Casa Visco celebrates 70 Years in business
Menchie's frozen yogurt shop open in Saratoga Springs
New Analysis: 60 Percent of NY Restaurant Employees Work for Very Small Businesses
|Under 10 Employees||21.5%|
|50 - 99 Employees||5%|
|100 - 499 Employees||7%|
|500 - 999 Employees||1.8%|
American Legion Salutes Logistics One with Employer of Veterans Award
Colonie bank office supports Capital District YMCA
May real estate market report
REALTORS® Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun. "More first-time buyers are expected to enter the market in coming months, but the overall share climbing higher will depend on how fast rates and prices rise."
The Capital Region housing market momentum continued in May as the spring home-buying season marked higher year-over-year pending and closed sales. Both Pending Sales and Closed Sales increased over 5% from May 2014.
Inventory levels market-wide were down almost 12%, but there is still plenty of time left in the selling season. The Median Sales Price increased more than 8% to $200,000. Greater Capital Association of REALTORS® President, Cathy Griffin, said that’s to be expected, “Price increases have been expected for some time, as inventory has been low and demand has been high.” said Griffin.
A weaker-than-expected U.S. economy has resulted in the Federal Reserve to continue low short-term interest rates during the summer. New projections indicate that rates will remain the same until September at the earliest. This is a positive movement in getting more homebuyers interested in the market. Sellers are receiving nearly 94% of Original List Price. GCAR CEO, Laura Burns noted, “The fact that mortgage rates are projected to remain at historical lows is a great motivator for both buyers and sellers. Buyers can take advantage of these great rates, while sellers can enjoy receiving good offers worth meaningful consideration.”
Sunmark Federal Credit Union’s program wins Herring Award from New York Credit Union Association
Dawgdom 2015 transition
After eight years of happily serving Saratoga's dog community, I must put my health ahead the
business and close Dawgdom's storefront at 35 Van Dam St. In August 2015 the business will
transition to all online sales, rededicate the brand & expand the line on dawgdom.com. I hope
to continue my philanthropy with Rescue Organizations and the Heather Bohm-Tallman Doggy
Booth in new locations & more. Continue to follow us on facebook for updates.
Many people know that I have struggled with my health for quite some time. A seizure inducing
brain lesion from a prior surgery will be addressed this fall. I look forward to the time this
transition may afford my family and me... Dave, Fred, Mav, Lilly & Goose.
There will be a Celebration Party & Fundraiser for "Friends of the Saratoga County Animal
Shelter" on Sunday, July 26th 4-8, the day before closing. Friends, Food, Raffles and
Donations to be had - We look forward to seeing a good turnout of friendly faces.
Thank you all for being the amazing dog community you are!
Laberge Group expands Planning & Community Development Division
Laberge Group has provided engineering, architecture, surveying and planning services since 1964. Its diverse portfolio of successfully completed projects and community plans, coupled with an experienced core of project management and design staff, provides clients creative, integrated and distinctive solutions. For more information on Laberge Group, please visit www.labergegroup.com.
Albany Distilling Expands to Troy
Make Your Office Space Work: top business interior trends for 2015
Saratoga Springs - According to the International Labour Organization and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, American employees work more hours per year than any other industrialized nation in the world. So if people are going to spend that much time at work, it can be well-worth it for companies to invest in workspaces to improve employees' ergonomics, morale and efficiency.
drb Business Interiors, located in Saratoga Springs, is a leading commercial furniture sales and
office interiors design firm, working with companies across the country to create functional,
aesthetically appealing workspaces. Their team of design and sales professionals is on the leading edge of trends in office space design.
"At drb Business Interiors, we take the time to learn how you and your employees work, to understand the challenges you face with your space, and to make suggestions on ways that other people are working," said drb owner Dorothy Rogers-Bullis in a press release.
The latest trends
If you are interested in updating your office space, but you are not sure where to begin, here are a few of the top new trends they are seeing at drb Business Interiors.
Standing to work: With study after study coming out about the health issues associated with
prolonged sitting, the sit-to-stand desk has become a hot trend in office design. Offering the
flexibility to perform work in either position, sit-to-stand desks improve ergonomics, and the
variety of vantage points also sparks creativity.
Breakout spaces: Meetings aren't just being held in conference rooms anymore. Teammates are
coming together for more impromptu, informal tête-à-tête. This kind of meeting style means
that work stations are getting smaller, but collaborative breakout spaces are getting larger, both
in number and area.
Lower work station walls: The "cubicle farm" may just face extinction as divider walls are
getting lower and lower. Because 65% of the cost of a cubicle is in the vertical panels,
benching–a desk system devoid of walls– is becoming increasingly popular. Benching saves
money, increases collaboration, and allows you to fit more employees into a smaller space.
(Note: There are trade-offs, among them noise, privacy, and distractions.)
A worthwhile investment
These and other hot trends in office design can boost productivity in the modern working world, and a fresh look to your space can invigorate employees. "We often find that sales and output increase for our clients following a redesign of their workspace," noted Rogers-Bullis.
To learn more about these or other office update options, contact drb Business Interiors at 518.306.5233 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website at
SUNY Poly CNSE in partnership with SUNY Poly alumnus-led startup Besstech awarded first patent for lithium-ion battery electrode technology
improve battery performance in everyday devices such as cell phones
SUNY Polytechnic Institute. SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) is New York’s globally recognized, high-tech educational ecosystem, formed from the merger of the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and SUNY Institute of Technology. SUNY Poly offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience and nanoengineering, as well as cutting-edge nanobioscience and nanoeconomics programs at its Albany location and undergraduate and graduate degrees in technology, including engineering, cybersecurity, computer science, and the engineering technologies; professional studies, including business, communication, and nursing; and arts and sciences, including natural sciences, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences at its Utica/Rome location. Thriving athletic, recreational, and cultural programs, events, and activities complement the campus experience. As the world’s most advanced, university-driven research enterprise, SUNY Poly boasts more than $20 billion in high-tech investments, over 300 corporate partners, and maintains a statewide footprint. The 1.3 million-square-foot Albany NanoTech megaplex is home to more than 3,500 scientists, researchers, engineers, students, faculty, and staff, in addition to Tech Valley High School. SUNY Poly operates the Smart Cities Technology Innovation Center (SCiTI) at Kiernan Plaza in Albany, the Solar Energy Development Center in Halfmoon, the Central New York Hub for Emerging Nano Industries in Syracuse, the Photovoltaic Manufacturing and Technology Development Facility in Rochester, and the Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center (STC) in Canandaigua. SUNY Poly founded and manages the Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad-C) at its Utica location and also manages the $500 million New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium, with nodes in Albany and Rochester, as well as the Buffalo High-Tech Manufacturing Innovation Hub at RiverBend, Buffalo Information Technologies Innovation and Commercialization Hub, and Buffalo Medical Innovation and Commercialization Hub. For information visit www.sunycnse.com and www