It’s long awaited, it’s a ton of work, but our “4th Annual Best of the Capital Region” issue is finally here. Some of the winners were no-brainers, others surprised us, but all are deserving of their awards. Part of the excitement for us is telling the winners that they have won. This was the first year we did it before the issue hits the stands. I’d like to thank the hundreds of voters who flocked to our website to cast their votes.
In this issue we also feature 36 women business owners. Some you might know—Rumors, Queen of Tarts and Circles—while others you might be discovering for the first time, such TST Specialty Designs, seamless. clothing consulting and Jean’s Greens. I truly enjoyed interviewing everyone and learning about their businesses. Every one of the women was an inspiration for me and I’m sure you’ll feel the same. When asked what they like best about their job, “flexibility” was the unanimous answer, especially for those raising families.
I’m pleased to announce the debut of columnist Bill Dowd, who will be writing on many topics including food and travel, and Arlene DeAngelus, who writes the monthly horoscope column.
If you hadn’t already guessed by its heft, this issue is our biggest to date, with 80 pages. The past few months at CRL has brought about some great changes, with more yet to come. We are extremely grateful to our many advertisers and readers who have supported us over the years.
On behalf of the CRL staff, I wish you and your family a safe and happy Memorial Day!