Skip to main content
Enter search terms below…

Member News

KeyBank's Ruth Mahoney To Speak About 'Placemaking' In Capital Region



Making the Capital Region the place to be for work and for play will be the focus of a talk by Ruth M. Mahoney, co-chair of the Capital Region Economic Development Council (CREDC) and market president for KeyBank’s Capital Region market, at The College of Saint Rose at 8 a.m. Sept. 7. (Doors open at 7:30 a.m.) Mahoney will speak about how public-private partnerships can reimagine and reinvent public spaces into communities people will be drawn to and want to call home.

In the prestigious Peter M. Tully Lecture, Mahoney will discuss the opportunity to create Capital Region “places” that delight, inform, and nurture our communities. She will present local success stories that demonstrate our region’s strength and economic potential.

Last year, when Nipper the Dog statues started appearing in downtown Albany, visitors were charmed by how local artists had adorned them with everything from traditional Dutch Delft Blue to psychedelic rainbow hues. Placemaking, a multifaceted approach to urban planning and management, capitalizes on local assets such as art and music to improve the living places we share. Bringing together culture and community, and often drawing attention to social challenges, placemaking can be integral to shaping revitalization efforts.

“Ruth brings a fresh perspective and welcome vitality to the ongoing discussion of placemaking,” said Saint Rose President Carolyn J. Stefanco. “The concept of engaging businesses and public-sector partners to improve our living spaces resonates especially strongly here at Saint Rose, where we champion the use of our gifts to help our neighbors and better our community.”

Mahoney, who leads KeyBank’s economic and community-development efforts in our area, was named 2017 Executive of the Year by the Albany Business Review, and she has received numerous recognitions for her community service, from organizations such as Girls Inc., YWCA, American Red Cross, and Hope House. She became co-chair of the CREDC this past March (succeeding Saint Rose Trustee James J. Barba).

“Opportunity and Growth: The Role of Placemaking in the Capital Region and Economic Development” is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Touhey Forum at the Thelma P. Lally School of Education, 1009 Madison Ave., Albany.

 

Who: Ruth M. Mahoney co-chair of the Capital Region Economic Development Council (CREDC) and market president for KeyBank’s Capital Region market

What: 2018 Peter M. Tully Lecture

Where: Touhey Forum, Thelma P. Lally School of Education, 1009 Madison Ave., Albany

When: Friday, Sept. 7. Registration and networking begins at 7:30 a.m. with the one-hour talk beginning at 8 a.m.

Ticket information: Register at https://tully2018.eventbrite.com, or email [email protected] for more information.

The Arts Center of the Capital Region is pleased to announce the opening of “The Cairns” with works by Rhea Novak in the Wallace & Foyer Galleries. Please join us for a reception to be held in the Wallace & Foyer Galleries during Troy Night Out, Friday, March 29 from 6pm – 8pm. Novak will also be joining us on Thursday, April 4th at 6pm…
United Way of the Greater Capital Region of the Greater Capital Region (UWGCR) today announced 5.18 Day, the largest single day of community impact with more than 40 service projects scheduled to support local nonprofits in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady and Schoharie Counties.  The 5.18 projects will be managed through their re-…
During its annual Government Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. last week, the Credit Union National Association recognized SEFCU’s ongoing effort to deliver free, dynamic financial education to young people with its Desjardins Award for Youth Financial Education in the more than $1 billion in assets category. “This award is a meaningful…
Mar
21
Celebrate the grand opening of the new Mohawk Army Navy store! Located in the new Van Rensselaer Square shopping plaza, this is the first Rensselaer…
3 p.m. Ribbon Cutting
Mar
21
Get connected, develop leads and build relationships at our one-of-a-kind, fast-paced networking event. These events are a fun and effective way to focus…
11:30 a.m. Check-in & Luncheon; 12 - 1:15 p.m. Networking
Mar
28
Designed for Chamber members looking to maximize their investment by getting engaged and connected with the business community. Whether you’re a new or…
7:30 a.m. Check-in & Breakfast; 8 - 9 a.m. Benefits Overview & Networking