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”

4 CapNY Women Leaders in Technology

Technology has been a driving force in CapNY’s economy for decades. Women are entering the technology field at record numbers, but the field is still male-dominated. It’s vital that companies create opportunities for women to take on leadership positions in tech, and our local companies are stepping up. We’ve decided to highlight four CapNY womenContinue reading “4 CapNY Women Leaders in Technology”

6 CapNY Gen Zs & Millennials in Manufacturing Careers

Manufacturing and technology have been driving CapNY’s economy for more than a century. Backed by local Research & Development (R&D) centers at the Colleges of Nanoscale Science & Engineering at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, GE Global Research, Albany Medical Center and the Pharmaceutical Research Institute, local companies across CapNY are able to retainContinue reading “6 CapNY Gen Zs & Millennials in Manufacturing Careers”

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”

5 CapNY Queer-Owned Creative Businesses

Meet five of the Capital Region’s most passionate and exciting creative businesses, run by Makers, Designers, Writers, Performers, and Culinary Connoisseurs. Each is bringing personal — and inclusive — perspectives to the creative economy in Upstate New York.   Bold Strokes Books Humans seek stories to make sense of the world, which is why representation inContinue reading “5 CapNY Queer-Owned Creative Businesses”

All Are Welcome Here: Embracing Newcomers in CapNY

My father tells a story: twenty years ago in Ballston Spa NY, someone spotted a group of Mexican immigrants walking up Route 50 in January. Just released from the Saratoga County jail, they had no coats or hats. They wore summer clothes and light shoes. They hunched against the biting cold as they made theirContinue reading “All Are Welcome Here: Embracing Newcomers in CapNY”

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”

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”

LGBTQIA Resources: 6 Organizations Across CapNY

If you’re queer and considering moving to the Capital Region or just recently started living here, chances are you have encountered the familiar stats and info blurbs below on the inclusivity of this place… Regional LGBTQIA Resources On our list there are only one or two groups that are specifically built as LGBTQIA resources. YetContinue reading “LGBTQIA Resources: 6 Organizations Across CapNY”