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Historic St. Agnes Cemetery Receives Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area Grant



Historic St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands is pleased to announce the award of a $5,000 grant from the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area for its Visitors Enhancement Program.

The purpose of this project is to enhance the Cemetery's Visitor Center with technology to make it easier to market and promote our educational programs i.e. virtual tours, history of the cemetery and to allow visitors to easily locate burial sites. The project will begin in April under the direction of cemetery historian Kelly Grimaldi.

The first phase will involve the installation of a computer kiosk on the Visitor Center's entrance to provide support to visitors when the office is closed. St. Agnes Cemetery is listed as a tourist destination on the New York Path Through History initiative and with the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. This historic cemetery founded in 1867 is comprised of 114 acres and is considered one of the most beautiful Catholic cemeteries in the country. The cemetery receives thousands of visitors annually. An easy to use outdoor kiosk encourages visitation seven days a week and provides the visitor with a means to better interpret Historic St. Agnes Cemetery and locate gravesites.

Troy, N.Y. – The Board of Directors of the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce has named Norris Pearson as the next president/CEO of the organization. Pearson, who leaves Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute following a long career as operations manager of the Houston Field House, will take on the chamber role on March 1. “The board is…
BOSTON – January 31, 2023 – Berkshire Bank, a leading socially responsible community bank with financial centers throughout New England and New York, today announced that it joins 483 other companies across the globe as a member of the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI), a modified market capitalization-weighted index developed to gauge…
January 27, 2023 (Albany, NY): First New York Federal Credit Union and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School announce the opening of a new in-school branch, the Spartan Branch. The new branch will be staffed by student volunteers, who will gain valuable experience by providing basic banking services to their fellow students and staff from the…
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The Networking Lunch is a structured event, offered exclusively to Chamber members, providing a platform to expand your client base.  Registrations are…
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Join us for the official grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration of Nature Vibez CBD & Wellness Store in Troy. There will be free samples,…
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Explore how to maximize business opportunities and benefits, as a Chamber member.  If you'd like to attend this event, please email Alicia Osur at [email protected]
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