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November 2018

Entrepreneurship and Inclusion in the Creative Economy

November 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Youth FX, 25 Warren Street
Albany, NY 12202 United States

Entrepreneurship is a way that many young People of Color are circumventing the gatekeepers and barriers-to-entry that exist within traditional companies — no more HR departments, resumes, and college degrees are needed in order to enter a field. Instead, entrepreneurs need smarts, training, hustle, dedication, stamina, networks and grit -- things that are available to a wider range of people from a wider range of backgrounds. In this discussion, entrepreneur Jamel Mosely of Collectiveffort and Mel eMedia will interview Patrick Harris Jr., President of Collectiveffort, Rachelle Pean, LCSW, Founder of Chelle…

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December 2018

ACE Creative Economy Mixer: Electric City Barn

December 5, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Electric City Barn, 400 Craig Street
Schenectady, NY 12307 United States

Our next Creative Economy Mixer will be at the regions hottest new maker's space, the Electric City Barn in Schenectady. Electric City Barn is an innovative hub designed to bolster the creative economy by connecting emerging makers and community members through project based programming—a place where creativity works. December's event will feature 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…

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January 2019

Creative Economy Mixer: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

January 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 Second Street
TROY, NY 12180 United States

The January Creative Economy Mixer is Wednesday, and we have so much in store! Join us at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, in downtown Troy. Enjoy a short performance by members of Albany Pro Musica, the preeminent choral ensemble in the Capital Region, known worldwide for its distinctive artistic style and its mastery of a wide range of musical genres. Artist Owen Bush of Glowing Pictures will be setting up a demonstration video display to showcase some of the unique architectural elements of the TMH stage.  …

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DIY Career Paths in the Creative Economy

January 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Overit Media, 435 New Scotland Ave
Albany,

Career "paths" in the Creative Economy are often considered the “road(s) less traveled” and completely defy traditional job descriptions. ACE and Overit are hosting a symposium where industry thought leaders, who have navigated these lesser traveled roads, will share their stories, struggles, and successes. These entrepreneurs have created unorthodox careers built on a unique set of skills, an unusual amount of passion, and the ability to bravely embark on niche careers that occur in today's rapidly changing landscapes. Their efforts…

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February 2019

Creative Economy Mixer: Darn Good Yarn

February 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Darn Good Yarn, 11a Solar Drive
Clifton Park, NY 12065

Come meet the amazing Creative Economy company that Albany Business Review crowned "the fastest growing business in the Capital Region": Darn Good Yarn in Clifton Park. They sell exquisite high quality yarns and fabrics, made in India where they help women support their families with ethical employment. Join us for a tour of their fantastic facility, a Facebook Live fashion show, beverage tastings by Yankee Distillery and Single Cut Brewing: North Store, entertainment, a discussion with Darn Good Yarn founder Nicole Snow, FREE headshots by Ska City…

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