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Guilderland Chamber names interim leader

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.

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Another bid for Bethlehem school building

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.

Colonie budget passes

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.

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Paint is dry at new artistic haven

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.

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Guilderland sidewalk project on track

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.

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Guilderland Chamber president leaving post

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.

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Array of light at Owens Corning

Solar project would be similar to town’s own vision now in the works

After a nearly four-month installation process, Owens Corning recently celebrated the completion of its large-scale solar generation project on site at the company’s Delmar plant.

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Bonefish Grill opens Albany restaurant

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.

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Latham Price Chopper sets the standard

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.

Activists aim to eliminate Styrofoam

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.”

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House calls for the house trained

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.

S. Colonie looks to the sun for savings

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.

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Skin-care sweetens up

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.

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Garden Bistro opens doors in Vista

Second location for young restaurateur to place more focus on lunch

The first eatery in Slingerlands’ Vista Technology Campus is open for business.

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Lord & Taylor coming back to Crossgates

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.