Franchise trends see retirement funds tapped; semi-absent owners
More people are cashing in their retirement savings to open up a franchise business, according to consultant Frank Dunne, with more than half of clients he has placed this year tapping such funds.
Company spending $3B to upgrade electric infrastructure
Tackling some of what the worst winter storms inflicts has National Grid “hot stick” workers preparing for the chilly reality of living in the Northeast.
Guilderland native starts exclusively mobile veterinary service
Capital District Mobile Veterinary Services aims at reducing stress around the veterinarian experience by bringing their office to pets. Owner Sarah Nolan and veterinary assistant Anne Giagni started making house calls about three months ago and both said the business is quickly taking off.
Siena study finds attitudes about market are definitely positive
A study released by the Siena Research Institute at Siena College last week found that for the first time in almost four years, the state’s residents feel the real estate market is on the upswing.
Delmar native looks to expand his booming granola business
Gatherer's Gourmet Granola now has a new facility in Schenectady and is launching three gluten-free flavors through the help of an online fundraising campaign on Kickstarter.
Farm Bureau wants to see land assessments capped at 2 percent
Agricultural advocates are concerned spiraling land values are discouraging industry growth in the Empire State.
Project at county offices will cost $87k more due to delay
Renovations paving the way for Schenectady County Community College to fill a floor at the Albany County’s offices can now officially begin, after some lawmakers questioned the contractor’s legitimacy.
Support shown for Glenville’s proposed sign ordinance revisions
The Glenville Town Board held a public hearing Wednesday, Feb. 6, on proposed amendments to its sign regulations, which mostly affect what business owners can display to promote their store or services. Business representatives generally spoke favorably about the proposed changes.
Marketing firm presents branding strategies to spur economic development
The Town of Glenville hopes new businesses will come and be a part of its growth. At least, that’s the gist of a burgeoning plan to attract new businesses unveiled at a Town Board meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 6.
Captech Logistics leasing space at former state bakery and warehouse
The Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority Tuesday, Feb. 12, announced Captech Logistics is placing its third party logistics facility in the Rotterdam Corporate Park by leasing 43,000 square feet in Building 14.
Unique chocolate treats offer break from Valentine’s Day tradition
While chocolate is often seen as a can’t-fail Valentines gift, the traditional heart-shaped box of sweets might strike some as clichéd. But for those looking to stray from convention will be met with a sweet surprise at Capital District candy shops.
Two new tenants sign leases, new building planned near plaza
ShopRite Square has two more businesses joining the ranks in the redeveloped plaza, and a proposed new building with a drive-thru means another tenant is likely on the way.
A chamber of commerce offering up a January outlook on the coming year is nothing new, but getting four for the price of one is.
The Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority on Wednesday, Jan. 16, announced Galesi Group had committed $2 million to upgrade the 260,000-square-foot facility known as Building 14
Union Aquarium founder sells business to longtime employee
After 23 years of running Union Aquarium in Schenectady, owner Paul Sartoris is selling the business to a longtime employee who is stepping forward to keep the shop afloat.
- Telephonic 'town hall' on economic development set for Feb. 28
- Community Caregivers announces Burbank hire
- Metroplex 2012 projects round up
- Schenectady Restaurant Week (Feb. 18-24)
- Berkshire Bank secures Ingersoll Mansion lease
- Free electronic recycling to be offered
- Glenville Target to hold job fair, seeking 200 hires
- Au Revoir to my Favorite Gal….Miss Albany Diner
- Upper Union BID expands eligibility
- Tasty gluten-free goods