Spotlight on Business


Big on honesty

American Painting finds old-fashioned values work best for business

Since moving to the Capital District from New York City about 15 years ago, local proprietor Chris Tobin said he’s enjoyed upstate life and operating his business, American Painting.

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The Art and Science of Dental Medicine

“Building an oral health home for families where comprehensive, top-of-the-line dental services were easily accessible was my goal,” saaid Dr. Thomas Abele, who, since 1969, has been a pioneer and leader in the dental sciences in the Capital District. “With the support of a talented and dedicated staff, I hope I have achieved that.”

RealtyUSA has eye on local trends

Jessica Richer began her real estate career in 2001 at The United Group of Companies, Inc. She recalls being hired by Walter Uccellini, a private real estate developer in Troy, to find sites for him, get them under contract and through the municipal approval process so he could develop senior housing.

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Dentists restore confident smiles

Dr. Steven Lysenko and Dr. Danielle Lloyd’s dental office, located at 17 Maple Road in Voorheesville, has been committed to serving the Capital District since 1971.

More impressionable than a bite

As the saying goes, you only have one chance to make a first impression.

Build your own burger at Roux

After 30 years of restaurant experience, Marisa Teller yearned to open her own business.

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Feel at home at Joyelles

Delmar store owner celebrates 25 years in June

Joyelles Fine Jewelers has been a fixture in the Delmar community for more than a quarter century, and being so, Mary Vail and her crew have developed a familial bond with their local customers.

Upstate: Aged like a fine wine

When you’ve been in business as long as Upstate Wine & Spirits Co. in Elsmere, you pick up on a few things.

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Tips for surviving a divorce financially intact

For many, it is easy to avoid the difficult, especially when the topic is money and the “difficult” is discussing divorce and finances. We think: it won’t come to that or I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it or the lawyers will handle it. And that’s understandable—divorce is one of the most stressful things a person can go through in life. However, to ignore it, to not confront it and plan for it can be a costly mistake.

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SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: Morrisville State College -- at the center of it all

Ideally located in the heart of New York State, Morrisville State College has one of the most diverse populations among the SUNY campuses.

SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: Latham ophthalmologist offers only the best for patients

Patrons of Dr. Mabel Cheng’s ophthalmology practice can be assured that only the cutting edge of technology is used.

SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: Junk King -- Easy to be green

In the three years since establishing his waste removal business, it has become apparent that Todd Porter has a green thumb for business.

SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: Fitness Together has the recipe for healthy living

Over the last 10 years Fitness Together Latham has been a featured expert on YNN, WNYT, MY4TV Albany, Look TV, CBS, Fox 23, ABC, Healthlink and has helped more than a thousand clients achieve their health and fitness goals through exclusive, small group and private training services that include nutrition, resistance training and cardio prescription to match unique goals and individual biochemistry.

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SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: A bank offering a hometown feel

National Bank of Coxsackie opened Glenmont site last summer

The National Bank of Coxsackie is your community bank.

SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: Lower Your Property Taxes

Get help from Wemett & Hall, LLC in Albany

They say that the only sure things in life are death and taxes. Managing partner Nicholas Hall of Wemett & Hall, LLC disagrees. While he says that there is nothing he can do about the former, there is often something that his firm can do to help homeowners with the latter.