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The historic law firm of Pattison, Sampson, Ginsberg & Griffin, PLLC in downtown Troy is proud to announce that Rhiannon I. Gifford, Esq. has been promoted to Junior Partner at the firm. Mrs. Gifford joined the firm back in 2017 and has developed her practice in Landlord Tenant Law, Title IX Investigations, Commercial and Civil Litigation,…
Concert and Reception Celebrate Mr. Drucker’s Appointment as BBS Artistic Director Great Barrington, MA (February 15, 2024):  Eugene Drucker, violin, Roberta Cooper, cello, and Renée Anne Louprette, piano, will perform at a Berkshire Bach Society (BBS) chamber music concert here at Saint James Place on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at 5 pm, followed…
The City of Rensselaer will be holding its first Public Workshop Meeting for the “Rensselaer Rising” Plan on March 7th from 6-7:30PM at the Rensselaer City School, located at 25 Van Rensselaer Drive, Rensselaer, NY 12144. The event will begin with an information session reviewing the planning process, key components of the work completed so far,…
Pioneer Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBFS) (“Pioneer”), a leading financial institution in New York’s Capital Region, today announced the appointment of Jenifer Marten as Vice President and Business Banking Team Leader. A local and regional commercial banking executive with more than 20 years of leadership experience, she will spearhead Pioneer’s…
Mayor Carmella Mantello has named Dylan Spring as Troy’s new City Comptroller. Spring joined the administration on Monday, February 12th and will oversee all financial reporting and accounting for the city.   “We are excited to welcome Dylan Spring to Troy as our city’s new Comptroller,” said Mayor Carmella Mantello. “Dylan brings a tremendous…
Joan Heffler Photography is celebrating 25 years in business specializing in corporate, portraits, events and weddings and has been a member of the Rensco Chamber for more than 18 of those years. Joan has photographed events and weddings as far away as Israel, Germany, and Italy; and numerous USA states. Since 1999, she has photographed more than…
Alaant recognized by ClearlyRated’s 2024 Best of Staffing® as the only staffing agency based in the Capital Region to receive this award in 2024 Albany, NY – February 6, 2024 – Alaant Workforce Solutions, the leading professional workforce services firm in New York’s Capital Region, today announced it continues an eight-year tradition of national…
New chapter begins for Capital Region’s premier design and home remodeling firm Quality PM, Inc., an award-winning design and home-remodeling firm based in Delmar, New York, announced that it has launched a new brand identity as Quality Design & Remodel. The rebranding reflects the firm’s commitment to design and remodeling excellence and…
Fenimore Asset Management, an independent, Capital Region-based investment advisory firm and manager of the FAM Funds family of mutual funds, hired Palmer Fargnoli as Regional Sales Director. In his role, Mr. Fargnoli meets with individuals, families, nonprofits, and institutions to impart Fenimore’s distinctive investment approach and solutions…
Questar III BOCES has announced the expansion of its Career and Technical Education programs for the 2024-2025 school year, adding electrical trades, education careers, and firefighting to its offerings. The firefighting program will be a one-year complementary program to the existing one-year EMT program. The welding program will also be offered…
Mayor Carmella Mantello announced today a new weekly free bulk trash drop-off program for city of Troy residents. It has been several years since Troy residents have been able to dispose of household items during the winter months. In the past the bulk pick-up has been suspended annually from December through Spring with residents then paying…
Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C. (TBC), the largest CPA firm based in the Capital District, is pleased to announce Nathan Pannucci has been named Shareholder, effective January 1st. Mr. Pannucci, a dedicated professional who joined TBC in 2010, holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the State University of New…
District Transportation Authority (CDTA) is piloting a new on-demand service beginning Monday, January 29, 2024. Called FLEX+, it will provide a convenient and cost-effective way for customers to travel to and from the Joseph L. Bruno Rail Station and Downtown Albany. Customers will be able to pre-book trips around their train’s arrival and…
Mayor Carmella Mantello announced today legislation which takes advantage of New York States newly amended senior citizens exemption and the exemption for persons with disabilities and limited incomes in New York State.   “We are excited for this opportunity to offer our seniors and persons with disabilities communities an opportunity to keep more…
Questar III BOCES has appointed Brian Radewitz as the new director of communications, replacing Dan Sherman, who has accepted another role within the organization. Radewitz previously served as a communications specialist for Questar III, working with the component districts, most recently Averill Park Central School District and Germantown…
The Tri-City ValleyCats have named Jim Lozano as their business development manager. With over 30 years of business experience, Lozano will focus on relationship building and corporate partnerships as the team enters its 22nd season of professional baseball in the Capital Region. Lozano was a partner responsible for the CFO for Hire division of…
[Latham, January 22, 2024] — In a powerful display of community support, Community Resource Federal Credit Union (CRFCU) is thrilled to announce its generous donation of $8,000 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region (RMHC). This significant contribution was made possible not only because of CRFCU's commitment to supporting…
Includes $50 Million in Capital Grants for Construction of Child Care Centers and $50 Million in Business Tax Credits for Workplace-based Child Care Expansion Governor Continues Historic $7 Billion, Four-Year Investment in Child Care Enhancements Governor Kathy Hochul today announced two new initiatives totaling a combined $100 million in funding…
Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York (GSNENY) recently promoted Melanie Collier to Director of Product Program and Retail. In her new role, Collier is responsible for all aspects of the GSNENY Fall Product Program, Cookie Program and retail operations. She is also responsible for planning projections, developing budgets and goals, managing the…
The historic law firm of Pattison, Sampson, Ginsberg & Griffin, PLLC in downtown Troy is proud to announce that Rhiannon I. Gifford, Esq. has been promoted to Junior Partner at the firm. Mrs. Gifford joined the firm back in 2017 and has developed her practice in Landlord Tenant Law, Title IX Investigations, Commercial and Civil Litigation,…
Concert and Reception Celebrate Mr. Drucker’s Appointment as BBS Artistic Director Great Barrington, MA (February 15, 2024):  Eugene Drucker, violin, Roberta Cooper, cello, and Renée Anne Louprette, piano, will perform at a Berkshire Bach Society (BBS) chamber music concert here at Saint James Place on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at 5 pm, followed…
The City of Rensselaer will be holding its first Public Workshop Meeting for the “Rensselaer Rising” Plan on March 7th from 6-7:30PM at the Rensselaer City School, located at 25 Van Rensselaer Drive, Rensselaer, NY 12144. The event will begin with an information session reviewing the planning process, key components of the work completed so far,…
Feb
29
Looking for an opportunity to help in your community? Join the Chamber on February 29th to help hand out food and supplies with the Sidewalk Warriors of…
5pm
Mar
07
Maximize your chamber membership by discovering all of the benefits available to you AND your employees. Whether you are a new or long-time member, this…
Check-in and breakfast 8:30 a.m. 9:00-9:30 a.m. benefits overview
Mar
22
Join the Chamber for our first-ever Young Professionals Panel! This event will include a viewing party for a pre-recorded panel session, followed by a…
Check-In at 3:30pm; 4pm-5pm Panel Discussion & Q&A; Networking & Cash Bar 5pm-6pm