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Voices: A Library Lecture Series is offered each semester at Hudson Valley Community College to broaden and enrich the scope of studies at the college by presenting speakers on timely and enduring issues, and sharing these lectures and discussions with the community. Each lecture is 50 minutes long and held in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center…
Three hundred children received brand new bicycles for Christmas this year, thanks to a record-breaking annual bike-donation initiative sponsored by Clifton Park-based garbage and recycling company County Waste. County Waste is owned by Waste Connections, a national firm that launched the now-annual bike-building event five years ago as part of…
The Teaching Gallery at Hudson Valley Community College announces The Production of Place, a two-person exhibition featuring landscapes by Leah Beeferman and Jen Hitchings that was organized by Thomas Lail, a professor in the college’s Fine Arts Department. Following an opening reception with the artists from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, the…
The New York ISO has unveiled a new logo that reflects the organizations' evolving vision while maintaining focus on core responsibilities of delivering electricity reliably and at the least cost possible. The new logo evokes forward movement and system interconnection, using a schematic representation taken directly from the control room panel…
Emily Testa, a second grade student at George D. Ryder Elementary School in the Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District, was treated like a Millionaire for a Day by First New York Federal Credit Union. First New York Federal Credit Union has been teaching thousands of area students for years to save their money through its KID$ (Keep…
Christopher Brian Salon has announced they've added a new stylist, Deziree Crider, to join their team. Crider graduated from Paul Mitchell The School Schenectady in 2017 where she participated in the Phase Two Honor's Program. Upon graduation, Crider began her career working at Classical Concepts and Aveda Salon in Saratoga Springs, where she…
Berkshire Farm Center and Service for Youth has recently appointed Michele Kilburn, MBA, SHRM-CP as Vice President of Human Resources effective January 2, 2020. Michele brings with her over 20 years of professional experience both in Human Resources and Entrepreneurship. She comes to Berkshire from her role as Vice President of Human Resources for…
(Latham, NY) Sunmark has received final approval from federal and state regulators to convert from a federal to a state-chartered credit union. Additionally, a vote of the Sunmark membership was held and the conversion officially approved by members on July 31, 2019. Effective January 1, 2020 Sunmark is now Sunmark Credit Union. Previously,…
Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, has announced three new partners:  Christopher W. Meyer, Monica R. Skanes, and Brian M. Wang.  Chris Meyer leads the firm’s Privacy, Cybersecurity and Information Management practice, helping clients protect critical business and consumer information.  He also represents…
CDPHP is thrilled to announce the expansion of our high-touch patient care program at St. Peter’s Hospital. Building on the incredible success this program has seen thus far, the CDPHP Patient Care Team at St. Peter’s Hospital will coordinate care, answer questions, assist with medication management, and collaborate with St. Peter’s staff on…
As temperatures drop, more and more residents in the Greater Capital Region struggle to make ends meet. High heating bills can push a stretched budget over the brink in the cold weather months, and that can quickly be made worse by an unexpected cold snap. Catholic Charities is out there every day trying to assist with all types of hardships.…
The Chazen Companies is proud to announce Nora Pietrafesa and Lisa Appadu have joined the company’s Hudson Valley and Westchester County offices, respectively. Pietrafesa joined Chazen as a Human Resources Generalist in its Hudson Valley office. Pietrafesa has dedicated over 23 years of experience to her career as a human resource professional.…
Excelsior College has been a partner with EANGUS (Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States) for nearly five years and recently renewed this partnership. EANGUS comprises those who serve in the National Guard with more than 414,000 soldiers and airmen and their families, as well as thousands of retired members. The…
Spurred on by the possibility of making college even more affordable for its students, Hudson Valley Community College is now in its third year of adopting open educational resources. Also known as OER, open educational resources are open source instructional materials, written by experts, that faculty can adopt and adapt based upon their…
Congratulations to Kelly Grimaldi, Director of Education and Program Development for Albany Diocesan Cemeteries on recently receiving a Community Service Award from the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), General Peter Gansevoort Chapter.  The award, approved by the State and National DAR societies, recognizes Kelly for…
For the past 55 years, The Arts Center of the Capital Region has been deeply invested in the health of the artists in our area. Five years ago, we realized a greater need for artist resources so our artists could develop professionally and advance their careers. At that time, we created a program called Nuts and Bolts which grew into The Business…
Chazen is pleased to welcome two new additions to its growing Land Surveying team to the Hudson Valley office located at 21 Fox Street in Poughkeepsie. Mark Melvin has joined Chazen as a Survey Technician. Melvin graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a B.A. in Geography and Minor in History. Prior to joining Chazen, he was a Geographic Information…
This week, the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce will present its annual “Good News Awards” to four area businesses. Together with Rensselaer County Executive, Steve McLaughlin, the Chamber will visit each of the four Rensselaer County based businesses to present them with their awards. This year’s winners are: The Eastwick Press,…
Eight in ten Capital Region employers are optimistic about job growth in the new year, but more than ever, filling open positions remains a significant challenge. That’s according to the Fall 2019 Alaant Hiring Index, an exclusive analysis of the area’s labor market prepared by Alaant Workforce Solutions, the Capital Region’s leading professional…
Christopher D' Allaird, a local CPA located in Troy, NY, has successfully completed the requirements to earn the designation of a Certified Tax Resolution Specialist (CTRS). This dignified certification is earned by good standing members of the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers (ASTPS).  Christopher D' Allaird was first required to be…
Voices: A Library Lecture Series is offered each semester at Hudson Valley Community College to broaden and enrich the scope of studies at the college by presenting speakers on timely and enduring issues, and sharing these lectures and discussions with the community. Each lecture is 50 minutes long and held in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center…
Three hundred children received brand new bicycles for Christmas this year, thanks to a record-breaking annual bike-donation initiative sponsored by Clifton Park-based garbage and recycling company County Waste. County Waste is owned by Waste Connections, a national firm that launched the now-annual bike-building event five years ago as part of…
The New York ISO has unveiled a new logo that reflects the organizations' evolving vision while maintaining focus on core responsibilities of delivering electricity reliably and at the least cost possible. The new logo evokes forward movement and system interconnection, using a schematic representation taken directly from the control room panel…
Jan
23
Get connected, develop leads and build relationships at our one-of-a-kind, fast-paced networking event. A structured format, three table rotations, and…
Check-in & luncheon 11:30a.m.; networking 12-1:15p.m.
Feb
05
2020 Economic Outlook: How Macro Impacts the Micro for Your Business. The investment team at Bouchey Financial Group consisting of Steven Bouchey, CFP®;…
11:30 a.m. Check-in & Luncheon; 12 - 1:00 p.m. Presentation
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