Planning commission names new executive director
The Capital District Regional Planning Commission has named a new executive director to replace Rocco "Rocky" Ferraro.
Mark Castiglione will take over as executive director of the commission effective Dec. 1. He currently serves as acting executive director of the Hudson River Valley Greenway and Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, where he has worked since getting his master's in regional planning from University at Albany in 2004.
"The opportunity to turn my attention to a regional planning… Read More
These restaurants and cafeterias had no health code violations
Each quarter, we list the food service establishments cited for critical violations by the health department in Albany, Saratoga, Schenectady and Rensselaer counties.
We also list the establishments that were inspected and received zero health code violations. That means no critical violations and no noncritical violations.
The data, which is taken from Open New York's health database at health.data.ny.gov, covers all inspections between July 1 and Sept. 30 this year in the four counties. Locations… Read More
Forbes names Albany best place in New York for business
Forbes has named Albany, New York, one of the 200 best places for business and careers in 2016.
The annual list, which factors in cost of business, job growth, education, quality of life and population, ranked Albany as the best place in the state to do business and 64th nationally.
Other New York cities on the list include New York City, ranked 99th, Buffalo, 103rd, and Long Island, 109th.
Last year, Albany ranked 94th overall and second in the state.
No. 1 on this year's list was Denver. Read More
Early detection is the primary goal of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Next to skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women.
According to the U.S. National Cancer Institute, about one in eight women born today in the United States will contract breast cancer at some point in their lives.
That’s the bad news. The good news is that breast cancer is treatable — if it’s found and treated early.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (which is every October) is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast… Read More
Albany insurer, physician group team up to change the way doctors provide care
The Albany, New York, region's largest health insurer is partnering with the CapitalCare Medical Group physician practice to start a new business that will work with doctors to improve care and change the way they are paid.
The formation of Acuitas Health LLC was announced today. The company is jointly owned by CDPHP and CapitalCare of Albany.
Acuitas is recruiting an executive director, registered nurses, pharmacists, data analysts and social workers to help physicians transition away from a fee-for-service… Read More
The Fresh Market to roll out new logo, lower prices
The Fresh Market, the boutique grocery headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, will introduce a new look at some of its North Carolina stores next week that include a new logo and lower prices.
The changes on Oct. 26 are part of a larger "reinvention" of its stores that will be extended to its other locations nationwide.
The Fresh Market has stores in Latham and Saratoga Springs.
The rollout will start at stores in the Greensboro area and will be extended to 13 more stores in the Raleigh… Read More
Alain Kaloyeros asked judge to leave state for Pennsylvania job interview
Alain Kaloyeros, the former president and CEO of SUNY Polytechnic Institute who has been accused of bid-rigging, asked the federal judge overseeing his case for permission to travel to Pennsylvania for a job interview.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Henry Pitman granted the request Monday. Kaloyeros previously was authorized to travel in New York and New Jersey.
The letter, sent to the federal court from Kaloyeros' attorney Mike Miller, did not give many details about the job interview other than it is… Read More
Rensselaer County establishments cited for critical health code violations
Once a quarter, the Albany Business Review provides updates on health code inspections in the Albany, New York, region.
We list all operations that have critical violations, with the data coming from Open New York's health database at health.data.ny.gov. For more on what the violations mean and how restaurants have to respond, read our primer here.
So far we've reported on Albany, Schenectady and Saratoga counties. On Wednesday, we'll have a list of restaurants, schools and other food service establishments… Read More
Downtown Troy cybersecurity company acquired by Rome, New York, firm
GreyCastle Security, a cybersecurity consultant based in downtown Troy, New York, has been acquired by a government contractor out of Rome, New York.
Assured Information Security is acquiring GreyCastle in a combination of stock and cash deal. The acquisition will let GreyCastle accelerate growth and expand into new markets.
GreyCastle specializes in providing security assessment, incident response and education to businesses mostly in the Northeast. When hired by a client, GreyCastle identifies… Read More
Hiring tech talent in Albany is (still) a problem for companies
Companies in the Albany, New York, area are still having problems finding qualified coders, engineers and other tech professionals one year after a recruiting agency started a quarterly survey tracking tech jobs.
Linium, a recruiting company that helps tech companies find new hires, started a survey last year asking 100 hiring and human resource managers about their biggest challenges in hiring. In fall 2015, 75 percent said hiring is a challenge or a significant challenge. This year, that number… Read More