Sponsor Spotlight: Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership

Economic Forecast In 2018, Saratoga County continued to be one of the fastest-growing counties in New York State, and for good reason. With an educated workforce, great companies from diverse industry sectors, and a vibrant quality of place, we possess all the attributes that make our community a great investment for businesses and residents. Who wouldn’t want to invest, live, … Read More

Freelance Pattern Designer Needed: Darn Good Yarn

Darn Good Yarn is looking for a freelance pattern designer to assist with the design and photography of new knitting, crochet or weaving patterns. The candidate best suited for this position is a skilled knitter, crocheter or weaver, has experience designing patterns for all skill levels and can produce designs on a monthly basis. The Pattern Designer will be responsible … Read More

Community Loan Fund Business Spotlight: Dance Fire Studio & Fitness

Dance Fire Studio & Fitness

The Community Loan Fund has been helping businesses and individuals be successful since 1985 and offers a variety of programs and resources. They provide access to capital for microenterprises and freelancers for business development. This article is a part of a series that highlights local businesses who have benefitted from a Community Loan Fund Loan. Natalia and Florin Vlad opened … Read More

Marketing Coordinator Needed at CDTA

The Capital District Transportation Authority is seeking a Marketing Coordinator to execute company initiatives focused in digital and social media, along with traditional outreach activities. The successful candidate will coordinate the design of CDTA’s collateral material including corporate identity, branding and multimedia interfaces; create graphics for social media campaigns using appropriate tool sets (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter among others), mobile applications, … Read More

Community Loan Fund Business Spotlight: The Makeup Curio

The Community Loan Fund has been helping businesses and individuals be successful since 1985 and offers a variety of programs and resources. Although there are other loans small business can get onboard with, such as those from smallbusinessloans.co, the Community Loan Fund provide access to capital for microenterprises and freelancers for business development. This article is a part of a … Read More

Creative Economy Mixer: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Photo Highlights

January’s #CreativeEconomyMixer was a hit! with over 220 in attendance Troy Savings Bank Music Hall we enjoyed beautiful installation created by Glowing Pictures, a performance by Albany Pro Musica, Signed up for the new ACE Jobhub, and received FREE headshots by Ska City Photography. We had delicious food from Sunhee’s Farm and Kitchen as well as beverages from Rare Form … Read More

Creative Economy Mixer at Electric City Barn: Photo Highlights

Our December Creative Economy Mixer was at the regions hottest new maker’s space, the Electric City Barn in Schenectady.  December’s event featured drinks by Frog Alley Brewing, music by Shiri Zorn and George Muscatello, and a panel discussion moderated by Kat Koppett, Founder of KOPPETT, and Kristin Diotte, Director of Planning, Zoning and Community Development for the City of Schenectady, focuing on the role of the … Read More

Entrepreneurship & Inclusion in the Creative Economy: Photo Highlights

In this panel discussion, entrepreneur Jamel Mosely of Collectiveffort and Mel eMedia interviewed Rachelle Pean, LCSW, Founder of Chelle Marie Wellness LLC, Jinah Kim, Owner of Sunhee’s Farm and Kitchen, and Patrick Harris Jr., President of Collectiveffort — three Creative Economy entrepreneurs who are creating their own career tracks, without big companies or gatekeepers getting in the way. Food was provided by Sunhees Farm & Kitchen Thanks to our sponsors Community Loan Fund,  Center … Read More

Creative Beginnings: Rachelle “Chelle” Pean of Chelle Marie Wellness

ACE Digital Manager Ashleigh Kinsey spoke to Rachelle “Chelle” Pean about how she got started in her Holistic Health career. Rachelle “Chelle” Pean grew up in Schenectady. Her father is from Haiti, and her mother from Maine. Chelle attended SUNY Purchase and got her degree in Psychology before completing her Masters in Social Work at CUNY Hunter in Harlem. She … Read More

Creative Economy Mixer at Bull Moose Club: Photo Highlights

We were one of the first in the region to see Bull Moose Club in Albany at our #CreativeEconomyMixer for November. Bull Moose Club is a hyper-charged coworking space where the creatives, thinkers, leaders and communicators shaping New York State can work and connect with other changemakers. Amazing food was provided by Albany Chefs Food and Wine Festival’s Signature Chefs Michelle Hines Abram Thibeault of Chef … Read More