Local advocates urge federal government not to strip “Community” out of the Community Reinvestment Act

“The CRA is a vital economic development tool, helping us halt the cycle of disinvestment that has plagued these communities for decades. Changing this law will suppress our ability to affect change here, and undo years’ worth of progress we’ve already made in these communities,” says MacFarlane.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

Spa Halcyon creates relaxation and sense of purpose

John Bowers, owner of Spa Halcyon

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…

Continue reading