Explore Downtown Schenectady: What’s New & Hot in the Electric City

Schenectady is experiencing a vibrant economic renaissance with a wave of hot new businesses setting the city abuzz. From innovative eateries to cutting-edge boutiques, these establishments are reshaping the local landscape and contributing to the city’s growing reputation as a hub for entrepreneurship and creativity. Gabby Fisher here! As a homeowner and entrepreneur in Schenectady,Continue reading “Explore Downtown Schenectady: What’s New & Hot in the Electric City”

CapNY Transplant: From England to CapNY, Rachel Malik

People from all over the world call CapNY home. In this segment of CapNY Transplants, we highlight Rachel Malik, entrepreneur, who recently moved to CapNY to East Greenbush from overseas. Why did you relocate, Rachel? I relocated to the region in April 2022 to join my husband who has been living here for a coupleContinue reading “CapNY Transplant: From England to CapNY, Rachel Malik”

CapNY Changemakers: Introducing J’Vanay Santos

Being known affectionately (or maybe sardonically depending on the mood) as Smallbany, the Capital District is known for having a close-knit community with limited offerings but those of us in the know know that this is a misconception. Millennials have been working overtime to give this region a much needed reboot, bolstering niche communities rifeContinue reading “CapNY Changemakers: Introducing J’Vanay Santos”

2 Hot Woman-Run Startups in CapNY

Startup formation throughout Upstate New York has been second strongest in the Capital Region, according to a Center for Economic Growth analysis of data from U.S. Census Bureau Business Dynamics Statistics. Our startup economy is booming and people, we invite you to BYOB (bring your own business) here to CapNY! Support & Resources for Startups FromContinue reading “2 Hot Woman-Run Startups in CapNY”

CapNY Eats: Independent Korean Restaurant Spotlight

It wasn’t that long ago in the CapNY where you would either have to have a Korean friend or personally know a Korean family to enjoy Korean Food in Upstate NY. ..(no longer)! Photo: Bon Vivant Photographe, Seoul Korean Restaurant They’d invite you over for a sit down style family meal consisting of white rice,Continue reading “CapNY Eats: Independent Korean Restaurant Spotlight”

Making an Impact: 3 Black Entrepreneurs in CapNY

Despite systemic barriers in place for marginalized communities, there are countless thriving Black-owned businesses in CapNY. Many use their resources to pay it forward, bettering the communities around them. Leaving a Legacy Whether it’s by combating poverty through transportation, supporting new business owners from marginalized groups, or creating a gym that welcomes those often leftContinue reading “Making an Impact: 3 Black Entrepreneurs in CapNY”

4 Millennial Changemakers in CapNY Housing

If you’ve spent time in Albany, there’s a chance that you’ve noticed a bright red ‘X’ on multiple buildings. Albany has a lot of homes that are currently vacant, dilapidated, and not up to safety codes. Seeing all of those properties that have great potential, you can’t help but to dream of all the possibilities,Continue reading “4 Millennial Changemakers in CapNY Housing”

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”

Charming CapNY Towns on the Outskirts

Centuries before automobiles emerged as the singular mode of transport, the Industrial Revolution exploded upward from its epicenter of Manhattan, through the waterways that carve the landscape of Upstate New York. As a result of this rapid expansion, mill towns popped up along the creeks and streams that branch from the Hudson River. Plan yourContinue reading “Charming CapNY Towns on the Outskirts”