2022, our…
Dec
04
Join us as the streets of historic downtown Troy come alive with Victorian “Gilded Age” magic!  Enjoy the region’s premiere free holiday event that has…
The Region's Premiere Free Holiday Event
Dec
05
We hope you can join us on December 5th to celebrate and cut the ribbon for Red Dog Realty in their new office on Hoosick Street in Troy!  Red Dog Realty…
Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening
Dec
15
As a benefit of your Chamber membership, you are invited to attend the Annual Holiday Networking Luncheon.  This provides a great opportunity to close out…
Lunch and Networking