Good Afternoon Attendees Of The Annual Event:

We are ONE day away from our 38th Annual Event and we cannot thank you enough for coming to help us celebrate. Please see the information below as it pertains to tomorrow’s event.


1.) The Riverfront Garage (2 Columbia St, Albany, NY 12207) is FREE after 5:00PM and has ample parking for this event (814 parking spots including 5 EV charging spaces and 5 handicap accessible spaces). The garage itself is four-minute walk (0.1) miles from The Kenmore Ballroom. For more information on this garage please visit the link here:

2,) Hilton Albany Parking Garage, 16 Lodge St, Albany, NY 12207. This is a PAID public parking garage with 712 parking spots. This garage offers a flat rate price for the day of $20.00 dollars. This garage is a 3-minute walk (0.1 miles) from The Kenmore Ballroom.

3.) First Church Parking Lot, 110 N Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12210 (Entrance on SHERIDAN AVENUE). This is a PAID public parking lot and is a 2-minute walk (500 ft) from The Kenmore Ballroom.

4.) Street parking is FREE after 5:00PM in the City of Albany.



Upon arrival to the Kenmore Ballroom, you will visit our registration table with our volunteers and staff members handing out name badges. If you registered for the event LATE or are just walking in, staff will write your name on a blank name badge. Please be patient while checking in, we are short staffed, and we rely on our volunteers to help run this registration desk. Upon check-in, all guests will receive a drink ticket valid at the bar for any soda, wine or beer. Every drink after will need to be paid by the attendee. Contrary to what Eventbrite says, you do not need a “ticket” to check-in, we have everyone’s name on our list. Upon arrival, please find your way into venue and visit our vendor fair and food stations upstairs. Food this year is provided by a variety of local vendors and the wonderful staff at “Nicole’s Catering” will be assisting guests as they make their way around the stations.


At 6:30, our speaking portion of the event will begin. We ask that those who wish to sit may do so in the main ballroom where we have tables and chairs set up. There will also be ample standing room on the second floor with a clear view of our speakers. This year, our event is hosted by Mr. Walter Thorne, Market President, and Publisher of the Albany Business Review. We ask that you please respect our speakers during this portion of the program and keep loud conversations to a minimum.

In conclusion, thank you once again for continuing to support the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region. This is our one and only large event every year and we are so thrilled to be celebrating it with all of you. Please email Director of Community Relations and Development Mike Martin at with any questions you may have regarding tomorrow’s event. Thank you!