McCoy announces green initiatives alongside signing bill, looks to expand ban past chains
Albany County Executive Dan McCoy signed the Food Service Waste Reduction Act into law Thursday, Dec. 12, at Bethlehem Town Hall flanked by local officials. The law bans polystyrene foam food containers and requires such businesses using disposable food service ware to use a “suitable, alternative product” that is compostable or biodegradable.
Business sign must move for Route 20 sidewalk, several acquisitions along roadway
Before pedestrians step foot on newly installed sidewalks along Western Avenue, several property acquisitions must be completed. For one building housing a few businesses, that means moving its sign and making up for lost parking spaces.
McCoy holds public hearing on proposed law, most residents urge approval
Leading supermarket chains voiced qualms over the Albany County Legislature’s recently adopted Food Service Waste Reduction Act, but not over the most contentious proposal banning Styrofoam containers.
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.
Final approval granted for extension to build new kiln, strengthened pollution standards
Lafarge North America has received the final approval on an amended settlement granting additional time to construct a new kiln while further reducing pollution at its Ravena cement plant.
Membership drop forecasted as business owners shift to state health insurance exchanges
The Guilderland Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday, Nov. 7, its membership and program manager, Erika Gauthier, was selected as interim president. Gauthier will lead the Chamber for approximately six months as its board of trustees searches for a new president and strategically plan the direction of the organization.
Stram Center hopes to relocate to former BCSD administration site
Another local business is attempting to purchase the Bethlehem Central School District’s property at 90 Adams Place, and this potential tenant appears likely to meet the approval of neighborhood residents.
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.
Residents near Western Ave. corridor want DOT to also target drainage
Residents and business owners were invited to share comments about proposed sidewalk improvements along Western Avenue in Guilderland, but most thoughts centered on drainage issues and fears that future repairs would require new sidewalks to be ripped out and repaved.
Burbank to lead Community Caregivers, credited with transforming organization
Kathy Burbank will be leaving the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce after serving as the organization’s president for six years.
- Community Caregivers announces Burbank hire
- Area Chambers of Commerce advocating in D.C.
- Guilderland Chamber's Annual Awards Dinner on June 12
- Metroplex 2012 projects round up
- Schenectady Restaurant Week (Feb. 18-24)
- Career Exploration Internship Program at North, South Colonie Schools
- Colonie to host business seminar
- Berkshire Bank secures Ingersoll Mansion lease
- Free electronic recycling to be offered
- Glenville Target to hold job fair, seeking 200 hires