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On June 7, Alexis Diner made significant Food Donation to Troy United Ministries as a “thank you” to their loyal customers who have voted them the “Best Diner” in the Times Union Readers Poll “Best of the Capital Region 2021” for the 5th year in a row. County Executive Steve McLaughlin and County Clerk Frank Merola were in attendance at the drop-…
CLIFTON PARK, NY – June 9, 2021 – In recognition of 30 years in business and serving the Capital Region, GTM Payroll Services will be contributing $30,000 to community organizations. The groups receiving donations are non-profit clients of the firm that collectively provide a variety of social services for families, children, seniors, and many…
Troy, N.Y. – Longtime Unity House Chief Executive Officer Chris Burke has announced that he will retire from the role in mid-2022. Only the second CEO in the organization’s 50-year history, he has led the organization for more than 30 years. “Unity House is in a very strong position today, with a dynamic and extremely talented leadership team in…
Excelsior College is responding to the future of work with two new master’s degrees and two certificate programs. The way companies work is changing. From remote or distributive workforces to changing technology to data-driven strategies, companies operate differently than they did even a year ago. These new degree programs prepare students for…
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., June 1, 2021 -- (https://capitalcfollc.com/ ): Capital CFO, LLC, a regional provider of bookkeeping, consulting, and CFO services to businesses and nonprofit companies, is pleased to announce their partnership with ADP, Inc. ADP’s payroll packages complete the Capital CFO offering available to businesses and organizations…
American Legion Members & Students performed finishing touches on food pantry project at unveiling (Rensselaer, N.Y.) – The Doane Stuart School and the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Rensselaer County have partnered to create their very own Little Free Pantry. Students worked with the local American Legion to build the pantry, and this…
June 2, 2021 (Latham, NY): Military Saves announced today that Community Resource Federal Credit Union was one of three banks and eight credit unions to have been awarded the Military Saves Designation of Savings Excellence for their extraordinary efforts to motivate the military and veteran communities to save effectively to reduce debt and build…
Sweet Return to Normal Ice Cream Debuts at the Cone Counter  As restrictions ease up and Covid numbers decline, Stewart’s Shops is celebrating the transition with a dedicated ice cream flavor suitably named ‘Sweet Return to Normal’.   Enduring fourteen months of Covid-19 restrictions has been tough on everyone and the easing restrictions on mask…
ALBANY, N.Y. – CAP COM Federal Credit Union and its charitable giving arm, the CAP COM Cares Foundation, announced the winners of the CAP COM Cares Foundation Infrastructure Grant Initiative. $100,000 was awarded to 20 Capital Region nonprofit organizations at CAP COM Headquarters this morning, Tuesday, June 1.  The CAP COM Cares Foundation had an…
Rensselaer County has announced its Summer Youth Employment program. Interested businesses should contact Tracy Ellis ([email protected]) at the Rensselaer County One Stop Employment Center. Summer Youth Employment—What Is It?  Rensselaer County businesses serve as a host worksite for youth ages 14-19 Youth in the program receive training and…
UCM Digital Health (UCM), a leading provider of emergency telemedicine and virtual care solutions, announces the addition of healthcare and technology executive Steve Weissblum as Chief Revenue Officer. A healthcare entrepreneur and senior executive with deep experience in digital health and healthcare services, Weissblum brings over 20 years of…
Rensselaer, NY -- The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) today reported that electricity supplies in New York State are expected to be adequate this summer, with a total of 41,071 megawatts (MW) of power resources available to meet forecasted peak demand conditions.  “The state’s grid is well-positioned to handle forecasted summer demand…
The Capital District Women’s Employment & Resource Center (WERC) is hosting a highly interactive virtual event on June 8, 2021 from 5:00p to 6:00pm via Zoom. Top area leaders and executive coaches will moderate breakout rooms to advise and coach attendees on how to maximize their success in 2021 and beyond. Coaches to include: Karen Carpenter…
50+ Courses and “Head Start” Programs Aim to Increase Access and Support Students Affected by Pandemic Hudson Valley Community College will offer more than 50 college-level courses for rising high school juniors and seniors this summer with an added incentive: tuition and fees will be completely funded through a college scholarship, and textbooks…
Albany, NY-Academy of the Holy Names is proud to announce that all 52 members of the Class of 2021 have received at least one merit-based scholarship to a college or university, and more than 95% of the class earned multiple scholarships. As a group, the Class of 2021 earned over $4.8 million for one year, and over $19.4 million over 4 years.…
Troy, N.Y. - The Downtown Troy Business Improvement District has launched a search for a new executive director after current director Katie Hammon steps down from the position. After 6 years with the organization, Hammon has decided to focus fulltime on her business, The Maples Estate Wedding & Event Venue. Hammon will remain with the…
(Latham, N.Y.) Sunmark Credit Union and the Sunmark Charitable Community Foundation announced today that they have partnered with Beekman 1802 to celebrate the “Summer of Kindness” in their local communities. Founded in Sharon Springs, NY, Beekman 1802 is one of the largest independent skincare companies in the United States, and has grown from a…
CASTLETON, N.Y. - Juniors in Questar III’s Youth Apprenticeship Program (YAP) committed to paid internships with one of the program’s local employer partners in their respective trades at a Matching Day event. On Tuesday, May 18 YAP students, their families and representatives of local employers joined Questar III District Superintendent Dr.…
Spectrum Reach is supporting our communities by offering complimentary advertising and marketing resources for minority-owned businesses.† Through collaborations with local chambers and multicultural associations, we’re here to help the businesses that make up the fabric of our communities reach the people they need to grow. Let us help you…
On June 7, Alexis Diner made significant Food Donation to Troy United Ministries as a “thank you” to their loyal customers who have voted them the “Best Diner” in the Times Union Readers Poll “Best of the Capital Region 2021” for the 5th year in a row. County Executive Steve McLaughlin and County Clerk Frank Merola were in attendance at the drop-…
CLIFTON PARK, NY – June 9, 2021 – In recognition of 30 years in business and serving the Capital Region, GTM Payroll Services will be contributing $30,000 to community organizations. The groups receiving donations are non-profit clients of the firm that collectively provide a variety of social services for families, children, seniors, and many…
Troy, N.Y. – Longtime Unity House Chief Executive Officer Chris Burke has announced that he will retire from the role in mid-2022. Only the second CEO in the organization’s 50-year history, he has led the organization for more than 30 years. “Unity House is in a very strong position today, with a dynamic and extremely talented leadership team in…
Jun
16
The Chamber will help The Iron Works celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Iron Works is a family-friendly casual restaurant…
11 a.m. Ribbon Cutting
Jun
17
In partnership with MicroKnowledge, this webinar will examine how to use Microsoft Office to Share files and increase collaboration. Participants should…
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Jun
23
Hear directly from local college and university presidents as they discuss their vision for a post-pandemic future in higher education.  As major…
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Check-in & Lunch; 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Panel Discussion