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NISKAYUNA

Former GE exec writes book, encourages taking risks

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014
Walter Robb, the former General Electric executive and minor league hockey team owner, believes young people and corporate employees should become more entrepreneurial and willing to take reasonable risks, while lamenting corporations have become too risk-averse.
 
GLOVERSVILLE

Minnesota-based retailer opens Gloversville store

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
Runnings, a Minnesota-based retailer of everything from farm, pet and hunting supplies to clothing and home decor, has opened a store in Gloversville and will celebrate with a ribbon-cutting and giveaways next week.
 
LATHAM

Plug Power extends supply deal

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
Ballard Power Systems, a Canadian manufacturer, announced Wednesday it has signed a long-term supply agreement with Plug Power in Latham for its fuel cells.
 
Downtown Schenectady ready to cash in on 'Newsies'
SCHENECTADY

Downtown Schenectady ready to cash in on 'Newsies'

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
Restaurants in downtown Schenectady are preparing for more customers with Disney’s “Newsies” coming to Proctors this weekend.
 
SCHENECTADY

Metroplex, developer OK project for former Schenectady YMCA

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
The Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority and Norstar Development USA reached an agreement Wednesday on a proposed $18 million renovation project to turn the former YMCA building at 13 State St. into senior housing.
 
FULTON COUNTY

2nd auction scheduled at Tryon

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
The Fulton County Industrial Development Agency will hold a second public auction Nov. 1 to sell off items that still remain on the former Tryon youth detention facility property .
 
Nurses walk picket lines at three area hospitals
CAPITAL REGION

Nurses walk picket lines at three area hospitals

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
Nurses around the Capital Region took their fight over staffing levels to the streets Wednesday in an effort to mount public pressure on management at three area hospitals as they continue difficult contract negotiations.
 
State business council backs Cuomo
LATHAM

State business council backs Cuomo

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
Gov. Andrew Cuomo picked up the endorsement of the Business Council of New York State on Wednesday at Plug Power’s headquarters in Latham.
 
Hoffman's Playland finds new owner, home
ALBANY

Hoffman's Playland finds new owner, home

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
It was an announcement Jeffrey Sperber knew would “thrill everybody that knows a child” in the region. The head of the family-owned Huck Finn’s Warehouse and More laid out the news simply Wednesday afternoon, to loud applause from those gathered at the now-closed Hoffman’s Playland in Loudonville.
 
Hacking a big danger for small businesses

Hacking a big danger for small businesses

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
It's not just big businesses like JPMorgan Chase, Target and Home Depot that get hacked. Small companies suffer from intrusions into their computer systems, too.
 
Parker Inn becomes latest Mazzone venture
SCHENECTADY

Parker Inn becomes latest Mazzone venture

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
The Mazzone family has taken over day-to-day operations at the Parker Inn.
 

Cuomo to make announcement at Plug Power

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to make an announcement today at Plug Power in Latham, the company confirmed this morning.
 

Commerce and Community for Oct. 8

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
News and notes from around the region's business community
 
CLIFTON PARK

Chamber of Southern Saratoga County chosen as state's best

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014
The Business Council of New York State named the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County its Chamber of the Year.
 
Golub finds buyer for Community Room in Schenectady
SCHENECTADY

Golub finds buyer for Community Room in Schenectady

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014
The Golub Corp. sold the former Price Chopper Community Room building, which also includes several offices and a Family Dollar, for $550,000.
 
 

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