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Gatherer’s Granola started with beloved family recipe

Gatherer’s Granola started with a winning family recipe. Now, it’s being sold at 500 stores in 8 states! Back in college, company founder Alessandro Gerbini used to get care packages containing his mom’s homemade granola – and it was so good his roommates would steal it before he could even…

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This couple is on fire for dance – and you will be, too

Natalia O’Connor is a National Champion, World Semi-finalists and World Cup Finalist in ballroom dancing. She and her partner, Florin Vlad, have represented the United States at FIVE World Championships! In 2017, this couple opened Dance Fire Studio & Fitness in Niskayuna, so they could share their talent and technique…

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Kingdom Services Unlimited – snow removal, lawn mowing, and character development

In 2014, when John Walker was laid off during a local manufacturer’s downsizing, he had a decision: look for another position or go full-time into the side hustle he had been working on for 10 years: property maintenance. Walker decided to become his own boss, and turn Kingdom Services Unlimited…

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Please join us for 34th Annual Community Loan Fund Celebration

The Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region is turning 34 years old! Please join us for our Annual Community Loan Fund Celebration. We’ll enjoy food, festivities, and presentations from our borrowers. Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019 Time: 5pm-7pm Location: Washington Park Lakehouse, Washington Park, Albany RSVP at Eventbrite or…

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Hudson Sloop Club takes kids to the river

“The Community Loan Fund made it possible for us to realize the long-standing dream of building the Everett Nack Environmental Education Center for the people of the City of Hudson,” says Nick Zachos, Executive Director, Hudson Sloop Club. “Thanks to the Community Loan Fund, our small volunteer-run non-profit is able to do big things.” The Hudson Sloop Club also offers fishing, boating, ecology, and even boat-building courses for youth.

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Camp Little Notch promotes strong, resilient women

Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region loaned Camp Little Notch the money they needed to purchase a former Girl Scout camp, to secure the camp for future generations of young women.

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Puzzles Bakery offers a missing piece for the community

Pratt started Puzzles in 2015, with help from the Community Loan Fund. “I’m a firm believer that every dollar we spend in our communities is like casting a vote for the world we want to live in,” says Pratt. “We are so fortunate that the Community Loan Fund was willing to invest in Puzzles Bakery & Café early on– this allowed us to open our doors for business and fulfill our mission of providing meaningful employment opportunities for individuals with special needs.”

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Work for Yourself at 50+ Friday, September 20, 1-2:30pm, Rotterdam Library Branch

How to start your own business at 50 or older. Tips, tricks, and guidance for adding another source of income or getting your post-retirement gig going.

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8-Week Business Planning Workshop, Starts September 21

Learn how to launch your business, with 8 weeks of step-by-step training, provided by local experts.

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Building Your Digital Presence: Branding, Website, Social Media: September 24, October 1, October 8

Build your digital presence one workshop at a time. Courses will focus on brand, target audience, and messaging.

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