Franchise trends see retirement funds tapped; semi-absent owners
More people are cashing in their retirement savings to open up a franchise business, according to consultant Frank Dunne, with more than half of clients he has placed this year tapping such funds.
Made by Hand features select artists from the Northeast
Many people are familiar with craft fairs, but a local business is holding an invitation-only craft market to ensure the quality of the products for sale.
Company spending $3B to upgrade electric infrastructure
Tackling some of what the worst winter storms inflicts has National Grid “hot stick” workers preparing for the chilly reality of living in the Northeast.
A new gym in Colonie aims to get kids active
Cold weather and early nightfall are not good enough excuses to keep children from participating in physical activities.
Albany County Legislature makes decision amidst community support, industry outcry
The Albany County Legislature on Tuesday, Nov. 12, approved the Food Service Waste Reduction Act by a vote of 24-12, which prohibits usage of polystyrene foam containers, commonly known as Styrofoam, at chain food service businesses. The ban will be effective in six months.
Small tax bump, but 2014 numbers stay within cap
At the Thursday, Nov. 7, meeting, the Colonie Town Board passed its $83.1 million budget for 2014.
Albany Art Room reopens at new location, owner committed to staying in city
Finding a permanent home for a local business catering to artists of all ages ended up taking much longer than watching paint dry.
Chain restaurant offers fresh seafood, specialty cocktails and Sunday brunch specials
Bonefish Grill, a casual dinning seafood chain restaurant, held its grand opening on Monday, Oct. 7, after holding a charity event benefiting the Capital District Habitat for Humanity the prior Saturday.
Plans advancing for chain’s ‘store of the decade,’ completion by end of year
Renovations are giving the Latham Price Chopper more than a fresh look and new layout, because prepared foods, a casual dinning experience and specialty food choices will soon present “chopper shoppers” with a top notch experience, according to Neil Golub, executive chairman of the Golub Corp. board.
County bill would ban usage of plastic foam at chain businesses
Several proponents of a ban on polystyrene foam, commonly known as Styrofoam, from chain establishments continued urging county legislators on Monday, Sept. 9, to approve the “Food Service Waste Reduction Act.”
Guilderland native starts exclusively mobile veterinary service
Capital District Mobile Veterinary Services aims at reducing stress around the veterinarian experience by bringing their office to pets. Owner Sarah Nolan and veterinary assistant Anne Giagni started making house calls about three months ago and both said the business is quickly taking off.
Agreement inked that sets stage for largest public school solar project in state
Educators in the South Colonie Central School District think the future is looking bright when it comes to the electricity bill.
Delmar native puts made-at-home Skin Candi line into Wal-Mart contest
Two Albany entrepreneurs are hoping to win a Wal-Mart competition that would see their skin-care line on shelves all over the country.
Second location for young restaurateur to place more focus on lunch
The first eatery in Slingerlands’ Vista Technology Campus is open for business.
Retailer plans to open two-story department store in fall 2014
Lord & Taylor will be returning to Crossgates Mall under new ownership, with plans to open its doors in the fall of 2014.
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