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Family-owned cleaning service expanding on what it knows

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Family-owned cleaning service expanding on what it knows

James Boxley created a business on a few key principles: getting to know his customers, becoming deeply rooted in his community and working hard.

SCHENECTADY

Fortitech remains local powerhouse after acquisition

More than a year after a Dutch company bought out Fortitech for $634 million, Fortitech is still Fortitech. Kind of.

‘Boomerang buyers’ could boost market

Some housing experts are trumpeting changes that allow foreclosure sufferers to buy back into the American Dream sooner than they probably imagined, calling 2014 the year of the “boomerang buyer.”

Robots in the barn

EASTON

Robots in the barn

At O.A. Borden & Sons, most of the Holsteins can line up for milking any time they feel like it — and never be touched by a human hand.

JOHNSTOWN

Former youth facility to become industrial park

Road construction and utility work are planned this year at Fulton County’s newest business site, a former state youth detention facility that once employed 350 people.

Metal-shredding scrap company growing in region, across N.Y.

CAPITAL REGION

Metal-shredding scrap company growing in region, across N.Y.

Adam Weitsman, 45, has built an empire out of metal.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Park neighbors share success on different scales

The Saratoga Performing Arts Center and the Spa Little Theatre are a lot like apples and oranges. No one’s going to confuse the two, but despite their differences, both are right at home in Saratoga Spa State Park.

Technological changes to help health care consumers in 2014

Technological changes to help health care consumers in 2014

It’s looking to be the year of the consumer in health care, say leaders and visionaries in the industry.

CAPITAL REGION

Mazzone's vast operation growing stronger, smarter

Angelo Mazzone doesn’t compare his business interests to an empire.

Outlook 2013: Innovation is crucial to business success

CAPITAL REGION

Outlook 2013: Innovation is crucial to business success

In business, innovation is about more than inventing the next big thing. It’s about trying new things and not being afraid to fail. It’s about developing new ways of delivering age-old products, such as books and music. It’s about leaders who listen to new ideas and departments collaborating across disciplines.

Outlook 2013: Waste haulers embracing single-stream recycling

CAPITAL REGION

Outlook 2013: Waste haulers embracing single-stream recycling

Throwing empty soup cans and old newspapers into the same recycling container has vastly increased recycling rates throughout the Capital District, garbage collectors said.

WASHINGTON

Outlook 2013: Are we headed toward mass unemployment, or will we adapt?

They seem right out of a Hollywood fantasy, and they are: Cars that drive themselves have appeared in movies like “I, Robot” and the television show “Knight Rider.”

Outlook 2013: Fage looks to plant expansion for stability

JOHNSTOWN

Outlook 2013: Fage looks to plant expansion for stability

Fage USA Dairy has big plans for its only Greek-style yogurt manufacturing plant in the United States, located in the Johnstown Industrial Park.

Outlook 2013: Internet retail marketing involves time and creativity

CAPITAL REGION

Outlook 2013: Internet retail marketing involves time and creativity

Selling retail isn’t as easy as simply opening a storefront anymore. Small-business owners are turning to social media and Internet resources to draw in customers. But they’re finding that it takes much more than just a few spare minutes.

Outlook 2013: Diversified product line helps Kasson & Keller to thrive

FONDA

Outlook 2013: Diversified product line helps Kasson & Keller to thrive

One of Montgomery County’s largest employers has managed to remain a major employer by developing innovative products, especially during one of the worst economic downturns in the country’s history.

Outlook 2013: Power storage booms as Durathon battery production powers up at GE

SCHENECTADY

Outlook 2013: Power storage booms as Durathon battery production powers up at GE

The entrepreneurial spirt that motivated Thomas Edison to start the Edison General Electric Company in 1890 blazes on in GE’s Energy Storage business, which powered up in September of 2011.

Outlook 2013: Small community home to big-time transport company

ROUND LAKE

Outlook 2013: Small community home to big-time transport company

At Trans-Border Global in Round Lake, employees need to know the major global time zones at a glance, because the company arranges commercial shipments around the globe.

Outlook 2013: Global Foundries becoming economic powerhouse

MALTA & STILLWATER

Outlook 2013: Global Foundries becoming economic powerhouse

The Capital Region’s first commercial semiconductor factory — a critical piece of the region’s evolution toward a technology-driven economy — just keeps getting bigger.

Outlook 2013: Region looks to capitalize on growth in teleworking

CAPITAL REGION

Outlook 2013: Region looks to capitalize on growth in teleworking

Elliott Masie often starts his workday at the Uncommon Grounds coffee shop on Broadway, working from his laptop and phone before heading to his formal office a few blocks away.

Outlook 2013: Ellis CEO’s aim: Keep people out of the hospital

Outlook 2013: Ellis CEO’s aim: Keep people out of the hospital

Jim Connolly is actively trying to reduce business for Ellis Medicine. He doesn’t want people coming into his hospital. He doesn’t want people taking up beds in his emergency rooms.

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