Capital Region

Outlook 2020: Your guide to business in the Capital Region

Don Glennon owner of Dragonfly Pottery located at 1849 Van Vranken Ave. in Schenectady.
Don Glennon owner of Dragonfly Pottery located at 1849 Van Vranken Ave. in Schenectady.

Young marketing specialist and young Schenectady brewery grow together
Jessica Leavitt loves being part of Frog Alley Brewing

Veteran nurse Leslyn Williamson is second-highest executive at Ellis
Chief operating office faces same challenges as healthcare industry

Niskayuna’s Fallone has marketed bikes, beer and boy wizards
Co-founder of id29 working to expand Troy firm

Three generations have had three different businesses in same Schenectady house
Donald Glennon makes, sells, teaches pottery where his mother sold bread and his grandmother sold ice cream

Capital Region tech entrepreneur on top of computing trends for 30 years
Nikollaj’s journey began when family fled Communist Yugoslavia

Gazette publisher diversifies company to keep it strong
DeAugustine has added multiple units to support the journalism

Chas Burch’s great-great-grandson runs Schenectady plumbing business that bears his name
130-year-old company endures with wide selection, good service

Industry veteran manages needs of 1,000-person Rivers workforce in Schenectady
Kate McMahon also leads community outreach for casino

Schenectady architect has made churches his specialty
James Hundt’s personal faith led him on career path

Former Capital Region journalist adapts communications skills to world of health care
Skinner’s roots in radio broadcasting put her on path to executive role at WGY

Socha Management in Glenville turns 60 years old, passes to third generation
Commercial/residential property rental operation a significant presence on Route 50

Founder’s grandchildren, great-grandchildren carry Mohawk Honda into 101st year
Haraden family and its presence in the auto market are growing

A voice for the voiceless: Lobbyist Karin Carreau passionate about policy
She represents YouthBuild and other groups in the legislative hallways of Albany

Cardiologist Mookherjee passionate about work with Saratoga Hospital Medical Group
‘Blessed to be part of a community that values healing and caring’

Scotia woman ditches biopharmaceutical career for home decor/design store
‘Life of purpose’ leads back home

Turkish immigrant builds success at Alaturco restaurant in Ballston Spa
‘I enjoy being in the kitchen… it’s in you’

Malta resident and founder of Earth Sunflower aims to get plastic out of our homes
‘I’m about the mission, the education’

Union professor leads research that could help improve nuclear waste disposal
Effort to study defects found in different materials may also be used in better dating materials from close to solar system’s and Earth’s formation

Family working together in Howes Cave to create charming venue for weddings, other celebrations
At Henry Hill Farm, ‘we have lots of plans’

Saratoga County woman soars to side-hustle success with TogaNola
‘I’m kind of an all-or-nothing person’

In Ballston Spa, Heather Heigl returns to childhood dream of teaching art
From aircraft carrier to paint-and-sip​​​​​​​

Schenectady interior design consultant focuses on eliminating stress, respecting budget
‘I really care about the people I work with’

Saratoga designer’s keen eye has led to rewarding, award-winning career
‘It’s about going a level deeper’

Brennan Landscaping in Schenectady embraces new technologies, old-school values
‘Business is ever-changing, so you’ve got to adapt’​​​​​​​

Schenectady’s Deb Best Practices provides human resources guidance
From leadership coaching to conflict mediation to social media savvy​​​​​​​

By the Numbers: A visual look at Capital Region business in 2019
An infographic exploring recent business stats​​​​​​​

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