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Schenectady Trading Company opens standalone store on Union Street

After incubating in the Clinton Street Mercantile, the Schenectady Trading Company successfully opened its own retail location – proving Schenectady is still bringing good things to life.

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Zephyr Preservation Studio tackles textiles with care

How do you care for antique quilts? Restore christening gowns and other heirloom garments? Hang tapestries? You need a trained Textile Conservator like Sarah Stevens.

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Small Business Legal Network Clinic – December 5

Free legal advice for small businesses and nonprofits.

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Community Loan Fund launches naming contest for online learning tool

Since its launch, we’ve been calling our new training program, the Community Loan Fund Online Training Platform. That’s a mouth full! We want to have a name that’s as easy to use as the course! Submit your suggestion for a new name and you could win a $50 gift certificate!

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Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region expands incubator facility onto Clinton Avenue

The Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region has announced plans to construct a $12 million addition to its incubator facility. The incubator expansion will create more space for businesses owned by minorities, women, and people of low income, as well as affordable housing for local families.

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Community Loan Fund Winter Tour: Holiday Shopping Meet-Up, December 7

Join the Community Loan Fund this holiday season for a shop local event. We’ll meet businesses supported by the Community Loan Fund during this fun shopping excursion on Lark Street. Then, we’ll meet up at the Albany Institute of History & Art. Stroll the galleries or visit the beautifully curated…

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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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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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