Spotlight on Business


Tease photo

Karate builds strong minds, bodies

U.S Budokai Karate owner offers Seido classes for all ages

For Hanshi William Reid, Seido Karate is more than just a form of martial arts, but a way of life.

Kinderhook Bank has been there through the years

Financial institution has been serving New Yorkers since 1853

Established in October 1853, Kinderhook Bank is celebrating 160 years of service to the community.

The mission is clear at Dave’s Glass

Four years after buying Dave’s Glass, just about the only thing owner Michael Palmer hasn’t improved upon yet is changing the name of the business.

Own the summer with CDTA

With trolley service to special events and summer youth passes, you’ll be heading in the right direction

Getting the people of the Captial District from place to place is a year-round job for the Capital District Transportation Authority and its 250 iconic buses.

Tease photo

Welcome to Delmar’s Main Square

For over 25 years, Main Square has been an example of responsible development and contributed to making the streetscape of Delaware Avenue an attractive asset for the town.

Tease photo

Emergency care is close and convenient at Albany Memorial

If you or someone you love is faced with a medical emergency, you want the best medical care possible, fast. In 2012, people turned to Albany Memorial Hospital more than 48,000 times for just that – expert emergency care.

Guilderland Chamber promotes local business

The Guilderland Chamber’s annual events are geared to highlight local businesses; through restaurant weeks, holiday gift guides, business expos, our Souped Up on Guilderland and Ladies Night Out, and the chamber annual business awards

Tease photo

Ready for your own oasis? Cool River Pools can help

Qualified team will bring your waterscape dreams to life

Cool River Pools is the pool service provider for you. Cool River Pools has been faithfully serving our residential, commercial and municipal clients in the Capital District for the past 30 years.

Tease photo

Great style and B’yond

When 22-year-old Bridget Kelley-Logrippo opened her own hair salon, B’yond Style Hair Studio, on June 13, 2005, she had both the drive and family support to make her business successful.

So much to see, learn and taste

Harmony House Tours offers a multitude of experiences, knowledgeable guides

The famous Aqua Ducks might have flown away, but the tour guide’s former co-owner is spreading his wings and entered a new venture offering top-notch tours of the Capital District and beyond.

Tease photo

An optimistic attitude

Loan originator Stacey Crandall says her positive outlook puts clients at ease

Licensed Loan Originator Stacey Crandall has a driving business philosophy to stay extremely positive, especially in a time when the market she works in continues to change dramatically.

Tease photo

Ben’s Jammin’ Treasures a home for creativity

New storefront features the work of local artisans and classes

Benjamin Cocco loved to draw, play music and build items from his imagination. When his life was cut short at the age of 12 in a bike-car accident, his parents knew the best way to keep his memory alive.

Trustco Bank treats its clients like individuals

When it comes to things that are built to last, the factory line is the last place you’d look. Bespoke clothing, tools, furniture – all are hand made to withstand the test of time.

A cool treat awaits at Glenmont’s 16 Handles

Frozen yogurt store is an inviting place to chill out with friends and family

It’s hard to beat relaxing with friends over dessert. But how about designing that dessert yourself with 16 flavors of frozen yogurt and a selection of over 50 toppings?

Tease photo

Economy showing signs of improvement

Spotlight On Finance

In the United States, stabilization in the housing markets and relief from worry about a fiscal crisis have allowed the U.S. economy to reaccelerate from weak fourth quarter growth. Yet there are still headwinds to faster growth. U.S. consumers remain income constrained, and business confidence is still mired at very low levels. Improving conditions overseas should generate faster global growth, but doubts about that recovery have grown.