5 Great Places to Visit in Schenectady

Schenectady has been undergoing a renaissance over the past few years. There’s something new to explore every time you pop by. From craft breweries and distilleries to dynamic restaurants with authentic flavors, and everything in between, Schenectady has become a center for unique boutiques and retail incubators that house local talent. Go see it for yourself… Here are our top … Read More

Creative Economy Spotlight: Bear and Bird Gallery+Boutique

Bear and Bird specializes in vintage and contemporary illustrative arts of all kinds. It’s a colorful shop, offering an eclectic mix of affordable silkscreen prints, original artwork, useful amusing objects and unique gifts. Don’t miss getting a photo with the store mascot “Barry” – an awesome 8-foot tall bear that once upon a time lived at Magic Forest in Lake … Read More

Creative Economy Spotlight: Create Community Studios

C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios is dedicated to providing a space where the benefits of art-making impact both the individual and the community as a whole. They offer low-cost art workshops and groups, community wellness activities, and open studios to promote art-making and the creative process as a vehicle for personal growth, communication, and social change.  They believe that the beneficial experience … Read More

Proctors CEO Philip Morris’ Favorite Eats in Schenectady

Proctors CEO Phillip Morris

ACE asked Proctors CEO Philip Morris for his five favorite places to eat in Schenectady, and he said: “I have twenty!” Philip should know; he’s been living and working in Schenectady for over 20 years, since coming here to take charge of the historic downtown theater. Since then, Proctors empire — aka Proctors Collaborative — has grown to include Universal … Read More

Noshing Around Schenectady with Proctors’ Jean Leonard

Proctors’ Chief of Staff Jean Leonard has been at the epicenter of Schenectady’s creative scene and redevelopment efforts for over eight years, so we asked her about her favorite places to grab a bite. If I were going to eat my way through Schenectady for a day, I would: Have a breakfast sandwich at Katz’s on Jay Street.  The owner … Read More

Job Alert: Administrative Coordinator Position at Mopco LLC.

Administrative Coordinator   Mopco, LLC is looking for an experienced Administrative Coordinator who will provide support in a multifaceted role. We’re seeking a creative individual with a wide range of skills, able to function within a small but rapidly growing improvisational theatre and consulting firm. Duties include but are not limited to: Perform all work and make decisions with an … Read More

#CapRegionRoadTrip to Catskill: Photo Highlights

We had a great time visiting Catskill for our #CapRegionRoadTrip. We started the day with a guided tour of Main Street, visiting Hi Lo, Factory & Main, Solo Vino, The Rodney Shop,  The Village Common,  and more. Next, we headed to The Avalon Lounge for food, drinks, and music by DJ Tall Ass Matt and an art installation by Nervous … Read More

10+ things to do in Catskill with Lumberyard’s Niva Dorell

  Niva Dorell, Catskill resident and Box Office and Marketing Manager for Lumberyard Center for Film and Performing Arts recommends her favorite things to do around the village. If you have a day to spend in the wonderful Village of Catskill, here are some recommendations for how to spend your time: 1. Start off by grabbing a coffee and pastry … Read More

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