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Four-day event to target different career and education opportunities LOUDONVILLE, NY – Siena College will host a Career Expo on four separate days throughout February, with a different career and education focus each day. “Siena’s career events are always highly successful and much-anticipated on our campus,” said Alicia Pepe, MBA, assistant…
Thanks to the steadfast and generous support of its clients and friends, The Wojeski Fund has exceeded a significant milestone in its efforts to brighten the holidays for local children in need. With fundraising just concluded, the fund raised $90,000 in 2022, including $13,500 in matching funds provided by Wojeski & Company CPAs, P.C. of…
The E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy law firm is pleased to announce that David I. Iversen, Esq. and Julie A. Nociolo, Esq. have been named Partners in the Firm. David practices predominantly in the fields of personal injury, medical malpractice and commercial litigation.  Julie's practice includes state and federal criminal defense as well as…
Sandler Training in Albany, NY is delighted to be offering a 12-month sales training scholarship for women working in sales. This is a unique opportunity to participate in world class training with the leading sales and sales leadership training company.   The scholarship is specifically aimed at women located in the Capital Region who are either…
New York native with nearly 25 years of public media experience, most recently as COO & GM of New England Public Media, is the sixth individual to lead WMHT in its 70-year history  Albany, NY – WMHT Public Media, a multichannel public communications organization serving Eastern New York and Western New England, today announced the appointment…
Hudson Valley Community College has announced the appointment of a new academic department chair for English, Foreign Languages and English as a Second Language. Tony Podlaski, a faculty member at the college since 2004, will lead the department, which offers more than 160 course sections each semester. The department also oversees academic…
The Director of Institutional Advancement for Academy of the Holy Names is responsible for providing leadership and strategically managing all the school’s fundraising programs with special attention to capital and major gift campaigns, planned giving, and grant writing. S/he is a member of the AHN Management Team and works with the Board of…
(Albany, NY) Broadview Federal Credit Union will close out 2022 with a continued focus on supporting the community. Broadview will donate more than $500,000 to fight hunger and food insecurity throughout the Capital Region, Binghamton, Syracuse, and Buffalo. The half-million-dollar donation focuses on addressing the immediate and increasing need…
Pittsfield, MA –Berkshire Bank, a leading socially responsible community-dedicated bank with financial centers in New England and New York, is now accepting applications for its Foundation’s NeXt Gen Scholarship Awards Program. High school seniors, college students and adults are eligible to apply if they live in or attend a school in 30 counties…
Malta, New York, December 19, 2022 – GlobalFoundries Inc. (Nasdaq: GFS) (GF), announced that the GF-Town of Malta Foundation has awarded its annual grants to the community for the 12th consecutive year in a row. The grants support a variety of community needs and programs with 23 grants totaling $154,200. With this year’s 2022 grants, the…
Castleton, N.Y – Questar III BOCES District Superintendent Gladys I. Cruz has been nominated for membership in the Horace Mann League. She was nominated by Dr. James Harvey, an international public school leader and author of the Nation at Risk and other publications. The Horace Mann League is an honorary society of leaders in public education who…
For Release: Immediate – Tuesday, December 13, 2022 More than half of employers expect hiring to increase in the new year; 3 in 4 say concerns about a possible recession won’t affect their plans  Seven in ten employers expect hiring to remain difficult, even though most have increased salaries and streamlined their recruiting process Albany, NY – …
Furthering its mission of ‘Helping Kids be Kids,’ Pioneer’s Charitable Foundation has now invested more than $1.2M in nearly 400 local agencies that enhance the health and welfare of children Albany, NY – Pioneer, a leading financial institution in New York’s Capital Region, today marked the national celebration of Giving Tuesday by making $2,500…
With Cyber Monday and the holiday shopping season around the corner, it’s even more important to look for red flags and stay cyber safe when shopping online. The planned spend on gifts and other holiday items is expected to be $832 per person this year, according to National Retail Federation. Berkshire Bank Chief Information Officer Ryan Melle…
CEO Nitin Mhatre stated, “We’re proud to celebrate the anniversary of our NYSE listing and our long history of purpose-driven, values guided community banking. We believe that where you bank matters, and we’re building a better approach to banking while delivering steadily improving results to our communities and our shareholders. In 2022, our…
Albany, N.Y. – November 9, 2022 – Pioneer Bancorp, Inc. (“Pioneer”) (NASDAQ: PBFS), the parent company of Pioneer Bank (the “Bank”) today reported the results for the quarter ended September 30, 2022, which is the first quarter of Pioneer’s fiscal year ended June 30, 2023.  Net income for the three months ended September 30, 2022 was $5.2 million…
Cobleskill, N.Y. (November 9, 2022) – Fenimore Asset Management, an independent, Capital Region-based investment advisory firm and manager of the FAM Funds family of mutual funds, has hired William “Billy” Wise as Director, a role in which he will educate and inform financial professionals regarding Fenimore’s investment products. “With 16 years…
Commissioned Artists, Locations and Partners Announced TROY, NY (November 2, 2022) — The Arts Center of the Capital Region today announced the artist commissions for the inaugural presentation of Troy Glow, a five-week public art light festival in downtown Troy during the time of year when there is the least amount of daylight. Starting December…
Community’s Support Can Help Double the Donation to $10,000 by Sharing the Story on Social Media ALBANY, N.Y. (November 7, 2022) — Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance are pleased to announce that Northeastern Insurance Agency has earned a 2022 Make More Happen Award, which recognizes its exceptional volunteerism with Ronald McDonald House…
Four-day event to target different career and education opportunities LOUDONVILLE, NY – Siena College will host a Career Expo on four separate days throughout February, with a different career and education focus each day. “Siena’s career events are always highly successful and much-anticipated on our campus,” said Alicia Pepe, MBA, assistant…
Thanks to the steadfast and generous support of its clients and friends, The Wojeski Fund has exceeded a significant milestone in its efforts to brighten the holidays for local children in need. With fundraising just concluded, the fund raised $90,000 in 2022, including $13,500 in matching funds provided by Wojeski & Company CPAs, P.C. of…
The E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy law firm is pleased to announce that David I. Iversen, Esq. and Julie A. Nociolo, Esq. have been named Partners in the Firm. David practices predominantly in the fields of personal injury, medical malpractice and commercial litigation.  Julie's practice includes state and federal criminal defense as well as…
Feb
02
The Networking Lunch is a structured event, offered exclusively to Chamber members, providing a platform to expand your client base.  Registrations are…
Lunch and Networking
Feb
09
Membership has its privileges. Explore how to maximize business opportunities and benefits, as a Chamber member.  If you'd like to attend this event,…
Breakfast & Discussion
Mar
02
An exciting and informative conversation with Dr. Martin A. Schmidt, 19th President of RPI.   An armchair conversation led by E. Stewart Jones Jr., Esq.…
Breakfast & Conversation