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Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce Receives ‘Chamber of the Year’ Award from The Business Council of New York State, Inc.



The Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce has received the ‘Chuck Steiner Memorial Chamber of the Year Award,’ from The Business Council of New York State, Inc. The announcement was officially made ahead of the Council’s annual meeting next week.  

GLOBALFOUNDRIES-Town of Malta Foundation Accepting Applications for 2020 Grants



The GLOBALFOUNDRIES-Town of Malta Foundation is now accepting grant applications for its next round of funding to support local community organizations.  Applications for grant funding can be submitted electronically or may be downloaded and mailed to the Foundation by November 6, 2020.

Overit Acquires Healthcare Marketing Agency Smith & Jones



Overit announced today the acquisition of Troy-based Smith & Jones, accelerating the firm’s growth and presence in the healthcare vertical. Smith & Jones is a nationally-recognized healthcare marketing agency that specializes in branding and targeted service line marketing for hospitals, health systems, and other care providers. 

Under the deal, Overit’s healthcare team will do business under the Smith & Jones name. The teams will collaborate virtually for the time being but ultimately plan to work together from Overit’s office in Albany, New York. 

STRIDE Announces Recreational Camping Weekend for Veterans with Disabilities



Local veterans with disabilities from the Wounded Warrior program at STRIDE Adaptive Sports are getting back in the saddle – literally and figuratively – for a much needed weekend of fun and healing with their family.

KPM Restoration Named a Brawny Giant



Brawny, the paper towel brand, has named KPM Restoration and its owner James Kennedy a Brawny Giant. Brawny launched a program called The Brawny Giants Initiative in order to “assist individuals who are making a true difference in their communities.”

First New York To Host Backpack Giveaway for KID$ Banking Members



First New York Federal Credit Union is excited to announce their virtual Backpack Giveaway Event for KID$ Banking members. Parents can simply drive up to a First New York branch and collect a backpack of school supplies.

The backpack giveaway will take place from 3-4pm on the following dates and locations:

· Albany Branch (818 Central Ave): Friday, September 11

· Saratoga Branch (424 Maple Ave): Monday, September 14

· Cobleskill Branch (795 East Main Street): Tuesday, September 15

· North Greenbush Branch (31 Jordan Road): Wednesday, September 16

New York State School Boards Association Recognizes Questar III for Its Video Gaming Program for Teachers



The New York State Schools Boards Association (NYSSBA) recently honored Questar III BOCES with the association’s Champions of Change award for spearheading an innovative collaboration that led to three Rensselaer County school districts creating courses that will help students develop the skills that the region’s growing video game development industry seeks. The Champions of Change award recognizes innovative programs in school districts across the state and pays tribute to those institutions that create them.

NYISO Implements Industry-Leading Rules for Energy Storage Resources



The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) today announced the final step in a years-long process to open the NYISO’s wholesale energy markets to Energy Storage Resources (ESRs).

This development makes the NYISO the first ISO/RTO to allow full participation of these resources and helps position the state to meet the aggressive mandates in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA).

Everything UR Officially Launches Website and Charitable Foundation



Nearly one year ago, we put pen-to-paper to mind-map what we wanted our small start-up company, Everything UR, to be. First and foremost, we knew we wanted it to be a social-impact company and had a very good idea of our end-goal. Still, we never imagined all the steps involved in starting a small start-up, from inception to fruition. While the mind-map helped the unknowns were unpredictable, and worst of all, no one could have predicted Covid-19 and the impact it has on all of us personally and us all as a society.

BST & Co. to host webinar on the benefits of Multiple Employer Plans for small businesses and self-employed individuals



ALBANY, New York, September 1, 2020 – BST & Co. CPAs, LLP, one of the Capital Region’s leading financial and management consulting firms, will host a webinar about the benefits of Multiple Employer Plans for small businesses and self-employed individuals on Wednesday, September 16 at 10 a.m.

Authorized under the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act of 2019, unrelated small businesses now have the opportunity to team up to provide employees with a retirement savings plan defined as a Multiple Employer Plan.

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The Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce has received the ‘Chuck Steiner Memorial Chamber of the Year Award,’ from The Business Council of New York State, Inc. The announcement was officially made ahead of the Council’s annual meeting next week.   Established in 2010 in memory of former regional Chamber executive, Chuck Steiner, the ‘…
The GLOBALFOUNDRIES-Town of Malta Foundation is now accepting grant applications for its next round of funding to support local community organizations.  Applications for grant funding can be submitted electronically or may be downloaded and mailed to the Foundation by November 6, 2020. Instructions and links for the application can be found at…
Overit announced today the acquisition of Troy-based Smith & Jones, accelerating the firm’s growth and presence in the healthcare vertical. Smith & Jones is a nationally-recognized healthcare marketing agency that specializes in branding and targeted service line marketing for hospitals, health systems, and other care providers.  Under the…