CapNY Cocktails at Home: Janesha “Jaja” Levons

Janesha “Jaja” Levons is a mixologist and model. She lived all around the world as part of a miliary family, and then settled down in Saratoga Springs, where her love for entertaining and creativity began. Jaja shares two signature drink recipes with CapNY readers. Cheers to all! After working as a mixologist, model, and otherContinue reading “CapNY Cocktails at Home: Janesha “Jaja” Levons”

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”

6 Inspiring Side Hustles: Find Your Groove in CapNY

Few people are lucky enough to find a full-time job that perfectly combines their talents, personal interests, and financial goals. Side hustles fill that gap, and CapNY is the perfect location to launch one! Finding Success in a Side Hustle When I moved here in 2004, I was just starting out as a freelance writer.Continue reading “6 Inspiring Side Hustles: Find Your Groove 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”

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”

Jade Warrick “TrashKid”: CapNY Freelancer & Activist

Jade Warrick is a powerhouse artist and freelancer. Known in the art world as “TrashKid.” Jade is not only a CapNY icon because of her creative graphic design & energetic spirit, but because of her active voice in the communities she’s a part of and her passion for making art accessible for everybody. We satContinue reading “Jade Warrick “TrashKid”: CapNY Freelancer & Activist”

CapNY Creative: Richard Lin, Entrepreneur

Meet Community Builder & Entrepreneur, Richard Lin! Richard put together a very comprehensive list of information and resources for business owners, some tools he uses for productivity, and communities that have benefitted his growth…Check out more below! Resources for public and small business owners: City of Troy Resource Page Troy BID’s page for resources forContinue reading “CapNY Creative: Richard Lin, Entrepreneur”

Aaron Moore: CapNY Freelancer, Acting with Aaron

Aaron Moore started “Acting with Aaron,” in 2012. Born, raised, and still living in Albany, he started teaching acting when he came back to Albany after college and noticed that there were a lot of youths in the area who were interested in the performing arts but didn’t have an outlet for it. He wantedContinue reading “Aaron Moore: CapNY Freelancer, Acting with Aaron”

Kristoph DiMaria: CapNY Freelancer, Clown-Performer-Artist

Meet Kristoph DiMaria. Many call him Rags, short for “Ragliacci,” his clown-performer-artist’s identity name. And Will Kempe’s Players (Cooperative) is the name of his other business. Freelancer, Clown-Performer-Artist Kristoph DiMaria says,“I challenge you, the readers, to consider how freelancing not only satisfies the individual creative work experience, but how it can be applied to changeContinue reading “Kristoph DiMaria: CapNY Freelancer, Clown-Performer-Artist”

Top Picks in Downtown Troy: CapNY Freelancer, Corey Aldrich

“One of the things that attracts me to Troy the most is the diversity of culture, thought, gender and generally, the open-minded vibe I get hanging out downtown. The diversity spans socio-economic and age demographics. This is seen in many of the downtown residents and also the city government.” Beautiful Urban Balance Choosing favorites orContinue reading “Top Picks in Downtown Troy: CapNY Freelancer, Corey Aldrich”