5 Film Industry Professionals To Watch in CapNY

These 5 film industry professionals may not be famous (yet), but they’re making incredible work right here, right now, in the Capital Region. The Capital Region is just three hours from New York City, a global hub for filmmaking. However, even though the Capital Region regularly hosts television shows and movies, we’re more often soughtContinue reading “5 Film Industry Professionals To Watch in CapNY”

The Amazing Creative Industries of CapNY!

The Creative Industries are the heart of CapNY. They’re what makes us such an amazing place to live. And, it’s a huge economic driver, with billions of dollars in earnings. That’s Melissa auf der Maur, bassist for Hole and Smashing Pumpkins, Founder, Basilica Hudson. She’s one of the beacons of CapNY’s Creative Industries. Photo courtesyContinue reading “The Amazing Creative Industries of CapNY!”

Jay Zhang Photography: CapNY LGBTQIA+ Entrepreneur

Jay Zhang is committed to both outstanding visual representation, as well as community care. As a self identified queer person of color, Jay’s photography celebrates a wide spectrum of people and couples. And, his investment and love of the Capital Region is evident throughout his work. Love is Love: Inclusive Wedding Photography Jay’s engagement andContinue reading “Jay Zhang Photography: CapNY LGBTQIA+ Entrepreneur”

5 Up-and-Coming Neighborhoods and Towns In CapNY

Do you want quiet seclusion? Bustling city life and high energy? A little of both? While the most commonly known cities and towns—Albany, Schenectady, Troy, or Saratoga Springs—are often top of mind, there are smaller neighborhoods and towns sprinkled throughout the region with historic charm and a tangible energy brewing for what’s to come. NeighborhoodsContinue reading “5 Up-and-Coming Neighborhoods and Towns In CapNY”

Discover These Seven Historic Performance Venues in CapNY

There are so many beautifully restored performance venues in CapNY. Steeped in history, they’ve hosted more than a century’s worth of stars. We’ve got the best of 19th century architecture teamed with today’s pop culture — what could be better! 7 Amazing Performance Venues Join me for this (written) tour of seven amazing historic performanceContinue reading “Discover These Seven Historic Performance Venues in CapNY”

8 Can’t Miss Spots in Washington County, NY

Washington County, NY, has natural beauty, family owned farmland, innovative culinary arts, charming Main Streets and creative artists of various disciplines. Traverse the abundant wilderness and enjoy farm-based food culture. while taking in its languid, neighborly atmosphere. Want to find my favorite 8 can’t-miss spots in Washington County? Read on! Off the Beaten Path LargelyContinue reading “8 Can’t Miss Spots in Washington County, NY”

Washington County Makers and Doers: CapNY Entrepreneurs

A constellation of small towns sprinkled across a largely rural landscape, Washington County prides itself on its attention to community. Creatives who call this region home draw inspiration from the county’s abundant natural beauty, relaxed pace of life and collaborative spirit. A Cultural Heartbeat Washington County makers and doers have a down to earth pride.Continue reading “Washington County Makers and Doers: CapNY Entrepreneurs”

Collective 131: A CapNY Woman-Owned Business

“My dream of opening a gallery would be impossible in NYC. Here in the Capital Region, there’s a feeling that people want to help each other. I didn’t see that in the city or Hoboken.” Cassie Fiorenza grew up in the Albany area, worked in a major gallery in Manhattan and lived in Hoboken, NJ.Continue reading “Collective 131: A CapNY Woman-Owned Business”

Moving Upstate: Miami Transplant Tony Quezada

Tony Quezada moved from Miami to Latham in 2017, to be with his fiancee, Chelsea. He’s now found a job he loves — he is an Associate at Ayco, a division of Goldman Sachs —  but he arrived here without much knowledge of the region, or a clear path or plan. Though Tony’s fiancé wasContinue reading “Moving Upstate: Miami Transplant Tony Quezada”

Photographer Konrad Odhiambo: CapNY Creatives

CapNY Creatives is a segment that highlights creative professionals across the Capital Region. This discussion took place during this period of isolation due to COVID-19 – causing a pivot in the way many creatives did business. Allow us to introduce Konrad Odhiambo. Introducing Konrad Odhiambo Photographer Konrad Odhiambo responded to our questions about entrepreneurial businessContinue reading “Photographer Konrad Odhiambo: CapNY Creatives”