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Shelters of Saratoga saves homeless from dangerously frigid temperatures

The cold came early this year, and that has left many homeless people vulnerable to below-freezing temperatures. Thanks to Code Blue Saratoga, these men and women can come in from the cold. Karen Gregory, Executive Director for Shelters of Saratoga, drives the 10-person van around Saratoga Springs picking up people…

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Spa Halcyon creates relaxation and sense of purpose

John Bowers had been working as a massage therapist for 20 years before he decided to open his own studio; like his massages, he didn’t take it lightly. A licensed massage therapist and esthetician, Bowers had worked at various gyms and spas and knew he had the skills necessary to…

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HomeFront working on the frontlines to keep low-income seniors in safe, warm homes

Owners of older mobile homes can face a number of challenges: water damage, wiring that isn’t up to code, damaged insulation, and roofing issues. Plus, many don’t hold heat well, which leads to high energy costs. In fact, owners may pay several hundred dollars a month for fuel. And if…

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Grants, Fundraising, and Resources, November 14

Grants, Fundraising, and Resources – A Practical How-To with Joan Oliver Learn how to create proposals worth funding with Joan Oliver, head of Joan Oliver Development Services. Oliver will help you learn how to achieve your fundraising goals by providing guidance on grant-writing, and an introduction to other financial resources.…

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Instagram for Business, November 19

“Instagram for Business” offers entrepreneurs the tools and know-how to use this fast-moving popular social media platform to their best advantage. Marketing professional Michael Roach will show you how to turn your experiences and products into posts that matter and engage your customers. November 19, 5:30pm-7:30pm Community Loan Fund of…

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Business of Art: Marketing for Artists, November 20

You’re awesome. But how do you let the world know? Our marketing guru will show you the ins and outs of marketing in the digital age. In collaboration with The Arts Center of the Capital Region. Date/Time: November 20, 2019, 5:30pm-8:30pmLocation: Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River Street,…

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Breakfast with Congressman Paul Tonko, November 26

Join us for a candid discussion with Congressman Paul Tonko to learn about issues and policy affecting micro-enterprises and small businesses. We’ll share our experiences and explore new ways to improve the climate for start-ups and small businesses. Tuesday, November 26, 20199:30am-11:00amCommunity Loan Fund of the Capital Region255 Orange St,…

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Incredible Ways to Boost Your Productivity, December 12

As a business leader, do you find yourself spending more time on minor details, instead of on the big picture… your business’ growth and being more productive? Or, perhaps your time is spent on tasks that are very time-consuming. There are ways to free up your schedule and take the…

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Wilbur Session, owner of WJ’s Ultimate Cleaning, makes a clean sweep

Wilbur Session’s company WJ’s Ultimate Industrial Cleaning and Floors has nearly tripled in size since he started it in 2015. With a loan from the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region, Session was able to purchase equipment and turn a part-time enterprise into a large successful company with 5…

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8-Week Business Planning Course, beginning January 18

Join us for some real world business planning. Learn what you need to know to start and run a successful small business with our 8-week intensive training course, offered in partnership with the Huether School of Business of The College of Saint Rose. Class topics include: developing a business plan,…

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