5 Amazing CapNY Latin-Owned Restaurants

Welcome to our celebration of Latin-owned restaurants in CapNY! Schenectady-based, Honduran-born artist Oscar Bogran and I (Maureen Sager, Executive Director of ACE) explored a range of restaurants that are deeply inspired by Latin American heritage and culture. We tried things we’d NEVER dreamed of eating, and met amazing women who are running successful businesses andContinue reading “5 Amazing CapNY Latin-Owned Restaurants”

Arts on the Move: CapNY Creative Transplants

The myth of Upstate New York being a place where art and culture is lacking is officially over. In the last couple of years, not only have our own residents paved the way for arts to take the forefront, but the recent influx of urban creatives have helped the growth of arts communities. An UptickContinue reading “Arts on the Move: CapNY Creative Transplants”

5 CapNY Creative Side Hustlers You Need to Know About

In the last year COVID-19 has drastically altered the way we approach life and the ways in which we inhabit the world. For some it has made them more cautious, feeling the precarity of each passing moment. Others have become more appreciative of the present, embracing the opportunity to take an extended pause. Living inContinue reading “5 CapNY Creative Side Hustlers You Need to Know About”

Six Rising Stars in the CapNY Fashion Industry

If you ask, or simply look, around – it wouldn’t shock you to learn there hasn’t been much of a fashion scene here in the Upstate New York area. But if you sought out any of the up-and-comers who are paving a fashion path of their own, they’d tell you there is a lot goingContinue reading “Six Rising Stars in the CapNY Fashion Industry”

Hudson’s Mayor Kamal Johnson is Making History

Hudson, NY Mayor Kamal Johnson is running for re-election this year following his unprecedented 2019 victory.  “We made history,” he affirms with a smile as he thinks back to that election night.  Actually, he’s made history twice… The Youngest & First Black Mayor of Hudson Hudson’s history making Mayor Kamal Johnson holds the title forContinue reading “Hudson’s Mayor Kamal Johnson is Making History”

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”

5 Black-Owned Health & Wellness Businesses in CapNY

As the world gets smaller in the face of COVID-19, taking care of oneself can seem like a daunting task, especially for those in Black and brown communities. Black and brown folks are more likely to be on the frontline in service positions that do not provide effective protections against the virus. We also historicallyContinue reading “5 Black-Owned Health & Wellness Businesses in CapNY”

5 CapNY Up-And-Coming Musical Artists You Need To Know About

From Warren and Washington Counties, down to Columbia and Greene Counties, there’s no shortage of musical talent in any field or industry. Who’s going to break out next? We asked CapNY music influencer DJ Hollywood who’s on their way up. Check out these five up-and-comers who are making moves in CapNY! When it comes toContinue reading “5 CapNY Up-And-Coming Musical Artists You Need To Know About”

5 Companies With Unique Social Missions: CapNY

Throughout CapNY, you’ll find all different kinds of innovative businesses that impact their communities in various ways. In this article, we’ll focus on five CapNY businesses which have unique social missions and play an important part to the wellbeing of this region and its people. CapNY Community-centric Businesses These 5 CapNY companies have integrated socialContinue reading “5 Companies With Unique Social Missions: CapNY”

5 Young Black Leaders: CapNY Influencers

For these five up and coming black leaders, leadership is more than just leading a group or organization. Each of them shows their love for the community in the work they do. Their stories showcase the beauty and outcomes that strong leadership provides. Adaviah Ward: Guiding youth of a future to success! Adaviah Ward, 26,Continue reading “5 Young Black Leaders: CapNY Influencers”