CAPregion Road Trip to Hoosick Falls: Photo Highlights

THANK YOU to all who came out on the #CAPregionroadtrip. We tried goods from Argyle Brewing Company, Berle Farm, Tonic & Tinctures Bitters Company, Scarp Farm, Iron Coffee Company and Unihog’s #SumosKitchen. We had great entertainment from Laura Leigh Lanchantin and learned about the amazing things these businesses are doing in Hoosick Falls. These events would not be possible without our sponsors and partners: MVP Health Care Community … Read More

Overit’s Michelle Dinsmore Gives Her Hoosick Falls Itinerary

Hoosick Falls has always been a cute town, with a friendly vibe and a “hella” lot of potential. Thanks to Jasen VonGuiness it now screams “Do epic shit!” (with the friendly vibe and cuteness still). What Jasen has done in Hoosick Falls- building cool places to live, create, and enjoy life all while consuming awesomeness is such a gift to folks … Read More

Creative Economy Mixer Photo Highlights: Pitney Meadows Community Farm

Last week, we went to Pitney Meadows Community Farm in Saratoga Springs, where we enjoyed food by Merv’s Meatless of Troy and Kaffee House of Saratoga Springs. We had beverages from Druthers Brewing, enjoyed music from the band Folk Song, and had a great panel discussion Led by Crickett Thomas- O’Dell of Workforce Development Institute, with Justine Denison of Denison … Read More

Creative Economy Mixer Photo Highlights: PS21

Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy our Creative Economy Mixer at PS21. We had a great time learning more about the facility, having a tour, and enjoying beverages from Hudson Chatham Winery, and Chatham Brewing. Special thanks to our event sponsors Columbia Economic Development Corporation, MVP Health Care, and Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region and promotional … Read More

Capital Roots Creative Economy Mixer: Photo Highlights

Thanks to all who came to our #creativeeconomymixer at Capital Roots in Troy. We enjoyed beverage tastings from Browns Brewing, delicious food from Field Notes, and a performance by Belle Skinner. Our discussion with Amy Klein: CEO of Capital Roots and Monica Kurzejeski: Deputy Mayor of Troy was very enlightening. We learned a bit about how downtown Troy developed into … Read More

Creative Economy Mixer: Arts Letters & Numbers Studios

Thank you for joining us at Arts Letters & Numbers Studios, where we toured their facility, met resident artists, enjoyed food tastings by Laughing Earth Farm, beverage tastings by Albany Distilling Co, a performance by Rachelle Smith-Stallman and more! We’ll also had an engaging discussion with Arts Letters & Numbers Founding Director David Gersten, and Andrew Frishman of Big Picture … Read More

“Lessons from Austin” Moderators’ Notes

Thank you to everyone that took time out of their busy schedules to join us for ACE’s First Cultural Tourism Summit: Lessons From Austin with Meredith Powell of  Public City. We hope it was as enlightening and engaging for you as it was for us. We are grateful to have had Meredith Powell share her knowledge with us and impart … Read More

Making the Scene: Lessons From Austin Photo Highlights

Our Making the Scene: Lessons from Austin event was a wonderful experience. With about 200 people in attendance, the event featured a presentation by Meredith Powell of Public City—leaders of Austin’s cultural tourism efforts—about the decades of planning and team building that went into their plans, as well as lessons about what hasn’t worked and benefited all residents. Thank you … Read More

Creative Economy Mixer at Opalka Gallery

Our March 2019 our ACE #CreativeEconomyMixer was at Opalka Gallery on The Sage College of Albany’s Campus. We saw screenings of amazing Capital Region film projects in the gallery’s Screening Room, including “Safehouse” by Micah Khan of Golden Horde Films and “Zebra” by Lisa M. Thomas of Thin Edge Films. Sam Margolius shared a “behind the scenes” breakdown of a … Read More

Branch VFX Executive Producer Sam Margolius

Sam Margolius is a forward thinking producer and business executive balancing the hybrid spaces of art, entertainment, technology, production, and marketing. He is a Twenty year veteran of the content world with deep experience working with world-class studios, brands, artists, producers and visionary storytellers in both their core production needs as well as the strategy and implementation of new channels of … Read More