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SCHENECTADY

CEO Golub discusses Market 32 conversion

In November, the Northeast was dealt some shocking news. The grocery chain that it had for so long known as Price Chopper would be changing its name to Market 32.

JOHNSTOWN

Owning cafe a dream — with challenges

The Vintage Cafe has been a staple of Johnstown since it was first opened in 1963 by the Wochs brothers. Current owner Linda Joseph, who took over in 2008, has worked hard to keep the vintage spirit alive and the prices down, serving breakfast and lunch day in and day out to a regular clientele of locals and people who work in the city.

STS Steel contributes skylight to SUNY Poly’s ZEN project

SCHENECTADY

STS Steel contributes skylight to SUNY Poly’s ZEN project

Construction seems to be nonstop at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Albany, creating jobs for local businesses like STS Steel in Schenectady

Strategist says social media an important business tool

ALBANY

Strategist says social media an important business tool

Lisa Barone describes herself as a big Twitter fan because it allows her to share content and communicate with people.

Software companies head to the cloud

CAPITAL REGION

Software companies head to the cloud

As more computer users want to be up in the cloud, software developers in the Capital Region and elsewhere are working to get some there — while coaxing others back to Earth.

Alternate transit options, use just keep growing

CAPITAL REGION

Alternate transit options, use just keep growing

It’s going to keep getting easier to get around the Capital Region without your own car in 2015.

Waterford construction exec discusses industry changes, upturn

WATERFORD

Waterford construction exec discusses industry changes, upturn

David J. Jersen’s business is bricks, mortar and steel — and business is good.

Former pharmacist finds success with micro distillery

GREENFIELD

Former pharmacist finds success with micro distillery

Sometimes a hobby can take on a life of its own.

13-year-old girl runs own business making custom pens

13-year-old girl runs own business making custom pens

At age 13, Anna Williams is already a shrewd businesswoman.

Firms promote fit workers so they’ll be more productive

Firms promote fit workers so they’ll be more productive

Dodgeball tournaments. Tai chi. Stress management. Lunch-break massages. None of these are work, but they’re being offered at a growing number of Capital Region workplaces

Saratoga candy-making fixtures join forces

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga candy-making fixtures join forces

With the Candy Co. of Saratoga Springs’ future uncertain, owner Dawn Oesch was in a dark place last summer.

Invention company’s HQ have a decidedly Quirky feel

SCHENECTADY

Invention company’s HQ have a decidedly Quirky feel

Quirky is a company that cares about image.

Retail Council’s Potrikus provides forecast for 2015

ALBANY

Retail Council’s Potrikus provides forecast for 2015

If anyone has a crystal ball for what retailers might face in 2015, it’s Ted Potrikus.

Niche eateries prove popular Saratoga Springs dining destinations

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Niche eateries prove popular Saratoga Springs dining destinations

When the Levitas family was mulling a new business venture, they made a savvy decision to keep it simple.

RV sales on a roll again after 2008-09 recession

AMSTERDAM

RV sales on a roll again after 2008-09 recession

Andy Heck loves to show off his living room on wheels. It’s located in the front end of the Montana Mountaineer, a $57,000 recreational vehicle parked inside the Alpin Haus showroom in Amsterdam.

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Spokesman details workings of proposed gas pipeline

The proposed Constitution Pipeline has stirred controversy, with environmental groups and some residents of the affected areas opposing it and others, mostly labor unions, backing it as a much-needed economic boost for the region.

Fingerpaint founder recounts road to success

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Fingerpaint founder recounts road to success

Fingerpaint Marketing’s Ed Mitzen has a philosophy about running a good business: Hire people smarter than you.

Capital Region section gets royal treatment from national PGA

CAPITAL REGION

Capital Region section gets royal treatment from national PGA

The local golf scene is enjoying national attention on several fronts, and standing on that big stage should eventually filter down to make the game more playable — and exciting — for Capital Region duffers.

Real estate broker: Second-home market bouncing back

CAPITAL REGION

Real estate broker: Second-home market bouncing back

Christian Klueg got into real estate as an appraiser during the boom years of the early 2000s. He became a broker just as the bottom fell out of the market a few years later

Environment One system gets big test

NISKAYUNA

Environment One system gets big test

The picturesque beaches, golf courses and wildlife sanctuary of Mornington Peninsula in Australia, an hour outside Melbourne, make it a favorite vacation spot for the country’s wealthy.

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