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Read the latest news and happenings for our members. Stay apprised of what's new and noteworthy.
Amsterdam, NY – October 20, 2021 – Hill & Markes, a family-owned wholesale distributor, has launched a new podcast. Since1906 (hillnmakes.com/Since1906), is about distribution powerhouse Hill & Markes and how their mission is more than moving product of a shelf - it’s a commitment to safety and well-being. Since1906 is about how every…
ALBANY, NEW YORK – The Albany FireWolves, of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), announced the introduction of the Junior FireWolves Winter Box Program in September. The co-ed program is an instructional platform developed by the FireWolves organization and consists of practices, scrimmages and tournaments all led by USBOXLA and FireWolves…
(West Sand Lake, NY, 10/19/2021) – With just days before their first practice, a handful of local sled hockey players with disabilities still needed volunteers to skate with them and push their sled so they can play. A sled hockey pusher is the unsung hero of the team, assisting any player who cannot propel himself due to mobility disabilities.…
Albany, NY – Alaant Workforce Solutions, the Capital Region’s leading professional workforce services firm, is strengthening its commitment to helping organizations recruit and hire top talent amid a historically challenging job market with the addition of two senior professionals to its staff. The hiring of Michelle Conn and Lauren Valentine …
Two prominent leaders in the financial services industry, SEFCU and Mastercard, are teaming up for an exciting new education partnership that will promote and scale financial well-being and inclusion. As part of the partnership, Mastercard will introduce SEFCU’s award-winning Institute for Financial Well-Being's free education webinars, active…
The Strategic Planning Steering Committee at Siena College is developing the College's 2022-2027 strategic plan. As part of the process, information from all stakeholders is being collected to help inform the process. This includes information from those individuals and/or businesses who are current or prospective employers for Siena College…
Whitney Young Health’s annual fundraiser, The Legacy Event, was held on October 6, 2021 at the Albany Capital Center. This event recognizes and honors community leaders who are making a difference in the Capital Region and benefits individuals and families who rely on Whitney Young Health for affordable medical, dental and behavioral health care…
Dr. Frank Rice of Integrated Tissue Dynamics recently spoke at the 4th Annual International Cannabinoid Derived Pharmaceuticals Summit in Boston, Mass and was very well received by the research and investment community.  Integrated Tissue Dynamics’ research can have an active role in the direction of the beneficial use of cannabinoids. Drs. Rice…
Behavioral Health Pavilion recognized with award architecture+ is pleased to announce that the Behavioral Health Pavilion at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been recognized with a Merit Award for Interior Architecture by AIA Columbus. architecture+ is proud to have worked with NBBJ on the planning and design of this groundbreaking new facility…
HMA Contracting's creation of the Caring Community Basket Brigade began in 2016 with the goal to feed fifty families a full Thanksgiving meal. Fast forward to 2021 and this campaign has fed over 2,400 families a full Thanksgiving meal. This year’s campaign we have a goal to feed 1,000 families. This initiative would never have been able to grow…
Do you enjoy reading? Would you like to share your love of reading with children to support their reading development? Do you have an hour a week to spare? If so, the Everybody WINS! Power Lunch program is just for you.  Everybody WINS! Power Lunch is an innovative reading and mentoring program that increases children’s prospects for success in…
Cobleskill, N.Y. (October 12, 2021) – Fenimore Asset Management, an independent, Capital Region-based investment advisory firm and manager of the FAM Funds family of mutual funds, has named Marc Roberts as a Portfolio Manager of the FAM Value Fund. Established in 1987, the FAM Value Fund is one of three mutual funds that Fenimore manages. The FAM…
ALBANY, N.Y., October 6, 2021 — KeyBank announced Fran O’Rourke, regional sales executive for Key Private Bank, has been named market president for KeyBank’s Capital Region. As market president, O’Rourke will drive collaboration and coordination of activities and resources in the market, as well as serve as the face and voice of KeyBank in the…
Amsterdam, NY, October 6, 2021– Hill & Markes, a family-owned wholesale distributor, is hosting a Trunk or Treat for their employees and community at their facility on Monday, October 25, from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. Get spooky with Hill & Markes for an evening full of candy, cider donuts, and festivities!  “Engaging and uplifting the community…
The annual Rensselaer County Coats for Kids golf tournament was the most successful to date, and the county will be able to provide the largest number of coats since the effort was launched, County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced. The county will be providing 1,000 coats to kids facing economic challenges across the county, McLaughlin said. “…
Community Caregivers is a nonprofit that provides assistance such as transportation, grocery shopping and friendly visits/phone calls to our senior neighbors in Albany and Rensselaer Counties. There is no charge for our services due to our dedicated volunteers. We currently have a waiting list of neighbors in Rensselaer County and need volunteers…
CLIFTON PARK, NY – October 1, 2021 – GTM Payroll Services, a recognized leader in the greater Capital Region for payroll and human resource information systems (HRIS), will now be able to offer businesses a full suite of human resources support solutions with the acquisition of Pinnacle Human Resources, LLC, a leader in outsourced human resources…
Albany, NY – Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York (GSNENY) has hired a new director of facilities and properties, Matthew King.             In his new role, King is responsible for ensuring the council’s offices, conference centers, and camp facilities are operational and compliant with environmental standards and American Camp Associations…
Albany, NY – Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York (GSNENY) recently promoted Ellen Donovan to director of philanthropy.             In her new role, Donovan is responsible for all fundraising efforts to support GSNENY’s ability to achieve its mission. Donovan is also responsible for strategizing, overseeing, and maintaining growth in annual giving…
Amsterdam, NY – October 20, 2021 – Hill & Markes, a family-owned wholesale distributor, has launched a new podcast. Since1906 (hillnmakes.com/Since1906), is about distribution powerhouse Hill & Markes and how their mission is more than moving product of a shelf - it’s a commitment to safety and well-being. Since1906 is about how every…
ALBANY, NEW YORK – The Albany FireWolves, of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), announced the introduction of the Junior FireWolves Winter Box Program in September. The co-ed program is an instructional platform developed by the FireWolves organization and consists of practices, scrimmages and tournaments all led by USBOXLA and FireWolves…
(West Sand Lake, NY, 10/19/2021) – With just days before their first practice, a handful of local sled hockey players with disabilities still needed volunteers to skate with them and push their sled so they can play. A sled hockey pusher is the unsung hero of the team, assisting any player who cannot propel himself due to mobility disabilities.…
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10
Maximize your Chamber investment by discovering all of the advantages of membership, for you AND your employees. Learn about exclusive perks and services…
Details: Check-in and Breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.; Benefits Presentation from 9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.
Dec
09
Holiday NetworkingPlus is a festive event designed to expand your connections and generate new leads. You will have the opportunity to deliver a promotion…
Details: Check-in and Lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Networking from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.