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Troy, N.Y. – Michael E. Ginsberg, Esq. and Rhiannon I. Spencer, Esq. of Pattison, Sampson, Ginsberg & Griffin, PLLC were successful recently in representing Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute against a suit brought by three former students who claimed their religious freedoms under the First Amendment and New York State Human Rights Law were…
Albany, N Y:  Stephanie L. Mumford, CPA, Geoffrey Mullen, CPA, and Mark Vena, CPA have recently been named Shareholders for Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C. (TBC). The promotion for Mumford, Mullen, and Vena took place on April 1st.  Mumford joined in 1999, while Mullen joined in 2020, and Vena joined in 2012.    Mumford with a Bachelor…
Creating Positive Impact with Employees Giving Back to Local Communities Boston, MA - Berkshire Bank, a leading socially responsible community bank with office locations in New England and New York, will host Xtraordinary Day (X-Day) on Wednesday, June 8. All branches and offices across five states – MA, NY, VT, CT, and RI will close from 12pm -…
Albany, NY- In partnership with Brightside Up, Inc. a Capital Region based child care resource and referral agency (CCR&R); the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region is launching an innovative 9-Week Child Care Accelerator Business Course seeking to bridge the gap between families in need and the on-going child care desert in the Capital…
TROY (5/18/2022)—The Arts Center of the Capital Region is pleased to announce two Calls for Entries, Artificial Eye: The 41st Annual Photo Regional and Capture: A City Wide Photography Exhibition. Call for Entries:  Artificial Eye: 44th Annual Photo Regional. The Arts Center of the Capital Region is inviting photographers to submit work for…
May 12th, 2022 In April 2022, The Wagoner Firm’s Mark J. Wagner, Jr. was chosen by the New York Cannabis Growers and Processors Association to serve as Chair of its Capital Region Committee. Mark was selected from a competitive group of applicants based on his background and experience with medical marijuana licensing and applications, the…
BOSTON – Berkshire Bank, a leading socially responsible community bank with office locations in New England and New York, announces the launch of the Center for Women, Wellness, and Wealth (CWWW). The Center will offer client-focused events on wellness and financial planning, and will partner with community organizations, specialized experts and…
New Chamber member, Seoul Korean Restaurant, is now offering a 10% discount to all members of the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce. Seoul, located on Troy-Schenectady Road in Latham, NY offers homemade, traditional Korean cuisine. They pride themselves on serving Korean dishes made from scratch, with fresh ingredients and plenty of…
Troy, N.Y.: Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County needs volunteers in Albany County and Rensselaer County. Anyone who is interested can attend a free information session on Tuesday, June 7 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. via Zoom. To register, contact [email protected] LVORC trains volunteer tutors to be paired with adult learners; reading mentors for…
ALBANY, N.Y. – CAP COM Federal Credit Union and its charitable giving arm, the CAP COM Cares Foundation, are pleased to announce the winners of the CAP COM Cares Foundation Infrastructure Grant Initiative. $100,000 will be awarded to 10 Capital Region nonprofit organizations at a special luncheon later this year.   The Infrastructure Initiative…
Summer At Holy Names So much to do at Academy of the Holy Names this summer! We’re offering three new programs for girls, one co-ed program, and 6 sports clinics, all led by experts with a focus on fun and learning. Get all the details and register for one, or more at www.ahns.org. • Adventure Camp, July 18-22, girls grades 7-10 • EXPLORE: Girls…
Albany, NY. Global law firm Nixon Peabody is pleased to announce that Vincent Polsinelli and Christopher Stevens, who assist a wide range of companies with employment-related issues, have joined the firm’s Labor & Employment practice as counsel in the Albany, New York, office. Vince returns to the firm where he spent the formative part of his…
Albany, NY – Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York (GSNENY) has hired Cassidy Reed as its new director of membership. In her new role, Reed is responsible for developing and implementing membership recruitment strategies and events for girls and volunteers across the council. To do this, she will carry out plans and initiatives for recruiting both…
Mosaic Associates Architects Principal Callie Gaspary, AIA, ALEP has become a member of the ALEP Commission of the Association for Learning Environments. A4LE established the Commission to create, set policy for, and govern the program that confers the credential of Accredited Learning Environment Planner (ALEP). Mosaic Associates Architects…
The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York held its 15th Annual Neighborhood Food Drive over the weekend, and the food and funds raised will provide more than 41,000 meals to our neighbors in need. 75 Neighborhood Captains distributed empty bags throughout their neighborhoods early last week, then collected the full bags and delivered them to…
Dr. Denise Fernandez-Pallozzi has been named the new executive director of the Capital District Educational Opportunity Center (EOC). Prior to joining the EOC, Fernandez-Pallozzi held several leadership roles at BOCES throughout the Capital Region, as well as serving on the BOCES Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity task force. She has worked as…
Excelsior College is beginning the countdown to when it will become Excelsior University, a milestone in its more than 50-year history. The transition highlights Excelsior’s unique contribution to the development of a diverse, educated, and career-ready society by valuing lifelong learning with an emphasis on serving individuals historically…
Hudson Valley Community College has been awarded a $350,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund new training modules that will prepare students for careers in the rapidly-growing electric vehicle industry. The grant project is funded by the NSF’s Advanced Technology Education program, which focuses on the education of…
Russell Sage College's doctoral program in Occupational Therapy received full accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association in April. It is the first accredited entry level OTD program in New York state. The program previously met the requirements for candidacy…
Troy, N.Y. – Michael E. Ginsberg, Esq. and Rhiannon I. Spencer, Esq. of Pattison, Sampson, Ginsberg & Griffin, PLLC were successful recently in representing Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute against a suit brought by three former students who claimed their religious freedoms under the First Amendment and New York State Human Rights Law were…
Albany, N Y:  Stephanie L. Mumford, CPA, Geoffrey Mullen, CPA, and Mark Vena, CPA have recently been named Shareholders for Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C. (TBC). The promotion for Mumford, Mullen, and Vena took place on April 1st.  Mumford joined in 1999, while Mullen joined in 2020, and Vena joined in 2012.    Mumford with a Bachelor…
Creating Positive Impact with Employees Giving Back to Local Communities Boston, MA - Berkshire Bank, a leading socially responsible community bank with office locations in New England and New York, will host Xtraordinary Day (X-Day) on Wednesday, June 8. All branches and offices across five states – MA, NY, VT, CT, and RI will close from 12pm -…
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02
The Chamber's partner The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency invites you to a security webinar. The webinar is intended to enhance awareness…
Webinar from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Jun
16
Get connected, develop leads and build relationships at our one-of-a-kind, fast-paced networking event. This popular networking event features a…
Market, Develop, & Connect
Jun
21
We are in unprecedented times with an economy that is still very strong yet facing high inflation and rising interest rates. This has started to impact…
Lunch and Panel Discussion