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In early March, the United Way of the Greater Capital Region and the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, announced a collaboration with other philanthropy, government and business partners to mobilize a regional response to the COVID-19 crisis.  The Capital Region Community COVID-19 Response Fund was established to provide one-…
Common Energy, a leading community solar provider in New York and Maryland, is offering those affected by the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) new at-home employment opportunities. The company works with official state-supported programs to provide households and businesses guaranteed savings on their electricity and is hiring consultants to bring…
To all nonprofits: During this time of great uncertainty, one thing remains steadfast: our commitment to our clients and our community.  We are offering free grant writing/application assistance for nonprofits and public service entities that may be eligible for disaster relief funding in order to provide enhanced response to the community in…
As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in New York, students, faculty and staff at UAlbany are taking initiative to help meet shortages in personal protective equipment (PPE) for hospital personnel and other first responders across the state. Jonathan Muckell, a professor of practice in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has…
Hello from the Arts Center! We may not be able to invite you into our studios to make art right now, but you don't need a paintbrush, a pottery wheel, or a sewing machine to create art! Turn your home into a studio and get creative with our Art Is Everywhere Challenge. What's that, you ask? Think about all those things in your home that you were…
In addition to providing child care services for families, A New England Nanny is now offering help to Capital Region residents who need assistance with picking up groceries, prescriptions, restaurant takeout, and more. The Community Caregiver service seeks to help families, first responders, seniors, those with pre-existing medical conditions, or…
Talented young members and the incredible educators who guide their quest for knowledge make our world a better place. CAP COM proudly celebrates our community’s best and brightest by awarding scholarships annually. The CAP COM Cares Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2020 Scholarships & Awards. Submission deadline is May 1. This…
The Furry Friends Pet Food Pantry at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, located at 3 Oakland Avenue in Menands, is available to anyone who needs help feeding a pet. Those needing food can stop by the shelter any day between the hours of 10 am and 5 pm and be met by a staff member at the door. For those who are ill or in self-isolation and live in…
With faculty and staff working remotely from home and starting classes in an online or distance learning format this week, Hudson Valley Community College is doing its part to assist the greater community in responding to COVID-19. “As our faculty and staff return to instruction after an extended break, we are also responding to the needs of our…
In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Next Advance, Inc. has announced they have been working around the clock to mobilize their resources and workforce to rapidly produce disposable face shields for medical professionals. Their disposable face shields are designed for healthcare workers, universities, research facilities, law enforcement, and…
East Greenbush, NY - In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Your CBD Store East Greenbush has announced they are taking new proactive steps to address a number of business concerns: First and foremost, we want to maintain a safe workplace and encourage and adopt practices that protect the health of employees, customers, visitors and others. We also…
Capital Roots' market is open and ready to serve you! In light of COVID-19 and the need for fresh produce, Capital Roots has expanded their hours to 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to better serve the community. You can call ahead 518-274-8685 and one of our staff members will carefully pack your fruits and vegetables and have your order ready when you arrive…
The Capital District YMCA has extended care to cover “essential” workers. In addition to licensed health professionals such as physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, LPNs, there are many other “essential” workers. For the complete list, please check here: https://esd.ny.gov/guidance-executive-order-2026 The Y has…
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is enlisting AiMOS, one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Rensselaer is reaching out to the research community, including government entities, universities, and industry, to offer access to AiMOS in support of research related to the new coronavirus…
The GLOBALFOUNDRIES-Town of Malta Foundation announced today a grant for up to $50,000 to the Town of Malta to help local individuals and families affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Town of Malta will initially purchase 250 gift cards from local grocery stores in the amount of $100 each, and an additional 250 gift cards when needed. The…
Published this year, Walrath recruiting has made the digital copy of their book "The  Ultimate Job Search Guide" available for free. Over the years, many of Walrath Recruiting candidates have asked us recurring questions on various topics, which led us to writing this guide. Our expertise and advice will help you find your next role or ideal…
Mayor Patrick Madden today announced effective immediately the suspension of metered parking in downtown Troy until further notice to assist downtown businesses and residents impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. All regular parking regulations and posted alternate-side parking will remain in effect. Normal parking rules and regulations will remain…
Two of New York’s leading health plans are partnering in the interest of public health, providing members free/no-cost access to telemedicine services to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). CDPHP and MVP Health Care are teaming up to offer their entire membership (including MVP’s members throughout New York and in Vermont) access to…
Regional Food Bank Plans Increased Service in Response to COVID-19 Latham, New York – March 16, 2020 - The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York is actively planning to respond to potential emergency food needs resulting from the COVID-19 crisis. The situation is changing daily, but already food pantries, soup kitchens, schools, and other…
Due to the rising concerns surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak, the Tri-City ValleyCats will shift their Annual Job Fair scheduled for Saturday, March 14 from on the spot interviews to phone interviews. Applicants that were planning to attend can email their application to [email protected] Applications received before March 20, 2020…
In early March, the United Way of the Greater Capital Region and the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, announced a collaboration with other philanthropy, government and business partners to mobilize a regional response to the COVID-19 crisis.  The Capital Region Community COVID-19 Response Fund was established to provide one-…
Common Energy, a leading community solar provider in New York and Maryland, is offering those affected by the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) new at-home employment opportunities. The company works with official state-supported programs to provide households and businesses guaranteed savings on their electricity and is hiring consultants to bring…
To all nonprofits: During this time of great uncertainty, one thing remains steadfast: our commitment to our clients and our community.  We are offering free grant writing/application assistance for nonprofits and public service entities that may be eligible for disaster relief funding in order to provide enhanced response to the community in…
Apr
03
Whether you already work from home or were recently mandated to do so, this webinar will help you get organized and stay productive without missing a beat…
12 - 1:00 p.m. EST
Apr
08
Microsoft has been enhancing its Office 365 subscription, giving businesses more ways to collaborate and communicate from any place at any time.  Learn to…
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST
Apr
09
Layoffs, what is in the CARES Act around workforce, relief programs for affected workers, Coronavirus aid, navigating the NYSDOL unemployment insurance…
3:00 p.m. EST