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Community Bank System, Inc. (“Community Bank System”) (NYSE: CBU) and Kinderhook Bank Corp. (OTCQB: NUBK) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Community Bank System will acquire Kinderhook Bank Corp., parent company of National Union Bank of Kinderhook (“Kinderhook Bank”) in an all cash transaction…
The Century House in Latham, NY is pleased to announce the promotion of Monica LaBree to General Manager. Monica is no stranger to the hospitality industry, bringing extensive restaurant/events management and hotel operations knowledge to her new role. Joining the company 3 1/2 years ago as Director of Hospitality, Monica has earned several…
Joseph's House & Shelter provides serviced services for over 1,000 Rensselaer County individuals in 2017 and helped even more last year, including people sleeping outside in and around our Capital city. If you or your company want to know how you can offer your support to your neighbors who are insecurely housed, do get in touch! You can…
The Friends of Oakwood will begin taking phone reservations on February 1st for their popular Daffodil Brunch. This event sells out quickly. Reserve at 518-328-0090 with your seating choice, name, phone number, and how many people including children. Do not leave a credit card number. We will call for details.  Payment must be received in full…
Lisa Despart, President of AWCplus, was recently recognized as Allied Member of the Year for Capital Region BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association).  As an active member of the organization, Lisa was honored to receive this award.
CAP COM Federal Credit Union is lending a hand to its members who are impacted by the partial government shutdown. In addition to financial assistance, the credit union is launching a food drive to begin Friday January 18 and run through February 28, 2019. CAP COM is striving to meet the urgent need of local food pantries and nonprofit…
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (January 15, 2019) – The Chazen Companies is pleased to announce Elizabeth Bartosik and Johnathan A. Gell have received their Engineer in Training (EIT) designation. EIT is a professional designation from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) to designate a person certified by the State as…
Catholic Charities Agencies throughout the Albany Diocese are available to assist furloughed federal workers. Through programs like food pantries, counseling, and information and referrals Catholic Charities can offer some assistance to workers who may be struggling at this time.  “We’re all hoping for a speedy resolution to this shutdown,” said…
Marvin and Company, P.C., an award-winning Capital Region accounting, auditing, taxation and management consulting firm, is pleased to announce the election of Kevin P. O’Leary, CPA as the new Managing Director of the Firm, effective January 1, 2019.  O’Leary succeeds Kevin J. McCoy, CPA, CFF as Managing Director, who has led the firm in this role…
Mayor Patrick Madden today announced the launch of the City of Troy’s official YouTube channel. Available at www.youtube.com/troyny, the channel will feature video content, live-streamed events, and other announcements from the Mayor’s office and City Hall as part of the Madden administration’s continued efforts to better connect Troy residents…
First New York is hosting a Student Financial Aid and Admissions seminar on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at our First New York Community Room, 2 Wall Street, Colonie. All attendees will receive a Special Student package filled with gifts and special loan discounts. Laura Augustine, Associate Director of Financial Aid at Union…
Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, is very pleased to announce it has launched a new microsite for the Firm’s immigration practice group.  The microsite is a separate website, dedicated specifically to the Firm’s immigration practice and services.  The site can be accessed through the immigration page on the…
J.D. Martinez played in his first game with the Tri-City ValleyCats in July of 2009. Fast forward 10 years later, and Martinez will once again appear inside Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, this time immortalized as a ValleyCats bobblehead. The announcement was made on Monday by the Tri-City ValleyCats in honor of National Bobblehead Day. The bobblehead…
United Way of the Greater Capital Region’s Board of Directors announced an expansion into Columbia and Greene Counties effective at the start of 2019. “This is a natural expansion for our organization to bring United Way’s presence to another level in the communities within Columbia & Greene Counties,” said Brian O’Grady, Chair of the Board. “…
Excelsior College was recognized as a Gold-Level School of Distinction by BestColleges.com, a leading provider of college planning resources and higher education research. This distinction recognizes colleges and universities that have dedicated themselves to developing quality online higher education programs. Of the over 3,500 eligible…
CAP COM Federal Credit Union has announced today that Paula Stopera, the credit union’s President and CEO, will retire in late May 2019. Christopher McKenna, CAP COM’s Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of its mortgage subsidiary, Homeowners Advantage, will take the reins as the organization’s new President and CEO. Stopera began…
The partners at Dreyer Boyajian and LaMarche Safranko Law announced the merger of their two firms, to become Dreyer Boyajian LaMarche Safranko, Attorneys at Law (www.DBLS.com). “The merging of Dreyer Boyajian and LaMarche Safranko Law brings together two firms that share a common philosophy to always put the client first.” Donald Boyajian said.…
The Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany partners with The Albany & Troy Lions Club to collect used eyeglasses and hearing aids. To you, they're not good for very much, but to others, they're a gift of sight and sound. We collect and reprocess the eyeglasses, and distribute them at no charge to the needy in developing countries…
Clifton Park, NY – January 4, 2019 – Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis Engineering & Surveying, D.P.C., a firm specializing in structural and site engineering and surveying services in Clifton Park, NY, announced the addition of Nadya Levitova, Zachary Wietsma, and Kate Sesselman, effective immediately. Nadya Levitova has been hired as a Design…
The Troy Family YMCA and Friendly’s, located at 120 Hoosick Street, have partnered to support the Y's efforts to build a stronger community. Dine at Friendly’s the second Tuesday of any month from open to close during 2019 and 20% of your purchase will be donated to the Capital District YMCA - Troy Family Branch. Click here for the voucher.
Community Bank System, Inc. (“Community Bank System”) (NYSE: CBU) and Kinderhook Bank Corp. (OTCQB: NUBK) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Community Bank System will acquire Kinderhook Bank Corp., parent company of National Union Bank of Kinderhook (“Kinderhook Bank”) in an all cash transaction…
The Century House in Latham, NY is pleased to announce the promotion of Monica LaBree to General Manager. Monica is no stranger to the hospitality industry, bringing extensive restaurant/events management and hotel operations knowledge to her new role. Joining the company 3 1/2 years ago as Director of Hospitality, Monica has earned several…
Joseph's House & Shelter provides serviced services for over 1,000 Rensselaer County individuals in 2017 and helped even more last year, including people sleeping outside in and around our Capital city. If you or your company want to know how you can offer your support to your neighbors who are insecurely housed, do get in touch! You can…
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Get connected, develop leads and build relationships at our one-of-a-kind, fast-paced networking event! These luncheons are a fun and effective way to…
11:30 a.m. Registration; 12 - 1:15 p.m. Networking Program
Feb
15
A panel discussion featuring State representatives addressing issues facing our communities. The Chamber's "Meet The Legislators" event provides members…
11:30 a.m. Check-in & Lunch; 12-1 p.m. Panel Discussion
Feb
28
2019 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 p.m. Presentation