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CAPITAL REGION

Innovation is spark behind companies' growth

A man walks into a bank.

CHARLTON

Charlton builder maximizes energy efficiency

Dean Durst remembers sitting in his car during the summer of 1979, wondering when then-president Jimmy Carter was going to do something about long lines at the gas pump.

Hairlalujah! Stylist turning heads with his work

ALBANY

Hairlalujah! Stylist turning heads with his work

A flat iron in one hand, a bottle of Oribe hair spray in each front pocket of his black jeans, Leo Crews Jr. assessed Nathaalie Carey’s hair with quiet confidence.

CAPITAL REGION

Young would-be homebuyers may finally make move

The housing market was sluggish last year, thanks in large part to the continued lack of first-time homebuyers.

New CFO says Trustco will stick with what it’s good at

SCHENECTADY

New CFO says Trustco will stick with what it’s good at

Michael Ozimek’s previous job with an audit, tax and advisory firm took him all around the country and world. But deep down, the Albany native knew he was a hometown guy.

Real estate agent discusses Adirondack market

NORTH CREEK

Real estate agent discusses Adirondack market

Jill Broderick was a skier while growing up in Utica, and she still is. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that she sells real estate in the shadow of Gore Mountain.

Bike-borne billboard can boost business

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Bike-borne billboard can boost business

When Kenny Goodwin Jr. goes for a bike ride around Saratoga Springs, he’s usually carting with him a nearly 50-pound billboard.

Villa Italia steps toward broader marketing of torrone

SCHENECTADY

Villa Italia steps toward broader marketing of torrone

Quick, who can tell me what torrone is?

Newborn photography a growing trend

CAPITAL REGION

Newborn photography a growing trend

There are moments that parents don’t want to miss. It’s essential to document the inaugural shaky steps, birthday parties with Disney princess or NASCAR theme, and splashing around during family vacations.

Antiques dealers adapt to changing marketplace

CAPITAL REGION

Antiques dealers adapt to changing marketplace

At a time when the iPhone 4 is considered a dinosaur, antiques dealers are working hard to keep the really old stuff relevant.

HR director provides look at GloFo hiring process

MALTA

HR director provides look at GloFo hiring process

If you’re in human resources, the opportunity to hire thousands of people is hard to pass up.

Fitness options proliferate downtown Schenectady

SCHENECTADY

Fitness options proliferate downtown Schenectady

Just a few years ago, downtown Schenectady was home to a YMCA and that was about it as far as fitness centers went.

Bokwa gains popularity as  a fun way to stay in shape

CAPITAL REGION

Bokwa gains popularity as a fun way to stay in shape

Bokwa, a new fitness workout that anyone from tots to grannies can do, is stepping into the Capital Region.

Johnstown auto dealer wanted to deal in a different way

JOHNSTOWN

Johnstown auto dealer wanted to deal in a different way

James Provenzano surveys his Johnstown sales floor and smiles at the sight of customers and sales people hunched over paperwork.

DeCrescente grows with help and respect from workforce

MECHANICVILLE

DeCrescente grows with help and respect from workforce

While many Capital Region workers spent the morning after Super Bowl Sunday trudging to their jobs through a crippling snow storm, the 375-plus full-time employees at DeCrescente Distributing Company were enjoying the day off.

Graffeo returns to legal business after a fulfilling career on bench

ALBANY

Graffeo returns to legal business after a fulfilling career on bench

Victoria Graffeo recently returned to private practice after more than three decades in public service as an attorney and as a judge.

SCHENECTADY

8 things helping to spark Erie Boulevard comeback

It wasn’t so long ago that a drive down Erie Boulevard in Schenectady was a bumpy, depressing, even dangerous little trip.

Attorney reflects on arguing pivotal NY hydrofracking case

ALBANY

Attorney reflects on arguing pivotal NY hydrofracking case

Whiteman Osterman & Hanna’s John J. Henry was part of the legal team that won a landmark decision which upheld the power of a municipality to enforce zoning laws prohibiting hydrofracking locally.

Pioneer breaking with tradition at its new branch

SCHENECTADY

Pioneer breaking with tradition at its new branch

Pioneer Bank is breaking out of the traditional bank branch model and shifting to a new strategy focused on advanced technology and additional options, including retail sales.

GE researchers working on next wave of revolutionary technology

NISKAYUNA

GE researchers working on next wave of revolutionary technology

General Electric researchers in Niskayuna have been changing the world as far back as Edison. These days, they’re working on the next generation of big challenges.

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