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The Chamber monthly online newsletter is one of the many forms of communication the Chamber uses to keep our members up to date on the business climate in and around Schenectady County and the Tech Valley. Each quarter we will produce a print version of the newsletter with highlights from the online reports.

July 2006 Issue

Summer Fun in Schenectady

Schenectady is the place to be when it comes to exciting summer activities. From free concerts in Freedom Park and Central Park to the sightseeing tours through the Historic Stockade, there is something for everyone to take advantage of this summer in Schenectady County.  more

Highbridge Development Plans New Office Building Downtown

New 10,000 Square Foot Building Headed for Fast Growing Broadway Corridor

Highbridge Development plans to construct a new 10,000 square foot mixed-use office and retail building in downtown Schenectady. Plans for the new building will be presented to the City Planning Commission for preliminary review.   more


Upper Union St. Group Unveils New Logo

Mayor Stratton recently unveiled the new stylish logo for the City of Schenectady’s Upper Union Street Business Improvement District.   more


DSIC Appoints New Executive Director

The Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation has appointed Robert Buccieri as the new Executive Director for the organization. After reviewing many candidates and applicants, the board selected Mr. Buccieri “because of his strong background in communications, retail and business marketing and community relations”, said Karen Zalewski-Wildzunas, President of the board of directors for the DSIC.   more


Spiral Design Selected as New Web Provider for Chamber

The Chamber of Schenectady County has recently contracted with Spiral Design an Albany based firm to provide web hosting and design services to the Chamber. Spiral Design was one of  several companies that bid on the Chamber web site project.   more


Col. Della Pia Set to Step Down

Col. Max Della Pia will soon step down as Commander of the 109th Airlift Wing. Col. Della Pia has had a long an illustrious career in the United States Air Force and Air National Guard.   more


Plus more: New members, more member news, events, and program offerings. All inside this issue.



Please join us in support of this event – an event that will help to highlight some of the wonderful attractions and venues located in Schenectady and Montgomery Counties while having a $1 Million dollar impact on our local economy.  55,000 of the tabs will be distributed (full circulation in the Gazette and at the event.) 25,000 people attended the event in 2005 and we expect higher numbers this year..

Canalfest will take place at six unique locations along the Erie Canal:

Schectady’s Historic Stockade District; Freedom Park, Scotia; Maalwyck Park, Glenville; Mabee Farm Historic Site, Rotterdam; Riverlink Park in Amsterdam, Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, Fort Hunter;

 The six event sites will host an array of activities including:

Live musical performances, musical workshops, and cultural dance performances. Native American exhibits, archaeology demonstrations, blacksmith, quilters, candle makers, historic artisans, wagon rides, and tours of historic buildings along the Canal. Canal Boat Tours, Water Activities including Boat Rides, Kayak lessons, Water Ski Show, Boat Parade, Canal Boats, Historic Boats, and boater safety. Children’s activities, tethered hot-air balloon ride, Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show, AND OF COURSE – FIREWORKS!!

For more information go to  http://www.lock7-12canalfest.com/

Special Advertisers in this issue.

Technical Business Solutions

CanalFest Barge Bash

New Members Listing


Start your weekend off right and get your downtown at Proctor’s FREE July concert series every Friday starting at 4:30. There will be music, plenty of cold beverages and dancin’ in the streets. Concerts will be held across the street from Proctor’s in front of DSIC.

Captain Squeeze and the Zydeco Moshers

The Lustre Kings

Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra
(Note: The Schenectady County Summer Night events will continue until 9:30) 

The Braided Souls

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Events are Back
Get Ready! Check out the fall line-up of Chamber Events and be sure you register early.

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